Update: The script is not available anymore. We have removed the link from this article as a consequence.
I have to admit that I'm spending more time on Google Plus than I'm spending on Facebook. Not a big amount of time though, usually anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes per day.
While I like Google's new messaging service, I have spotted a few annoyances that I wanted fixed. One of the main ones was the commenting system. A fixed set of comments is automatically displayed on Google Plus which is problematic if you are not really interested in that particular message or the comments it has generated on the site. You have to scroll way down to the next message. Google recently tried to resolve the issue by limiting the number of comments shown to recent comments.
Enter Google Tweaks, a userscript designed to customize and optimize Google Plus. The developer has tested the userscript under Google Chrome and the Firefox web browser. Chrome users can install it right away on the project website, Firefox users can do so after installing Greasemonkey or Scriptish.
Reload or open the Google Plus page after installation. The script adds a new menu to the Options menu in the right upper corner of the browser. Just click on Options and select Google+ Tweaks from the menu to display the userscript's customization options right on screen.
General Google Plus Tweask
Hide Google Plus Elements
The userscript has a lot to offer in terms of customizing Google Plus. I personally like the ability to toggle comments, enable rollover previews and the hide options to remove elements on the Google Plus page that I do not want to use.
Are you a Google Plus user? If so, are you using extensions or userscripts to customize your experience?Advertisement
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