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Google+ Extensions thread
« on: July 15, 2011, 05:29:40 AM »
[via John Walkenbach]
google-plus_usability-boost.png

Here's one called Usability Boost for Google Plus:
"It's small CSS changes that put the focus on the content, separating visually posts and comments."

It's a subtle change, but it definitely improves readability.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 05:40:31 AM »

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 02:40:08 AM »
Liquid G+ userstyle: http://userstyles.or...tyles/50187/liquid-g

liquid g+.jpg


And some goodies from Micah Whittman (Yes, he is a DC member, so if you like his stuff, you can easily show your support) Micah is legendary for his enhancements to Friendfeed, and he has been busy enhancing our experiences on G+ too!

http://wittman.org/g...gle-plus-extensions/

GooglePlusPlus User Mute - The googleplusplus_user_mute userscript / extension for Google+ (aka Google Plus aka G+) mutes all posts by specific users. Click MUTE USER link next to the Public/Limited status. Once muted, a placeholder for each post appears with {User Name} UNMUTE, which if clicked will stop muting that particular user.

GooglePlusPlus Default Circle - The googleplusplus_default_circle userscript / extension for Google Plus (aka Google+ aka G+) adds a star next to each circle stream name. The star can be clicked to set or unset one circle stream as your default. When a default is set, going to the Stream view (which is an aggregate of all your circles) you automatically get redirected to your default stream.

GooglePlusPlus Hide Images - googleplusplus_hide_images is a user script for Google Plus (aka Google+ aka G+) that adds a button under each Google Plus post image to hide it (toggle show / hide). Hides the image on original post and all shared posts. Tired of an animated GIF that keeps getting shared over and over in different posts? – hide it once an forget about it.

GooglePlusPlus Hide Comments - The googleplusplus_hide_comments userscript for Google Plus adds a Hide Comments or Show Comments link on each post; this feature is sticky (the hidden or shown state is recorded in the browser’s local storage).

GooglePlusPlus Search With Google - googleplusplus_search_with_google is a user script for Google Plus (aka Google+ aka G+) that toggles the built-in search input Find People with another option: Search Google Plus with the Google search engine using the site: filter.

GooglePlusPlus Hide Sidebars - The googleplusplus_hide_sidebars is a user script for Google Plus (aka Google+ aka G+) that adds a feature to hide/show left and right side bars, and makes the main content wider. This feature is sticky and will show either a Hide Sidebars link or Show Sidebars link.


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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 12:34:58 AM »
Wow, thanks April! Can't wait to try these out. And also for the heads up on Micah.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 01:54:54 AM »
Here's another:

Extended Share for Google Plus
Extends Google+ to share to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
https://chrome.googl...acipkfbcoppmiflglnib


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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 07:48:55 AM »
Also check out Google+ Tweaks

  • Toggle comments
  • Preview images when you mouse-over them
  • Favicon badge shows the number of new notices
  • Make Google+ use your browser’s full width
  • Force all images in posts to thumbnails
  • Pin the Google bar and other navigational elements
  • Yellow “Post muted” notices automatically fade out
  • View post actions as buttons instead of as a drop-down menu
  • Hide various elements of Google+ you don’t use

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 09:00:28 AM »
Welcome to the site Jerome -- very nice work  :up:

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 09:05:15 AM »
Thanks.  :)  It's a work in progress. https://plus.google....55800180378660/posts for updates.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 01:26:05 PM »
Thanks for the great work, all of you. : )

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 05:59:57 AM »
Google+ Now Lets You Upload Address Books From Outlook, Your Mac, And More:
http://techcrunch.co...k-your-mac-and-more/

...but no facebook contacts (yet).

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 09:14:35 AM »
Post deleted because of malware alert (thanks to April for more info on this).
« Last Edit: July 26, 2011, 07:53:21 AM by zridling »

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 11:25:14 AM »
No joy on the Google+Facebook thing. After installing it and clicking on the Facebook icon, I get this message:
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Important Notice
Facebook is no longer enabling communication between Google Plus and Facebook. We are currently trying to contact Facebook to get everything back as it was. Please be patient with our efforts. We hope to be up and running again soon,
  -the Google+Facebook team.



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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »
No joy on the Google+Facebook thing. After installing it and clicking on the Facebook icon, I get this message:

Extended share works better I think.
https://chrome.googl...acipkfbcoppmiflglnib

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 06:08:50 PM »
Try this one-

https://chrome.googl...enffckohanhobdcnkoip

From Zane Claes

https://plus.google....56223597343294/posts

It's still working, I tried it and it works only in Chrome.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 06:48:35 PM »
That crossrider stuff is considered malware. (Google+Twitter and Google+Facebook)

They change your default search engine without asking and tamper with your email, possibly giving the developer full access to the content of your email messages.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2011, 07:10:44 PM »
'Start G+' Adds a Gmail inbox notifier, which you can disable.
Warnings are posted at the app store of what it can access.
You can disable Facebook and Twitter functions as well.
But those are the point of the extension.
It also can access Picasa Web and the developer for updates.
The Beta does not auto update though.

http://inzania.com/sgp/

He keeps developing it, so I think it will be a good one, imo.
Personally I like to keep them separate-Google+ and Facebook.
I just tested it to see if it works and it still does.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »
A Firefox add-on is ready for 'Start Google Plus 1.3.7'.

https://addons.mozil...n/start-google-plus/

via- https://plus.google....56223597343294/posts

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2011, 10:29:42 PM »
g-circles.png

There are dozens of articles on how to use Google+ for beginners. Finally, Mashable's Stephanie Buck takes it to the next level. She's interviewed some very serious "power users" about how they use Google+ circles for sourcing, learning, deeper interaction, filtering, personal memos, organizing, and preparing for the future. A well-written piece. Coming soon: Venn Diagram circles!

7 Ways Google+ Users Are Getting More Out of Their Circles
http://mashable.com/...google-plus-circles/

"We've talked to users who have devised clever ways to use Google+ circles. Here they share their best practices so you can learn from their early mistakes and successes."
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*I had already heard about creating a circle and adding only yourself to it to keep time-stamped notes with. Good idea!


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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 09:17:24 AM »
G+me for Google Plus
https://chrome.googl...mlnhajiacfakhlilbicp
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via Softpedia:
[It's] a toolbar icon shows G+ notifications in real-time. This means that users don't need to be on Google-related tabs to see if there's anything new happening on G+. The notifications are now visible everywhere. However, the central feature of this extension is that its ability to collapse read posts while remembering their last state for future sessions. Additionally, if users want to keep the posts expanded but not see all the associated comments, G+me gives them the option to hide the comment stream. The collapsed comments bar will continue to show and update the comment number at the end and if a new one is posted, hovering the mouse pointer over the comment number will display a pop-up with the content. Similarly, hovering the mouse pointer over a collapsed post will display a fully-functional preview of its extended version. Users can also opt for list-mode view which keeps all posts collapsed by default and allows a single one to be extended at a time.
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NOTE: This extension works best if you're trying to keep up with LOTS of people inside a circle. Otherwise, revise your circles.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 11:30:44 PM »
Comment Toggle
+Comment Toggle hides any comments to posts within your Stream and makes them available if and when you actually want to see them.
https://chrome.googl...mgmecadnffgmgpgaldlo
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If anyone wants to try Google+, let me know and I'll send an invitation your way. With only a few extensions and power tips, it can be a lot of fun once you locate interesting people.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2011, 12:16:47 AM »
Zaine, thank you sir for Wil's G+! I didn't even think to look him up. Love that guy.

- Oshyan

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2011, 10:20:59 PM »
@Oshyan:
He's prolific, that's for sure. I have about five guys and one gal (April) in a special circle, and when I take a break, I enjoy reading their latest.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2011, 08:26:25 AM »
TweetRight
https://chrome.googl...bdoehhngapnlfmdbmiie

Share images, links, webpages and selected text on Twitter.com right from the context menu (right click menu).

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2011, 08:27:30 AM »
GIF STOPPER
https://chrome.googl...eoillcfnbmkgliokndkm

Kills or freezes any animated .gif with the ESC key. Works in both Chrome and G+.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 04:23:10 PM »
Meh, most Google+ extensions are useless for us Firefox users anyway.
But what about this? (Userscript, works with Greasemonkey, actually rocks. Too bad I hate Google.)