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Did You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes Icons

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:24 AM
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Browser Scripts on dA


"Did you know that for most browsers, there are many scripts and add-ons you can install to improve your dA experience? Examples of things browser scripts can do for you are easily finding plz accounts, using more emoticons in the forums and turning off the lights to better see some deviations! :strip:

Ever wanted to enlarge and collect thumbs easily, tell apart your group messages or search through your notes? Browser scripts make it possible.

Especially with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome you have a wide range of options. Many scripts for Firefox work through greasemonkey. In Chrome, some scripts require tampermonkey to work. These are free and easy to install and use.

Some more popular browser scripts:

SuperdAmn by electricnet Dev_User_Inf by Dediggefedde deviantAnywhere for Chrome by PostaL2600 dAUltra by trezoid dAmn Goodies 2 by sumopiggy

You can browse more browser scripts on dA here. :eager: Before installing a script, I do recommend checking the submit date and the latest comments - if it's several years old, there's a chance the script has become outdated.

:eager: Go forth and enhance your dA experience!"


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Notes Icons

Suggested by SingingFlames and written by bradleysays.

Did you know there are five different icons that correspond with the status of incoming and outgoing notes?


Incoming Notes

These are notes that are sent by other deviants with you as the recipient.

Read - this icon indicates that you've read, but not yet replied to the note.

Replied - this icon indicates that you've read and replied to the note.

Unread - this icon indicates that you have not read the note.


Outgoing Notes

These are notes that you have sent to another deviant.

Read - This icon indicates that a note you have sent has been read by the recipient.

Unread - This icon indicates that a note you have sent has not been read by the recipient.


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Thanks for the article
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Talty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
A script to search notes??? That's what I always wanted to have! Immediately download!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great article! :la: Thanks for using my suggestion. :) I had to find out a lot by trial and error. I wish dA explained some things more, or had a little popup window when you hovered over the icon, that explained some of those icons for those of us who might not know.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
:la: :la: :la: Wonderful article!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
$namenotrequired you just made my dream come true :love: I've been so annoyed at having to search my group messages to see where something is and now you have found a GM script to make it easy :heart:
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing - very useful :D
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Arichy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just noticed "Replied" icon :D thank you!
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclop0: Well Done ! :) :iconhappynewyearplz:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Good ones. Not enough people know how much dA is customizable.

And I really like this series of articles. I don't know if now it's different, but when I joined dA it was a bit overwhelming and unknown. I mean: it's such a vast website, with so many possibilities, that I was lost as to what I could do and how I could do it when I first joined, and there wasn't really an explanation anywhere. Any new deviant's inbox should contain a number of Hot Topic messages linking to, you know, tutorials about how to browse the site, submit a journal or a deviation, use Sta.sh and join groups, stuff like that. Maybe the Did You Know section could write those tutorials, the FAQ isn't always noob-friendly.

Also, a Did You Know about Groups' admin classes I think would be great. The Manage Members section can be pretty tricky, especially the "exceptions" part of it; and it's a pretty powerful tool within the Group, so knowing how to use it well might help a lot of people!
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SqueakyToybox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really interesting!! :)
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4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
LightsOut is pretty awesome, didn't know about that one :la:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And don't forget the warning: If dA starts acting wonky, make sure to disable any script before blaming the site :lol:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, userstyles only wreck the appearance :p
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh yes, true. But I bet money people will see odd shit happen and blame the site, when it's just a userstyle that is to blame ;P
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
devianttidy is a bad one for that, it modifies so much!

hell, my userstyle borks some skin display.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe yup.

While I love how customizable browsers have become, not many people realize that with great power comes great responsibility and all that shit. A person should know how and when to disable things in order to be sure of what is causing them any problems.

If I remember, that devianttidy script caused some issues in the forum updates? =P My main problem is that I have so many scripts and things that it's a pain in the ass to find any problem customization :lol:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Suddenly I understand why you'd not want to post any more userscripts :P

Oh yeah, it did. I usually try turning it off first because it affects so much stuff (it was even forcing journals to screen width, what the what).

If only debugging tools were more refined.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh yeah. Once upon a time, things were simpler. The site, people—I could safely put scripts out, and they would last a while, and people understood that if shit messed up, blame the script first, and occasionally the site was to blame.

But now? Hah, people blindly install scripts and expect magic :P
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah, totally.

Just make them all mature content so the kids can't find them :shifty:
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