How to use Greasemonkey User Scripts in Google Chrome

This tutorial is for windows users only!

Most of the Greasemonkey user javascripts run on Google Chrome. We’ll need to go through some easy steps to run these scripts on Google Chrome:

Change Channel:

Get the Google Chrome Channel Changer tool from here. Once you’ve finished downloading (several KBs) run the file.

Select “Dev” like the picture below:

Download & Place the Script

Now you need to download your script. If you know the link to download, simply download it.

BTW, you can get plenty of scripts from here

Place the Script:

Open your explorer and go to the following location of your computer:

Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\*USER*\Local Settings\Application  Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Windows Seven/Vista:

C:\Users\*USER*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Note: Replace *USER* by your username.

Create the Directory

After going to the location mentioned above, create a new directory named “User Scripts”

Put your downloaded scritpts (something.user.js) files in this folder.

Final Step: Modify the Shortcut

Go to desktop (or whereever the Google Chrome icon is), right click on the shortcut of Chrome icon, click Properties.

Make sure you are in the “Shortcut” tab

put the text -enable-user-scripts right after the text in the "Target" box. Make sure you put a space before -enable-user-scripts

XP Users : Be sure that enable-user-scripts is outside the directory’s quotes.


You’re done.  Double click on the icon and start browsing. If the script is compatible, you’ll see the effects right now.

One thought on “How to use Greasemonkey User Scripts in Google Chrome

  1. If you use a Google Chrome version 4.0 or higher, just click on the script, it will be automatically installed

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