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Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« on: January 18, 2016, 05:37:10 AM »
I've been fooling around with this firefox extension for a few minutes and it seems to work alright.  It's here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/color-that-site/

It lets you adjust the foreground and background colors of any site.  With it I now have the BEA in a black and gold color scheme.  Probably not the best for the eyes over time, but it's getting there. 

If you want to use this color scheme you can use the add-on's import function and this text:

http://pastebin.com/LA47P3kg
« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 05:40:56 AM by Rentahero »

Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 06:42:53 AM »
Userstyles script that gets rid of the round avatars:
https://userstyles.org/styles/118073/unround-avatars
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 02:51:22 AM by Liam 2 »

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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 05:43:08 PM »
I wasn't particularly bothered by the round/oval vignettes on avatars, but since I already had the Stylish plug-in installed for Chrome, I figured "why not?" So, I went to your link, clicked on the big green install button and a second later it was done. I didn't even have to refresh forum pages that I already had open in other tabs. :)

PS: for users that wish to try this, you'll need to install Sylish (or alternately, Tamper Monkey) in your browser, after which you can then install "Unround avatars" or other enhancements/modifiers. If you don't already have Stylish installed, the green install button at the link Liam provided will be blue instead and it'll prompt you to install Stylish (or you can go get it via your browser's regular plug-in/extension installer/source).

You can later just toggle individual style mods (like Unround Avatars) on and off with a checkbox.

Thanks Liam! :)

Unround Avatars before & after per Liam's suggstion
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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 03:16:34 AM »
I'm currently looking for a script that could change the color scheme of (only) this forum.  This one really looks/works good, but it's global, not site specific:
https://userstyles.org/styles/2187/myfavolours-global-custom-color-scheme
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 03:25:07 AM by Liam 2 »

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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 05:36:02 PM »
I'm currently looking for a script that could change the color scheme of (only) this forum.  This one really looks/works good, but it's global, not site specific:
https://userstyles.org/styles/2187/myfavolours-global-custom-color-scheme

Thanks Liam! :) That color scheme looks much better than the current white-background one (Redsy) we're all currently suffering under, but ideally, it would be usable in a site-specific manner so it just works when a user is at the BEA Forum (like the unround avatar tweak) and not on every site the user visits (though I assume it could be manually toggled on and off for use in the forum).

Do you happen to know whether a scheme like that can be made site-specific? I used to use a Chrome plug-in called "Dark Eyes" (or something like that... it basically made the forum look much like the scheme you linked to, though not quite as nice) but it was possible to have it run only for specific sites.

Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 06:31:04 PM »
I'm currently looking for a script that could change the color scheme of (only) this forum.  This one really looks/works good, but it's global, not site specific:
https://userstyles.org/styles/2187/myfavolours-global-custom-color-scheme

Do you happen to know whether a scheme like that can be made site-specific?

Ok I figured it out and got it working.  It's explained on this page:
https://github.com/JasonBarnabe/stylish/wiki/Preventing-global-styles

I don't know/understand how it's done in Chrome, but in Firefox it's pretty easy.  Put this line at the top of the code, above everything else:

@-moz-document domain('forum.bearchive.com') {

Then put the closing bracket below the entire code:

}

This should work for any global style.

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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »
Here's one that's really good IMO, and it's even configurable:
https://userstyles.org/styles/101643/global-high-contrast
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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 09:10:36 PM »
Here's one that's really good IMO, and it's even configurable:
https://userstyles.org/styles/101643/global-high-contrast

Installed! Thanks Liam.  ;D

Couple notes for anyone curious: at least some forum pull-down menus (like font/size/color in post edit windows) render as white text on white background until you run your mouse over a choice, and it took some futzing to get global-high-contrast to apply ONLY on the BEA forum and not on every site visited... I did get it to do that, but can't actually recount the steps. Poke around... it's doable. Added later: well, now it seems like all-or-nothing again, since global-high-contrast isn't automatically limiting itself to the forum... I'm not sure what changed and a bit too lazy to figure it out atm. For now, I'm just toggling it on when I'm in the forum, and off when I'm not, via the "S" icon pull-down menu in the browser toolbar).

This'll hold me til we get Dr. Fashizzle's BEA Throwback theme going! :) Thanks again Liam! :)

PS: attaching a screen cap of this post displayed with global-high-contrast running (all settings still default). Basically, the background is black and all text (even my yellow text) is white. Links are either light blue or light purple. It takes a few minutes to get used to, and isn't perfect (I'm sure the white-on-white pull-down menus could be adjusted somehow) but after a bit, your retinas will thank you... it's much easier on the eyes than the default white backgrounds and light-grey boxes of the forum's manditory/default "Redsy" theme. :) 
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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 01:14:39 AM »
For us n00bs, how does one install or activate it?
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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 01:25:19 AM »
For us n00bs, how does one install or activate it?

First you install the browser extension "Stylish" ...w/Chrome you go to menu/more tools/extensions and scroll down to "get more extensions" which takes you to the Chrome web store. There you just type "Stylish" into the search box...

THIS link may work and take you directly to the Stylish result page at the Chrome web store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/stylish?hl=en-US

...there you'll see Stylish, probably at the top of the list of extensions. Install it by clicking the "add to Chrome" button.

Once it's installed, you'll see a "S" icon in your browser toolbar, which is for Stylish and it lets you turn individual themes/modifiers on/off/edit them, etc...

You then click on Liam's link for the global-high-contrast theme (which requires Stylish): https://userstyles.org/styles/101643/global-high-contrast

...and there, you just click on the green "+Update with Stylish" button to install that (takes barely a second).

...and/or, you can click on his link for the unround avatar thingy too if you like: https://userstyles.org/styles/118073/unround-avatars and add that to Stylish too.

And that's it. You can toggle individual modifiers on and off by clicking on the "S" icon for Stylish in your toolbar.

I'm sure the steps are very similar for Firefox... except for Firefox you get/add extensions by going menu/add-ons/extensions and there you can search for and install Stylish (remember to search available extensions, not what's already on your system) as well as a few add-ons for Stylish.

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Re: Browser scripts that change the forum's appearance
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 05:04:46 PM »
I'm using this style at the moment:
https://userstyles.org/styles/23516/midnight-surfing-global-dark-style

You must choose a global style, then edit it so it only effects this forum.  I describe how to do that in Firefox in Reply #5, above.

...But in Chrome you just scroll down to the "Applies To" boxes and put in "forum.bearchive.com":
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 10:21:56 AM by Liam »
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