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Google++ Extensions

Published 2011-07-09 00:37


 Golden View Popup Link Keeper

In-page, intelligent link saving Chrome browser extension app integrating:
 Twitter,     Google+,     Friendfeed,     Google Search,  
 Pinterest Pocket (formerly Read It Later),  Instapaper,  and

Golden View for Google+

Golden View for Google+ - Chrome Extension - Initial Release July 18, 2011:

Chrome Web Store Install page

(short URL: )


Compatibility: Chrome only (see below for cross-browser scripts)

Discussion: on Google+

Code Project:

Extensions (user scripts):

User Mute - Mutes all posts by specific users.

Default Circle - Set a circle as default (instead of Stream).

Hide Images - Hide image: original and all shares.

Hide Comments - Hide comments (option hide all by default).

Search With Google - Search Google+ w/ Google Search.

Hide Sidebars - Hide left & right side bars, widen middle.

Compatibility: All Google++ extensions / userscripts below should work on:


Firefox w/ Greasemonkey (download)

Safari w/ NinjaKit (download).

GooglePlusPlus User Mute

General Information

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.

Shared posts where the originator is muted also get muted and in the placeholder appears: (MUTED SHARE – SEE ORIGINAL POSTER TO UNMUTE). Clicking SEE ORIGINAL POSTER TO UNMUTE takes you to the originator's profile where you can UNMUTE them.


Discussion on Google+

Fork project (github)

User Mute Button Screenshot

User Mute Screenshot

User Mute Share Screenshot

GooglePlusPlus Default Circle

General Information

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.

Effectively, you can make one of your circles as the new everything you want to see by default based on one circle not all circles.


Discussion on Google+

Fork project (github)

Default Circle Unset Screenshot

Default Circle Set Screenshot

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.


Discussion on Google+

Fork project (github)

GooglePlusPlus Hide Comments

General Information

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).


Discussion on Google+

Fork project (github)

Alternate Versions

Alt version "hidden" hides all comments by default (as opposed to comments being visible by default using the standard version). The standard and alt versions work exactly the same in all other ways.

Install Alternate Version "hidden" - Hide all comments by default":

Installing more than one version: The scripts are named, namespaced and versioned exactly the same so installing one over-writes a previous primary or alt version. In the description will be an ALTERNATE VERSION clause only in an alt script.

Note to Developers: The _build.rb build script creates alternate script versions. At this time there is one currently supported alt version, "hidden".

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.

Click TOGGLE SEARCH TYPE link to toggle between Find People and Search with Google.


Discussion on Google+

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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.


Discussion on Google+

Fork project (github)