Create Firefox Add-on from a Userscript

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Scriptify is a light weight extension for Firefox that provides a hassle-free way to convert any user script to a standalone add-on for Firefox. Once converted, you can use your favorite scripts without installing Greasemonkey.

How to Use Scriptify

  1. Download and install Scriptify from the official Firefox add-on repository.
  2. Once installed, right-click on any user script link on a webpage and choose the “Scriptify Userscript” context option, or choose a local file via the Add-on Manager.
  3. You should then see a window as below (I tested it on my Facebook Chat Cleaner userscript hosted at UserScripts.org). Fill in the necessary fields and click on OK to install script as an add-on. Browser restart not needed.
Scriptify
Scriptify

It’s that simple.

If you wish to include multiple user scripts in a single add-on, use the “Add” option when you see the “Create add-on” window. Other features you get is the ability to edit, export, update and unpack a Scriptify add-on.

Scriptify
Scriptify
  • Edit and Update features lets you do code updates and make add-ons compatible with never versions of Firefox.
  • Export, as obvious as it is, allows you to export (.xpi file) an add-on from your browser and share it with others.
  • Unpack extracts the XPI file to a location of your choice on the computer.

This is a handy add-on for personal use, or to not bother people with installing Greasemonkey to use your new userscripts.

Install: Scriptify