Trixie – Greasemonkey for Internet Explorer

If you’ve heard about GreaseMonkey and always wanted to use it but didn’t like FireFox then Trixe is for you. I can now happily run GreaseMonkey scripts on IE using Trixie. Thanks to Dare for the link.

What is a Trixie script?

Any Greasemonkey script is a Trixie script. Though, due to differences between Firefox and Internet Explorer, not all Greasemonkey scripts can be executed within IE. Trixie makes no attempt to allow Greasemonkey scripts to run unaltered, since it is best to have the script author account for the differences and have the script run on both browsers if he/she so chooses.

Refer to the excellent Greasemonkey documentationto learn how to write Greasemonkey/Trixie scripts. Note that some of the information there won't be applicable to Internet Explorer and Trixie.

Installing Trixie

Trixie requires the Microsoft .NET framework to be installed.

To install Trixie, download and run TrixieSetup (latest version: 0.2.0). You should ideally close all instances of Internet Explorer before doing this. By default, TrixieSetup installs Trixie to your Program Files\Bhelpuri\Trixie directory (you can of course change this location). It also installs a few scripts to the Program Files\Bhelpuri\Trixie\Scripts directory.

Restart IE after installing Trixie. Once you have restarted, go to the Tools menu. You should see a menu item called "Trixie Options". Selecting that will show you the list of scripts installed and which one's are enabled or disabled.

Once you have installed Trixie, you browse the Web just like you always do. Trixie works in the background executing the scripts on the designated pages and customizing them to your needs.

Written on June 1, 2005