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IMDB "My Movies" enhancer (Greasemonkey Script)



The IMDB "My Movies" enhancer is a simple and small script for the Internet Movie Database site. When installed, it will highlight all links for movies in your "My Movies" and "Vote History" lists.


This is very useful for me: now I can check the Top 250 movies list and see which ones I still didn't watch. It also works on searches, any director, actor/actress, producer, etc. page, so I can spot their works that I missed.




If you already have Firefox and Greasemonkey, jump to step 3.


1. You need to have Firefox installed in your computer. If you don't have it, go ahead and install it, it's free!


2. You need to install Greasemonkey on your Firefox browser (this is also free). Using Firefox, follow the Greasemonkey link, click "download" to go to the next page, then click "Add to Firefox". After it is installed, reload Firefox.


3. Click here and click on the "install this script" button to install the latest version of IMDB "My Movies" enhancer (2011.10.06).




The first time you access an IMDB page after the installation of the script, and every time you go to your My Movies page while you're logged in, the script will download your whole movies and vote lists, so it will know which links to highlight. If your Internet connection is very slow and you have several thousands of movies this might take a while. For me, with about 2.000 movies in my list, this operation takes about 2s (but since it happens in the background, I can't notice it at all). If you have any problem, please let me know.


Obs.: right now, the script don't distinguish the categories of "My Movies" list: it will highlight in the same way movies marked as "Seen", "Must See" or any other category. If someone wants to add a GUI to enable the user to select how to highlight each category, please go ahead (and let me know). ;-)


(You might also like the IMDB Sort by Rating script, check it out!)

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Taken on October 8, 2007