Resize the New Twitter

So, the new twitter is being rolled out and it’s not bad. But as usual, they stuff it down our throats as is, without the ability to customize anything. Well thank you to awesome Greasemonkey scripts for hearing our cries…

But let’s start at the beginning. What is Greasemonkey? Mark Pilgrim, author of the Greasemonkey Hacks, explains it in great detail here. For the purpose of this post however, I am just going to borrow some of his words.

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. You can use it to make a website more readable or more usable. You can fix bugs that the site owner can’t be bothered to fix themselves…

Note: You’ll need the Greasemonkey add-on in Firefox in order to use these scripts. On Chrome, it works by default like any other extension.

Now back to the new twitter and its massive sidebar cluttered with Trends, Who to follow and Definitions. I found this really awesome resize twitter script that will transform your side bar from this

twitter before

to this

twitter after

How cool is that? Well, I happen to think VERY.

So if you are like me and are annoyed by that in your face sidebar full of stuff I could not care less about, here is a way to get rid of it. Too bad twitter developers just don’t listen to the end-users, how much more popular could twitter be? Oh, but that might not be good either, they already can’t seem to fix their over-capacity issues as is… BUT hey, don’t misinterpret my rantings here, I love twitter!

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Download Resize New Twitter Script