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7:18 pm, Jan 23 2015
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I just recently discovered userscripts, so I went on a search for ones that work with Mangaupdates. I have posted the ones that I found below. If anyone knows of more, then please feel free to share. I am not the creator of these and have made an effort to give credit to the correct person. Please tell me if something is wrong or needs to be changed.

What are userscripts?
Userscripts allow you to alter the way you use or view a website. The script loads when you open or refresh a page it interacts with. Because of this, if you want to turn the script on or off, add a new script, or remove one you will have to refresh the page. If you find that a userscript is not working, you may have to allow it (such as with a script blocker like "NoScript").

What do you need to use userscripts?
Firefox: Get the add-on "Grease Monkey" by going to this link and clicking on the green "+ Add to Firefox" button.

Google Chrome: Get the App "Tampermonkey" by going to this link and clicking on the green "Add to Chrome" button.

Now you have a new menu button on your toolbar. "Grease Monkey" has a monkey icon (pic and "Tampermonkey" has a black box(?)(pic) If you want to turn on or off a userscript you can do so in these menus and then refresh the page.

I use "Grease Monkey" on Firefox, so all of my examples will be with that.


Userscript #1
Name: mu_advanced_search_info_plus

Author: chulian1819

Description: With this your result pages from "Advance Search" (this give more information. It adds columns for: number of volumes, average rate, number of votes, and if it is completely scanlated. You can also now sort by these columns by clicking on them (this only sorts the results on that page however).

How to get: There are older versions of this script available, but this is the version that chulian1819 PMed me. Go to this page and copy the code onto your clipboard. Click on the dropdown menu for "Grease Monkey" and select "New User Script...:" In the box that opens select the "Use Script From Clipboard" button. A window will open with the script pasted into it. Delete the first 300 lines which don't have any code in them and hit "Save."

How it looks: Link

Notes: When you first complete an "Advance Search" the new columns will appear empty (like this). Click on the "Filter" button at the top to fill in the information. It may take a moment depending on your computer and internet speed.


Userscript #2
Name: Mangaupdates Cover Preview

Author: Kuroonehalf

Description: This shows a picture of the cover of a manga when you hover your mouse over its link.

How to get: Go to this page and click on the green button that says "Install this script."

How it looks: Link

Notes: After you mouse over a link it turns the link bold. If you do not like this feature you can get rid of it. When you open the dropdown menu of "Grease Monkey" RIGHT click on the name of the script you want to edit ("Mangaupdates Cover Preview" in this case). Go to line 41, which should look like this:

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$(this).css('font-weight', 'bold'); // Bolds previously hovered links.


Delete this line and hit "Save."


Userscript #3
Name: Mangaupdates Groups Fix

Author: loadletter

Description: This gives you links to scanlation group webpages on their "Group Info" page.

How to get: Go to this page and click the link under "Installation" labeled "'mangaupdates_urlfix.user.js'".

How it looks: Link

Notes:


Userscript #4
Name: Mangaupdates Hiatus/Discontinued/Axed Warning

Author: jandyp

Description: This gives you a warning on a "Manga Info" page next to it's name if it is on hiatus, discontinued, or axed.

How to get: Go to this page and click on the green button that says "Install this script."

How it looks: Link

Notes:


Userscript #5
Name: series stat

Author: chulian1819

Description: This allows you to filter, highlight, and sort the "Series Stats" page.

How to get: Go to this page and click the green button that says "Install."

How it looks: Link

Notes:
1) When you first get "series stat" you need to edit the code. If the script is not showing up in your dropdown list you can get to it on the "User Script" tab of the "Add-on" page. From there RIGHT click on it and select "edit." At the top of the code you will see a list of the websites that the script will work on. It should look like this:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name series stat
// @namespace series stat
// @description MU series stat
// @include http://www.mangaupdates.com/stats.html*
// @include http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=*
// @include http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php*
// @grant GM_getValue
// @grant GM_setValue
// @grant GM_log
// @require http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js


Add " * " after the "http" in the mangaupdates websites. This allows the script to run on "https" pages. It should now look like this:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name series stat
// @namespace series stat
// @description MU series stat
// @include http*://www.mangaupdates.com/stats.html*
// @include http*://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=*
// @include http*://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php*
// @grant GM_getValue
// @grant GM_setValue
// @grant GM_log
// @require http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js


2) In order to work with this script you need to select "Toggle filter" under "Activity"(pic). In order to get rid of the ugly green, delete the words "undefined" next to "Color" (pic) and put in any other color you wish as shown on this page, then hit "Filter" (you may have to refresh the page also). The "Update" button at the top of the page is from "mu_advanced_search_info_plus." You can use these two together.

3) I have found a few glitches with this one:
- When you want to highlight a manga with multiple genres, they need to be in alphabetical order. For example, if I wanted to find a manga with the fantasy, martial arts, and romance genres I would need to type it in that order like this: fantasy(.*)martial arts(.*)romance.

- There seems to be a character limit on the name and genres shown for each manga so occasionally a genre is omitted. When that happens it is not filtered out or highlighted correctly because the userscript does not realize that it has that genre. This doesn't happen that often (the manga needs to have a lot of genres listed and/or a really long name). An example is Umareru Kachi no Nakatta Jibun ga Anna no Tame ni Dekiru Ikutsuka no Koto. With the "series stats" userscript active it only lists "Drama" and "Mature," but it actually also has the genres: "Mystery," "Psychological," "School Life," "Seinen," and "Supernatural." The name is so long that it eats up all the characters. I am sure that there is a way to lengthen the available characters, but I do not know how.

- If you wish to filter out manga that are on your lists you will have to visit that manga's information page at least once after adding this userscript in order for it to realize that it is on a list.


Userscript #6
Name: mangaupdates series releases filter

Author: chulian1819

Description: This allows you to filter the "New Releases" page by your lists.

How to get: Go to this page and click the green button that says "Install."

How it looks: Link

Notes: When you first get "mangaupdates series releases filter" you need to edit the code. If the script is not showing up in your dropdown list you can get to it on the "User Script" tab of the "Add-on" page. From there RIGHT click on it and select "edit." At the top of the code you will see a list of the websites that the script will work on. It should look like this:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name mangaupdates series releases filter
// @namespace mangaupdates series releases filter
// @include http://www.mangaupdates.com/releases.html*


Add " * " after the "http" in the mangaupdates websites. This allows the script to run on "https" pages. You also need to add the three lines of code as shown below:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name mangaupdates series releases filter
// @namespace mangaupdates series releases filter
// @include http*://www.mangaupdates.com/releases.html*
// @grant GM_getValue
// @grant GM_setValue
// @grant GM_log


To use the filter you need to click on "Toggle filter."


chulian1819 has made some other scripts that can be found here. I do not know how well they work as I have not tried all of them.

Last edited by sithkazar at 11:51 am, Mar 5 2015

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Oh My God!

All that look rather useful. O_o!!

Thanks for the recommend

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i see. looks like a good one.

Have you try it before this script?

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These are great! Thanks!

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11:21 am, Mar 5 2015
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No problem. I don't take any credit though. I have little understanding of the programing that goes into these and am very thankful for the hard work and skill that each of the programers have shown.

I personally use the "Mangaupdates Cover Preview" so much that it feels strange when I get on another computer without it. I always have a hard time remembering the Japanese/Korean/Chinese names so it really saves me time and slow internet speed that I can quickly see the cover pic.

I also have enjoyed "mangaupdates series releases filter" since I can set it up to only show new chapter releases for things on my reading lists. So its super easy to check if anything new came out.

Most of all I absolutely love "series stat." It takes a lot more work to get it going, but it makes it so much easier to find new manga. I have it set up so that "Romance" manga highlight in light red, "Fantasy" manga highlight in light blue, and manga with both show up in purple! I also can filter out anything on my lists and any genres that i don't want. There are a few glitches that I had to figure out, but now that its working I love it. If you have any trouble or have questions, I am happy to walk you through it.

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sithkazar, Thank you!

I love the cover preview. So often, I click on a title because I don't remember it, only to see that it is one that I know. The cover preview will save me a lot of time and back-and-forth clicking.

I think that the advanced search will also be useful. There is a typo in the "Title" header which I was able to fix. I tried to take out some of the columns that I don't need, but my editing skills don't extend that far. cry

If you find anything else, please let us know. I would like there to be a way to select more than one choice in the search options (such as searching several of my lists at a time). Some of the options cancel each other, so that could be a problem.

So again, thank you very much! eyes

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12:10 pm, May 28 2019
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It seems that there was a recent update to the site and many of the user scripts don't work anymore (I haven't been on here for awhile).

Here is an updated Cover Preview script made by sz.

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11:15 pm, Jun 24 2019
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For those using Mangadex as a reader, there's also this handy script that allows you to go to the manga's MD page directly from its MU page.

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Is there have any userscript that makes all categories/tags visible.

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Hey there, I'm the author of the "Mangaupdates Hiatus/Discontinued/Axed/Dead Warning" userscript.

I just noticed the userscript no longer worked, so I fixed it.You can get the new version at greasyfork. My original greasyfork login has been lost for years, so I'm sorry that it won't auto-update to this new version.

Also, check out my other MangaUpdates userscript I wrote in 2017, the Mangaupdates Genre search pre-chooser. Though if you want to change what it selects by default, you'll have to edit the options I put at the start of the script.

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Quote from AndyProk
Hey there, I'm the author of the "Mangaupdates Hiatus/Discontinued/Axed/Dead Warning" userscript.

I just noticed the userscript no longer worked, so I fixed it.You can get the new version at greasyfork. My original greasyfork login has been lost for years, so I'm sorry that it won&# ...

Thanks! 😀

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