Skittish Eclipse (foxfirefey) wrote in lj_nifty,
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Hiding CProd Boxes

Some people dislike the new CProd boxes, but there's currently no way to permanently disable them. (Yes, you can say "Don't show me this again", but that won't prevent new ones from popping up when they become available, if I understand correctly.) So here's a guide to remove the CProd boxes that show up while you're doing stuff; http://www.livejournal.com/didyouknow/ will still function just fine, so you can always go there to see the new prods at your leisure.

If you already have GreaseMonkey installed, try out this script.

If you don't already have GreaseMonkey installed and don't want to install it or aren't using Mozilla Firefox, you can put this into a user stylesheet:
/* Removes CProds from pages. */

#CProd_box
{
  display: none;
}

Directions for Installing User Stylesheets in Different Browsers


Mozilla Firefox
You will need to create a file called "userContent.css" in a directory called "chrome" in your profile. Sound cumbersome? It is.

1. Go here for directions on locating your profile folder.
2. Go to the "chrome" directory in your profile.
3. Put the text in the box above into Notepad or another text editor. Save this file in the "chrome" directory of your profile folder as "userContent.css".
4. Make sure to restart your browser after you've done this! The CProds shouldn't show up anymore.


Opera 8.5
1. Like with Mozilla Firefox, use Notepad or another text editor to create userContent.css containing the text in the box. You can save it wherever you like.
2. Go to Preferences.
3. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
4. On the side, click on the "Content" section.
5. Click on the "Style options" button to the right.
6. At the bottom, there's a label for "My style sheet". Click on the "Choose" button and select the userContent.css file you made in step 1.
7. Under "User mode", make sure "My style sheet" is checked.
8. Click "OK" for the style options and preferences windows.
9. Go to View->Style and select "User mode".


IE6 -- UNTESTED
1. Like with Mozilla Firefox, use Notepad or another text editor to create userContent.css containing the text in the box. You can save it wherever you like.
2. Go to Tools->Internet Options->Accessibility.
3. Select the stylesheet you made in step one for "Format documents using my style sheet".
4. Restart may or may not be necessary.


Safari
1. Like with Mozilla Firefox, use Notepad or another text editor to create userContent.css containing the text in the box. You can save it wherever you like.
2. Go to "Preferences".
3. Click on the "Advanced" tab with the gear on it.
4. On the Style Sheet section, click on the bar and select "Other..."
5. Browse and select the "userContent.css" file you made in Step 1.



Instructions to use with Firefox's Stylish

afuna points out a wonderful extension in Firefox called Stylish, so here's instructions on how to use Stylish to hide CProds:

1. When Stylish is installed, go to Tools->Extensions; select "Stylish" and click the "Preferences" button at the bottom of the Extensions window. You can also get to the window by clicking on the paper and paintbrush icon at the bottom right of your browsing window and selecting "Manage Styles" from the menu that appears.
2. Click the "Add" button in the "Manage Styles" window that pops up.
3. In the window that pops up, copy paste the following into the big text box:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("livejournal.com") {

/* Hide the display of CProd boxes 
   http://www.livejournal.com/didyouknow/
*/
  #CProd_box { display: none;} 

}

4. In the one line text box at the top of the window, type in a title to name this style, like "CProd Nix". It will then look something like this.
5. Click the "Save" button and then click "OK" on the Manage Styles window.


Please let me know if:
1. These directions worked for you.
2. If these directions did not work for you or don't make sense. I will try and help troubleshoot and then fix the instructions if needed.
3. If the directions "worked" but something is going wrong.
4. You're using a browser not included above; I'll try to find some instructions on the web, even if I won't be able to test them.

In all instances, let me know your setup: operating system, browser, browser version, etc.
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