Since I've never written a GreaseMonkey script before, I borrowed heavily from this script and basically played around with it until I got what I wanted. So credit to them for helping me get there.

More Stars

I don't like having my chat window fill the full monitor, but I found that with my preferred browser window size I usually could only see 5 or 6 of the starred messages in chat. I was getting sick of it and decided to make this script that allows me to hide the room info (which I'll be happy to never see again) and the user list so that I can always see starred messages without having to resize my browser window.

The Room info is hidden by default (because how often do you read it, really?), and the user list is shown. For my preferred window width, that's enough to see all starred messages. There are toggles so that the room info and user list can be hidden/shown.

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Get it from the Chrome Web Store

  • +0.5 freehand circles, and +0.5 for more stars.
    – agent86
    Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 19:20
  • I presume is GNU GPL v3?
    – Braiam
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:09
  • I don't know anything about licensing. If you're asking me if you can copy it, modify it, distribute it, burn it, do a naked dance on it, or anything else you want, then sure, have it!
    – Sterno
    Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 0:42
  • I love this extension. Could you upload it to the Chrome Web Store? Chrome no longer allows arbitrary user scripts to be run. :( Commented Jun 9, 2014 at 10:27
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit I've now added it to the Chrome Web Store.
    – Sterno
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 13:24
  • @Sterno: Total legend. Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 14:24
  • The version in the web store only seems to work, for me, on chat.stackexchange.com (i.e. not chat.stackoverflow.com), but it should be same version, right? Hmm... Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 14:24
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit I might have screwed that up when I was prepping the manifest for the web store. I really didn't have much clue what I was doing. I'll check it out when I get home from work.
    – Sterno
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:05
  • @Sterno: Teehee okay appreciated. I really rely on this extension; I hadn't realised how much until Google went schizo about non-store extensions. Tried to work around it by switching to Chrome-dev, but that's buggy as heck so I switched back Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:12
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit I've uploaded a new version which should work now. It was indeed the manifest file that got me... I'd only included chat.stackexchange.com there
    – Sterno
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 16:36
  • @Sterno: You, my friend, are a wonderful human being. Thank you very much. :-) Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 17:01
  • Support for the SSL chat would be great :) (https://chat.stackoverflow.com/...) Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 23:29
  • I can't seem to install the original userscript... is nat20s.com/scripts/morestars.user.js broken somehow? Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 7:32
  • Oops, yeah. I stopped paying for that domain so it's gone. You can get it on the Chrome store though.
    – Sterno
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 14:12
  • It seems broken at the moment. For example, visiting chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/10/loungec does not yield any options to hide users nor room informations.
    – Shoe
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 14:25


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