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I did another thing! For Chrome and Firefox this time.

Good: Via a bit of URL wizardry, both Dreamwidth and LiveJournal allow you to filter entries by multiple tags, and - in communities - by poster. Awesome!

Bad: The only place these functions are noted on either site is in the FAQs, where you have to go and look up the formulae every time you want to use them. Boo!


DreamCatcher is a filtering tool for Dreamwidth and LiveJournal. It allows you to filter journal entries on either site by:
  • poster

  • multiple tags (and) - all posts tagged with both tag1 and tag2

  • multiple tags (or) - all posts tagged with either tag1 or tag2

CHROME: Chrome users can install the DreamCatcher extension by clicking here.

FIREFOX: Firefox users can use DreamCatcher by snagging the bookmarklets on this page, and dragging them onto their bookmarks toolbar.

Filter on, my fellow geeks, vexed no more by the trials of awkward copy-pasting.

I should note at this point that I know nothing about Javascript, Chrome extensions, or, indeed, anything. At all. So if you spot a bug, please let me know, and I'll do my best to figure out where I messed up.


sophistry: ([Tea] working)
I did a thing!

So, Firefox has an excellent extension called LiveJournal Hook, which adds a right-click menu to the update/comment boxes on LJ, for easy insertion of HTML and site-specific tags. It's compatible with Dreamwidth, and includes the ability to save your own custom bits of text or code to add to the menu.

Chrome, alas, does not have LJ Hook, and there are at present no plans to port it. What Chrome does have is the Insert Text extension, which, similar to LJ Hook, allows you to save custom snippets to a right-click menu and drop them into any text area.

What it also does, is allow you to import pre-configured text snippets.

Take one free afternoon, a cup of common HTML tags, and a liberal dash of LJ & DW-specific markup, mix well, and let set.

LJ Chook )

And voila! I hope this is useful for people; if you find that it is, feel free to link other needy Chrome users back here at will. And if there are any glaring omissions, or you catch a mistake in any of the code snippets, please comment and let me know!