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I'm thinking about a browser plugin that changes the text or images of websites before displaying them to the user. I guess it's similar to a web filter, but it doesn't prevent content from getting through, just alters it. like, e.g., Gizoogle, but built into the browser instead of being a site that you visit.

What's this called? Browser layer? Web interpreter?

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The most famous example is perhaps Grease Monkey for Firefox. I think that such plugins do not have their own name yet, but I would say they are "web page customizers".

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They use "UserScripts" –  Simon Sheehan Aug 15 '11 at 23:30
    
according to Greasemonkey's wikipedia page it's called Augmented Browsing. thanks! –  sigil Aug 15 '11 at 23:55
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You could call them javascript userscripts, and Greasemonkey is a popular engine for them.

Opera and Google Chrome has Greasemonkey built-in, so you do not need to install any extensions when using those browsers.

There are many Greasemonkey userscripts available at userscripts.org, and it is not difficult to make your own.

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