Userscript experimental local features

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After collecting feedback in certain areas of the dashboard I implemented by own test userscript (Example given NTSU) to ease use of the dashboard.

What is a userscript?

A user script is a small javascript file which modifies websites as they run locally on your machine.

Why would I want to do that?

To tweak your experience as a stop gap solution whose features will eventually be added to the platform by NUS. See ideas on get satisfaction.

Example Features

A staff logon button for the homepage.(On our page, we have to click sign them, then select a non student.) I have added Links to the navigation to automatically view all:

  1. Events
  2. Products
  3. Promotions
  4. Groups
  5. Articles
  6. Resources
  7. Positions

It appends new links to the DOM with


Where D is the total number of results at the end of the chosen section.

Hide items marked as deleted in the shop:

 $("tr td:contains('OLD Clothing Stock')").parent().hide();
 $("tr td:contains('Delete')").parent().hide();

Adding a save button direct from product edit page:

This is done by loading the product variants page in a frame on the side.

 if(location.pathname.match(/^\/administrator\/products\/\d\d\d\d\/edit/)){     var x = window.location.href.match(/(.*)(\/\d*)/)[1]+/product_variants/     document.body.innerHTML += '<div style="display:block;position:absolute;top:47%;left:91%;z-index:997;"><iframe id="saver" src="" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="yes" scrolling="no" style="border: 0px none; margin-left: -36px; height: 912px; margin-top: -480px; width: 650px;position:relative; left:-20px;top:30px;" ></iframe> </div>';          var saverFrame = document.getElementById("saver")          saverFrame.src=x 

Adding a next ticket button on hover:

Increments the final number in the URL to load the next ticket on hover over the new button.

 if (/event_ticket_types/.test(window.location.href)) {
 var nextTicketButton = document.getElementById('nextTicketButton');
 nextTicketButton.insertAdjacentHTML('afterend','<button id="nxtTicketBtn" style="transform:translate(300%,-165%);border:0" class="btn btn-default">Next Ticket Hover</button>');    
  var nextTicketFinal = document.getElementById('nxtTicketBtn');
    var e, s;
    var IB = 1;

    function isDigit(c) {
        return ("0" <= c && c <= "9");
    var L = location.href;
    var LL = L.length;
    for (e = LL - 1; e >= 0; --e)
        if (isDigit(L.charAt(e))) {
            for (s = e - 1; s >= 0; --s)
                if (!isDigit(L.charAt(s))) break;
    if (e < 0) return;
    var oldNum = L.substring(s, e + 1);
    var newNum = "" + (parseInt(oldNum, 10) + IB);
    while (newNum.length < oldNum.length) newNum = "0" + newNum;
    location.href = L.substring(0, s) + newNum + L.slice(e + 1);


How do I get started

Install violentmonkey (link assumes chrome available on firefox/opera/maxthon)

Install the script from here

Open dashboard Open dashboard

Edit Edit Script

What if I have caused issues?

Really easy to disable just a couple of clicks

How to disable script

Notes on the script:

  1. Specific to
  2. Not public i.e. unlisted on directory
  3. Requires a userscript manager (install page for Violentmonkey recommended)
  4. Should be easily adaptable source viewable here