To "install" it, simply drag the following link over to your bookmarks toolbar.
Then, to use it, simply click it when you're on the stream's page.
For Internet Explorer users, you may need to right-click, add to favorites, and make sure you create it in the Favorites Bar.
Enabling the bookmarks toolbarA bookmarklet is a special kind of bookmark that is used to manipulate the page you're on. As such, having the bookmarks toolbar enabled is necessary to use them. Here are some instruction for enabling the toolbar on Windows-based browsers, if it hasn't been enabled already.
- Press the Alt key
- Click View at the top menu bar
- Click Toolbars
- Click Bookmarks Toolbar
Chrome and Internet Explorer
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-B
- Or, in more descriptive terms, hold Ctrl, hold Shift, press B, and release the keys
ExplanationRemember that it's generally unsafe to run scripts from some random person on the internet. They can be used for nefarious purposes, after all. If you are curious about the safety of the bookmarklet, here's an explanation of what it does.
The bookmarklet above contains the following code:
Even if you're not used to reading code, I'd like to think this is pretty simple. The black button is identified by .popOut. The code is simply removing it from the chat, which is identified by #SocialStream.