Last year, I got so frustrated at the pain of using the SAP Service Marketplace, and particularly OSS notes, that I got up and did something about it – I wrote ‘OssNoteFix’, a Greasemonkey script that:
- put the OSS number and note title in the page’s title (and therefore the browser window/tab too)
- made OSS note numbers in the text of the OSS note into clickable links
- removed the dreadful frames so you can, e.g. bookmark the notes
You can read more about it in the Hacking the SAP service portal to make OSS notes better or just watch the screencast of how it works.
Since then, new versions of Firefox (1.5) and Greasemonkey (0.6.4, for Firefox 1.5) have been released. Greasemonkey’s security model has changed, and OssNoteFix stopped working. Well, this weekend I finally found a couple of tuits and got round to updating the script, which is now focused on running with these releases of Greasemonkey and Firefox (if you haven’t upgraded, do so now!).
So without further ado, OssNoteFix 0.2 is available for installation.
For those of you who are interested, and / or want to be confused, here’s some background info. Of course, you can look at the code to see how it works and what changes were made, and even modify it to suit your own purposes, because it’s Open Source.
Share and enjoy!