Sunday, 15 March 2009

Greasemonkey Script: Add "Now" Button

Greasemonkey Script: Add Now Button

This is an announcement for a greasemonkey script named "Add Now Button".

It's possible to change the posted date of a picture in flickr. Sometimes it's useful to set the time to the current date and time. E.g. when you upload a picture marked as private and you want to make it public later.

This script adds a link with the text "Now" next to the date and time in the "Date Posted" tab (see screenshot). When you click on this link the date and time input fields will be set with the current values.

To be exact, this script doesn't use the current time but it subtracts one minute before doing this. Otherwise you might get an error message like "The date you have chosen is in the future. Please try again.". This value (default is "-1") is configurable. Just click with the right mouse button on the greasemonkey icon and select the command "Post Now: difference to current time (minutes)" in the menu "User Script Commands".

I don't encourage to use this script for bumping pictures which are already public! I think this is quite annoying and selfish (and I already removed contacts because of this).

You need to have Firefox and the Greasmonkey add-on installed.

If you use this script and think that it is helpful, then I kindly ask you to visit my photostream ( and leave some comments on my photos.

The script is available under the GPL license (which implies that I publish it without any warranty!).

The script can be downloaded from

2009-03-15: 0.1 First public version

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