The Unread Items counter in Google Reader is putting you under pressure? Can’t sleep because of it? Well, you don’t have to see it any more. I’ve hacked a simple Greasemonkey script that hides the unread items counter in Google Reader. There’re two flavours of the script: one that hides only the all items counter and other one that hides all the counters.
To those of you who don’t know what Greasemonkey is:
Greasemonkey can be used for adding new functionality to web pages (for example, embedding price comparison in Amazon.com web pages), fixing rendering bugs, combining data from multiple webpages, and numerous other purposes.
(From Wikipedia entry on Greasemonkey)
You can find a lot more scripts on userscripts.org . Beware that some scripts become unstable/not working due to constant updates of the web sites (most of Gmail scripts break every version update).
I’ve also created three bookmarklets that allow you to unhide and hide the counters, but had trouble to embed them in the post. So if anyone interested in them, just leave here a comment.
Comments are mostly welcomed.