anyone that wishes to use the code in this script must request permission from panosbabo here https://userstyles.org/users/102969 which will require you to create a user account on https://userstyles.org. I am not the owner of this script, i only changed the code to create the white to black gradient effect and altered all HTTP links to HTTPS to comply with Firefox SSL requirements.
(below is the list of updates panosbabo has made and is copied verbatim from userstyle.org, i occasionally check his script and update my version to match his.) Updated 06/01/2017 - Removed white areas from Notification box Updated 12/05/2016 - Corrected gray counter view and white background live chat Updated 19/02/2016 - Fixed comment section & like-dislike comment buttons Updated 05/01/2016 - Back to normal Updated 26/12/2015 - Happy Holidays! Updated 15/12/2015 - Corrected gradients on Firefox Updated 20/10/2015 - Fixed appbar-logo collision Updated 20/09/2015 - Corrected various recent glitches Updated 26/07/2015 - Fixed black background bleeds in playlist Updated 15/05/2015 - Re-aligned search bar input Updated 18/04/2015 - Re-aligned search bar input Updated 18/04/2015 - Minor fixes in comment section Updated 11/04/2015 - Corrected white areas in comment section Updated 07/04/2015 - Fixed logo Updated 05/03/2015 - Minor corrections Updated 06/02/2015 - Fixed black background logo Updated 25/01/2015 - Added visited links on playlists Updated 12/01/2015 - Fixed "Magic Actions" issue on Chrome Updated 05/01/2015 - Back to normal Updated 28/12/2014 - Happy Holidays! Updated 09/12/2014 - Few improvements Updated 04/12/2014 - Corrected black checkboxes in chrome (html5) Updated 30/10/2014 - Fixed Watch Like Buttons Updated 25/10/2014 - Improved search box on Chrome browser Updated 14/10/2014 - Fixed share panel buttons Updated 27/09/2014 - Some improvements for new elements Updated 18/08/2014 - Fixed several things (Many thanks to userstyle community) Updated 12/06/2014 - Few corrections Updated 15/05/2014 - Corrected white areas (Many thanks to userstyle community) Updated 15/04/2014 - Few corrections Updated 29/03/2014 - Corrected playlist icons Updated 19/03/2014 - Minor corrections Updated 12/03/2014 - Few improvements Updated 09/03/2014 - Corrected white areas (Many thanks to freecyber) Updated 05/03/2014 - Minor corrections Updated 21/02/2014 - New Google-cra(plus) layout Updated 18/02/2014 - Few improvements Updated 02/02/2014 - Fixed regexp for G+ comments (Many thanks to MegaScientifical) Updated 30/01/2014 - Graphics compatibility Updated 29/01/2014 - Corrected masthead Updated 28/01/2014 - Fixed action buttons Updated 26/01/2014 - New cookie fix Updated 21/01/2014 - Micro corrections Updated 02/01/2014 - Back to normal Updated 18/12/2013 - Happy Holidays! Updated 13/12/2013 - Few upgrades Updated 09/12/2013 - Fixed foreigners' search box Updated 07/12/2013 - Removed old & useless elements Updated 09/10/2013 - Corrected white areas (Many thanks to freecyber)