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Opera useful (java)scripts and other tips&tricks

#1 Post by joby_toss » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:00 am

As guinness suggested (Thanks!), I'll write here how you can install and use scripts with Opera browser (I'm assuming you use this browser in a portable way, 'cause ... you're here, aren't you? :) ):

1. go to your Opera directory;
2. enter your profile directory "Opera\profile";
3. create a folder called "userjs";
4. start Opera browser, write "opera:config" in your address bar and hit Enter;
5. in the Preferences Editor window, using the search field, search for "javascript" and you'll get something like this:
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6. make sure the highlighted fields look the same as in the screenshot above;
7. download the desired script (these files have ".js" extension) and save it in your newly created "userjs" folder ("Opera\profile\userjs");
8. restart Opera browser.

Note: disregard all the above quotation marks.


First example (go to the script's homepage, right click the "Install" button and choose "Save Linked Content As..."):

Linkify plus - Turn plain text URLs into links. Supports http, https, ftp, email addresses.
Version: 2.0.1

Tested with Opera 10.61 on win7x64 and Firefox 4 pre beta 6 with Greasemonkey 2010.09.10 beta (I'll mention if it works with Greasemonkey for FF, too, but Opera is the main subject here :) ).

P.S. if you use Greasemonkey, you obviously don't need instructions on how to use scripts with Firefox!
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#2 Post by joby_toss » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:02 am

phpBB Quick Reply - A fairly basic quick reply function that should work for all phpBB forums with the standard theme installed.

Tested with Opera 10.61 on win7x64 and Firefox 4 pre beta 6 with Greasemonkey 2010.09.10 beta.

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#3 Post by joby_toss » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:10 am

Enhanced Image Sizer - can fit image to view-port width/height or view image as is. But there are few more or less useful features.

Tested with Opera 10.61 on win7x64.

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#4 Post by joby_toss » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:14 am

YouTube Enhancer - Download Link + Quality Selector + Rollover Preview + Media Controller + Media Resizer + More...
Version: 2010-08-25
License: (CC) by-nc-sa

Tested with Opera 10.61 on win7x64.

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#5 Post by guinness » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:13 pm

Great thread! Just a suggestion maybe in your first post explain how to install UserScripts for those that aren't familiar with Opera.

I think this was the post - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 078#p24078
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#6 Post by freakazoid » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:11 pm

Here's a blog post you guys might like:
http://www.pallab.net/2010/07/06/opera-best-userjs/

Also check out these userjs scripts that bypass download wait screens:
http://my.opera.com/pdarko/blog/userjs
is it stealth? ;)

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#7 Post by guinness » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:59 pm

Nice tutorial. What program did you use to achieve the highlighting?
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#8 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:06 am

guinness wrote:Nice tutorial. What program did you use to achieve the highlighting?
I'm pretty sure that's the editor inside Faststone Capture (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=775).

PicPick can do that by just creating a 50% transparent yellow box. However, it doesn't have that nice dropshadow. I still prefer PicPick however because it has an undo function.
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#9 Post by guinness » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:27 pm

Excellent! I know in the main subforum for is "Opera Portable," Checker used FastStone to capture a screenshot. Maybe I should check this out! I too use PicPick and have been happy with the performance of the software in the past.
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#10 Post by joby_toss » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:39 am

Yes, FSCapture.
I have no "main" screenshot app! I use many at the same time (about ... 7). This time it happened to be FSCapture. :)

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#11 Post by Emka » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:21 am

I have tried some userscripts from http://www.pallab.net/2010/07/06/opera-best-userjs/, i.e. the following: YouTube Downloader, Show Just Image, Document Viewer and NoDelay. Then I experienced some problems with sites that, I assume, use javascript for e.g. drop-down menus or picture galleries. It all worked again after having deactivated userscripts.

I have no experience with javascripts. (Maybe so I shouldn't have tried them?...) How I can I find out what's going wrong there? Well, with trial and error I could probably find out which one causes problems with which other one. But is there a beginner-proof and yet more elegant way?
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#12 Post by guinness » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:33 am

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#13 Post by joby_toss » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:41 pm

I never knew how easy it is to create a new search in Opera, until I saw the info in the lower right corner of DDG page: :)

- right-click the search box (in the page of the search engine).
- select Create Search (the search address is automatically inserted).
- enter a key for keyword.
- hit OK.

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#14 Post by guinness » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:16 pm

I mentioned in the Opera 12 thread I would be posting some more tips and tricks and in the process came across this website >> http://www.aimwell.org/Help/Tips/tips.html
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#15 Post by guinness » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:58 am

This Ghacks post led me to find an "Opera's NoScript alternative" called NotScripts.
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