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How to make Google services Opera-friendly

January 2, 2007

Here’s a neat little hack to make some of the offending Google services work better in the Opera browser.

Joao Eiras, an Opera user, wrote a small Opera User JavaScript file (Download patchHow to install) that patches some of the incompatibilities with Google services, such as Google Docs, Google Spreadsheet, Google Calendar, and Picasa Web.

Opera’s User JavaScript acts in a similar way as GreaseMonkey, the Firefox extension, only it’s built into the Opera browser. These scripts allow you, the visitor of a site, to directly manipulate the content (HTML, JavaScript, etc) of the page.

There’s a collection of other Opera User JavaScript files on this site (UserJS.org); it seems, however, that the site has been dormant for a bit.

(via Google OS and WebProNews)

Categories: Compatibility
  1. Håvar Skaugen
    January 2, 2007 at 10:46 am


    I’ve been waiting for this. I’m tired of booting up IE or Firefox for my Google Docs needs.

  2. Wajo357
    January 2, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Great news… too bad Google Notebook still doesn’t work.

  3. January 2, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Please digg this information…

  4. January 2, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    I could not log-in to my Google Account after applying this. But when I disabled it, loggedin and check off remeber password, and enabled it again it worked just fine.

  5. treego
    January 3, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Good deal. 🙂

  6. Darken
    January 3, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Thanx for this. 🙂

  7. heather
    March 27, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks! I just got it to work google calendars! Opera users are so clever.

  8. Bill Ingerson
    May 1, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Whoops! Just been reading about the Google fix and saw some script between teh last message on the page and the comment box. I tried to post on it and it crashed opera 9.1 (I’ve refused 9.2 as it breaks 3 features I use a lot – Opera I love you since v4 point something but give me a break – stop the gadgets and fixing things that work and concentrate on being a good browser!)

    Do we need a Javascript fix for Operawatch?

    PS. The bottom of this page reads:

    March 27th, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    Posted by heather using Opera 9.10 on Windows XP

    Thanks! I just got it to work google calendars! Opera users are so clever.

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