91 responses to “Extending Opera : The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Opera”

  1. Abhinav

    Awesome piece of work by an awesome blogger.

    Keep them comin Pallab:)

  2. Mohammed Muchhala

    Wow thats an awsome job mate :clap:

    Just wondering how many days u spent on this.

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  4. Lobo Schmidt

    I am a big fan of Opera browser and just loved your post. But I could not find the menu file on my directory. I’m using Opera 9.000 Build 8367.

  5. rrrrr

    it just sukz
    FIrefox has cool little install button and ur done, u don t have to modify manually so many files, so many text lines…that s more for linux users

  6. Simon

    Well can an install button make a heavily customized toolbar setup? or a heavily customized menu setup or similar? Well with Opera you can have your own set of customized toolbars and switch between the toolbar setups when you want. If for a browser all it is, is install buttons then it goes to show the users of FF are quite lazy in terms of getting their browser exactly how they want it.

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  8. blimmer

    Many thanks for this. Its a gem.

  9. Troy

    Yep, this is fantastic. Thank you!

  10. BooTCaT

    Great News pal . This one really helped me .
    And you know Opera better .

  11. paul

    thanks, keep it going now i made my opera browser the way i’ve wanted it

  12. Sriram

    wow man this is so cool…thx a lot…hope more ppl will start usin opera and wen is google gna support it fully???

  13. Aman

    Wonderful .. even though its painful and takes lot of eddting but opera becomes your browser then !
    very well compiled.

  14. jose

    Good Job. I’ve been searching for these details for some time.

  15. Shaul

    Right-click menu del.icio.us commands:

    Item, “Go to del.icio.us” = Go to page, “http://del.icio.us/”
    Item, “My del.icio.us” = Go to page, “http://del.icio.us/home”
    Item, “Post to del.icio.us” = Go to page, “javascript:location.href=’http://del.icio.us/post?v=4;url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title);”

  16. M@ik

    Awesome! Thx a lot for this.

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  18. Antonio Orlando

    nice you’ve spoken about the sticky-notes userJS 😉

    I suspect it’s very hard to find as I’ve not submitted it to any archive, because it has rather tricky setup steps and a companion css file needed.

    You’re right in recommending Robodesign’s one, but mine has more parameters and sometimes they are useful, so I’d like someone to go across the code and merge the css stuff into the javascript, so it will become a proper userJS. So if someone good in javascript is reading, please contact me and I’ll explain the details 🙂

  19. CYH


    You must mention the famous ODict when coming across the customization of Opera.

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  24. Muzammil

    Awesome compilation! I’d suggest adding OperaTor to your guide too.

    OperaTor – Opera + Tor + Privoxy

    It’s basicially a preconfigured bundle loaded with Opera Browser (v. 9.01), The Onion Router (v. and Privoxy.

  25. Cidinho

    None of the menu ones worked xP

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  29. Chris Bautista


    Great guide. THis will come handy, just became an opera convert. I was dismayed how much Firefox hogs system memory. Im very happy with opera, i will be happier if someone could help me get google bookmarks functionality into opera.

    Thanks for the great guide!


  30. SuezanneC Baskerville

    The Opera Cache Viewer instruction link took me to the same page I was on , that is, this page.


    hi,i found this blog really helpful.
    great job.

    i have one question::
    when i enter gmail it asks to enable active scripting
    & activeX controls.so as a result i can view my mails
    only in html no images nothing.

    how can i get rid of this.
    FF has no such problem but i don’t want to migrate from opera.you know.I use opera 9.02.


  32. rajat

    hey your guide is excellent. i am a die hard opera fan and been usin it 4 quite a long time(from v 7.54). hey i want your help. when ever i try to open the epaper page from indiatimes.com it says i have to enable active x.. how can i do that 4 this particular site.. plz help me


  33. Simon Pollock

    Great Blog.

    Sorry if this isn’t the correct place to post this but I have a question. How can I copy and paste from Opera without loosing all the HTML formatting? Not being able to do this is the only thing I don’t like about Opera. If there’s a way to do this then I’ll never use IE or Firefox again!

  34. rajat

    hey pallab i accidentally changed the site preference from mask as internet explorer to identify as opera and it started working…..

    well i dont know how…..

    i have 2 more queries.when i used v8 and above i could easily open a link by clicking the mouse wheel once but i cant do it in v9.2..again the auto scroll feature i cant find in v9.2….

    please help me…..

  35. rajat

    thanks for that middle click option…well by auto scroll i mean to say that when ever i pressed the wheel for a few seconda a pointer with 4 points used to appear and then i could vertically and horizontally scroll through the pages by moving the mouse instead of moving the wheel..

    can you help me with that???

  36. rajat

    its not workin pal..btw i have istalled microsoft intellipoint… do i have 2 uninstall that?

  37. rajat

    hey pallab i installed v9.21 and i got back all my mouse gestures back……..

  38. Rezz011

    Hey there this is an amazin site first of all so thanks.

    I started lookin for alternative to IE and found Firefox and Opera came highly recommended ( like opera for its tab viewing, cool,) and in 5 hrs have seen what I been missin out on.

    Now as with all peeps here I got a query too ( sadly), with Firefox I have been able to intergrate flaget (they specifically made flashGOT for FF) but with opera I failed, I got the plugin still didnt work, tried installing generic method of installation also, but failed. Maybe i havent figuared out how to download with flasgget with Opera so any help for a Opera newbie?? Thanks ever so much.


  39. dOGHAIR

    Please if anyone comes up with a way to use google bookmarks in Opera let me know. I just finally (after ten years) started using bookmarks in firefox and ie with the google toolbar. Constant formats and system changes and the hassel of exporting regular bookmarks have been a waste of time for me, so my research has suffered. I was thrilled to get the chance to save externally and now I’ve discovered opera I want to use google bookmarks with it. It’s easy to install google toolbar when you are on the road at a public computer and want to get to your links. I have access to the ones I’ve already saved on my igoogle page from opera, is there a way to drag bookmarks there from opera yet?
    cheers for the site.

  40. dOGHAIR

    thanks for the response. I have no real issue using igoogle as my home page in opera and accessing the bookmarks I have saved to google there.
    My issue is with creating more bookmarks FROM Opera.
    I found a link on that second page you gave to http://persistent.info/delicious2google/
    I’m guessing that del.icio.us is Opera?
    I’ll look into creating an accout so I can try exporting from Opera into google bookmarks. This still leaves me with the manual task of saving my book marks but at least I’ll still be able to use Opera AND have the ability to access bookmarks on the road. (I hope)

  41. dOGHAIR

    Ok, the bookmarklet is WAAAAAAAAAAAAy easier than what I posted you’ve solved my problem completly!
    many thanks

  42. Freelance Forum

    Thanks for this, it really helped with my Opera. I never would’ve used Opera otherwise. :p

  43. rajat

    hey pallab need your help again pal…the wnd is not working for yahoomail….. i have upgraded to v9.22 built 8800….it worked for a few days after upgradation and then the wand option is not shoeing in case of yahoomail…need your help

  44. Tye

    There is an unofficial StumbleUpon toolbar (menu, button, and Speed Dial version) available for Opera too:


  45. gopan

    how can i save a web page in single web archive file automatically,because opera always shows to save it in html format.so that i have to change manually it to web archive mode.also my saved pages shows the IE icon when saved in this format.

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  47. walter

    Awesome info, many thanks for this

  48. Apna

    Is there any way to make shortcuts in the Menu Bar for frequently used URLs

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  50. RezA

    Thank dudes. But I couldn’t find the thing I was looking for here.
    Is there any way to customize my opera’s context meny to add “DOWNLOAD FLV VIDEO WITH IDM” just like in Firefox? HELP ME DUDE…

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  53. Frans

    A nice guide for new users. You could consider an update. =)

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  57. Skracanie linków

    A lot of good work! But no one is able to describe at least 10% of Opera’s potential. See also http://b39.cal.pl/opera.html for more tweaks (it’s polish website).

  58. Alexis

    hi., i’m using the latest Opera 9.6 on Vista HOme Premium and I can’t get any of the tweaks working. Help!

  59. John Beach Weddings

    I just deleted the Opera 9 browser. I enjoyed using it, but one thing that aggravated me was the way it automatically changed the icons on my files to its own Opera icon. Is there a way of changing this to the icon I prefer, or is it their way of advertising their product? I like most of this browser’s features except for this minor detail.
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  61. rajat suvra mkherjee

    hi Pallab i recently upgraded into opera10.5 from 10.10 but after that i ould not open facebook. it stops at the login page and just refuses to sign me in..please help me how can i get rid of this bug…


  62. rajat suvra mukherjee

    Sorry pallab still not working…

    : (

  63. rajat suvra mukherjee

    hey pallab it worked but i had to clear all the cookies including those of firefox, chrome and imternet explorer….


  64. spade

    I am having trouble with the Load in IE and Firefox codes. It tells me “No registered application for this extension.” Help please? Using most recent edition of Opera.

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  66. ajinkya

    im using opera Version 10.63 Build 3516 .. and Internet download manger {IDM} version 5.18 .. IDM takes over my downloads in opera but it directly opens up the download window and doesnt let video’s on facebook or youtube buffer unlike it does on mozilla .. in mozila it opens up a panel saying ‘ download with IDM ‘ on top right hand side of any video that plays in the browser .. in opera im not able to see that … pl help !!!

  67. ajinkya

    i downloaded the player which came in a format i couldnt install and that script im clueless what to do with it .. can PLEASE let me know the procedure !! thank u .. 🙂

  68. Mosaic

    I am wondeirng if I can use all those hacks for opera mobile..

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