Opera Customization Guide

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 22, 2006
Updated • May 4, 2013

I found a great guide for Opera 9 which extends Opera tremendously. The guide is divided into seven sections: Menu editing, Integrating Opera with download managers, User JavaScript, Buttons, Panels, Widgets and Misc. The menu editing section for instance has some great tips that enhance Opera in great ways: you can for instance use it to integrate the popular Bugmenot website into the Opera web browser. The service provides you with public login information for popular websites so that you can access contents published on supported websites without having to register first.

You also find tips for the following things: How to open graphics with an image viewing program like Irfanview, how to open websites with Internet Explorer or Firefox, how to create tinyurls for the current url and much more.

The other sections are as helpful, I suggest you simply take a look at the whole article and see it for yourself. Implementation is really easy and explained well so that new and experienced users alike can implement the modifications quickly and without running into issues.

Update: Opera has evolved ever since the customization guide was written, and while most of the tips still work in the latest versions, it needs to be noted that some menus may have a different location now in the browser.

Here is the list of customizations the guide is about:

  • BBCode - This modification will allow you to quickly insert BBCode while typing out new posts/replies in a forum.
  • Open images with Irfan View
  • Copy text to Notepad
  • View Web pages in IE and Firefox
  • But Me Not integration
  • Tiny url integration into Opera
  • Snipurl integration into Opera
  • Integrate Del.ici.us into Opera
  • Integrating Opera with download managers like Flashget, generic download managers, Operaget
  • User JavaScript
  • How to add buttons to Opera
  • Working with Panels, adding panels
  • All about Widgets
  • And many miscellaneous tips for the browser

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  1. Lobo Schmidt said on April 23, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    That’s sounds interesting. I’ll give it a try, but, being a Opera user around four or five years, problably doens’t have much things that I don’t know.

    (Except for how to spell properly :)

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