Greasemonkey in Opera

Did you know that you can easily load Greasemonkey scripts into Opera? While Firefox users need an extension for that Opera users can simply import them into Opera. Well, some manual work is required but nothing to serious. Takes probably half a minute to import it.

First you need to download the Greasemonkey script that you would like to use in Opera. You may need to rename that script so that the file ends with user.js if that is not already the case.
Now open Opera and go to Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content and click on the JavaScript Options button.

There is a form at the end called User Javascript Files that points to the directory that contains all the custom Javascript files. If you got more than one put them all in that directory. I suggest you create a new folder in the Opera directory and name it Javascripts or something like that.

javascript options

Opera needs to be restarted so that the scripts can be loaded once the folder has been selected. After that it's just a matter of testing the scripts on whatever website they are working on.

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Responses to Greasemonkey in Opera

  1. Josh August 11, 2008 at 5:25 am #

    Awesome tip! Thanks Martin

  2. glin August 11, 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    Note that not all Greasemonkey scripts work in Opera.This following script

    Emulate GM functions
    http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/operaStuff/userJavaScript.html#compatibility

    helps in supporting a few more and its by an Opera employee.

  3. Jon August 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    Fantastic! Thanks for the tip. This will put me even closer to a full conversion from Firefox to Opera.

  4. Ky August 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    This is the one of the great things about Opera; the native support for user javascript and css, so no need of Greasemonkey or Stylish.

  5. Jino August 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    help ! i test youtube lyrics (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/22569). But it doesn't work !
    Thanks !

  6. Charnita Fance October 13, 2008 at 1:04 am #

    Thanks so much for this! Really helped out a lot!

  7. Proxy - Unblock Websites April 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Well the demand of proxies will keep increasing day by day. Nice article by the way!

  8. tawv June 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    How do I download a script with Opera... It just says "Install" and next I get a screen with text, but no download ... :-(

  9. oshan August 28, 2009 at 5:10 am #

    awsome work thanks alot, now i dnt hve to evr nevr go to firefox fr anythin :P

  10. miguel September 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    does better twitter work for you ?

  11. Joku December 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    The correct way to make the scripts work is to go to the script page and go to the script that you want, press in the Install button \and copy everything in the Notepad and save it like this "namethatyouwant.user.js" without the quotes and make the dir. To me the scripts work fine i used the You tube Enhancer and works really good.

  12. Amel February 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    who can find me a url I need gresmonkey for oper

  13. Kate June 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    It's nice that there's a way to make scripts work in opera, but when you want ~30 scripts, this is not practical. Why doesn't opera make an easy way to run them like Firefox, Flock, and Chome did?

  14. ale5000 November 8, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    A new script to emulate Greasemonkey functions in Opera and other browsers: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/88932

  15. Mashiur Rahman January 26, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    Thank You ! :)

  16. Harri October 6, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Thanks. :)
    Works really well
    Thanks again

  17. Hemant Aggarwal February 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    What about Apple Safari?

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