Google Operating System scrounged up a great script that helps make Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Calendar, and Picasa Web Albums work a little better with Google services in Opera. Those services have very minor glitches that most Opera users don’t care about and will still use the services. However, Google Calendar, for example, pops up with an annoying prompt each time making sure that you know you’re using an unsupported browser:


To make the Google Services “compatible” just follow these few steps:

  1. Find a folder that you can place a JavaScript file in and try to make it a place that won’t get deleted, otherwise you’ll have to do this again. Also, you should try to make sure that there aren’t any unintentional JavaScript files located in that folder otherwise Opera may get confused. By that I mean that there shouldn’t be any other files in that directory with the extension .js and have nothing to do with your Opera installation.
  2. Right-click on this JavaScript file and save it to that directory from Step 1.
  3. Go to Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > JavaScript options and into the User JavaScript files box enter in or browse for the directory from Step 1.

That’s all there is to it. I’m sure the Opera users out there will surely love this script, but I still don’t think it should be necessary to use. Google should offer some sort of option for users to disable browser checking all together so that these prompts are never received. Or maybe they should try and make their services officially compatible? ;)