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Old 21. Oct 2010, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Using Opera with WOT (Ubuntu)

Since moving over to Ubuntu I've been trying out some of the other browsers available as an alternative to Firefox. I liked Midori which is snappy and different enough to appeal to some folks, but overall I found Opera to be way faster than any of them. I was disappointed with the presentation of their integrated mail after using Thunderbird so will not be using Opera for this too.

You can either install Opera directly by adding the Opera repository to your sources list...

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/841/

...or do as I did and download it from here and choose “open with: Ubuntu Software Center”

http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?platform=linux


The one thing I need more than most for my site work is the WOT (Web Of Trust) extension for site ratings. Opera does not have a dedicated extension like Firefox, IE and Chrome (yet) but there is a workaround which provides excellent functionality. This is how to set it up:


Create a new folder in your Home/.opera directory (click View then “show hidden files” to reveal the .opera folder). I just called my new folder “Scripts”.


Next, go to this page:


http://my.opera.com/PH%60/blog/2009/11/13/wot-for-opera


Scroll down until you see the line “If you want to try this UserJS, just download it.”

The words “download it” are a link (underlined).

Right-click this link, choose “save linked content as” then navigate to the folder you have just created and hit “save” twice to store the script there.

Once you've done that, in Opera go to Settings / Preferences / Advanced / Content (in side menu) then click on the JavaScript Options box opposite. At the bottom where it says “User JavaScript Folder” click “choose” and again pick the folder you created to store your script in.

Now, restart Opera and you should see the colored WOT icons displayed in your search results and also at the top right of any open pages. Mousing over the search page icons reveals the % trust level for each site and a click will open the full window.
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I've been using this UserJS for a while now and it works very well. Even reminds you when there's an update available.

Only one slight irritation is that the green circle it places in the top right-hand corner of webpages can get in the way of any buttons that may be underneath or close to it.
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I've been using this UserJS for a while now and it works very well. Even reminds you when there's an update available.

Only one slight irritation is that the green circle it places in the top right-hand corner of webpages can get in the way of any buttons that may be underneath or close to it.
You can disable this button if you choose to, but it means wading through the script until you find the relevant entry to edit. The instructions are on the script page I linked to above
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You can disable this button if you choose to, but it means wading through the script until you find the relevant entry to edit. The instructions are on the script page I linked to above
Thanks for the info. I do occasionally find it useful to have that button there, and it only clashes with the occasional webpage which places a button that high up on a page, so on balance I think I'll be keeping it for now.
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Trust a browser called Opera to make such a 'song and dance' out of gettting WOT to work!
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Trust a browser called Opera to make such a 'song and dance' out of gettting WOT to work!
Yep, but at least when you're finished you get an extra "spot" per page out of it compared to Firefox

No sign of a WOT extension amongst the lineup of extensions so far published for the Alpha 11 release either so I guess we'll be stuck with the script for a while longer yet.
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No sign of a WOT extension amongst the lineup of extensions so far published for the Alpha 11 release either so I guess we'll be stuck with the script for a while longer yet.
Apparently it's already in the making - http://www.mywot.com/en/blog/281-wot...era-extensions
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Looks like the WOT userjs button that usually appears in the top right of webpages currently doesn't display properly in Opera 11 Alpha.
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