The Google Fx userscript makes a number of transformation to Google’s search results page. Some of them are useful while some others are pointless, but you can easily disable any functions that you don’t like. Some of the cool changes this script brings to Google includes:
- Thumbnail previews of the sites in the search result page
- An Auto streaming feature which automatically retrieves the search results from the next page and appends it to the current page when you scroll to the bottom of the page. This feature is similar to Repagination, but unlike Repagination it does not add the whole page but just the results.
- Keeps the Google search box and other links floating at the top, thereby making it visible at all times even when you are scrolling down.
- Easier access to Safe Mode settings and image sizes in Google Image search.
My only gripe is that it changes the fonts which I didn’t like. It can be fixed though if I agree to fiddle around the script. But that’s too much work and it certainly doesn’t look too appealing. So I will leave it.
How to install Greasemonkey script in Opera
Installing Google Fx requires an additional step as described below.
How to install Google Fx in Opera
Go to [Document Popup Menu] section and add the following lines
Item, "GoogleFX preferences" = Copy & Execute program, "c:Program FilesOperaUserJSGoogleFXprefs.exe"
You can now see a new item in Opera’s context menu called "GoogleFX preferences" through which you can access the settings.