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<h1>Ubiquity for Opera</h1>
<h2>Help</h2>
<p>
You're probably wondering what <strong>Ubiquity for Opera</strong> is or how does it work.
The <a href="http://labs.mozilla.org/projects/ubiquity/">original Ubiquity</a>
is a <a href="http://mozilla.org/products/firefox/">Firefox</a> extension that
brings a textual interface to the browser.<br>
<strong>Ubiquity for Opera</strong> is an attempt to port this extension to
<a href="http://www.opera.com/browser/">the Opera browser</a>, using the
<a href="http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/userjs/">UserJS</a> feature,
a sort of built-in <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/addon/748">GreaseMonkey</a> that Opera has.
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Due to UserJS security protection and limitations, some of the features of the
original Ubiquity are not available in the Opera version. Particularly, no
access to external HTTP resources is allowed, and there's no access to the
browser chrome... However, Ubiquity for Opera is still useful. Try it!
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<h2>How does Ubiquity work?</h2>
<p>
You can start using it, if you already installed and configured it, by
typing: <code>CTRL + SPACE</code>.<br>
This is the default shortcut that brings up the Ubiquity window. This is
nothing more than a simple text field.</p>
<p>
You just type the command you want to execute, ex.: <code>clusty opera browser</code>
and there you go, you get the search results. Here's a screenshot:
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<h2>Example of commands</h2>
<p>
Some examples of the commands you can try in Ubiquity:
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<li><code>google Opera UserJS tutorial</code></li>
<li><code>imdb Matrix</code></li>
<li><code>maps Colosseo, Roma</code></li>
<li>Select a word or sentence on the page you're browsing, and then
type <code>translate</code> without any word. It will pick up the selected
text and translate it through Google Translate.</li>
<li><code>youtube Paul McCartney</code></li>
<li><code>dramatic-chipmunk</code></li>
<li><code>validate</code>, will validate through the W3C Validator service the currently
opened window URL</li>
</ul>
<h2>How to install Ubiquity for Opera</h2>
<p>
If you landed on this page, you probably have Ubiquity already installed.
If not, follow these simple steps:
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<li>Enable <strong>UserJS</strong>.
Point your browser to <a href="opera:config#Javascript">opera:config#Javascript</a> and:
<ul>
<li>tick the <strong>"User Javascript"</strong> checkbox</li>
<li>in the <strong>"User Javascript File"</strong> textfield, type the name of the folder
you want to run the scripts from. You can create an empty one wherever
you want.</li>
<li>If you want, you can also enable the checkbox to allow <strong>UserJS execution
in HTTPS pages</strong>.</li>
</ul>
<li>Remove the default shortcut key bound to <code>CTRL + SPACE</code>,
since the original Ubiquity is activated and deactivated
with <code>CTRL + SPACE</code>.</li>
</ul>
<h2>How to get help?</h2>
<p>
Are you stuck? Do you have questions?
</p>
<p>
Check out the <a href="http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=250627"
title="User JS FAQ">UserJS FAQ</a>.
</p>
<p>
If you are still experiencing problems installing or using Ubiquity for Opera,
there's not that much I can do for you, given this is a spare-time, mostly
night hobby for me, but try to post your question in the
<a href="http://my.opera.com/userjs/forums/">official UserJS forums</a>.
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