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Windows 7: How to run Silverlight applications in Opera Browser

03 Jul 2010   #1
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
Tutorial : How to run Silverlight applications in Opera Browser

How to run Silverlight applications in Opera Browser

It Works for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Opera for Windows supports Silverlight. Unfortunately, most of

Silverlight applications check the browser version so Silverlight doesn't start in Opera. When you click the

"Install Silverlight" it redirects to Silverlight download page, and informs that the browser is not compatible.
I have checked this trick in Opera Version 10.60 ; it logically will work on later versions and back versions also.

Note: There is some difference between 32 bit and 64 bit method, and I have mentioned it where it differes. Please note that, the screenshots are of 64 bit version. I assume that, you have already installed and running Opera browser and have Silverlight installed for Internet Explorer.

Step 1

For 32 bit:

Copy all files and folders (Including DLL files) from "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight" to "C:\Program


For 64 bit:

Copy DLL files and folders (Including DLL files) from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight" to

"C:\Program Files(x86)\Opera\program\plugins"

Here you start :

Copy From:

Paste here:

Step 2

This Step is same for both versions.

Download this rar file and unzip the javascript file. Copy it to your User Javascript directory (e.g.

"C:\Program Files\Opera\userjs"). You may not have "Opera" folder and "userjs" folder there, in that case, just make a new folder and rename it to "Opera" (Exactly without quotes) and under that folder create a new folder and rename it to "userjs" (exactly, without quotes).

Either open a new tab or restart the browser to take effect. Open any webpage with complex silverlight app (to test it works fine).

It will work ! Here, it is fully functional !

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03 Jul 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Don't use Silverlight myself, but nice tute! + Rep.

A Guy
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04 Jul 2010   #3

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

It would be much easier to run IE8.
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04 Jul 2010   #4
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

Thanks A Guy (again )

Right wysiwyg, its just a method for avid Opera users.
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