Google is harsh on Opera they are not allowing Opera users to experience their Google Instant and Google Instant Previews features, Opera doesn’t support Google Instant as well as Google Instant Previews, where we found Google Instant Previews works even turning off Google Instant. Opera users are you disappointed, here is how to make Google Instant Previews to work in Opera.
Making Google Instant Previews to work in Opera
Make sure you’re using Google as default search engine.
1.Press Ctrl + F12 bring up Preferences, click Search tab, select “Google” search engine entry,
2. Click Edit>Details for the “Address” entry change Opera to Firefox and click Ok to save changes.
3.Now visit http://www.google.com/webhp?sclient=psy in Opera browser
4.Right click on the page and select “Edit Site Preferences” hit Network tab and choose “Mask as Firefox” for Browser identification.
5.Click OK to save changes.
With this Google instant previews will appear for search results when you performed search from search bar and Opera address bar, of course from Google homepage also works.
If you Mask Opera as Firefox for Google homepage, then instant previews appear in Opera from Google homepage only(what we observed). With the above method Google Instant Previews also appear from search bar and address bar with Google being set as default search engine.
With the above method Google Instant Previews works in Opera 10.63 stable version as well as in current Opera 11 alpha version as well.