I just had to post this. After I posted about two weeks ago while using Opera 10.5 pre-alpha about how Opera failed to use the Java Plugin and hence could not display JavaFX applets, I finally got JavaFX to run in Opera. Awesome. See below for images of Opera 10.5 with and without the hack.
Here is what you need:
- Download the new version of Opera 10.5 beta, which supports the Java Plugin instead of their old way including applets
- Download this Opera menu extension which provides an augmented developer menu
- Change your User Agent to identify the browser as Internet Explorer or Mozilla by going to “O Menu (top-left)” – > Page Tools -> Developer -> User Agent -> Internet Explorer
- Go to www.javafx.com, and you should get JavaFX to load in Opera smoothly (ok mine hanged a bit before it loaded the applet, but hey this is a beta so such things can be expected, but on refresh it loads in a Flash)
So now, all we need to do is wait for Oracle/Sun JavaFX engineers to update their browser detection code, so we do not have to use this hack.