This is an issue that comes up more often these days because more and more third party magento extensions simply throw in the jQuery library in the admin panel, even just for simple JS functionality that is fully supported in Prototype. I guess in the sake of a ‘working’ extension everything is compromised, right? well, ok. I guess so. but there is always a better way to doing things. Here is a little example that can make including the jQuery library in the Magento Admin Panel a little less painful and make your extension play nice with other third party extensions.