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ive never tried it... :confused:

grabbing it now (v9.6) and see :)

im still using i.e 6... lol old habits are hard to break damnit!!!

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Killboy

I recently saw a figure on browser usage and it was like 2% using Opera even way behind Safari with 7%...

I knew there arent that many Opera users but I would've thought there's more of them.

Their problem seems to be the missing hype, they don't advertise or try to compete with anyone else.

Ive been using FF ever since Firebird and I certainly prefer it over Opera. Feature-wise they look about similar but I don't like the overal look and feel of Opera at all...

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Loki

For me Web Developer, Firebug, Hackbar, Tamper, and LiveHttpHeader plugins make FF superior to anything else out there. The actual functionality and look of the browser makes no difference (within reason)

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blaCke

In my opinion i think Opera is best web browser ever i see, i prefer to use it instead of this sick IE, i was stick with FF for sometime but when i try Opera i found new features in it never seen in FF or IE or any web browser before.

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Teddy Rogers

Don't get me on best browsers, Opera is by far the king :P

Browser usage figures vary depending on what site it is. I would be interested to see some stats released by Google, I am sure their statistics would be a little bit better balanced...

Ted.

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Externalist

Opera FTW! :D

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ouchast

I love Opera, but I'm using Firefox. Main reason is AdBlock+, as some of the pages I visist (news sites mostley) is so filled up with ads that it makes it hard to read the actual news. I know it's possible to block content with Opera, I actually used that feature before AdBlock started to exist, or, before I found it that is. But are there any alternatives like AdBlock+ to Opera, where I can subscribe to ad-lists etc?

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blurcode
How come my opera is so slow? and it has no progress bar..

Because your proberly looking at the bottom right hand corner??

Have a look at the top URL box to the right instead "Elements: 82/82" <-- that give a nice status :)

Hmm I have'nt used Opera for nearly 10 years, SO yeah it has made some big improvments, I actually like its current release, thanks to this topic I decided to download it again. What I dont like is the limited options it has in it configuarations, for example when I right click a link and select open in new tab , I dont really want to set focus on the new tab but rather just open it and let me move over to new tab when im ready, It does seem faster than firefox, I can'nt say if its faster than explorer or not because I have'nt used explorer since version 6 , other than windows updates...

CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK opens link to a new tab in background.

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Externalist
How come my opera is so slow? and it has no progress bar..

Because your proberly looking at the bottom right hand corner??

Have a look at the top URL box to the right instead "Elements: 82/82" <-- that give a nice status :)

Hmm I have'nt used Opera for nearly 10 years, SO yeah it has made some big improvments, I actually like its current release, thanks to this topic I decided to download it again. What I dont like is the limited options it has in it configuarations, for example when I right click a link and select open in new tab , I dont really want to set focus on the new tab but rather just open it and let me move over to new tab when im ready, It does seem faster than firefox, I can'nt say if its faster than explorer or not because I have'nt used explorer since version 6 , other than windows updates...

CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK opens link to a new tab in background.

The mouse wheel button click is faster. Surprisingly, many people don't know that the mouse wheel is clickable. :mellow:

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zooley

Opera rulez for sure!!!

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Teddy Rogers

Anyone else tried Opera 10.50, thoughts?

I have been using it for the past few days and I love the changes, especially in Windows 7. It also seems to be faster browsing and scrolling through pages to, nice update...

Ted.

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Jawn & Mukhtar
Change Log

# User interface

* Added

- Download acceleration software compatibility (user option); integrates a user's favorite download acceleration software with Opera

> Check box activation located at: opera:config#UserPrefs|UseExternalDownloadManager

- A keyboard shortcut for new private windows: Ctrl+Shift+N

- Support for View Modes through the W3C Widgets Module API:

> See: W3C Widgets 1.0: View Modes Media Feature (http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-vmmf/)

* Improved

- Created a visual design to distinguish between private and non-private windows

- Removed hardcoded icons from HTML5 <input> elements

- Skins can now specify the system color scheme as default

- Changed the private mode icon in the context menu

- Translations have been updated in Opera Unite applications

* Fixed

- A white line appearing between a maximized Opera window and the Vista/Windows 7 taskbar

- Closing tabs from the Task bar leaving a ghost tab in the Task bar list

- Opera Link only partially synchronizing data (bookmarks)

- A problem when restarting Opera with "Manage bookmarks" and one or more tabs open

- Windows Media Player plug-in not initializing

- An issue when enabling the print preview option

- Data loss occuring when shutting down the computer while Opera is still closing

- Context menus not appearing in source view

- A problem when opening a private tab

- Only part of a page being visible with Aero Peek after zooming in

- A problem when correcting spelling with the keyboard in single-line form fields

- Several tab-modal dialog problems

- Minimized tabs not resizing to window when activated

- Minimized tabs not displaying after restart

- Popups being dragged out and not being able to be brought back in

- Non-modal dialogs disappearing into the browser chrome

- Pop-up windows not being skinnable

- Gmail not working in private browsing mode

- A problem setting an image on a Web page as a Speed Dial background via the context menu

- Switching the color scheme from "Windows Aero" to "Windows Vista Basic" and back again corrupts title bar

- A scrolling issue which freezes the user interface

- Opera Turbo not working correctly

- An issue with "Find in page" search if search string starts with a space

- Several issues with Adobe Shockwave

# Display and scripting

* Added

- Video seeking

> Now possible to seek through videos that are not completely downloaded

> When skipping forward, unwanted sections will not be downloaded

> See: W3C section 4.8.7 The video element (http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/video.html)

* Improved

- Numerous updates to the Carakan JavaScript engine

- JavaScript resize clipping, and automatic maximizing of restored tabs and child windows

- The DEP (Data Execution Prevention) message

* Fixed

- An issue when disconnecting from Opera Dragonfly remote debug mode

- A problem when embedding with SVG content

- Uninitialized data being displayed when using content blocking

- Several issues with Microsoft Silverlight

- An issue with WinXP toolbar integration

- A potential memory leak in context menus

- An issue with User JS and Browser JS

# Mail, news, chat

* Added

- Support for localized webfeeds and webmail providers

* Fixed

- Absense of context menus for the fields: To, CC, Subject, etc.

- Attachments being displayed multiple times after deleting mail

- Occasionally opening mails in new windows shows a blank mail window

- An issue when replying to an e-mail

- A problem when double-clicking on "Sent" mail

# Network

* Added

- <video> seeking using HTTP byte range requests

> Created HTTP range based cache subsystem to support <audio> and <video>

* Fixed

- Various issues with Opera Widgets

- A firewall alert occurring when starting Opera on Windows 7

# Security

* Fixed

- Fixed vulnerability in Renegotiation feature of the TLS protocol

> See our advisory (http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/944/)

> See our Opera Security blog article (http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2010/01/23/alpha-testing-tls-renego-fix)

^ For your reference, this security fix was implemented in the Opera 10.50 (with Opera Widgets for Desktop) beta 1 for Windows.

- Fixed a moderately severe security issue.

Opera 10.50 I think this version is more attractive and more powerful than before.

surf the net with the best browser

for see more feature, you can go here http://www.opera.com/browser/features/

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tHRALL

Been using v 9.64 for an year. And loving it!!

Too scared to upgrade to v 10, I would DIE if it overwrites any cookies, bookmarks, stored passwords etc.. (got it running on my Linux though and really like the turbo feature)

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syk071c

Although i like opera.. they decided to open a couple of UDP ports whether you like it or not.. so... unpack the opera.dll (its just upx :P ) then open it up in olly.. run it.. then quickly put a 'bp bind' in .. follow the call back.. and patch the stack to give it 00000000 instead of 00026c07 (UDP 1900) then problem solved.. ;) ( yep nasty patch.. lol )The problem is even if you disable the opera unite it will bind the port anyway.. it should be checked if you want that function on first before binding the ports.. enjoy.. p.s. it functions just fine after.. :) enjoy.. p.p.s. hi guys :)

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kao

they decided to open a couple of UDP ports whether you like it or not

Uncheck opera:config#UserPrefs|EnableUnite and check opera:config#WebServer|DoNotUseOperaAccount :rolleyes: But of course, patching binaries is always faster than reading manuals..

[EDIT: it's a combination of two settings, my bad]

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syk071c

@kao .. it opens them regardless you know.. do you think i didnt try that already.. (you mustve skipped the it doesnt check to see whether you want it to run first before it opens ports bit..) so which option turns off the ports then.. lol i only made 1522 cracks what would i know..

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Teddy Rogers

Has anyone used Opera Unite, is it any good?

Ted.

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Rachel

opera 11 beta

Norwegian browser maker has announced a Beta version of Opera 11 web browser

1.Tab stacking

Opera pioneered powerful tabs. In Opera 11, tab stacking lets you drag one tab over another to create a group. Now, you can keep dozens of webpages open, organized and under control.

2.A safer address field

Opera's new address field hides the complexity of long web addresses and gives you better control of your security when browsing. Click on the badge for the website to see information about the site you are visiting. You can even get information about Opera Turbo data savings.

3.Extensions support

You can now browse Opera's extensions catalog to add new functionality easily and customize Opera just how you want it.

4.Visual mouse gestures

Mouse gestures are another Opera innovation that has been made easier-to-use with the addition of an interface that guides you. This allows new users to discover the speed and power that mouse gestures offer.

5.Better performance

Our developers have been hard at work fine-tuning our browser engine to put Opera even further ahead in a number of benchmarks. In Opera 11, pages load faster and complex applications run more smoothly.

6.Enhanced HTML5 support

Support for new standards and HTML5 technologies means that rich, dynamic web applications and multiplayer games can be supported by Opera 11.

7.Extended auto-update

A new auto-update system ensures that your extensions and Opera Unite apps are always up to date with the latest enhancements.

8.Search predictions from Google

Search suggestions predict queries as you type, making searching quicker and easier. Google search predictions are now built into Opera. When using the search field or searching from the address field with the 'g' search keyword, Google search predictions will appear.

9.Plug-ins only on demand

An option has now been added to have plug-ins such as Flash content load only when clicked. This is especially helpful to speed up browsing on computers that have difficulty handling lots of plug-in content.

10.Enhanced email in your browser

A new mail panel gives you control over the order in which your accounts and mail items show up. You can just drag items where you want them. The mail panel can also show your mail panel when you are using it and hide when you leave a mail tab.

11.Faster installation

Even with its many new features, Opera 11 is 30% smaller than Opera 10.60. That means that Opera downloads more quickly and installs in fewer steps. Getting Opera on your computer is more easy than ever.

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Teddy Rogers

Opera 11 went final. It crashed on me after five minutes of use, first time Opera has crashed on me in months. Not crashed since though.

I can't download any extensions from Opera website. Anyone had any luck?

Ted.

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xwhyz

Better using latest IE on Window$7 64bits...

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Teddy Rogers

For Opera fanboys (such as myself) you may be interested to know - if you don't already - of a lab build for x64bit version of the upcoming Opera 12. Expect bugs... smile.png

http://snapshot.oper...00-1211.x64.exe

http://snapshot.oper...-12.00-1211.dmg

Read here for more info...


/>http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/64-bit-opera-and-out-of-process-plug-ins/

Ted.

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chickenbutt

Me and my girlfriend agree we'd be using Opera if it wasn't for the UI and redundant options..

I use the J2ME version on my old cell though, on desktop it's firefox for ease cause of fireftp and firebug..also not all the crapwear sub-menus

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Teddy Rogers
we'd be using Opera if it wasn't for the UI and redundant options..

What is the problem with the interface and what redundant options?

Ted.

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chickenbutt

What is the problem with the interface and what redundant options?

Ted.

failed attempt to make a glossy skin, and all the widget, option, and bookmark duplicates in the menu system. There are also more menus on the bottom and some other places. It's performance and rendering are probably the best though..

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