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Opera 7

 4:36 am on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

O7 for win is on the opera ftp server...




 7:17 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've just uninstalled version 7 (Windoze 2K Pro) because EVERY session with it ends in a crash (I know it's beta, but it shouldn't be every session).

It's a little disappointing because after using v6 extensively for a while I thought v7 would be the version to register. I'm using a virgin W2K installation, standard-ish graphics (NVidia GeForce II GTS 64Mb) and plenty of RAM (256Mb) on a cable modem.

In other words, a pretty basic installation with little cause for concern, the only installed app being MS Office 2K.

If it can't cope with THIS setup, there's problems ...


 7:53 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thats too bad kcartlidge. I have heard a few 2k users with similar reports though (but not every time).

There are a few hidden gems in this build, that once you figure them out are pretty powerful. After someone tipped me off just how to use the new User Mode css features, I got intrigued to try it again.

User Mode
Go to preferences (alt-p), and then Page Style and put a check next too "my style sheet" in both columns and click ok to exit.

Now surf any page. On the default address bar, there is one drop down menu on the left with a little arrow on it. Click that and up pops the list that starts out, "Emulate Text Browser" and goes through about 10 options. Those are user applied local style sheets that can apply to EVERY page!

Be sure to check out the debug css to "show structural outline", and "Debug with Outline". The possiblities for writing better code faster are incredible.

Just using it for 10 mins here, I found 3 near html errors (unclosed td's) that were passing the validators.

I'm just now starting to realize how incredible this option is. You'll just have to play around with it some to figure it out.

This is nothing short of a revolutionary advancement for browser users and developers.


 3:33 pm on Nov 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just tried Opera 7 and my pages using CSS table-less layouts won't render properly :(

I'm using "float"ed <div>s to achieve a wrap-able two-column layout.

you'll see in Opera 7 that the right-hand column content "floats" on top of the left hand content that's already there -- ugly, ugly :(

I don't have the same problem in IE5/6 or Mozilla. Opera 5/6 don't have this problem either. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Is this is an Opera 7 bug, or am I using the CSS wrong?

[edited by: korkus2000 at 4:51 pm (utc) on Nov. 27, 2002]
[edit reason] No specifics please [/edit]


 4:42 pm on Nov 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

how do you get rid of that bloody banner ad on the top right, thats all I need, ads embedded into the browser itself, if I can't I refuse on principal to use this browser!
btw I've never used Opera before in case this is an incredibly stupid question...


 4:58 pm on Nov 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I believe the paid version doesn't have the ad.

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