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Opera: Total Control Browser

Power to the People!!!

3:09 pm on Apr 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I keep finding (and using!) practical features in the Opera browser that continue to convince me that nothing else even comes close. Opera offers complete user control... Like many other "tools," you just have to learn to use them!

I was surfing a topic I was researching and came upon a site that had a good deal of information, though none of it was organized very well. I could live with that, but I could not live with the embedded, annoying, midi files!

The Webmaster failed to include any form of user controls to either turn down the volume or stop the music altogether; I did not want to turn down my speakers as I was listening to a new CD at the time.

Opera had the answer: F12/Quick Preferences - "uncheck" Enable Plugins - Die midis, die!

I was able to peacefully finish reading the material I was researching.

Not long after that, I was at a major news and information site... suddenly a pair of "lobsters" start crawling across my screen! I knew it wasn't "flashbacks" of any sort - it was most likely the precursor to some yet unseen advertisement. Sure enough! Now an "ad-box" drifted serenely (not!) across my screen...

F12/Quick Preferences - "uncheck" Enable Javascipt - Die lobsters! Die! ;)

The Quick Preference settings are so user-friendly that they are becoming an essential part of my surfing routine; I enable/disable features at will... surfing in peace, with a "total control" browser is VERY nice indeed!

3:33 pm on Apr 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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i agree and love F12

but i have dual monitor win2k, and on F12 the menu stradles my 2 screens, anyone know how to change this??

3:38 pm on Apr 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm a opera convert in a big way, now i am just waiting for the Nokia 9210 to come out with the opera browser on it.


4:48 pm on Apr 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I use Netscape over Opera for one reason and one reason only: Opera cannot handle JavaScript as well as NS or even IE. JS is also too slow. If Opera could improve in this one feature, I would hand over some money to get rid of that banner at the top. Version 6 is a huge improvement on version 5 including the quick preferences which are superb when you want to quickly turn something on or off. (Ever tried to turn JavaScript off in IE - it takes research to even find the option, and it is so buried in NS that it takes a while to find it).

Opera is becoming better with every release and always has more increase in features with each release than any other browser.

I'm sure the guys at Opera will be working on JS improvements for version 7 or 8 and I will be checking them out...