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you can do a "minimum" pixel size.
alt-p, then font, then min pixel size. I have mine set to 13.
> Opera is blazingly fast.
You can increase or decrease how fast the screen displays by setting -> prefs -> advanced -> browsing -> loading. Then dial up down how fast it displays the page. I have mine set on 2 seconds. That seems to be about right. Too fast and the screen can flash a bit while the page is re-rendered(annoying).
Also on that page you can:
Set cycle pages to "cycle without showing list. That way you can control-tab and control-shift-tab through multiple Opera mdi windows without having to pause for a menu.
I set New Pages to, "Always Maximize, including pop-ups".
Also when viewing a web page your favorite key is f12.
- to that ends, turn off flash unless you need it often (you kill a good portion of the slow loading and highly flashy annoying ads on the web that way)
- also on F12 - turn off referrers. Never show anyone where you came from. It's none of their biz how you got to their site.
- please have a heart and always identify as Opera.
Other fun stuff:
- remember you can edit any of the .ini's in the opera directories. have fun.
- edit the search.ini to kick in your fav search engine.
- remember all you need is "f2" and then "g WebmasterWorld" to be at google.
- Be sure to fill out the Personal Items. This will save you tons and hours of headache when filling out forms. You will never know how you got along without this feature.
- Speaking of features you can't live without - Mouse Gestures - use 'em, love 'em. Speeds up real world surfing 2x-3x.
Opera puts you in the driver seat in control, while other browsers put you in the back seat along for the ride.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 8:06 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2005]
Brett, I've heard turning off referrers is a bad thing. It can mess with the way some sites work. (Also stats programs.)
Everything else you said is great. Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg of what Opera can do!
> Opera's CSS implementation
Operas CTO is one of the authors of the css standard.
Use Shift-Click on form submit buttons to submit the form into a new window/page. That way if any of your info is wrong, you need not back up and re-enter if the page does not allow caching (such as a password, or credit card number which is not cachable - even via the back button).
Back: right click down, drag left, release.
Back: z key.
Alt-z and alt-x show you the forward and backward "history" in a pop-up menu.
Shift-z and shift-x move you back to the beginning of the tab's history and forward to the next logical page respectively.
There are numerous other mouse gestures [opera.com].
Bonus tip: to quickly navigate through tabs, hold down the right mouse button and use the scroll wheel to manuver through the tabs. And 1/2 move you back/forward a tab.
Don't let a few bad apples ruin the bunch.
[edited by: mattglet at 2:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2005]
Then just type in to the address bar "g KEYWORD" where keyword is your search. That *is* a google search and easier than using that google search box.
You can adjust your search prefs from prefs - > advanced -> search.
You can also double click to highlight a word. Then right click and select search or "search with". No more cut-n-paste for searching!
You can focus on the address box by pressing F8. Or you can popup an address bar anywhere with F2. Try it - press f2, and then type g and notice it says "google search" over on the right side.
I guess it's possible that I accidently turned it off at the same time that I installed Opera 8.5, but it seems unlikely.
I looked around and didn't see any option for turning off horizontal scrolling. I'm guessing it might be some kind of CSS issue?
Try Ctrl-F7. That toggles scroll bars on and off. Don't know if that'll fix just the horizontal one though. You can always use the left and right arrow keys to scroll horizontally.
If you get a horizontal scroll bar and you place your mouse cursor on it, the scroll wheel then controls horizontal scrolling.
And a relatively new feature of Opera: Ctrl-F11, Fit to Window Width. Opera will try to rejigger the page so that it all fits within the current window size.
I'm looking for those RSS tips too. Even though the address bar indicator is pretty slick, the use of the actaul reader seems to be beyond my ken. It feels very buggy to me, and I have yet to consistently get any kind of display of the feeds, manage them, or read them. Even the Opera Lover site isn't much help with this issue.
I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the "W3-Dev" menus I added.
For now, I'm still using SharpReader until I can figure out how to use Opera's.