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Old 08-30-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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Opera is having a 10 year anniversay party and for a limited time giving away free registrations.

http://my.opera.com/community/party/


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Thanks George...I've tried Opera before and not liked it but I'll give it a try again...

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Opera takes some getting used to. I've had a couple runs with it and finally got pushed into it again by an operazealot friend of mine. That seemed to be the ticket ... everything I grumbled about, he'd go "Oh, well, just do ... " and that'd fix it.

I'm quite addicted to it now.

   
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:53 PM   #4
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Opera takes some getting used to. I've had a couple runs with it and finally got pushed into it again by an operazealot friend of mine. That seemed to be the ticket ... everything I grumbled about, he'd go "Oh, well, just do ... " and that'd fix it.

I'm quite addicted to it now.
Do you prefer it to Firefox?

Anyway, thanks to George’s alert, I got a registration number, and will give it another try. I am typing in Opera right now, in fact.

   
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Yes. Emphatically! For one thing they get tabbed browsing right. Firefox is nice but Opera just feels more polished.

   
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Yes. Emphatically! For one thing they get tabbed browsing right. Firefox is nice but Opera just feels more polished.
That’s interesting. Tabs are one of the things about Opera that drives me crazy. Sometimes I want to have a new window open (or, more to the point, not have the current window be hidden). So far I have not figured out how to control this behavior in Opera.

Works fine in Firefox and Safari, btw.

   
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Sometimes I want to have a new window open (or, more to the point, not have the current window be hidden). So far I have not figured out how to control this behavior in Opera.
I usually use the context menu in association with the link.
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Sometimes I want to have a new window open
Just right click and choose 'Open in background page'.

This is something I can't seem to control in Firefox, which opens pages indescriminately in new windows even though I've told it to open pages in new tabs by default. I want it to never, under any circumstance, open a new window unless I expressly tell it too. IOW just like Opera.

   
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Just right click and choose 'Open in background page'.
I do not have a right click; it takes an extra step, and just because I then have to scan a list and make a selection, more work in general.

I have not thought a lot about this process, and guess I should. But I am generally quite happy with the way both Firefox and Safari deal with this. That’s good, as those are my main browsers.

   
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I can't imagine using OS-X, let alone Windows, without a two button mouse. You really should get one. It makes life so much easier in all sorts of apps, not just Opera. But you can configure a keyboard shortcut for pretty much any function in Opera if you don't want to right-click.

I do understand, however, that two-button mice and MDI interfaces come more naturally to Windows users than Mac users.

   
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