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Old 08-31-2005, 01:13 PM   #11
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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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Old 08-31-2005, 05:42 PM   #12
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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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It was over before I could get it. I'm happy enough with Firefox, though.

   
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:38 PM   #13
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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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Old 08-31-2005, 08:52 PM   #14
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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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Old 09-01-2005, 06:56 AM   #15
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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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I am now a happy Opera user, the only thing I don't seem to be able to do is to watch streaming media, I don't know if this is in any way specific to video from Dayport.com, but a little irritating as I do this on a regular basis. Otherwise it's a great browser.

And it's for free, so I can't really complain...
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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.
Apple has finally introduced their own "two-button" mouse, the so-called "Mighty Mouse," years after it became advantageous to have two buttons with the current Mac OS. Of course, being Apple, they didn't want to actually have two buttons on top of the mouse, so this one has no buttons at all but will respond differently depending on how you apply pressure. Quoting their web site:
It looks and feels like a sleek one-button mouse, but Mighty Mouse's smooth top shell hides a powerful secret: touch-sensitive technology under the shell detects which part of the mouse you're clicking, so you can both left-click and right-click. And if you prefer the simplicity of a classic one-button mouse, Mighty Mouse is up to the task. Just use the Mac OS X Tiger system preference pane to configure it how you want.
The Mighty Mouse also includes a "scroll ball":
Perfectly positioned to roll smoothly under just one finger, Mighty Mouse's Scroll Ball offers full 360-degree scrolling capability — up/down, left/right and diagonally. You can scroll long web pages, pan full-size images, maneuver around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favorite Tiger features such as Dashboard, Spotlight or Exposé.
And it also has force-sensing side buttons that can interact with specially-enabled programs.

Finally a Mac "true believer" like Kathleen can own a two-button mouse without betraying the brand. <g>
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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.
Years ago I had a two-(or maybe it was a three-) button mouse. I hated it. With one button I have only three choices, all in one place: click, double-click, or click and hold. No extra need to think about choices.

As if any computing activity came naturally to anyone, btw! <g>

   
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Years ago I had a two-(or maybe it was a three-) button mouse
Well, that was probably on OS-9 which didn't do much sensible with multi-digit rodents. OS-X is rather more civilised in that respect, as are most OS-X apps.

   
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