Re: Opera Browser

Subject: Re: Opera Browser
From: John Cornellier <tw -at- cornellier -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:51:14 +0100

>I was just wondering if anyone has used or has background with the Opera

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I've been using Opera for browsing, email and newgroups for a couple of months. Some observations:

I like
* speed of browser. Yes, it's true. Loads faster too.
* builtin popup suppressor. Ha!
* good toolbar customization -- can search google (or site of your choice) from toolbar
* tabbed SDI
* very cool zoom view on web pages using mousewheel interface. Also very customizable - e.g. can assign combinations of mouse clicks to Back command, etc.
* quick preferences (e.g. turn pops on / off / minimized...)
* Import and Export Menu.
* file transfer window - nice display of downloads, plus can resume broken downloads
* email system works and somehow more likeable than Eudora, Outlook, and Netscape

I don't like
* doesn't support some javascript, but I suspect this is the javascript's fault, and not Opera's. E.g. can't get past the number two. I still have to keep NN and IE around for
prime number research, but then I need them for webdev anyway.
* seems to do something unpredictable with line breaks in my outgoing emails -- ?

John Cornellier

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