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Old 28. Nov 2014, 08:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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As I said, you just have to look around to see that Opera is capable of more than you think. If you install this extension - Download Chrome Extension;

https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/exten...e-extension-9/

you can then go to the Chrome Web Store and install extensions from there. I've just installed SimilarWeb and it works perfect.

I doubt Opera are trying to make a perfect clone of Google Chrome, I don't think that was ever their intention. They took Chromium/Blink, and obviously the Google money, then started to build a browser in a slightly different mould. It takes time. Yes, they made a massive mistake in not providing bookmarks. It did them no favours at all and won them few friends. But they listened to those users who wanted them back and now they have them.

I don't use Google Chrome but I reckon if you put it alongside Opera the differences will be there to see. The reason I wasn't too keen on the new Opera at first was because they put the Google search bar on the start page, you couldn't get rid of it. I don't use Google search. Now you can get rid of it, and also change the default search to something other than Google. Users asked for it, and now they have it.

For a while I pretty much stopped using the browser because of all that. I thought it was going to be just another Chrome clone, Google everything, I can't be bothered with it all, but they've managed to steer away from that slightly and put their own stamp on things. Not the same innovation as seen in Opera 12, no, far from it. But there's still a bit of it there. That's why I mainly use the Developer builds, to try out the new features. The changes are happening, and with them my own enthusiasm as a user is returning - while still understanding that they have to cater to a broader market in changing times.

I think that's the hardest part for them, at least with the desktop browser.
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Old 28. Nov 2014, 11:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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@deya,

You have a good touch with words.
BTW, did install an extension yesterday that would allow Opera to install Google Chrome ones and it had failed.

Just now, i installed the dev version and installed it again.
After reading your post, i went back to that SimilarWeb one and it works!
Go figure! Someone's playin' tricks on me.
Hope it has nothing to do with that 666 post mark on your profile!
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Old 28. Nov 2014, 11:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - how's that for a word? This post will change the number.

Good to hear you've got the extension working. Maybe the Dev version will stir your own enthusiasm once more. It's always worth keeping an eye on
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Old 29. Nov 2014, 03:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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You're good!
Wonder what the latin equivalent of that word would be?

BTW, are you aware of an extension that does "find as you type" in web-pages like Firefox does?
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Old 30. Nov 2014, 12:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Is this what you mean?
https://code.google.com/p/chrome-type-ahead/

It looks like it might be what you're looking for. The Chrome Store page is here;
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...mghndkikcmoadk

Dunno if it's any good to you but it installs in Opera so you could give it a try.
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Old 30. Nov 2014, 03:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thank you Deya.
It's not exactly the same but there doesn't seem to be any other similar to it.

BTW, since Opera doesn't sync like Google Chrome yet, what is your preferred way to backup extensions and data?

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Old 30. Nov 2014, 06:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Only thing I backup occasionally is bookmarks. There's an extension here;
https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/exten...rt/?display=en

It backs up bookmarks to HTML file.

Also, there is syncronise, still being developed and you'll need an account;
http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/...kmarks-mobile/

Plus, click 'Help' in the Opera menu, when the help page loads click the bottom option 'Find Solutions'. Reading that may help you, it explains backing up Opera files.

I only use a handful of extensions, and if anything did go wrong I can easily re-install them from my own memory. Bookmarks are really all I ever backup.
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Old 30. Nov 2014, 08:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Still dabbing around with Opera Chrome Clone Dev...

Another thing i like about Firefox (think Opera 12 did it too) is to set up a keyword for a bookmark; example ym for Yahoo Mail typed into url box brings you to that address. This can be done in Chrome by right-clicking url address and adding it as a search engine. Then you give it a keyword. Have tried this with Opera Dev and it doesn't work.
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Eureka!

To add a keyword for bookmark entry as "search engine" and make it work, you must leave a space after typing it in the url box and then hit enter. Found this solution from user comment on http://www.ghacks.net/2014/01/29/ope...able-find-new/.

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New version of Opera: 26.0.1656.32 is now available.

Changelog: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/2600/

Some important changes related to bookmarks in this.

Opera also released a stable build for Linux today. Announcement here:

http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/...era-computers/

There are some things to be noted for this Opera for Linux release. It's here:

http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/...s-opera-linux/
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