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Old 26. Aug 2019, 03:20 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Back to previous post, wonder why Google favors Firefox with no mention of any other Chrome clone?

For some reason, i'm inclined to use anything but Chrome and Firefox now.
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Old 26. Aug 2019, 10:09 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Back to previous post, wonder why Google favors Firefox with no mention of any other Chrome clone?
Google is the default search provider in both Chrome and Firefox even though the latter isn't based on Chromium.

While Chrome is the most used Desktop browser with Firefox in a distant second place, the rest are playing catch-up.
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Old 26. Aug 2019, 11:16 AM   #103 (permalink)
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The YouTube help page for browsers lists Opera, and Safari;

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/175292?hl=en

.... so it's there if you look. Maybe Google just don't want you to find it
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Old 29. Aug 2019, 02:08 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Google is default search in Opera too (Slimjet maybe as well as others) !
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Old 29. Aug 2019, 02:14 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Although a bit old, the following comment picked my curiosity and it is true that Opera is frugal in resource usage:

Grizzly660 Sep 12, 2018
https://snapfiles.com/get/opera.html

Don't know why the complaints below but I've been using Opera for years, last year I got rid of Google Chrome because Opera blows the other competition away hands down. When you right click on Task Manager you don't see a 100 windows open like other browser's, it's lightweight and only uses 1 window. My average CPU is 7 using Opera. Opera Rules!!!

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p.s. looking for a way to copy text + url in one click.
Firefox has an extension that does that, so i'm sure there must be some equivalent for Chrome based browsers.
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Old 29. Aug 2019, 06:02 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Opera 63.0.3368.53 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019...stable-update/

Did try to post that the other day but couldn't access the forum, log in, so it's a bit late

As regards the other stuff you posted, well, I've never thought Opera is heavy on CPU, or memory for that matter. But I suppose it's how you use it, watching Netflix or whatever and having tons of tabs open at once plus using millions of extensions is not something I do. So it's not something I bother about to be honest. And if you look at the install size of Opera compared to other Chrome browsers, Opera takes up less disc space at 384 MB. Even Cent pushes 500, the new Chrome Edge is well over 500 and Yandex takes over gig of space. So, even though it comes loaded with lots of features, most of which you can disable anyway, it's hardly what I'd call bloated.

As for the Google default search, that's obviously money for them (Opera) and you can change it to the other search engines they pre-install, but that's it, you can't set your own default search and, as I've said before, it's annoying. If you use Opera Torch you can have Qwant or Yandex as default because they're pre-installed - so why not in the desktop browser? Makes no sense to me but it's not the end of the world.

Looking forward though, the integration with Opera and shopping/booking sites is not something that impresses me too much. See what develops.
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Opera 63.0.3368.66 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019...stable-update/
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Opera 63.0.3368.88 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019...stable-update/

"This update includes important security fixes, as well as a small crash fix" .....
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Old 17. Sep 2019, 10:44 PM   #109 (permalink)
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They must've read your post, danielson (#98) because Opera is now on the list;

https://www.youtube.com/supported_browsers?next_url=%2F

... at least, it is on mine. Wasn't there last I checked.
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Old 18. Sep 2019, 01:46 AM   #110 (permalink)
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That is funny!

A.I. is doin' its job huh... oohhh.
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