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Old 06. Dec 2010, 08:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You can set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine and also for the speed dial search. Mouse over the search field and right click - then click on 'create search'. Tick the boxes of your choice and in the 'keyword' box type duck, or whatever, then click OK. Then wherever you type your search you should get the WOT ratings in your results.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 09:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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deya, so that i understand, because i'm new to Opera. You keep saying about WOT, i'm sure you know about this, right? The problem is that is a script and not Javascript indepedent like WOT extensions for other browsers. This is what you mean or am i missing something?

And this DuckDuckGo thing, also requires JS enabled to work.

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Old 06. Dec 2010, 09:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yes mrpink, I know about the scipt for WOT in your link. I've never used it because the couple of times I tried it in the past I couldn't get it to work for me, never used Opera massively anyway so gave up trying. All I need is a simple way to see the WOT ratings in search results so using search engines such as SurfCanyon, and now DuckDuck is ideal for me, and possibly others who might read this. I use the add on in the other browsers I use. I thought I read somewhere that the script you mention won't work in Opera 11? ... I'm probably wrong. Anyway, this is just an easier way of doing it for me.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 09:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I don't know about v.11, but with 10.63 works just fine and i think it is actually faster on blocking pages than WOT for Chrome

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Old 06. Dec 2010, 09:45 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'll take your word for that mrpink. I did try it in Opera 10 but almost lost the will to live trying to get it to work for me. And to kind of broaden this out, that to me has always been one of the reasons why Opera hasn't been too well recieved by the masses, too much fiddling about with scripting to get it do what you want it do. People just want simple - add ons, extensions, install them and go. I don't think the people at Opera have ever quite got that, and that's why they get left behind in the market share.

Now they've changed their policy, they've started to listen to what people want - and they want extensions. Through doing that then maybe more people will be willing to give Opera a try. Keep it simple, make it work, more users, job done.

More about the DuckDuck thing here.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 10:11 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Ok, i tried it with version 11 out of curiosity, and it works partially. I mean you will get the WOT ratings in your Google search and it will block instantly any red (only red, not orange) site you will try to enter, but it doesn't show you the rating when you visit a site. For example, here at Gizmo's you will not see the green circle at the top right corner. Strange...
This is no good at all if you hit on a link from one site which points to another malicious one.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 10:49 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I agree with both your sentiments deya and mrpink. Opera have stated recently that Opera 11 was a big nudge towards the masses, and trying to make it easier and simpler for the less technically minded. This has upset a few hardcore Opera users, but I for one can only admire the Opera teams determination, insight, and courage to go with this. As for the two types of Opera users that are maybe being discussed on this forum, ie the less technically minded (the masses) and the very technically proficient of which Opera has many followers and users IMO, I would place myself somewhere in the middle on a very good day, and on a bad day just one of the masses who likes nothing more better than simplicity. That said I have tried all the leading browsers and I think they all have there strong points apart from the older versions of IE, the new IE9 Beta appears to be much improved. But I just really enjoy using Opera and it has been my default browser now for many years, and I see no reason why that would change. As for the WOT script mrpink, what a BRILLIANT piece of work by the creator and you are correct what you say it works great on Opera 10. But I had decided to wait patiently for the new WOT extension for Opera 11 and had made up my mind not to try the script on any of the alpha or beta releases, this I have not changed my mind about. deya thank you very much for the heads up on duckduckgo and the link. I have now added it to my speed-dial searches and made it my default search engine works great. Will continue with this method until WOT extension is released for Opera, which am sure will not be too long, no doubt WOT want to get it perfect before release. Sorry for going on and on and on. HAPPY DAYS.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 11:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Just for those of you who want to use Opera but are restricted by not being able to see the WOT ratings, bit of a substitute for the time being.
Alternatively this WOT userjs has been around for a while - it's very good.


Edit: Ah ok it's already been mentioned....oops......didn't see page 4 of the thread!

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Old 06. Dec 2010, 11:34 PM   #39 (permalink)
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As a long term Opera user I'm pleased that they have decided to allow extensions, though I hope this doesn't mean they will stop including many of the features they have already built into the browser, in favour of them being provided as extensions only. One thing I like about Opera is that it's very versatile straight out of the box and I wouldn't want to have to weigh it down needlessly with dozens of addons to get the functionality that currently comes as standard.
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Old 07. Dec 2010, 12:12 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Yes, I thought I read somewhere that the WOT script didn't work as well in Opera 11, and I got rid of 10. I'll stick with the new version now. Although as mrpink pointed out it's not much good if you use links from one page to another, same goes for the search engine but I can live with it for now.

I've noticed a few disgruntled Opera users airing their views about going with extensions etc. Some people develop such a fierce allegiance to browsers, I once considered posting a few questions / issues in the Opera users forum but they get terribly defensive about it all sometimes so I didn't bother. I can't get that worked up about it, I just want browsers to work.

But I am prepared to tweak them a bit, get them set how I want, and I've always found Opera to be quite easy to configure to my liking without having to go ferreting about in the bowels of the thing. Haven't ever really been much of an add ons freak either but I've found myself using a few of them in the new Opera. I like them, and I've started using Opera mail a bit more. It's starting to get more of a browser suite feel to it, where as before I only used it for viewing a few sites that I need to and a bit of general browsing.

But I think they need to look at other browsers and focus on developing the add ons that help make them so popular, only then will they start to entice the masses to try it and marketing the browser will become so much easier.
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