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Old 28. Jun 2011, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Opera 11.50 is out, with many new features, and also features some changes in the interface.

Most noted among the new features are changed interface, alive speed dials, a new faster engine.

Whole changelog is here :

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1150/
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Old 29. Jun 2011, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Downloaded it yesterday and tried it out by sandboxing it...


Speed and smoothness is very good...Memory consumption is somewhat similar to Firefox 5...Would love to migrate to it completely. Only thing stopping me is the lack of "customization" which Firefox gives me right now (i.e. moving around/removing toolbars which I don't need and of course, the addons). Otherwise, a very good browser.
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Old 05. Jul 2011, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always resisted the idea of using Opera, because MC likes it :-)

But then my speed machine browser (K-Meleon - a bare-bones browser used for speed, no plugins, no tools, no nothing) got to be too useless in the modern JavaScript environment, so I was looking for a fast new barebones browser for quick stuff that did not need any tools or stuff. For one reason or another I didn't go with Sware Iron etc and ended up with Opera. At first I didn't like its general appearance because it is different from the browsers I am used to.

But boy is it fast. The JS engine is a rocket. Also the visual bookmarks page is good for getting to your frequent sites fast.

Just one downside: it's no good for editing in the backend of CMS / ecommerce etc. Anything that has plugin visual editors doesn't seem to like Opera, something to do with a JS incompatibility of some kind. So I still need to go into Firefox for that, but it's no problem as that is open on the taskbar anyway as it has the toolset. Does the various jobs but as a result is so much slower than Opera.

If Opera worked for dynamic site content edits it would be ace.
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I always resisted the idea of using Opera, because MC likes it :-)
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Old 05. Jul 2011, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How is Firefox 5 so much slower than Opera?
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FF 5 is nothing but FF 4.1. I totally agree with Dedoimedo and his recent assessment of FF 5.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-5.html
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FF 5 is nothing but FF 4.1. I totally agree with Dedoimedo and his recent assessment of FF 5.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-5.html
I don't entirely agree with Dedoimedo........Benny Hill is not particularly funny
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I have always liked Opera but never used it because it didn't support the password manager (commercial) that I've used for years and years. Since FF 4 and 5, though, I've been looking for a replacement for Firefox. Why? Because my password manager no longer supports those versions and I'm required to purchase an update when I already paid for lifetime updates.

So, I've tried a number of browsers. I used Blackhawk for a while, IE 9, and another one I forget the name of. I don't like Chrome and SWIron either. So, after reading the above, I broke down and downloaded Opera 11.10. Lo and behold, I found that it now supports Last Pass. I was ecstatic.

I've only been using it for less than an hour, but I have to say that it is fast! Very fast! And, Last Pass works great with it as does WOT. So far, I like it. I'll let you know how it goes over the next several days.

P.S. Anyone have any good recommendations for extensions to add to Opera? I wish I could find something similar to Colorful Tabs or even Dr. Web, but no luck so far.
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P.S. Anyone have any good recommendations for extensions to add to Opera? I wish I could find something similar to Colorful Tabs or even Dr. Web, but no luck so far.
I'm only using three :-

Opera Adblock
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For me, everything else I find useful is already built in. I like to keep things a simple as possible. The majority of the extensions I have installed in Firefox (secondary browser) are to add functionality that already comes as standard with Opera (and has done for some time).
I actually use Opera's own password manager (for a long time now) for most things like forums etc. though of course not for banking and the like.
I am considering switching to LastPass now that an extension is available but I haven't done so yet.
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I pretty much take the same approach to Opera as Sope, and use the same three extensions. I don't think there's anything like Colorful Tabs for Opera, you can try various skins, this one does have different colour tabs and it works with the latest version, but it's not quite what you're looking for, I don't think. The only extension I can think of, as regards Dr Web, is the Virus Total extension. I did have it installed for a while but didn't use it much so uninstalled it. It works well though.
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