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Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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why I don't use opera
by dayalsoap on Wed 6th Oct 2010 04:49 UTC
dayalsoap
Member since:
2010-05-19

1) no autosearch with the search bar

2) No easy adblocker. I just want to install one and select a filter like with FF or even chrome. Until Opera can do this, the hell with it.

Also, hoe about bookmark synching? I have xmarks on FF (yes i know it's going under). What does Opera have?

Edited 2010-10-06 04:50 UTC

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RE: why I don't use opera
by joekiser on Wed 6th Oct 2010 05:27 in reply to "why I don't use opera"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Opera has "Opera Link," which I'm almost certain came out before any bookmark synchronization addons for FF came out. I am a FF user, but whenever I load Opera it still pulls my bookmarks from the server which I saved back in my university days...maybe as far back as 2006?

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RE: why I don't use opera
by vodoomoth on Wed 6th Oct 2010 08:44 in reply to "why I don't use opera"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

1) no autosearch with the search bar

2) No easy adblocker. I just want to install one and select a filter like with FF or even chrome. Until Opera can do this, the hell with it.

Also, hoe about bookmark synching? I have xmarks on FF (yes i know it's going under). What does Opera have?

Bear in mind that lots of features (I started by writing "almost any feature") you can find in other browsers came from Opera. I laughed when I read the article author saying that he switched to Firefox in 2004 because it had tabs... I don't know when these got in FF, but I started using Opera in 2000 and i've always known it with tabs (and always disabled the New window shortcut). Same thing with ad-blocking (which I agree has not been taken as far as possible), the preferences editing page, mouse gestures, proposing bookmark entries and history entries from the address bar, and what not. For reference, here is a link I had already posted here a few months back: http://www.opera.com/docs/history/

Note that Opera synchronizes not only your bookmarks, but also your personal bar, speed dial, notes and other things I never use. Oh, your mobile instance of Opera is also included in the synchronization.

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RE: why I don't use opera
by PresentIt on Wed 6th Oct 2010 19:03 in reply to "why I don't use opera"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

What do you mean by "autosearch with the search bar"?

Opera has a lot of easy ad blockers, sucha s this one:

http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/

Opera has been syncing bookmarks for ages.

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RE[2]: why I don't use opera
by dayalsoap on Thu 7th Oct 2010 07:07 in reply to "RE: why I don't use opera"
dayalsoap Member since:
2010-05-19

That one seems to work, thank you.

That's not easy to find. I don't even know that it shows up on Opera's own web site, and if it does, it's not one of the first ones.

Yes, the synching, but it doesn't synch across browsers, only Opera.

Autosearch: as I'm typing in the search bar in FF, it displays results real-time and shows me the most relevant ones. This is quite common.


Edit: your adblocker already failed me. What a junk

Edited 2010-10-07 07:08 UTC

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