Linked by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC
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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RE: why I don't use opera
by vodoomoth on Wed 6th Oct 2010 08:44 UTC in reply to "why I don't use opera"
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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:

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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