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« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2004, 11:46:59 PM »

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Opera won my heart.  Absolutely outstanding browser and my only beef is the whole Gmail deal, but I blame Google for that.


Opera now supports Gmail with version 7.6, so you'll have to find a new beef smile

You can download the 7.6 preview version here: http://snapshot.opera.com/windows/o760tp1v_7141.exe
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« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2004, 02:29:20 PM »

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Alright, I DL'd and installed Mozilla, which is what I'm using to type this, and after installing about 15 different extensions I'm still playing with it. Clean interface, and now that I'm tab browsing it's kinda fun. smile


Yes; relieving yourself of (or on) IE is often described as fun.  I respectfully insist that you give Opera a try, as well, however.  All the joy of Firefox, plus a whole ton more.  Regardless of which browser you choose, rest easy knowing you've made a marked improvement.
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2004, 02:32:08 PM »

I'll give Opera a whirl probably this weekend. The wife is going to be out for the most part on Saturday, and jacking with my computer is always a good thing to do on a Saturday morning, because if I blow it up then I've got all day Sunday to fix it. biggrin

That being said, the mouse gesturing thing is really screwing with me. I keep trying to do it here at work in IE and it's not working. Damn Firefox for giving me something fun to play with!!! slywink
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« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2004, 02:34:33 PM »

Hey, Zaxxon, you have your intro to Opera laying around anywhere?
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« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2004, 02:35:09 PM »

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That being said, the mouse gesturing thing is really screwing with me. I keep trying to do it here at work in IE and it's not working. Damn Firefox for giving me something fun to play with!!! slywink


This is a well-known syndrome.  It will continue to extend itself to Windows Explorer and any other app where gesturing would make sense.
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« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2004, 11:16:01 AM »

Maybe I'll try Opera again..  :idea:
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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2004, 12:09:11 PM »

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Hey, Zaxxon, you have your intro to Opera laying around anywhere?


Unfortunately I don't.  I recommend this site as a great start.
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« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2004, 12:48:04 PM »

What I love about Opera is that when you start it up, you can have the exact same browsing session you had when you previously quit!  I could not find a Firefox extension that did that.  Firefox lets you have many home pages, but Opera's implementation of this is better.  Also, Opera is a full featured browser "out of the box" while you have to install third party extensions for Firefox, and they may or may not work with other extensions.

I used it for a year before I paid for it, but I only use IE for those few incompatible pages now.

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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2004, 01:18:00 PM »

Opera's favorites list seemed more cumbersome than IE. With IE, I can select a link, right click, and make changes. You can't do that in Opera without opening up a new menu first.
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« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2004, 03:27:05 AM »

You can with Firefox slywink

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« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2004, 07:12:53 PM »

Bar none, the best web browser on the planet is OmniWeb. Preset workspaces alone are worth the price of the software... but probably not the price of the Mac required to run it.

So go with Firefox. It's fast, pretty and extensible. I've switched my entire 30-Mac, 5-PC company over to it, and everyone is happy. Except my boss. He's never happy. Which is good, because he's a mean old man.
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« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2004, 02:35:18 PM »

Mozilla all the way! (I tried FF, but I just didn't like the feel of it - too crude for my tastes.  I need the polish of Moz.)  I've been using Mozilla since January, and can't believe I ever used IE.  No pop-ups, much better auto-fill, and TABBED BROWSING!!!!  (That's what sold me on Mozilla in the first place. biggrin)
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« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2004, 02:42:52 PM »

FireFox is the bomb.  I've always been an IE guy.  But FF is just incredible.
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« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2004, 02:55:02 PM »

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What I love about Opera is that when you start it up, you can have the exact same browsing session you had when you previously quit!  I could not find a Firefox extension that did that.  Firefox lets you have many home pages, but Opera's implementation of this is better.  Also, Opera is a full featured browser "out of the box" while you have to install third party extensions for Firefox, and they may or may not work with other extensions.

I used it for a year before I paid for it, but I only use IE for those few incompatible pages now.

Lorini


Tabbrowser-Extensions.  Go to Startup, and click 'Restore Last Tab Session'.  Voila.
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« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2004, 01:30:18 AM »

quick question regarding Opera.  anyone know its equivalent to IE/Firefox's alt+d command.  i try to use the keyboard as much as possible while browsing, and it bugs me that opera doesn't mimic the other browsers.
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« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2004, 04:12:53 AM »

Firefox user here. I use it at home, use it at work. Whenever I have to use IE it makes me feel...dirty.

I tried Opera (version 2.1 something or the other) and didn't really like it. It's been about seven or eight years, maybe I should look into what they have going on now. But man, Firefox is doing a good job of taking care of me smile
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« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2004, 04:18:30 AM »

one more questions for the opera crowd:

Is there any way to make the ctrl+w command fall to the next tab, instead of the previous?
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