Opera 7.51 and the Chat feature
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:22:46 PM
For one thing, the IRC Chat feature in Opera FINALLY works for me now. A few days after I installed Opera 7.51, I decided to try it again, and for some odd reason, it connected and I finally could see a room list. So I have been using the Chat feature every now and then, and I really do like it (although I rarely have time to actually be using it). My nickname is Despero, so see if you catch me online sometime. I usually hang out in #lounge and #opera, and occasionally in some other rooms.
The thing is, I don't think that anything was changed with the Chat feature in Opera 7.51. So maybe it was just pure luck that I got it to work. But who knows. Now I am doubting that anything was really wrong with it...maybe I was just doing something wrong and happened to do it right that one time I tried. Anyway, it was worth it. Opera's Chat feature is probably the closest I will ever get to using an IRC program. I never had any need to get a program like mIRC, and I really don't care if Opera's Chat isn't as good. I'm just a casual user (of IRC), so Opera is all I need.
Also, one bug I reported in 7.50 involving downloading while surfing was fixed in 7.51. So now I am able to download multiple files while I surf the Web again.
I've been using the Emil skin for Opera. I really like it a lot. It's a nice, clean, and simple skin, which is exactly what I look for in a skin. Emil is also the first user-made custom skin that I have ever used extensively with Opera. So good job to whoever made it!