By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Monday, July 16, 2012 7:28:00 PM
The popular website Lifehacker is making an attempt with a poll to determine what is the best Android browser. The candidates are Firefox, Chrome, Dolphin Browser HD/Mini, Boat Browser/Mini and Opera Mobile/Mini.
If you like what we are doing, then we'd appreciate if you vote Opera!
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Monday, July 16, 2012 7:53:58 AM
Have you been playing along in our summer travel contest? There is still time to answer the question for this week. The city you have to identify is somewhere in
Eastern Central Europe...
It is a beautiful and historic city, a favorite haunt of writers, artists and other "bohemian" types from hundreds of years ago up to the present day.
Can you guess the name of this city? If so, don't give away the answer here! But do make sure you enter the contest for your chance to win an Opera goodie bag!
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:31:20 PM
Conversocial is a service that gives you the opportunity to compare how active your fans are on Facebook. We compared our page to Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer:
As you can see, Opera scores high. For every 1,000 fans on our page 1 fan will interact with the content we share such as photos, links, text and video. Our competitors have a much larger audience, and you would think their score would be higher, but it turns out that our smaller crowd is generating more activity, so kudos to you!
We're proud to have such an active and passionate community of fans. Thanks for supporting us on Facebook, Twitter and here on My Opera!
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM
Adventurer and traveler Ian Wright is always on the move. For this competition, we challenge you to track him down each week in one of 10 major cities around the world.
This week we got a good competition for you. It's quite hard, so make sure you listen carefully when you try to solve this one. Among other things, this city was known back in the 1920s and 1930s as "Bohemia", and this city can offer some of the best beer in the world!
If you are able to figure out where in the world this is, you can play and enter to win a cool prize!
Guess where Ian is!
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:04:35 AM
Searching in Opera is based on the way most of us browse the web already. You start in one place, and a couple of clicks later, you're in a whole new world!
But you can find more of what you're looking for by using the following search methods:
Look up words in a page
While reading, you might come across an unfamiliar word or phrase in the text of a webpage. To find out more about it, highlight and then right-click the word or phrase. From here you can either look the term up in a dictionary or encyclopedia, translate it into another language, or select a search engine from the drop-down list under "Search with" and continue your research from there.
Customize your searches
If you didn't find the search site(s) you use the most in that list of default search sources in the step above, you can add your own.
Set your default search engines
From the Opera menu, go to Settings -> Preferences and click on the Search tab. From here, you can add new search engines, or edit or delete the default options.
Create a personal search method
- Say you are looking for images on blogging or photo-sharing sites like Tumblr or Flickr. Go to the website you want to search from.
- In that website's search field, right-click and select "Create Search...".
- In the address field of the window that comes up, replace everything after the end of that website's URL with "%s" (the percentage s means "search" in Opera).
- Add a keyword, like tm for Tumblr, or fl for Flickr and click OK.
- Now try out a search using the keywords you set up. For example, type tm swimming pool or fl Egypt in the search field.