By Aleksander AasAleksander. Friday, October 8, 2010 10:45:16 AM
Heading of to school or work you might want to bring your favorite browser with you. This Opera Tips & Tricks shows you how to run your version of Opera without installing it on another computer! To learn how, simply read on and drop by Opera@USB.
What is Opera@USB
Opera@USB is an Opera installer featuring the latest Opera version. It installs to an USB stick and allows you to run Opera either on computers you can't install it on or for some reason doesn't have Opera available. It can even be configured to include Opera's mail client M2, so you can bring it with you when you leave your computer at home.
- Go to Opera@USB.
- Download your version of choice.
- Run the installer and point to your USB stick.
- Run Opera from your USB stick!
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Friday, October 1, 2010 1:43:43 PM
Mouse Gestures is one of the coolest features in Opera. Spend a few minutes getting used to them, and your life is changed forever. Sometimes we forget that it's an exclusive feature for Opera users. Lucky for us practicalecommerce.com wrote an article reminding us how awesome Mouse Gestures are.
The article itself is pretty extensive and has loads of pictures to show you how it works. If for some reason you are not using Mouse Gestures already it's about time!
If you want more information about Mouse Gestures there is a full list of mouse gestures available on Opera.com!
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Monday, September 13, 2010 2:33:52 PM
This round of Opera Tips and Tricks is brought to you from IBC. IBC is a huge conference showcasing the latest in content delivery. It's mostly a place for companies to meet, showcase their latest technology and have long meetings. It is open for everyone though, and as always we love it when Opera users drop by our stand. Fortunately we have Espen in Amsterdam providing coverage.
At IBC someone asked if it was possible to change Opera Mini to use the native keyboard on his device. This is possible on some devices, let's take a look at how:
- Go to Settings by clicking the wrench icon.
- Go to Advanced.
- Choose Opera Keyboard.
- Change it to Never.
You will now have your default device keyboard in Opera Mini!
If you come across Opera on any event, be sure to drop by and say hi. We love to meet our users, and we always do our best to listen and help out!
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:13:26 PM
In this round of Opera Tips and Tricks we'll show you how to add custom social media panels!
The first thing we need to know is what a custom web panel is. Press F4 to bring up your regular panels such as Opera Unite, Opera widgets, bookmarks, history and more. In our guide we will add either Twitter or Facebook as a panel.
- Go to the mobile site you want to use. touch.facebook.com or mobile.twitter.com
- Drag the tab (browser window) to the panel.
You can also bookmark the page, click "Details" in the bookmark window and make sure "Show in Panel" is ticked. It does the same, but requires you to bookmark the site first.
There are thousands of mobile sites that work fabulous as a Web Panel. Experiment and share your results with the rest of us. What about m.youtube.com?
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Monday, September 6, 2010 1:48:27 PM
We came across this topic on Reddit explaining the new Flashblock feature in Chrome. As usual this isn't anything new for Opera users, as content blocking was introduced with Opera 9 in 2006.
Content block guide
- Go to any site where you want content blocked.
- Right-Click on the page, find the menu item "Block Content" or go to "Tools > Advanced > Block Content".
- Click on any flash or picture element you want blocked. The content should then appear like the picture in this post.
- Click on "Done" after selecting elements you want removed.
- You now have less unwanted content on your favorite sites!
Should you miss the adds or content you blocked, just go to content blocking again and select details to find a list of blocked content.