Opera Mini on your PC
Thursday, April 3, 2008 8:06:59 AM
For those with slow connections this might make surfing the Web a whole new experience.
Imagine you're in a place where you can only connect to a 56k connection (or worse), but you really need to check out some stuff on the Internet... Well, one option is to use Opera Mini on your mobile phone, but it might be a hassle since text input can be a pain (and you're in a hurry), so what do you do?
Well, you tweak and use Opera Mini on your PC (of course)! You'll get proper text input, no more scrolling (due to fullscreen display) and still way less traffic (and thus faster page loading) than with a "normal" browser. Sweet!
If you think this is good, and want to spread the word, then digg it!
Where to download:
- Download and install the software you need (you can pick the snapshot as well).
- Unzip the archive (to a place you remember) on your PC.
- Download the Opera Mini .jar and .jad files.
How to make it work:
- Double-click on "microemulator.jar" to run it. If that doesn't work you'll have to type "java -jar microemulator.jar" in a console (please note you need to have JRE installed for this to work).
- Go to "Options -> Select device", click "Add...", navigate to "microemulator/devices" and select "microemu-device-resizable.jar".
- Select the "Resizable device" profile you added and click on "Set as default".
- Click on the "Resize" button in the lower right corner to choose prefered size.
- Go to "File -> Open JAD" and choose the Opera Mini .jad you previously downloaded.
- "Opera Mini" will now appear in the list of applications you can start.
- Click "Start" to launch it.
Feel free to browse the Web using Opera Mini on your PC, in whatever resolution you want!