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2. February 2005, 04:27:11
Relative paths in configs. PLEASE For easy config/profile moving (other computer/drive)... See example:
Global History File=D:\OPERA\profile\global.dat
Mail Root Directory=D:\OPERA\Mail
Global History File=%OPERA%\profile\global.dat
Mail Root Directory=%OPERA%\Mail
I mean ALL configs, not only OPERA6.INI
And maybe 2 or 3 variables like %OPERA%, %PROFILE%, %MAIL%.
5. February 2005, 18:19:36
De emmeseh shoireh...
Couldn't agree more - also the duplication of ini files should definitely be avoided. Having a search.ini and an opera6.ini in both the %OPERA% folder and the %OPERA%\profile is definitely a bad idea.
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5. February 2005, 20:00:56
AARGH! You dont understood! I dont mean any duplication, one file is enough.
I mean "There must not be absolute paths in config files".
%OPERA% is the folder where OPERA.EXE is.
%PROFILE% must be defined in opera6.ini OR try looking in %OPERA%\PROFILE or Documents and settings\Account_name\OPERA\PROFILE.
And all other paths must begins from %OPERA% or %PROFILE%, not absolute paths.
What is the reason of this all? Booting different OS, my Opera folder is sometimes D:\OPERA and sometimes E:\OPERA. So only way to use same profile and mail folder is physically move Opera on another drive any time i change OS.
5. February 2005, 21:25:47
may it come true in O8 final!
6. February 2005, 10:35:30
I definitely want something to be done for relative paths. (Mainly for usb drives)
In the case of usb drives, I'd want something like this in the ini files.
Opera Directory=\profile\opera 8 beta\profile
Global History File=\profile\opera 8 beta\profile\global.dat
Plugin Path=\opera 8 beta\program\plugins
Mail Root Directory=\profile\opera 8 beta\mail
At runtime, Opera would get the drive letter of the drive it is on. It could then use that as a prefix for all the relative paths.
The same type of thing could work on any drive.
13. April 2006, 08:52:11
Spreading the Opera love
I like this idea. It will make it much easier for portable (USB drive) Opera users. No need for those awkward workarounds just to make Opera work on a USB drive.
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14. April 2006, 00:00:24
+infinty fo r all above
+1 %MAIL% - for me not necesairly
and at least but not last
+1 %TEMP% - for temporary pages - defined in some ini-file to some directory or pointing to system temp directory - for pendrives - increases its life, maybe not so importatn as it is possible to disable cache / keep cache in memory
14. April 2006, 03:51:28
+10 !! of course ! This would even allow users to use the exact same configuration files both in windows, mac and linux.
16. April 2006, 22:02:22
Now i understand why copying Opera to another drive never worked!
there are really absolute paths?
16. April 2006, 22:32:12
Well, I did that several times, but I update the paths. This option would be great indeed +1.
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1. May 2006, 04:12:58
Official Anti-MS Ranter
+1 This would save me a lot of pain using Opera on my flash drive (because the systems I work on have either IE, or, if I'm really really lucky, an old version of Firefox. Well, one has Opera, but, it's version 7.1 or something ancient like that.)
1. May 2006, 06:50:40
Lab mouse and likes it!
+1 , as it would make installing on portable drives easier. and also I can just mail my opera6.ini or any other file to someone without having to adjust anyting ... you know, my stupid little cousin allways f***s up his settings and I allways have to fix it afterwards.
1. May 2006, 18:13:19
You can't use relative paths?!
1. May 2006, 19:02:13
Lab mouse and likes it!
as far as I know you can, if you have a single-user installation, but to do so you have to edit the opera6.ini file which no normal user really does.
3. May 2006, 18:40:44
Can you go into more detail about that? Never ever heard about that O.o
oh, and +1, just in case
3. May 2006, 20:12:16
Lab mouse and likes it!
I can't remember very well, as I read the article about 2 months ago and my USB-stick with the link and an edited opera6.ini killed itself two days ago ;(, but I think, that it was something like changing the paths from eg. "C:\Program Files\Opera\..." to "\Opera\..." or something like this.
14. July 2006, 08:08:51
Simply use ".\" for the Opera dir if the profile is in the Opera folder. Or use "\" for the profile folder. Opera@USB uses %mail% for the mail dir, so that should work too.
7. October 2006, 19:00:07
Relative paths, +1 from me.
More control, more fun.
8. October 2006, 10:25:52
Dutch Computer Window's Cleaner
Relative paths would solve a great many annoyances with user management of Opera files. Maybe some thought to using the enviroment variables that Windows offers as a bases.
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14. November 2006, 06:04:24
I wonder if this is still on the big board
8. December 2006, 01:08:32
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18. December 2006, 13:34:35
just my 2 cents.
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18. December 2006, 19:09:04
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26. December 2006, 18:39:08
+6 here, which is the number of OSes I'm using in my PC -- and therefore the number of Opera installations I would like to share-configs.
27. December 2006, 18:04:54
I was wondering... How tedious is this to implement from a developement point of view?
27. December 2006, 22:27:57
Grumbling Hyper-Critical Cantankerous Curmudgeon!
Originally posted by RADicaLMMS:
How tedious is this to implement from a developement point of view?
Speaking for Windows only... not tedious at all!
You only have to systematically use the correct file-I/O functions, which include system variables in their path construction, which is already the case for parts of the evaluation of OPERA's INI-files.
See my posting above...
3. September 2007, 16:58:36
I like the idea of relative paths TOO, but should be used only when opera uses only ONE profile for all users.
-> good to make an version for an USB stick (Name in installer should be: "create portable Opera For USB Stick" )
So, I would no longer need to do it manually : (O 9.22 week 8792 my portableUSB)http://files.myopera.com/masterofopera/files/O%209.22%20week%208792%20my%20portableUSB.exe
or download OperaUSB, Opera Portabe ...
I suppose, if profiles for different users are enabled in the windowsversion of opera (potentially MAC & Linux too) ,
relativepaths can cause problems.
4. September 2007, 01:07:31
Relative paths based on the profile wouldn't be a problem really, and might allow you to actually copy your settings from one user account (or machine) to another. Instead of the current situation where everything except opera6.ini can be copied ...
12. September 2007, 13:14:08
I would like to see this feature as well.
It should be easy enough to do, too, if the Opera devs went with the multiple-variables option:
%OPERA% = directory part of the executed Opera's path; as the OSes tell every application the path to its executable, it's simply a matter of cutting everything after the last (back)slash.
%PROFILE% = path to profile; again, this path is known to Opera already (%OPERA%\Profile, %APPDATA%\Opera, the directory part of file supplied with /profile=file parameter), so it's just a matter of replacing %PROFILE% with the profile path.
I assume the same can be done with %MAIL% path, but as I don't use mail, I have no idea how exactly. But it is definitelly feasible to detect %OPERA% and %PROFILE%.
28. September 2007, 16:03:34
It's like 'O'hhhhh
No need for an extra portable version if Opera already supports this feature with relatives paths. I agree on that feature =)
I vote +1 for an "Opera-ting System". So we can have all our features and functions and messenger, and videoplayer and everythign in Opera, wheeeeeee.
(You might find sarcasm somewhere... GOD, make those users in the 'wishlist-board' stop raping Opera with totally idiotic requests and blaots...)
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