Friday, January 19, 2007 7:37:24 PM
Usage… of what?
Well, of your browser setup, of your preferences, of the features you use, or don't use in Opera - in short, of how you really use Opera. You often told us how you would like Opera to be, or behave, which features you would like to add, etc. But we don't know how you actually use Opera. This report is done in a completely anonymous way, no personal or sensitive details are sent to us. And yes, for the paranoid, there is a way of disabling the feature:
We usually do not recommend to install weeklies over final installations - but in this case we might make an exception. So, for the daredevils:
- take a backup of your profile.
- make sure you have a backup of your profile (twice should be enough, right?)
- install this week's weekly build as your main build.
In this way we could really see how you really use your Opera - and not the test build you customize to death.
Now… what does this really look like?
You can easily inspect the details of the report in ~/.opera/usagereport/report.xml. Let me give you an example of what this might look like. Take my own report (thanks to FataL for the XSL and to Seldaek for the Orc). There are a few things that might be interesting for us:
- I use Opera for mail (and have 99401 messages)
- I use Opera for feeds (and am subscribed to 91 of them)
- I visited 1342 pages last week (is that a small number?)
- I use several windows (4)
- I use a lot of tabs! (average is 343, with a peak at 377)
- I allow 20 max connections to server and 128 in total (I need that for all those tabs)
- Almost everything in QuickPrefs is disabled
- I have my own key bindings
- I don't use BitTorrent nor Widgets (who does?…)
And how does your Opera look like? What do you use, or tweak, or configure? Mine looks pretty plain - but don't let yourself be fooled: there are 343 tabs, it's just that… I disable the tab bar…
Some users are doing really cool work around the report. Check out Seldaek's Orc (Opera report converter ) and FataL's XSL file to style your report.xml.