Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:46:54 PM
Finally Opera has decided to kill off the Widgets. That's great. I never found a use for them and extensions are way better.
Too bad Opera Unite is going away too, but I confess I never used it. Maybe it can be improved and reborn in a future date.
It will be sad to see Opera Voice go, but understandable as the IMB Voice Library hasn't been maintained in a very very long time.
Now if they would only fix Opera Link! How do I delete all previously synced data? If I sync now I get all the old data pushed into my current bookmarks, and they're dozens of them!
Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:15:55 PM
I don't like the new theme it's too Vista-ish...
I can't set up the side panel the way I like it with the buttons at the bottom.
I can't find the view bar button to put on it back on like on 9.27Figured it out. There is a bug though. If you put them at the bottom the "close" button doesn't work.
Same byzantine preferences dialog. Except more complicated.
No in-line spell checking.
This does not bode well. Looking on to Firefox 3 release with trepidation. Looks like I may have to switch browsers.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:02:15 PM
Finally had time to figure out what was wrong with my website rendering in Opera.
I still haven't gotten certain pages to work (like the resume page) but the galleries now work.
The problem? The table had no scaffolding (table body header and footer).
Saturday, April 12, 2008 8:56:13 PM
My favorite feature of Opera it's that it can read the page to you while you do other things.
Unfortunately this feature is not available in Linux. But I was able to get it to work on the Windows OperaUsb version.
You need an USB stick for this and access to a windows computer, and wine installed and configured (I have it set to windows2000 on mine).
Install Opera@USB on your usb memory stick and run it in windows once. If you like speed dial set it up here.
Copy the whole folder to you Linux computer.
Use "wine operausb.exe" on a terminal in the same location as the file.
You can then hit the microphone icon or go to the preference section and download the voice plug-in. Quit and restart the application using the step above.
Almost everything worked including the latest version of flash and the voice plug-in (I don't have a microphone so I don't know if it can be used for voice navigation but it read pages perfectly).
Trying to change or edit or set the speed dial websites crashes the application.
You can hide opera (at least in gnome) to the application bar but it will look like a wine taskbar icon (ugly...).
Friday, August 31, 2007 9:02:21 PM
Another non-intuitive thing. It's Shift+Ctrl+V not the typical Ctrl+V.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:26:52 PM
1. Manual command: Man nani-nani-command-name
To scroll use arrows and pgup pgdown. To quit press "Q"
2. Killing a program in Kde3 is Ctrl+Alt+Esc. I wonder what it is on Gnome...?
3. Making an RPM from a Tar file
b. open console & cd to directory
f. "make install"
4. Gnome Function keys
Ctrl+Alt+F1thruF4 opens a text terminal. Ctrl+Alt+F7 switches to the graphical interface.
F5 Refreshes the Desktop
Sunday, August 19, 2007 5:46:32 AM
Suprisingly simple, surprisingly tricky.
Open a nautilus windows (typicaly your home directory will do) and press ctrl+L to get the location bar.
then copy the .ttf to this folder. Done.
This adds the fonts to a .fonts folder in your /home directory. I wonder if there's a way of doing this globaly.
Update: Global fonts
1. copy the .ttf font to /usr/share/fonts/ in superuser mode.
2. run fc-cache /usr/share/fonts/ again in superuser mode.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:16:27 AM
When you first install opera on your OpenSuse distribution, the Bittorrent function seems to be blocked. This is because the port that Opera uses as default is blocked. OpenSuse's firewall allows port 6881 to be used for Bittorret. All you have to do is change Opera to access this port. Simply type "opera:config" on your address bar, select Bittorrent from the list and change the port to 6881 and it should work fine.