Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:01:04 PM
Just Installed OPERA 11.10 this afternoon
maybe only a few hours after its release(?)With the "New" installer it comes with it has more Options for better control over where to put it on the hard drive, which seems better than the "Classic" installer.
Installed really fast and ready to go.
Selected the directory I wanted under Options.
Simple to put in the partition I selected, and "unchecked" set as default browser, I find it works better that way. No automatic updates for me.
Got other cache folders and profile that I saved set to another drive too and thats set up fine too.
It seems best to Install a new version of OPERA in its own NEW Folder so you get it set up correctly and not have any left over older files causing conflicts.
This always seems to be the best way to do a Fresh Install.
Upgrading never really goes well. Its better just to do a complete New Install.
It's running good, improvements all around, nice new version!
and it is a 'just this user' install in Windows 2000 so no need for another administrator install either.
Looks like the opera:config files have been updated for more control.
After using it for like half a day, it is much better and faster than the 10.x Versions before it.
The page rendering is so much faster even with the Default Network settings.
I made a few "tweaks" and changed some cache folders to another partition , unchecked things to Disable them like Unite,Turbo,Sync, Bit Torrent, Web Server, Voice XML which I don't use.
This helps keep things simple if you don't need them and have less background services possibly running in Opera.
Even setting up Newsgroups was better and quick.
This Version 11.x is really good and fast. Very easy to Install, and deal with Plug-Ins, a big improvement, and I do like the New Speed Dial layout.
Monday, September 13, 2010 8:03:46 PM
I decided to install the latest Opera Browser 10.62 today.
I have been using version 10.50 with no problems, so I resisted making any changes, but I read the change log and it seems to have improvements so I decided to try it.
I downloaded 10.62 with the Classic Installer so it would go where I wanted it.
I wanted to do a Fresh installation as clean as possible to start with.
First I uninstalled 10.50 to clear that out so it wouldn't interfere with the newer version.
All left over folders and profiles deleted too.
I put it on a separate partition E:Drive, and it wanted to "update" in the folder I put on that drive. The folder is empty, so I clicked No and just let it install on E: without any folder. It just installed on the drive, it didn't set up its own folder. Well its the only program on that partition, so thats ok.
It also "found" all the Bookmarks, Cache, Mail, History, Notes without any problems which are all on different partitions (H:Drive) to keep them stored away from the C:Drive.
Some Plug-ins are on different drives and it found them too.
It is a multi user install, so there is a separate Administrator and User account version.
Which is good to use this way in Windows, because as a separate User, a lot of background services are shut off by Windows and hackers can't access the O/S as easy since its basically "blocked" even without an Anti-virus.
Seems Opera should have a page on their site to show it off, like Mozilla does with Firefox demo videos in HTML5.
Gonna stay on this version until any real improvement happens, why change after all these settings have been made? It works fine using Win2kSP4 O/S so I think the newer version is really designed for Windows7 and I'll leave it at this version.
Looks like a good improvement with all my settings and previous files,bookmarks,cache,plugins,etc...found without any hiccups.
Where did the light blue browser color design go?
Now its just has a basic gray look. I guess they changed the standard toolbar look. The 10.50 version looked better.
I liked the previous Red O for the Opera menu. Now its shows it with the word 'Menu". wow can anyone be that confused not to know how to find a menu bar?
I like the File menu bar hidden anyhow unless its needed. The O design was better before just with itself imposed there in display.
Well I guess people that don't have a clue about graphic design were upset.
You think a more modern look would be welcomed.
umm, lets see...in Windows to get the menu just press the "alt key" its been like that for years for just about any software. I guess no one takes the time to know how to use the O/S keyboard shortcuts on the computer.