NEW Opera user (looking for best tweaks/settings)

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    I've finally decided to switch to Opera Browser after using FireFox for the past couple of years (slow speed/image loading issues w/ KIS).

    I've heard that Opera is faster and smoother than FireFox...so I decided to give it a try.

    I just downloaded Opera 9.22 (build 8976 beta). For all the Opera users out there....are there any recommended TWEAKS available to maximize surfing speed and to fully optimize the browser?

    I used to use FasterFox for the FireFox browser to fully optimize it. Is there such a tool or program for the Opera browser or is all the tweaking done MANUALLY?

    Any help/info is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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    The link that GlobalForce posted has a page under "Contents" that gives performance tips.
    You won't find a tweak like the Firefox tweak.
    It's probably not needed.;)
     
  4. Arup

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    Opera really doesn't need tweaking, most of the stuff implemented by Fasterfox are already done in Opera, you can however try increasing the number of connection to servers from the default, also if you have more RAM to spare, you can allocate some fixed to Opera, remove the look for local machine under network>server name completion.
     
  5. Birdman

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Just curious, but what about K-Melon browser?

    How does it compare to FF and Opera?

    In terms of speed.....is it the fastest out of the 3?
     
  6. farmerlee

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    From my experience k-meleon feels the faster of the 3 on my system.
     
  7. Blackcat

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    Same here ;)
     
  8. Arup

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    Opera is just not a browser, its a full fledged client and being that, it does a good job of running low on resources, its a torrent, RSS, mail, news as well as browser client. Also if you go to www.secunia.org you will see its among the safest so as a combined program, Opera excels.
     
  9. rdsu

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    The defaults are great, so you don't need to tweak it... ;)

    Glad to have another Opera user... :D
     
  10. danieleb

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    I've just switched to. One of the advantages of Opera is, IMO, that you don't need to tweak it. And I love the fact that you don't need lots of extensions to get it to work like you want.

    And I agree, K-Meleon was the fastest of them all when I tried it.
     
  11. acr1965

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    Anyone know if Opera has a spell checker add-on available? I took a quick look on their site and could not find one.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Eldar

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    Have a look at Spell-checking With Opera. :)
     
  13. acr1965

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    Reasons like this must be why I am never invited on rattlesnake hunts. :D

    Thanks.
     
  14. Marja

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    @birdman-

    If you want 'gadgets', Opera had loads of ''widgets'-games, screensavers, artist sketchbooks, travel logs-even earthquakes around the world!?!
    Podcasts, newsfeeds, different language progs, weather...
    All kinds of helpful, fun little progs..:D

    Cheers!
    Marja:cool:
     
  15. Birdman

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    Thanks to everyone for the useful info and links.
     
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    Falling in love with software.... hmmm. I hope nobody sees you. :-*
     
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    I would recommend you to use features such as WAND password manager and to explore all other features (copy to notes), IRC chat etc.

    Keep in mind that Opera can not open 100% of web sites, if you find one that does not work with Opera make sure that you change setting how is Opera identified (like Firefox or IE).

    Also you can report non working sites via Help/Report a site problem
     
  19. iceni60

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    i have 100s of tweaks in my opera :cool: like toolbar buttons for - search this domain, google cache, dictionary search, theasus search, netcraft stuff for the site i'm on, snipurl, 2 buttons that hide or unhide toolbars and menus, bugmenot, links to the page i'm on, archive.org, archive.org undo, go straight to the newest cached version of wayback, fast forward and rewind buttons. i've got extra right-click options for about 100 extra things like translate page, samspade, tinyurl, bugmenot, split screen mode etc etc i've got about 20 userjs scripts too, like google suggest, link alert (firefox has a link alert extension so you can install that to see what it's like) download embedded video and more.

    i changed the layout of opera too so the tabs are in the same place firefox has them :cool:
    here are some links about some of the hacks with some screenshots too -
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=120533
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=167482

    this is where i got the buttons to hide and unhide some of the toolbars
    http://www.aimwell.org/Help/Buttons/buttons.html
     
  20. Arup

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    Iceni60,

    Fantastic job on Opera, I have been using it since version 2x but never thought of all this.
     
  21. the Tester

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    While Opera is my fave browser,I have also found K-Meleon to be faster.
     
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    here are some ad filters -
    http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block

    there was an adblocking site that looked like it might be good, you could download the latest filter set every week or so, i think. i don't use it though because i'm using proxo, or privoxy with opera.
     
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