Opera 17 wins Macworld UK Editors’ Choice

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  1. Ocky

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    Opera 17 wins Macworld UK Editors’ Choice

     
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    It's pretty good on Windows as well. I have a feeling that Opera ASA could do well with this in the future across several platforms. Is there a Linux version yet?
     
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    Wish Opera was the fastest Windows browser ! :rolleyes: Once perhaps was, but now Chrome - that tried on my pc but I don't use - it's faster.
     
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    I find that Maxthon, Opera 17 & Chrome are all about the same speed on my (Vista) laptop. Mx seems the snappiest, but there isn't really much in it.
     
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    From my not so expert and admittedly short experience, I've determined that the overhauled Opera is a decent choice. Whether it is a "5 star" browser or not is subject to opinion, but I'm sure consumers could do worse. I will say I enjoyed its previous existence before the Presto change and all, whether webmasters cared or not. But, at least the company hasn't vanished, leaving consumers with one less choice :)
     
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    Not anymore, don't think so. Even Firefox seems to be faster. I bet if there's a benchmarking test Chrome will be below IE and Firefox. Can't say about Opera since I haven't use it since a long time ago. Not going to be surprised if Opera is above Chrome too.
     
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    So the clone with least functions is considered the best?
     
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    Oh c'mon ... they said they're going to bring back bookmarks LOL. ;)
     
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    So I heard, but When exactly do we have any idea? :)
     
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    Any idea whether editing site preferences (Quick Prefs/Edit Site Preference) is back? If, just like bookmarks, it's not, it's still a flawed job in my book.
     
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    That's the 64,000,000 kroner question I think. LOL
     
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    Ahhhhh in other words.....we have no idea :D
     
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    Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. I don't think that bookmarks are a priority for them.

    I still say that when they finally finish the new Opera properly it will be popular. I already prefer it to Chrome. A working bookmarking toolbar, bookmarks & perhaps a few other things back & I'd use it.
     
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    When they have added that then I am prepared to test it out, but only then :D
     
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    Have you tried the latest Opera 19 Dev build?

    Opera 17 already has a bookmark bar (Quick Access Bar). Opera 19 improves it greatly.
     
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    Any advice on how to get the up/down, left/right keys to work while on Google Street View? I can navigate with the cursor, but can't get it to work with those keys. This using Opera 17.
     
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    It's just another Chromium knockoff.

    In the new developer version they have renamed QAB to Bookmarks Bar - unbelievable.
     
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    I liked it from the beginning. Mind you, that did surprise me. If they eventually get it right it could be huge.
     
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    Maybe, but I think it has the potential to be a real winner ... eventually. I think it could very well be superior to Chromium or Chrome.

    This is on v17 now? :eek:

    EDIT: I can't find any bookmarking toolbar.
     
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    Version 18 just out.
     
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    Go to: opera://flags
    Search for "Quick access bar" and enable it.
     
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    Thanks. :thumb:

    I can customise search engines as well! Ooh ... this could be a keeper ... thanks again.
     
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    No I have not, I will read some about it thanks :)
     
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    Ah don't say that no one can like not to have a bookmarks bar or similar. Yeah I am surprised you even said that :D Let's hope it grows in popularity yes :thumb:
     
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