Opera Portable?

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Does anyone use Opera Portable? I have been giving it a bit of a test on an old flashdrive. The spellchecker extension seems much better & it is fast as a portable browser. I'm quite pleasantly surprised. :)
     
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    Have you compared that with the "portable" from portableapps.com. I understand that there's some difference (detailed by John Haller somewhere). I can't get the link because PA is having some maintenance work in progress.
     
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    It's never the same ... ;) (Oh & I forgot, the adblocker seems to work properly as well. I may have meant that instead of spellchecker in the OP! I'm a bit tired & I was fiddling around with the default language which seemed to keep changing back to US English. It doesn't now).
     
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    I knew of the original, but I was informed that the Portable Apps had some advantages. I'm not sure what they are exactly though.
     
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    Hmmmmm .... slight niggle ... I set the preferred language for Opera & Web pages to British English, & just as with any other customisations that I make to it, it works well & stays that way. However, when I reopen the browser after closing US English is the default again!! o_O :mad:
     
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    Daveski17, this is what John T. Haller wrote in this Post last year. Just FYI.
     
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    Thanks for the link JRViejo, I appreciate it. :) :thumb:
     
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    I'll see how the Portable Apps version fares. It seems that the official Opera portable has some complications. I have an old LG flashdrive that was never used much & I thought that although it isn't very powerful it might be useful as a portable browser if nothing else. SeaMonkey portable worked fine for a while but the #2.0 series is starting to show its age. I had some problems with Firefox 4 & the WMP plug-in & Chrome wouldn't let me download any extensions for some strange reason. Both versions of Iron have given me some slight problems so I thought I'd give Opera a trial run.
     
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    Daveski17, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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    I use the offical portable version.
    I used to use the other portable version but dont see the point now an offical one is out.
     
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    I see it labeled as unofficial not official.

    "Opera@USB is an unofficial mod of Opera, which adapts the venerable browser for installation on removable drives (USB drives). However, with Opera 11, you don’t need to use a 3rd party tool to use Opera in portable mode."
     
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    Has anyone tried External Scripts? It looks like an alternative to NotScripts.
     
  16. Yakuman

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    I was referring to the screenshots...not the first first paragraph. After all, that was the point of the entire article :p
     
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