Question Re. Opera

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by MICRO, Apr 26, 2009.

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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    In IE I very frequently use Tools - Internet Options to change the
    Internet Security to Medium from High and back again to High a few minutes later, while the other possibles are permanently on High - Can someone please advise IF the Default browser was Opera or FF,

    1) Are IE's Internet Options settings THEN completely out of business ?

    2) If the answer to 1) is YES can anyone advise if there is a similar item as
    IE's Internet Options in Opera and FF ?
     
  2. Eice

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    Wow. I'm sorry, but could you rephrase that?
     
  3. Sully

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    While not an IE user, I believe you are talking of it's zones? Like a level, where low would be allow much activeX, and high would be block most activeX?

    Opera and FF have a few settings built in them to handle scripting and active content, but to my knowledge nothing like IE.

    Outpost firewall used to have active content filtering, much like IE, where you coudl tell it what to do.

    May not help much, sorry.

    Sul.
     
  4. JRViejo

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    MICRO, I can only answer Firefox, although you might want to look at this Opera Tutorial until an Opera user responds to you.

    If your default browser is FF, then the answer to your #1 question is YES. The IE Internet Options settings are for that browser only. FF does have a Tools > Options window and a much simpler UI to tweak itself than IE.

    IMO the Content Panel, Privacy Panel and Security Panel allows for somewhat similar controls as IE, however, where FF truly shines, is in their add-ons. Two of the best are Adblock Plus and NoScript and these two are like setting the IE Security tab on High. Hope this info helps.
     
  5. the Tester

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    With Opera most of your internet settings are in Tools > Preferences > Advanced.

    Here's a screenshot from Opera Alpha 10. This should be basically the same settings in the latest stable version.
     

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  6. MICRO

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    Hello JRV. - Thanks again - Any chance you have a minute to read this below
    and comment on the second last paragraph please - I did try FF a minute ago but unfortunately I didn't savvy the Favourites, or should I say how to use them as I need quickly, they seem to place them in alphabetical whereas I need the most used folders ALL at the top, and forget alphabetical, maybe a bit more patience on my part required - I had also installed those two
    add-ons you refer to before I read the following, especially the second last,



    "Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is my first choice. It's safer than IE, so safe in
    fact that many users have reported no spyware infections since they
    started using the product. It also browses a tad faster than IE, is very
    stable and is more standards compliant. Firefox 3.0 has fixed a whole
    slew of issues that its predecessor suffered. Firefox 3.0 now starts up
    much faster than 2.0, handles memory better, and is the first official
    release of a Mozilla browser to pass the Acid 2 Web Standards test. With
    tabbed browsing and over 2000 free extensions (add-ons) that allow you to
    customize your experience, it provides the most flexibility,
    expanibility, and features of any browser to date. Firefox is now my
    everyday browser, though I still leave IE7 on my PC for the occasional
    web site that's designed around IE's non-standard features. If you need
    any further convincing then check out Gizmo's IE to Firefox migration
    guide.


    An equal first choice is Opera. It's a speed demon; probably the fastest
    of all the common browsers. But it's much more than that; it's full
    featured, standards compliant and safe. Just as Firefox is extensible
    through add-ons, Opera can be enhanced using Widgets, though there are
    not nearly as many of these available as there are Firefox extensions.
    Then again, it doesn't need as many extensions because a lot of the
    features added by Firefox add-ons are already built into the standard
    Opera browser. There's just so much to like about Opera V9 that you could
    easily create a case that it's better than Firefox. Indeed, Opera used to
    be my first choice, and if I could get an Opera replacement for some of
    my key Firefox add-ons, I'd probably switch back."


    The problem I have with addons (which I stopped using except for one) is
    they are not monitored by the Firefox Staff. I have had addons make
    unwanted unannounced changes to my setup which pisses me off. They are
    also a security risk IMO.

    That being said, I am currently using FF as my default browser mainly
    because of LastPass. Opera would (used to be) my first choice but they
    won't allow third party extensions (no LastPass.) If they allowed
    LastPass access to their API code, I would switch back in a heart beat,
    as Opera out of the box doesn't need the extensions FF needs to compete
    with it...they are built in.
     
  7. MICRO

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    Thanks very much for the pic. Tester - I did download a couple of their
    tutorial pages but did not see any on the above.
     
  8. the Tester

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    Glad to help.

    The Tool tab is where you can access a lot of stuff.
    Cookie handling, themes, toolbars, popups etc...
     
  9. JRViejo

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    MICRO, I have nothing against Opera. I have the latest Portable Version installed on one of my USB drives but after switching from IE to FF awhile back, I just became more used to FF and haven't had the time to play around with Opera. First, let me answer one of the questions that seems to be bothering you:
    If you go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Update tab, you can untick ALL the Auto check for Updates boxes so you are in total control of your browser. Then, you can check for any add-on updates via Tools > Add-ons > Find Updates and download only what you want. Re: Managing extensions.

    Here's the Bookmarks support page, with lots of info on how to design them your own way. You can make the Bookmark toolbar appear (View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar) if not visible and add your Favorites in whatever fashion you desire, by Organizing Bookmarks.
     
  10. MICRO

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    Well there is certainly a bit of info. to keep me busy and quiet for a while via your links JRV. and I tips me lid to you yet again.

    You could probably ascertain that the last four para's belonged to outside
    reviewers, but as they looked to be a fair profile I just needed to ask the question -
    However I had since been reading your earlier post links and one of them refers to
    your latest mention - that auto. updates of FF add-ons can be stopped, so the second reviewer must have missed the very item he was pissed with.

    Oh yes, good to hear that I should have persevered with the Bookmarker
    prob. I thought I had.
     
  11. MrBrian

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    For Opera,

    1) IE settings are not used in Opera.

    2) Key F12 - global settings for turning off Java, plugins, and/or JavaScript. I keep all 3 of these off by default for safety. Settings for a particular site are set by right-click, 'Edit Site Preferences'.
     
  12. MICRO

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    Thanks a lot for the info. Brian - I am restarting FF at the moment to see if I can handle the security and Bookmark areas - if not then I will try Opera.
    IE is all I've ever used so either alternative will probably take a bit of learning.
     
  13. Joeythedude

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    1 ) All browsers have a setting for "make me your default browser".
    This is a system wide setting , so that If you click on a link , or a webpage shortcut , your not asked "which browser do you want to use ?".

    However AFAIK this is the only system wide setting all browsers share.
    All the security/privacy setting are per browser.

    J
     
  14. Joeythedude

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    according to the last pass site it works in opera
     
  15. JRViejo

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    MICRO, you're welcome! I'll make it a bit easier. Here's Your Visual Guide to the Firefox Browser.
     
  16. MICRO

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    I am just passing to get the link you gave to the latest FF in another thread
    yesterday when I noticed you had added here - This Cybernet. visual looks
    to be Smicko - If I don't understand FF after learning via that then I will be in the Thicky column and need to eat more Spam.

    Thanks JRV.
    PS,
    Error - War. gave the the link, you gave a Crit. Vul. link, I'm not awake yet.
     
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