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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:26 PM

Considering switching my browser to Opera

I'm tired of Chrome freezing and having problems with Flash, IE randomly kicking me off of websites. I stopped using Firefox, I don't remember why, but there were problems. I've heard Opera is a good alternative, but I'd be open to any suggestions.

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Reply Considering switching my browser to Opera (Original post)
Sugarcoated Jan 2013 OP
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 #1
kentauros Jan 2013 #2
Sugarcoated Jan 2013 #3
kentauros Jan 2013 #6
woodsprite Jan 2013 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #5
Sugarcoated Jan 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #9
Sugarcoated Jan 2013 #10
madrchsod Jan 2013 #8

Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:31 PM

1. Opera's a good browser, at least the Linux version

 

I primarily use Firefox & Chromium (the Linux version of Chrome), but I also use Opera some. I used it frequently years ago with Windoze & it worked well. I've not had problems with Firefox & Chromium though, they're both very stable.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:33 PM

2. Cool :)

I've been using Opera for over a decade. I never had a problem figuring it out, either, unlike with FF. Just keep your tab-numbers down and it's stable enough

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:37 PM

3. Really?

I'm hoarder of tabs

But seriously, what is considered a lot of tabs?

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

6. Well, I'd say 200 would be a lot of tabs.

My version at home needs some "house cleaning" in that regard, because it will suck a lot of ram if you have too many open, even if none of them are refreshed to the page.

Here at work, I've got ten tabs open, and it's using 600 mb. I don't know why it needs that much, because in the past it didn't take as much ram. I continue to use it, though, because I'm used to it, and their security is just a hair better than FF

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:38 PM

4. I use it all the time when reading DU.

It's a non-supported browser here at work because it gets so small a market share on our Google Analytics report. I use it for my personal stuff so I can keep bookmarks/browser cache, etc. separate. I prefer it because of the slider bar for resizing text/pics on the fly etc. At home I mainly use FireFox but it's an absolute memory hog and it seems like it needs updating every few days. I hate IE, but keep it around for those sites that don't support anything but IE.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:40 PM

5. I use Opera with no problems at all.

It is faster than FF, has built in ad blockers.
But I also use Linux, not Windows...could Windows be part of your problem???

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:45 PM

7. It very well could be

Is Linux a possibility for someone who's not a computer person? I'm computer savvy, but only compared to a non-computer person.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:23 PM

9. Betcha someone in the Computer group could help you with Linux.

Linux platforms come in cute names, like "koala" which is version # 11..

I think version 10 is considered to be easier to work with, according to Mr. Dixie who does all the puter stuff.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:08 PM

10. Thank you dixiegrrrl: )

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:53 PM

8. i used opera before i switched to chrome.

i now use chrome and safari for windows. opera used to be "neat and clean" but it`s to busy for my taste.

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