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Windows 7: Opera 11.0 Alpha out


23 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Opera is my default browser since I tried it when it became free. I don't try to sell others on it, but I think it's the best. A Guy


I ran FF for a while, but from the first Opera 9 build I tried to each new Snapshot that is released on a weekly basis and sometimes even more often Opera has been my first and only browser of choice.

~Maxx~





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24 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
I like Opera's GUI, speed, performance, etc. but what I don't like about it is that it displays websites incorrectly like on Facebook for example. The comment link is misplaced.
Thats a drawback of using Opera because of its small userbase many developers don't bother testing in Opera.
If you come across a site that is acting up you can right click the page & edit the site preferences to try & fix it or right click & open with another browser.
Google's Sputnik Java conformance test shows Opera as the browser closest to the standard

Off topic but if you have not set up your own blog in My Opera you are missing out it s very easy to do & looks great.
stve10 - About Steves Snaps
Is a page describing how i set up the Browser myself .
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24 Oct 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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25 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 



I took Opera 11 Alpha out for a late night run at Peacekeeper and it did slightly better than the day it was released.

~Maxx~

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25 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No problem, Maxx

I have tried the alpha build and I would agree with most people that it's very stable and usable. I just hope that the community catches on and builds up a good number of extensions; after all the years of not using Opera, I would love to try out something different and "new", lol.
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25 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
I just hope that the community catches on and builds up a good number of extensions; after all the years of not using Opera, I would love to try out something different and "new", lol.
I have talked with a lot of people over the last few years about browser preference and I've discovered that far and away the feature that Firefox users value most about that very popular browser is the vast array of extensions that have been developed for use with Firefox.

I first started using Opera 9.5 strictly because it could be pipelined with onboard network settings to run much faster than Firefox 3 in that as a photographer I needed the additional speed to post images to the web in a more time efficient manner. I also like trying out the frequent build snapshots and the over 5,000 different skins available for Opera and maybe most of all the reverse contrast screen setting which is not only is it easier on my eyes, but it saves energy and prolongs the life of my 32" Bravia monitor.

~Maxx~



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25 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Also testing Opera Alpha right now and it's been really nice and stable. Kudos to extensions, just hope that more gets developed and it becomes really useful.
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25 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I gave up on the alpha build earlier today. After deleting the web cache and cookies and all other stuff and starting Opera again, I found it painfully slow while caching any and all websites, from Hotmail to deviantART.
I remember this happening to me ever since Opera Turbo was introduced, even though I don't use it.

I have a habit of deleting my cache every few days, or as soon as it hits above ~500MB, and I remember uninstalling Opera due to this behavior which haunted me ever since. (I am sure that it wasn't an issue with the current internet speed because IE9 displayed the same webpages much faster, also not having its cache)

I think I might just go ahead and installed 10.63 instead and see how it goes. I'm sick of Google's arrogance, Safari's RAM usage, instability and lack of some features of IE9, Firefox in general, plain weird behavior if Maxthon 3 etc. xD
I should be fair and give Opera one more chance
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25 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
I have a habit of deleting my cache every few days, or as soon as it hits above ~500MB, )
Have u tried Preferences>Advanced>History>empty cache on exit & you can also delete cookies on exit as well.

You can have Opera 10.63 & Op 11 both installed at the same time.
When u run the installer click on Options & change the install path to another folder on your hardrive or USB drive, then install for external drive.
Its the portable version nothing is written to your registry everything is contained in the install folder.
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25 Oct 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's not much about automating the deletion of the cache as it is about actually caching webpages for the first time.

Installed 10.63 and performed the same way, worst of all, Opera's usage of Flash was hideously choppy, so I gave in. I might just wait for a stable build of 11 and try again.
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