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Windows 7: Opera a disappointment


06 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Opera a disappointment

I switched to Opera a while back and thought that looks-wise it was an awesome, sleek browser. A bit slower than other browsers but no biggie. Plus the included mailclient was a nice touch. Mainly I liked the look of it though.

I noticed, however, that many times it wouldn't download certain files; patricularly .exe and zip files. That's a damn shame. Now I have to switch back to 'Plain Jane' Internet Explorer.

Not really a question... more of a rant. Ta for the ear.


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06 Mar 2010   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, strange problem, i haven't had any problems downloading either types of file..
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06 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Maybe there's settings one can change... dunno... not very straight forward so I'm not bothering. Back on IE now anyhow.
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06 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

O 10.5 renders some web pages very badly
Back to FF and Chrome
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06 Mar 2010   #5

7 x64 7264
 
 
Strange

Oupps I'm running 7X64 and the last Opera 10.5 Final Version works like a charm... Be sure to get the latest version previous Alpha and Beta version are buggy.
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06 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

I have also had problems with Opera 10.5 and I'm now back to Google Chrome.
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06 Mar 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Chrome is liked by many members. Stories that it is not compatible with some websites is highly exaggerated. There is an add-on, too which overcomes that shortfall.
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06 Mar 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Hmm, strange problem, i haven't had any problems downloading either types of file..
I haven't had any problems downloading any file types either

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Maybe there's settings one can change... dunno... not very straight forward so I'm not bothering. Back on IE now anyhow.
If you still have Opera installed, maybe manually changing the download folder location may have some sort of impact.

Settings > preferences > Advanced >Downloads

Although it should download 'out of the box' regardless of save location
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06 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Internet explorer isn't really that bad a browser =). In my experience, the pages load just as quickly in internet explorer as in other browsers. I also use google chrome and find that it is only minutely faster. I don't see what the big deal is with such little to compare in real world performance, not some javascript test, or acid3, sunspider, etc.
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06 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I tried Opera but it seemed very slow, also the turbo feature didn't help at all it made images on Deviantart look really awful but was strangely slower to load these pages.
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