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Windows 7: Opera: Microsoft's browser ballot has tripled our downl

04 Mar 2010   #21
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id switch to opera, but it lacks AdBlock.


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04 Mar 2010   #22
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Nick,

I don't notice any more ad issues since switching from Firefox, the built in pop-up control and such seems to control things, (or I am just mentally filtering the screen myself ,

You could give it a try, for a few days, and see if you get on with it, if it's not for you then you can simply revert to FF
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04 Mar 2010   #23
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Id switch to opera, but it lacks AdBlock.
Well Opera doesnt exactly have an adblock, but you could find lists and paste it into there from ad block I forgot how.

But opera has a way to just hide ( not sure if it blocks it from loading at all).
If you right click on a page with ads on it that you don't like to see, select an option [Blocked content] and fire away at the ads you feel are to annoying and click done. While its not the best since it leaves a white box I find it better then nothing for the moment. Also since you pick out the ads to be blocked it loads a bit faster since it saves all this stuff to a file ( i forgot, but like local host but for the browser) so you just have to hide the ads for the places you visit instead of having massive list for places you probably don't even go too.. Makes me happy.
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04 Mar 2010   #24
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Id switch to opera, but it lacks AdBlock.
Well Opera doesnt exactly have an adblock, but you could find lists and paste it into there from ad block I forgot how.

But opera has a way to just hide ( not sure if it blocks it from loading at all).
If you right click on a page with ads on it that you don't like to see, select an option [Blocked content] and fire away at the ads you feel are to annoying and click done. While its not the best since it leaves a white box I find it better then nothing for the moment. Also since you pick out the ads to be blocked it loads a bit faster since it saves all this stuff to a file ( i forgot, but like local host but for the browser) so you just have to hide the ads for the places you visit instead of having massive list for places you probably don't even go too.. Makes me happy.
Does the latest version of opera have support for windows 7 jumplist? Does it have a "private mode" like incognito, or inprivate browsing? Those are the two best reasons why I like to use chrome (casual manga reading ) and ie (actual work-accelerator, onenote shortcut, fav bar, etc. )
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04 Mar 2010   #25
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Opera essentially started the ball rolling by filling an antitrust complaint with the EU in december 2007 >> Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU I personally think they should be applauded for opening up the market and it is also potentially a lot larger than just desktop P.C's
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04 Mar 2010   #26
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

By making microsoft bundle its enemies in its own operating system? I think that EU and opera went too far. it is absurd for you to promote your competitor's product. You wouldn't see a dell computer from their website that comes with an hp monitor, would you? Do you look for an apple computer and say that you want windows 7 on it? =.= It was too harsh for microsoft. Microsoft should have just shipped a windows 7 E edition, without any browser at all (Like the N and K and KN editions which were laughable).
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04 Mar 2010   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post

Does the latest version of opera have support for windows 7 jumplist? Does it have a "private mode" like incognito, or inprivate browsing? Those are the two best reasons why I like to use chrome (casual manga reading ) and ie (actual work-accelerator, onenote shortcut, fav bar, etc. )
Yes to full jumplist support
Yes to private browsing mode
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04 Mar 2010   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Id switch to opera, but it lacks AdBlock.
thats because its built in, just right click an ad, and the option to block it appears
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04 Mar 2010   #29
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Id switch to opera, but it lacks AdBlock.
Well Opera doesnt exactly have an adblock, but you could find lists and paste it into there from ad block I forgot how.

But opera has a way to just hide ( not sure if it blocks it from loading at all).
If you right click on a page with ads on it that you don't like to see, select an option [Blocked content] and fire away at the ads you feel are to annoying and click done. While its not the best since it leaves a white box I find it better then nothing for the moment. Also since you pick out the ads to be blocked it loads a bit faster since it saves all this stuff to a file ( i forgot, but like local host but for the browser) so you just have to hide the ads for the places you visit instead of having massive list for places you probably don't even go too.. Makes me happy.
Does the latest version of opera have support for windows 7 jumplist? Does it have a "private mode" like incognito, or inprivate browsing? Those are the two best reasons why I like to use chrome (casual manga reading ) and ie (actual work-accelerator, onenote shortcut, fav bar, etc. )

yes, yes and yes, it even, through the aero peek show all your tabs.
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04 Mar 2010   #30
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
By making microsoft bundle its enemies in its own operating system? I think that EU and opera went too far. it is absurd for you to promote your competitor's product. You wouldn't see a dell computer from their website that comes with an hp monitor, would you? Do you look for an apple computer and say that you want windows 7 on it? =.= It was too harsh for microsoft. Microsoft should have just shipped a windows 7 E edition, without any browser at all (Like the N and K and KN editions which were laughable).
well the bundle idea was the EU and it is a step too far but i think it was a reaction to Microsoft who threw a strop suggesting they issue the OS with no browser , but this was decided it would cause too much end user confusion and the ballot was the compromise ?
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