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Old Friday, April 6th, 2012   #71
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Most underrated and/or hidden Opera features

Most underrated and/or hidden Opera features

Opera Unite

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Opera Unite is a new technology platform allowing you to share content directly with friends, without having to upload anything to a Web site. You can stream music, show photo galleries, share files and folders, or even host your own Web pages directly from your browser.
http://unite.opera.com/overview/


Nickname bookmarks

Right click on a bookmark (F4 > the star icon) > Properties > Nickname - Enter anything here.


Enable plug-ins only on demand.

It stops flash items from running, so it majorly cuts down on ads, which basically removes the threat of Flash exploits and increases battery life. For the things you do want to play, just click the big play button.
Preferences > Advanced > Content

Notes
  • highlight text
  • right click
  • copy to notes

This creates a new note containing the text, the note itself also links towards the page you got it from.
It's easy to search through it and you can access it from anywhere. through web interface even from any browser.


Mail

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Opera offers an email client built right into your favorite browser. Opera Mail powerfully organizes, indexes, and sorts your messages while transforming your Opera web browser into a complete communication tool.
http://www.opera.com/mail/

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Use small movements with your mouse to perform actions quickly, such as navigating back and forward or opening and closing tabs.
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/gestures/
http://www.opera.com/browser/tips/gestures/
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Opera Browser Now Offers Free and Unlimited Built-in VPN Service

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Opera will currently continue to run the SurfEasy VPN service as is (a free service is available with 500MB per month data limit, with premium services at the lower end of the VPN price spectrum)

And Opera was bought by a Chinese company
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I've always used Chrome, but the interface is too small compared to other browsers (my eyesight is poor without glasses). I decided to check out Opera after reading this thread - everything's good so far.

I found this little add on that lets you download any Chrome extension, which can be useful: https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/exten...e-extension-9/
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Opera Browser Now Offers Free and Unlimited Built-in VPN Service

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And Opera was bought by a Chinese company
A Chinese VPN should be better for some users I think.
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Opera is the fastest and almost the best, except that the don't have the classical drop-down menu for bookmarks (as Firefox does). So I wonder how do people manage their bookmarks with Opera (or Chrome as well) when you have hundreds of them in 15 different folders...

That's why I use Opera for videos or when I need speed, but Firefox as my core browser. The same goes for their add-on system, which is much more user-friendly on Firefox.
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Update: Opera is not safe anymore!

WARNING: Opera Browser Sold to a Chinese Consortium for $600 Million
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I'll have to look into the implications of that, since I've been using Opera for the best of eight years now, almost to the exclusion of anything else, and since I've always been a happy user thereof, it'd be hard switching away to something else.
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You think China is collecting info on racist types?
I'll trust china before the USA or the EU.
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I'll have to look into the implications of that, since I've been using Opera for the best of eight years now, almost to the exclusion of anything else, and since I've always been a happy user thereof, it'd be hard switching away to something else.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivaldi_(web_browser)

It's based on opera. Didn't try it yet, but it sounds good.
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