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*The.Doctor

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#71 12 years ago

Sort of off topic, but i've just updated my Opera install to 9.02, and i must say, its now speedier than Firefox 1.5.07! [SIZE="2"](9.00-9.01 was pretty slow IMO)[/SIZE]

Some people want more control over their browser, and the relative 'lack' of features in Firefox combined with the huge community means more addons for more uses are more readily available for people that want them. Which is a good thing, as far as I'm concerned.

I agree, all of the fancy features may not come standard in Firefox, but for some people, they don't use all the features. With Firefox and extensions you can install exactly what features you want your browser to have and nothing more. And, in my opinion, i think the themes for Firefox are much better implemented than they are in Opera.




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#72 12 years ago

Pages load wee bit faster in FF for me, not that noticable. But I do like adblock and other plugins. I am too used to FireFox to chane now.




marvinmatthew

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#73 12 years ago

I just installed Opera. I can't tell any significaint difference in how fast the page loads are. However, the scrolling using my scroll wheel seems to be a lot smoother (which I like).

A few questions though: -does Opera have FireFox-like extensions? -does Opera have scripting enabled by default? -What does the want tool do (the button inbetween the refresh button and web address bar)?




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#74 12 years ago

marvinmatthew-does Opera have FireFox-like extensions?[/quote] Widgets and js scripts as far as I know. Heres a site with lots of scripts for Opera. http://userjs.org/

marvinmatthew-does Opera have scripting enabled by default?

I think you can block scripts from certain sites, I'm not really sure though.

[quote=marvinmatthew] -What does the want tool do (the button inbetween the refresh button and web address bar)?

I think you mean "wand" tool, basically it puts in your login/password (if you chose to save it on a certain site) into the login boxes.




marvinmatthew

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#75 12 years ago

Hmmmm.....

Now that I've been playing with it for a few minutes, I'm not so impressed.

First of all, I just found out that GF apparently has Google Addsense in it, and it has a banner running across the top of every page (I'm guessing that some FireFox extension I have must be supressing them).

Secondly, it seems to me that the back/forward/stop/reload buttons are a tad sluggish.

And when I try to drag the scroll bar down while a page is still loading, it's freqently unresponsive (a problem I don't experence in FireFox).




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#76 12 years ago

The one advantage I found with Opera were the mouse gestures, which I suggest you try out. However, there's a FF add-on around for those too...




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#77 12 years ago

Mouse gestures have always felt cumbersome and gimmicky to me. Same with Opera's voice-controlled browsing (although it's true that that can have practical uses).




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#78 12 years ago

Yeah, I would only use a couple (refresh, back). Plus, I'd always get the motions wrong, or assign needless ones. Still, it was a handy thing sometimes.