non-gecko-based browser - Opera
jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Wed Apr 28 04:33:56 UTC 2004
It would appear that on Apr 27, Daniel Stonier did say:
> Best place for alot of things is right from the horse's mouth :)
> It should detect you have linux installed and will taked you to the linux
> list. They have there a list of pre-compiled rpm's, but only up to redhat
> 9 that I
> notice. In any case, I've never used the shared versions which are distro
> dependant. Grab the static version. It contains all the libraries needed
> the binary file (as opposed to shared which uses shared libraries on your
> system - hence distro dependant). Since you are only ever running one
> instance of
> opera there really is no disadvantage with the static version (that I know
> One of the things I love about Opera is its design philosophy, which is
> the same
> reason I use Enlightenment as a desktop - everything is configurable
> and if you dont want something there, you can move it, float it, or just
> blow it
> away if you like. It's all about providing you with the choice, not making
> choices for you.
> For instance the bar on the left that you mentioned, clicking on
> View -> Hotlist gives you a few options. I float it so it sits there just
> like another web page (hidden behind the other tabs unless I bring it up).
> You can also have it off if you please.
> The browser identification you were talking about is interesting. Opera
> gives you
> sniffers as
> something other than Opera if you want. Especially useful for poorly
> scripted pages
> which sniff *only* for Netscape and IE and will kick you out if you are
> not either.
> rather than
> sniff your actual browser version) Opera renders every page bar one or two
> I had a mathematics publisher's web site kick me out once - I came back in
> the guise of good ol' IE and managed to navigate their site fine.
> Gives all the tips on customising and navigating around the interface you
Thank you Daniel, the concept of "floating" anything that would normally
appear in the sidebar appeals to me. Can it be configured to "float" all
tabs into separate windows??? I know tabs are supposed to be nicer than
windows, But I'm not comfortable with them...
The reason I liked mozilla/firefox's type ahead link navigation was that
it lets me leave most of the dust on my trackball undisturbed. I'd
personally find it easier to type a 20 character sequence than to have
to "click" on anything. But perhaps opera's interface can be configured
to favor keyboard methods.
But in any case, I want it as a back-up browser, so I think I'll have to try
the http://www.opera.com/download/ site. Probably the version for RH9 will work.
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