Opera browser - anyone using it?

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  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

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  3. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    I've started using it as well, while it's missing certain plugins that I would love to have including Pocket and 1password, I really like it. 1password said they would look into making a browser extension but I'm sure that will depend on the popularity of the browser over time.
     
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    I use Firefox and Safari for general browsing, Opera for financial transactions and IE when I'm forced to at work. In my experience, Turbo is kind of like a 'passive' subwoofer, ie it really doesn't make a difference.
     
  5. palmharbor macrumors 6502

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    Opera

    When you set your home page to Google...it shows about 6 rectangles
    of other sites. That is enough to make me to not use it.
    If I were a manager at Opera, I would fire the Geek who thought this
    was a good idea to not give users what they want but what they want to give you...as if we had no choices other than their product.
     
  6. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    If you're looking to start using Opera longer-term you might want to try the Opera Next version before you get used to some of the features that have been taken out (Mail client, IRC, torrent downloader, etc...).

    Granted it's an alpha but it's now based on Chromium so you'll have less issues with some pages and Opera Turbo is still included just renamed to off road mode. Link if you want it ;)
     
  7. certsoft macrumors member

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    I've been using Opera for many years (I remember having to pay for it a long time ago). Sad to see they are taking the mail client out. I guess I'll stick with 12.14 for a good long time.
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'm using Opera next but cannot figure out why (unlike Opera) it does not work with Keychain. Anyone run into this?
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    OK - so keychain now works for some reason but I'm running into another problem: the PDF plugin is missing. How do I see PDF's in browser?
     
  10. printz macrumors regular

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    I've been using Opera heavily in the past, because alternatives like Mozilla Firefox sucked (and are still quite drab now). But now I just use Google Chrome. I don't mind using a creepy Google product; at least Chrome has the same features (keyword search), improved from Opera (now they learn the search engines).

    On tablet and phone, Opera is king though, way better than Chrome.
     
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