opera making me tear my hair out!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sic, May 28, 2007.

  1. Sic macrumors 6502

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    why won't it let me use an external rss reader? I click the thingy in the address bar and it wants me to use the opera default without even offering the option to use an external reader. I can't find this option anywhere and it's driving me insane. please don't make me switch back to firefox over this!!

    thanks in advance
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I believe you set your default RSS reader in Safari's preferences.
     
  3. tominated macrumors 68000

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    it's opera that sic is talking about, not safari. BTW: sorry, but i can't help. I only have opera for browser testing websites
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The RSS reader should also have a preference for the default reader, change it there.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Sorry to go off-topic, but what advantages does Opera have? (I am asking as someone who was too lazy to really try it out - I deleted it after about 2 minutes use, because I hated the UI, I am a Safari user who used to use FireFox)
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Small, light and more features than you can shake a stick at, it's especially good for dial-up connections.
     
  7. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    none of that stuff worked - it seems that opera uses its default reader above all else and I can't find a way to disable it, which means I have to view source and C/P the link to NNW - mildly annoying.

    I use opera because I browse with a lot of tabs open (had 30 earlier, which would have crushed firefox on my current setup). It's more stable, quicker and fuller-featured than Safari (in my experience) and it's far more stable than Firefox (although the loss of my web developer toolbar sucks, I prefer actually being able to view websites) I'm currently trying to find my 'best' OSX web browser - Firefox leaks memory and is has been known to eat 500MB of my RAM. Safari is a barebones browser that lacks basic features without extensions that are either resource hogs, or wallet hogs. Shiira is just a joke that could've been a very good browser if they'd actually tested it and released stable versions of it.

    I haven't tried Camino yet, but it looks pretty good.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=190589
     
  9. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, but all that does is hide the RSS button in the address bar - i still have to view source to find the rss link :/

    I guess this is just one of those things. I'm not ready to believe that this is impossible to achieve! :(
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    Um, however that does solve your issue of disabling the RSS aggregator and gives you a way to export your current feeds.

    What's bad about right-clicking a link to copy the url?
     
  11. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    Opera has its own free news feed: news.opera.no, with several newsgroups in it. Checking one of its newsgroups would probably be productive.
     
  12. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    For me, it generally renders faster than Safari (though the latter has gained ground over the years). The built-in mouse gestures are useful. Also, I really like the way tabs are implemented (the ability to have 50 or so tabs on one screen + the ability to move them around + navigate between them). Though Opera isn't my default browser, I use it for research due to its navigation/tab/stability advantages.
     
  13. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    I like multiple browsers, and bought Opera way back before it was free. On Windows machines, there is a free utility called "Optool" which is handy for switching from browser to browser. Each browser has some advantages and disadvantages - with some pages working, not working, or being dangerous.

    Of course, anybody who writes web pages should test them with a variety of browsers - but most web designers are not that professional.
     

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