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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 08:50:32 am »
Have ditched this due to a bug I've encountered.
[Resizing of browser whilst on a webpage, does not reduce in proportion with browser size leaving parts of the webpage missing and NO scrollbar pops up!]  ???
Might try again once fixed.

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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2016, 06:04:40 pm »
Inspired by the postings, I installed Opera.
It is fast and reminds me of google chrome.
An addon for opera enables to download all extensions from chrome store and then they can be installed in Opera with a click.

This way the Opera behaves quite similar to my firefox.
I use LastPass and Xmarks, so my testing of many distros is easy and fast with each browser that has LastPass and Xmarks as addons.

I use VPN's and the free VPN of Opera looked promising, but after a few hours of testing I have to say that it is not what I expected.
The VPN is very unstable, it goes on and off and thus the websites don't load.

If Opera manages to get that VPN stable, I might be tempted to make it my standard browser.
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 06:40:09 pm »
Hi berliner58,

Opera browser can be a lot of fun.  In case you're brand new to Opera, and you haven't done so already, be sure to enable its Power User mode.  Then you'll have even more fun and flexibility with what you can do with Opera browser.

You're right, Opera is a lot like Google Chrome, and like Google Chrome, Opera browser is based off of open source Chromium browser.  All of these browsers use Blink rendering engine.  Blink gives these browsers a nice little boost of speed!  ;)

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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2016, 07:53:38 am »
Blink gives these browsers a nice little boost of speed!

Yup it sure does, but sh*t off a chrome plated shovel is still sh*t :))

FF FTW ;)
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2016, 10:37:13 am »
Blink gives these browsers a nice little boost of speed!

Yup it sure does, but sh*t off a chrome plated shovel is still sh*t :))

FF FTW ;)



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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2016, 08:30:32 am »
Opera has an important disadvantage compared to Firefox.
There is no  "open bookmark in new tab" addon.

This missing feature might make me return to Firefox.  >:(
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2016, 11:52:16 am »
I hear you, all it takes to make you change course sometimes is one simple little thing.  Firefox is always a safe bet.  ;)
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2016, 03:13:54 pm »
Or possibly 17,522 little things :)
(number of FF addons)
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2016, 09:06:26 am »
I hear you, all it takes to make you change course sometimes is one simple little thing.  Firefox is always a safe bet.  ;)

It depends, perknh, what makes me change my course.

Opera is already history for me.   ;D

Slimjet is faster than Opera and faster than Firefox....  and ... let's me open a bookmark in a new tab with left-mouse-click.  Found it yesterday and today made it my default browser.
http://www.slimjet.com/?lang=en

You might call this consistency, if you don't mind.  ;)
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2016, 09:34:50 am »
I hear you, all it takes to make you change course sometimes is one simple little thing.  Firefox is always a safe bet.  ;)

It depends, perknh, what makes me change my course.

Opera is already history for me.   ;D

Slimjet is faster than Opera and faster than Firefox....  and ... let's me open a bookmark in a new tab with left-mouse-click.  Found it yesterday and today made it my default browser.
http://www.slimjet.com/?lang=en

You might call this consistency, if you don't mind.  ;)

one tip - keep an eye on slimjet when posting to the forums... it does some wierd things to font sizes, especially when cut n paste from webistes and when tryin gto format stuff. Other than that it's a great fast browser.  But I spend a lot of time in here and other forums and I need Firefox, which behaves correctly.

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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2016, 11:10:07 am »
Tell me about it .. it's the "triple-click a command on this forum to highlight it, then copy it, then paste it into the terminal .. and it runs without you hitting enter" that does my head in with chromium based browsers ::)

Why the heck to they add a carriage return :-\



Don't believe me .. in chromium, triple-click this command to highlight it (do not use Code: Select or manually highlight it):
Code: [Select]
pluma
now right-click on the highlighted text and select "Copy"

Now open a terminal and right-click > Paste (or Ctrl+Shift+V) .. pluma will open without you having to hit enter .. this should NOT happen ::)
(chromium based browsers appear to be adding a space and a carriage return)

Just ONE of the many things that drive me nutz about chromium based browsers.
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2016, 11:36:18 am »
Sure, you could say "it's the forum software that's doing this" and you'd be correct .. it's actually being caused by a 'fix' applied to the SMF code to fix another formatting issue in chromium based browsers.
But that's not really a valid argument now is it ? .. why do software authors (and/or users) need to be working around chromium formatting issues in the first place .. no other browsers have this problem, the issue was introduced by Google obviously deciding everyone else should do things THEIR way >:(
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 03:05:40 pm »
Tell me about it .. it's the "triple-click a command on this forum to highlight it, then copy it, then paste it into the terminal .. and it runs without you hitting enter" that does my head in with chromium based browsers ::)

Why the heck to they add a carriage return :-\



Don't believe me .. in chromium, triple-click this command to highlight it (do not use Code: Select or manually highlight it):
Code: [Select]
pluma
now right-click on the highlighted text and select "Copy"

Now open a terminal and right-click > Paste (or Ctrl+Shift+V) .. pluma will open without you having to hit enter .. this should NOT happen ::)
(chromium based browsers appear to be adding a space and a carriage return)

Just ONE of the many things that drive me nutz about chromium based browsers.

I know that you have many points against chromium browsers, and since I guess that slimjet is based on blink-engine ( I have no idea what that is) and since it is possible to download addons from google chrome webstore for slimjet ( I did that because I use LastPass and Xmarks ),
I just did that test with the copy and paste of  "pluma" you suggested.

The result is - and I am sorry to tell it - that nothing happens when I right-click in the terminal and select "paste".
I mean:  the word "pluma" is inserted into the terminal, that is all there is, but pluma does not start.

So I would say that the carriage return is not added in slimjet.
I cannot test this in Opera nor in google chrome browsers because I don't have them installed anymore.

I like Firefox, no doubt about that. It is my second browser now. Slimjet and FF are in the application launcher part of the panel.
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2016, 03:20:43 pm »
did you triple-click the word "pluma" in the text box to highlight it prior to copying ?

I could be wrong, but I seriously doubt that this doesn't also affect slimjet.

Actually I gave a bad example .. double-clicking just selects the word. triple-clicking selects the entire line .. so TRIPLE-CLICK this:
Code: [Select]
pluma /etc/lsb-release
to select the entire line.
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Re: Opera Browser with Free VPN
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2016, 04:29:48 pm »
Sorry,
I never ever clicked 3 times on something in my life .  8)

I thought you meant:
First click = left click on "pluma" to get the cursor there.
Second click = hover over the word from beginnung to end to mark it.
Third click = right click to select "copy"

I am not joking. This I considered to be the  triple click you mentioned.

Now I dared to really position the cursor in the word "pluma" and the other example you suggested and
left-click  3 times in a short sequence and yes:  it did mark the word.

Then I pasted it into the terminal and yes, PCNetSpec:  it straightly opened pluma  / the file you suggested.

So, the test has shown that you are correct about  triple-click.  :-X

My apologies for messing up the first test.

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