Thanks a lot! That extension worked perfectly!
The extension "Download Chrome Extension" works for me but only in Windows, while in Linux (Kubuntu 16.04.3) it makes the browser crash when I try to install an addon from the Chrome Store.
You can't because chromium based browsers, opera included, do not allow opening files with an external app in general. E.g. you can not make it open a .doc with ms word directly. You have to save it first and then open it.
Opening the file inside the browser is limited to what the browser can support natively, e.g pdf files, some multimedia ones like mp4 etc.
However, they allow opening different protocol urls with external apps, e.g. magnet:// links will open with a torrent client when clicked, mailto:// ones will open with the email cleint etc.
@jibel That same answer was given to you at least twice before but in both cases you replied in a bad manner, saying that that people couldn't understand a simple question (although it's very hard to understand what you say).
So what were you doing in this topic until now? Trolling? Wasting people's time ?
I think you may need some time to think about it.
In firefox (sorry) this works fine with DejaVu Sans. There is also a function called "Show page properties" (or similar) which shows me that the page of the link is encoded in utf-8. Is there a similar function in opera?
Yes, in Windows it is working normally. The problem so far is specific to Linux, where other people have also complained about the same situation, as can be seen here. (https://github.com/operasoftware/chrome-webstore-extension/issues) Apparently it seems to be the extension "Download Chrome Extension" after version 2.3.0 and 2.4.0. I ran several tests and apparently it's the extension.
As an indication, I circumvented this with the CRX "Extension source viewer" and I was able to install the Chrome Web Store extensions normally.
The OS limits Opera's access to system resources. This causes Opera to choke then crash. The problem is with Firefox, which eats all the RAM.
I do need to have multiple browsers open simultaneously. Firefox has better website (code) inspector tools than either Opera or Chrome and I use a password manager in Firefox that I can't port to Opera. I have so several hundred login credentials stored. Using more than one browser means I'm able to properly test websites and allows me to be more productive (different browsers, different tasks).
Though there is an Opera version of Autofill Forms it is a rebuilt version that uses a different code base and is functionally useless + the new version lacks import compatibility with the old version.
Would be nice if I could start Firefox then close it when not needed, which I can but it sometimes crashes the system before I get chance to close it.
The crashes happen after several hours of uptime, 24 to 48 for example, so Opera has plenty of time to store the cookies.
I'm not worried about the crashes. I'm bothered that Opera fails to fully restore my user session on restart.
You can find which version comes from where with "apt-cache policy libnss3".
However, both are too old now, because all the working repos of ubuntu (14.04, 16.04 and to 17.10) have 3.28 (2:3.28-whatever), so yes, an update is mandatory for you now.
I also use Opera 45 on Xubuntu 16.04 32 bit. There is no problems with Speed Dial for me. And I'm very disappointed too about the new versions of Opera. This browser is most faster on my slow EeePC. I'm very sad that there is no updates for it.