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  • Probably not. I refuse to click on any dynamic link unless I know the poster from experience and the URL upon examination appears credible. These spammers are getting sneaker.

  • too late. i did 🙂 ugh. do i have to do a virus check? 😞

    It's good safe-hex to not click on unknown/suspicious links, but if one might need to click on "strange" links, it's best to be sure to always use a fully-patched browser with all scripting shut off, from within an extremely limited user account. In the case of a potential spam link associated with a foreign language, I find it needful to translate the material to determine if it's actually spam in order to report it, in which case I use a really tight browser installation I keep maintained for going in harm's way.

    Most of the time, the sites are purely commercial sites that employ spamming as an advertising practice, and the spammer either gets credit for referred clicks (a unique URL) or is working on a paid-per-spam basis for registering and spamming a forum. Consequently, many of these sites turn out not to contain malware at the immediate site level... but the whole disreputable business does take you one major step closer to the bad guys, so it's wise to avoid such sites whenever possible. If a site does contain malware, it's usually either the scripting that gets you in trouble or the exploitation of an unpatched vulnerability in your browser that has been identified from its user-agent string.

  • [Mod edit. Please stop persecuting and posting the same off-topic subject in every thread someone disagrees with you. You already had this discussion before and the topic has been closed by a moderator, this is the sign so you can realize this discussion is not welcome in these forums. Go debate elsewhere or contact the user you have a problem with personally. Disrespecting the forum rules may lead to a ban.]

  • Nasty nasty, funksoulbro. And by the beye, wasn't it Emerson who said: "Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of mediocre minds.". If someone changes his mind, I have no problem with that. And please, stop hijacking this thread with the personal attacks.

  • He's been reported, lem729. I think most of us are tired of his personal attacks and his constant demeaning of Opera.

  • Whats the problem of the attack

  • He's been reported, lem729. I think most of us are tired of his personal attacks and his constant demeaning of Opera.

    and yet you find your personal attacks and demeaning of others fuelled by zealotry acceptable behaviour.

  • Try to honest for a change. I attack no one. I defend Opera against jerks who bully, ridicule, demean, threaten, whine, complain, lie, give false information and generally stir up trouble. You are one such character. Just go away.

  • Try to honest for a change. I attack no one. I defend Opera against jerks who bully, ridicule, demean, threaten, whine, complain, lie, give false information and generally stir up trouble. You are one such character. Just go away.

    You're delusional. People, who are Opera fans voice their displeasure with the current iteration and you jump on your high horse and try to correct spelling(which didn't need it), tell them that their opinions are wrong, that they are idiots and that they should go play in traffic. You accuse me of being negative while neglecting the positive remarks I made which clearly shows what you are drawn to. Then you run to the mods. You are easily the biggest baby around here.

    This is the Opera forum, that means users old and new come here for help and opinions. You yourself suggest people stick with the Presto version for now yet whine when someone prefers it and voices their displeasure with the new one. Just look at this thread, you have yet to address the question the original poster presented in spite of responding 7 times!smh. My first post on the other hand was a direct response to what was being asked. You, as always, only chime in to make it personal, rinse and repeat.

    You best check yourself before you wreck yourself

  • to grierzo

    thank you for your time.

    it's appreciated.

    only think i can think is to refer people to wayback machine if i can find an operable link.

  • @danneely

    You wanted an extension to add a search box separate from the address box in Opera 20. The closest I've come to that seems to be this extension you could add to Opera from the Chrome store. It is called "Searchbar," and you can find it at the link below.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/searchbar/fjefgkhmchopegjeicnblodnidbammed?hl=en-US

    Apparently to search from the bar, all you need to do to display the bar is press the f4 key. Then the search bar comes out. You can add search engines to the bar by going to the website of the search engine, and right clicking on the search bar there. Pressing the f4 key is no big deal. If you don't want to search from the address bar, and want to use your own favorite search engine, this looks like something worth exploring. You can also search from selected (highlighted?) text without having to type the search (a timesaver there)

    Now I haven't tried it (so I'm basing it on a description of features of the searchbar), as I like using the Disconnect Search extension that I discussed earlier in this thread. But it does look promising for what you were asking for.

  • To brianokane, a bit late, but - you're welcome, and sorry I couldn't help more. Hope the wayback machine was able to help you.

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