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OPERA, OWA and emails

  • I am using opera-stable_45.0.2552.888_amd64.deb on a Linux Debian Jessie system to access my emails from a Microsoft Exchange OWA Light system.

    Firstly, when the 'O' at the top left hand corner of the Opera browser is clicked, nothing happens.

    However the main problem is with accessing my emails from OWA :-

    when I click on various drop-down menus in my email
    account in OWA, they don't work. Is there any way to fix this as I do need to either go into folders (there is a very long list so clicking down is the way to do this) or move emails into folders?

    I can't download any attachments from emails read via Opera at the moment. Clicking on them opens them in a tab in Opera (except that I can't seem to open JPEGs which is an issue) but there is nothing to indicate how to actually download the file (right clicking etc. doesn't do anything...).

  • I do not want to sound mean, but have you tried upgrading opera to a more recent version? Unless opera 45 is the newest one debian jessie can support...

  • At least is seems consistent - all menus (or all drop-downs too?) aren't showing.

    With some window managers, sometimes menus can actually be rendered behind the application - making them invisible unless they are longer than the window. Alternatively, (not so much in Linux as they are less common) a third-party pop-up blocker can sometimes think Opera's menus and drop-downs are pop-up ads.

    In any case, it is always a good idea in Linux to list your desktop manager (Gnome, KDE, Enlightenment, MATE, etc.) and window manager (if the latter is not the standard window manager for that desktop especially).

  • @jimunderscorep Thanks for your sugestion. Opera 45 is the last version
    produced before Debian Jessie was superceded by Debian Stretch, the
    next release of Debian. I did not want to install a later version of opera in case Jessie could not support it. In any case being able to access menus seems to me to be fairly standard operations that a browser should be able to do. I am not curently able to update to Stretch, but that is in the
    pipeline.

  • @sgunhouse said in OPERA, OWA and emails:

    With some window managers, sometimes menus can actually be rendered behind the application - making them invisible unless they are longer than the window. Alternatively, (not so much in Linux as they are less common) a third-party pop-up blocker can sometimes think Opera's menus and drop-downs are pop-up ads.

    Thanks for your reply. I will follow up on your advice.

  • @starting said in OPERA, OWA and emails:

    @jimunderscorep Thanks for your sugestion. Opera 45 is the last version
    produced before Debian Jessie was superceded by Debian Stretch, the
    next release of Debian. I did not want to install a later version of opera in case Jessie could not support it. In any case being able to access menus seems to me to be fairly standard operations that a browser should be able to do. I am not curently able to update to Stretch, but that is in the
    pipeline.

    So? If the required dependencies are met, you can install it on jessie and check if it works.
    A (debian) release's eol (= end of life) is not when the new release comes out, but when the devs stop supporting it.

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