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Tips and tricks to keep opera 12.xx relavent?

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    [Open In Menu]
    Item, "Open in Firefox"="Execute program, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe", "%u",,"Firefox""
    Item, "Open in Iron"="Execute program, "C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\iron.exe", "%u",,"Iron""

    I just love that you can change the document popup menu and have changed mine to suit my needs.

    I've got a Open in FF, IE, Chrome buttons and do use those. Wanted to post those here as the OP might find them useful but darn if I could remember how to do that. Some quick searching didn't help.

  • FF

    Iron

    Quote my post to see the code. The icons depend on the skin. In my skins I have added icons for Firefox and Iron.

    Your Skin's Images

  • 12.16 here on Win7 x64. Haven't had any problems that would cause me to consider this "out of date" version irrelevant.
    In fact, I just reinstalled Windows and loaded version 18.x of Opera - no tab stacking is a deal breaker. So reloaded 12.16.

  • Originally posted by fefrie:

    Any ideas to keep our old browser relavent and working in an ever changing internet?

    If you want to stick with 12.16 be prepared for web pages not to work. And if you really need to see those pages then you'll have to use another browser. If you're alright with that then there's pretty much nothing else for you to do. I'm good with 12.16.

  • Opera 12 supports drag and drop buttons, which is just a specially crafted URL which Presto will interpret as a button. See this page on the wiki for even more examples.

  • del

  • Opera 12 (which I run on my Linux boxes) is like Windows NT... is obsolete and unmaintained. It gets more so every day.

  • I am still using Opera 11.64 here without many problems. If I encounter a problem I open the page in another program. To provide quicker access to other browser I customised my right-click menu to show the browsers I use, including those that would not show up on the automatically generated Open With menu (SRWare Chrome Iron, and USB installs of Opera). [Document Popup Menu]--- Main Menu ---;Include, Browser Menu Bar---Source--Item, MI_IDM_Kilde=View document sourceItem, M_BLOCK_CONTENT=Content block mode on | Content block mode off---Open In---Item, "Open in Private Tab"=Copy document address,,,,"Window Private Icon" & New private page & Paste and goInclude, Open In Menu---Full Screen---Item, MI_IDM_FULLSCREENTOGGLE=Enter fullscreen | Leave fullscreen[Open In Menu]Item, "Open in Firefox"="Execute program, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe", "%u",,"Firefox""Item, "Open in Iron"="Execute program, "C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\iron.exe", "%u",,"Iron""Item, "Open in IE"="Execute program, "iexplore", "%u",,"IE""Item, "Open in Opera 12.16"="Execute program, "O:\Opera 12.16\opera.exe", "%u",,"Window Browser Icon""Item, "Open in Opera 18"="Execute program, "O:\Opera 18.00\launcher.exe", "%u",,"Window Browser Icon""Item, "Open in Opera Next"="Execute program, "O:\Opera Next\launcher.exe", "%u",,"Opera Next""Item, "Open in Opera Dev"="Execute program, "O:\Opera Dev\launcher.exe", "%u",,"Opera Dev""# & Execute program, "O:\Opera Next\operamail.exe"

    wow, that's amazing. My girlfriend is still using the 12.11 build I last put on for her but she is running into more and more issues. Seems like I'll have to give her my Firefox install because she loves the features of Presto and doesn't fancy the Blink versions.

  • I still use Opera 12.16. Main reasons are Bookmarks, Mail, Notes, RSS Feeds, Magic Wand and Mouse Gestures.

    I tried Opera 20 and it's really not bad but lacks features that I like and am comfortable with.

    I did add some custom buttons like InIE for when I have issues with a website and need to use IE11 to do whatever has to be done.

    I went to this web page: http://operawiki.info/CustomButtons to get the InIE button. Then I went down to the Web Development section (bottom of page) and selected OPEN PAGE IN IE. Selecting this button will automatically install in Opera 12.16. I also have a go to Top and go to Bottom button as well.

    So far everything is working fine.

  • So far everything is working fine.

    Don't expect that to last forever. Time waits for no man. Version 12 is an OLD browser by web standards. It will become increasingly slow, incompatible with websites and insecure. It's all well and good to extol its virtues but this loyalty is misplaced. Time to move on so at least run v.20 alongside and stay abreast of what IS being developed.

  • leushino: Truth is I was hoping this post would fly under your radar. Nothing you say has any value to me. Of course you are so caught up in your own little paradigm that you can't begin to understand someone else's viewpoint.

    Had you read and understood my post you would have noticed that I did in fact try Opera 20 and since I am an actual living, breathing human being, I'm entitled to my own preferences and don't have to be guided by your point of view.

    Thank you very much.

  • Sticking with Opera even though it's become a Chrome clone of sorts would be loyalty. Sticking with v12.xx is a case of holding on to functionality. You trolling those who don't like the new direction is zealotry which, if you don't have a vested interest in the company, would be a form of misplaced loyalty

  • Sticking with Opera even though it's become a Chrome clone of sorts would be loyalty. Sticking with v12.xx is a case of holding on to functionality. You trolling those who don't like the new direction is zealotry which, if you don't have a vested interest in the company, would be a form of misplaced loyalty

    So you're holding on to functionality with a browser that is becoming slower by the day, increasingly incompatible with websites and will ultimately put your security at risk? Uh... that's not a very prudent way to go.

    I use Opera 20 because it does EXACTLY what I want and need. I wouldn't call that loyalty so much as expedience. It works so I use it. Simple.

  • Sticking with Opera even though it's become a Chrome clone of sorts would be loyalty. Sticking with v12.xx is a case of holding on to functionality. You trolling those who don't like the new direction is zealotry which, if you don't have a vested interest in the company, would be a form of misplaced loyalty

    So you're holding on to functionality with a browser that is becoming slower by the day, increasingly incompatible with websites and will ultimately put your security at risk? Uh... that's not a very prudent way to go.
    I use Opera 20 because it does EXACTLY what I want and need. I wouldn't call that loyalty so much as expedience. It works so I use it. Simple.

    No, I've already said I use Firefox now but I can understand why people have yet to move on, it's quite clear really. Opera 20 doesn't work for them. Simple

  • bangorme

    Opera 12 (which I run on my Linux boxes) is like Windows NT... is obsolete and unmaintained. It gets more so every day.

    Unmaintained? Yes. Obsolete? Not so much. Can you tell me what web standards are not supported by Opera 12?

    leushino

    So you're holding on to functionality with a browser that is becoming slower by the day

    How exactly is the browser getting "slower"? It's not like a physical component that wears down over time, it's software. Your posts are becoming exceedingly more incoherent, the more you try to push people to abandon PrOpera for ChrOpera.

  • Theres no way to keep Opera 12.xx relevent, it's time has come and passed, I moved on although I do have Opera 20.whatever installed, I dont surf with it, I'll just wait patiently for the improvements to come, if they ever do, I'm aware of how great some people think Opera 20.whatever is, dont preach it to me, I hear it evertime someone responds to my posts, but to surf with an old outdated opera just out of loyalty doesnt make much sense, other browsers do just as much as the old Opera. Opera 12.xx is not relevent anymore, it's been abandoned and it's past tense, Get used to it.

  • but to surf with an old outdated opera just out of loyalty doesnt (sic) make much sense
    I don't do it out of loyalty, I do it because it handles everything I need it to, and has the functionality I desire. I'm quite certain that's why others use it, too.

    other browsers do just as much as the old Opera.
    Care to point out some? Perhaps you haven't noticed the plethora of people trying to find a decent alternative to Opera, because Opera was unique. It did things most other browsers didn't, and a number of things the other browsers did like Opera were actually copied from Opera. Not all, obviously, I'm not trying to claim Opera was the first to do everything; but they were certainly innovators in the earlier days, and it influenced a lot of other browsers development.

    Opera 12.xx is not relevent (sic) anymore, it's been abandoned and it's past tense, Get used to it.
    It may have been abandoned, but that doesn't make it irrelevant.

  • I never made a list of everything a browser does, I can find out pretty quickly upon trying out a browser if it fits my needs or not, aside from Mail, I never used Opera mail, never needed it and aside from able to customize Opera greatly on the way it looks is not a biggee for me, but my Browser of choice now does everything I was able to do on Opera,It even looks just like I had the Old Opera to look, from the menu items to how the buttons look, I never made a list of everything the old Opera did, I dont even have it installed anymore, it would be easier if you tell me specifically what the old Opera does that most other browsers dont, I have the menu items, pretty much the same bookmarks system I had in the old opera, the tabs open the way i want them to, and I have greater security now. No reason I shouldnt be a happy camper.

  • I'm glad to hear you're happy, but your post was effectively stating that everyone should abandon Opera because other browsers do everything it does. That's not true. Another browser does everything you need it to do, and that's fine; but there's no browser that will fit everyone's needs. Presto-based Opera just does some things that other browsers do not, or only do some, but not enough of.

    You might find a few features in one browser similar to Opera, but not others, while another browser may fulfill the need for other features, but not the ones the previous browser does. I have yet to find a single browser that matches all the functionality I have in Opera without making a ton of modifications, and even then not necessarily everything.

    All I'm trying to say, is making a flat-out statement that "other browsers do just as much as the old Opera" isn't entirely true. Not to the extent that some of us need them to.

  • One of the fundamental things about Presto Opera was that it was extremely customisable.
    All the menus, toolbars, buttons etc. could be changed to be exactly as the user wanted them.
    That functionality does not exist, and probably never will exist, in any other browser, including the new versions of Opera.
    That's very sad for people like me who used that functionality a lot, but it has to be accepted that only a small proportion of users actually wanted to do that, so I'm afraid it will not return.
    Make the most of Presto Opera and use it for as long as is practicable I say, as you will not see its like ever again!
    😞

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