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Opera x Firefox

  • Sometimes I want to use Firefox but I always get back to Opera. So I created this thread to discuss that. Why use Opera? (please, don't come here to say "Opera sucks") Why use Firefox?

  • FF advantages:

    1. Detail-level configurability built into the browser - particularly FF's bookmarks manager and its toolbar/button flexibility.
    2. Single-process design, even with extensions, for those situations when processor loading is an issue.
    3. The need to trust only one design team for a full-function browser instead of a browser team plus a host of different extension designers (ref: #1).
    4. The easy ability to block updating from within the browser; my computer is mine, and software updating is something I choose to do on my terms at my times, when/if I elect to update.

    That all said, I'm increasingly drawn toward Vivaldi (though it has a long way to go) as Firefox is being increasingly 'dumbed down' in its configurability. Olde Opera was the unsurpassed king in all these areas, but New Opera unfortunately isn't.

  • Opera has advanteges too:

    1.Bookmark manager is better, easy to use,

    2.Themes work in a better way,

    3.Tab preview is awesome.

    4.Opera is lighter than Firefox

    These are some examples.

  • I have been testing Firefox in the last few days and I really enjoyed it. But I don't know if it will worth the change.

  • Can some mod close this thread please, thank you.

  • When I install a new Linux distro, I use Firefox. I use it to go download Opera. That is all.

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