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RE: Making Opera identify as another browser...Opera for Windows
RE: My Speed dials suddenly deletedOpera for computers
@jstahliv83 Checking in for what?
The problem of Missing Speed dials!
I left my computer for about an hour, came back and
my speed dial was gone. Only thing left was four
speed dial folders.
Also, when clicking on the heart in the sidepanel
I closed Opera and still the same with my
speeddial but now I could see my bookmarks.
I was able to copy my speeddial from
RE: Microsoft switches to ChromiumLounge
This quasi-monoculture might threaten security and diversity.
To amplify on this very real risk with a currently-unfolding example, Chrome/chromium developers are at this very moment evolving major changes to a critical chromium API via their proposed new ManifestV3 API.
This is quite a few months old, but do you have any update on this Blackbird71?
RE: How to change your browser ID within OperaOpera for Windows
@rif ... Does this not change the Opera "statistics" on web browsing? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
Yes, it does affect the usage stats. If a user can access a site by changing the browser ID, it's a good thing for him in gaining access to the site... but it's not a good thing for Opera's market share stats. The ideal would be for websites to respect and operate properly with Opera's genuine user-agent string or respond to user complaints if they don't. But all too often, that's not how the online world seems to operate...
Exactly. Ever try to email a big company such as Hulu and tell them the site works in Opera but you have us blocked for some reason.
How to change your browser ID within OperaOpera for Windows
I'm sure we've all run across sites that "Don't work" in Opera. Usually (But not always) because of the browser ID string.
Well I just signed up for Hulu and it wouldn't work in Opera so no big deal, it worked in Chrome and I was happy.
I mentioned this to my daughter and she said she got it to work in Opera! I was pleasantly shocked. I guess
she's more tech savvy then I realized!
- Right click on page and choose "Inspect element."
- Click 3 vertical dots in upper right corner, "More tools, Network conditions."
- Uncheck "Select automatically.
- Click on the box right below that and choose your Browser ID string.
- Refresh the page you had trouble with! I use Shift-F5
She said she found this on a Reddit page.
RE: Creating PollsForum feedback
I use Hekasoft (any time I make a signficant change to any of my browsers' settings or data) to manually back up the relevant personal data/settings to an external hard drive.
Had to look this one up. Looks like a good program. I don't use Freefilesync as a "Syncing" backup for Opera, rather I just make a mirror backup of the 4 copies of Opera (Three of 56.xxx and one of 12.18). But with Opera's syncing capability I've never had to restore a version of 56.xxx or its predecessors. I have 12.18 (Used for email only) installed on my e: drive including the profile and when I need to "Restore" it I can just copy it or the backup to a new computer. Works great for me. I usually backup at least every other day.
The program does look interesting in that you can use it to backup all your browsers (I have IE, Edge, FF also).
Where Freefilesync shines for me is I keep everything important to me in d:\My Documents and I sync between my laptop and desktop. Works great.
On another note, I'm sending you a PM here with a weird Opera 12.18 problem.