@blackbird71 said in How to change your browser ID within Opera:
@browzer1 said in How to change your browser ID within Opera:
@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.
@blackbird71 said in Creating Polls:
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.
Well, this turned out to be MUCH easier then I thought.
Not sure where I got those parameters in 12.18 on a win 7
machine but was trying to use them in a Win 10 machine.
Hell, all I had to do was point it to the launcher.
@rif And if you have any other questions about or issues with Forum Search results, or possibly further suggestions on improving some of its features, there's already a thread on the topic: https://forums.opera.com/topic/26773/search-results
... Since websites seem to know when I have an adblocker running why don't they just intentionally slow the load time down.
Some do, even using prominent count-down timer displays in a few cases. Other sites quickly kill or fade out the page image if you're using an ad blocker. Still others overlay the sought-after page with a full-size notice that you have to turn off your ad-blocker to view the page. The techniques are endless...
However, depending on how the ad-blocking is accomplished, it can indeed slow down a page load depending on what the browser then does with the graphics space normally occupied by the ad.
I thought I had something to go on. I thought the problem was the "Unsorted" folder in my bookmarks file so I thought I could delete that. Can't. Tried some extensions to no avail also.
Tried new installs of 42.xxx and then sync (Best option but missing extensions), new install then importing doesn't work as it doesn't see my speeddial and the heart menu doesn't work. Gosh, I tried so many different things I don't 'member them all! LOL
Wish they had some private PM option here I would send someone my bookmark file to try.