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Opera redux

2001-03-26 18:33:16+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Just a response to Eric's Opera woes below: Beta 6, being the first built on the version 5 rather than 4 code base, had some problems, but Opera for Linux beta 7 fixes that issue and most of my other complaints. They still don't have Flash support (a mixed issue...), and there are some Qt issues around widget color customization (which Netscape completely ignores, so this is a "sucks less" issue). I haven't had it bring down X, although it has core dumped a few times, but given the IE problems I'm having this morning I'll take those issues any day.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: ebradway

Looks like I need to upgrade again soon. I ended up just renaming the .opera directory in my home directory and copying the opera.ini and opera.adr files into the new one after starting Opera. Unfortuantely I get to spend the rest of the day preparing a presentation for some VC folks who I just found out are coming tomorrow for a presentation in Nashville...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:25+00 by: ebradway

I upgraded soon after writing that post. Beta 7 does fix a number of problems. The way they are handling javascript popup window sizes it worse than the way it used to be (Opera uses an MDI style interface with the browser window generally maximized - when a popup occurs the browse window de-maximizes and sizes to the popup. Once you close the popup you are stuck with a stack of small browse windows.

At least it hasn't taken out X yet. Of course my problems with X dying may be related to the fact that I'm running KDE 2.1 on top of the XiG Multihead server.