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Re: Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)

by deliria (Chaplain)
on Aug 10, 2003 at 11:17 UTC ( #282596=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
in thread I mostly browse with JavaScript...

I prefer browsing with Opera 7. It has a quick preference menu under F12 which allows you to:

  • accept/refuse/background/ accept requested popups
  • enable/disable animated gifs, plugins, javascript, java and audio
  • enable/disable proxy support/ referrer logging / cookies
  • change your useragent string.

So, no need for 2 browsers :P

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Re: Re: Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
by zakzebrowski (Curate) on Aug 10, 2003 at 13:29 UTC
    I have two problems with opera (even though I'm using an earlier version of opera now), is that some of the 'corporate' web site which I need to use, require an early version of netscape, which opera doesn't proppery render. Also, requring to buy a new version every year at 35 bucks a pop gets expensive. Plus, for a long time, it didn't have support for imap protocol which I use heavily at work. (begining to get off topic here...)

      Aside from some websites who dynamically alter the DOM of the page Opera does most things correctly (and some things even better than IE, IMAP is supported and there's no need to fork over $35 if you use the adware version :).
Re: Re: Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
by Vorlin (Beadle) on Aug 12, 2003 at 22:01 UTC
    deliria, very well said. I've used Opera since pre-5.x days and that's one of the best features it's got. I like being able to disable pretty much any animation/scripting at the click of a few keys and then being able to re-enable after whatever it is has been done.

    As for 'not killing popups', that's where Opera shines in my book. "Only allow requested" in Opera lets through those I want, such as phpBB login/pm windows and the like. All the others can rot! I also use the email client in Opera, which knocks out 99.99% of the "viruses" that are spread through Outlook* (I'm refering to .vbs and other macro viruses).

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