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er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

uXs posted:

I just discovered that it's possible to use site-specific proxy servers.

http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/index.dml/tag/override.ini

I'm going to use this at work. The old proxy server allows more stuff, and doesn't ask my password 20 times when I start Opera, unlike the new one. But I'm allowed to use YouTube on the new one, so I added an entry on the override to use the new proxy server for that site. It's awesome, no more switching to IE when I want to watch silly videos.


I can't get this to work. My override.ini file looks like this:

code:
[Overrides] 

[youtube.com]
Proxy|HTTP server=localhost:8888
but it won't use the proxy. In some of the comments someone said to leave the address and port fields empty in preferences, but that didn't work either.

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er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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uXs posted:

You need a 'youtube.com' (no quotes) line right below the [Overrides] section as well. The .downloaded file does it the same way; a line in the Overrides section, and a section for each override.

ah nice, works perfectly now. Thanks

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

9.63 is out

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2008/12/16/9-63

quote:

Changes since Opera 9.62
Security
  • Manipulating text input contents can allow execution of arbitrary code, as reported by Red XIII. See our advisory.
  • HTML parsing flaw can cause Opera to execute arbitrary code, as reported by Alexios Fakos. See our advisory.
  • Long hostnames in file: URLs can cause execution of arbitrary code, as reported by Vitaly McLain. see our advisory.
  • Script injection in feed preview can reveal contents of unrelated news feeds, as reported by David Bloom. See our advisory.
  • Built-in XSLT templates can allow cross-site scripting, as reported by Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team. See our advisory.
  • Fixed an issue that could reveal random data, as reported by Matthew of Hispasec Sistemas. Details will be disclosed at a later date.
  • SVG images embedded using <img> tags can no longer execute Java or plugin content, suggested by Chris Evans.

er0k fucked around with this message at Dec 16, 2008 around 15:33

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

Zuffox posted:

All of a sudden, Opera no longer focuses on the new tab opened but remains focused on the tab already in use. How do I fix this?

prefs > advanced > shortcuts > middle click options > open in new tab

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

Anunnaki posted:

For when you highlight some text, and go to "Search With...", is it possible to set this to open up a new tab, instead of using the active tab? I've checked around in the settings, and I didn't see anything.

prefs > advanced > tabs > uncheck "reuse current tab"

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

Zuffox posted:



Linky.

came here to post this. This sounds pretty great 8)

quote:

So how fast is Carakan? Using a regular cross-platform switch dispatch mechanism (without any generated native code) Carakan is currently about two and a half times faster at the SunSpider benchmark than the ECMAScript engine in Presto 2.2 (Opera 10 Alpha). Since Opera is ported to many different hardware architectures, this cross-platform improvement is on its own very important.

The native code generation in Carakan is not yet ready for full-scale testing, but the few individual benchmark tests that it is already compatible with runs between 5 and 50 times faster, so it is looking promising so far.

er0k fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2009 around 15:10

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

sm8000 posted:

How do you change the User Agent? If that's the same as Browser Identification, I tried setting it to "Mask as IE" but it made no difference.

P.S. lol steak

I do tools > appearance > buttons > preferences and drag the "identify as" button to a toolbar somewhere

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

nope, never, and I do that constantly. Using 9.63 on OS X 10.5.6 as well. Maybe something is hosed up in your search.ini? Does it happen with every search or only specific ones like google?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

GuyGizmo posted:

As lame and stupid as I know it is to feel defensive over computer software, with the upcoming release of Safari 4, I feel bad for Opera. Safari 4 has a number of new features that came directly from Opera, namely a Speed Dial knockoff and the searching-history-and-page-text-when-typing-in-the-URL-bar thing. The same is true for a lot of Firefox's and Chrome's new features, too.

Not that I have anything against copying features, because that's what people do when someone creates a cool, new feature. But the big thing I feel bad about is that rarely does anyone acknowledge Opera. Opera was the originator of almost every single major feature put in a web browser, including tabs, pop-up blocking, speed dial, search engine fields, in-page text searches, mouse gestures, and probably oodles more I'm forgetting. But do they ever get credit? Almost never.

Hell, other than Chrome's every-tab-is-a-process thing, can anyone name a single major feature in any of the other browsers that didn't originally come from Opera? (Excluding of course features that are necessary for something to be a browser at all, like HTML rendering.)


And I'm done. Sorry for being a stupid internet nerd.


haha I feel the same way...

there's a pretty good thread on the opera forums about it: http://my.opera.com/community/forum...c.dml?id=267815

Someone there made the good point that pretty much every company (including Opera... fastest browser on earth?) does this, hyping up their product and claiming to be the best/fastest/coolest/most innovative/etc.

So yea, it sucks that everyone copies Opera and doesn't give them credit, but how else would stupid internet nerds like us fan our inflated sense of superiority?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

Opera and Skyhook Wireless bring Geolocation to the Web

quote:

Opera Software and Skyhook Wireless today announced their partnership to bring geolocation to the Web. Users can now simply choose to share their location with any Web site and get a range of information about related products and services around them. Whether it is local searching, social networking, geotagging photos, local advertising or discovering nearby content, geolocation is a key factor in creating a relevant and meaningful experience on the Web.

Traditionally, geolocation was considered as being only a part of a downloadable mobile application, but, with Skyhook’s Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS), any computer or mobile phone with a wireless adapter can take advantage of its advanced positioning technology and locate a user, making this service available to any Web site.

With the new W3C Geolocation Application Programming Interface (API), Opera will make Skyhook Wireless’ groundbreaking location platform available to any Web developer with just a few lines of JavaScript. For example, a popular coffee chain will write the necessary JavaScript code on their Web site, Opera will ask the user for approval, then the location will be submitted to the Web site servers and their service will display the coffee shop locations nearest to the user on a map.

A technology preview is available for download at http://labs.opera.com/news/2009/03/26/

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

Opera getting some good press!

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24237f68-...144feabdc0.html

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Opera 10 won't download any of my old mail via IMAP. It gets new messages just fine, but not the old mail on the server. Am I missing something?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

yea it's for my work email. Opera 9 gets all the old mail but not Opera 10. a bug I guess?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

i like ham.

yep. Guess I'll submit a bug report..

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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so you can't drag links from the address bar onto the toolbar anymore, huh?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Casao posted:

Hold shift(?) to do it now, prevents accidental draggings.

that moves the whole address field for me, doesn't add a bookmark to the toolbar

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Anunnaki posted:

Grab the favicon, hold shift, move to any location. I'm still using them.

ahh, so you have to hold shift *after* the click and drag. Thanks!

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Manky posted:

I'm running Opera Unite, is there any way I can make it not activate a new tab as soon as it's created? I'm trying to make all my browsers use the same behavior of opening new tabs in the background.

preferences > advanced > shortcuts > middle click options > open in background tab

I'm pretty sure that is the default setting...

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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sm8000 posted:

Per Slashdot, Opera Unite has been benchmarked:

http://apache.slashdot.org/story/09...marked?from=rss

quote:

800 requests per second

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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rincewind101 posted:

I turned off Opera Turbo and am still having the same problems.
I tried going back to Opera 9 and it's happening there too. Very strange. Since I was using Opera 9 fine.

If it helps, I'm on MacOS

preferences > advanced > security > uncheck 'enable fraud protection'

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Stanley Pain posted:

Anyone know if you're running opera via Proxy that is SSH tunneled if the DNS requests go over the tunnel or are they sent to the local DNS server?

the DNS requests are tunneled as well

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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anybody have a good userjs that works with the new youtube redesign yet? used to use this but it's broken now

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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is there anything like Chrome's task manager for Opera?

er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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The background tab thing is a known bug.

quote:

Highly annoying and definitely on our radar for bugs to prioritize for the next release.

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er0k
Nov 21, 2002

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Wheany posted:

There is a rumor going around that Facebook might buy Opera
http://www.latimes.com/business/tec...0,5360169.story

I really doubt that will happen. If anything they'll license a version of the browser to FB like they do with Nintendo and Adobe.

...hopefully

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