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    The knight who said ni! RockyShark's Avatar
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    Does anyone use Opera as their default?

    I know many who use Nescape, Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird... but does anyone use Opera as their default browser? Does anyone know anyone who does? Does Opera only exist for the likes of us to test in it???

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    Like I said in the other thread, I know two people in real life who use Opera as their default browser.

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    Sorry - I posted it there and figured I'd ask it here where it belongs. Thanks for replying twice!

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    I did for a long time there (a year or so) until I moved to Firebird at v0.6

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    Yes. Because at the university (I don't have a computer at home ) I've the option between Opera and IE, and I choose Opera becaue of the tabbed browsing.

    -Helge

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    I did for a long time - probably 4+ years, but have recently changed to Firebird. However I still test in Opera and recommend it for partially sighted friends because of the screen enlargement facility that takes all screen elements and enlarges them - much better than Firebird's which is text enlargement only. Opera's also has much finer control steps. And I use the mobile device preview a lot.
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    I occasionally use it for actually surfing and not testing. I definitely prefer many of the features in Opera over the other browsers. Most of the time however, I use IE. I think it is out of habit. When developing sites, I usually spend most of my time looking at them in IE since a majority of the sites users will be using it. I get use to clicking on that icon or I already have the IE browser open.

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    On this T-1 LAN I do because I am not allowed to install Firebird; as for M$ Explorer, well I've never liked that user-agent but out of preference I would use Mozilla Firebird though I've got to like some of Opera's features.

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    Opera all the way - web, mail ( i know i'm weird )

    There is one thing which makes it stand out - mouse gestures.
    Firebird has them too, but when i tested them year ago or so, they were placed under left button (which is for clicking) and it mixed up gestures and clicks and so i dropped them and firebird with it.

    I still use Firebird for testing though - Opera, Firebird, IE (if i really have to)
    (2B) or (not 2B) = FF


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