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Old 07-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #31
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I use the old school menu bar so then it's just ALT+B or clicking on "bookmarks".
That describes what I am looking for. I had the bar showing but it was not obvious how to add a "bookmarks" option to the bar - but I got it now!

I added a dark theme to fit my Fluxbox desktop theme and have it mostly looking and working the way I want.

While I have your attention: Can I disable the "Speed dial" stuff when I open a new tab? Just an empty tab or some sensible default would be nice. And switch to new tab automatically...

I also have a problem with one site I use frequently giving me their mobile page by default, but that is probably a bad configuration on their end.

My user agent looks strange to me: Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; Slackware; en) Presto/2.10.289 Version/12.00
Opera/9.80? Although it says Version/12.00 to the right this looks odd. But not causing any problems I am aware of.

I might grow to like this... thanks!
 
Old 07-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #32
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I'm sure you can do all of this with other browsers if you get plugins but to my mind plugins are a security risk. Who knows what vetting goes on?
I definitely agree there! I generally avoid browser plugins, but use FlashBlock and Oldbar in Firefox.
 
Old 07-16-2012, 06:53 AM   #33
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Just to be awkward...

I'd advise against adding any superfluous information to your user agent string. Ultimately the only thing web developers need to know is the name and version of the rendering engine your browser's using, so they can serve you a page that'll be displayed correctly. The aim is to make it as difficult as possible for attackers to footprint your machine - by revealing the operating system you're using, it allows them to make assumptions about other software installed on your machine. Granted, on Slackware it's more difficult because it's unlikely that two installations will be identical, but leaking as little information as possible is a good habit to get into, in the same way that portscanning your own machine and disabling unused services is a good habit to get into.

Incidentally, this is one reason I don't like the .NET Framework browser extension on Windows, because it does things like this to the user agent string (this example taken from What's My User Agent? five minutes ago):

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Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)   2011-10-16 20:22:33
Instantly you know that this person's using a beta version of the .NET Framework 1.1, which is vulnerable to a whole host of attacks. (I think the JRE used to modify the user agent string too - thankfully it doesn't any more.)

Don't make their lives easy.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #34
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Can I disable the "Speed dial" stuff when I open a new tab?
Bit late, haven't been following replies. Location bar > "opera:config" > enter "Speed Dial State" in the search box. Values:
0 = Folded ("Show speed dial" message)
1 = Normal view
2 = ReadOnly (as in kiosk mode with -kioskspeeddial)
3 = Disabled (as in kiosk mode)


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And switch to new tab automatically...
ALT+P (or "Menu bar > Tools > Preferences") > Advanced > Tabs > tick "Open new tab next to active".


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I also have a problem with one site I use frequently giving me their mobile page by default, but that is probably a bad configuration on their end.
Could submit it to Opera? They're always on the lookout for potential problems.


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My user agent looks strange to me: Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; Slackware; en) Presto/2.10.289 Version/12.00
Opera/9.80? Although it says Version/12.00 to the right this looks odd.
As long as it says "Version/12.00" it's OK. Maybe ruario knows what the "Opera/9.80" stands for.
 
Old 07-21-2012, 01:50 AM   #35
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Bit late, haven't been following replies.
Thanks unSpawn! No problem, I was content to let this thread fade away...

I think I found most things (except Speed Dial - Thanks for that!).

The site that gives me the mobile page is a private site that requires login, but I have contacted them about it.

FWIW - I have actually been using Opera 12 for much of my normal online activity the last few days and like it very much! Once I got the tool bars, bookmarks and fonts set up it began to work my way!

This is the first time that I have been able to use Opera all day without hitting some snag or other! Thanks to all, especially ruario, I have been reading his posts for some time!

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