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Old 08-01-2002, 12:24 AM   #1
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poor screen quality in Opera browser

I have a fresh install RH 7.3 on a Dell P3. The default browser in KDE, Konquerer worked well, with good screen resolution. I added opera, and during the install in insisted on a dependecy of before it would install (from the RPM command).

When I put that file on my machine, opera ionstalled, but the screen resolution is poor, actually it sucks. Looks just like Netscape 4 or something.

Anybody know a work around to fix the screen res in Opera. Everything else seems ok.

Old 08-01-2002, 01:21 AM   #2
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Which rpm file did you download and install off Opera's website.
Old 08-01-2002, 06:09 AM   #3
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Well, I am guessing that you didn't get the static version. Do you mean it actually tweaks your resolution (you can hear and see the screen flicker when you start opera) or do you mean that it shows everything real small or real big or something similar? Did you check the preferences? There are loads of options in there, and what you are experiencing may just be corrected by changing the default font size or something.
Old 08-01-2002, 11:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.
First. I downloaded oper-6.02-20020701.1-static-qt.i381.rpm from the usa site.
Second. The screen doesn't flikker or scramble, it's just hard to read, like the fonts are not all filled in. Opera said in their FAQ page that the driver I installed was only there for netscape plugins, and that if I didn't want to use NetScape plugins I could force an install without them. So maybe I'll uninstall Opera, and reinstall w/o that driver. Or is there a beter plan?

Old 08-02-2002, 12:33 PM   #5
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This may sound dumb, but if the linux version is anything like the windows version...........then you may want to check the "page zoom" drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, about 1 inch below the minimize, maximize, and close buttons. It should be set to "100%".

Many times have I changed that by mistake through the accidental use of keyboard shortcuts.


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