Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Need Opera alternatives

59 posts in this topic

Posted

Hey guys.

For some time now I've been fed up with Opera and it's problems. Random crashes during use, crashes when I close it, the sync after it closes takes forever, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter don't display correctly, and the once blazing speed is gone too. And now a new unknown problem and I can't even open or uninstall it because of a memory leak that eats all my memory to the point that Windows becomes unresponsive.

I'm looking for an alternative. I'm currently using IE10 and love love love the speed. Everything works too. But I've always used Opera because of:

-mouse gestures (mostly for refresh, new tab)

-being able to switch between tabs with my mouse (combination of holding down the right button and scrolling)

-various keyboard gestures (ctrl+space = homepage, ctrl+tab switching between tabs)

-now being able to use AdBlock is a big plus too

-SpeedDial! love the speed dial feature, but I want to populate the dials with pages of my choice not have the browser make some bogus list

Does anyone have any idea which browser might fit the bill? Most important features I'm looking for are a customizable speeddial, speed, website compatibility, adblock, mouse gestures and customizable keyboard shortcuts. Chrome? I hear Firefox is far from old glory aswell, IE10 is great when it comes to speed and website compatibility but no adblock, lame speeddial, no mouse gestures. Safari maybe?

Thanks!

PS HURRAH for auto content save. IE threw me a bogus connection error and I though I lost everything I wrote.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

You've mentioned every major browser in your post except Chrome - I am curious as to why....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I mentioned Chrome!

Does anyone have any idea which browser might fit the bill? Most important features I'm looking for are a customizable speeddial, speed, website compatibility, adblock, mouse gestures and customizable keyboard shortcuts. Chrome? I hear Firefox is far from old glory aswell, IE10 is great when it comes to speed and website compatibility but no adblock, lame speeddial, no mouse gestures. Safari maybe?

And I'm using it now. Wasn't too fond of it's tracking abilities when I used it a few years ago so I wanted to download Chromium. But on their webpage i stumbled onto Chrome Canary and I installed it. Thoroughly impressed. Installed a great mouse gestures extension, Speed Dial 2 and AdBlock. Speed seems great, Facebook works as it should AFAIK, twitter too. Need to customize a few keyboard shortuts but all in all it looks great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Mistakenly Twice posted..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Chrome is great. You can also enable the 'do not track' option in the settings

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'd say fix your machine first before blaming Opera as I use it all the time, and have sinve version 5, and have NEVER had a crash or ANY of the things you mention!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Maybe the post was saved, Zlip. I thought I had to rewrite my original post from scratch but Neowin saved a copy.

I'd say fix your machine first before blaming Opera as I use it all the time, and have sinve version 5, and have NEVER had a crash or ANY of the things you mention!

My machine is in topnotch condition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Maybe the post was saved, Zlip. I thought I had to rewrite my original post from scratch but Neowin saved a copy.

How to get saved copy back, it was very big post for me to write again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

How to get saved copy back, it was very big post for me to write again.

Try by going to Reply to this topic then at the bottom of the editor, where you type, there should be something regarding a saved copy. That Neowin saved a copy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Try by going to Reply to this topic then at the bottom of the editor, where you type, there should be something regarding a saved copy. That Neowin saved a copy.

Thanks for help buddy but I think I am doomed since can't manage to find it. Now have to write again whole answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Maybe the post was saved, Zlip. I thought I had to rewrite my original post from scratch but Neowin saved a copy.

My machine is in topnotch condition.

Yeah, right!!

I can tell that by the fact your machine won't even let you use the simplest of all browsers correctly. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I've been using Opera since it was a payable application. Always told people it's the best browser around. Go check out their forums and do a search for website compatibility with Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and so forth and keep your worthless suggestions to yourself. While you're at it, do a search for RAM consumption and memory leaks. Yeah, I'm the only one with these problems. Give me a break. Opera has been going downhill for me since version 11.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I've been using Opera since version 5.04, supported by ads also, and it still works flawlessly for me.

Yep, I tell people it's the best out of the box also and install it on everyone's computers that I touch.

My Opera works just great on any site I visit and I don't give a crap about Facebook or Twitter anyway! Works perfectly with Gmail though.

My Opera is using all of 86K memory right now. Whew! Almost out of memory, better shut 'er down!!

You think your machine is top notch, then fine. If you're happy with it, rock on!! :)

With the list of browsers that you've used and either don't like or don't do what you want them to, then you're SOL as far as any other browser to use as an alternative then!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yep, I tell people it's the best out of the box also and install it on everyone's computers that I touch.

Remind me to not let you anywhere near my computers and devices. :p

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I've been using Opera since version 5.04, supported by ads, also and it still works flawlessly for me.

Yep, I tell people it's the best out of the box also and install it on everyone's computers that I touch.

My Opera works just great on any site I visit and I don't give a crap about Facebook or Twitter anyway! Works perfectly with Gmail though.

My Opera is using all of 86K memory right now. Whew! Almost out of memory, better shut 'er down!!

You think your machine is top notch, then fine. If you're happy with it, rock on!! :)

Pretty sure this topic doesn't have to do with your experience with Opera, but his. He's looking for alternatives, not your life experience with Opera.

I'd recommend Chrome, it fits your bill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Chrome is now my default browser, thanks guys! Just need to import my bookmarks from Opera.

Looking for an extension that lists recently closed tabs so I can pick the one I want to reopen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Remind me to not let you anywhere near my computers and devices. :p

Wouldn't want to touch most of the computers used by people here anyway as most of them have crap fanboy junk on them. Would take to many days to fix!!

Pretty sure this topic doesn't have to do with your experience with Opera, but his. He's looking for alternatives, not your life experience with Opera.

I'd recommend Chrome, it fits your bill.

Chrome is one of those crap things that would be a part of why it would take days to fix those machines!!

Here's a couple alternatives then.

Palemoon, Waterfox, SRWareIron or Seamonkey.

I'm gone. This topic is going no where! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Chrome is now my default browser, thanks guys! Just need to import my bookmarks from Opera.

Looking for an extension that lists recently closed tabs so I can pick the one I want to reopen.

It's built in > options - Recent tabs ( think thats it anyway, used to be on the default tile screen )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Honestly if you're used to Opera, there is no good alternative, Chrome doesn't measure up. FireFox, I tried it for 2+ months to see if I could use it instead of Opera after I got an issue on my other computer. it's slow compared to Opera, the 3rd party gestures, are.. well firstly third party and not as good. Annoying stuff like no grabbable border at the top when full screen. the horrible auto scrolling tab bar when lots of tabs, that can only be avoided to a certain degree. much more wasteful on the GUI space. requires a lot of extra extensions for stuff that should be built in, like an undo closed tab and closed tab list button. extension to open downloads and not save, and even then it sort of saves it first.

Then it's of course basic stuff like not remembering history to anywhere close to the degree of Opera, not fast forward and instant back, minimise tabs when click or cycle them in the order used(can "sort of" be fixed with extension).

so yeah, IF you're used to a proper advanced browser that just works and work well out of the box, there's no alternative.

Your problem probably stems from several upgrades on top of each other. clear out the opera folders, in user/appdata as well (opera folders in ll three sub folders there) as well as any opera folders under your normal user folder.

then do a full install and you should be up at full working order. and at full speed again as well.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It's built in > options - Recent tabs ( think thats it anyway, used to be on the default tile screen )

should be a dropdown button to the right of the tabs, it's one of those things where when you need it, you want it available right there, bot far under som sub menu.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

You can also press ctrl+shift+t to cycle through recently closed tabs. Really handy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I can't go back to Opera. The website incompatibility is just killing me. I'm trying to live with Chrome but I don't like it that much. This recent tab thing is annoying but nowhere near like the fact that apparently I can't cycle through tabs with my mouse. Opera has rightclick+scroll which is genius. Can't find an addon that would allow this in Chrome. Who the hell wants to

And ctrl+tab cycles through all tabs, not most recent. Bah. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Chrome is now my default browser, thanks guys! Just need to import my bookmarks from Opera.

Looking for an extension that lists recently closed tabs so I can pick the one I want to reopen.

Here few extensions that I use that you mentioned in your first post.

Chrome toolbox will give you scrolling through tabs without holding ctrl while you hover over the tab bar.

AdBlockPlus keeping away the ads.

Speed dial

and Ghostery for detecting and blocking trackers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It says that I cant install the Toolbox on this computer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It says that I cant install the Toolbox on this computer.

Try downloading the extension and drag dropping to the extensions tab.

Go here http://chrome-extension-downloader.com and enter https://chrome.googl...n/reviews?hl=en into the input box to download.

Another workaround for installing it,

1. Right click on the chrome application icon where ever it is located

2. Click on Properties

3. Click on the Compatibility tab

4. Check run this program in compatibility mode for:

5. Select windows 7

6. Click Apply

7. Go install Chrome Tool Box here

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-toolbox-by-google/fjccknnhdnkbanjilpjddjhmkghmachn?hl=en

8. Uncheck the Check run this program in compatibility mode for box

9. Click OK

10. Enjoy :)

Source

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.