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#16 OP Slycer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:37

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.


#17 cork1958

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:49

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! :(

#18 ashpowell

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 14:14

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 )

#19 HawkMan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:01

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.

#20 HawkMan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:08

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.

#21 fobban

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:20

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

#22 OP Slycer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:23

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. :(

#23 Corona

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:25

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.

#24 OP Slycer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:27

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

#25 Corona

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:34

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.googl...mkghmachn?hl=en
8. Uncheck the Check run this program in compatibility mode for box
9. Click OK
10. Enjoy :)

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#26 OP Slycer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:04

Thanks Corona.

What I'm getting now, are black screens instead of web pages. What the hell is going on? Various tabs are completely black.

#27 ashpowell

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:32

I think you said you were on the Canary build.. I'd go to Beta as Canary is can be quite buggy

#28 Tom

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:36

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#29 cropcircles

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:41

I used Opera browser for years as my primary browser until I came across SRWare Iron.
http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6600&sid=cf3189d9c551938dddc35c329f4a05c1


"SRWare Iron: The browser of the future - based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" - without any problems at privacy and security

Google's Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features. But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.
We could therefore create a browser with which you can now use the innovative features without worrying about your privacy


I still use Opera allot but seems that last couple upgrades have bogged down allot.

#30 HawkMan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:10

I can't go back to Opera. The website incompatibility is just killing me.


Facebook, Gmail, Twitter don't display correctly


All of those work just fine in Opera for me though. and whatever tiny little compatibility niggles there may be. I'd rather live with them than have to deal with all the other massive issues with other browsers. and most compatibility issues can be fixed by changing the user agent anyway, which can be added as a drop down to the UI.



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