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Need Opera alternatives

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Slycer    0

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.

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Draconian Guppy    13,035

The only opera alternative I found was... opera :/

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Javik    4,078

My main issue with Opera was page rendering. Always one of my favorite sites wouldn't work with Opera and their answer was always "email the developer and tell him to make his site standards compliant." That's fine in a imaginary world but doesn't work in the real world. In the real world it just has to work.

My main issue was with Facebook, it seemed to take them ages to start fixing how Opera worked with Facebook. I don't know if they've fixed the problems now as I use Chrome as I feel it fits my needs better these days but having sites occasionally breaking annoyed me. I understand their argument that sometimes it's the developers but to me it's not relevant. If sites break in a certain product, that product isn't for me. Hopefully when XP and IE6 die completely this situation will improve.

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Slycer    0

So. I'm still with Chrome. Must say I missed Opera a lot the first few weeks, but now I'm cruising. Apart from the way Opera handles tabs (right mouse click + scroll) I don't miss anything. Browser seems to work much smoother too and has yet to crash.

All in all, Chrome is a good replacement.

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Alwaysonacoffebreak    692

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!

What? I've been on Opera since ver 6. something and even I've had crashes trough out the years with all the machines I've had, so now all my machines have had problems but Opera is top-notch? Please..

Since 11.x the memory hogging has been crazy mad. Then I went to 12 Alpha and there it was fixed, once 12 actually came out of BETA it was back again.

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desired display name    0

Why not wait a month or two and use the new webkit engine in an Opera Next build? I'm perfectly sure Opera will continue using its beloved mouse gestures, mail client and everything else with the new engine. The only thing changing is what you consider being web site compatibility, which will be identical with Chrome after the next build. Win.

Why bother changing to Chrome and spend quite some time configuring it to resemble Opera when Opera will switch to the same engine in a few months? I've tried to configure Chrome and Firefox to behave similar to Opera, but it always breaks.

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Growled    3,880

Why not wait a month or two and use the new webkit engine in an Opera Next build?

I'm actually looking forward to that release. Opera might win me back with this.

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PreKe    147

Now that Opera is switching to Webkit Blink I'm worried that I'm going to lose all the features I'm used to.

Is there any way to get most of Opera's features in another browser through extensions? Stuff like mouse gestures is easy, but what about not reloading when navigating back or single-key shortcuts to navigate back and forward with z/x or switch tabs with 1/2?

Is Firefox my best bet due to its extensions being infinitely more powerful than Chrome's?

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Growled    3,880

Is Firefox my best bet due to its extensions being infinitely more powerful than Chrome's?

Probably. Firefox has the most awesome extensions. Chrome is coming along but not completely there yet, though I would rather use it than Firefox.

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