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Sunday, February 08, 2004



On Opera

I forgot to say that Opera 6.05, my preferred browser, actually has some very ennoying faults - and the only reason I am willing to put up with these "quirks" is really just out of habit.

Faults:
- it really mangles the display of some pages (for instance yahoo mail interface looks totally horrific in it);
- sometimes, and for no particular reason, it zooms to 200% or to 80% when I click on to a next-page or it displays everything in italics (and I have to resize the window to correct this);
- it has a problem with the rendering of some encodings and puts little blank boxes for certain characters;
- on some pages it crashes when I click the back button (but when restarted it offers the option to reopen all the pages);
- it renders CSS layout differently from IE and there is always a discrepancy between margin width, padding etc;
- and in some txt files it refuses to display the rest of the paragraph if it stumbles on some unconventional character (it's rare but it did happen to me once);
- you can't integrate or drag-and-drop all those IE-oriented third-party toolbars and buttons (like Google, Yahoo, Blog It).

[I have no idea why I am writing all this.]

Update: deleted the "merits" part of the post - let it remain a mystery :-0





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