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As you know, the web browser Opera is in these times a little strange limbo. Speaking of the desktop PC, version 12 is the last before processing to WebKit, and although not be ruled receiving an update to the current branch, this will not bring more than corrections. The news, if any, will come with the next version.
What to do until then? Hold? Risk in Opera 12 and Opera 13 to receive that reaches the level at which we are accustomed, for example, cutting characteristics? Or better to jump to another browser now and when the time to do things slowly and with good lyrics? I few weeks ago I opted for the latter, and as even a second I considered using Chrome / Chromium, the alternative was just a back to Firefox .
today I will not speak of my love / hate relationship with Firefox, or how have come to surrender to Opera , a piece of proprietary software that nevertheless has a great reception GNU / Linux, or because we have always been treated as first class citizens, either by the excellence of the application itself. An application that I have come to truly appreciate, but not before falling, falling and getting up again definitely.
now could only add to that, I took leave Opera, but I’m loving the intrigue out of the film and Firefox is a safe bet. However, I am very aware of what people at Opera Kitchen. Meanwhile, I could not avoid me take the “bad habits” to fire fox. So, I’ll give you an account of how I ‘operizado’ Firefox in everything that interested me.
First things first and the great Speed Dial in Opera has been extended to virtually all modern web browsers. It is curious that Firefox was the last to implement such a feature, as happens also to Chrome / Chromium is pretty pathetic: no sync, or just options. We must look, therefore, an extension to cover the gap, and after trying several that do not convince me, just before giving up, I found Super Start. Further talk of this extension other day, because he deserves it.
Super Start highly recommended
We now turn to the toolbar, as I was used to having my custom buttons in Opera, which Firefox does not allow the same way. Fortunately, Firefox has its advantages, and one of them is to allow embedding, for example, the bookmarks bar, at least, its content-in the main bar, so one thing for another. Just a bit to fit the new situation. The question is save vertical space , ie a maximum of two bars, one for tabs and another for everything else. It is understood better with a screenshot that you can see below.
As for eyelashes, no luck here, and Firefox Panorama, the concept is interesting (although very tatty not be synchronized, really), does not reach the immediate utility tab stacking -we could call it as “piles of lashes” Opera. In the tab bar the only functionality that I could recover is the list of closed tabs . Again, something that Opera provides by default can only be solved with a snap. In this case, Undo Closed Tabs Button. I still missing the opening closed tabs with Ctrl + Z, but … (any advice is welcome).
Two things everyone out of Opera, always talking about features, is to have a fully integrated email client and RSS feed reader . I tried both, but preferred to continue with other tools, so it does not affect me for your loss. However, if anyone is interested in Firefox provide both functions, for the second Brief would be my choice (recommended by our comments that I appreciate). For the e-mail is no alternative, but Simple Mail seems more than adequate and complete (left out of the picture to Mozilla Suite, Thunderbird, etc).
feature if I was hooked from the beginning were the notes integrated on the side panel. With its shortcomings (plain text, nothing else), I were very comfortable. In Firefox, how could it be otherwise, look for a supplement with which to serve the purpose. Fortunately, there are to choose from. In contrast, most will not do. I eventually found QuickNote, whose main virtue is to save notes as files wherever you want. “Txt”. Full compatibility; synchronization I put it.
QuickNote … looks better ‘au naturel’
At this point I have to go back to praise Opera, especially his side panel and the possibilities offered. I liked it from the first moment (partly because I already knew), albeit with the panel to the right … something that Firefox “does not allow”. On this subject I wrote in MuyComputer in his day, so I refer to that and go to the chase here. If you do not want to make a workaround manual to put the side panel on the right Firefox extension exists RightBar. And if you want remove the limitation of maximum width which you can extend the panel, then you can pull Stylish and add the right style.
what I mean-arrangement of elements and so on-may find one frikadas fledged more than one, but since part of my day job is to write, I’ve been looking more comfortable mechanics and efficiently as possible , I finally found in Opera … And that for years used the sidebar in Konqueror (whose developers would take the idea of Opera, I guess). If you need to write, consult sources, browse for additional information and do it all at once, without losing sight of the most important … So I work:
After “my secret” still realizing Opera features that I like and blocker plugins is one of them. In Firefox Flashblock always used, but since version 15 the Mozilla Web browser allows the factory option, although you have to fix it by hand. Again, I talked about this earlier in MuyComputer, where you will find all the details and some more that I do not have to see.
are more add-ons that I have installed on Firefox, but my intention was not only tell you my experience this article, but provide guidance for any user of Opera to arise abandon ship for Fox , at least until we have good news blunt (same I am, as I said).
I left many things, I know. I was beginning to get used to the keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures, for example, so do not discount a second part covering other areas. However, Firefox has its advantages over Opera, starting with greater compatibility with the Web in general, better management of resources and data, especially as far as history is concerned, a wide variety of add-ons, one “superbar” that lambasts the Opera … And it’s free software . Each has its charms, go.
anyone who has completed my gaps? Alternatives to my alternatives?? Blunders?? You can count me in the comments if you think it best.