question about Opera.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PlagueWielder, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Hey

    Will I be able to load java, flash, .swl files (dont know what category they fall into) pages in it?

    and also, will Hotmail work?

    thanks
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Of course you will. Like IE you will need to download flash and the java virtual machine.
    Hotmail should work straight "out of the box" though.
     
  3. thanks,

    Tried it on my laptop and IE is WAY faster. Ill try it on my desktop later too to see if Opera is better there.

    edit: one more question: how much memory does Opera use for u when u have more than one websites open?

    thanks
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haven't got it installed at the moment (hdd failure, yummy!)
    Mozilla's currently taking 38 of 512mb total, and thats with the IRC client open, and 3 pages/tabs.
    I should imagine Opera will be slightly less.
     
  5. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Currently using Opera, 5 tabs open....using 27mb.
     
  6. sorry to hear that speedy.

    IE uses about the same with 5 windows open.

    ill give opera a try on my desktop in a couple minutes.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    One thing to bear in mind with resource uses, is that IE is an integral part of your operating system, while the data contained in the webpages is the same, the initial footprint will be smaller.
    Opera and Mozilla (and all their friends) have to load their own rendering engines etc into memory before any external data is even retreived.
     
  8. anyone know where i can download a Flash plugin for opera? Ive tried www.flash.com but they dont have one for opera.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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  10. ok, tried it on my desktop and its really fast now, the only problem is that sometimes the memory usage jumps to 40 MB.
    Is this normal?

    Thanks

    Edit: I cant scroll left and right for some reason, I can use the scroll bar at the bottom but I cant do it with my mouse.

    Any ideas?
     
  11. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    this is probably because of the automatic RAM caching ... if you don't want memory usage to jump, you might want to manually set it....

    learn how to use mouse gesture... i assure you it will increase your p0rn surfing productivity ;) (provided that you have cable/dsl/faster).
     
  12. yes, I have ADSL.

    Well... Ive found the Memory Cache settings but I have no idea what to set it to, so can u please tell me whats a good setting or whats yrs set to?

    Also, are the mouse gestures in Help -> Mouse the only gestures that are available or can I download plug-ins for them?

    Thanks