Well folks, the hope of this being a post a day has been marred by a web host outage and a fried hard drive. Such is life.
Before digging into it, you should read Stuzz’s comments on the previous post here. He provides some great tips and keyboard shortcuts.
Today’s observations – You can really go to town customizing Opera, its slightly overwhelming. It’s been helpful to have Stuzz along as an Opera mentor. Using new software requires learning a new way of doing things and that my friends takes time, energy and dedication. But hey – I’m still here, persevering and that counts for something.
The words of the day? OperaLink and Chat.
Not a lot to say about OperaLink, it’s a sync much like Chrome and Firefox have and I don’t really use either of those services. I did turn it on though and can confirm it synced my bookmarks. It’s handy that you can turn on or off what you want synced, for instance – passwords were unchecked by default, which seems like a sane security approach.
The Chat the Opera browser comes with also runs in the same window as the browser tabs and like when I ran the Mail this way, again I had to rip it out to its own window to use it. I’m pretty set in my IRC ways and have always favored IRSSI to a GUI chat client, mostly because it’s impossible to close a chat window by accident. That being said, as GUI IRC clients go, the Opera client is more than adequate.
In closing, day 3 wasn’t as rich an experience as I hoped due to some hardware woes. I am in Puppy Linux now on my netbook and need to figure out how to get Opera installed on it. Once it’s installed, I’ll post day 4′s findings.
See you next time.