tips for Opera users

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 23:33:59 BST 2007


Is Opera compatible with Google (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar)? Last
time I looked it was not. It is a shame because we rely heavily on the
Google at our school.

On 16/09/2007, john <lists.john at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> We've gone with Opera rather than firefox in an effort to overcome
> crashing and freezing for folks who use
> Flash/PulseAudio/libflashsupport
>
> I am starting to _really_ like Opera because it allows me to set
> global settings for all users in ways that are only possible with
> Pessulus under firefox. It seems like a much more elegant/granular way
> to do things.
>
> In case anyone else is doing this I thought I share a few things that
> made our transition to Opera easier.
>
> 1. Force Opera for users:
>
> I made Opera open automagically whenever someone clicks on the Firefox
> icon or types firefox from a cli. I did this by going to
> /usr/lib/firefox/
>
> and making firefox-bin a symlink to /usr/bin/opera
>
> first i moved firefox-bin to firefox-bin.bak then did:
>
> rm firefox-bin
>
> ln -s /usr/bin/opera firefox-bin
>
> 2. By default Opera wants users to use A4 paper instead of Letter
> which causes us printing problems, so I added the proper papersize,
> plus some defaults for homepage and startup into the file
> /etc/opera6rc.fixed like this:
>
>
> ; Put any settings here that are not overridable by users
>
> [User Prefs]
> Home URL=http://google.com
> Startup Type=2
>
> [Printer]
> # U.S. Letter size
> PageSize=2
>
> here's a great link to learn more about Opera:
>
> http://www.opera.com/support/mastering/sysadmin/
>
> I hope this is useful to somebody.
>
> John
>
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