lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 10:36:47 UTC 2011
On 2 July 2011 08:19, Goh Lip <g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 07/01/2011 04:28 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> I've used Opera on-and-off since Win95& I've always found it a bit
>> weird& unlike any other browser. The same keystrokes that work in IE,
>> Firefox, Seamonkey& Chrome don't in Opera& I never found its
>> keystrokes for some things. Even Safari for Windows is better& it's
>> quite idiosyncratic.
I am typing with a broken arm & use ampersands for brevity. Does your
mail client always break the spacing around them like that? :-o
> Well, Opera lets you customize/modify your keystrokes/mouse
> gestures/whatever to whatever you want (ie,to FF style, whatever you're used
> to) + lots more capabilities; and you can turn those off if you don't know
> how to use them.
I'm sure it does, but why should I have to customise it to achieve
compatibility with every other cross-platform, tabbed browser that I
Life's too short.
FWIW, it's my fallback mobile browser on my phone, & the 1 before that.
> Afterall, Opera invented those keystrokes which FF and
> others now use.
Er, I doubt it...
> I think it's better to have more capabilities and simplify/dumb down/turn
> off/ than to have lesser capabilities, which may come useful. I am impressed
> when I discover there are things that I don't know about and find them
> useful and customizable (that's why I like kde and e17).
Fair enough. Just so long as they don't get in the way.
> To use an analogy, I like to have a 4wd, manual transmission, high torque
> vehicle which I can also turn into a 2wd, automatic transmission, quiet
> purring, smooth riding car that my grandmother can use; or more accurately,
> my grandmother's car which can turn into a 4wd high torque manual powerful
I ride bikes, myself. :-)
> Got that, gramps? ;)
> Heh heh, Liam, nice talking to you.
> Take care, regards - Goh Lip
> kept this message in draft before sending this off. I figured you're
> man/matured/sporting/team-spirited enough to take this. :)
> There're lots other drafts to other people which I trashed.
:¬D *Bows* I am honoured!
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