Firefox Alternative

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Jul 2 10:36:47 UTC 2011

On 2 July 2011 08:19, Goh Lip <g.lip at> 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
> vehicle.

I  ride bikes, myself. :-)

> Got that, gramps?   ;)
> Heh heh, Liam, nice talking to you.
> Take care, regards - Goh Lip
> ps:
> 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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