Opera & cookies

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sat Jun 18 03:04:12 UTC 2016

On 06/17/2016 09:40 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:20:57 -0500, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> Pale Moon has that ability but on many pages it is really slow
>> scrolling pages.
> For my Ubuntu install I'm using 2 browsers only.
> QupZilla from the official repositories and IceCat from the IceCat home.
> On Arch I'm testing several browsers, among them are Firefox, IceCat,
> PaleMoon and QupZilla.
> The "true" Mozilla family, IOW Firfox, IceCat and PaleMoon are not only
> slow, they could slow down the complete environment, too. QupZilla is
> similar to the Mozilla family, but based on WebKit, hence it never is
> slow. QupZilla > Edit > Preferences > Privacy > Cookie Manager >
> Settings > [ ] Allow storing of cookies, should do what you want and in
> addition no website ever will slow down performance of the browser
> or the whole user session.

Thanks for the options.

>> Opera
> I'm too lazy to take a look at the current version of Opera, even while
> I have it installed for the Linux I'm currently running. Opera was an
> amazing browser in the past, but became a PITA. The successor of Opera
> is called Vivaldi.
> Vivaldi > Tools >  Settings... > Privacy > Cookies > Accept Cookies >
> [x] Never, should do what you want.
> I'm not really using Vivaldi, so I can't say if it's good or not.
> Regards,
> Ralf

I have Vivaldi installed and had high hopes for it. I couldn't see how 
to do what I wanted with it and asked on their forum. They gave me a 
solution that was close to what I wanted but in the end it required to 
much manual intervention to be as easy to use as the old Firefox way.

In essence you could "train" Firefox. A dialog would pop up asking you 
to accept or reject cookies and there was a checkbox to remember your 
choice. At first it was a pita to answer that question on every site, 
but as it remembered your choice it was less bothersome. At that point 
it only asked on a site you had never visited before, but in Mozilla's 
quest to dumb everything down this option was dropped.

The link I provided seems to say Opera has that setting but I can't find it.

Regards,  Jim

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