Saturday, September 12, 2009

Resizable tabs in opera 10

A very new and nice feature in Opera 10 is the ability to resize the tabs. This is where Opera does it over firefox any day. To resize the tabs just click and drag underneath the tab bar to see the difference. Even just mousing over each tab lets you preview that page.


Opera 10 speed dial

Opera 10 has a fantastic feature could speed dial. It allows one to browse a list of favorite websites when opening up a new tab. Each dial can be customized to your favorite sites which allows for quick access without having to type the address into the address bar. A background image can also be added to speed dial and it all so has a built in search field. 


speedup Opera with Turbo boost

Opera 10 has a new speedup tool could Turbo. It allows the user to speedup loading web pages by turning on this feature. Turbo is a compression tool that speeds up the process of data loading on a web page. Opera Turbo has three settings of Automatic which detects the network speed and if it is slow then it will be enabled. On, which is permanently on to speedup the loading pages on a slow network and Off which loads pages normally.


Block websites in Opera 10

Opera 10 has a built in security feature to easily block a website from loading in the browser.

This can be done by going to the menu Tools > Advanced > Blocked Content.


Email Notes in Opera 10

The opera browser allows the user to create notes within the browser. To create a note just go to tools up on the menu bar, and click Notes then Add. Then type the email message or text. To email the note just double click it in the left column, then choose the default system email client. This makes a great text editor where notes can be saved to come back too.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

3 useful opera widgets

Now that opera 10 is out now, there are some very useful opera widgets that are available to use when using the opera browser. They can be installed for the heading widgets on the menu bar in opera. Here they are..

RSS Checker

The RSS Checker is is an excellent rss desktop widget that can show multiple feeds at one time. Just choose your favorite feeds then reload the widget and its done and updates automatically. Here is a picture of what it looks like.


Touchthesky is a detailed weather widget that sits on the desktop displaying the Forecast. It gives an easy to understand summary of the current weather in degrees C, winds, and also the high and low degrees for that day. It also shows the sunrise and sunset for that day. Here is a picture of what it looks like.


Dotoo is another very handy opera widget that allows you to create a to-do-list without installing some bloated software on your computer and when a job is complete just tick it off. Here is a picture of what it looks like.