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Opera Web Browser
Member Name: itsbennettboy
Opera Web Browser
Advantages: Quick, easy and loads of little features that add up to help you as a user.
Disadvantages: Still realitvely unknown and so some sites do not accept it at the time.
Now i'm not going to pretend to be some technological expert when it comes to web browsing, so this is quite literally going to mean idiots guide to the browser 'Opera'.
I first stubbled upon Opera when I was having internet troubles in my room. I feared and had been convinced that it was my browser that would be blocking access (see told you, no computer expert here) and so i changed between internet explorer, Mozilla firefox and Opera. I had previously used the first two on other peoples computers and in various colleges/schools. But this was my first time using Opera and quite frankly, i don't know how i got on without it.
I have been using it for around 2 months now and the improvement it has made to my browsing expierence is exceptional.
The speed of which the web pages are brought up are exceptional and depending on your connection will take a fraction of a second.
There are 4 really useful features which i think make this browser stand out from the rest.
1) When typing in a web address, if the website is recognised and used frequently, then opera will complete the entry, meaning all you have to do from here is hit enter. It's as simple as that.
2) Turbo. This is a really handy feature for anyone with a slower connection (also handy if wifi signal is weak). What it does is reduce the page. Reduces the size and quality of the page, meaning it loads faster. However for sites such as youtube and images, this is not so good. But if you are just after websites containing text, then it is perfect for quick browsing. It can be turned on and off by a handy little button in the corner.
3) And this i feel is super handy. If you are on a website that requires login details, i.e. Facebook or DOOYOO!! Then there is a button at the top of the screen. It shows the symbol of a key. You can use this is you have saved a password on the computer before. So rather than re-type it, simply click this button, and it logs in as the user that has been saved previously.
4) When typing on a website, such as writing a review on dooyoo, the browser spell checks the content. This i think is an American spell checker, and so is not always 100% relevant to the UK users, however is a very handy feature is you are writing in a hurry and do not have time to go back and read through it all; or copy and paste into word to check.
However, as Opera is still relativley new to the game, some applications on some websites may not recognise it and therefore some features of that site may not work. My university community site for example does not want to accept it.
Summary: Quick web browser that just aims to make life a little bit easier for the user.
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