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Topic # 8611 14-Jul-2006 20:56
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Hi all! :)

Just wondering if anyone has any experience of the Opera mini browser for ppc and mobile. I've downloaded it but not installed it so far.

I'm not an Opera fan (prefer Firefox myself), but their mini version looks interesting.

One other thing, if you connected your ppc to a different computer (a friend's say), which was connected to the internet, could your ppc use that connection? I know it obviously won't sync, but what about net access?

Grateful for any advice as always. :)


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Reply # 41141 14-Jul-2006 21:40
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On Pocket PC Opera is ok, but if I had to pay (and I did) I would go for Access Netfront.

As for Internet access, if you friend's PC is running ActiveSync, yes you will have Internet access.









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  Reply # 41145 14-Jul-2006 21:56
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Hmm, only thing is it doesn't mention ipaq 4350 (though the OS is ok) - is it worth me trying it anyway?

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Reply # 41146 14-Jul-2006 21:59
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It will work just fine. I used to run it on an HP iPAQ h4150 (same as h4350, withou the keyboard).







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  Reply # 41148 14-Jul-2006 22:13
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OK, I'll go ahead and get a trial - the download file's less than half the size of Opera, so that's good.

Thanks Mauricio, you're a star! :)



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  Reply # 41152 14-Jul-2006 23:23
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It's a lot faster than I.E. and pretty smart. I'm just wondering if it's possible for the pocket RSS to open a window in Netfront rather than I.E. when you click on an item?

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Reply # 41153 14-Jul-2006 23:26
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You can open the options and set it as the default browser. But only do this if you will buy it. And uncheck the option before removing it if not.

It can also open multiple pages at the same time (tabbed browsing).







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Reply # 41158 15-Jul-2006 08:27
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OK, I've now set it to be the default browser but pocketrss still opens I.E. I tried a soft reset, but it made no difference. Is there something else I need to do? Oh and the tabbed browsing is great!

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  Reply # 41164 15-Jul-2006 12:00
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i run opera on my palm

good bits:
very very good at displaying pages intended for desktop, like geekzone
very fast
it breaks up large pages so i use less cafenet.

bad bits:
the flashing progress bar is annoying
the images are low res, even on the highest settings.
i can't copy paste urls into it, or even launch from a link
SSL is via a proxy, so opera can read everything.

but mostly i use Blazer or Webpro



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  Reply # 41183 15-Jul-2006 18:28
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Thanks taniwha - I'm actually pretty happy with Netfront and will probably stick with that. :)

I can't get pocketrss to open a link in Netfront, even though I've set it as the default browser. It looks like maybe there's some hardcoding in pocketrss which tells it to open links in I.E. Grrr...

Is there something I've missed? Or should I contact the pocketrss developer and see if he can make a slight adjustment to the code to open the default browser. What do you guys think?

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Reply # 41184 15-Jul-2006 18:30
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It's always good to provide feedback - if it changes the software or not is another story, but more voices being heard is better.







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Reply # 41765 16-Jul-2006 11:24
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I emailed the developer and he replied within hours to say that I just needed to edit the browser path in general settings from I.E. to the Netfront executable. So, everything's working fine and boy, that browser is sooo much faster than I.E. - not to mention all its other superior features.

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