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Opera Stable: Tips and Links

Changed the list of extensions to an ordered list with new extensions to be added at the end of the list.  I added a few more extensions worth noting.

  • Edit the page It allows you to delete sections of any web page.  Not quite as good as the pac–man from the 12.xx and older versions of opera, but it comes close.
  • Disable cookies per domain It can disable cookies per domain and the cookies are not stored again unless you enable them again.  I find it handy, but I imagine most people won't need this.
  • Clearly Allows you to view an article and nothing else.  This is primarily what I use Edit the page for, so this is very handy for me.
  • Classic Images Allows you to save images using shortcuts used in Opera 12.x.

Hover free was removed from the list of extensions.

Added a new section "Panels".  The quotes are intentional.  Also expanded the tips section from 2 to 5 (EDIT 10/20/14: now 7) and formatted them for readability.

With these extensions installed I now find it difficult to go back to Opera 12.x, which I have used for many years.  I am now hard pressed to think of something that Opera 12.x does better than Opera Stable.  

Windows 7 Tricks

Added a tip for setting the background image for folders.  I have revised the page somewhat and feel that it no longer needs to be labeled as "–– not finished".  I hope to continue to expand on the list as I learn new tricks to optimize Windows 7.  Currently there are 8 tips + 1 extra tip at the bottom.

Update: added a few images  

Opera Stable: Tips and Links

This page is under development, but you may be interested in watching.

I noticed there was no page yet for the Stable version of Opera.  The other Opera pages refer to Opera 12.14, which is increasingly out of date.  Currently the new page is a short list of extensions, but I plan on expanding it to include ways to optimize Opera Stable for improved functionality.

EDIT 10/8/14: I decided to remove the "under development" note in the title.  This is due to the nature and current state of the browser.  I will add more tips as I learn of them.  


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Minor note, but I really need to update my editor program.  At the moment if I use it it disables my site for about 10 seconds

Sooo, I recently updated my php to 5.4.19 from 5.3.24 and some of my website is kinda broken.  Working to get it fixed now.

EDIT 9:05pm: kk, website is working well enough.  Not perfect, but good enough.  In short, using odd symbols can have odd effects.  I may fully debug this later.  Maybe.

Not feeling the best today.  Just a little infection.  So not being able to get out and enjoy the nice weather I've been testing out my computer some more and getting it set up a little more how I like.

I've been using my old hard drive now as a storage area for my music and installable game files.  I've been looking at my cpu/gpu usage and temperatures and the biggest thing I've noticed is that while playing swtor my gpu is now at an almost constant 100% usage.  cpu usage never comes close to 100% and at worst can run as high as 70% usage, so it looks like the next upgrade needs to be the video card.

gpu comparison chart.  The GTX 550 Ti is mine.  The other two are video cards I'm considering.  It's too soon to get one just yet for various reasons one of which is that I want to play around with the rig I currently have first and learn what its limitations are.  Another is that I want to build up a little more capital first.

I was just playing SHADOWRUN: DRAGONFALL – DIRECTOR'S CUT and have learned that the somewhat choppy running of my characters after the intro scene is not by design, but was the result of my old computer not being able to keep up.

In swtor, planets load much faster and game play is very smooth for the most part.  I can get as low as a sustained 30fps in some areas with some activities, but it is never for long.  I'm hoping that a new gpu will clear that up.  My gpu appears to have been released around early 2011.  Video card technology has been developing quite fast the last few years.

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February 3, 2013

Version 7.1 build 78/ Version 7.2 build 0

Filed under:website — vanderjagt.dc @ 12:40 AM

Site updates from January 6, 2013 through February 3, 2013:

  1. Security: admin and member passwords are now hashed using a newer and much more complicated hashing system than was previously used.
  2. Security: Added a new feature where members can change their password if they forget it via email confirmation.
  3. Security: Cookies now are deleted immediately instead of after 8 seconds.
  4. Security: Users that register are immediately logged in upon completion of their registration instead of having to log in after registration. This may change in a future update. I’m not sure yet.
  5. The admin calendar now displays the Month name and “prev” and “next” buttons.
  6. The “+” can now be used in article tags such as “C++”.
  7. Quotes can now be used for News post titles and anime review titles. This appears to already have been possible in the other form pages.
  8. It should no longer be possible to create a news post with no title.
  9. The Articles page no longer displays “Title and days since last updated.” when no category has been selected.
  10. The “Submit Review” button has been renamed to “Post Article” or “Save Changes” depending on how it is used.
  11. The author of the article is now colored. I chose not to document this change when I made it, but that was a mistake. I do not recall if that change was made with this build or the previous one, but it was made fairly recently.

Significant changes include:

  1. Members can reset/change their password.
  2. Security for members is greatly improved for members and somewhat improved for the admin.
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