How To Set Up A New Version Of Opera 7

13th May 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016


Now Opera 7.50 is out of beta, here's a guide to how I set it up.

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  1. Moose:
    You should have the "max connections to server" set at 4, and the other one to 128 if you are on broadband.


    Posted on 14 May 2004 at 9:50 am
  2. hass:
    Thanks for the setup tips! And I'll post it here, that blinking-links site made me laugh out loud.

    Posted on 14 May 2004 at 9:22
  3. Pete Forman:
    5. Which icons offer an "Info" option?

    6. Do you mean why is there no Home button _in the default_?

    Generally add a comment that there should be a single window with a single tab pane so that changes need to be entered once only.

    A couple of screenshots would be helpful.

    Posted on 18 May 2004 at 2:25 pm
  4. Chris Hester:
    5. I refer to the main icons in the side panel. The "Info" one is unticked by default.

    6. Yes!

    I thought about screenshots. Any particular ones you'd like to see?

    Posted on 18 May 2004 at 3:38 pm
  5. Pete Forman:
    > 5. I refer to the main icons in the side panel.

    Ah, found it now. I'd switched off the side panel.

    I don't like having the side panel taking up space. I've added a Panel button to my main toolbar and turned off the Panel Selector and Panel Toggle.

    > I thought about screenshots. Any particular ones you'd like to see?

    A Before and After should suffice. Perhaps with annotations. Even though I've used Opera for a long time there are so many components to the display that identifying them is tricky. Consider the newbie.

    Posted on 19 May 2004 at 11:48 am
  6. Britta:
    About switching/exporting your bookmarks over to the new Opera version:

    Why not just copy your "opera6.adr" file across?
    That's what I always do. I've been using Opera for yonks and never had a problem with that.
    Also: always backup that file if your bookmarks are precious! :)

    Posted on 6 June 2004 at 2:22 am
  7. Just a surfer:
    Hi, your page inspired me to better configurate my own Opera. Thanks!

    BTW, I'm using Opera 7.51 on Linux. I have the following observations:

    a) this form field (Comment:) is wider than the above ones. The "Very long comments may be truncated." line, e.g., overlaps this field.

    b) I managed to add the "status field" function to the location bar. I now have only 4 bars: 1] menu (File, Edit...), 2] "text ads" bar, 3] tabs bar and the last 4] (navigation buttons, location field, ... and the status field).

    c) some modifications in these bars do not take place in tabs already open! One must open new pages to see them taking effect.

    Best of luck!


    Posted on 25 June 2004 at 2:13 am
  8. Chris Hester:
    I've redone the comments entry form. Better?

    Posted on 25 June 2004 at 9:16 pm
  9. Friedrich:
    I think the "home" button is useless. Just have Opera open with only your home page, File -> Sessions -> Save Session, and be sure to have the option TICKED. That way, when you start Opera, that session (i.e. your home page/pages) gets opened and loaded automatically.


    Posted on 21 November 2004 at 1:08 am