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  • jasray

    One question about Opera (which I rather like): How do I make an SSH connection–I’ve never noticed a Socks host line for inserting the localhost:port.

  • @jasray

    Ehm, SSH? As far as I remember it’s more often used with apps like PuTTY and not a browser?

    Please explain why you need remote console in your browser or rephrase if you meant something else. :)

  • jasray

    Right–connect to a SSH server out in the blue from public hot spot, pop in localhost:port, and all transmission from questionable hot spot to trusted SSH server is encrypted. A simple matter of security in odd places.

  • @jasray

    Ok, you seriously lost me here. :) Browsers are not really meant for SSH shell connections, different kind of tool.

    If you mean SSL, it’s like usual – via https:// protocol.

    If you mean secure proxy – proxies are managed in Preferences > Advanced > Network > Proxy servers.

  • jasray

    Hmmm . . . nope . . . using Linux terminal, e.g.

    ssh -p -ND 8081 username@remoteserverip

    password

    -p = port switch in case one doesn’t want to use default 22

    -ND (I would have to go back to the man pages–mind forgot meaning and why, sorry)

    connection established with RSA key 2048

    go to network browser socks line enter localhost:8081

    (or whatever one likes–default is 1080, yes? which would make 8081 1080 instead)

    Yes, I guess one can call it a proxy; regardless, I’ve never found a place in Opera in which to insert the localhost:port

  • @jasray

    Ah, SSH as in tunneling. Not my area. :) Need to read up on it, have some sites bookmarked for a while.

    Socks is proxy protocol as I remember, so try proxy settings as above.

  • The DataRat

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    Ok, so with Opera we can do a search either by using a
    right-click on a word (“Search With”), or using the
    Opera address bar instead of a search engine’s Web site
    search box.

    Groovy ! ~This~ being what I like about Opera: Many
    ways to do the same thing.

    Not that I’ll use all the ways, but each represents an
    option and a choice.

    People complain about “feature bloat”. Yet the more
    features, the more potential alternatives for accomplishing
    things !

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    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    People often get feature bloat term wrong. It’s not bloat because of sheer amount of features, it’s bloat when features get in the way of resource consumption and interface usability.

    Opera does magnificent work of packing so many features so they don’t get in the way.

  • I think it’s great to try, but until this time I’m not yet installed Opera in my PC, I just make firefox the only browser in my comp.

    Will learn much more from you.

    thank you

  • @Keris

    Good luck trying Opera, I hope you will like it. :)

  • moondreamer

    Dang, I started getting a headache reading all those instructions. I didn’t need any instructions to do Google searches. Have tried other search things, like Bing (worthless), ask, (see Bing). I’ve noticed that I get better Google results on Internet Explorer than the Google on Mozilla Fox.

    When and if they simplify Opera to merely downloading it then putting the desired info in their search box, I’ll try it.

  • @moondreamer

    This is post on advanced tweaks. :) You don’t have to use these, but functionality is there for techies that want it.

    I’ve noticed that I get better Google results on Internet Explorer than the Google on Mozilla Fox.

    Google uses history of searches to customize results. Which can sometimes actually do more harm than good. So it depends on how often you use search in each browser and if you are logged in with Google account.

    When and if they simplify Opera to merely downloading it then putting the desired info in their search box, I’ll try it.

    It currently does exactly that – Google box you can simply use. Go try it. :)

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  • raja

    i want so also use opera mina but i have not found this softwere download this pc please help me any opera user thanks

  • @raja

    If you are looking to install Opera Mini on your phone the fastest way is usually through visiting http://m.opera.com/ on it and following instructions there.

  • Heavy Mental

    Is it possible to make Search, and Search With in context menu to go to new tab after middleclick?

  • @Heavy Mental

    Doesn’t seem so, but you can left click while holding Shift for new tab.

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