I’ve been frustrated lately with Firefox. It has been crashing several times a day on my laptop, eating up memory, and slow to start. Perhaps I have too many extensions, perhaps the browser has gotten too heavy, perhaps I’ve gotten too comfortable with it. So, it’s time to try another browser: Opera.
I’ve tried Opera before and have always had it on my machine. However, there are a few things I’ve become dependent on in Firefox and need to figure out how to do the same thing in Opera before making a permanent move.
- Linky: I love this extension and the ability to select a bunch of links and open them in separate tabs. I think Opera has native support for this, but I couldn’t figure it out.
- Firebug and Web Developer Toolbar: How can we live without them?
- Bookmark toolbar on the top. I’ve already got my bookmarks setup and need to access them quickly. I don’t like the sidebar treatment in Opera
- Password memory: the Opera system so far seems clunky. How do I get it to remember my password after entering a protected domain, i.e. internal network
- Switch Proxy: This firefox extension lets me switch my proxy instantly.
- Pimpzilla: ok, I can live without this theme, but it is pretty darn nifty
If you are an Opera user, leave a comment on how to solve some of these issues. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there that would like to know.