Opera, you had promise. I tested you out and you did seem a little faster. I used you all day long.
For the first half of they everything went smooth.
- I loved the zoom feature, and if other browsers have it, it is not as obvious. I liked how every element zoomed. It wasn’t just the text that got bigger, everything got bigger.
- The speed dial feature is nice.
But then things went downhill fast.
- Opera didn’t work with the forum software my company uses. This was a deal breaker in itself, but we are upgrading in a few weeks and the browser should work in the new version.
- Then I tried to download the Voice interface and it just says failed and won’t tell me why.
- I tried to make my book marks toolbar and it wasn’t as easy as I would have liked. I still don’t have one made.
- My brother called and needed me to connect to his computer remotely, but the remote control is initiated at a web page, which didn’t work with Opera, but worked with IE or Firefox. I used IE.
- Don’t ask me why I checked this site today (I am not really a Trekky) but www.startrek.com didn’t work. Then I closed and opened the browser and it started working…that is just odd.
- I could have surpassed and forgotten about these issues with something like IE Tab. I found one but no easy installer, and I am not up for research and tweaking for this review. The lack of an easy install for this feature was the final straw.
Opera has been around a long time, and I am quite surprised that it didn’t work out for me for even a full day.