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Opera's Slashdot Easter Egg and Speed Dial 157

Posted by kdawson
from the easter-already? dept.
Thelomen writes "Opera Browser contains an Easter egg that is not widely known, recently reported over at type /. in the address bar and you are taken directly to Other recent news from Opera is their new Speed Dial feature, present in the most recent build from Desktop Team. At first glance Speed Dial just looks like 9 bookmarks you can open with CTRL+1 to CTRL+9. However, the pages on the Speed Dial are shown in thumbnail and are automatically pre-fetched in background — a useful thing if you have some heavy pages among your top bookmarks."
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Opera's Slashdot Easter Egg and Speed Dial

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  • by DigitAl56K (805623) on Monday March 12, 2007 @02:01AM (#18313265)
    Depending on your particular language version of Firefox 2, out of the box it will jump to various sites simply by entering keywords.

    For example:
    wp slashdot - look up Slashdot on Wikipedia
    slang pwned - look up "pwned" on UrbanDictionary

    Simply entering "wp" and "slang" also work because of the way the URLs are formed. As far as I know you can configure others. I haven't looked into it extensively.
  • Wii (Score:5, Interesting)

    by LBt1st (709520) on Monday March 12, 2007 @02:16AM (#18313335)
    I'm posting this from my Wii and indeed typing /. works here as well.
  • loving it (Score:5, Interesting)

    by scorilo (654174) <zam0lx1s AT yahoo DOT com> on Monday March 12, 2007 @02:32AM (#18313415) Homepage
    I use both firefox & opera on my USB stick, but I find Opera more useful. It packs a lot (email with IMAP, IRC+RSS+torrent client, widgets in a small package), and with the latest version, you can block ads and add your own searches, which you could not easily do before (though you could with Firefox). You can also have the browser read pages to you aloud which I haven't figured out how to do with Firefox.

    Mod me as a troll, if you wish, but my Opera experience vs. Firefox is similar to Mac vs. Ubuntu. This is not to say that it's necessarily better, but sometimes you just don't feel like configuring everything, and for those times, it's great to have someone who does it right for you, and to top it all, gives it away for free.
  • by VGPowerlord (621254) on Monday March 12, 2007 @03:03AM (#18313547)
    I don't use Mozilla/Firefox because of weird HTML bugs [] in valid HTML 4.x Strict [] pages.

    There's something wrong when Firefox renders something incorrectly that IE gets right. Particularly for a 9 year old standard (published 18 December 1997 []).
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 12, 2007 @07:54AM (#18314985)
    Have no fear, it's Bug #915. ( [] - you'll have to copy-paste since Bugzilla blocks Slashdot referers.)

    It's been open since September 1998, almost as long as the spec has been published. It's marked as blocking the release of Mozilla 1.3, so once that gets released, ... oh.

    Well, now it's marked blocking Mozilla 1.9, so once that gets released, ... oh.

    Well... at least it's in there. And has been for almost 10 years.

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein