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More Opera Features

Sunday, February 8th, 2009 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

More Opera Features

I know there are several of you out there who are proud Opera Web browser users. I just started using Opera a few months ago and even though it hasn’t replaced Firefox for me yet, it boasts some neat features you may not even know about. So, I’m here today to tell you all about them. Let’s get right to it!

If you’re completely new to Opera, you can download it on Also, be sure to read through WorldStart’s tip archives, because we’ve done several Opera articles in the past!

The first feature is Opera Link. It’s very similar to Firefox’s Foxmarks, but it’s a little better. Opera Link synchronizes not only bookmarks, but also Speed Dial, Personal Bar, Notes, Typed Browser History and Custom searches.

1.) To get started, you need to create a My Opera account. Choose a username, password and enter in your e-mail address. When you’re finished, click on the Sign Up button.

2.) You’ll then see a “Welcome to My Opera” page. Now, you just need to set up Opera Link.

3.) To synchronize all your bookmarks and settings, go to File, Synchronize Opera. If you click on Options, you can select what information you want to be synchronized. Then click Log In.

4.) You’re now done! To synchronize between multiple computers, just repeat step 3. It’s as easy as pie!

The other feature I wanted to show you in Opera is only for those of you who have a microphone. Opera has a setting for voice commands, which means you can sit back and browse by simply using your voice!

1.) To enable the voice controlled browsing, select Tools, Preferences, Advanced, Voice.

2.) Check the box that says “Enable voice controlled browsing.” You can also select which key to press to make Opera listen to your voice or if you don’t want to use a key at all.

3.) The real magic happens when you click on Edit. That’s where you can see all of the voice commands Opera has to offer. You can go back and forth between pages, log in, zoom, access your Speed Dial Web sites and so much more! Just remember to say Opera before each command or it won’t hear you.

That’s all for now, so go on and take these features for a spin. I promise they’ll make your Web experience so much easier!

~ Neil Patel

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