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Multiple Windows In Opera 6 Attach a File
Resume Downloads Drag and drop to add bookmarks
Emptying your cache Filling in forms automatically
Going forward and backward Accessing local files
Opera Version Save a web page with images
How to e-mail a page Minimizing Opera to System Tray
Identifying Opera 6 Opera 6 Accessory
Custom Tips In Opera 6 The Sounds of Opera

 

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Multiple Windows In Opera 6

To open a new windows in Opera just press Ctrl + N. When you create multiple windows using this command, you can tab between them by pressing Ctrl + Tab.

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Attach a File

Attaching a file using Opera couldn't be easier.  Here's how:

Open up a new mail message (Ctrl-E). Browse for the file you would like to attach.  Once you've located the file, simply drag it into your mail message and drop it there.  Opera will automatically attach it.

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Resume Downloads

If your download was incomplete, then you can use Opera to resume the broken download. Here's how:
Open Window/ Special Window/ Transfer to open the list. To resume a download, right-click on the file and click on "Resume Transfer" or "Transfer Again" to download the file all over again.

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Drag and drop to add bookmarks

Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP

If you have the Hotlist open (under the "Bookmarks" tab) and want to add the current page to the Hotlist, you can just click the padlock icon to the left of the URL field and drag it to the Hotlist window, where you can drop it (release the left mouse button) to create a new bookmark.

You can also drag and drop between windows to open the current page in another window. This can only be done if the other window is visible, though, so if all windows are maximized, this will not be possible.

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Emptying your cache

Platform: All Windows versions

You can empty the cache by going to File > Preferences > History and cache and clicking on "Empty now". To select what you want to delete manually: Go to your Opera directory using Windows Explorer or File Manager. The default path is here:

C:\Program Files\Opera

There is a folder in there called "Cache4". Open "Cache4" and delete the files you want to remove. This can be useful if you for instance wants to free up hard disk space by removing big graphics files from the cache, but do not want to empty it.

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Filling in forms automatically

Platform: All platforms

In File (Edit in Mac)> Preferences > Personal information you can enter personal information for quick retrieval in forms via the right mouse button, or as auto-completion.

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Going forward and backward

Platform: All platforms

Opera remembers the documents you have visited in the correct order. This way you can easily re-visit places you have just been to. If you wish to go back to the last read page or several previous pages press on the left arrow in the button bar. The right arrow will move you forward again.

You can also move backwards and forwards in the history list by holding down the Ctrl or Alt key and using the Right and Left arrow keys or just using Z and X.

Global History

Opera also maintains a global history of all sites you have accessed. The number of entries can be set in the "History and cache" section of Opera's Preferences (accessed through the "File" menu or by pressing Alt+P on the keyboard).

tip! You can access the global history via Window > Special > History. The file where Opera stores these entries is called "global.dat", and you can delete it if you want to remove traces of your online surfing or if Opera crashes when you try to access it.

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Accessing local files

Platform: All Windows versions

To access local files, just press Ctrl+N to get a new window and then C: [Enter], or whatever drive you'd like to access. Alternatively, you can type Opera:drives into the address bar, and Opera will list available drives for browsing.

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Opera Version

Platform: All platforms

The version number is listed in the "About Opera" window accessed from the "Help" menu in Opera.

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Save a web page with images

Platform: All platforms

You can save entire web pages using File > Save with images as. A tip for easier organizing of these saved web pages is to create a separate folders for each page, as the images and the page(s) will end up in the same folder.

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How to e-mail a page

Platform: All Windows versions

Opera doesn't have a one-step way to e-mail an entire page to someone. There are at least three alternative methods to send a page to someone, though:

1. Right-click in the page and select "Send link in e-mail". This will open a compose window in Opera's e-mail client or an external client, with the URL in the Subject line and mail body. 
2. Right-click in the page and select "Copy address", open a new outgoing e-mail message and enter the addresses you want to send it to. Fill in the subject line, and then paste the document address into the body of the message and add any other comments you want. 
3. Use the File > Save as menu to save the page somewhere convenient, then open a new outgoing e-mail message and enter the addresses you want to send it to. Fill in the subject line, and add any comments you want in the body of the message, then add the saved HTML page to the message as an attachment.

Another possibility is to simply select the relevant text on the page and copy it to the clipboard, then paste it into your message along with your comments.

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Minimizing Opera to System Tray

Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP

Opera does not currently support minimizing to the system tray in Windows. The alternative is to download a simple utility that will accomplish this for you.

http://www.teamcti.com/trayit/

Tray It is only 30-40 KB in size and will work with all Windows versions.

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Identifying Opera 6

You can tell Opera how you want it to appear on the Internet. To look into this feature, run Opera 6 and choose File>>Preferences. When the Preferences dialog box opens, click Network. Now, click the arrow at the right side of the "Browser identification" list box and select one of the browsers in the list. You can choose Opera, Mozilla 5.0, Mozilla 4.78, Mozilla 3.0, or MSIE 5.0. After you make your selection, click OK to close the dialog box and apply your settings.

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Opera 6 Accessory

Just like other browsers, Opera 6 stores cookies and cache information. An easy way to view this type of information is to download a free copy of 04FE. This program allows you to view the cache, cookies, global history, and visited links.

If you're an Opera user, get your copy by clicking here.

http://www.westelcom.com/users/jsegur/#ofe

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Custom Tips In Opera 6

The Opera 6 tip of the day file is stored as a standard text file in the Opera Help folder. This means that you can easily generate your own tip file. First, run Windows Explorer and go to C:\Program Files\Opera\Help. Right-click the tipday.txt file and choose Rename. Rename the file to oldtip.xxx (or whatever you like).

Run Notepad now and type in your new tips with one tip per line. When done, choose File>>Save As and save the file in the Help folder as tipday.txt. If you've turned off your tip of the day feature, you can choose Help>>Tip of the day to turn it back on.

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The Sounds of Opera

If you'd like to apply sounds to Opera 6 events, you're not stuck with having to set the sounds in Windows as you are with some other browser. Instead, you can run Opera and choose File|Preferences (or press Alt + P) to open the Preferences dialog box. Now, click Sounds. Click the event you want to attach a sound to and then click Choose. You can use any WAV file from anywhere on your disk.

After you're finished selecting sounds, select the "Enable program sounds" check box and click OK to close the dialog box and apply your new sounds.

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