I'd switch to Opera except MeFi doesn't look right March 7, 2002 6:57 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to see if Opera for Mac might be something to switch to. But, at least in Mefi/Metatalk, my font Metafilter font preferences, while they seem to register in "Customize" Mefi, do not take hold. Is there something in Opera: I can't get the font smaller; and there's too much space between lines of text. Is there something I'm not adjusting in OPERA?
posted by ParisParamus to Bugs at 6:57 PM (7 comments total)

Disclaimer: I've never used the Mac version of Opera, but I know that the Linux and Windows versions are nearly identical.

There are a few settings you might want to check. First, go to Preferences - History and Cache...make sure "Always" is checked under Check Modified. Next, under Privacy, enable your cookies (they come disabled by default in the Linux version) and uncheck "Throw away new cookies on exit." Under Page Style make sure "Author Mode by Default" is checked.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope something helps.
posted by NsJen at 7:39 PM on March 7, 2002

Well, I think something improved, but the spacing is still too wide. In any case, Mefi looks better on IE for Mac. I'll keep Opera for those long web pages such as Chowhound.com, which take forever to load on IE.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:30 PM on March 7, 2002

you can't adjust the line height. I'll have to give it a try myself in opera/mac and see how bad it is.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:36 PM on March 7, 2002

Opera for Mac really isn't up to the standards of its PC counterpart yet.
posted by kindall at 8:55 PM on March 7, 2002

Thanks everyone! Now go to sleep.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:39 PM on March 7, 2002

Quick before lights out, Paris: if you haven't already tried it, check out iCab.
posted by Dean King at 10:07 PM on March 7, 2002

Actually, after the lights went out. Tried iCab also. It's kind of cute, but not very reassuring. Perhaps it would be valuable on some handheld device?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:23 AM on March 8, 2002

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