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July 22nd, 2008, 04:15 PM
I cannot get my hotmail account to render in Opera, is there a work around for this ?? Hotmail works in Firefox, but FF 3 is so slow.

July 22nd, 2008, 04:17 PM
Opera has a agent switcher built in, have you tried that?

July 22nd, 2008, 05:15 PM
Sorry, agent switcher ?? Where do I find that ??

Lord DarkPat
July 22nd, 2008, 05:29 PM
can you define "render"?
I'm confused

July 22nd, 2008, 07:15 PM
Probably wasn't the right word, Hotmail tells me update my browser but won't allow Opera, only IE, FF, or Safari. It does open Hotmail page, but won't allow me read my mail.


July 22nd, 2008, 07:21 PM
Sorry, agent switcher ?? Where do I find that ??
Just FYI, a user agent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent) is used to identify a client application. Through modification, it's possible to make one web browser appear as another.

I've never used Opera myself, but apparently Opera has a built-in feature (http://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/change-ua.html) to do just that. Here's a useful list of user agent strings (http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php).

July 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
Here is a link for agent switcher http://w-shadow.com/blog/2008/06/15/add-user-agent-switch-to-quick-preferences-in-opera-95/

July 23rd, 2008, 02:39 AM
ok, fixed it by updating to 9.51, thanks all.

July 23rd, 2008, 10:58 AM
Just for further information in Opera, Tools/Quick Preferences/Edit site Preferences/Network tab, and at the bottom of that box you can change ID to Firefox, IE, Opera.