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    Lightbulb HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Moved!

    The Howto is moved to the Ubuntu Wiki, and is updated to a newer version of Opera.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OperaBrowser

    Feel free to comment it here.

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    This is the install instructions for the Opera Internet Suite (Web browser +++)

    This installs Opera, adds a menu icon and changes the default file handler from kexec to gnome-open.

    Please give feedback if you have any tricks to make Opera integrate better with the Ubuntu desktop.

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    1. wget
    ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/www/clients/O...qt_en_i386.deb
    2. sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb
    3. sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop
    4. Insert the following lines into the file:

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Opera Web Browser
    GenericName=Web Browser
    Comment=Surf the Internet in a safer, faster, and easier way
    Exec=opera %u
    Terminal=false
    MultipleArgs=true
    Type=Application
    Icon=/usr/X11R6/include/X11/bitmaps/opera.xpm
    Categories=Application;Network
    MimeType=text/html;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png
    5. Save the edited file.
    6. mkdir ~/.opera
    7. gedit ~/.opera/filehandler.ini
    8. Insert the following lines into the file:

    Code:
    Opera Preferences version 2.0
    ; Do not edit this file while Opera is running
    ; This file is stored in UTF-8 encoding
    [Settings]
    Default File Handler=gnome-open exec,1
    Default Directory Handler=gnome-open exec,1
    9. Save the edited file.
    10. Open Opera with Application -> Internet -> Opera Web Browser


    To set Opera as the system default browser and mailreader. Follow this steps:
    1. Go to System | Preferences | Preferred Applications
    2. Under the Web Browser tab select "Custom" and, in the Command box, enter:

    Code:
    opera -newpage "%s"
    3. Under the Mail Reader tab select "Custom" and, in the Command box, enter:

    Code:
    opera -newmail "%s"
    Last edited by joh; September 20th, 2005 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Updated to Opera 8.01

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Thx, works perfectly!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Thats nice

    I'm glad you are happy with it!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Quote Originally Posted by joh
    Thats nice

    I'm glad you are happy with it!
    Ah, thanks for the tips about how to change the default file handler. Much appreciated.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    thanks to joh for this perfect how-to!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    What exactly do you have to do different when using kubuntu?
    Just leave the last step? (gnome-open)
    Or even do the last step, but type something different than gnome-open?

    thx for the howto btw, very usefull!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    3. sudo dpkg -i opera_8.0-20050415.6-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb
    This line needs to be corrected as follows:
    3. sudo dpkg -i opera_8.01-20050615.5-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb

    kagashe

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Quote Originally Posted by centremco
    What exactly do you have to do different when using kubuntu?
    Just leave the last step? (gnome-open)
    Or even do the last step, but type something different than gnome-open?

    thx for the howto btw, very usefull!
    Drop the last step. KDE's kexec is default in Opera.

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    Cool Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    thnx a lot! works great

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

    Works great even in XFCE.

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