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Yinyang4evry1

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browser: gecko or IE-based
« on: November 20, 2005, 07:57:45 PM »
i know that Mozilla Firefox is based on a Gecko search engine
but about the Maxthon browser and the Opera browser, what are they based, IE or ....?

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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2005, 08:32:21 PM »
Maxthon browser is IE based.
Opera browser has its own code as far I know...
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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2005, 08:48:19 PM »
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i know that Mozilla Firefox is based on a Gecko search engine
Not a search engine as such, more an security/protocol/rendering engine.

Opera is independent being neither IE or Gecko based.
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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 12:42:59 AM »
thnx
so is that why my set program defaults dont detect opera as a browser?

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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 12:48:53 AM »
What program isn't detecting Opera, can you expand?

avast works fine with opera by default if that is what you are asking, no need to change any settings.
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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 01:10:24 AM »
Maybe, you must set Opera as the default...
Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Programs > check the proper option...
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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005, 01:10:41 AM »
thnx
so is that why my set program defaults dont detect opera as a browser?

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Are you wanting to set Opera as default browser? In Opera click tools>preferences>advanced>programs>check box for opera to check if default.

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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005, 06:01:31 AM »
yea i can set it by default via opera itself
but there is a tab in add and remove programs that says "Set Program Access and Defaults"
in that it doesnt all it detects on my computer is AOL, Internet Explorer, and Firefox
but it doesnt detect Opera

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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005, 11:57:14 AM »
yea i can set it by default via opera itself
but there is a tab in add and remove programs that says "Set Program Access and Defaults"
in that it doesnt all it detects on my computer is AOL, Internet Explorer, and Firefox
but it doesnt detect Opera

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It's not listed in mine either,maybe just software issue between ms and opera.

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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2005, 05:42:57 PM »
Well it detects IE and Firefox on mine in the Custom section, not Avant or Maxthon so MS is a little picky. However when you open this window the option should be Use my current Web Browser which is ticked.

Now if you open the Non-Microsoft section, it shows Firefox as my default browser, which is correct as that was my current browser.

None of this should matter providing you have Opera set as your default browser and it works, opening html/htm files or web URLs using Opera.
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Re: browser: gecko or IE-based
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2005, 09:26:31 PM »
thnx for the inputs
at least i know it's not only my ms
btw i changed back to mozilla firefox
because...the icon looks cooler...lol
..all bout the style, huh?

tim ;D