All posts by Daria Golubeva

I write about the web and Opera browsers, collect moose and occasionally sing.
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Would you like to stream your favorite online videos on a big screen? Now you can do it from Opera on your computer with the Chromecast support we’ve just added. Read on to find out how. How to wire up your Opera browser with Chromecast Get the Download Chrome extension from Opera add-ons catalog. This allows...

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Wondering how to browse anonymously? There is no silver bullet solution that will make you fully invisible on the web. However, you can gain some more privacy with these tips: Browse through web-based proxies This is the most basic way to anonymize yourself a bit on the web. A proxy server works as an intermediary...

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How to extend battery life with Opera

When you travel and there’s no power outlet nearby, or when your seasoned laptop has an annoyingly short life without charging – I’m sure many of you have been in a similar situation. When every minute counts for the battery life, you have to help your laptop do less in order to save power. Find...

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Making a capture of your computer screen is fairly easy with the default keyboard shortcuts. But, if you need to take a full page screenshot in your browser, it’ll take a couple of extra steps or require a special tool. Here are 4 different ways to capture a full page: Zoom out the page and...

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404 - one of the common HTTP error codes

You’re reading this article – that’s a status code 200 OK! However, we sometimes bump into error messages instead of the requested webpages. They’re typically marked with 3-digit numbers starting either with 4 or 5, for example, “404” or “500”. These are called HTTP error codes. If you hit one of these codes, the site...

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Getting started with Opera is easy. We worked on making your transition from other browsers really smooth. You can automatically import your bookmarks and other settings and continue browsing where you left off. On all Windows versions, except Windows 10, Opera is automatically set as the default browser during installation. But, if you decide to...

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Apparently, email isn’t going to die anytime soon. Building on my previous post in this series, “Is email dead?”, I want to share a few practical email tips with you. If you work with email in the browser, here are 4 Opera extensions to simplify things for you. Email Shortcuts You don’t have to keep...

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