Opera to Maxthon Switch 4
6 Oct 2013
Ok that’s handy for a large monitor setup. Poping out a video into another small window just for viewing.
Opera to Maxthon Switch 3
4 Oct 2013
Oops realised I haven’t done a post about migrating your settings.
Favourites You want to go to the Opera menu, then settings, then Import and Export and choose Export Bookmarks as HTML.
Then in Maxthon, (1) go to the Maxthon menu , (2) then bookmarks manager, (3) Menu, (4) import, (5) from HTML file.
Searches You need to first locate your search.ini file, it should be in your opera profile folder.
Opera to Maxthon Switch 2
22 Sep 2013
The top image is from Opera 12 and the bottom from Maxthon 4. As you can see Maxthon only allows you to search on what ever search engine you last used.
This can be really annoying as you might have been wanting to look for a price before and than a video the next second.
The work around is this:
First delete all search engines except Maxthon Multisearch.
Then edit up a good list of search engines in Multisearch settings.
Opera to Maxthon Switch 1
20 Sep 2013
Opera 12 is still one of my all time favourite browsers, but its rendering engine is much slower and was in need of an upgrade. However the rest of it was awesome. It was a nice browser to come home to. However Opera saw fit to replace a Swiss Army Knife with a Spoon! It’s gotten mildy better, but you essentially have a spork now.
My day job is UI design.
1 Sep 2013
It’s over I am leaving. Except like all truly shonky websites I can’t leave I just have to abandon my account.
Why you ask? Skype Resolvers, yep anyone can pretty much DOS you based on your IP.
Not logged into Skype? as far as I can tell they can’t resolve back then.
So goodbye Skype. Maybe Razer Coms or Google from now on.
My Computing History
6 Aug 2013
Rough and ready, but you get the idea. Roughly in order. Excludes the Macs, BBC Micros and Acorn Archimedes from school. 26 Years of computing history.
Don’t get Fancy with Labels
3 Aug 2013
I’ve been doing a lot more testing screen readers lately, especially being that NVDA is free.
One real clanger we found recently is that you shouldn’t get too fancy with CSS, specifically display:table or the like for labels.
This can result in the browser losing the connection between label and form input.
27 Jul 2013
Really nice so far. Nice mouse for small handed palm gripers. The glossy, but the sides are like a soft touch, but not too strong. Missing my Logitech microgear wheel, but they have a patent on that. Pretty nice click from the Omron switches. Rumour is it has an Avago 3090 sensor. It is ambidextrous so works for lefties too. It has thumb and pinky rests.
My one complaint is that it is only has single side buttons, pairs would have made it better for surfing.
Updates to Site
12 Jul 2013
Inspired by Uzicopter
More Adventures with Minolta
6 Jul 2013
Went out Falkland way with the family. Had me ‘new’ Minolta 35-70mm F4, aka the Baby/Mini Beercan. Really wanted to see what the Macro option is like. These are just the photos taken in jpeg without post-processing. Really dreamy. They were taken in a garden centre. You can probably make out my Dad in the green shirt in the blur of bokeh. The other photos I took are for the family only, but they look really nice too.