What I have made my copy of Opera look like.
In February 2002, a thread was posted in one of the Opera Software newsgroups where people were encourage to share screen shots of how they have customized their copy of Opera. I'm not really one of those people who want my software to look like a Christmas tree on steroids, so to counter some of the more fancy shots (link dead, sorry), I posted links to my rather standard-looking, but still customized copies of Opera running under Windows as well as under Linux.
After a couple of months the files were still lying around in my temporary directory, and since I hate to remove stuff once I've published it, I moved the files here, and created some new shots of what my copies of the program looked like at that time. Not much had changed, more than the version numbers, though, and that I changed my user style sheet to display the document title as a small box in the top right corner, instead of as a full-width “banner” (I've since removed it altogether, though, it messed up to many pages).
Since I don't change the looks very often, new shots will not appear here very often. Again, I turned most of the "fancy" stuff off, and you'll hardly notice that that the newer Windows screen shots were taken under Windows XP.
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Here are some screen shots of what my copy of Opera looks like under Windows. I don't really use the hotlist that much, I just enabled it for the screen shot. Follow the links to get full-size images.
Windows Opera screen shot from 2002-02-14 (full size image is 1007×628 pixels, 141 Kbytes)
Displayed page is my home intranet (not externally available).
Windows Opera screen shot from 2002-06-18 (full size image is 1024×744 pixels, 83 Kbytes)
Displayed page is Swedish Radio News.
Windows Opera screen shot from 2003-01-06 (full size image is 1024×744 pixels, 47 Kbytes)
This is Opera 7.0 beta 2, configured to always show the link toolbar, and with the main bar removed — I moved the three buttons I use (back, forward, reload) to the address bar instead.
Displayed page is from the HTML 4.01 specification, showing information on the
Windows Opera screen shot from 2003-02-10 (full size image is 1024×744 pixels, 72 Kbytes)
This is Opera 7.01, configured similarly to above, now with the status bar embedded in the navigation bar, plus using a Opera 5 button skin.
Displayed page is The Register.
Windows Opera screen shot from 2005-05-16 (full size image is 1024×744 pixels, 171 Kbyte)
This is Opera 8.00. I've switched over to the Plain Gray Wrapper line of skins, and moved the panels over to the right, otherwise it's much like before.
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My Linux version is slightly more customized, since I use it more. Follow the links to get full-size images.
Linux Opera screen shot from 2002-02-14 (full size image is 912×784 pixels, 146 Kbytes)
Displayed page is an earlier version of my home page.
Linux Opera screen shot from 2002-06-18 (full size image is 1034×811 pixels, 64 Kbytes)
Displayed page is an older version of the Opera download page.
Linux Opera screen shot from 2003-06-06 (full size image is 1059×827 pixels, 59 Kbytes)
Displayed is a message from the news group comp.sys.cbm.
The skin used is Breeze II by Non-Troppo (slightly modified to have fixed size page bar tabs).
Linux Opera screen shot from 2005-05-16 (full size image is 1110×915 pixels, 188 Kbyte)
This is Opera 8.00. I am keeping this synchronized with my Windows installation (see screen shot above).