How To Hide the Opera Mini 8 Virtual Keypad On Samsung, LG and Other Touchscreen Phones

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When the Java ME version of the Opera Mini Browser is running on many touch screen phones, an unnecessary virtual keypad appears at the bottom of the screen (image above left). The keypad wastes space, looks ugly and isn't needed with touch aware apps like Opera Mini. The keypad is not part of Opera Mini. It's something your phone adds because it doesn't recognize that Opera Mini is optimized for touch. There are several ways to get rid of the virtual keypad … Continue reading

Updated: Download Old Opera Mini Java, PalmOS and BlackBerry Versions Here

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Opera Mini updates are usually a good thing. They include bug fixes and often, new features. But for a few users, usually with old or obscure phones, the new version doesn't work as well as the old one or work at all. On the Opera Mini User forum there is a recurrent theme of users, trying a released version and insisting that one of older ones, was better. There's a sticky post on the forum with links to some old versions but it's far from … Continue reading

Opera Mini Secret Codes

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Opera Mini has some special commands that you enter in the address bar like a URL but without the "http://". Many of them return information that's probably only of interest to Opera's developers but a couple are actually very useful. My favorite is config: which opens Opera Mini's Power User Settings page where you can tweak  many browser settings like the timeout and whether the browser should make phone numbers clickable. See my post Opera Mini's Hidden Power User Menu for … Continue reading