My Opera was b0rked so I ended up reinstalling it. Thanks to Hugo for help and advice over MSN last night!
Recently it started "losing" cookies for forum logins meaning I had to log in again. It's supposed to stay logged in dammit The last straw was when it wouldn't let me log into myspace at all (some would say that's a blessing). I couldn't even get past the login screen (I tested it with the dreaded IE to verify that myspace was working correctly and it was). After deleting the cache and the cookies and the wand passwords it was still b0rked so I uninstalled it, deleted the folders with a few bits of chaff in that it left behind and installed the latest version. Didn't take long to customise it back to how I had it, the ballacher was logging into a whole load of forums, torrent trackers and the like. Luckily I have all my passwords written in a little book. Write them in a book, people, don't store them in a txt file on your pc, that's just silly.
This version of opera (9.21 build 8776) has the X to close a tab in the corner of each tab like my first version of Opera, rather than in the same place at top right like the version I was using previously. I prefer it in the corner of each tab although it's gonna take a bit of getting used to after not having it there for so long with the previous one I was using. Hugo will probably tell me I could have had the X in the corner of each tab with my previous version by changing an option or something.
One thing that they seem to have got rid of in this and the previous version I was using (unless there's an option I've missed) is that, oh, let me explain... I've visited a forum and have it open at "posts since your last visit". I don't want to lose my place so I'll just leave that page open so I can check on it for new posts later. Now I go to another forum, open about 10 threads in 10 tabs and start reading. When I close a tab, the active tab will become the page from the previous forum, meaning I have to click a tab from the 2nd forum to read it. With the first version of Opera I used I could deselect a tab meaning I'd deselect the tab from the first forum and I'd never be brought back to that tab while viewing the other forum. You can't deselect a tab any more (unless theres some hidden option, etc...)
I forgot to back up livejournal.css, it gets rid of the bar at the top of livejournal pages. Hugo, do you happen to have a copy to hand?
When I booted up the pc today my wallpaper was gone, the desktop was that strange green colour. I had to find the jpg and set it again. I'm hoping it's just connected with reinstalling Opera. Since I set the desktop wallpaper from within Opera, then uninstalled Opera, maybe the pc also deleted the desktop set with that version of Opera, or the file itself had been stored in an Opera folder which I deleted. Hopefully it's not XP that's falling to bits!