Optimize Viewing by Reducing Text Size in Opera™


Opera™ is a browser for surfing the web. Unlike other browsers, it gloats with fast page-loading and efficiency. Concerning the page-loading, we are going to briefly discuss how reducing the text-size in Opera™ will optimize the viewing experience:





  • How to reduce the Text Size in Opera™

  • What reduced Text Size does and more

  • What is “pipelining”?

  • How to activate “pipelining”



How to reduce the Text Size?



To reduce the text size, start the Opera™ browser. Then select the Menu and then Tools. After this select Settings and under “Appearance” you can select the font size. A drop-down menu will appear and from there you can choose the size of the font you want to use while using the Opera™ browser. Once you have done that, save the changes.



What reduced Text Size does and more?



When you are reducing the font size of your browser you have to keep in mind to reduce the page loading time as well. Although reduced text size will minimally reduce page-loading time on PCs, it will increase them significantly on mobile phones with Internet connection. However, to truly unleash the power of the Opera™ browser you have to take advantage of pipelining.



What is “pipelining”?


Usually, HTTP requests are sequential. It means that the next request is only sent after the reply from the previous request. Depending on network latencies and bandwidth limits this can result in the delay of the next request. HTTP/1.1 allows multiple HTTP requests to be written out of a socket without waiting for replies. The act of pipelining drastically increases page-loading time this way, especially over high latency connections. It can also tremendously decrease the amount of TCP/IP packets being sent back and forth. With the maximum segment size lies between 536 and 1460 bytes it’s possible to pack several HTTP requests into one neatly bundled TCP/IP packet. Reducing this, leads to page-loading benefits to the Internet as a whole and reduces the burden on routers and networks.


How to activate “pipelining”?

To activate pipelining with your Opera™ browser you can simply open one of the INI files. In the integer fields within those INI files the value 1 means TRUE or switched on and the value 0 means FALSE or switched off. In the [Performance] INI you can activate pipelining under the “Reduce Max Persistent HTTP Connections” and change the value to 1. Opera™ browser contrary to other browsers such as Firefox®, IE and all others, has pipelining that is activated by default. So enjoy surfing with optimal page-loading speeds with Opera™.




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