Opera Make It So Extension Resizes Images Automatically

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 1, 2011
Updated • Aug 13, 2018
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Images on the Internet may sometimes be larger in resolution than the web browser window. This may happen if the web browser window is not maximized, but happens as well if the image's resolution is larger than that of the display resolution.

The only option to view the image completely is to resize the image or change the browser window size if that is an option.

Note: Opera was switched to a new rendering engine in 2013. The extension reviewed below is no longer available and it is not needed in the new Opera as it resizes images automatically in the browser when viewed alone so that the whole image is visible without scrolling.

Opera Make It So

The Opera extension Make It So resizes images automatically in the Opera browser. The extension resizes images automatically whenever their resolution exceeds that of the browser window.

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The extension works only on images that are displayed directly in the browser window. Images embedded on web pages are not processed by the Opera extension.

Several controls are available to make the viewing of images more comfortable.

The WASD keys flip the image which can be handy if the orientation of the image is not correct. The shortcut B enables and disables a checkerboard background.

Preferences are available to configure various extension settings.

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This includes options to stretch small images automatically to fit the browser window, configure background colors for raster and vector images and the transition speed of the scaling.

Opera 11 users can install Make It so directly from the Opera Extensions gallery.
It is possible to click on the image to toggle between the resized view and the original resolution at any time. The image scales with the browser window which means that it is automatically resized if the browser window is resized.

A double-click on the image fits the shorter side to the browser window which usually means that the longer side becomes scrollable.

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  1. Mike M said on May 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I’m a big fan of Opera’s RSS reader, but I agree it could do with some work! Having the option to detach the Feeds list from the mail reader would be a great start.

    You can however change the update frequency by right clicking a feed in the panel and going to properties.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

      Mike you are right about the update frequency. It is not really reasonable for me with hundreds of feeds though. Is not there an option to change the frequency for all feeds at once?

  2. operaised said on May 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    For updating all the feeds at once the only option that comes to mind is
    editing the “index.ini” mail file when opera is not working (remember to do a backup before attempting this) )and doing a multiple replace on the “Update Frequency” line, you can find one feed with the update frequency you want (Update Frequency=10800 is three hours) and one with the old update frequency and multiple replace all those values.

    Filters are called “Labels” now since Opera 11 I think, you can again right click on them, select properties and set the settings you want.

    As for autohiding read messages you just depress the “Show read” button in the toolbar above the feed view, if its not there right click the toolbar and select Customize -> Appearance -> Buttons -> Mail view and drag that button on the toolbar.

    And a word of warning, Opera for some time now uses a single file per message (because antivirus programs sometimes block or delete the whole mbs file when finding a virus – the previous version did the weekly per account so you could theoretically lose the whole month of an account). It is however not very efficient and can cause you defrag program to take much longer to finish a defrag.To return to the old type mail store you can enter opera:config#UserPrefs|DefaultMailStoreType in the address bar and select 1 as the value. Do this before subscribing to any feeds because any old feeds already subscribing will retain the previous format.

  3. RP_Joe said on June 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I have hundreds of feeds in my Opera reader and I love it.
    If the mail is not configured (no email account) then there is a button on the read toolbar that says “Update all”. But when you config the email client, this button disappears and a spacer appears. I have not figured how to get it back. I do not see any “update all’ buttons anymore.

    Opera 11.11 ,Build 2109, XP, no plugins.

    PS This browser is so far ahead of any others. Amazing.

  4. Feedbro said on April 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Check out Feedbro: fast, easy & feature rich feed reader as #Chrome extension to replace Google Reader.
    Feedbro has an integrated Rule Engine for filtering and highlighting, tag support and many advanced other features.
    Feedbro can also automatically convert Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages into feeds and has super-easy feed autodiscovery builtin.

    Feedbro also has Opera RSS reader style 3-column view (+ Google Reader style views).


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