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When visiting a Instructable, (Ex. below), the images at the bottom won't change when clicking on them using Opera 9.50. It happens with any instructable, not just the one below.

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iffee (author)2008-09-19

I have installed opera 9.52 and experiencing same problem. Suspect problem is with instructables.com

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rachel (author)2008-07-30

SeanK, I know this is frustrating for you, but Opera users are such a very small percentage of our user base that it is not worth our time to ensure the site works entirely correctly under Opera. We generally recommend Firefox for best results using the site. This particular issue almost certainly has to do with Opera's javascript engine, as those alternate images are shown using javascript to replace the original image. With luck the next release of Opera will fix this.

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johndoeyu (author)rachel2008-09-15

Being a web developer myself - I think that it would be better if you developed for Opera first as it's the browser that follows all the standards the most.

If it works in Opera, 98% works in FF with of course IE (especially v6) needing more tweaks. But in general you rarely need any browser sensing at all - though you obviously need to approach same problem with different solutions.

If you are interested in a solution that works cross-browser you might want to look into http://www.yourphototopainting.com/ that I developed recently. Uses similar image switching.

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emag (author)rachel2008-09-05

Curious, as on another thread while I was googling for a solution, another user said that setting Opera's site preferences to "mask as Firefox" works. So, trying it, it sure does work. 99% of the time, this means that sites are using broken browser sniffing.

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rachel (author)2008-09-08

After some investigation, I believe this issue may not be an Opera problem at all, it may be the one reported in this bug:

https://www.instructables.com/community/Cannot_View_Images_in_an_Instructable/

That issue is scheduled to be fixed in the next release, in another week or two, and I will post on that bug when it is.

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SeanK (author)2008-07-29

I have reported this as a bug to the Opera developers

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L815 (author)SeanK2008-07-29

Thanks, I think it has been fixed with release of 9.51

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ve2vfd (author)L8152008-08-13

Nope, I run Opera 9.51 now and I only get the thumbmails, I have to hit reload on every instructable page for the images to show up. It's annoying, but not enough to use IE! (yuk!)

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SeanK (author)2008-07-30

Hello, I'm currently using Opera v9.51 for Windows, and it still does not work for me. I have also experienced similar issues with other websites.

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ll.13 (author)SeanK2008-07-30

It's the same for me with Firefox and Opera. =)

-but I think you'll find the images that won't show are already showing in another step.

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SeanK (author)2008-07-29

I have experienced the same problem and have to switch over to IE (spit!) to view those images.

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