Selecting your own Source Editor

The Opera browser gives you complete freedom as to which program that you associate with the View Source option. You can assign any program that is capable of understanding html code as the program that you attach as your viewer. This means that you can attach your web design program, your word processor, or any text editor to the view source option and automatically transfer the page source into that program by selecting the view source option (ctrl-F3).

The location that you need to go to in order to set this up has changed slightly between Opera 5 and Opera 6/7. In either case you first need to go into Preferences within the File menu.

In Opera 5 the tab you need to select next is called Paths and this will open a window with a section labelled Application Paths. The entry you are interested in is labelled Source Viewer and you can browse your system to find the program you want to associate with the view source option by clicking on the adjacent button labelled ....

In Opera 6 and 7 the tab you need to select next is called Programs and Paths and this will open a window with a section labelled Programs. The entry you are interested in is labelled Source Viewer and you can browse your system to find the program you want to associate with the view source option by clicking on the adjacent button labelled Choose.

If your particular program requires additional parameters to be specified in order for it to work properly as your html source viewer/editor then these parameters can be added after the filename that was filled out when you selected the program file.

 

This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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