In my last (and, now, heavily outdated) article on making Opera Mini 4 be invoked on my just clicking a URL
, Iíve already elaborated on the advantages of doing this (and, actually, the advantages of Opera Mini 4 itself). Please do read it if you want to know why making use of direct invocation can be really advantageous.
Because thereís a lot of news worth reporting on (and Iíve been asked by Serola
to join the Opera Mini Fan Blog
as the first blogger, because of which I've decided to update this really important tutorial) and the original article didnít elaborate on other mobile platforms like Symbian and BlackBerry, Iíve decided to devote an entirely new article to this question.
1.1 badbob101ís StartOperaMini
(the download is at the bottom of the first post; as of 05/12/2008, 09b is the latest version, which you'll want to go for.)
I recommend this solution the most because itís really-really easy to install and maintain and itís much more flexible than, say, superdave
ís, otherwise, in some respects cleaner and faster solution.
All you need to do is, in order to set it up, downloading and installing the free MortScript
(just copy the MortScript-4.1-PPC.cab
file from the cab
subdirectory of the ZIP file to your handset and tap it there) and, then, just copying StartOperaMini.mscr anywhere (including a storage card) on your handset and, as with MortScript, clicking it from File Explorer. Itíll automatically find the current location of Jbed, the index of Opera Mini and set up everything just fine. Unlike with the early solution, absolutely no manual setup is needed.
Note that, after running it, in addition to several property files, two link files will also be created. Feel free to manually copy them to \Windows\Start Menu\Programs
so that they are easily accessible (not just from a file explorer):
The - in the above screenshot highlighted - Start Opera Mini Setup lets you fine-tune your settings:
You, in most cases, wonít want to touch this. However, there are cases when you will want to do this; most importantly, when you want to enable the browser selector screen (see Badbobís early script versionís default functionality) upon every invocation:
Another recommended setting you can do is NOT forcing the script to kill the already-running Jbed / Opera Mini session by double-tapping Kill Jbed first [Yes]
item; the results of this will be as follows (with the given item highlighted):
Also note that you can also directly edit these options in the configuration file, StartOperaMini_ini.txt
. For example, not letting for the killing of Jbed (to greatly speed up initial page loading and also keeping the already-opened pages in memory), just change kill_jbed(1)
(that is, 1 to 0 in the parentheses) in it.
1.2 Other Windows Mobile solutions
You might also want to check out JZ SmartMort
ís script-based solution
, particularly recommended for MS Smartphone users and superdave
ís native C++ program HERE
. Note that the latter doesnít let for using Jbed elsewhere than under \Windows\ and it doesnít support the enhanced, autocomplete-capable 4.1 interface; youíll need to switch to the pre-4.1 input mode by clearing the "Direct Address Input
" checkbox in Setings.