1. jwtaylor's Avatar
    Is it true this will speed up Opera Mini on a Curve 8330?

    If so, how do I turn it off?

    TIA
    10-13-08 11:16 PM
  2. iamjoel5's Avatar
    doubt it,,
    10-14-08 12:56 AM
  3. Pete6's Avatar
    Turning off Javascript will speed things up by simply ignoring the scripts which will cause webpages that use Javascript to display incorrectly.


    Go to www.operamini.com for full instructions how to use Opera Mini.
    10-14-08 01:16 AM
  4. detman101's Avatar
    Wait, isnt the RIM OS written in Java?


    Dm
    10-14-08 09:30 AM
  5. Hankster's Avatar
    Disabling JS does increase speed, but it depends on the site you're browsing. Many sites use scripts for their site to display. I usually don't visit very dynamic sites with my BB, I stick with static sites or use their mobile site version.
    10-14-08 10:05 AM
  6. CojonesDeToro's Avatar
    I believe Javascript and java are two totally different things. Completely different except for similar name.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-14-08 12:02 PM
  7. CojonesDeToro's Avatar
    Some mobile sites still try to send Js down but I think its all markets/advertising related and does not affect page rendering. It does slow down page rendering since BB tends to run js slow.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-14-08 12:07 PM
  8. oakie's Avatar
    Wait, isnt the RIM OS written in Java?


    Dm
    yes, but disabling javascript in the browser wont affect the OS. that's like saying if you close your firefox browser window, your computer will stop running.

    I believe Javascript and java are two totally different things. Completely different except for similar name.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    nope. java is a language. they are the same and mostly interchangeable by name. java tends to be large batches of code for larger applications, like the BB OS, or downloaded games and applications, while javascript tends to refer to small applications designed for web-based functionality. these "scripts" are written in java, hence the name "javascripts".


    as for the OP's question, you cannot "turn off" javascript in Opera because Opera doesnt use the device for translation/decoding of webpages like all other internet browsers. Opera uses their own servers... when you type in a webpage, that request gets sent to an Opera server. that server then receives the page and renders it on the server, unlike your computer's browser which the computer renders the page. once rendered by the Opera server, a snapshot is taken, compressed, then sent to your blackberry.

    this reduces the total amount of data being transferred and reduces the processing power requirement to make Opera Mini compatible with a wide range of low power handhelds, from Motorola KRZR's to Blackberry Curves. since java is a rendering function, and the Opera server does the rendering, even if you could turn it off, it wouldnt make surfing any faster since it's not being rendered by your phone.
    10-14-08 12:14 PM
  9. Sarcasm Detector's Avatar
    nope. java is a language. they are the same and mostly interchangeable by name. java tends to be large batches of code for larger applications, like the BB OS, or downloaded games and applications, while javascript tends to refer to small applications designed for web-based functionality. these "scripts" are written in java, hence the name "javascripts".
    Java and JavaScript are NOT the same and they are NOT interchangeable in anyway.

    Java is a programming language created by Sun (and ripped of by Microsoft). it can be used to write all kinds of applications, OSes, and stand alone applets.

    Javascript is a scripting language created by Netscape. It is used primarily to enhance web pages. anything written with JavaScript requires a browser to function. Javascript is also a fraction of the size of Java.
    10-14-08 01:00 PM
  10. Gods_girl94's Avatar
    Hey What if my JavaScript is Turned off and I really need it on? How do i turn it on?
    01-04-09 09:02 PM
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