Please excuse me for splitting your post off, it'll make it easier for others to spot.
I'd help but I don't have Opera installed yet
No probs on the split. Actually I thought abt starting a new post myself...
Abt opera, no probs. I am lookin for solution. Nothing I cant live without
I can confirm on Opera 7.1 on a Linux environment it behaves like what you have mentioned. I can't give you the answer why it does so.