Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, and goodbye. (Once for the at-least-five threads you posted this same message into.) While I may even share some of your sentiments, I wonder why it took postings in five different threads of the same forum for you to make it clear?
If you are using the Adblock for Opera 12 then exception rules do not work (the Adblock author said that this is the limitation of Opera).
I have added sites to exceptions list, Adblock showed a green icon, but it still active on these sites.
Set the same rules to Adblock for Firefox, and everything works as intended.
I can believe a couple of retrograde seniors religious retired, made me lost like two hours reading ridiculous stuff, ah ah ah ah ah.
As I see you like feedback to argue with people, two things to say, first please make a favour to humanity and stop trying to help, you are just incompetent for it, your mission in life (at least for the rest of it) must be something else, because right now I'm just in the same position I started, with not idea about bookmarks and twice as bored. And second, coming back to opera, I think it not only needs to improve bookmarks but forums as well 'lol', nonetheless, I don't mind that, I'm getting used to opera's issues and I'm still using it 😃 thank you.
I am running Opera 12.16 x64 on Win-7 x64 - Intel I5 - 8GB RAM. I have installed Opera_Next_19.0.1326.21 (x32) side-by-side. (See my post elsewhere).
Almost all the gmail problems are gone. Do not have a scroll bar for my contacts/labels, but I can scroll over it for the time being. Gmail is finally working as it should. Some images do not display - although settings are set to display all images... Some sites may still have a problem with pictures/graphics, etc..
Support forums will continue, though I'm sure not all current forums and definitely not all current threads will be transferred. I have no inside information, but they can't have a browser without support forums. Mind you, they will be on www.opera.com and not my.opera.com - they did say that much.
1. I have downgraded to opera 12.14 as you suggested.
The google search engine disappeared from the search window (it was there in 12.16 and I did not deleted it).
It seems that 12.14 respects my preferences.
I will see what will happen later.
2. It is not as important as question 1. If I can't delete it I configure its URL to opera:blank.