An excerpt from a good article about just that topic:
"More interestingly, Opera only makes money through three revenue sources. The main one is a deal with two search engines. Yandex is the default search engine in Russia, and Google is the default search engine in the rest of the world. As the company’s user base grows, partners pay more money to remain the default search engine.
“A small number of business partners contribute a significant portion of our revenues,” the company writes in its F-1 document. “In 2017, our top two largest business partners in aggregate contributed approximately 56.1% of our operating revenue, with Google and Yandex accounting for 43.2% and 12.9% of our operating revenue, respectively.”"
@peterdeep Just beware that the tab you have defined in the workspace are not pinned, saved or archived. Keep only one opera window open. If you drag a tab out and create two opera windows. Close the first. The second one now will have nothing in the other workspaces including the one you are in. When you close this second window and then subsequently reopen Opera all your workspaces will be gone. Viola! Not a feature in my mind.
@sgunhouse Thank you for the prompt responses indeed. At the same time, I don't think going back and forth with details is a constructive approach here. I think I have described the issue in full. Anyone with Facebook and Opera is free to check that with a couple of clicks.
You can check the source of information (Overview in this case) by clicking on i button. I would really appreciate if you could specifically point out the changes required so as to better reflect Opera. You may also open a PR by editing this file.
Not sure. Maybe in the first post I felt like writing in some odd verbose manner just to wax poetically?
I do hate giving up on Opera. I was talking to another computer blog guy and he suggested looking into the investors. Perhaps they are investors who I share a kindred spirit with for human rights, etc. If so - I could keep Opera. Hm?
I have dipped in and out of Opera for years now And I've just started using it on a more permanent basis.... As far as I'm concerned ( and I'm not really) it's the lesser evil. Maybe their halo has slipped a bit, but compared to some of the other browsers it's positively angelic
Naturally it appeared as if I had clicked "yes I would love to see this even though I clicked NO
what is your os? it didn't happen to me on macOS. you can report a bug.
I have disabled it in the settings but it still appears on the top bar
I had the same thing. this should be a feature request. it looks like a ui design mistake.
Speed Dial suggestions coming back on whenever they want to
again I never had this problems in macos. I believe it's a windows specific thing, so I'm not sure if it's because of opera. did you disable receive promoted speed dials and bookmarks and show speed dial suggestions. this is not an issue on macos version. please try reporting a bug.
I don't think your comment was appropriate but I have stated the facts of my "experience" with Opera both in the past and present. I am not seeking attention just stating my comments. As for Opera it is now only on one computer, in the household and when/if it gets removed permanently from that one too I will cease to have need to write to this forum.