@Tcll It's not about you people, not entirely.
It's more about the thinking, that only the US can host valuable internet services. 'Slack' has started in Canada and I liked it, just because of that. Then they moved to San Francisco. That's an example how US focused everything is. And all that despite the Snowden-Revelations, the actual ruling US government, the "America First" attitude along the "we rule the world" mindset.
And we, the casual (international) users, are supporting 'them' by using 'their' tools with no chance to escape, except the final option to reject those technologies as a whole. It's frustrating.
Why they go to the US? Because there's no protection (of the users). It's the country, where people get fucked every day and they think it's normal. Just take the phone call scam schemes as an example. Here in Germany this phenomenon is practically non-existent. Why? Because we have regulations in place ... against the interests of commercial entities. Is that good or bad? It depends who you ask ofc.
If you want to know, where the possibilities rich big data processing goes in the future, check China today. The people are already happy (well, or unhappy) about their social scores Tencent (their Google/Amazon) calculates for them. Sorry, you hadn't enough 'likes' today, you can't take the train... try again tomorrow.
Am I somewhat pessimistic? Yes, I think so.
Let's talk about latest and greatest in Opera world: experimental builds, beta and developer versions
New, quick update - Opera developer 63.0.3349.0 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
"This update includes fix for the crash, that might cause loosing a session. Please upgrade, and let us know if you still experience this issue."
- DNA-75726 Crash at opera::StartPagePreloadService::GetStartPage.
- DNA-78473 Opera Portable (USB) loses settings and extensions, after starting on other machines.
- DNA-78602 Build Chrome-branded ffmpeg in addition to Chromium-branded one.
- DNA-78765 Clear Image cache on Bookmark’s updates.
- DNA-78776 Opera crashes on restart clearing session.
- Removed switches: --ffmpeg-preload-mode (DNA-78778) and --enable-proprietary-media-types-playback (DNA-78797).
any updates on this?
other users also report here: https://forums.opera.com/topic/18940/how-to-turn-zooming-with-the-trackpad-off
and here: https://forums.opera.com/topic/13392/how-do-you-disable-scroll-wheel-zoom/2
Yes, the guide is out of date and is referring to the old, Presto-based Opera Suite that was abandoned at version 12.18 years ago. Current Opera is based on Chromium and everything is different. It's a whole new browser compared to the old one.
opera.com has both https://www.opera.com/help and https://help.opera.com/ for help documents. The latter though might contain old documents if you come from Google search results. But, if you goto https://help.opera.com/ or https://help.opera.com/en/latest/, you should get help documents for current Opera.
As for Themes, Opera currently doesn't support Themes except for two that are included in Opera (Light (default) and Dark). It just has support for Wallpapers. You can adjust them by clicking the Easy-Setup button at the top-right of the start page (opera://startpage is the URL). Or, you can click the Menu button at the top-left of Opera, goto Settings and look under the "Wallpapers" section. You can get to it directly by going to the URL opera://settings/wallpapers. There's also a "Dark Theme" option under the "Appearance" section in settings. Off means it uses the light theme. You can get to it directly via the URL opera://settings/appearance. You can also toggle between the Light and Dark Theme via the Easy Setup button on the start page.
In the settings for Wallpapers, you'll see that you can add your own from a local file or goto https://addons.opera.com/en/wallpapers/?order=recommended to get extra ones made by Opera and ones made by others.
Sadly, you can't do it without an extension. I hope we get a update soon to make custom search engine by default.
After, install this addon: (From the Chrome Webstore)
@dennism said in Opera VPN not working in UAE:
For the last 4 days the VPN service is not working, I just get an 'orange' VPN and it just says 'connecting' - but it never does? I have cleared the cache, checked my virus software, cleared that as well amd done a re-install of opera - still no VPN?
What is wrong? ...
I suggest directing your attention to an earlier post regarding VPN problems that I made in the https://forums.opera.com/topic/30470/vpn-not-working thread, copied below:
Opera currently operates its own VPN servers; it used to use SurfEasy's when the VPN capability was first included in the browser. That change resulted in Opera offering only regional connections instead of country connections. In using a VPN, multiple steps (and factors) are involved. When you employ Opera's VPN option, the browser obtains proper credentials and talks to the IP of a specified Opera proxy server, using an https connection (which inherently includes https encryption). When a user makes connection to a website URL, Opera's browser VPN mode sends packets to the IP of the VPN server using proxy-authorization request headers over the https connection. The VPN server performs a DNS lookup of the URL to obtain the website's IP and contacts that site. Site data is received by the VPN server, encrypted by https, and sent to the user, who then views the site as if he were able to visit it directly.
Things that might block the VPN from functioning would include:
Defective/corrupted https certificates for the VPN server as accessed by the browser, or unavailability on the user's system of the necessary encryption protocols specified by the cert and/or VPN server.
Blockage by the ISP or regional Internet backbone of the IP of Opera's VPN server.
Interference by the ISP or regional Internet backbone with proxy-authorization request headers in general.
Problems with the VPN server's DNS lookup of the user-sought URL.
VPN server problems in general.
Problems with a website responding to a particular VPN's IP (either intentional or accidental).
For regional VPN problems, special attention should be paid to items 2 and 3. Problems from those two causes are outside of Opera's ability to unilaterally remedy, and can only be resolved by the user directly consulting his ISP and/or regional Internet authorities (if that is deemed to be personally safe in that locale). An alternative might be to try to get through using another VPN service - not all of them may be blocked at any given time.
@sgunhouse LMAO the Overlay Scrollbar 'feature' in Opera is abysmal. It's unusable. It was like that since implementation.
Turn it on in Chrome and use it... Then turn it on Opera and try it...
It's an experimental feature that Chrome has got working flawlessly... Meanwhile, Opera... I've kept my eye on it since O50 and there's been no change.
It's been reported more than once.