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Dear Opera staff, why are you so desperatly killing the best feature - the express panel?

  • First, there was the great and painless express panel. I could fastly add a page to it, just by bookmarking. It automatically displayed the logo of the site.

    Then, you've hidden the express panel. I had to go to the user-unfriendly flags menu to turn it back on.

    Then, you've cut it out entirely, and I had to download the developer version of Opera, where it was saved. Note that every time you've tried to kill the express panel, I had to restore all my bookmarks.

    Then you've separated the bookmarks and express panel into two independent features. I've had to: 1) bookmark a page, 2) choose an image to be displayed on express panel from the bookmarked site, 3) press the button "put on express panel"

    Then you transformed the easy-to-find "put on express panel" button into unnotisable checkbox below the bookmark preview. Note that all this time I continue using developer version of Opera.

    And now you've removed even that checkbox!!! In order to add a site to my express panel, I have to: 1) bookmark page, 2) choose an image for it, 3) find the bookmark in my bookmarks folders, 4) manually move the bookmark into the express panel folder, 5) move it from the beginning of the tiles to the end (WHY does it appear in the beginning now?? I organize my panel so that my most necessary sites appear in the beginning)

    Oh my god! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS??? Why are you making things harder and harder through times? Is it so hard to just leave it alone, because express panel is a unique feature of opera, that no other browser has! I use opera just because of it, it really fastens my surf, which is really-really handy at my work. Opera has lost all its advantages, for which it attracted millions of fans in the past. At every news resource and techno-blogs where you place your PR-posts you accumulate an army of haters (which were your fans in the past), because you guys REALLY DO STUPID THINGS!

    Please fix the interface. Make it user-friendly. STOP making a disaster out of it. I, myself, am an interface designer, so my professional opinion is that you should leave the express panel just as it was when you introduced it - 2 options for users: usual view of bookmarks and experimental express panel. THAT was perfect.

  • At least leave the option "upgrade or not to upgrade"! You must know that a lot of people still use opera 12 because of its functionality, not willing to upgrade because of your dumb upgrading policy: you ruin the browser EVERY time. STOOOOOP

  • And now you've removed even that checkbox!!! In order to add a site to my express panel, I have to: 1) bookmark page, 2) choose an image for it, 3) find the bookmark in my bookmarks folders, 4) manually move the bookmark into the express panel folder, 5) move it from the beginning of the tiles to the end (WHY does it appear in the beginning now?? I organize my panel so that my most necessary sites appear in the beginning)

    You can still add bookmarks directly to the speed dial, You don't have to manually go into the bookmarks manager and drag the page into the speed dial folder. You can just add it directly to the speed dial folder from the folder dropdown on the heart menu: http://i.imgur.com/u88vXMh.jpg

    The reason they removed the checkbox is that the speed dial now shows up in the folder dropdown on the heart menu (it didn't previously). This makes the add to speed dial checkbox very redundant, so it does make sense that it was removed.

    IMO, the SD being treated as a folder is a much more streamlined approach.

  • Most important is that they use either a check box or a bookmark folder for speed dial. Previously, both options were combined, which was very confusing. Now they only use a bookmark folder for speed dial, and I'm, as @threatdown, very satisfied with that.

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