Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Opera 30 file download "save as" option is missing or doesn't work

  • I have been using Opera near 10 years.
    But latest incarnation are over my understanding.
    Being able to save file under name which makes sense is essential.
    Even MS accepts this, not speaking of Mozilla and Chrome, why not Opera?

    Another cucumber is Opera favourites - I'm not able to save URL to any Bookmark/Favourites subfolder - usually new bookmark just lands in unsorted area. There is not any functional browse under hear icon, right of address bar.

    It looks like new Opera interface is designed a la Windows 8, to be something it isn't for healthy mind.

    After near 10 years with Opera I can still play around for a while hoping to understand what is going one but not forever.

  • Being able to save file under name which makes sense is essential.

    And this is possible in Opera Blink since a long time.

  • I'll take a look at Blink later .... just now struggling with new Opera again.
    When trying to copy to clipboard text from manufacturer's site which also is a link, Opera fails and opens the link.
    MSIE11 is capable to provide both - when clicking to text opens link and when dragging over text it's selected and can be copied to clipboard.
    It's not to blame Opera,just a real life example, how I must switch to MSIE to complete the task.

    And even worse - earlier Opera right mouse click menu offered option "open with MSIE" is now missing and I have to copy address manually. 😞 😞 😞

  • Opera 30 is Blink. Blink is the renderer it uses.

    Enjoy MSIE will you can. Its dead as soon as you switch to Windows 10.

  • Off topic, but AFAIK Internet Explorer is still included with Windows 10, it's just hidden, and the new Edge browser becomes the default.
    I assume you can still use IE if you want to though.
    🙂

  • AFAIK Internet Explorer is still included with Windows 10

    Yes, it is. And even Edge has an option to open a page in IE.

  • Thanks for your comments.
    After MSIE there are also Mozilla and Chrome.

    Question is of most common action where Opera 30 has failed:

    Download a file and "save as" with name which makes sense

    After 10 years usage, I still like Opera browser but only half minded would use Opera download function as it is implemented now.

    PS.
    Actually my posting purpose was to get instructions how to change Opera settings to fix it.

  • Actually my posting purpose was to get instructions how to change Opera settings to fix it.

    Settings > Downloads > Check "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

  • only half minded would use Opera download function as it is implemented now.

    This is how all major browsers work by default nowadays. And i would say that 9 out of 10 will not have any problems with it as most files will have a proper name originally.

  • Thanks. Somehow I searched but missed this simple selection.

    But I totally disagree - perhaps only 50% downloaded file names can make any sense at the moment when downloading but already a week later there is a puzzle ... but rest names doesn't make any sense.

    Luckily there still is "save as" to avoid this.
    Thanks

Log in to reply