Lack: Show Dropdown Button In Addressfield - Why?

  • Hi,
    I’m using the Opera a few years and honestly in none browser I didn't meet with something like that what is a bug in the Opera!

    First of all, why you removed the button for drop-down list box addresses written down to the browser? I am asking, because I cannot understand it, IE, Firefox they have this possibility, but the Opera haven't and it's very not good! In Opera 12.16 it is possible to include this function through the entry to config that's mean: opera:config to write down belongs: Show Dropdown Button In Addressfield and it is possible to include this function. I don't understand, why you to off-load this function as if it disturbed you. I would like to use new Opera 20 but I won't do it until this function doesn't come back, I’m forced to pass into competitive browser for this reason.

    Enter all functions into the new Opera which were to choose from in previous versions it is the entire menu of the option which was straight and advanced, the new opera doesn't have it, it is really not very good.

    Thirdly enter a possibility turn off appearing of this field because it is irritating for eyes, if page view many links.

  • Average users doesn't need this advanced feature. Chrome (world's most popular browser and current flagman in browsers war) doesn't have dropdown list/button and its users are quite happy without it.

  • Maybe you don't need this button but I and maybe a lof of other person we need this button if we keep a lot of addresses written down in the window of the browser, I don't see any problem to developers can add this button even in function of menu to can be turn on this. Menu in new opera is very limited, there nothing of widened options which has the 12.16 Opera!

    Opera is Opera not Chrome, I understand that Opera is using the engine of Chrome but it isn't a reason to make this browser resemble to Chrome, which actually doesn't look nice. Chrome is little advanced in mean to about turn on a function and Opera repeating the same scheme what really is not understood for people which like the Opera. Don't do from the Opera second Chrome cause it won't be good.

  • It's surprising how many users missed this when it was removed before, but there were many many replies to the thread about it in the old forum, and many people joined My Opera just to complain about this missing button.

    The fact that you can press the down cursor instead is not enough to persuade people that they don't need a button to click with the mouse.

  • Maybe you don't need this button but I and maybe a lof of other person we need this button if we keep a lot of addresses written down in the window of the browser, I don't see any problem to developers can add this button even in function of menu to can be turn on this.

    Chropera has much more common (not only technically, but ideologically) with Chrome than with Opera.

    Menu in new opera is very limited, there nothing of widened options which has the 12.16 Opera!

    "They won't clone Opera 12" (C). Forget about widened options.

  • I'm comming back on Opera 12.16 which is older but more better than these new junk goods which is just difficult. If will not return the button for choosen addresses written down and if not return widened options which was in older Opera to me this program is not very usable, although is fast and and great and quickly through page view. Chropera? So perhaps let an Opera come off and a new Chropera will appear, if the new Opera doesen't has almost nothing to do with the older version, favourite version through many. What this is such a program which has such a limited menu of choice of the option, it's just massacre.

  • I'm comming back on Opera 12.16 which is older but more better than these new junk goods

    Good for you. Enjoy the older version but bear in mind that its days are numbered by two considerations: 1) increasing incompatibility with websites since it is no longer being developed; 2) a point at which security updates will no longer be provided. But if that doesn't concern you then... be Opera's guest and enjoy the old browser.

  • I'd love to know where these security updates for Opera 12 are, as far as I know there hasn't been one since July last year!
    Although they've never confirmed this, it does look horribly to me like the Presto Opera versions are already no longer supported.
    😞

  • I've never used the dropdown list myself because the address field usually contains more entries than can be picked from comfortably (10-15), and because the arrow was too difficult to aim at. It seems added as an afterthought, as it is too close to the right edge of the text box, too small, and unlike square Windows buttons, has no clear borders. I still feel that an arrow should be on every listbox or combobox to indicate that it can be expanded. That's how it has been for years. We don't press "Down" on every field expending something to happen.

    My mother does make use of the address bar history as a very limited and unsafe bookmarking. I tried to teach her to use the Star button, and placed it immediately to the right on the same toolbar, but she insists on using the dropdown arrow on the URL bar.

  • Whether some developer look through this forum and answering on reported bugs/suggestions? Or this forum is only for users? Because I would like to know what a position is in relation to the button and widened options, whether will appear at the new Opera or have no chance for it.

  • ks86
    https://forums.opera.com/post/24105

  • And what that link is mean? Cause I don't understand what about it.

  • And what that link is mean? Cause I don't understand what about it.

    It means what it says. Some features will or may return, others can or may be added via extensions (if possible), the rest may never return at all, even via the use of extensions.

    As for what/when and how (feature-wise), we'll just have to wait and see.

  • So when it is possible to expect some functions which will return? Even if would be supposed to be these are extensions or an access through config that is: opera:config

    Whether will be config like in Opera 12.16?

  • For Opera Classic (Presto) you have 'Opera:config'.

    For Opera Blink you have 'Opera:flags'.

Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.