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Why did opera change to chrome engine?

  • Originally posted by wubo058:

    I love presto

    So Do I, as a html/css coder.
    Right click, and disable certain script or covering header identification (mask as... Opera/IE/etc)...
    I missed that feature on Presto.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    Originally posted by sherool:

    not even basic stuff like bookmarks are back.

    This complaint is getting beyond tiresome, please search before posting. Bookmarks have been available in the Quick Access Bar for several versions now. It is even called the Bookmarks Bar again in Opera 19. Lots of features are still missing, but some have returned. Custom search engines, draggable tabs, and themes to mention just a few.

    I am quite sure that a couple of months ago I could drag a speed dial entry up and drop it in my quick access bar on Opera 18, but now it does not seem to work? Is there something I have forgotten?

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    The Quick Access Bar is almost identical to the old Bookmarks Bar, and even better in that it supports D&D.

    is not the same :S To add a new folder, you need to add it at "root" level in the bar, then move it to where it belongs xD its frustrating and that should be done before you try to add the new bookmark. :S

  • Originally posted by miniramleela:

    I don't care what the underlying code is, end result is that the functionality should be maintained nothing else.

    But we do care about the code or engine, and quite a lot too. One of old Opera’s strongest points is its security, since hackers consider its user base not worth their effort. But they're a lot keener to attack a widely used engine like Chromium and would have taken the trouble to learn it well too.

    Getting back to the main topic of “Why did opera change to chrome engine?” my guess is that they weren't succeeding in gaining market share with the old Opera, while popular sites gradually stopped supporting it.

    Indeed, site compatibility is for me its greatest weakness. If they could solve that, they'd have easily the best browser on the planet.

    But my feeling about the new version is that if Opera users wanted Chrome, they'd be using Google’s Chrome, not Opera. Furthermore, this makes me apprehensive about new Opera’s potential for success.

    At the same time, they seem to have stopped updating the old Opera, thus speeding its abandonment. Unfortunately for us hardcore Opera users, the sad end to another era is approaching.

  • Originally posted by MortenOSlash:

    I am quite sure that a couple of months ago I could drag a speed dial entry up and drop it in my quick access bar on Opera 18, but now it does not seem to work? Is there something I have forgotten?

    Probably something in a development version that didn't make it to final.

    Opera 20:

    • Bookmarks bar – you can drag sites from speed dial and tabs

    Originally posted by pojomx:

    To add a new folder, you need to add it at "root" level in the bar

    I am still trying to figure out how to add a folder to the Bookmarks bar in Opera 11.64. The only way seems to be via the Bookmarks panel. Whatever, this is trivial. Folders do not need to be added every day like bookmarks do.

  • I just wanted to cry about Opera getting worse. I remember long time ago I switched to opera because of some firefox errors. Since then I have been using Opera. But for some time now I have been using Opera 12, because everything after that is terrible. No start bar? That is the best quick way how to access all the bookmarks I have. And start page? Yesterday tried to upgrade to opera 19 - I could get only 9 fast links in one window and had to scroll down for the others. And I have a 23" screen! In opera 12 I can aces all my 27 favorite pages in no time. Opera itself is forcing me to use different browsers more often than I would like to.

  • Couldn't care less what the self-proclaimed "Opera experts" are saying.
    Moving to Chrome is identical to the idiot who changed Coke flavour and almost put the company out of business. Beyond idiocy.
    I dug out an old Opera and have used that.
    If I wanted Chrome I'd use Torch. And I do. Opera not being Opera is cutting it's own throat
    And the self-loving pomposity of the "experts" won't mask that

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    Originally posted by MortenOSlash:

    I am quite sure that a couple of months ago I could drag a speed dial entry up and drop it in my quick access bar on Opera 18, but now it does not seem to work? Is there something I have forgotten?

    Probably something in a development version that didn't make it to final.

    I am fairly sure I never did use any dev version?!

  • Originally posted by MortenOSlash:

    I could drag a speed dial entry up and drop it in my quick access bar

    Hi MortenOSlash, Go to address bar, type: "opera://flags/#speed-dial-native-dnd", and press "Enter" key, then select "Enabled" within the select box for this flag, restart the Opera, and here you go 🙂

  • Originally posted by l33t4opera:

    Originally posted by MortenOSlash:

    I could drag a speed dial entry up and drop it in my quick access bar

    Hi MortenOSlash, Go to address bar, type: "opera://flags/#speed-dial-native-dnd", and press "Enter" key, then select "Enabled" within the select box for this flag, restart the Opera, and here you go 🙂

    Thank you! 😃

    (They seem to hide the best features with the browser well these days.)

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    Okay, call me stupid but WHAT are Opera Blink and Opera Presto?? Are they versions of Opera that were known by a number (like Opera 12) and a name? I've never heard of them.

    Seeing as no-one else answered your question:

    Opera Presto is/was the old one that used the superior Presto rendering engine. Version numbers from 1.xx to 12.xx
    Opera Blink is the new one that uses the inferior Blink engine and removed most customization. Version numbers are 15+

  • Bookmarks have been available in the Quick Access Bar for several versions now. It is even called the Bookmarks Bar again in Opera 19. Lots of features are still missing, but some have returned. Custom search engines, draggable tabs, and themes to mention just a few.
    But I don't want a bar! Screw bars! Bars are for loosers! I want a button that could be put anywhere, like it was in 12.

  • I just need a secure (and save) small web-browser and mail-client for Linux and PPC-OS X.
    Can you explain, why it was so 'easy' and fast to get with Opera Presto and so difficult with Opera Blink?
    Is it possible that Opera Presto was 'more modern'?
    Opera Presto was able to display SVG-fonts, will Blink be able to do in this year?
    Is a version of Opera Mail for Linux available or planned?

    Is it maybe possible to buy Presto and its developers-environment? I mean not a license, I mean all rights and so on! (Don't worry about the price.)

  • Opera is doing all those bad and stupid decisions because they have already sold everything they could so now they are bound by those sale-contracts and can't do anything usefull anymore. Unless you're some billionare, you won't be able to set Opera back to the right way. This lazy and greedy world just can't tolerate smart and usefull things that are free.

  • Yep, opera has die!((( Chrome has borne.

    I use Opera browser from 6 version and I`m the operas fan. There is a lot of features useful for me.
    Now I stopped at 12.17, because new browser lost everything I used before.

    I don`t need another clone of Chrome.

  • I don't know what is all this compatibility people taking about why I should switch to the new browser. 12X opera works for 99.99 of all websites and even if it didn't they made it easy to open in another browser.

  • I love Opera 23. It's faster than Presto. The Speed Dial with folders is wonderful. The ability to use almost any Chrome extension is a really nice extra. I enjoy the Discover feature, as well as Stash. And I do find it easier to access sites with it. On the other hand, you can also, with extensions, open any site in the Opera 23 browser in another browser. Still, I think it's great that Opera Presto has a loyal following. Hats off to Opera for making them both available -- Opera Presto, and the new Opera.

  • Why Using Opera, while Google Chrome is built on the same platform? 🙂
    Bring my Presto back ..

  • Here you go ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/ it's still there, although it won't be getting any updates though.

  • @kesetrum

    Why Using Opera, while Google Chrome is built on the same platform? 🙂

    Opera and Chrome are different browsers with different feature sets. Using the same platform doesn't make different applications identical.

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