Home button?

  • why is there no home button? also why cant i change the google search in the speed dial to something else.
    Please Dont make me go back to firefox 😞

  • why is there no home button?

    IIRC there are extensions that can change tyhe speed dial button into a home button.

    also why cant i change the google search in the speed dial to something else.

    You can hide it but you can't change it. Maybe just use the address bar search. You can add to that one easily. Anyway, google is still the best search engine out there. Unless you are concerned with them tracking you there is no reason to use anything else. If you are concerned with them tracking you, well, you're on the internet. EVERYONE is tracking you. While your search engine may not be the ads that show up on almost every page on the internet sure as hell do.

    Please Dont make me go back to firefox

    Its a web browser, not a spouse. You are not married to it. Pick whatever one you like best or use several, no one will judge you for it (unless its Internet Explorer). Not every web browser is going to do everything you need.

  • why is there no home button?

    In theory there isn't a home page, so having a home button doesn't make sense.

    why cant i change the google search in the speed dial to something else

    Probably because there is a commercial reason for Google to be there and letting people change to another search engine also wouldn't make sense.

  • That a stupid answer. Traditional all webbrowsers do have a home button.
    Opera buiders just quit putting it in. SO don't pretend we are crazy.

    ►Chome>>>has a little housy icon
    ►Firefox has a little housy icon
    ►Internet Explorer has a little housy icon

    Been a fan of Opera for years but now they are following the mainstream, now thats a pitty, things were allright but not anymore.

  • That a stupid answer. Traditional all webbrowsers do have a home button.
    Opera buiders just quit putting it in. SO don't pretend we are crazy.

    Opera doesn't even has a home page, so having a home button has no meaning.

  • That a stupid answer. Traditional all webbrowsers do have a home button.
    Opera buiders just quit putting it in. SO don't pretend we are crazy.
    ...

    Web browsers have home page buttons only because coding has been added to allow the browser to recognize a specific URL that has been previously entered and defined as a 'homepage', and to proceed to display it whenever the homepage button is clicked. That functionality doesn't automatically exist in web browsers, it has to be provided for. Nobody has stated or pretended you're crazy - the responders have tried to explain that the basic coding for establishing a homepage has never been designed into the Blink Opera versions (v15 and greater), so asking for a button to activate such missing functionality is pointless. The answers here are not 'stupid', they are accurate regarding Opera. You may not like Opera's design choices for what code and functionality they included; but at the end of the day, the browser devs have to be the ones deciding what coding effort they will apply and where in their own product. As users, our choices simply rest with what browser (and extensions) we use and why.

  • You could argue that with the Speed Dial functionality, a homepage is redundant, because any site you would have set as your homepage would now surely be on your Speed Dial, and just as easily accessible!
    🙂

  • Opera doesn't even has a home page, so having a home button has no meaning.

    Nonsense. Opera does have a homepage. Some of you just are confused about what a homepage is. In the settings it has "Open a specific page or set of pages". This may not have been named home page, but that's what it is.

    It's common sense, that if I have chosen that setting, then of course I want a button that takes me to that page, but even more importantly, I want that page to open, when I open a new tab.

    It is a senseless trend, that a new tab, doesn't by default open the same page, that you set to open with browser startup. But what's worse, is that this option doesn't even exist. It's something you need an extension for.

    Browser have gone a completely wrong way. Instead of adapting to how the users want to browse, they now have started to dictate how the user should browse.

    You could argue that with the Speed Dial functionality, a homepage is redundant...

    No, you couldn't.

    First of all, that would require an extra click, to get to your desired homepage.

    Second of all, some people have no interest in the speed dial, in any kind of way. It has nothing, that I desire as my homepage, start page, new tab page, etc.

  • Nonsense. Opera does have a homepage. Some of you just are confused about what a homepage is. In the settings it has "Open a specific page or set of pages". This may not have been named home page, but that's what it is.

    You got mistaken.
    Home page and Start page aren't the same.

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