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From Opera 12 to 20...a giant leap back for mankind

  • So I'm not imagining things? Is there really no real bookmarks function in Opera 20? And the greyed out Bookmark Importer menu selection really doesn't exist? That's a BIG disappointment for this long-time Opera user. Speed Dial is hardly a substitute for a bookmarks/favorites function. I still have the speed, and I still have the resiliency of the tabs (only browser that RELIABLY restores bookmarks after a crash or shutdown in my experience), but what's a browser without a bookmarking feature? My sense is that I'm running beta software (you EXPECT unimplimented features in Beta software). SIGH

  • Is there really no real bookmarks function in Opera 20? And the greyed out Bookmark Importer menu selection really doesn't exist?

    It's my understanding that you have to go into the settings to enable the quick access bar (which is a sort-of replacement for bookmarks, but not as intuitive). Mind you, I'm speaking from what I've read others post, not personal experience. I still can't bring myself to install it.

    what's a browser without a bookmarking feature? My sense is that I'm running beta software (you EXPECT unimplimented features in Beta software). SIGH

    From what I read on the old forums, it seems that their usage data from the Presto-based Opera (meaning, just those who chose to submit usage data), showed that virtually no one used bookmarks. At all.
    Obviously they failed to take into account the fact that most of their users are power users/geeks who do not submit usage data because of privacy concerns, security concerns or otherwise. They had to scramble to implement even the most basic, rudimentary system, and it still took them two versions before it was even accessible (albeit through a convoluted system of enabling features).

  • @pesala
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    yes, I can.

    Forum Rule #6: Don't write in all-caps, and leave swearing, rudeness and flaming at the door.

    So while rudeness may be your thing, it's not this forum's "thing". Please refrain from it.

  • @pesala
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    yes, I can.

    You need to have your potty mouth cleaned out with soap and water. It's very sad that you can't express yourself civilly.

  • @pesala
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    yes, I can.

    You need to have your potty mouth cleaned out with soap and water. It's very sad that you can't express yourself civilly.

    agreed. however he was responding to a racist attack directed against him. yet the racist wasn't called out for it, only the victims response.

  • @biggerabalone

    There was no racist attack. The comment was intended to rouse some sense of moral shame in him. People can do good or evil due to pride in their nationality.

  • Don't hold back your frustrations. You have every right to express your feeling about this. I for one have been more than loyal to this company and their browser and without warning they pull the plug on a very stable business venture that kept me going for a very long time. I pushed their browser on thousands of clients and one day the workload becomes so much of a burden that no one can get any work done because of complaints regarding the old browser because it needs to be updated for future compatibility concerns and the new version is the most disgraceful excuse of a browser.

    I am not a whiner, I am a realist and pretty good judge of a good browser. We are the users who made their business worthwhile, so we are the ones that they should focus on when trying to implement something. Opera is using the chromium platform and that in itself is quite the problem. A 16GB computer running many tabs and getting out of memory messages? Yeah ok. We all know their are ways around it but the fact remains, Operas vision is still stuck inside someone's head. It has not made it to a desktop. This entire platform is a wasted effort based on the results thus far, and if they want to continue to show their arrogance and ignore the users that made it possible for their browser of yesteryear to be widely acclaimed, then we can stop using anything new they have to offer. Which is basically nothing.

    Facts are facts and the people at Opera are toying with 3 or 4 different versions for Windows when they should put their heads together and actually work on one browser version and put out something useful to the user. Most of us can care less what new features are being revealed in NEXT and Developer is essentially doing the same. Seems very redundant. They ignore the requests to bring back very important features from the old User Interface and they expect you to embrace change and adapt. How arrogant. If all of the users of version 12 have to continue using version 12 to get any work done, it really says alot. I for one have to use version 12 because every time I try to use version 20, I run into so many brick walls because of the lack of functionality. It is truly a dysfunctional browser at the moment.

    I am confident that opera can make this a good browser but they are only face-lifting chrome. It seem like they have taken this challenge to one up Google Chrome or something. They want to re-invent the wheel when they already had one of the best browsers out there. If they are willing to release a browser that is dysfunctional, then they are pretty foolish. You don't release a new browser and expect everyone to follow by upgrading if it is a downgrade. One step forward, and 3 steps back. Almost a year has passed since the inception of the new Opera and still no simple method to import bookmarks. No method to do anything. This is pure arrogance. 1 year and so many upgrades later and I cannot find one good reason to embrace anything on the new Opera. It really stinks. They more or less are telling everyone they do not care about us. So let them continue to waste valuable resources and get nothing done. I was always able to export my bookmarks from Opera 12 as HTML and then import them into chrome. Pretty sad when they are not even capable of giving us a simple method to import bookmarks. You know what it looks like? Maybe the one who was responsible for the development and support of the original Opera left. Maybe they have to go a different direction because they currently have some new employees that are all about Chromium. And maybe there is another Agenda that will help them in more ways than help us. It is definitely a selfish move. Because nobody who uses Opera 12 can say with any truthfulness, that any of the new Opera is even close to what they once had.

    Good luck to Opera and thanks for........ pretty much nothing

  • It seems like the apologists for Opera 20 and where Opera is supposedly "going" continue to say the same. things. "Quit whining. Opera 12 is dead. You can't program, so shut up." The reality of the problem, because this is a real problem for many of us, isn't that we're inept. It's that the new browser is inept.

    I'm grateful for posts made by tteksystems that articulate a little better why customer feedback is needed and should be sought after by the current Opera team. Please don't be side-tracked by silly squabbles involving those who may express negative opinions too harshly or with colorful language.

    I started this thread to express my tremendous disappointment in the lack of nearly everything that made Opera what it was pre-"New Opera", and to encourage others to do the same. If my "whining" is bothersome to you, please, go make your own thread about how pioneering and cutting-edge the "New Opera" is. It may make /you/ feel better. I am attempting this outlet because /I/ don't feel well about the current state of the Opera browser.

  • Quit whining. πŸ˜‰ hey, I don't want to disappoint you.

    Seriously, either continue to use the old Presto version or go get another browser. But stop your infernal whining. The browser is still being developed. Why can't you grasp that simple fact?

  • Those expressing negative opinions too harshly in colourful language are idiots who are not worth listening to. They could not program their way out of a paper bag.

    How do you react when others are overly critical about your efforts to create something? Do you work better with encouragement or constant nagging and bullying?

    It's basic psychology. If you really want to help improve any software product by providing "feedback" leave all of the rudeness and flaming aside. Just provide constructive criticism.

    Keep it brief too: nobody is going to even bother reading properly a rant of 700 words like that by tteksystems. Condense the main points into a bullet list:

    β€’ Compatibility with web sites is vital. The new version is doing a great job there, except ... provide link to two or three broken sites
    β€’ The Bookmarks Bar is OK as far as it goes, but we need to be able to import bookmarks from other browsers and export them as HTML. Searching, tags, or nicknames would be nice to if possible.
    β€’ The Bookmarks Bar takes up space when not in use. Give us a shortcut to toggle it.
    β€’ The most important feature is (add your highest priority here) is being able to customise mouse and keyboard shortcuts.

    If users could manage to do that without the insults, hyperbole, and melodrama, these forums might become a place where the developers would look for feedback. As it is, they probably don't bother.

    Thread titles, especially, are important. Flame-bait titles like this current thread are just inviting trouble. Even a slight change to the tone can make a big difference. Cut the sarcasm completely:

    From Opera 12 to 20 β€” A Step Too Far for Me

    1. I'll try to have shorter posts for those who can't handle reading 700+ words. Are thoughts over 700 words not worth reading? (The forum should adopt that as a rule if it's a problem.)

    2. My title is absolutely not sarcastic. Not sure how it is interpreted as such. This is not a flaming thread whatsoever, but I can see how it is aggravating (as shown by a few users) for anyone not only acceptive but advocating the omission of "Old Opera" functionality.

    3. I, for one, and most all others here are not insulting anyone. Don't use blanket statements for those who come here express their opinion. I know you'd like to put all of us malcontents into a group but that's clearly unfair.

    4. I'm very happy to be reminded that Opera 20 is still being developed. This only means that I'd like to share my opinion with even more vigor to ensure functionality isn't abandoned, but instead that it will be worked on because of user interest. If no one expresses this opinion, then the functionality could very well be abandoned.

    5. I have flamed no one. In fact, I am now being told that Opera 20 is "A Step Too Far for Me", implying my inadequacy. I'm sorry it's come to that. I didn't mean to offend you, pesala.

    6. Finally, the voicing of my opinion has a universally larger potential for change than those who only dictate to others to "stop whining". Talk about wasted breath, unnecessary posts, and a very strong indicator of the dictatorial nature of those posters.

  • My title is absolutely not sarcastic.

    Yeah! Right, and Neil Amstrong didn't actually land on the moon β€” it was all filmed in a studio.

    "A Step Too Far for Me", implying my inadequacy.

    What it implies is not inadequacy, but humility.

    β€œHey guys, I realise that you have to rebuild all of the old features from scratch in the New Opera version, but it's not yet good enough for me to use yet. Please keep add as many features as you can, then I will try to get used to it, and may grow to like it.”

    That's a whole lot better than insulting comments like tteksystems made, which you think articulated the problem well: "This is pure arrogance. 1 year and so many upgrades later and I cannot find one good reason to embrace anything on the new Opera. It really stinks."

  • I just tried Opera 20 for Windows and I'm also very disappointed. Chrome engine in Opera? THAT'S AN INSULT TO ALL REAL OPERA USERS. I always used Opera because I had everything I couldn't expect from any other web browsers.

    Sorry Opera, I'm looking for alternative web browser now. Bye, bye!

  • @pesala
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    yes, I can.

    You need to have your potty mouth cleaned out with soap and water. It's very sad that you can't express yourself civilly.

    He's well known for being abusive towards anyone who criticises Opera whether warrants or not

  • o20 is still missing most of the features we liked,
    and already has a lot of new features we don't care about.

    Give us back o12 !!!

  • You're not going to get back your old Opera so here's a thought: since it was never taken away... USE IT! The last time I checked, Opera 12.16 was still usable or are you incapable of using the older version as well? Security patches are still being applied (as far as I know) so it's perfectly safe to use it. And here's another piece of information for you: install Opera 20 alongside the older version so that you can keep an eye on its development.

  • @colej2000

    He's well known for being abusive towards anyone who criticises Opera whether warrants or not

    If you mean me, I am well-known for being critical of the potty-mouthed losers and whiners who troll these forums, and who cannot make any constructive criticism without profanity, shouting, or ranting.

    Polite users who need some help getting to grips with changes new versions will always get at least some help from me, even if it's just a link to a previous thread, or advice to search first for previous answers before posting.

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  • yes, I can.

    @withme: No you can't!
    I deleted your insult. Watch your tone or you'll get banned!
    I won't tolerate this.

  • Now here's a fact for you: Opera Presto is dead. The team that developed it is largely gone or been re-assigned.
    Just to clarify: It's still the same team. Of course, people will join and leave over time, but people who used to work on Presto are now working on Blink, and some even on low-end stuff on desktop or mobile.

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