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  • I recognize that Opera upgrades automatically, but I am curious what the main purposes for upgrades are? I was led to use the Opera Browser by a relative, and while I am completely satisfied with Opera 34, he tells me '36' is coming. As a 'basic' user of one computer, I wondered what sort of improvements are IN an upgrade?


  • Sorry to have bothered you. I'm an old 'Slide Rule / Soldering / Hollow State' Amateur RADIO operator, dragged kicking and screaming onto the fiber-optic Internet. I'll never catch up with you, but I'm not shy about asking 'WHY' about computer issues.

    OPERA...both as browser and music, fantastic....

    73, N7DM

  • The main reason for an update is for security flaws to be patched, keeping the browser as safe as possible.
    Unfortunately, other things are often introduced as well as security fixes, which include changes to the way the user interface looks and works, and the changing or removing of facilities, which some users may have asked for, but other users may not like.
    The problem with forced updates is that if you don't like a change that has been made, you have to jump through hoops to roll back to an earlier version and prevent it from updating itself again!
    You are also left potentially with an unsafe version too of course.....