Why is the name changed to "Opera Internet Browser"?

  • Just upgraded to v35, and the application is now renamed to "Opera Internet Browser" rather than "Opera". Was that a mistake? What was the reason if not?!

  • It's not a mistake. We changed the name so that people would find Opera easier.

  • It's not a mistake. We changed the name so that people would find Opera easier.

    May you capitalize Opera's process name? And even SpeedDial websites name?

    Why I should ask for something like that?

  • It's not a mistake. We changed the name so that people would find Opera easier.

    My initial feeling is it looks rather silly, though I guess it doesn't really matter.

    Just curious as to why you decided on this change. Did you do usability testing and noticed that people couldn't find Opera and start it on their computers?

  • Just curious as to why you decided on this change. Did you do usability testing and noticed that people couldn't find Opera and start it on their computers?

    Yes, this is the winning answer. Some people would install Opera, run it once (from the installer, which runs Opera when it's finished) and never run it again, perhaps because they didn't know that the red 'O' that appeared on their dock is actually a browser.

    Note that the file name of the app hasn't changed, nor has its bundleid, or the name of the application in the menu. This is basically a translation change (the 'internet browser' part is translated into different languages).

  • Some people would install Opera, run it once (from the installer, which runs Opera when it's finished) and never run it again, perhaps because they didn't know that the red 'O' that appeared on their dock is actually a browser.

    Not to turn this into a discussion, but it seems a bit implausible to me that a big number of people actually downloaded Opera, knowing it's a browser, started it, and then couldn't find it because the name didn't contain the words internet browser.

    Would be interesting to know how these tests were made.

    Or is this based on diagnostics that tells you that lots of users only started Opera once and not again?

  • In Polish it now looks like this: "Przeglądarka Internetowa Opera" (30 characters!) - It looks ridiculous.
    Even so, the most central characters can not see :)) Example: http://i.imgur.com/dCNEyJd.jpg

  • I ask for the support to other users who believe, like me, which is a measure inconsistent, impractical and unsightly. By the same token, they should rename Spotify, "Spotify music player." Or Netflix, "Netflix video player". These companies do not need to describe what they are, because their brands say it all.What cause it is there is doubt as to when looking for the application among many others.

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