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  • Thanks @yellowfour, I've tried disabling UserJS for YouTube using the site preferences, but sadly it made no difference.

    However, I do now know what's causing it, it's the YouTube Center extension I'm using, which is annoying because it's great in every other respect, but needless to say is no longer updated for Opera 12.

    I use an extension called "extend Tube", maybe you can try that one. I had youtube center and deleted it, can't recall what the problem was or what I didn't like about it.

  • Thanks. YouTube Center development seems to have stalled anyway for the moment.
    I'm using the latest release version, which is now quite old, and the developer versions just produce an absolute mess on Opera 12, so I may well give "Extend Tube" a try!
    🙂

  • You haven't got a fix for the Facebook search field now being mis-placed have you?!

    Actually, I already do.
    Make a CSS file containing the following:
    ._50tk, ._2t-e {
    display: flex;
    }
    ._2t-e, ._50tm {
    flex: 1;
    }

    Then set this file as the custom style sheet in site preferences for FB. Of course this solution may break when they make changes to the site again, but we'll see.

    Does it still work?

    Unfortunately, for me seems to not work on Opera 12.16 (Linux).

    I've made some (really) ugly UserCSS which works for me now but that's not a good solution.

    `._50tl ._2t-e {

    width: 450px;
    

    }

    .__wu ._539-.roundedBox.reDesignedSearchBox {

    width: 400px !important;
    

    }`

    Beside that to get rid of a prompt about upgrading the browser I use:

    `div[id="outdatedBrowserBanner"] {

    display: none !important;
    

    }`

    And to remove a bit of the empty space above the bar on the right side:

    `.hasBanner ._5qqe {

    height: 45px !important;
    

    }`

  • @robkaw's fix is still working for me on Opera 12.18, at least to put the search field back in the right place.
    🙂

  • Does it still work?

    Yes, just checked. Did you apply the fix I've mentioned in the subsequent post?

    Beside that to get rid of a prompt about upgrading the browser I use:

    Strange, I've never got a prompt like that. Have you by chance changed the browser identification option in site preferences for FB?

    And to remove a bit of the empty space above the bar on the right side:

    I don't have this one too.

  • Now - after some deeper insight - I noticed that I have been using Internet Explorer masking. I am sorry for the confusion.

    Nevertheless, Facebook website seems to work smoother with that setting enabled.

    There were only two bugs:

    1. Search field with width set to 100px (but it is in the right place).

    2. A bit of empty space above the right column.

    Thank you for the answer and sorry again for the confusion.

    BTW Is there any list of the malfunctioning websites?

    It would be convenient to create some kind of list where people could report broken sites and share patches to them.

    Maybe some kind of community fork of browser.js?

  • Try pasting this in override.ini in the Facebook section in place of the line that's there -
    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0 Opera 12.16
    That made things run smoother for me, without the browser update nag.

    A agree a repository for these sort of fixes/workarounds, and custom js and CSS fixes would be a really good resource to have.
    It's wonderful that Opera 12 is so flexible and customisable that these things can be done!
    🙂

  • That would be a full-time job.

  • Yes, it certainly would be!
    :lol:
    I guess here is the only place we will find these "tricks" for Opera 12, it's such a shame that the search function here doesn't work too well.
    😞

  • Regarding community fixes and patches.

    There exists an abandoned open-source addon named Fix the Web.

    https://addons.opera.com/pl/extensions/details/fix-the-web/?display=en

    Source code: https://github.com/cyberstream/Fix-the-Web

    Beside patching broken sites the extension has a function to easily report to the addon's developers a new problematic websites.

    What is more, there are also available some server-side files:

    https://github.com/cyberstream/Fix-the-Web-Server-Side/

    More info about it is on an their (archived) My Opera blog: https://web.archive.org/web/20130328173208/http://my.opera.com/fix-the-web/blog/

  • Empej, huh? 😕

    This .18 thing is only for Windows, right?

  • @empej107

    There exists an abandoned open-source addon named Fix the Web.
    https://addons.opera.com/pl/extensions/details/fix-the-web/?display=en

    This is a great idea. I mean a client-side patching for a problem web-sites (e.g. User-Agent spoofing solutions, bug and compatibility fixes via UserJS and UserCSS), where its still possible. But who would support it? Maybe we (die hard presto fans :)) could create the "wage fund"(donated) to employ some guys (on piece-rate pay) ? Or make some kind of virtual auction/shop which could work on a principle "make working patch and get your money from the fund"

  • Empej, huh?
    This .18 thing is only for Windows, right?

    Er, yes. What's your point?
    😕

  • The problem I encounter when accessing Twitter is not that of redirecting to the Twitter mobile site. This redirection does not happen.

    I think everyone here knows it, but the problem I am talking about is that Presto Opera 12 cannot display the Twitter screen properly:

    When accessed with Firefox 45.0, the Twitter screen looks fine like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/KOtXn0C.png

    But when accessed with Presto Opera 12, the Twitter screen looks like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/MdcIHjg.png

    It is also difficult to send a tweet from Opera 12 because of this. So it is necessary to access the Twitter mobile site to send a tweet.

    If this problem with Twitter is resolved, I don't need Chromium Opera at all. Presto Opera 12 is good enough for me.

  • Thanks, Dave.
    Nevermind, clarifying if the topic would actually be ever relevant to me.
    🍺

  • Thanks, Dave.
    Nevermind, clarifying if the topic would actually be ever relevant to me.

    Well I think what's being discussed here is probably relevant to most recent versions of Presto Opera, not just 12.18.
    That extension looked like a great idea, a pity it's now abandoned, and I can't use it anyway because it seems to be dependant on being a member of Twitter, a site I don't want to have anything to do with!
    :lol:

  • @trinarystar, that's not a problem on Twitter here. I do have an issue with pasting links in the tweet form, and certain aspects of Twitter are VERY slow in Opera 12, but it at least looks right.

    Are you maybe on Linux? Windows here. Aside from that wild guess, check cookies, masking, anything else you might have going on in override.ini, perhaps something throwing it off in Advanced/Storage, absence of browser.js, etc. It's something.

  • Well I think what's being discussed here is probably relevant to most recent versions of Presto Opera, not just 12.18.

    I see the thread's title though.
    I was asking because I'm gonna part with Windows altogether or at least for a long while. IF they drop the XP support.

  • Off-topic for this thread, but Opera have already dropped XP (and Vista) support for their latest browsers.
    Opera 36 is the last one that will work on XP or Vista.
    This has been forced upon them (they say) because the Chromium project has dropped support.
    I can't imagine that Presto Opera won't always work on XP though.
    😞

  • Is there any hope for linux version of 12.18? Or is there possibility of taking these new security protocols from windows version and use it with 12.16 on linux (as a library or sth)?
    More and more pages are using https these days and I can't open them...

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