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Opera 12.18

  • You do get a menu that has Paste on it, though, so it isn't one of those WYSIWYG forms that Opera doesn't recognize as a text area.

  • I updated from 12.17 to 12.18 today. Lost all my bookmarks and custom shortcuts, and Opera made itself the default web browser without asking.

  • It sounds like it didn't like your existing profile and over-wrote it, or it couldn't find it for some reason, in which case it's probably still intact somewhere.
    I've never known that happen thank goodness!
    Did you install to the same folder?
    Do a search of the whole system for "bookmarks.adr", which is the Opera 12 bookmarks data file.
    How many versions does the search find?
    🙂

  • Opera 12.18 is a great news, only it is just a security update. I want to use Presto Opera on Twitter, but it still cannot display the Twitter screen properly.

    I installed Chrominium Opera for the second time today, but it is too slow to display bookmarks. I don't think I can use it. A big disappointment.

  • There was a typo in my previous comment:

    [incorrect] Chrominium

    [correct] Chromium

    By the way, it takes about 5 to 8 seconds for Chromium Opera to display my bookmarks, which number around from 5000 to 7000.

    I must say this is too slow.

  • I have a few thousand bookmarks and Opera 35 loads them instantly. Can you post you system specs?

    Also, you can edit posts within 30 minutes of posting by clicking the gear icon under your profile picture.

  • Below is the one I use:


    Machine: ThinkPad T43 (Model: 181734J)

    CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz

    Memory: 2GB RAM


    Maybe, my computer is too old and too slow.

    Also this forum sure has an editting option. I have just checked it out.

  • Opera will be slower to display bookmarks initially if Sync is enabled, since it has to check if they were changed on another device.

  • CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz

    I first read it as "Permium"😃

  • Opera 12.18 is a great news, only it is just a security update. I want to use Presto Opera on Twitter, but it still cannot display the Twitter screen properly. ...

    As was announced long ago (upon the issuance of the first chromium/Blink Opera versions), the only future updates that would be made for Presto Opera versions would be security updates. And no promises for how long those would occur were given. Presto browser development has ceased, so feature and compatibility updates are not going to happen any more, unless Opera were to completely reverse itself and its design direction.

  • And given this information, it is to be expected that and ever increasing number of sites will fail to load properly as the webmasters will no longer take olde Opera into consideration. I don't expect Netscape to open most sites today and this will become my expectation for the Presto version of Opera as time passes.

  • It was always a problem fighting compatibility problems with sites when using Presto Opera.
    That's why it had to have the facility to easily pretend to be another browser on a site by site basis, and browser.js had to be constantly updated by Opera to provide compatibility fixes.
    The current Opera doesn't have that problem as it's Chromium based, and all major sites are coded for that now.
    I'm sure that's one of the main reasons Opera went over to using Chromium, they were fighting a constant and losing battle for recognition with Presto.
    🙂

  • For me, the only problem with Presto Opera is the problem with Twitter. If it does not have that problem, I don't need Chromium Opera or any other browser for that matter.

    As for Netscape, about the only websites online that can be viewed with Netscape may be mine. I design my websites so that they can be viewed with Netscape 7.0. All of them work all right with any other browser and are ranked high in Google.

    Posted with Netscape 9.0.0.6

  • For me, the only problem with Presto Opera is the problem with Twitter. If it does not have that problem, I don't need Chromium Opera or any other browser for that matter.

    you can disable automatic redirection for twitter.com so it doesn't redirect to mobile.twitter.com
    it takes a few seconds to load the sidebars, but after that the site seems to work fine.

  • Sorry to be so demanding, but I suppose you haven't also got a fix for the typing of comments on YouTube not working properly?
    You can type fine, but the space bar doesn't work (shift+space does) and the number keys at the top of the keyboard don't work either, you have to use the ones on the right hand keypad.
    All can be worked around, but it is annoying!

    try disable userjs

  • 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.
    ;_;

  • 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.
    🙂

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