Bye Bye Opera

  • I have loved Opera for a long time but the new Opera 15 or higher just does not do it for me. I'll keep 12.16 for my emails but it now has more and more problems with opening simple websites. This new Chrome look-alike Opera just doesn't do it for me. I was never a big fan of MS but I can stand Google even less. Even regret having an Andriod phone because Google just wants to know everything you do or say. That is why for my emails I use my ISP provided service.
    It might not be the best but from now on Firefox is good enough for me. This is a sad day!

  • Yep, I'm in the exact same boat.

    Here's the extensions I use in Firefox to get it close to Opera's long lost glory. Maybe it will help

    Opera like features:
    Add Bookmarks Here 2
    Add to Search Bar
    Auto Sort Bookmarks
    Clone Tab
    Context Search
    Download Manager Tweak
    New Tab Homepage
    Personal Menu
    Tile Tabs
    Undo Closed Tabs Button

    I also use:
    Stylish
    Grease Monkey
    Stratiform
    and a few others

    There is one for sessions as well that will work just like Opera's. SimpleMail is a built in email client but it is buggy so I'm sticking with Opera Mail for now

    cheers

  • UGH, I should have put commas since this forum bunches lists as one run on sentence that I can't seem to edit either

  • To force a carriage return put a couple of spaces after each one in the list before you do the carriage return.
    It might end up looking the way you want then!
    Really intuitive eh?!
    Sorry, I really do not like this forum!
    😄

  • Same here old opera was way better.

  • "Sorry, I really do not like this forum!"
    So it's up to you!
    Leave here and go to another one....-)

  • "Sorry, I really do not like this forum!"
    So it's up to you!
    Leave here and go to another one....-)

    I think he's referring to the peculiarities of the markdown coding one needs to insert into their typed text to get formatting that makes one's messages more readable... in that, I share his opinion. Getting numbered/bulleted lists and nested paragraphs to render correctly, particularly within quoted material, is nearly impossible - regardless of the browser one is using. The posted text habitually runs together with inconsistent line and paragraph spacings, etc. The site's code "tools" definitely need serious attention... 😞

  • Guys, let's cut the Opera Team some slack. I believe they're trying with what limited resources they have to give us the best possible experience as well as browser. I'm sure over time things will iron out in both areas.

  • @blackbird71
    Yes, that's exactly what I meant!
    I have no problem with the forum as a community, it's just the technical implementation of it I have issues with.

    @leushino

    I usually agree with a lot of what you say, but not on this I'm afraid.
    The forum should not have been rolled out in its present form, a simple re-direction to the old forum, now as a standalone with no connection to the discontinued My Opera, with all the cr*p removed, would have been far better, and it could have gradually been changed to the "new look".

    You rightly point out to people who don't like the new Opera that they can still use the old version.
    Sadly that isn't the case with the forum, it's this of nothing if you want to carry on interacting with fellow Opera users, and I'm afraid in its present form it probably frightens away a lot of potential new users, because it seems so limited and user unfriendly.
    🙂

  • Guys, let's cut the Opera Team some slack. I believe they're trying with what limited resources they have to give us the best possible experience as well as browser. I'm sure over time things will iron out in both areas.

    And to do so, with both the browser and the forums, they've opted to push out products that were woefully inadequate for the desired purpose, and then work on them while customers attempt to use them. Yeah, great philosophy. Most companies actually test the stuff out, and make it work before they make it available.

    What possible sense would that make, though. Right?

  • noooo don't go

  • If the moderator is not going to delete threads such as this one, at least lock it.

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