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New version of Opera for Android with UI overhaul

  • Assist application? What's the point of this option? It just opens Google now app and that's all...

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  • Assist application? What's the point of this option? It just opens Google now app and that's all...

    I guess this is an Android's menu.

  • I requestEd you to modify tab closer(X) button to right side on tablet mode,,, now it is on left side it causes so much inconvenience...Opera development team please consider my request I already requested you the same before 2 months back on the forum but you people did nothing.,P.S- please respond me only dev team not anonymous people..

  • Long pressing the + button could you make the special 3 vertical tab button deprecated on mobile phones using tablet mode.

    Furthermore only since the overhaul started of the user interface months ago, Opera Beta has micro stutter when scrolling. Both on my Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.

    The official not a beta has no micro stutter when scrolling. It is annoying so I use Opera Beta to explore new features but I use the official non beta since that has no micro stutter.

    I like the new overhaul but sincerely hope it is debug remnants or something like that causing Opera Beta micro stutter even on the simplest sites.

    It started with the first overhaul beta release.

  • This is awful! Why can't I just have my Speed Dial page, not all these 'channels' which I can't remove!? I didn't ask for them! This is just fiddling with the UI for no gain. Put Speed Dial back as it was, or at least let me get rid of ALL the channels on the home page except SD.

  • @personal1985

    Hi, thanks for giving feedback! We will investigate this and see what we can find regarding the stutter issue.

  • Do you plan to return possibility to turn on/off data saving easily (not this way, hidden in settings only)? It was, for me, really useful feature while I often switch between wifi (data saving off) and mobile data (data saving on).

  • Do you plan to return possibility to turn on/off data saving easily (not this way, hidden in settings only)? It was, for me, really useful feature while I often switch between wifi (data saving off) and mobile data (data saving on).

    I agree. This is needed for internet hotspots as well as you can't connect to them if you have a VPN on -in this case data savings, which you have to temporarily turn off/on- or when you want to access your mobile data plan and you can't because of Opera's data savings (different IP range). Don't underestimate the usefulness of an easily accessible switch as it was before, please 🙂 Maybe as an additional icon in the lower bar (power off, settings, data savings switch, close)

    All in all, the browser is shaping up pretty well, with the nice red colour concept, the more consistent design, translate page, animations and Olaf, gratz! 🆙
    Waiting for more.

  • The new UI is rather distracting, but by far the biggest issue is the home button. Instead of taking me back to the Speed Dial on my current tab, it takes me to the Speed Dial on Tab 1. I have 90+ tabs, this means I go from Tab 90 to Tab 1 just to use the Speed Dial - and it doesn't close the tab! This makes the Speed Dial useless. It makes the whole reason for using Opera useless.

    Please make a change to this. I regret updating the app. The new settings button is so confusing compared to the old one, which was compact and easy to use.

    This is so unusable, it's such a bad change.

  • Why did you move some of the settings from the bottom button to a top overflow button?? The overflow button isn't supposed to be used! The settings button now is huge, expands over the whole screen, and yet has less information in it. I USE Opera because I can access what I need to from the bottom of the screen. Now you've split the bottom button into TWO buttons, and put all the important things at the top! What's the point of this?! Do you just want me to use Chrome? I don't want this kind of UI, that's why I use Opera.

    The logic behind this decision is mind-numbing. I'd love for someone to explain it to me - why split the button in half and then make it very messy? I want the search option on the bottom right button, create a new UI option if you have to.

  • @personal1985
    Hi, thanks for giving feedback! We will investigate this and see what we can find regarding the stutter issue.

    Sorry for 1 star rating,

    "Microstutter when scrolling. Samsung phone and tablet 1.6 Ghz 4 CPU cores 2 Gigabytes RAM. Do not update unless you enjoy sadist yourself. Old version was 5 stars!"

    I will change it into

    "Microstutter is being investigated" Then I will give it 4 stars again. Then I will uninstall it and reinstall previous version.

    I off course tried clean install.

  • Thanks @personal1985. Trust us it's important for us that the browsing experience should be smooth for our users.

    Everyone else that are asking about the data savings button and home tab logic, both of these issues are under review and we are looking at improving the user experience in both of these cases.

    It's great to see big passion you have about the product, and we thank you for being with us during this new stage of the product!

  • I hate the new update, the default font and icon size is way to small for my tablet. Plus since I am visually impaired I literally am getting a headache from trying to write this ;; ;; ;_;

    Please add a way to adjust the size thanks.

  • Opera changed the user interface a lot, I like it but remember I did get used to it with the Beta version slowly.

    As said I put back the old version from a backup because of the micro stutter.

    I tested Google Chrome with Engine 55 and it is not the Chromium Engine 54 causing micro stutter.

    Micro stutter is for example very visible when playing some games on a desktop PC which has multiple video cards.

    Tested on:
    Samsung N8000
    Samsung N7100

    Remember it's not the hardware or engine. It's very noticeable even on the smallest websites.

    But I like the new UI and when the Beta is working like butter fluently I will wait and try again.

  • Assist application? What's the point of this option? It just opens Google now app and that's all...

    Perhaps will work if Opera Browser can be the default app triggering Assist API. Related info http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/10/android-6-0-marshmallow-thoroughly-reviewed/?amp=1

  • Does anyone know why opera no longer supports extensions/addons for Android?

  • Does anyone know why opera no longer supports extensions/addons for Android?

    It was never supported.

  • why do we have to import speeddials one by one? omg opera is such a bullshit

  • and where did the data counter gone? and yet no decent password management?

  • 3 buttons for exit: menu (right down corner) + exit (left down corner) + confirmation (middle of the screen)... That is terrible!
    Adblocker works only in data saving mode. Translator works...sometimes. The new UI is ugly and unconfortable.

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