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Which was the best version of Opera?

  • After a lot of posts, now you say we are off the topic.

    EXACTLY.
    For a lot of posts.

    Why do you want to stop the off the topic discussion now? Why didn't you do it before?

  • leushino: "Panels are a thing of the past."

    But why!? Why are browsers devolving and getting worse and less useful? Is it because the chrome clones are better for putting in spyware and advertising and making money and making the spy agencies happy?

  • sidney... it's called hypocrisy. If you remember his behavior in the picture thread over in the Lounge you will see how the two relate. But... I digress.

    Using old, unsupported software is foolish. I understand that hardware can dictate what software will run, however... people using FF 3 are simply asking for trouble. And the same will eventually go for Opera Presto so in that regard we were on topic. No, Opera Presto is not there... yet. But eventually it will be so continuing to look for workarounds is only delaying the inevitable.

  • Using old, unsupported software is foolish.

    If you say so*:rolleyes:*

    Which was the best version of Opera?

    This is a sorta wrong question. For everybody it's different... Well, somebody would agree with someone - while somebody else would disagree and agree with someone else*:sherlock:*

  • This thread has been one of the more confusing threads I've been involved with for some time. It was started a year ago by @werewolf, who was then consciously seeking a best "old" version of Opera. After some dialogue which seemed to answer his and others' questions, the OP indicated he had (re?)installed 12.16 and seemed quite pleased (https://forums.opera.com/post/25416_15005072 ). A month later, the OP indicated he was using Firefox as main browser, with Chrome as secondary, and Opera 12.16 as a kind of unused backup. Then, a few days ago, the OP posted that Firefox was crashing his system lately and (again) asked where he could download Opera 12.16, along with a query about which browsers had good sidebar features (https://forums.opera.com/post/58963_15200116 )... whereupon the thread dialogue led to the OP (apparently?) updating 12.16 to 12.17 (https://forums.opera.com/post/58977_15200131 ). Then the OP posted that he wants "a browser that has a left side panel that stays put that shows all my millions of bookmarks" (https://forums.opera.com/post/59069_15200225 ). Thereafter, a series of rancorous posts by various folks followed.

    My current question for the OP: the thread was initiated regarding the "best" version of (presumably) "old" Opera, and that appears to have been answered several times... so, do you have any further questions along that line? If not, then this thread would seem to have served its originally-stated purpose and perhaps should be closed.

  • What's wrong with your links?
    It's still time to edit...
    :wait:

  • What's wrong with your links?
    It's still time to edit...

    The underscore character ahead of the comment number doesn't render properly in this version of Markdown, at least for the FF browser I'm currently using.

  • Thereafter, a series of rancorous posts by various folks followed.

    Because "some" guys started to convince OP to move on to new blink version. Pointlessly. That is where war started 😛
    I have Opera dev version installed to see if there is any progress, but nothing changes, so I'm stuck in 12 like OP, and I have Firefox as well which is really slow compared to even Opera 12.
    I understand, there are several issues with compatibility and security, but come on! People are eager to see sidepanel in Opera, and I hate to say but there are people that inflame threads like this.
    I don't want to name who, but reading some posts back, I was really angry, after one specific inflaming stupid post.
    And I see this pattern everywhere, some guys here with a ridiculous posts count try to "convince" old Opera users to use new version. I wonder if they are payed to do this...

  • What's wrong with your links?
    It's still time to edit...

    The underscore character ahead of the comment number doesn't render properly in this version of Markdown, at least for the FF browser I'm currently using.

    It's possible:

    http://forums.opera.com/post/59153

    ...I'm stuck in 12 like OP...

    I'm with Opera 11 - now*:)*

  • Blackbird21 - i was just discussing the issue. If they want to close the thread it's fine with me. I think that people posting on here, me included, are trying to make meaningful contributions and don't like to see our formerly favorite browser self destructing, and wonder why it is. If we didn't care we wouldn't even be here. I don't know why some people on here are so defensive and rancorous.

  • Nor do some of us understand your inability to stick with Opera 12.17. You asked a question, several times over the months, and received more or less the same answer. I fail to see what the problem is. Stick with Opera 12.17 since you personally believe that this is the best Opera browser. Why beat a dead horse in this thread? You say that you do not understand why Opera is self-destructing. It isn't. It may be in your eyes, but facts speak otherwise. You wonder aloud why it is. My suggestion is to educate yourself. Go over to the Opera blogs and read why Opera made this change as well as what the direction of the company is. There is no better way to understand what is going on than to go to the source. Asking here will only give you conflicting views and bring out defensive postures on BOTH sides of the issue.

    Moderator: isn't it time to close this thread? Hasn't it served its purpose by now?

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