Opening Links in Private Windows
ezzotus last edited by
Up until fairly recently, Opera would open links from other programs such as Skype in whichever browser window had last been selected. I don’t know which specific build changed that but now Opera limits links from external programs to its non-private windows.
I suspect that is a design decision rather that a bug but it was actually a feature that helped sell me on using Opera as my main browser when I had been using Firefox before. I do a lot of front-end based web development and being able to maintain two sessions at a time – one in private mode and another in non-private mode is incredibly useful. To do that before, I would have to leave Windows’ “Default Programs” window open and toggle it back and forth between browsers.
I also found it incredibly useful in my personal time as well since I could easily open links sent by friends/family that I didn’t necessarily want associated me – primarily shopping and YouTube links that would leave those sites hounding me for random things I wasn’t interested in for the next month.
I don’t know how useful opening external links in a private window is to most people but it was incredibly useful to me and I really wish there was at least an option in settings or in opera://flags to turn it back on.