Non-Official Opera browser feature survey

  • Responses updated. :up:

    The option, Both, to allow customization, could be considered the allow customization even in Built in mode, as in Opera Presto?

    I don't know if you mean this or using an external extension to complete more options.


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  • The option, Both, to allow customization, could be considered the allow customization even in Built in mode, as in Opera Presto?
    I don't know if you mean this or using an external extension to complete more options.

    Extension may provide alternative solutions to the same problem.

    Btw, bookmarks export and tabs menu revamp is under development since the last dev build, so those will be removed from the list. I will post stats and modifications in a few days.

  • That options could be viewed as "Added" or "added in Version number"?


    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • Status report

    We are closing to 200 answers!

    Some features are already being developed. (They will be removed from the list once they reach the stable branch.)

    • bookmarks export
    • expanding the number of recently closed tabs in the tab menu
    • unit converter

    The classic lazy loading is new on the list. If you have already submitted your votes, just open the link again, and you can vote for the new additions.

  • Status report - 2017. 07. 27.

    Answers: 213

    Most wanted features:
    Combined votes of "Must have" and "Very important".

    • Classic lazy loading (only the selected tab) (59,46%)
    • Manual element blocking in the adblocker (from context menu or with a shortcut) (59,22%)
    • Extension sync (installed extensions and their settings) (57,28%)
    • Choose default from custom search engines (54,63%)
    • Clik-to-play option to HTML5 videos and audios (54,11%)
    • Export bookmarks as HTML (52,24%)
    • Rearrange extension icons on the toolbar (51,47%)

    Features already under development:
    Will be removed from the survey once they reach the stable branch.

    • Export bookmarks as HTML
    • Extend the recently closed tabs section in the tab menu (more than 10 entries)
    • Unit converter in the Search popup (similar to the currency converter)
    • Screenshot tool (entire page, visible area, selected area)

    Thanks for everyone, who has already voted! Let's collect another 200 answers!
    And don't forget, that you can edit your votes or answer new questions any time, it you open the survey and hit the "edit" link.

    Link: https://goo.gl/forms/RtwV9af9Ot3I7waB2

  • Tab stacking is high up too!

  • List update - 2017. 08. 10.

    In v47 two features from the list have reached the stable channel. They are removed from the list. Their stats were the following:

    Bookmarks export to HTML

    • I don't want to answer: 5
    • Not important: 33
    • Somewhat important: 33
    • Very important: 31
    • Must have: 46

    Extend "Recently closed" section in tabs menu

    • I don't want to answer: 6
    • Not important: 51
    • Somewhat important: 59
    • Very important: 56
    • Must have: 45
  • Integrate Reborn sidebar and extension bar.

    Pinned tabs to sidebar? Hmm..

    Bookmarks bar as HTML5? Pretty please.. :)

    1. I will add it.

    2. It would be general web panels, which is on the list.

    3. What do you mean?

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    VPN setting per site or tab

  • I think Chrome and Opera are gonna do "the Vivaldi!" so to say. Vivaldi has been a major success showing how to build a new generation browser. Google is doing heavy experimenting with GUI. Opera is transitioning to Reborn.

    Of course browsers need to be progressive web apps as well :) ;)

  • Disappointed in the responses to the "Multiple User Profiles (like in Chrome)" question. I am aware of the workaround, and I've set up the command-line-flag-based shortcuts for multiple profiles, and they work OK, except when you click a link in another program.

    With Chrome as your default browser, if no Chrome windows are currently open, an external link will open a new tab in a new window (plus the previous session's tabs) under the most-recently-used/closed user profile. If one Chrome window/profile is open, the tab will open in that window. If multiple Chrome windows from different profiles are open, it will open the external link in a tab in the most-recently-used (focused) window of the most-recently-used (focused) user profile.

    In Opera, external links are always handled by the "default" Opera profile. If that profile has no windows open, one will be opened with the previous session's tabs and a new tab. This is less than ideal.

    Opera far outperforms Chrome in not freezing/stalling (especially on certain problematic websites like Trello), but multiple profiles (one or more for work and one for personal) are essential for me. The current work-around is OK, but forcing the user to copy/paste external links any time they are using the non-default browser profile is one area the workaround fails.

  • I think Chrome and Opera are gonna do "the Vivaldi!" so to say.

    Why do you think it? I really don't see any reason for them to do it.

    Google is doing heavy experimenting with GUI.

    What would be...? Here I don't see anything that looks like an experiment in Chrome's GUI.

  • Oh pardon, Chromium. But Google too at some level, albeit Google is more interested of WebRTC - bleh I wish there would be a big big button to disable that once and for good.

    Seriously though with the "way of Vivaldi" the outcome is a much more flexible browser than this hard coded stagnation. That in turn opens a lot new possibilities for extension magic.

    Chrome/ium/Blink extensions compared to old Firefox & Opera extensions are simple, dull, gimmicky and make-believe. Chrome Extension store is a huge junkyard of plugins that moreso record browser and force users to create accounts and put they're stuff on cloud - than do any much else than data harvesting make-believe gimmickys~ brrrh.

    OK SURE there is good extensions as well :)

    Over at Opera Addons is a much more quality thing going on.

    @jmorganmartin
    "work OK, except when you click a link in another program."

    That needs to be set in registry, it's possible. I don't have a link but there is "guides" on web. I reckon Google might be helpful.

  • List update - 2017. 10. 03.

    In v48, two features from the list have reached the stable channel. They are removed from the list. Their stats were the following:

    Screenshot tool (entire page, visible area, selected area)

    • I don't want to answer: 9
    • Not important: 86
    • Somewhat important: 105
    • Very important: 56
    • Must have: 42

    Unit converter in the Search popup (similar to the currency converter)

    • I don't want to answer: 14
    • Not important: 113
    • Somewhat important: 96
    • Very important: 44
    • Must have: 30

    With this list update, the following requests are being added to the list:

    • Capture full page (not just the visible area)
    • Inline translator in the search popup
    • Paste option in the search popup (in editable fields)
  • Page 3, "Page content":

    Built-in reader mode:  Via extensions
                           As a native function
    

    Built-in reader mode implemented via extension?

  • Another important thing (or perhaps I should say "a thing that actually is important") is how tab stacking is implemented, because I personally do NOT want to have it they way Vivaldi have implemented their so called "Tab stacking" (aka "tab hiding", because that what it really is). I would like to have it similar to the Opera 11/12 version. If some similar survey is made in the future perhaps this could be included.

  • Let's just stick to the feature itself, not the implementation for now.

  • Chrome/ium/Blink extensions compared to old Firefox & Opera extensions are simple, dull, gimmicky and make-believe. Chrome Extension store is a huge junkyard of plugins that moreso record browser and force users to create accounts and put they're stuff on cloud - than do any much else than data harvesting make-believe gimmickys~ brrrh.

    I do not have a Google account and I have 3 Chrome extensions in Opera. You do not have to create an account to get those.

  • Hi,
    I have suggestion. I grew up on "old opera" and I am missing old opera tab open/close behaviour.
    There are some extensions, but they dont work properly.

    Vivaldi has this implemented natively. So I assume this will not be a problem.

    Example: http://oi65.tinypic.com/33wlgr6.jpg

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