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Good alternatives to Opera 12.16?

  • Can anyone recommend anything? The new Opera is awful, obviously, and development of it is progressing so slow that there's no point waiting any longer for new features to be added, so I'm looking around for something to replace it permanently. I've tried Firefox with some extensions which is OK, but I'm wondering if there's other options out there that have the features/customisability of 12.16 but are still actively being developed.
    Thanks!

    Have you decided yet ? it was easy for me.

  • [Please don't post the same comment all over the forums and also don't hijack non related topics. ]

  • "This is little more than a poorly disguised set-up. LOL"

    Paranoid. Delusional. Did you not read my "no fanboys" post above? You're another one that needs some help, as you let people's opinions of a web browser get you INCREDIBLY angry, which is just ridiculous.

    I posted this thread because there are lots of browsers out there outside the main handful that everyone knows, and maybe there is an option I've not considered that's great. It would save me a lot of time compared to trying every browser in existence in turn, trying out various extensions/add-ons etc.

    [Mod edit. Please don't post the same comment all over the forums. Persecution and personal attacks will not be accepted per the forum rules so please stop.]

  • "This is little more than a poorly disguised set-up. LOL"
    Paranoid. Delusional. Did you not read my "no fanboys" post above? You're another one that needs some help, as you let people's opinions of a web browser get you INCREDIBLY angry, which is just ridiculous.
    I posted this thread because there are lots of browsers out there outside the main handful that everyone knows, and maybe there is an option I've not considered that's great. It would save me a lot of time compared to trying every browser in existence in turn, trying out various extensions/add-ons etc.

    I took the Firefox Nightly for a test drive and it is horrid. With the new layout you are unable to move certain buttons around on the address bar. The menu(as you can see in the link I provided earlier) is clearly designed for finger painting.

    Palemoon doesn't have silent updates and is against the new UI so it is based off of v24-ESR branch. I guess I'll be moving over to that if the one I'm using(v28) starts to perform poorly

  • ... I took the Firefox Nightly for a test drive and it is horrid. With the new layout you are unable to move certain buttons around on the address bar. The menu(as you can see in the link I provided earlier) is clearly designed for finger painting.
    Palemoon doesn't have silent updates and is against the new UI so it is based off of v24-ESR branch. I guess I'll be moving over to that if the one I'm using(v28) starts to perform poorly

    Another good reason to use browser designs that allow one to block auto-updating! Eventually, that FF nightly build will progress into a released version, and auto-updated users will be stuck with that sort of nonsense whether they want it or not. At least my current FF (28) allows me to easily block updates, so I can and do control what gets pushed my way and when. Unfortunately, with New Opera, users have to resort to hacks to block auto-updating... and I foresee major user discontent arising somewhere down the way, either because users seriously don't like the pushed changes or because the update crashes some systems. I've yet to meet a piece of software that hasn't crashed at some time because of a messed up update... and it's why I block all auto-updating on my systems, opting for notification and manual updating instead. I routinely wait a week or two, and first test the waters in which auto-updated users are swimming... it's saved me from numerous erratic update issues.

  • Well I am a Opera fanboy, but I agree with you Funksoulbro. So Far the only browser I have found that works comparably to Opera 12.16 is Opera 12.16. If you find any others that are as good and are seeing a consistent stream of work being put to them, please come back and inform me.

  • Enjoy your increasing incompatibility and eventually insecurity. It's all coming to an end and the Titanic, in spite of loyalty, is going to sink.

  • FunkSoulBro, I gave you good advice on what browser to use, the older Opera used to be my main default browser, if what I suggested works for me, it should work for you, Are you saying you cant surf the net unless it's with that old obsolete version of opera ? If that old obsolete irrelevent opera is the only thing people can use to surf the net, then god help us all.

  • While it's not as good as Opera 12.x, I did find some features I liked in Sleipnir. However, I didn't care much for the tab bar system in v5, so I'd suggest using v4 instead. Just my personal observation. Then again, I didn't utilize it much for day-to-day browsing, more for some specific tasks. It's also based on Chromium, so it shares many features with ChrOpera, but with a bit more functionality. In the end, though, I just couldn't bring myself to use it as a replacement, for much the same reason I can't bring myself to use the post-Presto Opera. Still, you may find it more accommodating than I did.

    www.fenrir-inc.com/us/sleipnir/‎

  • "It's all coming to an end and the Titanic, in spite of loyalty, is going to sink."

    I wasn't talking about the new version of the browser, which is clearly due to be discontinued soon. I was talking about alternatives to the old browser - you know, the good one.

  • Opera 20 sucks and this is a fact!

  • What happens happens! Opera Next is fun to use. Opera 12 was also. They have different pluses and minuses. I make no pretense of being able to predict anything. I only know what I like. And I do still enjoy Opera. I have the New Opera (Opera 20) and the Old (Opera 12) on my desktop. I made the switch because I now enjoy using the new one more. But I respect Opera 12 enormously -- and many of the versions that came before it. Think that Opera was and is still (old Browser and new) a delight.

  • Opera 20 sucks and this is a fact!

    Yes, Opera 20 is one of the worst browsers I've used.
    Even with Opera 12, and very sad for having abandoned him in future.

  • Ok, I'm much closer now to consider Opera 20 as one of my more used browsers and maybe as default possibly, got the bookmarks figured out and I dont even need Tidy Bookmarks, The bookmarks on Opera now look just like the bookmarks on any of my other browsers, whether it's Ice Dragon, Dragon, Firefox, Srware Iron, the only thing is I access them from the bookmarks bar, No Bigge, I like the bookmarks bar for my most accessed websites, ScreenShots here------>

    http://s67.photobucket.com/user/ColdWinter61/media/Opera20Screenshot4_zps08f74a03.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

    http://s67.photobucket.com/user/ColdWinter61/media/Opera20ScreenshotApr21-14_zpscc28a698.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

  • Are you just using the Personal Bookmarks bar, colderwinters? I tried the extension Chrookmarks (in the Chrome store) and I think it might be a little better than Tidy Bookmarks. You can organize alphabetically and/or chronologically.

  • Are you just using the Personal Bookmarks bar, colderwinters? I tried the extension Chrookmarks (in the Chrome store) and I think it might be a little better than Tidy Bookmarks. You can organize alphabetically and/or chronologically.

    What I did Lem was export the bookmarks as HTML from Dragon, A chrome derivitive browser, bookmarks were already sorted by the extension SuperSorter I use on Chrome style browsers, I think exporting bookmarks from a Chrome style browser is the way to go, I also copied the Bookmarks file from Dragon to replace Operas Bookmarks folder in AppData/Roaming, Not sure which of those did the trick, it was late last night when I did it, you can see from the screenshots I access bookmarks from the Bookmarks bar, same as I do in Dragon, they are all in order and cascade, the only extension i have for bookmarks installed is the bookmarks manager for importing bookmarks, works like a charm and I dont need any other bookmarks extensions Progress has been made 🙂

  • Bravo! You're a very skilled computer person.

  • Good stuff, colderwinters.

  • Right On Leushino, Right On Lem 🙂

  • Might as well sit down, have a beer together and (or coffee if that's your thing) and enjoy the moment of victory. 🙂 I have to admit, with the small font I was beginning to despair.

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