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Opera 20 - Another unhappy loyal supporter

  • @gdnctr

    As sidneyneto says, try Opera 21. If your father likes a speed dial, this one is better than ever, because you can drag one link position over another and create a folder of items for one speed dial position. If he has to reset the speed dial in Opera 21, there aren't that many links in the Opera 12 speed dial, so it shouldn't be that hard to re-customize it. But with the ability to create folders of items for one position, he can have at his fingertips in the speed dial a lot more..

  • My Dad's v12.16 now has light green page backgrounds on all websites, and the html/xhtml-css isn't rendering properly.
    CSS User Mode display or User Custom CSS or JS was probably enabled, unless that's a new bug. http://www.opera.com/docs/usercss/

    BTW "Presto-based Opera had become overloaded with features, a number of them confusing rather than helping our users" 😛

  • All I know: I recently bought a new laptop that came with win8. The first thing I did was go and get Opera.

    I have been using Opera forever. Most recently was of course v.12*.

    In the short time I have had the new system I have learned 2 major things:

    1. I absolutely hate win8
    2. Opera 21 is not far behind that feeling.

    It is pretty much useless to me. Everything that made me switch to Opera those many years ago are gone.

    Sure, a faster browser is nice, but not at the cost of everything else. I just want to set the browser to my liking. I DO NOT want to have to "build" the browser myself.

    Like others have stated...it is to the point that we might as well just go with the competition if we are expected to use their software to try and make Opera 21 more functional for us.

    It's sad for me. I have not used another browser for many years.

    This is just not working for me.

  • For all of the competition -- except for Internet Explorer -- you have to build your browser via extensions. If you don't want to do the work there of looking for what you want (it's really kind of lol, fun), then that is a problem for you. But if as you say, you've just switched to Opera 21, it takes some time to learn new ways of doing things. Work with Opera 12.17 and Opera 21 simultaneously. Don't envision a full switch until-unless you are comfortable. It took me about a month after I download Opera 21, till I saw there was actually enough there for me. Still, it's your choice. I don't think Opera 21, needs to be at all at the cost of everything else. That's an overstatement. But I can't speak to your unique needs. Not every product is a perfect fit for every person. Best of wishes with your browser endeavors!

  • @gdnctr
    As sidneyneto says, try Opera 21. If your father likes a speed dial, this one is better than ever, because you can drag one link position over another and create a folder of items for one speed dial position. If he has to reset the speed dial in Opera 21, there aren't that many links in the Opera 12 speed dial, so it shouldn't be that hard to re-customize it. But with the ability to create folders of items for one position, he can have at his fingertips in the speed dial a lot more..

    Thanks; we'll try v21.

  • I'd recommend Firefox with assorted addons at this point. You can get a better Opera experience than with Opera. Granted, it all came out of the incredible innovation until version 12 of Opera - FVD Speed dial, All-in-one Sidebar, mouse gestures and whatever else you feel you need is kind of like Opera, and in some ways better. The "feel" of Chromium taints everything about 15+ and always will, it's not Opera to me. Part of that may be psychosomatic, but that doesn't make it less real...

  • @maximiliennoireaut
    Your issues are a repeat mostly of what's been discussed ad infinitum in the forum. There are threads on most of it.
    Now Opera 21 works differently than Opera 12. Certainly, you need to consider whether to do without an extension, though A lot of the customizing now comes via extension. It's your decison there. Even if it's not all the same, you can get a lot of what you want.
    For sessions, here's a Chrome extension called Session Buddy, which is very popular and has a lot of downloads.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/session-buddy/edacconmaakjimmfgnblocblbcdcpbko?hl=en
    There may be other extensions for Sessions too. You need to research it if you want something else.
    You can download and install on the new Opera a Chrome extension, as long as you have the Opera Extension, Called "Download Chrome Extension." https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/
    It sounds like you would like an easier way to bookmark and manage bookmarks.
    I would add the Opera Extension, Add Bookmark
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/add-bookmark/
    And also a good bookmark manager. The one I use now is Neater Bookmarks
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/neater-bookmarks/ofgjggbjanlhbgaemjbkiegeebmccifi?hl=en
    Also many happy users, and a lot of downloads.
    As for search engines, the problem Opera had is that a lot of the search engines were being hijacked, and the person doing the search sent to dangerous (malware, etc) sites. So the default engines are limited (and rightly so: surely you would not have wanted Opera to be exposing you to danger). So, that should be no big problem. If you go to a page with the ixquick search that you like, and right click on a search bar there (here's a possible page for that)
    https://ixquick.com/uk/advanced-search.html
    you can add it too Opera. You can try this page. When you right click, you add it -- and notice it looks like the critical letter that you will have to type before your search query is an i (unless you change it). Fine, now when you do an ixquick search in Opera, just type the i before your search in the main Opera address bar. i (space) and then the search query. It's no big deal.
    Finally for undoing closed tabs, just click on the Opera Menu (top left of the browser) and four down from the top, you can see Recently Closed. Click on that and you can undo recently closed tabs. If you want more functionality, I use the Chrome Extension, Sexy Undo Closed Tab, https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sexy-undo-close-tab/bcennaiejdjpomgmmohhpgnjlmpcjmbg?hl=en I think it's great, and gives you more functionality there than you ever had with Opera 12.
    In any event, everything may not be exactly the same, but believe me, there is tons and tons of functionality. You just need to do a little work setting things up the way you want.

    This is exactly the problem. If I disregard the lack of control I have over this browser and just look at your post, I see nothing but Google referrals. I want nothing to do with Google yet your answer to fixing Opera is go to the Chrome store.

    You've also been a little erroneous in saying "Opera Blink" is the engine, there is no such thing. Blink is Google's fork of Chromium.

    All in all it just becomes increasingly difficult to separate this browser from Google and Chrome.

  • There are a lot of distinctions between Opera and Chrome, but you "already banned" don't want to hear them. You complain about a lack of control, but don't want extensions. You can't have it every which way.. The fact is extra functionality comes via extension now, unless you want Internet Explorer. There's the Opera store -- and I have a good number of those extensions -- and the Chrome store. Now I don't dislike the Chrome browser. I prefer it to Firefox at this point. It's faster, cleaner in look . . . I prefer Opera to either. It gives the benefit of the Chrome engine, without the Google direction or the Google account. It gives an unequaled Speed Dial, and other attractive features for me.

  • Presto is a 100% HTML5 compatible rendering engine. It's just that web developers don't seem to care about conforming to the HTML4/5 specifications, and only care if it works in the top browsers.

    Opera12 will continue to work until they come out with "HTML6."

    Eventually I hope Opera will add skins and other customizations to the blink engine, then I can switch over. I'm not going to change my GUI just for the sake of change, I'll be porting the Opera9 skin whenever skins become available.

  • I very much doubt you will be seeing skins anytime soon. Opera 12 is increasingly incompTible with many sites and things will only get worse.

  • ...web developers don't seem to care about conforming to the HTML4/5 specifications, and only care if it works in the top browsers.

    Be careful with your paintbrush. The trim isn't always the same colour as the wall.

    Some developers (myself, for one) DO care, and WILL do their best to make sure the websites they create will work on ALL browsers, as much as possible. In fact, for many years there was one little thing that wouldn't work in Opera, even though it worked in all other browsers. I refused to use that one little thing until it worked in Opera, and it took many years for that to happen.

  • ...web developers don't seem to care about conforming to the HTML4/5 specifications, and only care if it works in the top browsers.
    Be careful with your paintbrush. The trim isn't always the same colour as the wall.
    Some developers (myself, for one) DO care, and WILL do their best to make sure the websites they create will work on ALL browsers, as much as possible. In fact, for many years there was one little thing that wouldn't work in Opera, even though it worked in all other browsers. I refused to use that one little thing until it worked in Opera, and it took many years for that to happen.

    Of course, there are exceptions to everything, but in general, it does feel like most developers only care if their website works on the big three (IE, FF and GC). In fact, many of the "problems" with compatibility that PrOpera runs into is caused by coding a website around the quirks of the other browsers, rather than conforming to web standards and making the browsers conform to them (as Opera always tried to do). Ironically, it was Opera's insistence on web standards that led to it being shunned by many websites.

  • MDI interface or GTFO.

    I want a tab close button in the same place for every tab.

    I want "tabs" on the bottom.

    I want new tabs to open at the end of the list, not next to the current tab.

    I want an image/cached/no images button.

    I want new tab to be CTRL+N not CTRL+T

    And I want it without a bunch of kludgy addons all over the place (although the MDI interface is not doable no matter what in Opera currently).

    Opera >12.16 is a total fail for me. I'm using 12.16 it still, and firefox kludged to act like my config of Opera when sites are incompatible. With time I'm spending more time in FF, and still no time in Opera. The new browser is just a complete separation from the way the old one did things, and the reason people like me were on the old one was because we liked that way (infinitely customizable!).

    What does New Opera (like New Coke) offer over Chrome except the name? Nothing IMO.

  • I'm using 12.16 it still.

    There's a security patch to 12.17 — check for updates, or download the installer.

    http://www.opera.com/computer/thanks?partner=www&par=id%3D36923%26amp;location%3D360&gaprod=opera

  • What I really do not understand is why those of us who hate Opera with Blink are considered anti-progress, old-world-advocaters and evil conservatives. I love progress. I really would love to see Opera progress, but here is what Opera Blink / Next / New engine / etc. has brought us:

    • no 64-bit version
    • simpler yet less useful bookmarks
    • NO OPERA LINK
    • no customer support from Opera
      And these lacking features are why we (or at least me) loved Opera in first place. Take these out, and it does not deserve to be called Opera any more. Also I do not see the point in making a very ill copy of Chrome with way less features. If I wanted Chrome, I would install Chrome. Which is not a browser, but a spy-software. But to have a dumb version of Chrome with a red O on it? Why would I? It makes no sense. And not because I would be against progress. I am against meaningless stuff - especially with a very reduced feature-set.
      But don't worry! No Opera developer, customer service, officer, marketing or sales person will ever read your comments. Not connected to Opera Next, but in the meantime of launching Opera Next they removed all customer support contact possibilities, help desk, Facebook send message feature, etc.
      So: we can fume as much as we like, but they do not pay attention to us. Looks like that customers are no longer important.

    I'm using Opera 20 +, and I'm trying to adapt. However, I agree with this post.. I still do not understand the point in making a practically equal to the Chrome browser, using the library Chrome extension, and virtually mandatory to use extensions for a fraction of practicality that had the Opera Presto.

    I understand that the engine is modern Blink, supported by a very rich company, and that the operating costs of the OPERA ASA fall dramatically, and you can get lending Chrome users who joined the blink.

    However, I wonder: To what extent, we are using this browser (Opera Next) is really a genuine OPERA browser? Sometimes, with the exception of speed dial, I'm using Chrome.

    I strongly hope that the OPERA modify the maximum that browser to give him the Opera style surf the internet.

  • Hi to all of here, i can say that this is first time when i am upset with opera. i use opera 21, the problem comes when is about to use extensions, there are not enough extension there and older opera12 extension wont work on opera 21. What is so frustrating is that i cant find a BBcode extension for opera 21 something similar to HotkeyBB that is available for opera 12 or BBCodeXtra that is available for firefox, i can say that when is about extension for opera is a huge disappointment. By the way if any if you know any extension similar to HotkeyBB or BBCodeXtra please post.

  • There are a lot of distinctions between Opera and Chrome, but you "already banned" don't want to hear them. You complain about a lack of control, but don't want extensions. You can't have it every which way.. The fact is extra functionality comes via extension now, unless you want Internet Explorer. There's the Opera store -- and I have a good number of those extensions -- and the Chrome store. Now I don't dislike the Chrome browser. I prefer it to Firefox at this point. It's faster, cleaner in look . . . I prefer Opera to either. It gives the benefit of the Chrome engine, without the Google direction or the Google account. It gives an unequaled Speed Dial, and other attractive features for me.

    I've never said I have issue with extensions, I use Cyberfox after all. What I've clearly stated is that I don't want to have to go to the Chrome store to get them, BIG difference. It would be better if Opera's own repository offered more instead of forcing me to rely on Google, a strange bed fellow indeed for the "the fastest and free alternative browser".

  • It would be better if Opera's own repository offered more instead of forcing me to rely on Google
    The developers of the extensions must then upload their extensions to Opera's add-ons catalog. Ask them, not Opera. Don't try to twist how reality works.

  • @lexsmenu

    I don't know the area but took a quick look at the Chrome store and saw a few things (maybe you've already seen) but if not, you might want to check them out, and see if any of them can at all help you. I've used some Chrome extensions with Opera, and generally had no problem with them. To use a Chrome extension, you need first the Opera extension, "Download Chrome Extension." https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en

    There's BBCode Paste

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bbcodepaste/gendnhpciglkoaccpighggnohmmogfnp?hl=en-US

    BBcode insert

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bbcodeinsert/fhckbmeeagkjnabhfaindkhmofncedln?hl=en

    WysiBB - WYSIWYG BBcode editor

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wysibb-wysiwyg-bbcode-edi/hhjndhcbbnkoopmgdlcpdbnegjkglbhh

  • lem729

    i have try them and that BBcode paste is just a copy paste tool, i can do that from notepad and bbCodeInsert might be right tool if you can create a custom BBcode, at the moment i use Auto Text Expander ( this is a tool that insert a BBCode when i type a pre-set kind of word) i still struggle to find something similar to BBcodextra or a custom text insert tool, so i don't understand this lack of extensions for opera. what i need basically is to be able to add a custom text or BBcode so when i right click, that option to be available and be able to insert

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