First Impressions

  • I have used FireFox for about 20 years, but it has become so bloated, that is barely functional. Over the past few months I have tried at least a dozen browsers, with disappointing results.

    I am a heavy browser user and rely on bookmarks extensively.

    Wow! Installing Opera 45 was a pleasant surprise. It mostly meets my needs, which I believe to be very basic. Following are suggestions which I feel are essential to any browser.

    1- Separator bars in the bookmarks utility. They are already present as part of the bookmarks utility. How about making them available to users as well. As a side note, I was also going to suggest adding colour to the file & folder icons. As both are (were) grey and of a similar shape, they are difficult to distinguish for visually challenged users. What a pleasant surprise to discover that folder icons are now a pleasant blue colour.

    Because I have so many bookmarks, I usually rely on 2 separate browsers. I have recently discovered that creating multiple user profiles is possible in most browsers. I would love to go exclusively with Opera, and started looking into profile creation. I was very surprised that an extension or small utility is not available to assist in this task.

    2- I did find some references to profiles in the forum, but IMO, you have to be a coder to utilize that info. It sure would be nice to create separate profiles, rather than being familiar with more than 1 browser & its idiosyncrasies.

    Today, I installed the Opera app on my android phone, and it appears to be a major step up from the FireFox app. (It sure would be nice to get rid of Google as the default search engine.)

    The same applies to the desktop browser. In most other browsers, you can edit which search engines to keep or delete.

    In summary, I am extremely impressed with Opera overall. Your support info & forums appear to be very well organized as well. This may sound counter intuitive; the difference between being great and being world class is often in the small details.

    Thank you for all you do.

  • Suggestions should be done on Suggestions Box.

  • I have never been a user of forums, so I am not familiar with their structure.

    When I composed this message, the URL indicated I was on the suggestion box page. Previous to composing this message, I looked for other ways to communicate this information, but couldn't find an alternative.

    I'm assuming this post is now in limbo, and I can't figure out how to delete it. So if you can delete this post, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you.

  • I have never been a user of forums, so I am not familiar with their structure.

    That's why it's always a good advice to spend some time reading them, taking a look at them, before start posting on them.

    When I composed this message, the URL indicated I was on the suggestion box page

    When you are composing, there is no indication in the url of the forum you are in. That info is shown in the box under 'category'.

    I'm assuming this post is now in limbo, and I can't figure out how to delete it.

    You can't delete it but it's not in limbo either. Just post the suggestion part of it in Suggestions Box.

    So if you can delete this post, I would appreciate

    Let's close it for now.

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