Opera 12 & the future.

  • I've used Opera since some of it's early incarnations. I remember using version 3 with the adverts and actually paid for it to have a clean browser with excellent functionality and no adverts.

    I've been a stalwart Opera fan since I first heard of it for many reasons. This browser software pioneered many pieces of functionality that (possibly) would never have existed without this company doing what's it's done to make such a wonderful browser.

    I understand that things change over time however, this browser has always been my favorite simply because I can configure it to work, as I want it to (and look as I want it to). I've have problems here and there and usually can manage to get by them by 'editing site preferences' and the like.

    I am somewhat disillusioned by the so-called "Next step" in the evolution. I am in no way interested in Opera/chrome whatsoever. I have used chrome, firefox, ie, ... hell, Mosaic was the first 'browser' I experienced, Netscape, etc., and Opera was the first browser that could do all the little things that I wanted in addition to simply displaying a web-page.

    I'm currently running Opera 12.14 x64 , and regardless of its shortcomings, I suspect I will use this browser until it is no longer a viable option and I will truly be saddened by that. It's always been one of the first things I've installed on a 'clean' installed PC and have tried often to get anyone I know to use it over the various alternatives whenever I've done any kind of ... 'clean up' of their PC's.

    So, in short. I like this browser, I don't like the others and I'd rather this one continued to be awesome then have to settle for something that does the job but otherwise sucks.

    Sometimes as the old saying goes, "IF it isn't broken, don't fix it."

  • You might want to check out the Opera Desktop Team's blog: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/

    They've come a long way since last July's release of Opera 15.

  • They've come a long way since last July's release of Opera 15.

    You're joking. They have added the Bookmarks Bar, Theme support, and a few tweaks to Speed Dial that don't yet nearly equate to what we can do to customise the speed dial in Opera 11.64. There is still no tab-stacking, no vertical tab bar, bookmark import/export, or customisation of shortcuts, gestures, and menus.

    I am sure that Kotur has checked out versions later than Opera 15, and come to the same conclusions as most other users. Opera for Blink is still no substitute for Opera 12 or earlier.

  • It's not a substitute. It's a different product with different strengths. For those people who made use of many of the special customization features of 12.16, it doesn't replace them. But if you are interested in the enhanced speed dial, Discover, Stash, Off-Road Mode, the greater speed, the greater access to sites, the larger universe of extensions that Opera 20 can access, as well as to use a product that is the future of Opera (the product that it is focusing on developing), then it does pay to make use of Opera 20, either on its own, or in tandem with Opera 12.16.

  • then it does pay to make use of Opera 20, either on its own, or in tandem with Opera 12.16.

    In Linux ?.

  • 🙂 A modest correction.

    "But if you are interested in . . . [and have an Operating system that Opera 20 supports], then it does pay to make use of Opera 20, either on its own, or in tandem with Opera 12.17."

  • They've come a long way since last July's release of Opera 15.

    You're joking. They have added the Bookmarks Bar, Theme support, and a few tweaks to Speed Dial that don't yet nearly equate to what we can do to customise the speed dial in Opera 11.64. There is still no tab-stacking, no vertical tab bar, bookmark import/export, or customisation of shortcuts, gestures, and menus.
    I am sure that Kotur has checked out versions later than Opera 15, and come to the same conclusions as most other users. Opera for Blink is still no substitute for Opera 12 or earlier.

    Always sitting in the bushes and waiting for an opportunity, aren't you dispassionate one.

  • @Leushino you have been exposed as a turn-coat and hypocrite. We all know that you used to be a Firefox user who said he hated the Opera forums because of a handful of fanboys on here who jumped on every criticism of the browser (most likely referring to loyal users just like me who are not fanboys at all). Now you have become a fanboy of the worst kind since you completely fail to understand what it is that so many users miss about the old Opera, and why they put up with the site issues. Your “loyalty” to Opera is false, and your presence here is of benefit to none, other than for the cultivation of patience and dispassion.

    Since you have nothing to put forward regarding what major improvements were made since the release of Opera 15, all you can do is resort to personal attacks on those who point out that the improvements have been negligible.

    Unlike you, I criticise impartially where criticism is justified, and offer help to users who are trying to use the new Opera, and to those who prefer to use the old version.

    For a long time on this forums, I have opposed both the trolls and fanboys dispassionately.

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