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6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader

  • Also: dark theme

    While you wait for RSS improvements have you checked RSS extensions? Some are quite comprehensive.

  • +1, and could have a built-in reader

  • While RSS is an important and handy tool for many - I recommend to have a look at RSS addons, some of them are quite top notch.

    While the News feature needs improvements - it's a long way to a full fledged RSS client, and it might not be on the loom.

    Hopefully the News gets awesome new functionality when ever devs revisit it.

    https://addons.opera.com/en/search/?query=rss

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/rss?_feature=4stars&_category=extensions

  • That what i am Talking about. We Need the categorie Feature back!

  • Sorry, but the current news reader is a piece of junk. It's clumsy, impossible to read, impossible to subscribe to things. I'm forced to use Feedly despite Opera having a reader of its own. It's so bizarre, Opera generally makes built in features on really high level. But News Reader is just absolutely useless. They need to scrap this garbage and make a good RSS reader from scratch.

  • C'mon this is good:
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    Smart RSS for Opera
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/smart-rss/?display=en

  • @rudrick But you need an addon for it. We are talking about making integrated one usable. Because at the moment it's totally useless garbage. It's a weird mess. I don't know who ever thought it's in any kind of good shape.

  • @rejzor I use the news reader and it works fine for me.

  • @leocg It's useless. It doesn't sync between clients I'm using, it doesn't tell me what are the new news, it doesn't tell me what news have already been read, subscribing to pages is terribly clumsy and if some page posts lots of regular updates, you have no clue what to even read and what has been read already because it's all so big and even when I have nothing subscribed it keeps on showing a damn blue dot so I have to remove the damn button from sidebar. No, it's FAR from anything usable. Old RSS reader in Opera 12.x was awesome, it only needed syncing between clients and it would be perfect. This new one is a joke.

  • @pingvin66666 said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    I need a feature to disable the News Reader completetely. It would be useful when you want to debug an RSS *.xml file. Right now it is impossible to disable the News Reader.

    Have u checked Chromium flags if there's (a) flag(s) to disable internal stuff?
    https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/

    BTW, Nobody hasn't yet commented why there is inbuilt Google+ Hangouts extension in our browsers...

    @rejzor said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    @rudrick But you need an addon for it. We are talking about making integrated one usable. Because at the moment it's totally useless garbage. It's a weird mess. I don't know who ever thought it's in any kind of good shape.

    Almost everything is an addon or an extension. Sure the News feature is very bare bones 😕

    To the best of my knowledge Opera is in process of 'reinventing' 'internal' addons once again 🙂 In other words the devs are "revisiting" them. Bookmarks, History, Downloads and Speed Dial are expected to have a face lift with enhanced & expanded features. It might be the case that News is tweaked too.

    Could it be as broad as Smart RSS? I think News does need some 'novelty' but so does Bookmarks and Speed Dial not to mention the prophesied Omnisidebar.

    @leocg said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    @rejzor I use the news reader and it works fine for me.

    It's there. It's bare bones. It's a delight for casual RSS'ing.

  • Feedly Notifier is perfect. Minimalistic, notifies me of feeds when there are any new and hides those that have been read. The reader in Opera tries to be minimalistic and easy to use and it just fails at everything. It's impossible to use well. Opera really makes integrated features good, but they totally failed with this one.

  • @rejzor said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    It doesn't sync between clients I'm using

    I never tried between two different clients but in several occasions I was able to recover my feed list from sync when re-installing Opera.

    @rejzor said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    subscribing to pages is terribly clumsy

    How and why? Here I just click kon the newspaper icon on the address bar, open the rss page and click on 'add to my sources'.

    @rejzor said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    you have no clue what to even read and what has been read already

    I agree with that one, that should be a way to show that a news were already read.

    @rejzor said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    No, it's FAR from anything usable

    I think it depends on how the person uses it. For me it works good enough.

  • @leocg It doesn't sync SOURCES/SUBSCRIPTIONS. That's just dumb. I don't want to subscribe through "Add to my sources". I want to click a damn RSS icon when I'm on a webpage which provides one. That worked well and everyone got rid of that stuff. Even Firefox is insisting on having some stupid separate button for it now instead of just having RSS icon shown inside URL bar. What moron decided for that, I don't know. Opera is no better as it doesn't even have any icon for that what so ever.

    The fact all this is a total mess and it doesn't track what have you read and what you haven't and its idiotic large thumbnails for news make it entirely unusable as whole. There is not a single thing I like about it (not counting the fact it comes bundled with opera which is nice but since it's so useless, it's not even a positive thing).

  • @rudrick said in 6 Feature Requests for Opera News Reader:

    C'mon this is good:
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    Smart RSS for Opera
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/smart-rss/?display=en

    I love this. And the big inconsistency here is that this extension only simulates Opera's original news reader that they removed. The only logical thing here is to rebuilt this feature just like it was: on a web panel so you don't even have to leave your current page to see the news. It was practical, fast and you could organize your feeds the way you liked.

    I never understood why they removed something like this. Oh, and it could fetch your mails also. Damn it was useful.