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I really want to like Opera 20

  • I desperately want to use the new Opera for my main browser, as it's faster and more compatible than 12, but there are just a couple of things that stop me doing so, and they are also what stopped me from ever liking Chrome. Do I have any hope with this wishlist, or should I just start getting used to firefox again?

    1. A proper window title bar, like every other application.
      I never understood why Chrome got rid of this, it breaks standardised look and feel, as well as many "always on top" apps like music players.

    2. Tabs on the side (optional)
      I'd really like Opera 12's tab grouping stuff as well, but I'd settle for having tabs down the side. I have a widescreen monitor, and usually have 30-50 tabs open. Horizontal tabs bars are just stupid for this.

    Surely neither of these is a major UI change?

  • A proper window title bar, like every other application.
    I never understood why Chrome got rid of this, it breaks standardised look and feel, as well as many "always on top" apps like music players.

    Chrome, Firefox, IE and even Opera Presto on its default settings as well as many other softwares in the last couple of years at least. This is the tendency now.

    Tabs on the side (optional)

    They are woeking on better tabs handling. I don't know if it will include vertical tabs but there's always a chance.

  • A proper window title bar, like every other application.
    I never understood why Chrome got rid of this, it breaks standardised look and feel, as well as many "always on top" apps like music players.

    Chrome, Firefox, IE and even Opera Presto on its default settings as well as many other softwares in the last couple of years at least. This is the tendency now.

    I don't know of any other programs that do this, other than browsers - in fact, I'd forgotten other browsers had this as a default setting, copying Chrome, because I don't tend to use them! At least Presto has a quick fix to revert to standard, why can't new Opera? It really is a deal breaker for me, along with the tabs.

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