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i'm disappointed with the implementation of the new 'save as PDF' feature, heres why.

  • upon updating i'm greeted with some new features like 'Saving pages as PDFs' but the said option is not available though the O-Menu like it states
    "To save a page as a PDF file, go to the O-Menu (or File on macOS) and select “Save Page as PDF.”"
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    i had to make a short cut, not so bad but after fiddling i discovered that right clicking now has the option alt text

    but why do i need two menu items for almost the same 'save this page' function, just having a 'save as...' & letting the user choose all the formats would be better as it's less duplication, not saying to remove the save as PDF feature as it's smaller than a .mhtml archive & has useful applications

    (save as PDF...) New year, new browser. Opera 50 introduces anti-Bitcoin mining tool - Opera Desktop.pdf 6.2 MB
    0_1515630227689_PDF.png (very good)

    (Save as...) New year, new browser. Opera 50 introduces anti-Bitcoin mining tool - Opera Desktop.mhtml 9.4 MB ! (perfect)
    0_1515630126857_PDF3.png

    (Print to file) New year, new browser.pdf 5.6 MB (poor graphics translation!)
    0_1515630330400_PDF1.png

    as for as usability gos the 'Print to file' does poorly compared to just a 'save as PDF...'

    making chrome://flags/?search=html#save-page-as-mhtml enabled by default would be nice too, as this is how a currently accomplish saving web pages.

    seems i love to hate opera these days, heck i liked presto better back in the day, hope i enlightened you & have a good day!

    P.S. the like to the change log is down, after only six days & searching one finds nothing for 50

  • And what exactly would be your suggestion or request ?

  • Sorry if it was not clear enough the first time,

    exactly my suggestions or requests
    #1 combined 'Save as...' with 'save as PDF...'
    #2 make opera://flags/?search=html#save-page-as-mhtml enabled by default

    sense i can't edit my first post here is a better done P.S.: the link to the change log (found here) is down after only six days, searching finds nothing for opera 50

  • dunno how and where 'save as pdf' derives measurements from, but everything is just too big for my screen and have to scroll too many times just to read the pdf file. with print to pdf at least i can pick the paper size and it also respects css rules.

  • @old-opera-noob said in i'm disappointed with the implementation of the new 'save as PDF' feature, heres why.:

    #1 combined 'Save as...' with 'save as PDF...'

    I see what you're saying. In the "Save as" dialog, "pdf" should be an option in the "Save as type" drop-down. Then, you wouldn't need to have an explicit "save as pdf" option (by default anyway). Also, "MHTML" should be in the "Save as type" drop-down by default. You shouldn't have to enable it in flags. And, of course, the "Save as type" drop-down should default to the last-used type (if it doesn't already).