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Latest version floods speed dial with ads

  • Hi,

    I am quite irritated an also rose a bug report on this issue already. The latest version floods my speed dial page with huge annoying and even animated ads, which makes reading the news posts a nightmare.

    I disabled ads in the settings.

    Any idea, how and when this could be fixed?

    Cheers
    Vince

  • Speed dial itself, or the news page?

  • @sgunhouse Rather the news page(s), as there is no longer anything like a speed dial page in my version: the speed dial entries are displayed on top of the main news page.

  • And this is Opera browser for Android, not Opera Mini nor Opera Beta?

    I checked after my last post and can't even find news on mine ... ah, there seems to be a switch in Settings, though having turned it on I see nothing from my selected categories anyway. The ads I do see (about 1 per 5-6 articles) are not animated; they are also nothing that would interest me. So looks like I turn it back off.

  • The app names itself "Opera" - it is the only Opera I found in the Play Store, it has the version 44.1.2246.123029 - does that help?

    I have checked the ad blocker option, turned it on, off and on - nothing changes.

    Please have a look at this screenshot: 0_1516222053529_screenshot.jpg

    As you can see there is one news on top of the screen, a large animated ad, which I don't want and that never happened before and one news on the bottom. These ads are displayed every three to six news - it's a nightmare.

    I am using Opera for blocking ads - and not for get spammed with ads, when I want to read some news.

  • Any idea, what is going wrong? I am using Opera in order to get rid of all annoying ads - and this is anything but not-annoying.

  • @sgunhouse aside from the fact that there should be no ads in the speed dial / news screen, mine are humongeous and are animated. This is simply a no go. If Opera needs to finance their development, they should offer a paid version, but not boasting about their ad blocker while at the same time cluttering everything with ads by themselves.

  • My recommendation is to Root the device and use AdAway from F-Droid.

    No more ads, mostly on every App.

  • @zalex108 thank you for the tip! unfortunately I am running Android on a BlackBerry, where rooting is (almost) impossible, from what I heard.

    Let's hope that the guys from Opera will wake up soon and fix this.

  • @vince42

    BlackBerry Priv?

  • @zalex108 yes.

  • @vince42

    You may like to read this KingoRoot article.

  • @zalex108 thank you, that's very helpful for other "root-related" issues.

    I am really curious when Opera will address this nasty ad issue in the current version - I cannot understand why people are still fixing things that ain't broken. And I also wonder why not every user of Opera is complaining about this ad disaster.

  • Aside from the "AdAway workaround" - I am really confused that nobody dislikes all the advertisements in Opera now.
    The last version used to be ad-free, plain, content-focused - and now this? Speed Dial / News has ads every where, reading mode has an ads on the bottom - this should not happen when the ad blocker is enabled.

    I would even pay for an ad-free version - how about that, Opera? 😉