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What happened to Fast Forward?

  • Hi all,

    Apparently, I have been living under a rock. My Opera version used to be updated automatically, up until version 12.16. No updates after that. Today, I decided to visit the Opera website - turns out we're at version 22 already! The new version works nice and fast, but what happened to the Fast Forward button and shortcut (spacebar). I used to be able to go to the next page of search results, or the next image in a photo gallery, by just pressing the space bar or Command+Right, but this no longer works. How do I turn this back on? Is there an extension available that does this?

    Also, how do I get rid of "Default search engines" Yahoo, Bing, and Amazon - I never use them?

    Thanks for the help!

    Opera 22/Mac OS 10.9.3

  • Opera - since version 15 - is based on Chromium, and is not considered as an update of the 12.x and earlier versions. It doesn't yet have all the features of Opera 12's Presto engine, but it is faster and handles problem websites better (especially web apps like Yahoo Mail and Google Docs).

    Some of Presto's features - like MDI in Windows, I know Mac never had that to begin with - are not possible in Chromium. Some features (Bookmarks management) they have decided to leave to extensions - if you want it, then search the add-ons site to find one you like. I'm not sure what the status of Fast Forward is, but it may be another one they figure is better handled by an extension.