Side bar for only Speed Dial option | Opera 60
clmopera last edited by
I was about to post a topic regarding this 'issue' but found that it's already here.
Having a sidebar is great.. at the speed dial page!
Having a sidebar in every tab - not great!
Main reason being the white space on the left part of the screen where you click while browsing stuff. It's a 'default' white space easy to navigate to (swipe mouse to the left), to clear any selection on the page or activate a page. Right side of the browser is the scroll bar so you can't easily swipe and click there.
But when the sidebar is present in every window, this default functionality disappears so to speak.
Thus we have to disable the sidebar in order to have fast and smooth usage of the web.
Yet the side bar stuff itself is great, having whatsapp, bookmarks, Flow, and news right there with one click. But please have it in the speed dial only, just like it was there before.
Or have an option to choose where the sidebar should be active.
This needs to change back as it was before! The first adoption of the new sidebar was awesome. In user experience Opera has always been ahead of the others, at least the last 15 years I have been using this as a default browser (also use FF and Chrome daily, side by side with Opera).
concretable last edited by
Bookmarking in Opera is still not working well for me. I have V7 Bookmarks which makes bookmarking easier, and that is in the sidebar. I need to have the sidebar visible for any page. If that were an option along with the one to have the sidebar only on the speed dial, fine. Hopefully, nobody is proposing that people use another browser to bookmark a new page and then copy the bookmark over to Opera later.
madmaxpnz last edited by
Up. Sidebar on SpeedDial only my choice too.
temkem last edited by
я перешёл на браузер Vivaldi. Opera пошла не по тому пути.
joe last edited by
ok. They don't hear us. That's crap. Now it's time to looking for a new actual browser....
manuelb last edited by manuelb
I know it's not a bug, but I created a issue to let this know.
This "change" is very annoying, and lot of users complain about it, so I create an issue for it.
There a a lot of explanation of why users want sidebar only in speed dial or opera pages only in the main thread in opera forum :
- Main thread : https://forums.opera.com/topic/31727/side-bar-for-only-speed-dial-option-opera-60/82
Without it, flow becomes useless as we need to do a complex process to access saved flows on desktop...
I really hope this feature will be back soon,
jolang last edited by jolang
So what's up here guys? As I understood from the messages Opera devs and designers are somewhere in a vacuum and they don't care of our opinion at all. This thing with the sidebar is the most annoying reason I stay with 58 at least for now, then I'm going to install firefox maybe.
inertdynamic last edited by
yeah, this is is the worst change they've made yet.
i find it very annoying and i might even stop using Opera because of it
weirdtuned last edited by
Well, @anonan has been banned a few days ago, apparently. He's been making a lot of useful topics on the actual problems of the current versions of Opera starting from 60 and onwards. Mentioned lots of little and noticeable user-unfriendly details about newer version of Opera. Unfortunately, he wasn't very polite in regards to mentioning the competence of Opera staff lately, so this ban was only a matter of time.
I'm starting to think they aren't going to listen to us at all. I guess they're more concerned when someone finds a critical data or safety loophole, rather than caring about adjusting user experience while using the browser. I'll have to continue using the older version because all the new functions and defunctions aren't compelling enough to move on. This Side Bar thing is only one small part of the abundance of interface problems the newer versions bring to the table.
jolang last edited by
So I don't know for you guys, but I am finally up to uninstalling Opera. I was struggling the last few versions (since 58), now I'm going to get rid of this piece of user-unfriendly crap. Have a nice struggle with the sidebar.
Sergofun last edited by
Well, I found not very smooth solution. Just add shortcut for the "show sidebar" option.
It works fine, but you have to get used to it.
victor389 last edited by victor389
Another workaround: you can add links to bookmarks, history, etc. to the start page. Links: