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  • I am a disappointed end user of the opera web browser. I do not want to see a carbon copy of chrome. I would like to see the old presto based version still maintained alongside opera web kit. I would like to recommend some ideas to make both the web kit and presto crowds happy. One recommendation is release version of opera with duel browsing engine with presto and web kit. The second one is release opera 12 as opera classic, just like opera software did for the android version. The resort is use the old user interface with the web kit browsing engine which is more customizable then the google interface. I also had seemed to notice that the mail client has not been updated for bug fixes with improvements at all and runs on the old presto engine. Is it possible to release updates or combine back into the browser, maybe even consider the dual engine thing for the browser? Over all with new version of opera is still a good piece of software just like all the other software that opera makes

  • One recommendation is release version of opera with duel browsing engine with presto and web kit.

    Not gonna happen, Presto development has ended.

    The second one is release opera 12 as opera classic, just like opera software did for the android version.

    You can download Opera 12 or even older versions of Opera if you want.

    The resort is use the old user interface with the web kit browsing engine which is more customizable then the google interface.

    They willl not duplicate Opera Presto's UI. And also, Opera Blink uses its oiwn UI.

    I also had seemed to notice that the mail client has not been updated for bug fixes with improvements at all and runs on the old presto engine.

    Opera Mail development has practically ended.

  • It's not at all a carbon copy of Chrome. It has unique features -- the Speed Dial with folders, Stash, Disco, Turbo mode. Where is any of that in Chrome. See also more detailed discussion by Rafaelluik in the thread below:

    https://forums.opera.com/post/31150

  • It's not at all a carbon copy of Chrome. It has unique features -- the Speed Dial with folders, Stash, Disco, Turbo mode. Where is any of that in Chrome. ...

    FWIW, I believe the argued similarities of (or differences from) one browser to another lie within the elements, features, configurability, and behavior that matter the most to a particular user. Those users who find great user satisfaction in foldered Speed Dials, Stash, Discover, and the like will see Blink Opera as significantly different from Chrome-lineage versions which lack them. But those who find great satisfaction with the configurability, customizability, native features (bookmarking, et al), and the integrated behavior of Presto Opera will feel that Blink Opera (in those areas) strongly resembles the Chrome class of browsers, which all similarly appear to have a general lack of those elements natively. Each side minimizes the significance of the salient browser characteristics raised by the other side, since the importance of the 'bragging' points raised by one side matter so little to the opposite side. Those differences of opinion play out endlessly in user postings, but the user perceptions on both sides are genuine - at least in terms of where those users are "coming from".

    For example, in some ways, I see great similarities between Firefox (plus a few extensions) and Presto Opera from certain usage/configurability aspects that loom important to me. From that same perspective in regard to those usage/configurability aspects, I see Blink Opera, Chrome, Qupzilla, and others as being similarly limited and thus quite similar one to another. Put a different way, if the distinguishing features/behavior between one browser and several others are in areas that don't matter to a given user, all the similarities between them will dominate one's viewpoint of them, and they will all seem alike to that user with respect to what matters most to him.

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