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What percentage of people are adapting well to the new Opera?

  • I've always hated Chrome because so many things are not possible compared to Opera. Then Opera uses the foundation of Chrome for their new product. Ugh. Its like Ferrari using a Toyota frame and drivetrain for their next product.

    Never mind the fact that webpage rendering is SO much better with the latest Opera. This typical comment is clearly based on a hatred of Google because the old Opera rendering engine had so many issues. Personally for me, any engine that makes the browser better at webpage rendering is welcome.

  • I have been using Opera for at least 4 years, now version 12.17. I do online banking with it because it is stable, solid and reliable.
    Now the Bank of Scotland tells me that my browser is antiquated and they recommend that I should use IE, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. But I do not want to. What can I do?

    You really only have a few options:

    1. Install and use one of their recommended browsers, if only for that bank site.
    2. Install and try out one of the new versions of Opera on that site.
    3. Try spoofing the site by identifying/masking Opera 12.17 as Firefox or IE.
    4. Contact your bank and try to persuade them not to block usage of Opera 12.17.
    5. Move your account to a bank whose site is more compatible with older browsers.

    My own bank did a major website upgrade several years ago, which refused to work properly with Opera thereafter... I could get just halfway through my two-part log-in procedure, but it would suddenly "time out" and toss up an access error. No amount of persuasion would convince the bank to fix their site's code to accomodate Opera, and changing banks wasn't an option for me... so I've had to use IE or Firefox for their site ever since. In many banks' view of things, 97% of their customers employ Chrome, Firefox, or IE anyhow, and so they refuse to code or proof their sites for lesser-used browsers. It's just a sad reality at present.

  • You can make yourself a custom html with certain bookmarks, place it as a bookmark in your Opera, then one click - open the html bookmark, the other - "Open with..." there.

  • @goldmarie1

    I have been using Opera for at least 4 years, now version 12.17. I do online banking with it because it is stable, solid and reliable.
    Now the Bank of Scotland tells me that my browser is antiquated and they recommend that I should use IE, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. But I do not want to. What can I do?

    Try accessing it with Opera 23+, download manually from http://opera.com

  • Years ago I used URL-Album, browser independent program. Then I get to the delicio.us, which is cross-browser website. It's possible to use Evernote, I think. But in no circumstances they can replace browser bookmarks.

  • You can make yourself a custom html with certain bookmarks, place it as a bookmark in your Opera, then one click - open the html bookmark, the other - "Open with..." there.

    This is interesting. But how to conveniently update it daily? Is it easy to add more to it quickly?

  • I hate the new Opera, it's faster, but i really miss some of the old features that made me choose Opera. I installed some extensions and unistalled in a few seconds because they all came with extra shit you don't want like register on 3rd party sites, advertise, etc.

  • This is interesting. But how to conveniently update it daily? Is it easy to add more to it quickly?

    Define quickly :lol:

  • New version is more compatible, but less usable.

    Everything is buried or missing.

    There isn't a history back button, I need to go back through every page.
    There isn't a dedicated stop button or a way to make one.
    The wands missing, so I have to go through the web page and find the button that submits the form.
    Can't enable the title bar so I have to search each page to figure out if I'm on the right forum thread.
    There is no easy way to switch through different useragent strings.
    There is no way to change settings for each individual site.
    There is no dedicated search, search string is replaced with URL.
    There is no way to display details in the download bar, and the details that do go vertically wasting space.
    Themes only change the background image.

    But it does handle ajaj and ajax better than 12. Does anyone know why so many devs are using javascript for links and images anyway?

    Also who is the chick in the photo next to the login for the opera forums, and what does she have to do with logging in?

  • I see the forum deletes carriage returns.

  • Page 4, eh? Well, I still wish somehow 12.17 could have gone on to a newer and better life, but, given a bunch of spare time, and a couple really nice guys on other Forums, I have worked through almost all my heavy gripes about 24.0

    Count me 'adapted'. Not so sure my Bride will let me put it on HER computer...she has HUNDREDS of bookmarks ! I can damn near feel the frying pan on my head!

    Giz

  • Seriously, what kind of dopes are at the controls to remove functionality such as the Tool Bar, i.e. File / View / Tools / Subwoofer etc? Instead of going forward, these that are writing this program (or destroying it) are going two steps back and then 40 steps in reverse! Hey!

  • @belinderope: you need to leave. Find a browser that will make you happy and go... be happy. But stop your whining and finger-pointing. If you don't like Opera... fine. Stick with Opera Presto (it still works, you know) or go away and find another.

  • Page 4, eh? Well, I still wish somehow 12.17 could have gone on to a newer and better life, but, given a bunch of spare time, and a couple really nice guys on other Forums, I have worked through almost all my heavy gripes about 24.0
    Count me 'adapted'. Not so sure my Bride will let me put it on HER computer...she has HUNDREDS of bookmarks ! I can damn near feel the frying pan on my head!
    Giz

    Never put a browser on someone else's computer unless he/she asks. We each find our own way. My wife does not use Opera and I have no intentions of disrespecting her individuality. I'm glad you found a way to adapt to Opera 24 and by the next version you may have a better chance of demonstrating its book-keeping prowess. Let's wait and see.

  • Gracious leushino! You do seem filled with anxiety and despair (and rage). Might I suggest a calming tea you can get at your local Health Food Store, I believe it's called "Britgeotter-Calm" made from regular tealeaves. I've known others it has given some relief to stress levels such as yours.

    Years ago, I always used Opera and found it fast. But I moved on. Downloading this newest version left me tattered and torn. It's like taking the steering wheel, the odometer and a floor mat out of ones' car. Why do these dudes do this? It's taking what used to be a good product (now watch your temper leushino) and stripping it down just so we can't use it.

    I'm convinced Opera will bring back the Menu Bar in the not too distant future, or they'll have one person (leushino) using it. Thumbs up all. 🙂

  • Looking @belinderope, I wonder -
    where is your postcount???

  • Under their avatar, just like everyone else's, and they have a total of '2'.

  • It showed 0 that time you answered to his 2nd post.

  • Wow! This is embarrassing. So do you joshl & linuxmint7 really like the new Opera?

  • It showed 0 that time you answered to his 2nd post.

    It was showing 0 at the time you answered his second post. 😃

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