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Donloading Files: Dialog Box "Open, Save, Save As, Cancel"

  • I just dont get where Opera is heading. No unique features, no special design

    You're a bit blind...

    Can you elaborate it or its all you have?

  • I think what rafaelluik meant was that for the last two years Opera has been walking in another direction, more for "normal users" than for "power users". Opera never had much users if you compare to browsers like Internet Explorer or Chrome, so I understand why they wanted to try something new. But at the same time, Opera have unique features like the tab menu, mouse gestures and now also the sidebar, and all these features, according to me, is more in the power user way, so perhaps Opera try to make a browser for everyone, both advanced and regular users.

  • Opera have unique features like the tab menu, mouse gestures and now also the sidebar, and all these features, according to me, is more in the power user way, so perhaps Opera try to make a browser for everyone, both advanced and regular users.

    Tab menu? You mean that menu which shows list of tabs? What is unique about that? Its just a list with tabs you already see.

    Mouse gestures have lots of browsers now and you can install it with extensions and mostly you can change gestures.

    Sidebar is also extension on some browsers so no unique here.

    As far as I know Opera HAD 2 unique features:

    1. Tab stacking - no other browser have tab stacking like Opera. Unfortunately new Vivaldi now have it.
    2. Customization UI - no other browser have costomization like old Opera. You can move and shape almost all UI element

    But new Opera dont have this features.

  • Regarding download or open files I had exactly the same problem with the new Opera first, so I decided to start writing this little extension. First exercise was to find a way around the multiple necessary clicks until a file can be opened especially you are doing some investigation using a lot of pdf files. My final decision was to use a system notification that informs when a download is finished and what to do next - open or cancel. System notification from the chromium api are not fully supported in Opera so there are only those two possible options at the moment. "Open" opens the file in the system defined application. The file is then stored in "temporary_downloads" folder in the default download folder. "Cancel" deletes the temporary download instantly. Furthermore you can check an option to always clean up the "temporary_downloads" folder at Opera startup. You can choose defined file types or add your own file types.

    Here is the link:
    https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/open-with-application/?display=en

    I would be glad if you could try out this addon and give me some feedback telling me what you might wish for this extension.

  • And why exactly do we need change like that?

    Why not? Files will be downloade anyway, at least we will know where they are. 🙂

    Yepp, but sometimes I don't care where are the downloaded file, because I just want to take a look at it. The temp folder has one big advantage: The system cleans it after given days.

  • The system cleans it after given days.

    Well, at least here it was never unusual to find some months old temp file around.

  • The system cleans it after given days.

    Well, at least here it was never unusual to find some months old temp file around.

    That is not the problem of the browser.

  • That is not the problem of the browser.

    Maybe, but it affects the requested feature because many people will think that those once opened files are no longer in their HDDs, when they may still be there.

  • For that, Leo, there is a SPECIAL suggestion, too, in the general thread on downloads here*:P*

  • That is not the problem of the browser.

    Maybe, but it affects the requested feature because many people will think that those once opened files are no longer in their HDDs, when they may still be there.

    They can create a temp folder in the profile folder of the browser so the browser can clean after itself.
    There are no excuses here...

  • Creating a temp folder is also done with "Open With Application" extension. And this can be cleanded automatically or manually at any time when Opera is open.

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