Opera browsers in 2020, what’s next?
malakay-666 last edited by
Yeah, that´s great, but.....
- will ever be fixed not working sync between Opera Mini / Opera for Android and Opera for Windows??? It´s been year´s and nothing changed.... I want to share my bookmarks between devices and I can´t. Every browser is able to do it, except opera
- Will ever be available Opera for Sailfish OS? I want it to use it as default browser, but almost every user of Sailfish OS doesn´t want to use android app with doubtful performance, when Sailfish OS is Linux. So, dear Opera, can you make Opera available for Sailfish OS?
treego last edited by
Copy and paste to the browser bar!
Click and then enable this item by clicking on the "Default" button. Change to"Enabled".
After 5 minutes, all background tabs will be unloaded. Except for background movies, YouTube or social media. networks!
No such option exists here on the latest Opera Stable on Windows 7.
rafaelluik last edited by
@icetom87 @artexjay This is a very old misunderstanding on statistics that appears time and time again in discussions about Opera. Please, pay close attention to the explanation.
Yes Opera's market share may look stale or even at a decline, but this can happen while the number of users go up. How? The total population from which the stats are measured increases. Every time a new Android phone is sold that's a new "Chrome user by default" and every time an iPhone is sold there's a new obligatory Safari user. It happens while new parts of the world population buys/switches to their first smartphone or their first device capable of surfing the web even! (Don't forget developing countries where there are people that can't even access the web.)
It doesn't take users away from Opera directly, most of the time it's a new web user browsing on the default browser of their device and they don't know better or don't care. And hey Opera tried, they have partnerships to have the Opera browser pre-installed in some phones, but Google and Apple are at an position where it's basically impossible to compete, just look at Mozilla Firefox presence on mobiles and how Google smashed them in desktop after promoting Chrome everywhere where they used to promote Firefox.
rafaelluik last edited by rafaelluik
@leocg But the browser is under the same company of the loan apps. They are using the money they get from Opera browser to finance those abusive loan apps! They disrespected Google's terms on purpose and they are charging poor people 300%+ annual interest rate on purpose!! For me this is the end, I won't use/support Opera browser knowing that they'll get the money for having me as a user and act as a loan shark in the lives of poor people of less developed countries.
rafaelluik last edited by
@artexjay Yes, I'm not using Opera anymore since I became aware of the Hindenburg Research report. I'm not supporting a company so it sends money to the CEO's other business (Qihoo 360) and put it as "paying for advertising services" in the financial report when it isn't even an advertising company, I don't endorse Qihoo 360, I don't endorse Opera using the money they gained from browsers to become a fintech acting as a loan shark with hideous annual interest rates in developed countries. I can't endorse the company that once acted as a defender of open web standards and internet innovation bowing and becoming a tool so that shareholders can make some money above any ethics. And when they're called upon on it, they give a blank meaningless default PR statement to the public lying about their practices and declaring themselves innocent. For the misfortune of its employees as brilliant as they may be, if it can't be separated from the parent company/owners, Opera should die...
I migrated all my data to Vivaldi and cleared the data from Opera sync. I'm grateful I won't even have to cope with Opera removing the full list of closed tabs and choosing for me what I'm supposed to have in my panels in the next version (put Instagram but doesn't let the user add his own web panels which is basically the same frigging tech), because for who knows why they decided to mess with that sh!t. I recommend Vivaldi to everyone who have ethics and loves what Opera used to be, because Opera is no more. I can also recommend Firefox for people that need lees features and can cope with its UI (I hate that scrollable tab bar with passion haha, same for the mobile version lack of good UI and features) because now it's the only player able to maintain Chromium's advances towards the open web standards in check, and as Vivaldi it's a company that doesn't have "make money for the shareholders" as their sole purpose. I'm still using Yandex browser in Android because of the full bottom UI and features (text wrap, ad-blocking/extensions support) but I'm not sure if I can recommend it because it's a big company present in the stock market and it's present on a lot of morally gray business I don't support like late capitalism gig economy and who knows what else, I can't really find good contextualized/historical information on this big Russian company in the languages I understand, so I should be looking for an alternative.
wyz23x2 last edited by
I used Opera regular before, and wanted to change to Opera Beta. So I installed it. But all extensions and bookmarks weren't there. The old one was still on my computer, so I removed Beta and continued to use the regular. That shouldn't seem right!
burnout426 last edited by
I used Opera regular before, and wanted to change to Opera Beta. So I installed it. But all extensions and bookmarks weren't there.
That's expected. Opera Stable, Opera Beta, Opera Developer, and Opera GX all use separate profiles. You'd need to export import or copy things over from one profile to another or use Opera Sync to get things from one profile to another.