General Suggestions and Requests Topic - Opera for Desktops
A Former User last edited by A Former User
@pschirki Did you try to achieve your goal with Vivaldi?
- profile windows (for different accounts)
- staacks like workspaces
- tiles for multi-tab layout
- highly configurable wrapper structure
Let's assume You have two accounts of WhatsApp (WA1, WA2) and two Google Gmail accounts (GG1, GG2).
Now open two Vivaldi windows with own profiles (VP1, VP2) i left-right layout. Use left VP1 to open WA1 and GG2, do similar with the right VP2.
Create a stack with WA1 and GG1 pages and open them using Page tiling feature - e.g. two vertical tiles - WA1 on top of GG1. Repeat the steps for VP2.
VP1 | VP2 ------------------- WA1 | WA2 GG1 | GG2 xx1 | xx2
I hope you use your own solution or the same which I presented above even, working with many accounts from the same applications (communicators for example). I'm afraid Opera is wrong tool for your jobs.
Opera follows its own scheduled development (well hidden and very secretive) leaving a very small margine for additional radical changes/features.
Bad news, I know.
pschirki last edited by
@pschirki And I don't agree with you.
Ah, ok, so your no friend of convenience. You'd rather have Opera users utilize other browsers instead the one whose Forum Mod you are? Weird.
If i would be in your position i'd at least ask some dev if the suggestion was feasible and communicate the answer instead of only stating "My take is: Opera does not need this."
But thanks for the discussion anyway.
pschirki last edited by
@pschirki I agree that Opera could support multiple profiles, although I usually don't use them and although several pages/services allow you to change accounts kinda easily.
However I don't agree that each workspace should be a different profile.
Ok, agreed. But the possibility having multiple profiles on one workspace or several workspaces with each a set of unique profiles do not exlude themselves, i think?
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@pschirki I guess you mean several workspaces in one profile, like it works today.
I'm not a developer, so it's just a guess but since the two possibilities, having one profile with several workspaces and having one profile for each workspace, are kinda the opposite of each other, maybe having both may be difficult.
Also, to have a different profile on each workspace, it would need to be seen as different program/installation with its own profile directory.
avunaos last edited by
Whatsapp custom URL button
A small button to enter a custom URL (for instance web.whatsapp.com/send?phone=1234) so you can send messages to new phones.
"Search on google" right click option, to perform a reverse image search
Google account integration
Small button at the top left with links to Gmail, Google Drive, Maps, etc. from your connected google account.
Auto hide sidebar
Similar to windows task bar, when mouse touches the edge, the sidebar comes up, if not, it hides.
Prince-Nox last edited by leocg
Feel free to point me in the right direction if there's a forum about future releases that detail the following features!
So I've only been using Opera for about 2 days but already I'm liking it better than Chrome. I've been looking for an alternative for Ages since Google started changing stuff even after consumers told them they didn't want it. Here are some small but quality of life features I think Opera should consider;
A Home Button
-Now I know we have the Speed Dial button and honestly SD is a really cool thing, but personally I'd like to have the option of a custom home button there next to it, as normally I have Google search on a home button to quickly hope back to it. Currently I'm using an extension that adds a home button but it's on the right hand side, waaay away from all the other useful buttons I'm using.
-Honestly only have a couple of critiques for BM as everything else is perfect, please never pull a Chrome and change it for no reason, but anyway. Firstly I'd like to have more settings for customizing BM, particularly an option to change ALL bookmarks and folders to the list or tile view and not just change one folder at a time. I have a tonne of bookmarks and folders and going through one by one changing them to list view will take forever. Secondly, anytime I go to save a bookmark it takes a good 10 to 20 seconds to open the dropdown menu, this could be a problem with my computer however I think it might also be because of 1. the thumbnail that loads for every bookmark, and/or 2. the dropdown menu has to load every single folder I have. It's almost crashed Opera a couple of times mid-load, so I think having the Chrome method of opening a separate mini window to pick the folder I want to save something in would work much better, especially since I have to open up folders in folders sometimes and the tiny dropdown menu is kinda' awkward for that.
Right Click, Search Image
-I know I know, another Chrome feature, but it's a feature I and many others use daily and not having it on Opera is lowkey a deal-breaker. Chrome is set to replace the "search with Google Images" feature on the right click dropdown menu with the highly inferior "search with Google Lens", and I for one despise this choice, but I've been burned before with Google just not giving a damn about their consumers and changing things anyway (see above). Once Google officially rolls out the Google Lens replacement I can see a lot of people looking for cheats and alternatives, in fact that's already happening, a quick "how to turn off Google Lens" search shows hundreds of thousands of results of people complaining and looking to go back, rightfully so might I add. It's quite literally the best time for Opera to adopt the right click search image feature.
I might come back to this and add more at some point, but for now these are the biggest things I'd personally love to see. I look forward to a bright future where I can comfortably escape Google's claws!
Prince-Nox last edited by
@prince-nox Adding more thoughts! Again for Bookmarks Manager I've noticed newly saved bookmarks are added to the top of the list rather than the bottom. Personally I'd like an option to toggle adding to either top or bottom, as I prefer bottom but I'd imagine some people prefer top, a togglable option would satisfy both parties.
I've also found an extension that allows a "search with Google Images" option on my right click dropdown menu so I guess I'm not the only person who wanted such a feature. The extension works great so maybe that feature being integrated can be left on hold, up to the developers really.
Mrowa378 last edited by
I would very much like to ask you that in the future major update to the browser there will be a lot of useful features, such as other competing browsers that leave Opera behind, and I would very much like to be able to increase the performance of this browser regardless of how many times, as long as it starts up very quickly and open websites as soon as possible and features to jump to designated sites or folders as quickly as possible. What kind? The user himself would decide everything. You can arrange them nicely and have quick access to each of them. However, it was not an absolute novelty - previously ** Opera ** had it. Just look around to see what other browsers like ** Vivaldi and Microsoft Edge ** have. I wish there were as many personalization options as possible for the ** Opera for Windows ** browser. **