General Opera GX Feedback Topic V2
pavel58 last edited by
Missing changelogs for 83.0.4254.66 and 83.0.4254.70.
defected-saint last edited by leocg
So, based on the thread title you should probably be able to tell that this won't be the most... positive, post. After all, most people who come to post on forums don't do so to spread love and gratitude in the first place. That being said, I really do like the browser though. I recently switched from Chrome, which I'd been using since the fall of AOL.
That's a joke.
Point is, I'd been using it a while as my main browser for a while. I've tried Opera before but I opted to test out GX this time around. I game a lot and in the future I might dabble with streaming, so I figured GX would give me more bang for my figurative buck. And boy does it! This browser is loaded with features, which brings me to the issue at hand. Disclaimer: Rant incoming, there may be profanity. Expect the "F" word to be used liberally. Unless these forums are run by EA and it changes such language to plums
Why do you refuse to allow for any type of "home" button?
Now I know what some of you may be thinking. "Hold on there sonny Jim, I dunno how you do from where you came from, but around these here parts we've got 'Speed Dial'! Accessible quick and easily from your trusty side bar!"
Cool. Speed Dial is great. The side bar is too. Have no problems with either. However, Speed Dial on the side bar is Not a home button. What's the difference? As presently constructed, if I'm wrong please do correct me, Speed Dial will Always open up in a new tab. That's nice and all, if I want to open a new tab. But what if I want to go to my Speed Dial quickly using my current tab?
Can't do it.
GX has like 200 fing setting but I can't get the Speed Dial to act as a home button? It doesn't even have to be mandatory, it could be optional! 300 settings and this isn't one? Worse yet, it's redundant as f but not in a good way. I can achieve the same results by using "CTRL + t" or clicking the "+" icon to open a new tab, both of which take me to the Speed Dial on a new page. But there is no way to go to the Speed Dial, which I'd use as a home page, while staying in the tab one is currently browsing in.
You might be like "So what. Why does it matter? Just open a new page". To which I'd have to answer, because I don't f* want to. I don't want to have to open a new page just to go "home". I don't want to end up having 20 tabs open because this process just keeps repeating itself. I get that there is a simple work around, but every time I have to close a window, then click speed dial to open a new window, takes time and causes frustration. More importantly, how is the browser going to have 400 f*ing options to tweak in the setting but this isn't one? I mean damn, the regular Opera browser has this functionality! What the hell are you trying to say about gamers, Opera?
Alright, I'm done. Rant over. Thanks for your time.
shawaiz-tahir last edited by leocg
Opera is the Ultimate:
Opera provides a gaming browser that allows you to work, watch and play games.
XiiK last edited by
On the surface Opera GX looks and sounds like a cool alternative to whatever you're using now but in reality it falls very short if you're more then just an average PC user.
1.Search bar suggestions still persist even with the appropriate setting disabled or with history deleted!
2.The built in ad block automatically has things like google as an exception but even with them removed you still get a glimpse at the ad before it covers it up client side, very sleazy move.
3.Some of my bookmarks like youtube simply don't have a logo?!
4.Lack of customizability to the bookmark/extension/search bar at the top. In firefox you can drag and drop pretty much anything.
5.Disabling the side bar leaves you with "menu" next to the opera logo making it look cluttered.
Overall rating: 3/10, nothing more then eye candy with some features for people who don't fully understand how you use a PC fully. If forced I would rather use Edge than this.
1breton last edited by
I'm here to express my disappointment with this browser which, however, had greatly attracted me for what it proposes and seeks to represent.
I like some of the functions offered by this browser, although the options are a bit too gimmicky and useless, such as certain notification sounds and the useless gimmicky animation at the launch of the browser, but I do like GX Control, or at least the idea of it, and also GX Cornoer, which is my favourite, but here is an experience that makes this browser rather disappointing.
Indeed, when I'm in front of twitch and see youtube (I did not check for the latter) the consumption of the latter is really high and extremely unstable, while yet, we are supposed to be able to regulate the CPU / RAM consumption and frankly from my experience, it does not change much, while on Opera classic consumption is much less greedy and unstable than Opera GX, so I remain quite confused in understanding to know where to find the advantage supposedly "for the good of gamers" with this browser?
Wolfpac30 last edited by
The navigation through the "Bookmarks" is a little frustrating because the link icons are too big or too small and what really annoys you is the thing of just one-click on a link and it opens in another tab, without you being able to choose to select it and drag to organize.
Gid123456789 last edited by
First Impression Post:
Love Darkmode on everything,
Love Free VPn
Love Max CPU Usage
Love Discord/Twitch integration
Unchangable New Tab = Uninstall. I found out in forums that this is an intentional design, which is unfortunate given the benefits this browser has over others. Especially on business CPUs. I would love to be contacted if this changes so I can switch to your product on all my home and work CPUs.
bphft last edited by
Maybe I just need to scrap Opera and use a browser I'm confident is secure.
Sometimes short and sweet is best, eh?
I'll give sharing my concerns and suggestions a try:
I've used the GX version of the Opera browser for a few years now as my default browser. There are some things that annoy me about it I'd like to remove from it or disable.
The sidebar. I don't use it, I don't want to see it. I don't want to have to close it constantly and go through several steps to hide it. Please include a right-click menu option to hide it that when we select "hide" it hides immediately with no other required steps.
Crapware integration (facebook, twitter, instagram, discord (especially!), etc). I don't want this garbage anywhere near my computer or any of my networks. I don't want any chance of any of my browsing history or traffic or anything associated with or going to these sites.
These sites are not a convenience to me they're an invasive security risk and annoyance. Please provide a way to completely disable and get rid of these sites and everything pertaining to them.
"Just don't click on them. All they do is open the site. If you don't login they're not doing anything. Just ignore them."
They don't need to be present if they're not doing anything, Let us get rid of them if we choose to. Completely remove, not just disable and still have laying in the background. Gone!
The GX browser's cache is screwy. Please look in to it. I design websites. Even if I hit the refresh buttons both GX and the default version of Opera do not update my changes. I have to go to settings and delete cache, close it and restart it to get changes I've made to appear. All other browsers I use to test my work with refresh and display the changes I make immediately upon pressing the refresh icon or the F5 key. I have an auto-refresh extension for some of them that refreshes whenever there's a change.
I haven't touched browser settings. I wouldn't ever go in to the settings at all if I didn't have to to clear cache to get pages to update. I use default settings on all of the browsers I use so I know what the majority of general (and computer illiterate) users experience with the web sites and apps I create.
Opera is losing a long-term fan and supporter.
infxen8 last edited by
Guyssss... The tabs on gx browser looks Soooooo clean now... whoever did this, u have my thanks~~~<3
D4R3D3V1L19 last edited by leocg
I really like the Opera GX browser and am using it instead of chrome. I really like some of the features especially picture in picture But I have a few issues too But my main issue is that it doesn't save your info. What I mean is that in chrome if you are using a different laptop/computer you can log into your profile and have your data history Everything but in Opera GX you can't! Ok, I get it Opera GX has profiles now but still it's not the same profiles like in chrome so yeah. My laptop broke so I got another one but now I have to set everything back up. I used to have a lot of speed dials but now everything is messed up. Please fix this problem opera! I hope you respond.
H0P3 last edited by
-Block cookie dialogue doesn’t work (none of the sites care about this feature in Opera example gismodo.com just to name one)
-private browser does nothing. cookie dialogues pop up, pop ups pop up, videos auto play, extra content like ads showing in frames. It is a mess seriously.
-since the dawn of time opera got complete unconcern about auto play videos, playing advertisements. Not just the fact that you cannot save your data bandwidth due to these videos start to play and eat up your monthly data cap but the video start to play even when the page “area” not even in focus.
And many more issues that I’m very tired to even think about let alone work for you for free to list it here -I’ve done it many times in the past, sent feedback, wrote to support it is clear that you don’t care.
This is related to all your browsers not just GX. You seriously stuck in the 2015s where browsers begun their evolution.
Shobhit128 last edited by
@leocg I have been using Opera GX browser for a year now I experienced a very good interface and all the features are good but the new "force dark pages" is not good since i forms a white white patches while watching youtube videos when you hover mouse over it . I hope you will fix this .
I havent got any other issue while using it.
stoicheww last edited by
I'm enjoy using gx browser but i really need to add "tidal" to player so I can ply music from tidal yk.
GhstPants last edited by
There are only 2 things that i wish were different. I often need to drag a tab to my other monitor when doing work. when i am finished and want to drag the tab back, it leaves a window on the other monitor, and just removes the tab. Its a small thing but very slightly annoying. The other thing is when creating an account for something, Google Chrome gives the option to recommend a safe password when you right click on the password box. In OperaGX it does not. just something i like from chrome that i wish this had
username11243234 last edited by leocg
Overall GX is fastest browser i have . But it have 2 big problems(for me ofc)
Every time opera updates (1-2 times per Week ) it
- Show me starting gif with F**** Sound !
- Enable Sidebar.
If that will happen once a month - Maybe that would not be such a problem but disable this annoying things 2-3 times per week eventually will make me change browser forever.
FormalSnake last edited by
Hello, there are some themes on the chrome web store that i really like, i wish there was a compatibility between opera gx and chrome themes.
Also on macOS sometimes when opening a file browser to open/save files, the entire window becomes grey and doesnt respond any more. Also sometimes it just crashes.
4Reans last edited by
I have been using OperaGX for around 2 years now, I have never experienced any general problems or problmes with limiting the ram, unlike other browsers they eat the ram really hard I am enjoying the personal use, learning use, and gaming use.
the only thing I am not satisfied with and I am not enjoying at all is:
-the studying use...
Microsoft edge is ways better when it comes to studying, reading, and arranging the opened websites.
in operaGX we don't have "group your opened websites" aka (Vertical tabs feature) and sometimes I reach up to 30 opened website while they are not grouped, and they look painful to my experience.
the other thing I hate is that when I open a PDF file.
whenever I open a PDF file I can't use the same features as I can use on Microsoft edge, marking read out loud, draw, type on the document etc...
the general look of "google drive" is awful as well, that is the main only thing why I use 2 browsers instead of only operaGX.
summery: we need a new experience for students close to what it is in Microsoft edge or even better!!!
DizzyHotSauce last edited by
Add an option to disable typing sounds, as it can be distracting and I can't see an existing option anywhere.
Some websites autoplay videos and the video is forced into the corner of my screen with no option to get rid of it, even after the video has finished.
Opera GX doesn't remember the icons of bookmarks when you transfer them over. Unless I'm remembering wrongly, Firefox does it.
You can get rid of the sidebar, but I wish there was an option for it to act like a taskbar. Hover over the left side of the screen and allow it to pop out and become visible, just like the Windows taskbar does.
Youtube Music has a couple of bugs. If you try to full-screen a music video, the entire browser turns to fullscreen mode despite only the sidebar being affected. As well as that, if you minimise the video player, it glitches in and out of the thumbnails behind it.