General Opera GX Feedback Topic V2
mmmreece last edited by
Hi. For a number of years I've been looking for a new default browser as all the other seem rather processor hungry. I installed Opera GX a few weeks ago and have used it occasionally whilst still using chrome and firefox ( one for work one for non-work). I decided to fully commit to it today but ran into rather a massive dealbreaker for me. So I was wondering if there is any possible way around this or do I have to delete it and keep looking. The dealbreaker for me is not being able to open a new tab at my desired homepage. I've spent the last couple of hours or so googling for solutions only to finally find one that says that Opera don't want this to be possible and want to force you to use the rather unfriendly speed dial. Is this true or is there some way I can make this otherwise excellent browser do what I want of it?
lebruhlebruh last edited by
I haven't had any issues before now after using OperaGX for about a month, but now suddenly there's unchangeable keyboard shortcuts for different engines which I don't want to use, never have used, and won't use. Why can't I just set my default engine and have it work correctly? Why can't I disable or change the shortcuts? This is unbelievably anti-consumer. The benefits of GX really aren't much over chrome for my uses and this alone is making me think of switching back. Although the gains are small I really do prefer Opera over Chrome, and I've seen people complaining about this all the way back in 2021. How is this not fixed???
Plongus last edited by
Feedback: Could you add a feature that lets you block websites on workspaces just to help myself focus a little more.
CGAndy last edited by
I've been using the Opera GX browser for a few weeks and managed to convince some friends to do the same. I'm enjoying the software and had some feedback for fixes and improvements I would like to share. In no way do I expect a reply but I would like to offer my thoughts and opinions as I’d like to see this software developed for years to come.
Upon the installation setup walkthrough of Opera GX when clicking “block trackers” it restarts the setup process.
“Hardware acceleration” actually made my browser slower with it being turned on.
Speed Dial is extremely slow on start-up and takes a long time to show your bookmarks.
(I did some research on forums and it seems other people are having this issue too. Also the two friends I had install opera had the same problem)
- GX corner is also quite slow Especially with a animated wallpaper making it near unusable
(a note - my pc is very upgraded for composting workflows so performance is no issue here)
I understand the target audience is “gamers” for this software. Gamers are the worst critics more so than in film, and community and development teams listening to them is of huge importance to them.
One thing I know “gamers” like is customization. Have a more customizable array of settings, a big selling point of opera is the customization so why stop here? Add more features like..
- Ability to have sidebar on the right hand side
(I understand this may be a bit tricky with the minimize and exit buttons on the top right but I believe it can be done)
- Ability to change individual sidebar icons/colours
- Ability to move sidebar icons in different places.
- Sidebar application overlay.
(You can pin the sidebar which is nice, however it moves your window as well. Having another button next to it like a circle to represent “overlay” will keep it overlaying your tabs instead of closing when clicking again.)
- Collaborative pin boards.
( I believe this would be a great idea having multiple people share a pin board instead of just reacting but rather see realtime when someone updates. Maybe even a chat bar down the bottom? I believe this could compete with the likes of google docs/workspaces)
- Workspaces that have independent bookmarks / themes or backgrounds
(This would be really handy. How I currently have it setup is I have a workspace for “personal use” and one for “Work”. Having bookmarks associated with the speed dial in my personal like “Facebook” , “Reddit” and in my work workspace replacing that with emails and cg stuff would be absolutely fantastic.)
- Ability to export your opera setup and share it as a template with someone.
- Upload a custom bookmark image.
(I really like how the bookmarks were done! Great job! The fact you can zoom around and snap it as a thumbnail is great. However some sites just aren't that versatile or aesthetically pleasing. Having the ability to upload custom thumbnails would be really useful for organized people.)
- Add Steam overlay to the sidebar
(As stated previously I understand the target audience is gamers. So it makes sense to have a steam overlay.)
- Widgets in speed dial screen
( having features like a clock, calendar, notes etc would be a great bonus!)
- I think a really good selling feature to add would be the ability to almost have a mini profile or something similar for your opera sync. Here you can link your Twitch, Steam , Epic Games account etc and have followers like your friends for example. Maybe it can grab data from steam to show off your in game achievements. Maybe this could be all connected in the GX corner?
- Opera Sync really needs to come to IOS devices. I have an iPad and iPhone and would use it there if I could access my bookmarks.
Thank you for reading,
scalshib 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
Absolutely! It always gets on my nerves when dragging the last tab from a window to an other, and the old isn't being closed.
I mean, the browser itself is really great. Especially if you use features like the plugins (Telegram, Spotify, ..).
The problem facing the hardware acceleration is still up to date with me.
I'm missing the functionality to create a random safe password, too.
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PsycheZeal last edited by
Hi the names Psyche,
Been using OperaGX since last year. Recently like 3 days ago i start to notice that i am having trouble opening a tab, it keeps closing like automatically once i open a new tab with the plus icon or the simple ctrl + t it automatically closes. Though i found a way to open new tabs without it getting closed by opening the GX corner i can open a tab without it getting closed. (and also just now just found out that it happens when currently im on the tab of facebook like anything facebook connected to the site, but once i switch tab like youtube i can then again open new tab without it getting closed.)
ShamySolomon last edited by
ability to move the Notification popup location instead of the Windows Default bottom right
I see Firefox had theirs on the bottom left
ferusgaming last edited by
Being able to insert/customise your own images for website shortcuts in the speed dial.
Marcolo last edited by
Since a couple of Opera GX releases, I'm experiencing some issues regards all the login, sync, flow system.
First, the Flow should work without login, but it's no longer the case. Every time I want to use it, I have a mandatory login screen.
The login itself is bugged. It seems to lose credentials at random moments. And, as another user reported here on the forum, it seems to revert bookmarks list at a previous state.
For the sync, the problems are similar.
Honestly, I experienced more issues in less than 1 year with Opera GX, than in several years with other browsers. I'm starting to lose hope. The sensation is that OGX is treated like a secondary importance browser.
DarkDimensionZ last edited by
cookies wont work on Garena
ThinkerToYou last edited by
Opera GX has been wonderful recently to me. I deleted Chrome for the accessibility that GX has on limitations.
One thing I would love to be implemented is the grouping tabs that Google has. Finally, instant definitions snippets for words in the search bar.
ItsAlimPro123lol last edited by leocg
Everything is sick and cool. But there isn't "translate this page" function in this browser.
Please just add it
Thorminate last edited by
Alright, I've used opera GX for a while now and I love everything about it but of course, there will be stuff that could be made better, nothing is perfect!
Here are the Quality of life changes that could be made:
Make the sidebar toggleable with a keybinding or digital button.
The social media integration on the sidebar is good but needs changes like being able to pop up another window on the screen that can be docked like unity's system and be rescaled, This is due to the sidebar blocking like mostly all view of the page you're on when the social media is on.
Ash-guard last edited by
I have been using opera gx for quite a while for stuff like listening to music thanks to its integrated music player; having a ram/cpu limiter, and im really grateful for that. but there is this one thing that has kept at least me or the other overly organized people form completely switching. That is having a groups. Groups just makes life easier overall, you can just see on the tabs bar where your shows' section whatever you always have open is and just with one click its open or closed. I'm also tired and sick of ALT-Tabbing and clicking endlessly to find where I need to be. So please in the next or the near future updates I hope you solve this for me and all of the other people who have OCD. It makes life easier, it really does.
clackerNPC last edited by
@leocg i love the new shader it is so cool, but when ever i watch something it doesn't go away and i have to turn it off every time, so i think making it automatics like when ever there is a full screen it disables and also i think it will be annoying for reading emails so if that could be automatic too it will be so great