General Opera Feedback Topic
Crownescent last edited by
Initially I liked the features this browser brought, but as of recently, tons of bloat have been added without the option to remove the functionality - the main offender that I cannot deal with is the search tabs function, which removes the space necessary to drag the tab if you have a decent amount of tabs open. Opera needs to stop adding these features that aren't being asked for without the option to simply turn them off.
I will be moving back to chrome for the time being.
damnyou last edited by
I've made my peace with Opera. You just have to weigh the pros and cons and then decide. Opera is quick and beautiful.
Against that, it goes haywire after several months and has to be reinstalled. When I learned to stop trying to fix it and just reinstall it, my problems were over.
(Sat Apr 1, 2023)
Crownescent last edited by
@damnyou Chrome has been treating me much better than opera has recently to say the least. The developers had the foresight to leave a space to drag the tabs even while adding the search tab functionality to their browser. I don't like compromising with a browser just to use one, if I have to live with an issue that impacts my daily usage, I will swap browsers.
uBronan last edited by leocg
I tried Opera again for again 3 minutes and that time was mainly because i hate to forced crap this again fail product is going
It is like Edge and Mozilla exact the same you must comly what we want you todo
I can not set the new tab to my choice which simply is what i want i do not want complicated BS full of brands i hate and will never use
I actually hardly ever use any chat programs and before you say i am probably a computer fool
well i can promise you i am not
I am was 35 years long a system engineer which at the end of my working life spend as head of a it department
I am sick of this forced crap i do not any ads not want any info send to whoever on the planet iit does not matter who that is i block everything i do not want
So the fact that i can not redirect this insane crap tab opening made me post this here
I might add it took me so much time nearly 4 minutes to try to stop all thew spyware and crap in this edge like browser it is like it is owned by M$
Do not react as i will never return here
End of story
krraatumi Banned last edited by
I installed Opera a few months ago in my windows 10 machine in order to have an alternative web browser. I use firefox, mainly due to habit and laziness; I've got the bookmarks and extensions already set and don't want to tinker with those in another browser.
averageguy last edited by leocg
Newest version of Opera is broken and unusable.
.....at tleast for viewing my favorite news site (Daily Mail) which contains an outrageous amount of ads. Up until 1 or 2 months ago, I was able to benefit from the built-in ad blocking software, When that stopped working, I researched for another blocker and found Privacy Badger was working for some and it was working for me. At this point I haven't found any software that is working to block the ads with Opera. Moreover I can't even write comments without blocking software using Opera on the site because every new ad causes the curser to be disabled.
Fortunately for me, Edge still works with various blockers and this forces me to abandon Opera. Shame because I have used Opera for a long time as my primary browser and will miss it.
Minor annoyance is the "Menu" button at the top left is missing - as others have mentioned, minimizing and maximizing window returns the button. Truly disappointed.
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averageguy last edited by
All functionality I'm used to is back yyeeaaa!
skoutas last edited by
I think I only signed up to this forum to express my frustration with Opera. I still only use it because I was a fan of the old Opera.
I can't believe that in just one day, without shutting down my computer, Other Speed Dials is gone and I have to sync again.
I don't care what the reasons are.
This is a google translation. If something is not clear - the reasons are in this powerful intellect
A Former User last edited by
I'm very happy with my Opera on Windows and macOS. But it's a disaster on my freshly installed Linux Mint 21.1
I'm getting frequent crashes out of nothing. There are a lot of sites that crash and won't load: Telegram and WhatsApp eg. (in main window and in the sidebar as well). Happens also with the welcome window on the first launch of the browser.
There's still the annoying bug that you can't right-click and have the menu open. It appears to open for a blink of a second, but then disappears very fast. So it's not possible to change the search engine in the settings. I could only change default Google to DuckDuckGo by syncing. But the reversal doesn't seem possible.
Otherwise everything seems to run without problems. I've made this fresh install with a new profile out of the flathub package that's offered in the app-manager - so I think it must be the latest version.
You can't even change the language of the UI, which is a minor issue for me. But it's not very user-friendly, by the way.
So is this only me or are these known issues that affect other Linux users as well?
Fortunately I don' use this old laptop for productivity really but more for checking mails and some fast information. Otherwise using Opera on this system would hardly be possible.
A Former User last edited by
@himmelsheriff Oh, at least the right-click-thing seems to be solved after the second launch. Still wondering why it happened at all.
Tempale2 last edited by Tempale2
Already even "naked" chrome does not do this. Why are opera developers such assholes?
They take bare chrome, remove touchpad gestures, remove lazy loading of inactive tabs.
It's like they're doing it on purpose so that no one uses their browser.
Although what am I talking about? For more than 10 years, they have not been able to do a full-fledged synchronization.
For the user to enter a username and password and get a ready-made solution. Instead, we are forced to separately install extensions for each authorization and constantly copy tabs from one device to another.
It's just a scam. It shouldn't be like that. But it is easier for developers to put two kissing blacks niggers on the logo than to provide basic functions,
which are the standard for all modern browsers.
Instead, let's draw another interface and come up with a new name. "Come on Chinese masters! Give us some more money!"
PS: The developers of Vivaldi are the same assholes. But on the contrary, they have a poor interface, and there are many functions.
Perhaps you should join?
aam2018 last edited by
This is the second time your updates have screwed up my browser. This time - no speed dials, black screen - no wallpapers, and couldn’t even go online. Similar issues with the last update. Luckily I had the installer download on my system and ran that. It fixed my problems except I cannot show a background picture. And why do I have to continuously adjust the DPI settings because the interface is too big? You are trying my patience in keeping you as my main browser. How do I get my wallpaper back?
kman198 last edited by leocg
So I've given this update about two weeks and I'm jumping ship. I'm so sick and tired of whatever "improvements" they though they were doing. This browser was tolerable until this last update. Spead dial by the navigation buttons is completely gone. Now every time I search for something, it only searches the first two letters i typed in, ever damn time. It is so frustrating to search for everything and do everything twice. I am done with this browser. Goodbye opera. I gave it a try, you completely ruined something that was half decent. At this point i would rather have internet explorer back. this thing is junk! adding screenshots. you can see my other post for the speed dial screen shot. Screenshot 2023-07-02 055847.png
MrMuFa5a last edited by
Cant replicated (opera one portable) , maybe you can downgrade to opera 99 (thats my solution)
Rip auto updates
A Former User last edited by
Now every time I search for something, it only searches the first two letters i typed in, ever damn time. It is so frustrating to search for everything and do everything twice.
To get that result page you must press enter.
Why can't you continue with more letters before pressing enter?
AntonyLP last edited by
Frame around tabs looks afwul especially on dark ones. Also when you download something download tab didn't pop up, you need to open it manually .Who approves this changes? C'mon guys...
Rob11 last edited by leocg
Navigation in Opera's newest update is a lot more difficult. I can't click on edges. I want to be able to put my mouse at the right edge of the screen and click and have it interact with the scroll bar. Instead it does nothing unless I adjust the mouse over to the left a few pixels. The same thing is happening for selecting open tabs that are a part of a group, clicking the top of the screen does nothing unless you move your mouse down a few pixels. This makes navigation very frustrating. Please fix this.
ValsoBG last edited by leocg
I was thinking about writing this feedback somewhere. Until today I didn't even know there was a forum about Opera - Aria told me about it.
I really can't understand how you can make such a great browser for smartphones and yet the desktop edition can be such a... what's the opposite of "great"? There are some good features on the desktop edition but as I said in the title, OFD will never be my default browser. Mostly bc of that limitation that doesn't allow to change the home page. There's a browser extension for Firefox which I love and can't live without (GroupSpeedDial) but I can't use it on Opera bc of the said limitation and that's not the only extension that doesn't work on OFD.
Also, the latest update adds rounded corners and there's no option to disable them. These rounded corners remind me too much of the pure GNOME3 (gross!).
I can only hope that some day you - the developers of Opera - will remember to give the users back the choices of customization and stop behaving like Microsoft who impose their views on the users. If I wanted someone to dictate what my browser will look like and behave, I'd use Internet Explorer or whatever it's called nowadays. Whereas Firefox, even with the web extensions (as opposed to the legacy addons) still offers the best customization level that no other browser on the market offers. Mine is so heavily customized that if I don't tell you it's Firefox, you'd never guess it.
Nearly half of the extensions I use on Firefox (and on Chromium) don't work on Opera and their developers say the reason for that are the constant limitations that you impose into the browser.
Opera used to be a great browser before it adopted the Chrome engine and before it became bloatware.
It really doesn't matter whether you'll approve this topic or not - the important thing is that you would have read it.