Relentlessly shoving Facebook Messenger in my face
dunjineer last edited by
I hate Facebook and their policies with user data, which are the antithesis of privacy and user respect. I always turn off their services in the Opera side chat widget bar thing, and repeatedly I get a pop-up asking me to sign in or sign up.
I close it and delete/hide it.
It pops up again a few weeks/months later when I start opera again.
I posted a bug report about this, and mentioned it in a review. Clearly Facebook's ad/signup money is more important to Opera developers than it's users' sanity. remembering that Opera claims to have an "automatic ad-blocker" is the insult added to this injuiry.
this, coupled with other policy changes I noticed(automatically turning on some "safe" advertisers and other hidden user setting changes I catch here and there, very simply made me lose trust in Opera software, and the good intentions of its policy makers.
I just finished downloading Firefox. Good bye Opera, it's been mostly good while it lasted the past couple of years.
kerygma last edited by
@dunjineer It's very unfortunate that you have left before others could possibly help you find a way to resolve this. I entirely agree with you regarding Facebook which is a blight on our civilization. Both my wife and I removed our accounts a few years back and we're so glad we did. None of my immediate family retains a FB account at this point so the fact that Opera is now trying to foist it on you is ridiculous. I don't know whether you are still around but hopefully Leo or someone else (Burnout? treego? Blackbird?) will be able to find a solution. And please, don't go to Firefox. Try Vivaldi if you're determined to leave Opera.
treego last edited by treego
@dunjineer You can turn off Facebook Messenger in the sidebar. Right-click on the Sidebar and click on it to disable it. The sidebar is very flexible in terms of what you want enabled or disabled -- at the bottom of the sidebar is an icon to click to do all sorts of adjusting of the sidebar to suit your fancy.
You can also hide the sidebar altogether and you should be fine that way, too.
Peace, sir or ma'am!