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This is how you're going to save Opera

  • LOL... uh... seriously? Opera will never be successful because "I" shrug off a handful of first-time posters whining and complaining rather than asking how to make the new browser adapt to their style? Too funny. I didn't realize I had such clout in the browser world. Fancy that - Opera will stand or fall based upon my shrugs. :whistle:

    PS: Opera doesn't need saving. It's doing very well in the marketplace.

  • There's a company - and there's a browser*:whistle:*

  • Opera is doing well and it is an amazing browser. I wonder if the devs had changed to Webkit earlier. How would be today?

  • Which of the two different browsers did you mean, Sidney?
    What a confusion, isn't it, Sidney?

  • I said Webkit because Blink is new and was made last year.

  • I beg you pardon. 🐧

  • I'm just saying, when you make a software that is an alternative to

    • ie, a preinstalled piece of junk
    • the official chrome, a botnet and
    • mozilla

    You have to reconsider what you're doing because I still think Opera has potential and it must not turn into abandonware.

    Functionality isn't that bad, even if I remember using opera 9 for years and it was more complete, email and various plugins.

    I'm talking about aesthetics and I'm explaining what could be easily improved. Opera 9 by example supported a lot of skins of all kind created by artists, from Deviantart or others.

    Now it's like if you compare what Ubuntu or Windows used to be: a true OS becoming a minimalist junk for tablets with little or no personality or taste.

    I still use Opera9 for some applications. No way I'm going to overwrite it with that chromium clone. If I wanted Chrome, I'd install it.

  • I started with 10. I'm not sure if it was .52.

  • Opera Blink is not a Chrome clone.

  • I go back to version 3 which was released in 1999. At the time I ran it opposite Netscape.I don't recall what I paid for it, but pay I did. In truth, I paid for my first version of Netscape (Netscape Gold 3.0) but that is back in 97.

    I personally like the look of Opera now. It's clean and it does not need a bunch of dumb skins to mess it up. And those who think it is a clone of Google Chrome do not know what they're talking about.

  • Appearance customization would be great, but I think there's more pressing issues, like the broken font rendering, or the myriad of missing features.

  • The missing features are slowly being added back into the new browser. I agree that the font rendering needs to be addressed. Aesthetic considerations are the least important factors at this juncture and I continue to re-iterate: Opera does not need "saving". It's doing perfectly well.

  • The missing features are slowly being added back into the new browser.

    First, you're right - it's a new browser.
    Though the adding is peculiarly slow... However - if we do not consider the versions'/releases' number, the time period doesn't seem especially vast.:rolleyes:

  • I especially miss one bookmark feature; 'open all elements in folder', which opens all elements in a subfolder under bookmarks. (Main reason for still using series 12 Opera)!

    Will it come "back"?

  • I especially miss one bookmark feature; 'open all elements in folder', which opens all elements in a subfolder under bookmarks. (Main reason for still using series 12 Opera)!
    Will it come "back"?

    Maybe: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/10/share-bookmarks-opera-beta-26/#comment-1658057743

  • No, but thanks?

    Anyone know how to sort bookmarks and sub folders alphabetically?

    No, screw it. Sticking with series 12 and Exploder!

  • I especially miss one bookmark feature; 'open all elements in folder', which opens all elements in a subfolder under bookmarks. (Main reason for still using series 12 Opera)!

    Easy to do, though you have to right-click on the folder in the menu. Try it.

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