Please return the old Opera looks
cdelsol last edited by
I agree with most of the complaints already posted, but the worst for me is the hideous purple highlighting that seems pop up everywhere.
If there are users who require what one reply described as cartoon colors, can you at least do those of us whose eyes are painfully bleeding the option to turn it off (or choose a tolerable color)?
I realize that introducing AI is a big thing and warrants a new release, but that's not a reason to ruin the rest of a browser that has so many devoted users. I was one of its greatest cheerleaders for many years (even bullying my husband into switching), but this new version is making my job more difficult -- the eye strain alone is reducing my productive hours -- and I regret to say I've started trying out alternatives.
jcmlny last edited by
Is anyone using Vivaldi as a long term browser? I am trying to decide between Brave, Vivaldi or Firefox*
multitasker-5 last edited by multitasker-5
There used to be a place in Settings where you could select the background wallpaper. Not sure whether that remains the case. (And that is only one part of the now quite bad visual UI.)
It looks like some form of the AI came in somewhere after v. 97, the one I first updated from in terms of this discussion. I say that because in the May release of v. 99, although it was for the most part a satisfactory looking and performing reversion, when I highlight something (in order to save it to the Win clipboard) that bunch of other, stupid context menu options like in v. 101 ('Make a Joke About', 'Rephrase Like Yoda') still comes up. I wiped out the entire \App tree when I reverted Opera versions, so I don't believe this could be a holdover from 101. [Just checked that again, and it is actually a different set of useless new context menu choices added, like "Write a Haiku."]
Regarding Vivaldi, it became the primary browser -- for some time now -- on my Android cell phone. That was because it proved more reliably functional there than a few others I had tried. Haven't used it on the desktop though. (It is also Chromium-based.) I was a FireFox user on the desktop & laptop for many years. It remains in place there, although I have not been a fan of several changes that began coming into FF a few years ago. Whenever a product is good the way that it is, it seems like developers just can't resist trying to "improve" it . . . which usually winds up leading to bloatware in the case of software, and a clear dis-improvement.
redwolftrash last edited by
@jcmlny after the initial post i made under this thread, i downloaded and set up vivaldi. i've been using it for roughly 2 weeks, and i had no complaints (in fact, it has a lot of features opera doesn't have that i like, like an easy zoom in + zoom out bar and tab stacking that isn't a massive headache to use)...until a few hours ago.
i don't know how much the opera streamlining stuff for gaming is supposed to help (or if it helps at all) since my computer's so awful i always get lag spikes regardless of what i'm playing, but the difference on vivaldi in regards to playing on roblox has been horrific.
250 ping, can't seem to be on call and play without lag every 5 seconds, and as a result i'm miserable during what should've been a fun play session with a friend. i'm trying to ask for help while my game's running smoothly and my mic ended up not working properly for god knows what reason (one of our mics always stops working during our calls), and once it got fixed and i could hear my friend, my game was so noticeably laggy that i had to turn on the profiler stats option in settings.
the lag made it so i couldn't run from any threats in the game, and i proceeded to lose hundreds of in-game dollars' worth of items to both antagonistic players and NPCs i was outrunning just fine beforehand.
at this point, i just want whatever will give me the least amount of headaches. i think i'm going to figure out how to get a version of pre-opera one opera with none of the stupid AI or bloatware features these newer versions have and the ability to update itself removed. vivaldi's nice, but i switched to opera in the first place solely because i couldn't play music and play a roblox game without the browser crashing, while i could on opera.
redwolftrash last edited by
@multitasker-5 what do i do to get the version of opera that has a broken update launcher (and won't update without my consent, let alone at all) like you mentioned? do i need to download that portable software app and then download opera from inside of that app?
also, would i be able to transfer my passwords between the opera one opera and the new copy of opera i'd be downloading, or would i have to write everything down before deleting opera one?
multitasker-5 last edited by multitasker-5
In case it was not previously posted here (I've lost track), a long history of Opera versions can be downloaded from https://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/
(seems to take you to a Google link, but click on that)
I'm a major fan of the portable apps from Portableapps.com. Unfortunately, that extensive past version repository above does not apparently include those portable editions. I inquired about this at Portableapps, and was told that due to licensing issues they are not allowed to offer their versions prior to the current one. With considerable searching you might be able to find them on some third party sites, but then if you managed to do so you should then (for security reasons) also obtain the hash values of that release (CRC32, SHA-256) to confirm that they weren't tampered with. I would probably take the further step of running it by Virustotal.. Sounds like a lot of trouble to go to for this.
The Portableapps launcher is just a framework for consolidating a bunch of portable apps in what is supposed to be a more convenient structure. It is not required, any of those apps can be a la carte. (I've never bothered with their Launcher . . . but if I ever wanted to carry around a rather large collection of their portable apps on a flashdrive, I might look into it.) You just need to make a shortcut for the portable .Exe file on your Win desktop, and you're in business. As far as the Passwords / Logins are concerned, I think Opera made it super difficult -- if not quite impossible ? -- to migrate them to other Opera installations, unless you did some kind of a Cloud Sync deal, which is a category I am allergic to. NirSoft Utilities included a tool that was supposed to handle a migration like that, but it is quite old by now and may only pertain to Opera from quite a few years ago. I did have it in mind to test that at some point though.
Prizrat last edited by leocg
im going to have an aneurysm why is the next update even worse. Why do the workspaces have an animation when I switch. This is so unnecessary and laggy!
Cod19 last edited by
New visual update, The only thing they have done is reducing the padding outside of the bubbles.
That's a step in the right direction I guess lol.
Now please Opera, if you absolutely want to keep that look at least give us the option to choose between the old and the new design.
IsAnyNameAvailable last edited by
@isanynameavailable Am replying to myself so anyone reading knows what I'm on about. Opera has now updated, the bookmarks now expand so you can actually read the names. Once again my bookmark folders on the toolbar can act as drop-down menus, instead of having to navigate through the Bookmarks page. This was my only issue (I have no interest in islands etc) so for me the Browser remains useful. I am so pleased, but why couldn't they just leave well alone?