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  • I was having some problems with YouTube and one of the trouble shooting suggestions was to make sure my browser is up to date. Okay, fine.

    I was running version 12.xx, I don't remember which xx it was. I went to Opera.com and launched the installer download.

    Ba-Bam! I went from version 12 to 26 in a heartbeat.

    It looks like Chrome. I don't like Chrome. I want my menu across the top back. I want my classic skin back. I want to get rid of that pesky speed dial.

    Most importantly, I want my BOOKMARKS and SAVED PASSWORDS back.

    I do I make my world get back to normal.

  • I found out where the book marks are hidden. Not at all a smooth transition. Don't like it at all.

    Also, discovered that apparently my passwords are still there but they get automatically pasted into the appropriate places. Don't like that either. I liked having to click something to get that going. Not a high level of security but keeps the casual non-Opera user from poking around.

    Not happy with this new version.

  • You do still have 12 on your system if you want to use it - the install does not remove it. Having said that, it is showing its age.

    If you are mostly concerned about video, you will want to go to opera://flags and enable support for proprietary formats. (Just start typing "propietary" and it'll find it.)

  • I'm really concerned about look and feel. I liked the way that I had Opera set-up. My Win7 installation looks like Win 98 because that's what I like. I don't use the latest version of MS Office because I don't like it.

    In short, I don't like having to relearn how to use an application every time a new version is released. Maybe when I was 20 but I have other things to do now.

  • Saying that you like things in Windows 98 way in 2015 in a forum of a browser which aims to provide innovative user experience is useless. Sorry.

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