How many people are unhappy with new Opera (26)?

  • Hi there ladies and gentlemen. my first post here. Probably there will be no second.

    I have just switched from 12 to 26.

    As many other users have mentioned in other threads, I am also very disappointed about the change.

    All the features and functionalities that made opera my browser for over 12 years are simply not there anymore and I find myself using a bland clone of Google Chrome.

    This is a list of all the functionalities that are trade off for me to use Opera again, not necessarily in order of priority:

    1 - integrated email client

    2 - side panels for bookmarks, history, links, downloads

    3 - the small preview of the page when passing with mouse over a tab. Now the preview is so big that covers almost the full screen. what's the point? I'd rather open the full page then!

    4 - the status bar, in particular the ability to monitor the connection speed and the amount of data and objects being downloaded

    5 - the view bar, in particular the ability to switch images on/off, to switch between "author mode" and "user mode", and the button "fit in the view"

    6 - the quick settings (F12 button) - in absolute the most powerfull tool that the old opera could boast to any other browser.

    Opera users, please comment here if you agree with me.

    Which killer functionailty has been killed in the new Opera, so that you will move on to another browser?

    As for me, I'll stick with Opera 12 (if I can manage to restore it) for as long as possible before to browse exclusively on Google Chrome (or some other I may discover in the meanwhile)

    So long Opera, and thanks for all the fish.

  • The integrated mail client will never come back, you can tru the standalone installation.

  • So you came here just to whine and now your gone? Well, that was productive. I guess I wont bother listing all the things you're wrong about or the things you can correct with extensions.

  • I will admit, I felt like things were a little lacking at first. Like anything new if you try to accept it you will find that it is not as bad as you initially thought.

    Sure some things are missing, but they are slowly coming back. I remember for the longest time we didn't have bookmarks or syncing, now we have that back.

    I think they are doing a great job with Opera. Maybe it is because I am a developer so I realize how long it can take to implement some functionalities, or the reality of having to decide what gets worked on next and what gets put off until the next sprint.

  • So you came here just to whine and now your gone? Well, that was productive. I guess I wont bother listing all the things you're wrong about or the things you can correct with extensions.

    Are you talking with me?

  • Nah, I was talking to the OP, who ended his post with "So long Opera, and thanks for all the fish." It looked to me like he came here just to dumb a huge list of things he hates now and that he wasn't going to bother reading the responses.

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