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Broken websites (Twitter, Tumblr)

  • Green Man Gaming is also inaccessible. It works fine in IE and Opera 18, but in Opera 12.16 if I try and log in or if I add something to my basket and try and go to the checkout stage, I got a "403: Forbidden" error.

  • "It's not from our end, it's from VeriSign. Sorry about that though." - Opera on Twitter

  • If that was true, how come it doesn't affect any other browser?

  • I had no pictures loading, clear cache and cookies, now it loads like OP pics, even worse. Opera 12.16

  • Originally posted by funksoulbro:

    If that was true, how come it doesn't affect any other browser?

    Do you even know how certificates work?

  • rafaelluik: great idea linking to a tweet when twitter it is broken 😉

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    Originally posted by funksoulbro:

    If that was true, how come it doesn't affect any other browser?

    Do you even know how certificates work?

    That is a completely separate issue to this one.

  • Just one more reason to use Opera 11.64. 🙂

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    Originally posted by funksoulbro:

    If that was true, how come it doesn't affect any other browser?

    Do you even know how certificates work?

    Why don't you explain it to us?

  • @serious 😃

    Originally posted by Pesala:

    Just one more reason to use Opera 11.64. 🙂

    Or the most recent and supported Opera 17. 🙂

  • So are we forced to let go of Opera for good or will there be a fix for 12.16 users?

  • Originally posted by misteromar:

    So are we forced to let go of Opera for good or will there be a fix for 12.16 users?

    I asked about this on Opera's Facebook page. I mentioned that users are having issues with Twitter, Tumblr etc. and asked if they would be releasing a fix. They deleted my post within minutes. I hope they do fix this, as they're definitely aware of it, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

  • Rafaellluik, thank you for your comment. Should we wish to use 17 we would all have done it so far. (Actually I did use it for 15 minutes, maybe half an hour or so). We got to 12.16 from updating. Opera 17 (15) is not an update. It is a different product, do you really find a reason why we should use 17 instead of the real thing (the preposterous Goooooogly?), because if you do I really don't.

    In the meantime I'm probably taking Pesala's suggestion and rolling back to 11.64. I'm not quiting the real Opera (the real thing!) until it is clear Opera team does. I have hope in good sense and believe that, after all the big issues I saw Opera going by through the years, proceeding with the 12.16 would be the chalenge to take. Either that or keep the 17 in the shelf until it could proove to be something as brilliant as 12.16 was (is), instead of a poor copy of something that already exists and that most traditional Opera users really seem to hate for a reason or another. It is not a question of sports team loving, this tool is something useful and needed for our daily tasks.

  • Originally posted by funksoulbro:

    I asked about this on Opera's Facebook page. I mentioned that users are having issues with Twitter, Tumblr etc. and asked if they would be releasing a fix. They deleted my post within minutes.

    You mean this one, or this one, or this one? Why would them only censor you?

  • Originally posted by Cybe-Rider:

    It is not a question of sports team loving, this tool is something useful and needed for our daily tasks.

    For some on here, unfortunately it is a question of "sports team loving".

    I would suggest giving Firefox a try. This morning I've been messing around trying to get it to work like Opera 12.16 using extensions and I've got back the majority of the functionality I need using the following: -

    Add to Search Bar - Allows you to right-click in the search field of any website and add that site to your search engines.
    All-in-one Gestures - Give you more powerful mouse gestures than are in Opera.
    All-on-one Sidebar - Gives you a sidebar very similar to the one that's in Opera 12.16.
    Context Search - Allows you to highlight something on a web page and search with any of your custom search engines.
    Duplicate this tab - Not really needed, but makes it a bit easier to duplicate tabs and gives you a bunch of extra options.
    Speed Dial - A more powerful speed dial than the one in Opera 12.16.
    Undo Closed Tab Button - Gives you a button that opens the last closed tab, with a drop-down list that allows you to select from other closed tabs.

    Those, combined with rearranging some buttons/toolbars, has given me a very close experience to that of Opera 12.16.

  • Twitter, Tumblr, and what else? We might learn something by collecting more domains and discovering what's special about them.

    Disabling OCSPValidateCertificates, refreshing Twitter, and then enabling OCSPValidateCertificates -- allows you to have a mostly-working Twitter (some images missing) for a while...seemingly until you restart Opera. That's a decent compromise for now.

  • I disabled OCSPValidateCertificates... so everything working fine... even images.

  • Same problem here with Twitter and Oper 12.16

    Another site that doesn't display images correctly since a few days is Discogs

    http://www.discogs.com/Groundhogs-Split/master/101396

    No cover images are displayed. The site works fine with other browsers.

  • (Haaaa... The page I had here is displaying correctly now...)

    To those of you considering changing to another browser I just leave two challenges:

    1 - Try to copy an image that has an hyper-link to somewhere else and see how easy it might be in some other browser. In Opera that's one click away.

    2- Try to revert to a page you've been before and accidentally closed from which you can't recall the address. (it happens to silly me every day!)

    Of course a browser is a browser and they do almost the same, all of them. The difference might just lie in this small details which for some might be priceless. Apart from the fact that should you have some legacy hardware hanging somewhere Opera might be the only one light enough to have it going as a fairly good experience.

    Also Opera doesn't get bundled into your system once you install it which is always a great thing should windoze get itchy.

    And I bet most of the quitters also won't miss Dragonfly, actually all dragons can fly, and what's the use, right?...

  • Originally posted by Cybe-Rider:

    To those of you considering changing to another browser I just leave two challenges:

    1 - Try to copy an image that has an hyper-link to somewhere else and see how easy it might be in some other browser. In Opera that's one click away.

    I'm not sure what you mean by that?

    Originally posted by Cybe-Rider:

    2- Try to revert to a page you've been before and accidentally closed from which you can't recall the address. (it happens to silly me every day!)

    I'm using an extension in Firefox called "Undo Closed Tabs Button". It gives you a button in the toolbar and if you click it, it opens the last closed tab, but if you click the drop-down arrow next to the button, you get a list of lots of recently closed tabs. You can set how many recently closed tabs you want it to remember, from 0-99. It also allows you to restore all closed tabs with one click.

    To be honest, I'm finding that Firefox extensions give me more flexibility and functionality than Opera in quite a few areas. For example, I'm using a speed dial extension that is WAY better than the speed dial in Opera. It allows me to create groups and switch between them with buttons. The groups include recently closed tabs and most visited. I can choose what happens when I click a speed dial icon, so I can have it open in the foreground in a new tab, in the background, or in the current tab. If I go to the most visited, I can view by most visited today, this week or this month. I can customise the fonts and colours. I can protect my speed dial with a pass code so no other users can view it. The list goes on.

    @Ornette - Here's how to fix the Discogs image issue. It's actually a different issue to the one this thread is about. Open this link in a new tab, which is a link to the image that currently won't display for you: -

    http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-150-1818681-1246049032.jpeg

    It'll say "403 - Forbidden". Right-click anywhere on the screen and choose "Edit Site Preferences...", then click on the Network tab and check the box next to "Send referrer information" and hit OK. Images will now work on Discogs again.

    The issue this thread is about does affect Discogs too though. If you go into your private messages on Discogs, for example, the stylesheet won't load and the page won't display correctly. The same with other secure areas of the site.

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