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Opera Turbo replaces Off-Road mode

  • Can we have some features of Opera mini in Opera for Android?

    Like....?

  • like... single column view

  • Like swipe down to update (reload) and fullscreen.

  • no...yes...yes

  • why no for single column... not possible in chromium engine

  • So what we're talking about if I recall correctly is SSR, or Small Screen Rendering which was a feature in the Presto layout engine. It was a lot of heuristics and tricks to try to mangle your web page into a single column of text... intended for the days when phones could just display a couple of lines of text.
    Adding that to Chromium would certainly be possible, though I don't think it would be worthwhile. We have text wrap which essentially achieves the same thing but much better IMO. SSR would probably not behave very well on a modern web page.

  • For some reason Opera warnings are not activated on latest Opera 28. URL example html6test.com (unsafe). Opera Mini shouldn't resolve this URL either. Currently I don't have latest beta installed on my device so I don't know how it works Turbo2.

  • You mean the SSL warning? Works for me as long as you enter it as an https-address.

  • Yes, right. Previously some Google ads were blocked on oraexacta.net so I was under the impression that protection was disabled, https part was omitted...

  • hi opera team.in new version of opera browser 29 turbo mode not work,please check this problem and fix it.thanks

  • hi opera team.in new version of opera browser 29 turbo mode not work,please check this problem and fix it.thanks

    I think you are right, for the data saving of turbo mode works worse than off-load in my phone.

  • @ppgghhjj no it works better just save less.. its more compatible and if you need more save than try opera mini or set images in low quality and add opera max .. this is full browser and if we need to choose between compatibility and more data save im sure that compatibility its priority for users. so new opera turbo is much better than off-road mode.. example pages like Facebook gmail youtube and newspapers are better for reading and navigate.. on off-road i had problem to use much pages.. Turbo2 is new and will be better in future and it will save more.. i like it and this is direction that Opera team will be working and develop in the future.

  • @ppgghhjj no it works better just save less.. its more compatible and if you need more save than try opera mini or set images in low quality and add opera max .. this is full browser and if we need to choose between compatibility and more data save im sure that compatibility its priority for users. so new opera turbo is much better than off-road mode.. example pages like Facebook gmail youtube and newspapers are better for reading and navigate.. on off-road i had problem to use much pages.. Turbo2 is new and will be better in future and it will save more.. i like it and this is direction that Opera team will be working and develop in the future.

    Thank you, I will keep 28. I agree with you that turbo's compatibility is better than off-load, and 29 has visible progress. Hope the team keep on the good job.

  • I wish Turbo Mode would respect android hosts file. I have rules for blocking ads there, but Opera in Turbo Mode still downloads the ads.

  • Hi,

    Just letting you know we've pushed a small update to the beta channel that fixes a common crash found through our automatic crash reporting system. It should be live in GP by now. Thank you all for helping us testing in the Opera beta channel.

  • Shouldn't any turbo or off-road structure have a capability to manually or automatically "freeze" a page, to prevent an automatic web refresh every time the tab is viewed?

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