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restore all feature of opera 12.16

  • Agree with all of you...
    The worst thing for me, dedicated OLD opera user, is the communication with Opera Team!

    There is a lot of negative feedback from users on this new forum and all over internet and nothing official from opera.
    They just changed their direction, just it. Without any official announcment, like: sorry, these features will not be developed, we think that users don't need them because something something.

    But no, just silence. They just doesn't care anymore.... And this is sad thing.

  • The Opera as we knew it is gone. There used to be such a great community and communication. I still use Opera 12.6 and am almost afraid to even try the new version because it is so perfect, that I worry about installing the new one might screw up 12.6. We need to keep this thread a live, not that any one at Opera will care hearing from its long time old users. I started with Opera 4 and 12.6 may be where I stop.

  • We give us opera 12.16 features!
    This message is for the opera's CEO. If you don't give us the old feature, you donate us the source code of opera 12.16 for open sourc community.
    The actual version of opera is too unusable.
    Who do help me with a petition on

  • YES. Opera 12.16 is superb. I find myself using that and Chrome -- Chrome, because at least it has updates. Opera 12.16 is frozen (development stopped). But it is a SUPERB browser, and Opera 18, 19, 20 is an empty shell compared to Opera 12.16.

  • T I worry about installing the new one might screw up 12.6.

    There is absolutely no need to concern yourself with installing Opera 20 alongside v.12.16. It will not "screw up" your Presto version and you will be able to appreciate the new features and see how it is coming along.

    Asking for the source code of Opera Presto is simply a waste of time. It is the intellectual property of Opera ASA and will not be released for open source. Asking that certain features be returned to the new version is fine "as long as it is done respectfully." Threats and bad remarks are not going to influence anyone so try and be polite.

  • I think everyone is looking at the transition the wrong way. What happened is that the original Opera browser that we all loved has simply been discontinued. The company that used to make it is now making a different browser for a different market and, unfortunately for old users, is using the same brand name ("Opera") for it. Thus, we download what we think is our Opera and instead get something else.

    I was shocked and confused like everyone else. I am a huge fan of original Opera, and it took me a while to figure out that what now gets downloaded under that name is not the same program. I kept looking for the switches to turn on the features of the other product!

    I have no use for the new product, so I'm grateful to have found in this forum how to get the old one (to install on a new computer), and when that stops working, I'll probably fall back to Firefox - it seems to be the closest alternative to original Opera.

    But developers of the new Opera aren't stupid. They didn't intend for it to please people like me. They've figured out that people like me don't pay the bills for developing that incredible browser. It's a pity, too, because I would personally pay $100 a year for it; I guess there aren't enough other people who like it that much.

  • I would personally pay $100 a year for it; I guess there aren't enough other people who like it that much.

    You could add me to that list, but I guess 200 £/$/€ won't help Opera ASA pay the bills.

  • I would personally pay $100 a year for it; I guess there aren't enough other people who like it that much.

    You could add me to that list, but I guess 200 £/$/€ won't help Opera ASA pay the bills.

    I would be willing to pay as well. But the 'opportunity' likely will never happen, because I believe there's more to it than just the apparent stand-alone 'costs' of developing a more modern Opera desktop version that clones most of the features and configurability of Old Opera. Opera produces multiple lines of browsers for optional and embedded mobile usage, as well as for the desktop, and most likely its ultimate strategy lies with wanting a single "design philosophy" core toward all of them, such that key features can be broadly deployed and more easily/fully linked amongst all of them, to enhance usage transparency across the different versions. Separately developing and supporting a stand-alone desktop browser architecture of whatever form undercuts the integration elements of such a strategy, so it all goes beyond the apparent costs of a desktop browser itself.

    Opera has always derived its primary income from its mobile market and such rental/click charges as could obtained from favored search-engine, favorite URL, and SpeedDial placements in both mobile and desktop versions. Because the core engine was Opera's own Presto, it served Opera well to keep its Presto development active, because that inherently supported and enhanced its user-interface development for both the mobile and desktop Opera versions which, in turn, fed back user needs to the Presto developers. It was a sort of triad, each piece leaning somewhat on the other. But over time, Opera decided that its Presto upkeep was no longer worth the costs Opera perceived were required to keep it current and competitive. Consequently it switched to a different, pre-built rendering engine. That altered the balance of the previous development triad, with mobile and its much-simpler interfacing now visibly dominating the thinking and planning at Opera. With no core rendering engine design feeding both mobile and desktop and being itself driven in turn by both sectors, the desktop version has become essentially just another mobile version of sorts, with the starting philosophy for its user interface being influenced (and perhaps driven) by the mobile philosophy. At least this is the clear impression I have gotten from the collective of Opera's statements and developer comments over the past year.

    I don't really expect this situation to change in the short term, decisions and commitments having been made as they have and mega-kroners having been expended on the new approach. In the longer term, as the desktop Opera browser eventually becomes mature, more time will possibly become available to spend on developing additional desktop-unique features or configurability. However, I believe such a point, if it does ever arrive, will be measured in terms of future years or very many months from now. Browser users need to plan accordingly.

  • I would personally pay $100 a year for it; I guess there aren't enough other people who like it that much.

    It won't change anything :(.
    Presto's development team doesn't exist anymore :(. The current team can't even maintain existing Presto without adding new bugs and compatibility problems (12.15 and 12.16 are both defective releases).

  • I'm also wishing to that developers can make comeback many features that Opera Presto had it, mostly command and keyboard shortcut like open last closed tab with ctrl+Z, or the way that cycled thru the tabs. I really don't want a browser that is so similar to Chrome, I'm very used to use Opera, it's my default browser since version 3, long time ago. Please