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Stop changing the browser interface !!!

  • I do wish you would stop changing Opera. "Don't fix what aint broke".
    I don't like the latest changes to Opera. When I save a page in my speed dial it now only shows a blue square with the website address on it. I liked the idea of having the exact image of the page I was trying to save not just a web address. When I look at my speed dial I like to see all the different images of the individual pages of a website that I have saved. Not just blank squares with only the web address - boring. Please put it back the way it was?

  • @skulldent

    I agree with you. However, I'm seeing the image of the page -- the thumbnail. If I weren't seeing that, I'd give up on the speed dial.

  • I never use the speed dial. Its easier just to place links on the bookmarks tool-bar, more efficient and faster 🙂

  • When I look at my speed dial I like to see all the different images of the individual pages of a website that I have saved. Not just blank squares with only the web address - boring. Please put it back the way it was?

    @skulldent You can have it both ways in Opera 29. If you want a thumbnail you can have it. If you want a the colored box with the address you can have that too. You just have to set it the way you want in when you make the entry. You can also change it after the fact from the same pop up.

  • I can't see where or how I can change it. Please explain it to me?

  • When using Opera 29 or above go to the website that you wish to change the icon of. Click the Heart icon to the right of the address bar (make sure its red). Use the left and right arrow keys to cycle through the selection of images you can use as an icon.

  • I initially didn't understand what Opera was doing, but, @lando242, I see now how Opera has given options for everyone on how to have the icon or, if you chose, thumbnail show. That's pretty good. Thanks for your clarifying comment.

  • It might not suit everybody but I cherry-pick a couple of Chrome extensions to make my Opera experience better for me. I use 'Speed Dial 2' with 'Configure New Tab & Start Page' and 'Neater Bookmarks' and I'm a happy camper. If you don't have it already you will need the Opera extension 'Download Chrome Extension'.

  • Opera 29.0 - AGAIN the thumbnails in the speeddial are ugly giant blocks! Why the hell? And why there is no way to change their size?

    Why Opera is punishing its users? 💣

  • why there is no way to change their size?

    But there is a way. Its the same on the speed dial page as it is on any other page. Zoom. Why do you act like this is some unknowable secret thing?

  • The zoom setting is even being saved when you close and open the browser.

  • I had enough. I have spend all evening to use a version of Opera I use at work. Opera 27 without the fu..... gray bar at the bottom. Even when I have told the Opera 27 not look for updates, it installs Opera 29. What a fu.... are the developers thinking about?? It should not force a version that users do not want to use.

    Sorry Opera.

    I'm ditching this browser and start using Firefox instead. After all these years using Opera, I had enough crap from his company.

    Why change a winning team?????

    That's all folks. Seeing you in he...

    Rgds

    Chaos.

  • I agree with everyone who says the speed dial sucks. And it is bad enough to abandon Opera after all these years.
    Opera does not seem to care or want to listen.

  • I quite like it. If you don't. change your preferences for a different start page and never click the icon!

  • In version 29 you can't refresh the Speed Dial images on the Speed Dial page (right click the thumbnail and choose refresh in 28 and earlier).

    Changing the setting as linked by helpful users (above) to the old Speed Dial restores this functionality.... (it lets me see what pages have changed and choose where to go) - its literally the key reason that drew me to Opera....so please folks, don't take the old speed dial functionality away, its why I'm here. Thanks....

  • so please folks, don't take the old speed dial functionality away, its why I'm here.

    Then you are in the wrong place. The devs don't get around here much. You are much more likely to get traction by posting a comment soon after a release announcement on the Opera blog. This is just a user support forum.

  • This is just a user support forum.

    Except for Suggestion box and Lounge.

  • I understand that Opera is free... although there was a time you were required to buy a license and I did. But these speed-dial changes that Opera keeps surprising end users with are not only annoying, but provide an obstacle to those people who do real work with their browser.

    I have been using opera for over twenty years and honestly, I don't think Opera really gives a damn about their end users. Imagine if Microsoft or Google treated their user base with such disregard. Come to think of it isn't that what happened with Windows 8, but at least in that case you had the ability to stay with windows 7.

  • Opera keeps surprising end users with

    Yeah, if only they had some kind of 'development blog' that users could go to and see what is coming...

    I have been using opera for over twenty years and honestly

    So you've been using it since before it was even released? Wow please tell me more about how awesome you are.

    Imagine if Microsoft or Google treated their user base with such disregard.

    I see you've never tried to get free support from either of those companies. If you don't pony up cash they wont give you the time of day.

    Look, you are angry. We understand. But we also we don't care. This isn't the place you come to if you want to cry about how things are changing and you don't like it, how the world is passing you buy, how you don't understand anything anymore and those damn kids that wont get off your lawn. If you don't want to install updates fine; turn them off. If you read the posts on this forum you'll find three or four threads on the first page alone that show how to do that. But if you just what to moan and complain you can leave. You have two posts on that profile so its clear you haven't been asking how to fix these problems.

  • I have been using opera for over twenty years and honestly
    So you've been using it since before it was even released? Wow please tell me more about how awesome you are.

    Opera began in 1994 as a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company. In 1995, it branched out into a separate company named Opera Software ASA. Opera was first released publicly with version 2.0 in 1996, which only ran on Microsoft Windows.

    Lando, don't be too picky.
    Besides, he might've used v.1 or something*;)*

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