With the recent software implementation of Opera (49.0.2725.39) Opera has
become a totally unusable browser.
- Opera no longer supports Flash. Many sites are built on Flash and are no longer usable
Guess it's time to move back to Mozilla. Don't love that platform but at least it works.
As a reference note, and while it is indeed still 3 years away, Adobe announced some time back that it is killing Flash efforts by the end of 2020. By that point, websites requiring Flash will have either dropped it or will force their visitors to operate a no-longer supported, historically-vulnerable piece of software.
Firefox will drop Flash support in 2019. From Mozilla's July 25, 2017 blog: "Starting next month, users will choose which websites are able to run the Flash plugin. Flash will be disabled by default for most users in 2019, and only users running the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) will be able to continue using Flash through the final end-of-life at the end of 2020. In order to preserve user security, once Flash is no longer supported by Adobe security patches, no version of Firefox will load the plugin."