@blackbird71 Aha, nice of you to warn me. I remember incorrectly, and thought the exploit was for SSL2.
@rseiler As for OCSP, I suppose I'll turn it on and see if the CPU spikes less or more than what I'm used to.
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Great news! Thanks, folks! There's still a little life left in The Real (Presto-based) Opera!
Now that I've updated to 12.18, what do you suggest I should do with the security settings?
TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2 - disable/enable? OCSP Validate Certificates?
I know I shouldn't have upgraded My fault.
Every time I think of upgrading Opera, I have to check the changelog, but the removed features are hard to find this way.
To Opera developers: why do you keep removing the features that make Opera cool? I am still elaborating the loss of v12.
klayman: well articulated, you beat me to it
gustavwiz, I disagree. Open sounds good, so the user a bit later goes to the temp downloads folder (listed in downloads tab) and finds the file - if it hasn't been purged yet. So is the problem that files get purged or that they don't? The files in the temp folder could be removed by Opera itself.
However, a few sleeping files in a well defined folder won't easily "slow down" or "fill up" the computer.
I think we also need a set of options for "file types/mime". I very much want to be able to decide what to do for each type of file (extension). I don't want a plugin to play mp3 files - some I will play with my own favourite application, some I'd like to save. Same goes for pdf, wav, whatever. The Chromium-based Opera still has a long way to go before we get the flexibility and customisability we had in the "good old days". Sad, disappointing.
Yes please, give us a dialog "Save to temp/Open/Save As/Cancel" as it used to be when Opera was Opera. It's so annoying to LOSE functionality you're used to!
Thanks sgunhouse. I'll write the new script to deal with both files: Cookies and Cookies-journal - if I write a new script at all. But I might drop the idea altogether because I've seen that the Google PREF cookie contains opaque data and actually serves as a tracking beacon.
Now I'm thinking of automating the setting of preferences each time I fire up the browser, rather than keeping a persistent cookie that contais unique IDs. I'll post a question about that when I actually start to use the new Opera regularly.
Thanks for your reply, lando242.
I could do the same thing in old Opera too, but it doesn't work that well. You lose the 2 "good" cookies as soon as you clear navigation data, and besides I don't want to 'Block sites from setting any data'. I want to accept the cookies (so the sites don't make a big fuss) and delete manually immediately after I'm done with the site, or automatically when I restart Opera.
By the way, the UI for choosing cookies is inconvenient. 1) I found no way to select several cookies - to delete all but the 2 "good" ones, I had to check them one by one! 2) When the same site sets more than one cookie, selection is even more cumbersome.
I've seen the Cookies file, there's also another file: Cookies-journal. Do you know what it's used for? I suppose I'll have to back up both of them. I'll test and report.
I'm an old Opera user (I remember when it used to fit into a floppy!), and still can't get myself to switch to Chromium. I'm using mostly Firefox for sites that won't work with Opera 12. Now I installed a portable version of the new Opera and I'm testing how well it works and which features I miss.
Here's one thing I do with old Opera and haven't managed to do with the new Opera: I keep a minimal copy of cookies4.dat with only the 2 cookies I really want to keep (Google and YouTube preferences).
I have a batch file that deletes the current cookies4.dat and replaces it with the minimal copy before launching Opera. I would like to do the same in Chromium-Opera. Where are the cookies stored? Or - how can I do the same, namely only keep selected cookies when wiping?
Fit to width is the one feature from old Opera that I'm still really missing. No other browser provides this functionality off the shelf. Won't Opera be the first - again?
Most websites today really want to be visited with maximized/full screen browsers. They force you to scroll horizontally all the time. I find this stressful, and fit to width is the perfect solution. Please!