I've been with opera nearly from the beginning but this tears it.
Sadly, I can't abide by commercial breaches of MY privacy and security for the sake of the almighty dollar.
The Official "Amazon Assistant" extension just installed itself on my browser while surfing at amazon, either through clickjacking or opera blatantly allowing it. Either way it's a crime!
From the "extension"
Read your browsing history
Manage your extensions
--and it can add more crap at will.
I am currently using a just installed Artix(arch) Linux and I do not have developer mode enabled or any third party extensions added to the browser.
Ublock Origin is my top pick throughout the years and deserves an award for working despite all efforts to defraud it.
Avoid This Extension At All Costs, and consider another browser, preferably an actual opensource one endorsed by the FSF. Icecat and Librewolf are high on my list at the moment as they aren't following the Google/Firefox corporate mess.
There are features in opera I really loved, from the great and innovative speed dial bookmark system to the inclusion of a free vpn service, as well as things I've hated, the stupid way they wrote library dependency to be so version specific I wrote a script to auto overwrite the often wrecked codecs on one system is one example, and including not asked for messenger and news services automatically connecting to my system and account are bad. The left hand sidrbar has been a waste of time the whole trip, and the removal of the top bar to adhere to "windows" looks absurd in a linux app. Follow the damn theme morons.
so... I guess I'm going browser hopping again.
your former biggest fan.
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