So, based on the thread title you should probably be able to tell that this won't be the most... positive, post. After all, most people who come to post on forums don't do so to spread love and gratitude in the first place. That being said, I really do like the browser though. I recently switched from Chrome, which I'd been using since the fall of AOL.
That's a joke.
Point is, I'd been using it a while as my main browser for a while. I've tried Opera before but I opted to test out GX this time around. I game a lot and in the future I might dabble with streaming, so I figured GX would give me more bang for my figurative buck. And boy does it! This browser is loaded with features, which brings me to the issue at hand. Disclaimer: Rant incoming, there may be profanity. Expect the "F" word to be used liberally. Unless these forums are run by EA and it changes such language to plums
Why do you refuse to allow for any type of "home" button?
Now I know what some of you may be thinking. "Hold on there sonny Jim, I dunno how you do from where you came from, but around these here parts we've got 'Speed Dial'! Accessible quick and easily from your trusty side bar!"
Cool. Speed Dial is great. The side bar is too. Have no problems with either. However, Speed Dial on the side bar is Not a home button. What's the difference? As presently constructed, if I'm wrong please do correct me, Speed Dial will Always open up in a new tab. That's nice and all, if I want to open a new tab. But what if I want to go to my Speed Dial quickly using my current tab?
Can't do it.
GX has like 200 fing setting but I can't get the Speed Dial to act as a home button? It doesn't even have to be mandatory, it could be optional! 300 settings and this isn't one? Worse yet, it's redundant as f but not in a good way. I can achieve the same results by using "CTRL + t" or clicking the "+" icon to open a new tab, both of which take me to the Speed Dial on a new page. But there is no way to go to the Speed Dial, which I'd use as a home page, while staying in the tab one is currently browsing in.
You might be like "So what. Why does it matter? Just open a new page". To which I'd have to answer, because I don't f* want to. I don't want to have to open a new page just to go "home". I don't want to end up having 20 tabs open because this process just keeps repeating itself. I get that there is a simple work around, but every time I have to close a window, then click speed dial to open a new window, takes time and causes frustration. More importantly, how is the browser going to have 400 f*ing options to tweak in the setting but this isn't one? I mean damn, the regular Opera browser has this functionality! What the hell are you trying to say about gamers, Opera?
Alright, I'm done. Rant over. Thanks for your time.