For saudiqbal's comment about Vivaldi, I've been testing the beta version on both Windows7 and Ubuntu and its like a rebuild of 12.17 but with improvements. Some differences but nothing serious. Has a horizontal menu bar, the Speed Dial can be removed and any search engine can be used. Bookmarks are different and only required about a minute to figure out; never used a side panel much but I do not mind this one. Personally, I believe Viva works better on Ubuntu (uses less resources and is faster) than Windows. Regardless, being an old die-hard of the Presto engine version and later version 12, and spoiled by features not available on other browsers, I have been trying nearly every browser available in hopes of finding one similar to Opera, and to date, Vivaldi has been the closest. I just have difficulty and am not pleased with Opera 35; its a fine browser but it lacks features that I become accustomed to with version 12.I'm sure Opera is not going anywhere. The Chinese will make it work, they always do.
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RE: Opera SoldLounge
RE: O-10 Image Cache LocationOpera for Windows
Note about opera:cache, make sure the type of image is checked (otherwise any other program, such as IrfanView, which may have been selected to view certain or all images) or you will only see the graphic code of characters.
On the Windows7 platform,
for Opera 12.17 the path is C:\Users____________\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\cache
for Opera 29 the path is C:\Users_________\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera Next x64\opcache
Was looking for a way to remove all cache items, or just problem viewed pages without re-booting the browser. Created link(s) on my desktop to the folders, then when clicked, I see all the items in the right hand window pane. Place the cursor in the pane, perform a Ctrl and the letter a to select all the items, then press the delete key.
Regardless, its pretty interesting some of the images that are stored there even though you never saw them when using the browser.
Hope this can help.
RE: Why is Opera 28 & 29 detected as a mobile version on some sites?Opera for Windows
Drat! Was really hoping that might be it.
Tried a private window and "We detected a mobile device and are displaying a homepage optimized for you!" was still displayed. Also, have no extensions installed in version 29.
Regardless, thank you for the suggestion.
Why is Opera 28 & 29 detected as a mobile version on some sites?Opera for Windows
I checked the forum to see whether this issue has been addressed but did not see it as a topic.
The issue is similar to what occurs with IE 8 on some sites if "Creative Software AutoUpdate" is enabled on a machine. However, the discussion did not apply to the new Opera browser or provide any other leads. http://www.gotknowhow.com/articles/how-to-fix-ie8-defaulting-to-mobile-browser-version-of-sites
The message that is displayed on one site is "We detected a mobile device and are displaying a homepage optimized for you!" which is not correct since I am using a desktop Windows 7 machine connected directly to a cable modem. The message does not appear with Opera 12 or other browsers. However, Opera 12 is useless for viewing any images hosted by Photobucket that are used on the site so at this time I have a choice. Use Opera 12 and not see a lot of images, or use Opera 29 and not be able to use a layout I prefer since the site puts me in the layout for mobile devices.
I have disabled the yahoo update and removed the proxy setting that is automatically checked during installation of Opera 29 but neither resolved the issue.
Have ran malware and antivirus scans which reported my desktop and laptop clean. There was a hijacker that would change my homepage from ixquick to yahoo in Firefox on my desktop, but that was totally resolved and cleared.
I am open to suggestions and any ideas so please do not be hesitate to suggest or discuss.
RE: Opera won't startOpera for Windows
Found a script-in-a-zip file thats available from http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/ that takes ownership of folders in Windows 7, 8 or Vista. There are actually two; one to install the take ownership script, and one to un-install ownership script; I tested both which worked fine.
I opened Windows Explorer and went to C:\Documents and Settings, then right clicked on the user profile I wanted to own the folders, and selected "Take Ownership" from the menu. The process was complete in minutes. Opera then opened as it always did without having to right click and "Run as administrator". Reason I performed that method was so I would have access to every folder on my hard drive and never see the access is denied error message again.
Hopefully this may help some Opera users.
RE: Opera won't startOpera for Windows
Have same issue, Opera will open only as administrator. Problem is the permissions and ownership of the Opera folder needs to be changed. However, there is no easy way to change permission and ownership. The instructions from M$ and elsewhere on the net only work about 1 in 100 tries, M$ made it much more difficult than it needed to be especially since its just a nuisance feature added during Vista. Have no idea what caused all the permissions on my system to change other than the M$ update I downloaded and installed last week; till themn everything worked fine. Would like to see a script that would just make all folders accessible by everyone. The problem is easily corrected in Firefox by deleting the parent.lock LOCK file in the Mozilla profile, but its not that easy with Opera. Regardless, if you need to check the permissions and ownership of the Opera folder.
RE: Cannot play VP9 video on youtube.Opera for Windows
Disabling Adobe Acrobat - 11.0.06.70 from opera:plugins permits the JW Player media player, which I embed on http://ultimatetemptations.com and http://fubar.com, to visually appear and play as usual for
System Windows 7
Thank you for posting the suggestion as it worked in my case.
RE: 12.15 forces Google as search engineOpera for Windows
"I may be missing something. Otherwise, back to Opera 12.14."
Hmmmmm. 1st thought is if you have any toolbars installed as they have a tendency to interfere with the functions of any browser, call home a lot and consume resources. When I work on a computer reported as responding slow and performing like molasses, the 1st thing I do is remove toolbars and give the browsers a good cleaning, followed by ensuring only one AVP is running. Then check to make certain the hard drive capacity has not exceeded 80%, remove crapware, run Malwarebytes, then ccleaner, and finally defrag, ONLY after the drive has been checked 1st which requires a reboot. Its been my experience that overall performance is greatly improved.
Another thought is how tight Opera is being run; Are popups being blocked, is java permitted, are all cookies turned off?
If a solution cannot be found, you can always place a link to the desired search engine on the bookmarks bar until a version is released that works.
I know I continue to be informed about the latest release but I'm sticking with 12.15 until more of the bugs are removed.