Why is the Sidebar now an all-or-nothing option? It was just fine being visible solely on the Speed Dial page! I don't need to see it when I'm looking at websites, I only use it when I'm opening a new tab/window. Yes there's a keyboard shortcut to show/hide it (which doesn't even seem to work on my system) but why should I have to add two more steps to what used to be a one-step process? I'm especially bemused by the "wide" sidebar, as the icons are exactly the same size either way... All that changes is the orientation of the traffic-lights, which is equally dumb; they should always be along the top of the window to maintain consistency across apps.
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Unexpected and unwelcome change to SidebarOpera for Mac
RE: Sidebar only on Speed Dial pageOpera for Mac
This is annoying me as well; weirdly I didn't get this update until I manually checked, despite the auto-updater running itself just this morning! I got the "clicking icon in taskbar doesn't open a new window" bug and was trying to see if it was fixed in a newer release, and now I'm lumbered with this awful sidebar change in addition...
I think it's very telling that there's also now the "Easy Setup" button permanently welded into the Address bar... Are we really expected to need to change the settings so often that we have to have an access button on permanent standby? If so, who the heck considers that to be acceptable design?!