Just adding another argument. If you keep the taskbar/dock of your OS on the left side, having the opera sidebar there as well looks unbalanced.
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When bookmarking search engines or adding them to Speed Dial, you can put in the country code rather than .com.
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Unfortunately that's not what I'm looking for, I'm suggesting an enhancement of the default search engines feature. Opera has the great functionality to search different search engines directly from the location bar, for example:
'g query' gives results in google 'b query' gives results in bing 'w query' gives results in wikipedia etc.
Some of these, like wikipedia and amazon, are useless in their current implementation if you're not in the US.
This could be implemented by adding the right click > customise toolbar option that is/used to be standard for mac apps. Which would incidentally solve many other suggestions like the rearranging of plugins and resizing of the location bar.
Currently there is no way to tweak the behaviour of the default search engines when calling them from the location bar. While this is less of a problem for web searches it makes the options of calling amazon or wikipedia basically useless. e.g. amazon seems to default to amazon.com wherever you are, while wikipedia defaults to the country your in, thereby ignoring language settings and vpn.
My suggestion to fix this would be expanding the customisation options provided for manually added search engines to the default ones.
As far as I know there is no way to hide the close buttons. Since you're using cmd+w to close the tabs already, you might like to use the keyboard to switch between tabs as well.
You can switch between tabs with: ctrl+tab or ctrl+shift+tab in the other direction. Opera can be set to cycle tabs in most recently used order or just from left to right. If you hold ctrl and press tab multiple times opera shows previews of the tabs you're cycling through, you can switch to the previewed tab by letting go of ctrl.
The shortcut is ctrl+tab (not cmd+tab) and works on every os and in most browsers.
When I search wikipedia by typing 'w query' in the location bar opera shows me a page in the language of the country that I am currently in.
Is there a way to change this to a fixed language? The VPN does not affect the language.
Great addition of a narrow sidebar on mac, but why do the window controls have to change position for it? I would much prefer them to stay horizontal like every in every other application. The narrow sidebar could look the way it does on the speed dial when disabled.
On Mac Safari accepts both shortcuts:
Since the shortcut for undoing the last action is pretty much universal I think it would be a good thing to have it also apply to the tabs in Opera.
CTRL + SHIFT + T would still be needed for when you want to reopen a tab after you did something else on the active page.
e.g. if you've typed something in a form CTRL + Z would undo the typing, while CTRL + SHIFT + T would reopen the last closed tab
Basically this would change nothing for people used to the CTRL + SHIFT + T shortcut, but would make it more intuitive for people that associate CTRL + Z with 'undo'
I've noticed this as well, for me this problem only occurs if opera itself is already in full screen.
Have you tried exiting full screen with the green button and then pressing the Netflix full screen button?
I hope it can be fixed soon, but for me this works as a temporary solution
It would be great if a 'Manage Exceptions' option could be added to the VPN Preferences.
This would come in handy for sites such as Netflix and iPlayer that require the VPN to be turned off to work.
In the current implementation it takes three clicks to turn off the VPN and dismiss the menu, and afterwards three clicks to turn it back on again (which I forget more often than not).