I am highly disappointed with the latest version of Opera using Chrome-like picture-in-picture implementation to pop-out a video into a floating window.
This is a feature I have been using a LOT with Opera, and have been telling friends proudly about it to get them to switch to Opera. Opera's own implementation (until before the latest release) allowed video controls on the floating window. It also showed the video in both places - the original window and the floating window. When working on multiple screens, I find this very useful.
Now with the latest release, I see that the pop-out video is implemented like Chrome's picture-in-picture mode in which, the floating window has no video controls at all, and the original window shows a black screen. It is inconvenient to forward/rewind the video in such a scenario. Plus, clicking anywhere in the floating window does not play/pause the video. The new floating window doesn't even show the video title on mouse-over which I used to find useful. The previous implementation was much more intuitive and convenience w.r.t these factors.
To me, this is an example of Opera giving up on its own uniqueness that was actually better than the mainstream, to be more like the mainstream. If you keep on doing this, then what would be the reason to use Opera over Chrome?
Please bring back how the original pop-out video feature worked as default. Is there a setting flag to switch back for now?