@mgeffro Thank you for providing the explanation. However, I am still not happy with enforced permissions. I would rather have the pop up and the choice to choose and to remove Google any time I wish. Period.
Posts made by neil-anthony
RE: Moved from Google to DuckDuckGo search engineOpera for Linux
@cybrsaylr You should have the right to choose to have or not have Google on your PC, and yes, it does matter.
If you cannot have your own choice of search engine to start up each tab, what is the point of having it there? It's better just to get rid of Google completely and have nothing. After all, you can easily search DuckDuckGo by making it your default search engine, and typing "your search" directly into your browser address bar, instead of the search bar below.
To get rid of the search box completely and free up more space for links to pages, instead, go to: Opera Settings > Advanced > Browser. At the very top of the page there is the option to "Hide Search Box".
RE: No VPN option in Opera browser in LinuxOpera for Linux
a day ago
I have the latest version of Linux Mint installed and it is there just fine. You have to go to Settings > Advanced > Features and you will see VPN right at the top.
To be honest I have found the VPN feature to be a bit buggy, in that, I will often loose my internet connection. After I manually turn off VPN, the internet comes back again, and I then manually turn the VPN on again. It will work for a given period but at some point it will go again and I have to do the same thing.
RE: Browser Extension allows GoogleOpera for Linux
I live in hope that the developers will see this post and take it seriously, with a view to either correct the option by allowing the user to remove the two url's manually or the option to remove the whole extension and thus the two url's. It is totally unacceptable to do otherwise and ignore this issue.
The developers need to realize that people who choose a browser on privacy grounds, are probably going to be astute enough to go through the privacy settings with a fine tooth comb. At the end of the day, there is no explanation as to why those two urls are there and no option to remove them. Not good!
Browser Extension allows GoogleOpera for Linux
I noticed I was getting the occasional pop-up notification Which annoyed me greatly since Opera is supposed to be a privacy minded browser. Long story short; I followed a link to the settings in the hope I could remove the offending source.
To my annoyance, bordering on absolute outrage, I noticed that in Content Settings > Notifications, that there were, not one, but two, Google url's, namely https://docs.google.com/* and https://drive.google.com/*.
As if this wasn't bad enough, the only information I could get was that an extension is responsible for this. An extension? Not very helpful at all. So I duly went so view my extensions, and lo and behold what do I see? The only extension that I have is Opera Ad Blocker.
As it stands there is no possible way to remove this extension, only disable it. There is absolutely no way to edit the notification settings and get rid of the offending url's. Allowing Google unfettered access to my notifications is like letting Jimmy Saville have access to nursery full of children. Google are the worst offenders of privacy with their monopolistic practices. Period. This is totally unacceptable and needs to be sorted by those developing Opera.
I've already kicked Microshyte into touch by getting rid of their latest spyware platform, namely Win 10 and moving to Linux. A decision where the only regret is that I should have done it years ago. If Opera doesn't sort this out I will switch browsers. Period. I will not have anything to do with Google on my PC and that definately includes my browser. I wan't the chance to choose. No choice is not an option I will accept.