Can we please get syncing of search engines? It's so annoying re-doing it EVERY bloody time on every system when I add a new search keyword to one of my systems. And same goes for Extensions. I use many of them and changing or adding them by hand on every reinstall or change gets really annoying. I mean, we have the Sync feature which is there for this exact purpose. Why not use it? Search engine keywords are one of the most awesome features I've used in any browser. No more clumsy search fields, you just drop a keyword and word you're searching for and it'll look it up. It's why sync is so important for it, so you have same search engines and keywords in all browsers no matter how much you add or remove them.
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Sync Extensions and Search Engines please!Suggestions and feature requests
RE: Sync Extensions & Extension SettingsSuggestions and feature requests
I want extension syncing as well. But settings and state of extensions (enabled or disabled) should be per-PC. Sometimes you want different settings between PC and laptop devices. But having them synced is certainly a must.
In fact I want 3 more things to be synced:
- RSS subscriptions
- search engines
Almost everyone use more than 1 device these days and managing all this stuff over and over again for each PC is just ridiculous, especially for things that are universally useful across all systems (liek synced custom search engines and keywords for them).
Close tabs to the leftSuggestions and feature requests
Why is it automatically assumed one would only want to close all the tabs to the right from current tab? I've often came to a point where I had tons of tabs open, but I wanted to close them to the left of currently active tab. Why is this not an option available to the user?
When is this useful? When you for example open several image galleries and bunch of individual images from each of these galleries. But then you want to close all the tabs with galleries that remained on the left and only leave opened images on the right, because you only need images in the end. Currently, this is not possible because "Close tabs to the left" doesn't exist as a function.
Any reason why Install Chrome Extensions isn't included in Opera by default?Opera for Windows
For example, Vivaldi allows installation of Chrome extensions out of the box, but for Opera you need to install an extension which by itself is consuming tons of memory for no logical reason other than simply being there. Why? Why not just make it a part of browser like Vivaldi has done?
Tab stacking as Firefox does it instead of this shrinking mess from Chrome/OperaSuggestions and feature requests
Can you guys at Opera please change the behavior of tabs when many are open to be scrollable sideways at fixed size instead of shrinking them till they become 2 millimeters wide? It's ridiculous. Opera shrinks them so far you don't even see any text on them anymore. And to make things even worse, if you're using it on a touch device like my hybrid HP X2 netbook, using touch to select a correct tab is like trying to press a keyboard button using Boeing 787 left wing.
Firefox has this far more elegant. Tabs remain fixed size, so they are easily selectable, you can see the title on the tab, close it with the X button on it and to access more tabs, you simply drag the tabs and they scroll left and right.
Why can't Opera use such system instead of idiotic one from Chrome? Google makes many good designs, but with this one, they totally missed all the GUI and UX design basics. Like, entirely.
Quick translate popup (similar to currency conversion)Suggestions and feature requests
I love the currency conversion feature in Opera as I'm often buying stuff from UK and it instantly converts GBP to my EUR. Or USD to EUR when I need something as a reference for prices. So I got an idea. Why not add similar feature for translations?
You just highlight ANY word on ANY webpage using mouse (like you do for currency conversion) and Opera would translate it to your preferred language (which you could set in settings). Again, I also often buy stuff from German online shops and since my German is a bit rusty, I need to copy words to separate translation services and it's a very time consuming process. But if Opera automatically displayed a popup with translation like it does for currency conversions, it would be super useful and time saving.
And I also don't want whole page translation because that often doesn't work or breaks the page (I know I don't like the one Chrome has). But individual words, super useful. Sometimes you understand most of the stuff, you just miss that one word. Highlight it and bam, instant translation.
Favorite Extensions menu in user profile (when signed in on Addons page)Suggestions and feature requests
Since Addons/Extensions Synchronization feature is nowhere to be seen and might remain so for quite a while, why not provide users who are signed into their account to tag extensions they like the most into "Extensions Favorites" so you don't have to dig through them and chase the ones you like, you'd just sign in to your Opera account when on Opera Addons page, select Favorite Extensions and click Install next to the ones listed there that you want to install. I'm assuming it's a lot easier for Opera team to modify existing Addons webpage to allow this than redesign Opera Sync to sync the extensions. This would be super useful for Opera browser reinstalls or when you install it on new computer and you need to add all the stuff. It would just be very convenient picking them from a list of favorite extensions than search them out one by one by name.
How to change search engine on Speed Dial?Opera for Windows
I got rid of all Google search engines for DuckDuckGo and just noticed Speed Dial keeps on insisting on Google no matter what. How do I replace Google search on Speed Dial with search engine of my choice?
RE: Brand new Opera 52 - instant search, one Flow with Opera TouchFuture releases
Useless update quite frankly. Shoving Google down our throats on all ends... Opera Touch is too limited and only has Google. And all of the same features on desktop, Google only as well.
Why are default search engines freaking hardcoded and locked?Suggestions and feature requests
It used to be configurable, removable, you could change the keyword. And now, I can't do d**k.
I don't need Yahoo and "y" search keyword, but this stupid nonsense is taking it over from Youtube which I do use but I can't because Yahoo already has "y" hardcoded. I ant to use "d" keyword for Dictionary.com. Again, can't use it because frigging Duck Duck Go is already using it. WHY are you people doing this? We've come from ultra configurable Opera 12.x to this hardcoded locked down nonsense that's just pissing me off.
Even allowing me to change keywords for all of them would be enough so I could re-arrange them. But no, they are totally locked and unchangeable.
Latest posts made by rejzor
RE: Opera browsers in 2020, what’s next?Blogs
Opera Touch for iOS getting Syncing should be top priority. I can't even use bloody Opera anywhere because it syncs nothing with my other systems, rendering it entirely useless. That thing to send links and notes is entirely useless and pointless. Opera Mini for iOS that had Syncing but got sacked so now I'm left with nothing on iPhone. I used to really like Opera and it was one of first browsers to have syncing back in Presto days. Now I can't even use it. Wasted potential.
RE: Very long extension moderation processOpera add-ons
What the hell is going on with Bitwarden addon/extension? Developer updated it and submitted it basically 1 year ago and it's still stuck with stupid broken version from March 2019. The version that keeps on spawning stupid extensions bar if you have it set to unlock it with PIN. And every time you unlock with PIN, extensions sidebar appears in Opera. And of course absolute silence from Opera devs/maintainers. You can use the one from Chrome store, but I find it idiotic having to use another extension to use Chrome store and install addon Opera refuses to update while hosting it itself. I just don't get it. Either do it properly and update shit people submit to you or stop bothering entirely. Doing some half ass job like this is not helping you gain users...
RE: Bitwarden - Free Password ManagerOpera add-ons
@diezi: I've contacted Opera support about it and they've forwarded the issue to appropriate team, lets see when they'll update it now...
Why is Opera team refusing to approve Bitwarden addon update?Opera add-ons
Current Bitwarden addon keeps spawning the addons/extension sidebar if you're using PIN to lock it on browser restart which is super annoying, I've asked Bitwarden developer why he doesn't update it so this problem goes away and he said he submitted the updated Bitwarden addon months ago, but Opera team simply ignores his submitted update.
So, what the hell Opera? Why is his update submission being refused?
RE: Opera 65 comes with an improved tracker blocker and redesigned address barBlogs
I knew that you won't fix the nonuniform text (some text bold, some is thin) on Settings page even after multiple reports in both Beta and Dev threads.
I frankly don't know what's going on with Opera recently. They killed Opera Mini on iOS without saying a word, Opera Touch for some stupid reason doesn't have bookmarks syncing which kills any incentive for me to use Opera on desktop, they aren't commenting or acknowledging bugs or issues, they aren't updating extensions even though its devs have updated and submitted them months ago (Bitwarden in particular) etc. I really liked Opera when I came back to it when Opera 50 was released and it felt like this is it, I can finally return to Opera after I had to ditch it after they've gone with Chromium foundation and now they are doing all these really weird decisions that aren't helping them in any way. Why, I don't have a single clue. But if they were listening to users and be more in touch with us, they'd be doing way better than they are now. And that's just a shame because I always liked Opera.
RE: Bitwarden - Free Password ManagerOpera add-ons
@bitwarden: Thanks for clarifying the situation. I don't know what the hell is going on at Opera. It seems like they just don't give a damn about anything anymore. First this problem with your addon and they can't be bothered to update a submitted addon update, they just removed Opera Mini from Apple App Store over night without giving any explanation and left users who depended on Opera Sync hanging because they now have no mobile apps to use sync with (Opera Touch can't sync anything). It's like they don't even care about anything anymore. I guess I'll just stop bothering trying Opera and stick with Firefox where things at least work despite endless idiocies as well. At least they update your extension there when you submit it...
RE: Bitwarden - Free Password ManagerOpera add-ons
Come on, update the damn extension already so it stops spawning the retarded sidebar. Jesus, it's been almost a year since I reported it and apparently no one gives a flying F about it.
RE: What happened to Opera Ordinary for iOS?Opera Mini
@sgunhouse By killing Opera Mini for iOS they basically made sure no one who needs bookmarks syncing is even using Opera for desktop anymore as there is literally no point in using it now. It's also bizarre they just sacked it and everyone seems to pretend it never existed. No explanation, no description, nothing. Just poof, gone over night. WTF Opera? Also Opera Touch is totally useless hipster design that I'm not quite sure why it even exists...
Bookmarks syncing for Opera Touch, when?Opera Touch
Since Opera Mini for iOS was apparently sacked, there is no way of getting desktop bookmarks on mobile device since Opera Touch doesn't even have bookmarks, just MyFlow which isn't really useful at all. Are there even any plans for bookmarks syncing to see the day of light in Opera Touch?
RE: No more Opera Mini on iOS?!Opera Mini
I stopped using Opera entirely even on desktop coz I need bookmarks synced on mobile devices, but what they offer for iOS is downright insulting. The fact they removed Opera Mini hardly changes anything, coz it was that bad with it's stupid news nonsense being central element of it. I want browser not a god damn news app. And that stupid defaulting of search engine to Google pissed me off beyond belief since I'm using DuckDuckGo. Opera Touch is even worse. It doesn't even know how to sync bookmarks. Like, what's the point?!
Opera for desktop is absolutely brilliant, one of best browsers. But their versions on iOS are just pathetic.