I agree, it makes quite a bit more sense to open these links in a new tab, since by their nature of not having an <a href> tag, they never are used for site navigation. This means the user is forced to leave the current site to use this feature.
Posts made by s3thc0n
RE: New tab on text linkSuggestions and feature requests
Don't autofocus permission requestSuggestions and feature requests
In recent times, more and more sites have started asking for notification permissions, many of which are visited only once and therefore don't need that permission. But when a user first navigates to these, the entire page freezes until the permission is either granted or denied. This is bad, because
a) it requires an extra click when the user actually wants to immediately interact with the page itself.
b) it forces a decision before the user has had a chance to interact and therefore evaluate whether the permission should be granted.
c) on very large monitors (eg. 40 inch 4K), the user is not necessarily aware of the popup until looking for it, since it is positioned at the very top - they will think the page has frozen.
As far as I'm aware Chrome has an implementation that pops these up from the address bar without giving them focus.
Thanks for the consideration!
Always on option for battery saverOpera for Linux
Dear Opera team,
I am running Opera in a VM where it cannot see whether the physical system on AC power or not, and thinks it always is. Most of the time, though, it actually is not. Since it is easy to forget to turn on the battery saver manually when the browser is started, I would love for there to be an option to have the battery saver always on by default, and then manually turn it off when it is plugged in / I need the performance.
-a happy user that could be made even more happy
RE: Master password or automatically deleting all local dataOpera for Windows
Considering you want almost everything in your Opera profile to be private I suggest using a separate OS user account or encrypting your profile files with a third-party application.
Can't open context menu on touch screenOpera for Windows
I've recently begun using Opera on a Windows tablet and found that right-clicking (by long-pressing, as it's usually done) is extremely unreliable in Opera only. Only very seldom will the context menu actually open, most of the time it will count as a normal click despite waiting for the square that indicates that a right-click will be performed in all other applications.
I am using version 39.0.2256.15 on Windows 10 build 10586.420.
RE: Pinned tabs definitely should have an option to reload them on browser startupSuggestions and feature requests
I support this for exactly the same reason.
RE: chrome-like "create application shortcut from site" option (+)Suggestions and feature requests
Would love to have this as well, I am always working with many tabs and windows and for apps like music streaming, twitter, or email the task bar is more useful than the tab bar.