Posts made by shintoplasm01
RE: Extension Manifest v3 - Should we worry for Opera extensions' future?Opera add-ons
@leocg Thanks for responding to one of my questions. However, I am even more curious to know what would happen to Opera's handling of other ad-blocking extensions (other than the built-in adblocker) - is Opera providing any feedback on this proposed plan? If it goes through as currently drafted, will Opera handle extensions (and limit their functionality) as per the manifest or would it retain a backwards compatibility mode? I know it's early days, but this is an important matter close to many users' hearts.
RE: Full-screen Flash doesn't work on ITVOpera for Mac
This is truly bizarre - full-screen Flash is working fine on some of the other livestream on the ITV website, but not on the others.
RE: Cmd+W closes the window instead of the tab.Opera for Mac
@headspacedude So please could you explain to me why the Cmd+W shortcut works perfectly for closing tabs and not windows in Chrome and Firefox? It's not an incompatibility with system-wide macOS shortcuts, it's an Opera bug which is still waiting for a fix.
Full-screen Flash doesn't work on ITVOpera for Mac
Full-screen Flash is broken on ITV (e.g. https://www.itv.com/hub/itv). When I click on the 'full screen' (four arrows) button in the live stream, the video disappears leaving the rest of the website visible but with no video playing anywhere. Strangely, the audio track from the live stream keeps on playing so the stream obviously wasn't closed.
Reported under DNAWIZ-49852 but interested if others are experiencing this bug as well.
Extension Manifest v3 - Should we worry for Opera extensions' future?Opera add-ons
Google has published a draft manifest for what Chrome/Chromium extensions can and cannot do in the future. Although this is not yet finalised, quite a few concerns have been raised by adblocker developers - not least gorhill himself - about how this could effectively kill adblocking as we know it.
Some initial questions, then:
- Will Opera - as a Chromium derivative - be required to follow this manifest if finalised?
- Are Opera's devs involved in the discussion around the proposed changes, and if so, what's Opera's position?
- Should this manifest be finalised, would Opera be able to circumvent the changes (e.g. by allowing the previous extension capabilities for all extensions hosted in the Opera Store)?
- Will Opera's built-in adblocking capability be affected in any way by the proposed changes?
All of this is quite worrying for users' ability to control what and how they browser. It would be interesting to have people's thoughts on this subject...