The problem, like with so many work-arounds, is that even if it were to work to block subsequent updates, there are no guarantees that some other mechanism couldn't over-ride it to force an update or that it might even be reset by something else. What is needed is a clear, simple user auto-updating option in the browser controls to allow, notify-and-block, or block-without-notifying. You know... like every other piece of software on the planet except certain Chrome-derivative web browsers.
Thanks for the link to the Bug Report Wizard, lem. I bookmarked it right away.
And just in case the Devs decide NOT to re-add the "Open Image in New Tab" option to the Right Click menu ... thanks for the heads up on the workaround on how to accomplish the task via the alternate method.
Maybe the seemingly fact that so far only drillbit and I have experienced the problem and the common denominator is that we both have Dial Up ... maybe it is a problem with something regarding Dial Up that Opera 28 has.
Anyway, thanks for confirming and reporting the problem at the Opera Bug Wizard, drillbit.
Heyyy, you jarred my memory, Leo. When I read your comment it dawned on me that I HAD seen a Themes option over in the Opera drop down menu before. So yeah, I did now find that Themes area.
Whew! For a while there I thought I'd have to deal with / tolerate that default image. I thought it looked like a scene out of Toy Story or some other cartoon. I was, "They've got to be kidding me!" I now changed that image to the Piano theme.
However, now I'm convinced that if I didn't know better, there is a conspiracy going on ... a conspiracy to try and nudge us towards accepting / preferring the NEW Speed Dial setup. I quickly noticed that in the NEW setup, the Themes' images are fully-rich throughout the entire area of the image. In the OLD pre-Opera 25 setup on the other hand ... the top third or so of the Theme images are brightened up / sort of washed out as in in the lighter part of a gradient.
At this time I don't know whether if I created my own Theme image, it would be brightened up at the top as well or not.
There are 14 ssdfp files in my Opera Stable folder. They ARE all 1KB though.
I opened up 3 of them with NotePad and not much of anything was in there. I don't know. I guess NotePad is not the right App with which to open them.
Either way, IF those ssdfp files ARE the files that transmit the Feature Usage data, then they're tolerable. They're not big files at all.
Got it. Thanks, Burnout.
I started checking it out, but didn't get around to achieving a thorough look around. For some reason, maybe because of that slide show ... SOMETHING in that website gives my computer a brutal workout. After 5 or so minutes, my computer reaches 84 to 96% CPU usage. Yikes! And one or both fans in my computer are operating at seemingly beyond Max speed with a freakin' Jet engine sound that I was expecting my computer to lift off any second.
I tried it around 3 times, but I wound up having to abort every time and close the Tab for fear of one or both fans flying off the side of my computer.
My Dial Up was probably a factor. But, still, no other website or task has ever given my computer such a brutal workout. Odd.
Yes, the default time is 3 hours unless the RSS specifies different time. You can also change this time manually by clicking on a feed with right mouse button, selecting properties and changing "Update" time.
You're correct, Lem. Ultimately I'm more concerned about being able to back up the RSS Feed Sources from which I'll want notifications.
I only have 2 extensions so far. The Smart RSS and the RSS Detector extensions.
Have you seen the Distill Web Monitor extension.
It can monitor RSS feeds, a webpage or a part of webpage. And provide alerts in the form of pop-up, audio or emails. I'm not sure if it adds anything to what you need, but thought I'd pass it along.
Okay, in the C:\Program Files\Opera 20.0.1387.91\20.0.1387.91 folder I renamed the opera_autoupdate file to opera_autoupdateDisAb. I take it that should do it? That should be enough to put up a Force Field and keep my Auto Update nemesis at bay?
I don't have to do anything with the following files ... ?
If it is this easy and not exactly Rocket Science, it's mind boggling why the Devs can't just quickly slap in a Check Box in the Settings to provide us the option.
Suntana, you're awesome. Opera was always my favourite but had to stop using it to conserve data from the dreaded auto-updates. Simple brilliance. Thank you.
As a workaround some App-Virtualizer like http://www.cameyo.com/ should do the trick (but as with all app virtualizer (thin apps, evalaze, etc.) such a thing is best done from within a VM (bare system without any fancy cancy stuff+updates which may interfere with the virtualization process, or better to say if there are some prerequisites for the 2be Virtualized App allready installed on the system those stuff won't be captured by the process (in the compare of the snapshots before and after the install) - besides that as cameyos motto is "software should be used, not installed"
I just finished installing CintaNotes Portable on the PortableApps.com platform on my Flash Drive.
I'll give that a shot and see how it goes. It seems simple enough and yet I can make separate notes with each having their own title, unlike the Notepad extension where it's just ONE note blob.
I'll just have it minimized and bring it up as needed. It's certainly more likely to come up immediately every time I needed ... not sometimes take the scenic route like the Notepad extension.
The speed dial sites quickly get in the cache, so the loading is only a big deal the first time, or the first time after you empty cash. The Speed Dial can be beautiful, and you can, if you chose, use it only for what you want to emphasize. You don't have to overload. Indeed, in my view the Speed Dial is like a house. Too much stuff in it, and it can make the whole browsing environment ugly. So far i have about twelve folders (with five to ten links in each) and maybe 8 more non-folder items. They take up only half a page. Nice wallpaper, and voilà, you have a wonderful environment . . .
Of course, still, it's all personal choice. Glad that you are making progress.