An excerpt from a good article about just that topic:
"More interestingly, Opera only makes money through three revenue sources. The main one is a deal with two search engines. Yandex is the default search engine in Russia, and Google is the default search engine in the rest of the world. As the company’s user base grows, partners pay more money to remain the default search engine.
“A small number of business partners contribute a significant portion of our revenues,” the company writes in its F-1 document. “In 2017, our top two largest business partners in aggregate contributed approximately 56.1% of our operating revenue, with Google and Yandex accounting for 43.2% and 12.9% of our operating revenue, respectively.”"
@leocg I believe there could be a few fixes for this on the Opera side. Someone mentioned earlier in this thread that google is most likely flagging the IP that Opera is routing VPN traffic through from various users. I agree with this sentiment, and I believe that the regions that get more traffic are more likely to be flagged by the google anti-bot algo. It seems like there are too few IPs being used relative to the amount of VPN traffic that is routed through the Opera server instances.
Maybe consider implementing an auto scaling policy which would spin up VPN instances when users connect, and take down unused instances when users disconnect. You might be able to some interesting network routing as well to help work around the google restrictions.
@systematic123 Create a bookmark or speed dial button to opera://settings/clearBrowserData
It's silly that browser makers make it so hard to properly clear the cache. It is a matter of security. You'd think they would make it easier to clear the cache for all time instead of tricking people into only clearing the last hour.
I managed to re-install Flash. I am on 184.108.40.206
I still have two issues:
When I clear my browsing history (beginning of time) and then I try to verify this by going into
Cookies -> All cookies and site data.
Some cookies seem indestructible. There is a cookie for AirBnb (6 Feb 2017), which I last visited in 2016 and web.whatsapp.com (last modified Sunday 26 September). I have visited these sites, but a long time ago.
Even when I delete the 'individual cookie', it will delete, but when I got back to see which cookies I have it is still there. I did have browsersync.io installed (but I was playing with some web development tools, but there is no un-install, so must have removed it... but it was some time back).
(I don't have Turbo enabled).
When I go to Twitter, and some people upload videos. When I click on it, I get 'The media council not be played'.
On another thread it says to try opera:gpu
This is the result:
Graphics Feature Status
Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Compositing: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Multiple Raster Threads: Disabled
Rasterization: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Video Encode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
GPU process was unable to boot: All GPU features are blacklisted.
Disabled Features: all
Hardware video decode is only supported in win7+: 159458
Disabled Features: accelerated_video_decode
Disable GPU on all Windows versions prior to and including Vista: 315199
Disabled Features: all
Some drivers are unable to reset the D3D device in the GPU process sandbox
Applied Workarounds: exit_on_context_lost
Disable use of Direct3D 11 on Windows Vista and lower
Applied Workarounds: disable_d3d11
Clear uniforms before first program use on all platforms: 124764, 349137
Applied Workarounds: clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
Always rewrite vec/mat constructors to be consistent: 398694
Applied Workarounds: scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
Framebuffer discarding can hurt performance on non-tilers: 570897
Applied Workarounds: disable_discard_framebuffer
Raster is using a single thread.
Disabled Features: multiple_raster_threads
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Most people instinctively search for solutions on Google. It really depends on what comes up. People don't necessarily want to sign up to forums, to ask a question, if it has already been answered!
And there is nothing wrong in doing it.
Google Chrome has a message, to tell users XP is no longer supported. But the same communications has not been made to Opera users....
Because Opera is still providing security updates for XP and Vista. So there is still some support.