You want them deader-than-dead? Convert them to posts on the "Opera for Mac" forum. Threads (t)here are not just ignored, but essentially, apparently, invisible.
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Move "tab close" button?Opera for Mac
In Opera 22, unlike any other browser, the little icon for the website is also the "close tab" button. If you have ~ 10 tabs open, the icon changes to a close button when you hover over it. (With more tabs, you can switch with the first press.)
So you click on the visual aspect of the tab you want to go to and it gets closed.
I can't find any option for moving the close button, or for disabling it until the tab has focus. It certainly seems like the type of thing that should have been caught during basic usability testing.
Change default search parameters?Opera for Mac
How do I change the default search engine other than to the four pre-selected ones? Manage Search Engines allows me to add one, but not as a default, and I cannot edit the default parameters.
The reason is, my default preference is to only search over the last year. Just add &tbs=qdr:y to the Google submission. Every other browser seems to allow this, but I'm stymied by how to do it in Opera 22.
Move tab close button?Opera for Mac
Moderator edit: Thread closed due to off-topic and inflammatory content. Comments to moderators or others do not belong in forum posts.
Mods: Yes, I searched. On "tab close button". Please don't close this as a duplicate or simply ignore it just because YOU think you've seen it a thousand times before. Suggest a better search.
Isn't it a sad state of affairs that one has to start a message this way?
I've recently updated to Opera 22 on the Mac. I regularly also use Safari and Chrome. On those, when you have 10 or so tabs open...
- Safari shows the names, no icon, and the close button appears on the far left when your cursor touches the tab.
- Chrome shows the icon on the far left, the name in the middle, and always (at least as I have it configured) shows the close button on the far right.
So what does Opera do? It shows the icon on the left, the name in the middle, and if you click on the visually-anchoring icon, it closes the tab.
Hey, I can't make this stuff up. Click on the tab-icon and the tab is closed. Seriously.
I assume there's an easy way to configure this, to move the close button to the right, but I don't see it.
Yes, I did a search (as above.) I also used the search on Preferences... which brought up "Search Engines" and "Pressing Tab on a webpage highlights all links, as well as form fields".
How can I separate the page icon from the close button? Thanks.
RE: Bookmarks, CPU, Beta? So much pain!Opera for Mac
When I select [Opera] - [Check for Updates], it tells me "You are using the latest version of Opera." At 12.16. Going the main Opera page doesn't actually specify which version is there. It just offers a download. (Downloading does give a different version - the filename indicates it's Opera 22.) Even choosing "Computer" and going to the desktop page still doesn't specify the version number.
I've now updated (despite the program and web page seemingly saying there was no need), and now get:
Version: 22.0.1471.50 - An error occurred while checking for updates
Yep, different version. The error is a nice touch.
So I had no clear way to know my Opera was out-of-date; it was telling me it was current, and no version numbers are on the first several pages.
I appreciate you clearing up that 12 didn't have a process manager. I'm not crazy about the bookmark process in 22, but at least it's running.
For future reference, had you merely corrected the first sentence of my second paragraph originally, it would have engendered a lot less ill will. Re-read my three paragraphs here and you'll see that Opera 12 still was providing only data that it was current.
Overly aggressive moderationForum feedback
There is an unwritten internet rule: The Mod Is God.
But it's not inviolate. I have a bone to pick with the moderation of the Mac forum... shutting down threads because the mod falsely believes no search was done. I won't go into all the details here, but Opera Mac seems to have serious functionality gaps, and while the issues have been "discussed" in a childish "Does too!" "Na Uhh!" way, answers on how to restore the gaps or whether they're real are non-existent or, in some cases, obsolete - the fixes don't work anymore either... but you'd have to dig through hundreds of posts to find that out.
This posting will probably be removed. Heck, I may even get banned for bringing this up. But closing threads and banning users is supposed to be, in real information exchanges, an extreme measure. rafaelluik is resorting to extreme measures rather than allowing and aiding actual information exchange. Which may be why so little forum activity occurs.
I note there's no official feedback mechanism on moderators, at least not easily-found, though rafaelluik might claim I didn't search correctly - I did find lots of complaints about censorship and aggressive thread-closing.
Helping vs Closing ThreadsForum feedback
So my thread was closed because the mod says I didn't do a search. Well, I did. And found no answers. But some near flame wars.
Doing a search for the questions I asked doesn't turn up information. Sure, mod, you can point to threads that argue about it. But for Opera Next, having now spent hours in the fruitless task that your more sadistic side insisted I revisit, I have determined that Opera Next really did remove the functionality, that the pointers in threads in how to re-enable parts of it really don't work, that when that's been pointed out those threads too are closed rather than the falsehood corrected, and that the only way to get close to what I consider minimal functionality is to rely on unsupported third-party extensions.
Closing the thread to avoid having to say, "No, that functionality really has been removed" seems a bit like controlling the message rather than the style.
Bookmarks, CPU, Beta? So much pain!Opera for Mac
I'm trying to give Opera a fair shake on the Mac, having used the PC version since around 1998 and the Mini (and descendants) since the Motorola RAZR phone. It's hard. I'm running a 2013 MacBook Air 13"
Opera 12 seems to be the latest official version. It can't load a lot of pages, even masked, such as anything on Inkling.com. And pegs my CPU frequently. And I'm not able to debug those CPU problems because there doesn't seem to be a processor/task viewer. (If there is, it isn't well documented.)
Opera doesn't reply to problem reports.
I tried Opera Next also. Complete non-starter, because after 20 minutes I still hadn't figured out how to import bookmarks from anything else. It doesn't even HAVE a bookmark menu. [View] - [Bookmark Importer] is disabled, and there's no [Bookmarks] menu like in 12. Seriously, why wouldn't that be an obvious feature?
Should I be using Opera Next - and if so, how do I enable bookmarks? Should I stick to 12, and if so, how do I view - and fix - the CPU usage problem?