Resurrecting old thread
I was thinking of returning to Opera and shockingly after setting up everything I stumbled upon one problem when I want to minimise Opera.. The freakin button is not there.
Running Ubuntu Gnome Wily Werewolf
The thing is, what made me feel a lot sadder is the mere response of an Opera representative, stating that things won't change for what it is.
Those buttons might be useless to you, but could the Opera team at least add them so-called "fake buttons" for the ease of users? Of blame the shell they say! Would you consider removing the window buttons on Windoze? I am sure not, because it is well embedded in the explorer UI isn't it? Well let's say it is possible to remove, will you guys remove it?
The answer will of course No. Because? I am guessing FAMILIARITY. Windoze users has been comfortable with interacting multiple windows by relying on the window buttons available.
But but Gnome has only Close window button by default
Hoh! Fire up gnome-tweak-tools and you can add those little friends back.
But but Gnome original workflow isn't intended for window interaction, but emphasises on workspaces and stuff
Options! OPTIONS! In the gnome-tweak-tool it is possible to add back the window buttons, because not everyone uses workspace! Why they put such options? Familiarity, again. Window buttons are very familiar with any window managers, be it the age old Windoze, Mac and even some major DE you can find on Linux, there are always window buttons. Also they want to make their users happy.
But but it is semantically wrong to use a fake windows button
Remove the fake close button then. Make your users exit via the Opera menu.
Don't like it? Leave it
Hmm I am starting to wonder why developing Opera.. Is it for ghosts?
Seriously it is funny how a simple feature is scrapped off Opera. Like seriously? This has been a very very huge disappointment.
I am keeping a very close eye to the Opera "fake" title bar. I expect to see a maximise and minimise button soon.
If not, well, i can't threat you guys in any means, but i just want to say you guys have a very bad technique on making users interested on using Opera. Also bad way of thinking i must say.
I agree with @Thiasj . I hate posts aired by one of the Opera representative here. It is very unprofessional, and doesn't reflect good attitudes a person must follow when dealing with something that requires general attraction (in this case Opera).
You are pushing users away.
Have a freakin nice day.