Also worth noting that enabling Hardware Acceleration has speeded Opera up significantly. Bookmarks and tabs used to lag before, and now everything is moving lightning fast - I'd recommend switching it on if you're yet to do so.
Posts made by threesixty360
RE: Cursor Loading Flickering?Opera for Windows
Same here and actually thought my computer was broken - it was literally that bad. Constant cursor loading/flashing on and off on every site, to the point that it makes them unusable. If Opera is running and any tab is open it affects the entire machine, for example if you're using another program but have Opera minimised and tabs open. This is a very serious issue - though I'm somewhat reassured seeing all the comments here and thus realising it's an Opera specific fault.
Enabled Hardware Acceleration as per the advice in this thread and the problem seems resolved for now. An instant fix. Please however do sort this out in the next update. It's basically making the browser unusable.
RE: Windows 10 Opera Seed DialOpera for Windows
Yeah to echo everyone else it's not Windows 10 - it's the Opera upgrade from 30 to 31 that overhauled the Speed Dial. As I've posted in previous threads the new Speed Dial is pretty much a disaster that has received a storm of negative feedback so here's what I did to remedy the issue for now:
- Uninstalled Opera 31 and reinstalled Opera 30 to revert back to the sleek old Speed Dial (remember to disable the Auto Update)
- Held out hope that the wave of negative feedback will eventually encourage the Opera team to resolve the Speed Dial issue for Opera 32.
Hopefully Opera 32 (or even 33) will at least fix the Speed Dial somehow by either reverting back to the old version or just coming up with a new, clean and modern look. The problem with the new Speed Dial isn't just that it's visually displeasing - it's slow as hell in terms of performance too.
So hopefully the team will take the negative comments on board and sort out the Speed Dial for the next version. There has been a lot of Opera abandonment recently but it has been my browser for so long I'm sticking with it for now. New versions of Opera will see improvements so I'm just going to keep using 30 until either 32 or 33.
Hope this helps!
Fixed Speed Dial in next Opera version?Opera for Windows
So like many of you I was pretty excited to try out Opera 31. The start-up time speed boost seemed like an excellent improvement and evolution of the browser and as always I enjoy updating Opera and staying up to date. However also like many of you who have posted numerous times in this forum the latest update to Opera is extremely disappointing. Speed Dial is a massive step backwards. I still don't understand how the developers could look at their work and actually think the latest iteration of Speed Dial is superior to before when it's far, far worse.
How could they have not foreseen the overwhelming criticism and negativity coming their way due to the unfortunate changes they implemented? Speed Dial now has the following problems:
*White bars underneath the thumbnails and that look extremely visually displeasing
*Lag that seems to have arisen as Speed Dial loads the thumbnails; I see the wrong thumbnails for a second before they actually properly load. Something to do with the experimental start page flag being removed?
*Zoom seems to have been adjusted to the point that the thumbnails are now zoomed out which is also unfortunate
*Just generally a visual nightmare of a Speed Dial that is a massive regression for the browser
I know these complaints may seem somewhat insignificant given all that happened is that Speed Dial is now visually worse. However Opera has been my primary browser for years now and it's a really bad sign to see a stable new version of the browser being such a step backwards when realistically it should be an improvement to what came before. So the question I have is this: are the Opera developers taking the masses of negative feedback on board with the intention of resolving all of these issues in the next update? Stable new versions of Opera sometimes take months to come out.
They need to remedy this ASAP. People are abandoning the browser because of this when Opera is still the best browser out there at the moment. Will all of this be remedied in an upcoming update?
Your thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.
Opera 27: YouTube not workingOpera for Windows
So I recently upgraded from Opera 12 to Opera 27 (latest stable build with the most recent update). I love the browser but I tried YouTube for the first time last night and the browser failed to handle the site. The video loaded and the video timer started ticking but then the video image froze and refused to play. I refreshed the page a few times and it happened every time. I have updated to the latest Opera 27-compatible flash version from the flash website.
This however should be irrelevant because YouTube now uses HTML5. Help?
PS: It's also worth noting that the latest version of Firefox handles YouTube perfectly on this machine.
Resize visual bookmarks?Opera for Windows
So I've been exploring the forums quite extensively trying to find an answer to this and am unable to find one. I think the visual bookmarks in tandem with the navigation bar is pretty fantastic. However the visual bookmarks show up as extremely large images that prevent me from adding more than a few per folder.
In this preview image for the visual bookmarks four columns are shown:
And yet the default setting for the visual bookmarks page seems to be three columns? I'm aware that you can zoom in and out to create more space but this has the side effect of resizing the folder menu to the left and the navigation bar so this workaround is not ideal. Is there a way to resize the visual bookmarks yet in Opera 27 or 28?
Or will this be included in a future update to the Opera browser?
RE: Upgrading Opera; importing Speed Dial and bookmarks?Opera for Windows
Just tried that and it worked. Thank you! I had no idea it was that simple and easy. Looks like I can happily upgrade whenever I want now with my profile now shared between the releases. Thanks again!
RE: Opera 27 font rendering; fonts too vivid and brightOpera for Windows
I'm getting used to the fonts now. Though they're quite bright and vivid in some instances they're actually clearer and easier to see on the screen. I'm assuming Opera's switch to the Chromium rendering engine caused this?
Also I've gone back and forth between using DirectWrite and switching it off results in a vast improvement. It'd be great if in future releases of Opera there was the ability to switch between different font rendering engines.
If anyone has anything to add such as useful advice about this I'd appreciate it.
RE: "Unknown" plug in causing Opera to constantly not respondOpera for Windows
Just wanted to add a note here for everyone that the problem seems to be completely gone in Opera 27. Opera 12 still has the problem and has the problem quite severely but Opera 27 runs perfectly without the flash plug-in error.
I wanted to let everyone know so that they're aware that the easiest solution to this is to just upgrade.
Upgrading Opera; importing Speed Dial and bookmarks?Opera for Windows
So I'm loving Opera 27. It's amazing and a quantum leap beyond Opera 12. Wonderful release. However I want to upgrade to Opera 28 Beta and as future versions are released I'd also like to upgrade when the time comes. I've noticed however that every time I execute a new Opera installation it takes around an hour or so resetting the Speed Dial, adding back the visual bookmarks and then manually re-entering the login details for the various sites that I use.
This is time consuming and not ideal. Is there any way to automatically import Speed Dial selections and visual bookmarks in to the new release when upgrading? This would save so much time. Does anyone know how to do this?