RE: UI overhaul in Opera 37.1
Overall....I'm not loving the changes.
I understand that betas are meant for trialing new things so heres some feedback for you devs
I LOATHE that I can no longer view my tabs across the top (tablet layout) using my smartphone.
That essentially is the number 1 reason I use Opera as my primary browser.
I miss being able to swipe left for my History right from the main Speed dial screen.
I miss being able to choose my download location, even being able to select a location on my micro SD for larger downloads.
I'm worried that the news feeds will be updating while not using the app, affecting my battery consumption. If it only updates when Opera is launched, then we're good.
There's a bug when checking on the Data savings box. It doesn't check on though the features enable. Pressing the button again adds the tick but disables\greys out the options.
Now the things that I like:
- The general appearance looks nice and modern.
- The news feed is cool but I tend to use twitter for my news so it really becomes redundant to me. It would be nice to have a toggle that would remove all feed\news tabs from the main screen.
- Red Opera banner is too large and I actually prefer the look once it's swiped up.
That's about it....cosmetic changes doesn't improve my experience, feature removal ruins my experience...but hey! That's what betas are for, right?