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What's the point? How is this different from Google Chrome? Does it have the same stupidly-large menus too?
 
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#3
Let's hope this works.

No Windows Screenshots.
Oh well, time to install.
If it renders fast like in Presto, fine, but if not I will use Palemoon happily.
I figure that it might have the same command shortcuts, and no way to adjust them to taste, so that is another repellant.
 

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#4
It's even worse than Chrome atm:
  • No customizations like it was in previous versions
  • No syncronization
  • No bookmarks (sick!)
Let's hope they will add some functionality till version 20.
 
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#6
I have no clue what the hell are everyone doing with stupid dumb touchscreen GUI designs these days. Opera Mobile is for that, not the Windows version. Geez.

If Opera 12.50 was its peak, Opera 15, while sort of promising, goes 50 steps back. I don't have my favorite extensions, i don't have bookmarks bar anymore, Opera Sync is absolutely useless now (does it even sync anything!?). It's just pointless, clumsy and we'll have to wait another 50 incarnations to see something half useful.

I sometimes just don't get the logic behind stubborn Scandinavians...
 
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#7
Not cool at all. I really really hope they haven't but I think they removed the good old flexible customization and the add blocking. Staying with v12 for now.
 
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#8
I wonder if they will add an API for complete and proper NoScript support. Google didn't. Since Opera doesn't have the same conflict of interest as Google maybe there is some hope.
 
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where is bookmark bar? seriously it's like removing sending email option from a email software.
This. I've been close to ignore other issues for the time being, but i just couldn't get past this one. It's so stupid.
 
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#12
It's pretty much Opera conceding to the dominance of WebKit. Opera's old Presto engine may be technically superior, but if the majority of websites are designed specifically with WebKit in mind...

In short, Opera pretty much got Betamaxed.
I can understand that but why loosing so many great features that opera had in version 12?

-personal bar / bookmark bar
-closed tabs (I use that a lot)
-log in shortcut (the key icon)
-zoom shortcut (left below)

many countless great features.

I'm using opera since they found the tab browsing. year 2005 perhaps?
anyway if this is the new feature for opera well I won't be with them anymore.
I already installed chrome safari ie and firefox on my computer but I use opera as default. Why would I duplicate chrome.exe for nothing?
 
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#13
I can understand that but why loosing so many great features that opera had in version 12?

-personal bar / bookmark bar
-closed tabs (I use that a lot)
-log in shortcut (the key icon)
-zoom shortcut (left below)

many countless great features.

I'm using opera since they found the tab browsing. year 2005 perhaps?
anyway if this is the new feature for opera well I won't be with them anymore.
I already installed chrome safari ie and firefox on my computer but I use opera as default. Why would I duplicate chrome.exe for nothing?
Exactly my thoughts! And nobody understands the reason for doing such a tranformation... :confused: :shadedshu
 
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It's fine, but I need to add a home button to the toolbar and disable speedial, then I'm happy :) It even runs the same extensions as Chrome!!
 
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#15
Bookmarks and Sync seem to be coming next version

Looking at their site, bookmarks and sync will be coming next version. I do miss Presto though
 

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#17
hmm. i have been on an opera only diet. i have had been having a lot of problems with facebook and other heavy flash based sites, but now on this one, its smoottthhh.
i like it. but i miss the little fiddly bits that the real opera had. and i hate the sticky scrolling.
 
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I can understand that but why loosing so many great features that opera had in version 12?

-personal bar / bookmark bar
-closed tabs (I use that a lot)
-log in shortcut (the key icon)
-zoom shortcut (left below)

many countless great features.

I'm using opera since they found the tab browsing. year 2005 perhaps?
anyway if this is the new feature for opera well I won't be with them anymore.
I already installed chrome safari ie and firefox on my computer but I use opera as default. Why would I duplicate chrome.exe for nothing?
- bookmark replaced by stash (heart icon)
- closed tabs can be reopen with ctrl + shift + T, no list though

it's faster than the old presto engine, imho, very noticeable if you have a slow connection.
 
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Is it just me or CTRL+ENTER for .com shortcut is not working anymore?
 

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Is it just me or CTRL+ENTER for .com shortcut is not working anymore?
keyboard shortcuts are off by default.
try enabling advanced shortcuts in the settings.
 
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keyboard shortcuts are off by default.
try enabling advanced shortcuts in the settings.
That's the first thing that I tried, still not working. Is it working for you?

Edit: And now I see issues with Facebook, images/videos won't open after I click on them.

Edit2: All problems fixed after Opera restart.
 
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That's the first thing that I tried, still not working. Is it working for you?

Edit: And now I see issues with Facebook, images/videos won't open after I click on them.
no issues with facebook photos or videos, infact, those were there in the prev 12.xx version.

i dont use ctrl + enter. the full address comes anyways.
 
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A bit harsh criticism of what is pretty much a re-boot of Opera. Question is, isn't this a bit too late, considering Google is moving away from Chromium...
That said, Opera finally feels like a modern browser and it's really quite fast, but I miss being able to pull tabs out into a new window like I can with Chrome.
Been a while since I seriously tried using Opera properly though...
 

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A bit harsh criticism of what is pretty much a re-boot of Opera. Question is, isn't this a bit too late, considering Google is moving away from Chromium...
That said, Opera finally feels like a modern browser and it's really quite fast, but I miss being able to pull tabs out into a new window like I can with Chrome.
Been a while since I seriously tried using Opera properly though...
This thing doesn't even have bookmark, I mean come on.

And what do you mean by "Google is moving away from Chromium"?
 

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#25
there are sooo many lame critics these days who are looking to thrash anything..


it has bookmarks (named as stash, the heart shaped thing) which you can access on the start page.
plus you can add any page by clicking the heart in the address bar. same thing while adding to speed dial.

there is a list of closed tabs.(click opera at top right, select recently closed tabs)
its all there, but in different places.

one thing i dont like is the java pop ups, like while adding images here, are appearing top center aligned. the centre centre alignment is better.