Linked by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC
Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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RE: WTF?
by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:31 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
addoula
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2005-10-23

Hi,

"The new back and forward buttons doesn’t offer the list of visited websites."
WTF? You must be using a different Opera than me. I've used it since 6.0something and it certainly doesn't lack the list. Just press and hold back button or forward button and the list will appear.

This isn't the same feature. Pressing and holding may be acceptable if using a mouse, but not if using a trackpad.


"Log In button in the toolbar"
Hmm, I don't even know what you're talking about, but I customize my toolbar to bare minimum, so I probably removed it. Did you know you can customize the toolbar?

By default, the Log in button (for the password manager) is present.
The question is not cutomizing the toolbar but what buttons should be present by default.


"when installing Opera on five different machines and operating systems"
I agree with this point. Anyway, just copy the config files. "Hello synchronizations?!" Yes, they should extend Opera Link.

Yep. I think if opera extends its Link service, it may become a killer feature.
Imagine installing Opera and with a click having everything configured! ;)

"CTRL + URL to open a new tab in the background".
What do you mean? I don't understand what is Ctrl + URL. To open a link on a new background tab, just middle-click the link.

The point is being able to open a new link in the background by clicking on that link and holding the CTRL key.
Sure middle mouse is the optimal solution, but that is nearly impossible if using a trackpad on a netbook.

"The excuse of legacy users is void."
What are you talking about here? I didn't understand this whole paragraph.

I mean, one excuse for not changing the shortcuts is that historic users uses them, and apparently Opera wants to respect that.
Although this is a move that shows that Opera respects its users, it is not very effective to gaining new users and more market share.

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