Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Jun 2011 18:15 UTC
Opera Software Jon S. von Tetzchner has been with Opera for a long time - in fact, he co-founded the browser maker back in 1995, and led the company to great success; the desktop version may play a niche role, the various mobile versions surely do not. Today though, he has announced he will be leaving the company due to differences with the board and management.
Permalink for comment 479286
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: dont dumb down
by Dave_K on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: dont dumb down "
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

No, the point is that they made it possible to control this using extensions, so they no longer needed to waste their time maintaining it.


Having played with the extension to disable image scaling, it's a far from perfect solution.

It relies on JavaScript, and if this is disabled on the site it stops working completely. In addition it has issues on some sites that integrate their own automated image scaling. The image auto-sizing also removes the ability to drag and drop images within Opera.

These problems and limitations would have been avoided if Opera themselves had made this feature customisable. Offering their users choice is a much better solution that relying on 3rd parties to fix the browser.

Reply Parent Score: 2