Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 15:31 UTC, submitted by KLU9
Opera Software After a long gestation period, Opera has released version 10 of their browser, which comes packed with a whole lot of improvements and new features. It's got a completely new interface, a turbo mode for those days of bandwith drought, automatic updates (finally!), and lots more.
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What's wrong with the UI?
by Dave_K on Tue 1st Sep 2009 22:20 UTC
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

I really wish the people criticising Opera for it's "hard to use" or "bloated" UI would actually explain what the perceived problems are. Are these issues that could be fixed, rather than simply being a matter of aesthetic preference?

Opera Software seem very responsive to criticism. I've made quite a few suggestions and feature requests on the Opera forums and a surprising number of them have been implemented. It's hard for Opera to fix problems with their browser if nobody will state what they are.

Of course Opera not working exactly like your favourite browser isn't a bug in itself...

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RE: What's wrong with the UI?
by Laurence on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 08:07 in reply to "What's wrong with the UI?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I really wish the people criticising Opera for it's "hard to use" or "bloated" UI would actually explain what the perceived problems are. Are these issues that could be fixed, rather than simply being a matter of aesthetic preference?

Opera Software seem very responsive to criticism. I've made quite a few suggestions and feature requests on the Opera forums and a surprising number of them have been implemented. It's hard for Opera to fix problems with their browser if nobody will state what they are.

Of course Opera not working exactly like your favourite browser isn't a bug in itself...


+1

Bang on!

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RE: What's wrong with the UI?
by Axord on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 08:30 in reply to "What's wrong with the UI?"
Axord Member since:
2005-06-30

I really wish the people criticising Opera for it's "hard to use" or "bloated" UI would actually explain what the perceived problems are.

What is it about those terms that you find unclear?

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jarlea Member since:
2006-05-09

I think he was asking for specific examples of functionality which makes Opera hard to use. For example, if someone asks me "why is it difficult for you to drive a car in England?", I would answer something like "because I am used to driving on the opposite side of the road" or "I am used to shifting gears with my right hand, in England I have to shift gears with my left hand". I wouldn't simply say that it's difficult because it's difficult.

So please provide some specific examples of features which makes Opera harder to use than, say, Firefox or Safari.

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