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.
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dont dumb down
by fran on Sun 26th Jun 2011 17:08 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I hope the issues is nothing to do with the current trend towards dumbing down and minimalism.
The features is why I use Opera.

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RE: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Sun 26th Jun 2011 20:32 in reply to "dont dumb down "
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

I hope the issues is nothing to do with the current trend towards dumbing down and minimalism.
The features is why I use Opera.

The features are still there. A cleaner default interface doesn't mean that the features are removed.

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RE[2]: dont dumb down
by Dave_K on Sun 26th Jun 2011 21:54 in reply to "RE: dont dumb down "
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

The features are still there. A cleaner default interface doesn't mean that the features are removed.


Some of my favourite Opera features (mainly MDI related) were removed/broken in 10.5. While some have been worked on since then, there are still quite a few classic Opera features that are missing or badly bug ridden in 11. To me none of the features added since then even come close to making up for the lost functionality.

In addition, some of the new features added can't easily be turned off. For example, there's no option to disable automatic image resizing, while that's just the kind of thing that would have been added to opera:config in the past.

Up until 10.10 it was possible to make Opera look and feel like pretty much any previous version with a little tweaking. That stopped being possible from 10.5 onwards.

They've definitely moved away from offering a highly customisable "power user" browser in favour of eye-candy and flashy gimmicks. The new UI feels a lot slower too.

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RE: dont dumb down
by j-kidd on Mon 27th Jun 2011 04:27 in reply to "dont dumb down "
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

They just took away the drop down button from the address bar, and then reluctantly allowed it to be added back via opera:config.

I like this comment from a user:

One thing keeps bugging me.
Who on Earth could have come up with the insane idea of hiding Dropdown Button In Addressfield?
A saboteur? An idiot?
This is simply mind boggling.

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RE[2]: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Mon 27th Jun 2011 08:04 in reply to "RE: dont dumb down "
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

They just took away the drop down button from the address bar, and then reluctantly allowed it to be added back via opera:config.

"Reluctantly"? What are you whining about? They added an option for it. Is that supposed to be wrong all of a sudden? This is the way it's always been done.

Wow, some people...

I like this comment from a user:

He sounds like a moron. "Oh no, someone did something I personally don't like! They must be evil!"

Fail.

Edited 2011-06-27 08:05 UTC

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