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Old 24. Jun 2013, 08:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 24. Jun 2013, 08:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Interesting survey. Doesn't look good, does it?

It's not brilliant, I have to say, but it's still in development. I think it's still a bit early to be too critical of the new Opera. There was an updated version released today, which is a slight improvement on the previous build. You have to accept that the old Opera is gone, painful though that may be to some users - to many in fact.

For me personally, I'm not too sure about the Google aspect of it all. More search engines have been added since the first release but there is still no way to add any others of your choice, and you can't get rid of the huge Google search on the speed dial. But I suppose business is business and I reckon that's what the changes are all about. Revenue. Like it or leave it - and it would seem that many have chosen the latter.

On the upside, I came across an extension today that, once installed, allows you to install extensions from the Chrome Web Store. This is a plus for me because even though I'm not an extension freak I have now been able to install Simple Notepad, which works very well, and I intend to add a feed reader. So, with the exception of bookmarks [a very sore point for many, me included] I'm pretty much back to where I was with the old Opera, feature wise.

Not perfect by any means. Sleipnir 4 and Maxthon Cloud both trounce Opera 15 hands down for features and I find myself using them more and more. On XP Pro, Opera 12.15 is still my default browser and will be for quite some time. On the Vista machine I use as a spare, Sleipnir 4 is now default because of it's many built in features, plus it's support for Chrome extensions.

I haven't abandoned Opera yet, and I'll continue to try 15 and see where it goes. But I am looking to alternatives, because as of now I'm really not too sure Opera are going the way I was hoping they would as regards innovation - and Chrome clones.
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Old 25. Jun 2013, 02:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Can't blame it on Opera, even though the team gave us a wonderful browser with a lot of innovative features, the people themselves turned a blind eye towards the browser all these years.
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Old 28. Jun 2013, 02:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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"With Opera Next installed youíll next need to open the Opera Add-ons gallery in it. You canít skip this step; the compatible Opera extensions will now show up in Chrome, Firefox or older versions of Opera."

Second sentence makes no sense. How will one browser affect the others? The only plausible meaning I can gather from it is that Opera Next filters extensions that aren't compatible with Chrome, but what does Firefox and older versions of Opera have to do with that?

Anyways, I skipped that step and downloaded/installed CRX extensions in Chrome from the Opera Add-ons gallery without any issues. Some were NEX, but you can just rename them.
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Opera Next is now at version 16.

Now, a new channel for Opera, called the Developer channel is available, which will serve bleeding edge updates.

So, there will be Opera, the regular, stable version. Then, Opera Next, the next beta... and then Opera Developer, the bleeding edge.
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Old 11. Aug 2013, 02:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thought to give it a go, installed 17 Developer. Not much difference to 16 Next at the moment, or 15 Stable for that matter. 17 runs ok though, no crashes or anything. See what future 'bleeding edge' updates bring.

And these browsers aren't small installs either. Tot them all up, over half a gig of disk space. I'll keep them installed though, see what happens - if I don't go dizzy with all the updates.

Dunno if it's worth it though. For me, at the moment, 12.16 is still better than all the other three put together. I'm beginning to wonder if they're losing the plot over in Norway
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Old 04. Dec 2013, 05:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Opera Next 19.0.1326.9 released;

http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2013/...n-19-0-1326-9/

You can enable power user settings in this version. If you're interested in doing that, Konami code is here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Code

Open settings, click on the page, enter the code.
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