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Old 28. Nov 2018, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Opera 57 is released, with smarter news and Netflix recommendations;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018...era-57-stable/

Smarter news;

"We are happy to let you know that we have made the news section smarter. Thanks to an improved, AI-driven news-selection algorithm, you will now get personalized news recommendations on the start page."

Netflix recommendations;

"Opera 57 makes it easier for you to find your new favourite Netflix series or film in a special section in the news on the start page. When you find something to begin binge-watching, click the recommendation to have it queued up and ready to play on your Netflix account.

Netflix recommendations will be switched on in selected countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

We are in the process of adding more countries to this list.
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But still no option to set your own default search engine
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Old 29. Nov 2018, 04:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I admire your tenacity deya!
As someone else posted, who cares about Netflix recommendations or real fake news?

Wish i had never known Opera 12 or Pre-Quantum Firefox.
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Old 29. Nov 2018, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't care about Netflix or the news feeds either, danielson. I use Netflix all the time but don't need a browser to tell me what I want or don't want to watch. Same with the news, I'm capable of finding out what I want to read or whatever. So all that stuff is useless to me but I appreciate that others will find it useful. And that's the thing, they give you options to turn it on or off, so you don't have to have it all showing - it's easy to turn it all off via the Easy Setup on the speed dial page.

That's why I get slightly confused as to why, given the choice of options in Opera, they will not give you the option to set a search engine of your own choice as default search - well, I do know, and it's about income but still, every other browser seems to let you do that.

Most of the new features in Opera don't interest me at all, Netflix, news, crypto wallets and all the rest of it but still it remains a good solid, secure browser with regular updates etc. and for that reason I stick with it .... and plus I also like the UI, even better than the old Opera and also they still provide Turbo. So it's not bad, and it's what you get used to.

In this latest version I've noticed that the speed dial tiles changing colour bug appears to have got worse though, and I can't correct it by refreshing the page like I could previously. Lots of Purple and Green tiles now. Not something that pleases my eye too much but it's not the end of the world and hopefully they'll fix it eventually.
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Have tried Opera turbo and if there is any difference, it's not noticeable on my laptop.

Personally, i find their GUI a bit bulky.
Vivaldi gives the impression of being "slimmer", but that might just be an optical illusion.

Don't use VPN.
The only place i might want to use it is at the airport when plugin into their WiFi service.
Think Maxthon might be the better choice in that predicament.

Opera 12's note taking capability was second to none.
Drag and drop a note into a post for the forum with hyperlinks + text (if the case).
What could beat that for a browser?
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Old 01. Dec 2018, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Agree about Opera notes, I did use it a lot and it would be nice to have it back but I suppose there are extensions that will do the job. Still, I would have more use for a built-in notes feature than some of the latest stuff they've incorporated in to the browser.

I haven't used Vivaldi in a while, last time I did I found the amount of settings to be overbearing to be honest - too many choices and options are not always a good thing, for me personally, and I found the UI not to my liking but each to their own.

I use Cent more and more to be honest. I think it's a better browser than Opera, for lots of different reasons and it's definitely quicker. They do a reasonable job of keeping up with the latest Chrome version, although sometimes there is a bit of a wait, but they're a very small team and time and resources obviously come in to play. But I can make it extremely efficient with only a small amount of extensions - five to be exact, one for notes included and I much prefer the UI over Opera's.

I have tried a few different browsers just recently but uninstalled them after a week or so of use. Opera is set as my default. Cent is my alternative and I'm happy with that for now. I do occasionally use Edge and it's not bad with certain extensions installed but I just can't seem to take to it in a sense that I want to use it more often.

My Opera speed dial tiles have now reverted to their original colours. Bizarre, but much easier on the eye than Purple and Green

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Opera 57.0.3098.91 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018...stable-update/
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Opera 57.0.3098.102 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018...stable-update/
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Opera 57.0.3098.106 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018...stable-update/
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Opera 57.0.3098.110 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019...stable-update/
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Opera 57.0.3098.116 Stable update;

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019...stable-update/
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