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#1 johnporter29

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:28

Just downloaded and installed Opera Next, liking so far, just wondered if anyone else was using it and what your thoughts was?

So far I'm kinda liking the Speed Dial :) Although I do miss the traditional bookmarking.


#2 illegaloperation

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:37

I've tried it.

It's a skinned version of Chrome.

#3 ViperAFK

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:45

I'm waiting until more features are added. This release is just an alpha/tech preview so its basically a basic shell with a chromium renderer. I'm sure it will get much better. I really hope they add opera's awesome smooth scrolling, chromium's smooth scrolling sucks :p

I am using it on my android though. I don't need many features out of a browser on android and I really love the new opera's UI on android, much better than chrome's which gets very cramped fast.

#4 cpl183

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:56

it's missing so many features that its unusable. userjs and usercss? bookmarks? customizable ui? sidebar? resizable speeddial? wand? advanced (or any) options? adblock? rss? this list goes on endlessly, just look at the comments in the dekstopteam blog. its nothing like opera was before. they shouldn't have released it in its current state. i just hope a lot of the features find their way back into the final release.

#5 spudtrooper

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:58

it's missing so many features that its unusable. userjs and usercss? bookmarks? customizable ui? sidebar? resizable speeddial? wand? advanced (or any) options? adblock? rss? this list goes on endlessly, just look at the comments in the dekstopteam blog. its nothing like opera was before. they shouldn't have released it in its current state. i just hope a lot of the features find their way back into the final release.


agreed.. its just not a product right now.. I could have done this..

#6 OP johnporter29

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 21:52

Well missing features can be expected at this stage.

Adblock does exist though as I have it installed :)

#7 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 21:53

Alpha build? I'll wait till it's beta!

#8 TheExperiment

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 22:05

I like it. It's a hell of a lot better than any other version of Opera :woot:

#9 Coolicer

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 22:30

No reason to use Chropera at all. If you really wanted that stupid WebKit engine, Chrome would suffice. Or, if you're so paronoid about El Goog, Yandex browser (a lesser evil?).
I had hoped that Opera would at least improve those horrible fonts, but alas.

I'll stick to using IE10 and Opera (12.15)/ FF on Gentoo, will probably have to mask '>=opera-15'.

#10 ingramator

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 22:34

I could have made it... Waiting for a proper beta/final build before I judge to heavily though :D

#11 hagjohn

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 22:52

It's just a beginning. I'm sure it will get better in time as things are added in. Glad they separated out mail. It's pretty damn fast.

#12 hagjohn

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 23:23

FYI...

http://my.opera.com/...d-release-cycle

#13 ViperAFK

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 13:38

they shouldn't have released it in its current state.


Are you aware of what an alpha release is? Because what you are saying is that they should not have released an alpha that is incomplete and missing features, when that is exactly what an alpha/tech preview is.

People need to stop treating this a finished product because it is *not*.

#14 dazhu

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:44

People need to stop whinning lol.

When the news was released that they will adopt chromium, you should have expected this.

nonetheless, i wonder how long it will take for them to get all the features back.

- Panels were cool. (I doub it it will be back since theres no API)
- The old keyboard/mouse shortcuts/handling
- Detaching/re-attaching tabs
- Old Bookmarks manager
- specific site preferences

some features that will not be back will most likely be userjs, site blocker etc...

#15 PreKe

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 13:17

I've tried it.

It's a skinned version of Chrome.


The user interface is totally rewritten, so it is anything but a skin. Why are you claiming that as soon as someone releases a simple browser, it's Chrome? Is Chrome suddenly a synonym for "simple browser" now?

Of course it's simple and basic. It's the first version after a major rewrite.

No reason to use Chropera at all. If you really wanted that stupid WebKit engine, Chrome would suffice. Or, if you're so paronoid about El Goog, Yandex browser (a lesser evil?).


So why Chrome or Yandex but not Opera? What if you want Off-Road, Speed Dial with folders or Stash? Any particular reason why you're raging?



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