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#1 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 20:07

Import from other browsers on first run
 

We want the conversion from other browsers to Opera to be as convenient as possible, and with this build we’re doing a silent import on first run (or if you have an empty profile). The feature looks up your current default browser, and then imports passwords, cookies, history and bookmarks to get you up and running with Opera without having to start from scratch.

 

 

Source: Opera Blog




#2 Raphaël

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 18:08

Not sure if I like this.



#3 Fahim S.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 18:14

I wonder who thought this would be a good idea.



#4 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 18:18

agreed, this should be opt-in. If they're smart they will pay attention to the comments in their own blog.



#5 link6155

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 18:25

Is it really hard to pick which browser you want to import settings from on first start? I haven't heard any complaints about this being an issue on any browser.



#6 cjrobe

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 00:12

The new Opera is terrible. They took Chromium and changed a few things just to make it look different, and made it worse. Example: holding control and pressing back in Google Chrome opens a new tab with that page. Opera ignores the control button and just goes back one page.