Brett_Tabke - 4:41 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
> colour change
And how do you stop the page shifting down and losing your place? Or how do you change the highlight that is so overpowering in color and shape, that it obscures text next to it? (rhetorical question - because you can't).
This is yet another example of Opera doing whatever it wants regardless of what it's users may want. The find routine was changed because they decided to switch to nonmodal dialog boxes. Apparently this has to do with ajax or js generated boxes (since you now have no control over many of those boxes.) That lead them to do away with the old find style... eg: they didn't care how it impacted users - they did it anyway. This is but the ten thousandth time something like that has happen. They simply don't care about their users on windows. They never listen to them and do whatever they want, when they want it.
>I'm quite frankly a bit stunned that you can say we don't listen to our users
@Mitchman; First, welcome to the forums. Thanks for stopping in. I know it is not all that easy to do and we appreciate you taking the time.
Maybe we should start documenting the times Opera Software has failed to listen to it's users or engage in conversation with them. It would be a fairly mundane exercise. So lets start here:
The famous Cache File Extension switch. Here is one thread of numerous discussions in forums and on Usenet about it: [my.opera.com...]
Obviously the Opera user base (that use the cache regularly), absolutely hated that switch. There is no middle ground here - users that use the cache regularly - hate it. They hated it so much, people went and wrote software to fix it! ( [nirsoft.net...] ) Opera software, was totally tone deaf to the communities needs and requests. OS decided they knew how their browser should be used better than the users did.
I can appreciate security issues better than most users as I am sensitive to it, but no one from OS ever came into any of those threads and explained it, or offered a workable full time solution. Hundreds of users that used that feature were ignored. Opera was tone deaf to those users and did what they wanted regardless. Once again, Opera users have little to no voice at OS.
What happened when we challenge OS on this policy?
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btabke: that is off topic, and will not be answered unless you make a new thread about it...
I did make a new thread about it - and it was nuked. (oh the irony...)
> high profile Desktop Team blog with regular snapshots and blog posts.
Yes, you guys publish stuff on there regularly - it is a one way ticket. Opera software does not engage in conversation with it's user base off it's blog - it preaches too it. It listens for PR and quality control purposes only. The desktop blog is beta testing and the users are free product testers. By the time a release hits the blog, all the interesting decisions have already been made and you guys are well into the fix-it-and-forget-it stage of the release.
The best thing that could happen is if the snapshots and blog posts were nuked and actual discussions with users were to take place. As it is now, only the pr people are allowed to discuss things with the users in the forums.