Brett_Tabke - 4:03 am on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've been around since Opera 2.8'ish and have not seen more whining this time than other times. There were some pet features that they messed with this time and alot of people didn't care for it.
- native mdi windows changed in favor of Modal dialog windows (this nuked the unstoppable alerts from popping up from any unknown tab). Thus, they messed with a bunch of pet mdi features that people had been using for 10+ years.
- TLD resolution. All you had to do was type webmasterworld into the address bar and the tld defaulted to your selected tld. So you would go straight to webmasterworld.com. Extremely handy. They changed that.
- all sorts of fresh incompatibilities with certain sites (others fixed) because of the new js engine.
> are in an overt state of denial
Yes, yes they are. It is why we were hoping the new CEO would have the courage to shake up the status quo and make some major changes. Of the top legitimate browsers, Opera has been the last browser on the market for 10+ years by market share. They also have had (imho) a superior product at many stages of the game. Their list of browser innovations is twice as long as the rest of the browsers COMBINED. Tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, user control, cross platform, page zoom, font size control, etc etc, - the list is long and innovative. With all that, you'd think sooner or later, they would almost trip and find a marketing director that could convince the board to get their head out of the sand.