kaled - 3:51 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Opera should blend into the OS, don't you agree?
It should do things sensibly even when Windows does not. However, since you raise this point, click-and-hold certainly does not qualify as blending into the OS. Whilst I have encountered this sort of behaviour before, it's neither intuitive nor guessable but I will use it now that I know about it.
Incidentally, laptops typically come with two buttons and pressing both simultaneously to achieve a middle click is highly unreliable.
Also, I apologise for confusing you - I should have said they spend their time tinkering and adding unnecessary [not new] features instead of adding basic functionality that is missing
The point I make every time Opera releases an update is that they never attempt to woo potential users - importing bookmarks may be necessary but it comes nowhere near being sufficient. Little-things like Ctrl-click can be a really really really big deal when trying to attract new users from other browsers but they are just too stubborn to add these features - DUMB DUMB DUMB (unless they don't want any new users).
Consider this, I am fed up of Firefox and would like to switch, so if Opera cannot persuade me to do so, they haven't got a cat in hell's chance of persuading devotees of other browsers (or almost anybody else come to that).