pkaster - 12:21 pm on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
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.
This is a question about priorities. The menu is a lot more in your face than the back button's menu. Not showing the menu is something you would expect from Windows applications. And as for the dropdowns, you may have seen the new IE9 interface. No dropdowns there either, as far as I can tell.
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
But that was my point. You want them to spend time on things you think are important, as if you represent everyone in the world. A lot of people apparently thought that tab stacking was something that was missing, and now it's being talked about all over the web. Don't confuse your personal opinions for the needs of everyone else.
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).
Importing bookmarks? It already does that. I don't quite understand what you are referring to. And it all seems to boil down to you saying "Opera should do exactly what I personally want -- never mind the rest of the world."
Let's face it: Neither you nor I represent everyone else in the world.
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).
Considering that Opera's user base is growing, they are able to persuade at least some people.