The first build of the new Opera based on Chromium and Blink is finally available for download. This is not simply a port of the old Opera to a new engine. It is a completely new browser. The user interface was rewritten from scratch, and is now native on all platforms. Mac users in particular should notice that Opera 15 blends in far better with their OS than previous versions.
Of course, this is just the start. Opera 15 is the foundation we're going to build the future Opera on. This means that the basics need to be solid. Creating a new user interface from scratch is a huge task, so we had to focus on the basic browser for now. I know that many advanced users with specific needs and requirements, myself included, will probably have to use Opera 12 alongside the new Opera until more features have been implemented or reimplemented, so don't panic just yet. We're just getting started.
We've already been gathering feedback from the comments on the desktop team blog, but I thought that a more structured format might lead to data that's a bit easier to manage and interpret.
So here's the question:
What are the top 3 missing features from the new Opera?
When posting your response, please follow these simple rules:
- One list per person
- The list can contain only 3 items (don't "+1" other people's comments – if you support something someone else writes, show that by adding it to your own list)
- The list must be about the actual desktop browser (while people may identify problems with various processes or other Opera products, but those are not what I'm looking for)
- Keep the description brief (if you need to elaborate, link to an external page or image; if the description wraps to more than two lines, it's probably too long!)