Here’s a nice post by Christian Zibreg called “10 things we would like to see in Firefox and Chrome”. He lists 5 must have features for each of those web browsers. The funny thing however is one of the comments:
1. Already done in Opera.
2. Has been done in Opera for quite a while.
3. Opera already does a large portion of this.
4. Opera already has some of the best privacy and security settings out there as well as most flexible.
5. I’m not entirely sure yet, but I would bet it wouldn’t be too hard to make Opera Mini work on Android, if it doesn’t already.
1. I do believe there is some code overhaul in plans already for Opera.
2. As you mentioned, basic Email client is already in place.
3. I actually find Opera’s implementation of custom searches from within the address bar preferable to Chrome’s, and obviously FireFox’s. I’d much rather have control over which site’s search I use. I find it simple enough to use “g texttofind” syntax.
4. Opera Mini.
5. While I agree that tab groups would be a nice feather, Opera already does “thumbnails” on hovering over each tab, ala Vista. As for the “special page when a new tab is opened” — It’s sad that it took another browser to make Opera’s innovative feature more known and accepted. Then again, same happened with tabs, long time ago.
So, instead of waiting for Chrome and FireFox to implement all these features, why not just use browser that already HAS most of them?
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