Opera was updated. They messed up. Let's not talk about this any more. Let's talk about how to make Firefox your new Opera 12. To get the elephant out of the room right away: Yes, you guessed right, I did not switch to Chrome because I am scared of Google harvesting all my data and browsing habits. So that leaves only Firefox, and I think that they did good with the recent releases. We probably can not get back everything we miss from Opera 12 times, but some of it is possible, and even better in Firefox. First of all, Firefox has bookmarks and you can import them from an HTML export of your old bookmarks. For everything else, continue reading. If you are still missing a feature, feel free to post it with or without solution - in the latter case, I will try and solve it myself. (more…)
You use Opera? Good. Go to * Settings * Preferences * Advanced * Content Check the checkbox that says Enable plug-ins on demand. This is the plugin setting you always wanted. It replaces all plugins (say, annoying flash ads) by a little play button which you can click to activate the control. This way, all plugins are disabled by default (and that's good, because most of them are annoying), and whenever there actually is a plugin that you want to use, just click the play button and play your silly flash game if you must.