Undo Software Entropy, Normalize the Speed Dial
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:29:11 PM
Microsoft did it with the Office Ribbon, Nokia with Symbiam and Google with Youtube. But not talking about those products right now. Right now, my brain is paralyzed in shock as it stares at the new horrible speed dial in the latest version of Opera.
Now till these software companies do not fully comprehend the "Don't fix it if it ain't broke" philosophy, you and I will simply have to re-train our brains.
Opera user Pesala offers some help with some life-saving settings:
These basically attempt to restore the speed dial to its former glory. Try these out, they work well. (Well enough, anyway)
And anybody on the Opera crew, if you are reading this. The new speed dial is miserable, IMHO. There is no sweeter way to put it.
My main dislikes:
1. Slower. Much Slower.
2. Zoomed in thumbnails look miserable.
3. Previous format was better.
4. No transparency.
I wanted to make this constructive, but my shocked brain simply refuses not to be harsh. I am sorry for that, but really Opera crew, the new speed dial - is not #WINNING.