Saturday, August 20, 2011 6:24:33 PM
It has been suggested that I file bug reports concerning this. But as I investigated the reporting system I noted that this issue has been reported multiple times and for quite a long time! And they are pretty clear about not wanting bugs that have already been reported re-submitted. (I think that fact alone is a major problem with their business model. If there is a problem of any kind it should be reported as often as it is encountered until fixed. But that's just my way of looking at things).
I even tried changing the user agent. That just made things worse!
I don't know what else to do besides leave it alone and hope that someday someone decides that this is very likely what is preventing Opera from being a serious contender in the Browser Wars. If web devs can't get their work done with it, they will do their work with whatever tools are available that will... like me. And if a developer can't use it she is certainly less likely to recommend it to their friends, clients and other users.
At this point it is difficult for me to consider Opera as being anything other than a shiny toy (with lots of imperfections). I can't even get Opera to work right for me on Android or Symbian.
I regretfully say that I must move on to find something that WILL work. Time is money, as they say. And I simply can't expend the time on a product with as many problems as Opera has.
"Move along. Nothing to see here." ~South Park