With ODP Opera user gained more control over all plug-in content on the webpage. We can choose to block all plug-ins from loading, & only load specific plug-in on the webpage on demand. ODP become a very attractive feature in Opera, because it improved speed, security, stability, & also keep the browser "lighter" as the resources hungry Flash content can be blocked on every page load. Even so, the missing feature No click to activate plugin content is still very much desired by many Opera user, but Opera can't implant it because of the ridiculous Eolas patent...
Today I come across a wish list posted on Opera forum by Astrophizz, the discussion:
Originally posted by Astrophizz:
With On Demand Plugins enabled, one now has to click twice to gain access to, say, a Youtube video. If that video is embedded without autoplay, then it requires 3 clicks to play. Would the terms of EOLAS allow the click-through to be combined with the "on demand" click?
Originally posted by serious:
This is a brilliant idea! We can actually improve ODP feature from One-click to load plugin content into One-click to load & activate plugin content! As of now, Opera user have to click on the plugin content once to activate it anyway, why not make the "click" count? The best part is, since this feature required user interaction (click to activate), it doesn't infringing Eolas patent at all!
you are right, as the plugins are not loaded automatically the eolas patent does not apply.
So, if you like this idea & want Opera to improve ODP, then please go to the forum & VOTE!