- Long-standing issues and simple improvements don't get implemented although they would really much contribute to a better overall usability (like [Ctrl]+[Tab] also when only 1 tab is left, Please restore the star in the address bar (hell, it was allready there), Opera and authenticating with a Chip-card, and so on)
- Instead new features (widgets, unite) get implemented where a different solution - and a good solution that is - allready exists (like XAMPP, imo damn simple to use). Note that for these features also other long-standing wishes would be an improvement (like "closing opera to tray" and so on - see My 2 Cents on Opera's Widgets)
- Skin issues: There is still no qt4 skin for linux x64 - or gtk would be even more appreciated. Oh, and guess who does not care about my font settings for the UI that are est in qtconfig?
- Fx-Style shortcuts: damn, Ctrl+N for a new tab was great and I don't get it why this had to change. Also Ctrl-N means (in normal hotkey-terms) "new document" and not "new window". As I wrote in a comment on the 100-papercuts-series (great initiative imho) it should be sthg like:
- Ctrl + N = new Document: look up user prefs if he/she wants to use tabs or not (which in apps that use tabs should default to "yes")
- Ctrl + T = Allways open new tab (overriding user prefs)
- Ctrl + Shift + N = Allways open new window (as shift points to the next-higher structure: document -> window)
K, I think I'm done with my friday-morning-rant (hey, I should make a series ). In short what I want is something like the 100-papercuts that ubuntu currently does for opera so all those small, long-standing bugs finally get some attention and (hopefully) get fixed). I am sure that such an initiative could also work with closed-source apps like opera, as there have been a number of community-driven stuff in the past (like "Ask John"). If this selection process gets merged with a tracker for these bugs (nothing big, just a table with bug description & status) we are golden.
Edit: Way, the desktop team just released their first qt4 build on x64. And I it.