Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?

27 May 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't see where facebook getting involved necessarily means a death sentence for Opera.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 May 2012   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I fear they'd want to turn it into a "social media" browser. With dedicated FB features and such. Their goal would be different then Opera's currently, IMHO. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why would they put in facebook features into a browser which typically has a very small amount of market share? They need to keep the facebook features in the facebook website, for those of us who visit the site with IE, FF, Chrome or Safari.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 May 2012   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Connect to FB, FB uploader, FB updates in the browser. All seem feasible. I'm not saying it will be the only browser for visiting FB. The small market share would not be their goal, they certainly wouldn't want to acquire a nice little browser to keep it that way. To be honest, I just like Opera as it is, and I don't want to see it become the next FF or Chrome. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ I understand. when you find a product and you like it, you don't want it to change. I used to be an ardent fan of Firefox and cannot even believe myself that I don't use it today.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

An FB branded browser just reeks of bloat.

There's a lot of features I don't use in Opera as it is. Adding dedicated FB features just adds another layer of crud.


The real answer to 'stick or ditch' can only be answered when actually used if it goes ahead. Until then it's just speculation.

It's still not an appealing idea however.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Tuvaro has taken over IE and FaceBook as a browser
I use IE for my browser on Facebook. This a.m. I click on it and a blank page with Tuvaro and the word bing at the end show up.....cannot figure out how to delete it. It is not in the add /remove programs, and I cannot right click on it and delete it.... dang, anyone know how this happend and what...
System Security
Video chat not loading on any browser on facebook page
Video chat not loading on any browser on Facebook page .. maybe a up-date causing this ?? :D Click on download to run then start to load for plug in but screen fade and never initiates :sarc:
Browsers & Mail
FireFox - mouse & browser& browser freezes in Facebook page
I have FF 17. The mouse is freezing in facebook & I find the only escape to release the browser is reboot. The same FB page works fine in internet explorer.
Browsers & Mail
Cannot Open Facebook on New PC in any Browser
My husband just bought me a new PC that came with Windows 7, and everything works great -- except that I cannot open Facebook. Although Chrome is my preferred browser, I have also tried opening Facebook in Firefox and IE, to no avail. Basically, it's timing out. The error message I receive in...
Browsers & Mail
facebook keeps me logged in even after I close the browser
Facebook is keeping me logged in even after i close the browser (Firefox 6.0.2). and yes the option to keep me logged in is NOT selected. Any ideas? EDIT: just found out that the problem is not Facebook, but Firefox. It also keeps me logged in to my mail accounts, even my school account, and i...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App