Opera Rss Reader is different and sometimes annoying compared to any
other reader I have seen. I'm very happy with Opera v8.54 and would like
to avoid spending time on upgrading now unless some of Rss reader issues
listed below have been addressed in v9.
1) Rss reader has nothing to do with "newsgroups" or e-mail and shouldn't
be bundled together. Although I don't use Opera for email or newsgroups I
had to create a fake NNTP account just to have Rss reader enabled.
2) No folders/subfolders can be created in Feed panel. Here is how it
looks in RssOwl:
3) Hitting Enter on the selected headline opens the preview screen
instead of the full news page. Here is what I mean:
a) news-feed: http://www.newslookup.com/rss/business/bloomberg.rss
b) highlight the top headline:
c) hit Enter, and here is what comes up:
This is just the "preview" page (sometimes called "description" page),
which is the lower pane on the right in RssOwl:
Now, in Opera, you have to click on the blue URL link to open the full
page. This is extra step that makes things slower.
The solution here would be to either create three pane view for Rss
Reader (which is standard in most readers), or allow the user to skip the
preview and go straight to the full page (another customizable setting).
The problem with all those "other" Rss readers is that they rely on IE as
rendering engine. Also, most of them are free one-developer projects and
often get abandoned. Using Opera reader would obviously be the preferred