Transparent and open discussion and Opera's ideas of how
to improve on Dale Carnegie's on how to win friends and influence
continued again in Opera land as someone posted an article "Fix
the 9.27 Incompatibilities" on the Opera Wish List forum at
The response was quick with the response "This topic has been
closed. No new entries allowed.
Reason: The wish-list forum is not intended for bug and problem
I can't think of any better place than that forum to wish that
Opera would fix some the things that worked right in 9.27 but
haven't since 9.50. If you can't wish that Opera would fix its
bugs, I don't know you can wish for. And if you can't wish there,
where can you wish?
If the poster had posted it in the Desktop forum, they would have
closed it and said multiple problems.
The question arises: why is Opera both so adamant and sensitive
on the 9.27 incompatibility issue.
The complete post stated:
Fix the 9.27 Incompatibilities
Trivial 9.27 Incompatibilies Remain Unfixed in 9.64
Since 9.5 came out in June of last year, the following seemingly
trivial but highly annoying 9.27 incompatibilities remain unfixed
in 9.64 despite numerous bug reports and pleas by users for
1. Double clicking does not select a word in browser page text.
In 9.27 you can double click to select a word, and right click
search to search with the word. In 9.64, double clicking on text
does nothing. You have to select the individual characters of the
2. 9.64 still does not properly handle a shift click of a
in 9.5 and hasn't come back.
3. The 9.5 spellcheck.dll does not work with Windows 98. To get
spelling to work, you have to copy over the 9.27 .dll file.
4. The execute program action still doesn't work.
5. Wand passwords that worked in 9.27 do not work in 9.64.
6. Opera has never explained or fixed the background processing
that goes on continuously in 9.5 and subsequent releases but did
not go in 9.27.
Though I would not characterize this as trivial to fix, the
biggest incompatibility remains no cache file extensions.