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  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-24311

Support Opera for editing wiki pages

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 4.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Editing
    • Labels:
    • Environment:

      Opera 11.60

    • Last commented by user?:
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      Description

      Please support Opera 11, specifically:

      • sometimes, when editing a long page, the input area extends beyond the bottom of the viewport
      • the Insert and Table drop-down buttons don't work (Macro Browser won't display, can't create tables)
      • the Editor won't allow you to type the period character (verified against Firefox on the same machine/keyboard)
      • pasting Editor content into a macro like toc-zone doesn't work (e.g. cut from body and paste into new toc-zone macro)
      • selecting text using shift+ctrl+home/end only selects text up to the start/end of the currently-visible content (it should go right to the top/bottom of the Editor)

      The latest version of the 'Supported Platforms' wiki (http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Supported+Platforms) does not list Opera. And, sure enough, the new editor doesn't work - where the pre-4.0 rich-text editor did work in the latest versions of Opera.

      Opera is barely behind Safari (which is supported) in terms of browser market share. I work for a technical organisation that has recently upgraded to Confluence 4.1, and use of Opera here is twice as high.

      Bad enough that we've lost wiki markup editor. At least support all the major browsers in the new version.

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          Daniel Abson added a comment -

          Now that we're forced to use the new RTE, Opera users have no choice but to run a second browser just for editing Confluence.

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          Daniel Abson added a comment - Now that we're forced to use the new RTE, Opera users have no choice but to run a second browser just for editing Confluence.
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          Daniel Abson added a comment -

          Editing in the RTE using Opera was previously fixed in the 3.x line, before the move to the new 4.x editor.

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          Daniel Abson added a comment - Editing in the RTE using Opera was previously fixed in the 3.x line, before the move to the new 4.x editor.
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          John Masson [Atlassian] added a comment - - edited

          Hi Daniel,

          While I appreciate it is immensely frustrating to have to use another browser for specific tasks (as a long time Opera user up until a few years ago I had this problem quite often ) unfortunately we have no plans to add support for Opera.

          Thanks for taking the time to raise this ticket.

          Regards,
          John
          Confluence Product Manager.

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          John Masson [Atlassian] added a comment - - edited Hi Daniel, While I appreciate it is immensely frustrating to have to use another browser for specific tasks (as a long time Opera user up until a few years ago I had this problem quite often ) unfortunately we have no plans to add support for Opera. Thanks for taking the time to raise this ticket. Regards, John Confluence Product Manager.
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          Daniel Abson added a comment -

          Hi John

          That's really disappointing (I'm guessing you meant that you have no plans to add support for Opera). I appreciate you taking the time to respond personally, though. I can only hope that more people comment on this issue to get it into your roadmap at some point in the future, or that one day we again get a usable, plain-text-based editor for Confluence.

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          Daniel Abson added a comment - Hi John That's really disappointing (I'm guessing you meant that you have no plans to add support for Opera). I appreciate you taking the time to respond personally, though. I can only hope that more people comment on this issue to get it into your roadmap at some point in the future, or that one day we again get a usable, plain-text-based editor for Confluence.
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          John Masson [Atlassian] added a comment -

          Hi Daniel,

          Sorry yes I meant no, edited the comment.

          We do keep track of what is happening with browsers so if there is some significant rebalancing in the growth of Opera we would of course review but unfortunately there is no plan to at the moment.

          Thanks,
          John

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          John Masson [Atlassian] added a comment - Hi Daniel, Sorry yes I meant no, edited the comment. We do keep track of what is happening with browsers so if there is some significant rebalancing in the growth of Opera we would of course review but unfortunately there is no plan to at the moment. Thanks, John
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          RIchlv added a comment -

          as it is not possible to vote on this issue, i'm commenting instead, as suggested in CONF-27650

          it would be highly appreciated if confluence would work properly with opera - i have personally spoken with people in several companies who use opera but then are forced to switch to another browser only to use confluence

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          RIchlv added a comment - as it is not possible to vote on this issue, i'm commenting instead, as suggested in CONF-27650 it would be highly appreciated if confluence would work properly with opera - i have personally spoken with people in several companies who use opera but then are forced to switch to another browser only to use confluence
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          Larsen added a comment -

          Productivity has dropped a lot for me since our company switched from MediaWiki to Confluence. It´s frustrating to be forced to use a RTE and to be forced to start another browser just for editing a wiki page. "Wiki" has lost it´s original meaning with Confluence!

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          Larsen added a comment - Productivity has dropped a lot for me since our company switched from MediaWiki to Confluence. It´s frustrating to be forced to use a RTE and to be forced to start another browser just for editing a wiki page. "Wiki" has lost it´s original meaning with Confluence!
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          Sebastian Willing added a comment -

          Guys, your customers are paying MONEY for this product which doesn't support common browsers? Is this the difference between Open-Source and Payware: Pay more, get less?

          There is a workaround for Opera users: Use Wiki syntax.
          Type in
          <Pipe char> Title column 1 <Pipe char> Title column 2 <Pipe char>
          and press RETURN - the line is being converted to a table. Use the buttons from the second button bar to insert rows and cells and do other table functions.

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          Sebastian Willing added a comment - Guys, your customers are paying MONEY for this product which doesn't support common browsers? Is this the difference between Open-Source and Payware: Pay more, get less? There is a workaround for Opera users: Use Wiki syntax. Type in <Pipe char> Title column 1 <Pipe char> Title column 2 <Pipe char> and press RETURN - the line is being converted to a table. Use the buttons from the second button bar to insert rows and cells and do other table functions.

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