Category: Opera Software

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

By | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

By | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

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Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video Calling

By | July 11, 2011 | 25 Comments

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video CallingFacebook unveiled its new video calling feature this week right after Google+ came out and boasted with Hangouts (video chats with up to ten people). Unfortunately, Opera is not supported by Facebook for this feature at present. An Opera employee had the following to say about the matter:

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process. Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem. - Patrick H. Lauke, Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations Team at Opera

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Spoiler: Opera Download Milestones

By | June 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Track Opera Downloads "Live"

If you’ve been following Opera download tracker and are curious enough to find out what are the other milestones, here is a list of them all:
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Opera Software Pizza Give Away

By | June 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Opera Software Pizza Give Away

Forget all those shirts and pens. To celebrate the release of Opera 11.50, Opera Software is giving away something pretty neat and unique: a pizza.

If you are interested, head over to the following reddit post and submit a request!

Good appetite.

Track Opera Downloads “Live”

By | June 28, 2011 | 16 Comments

Track Opera Downloads "Live"

Refresh the page and timer restarts.

With the launch of Opera 11.50, curious users can now track Opera downloads “live”.

However, don’t get too excited as this is not an actual live tracker. Instead, it’s just a script to trick you into believing that this counter is tracking something. Like: var spot = 350736,rate = 8. Obviously, Opera Software did not say anything other than:

This record was beaten as part of our counter to measure the amount of Opera 11.50 downloads.

So here you have it folks, no live tracking, welcome to the age of false marketing.

Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

By | June 24, 2011 | 59 Comments

Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

Oh boy, here we go.

Opera founder, Jon S. von Tetzchner, has sent a message to Opera employees, announcing his departure from the company.

According to the email, the Board and Management no longer share the same values and opinions as Jon and therefore, he resigns.
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Sexy Improvements Coming To The Opera UI

By | June 22, 2011 | 31 Comments
Sexy Improvements Coming To The Opera UI

Windows Screenshot

Opera Software has revealed the first phase of Project Featherweight. What this project entails is to make Opera as user friendly, bright, and light as possible whilst not sacrificing flexibility or power.
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Google Instant Now Works In Opera

By | June 15, 2011 | 16 Comments

Google Instant Now Works In Opera

According to Opera, Google Instant, a search enhancement in the Google search engine that offers faster searches, smarter predictions, and instant results, now works in Opera as well. No tricks such as masking are required to make it work as was previously the case.

To test it, simply go to Google and begin searching. Opera asks any users who were masking as Firefox to remove the masking so as to attain as much feedback as possible on this new implementation.