Category: Opera

Have You Found Your Favorite Skin?

By | September 18, 2007 | 10 Comments

Web BrowsersToday I was looking for some cool skins. It took me less than to find great looking skin for Firefox web browser, it’s “Blue Ice“.
However, I haven’t found any great looking skin for Opera and don’t know why. Am I too picky? Or just used default skin for a very long time? I’ve tried some of the Editor’s picks but… Most of them there very old ones or just didn’t fit “my style”. Would you like to share us your favorite skins for your favorite web browser?

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Opera 9.5 Post-Alpha Released

By | September 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera 9.5It’s been 10 days since the very first Opera 9.5 Alpha release. Today Opera team released Opera 9.5 Post-Alpha version. This build includes lots of bug fixes as well as some minor new things, for example: X button on notifiers. Regardless bug fixes there are still some known issues:

  • Wand doesn’t save anymore
  • Yahoo mail beta might crash Opera
  • Some UNIX packages are missing
  • Opera 9.5 won’t work on Windows 98/95
  • Changelog

  • [272376] Cursor in source viewer positioned at the end
  • [277681] Some order lists are displayed as unordered lists
  • [279302] Line wrapping does not work correctly in some cases, causing overly long lines of text and horizontal scrollbars; often seen at Wikipedia
  • [280678] Files are often saved with the incorrect file extension
  • [281550] Setting an external source viewer does not work
  • [267842] View bar is available in the customization dialog again
  • [274676] Original text color (inside tables) not reverted when closing content blocker dialog
  • [267859] Numbers (and borders) not shown in configured speed dial entries
  • [273030] Text squished/mashed together after removing thumbnail
  • [273822] Link focused by inline find cannot be activated (Enter doesn’t work after spatnav)
  • [281879] Show cached images randomly breaks
  • [282003] Lots of unread messages and drafts after upgrade
  • APNG 1.0 support added. Will work as animated gifs on webpages and skins
  • Select custom application when downloading files
  • Add multithreading to mail for improved performanced
  • Added x button on notifiers
  • Fixed IE bookmark folder import
  • General stability fixes
  • Tons of layout/js fixes
  • Windows specific changes

  • Greatly improved performance with alpha transparency (animations, scrolling)
  • Mac specific changes

  • Further tweaking of tabs in native skin
  • Removed page loading spinner from Address bar
  • Rounded edges on many dialog Title bars
  • Fixed application window focus/activation problems
  • Fixed problems with Flash problems with wmode=opaque and CSS hover
  • Prevent some start-up freezes
  • Pulsing progress bar
  • As you know it’s not a final Opera 9.5 release, use it on your own risk.

    Windows
    Windows Classic
    Macintosh
    Unix

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    Animated Favicons, Firefox Only?

    By | September 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

    Web BrowsersIs there anything wrong with the code itself or only Firefox (and Firefox based browsers) can handle animated favicons?

    [link href="ico.gif" TYPE="image/gif" REL="icon"]
    Changed <> with the [] so code would be visible.

    http://www.pokelondon.com

    I’ve checked this site with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Opera 9.23, Opera 9.5 Alpha, Safari 3.0.3 Beta, and only in Firefox I’ve seen animated favicon. Any ideas?

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    Opera Developer Tools FAQ

    By | September 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Opera Developer ToolsIf you have no idea what is Opera Developer Tools, please check this page or just continue reading.

    These developer tools have been used by Web Application developers at Opera Software for some time. The tools are early previews, and should be considered alpha quality software. They are provided below in the form of buttons that can be dragged to any Opera toolbar. The tools are provided on an as-is basis.

    Now you may check Opera Developer Tools FAQ by David Storey here.

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    Some Statistics, Firefox Downloads and My.Opera.com Members

    By | September 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Recently Reached Four Hundred Million (400 000 000) Firefox Downloads.

    My.Opera.com Reached One Million (1 000 000) Members.

    And the question remains: how many active users?

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    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2, Mini Review

    By | September 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Although it’s not a final Opera Mini 4 version we can still make a short review about it.

    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Loading Screen
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    Opera 9.5 – Synchronization Explained

    By | September 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

    OperaRecently Opera Desktop Team wrote a nice article about my opera synchronization (My Opera synchronization explained). You can read it here. As you can guess, article explains about whole synchronization process as well.

    New BlackBerry Browser Or Opera Mini?

    By | September 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

    New BlackBerry Browser Or Opera Mini? Take your time and vote. Current results:

    What would be your preferred BlackBerry browser?

    Opera Mini, of course! (61%)
    I need to know more: comparison test would be good but I haven’t got the time (18%)
    The bundled-in browser already on my BlackBerry (9%)
    I love this new BlackBerry browser we’re talking about-can’t wait (8%)
    Couldn’t care less- rarely browse Web on my BB (3%)

    Web Browsers Speed Tests – How Fast Opera 9.5 Is?

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Want to know more about web browsers speed? Which one of them is the fastest one? Nontroppo.org was testing Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Firefox 3 Alpha 7, Safari Beta 3.0.2, Opera 9.23 and Opera 9.5 Alpha.

    See results here.

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    Opera 9.5 Alpha Released So Download Opera 9.5 Now

    By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 AlphaGood afternoon everyone,

    I know you were waiting for this release; it doesn’t even matter if you hate Opera, but you are so curious about new Opera 9.5 features that you will continue reading this article. Opera 9.5 was developed more than a year and can be downloaded from here. Alpha 9.5 introduces some new features as well as thousands of bug fixes and that’s not all. It’s extremely fast web browser. To get more detailed view, check this changelog. As Opera Desktop team said:

    Opera 9.5 alpha is:
    Performance
    Full history search
    Improved site compatibility
    Access for everyone
    Improved platform integration
    Preview of bookmark and Speed Dial synchronization

    Changelog
    New shortcuts
    Download

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