Category: Opera

Internet Explorer vs Firefox vs Opera (Not Just Another Topic)

By | September 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

Firefox With Extensions

Firefox No Extensions


Internet Explorer

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Opera 9.50 Alpha, Build 9542 Released

By | September 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera 9.5It’s Friday again and we’ve received yet another Opera 9.5 Alpha build from Opera team. So let’s check the changelog and see what they have added and/or fixed.


[BUG 284852] Wand doesn’t save new passwords; old passwords should work properly.
[BUG 278770] Gmail does not work on 64-bit.
[BUG 281679] Bookmarks are not sorted correctly.

Other Changes

Scrolling when GMail chat window open causes no more repaint corruption.
Messages will no longer erroneously be marked as drafts or unread when upgrading mail.
String.localeCompare now works correctly.
Getters and setters now work on DOM interface prototypes.
opera:config settings are correctly stored now.
Files are now correctly saved with file extensions.
Lots of SVG fixes.
Lots of stability fixes.


Several fixes to plugins.
The operapluginwrapper should not take 100% CPU anymore.
Scrolling with keyboard is now much smoother.

Mac Only

Removed proxy icon (icon in title bar)

Known Issues

Won’t run correctly on Windows 95 or 98.
Won’t work correctly on Mac OS X 10.3.
OS X version may cause persistent freezes on start-up.
POP server cleaning has been disabled: When disabling the “Leave messages on server” option, existing messages on the server are not removed.
[BUG 286384] Yahoo mail is broken.
[BUG 284849] Yahoo! Mail beta may crash Opera
[BUG 286186] There are no buttons in the customization dialog.
[BUG 286345] Search in widgets is broken.
[BUG 285741] Opera might freeze for a while when opening the feeds menu.
[BUG 271585] The last directory used is not remembered in the Save As and Open dialogs.
[BUG 264975] Graphical smilies do not work.
[BUG 280261] Removing messages from filters does not work.
[BUG 184894] Native OS X UI elements cannot be used in skins.
[BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action.
[BUG 280536] Opera on OS X will sometimes freeze when exiting Preferences.
[BUG 274352] Upgrading with no mail/RSS accounts causes a mail upgrade that never finishes.

Time to download now (use it no your own risk).

Windows Classic

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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 Classic

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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.

    I’ve checked this site with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, 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 Members

    By | September 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

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