Category: Opera

My “5 Things I’d Like To See In Opera” List

By | July 19, 2007 | 9 Comments

Post after post today, hope you like to read a lot.

Daniel Goldman tagged me in his “Blog tag: 5 things I’d like to see in Opera” post, so I couldn’t miss that. Here you go, my 5 things I’d like to see in Opera list:

1. Integrated inline spell check. This is probably one of the best features to have.
2. Web developer’s toolbar. I’ve actually noticed that more web developers are tend to use Firefox more than Opera. Since it is impossible to install Google, Alexa toolbar, I wish Opera team would make a toolbar where I would be able to see: Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and other great things (no widgets, please).
3. Smart auto update, something like Firefox got. You are surfing the web and then boom, a pleasant message: your update is ready to be installed.
4. More powerful RSS feeds reader. I would like to have a “Trash Can” or at least an “Undo” feature; sometimes I delete important news and can’t use CTRL+Z to get them back. Also: a button to check all the subscribed feeds at once (any time).
5. Actually I have 2 more wishes: Would like be able to delete multiple passwords in “saved passwords list” also an ability to add more “auto-complete” forms.

I was thinking to suggest a small arrow Arrowwhere the “Back” button is so I can see my previous visited pages and chose the one where I would like to come back. However, I can do that already by clicking on a button and holding for a few seconds. Didn’t knew about that.

5 to tag: Rowan Mulder, Paulius Jačionis, Ramūnas, Andy Beal, Rand Fishkin.

Here you go.

Once you’ve been tagged by someone, share your list (on your blog) of 5 things you’d like to see in Opera, and then tag up to 5 other people who will then post their own lists and tag up to 5 more people.

Thanks To Opera Team

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

Yesterday I’ve posted about Opera’s 9 “Inaccessible Links” bug (thanks to Kyle for reporting), guess what?

Opera team is reading this blog and they are working on that bug already. That’s fantastic news. I am surprised how powerful blogs can be.

Thank You!

Opera 9.22 Final – Released

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Exactly, Opera team just released a new version of Opera. It’s Opera 9.22 Final (Build 8801).

New version includes stability, security fixes, user interface fixes and much more.

Windows Changelog
Mac Changelog
Linux/UNIX Changelog

Download Opera 9.22.

Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) – Preview

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

If everything goes well we should get first Opera 9.5 (codename Kestrel) weekly preview release soon.

Source.

I am looking forward to try it. Expecting something “huge”, especially when we are talking about performance and new features.

Opera 9 Bug – Inaccessible Links

By | July 18, 2007 | 5 Comments

It seems that there is one very old bug in Opera browser (tried with Opera 9.21 and 9.22 Beta as well). Sometimes it is impossible to navigate when reading post, for example this one as “Netscape Navigator 9 Beta 2 – Impressions Firefox 2.0.0.5 Released” links are unclickable. It doesn’t happen always, althought it’s really a bug and not this site fault, see this prove, impossible to click for me when using Opera.

Reported: October 2006, 21:39:24

I’ve noticed this long time ago, actually right after I’ve made this blog public, thats why I’ve just added “Home Page” in the top so Opera users could navigate. Hope it will be fixed soon as it’s annoying one.

Opera Browser Is Free

By | July 16, 2007 | 11 Comments

Since there is nothing much new today in the web browsers area thought I will write some stuff about Opera, so today I was checking my inbox and got one email with the following content:

Hi, I want to try Opera 9.21, but can you help me to find a crack for it?

Huh? Opera is free. I am surprised how bad people are (or not) informed. This is actually not a first time when I read something like this, so I’ll just repeat:

Opera Browser is free. It became free ages ago…

Web Browsers Security. Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox

By | July 12, 2007 | 29 Comments

After yesterdays post about new Firefox security bug I’ve decided to check out, which of the worlds most popular web browsers are most secure. Thanks to Secunia for stats.

Opera 9.x – Affected By 6 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 0% (0 of 6 Secunia advisories)

Internet Explorer 7.x – Affected By 13 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 54% (7 of 13 Secunia advisories)
Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Moderately critical.

Safari 2.x – Affected By 6 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 67% (4 of 6 Secunia advisories)
Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Safari 2.x, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Less critical.

Firefox 2.0.x – Affected By 12 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 67% (8 of 12 Secunia advisories)
Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Highly critical.

I am really confused right now, but does that makes Firefox 2.0.x most insecure web browser? And according to Secunia stats, Internet Explorer 7 is right after Opera which puts it into the 2nd place?

1. Opera 9.x – Most Secure Web Browser?
2. Internet Explorer 7.x
3. Safari 2.x
4. Firefox 2.0.x – Most Insecure Web Browser?

Opera 9.22, Build 8800 Released

By | July 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Today Opera’s desktop team updated us with a new Opera 9.22 build.

Unfortunately they haven’t provided much information about this weekly build, since it really came up very fast after the previous Opera 9.22 build, but you should know that it is much faster with high speed peers now + more stable.

Off-Topic: Junyor also noted, that there won’t be any Opera 9.5 build on Friday.

Download:
Windows MSI
Windows Classic
Macintosh
Unix

And as always, use it on your own risk. This is not a final version.

“Opera Everywhere” Contest – Win Nintendo DS Lite

By | July 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

We have another great contests with even greater prize. You can win Japanese version of Nintendo DS Lite (not sure if works worldwide), so if you are interested, feel free to read this article.

What you have to do?

It’s very simple, use Opera’s t-shirts, stickers, printed logos or any other goods, place them anywhere you want, take a photo, submit it and comment in this topic.

If the submitted photo should be on a photo album on my.opera, or Opera Browser group on Flickr, the photo will get a bonus point.

Submit your photo by Wednesday, July 18th 24:00 (JPT)
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 20th

Current submission photos.

Opera Everywhere.

Web Browsers Tactics And Strategies

By | July 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

Today I’ve decided to write a bit, of what should web browsers developers do in order to win or not to lose market share.
This is only my opinion which can be wrong as well. It can also be offensive for some of you.

Internet Explorer – Drop that slow and poorly written Internet Explorer core and develop something good. Internet Explorer is slow, buggy; uses lots of resources, ignores web standards, renders bad, lacks of functionality, etc. It’s just a big piece of software, which sooner or later won’t be used anymore. Develop faster, why are you sleeping? All other companies are much smaller and release/announces new versions more frequency. How that’s possible? Don’t be lazy just cause you have money.

Firefox – Finally fix memory leak bug (some says it’s already a “feature”). Support web standards (glad you will do that in Firefox 3), stop stealing features from other browsers and develop something more on your own.

Opera – Stop crying, that a big part of web developers ignores you. Buy advertising in web developer communities, and just get in touch with them. Build strong relations and explain why they should develop new product not just for IE, Firefox, Safari, and Netscape but also for Opera.

Safari – Not much to say yet. Waiting for the final Safari 3 release. Yes, we know that you’ve invented an iPhone, but who cares?

Netscape, Konqueror and others – Haven’t used them. Why? Make some whispers, get more attention.