Category: Opera

Opera Mini 4 Hits One Million Downloads in 10 Days

By | November 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

It looks like Opera Mini 4 release was really successful. This mobile web browser, which was released just about two weeks ago already reached one million downloads in a 10 days period.

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Opera Mobile Wins Mobile Web Browser Awards

By | November 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

OperaCongratulations to the whole Opera Software team who’ve won an award in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine in the following category:

Pocket PC: Internet: Browsers and Web Utilities.

Finalists: Opera Mini, ThunderHawk
Winner: Opera Mobile

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Opera 9.5 Beta, Weekly Build

By | November 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera 9.5 BetaEveryone is working on their web browsers (weapons) in order to win web browsers war. Opera team is doing that as well… Recently they have updated us with one more weekly release. By the way, this version supports MathML (read more about it). Let’s go straight to the changelog and check what’s new in it.

New features

  • Added MathML support
  • Added support for the XSLT document() function
  • New and improved mail authentication dialog
  • New nice icon for mail whose body isn’t downloaded
  • Bugs fixed

  • Fixed a bad crasher that occurred on a lot of sites when closing a tab
  • Again possible to open directories directly without file://localhost/ in front
  • Fixes to pre and code font sizes
  • Fixed top links in gmail
  • Fit to width now works even if the window is larger than 1600px
  • getters and setters are now prototypable in node interfaces
  • getSeconds() no longer returns -1

  • Hovering input/radio buttons on websites now shows the normal cursor again
  • Several Opera Link bugs squashed
  • A bunch of XPATH fixes
  • A bunch of XSLT fixes
  • Mac specific

  • Moved close button on tabs to the left hand side
  • UNIX specific

  • It is now possible to choose what open/save dialog type to use. Configure here 0=auto, 1=QT, 2=GTK.
  • Known issues

  • UNIX: Speed dial config dialog has an ugly shadow
  • UNIX: Dragging images turns them grey
  • UNIX: Can’t connect to IRC
  • UNIX: Downloading torrents can exhaust memory and uses 100% CPU
  • Sometimes crashes on exit
  • Some images don’t load fully
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9656)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9656)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4544)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1669)

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    Opera 9.5, New Weekly Build

    By | November 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaLet’s continue with the news. Opera Desktop Team recently released one more Opera 9.5 build (not a final). As usually, they have tried to fix as many bugs as possible. And here we go… Changelog.

  • Several stability and crash fixes
  • Scrolling with mouse wheel now works over Flash objects with onRollOver handler
  • Fixed linebreaking and white-space handling in designMode
  • Fixed long content makeing scrollbars disappear and disabling scrolling
  • Missing table cells have no more a green background
  • Fixed 1 pixel high Gmail compose window
  • Fixed crash when opening the Info panel
  • Fixed sorting of IRC channels
  • Fixed message priority not being displayed in Mail
  • Fixed wrong context menu shown for selected text that is a link
  • We are now splitting too long IMAP commands into smaller chunks
  • Fixed wrong port when creating NNTP or IMAP account with Gmail e-mail address
  • Fixed fetching of new POP3 mail once you empty trash
  • Windows specific:

  • Opera runs on Windows 95 again
  • UNIX specific:

  • Fixed broken expansion of “~”
  • Fixed flickering of notifications
  • Fixed crash when connecting to chat
  • Known issues:

  • GMail top menu bar broken
  • Wrong cursor on form buttons and labels
  • Plugins on UNIX might be even more broken – big changes coming up… (Do not bother filing plugin bugs on UNIX)
  • No sparc builds
  • [BUG 296670] Animated gif images get corrupted on Windows
  • [BUG 267632] Images don’t display when printing
  • [BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action
  • [BUG 295195] Web archives are broken if you ever have changed the default action of a file type in Preferences
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9649)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9649)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4529)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1662)

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    Opera Mini 4 Final Released

    By | November 7, 2007 | 14 Comments

    Opera Mini 4 FinalSeems that Opera Mini 4 Final was just released. Isn’t it too early to release the final version of it? You may check it yourself by downloading it. That’s what I am trying to do now (107 KB), it’s been the 5th time and I still do get “Error: Connection to server lost” while downloading.

    Anyway, Opera Mini 4 introduces lots of new features (Opera Link, Mouse Cursor, Start Points and more) which give you everything or at least most of the things which you would like to have in the mobile web browser.

    Opera Mini Features
    Download Opera Mini 4
    Opera Mini Live Demo

    I’ve missed “Opera Mini vs. iPhone” video in the home page, where is it?

    UPDATE: Peter Bortas from Opera contacted me regarding downloading issue, and told that they have fixed some problems and it should be working fine now.

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    2007 October Browsers Market Share Results

    By | November 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

    2007 October Browsers Market Share ResultsNew month and new market share results. You may check September results here.

    Let’s begin with Internet Explorer. This month it slightly gained 0.01% of the market share and reached 77.87% from 77.86%.

    Firefox lost some market share this month and felt from 14.88% to 14.85% (0.03% decrease).

    Not so good month for Safari as well. As Firefox, it lost some market share too, from 5.07% to 5.05% (0.02% decrease).

    During the previous 4 months, Opera was losing market share all the time. However, this time they have nicely increased it, from 0.87% to 0.99% (0.12% increase).

    Netscape had a huge drop in October, its market share felt from 0.72% to 0.64% (0.08% decrease).

    Opera Mini market share gets stronger with every month, this time it increased it from 0.39% to 0.41% (0.02% increase).

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    Market Share 2007 October

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    Opera 9.5, One More Beta

    By | November 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaOne more Opera 9.5 “Beta” (not Beta 2) release from Opera’s Desktop team. I suggest that you should use this build only for testing; it still contains lots of bugs and known issues as well.


  • Find in page now continues search from the location of the last mouse click
  • Fixed a freeze when syncronizing Opera
  • Fixed certificate installation
  • Fixed crash when reindexing mail
  • Removing mail from filters now works again
  • Removed support for /TR/REC-html40 namespace
  • Confirm exit while logged in to link now works
  • Fixed an issue with link synchronizing
  • Fixed nickname handling in addressbar
  • Setting cache to off really means nothing is written to disk. (PS: View source doesn’t work without disk cache… )
  • UNIX specific

  • Plugins sometimes don’t work properly
  • FreeBSD 7 builds
  • Added a lot of applications in the Suggests line in deb packages
  • The command line switch -notrayicon is now respected again
  • Mac specific

  • This build will use the same settings as 9.50 Beta
  • Known Issues

  • Gmail compose window is just 1px tall
  • *NIX builds crash when connecting to IRC
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9624)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9624)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4517)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1652)

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    Opera Renews Its Deal With Google

    By | October 31, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera, Google DealGoogle is default search engine integrated to the Opera desktop browser and will stay there for at least 2 years (that’s then this deal expires) or more.

    That means profit for both, Google and Opera.

    Google pays ~80% (77% in Q3) of each click value to its publishers. Not really sure about Opera, but that should be more than 80% I guess.

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    Opera 9.5 Beta Released

    By | October 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaIt’s here, first Opera 9.5 Beta release. It’s been a long way for it to reach this, beta stage, hundreds of bug fixes, various improvements and lots of testing. You can find all the changes here:

    Changelog for Windows
    Changelog for Mac
    Changelog for UNIX

    I kinda like this quote from their web page:

    the Opera Web browser is over 30% faster than IE, and faster and more secure than Firefox. Recent benchmarks show that Opera even exceeds the speed of Firefox with multiple tabs opened. Opera delivers robust security and a far-richer feature set than any other Web browser and it’s free.

    Similar to Safari’s “browsers comparison”, just bit more sophisticated.

    Ready to download?

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    Opera, Don’t Forget To Update Your Site

    By | October 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

    From Opera Mini 4 Beta page:

    Share with your friends
    Send an email letting your friends know about Opera Mini 4 beta 2.

    Should be Beta 3 I guess…

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