Three security advisories were released for rival browsers by Microsoft today, two of which for Chrome and one for Opera. Said bugs were spotted by researchers at Microsoft and brought to the attention of the security teams in charge of Opera and Chrome. Opera patched the bug in October of 2010 while Google fixed the vulnerabilities last September and December.
According to Mike Reavey, the director of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the change is part of an expansion of the vulnerability disclosure policy launched by Microsoft the previous summer. These advisories were the first to be issued by Microsoft for vulnerabilities found in third party software. Other advisories will follow as necessary.
If you are not a fan of an automatic image fit to the window that was introduced in Opera 11.10, then don’t worry, there is a way to turn it off.
Unfortunately, you can’t do that via Opera Preferences or opera:config. However, there is an extension to solve your problem.
- Install Image Autosizer extension.
- Menu (Alt) > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Image Autosizer and click on the gear icon > Preferences.
- Seek for the gray bar that is titled “Advanced” and click on it.
- View modes > When image is larger than window: Enable default and Original (see picture below).
- Save changes.
If the Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed, then the upcoming version of Apple’s Safari web browser (that comes with Mac OS X Lion) will include an option for users to disable tracking via cookies.
The recent Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 releases already include “Do Not Track” functionality and with Safari soon to follow, Google Chrome and Opera are the only browsers that leave their users behind.
Hopefully, this will change soon.
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After playing with Opera 11.10 for a few days I wanted to show you some of the most annoying bugs.
- Zoom Picture > Save (CTRL+Click) > Picture Scroll Feature Turns Itself On
- Payoneer.com Broken Menus
- Scroll Bar Appears in Some Text Select Fields
- Speed Dial Reloads After Restart
Since the “close button bug” is already reported, it was not included in the video.
Just like with the few previous major new builds, I believe that this release is rushed and shouldn’t have been labeled as the “Final” in the first place. But then again, maybe those things do not happen to other users and 11.10 is in fact as solid as rock.
Tiffany Brown from Opera Software was kind enough to explain pretty much all the mentioned bugs.
Speed Dial Reload bug:
I think what you’re seeing with Speed Dial has to do with changes we have made to that feature. It *appears* to reload, but doesn’t actually fetch new content unless you (or the site’s developers) have actually enabled automatic refreshing.
The issue is related to how Opera 11.10 is calculating the offset on that page. The fix is to use clientHeight if it is larger than offsetHeight. I will reach out to Payoneer’s development team. Sometimes things change between versions. Opera 11.10 reports offsetHeight correctly, but somehow the menu script on their site is not recognizing that.
It looks like not everyone is digging the native HTML5 marketing claims from the software giant.
With the launch of Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1, Microsoft had to say the following:
Web sites and HTML5 run best when they run natively, on a browser optimized for the operating system on your device. We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows. The only native experience of the Web of HTML5 today is on Windows 7 with IE9.
It looks like the recent Opera 11.10 release includes a flawed/not well thought feature which displays the X button for the specific pages/tabs that open in a new window after the mouse click.
So my question to Opera is: how do I actually open one without closing it?
Click here to test it.
The final version of Opera 11.10 has been just released and can be downloaded here. In case you are using Opera 11.10 RC 4.1, there is no need to do so because it’s the very same build.
There are plenty of new features and improvements in the following version, including:
If you don’t like the way Opera 11.10 displays zoomed in site/logo thumbnails in the new Speed Dial, then here is how to fix this:
Right Click > Reload Every > 30 Minutes (or any other option)
Right Click > Reload
You will now notice that the full site thumbnails are back. However, if you don’t like the distraction by the constantly changing working environment, then click the following:
Right Click > Reload Every > Never
You now have static, full site thumbnails, just like in the older versions of Opera.
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