Category: Opera

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share Race

By | January 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share RaceWell, this certainly wasn’t a big surprise. During the last month of 2009, Google Chrome (4.63% market share) became world’s 3rd most used web browser, overtaking Apple’s Safari (4.46%).

In other news, Internet Explorer market share went down from 63.62% to 62.69% (0.93 point decrease).

Firefox also lost some of the market share, going down from 24.72% to 24.61% (0.11 point decrease). Continue Reading

Opera Software Receives a New CEO

By | January 5, 2010 | 20 Comments

Now here is a bombshell. Today, Opera Software has announced that Jon S. von Tetzchner is stepping down from CEO position and will be replaced by Lars Boilesen, Opera’s current Chief Commercial Officer.

About Lars Boilesen Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, f, Ichann and Nox for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

By | December 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Disable Windows 7 Tab Thumbnails in Opera 10.5

By | December 26, 2009 | 5 Comments

Disable Windows 7 Tab Thumbnails in Opera 10.5Here is a quick way on how you can disable Windows 7 Aero Peek for Opera 10.5 web browser.

Right click on opera.exe
Properties > Compatibility, check “Run this program in compatibility mode” and select Windows Vista SP.

Apply settings.

That’s it.

Update:
You can now type the following text in the address bar:
opera:config#UserPrefs|UseWindows7TaskbarThumbnails
Uncheck highlighted setting.

Thanks to Rafael Luik for that!

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Web Browsers Singing

By | December 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Greetings,

We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and awesome New Year :-)

Also, we will be moving site to a new server (thanks to Lotosus.com) (so it can take 24-48 hours for your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to catch new IPs).

In case you don’t see any new posts within a week, please try to clear your DNS Cache.

To Clear/flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows. Continue Reading

Benchmark: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Firefox 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 vs. Chrome 4, 3, 2 vs. Opera 10.5, 10.1 vs. Safari 4

By | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments

Yet again, it’s time to test latest web browser releases, including Opera 10.50.

Tested browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.6 Beta 5
Firefox 3.7 Pre-Alpha 1 Continue Reading

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Is Here!

By | December 22, 2009 | 33 Comments

This is it, Opera has just released Opera 10.50 pre-alpha, featuring their new Carakan JavaScript engine, updated Vega graphics library and Presto 2.5 rendering engine.

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Is Here! Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!

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Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download Links

By | December 20, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download LinksOur reader Somebody has come across a DownloadSquad post about presumably leaked Opera 10.50 pre-alpha build.

Although this isn’t likely to be a version, which is coming on Tuesday (as there are no noticeable JavaScript performance improvements), it still includes some of the upcoming new features, such as:

Private browsing
Windows 7 integration
Improved find
Presto 2.5
… and improved user interface

On the other hand, new JavaScript engine might appear only in newer alpha releases. We will find out very soon. Continue Reading