Category: Opera

Opera 10.60 Alpha

By | May 31, 2010 | 17 Comments

Opera 10.60 Alpha
Today, Opera Software has released an alpha version of Opera 10.60 web browser. Promising final release sometime in summer, not only they managed to improve browser stability but also increase its performance and add a couple of new features.

What’s new?
Windows, Mac and Linux sync
Linux/FreeBSD versions
JavaScript rendering engine is 50-75% faster than in Opera 10.50
Speed Dial has wide-screen preview thumbnails that fit better and are easier to see
The upgraded Opera Menu is easier to find and use
Refined Visual tab previews
Numerous stability and security improvements



Opera Pokes at Google Chrome Speed Test

By | May 28, 2010 | 6 Comments

Couple weeks ago, Google came up with Chrome speed test video. Well, today Opera Software has released their own version of it, featuring Norwegian potatoes and Opera web browser itself.

Thanks to Garen, RamaSubbu SK and zoori for the news tip.


Opera Mini for iPhone: 2.6 Million Users

By | May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhone: 2.6 Million UsersIt appears that Opera Mini for the iPhone is doing really well.

According to the Opera’s most recent “State of the Mobile Web” report, browser is already more than 2.6 million unique users.

That makes Apple iPhone the 3rd most popular device running Opera Mini.

1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
2. Nokia 6300
3. Apple iPhone

Additionally, company has reported a 6.6% users increase from March 2010, with a total user count of over 58.9 million.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.


Opera Mobile 10 Comes to Maemo

By | May 11, 2010 | 9 Comments

Opera Mobile 10 Comes to MaemoToday Opera Software has released a preview build of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia N900 and N800/N810 devices.

Just like Opera Mini or Opera Mobile for Windows/Symbian platforms, it supports Opera Turbo, bookmarks synch, tabbed browsing, speed dial and many more.

Furthermore, Nokia users received a unique opportunity to play with the new JavaScript engine called Carakan and Vega rendering library, as they are now a part of Opera Mobile 10 web browser for Maemo.

There are also some known issues, be sure to check them before downloading.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.


How to Disable Sys Tray Icon in Opera?

By | May 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

How to Disable Sys Tray Icon in Opera?

If “notrayicon” attribute no longer hides system tray icon in Windows or Linux platforms, try this one:

In the address bar, type:
Search for “tray” or just scrool down until you see “Show Tray Icon” preference.
Uncheck the option.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for tip.


April, 2010 – Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%

By | May 3, 2010 | 13 Comments

April, 2010 - Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%It’s time to find out, how ballot screen affected web browsers growth and/or decline. Lets begin.

After continuous Internet Explorer downtrend, Microsoft web browser has finally felt below 60% market share mark, from 60.65% to 59.95% (0.7 point decrease).

Firefox is slowly trying to reach 25% market share mark, this time its share increased by 0.07 point, from 24.52% to 24.59%. Continue Reading

Opera Buys FastMail

By | April 30, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Buys FastMailToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Aussie email provider FastMail.FM for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to company press release statement, this move will help Opera to expand its current messaging product portfolio and deliver cross-platform messaging to a wide range of devices, including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

“The newest generation of Web users will discover the Web through a mobile device. Having world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling Web experience is essential. By combining forces, Opera and can offer messaging on any device. This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn,” said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera Software.


Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released

By | April 27, 2010 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released
Today Opera Software has released an update for Opera 10.5x series web browser for both, Windows and Mac operating systems.

Bug fixes since 10.51
Fixed a crash on closing tab with PDF plugin
Fixed issues with pages never stop loading
Fixed issues with caching
Fixed an issue with opening email attachments
… and more

According to 10.5x roadmap, Linux version should be released by the end of May.