Now here’s something for all the enthusiastic Opera users out there. Norwegian browser maker has just published the “Next” build of Opera 19, which gives a glimpse on what to expect from the final version.
So what’s new and different? First in the list is “Bookmarks Bar”, followed by custom themes but most importantly, guys at Opera have added a couple of neat features that will be appreciated by the power users:
November, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a small dip in its numbers, from 55.88% to 55.61% (0.27 point decrease).
Now, it looks like Chrome 31 and Opera 18 are joining the fun as they too can now run Epic Games created tech demo called Epic Citadel. Who’s next, IE or Safari?
The wait is over.
If the developer preview of Opera 19 is not something you are interested in then worry no more as Norwegian software Company has just released the final version of Opera 18.
So what kind of goodies can you expect from this build?
First of all, you can now drag tabs between windows or just drag them out and create new ones. Second of all, by right clicking on a search field and selecting the “Create Search Engine” option, you can now add new search engines and assign desired keywords.
Just be careful about your data.
Today, Opera has released the very first developer build of Opera 19, which finally includes one of the widely requested features: data sync. There are two things you need to know first though:
1) Data sync must be enabled via flags: opera://flags/#sync
2) Keep a local backup of all your data, it’s an experimental feature after all
October, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down
If you thought that Internet Explorer will lose its crown anytime soon then think again as for quite some time now, it keeps doing the opposite. Up from 57.80% to 58.22% (0.42 point increase).
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
Now here’s a Halloween surprise for you.
Today, Opera has announced that they will be shutting down My Opera platform on March 1, 2014, which means that you have 4 months to export your blog and / or save all the data.
In addition to that, My Opera Email will too be discontinued so you should start looking for a new (and reliable) provider as soon as possible, such as Gmail or Outlook.
The power of automation.
When it comes to filling online forms, nothing comes close to auto complete. Now, it looks like Google’s implementation is something you should be concerned about, especially if Chrome (or Opera 15+) has your credit card data.
So what’s the big deal? By selecting one of the available auto complete data sets, users can have their forms filled automatically. However, assuming Chrome or Opera has your personal data, a sneaky web site could very well use hidden forms to retrieve your email address, credit card numbers and so on.
Brings very little to the table.
If you’ve been expecting some major changes in the very first build of Opera 19, then you are up for quite a disappointment. Yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced the availability of Opera 19 Developer, which, besides known issues and some bug fixes, now includes an option for ‘Advanced Settings’.
What is it for? By navigating to opera:settings, you can now enable / disable hardware acceleration and ‘Disable tab bar’s top spacing when browser window is maximized’. That’s pretty much it, although Opera promised to bring more options in the future, so at least we have that.