Category: Opera

Opera Dragonfly. The Next Big Thing?

By | February 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Opera DragonflyDavid Storey from Opera team recently blogged about something called “Opera Dragonfly”. While no one knows what it is, Opera team keeps teasing everyone (like they always do). Here’s a quote from David Storey blog post:

So what exactly is Opera Dragonfly? I won’t say quite yet, but I do think that, in my opinion, it is the most important project we have on going at the moment, and probably since I’ve been at the company. It won’t directly affect everybody, but will hopefully become invaluable for those that it does. We’ll likely have more to say about it at SxSW in Austin Texas.

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5 Web Browsers Download Manager Features to Kill Internet Download Accelerators

By | February 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Web BrowserWeb browsers developers are trying to make files download process as good as possible. When Internet Explorer was launched, files download process was not so user friendly, lots of corrupted files and unstable download speed (actually, IE team haven’t changed anything yet). More and more people downloaded additional programs for faster and better files download experience. Since then, other web browsers developers learned from Internet Explorer mistakes and started to add additional features into web browsers integrated download managers. One of the most important features was an ability to resume downloads. Continue Reading

Opera Mobile 9.5 Video

By | February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here’s a short video clip for you to enjoy. It demonstrates some of the upcoming Opera Mobile 9.5 features.

Watch it now.

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New Opera 9.5 Build Receives An Advanced Tabs Activation Feature

By | February 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

New Opera 9.5 Build Receives An Advanced Tabs Activation FeatureToday’s Opera build introduced a well known feature, which can already be found on: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and probably few others, not so well known web browsers. This new feature allows Opera users to control tabs behavior when closing them. If you will open the following settings window: Preferences > Advanced > Tabs
It’s easy to notice the following options to choose from: Continue Reading

Opera Mini Voice-Overs Wanted

By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

From my.opera.com community blog

We’re looking for people around the world to be the voices of Mini in our most recent video.

We want to republish the same video, but with your own voice-overs in your native language, whether that’s Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Polish, etc.

You can find more details about this offer here.

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Opera Browser – 12 Year History (Video)

By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Haven’t seen some good videos regarding web browsers long time ago. This one is just great.

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Opera Mini, February Server Upgrade

By | February 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 4Opera Mini team has released one more server upgrade for its popular mobile phone web browser. It’s good to see that Opera 9.5 rendering engine is being integrated (more or less) into other Opera’s products like Opera Mobile (announced yesterday) and now, Opera Mini. There is also one more great future, which was is now available, it’s “opera:config”. Here’s a complete list of changes:

  • Added a simple UI to the server-side preferences that exists. Go to ‘opera:config‘ to configure some settings.
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    Web Browsers Questions and Answers – February, 2008

    By | February 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Web Browsers Questions and AnswersThought I will start something like that long time ago. If you have any trouble using your web browser, feel free to contact me using contact form. I probably will be able to help you. Here are some questions which I received long time ago, answered but never published. Glad that I don’t delete “sent emails” very often :-) Some were really easy to answer, for the few others had to make a little research (had to rewrite few questions before publishing as well). Continue Reading

    Opera 9.5 Mobile Soon to Be Released

    By | February 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

    Opera Mobile 9.5Do you have a smartphone? There’s some news for you today. Opera Software today announced that they will be demonstrating Opera Mobile 9.5 at Mobile World Congress 2008 (February 11-14, Barcelona). There is also a video called “Opera Mobile 9.5 Guided Tour” which tells more about new Opera Mobile 9.5 features and demonstrates them. The following video also features a funny speed comparison test: “Opera Mobile 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer Mobile”. And now… Features.

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    2008 January Browsers Market Share Results

    By | February 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

    2008 January Browsers Market Share ResultsIt’s that time of the month again. We are ready to let you know about “2008 January Browsers Market Share Results”. You may check previous month results here). So how’s your favorite web browser doing? Let’s see that now.

    Yet another market share decrease for Internet Explorer, from 76.04% to 75.47% (0.47% decrease).

    After the previous 0.8% increase, this time Firefox managed to increase its market a share a bit less, from 16.80% to 16.98% (0.18% increase). Continue Reading