Category: Opera

Spreading Opera Mini 4 (Video)

By | December 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini VideoIt was about time for the second video (which is promoting Opera Mini). Last time it was Opera Mini vs. iPhone (see here) and now something similar to “commercial”, although bit too long as a “real commercial” which would be on TV or so. Video itself is nicely made, great idea but nothing catchy. I am not sure yet, but I think that I’ve seen something really similar to this video a while ago. Also was wondering if RIM (Research in Motion) made any impact there, as all I can see is BlackBerry?

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What do you think?

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Opera 9.5, One More Weekly

By | December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera 9.5 BetaIt’s time for yet another weekly Opera 9.5 build for you to test; and as it was said, Sparc Solaris builds are there as well, although those builds crashes once you will try to use mail, but that’s what the progress is all about. And now, let’s see new weekly build changelog.

  • Unread count inconsistencies should be fixed
  • Animated GIFs should be fixed, for real this time
  • Fixed crash when clicking on the widget panel
  • Single clicking no longer behaves like drag and drop in bookmarks panel
  • Content Blocker now works again if you have disabled Speed Dial
  • Fixed various SVG crashers
  • Fixed various XSLT crashes
  • UNIX-specific

  • Sparc Solaris builds now start… but crashes when you try to use mail
  • Known issues

  • [BUG 295195] Download preferences are broken after saving changes. This leads to many seemingly separate bugs, such as wrong MIME-type when uploading JPG images or headers displayed in MHTML documents
  • [BUG 299224] Account settings broken when adding a new IRC/Chat account
  • [BUG 292685] Occasional crashes when opening download links from mail/newsfeeds
  • [BUG 299767] Opera on UNIX might crash if you close a tab while flash is being initialized
  • [BUG 292802] Opera on UNIX crashes when Java is initialized
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9694)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9694)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4579)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1719)

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    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

    By | December 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

    2007 November Browsers Market Share ResultsBit late, but we have to do that anyway, November web browsers market share (see October stats here).

    As for November, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, this time it felt from 78.36% to 77.35% (1.01% decrease). Well… Still a leader.

    Not a big surprise, Firefox hits 15% and even reaches a total of 16.01%, that’s a nice gain, from 14.97% to 16.01% (1.04% increase).

    Safari lost some market share on October; however, they’ve got a nice increase this month, from 5.09% to 5.14% (0.05% increase).

    According to HitsLinks, Opera increased its market share as well. This time by 0.07%, and moved from 0.58% to 0.65%. However, they had almost 1% last month. Something is wrong with their data I guess. Oh well…

    Bad days for Netscape, it continues to lose its market share, this time Netscape market share felt from 0.66% to 0.60% (0.06% decrease).

    No idea why, but HitsLink shows wrong data at this moment, says 0.03% market share for Opera Mini, while it should be 0.66% or so…

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

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    Opera Tips and Tricks

    By | December 1, 2007 | 2 Comments

    The first one I’ve accidentally found by cleaning up my mouse buttons while Opera web browser was launched.

    Hold right mouse click and scroll the mouse wheel. You should see all the tabs listed now.

    And the second one was randomly found some time ago, very useful feature. Mark some text and click right mouse button. Menu should appear with some options. I use “Translate” function from time to time. That’s a great feature as I don’t have to open any “Translate” tools, Opera does that for me.

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    Poor Guy and Opera Mini

    By | November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera MiniFunny things can happen while you are using Opera Mini.

    It’s a story about one guy who fills an unemployment claim (see his blog for more details) using Opera Mini and “Oregon Dept of Unemployment” rejects it. Why? Here’s an answer.

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    Opera Mini 4 Hits One Million Downloads in 10 Days

    By | November 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

    It looks like Opera Mini 4 release was really successful. This mobile web browser, which was released just about two weeks ago already reached one million downloads in a 10 days period.

    Download Opera Mini 4

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    Opera Mobile Wins Mobile Web Browser Awards

    By | November 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

    OperaCongratulations to the whole Opera Software team who’ve won an award in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine in the following category:

    Pocket PC: Internet: Browsers and Web Utilities.

    Finalists: Opera Mini, ThunderHawk
    Winner: Opera Mobile

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    Opera 9.5 Beta, Weekly Build

    By | November 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaEveryone is working on their web browsers (weapons) in order to win web browsers war. Opera team is doing that as well… Recently they have updated us with one more weekly release. By the way, this version supports MathML (read more about it). Let’s go straight to the changelog and check what’s new in it.

    New features

  • Added MathML support
  • Added support for the XSLT document() function
  • New and improved mail authentication dialog
  • New nice icon for mail whose body isn’t downloaded
  • Bugs fixed

  • Fixed a bad crasher that occurred on a lot of sites when closing a tab
  • Again possible to open directories directly without file://localhost/ in front
  • Fixes to pre and code font sizes
  • Fixed top links in gmail
  • Fit to width now works even if the window is larger than 1600px
  • getters and setters are now prototypable in node interfaces
  • getSeconds() no longer returns -1

  • Hovering input/radio buttons on websites now shows the normal cursor again
  • Several Opera Link bugs squashed
  • A bunch of XPATH fixes
  • A bunch of XSLT fixes
  • Mac specific

  • Moved close button on tabs to the left hand side
  • UNIX specific

  • It is now possible to choose what open/save dialog type to use. Configure here 0=auto, 1=QT, 2=GTK.
  • Known issues

  • UNIX: Speed dial config dialog has an ugly shadow
  • UNIX: Dragging images turns them grey
  • UNIX: Can’t connect to IRC
  • UNIX: Downloading torrents can exhaust memory and uses 100% CPU
  • Sometimes crashes on exit
  • Some images don’t load fully
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9656)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9656)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4544)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1669)

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    Opera 9.5, New Weekly Build

    By | November 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaLet’s continue with the news. Opera Desktop Team recently released one more Opera 9.5 build (not a final). As usually, they have tried to fix as many bugs as possible. And here we go… Changelog.

  • Several stability and crash fixes
  • Scrolling with mouse wheel now works over Flash objects with onRollOver handler
  • Fixed linebreaking and white-space handling in designMode
  • Fixed long content makeing scrollbars disappear and disabling scrolling
  • Missing table cells have no more a green background
  • Fixed 1 pixel high Gmail compose window
  • Fixed crash when opening the Info panel
  • Fixed sorting of IRC channels
  • Fixed message priority not being displayed in Mail
  • Fixed wrong context menu shown for selected text that is a link
  • We are now splitting too long IMAP commands into smaller chunks
  • Fixed wrong port when creating NNTP or IMAP account with Gmail e-mail address
  • Fixed fetching of new POP3 mail once you empty trash
  • Windows specific:

  • Opera runs on Windows 95 again
  • UNIX specific:

  • Fixed broken expansion of “~”
  • Fixed flickering of notifications
  • Fixed crash when connecting to chat
  • Known issues:

  • GMail top menu bar broken
  • Wrong cursor on form buttons and labels
  • Plugins on UNIX might be even more broken – big changes coming up… (Do not bother filing plugin bugs on UNIX)
  • No sparc builds
  • [BUG 296670] Animated gif images get corrupted on Windows
  • [BUG 267632] Images don’t display when printing
  • [BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action
  • [BUG 295195] Web archives are broken if you ever have changed the default action of a file type in Preferences
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9649)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9649)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4529)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1662)

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    Opera Mini 4 Final Released

    By | November 7, 2007 | 14 Comments

    Opera Mini 4 FinalSeems that Opera Mini 4 Final was just released. Isn’t it too early to release the final version of it? You may check it yourself by downloading it. That’s what I am trying to do now (107 KB), it’s been the 5th time and I still do get “Error: Connection to server lost” while downloading.

    Anyway, Opera Mini 4 introduces lots of new features (Opera Link, Mouse Cursor, Start Points and more) which give you everything or at least most of the things which you would like to have in the mobile web browser.

    Opera Mini Features
    Download Opera Mini 4
    Opera Mini Live Demo

    I’ve missed “Opera Mini vs. iPhone” video in the home page, where is it?

    UPDATE: Peter Bortas from Opera contacted me regarding downloading issue, and told that they have fixed some problems and it should be working fine now.

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