Opera Desktop Team released one more Opera 9.5 Alpha version. While this build fixes many bugs it still contains lots of “known issues”. However, they are working on those bugs, as for now, I will stay with Opera 9.23. So let’s check the changelog.
Added menu item to never reload a page (Right click > Reload every – Never)
(UNIX) When running Gnome, Opera will now use the native GTK file chooser when opening and saving files
[BUG 255515] Chat should now work in Yahoo! Beta
[BUG 281879] Show only cached images should now work properly
[BUG 255304] Closing Speed Dial window fast after “delete private data” shouldn’t crash Opera anymore
[BUG 282598] Passwords set to “never for this server” can now be deleted again
[BUG 286084] Content blocker works again
[BUG 276354] Fixed bug where it was not possible to reconnect to mail server after disconnecting
[BUG 262786] Onload handler in script no longer fired before onload attribute of body element
[BUG 233022] data: URIs are no longer considered off-site images
Use ‘Today’ when a mail was sent today, even if it’s in the future
Set default network from 128 back to 32. This might help with some stalling while loading pages on some systems
Fixed appearance of fonts in Speed Dial configuration dialog and Widgets when using Cleartype
Fixed clipping of dialogs in Leopard
Fixed font display in Leopard
Smaller UI fonts
Fixed issue selecting Opera.app icon
Made flash animations work again
[BUG 276704] [qt4] Focusing documents in other tabs now switches to that tab as expected
[BUG 276959] [qt4] Tiling windows now works properly
Other Fixed Issues
[BUG 286186] There are no buttons in the customization dialog.
[BUG 274352] Upgrading with no mail/RSS accounts causes a mail upgrade that never finishes.
[BUG 284849] Yahoo! Mail beta may crash Opera.
[BUG 286911] Flickr maps may crash Opera.
Google reader crashes Opera (same as ymail crash)
Won’t run correctly on Windows 95 or 98.
Won’t work correctly on Mac OS X 10.3.
OS X version may cause persistent freezes on start-up.
POP server cleaning has been disabled: When disabling the “Leave messages on server” option, existing messages on the server are not removed.
[BUG 287170] On OS X, UI thumbnails have black backgrounds when using native skins.
[BUG 184894] Native OS X UI elements cannot be used in skins.
[BUG 280536] Opera on OS X will sometimes freeze when exiting Preferences.
[BUG 286384] Yahoo mail is broken.
[BUG 285741] Opera might freeze for a while when opening the feeds menu.
[BUG 271585] The last directory used is not remembered in the Save As and Open dialogs.
[BUG 264975] Graphical smiles do not work.
[BUG 280261] Removing messages from filters does not work.
[BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action.
Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.
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