A shining new [bookmark] star

September 28th, 2011

There is a new star in town! and it is located right there in your address field! You can now easily add and remove a page from your bookmarks. This is not a full bookmark manager (which we still have in the Bookmark menu and as a panel) but a quick and easy way to save a page for later. You can also add and remove a page from your Speed Dial page

The star will light up :star: in the address field when you visit a page that is either bookmarked or is a Speed Dial. We have experimented with a similar UI in Opera 9 Technical Preview 1 almost six years ago. We have revamped this popular request and hope you will all like our new take on it.

In addition to a fancy new gadget to play with in the address field, we have also just finished a large Core upgrade. Fixes, improvements, and other known keywords apply. We also changed how we handled XML parsing failures by automatically reparsing as HTML instead of displaying an error.

Mac and Windows users can start using the -pd argument the same way as it works on Linux. Meaning you can specify a path to a folder that should contain the Opera profile for that session.

We have upgraded the compiler we use on Mac, which resulted in a nice JavaScript performance increase for the platform.

Known issues

  • Some overlay dialogs have reduced padding
  • Extension’s pop-out arrows is not painted correctly
  • Reduces Acid3 score to 99 because of XML failures
  • Widget installation crash on Mac

WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.