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Mac Beta RC

February 23rd, 2010

Opera for Mac has now reached Beta release quality. In that vain here is the first Beta RC! The annoying beep has hopefully been removed so you can enjoy all your favourite short-cuts again. Known Issues Possible freezing on page loading Widgets don’t run or install WARNING: This is a development snapshot: it contains the…

Tip: Recovering closed tabs

February 23rd, 2010

If you’ve ever accidentally closed a tab with something important in it, or shut down the browser only to realize you needed one more bit of information about the webpage you were reading, despair not. Google Chrome remembers the last ten tabs or windows you’ve closed, and lets you restore them. You can get at…

New build for you guys

February 23rd, 2010

Here is a new build with some nice Core updates. Our core department has been working on improving Opera’s cache, and this is the first build with these updates. This build should also be more stable on Windows after running a long time due the fixing of a GDI leak which could cause crashes and…

Fix for Windows 7 crash and

February 21st, 2010

Here’s another Windows build. HTML5 <video> should be working again, and we reverted the fix that caused the crashes in Windows 7. The changelog is basically: Fixed: DSK-282162 <video> element no longer working Reverted fix: DSK-278062 File icons in the download dialog are stretched You can now watch the video from Friday’s Mac build on…

Weekend snapshot

February 20th, 2010

Another Windows snapshot is ready for testing. There will probably not be anything for Unix and Mac this weekend. Note that we would still like to know if you are able to find any problems when upgrading from previous versions. Known Issues Crashes a lot under Windows 7 (can be worked around by disabling opera:config#UserPrefs|UseWindows7TaskbarThumbnails)…

Bringing to the Mac (and a free movie!)

February 19th, 2010

We now bring you the latest and greatest from the Mac Team! The team has fixed bugs, improved Cocoa integration, introduced an annoying beeping sound whenever you press keyboard shortcuts (known issue!), and last but certainly most exciting: brought <video> to the Mac! To ensure that we actually get some testing of this, we have…

Post-beta fixes

February 19th, 2010

We promised you more things test after the beta, and here is the first part of the fixes that didn’t make it into the beta. In addition to Windows, we also have new Unix builds for testing. We are trying to get something for Mac later on. These builds contain a number of Unix specific…

Show Your Love for Firefox – Vote in the 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards!

February 19th, 2010

There is exactly one week left to vote for Firefox in the 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards. The nominations are in and Firefox is a finalist in the “Best Major Desktop Browser”, “Best Mac Browser” and “Best Mobile Browser” categories. Follow the links below to vote for Firefox as your favorite browser in each category….

Crash fixing, performance work, and widgets in a panel

February 18th, 2010

We are focusing a lot on stability at the moment, and have fixed some of the most frequent crash bugs. Keep those crash logs coming, though! Our core team has also tweaked class selector matching (CSS) performance a bit (a quick test showed performance gains of up to 20-30% for the specific testcase I used)….

Search Providers: Best Practices on Setting the Default

February 17th, 2010

This post describes a set of best practices for setting the default search provider. Our goal continues to be keeping users in control of their browser, following our published Guidelines and Requirements for add-on development. If you write software that modifies Internet Explorer’s search settings or defaults through direct registry manipulation, your software may be…