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From Anime to Animation: Google Chrome Around the World

October 22nd, 2009

Earlier this week, I read an interesting article in the New York Times about shokunin kishitsu, or the craftsman’s spirit. The craftsman’s spirit in Japanese culture basically appeals to all of us, regardless of vocation, to aspire to beauty in everything we do and create. As we collaborated with artists around the globe to create…

Opera Widgets for Desktop Labs release

October 15th, 2009

This is the first time I’m posting on the desktop team blog, so let me introduce myself quickly. I’m Remigiusz Bondarowicz and I’m leading the desktop team in Poland. For the last couple of months we have been working hard on bringing Opera Widgets onto the next level … first-class web applications. Today we posted…

A guided tour for new Google Chrome users

October 14th, 2009

Did you, or someone you know, recently switch to Google Chrome and wonder, “Where’s the file menu?” “What happened to the search box?” “How do I bookmark a page?” To address these initial questions and help people settle into the browser, we created “New to Google Chrome?” guide. The first section of the guide invites…

It’s out!

October 14th, 2009

Finally, we can officially release 10.10 Beta. You have all been really helpful with testing, and loads of improvements have been made across the board. We’ve been working really hard on Unite before this release. The backend servers, and especially the proxy, have been almost completely rewritten, to gain more performance and reliability. The Unite…

IE October 2009 Security Update Now Available

October 13th, 2009

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This update addresses three privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer processes data stream headers, validates arguments, and handles objects in memory. For detailed…

Prompt Reporting

October 9th, 2009

It’s just too hard to find a good title for this blog post, so I used a random word generator to come up with one. It even almost makes sense. :whistle: Anyway.. :right: Here’s another round of builds from the busy bees in the Desktop team. :headbang: As for Opera Unite, we focused on improving…

Add-on Guidelines in action – AVG Security Toolbar

October 7th, 2009

The AVG Security Toolbar team has recently released a new version of their toolbar. It has a more predictable user experience and does a better job of allowing users to stay in control of their browser. It’s a great example of the Guidelines for add-on developers in action. It’s encouraging to see the example set…

A splash of color to your browser: Artist Themes for Google Chrome

October 5th, 2009

In the most recent stable release of Google Chrome, we looked at ways to make a snappy, simple browser even more customizable, and we’re happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed personalizing Google Chrome’s look and feel with a few of our early themes for the browser. Today, we are introducing Artist Themes for Google Chrome….

More Unite builds

October 1st, 2009

We are still working hard on Opera 10.10, and here is the result so far. This build has mainly got Unite stability and bug fixes, but we also fixed an encoding issue when selecting an entry in the addressbar dropdown. Since I focus mostly on crashes, I would like to thank all of you who…

Tip: Dragging to the tabstrip

October 1st, 2009

We’ve already seen how to open links in new tabs or windows using keyboard modifiers. But what if you want to open a link in some existing place? Click and hold on the link, and then drag it onto or between any of the tabs in the tabstrip. You should see a small arrow appear…