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A lucky build?

November 13th, 2009

Do you feel lucky? Well do you, Opera user? This lucky build was born on Friday 13th! As luck would have it, it became an RC for Opera 10.10. That means that you are lucky enough to get to report any critical bugs, regressions, and so on, before we release it. This no longer installs…

Key fixes and a focus on stability

November 5th, 2009

Time for another snapshot and also time for another team member to announce it! Since I’m involved in UNIX/Linux testing it seems appropriate that I should be the one to announce a snapshot with some nice UNIX fixes. Firstly it seems we got around the Qt 4.5.3+ 100% CPU issue. Also a fix for freezes…

We want Unite applications, you want stuff (right?)

November 2nd, 2009

This is a teaser for a Unite Apps competition we have recently started. Prizes will be awarded each week to the developer with the best application. The winner will be determined by a team of Opera employees. Up for grabs are gift certificates to online retailers equal the value of a Nintendo Wii or a…

Bookmark sync and more speed in the latest beta release

November 2nd, 2009

Fresh from a Halloween weekend, we’re excited to introduce a brand new beta for Google Chrome, which includes a few new treats and cool tricks for our users. For those of you who use several computers — for example, a laptop at work and a desktop at home — you’ve asked for a way to…

Are you seeing red?

October 30th, 2009

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the perfect time to shed some light on a few Google Chrome alerts that are designed to help protect your browsing experience on the web. You may have run into one of Google Chrome’s red alert messages when trying to visit a site and wondered why the browser did…

Now Available: IEAK8 can create custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in 19 additional languages

October 30th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 now supports creating custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in a total of 43 languages. IEAK8 can be downloaded from http://ieak.microsoft.com. Custom Internet Explorer 8 packages can be created in the following platform and language combinations: Windows XP SP2 or SP3 x86: Total…

Post-seminar Unite build

October 29th, 2009

Here’s another Unite build for testing. As you can see, the changelog isn’t very big this time around. This is partially due to a seminar we attended last week, but a lot of the desktop resources have been moved to the next “major” version of Opera as well. We are not quite ready to share…

Opera 10.01

October 28th, 2009

We published today Opera 10.01, a recommended stability and security update. Thanks to the new automated crashlogging in Opera 10, we collected a lot of the issues that users were seeing, and had a good tool not only to identify some crashers difficult to reproduce in controlled environments, but also to prioritise issues that were…

Tip of the day: Dragging to the omnibox

October 27th, 2009

Our last Tip was about dragging links to the tabstrip. But sometimes instead of opening a link you want to search for some text. You might have already discovered that you can highlight text in a web page, right-click it, and get an option to search for that text with your default search engine. It…

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…