Browser News

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…

It’s a new day

September 25th, 2009

And a new build, for you! 🙂 We’re fixing more and more bugs, and our webapps team is getting closer to the ideal design for Unite Applications. But many of the recent changes in the Unite Applications didn’t make it into the builds. How about album art in the media player? You got it, but…

Sporting a new stable release

September 15th, 2009

Thanks to a full year of great feedback from our users, we’re kicking off our second year of Google Chrome with a brand new stable release. This stable release incorporates many of the improvements and features that we tested out in our most recent beta release, including a 150% increase in Javascript performance since our…

Tip: Even more control over opening links

September 9th, 2009

In the previous tip, we covered middle-clicking and ctrl-clicking to open links in new tabs. There are even more shortcuts you can use to take total control over where links open. Feel free to try these: Shift-click: Opens a link in a new window (just like right-clicking and selecting “Open link in new window”) Shift-middle-click…