May 27th, 2011
Here’s the next Opera Next. This Swordfish snapshot has another bunch of bug fixes and improvements for you, some eagerly awaited, and polishes the Speed Dial and Password Sync some more.
Opera was the first browser that gave you the option to load tabs in the background by holding Ctrl+Shift down while clicking. Now, you can do it with one key less, just Ctrl is enough. This change aligns this feature with how it works in other browsers. Just like with Ctrl+Shift, you can also hold the Ctrl-key while clicking bookmarks or the ‘Search’ option in the context menu of selected text, to make the resulting pages open in a background tab. Holding Shift while clicking links etc still opens in a new foreground tab.
- Manually zoom the Speed Dials to 30% (minimum zoom was 50%)
- Paste and Go in the search field will perform a search, instead of loading as an URL
- The ‘On Demand Plugin’ option is now available in Site Preferences
- Ctrl-click on a link to open it in a background tab (Ctrl+Shift-click will also still work for now)
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.