One step closer to beta

November 20th, 2010

The Polish desktop team greets all Opera users. We are very happy to give you yet another snapshot of Opera 11, bringing us closer to a beta release. We are working hard to make it truly the best Internet experience. We fixed some issues with privacy settings for extensions, and added a new shortcut, Ctrl+Shift+O, to open the Error Console. Feel free to test it, and give us your feedback.

In previous snapshots, we mentioned support for auto-updating extensions. If you would like to try it, you can download these versions of To-Read sites (v. 2.1) and Fast search (v. 1.1-2) that we prepared for you. You may want to disable one of them to have a full overview of how it works. Once the update is available, the disabled extension should be updated on the fly and you should be informed with a notification. Running extensions are updated after browser restart or you can force an update of running extension by opening the extension manager and clicking the Update button.

Update query interval may be set via opera:config#AutoUpdate|Add-onsCheckIntervalGadgets. The minimal value is one day (86400). You can also trigger the update query manually, just go to OMenu -> Help -> Check for updates (if you don’t have OMenu enabled simply go to Help -> Check for updates).

If the extensions are successfully updated:

  1. You get a notification once the process has completed.
  2. “To-Read sites” has a slightly changed icon (reflex effect).
  3. “Fast search” has a new icon and description.
  4. Both extensions have a higher version number in the extension manager.

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.