Speed Dial shaping up even more

March 25th, 2011

Greetings from a first-time poster!

Here comes another snapshot for you to test on the road to the Barracuda final. A lot has been said about the Speed Dial evolution since Barracuda got some teeth. While you shared your positive and negative impressions, we said there were many pieces to the puzzle.

And now the final pieces are starting to fall into place. The new flow layout of the Speed Dial is now enhanced with auto-zooming so that it fills up your window nicely. A beefed-up Speed Dial configuration dialog reacts to changes you make instantly. Oh, and for those of you who want to save every precious piece of your window, it has an option to hide the plus button, too.

Just in case you are led to believe the Speed Dial is the only thing that’s been keeping us busy, I’m here to tell you it’s… not! 😀 We tweaked the skin to look cleaner and smoother, ensured that reordered Speed Dial cells are now synchronized correctly, and made other general improvements and fixes to Opera Link as well.

Known Issues

  • Speed Dials thumbnails are reloaded over the network every time the window is resized (rather than being generated from cache)
  • Upgrading from older Barracuda installations could cause Speed Dial layout problems

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.