Speed Dial zooming, multi-column, and mail fixes

March 3rd, 2011

Back at the office for a few minutes, during a break in the skiing World Championships at Holmenkollen, to share a new Barracuda build with you!

We are still focusing on improving Speed Dial, and here’s the next piece of the puzzle! The first thing you should test is zooming in on the Speed Dial page and then add some new Speed Dials. When that is done, why not try out some of the new options in the configurations dialog? Note that this is still a work in progress, so more changes are expected. See the highlights below for more on what’s new in Speed Dial.

In other news, we’ve upgraded Core to Presto 2.8.115 to get some bug fixes and new features, including CSS 3 Multi-column and some polishing of Opera Turbo. We also have this document that lists all the specifications we support in this core version.

On the mail side, we’ve added support for phrase searching, which will also improve CJK searches in the mail. Use quotes in the search field and it searches for phrases like you are used to in other search engines. There are also various bug fixes for the mail panel, eg when drag-and-dropping. If you don’t like the auto displaying of the mail panel when opening a mail window, you might like opera:config#UserPrefs|AutoMailPanelToggle

Check out this great changelog, give the builds a spin and stream the skiing WC in your favorite browser like us! :yes:

Which country are you cheering for?


Speed Dial

  • Added a button to configure Speed Dial
  • Added the ability to set the number of Speed Dial columns (automatic by default)
  • Speed Dial can now be zoomed
  • New dialog when adding/editing Speed Dials
  • It is now possible to add a custom title to Speed Dials, through the new add/edit dialog


  • Support for phrase searching
  • Improved CJK searches
  • Fixes to the panel, including a setting to disable automatic toggling


  • Added support for CSS3 multi-column layout

Known issues

  • Crash on startup when combining a master password with Opera Link
  • The Speed Dial configuration button can disappear outside the window
  • Speed Dial synchronization is disabled for now
  • Address bar not focused when starting Opera with extensions
  • Tabs opened by extensions open to the left instead of the right
  • Using the Content Blocker while logged in to Opera Link can cause a crash
  • Ctrl+Shift+V opening in a new background tab
  • Slightly older skin
  • Mac: No HTML5 media playback
  • Mac: International font settings are not remembered
  • Mac: Broken Cyrillic local paths
  • Linux/FreeBSD: Multi problems with plugins. We suggest you temporarily disable them via “Preferences > Advanced > Content” or you will have crashes and disappearing tabs
  • Linux/FreeBSD: Cannot copy text from certain applications on 64bit
  • Linux/FreeBSD: Workspace is incorrect with the X11 toolkit
  • Linux/FreeBSD: Tooltips re-appear and remain after clicking on the Opera sys tray icon twice
  • Linux/FreeBSD: Opera crashes on exit after hiding to systray, whilst a dialog is displayed

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.