Opera 9.60 Beta (B 10439)
Opera is a secure web browser that is both fast and rich in features. It has a slick interface that embraces a modern, minimalist look, coupled with stacks of tools to make browsing more enjoyable. These include such tools as Speed Dial, which houses your favorites and Opera Turbo mode, which compresses pages to give you quicker navigation, (even when you have a bad connection).
Opera has everything you need to browse the web via a great interface. From startup it offers a Discover page that brings fresh content to you directly; it displays the news you want by topic, country and language. The Speed dial and bookmarks pages are also available to you at launch, which gives you easy access to the sites you use the most and those you've added to your favorite list.
Key features include:
- Sleek interface.
- Download manager.
- Customizable themes.
- Speed dial.
- Private browsing mode.
- Discover provides fresh news content.
Opera provides an integrated search and navigation function, which is a common sight among its other, well known, adversaries. Opera utilizes a single bar for both search and navigation, instead of having two text fields at the top of the screen. This feature obviously keeps the browser window uncluttered, whilst providing you with top functionality.
Opera also includes a download manager, and a private browsing mode that allows you to navigate without leaving a trace. Opera allows you to install an array of extensions too, so you can customize your browser as you see fit. Although the catalog is significantly smaller than more popular browsers' you'll find versions of Adblock Plus, Feedly, and Pinterest.
Opera is a great browser for the modern web. In terms of numbers of users, it is behind Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. However, it is bang up to date with cutting edge technology and remains a strong contender in the browser wars.
Overall, Opera has an excellent design coupled with top performance; it is both simple and practical. The keyboard shortcuts are similar to other browsers, the available options are varied and the Speed Dial interface is pleasant to use. You can also customize Opera with themes and make you browsing experience even more personal. So, if you are thinking of trying something different than your usual browser, Opera could be the choice for you.
# Fixed the Dragonfly crash
# Improved performance with large wand.dat files
# Don't highlight script focused elements
# Stability fixes
# Feed preview pages now load properly when reopened from trash
# Fixed syncing of removed labels in Mail
# Fixed an issue where the mail signatures wouldn't change if the default account signature ended with a space
# Fixed an issue where sent message bodies could disappear under certain circumstances
# Made Mail cope better with broken POP servers that send empty message UIDLs
# Made sure Mail respects the "Large font" setting for mail subjects
# Fixed an issue where feed titles were truncated before ":" characters
# Fixed a problem where mails would be reported as incomplete when the server reports the wrong message size
# Fixed importing of mail files with LF line endings only
# Disabled indexing of HTML and CSS in feeds
# Fixed an issue where feed status could get stuck on fetching
# Made sure filters created by IMAP keywords are saved on exit
# Made form buttons with zero padding prettier on Mac
# Fixed an issue where opening the Java Console would freeze Opera on Mac
# Fixed a bug that could cause notes to be lost when using certain characters
# Various Opera Link fixes
# Feeds are now detected even when served as text/html
# Fixed dataloss situation when note folders had more than one line in their name
# Fixed saving of svg when right clicking
# Fixed spurious highlighting when using the space character in inline find
# Upgrading Opera on Debian no longer resets default x-www-browser