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#406 MOtorHead



  • Joined: 13-June 09

Posted 24 February 2011 - 15:57

Barracuda gets some teeth!


Today we will ship the first of many changes for Speed Dial that is targeted for the upcoming Barracuda release. It will however be delivered in separate pieces before you will see the entire puzzle laid out.

Opera's Speed Dial was first introduced in an Opera 9.20 snapshot on Feb 28th 2007. The idea came about as we observed that people kept typing the same addresses for a few of their favourite websites again and again. Getting to their top web sites could mean hundreds or thousands of clicks on the keyboard in a single day. The solution we came up with was very simple, but very powerful. And today it's still one of the most loved, and copied, features in Opera.

But now it's time to move Speed Dial to the next level. We are going to make Speed Dial more fluid, dynamic and easier to use! What is included in this snapshot is the new flow layout. Please remember this is just a first peek at the changes we are making. Many very smart and innovative solutions are on the way. So stay tuned!

Also being introduced in this snapshot is the first stage of improvements to discover more of the features of Opera. Don't worry, there won't be any pop-up bubbles or constant nagging. Instead we are going to have subtle animations and messages to remind you of features you can use in Opera.

Let us know if you can find the three features we have added discoverability to.

Known issues

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
Mouse panning broken on Windows
Drag and drop to Attachments field opens files in Opera on Windows
No HTML5 media playback on Mac
International font settings are not remembered on Mac
Broken Cyrillic local paths on Mac
Cannot copy text from certain applications on 64bit Linux/FreeBSD
KDE File selector can not save to a non-existing file on Linux/FreeBSD
Workspace is incorrect with the X11 toolkit on Linux/FreeBSD

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.




CORE-34165 (Malware check should ignore intranet URIs)
CORE-35189 (Memory usage errors on www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/)
CORE-35514 (Opera freezes on some turkish sites)

New Speed Dial Flow layout
Feature discoverability improvements
Potential fixes for some reported crashes that have not been reproduced locally
DSK-276688 (Can not change mail signature from HTML to plain text)
DSK-310758 (Dialog "Opera printing" is hardcoded English)
DSK-312815 (POP3 crash on exit)
DSK-322763 (Crash saving bookmarks file)
DSK-323901 (Mail label created from "save search" also shows non-matching messages that are received after the label is created)
DSK-324324 (Sorting message list by label isn't working anymore)
DSK-325103 (Label As submenu from the mail body context menu shows an empty label list)
DSK-325160 (Can't connect directly to a Unite instance)
DSK-325608 (Crash after opening Mail Window in separate tab)
DSK-326478 ("Sent" view under POP access point shows sent messages for all accounts that use the same SMTP server)
DSK-326763 (POP Inbox view is not updated anymore after restart)
DSK-326876 (Crash on exit, with either POP or mailing list / feed folders)
DSK-327600 ('saved search' labels removed after second restart)
DSK-327834 (Crash on startup for upgrade from 11.01.1190 to 11.10.24399)
DSK-329408 (IPv6 connection failures on Mac/Linux/FreeBSD)

DSK-325978 (Improve (cold) startup performance on machines with slower disks)
CORE-35845 (Geolocation module initialisation takes too long to startup)

DSK-296999 (Crash/exit in when a user attempts to forcibly shut Opera down)
DSK-322116 (CSS cursor:progress is using old x11 style cursor)
DSK-326370 (X11 File chooser does not always update content)
DSK-326611 (Menubar layout doesn't change when widget style change in KDE4)
DSK-326729 (Styling issues for the menubar)
DSK-326764 (Opera does not support XSettings protocol


#407 PreKe


    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 12-December 09

Posted 24 February 2011 - 18:53

What happened to speed dial?

#408 dknm



  • Joined: 04-April 10
  • Location: UK

Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:00

Opera Barracuda 11.10 Alpha 2033

Plugin Install Wizard
Prettier Speed Dial
Bug Fixes / Read More

Win/ Mac/ Linux

#409 Lion and Lamb Ministry

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  • Joined: 27-June 10
  • Location: USA

Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:18

I had been loving the Opera Desktop Team Snapshots, but then all of a sudden with Barracuda, Opera is not working with the JCE editor in Joomla, which is the most popular editor in Joomla. It may sound insignificant, but I use the editor on 4 sites, for various blogging and whatnot.

The issue is with the javascript pop-up for HTML editing and for Image uploading and inserting. The Pop-ups are blank. Just a frame. And no way to paste HTML code, or upload images.

And yes, I have reported it as a bug. But it is now what 4 builds later and this STILL has not been addressed.

Chrome, FF4RC, and EVEN IE9 WORK!! But NOT Opera Barracuda.

Anyone else have this issue?

#410 A.Gabri



  • Joined: 11-October 05
  • Location: Egypt
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
  • Phone: iPhone 4s

Posted 22 March 2011 - 22:18

does anybody know how to disable auto image resize ?

#411 dknm



  • Joined: 04-April 10
  • Location: UK

Posted 08 April 2011 - 15:43

Here is a second release candidate for Opera 11.10 ("Barracuda"). Since we are so close to release the change log is a little smaller than normal, with a focus on critical fixes.

Once again, thanks to all the snapshot users for your testing.

Known issues

Translations have not been updated yet (they will be updated if the build is selected to be released as the final version)

Note: Before reporting any possible release blockers, please consider doing a clean install to verify if it still happens there. Some problems seem to be caused by "dirty" installations of snapshots on top of older snapshots with experimental code.

Full Release Notes

Windows / Mac / Linux

#412 Tom


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  • Joined: 06-October 09
  • Location: Germany
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 08 April 2011 - 18:29

This is the third Barracuda release candidate.

We've been able to bring in a few more important fixes before the weekend, so let us know if you come across any new problems since the previous RC.

Have a nice weekend, and happy testing!

Note: Before reporting any possible release blockers, please consider doing a clean install to verify if it still happens there. Some problems seem to be caused by "dirty" installations of snapshots on top of older snapshots with experimental code.

New Windows installer graphics
Further improvements to thumbnail quality in some cases, and crop small thumbnails around logo
Some crash fixes
Reverted a couple of fixes (cache crash, gesture crash)
Updated localization
DSK-329591 New context menu appears when closing context menu
DSK-331809 JavaScript alerts and prompts don't display on reload
DSK-332706 X-Purpose header is added twice for GET requests
DSK-330139 [Mail] First mail attachment can not be deleted
DSK-333366 [Mac][Mail] Impossible to drag messages to mail folders or labels
DSK-315504 [Mac] JavaScript alerts that open shortly after page load close instantly
DSK-333321 [*nix] Arrow should be removed from speed dial edit dialog on non-compositing systems
CORE-37839 Iframe ad misplaced on zoomed-in thumbnail
CORE-37846 Do not reload thumbnail URLs for view mode minimized when changing window size
CORE-37851 Client certificate export does not work


#413 DrJens



  • Joined: 18-September 07
  • Location: BU, Norway

Posted 29 May 2011 - 21:32


New release today. Loooong change log.

Opera’s Core department delivers with this large update. This is a feature packed release with a new implementation of the HTML5 history extension API, custom data-* attributes API, Element.classList API (sweet!), and more.

The Desktop team has also been busy. We have extended the capabilities of tab stacking into the Windows panel. We have also made some other improvements and ironed out a few bugs with tab handling along the way. Session saving, and internal favicon handling should now be faster and more robust. Please give these areas some extra attention when testing, and particularly possible data loss bugs related to sessions.

Opera Mail got a new tool to help prevent bulk unsolicited email senders from confirming your address as being active. All external images are blocked by default, but we now include a new toolbar that will allow you to temporarily allow loading the external images from a trusted sender. The sender can also be added to a white-list from the toolbar.

Mac users of Opera Next must manually update to this release to get auto-update working. The update should be going out tomorrow for the rest of you. Manual downloads are available for the impatient.

Known issues
DSK-337907 (Crash on start up when launched from Gnome, KDE or Xfce menu)
Inspecting elements with Dragonfly does not work

Win / Mac / Lnux

#414 Paul Ferson

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  • Location: Northern Ireland
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z

Posted 29 May 2011 - 21:35

Opera is getting better and better with each and every release of it that I see. Opera 11.50 Build 1020 was impressive and the fact 1024 is now out as well is quite exciting really. I had no idea Opera was developed on such a quick cycle, but that is definitely not a complaint about the browser.

#415 MOtorHead



  • Joined: 13-June 09

Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:59

Hello all, after a long weekend in the Oslo office we are ready to present you with a new build.

This new build has a lot of interesting new stuff like some new core features:
- Indeterminate state for HTMLInputElement.indeterminate and checkboxes.
- EventSource is now enabled for Web Workers.

There are some performance and memory usage improvements in this build, the highlight here is a big speed up for parseInt.

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.


My linkLinux/FreeBSD



DSK-292114 Tab Bar fails to redraw correctly after returning from hibernation
DSK-338103 Crashes when using the tab cycler to move between tabs while a modal dialog is open
DSK-323390 Alt+Up and Alt+Down don't scroll messages anymore
DSK-336210 Menu > Mail > Read Mail fails to show mail
DSK-337889 In private tabs, context menu search using keyboard modifiers not opened in private tabs
DSK-338097 "Suppress External Embeds" config setting doesn't work
DSK-338342 Saved sessions containing a Mail tab will not load in a profile without a mail account
DSK-338303 Dragging a sessions file to an Opera window does not open the session
DSK-276827 Trashed favorites still show up in the panel toolbar
DSK-336892 Another Opera not shut down issue casued by message flooding from flash plugin


CORE-1886 Cached HEAD requests (XMLHttpRequest) affect normal GET request
CORE-6596 Improve popup blocker (block more popups)
CORE-7874 Broken radial gradients
CORE-18313 Implement HTMLInputElement.indeterminate, and checkbox indeterminate state
CORE-20160 Asterisks (*) mistakenly escaped in form data
CORE-22453 Parsing of SVG <paint> fails in CSS for anything that has more than one value
CORE-29085 location.href="" doesn't reload page
CORE-29798 Make parseInt significantly faster
CORE-29903 Incorrect evaluation of RegExp: "aaa".match(/(a*){2}/)
CORE-30450 Uncaught DOMException does not show message in console, only [object DOMException]
CORE-30596 JS crash
CORE-31631 Variable becomes undefined within loop after assignment
CORE-31680 Array.prototype.join when separator is "this" doesn't work properly
CORE-32658 Document created by createHTMLDocument doesn't have a doctype
CORE-33787 RegExp.prototype.exec deviates from specification
CORE-34772 Videos on giantbomb.com just show blank page - real document.write sometimes called even though script has overwritten it with a custom function
CORE-35531 SVGElement constructors and prototypes not exposed to scripts
CORE-36304 input type=email incorrectly rejects IDNs (non-ASCII domains)
CORE-36497 SVG crash when drawing a large number of characters on a path
CORE-36733 W3C Geolocation test suite conformance fixes
CORE-37054 Enable EventSource in Web Workers
CORE-37234 Background on a block child of a height/width-constrained multicol spills outside the multicol container
CORE-37284 Float in multicol prevents break
CORE-37315 Array.prototype.join doesn't comply to ES3/ES5 specification
CORE-37342 High memory usage caused by browser.js
CORE-37501 Better handling of Link entries with invalid date
CORE-37503 Crash when a direct child of the HTML element is being deleted with the Document Edit functionality
CORE-37655 Constants are not exposed on EventSource interface object
CORE-37662 Freeze at domiteca.com
CORE-37848 Sync does not write the disk queue on first start using sync
CORE-38010 NSL on first load of Web Fonts testcase
CORE-38045 High memory usage at test262.ecmascript.org
CORE-38091 Fix calculation of table-caption inside a CSS table element
CORE-38123 Form crash
CORE-38137 .text property not available in svg:script during BeforeScript event
CORE-38207 Freeze in designMode when two body elements which are both part of a selection are replaced with new text
CORE-38218 Form submit and reset fields values can't be updated through JS
CORE-38236 Crash related to text node selection and closed/removed popup windows or iframes
CORE-38244 The willValidate property is returning false when it should return true
CORE-38287 history.pushState and replaceState do not set the referrer correctly for subsequent requests
CORE-38309 AUDIO/VIDEO element moved between windows with a script causes crash
CORE-38315 Gradients with more than 32768 stops will cause a crash when applied (canvas, SVG, CSS)
CORE-38342 SVG animation crash
CORE-38343 Plugin fix (viewing videos at tv2sporten.no)
CORE-38353 Save image option not available in context menu
CORE-38362 Form layout crash
CORE-38363 Web Worker crash
CORE-38408 OPTION background color doesn't work when initially off-screen
CORE-38431 Ensure that the server from the Link server is available to the sync UI
CORE-38441 contentEditable crash when typing
CORE-38523 Unable to close Flash dialog in the netlog.com video recorder
CORE-38554 Incorrect text alignment (baseline) of text in canvas element
CORE-38564 Print previewing large table freezes browser
CORE-38588 Crash when replacing singleton prototype with another prototype singleton
CORE-38600 "javascript:alert(new RegExp(('^(?:\\d{7}(?:\\d{3})?)$')).test('1234567'));" should evaluate to true
CORE-38615 Array.prototype.join() crashing on non-array objects with initial holes
CORE-38621 Wrong duplication of content with multi-column container with column-fill:balance and block-level children
CORE-38631 Invalid read outside array of text when checking for surrogates in layout
CORE-38656 Don't throw for whitespace in atob()
CORE-38667 SVG BiDi crash/freeze
CORE-38688 Use less memory in representation of compiled ECMAScript code
CORE-38759 Cannot change inline styles of adopted node
CORE-38766 Should not consider <option> elements that are not children of <select> or <optgroup>
CORE-38767 Custom web fonts cause onload not to fire
CORE-38809 Crash when loading page with select box with many OPTIONs


DSK-286597 Starting Opera again to get new window in SDI mode doesn't work


DSK-337930 QuickTime plugin does not show up when loaded in background tab (or non-visible area of the page)
DSK-318787 Text with opacity is not painted when baseline is outside painting buffers
DSK-314922 Fix the Save dialog's dislike for extension preferences


DSK-337721 Selected (or active) push buttons do not look native under GTK toolkit

#416 dknm



  • Joined: 04-April 10
  • Location: UK

Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:40

JavaScript on a diet - Opera Wahoo

Here's the newest snapshot featuring numerous Core updates including:

Improved handling of coordinates and widths inside the layout engine (see the changelog for more details)
<video preload>, a simple form of bandwidth management where the author can give a hint about how much buffering is acceptable
Site compatibility fixes
Stability fixes
Memory fixes

We have also updated Carakan to use an improved, compact object model which increases overall performance, and reduces the engine's memory usage by up to 6-7% (in some cases even more).

General Core fixes
CORE-28724 Update to new IDNA specification (affects how names are converted to Unicode, and other things)
CORE-19293 <video preload> support
CORE-28530 Compact object representation in Carakan
CORE-38791 Scrolling fails midway in print preview for multipage documents when smooth scrolling is enabled
CORE-37682 Plugin memory fix
CORE-38808 :valid CSS pseudo-selector not applied when input type url auto-prepends http://
CORE-28535 querySelectorAll does not throw for an unsupported pseudo-class part of selector if there is a valid part first (jQuery)
CORE-38966 SVG animating fill using <animate> goes through the default color rather than starting from the current color
CORE-39004 eval() of JSON-like string fails if simple named property is followed by indexed one, as in "({ x: 'a', 0: 'b' })"
CORE-37125 Javascript evaluation of objects literal done in the wrong order
CORE-38887 Setting selectorText to invalid selector changes selector
CORE-35863 "".split(/re/) not returning an empty array
CORE-38923 JavaScript toLocaleDateString gives different results than other browsers
CORE-38743 Cache fix for html5rocks.com
CORE-38998 Slightly tweaked the JIT compiler's code generation when mixing bitwise operations and other arithmetics
CORE-33000 Spatial navigation not blocked in print preview
CORE-38973 Fixed a regression that caused HTMLCollection.item to return undefined instead of null for out of range indexes
CORE-38885 Parsing <object type="moo"> in a document where scripting is disabled will misbehave
CORE-38898 Flash video continues to download after tab is closed
CORE-38846 HTTPS connections dropping
CORE-37703 Feed preview stops on "loading" with installed extension with injected script
CORE-16017 Dragonfly: Clean up "unknown" stop reasons
CORE-39086 <mark> closes <p> in the parser
CORE-30816 Dragonfly: Need a flag to to show URL loads originating from XHR
CORE-15815 Dragonfly: Clean up "unknown" script origin
CORE-38757 Setting valueAsNumber does not work as expected
CORE-39142 Missing reflow when setting outline dynamically
CORE-39049 Changing meta viewport via JavaScript doesn't trigger re-layout
CORE-38832 Can't retrieve already-present console messages when starting Dragonfly
CORE-7754 empty title="" should override parent title
CORE-39239 Failed to submit form in an iframe after frameset in another iframe
CORE-38121 User JS errors only reported once
CORE-23313 .style.textShadow drops color information
CORE-39013 Not all alternate stylesheets are discovered/listed in UI
CORE-7604 Font family and whitespace fails
CORE-39308 Improve handling of selection in text groups
CORE-15517 Three-digit hex color value in html tag attribute gets ignored
CORE-38946 document.activeElement should point to frame or iframe if child document has focus
CORE-37732 !important symbol gets parsed as part of unquoted font family
CORE-39338 SVG slideshow performance problem
CORE-27257 A webfont that overloads an existing platform font can break later uses of that font-family
CORE-39283 SVG memory leak
CORE-39260 CSS <family-name> not parsed correctly
CORE-14410 Unquoted font-family with invalid characters not dropped

Coordinate handling
CORE-28833 inline-block wrap after exceeding 32767px in overflow container at books.google.com
CORE-36187 Floats taller than 32768px automatically cleared (affects Gmail)
CORE-2520 Positioning offsets => 32767px hide content
CORE-30734 Fixed position elements fail to respond to the mouse when scrolled too far horizontally (>10000 px)
CORE-38145 Block width limited to 32768px
CORE-31943 inline-block has maximum height of 2^15 (The Google Maps Api Reference)
CORE-17557 Page too wide, overflow caused by large negative text-indent and negative margin
CORE-35349 Float layout problem at tekniskamuseet.se due to large value not handled properly
CORE-30455 No content in the table at the bottom of the 'www.tvguide.com' page - very large with makes scrollbar inactive, setting scrollLeft ignored
CORE-4766 Setting large value on iframe's height misplaces iframe
CORE-14494 Large values and truncation - disappearing scrollbar horizontal
CORE-3472 Large values for left placement on absolutely positioned element fails
CORE-32481 Margin and large left placement value causes horizontal scrollbar for absolutely positioned element
CORE-33625 Huge margin (>1000px) at RSS preview of forum.de.selfhtml.org
CORE-24303 Limited page width (too wide a table, overlap)
CORE-14492 Large values and truncation - disappearing scrollbar vertical (img)
CORE-29066 IMG can't be taller than 32767px (affects Y!Mail)
CORE-13433 Setting DOM element.scrollLeft ignored in some cases (scrollable div with table inside)
CORE-4171 Inner table with large percentage width expands outer table
CORE-39236 Input box beside button with large text-indent value disappears on receiving focus or typing into it
CORE-203 TD with percentage width should override TD with large pixel width
CORE-19546 Content pushed down in inline-block with ~2000+ <br> children
CORE-19857 Marquee width overflow
CORE-38246 Margin miscalculation
CORE-15794 Huge replaced inline-block child of inline-table not redrawn after obscuring window/dialog is dismissed
CORE-7534 getComputedStyle retreives incorrect initial value of max-width and max-height properties
CORE-6066 offsetHeight value limit
CORE-38144 Tables width limited to ~32768px
DSK-340579 Margin Bottom can't exceed ~32841px

CORE-39261 Scrolling prevented on Studenttorget.no
CORE-37975 Combination of text-align:right/center and negative text-indent introduces scrollbar in overflow container
CORE-31526 Moving element with box-shadow fails to paint correctly
CORE-24134 Should strip whitespace from contents of SCRIPT type attribute
CORE-37472 Box-shadow can introduce scrollbars
CORE-16900 Scrollbars recieve clicks on CSS positioned elements above them
CORE-38109 getPropertyPriority for shorthand properties
CORE-38334 ScrollToRect not working properly with border
CORE-38559 Overflow value from body propagates to viewport when root element has overflow != visible
CORE-9793 font-size: small on form elements produces larger text whilst it shouldn't
CORE-38158 Redraw issue when adding same CSS file twice
CORE-38254 New Yahoo! Mail chat doesn't load (generated hidden content for DOM-inserted iframe prevents rendering updates to the DOM inside the iframe itself)
CORE-38357 Margin is cleared due to combination of embedded content and min-height
CORE-38904 Replacing one of two references to the same externam CSS file disables the other

CORE-24058 XPath crash at walgreens.com and other sites
CORE-37171 Crash when running extractContents() on range ended at offset zero into a comment
CORE-39045 SVG font crash
CORE-38382 documentedit crash
CORE-38927 Freeze when removing the last element from nested body with documentedit
CORE-38765 DOM/documentedit crash
CORE-38963 Crash after focusing then unfocusing VIDEO element and pressing keys
CORE-39156 Crash on opening link in new tab from cross-network warning
CORE-38915 Crash with nested <option> elements
CORE-39198 JS crash
CORE-39315 DOM crash
CORE-38793 Crash on going back to normal view after script removes iframe while document is in print preview
CORE-35414 Crash with SVG images that include CSS stylesheets via @import
CORE-39008 Form crash
CORE-38443 Opera freezes with a big 'link_queue_myopera.dat'
CORE-38864 Freeze at Google Maps due to value returned by window.self.innerHeight in an iframe with display:none

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#417 Marshall


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 20:33

Handful of bugs fixed!

Here I have the new snapshot featuring a few fixes. As you see we have fixed the Facebook freeze, which also occurred within other pages as well, as well other bugs.

Known issues:
Opera may crash when reloading pages with Dragonfly open
Opera Crashes whilst saving items in mail view
Opera crashes when you right click Opera in the task bar


Fixed freeze at Facebook and other sites
Fixed a few BitTorrent crashes
DSK-341929 Opera crashes if you remove the last Speed Dial and you have hidden the [+] button
DSK-334114 Storage dialog lists volatile storage
DSK-341541 Opera Link settings always shows Speed Dial Sync status from Opera startup value
DSK-340165 Painting issue after PDF is closed
DSK-272279 Use master password option doesn't always ask for authentication when repeatedly changing the option
DSK-341581 "en" should have the same quality score as the highest regional variant
DSK-340511 Extensions are launched even if set not to do so
DSK-339998 Command line argument on Mac to use system crash logging instead: -nocrashhandler
DSK-340909 Enable "Limit chat notification to personal messages" on all platforms, and set default value to on
DSK-339960 Clear Private Data: Close tabs only affects the active window
DSK-340924 Installed extensions are not filtered out from the suggestions
DSK-342023 Can't type in Flash chat after clicking it twice
DSK-337506 "Error initializing Opera: module 10" when upgrading
DSK-330317 Extensions in developer mode do not add injected javascript on secure pages
DSK-313764 Speed Dial URLs are added to address bar drop-down
DSK-341277 Plugged accessibility and kiosk leak
DSK-338129 Custom title not synchronized over link
DSK-321669 Error 404 displayed if enabling unite Home service by clicking start button from panel
DSK-341595 Linux: Tab buttons styling fix for some themes under GTK
DSK-321361 Linux: Comboboxes lack pressed styling

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#418 Marshall


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 19:58

Network latency improvements, Microdata and QRESYNC

In this snapshot we have numerous Core updates and fixes, plus some very interesting mail work. I'd advise you to look through the changelog, though highlights include HTML5 Microdata work and network latency improvements on the Core side, and new QRESYNC support for Opera's mail client, M2.

For those not familiar, QRESYNC is an IMAP extension that enables you to synchronize message metadata using much less overhead. It allows clients to request all changes since the last time they were connected, instead of having to check each message for changes. Not all IMAP servers support it, but Opera's Fastmail and My Opera Mail of course lead the way. This change should be particularly welcome for users on capped or slow connections.

One small extra point with regards to the Core network latency fixes, just to avoid confusion. You will not see any real difference testing against popular benchmarks (which focus on rendering and JavaScript performance); this kind of work is more likely to have an impact on regular "day to day" browsing. However, it can result in pages loading in half the time! You are most likely to see a difference if you have a poor network connection and others may notice improved performance when connecting to a webserver hosted on another continent.

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#419 Marshall


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 20:30

Lion Full Screen and further skin refinements

Hello, hope you are all having a good Summer/Winter depending of hemisphere of choice.

For our Mac users, we have added support for new Lion’s full screen mode. It is triggered using the standard Command–Control–F shortcut. The old shortcut Command–Shift–F will trigger presentation mode (the old full screen).

In addition we have prettified the skin, and a couple of bugfixes, including the very frequently reported crash in the save dialog.

Anyway, I'm off to GenCon. Who else is heading to Indianapolis?

Known issues
Profiles that have mail servers with invalid certificates will crash on start-up

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#420 Marshall


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 21:45

Certificate Unbroken

Daniel was tired of having his face in the public all the time, so he asked me to put forth my face here instead. So here it is, another snapshot! Highlight of the week is that we fixed the crash when using mail accounts with certificate problems.

12.00 pre-alpha Build: 1047

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