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.
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