We have already introduced address field search suggestions powered by our partners Google (default), Bing, Яндекс (Yandex), and Wikipedia (English only). Now we want our own address field suggestions to meet the same high quality standards as the ones provided by our partners for your bookmarks and history entries.
In our old system; everything including bookmarks was matched against page URL, title, or page content and then ordered in one giant list sorted by last visited time.
The new system assigns a score to each suggestion based on more factors than just the last visited time. For example, we prioritize your bookmarks, the position in the URL where we find a match, and the number of times we get a match on the page.
We are not done yet, and will work on integrating Speed Dials and further improve the scoring system.
What do you think about the new results in the address field? Are we getting you to where you wanted to go?
PS: There are some other treasures in the change log as well.
- Mail header layout is broken
- Mac: File uploading, and large network requests never finishes
- Mac: Some font rendering issues and crashes with Web fonts
Source and full change log: Opera Desktop Team blog