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Opera 6 Beta 1
Opera 6.0 released
rcjordan




msg:1585180
 12:31 am on Nov 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Opera 6.0 for Windows Beta 1 released [opera.com]

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4eyes




msg:1585210
 12:00 pm on Nov 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

Oops - don't bother - resources error back gain

Off to mozilla until fix is in place - [sigh]

PS
I have found an interesting 'bug'. Some layers classed as 'hidden' still display in Opera.

Not had chance to test this theory yet, but it may be because there are 'flash' buttons in the hidden layer.

Brad




msg:1585211
 5:17 pm on Nov 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

This really is outstanding. I agree, with a good password/form filler client this would be unstoppable.

pickles




msg:1585212
 8:43 pm on Nov 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

Mac version does some really really strange things with tables ..and at least to me, seems sluggish when compared to IE or even Icab. The illusion of speed is there ...as you watch the bar...but still awfully slow at having a page appear in the window.

My vote's still with Icab for alternative browser for the mac -- or, the speediest of all - Transmit (just the text, and nothing else, ma'am)

bill




msg:1585213
 2:15 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Anyone know of a 'password manager' for Opera.
It's not specifically for Opera...but I've been using KeyWallet. It's free of all the spy-ware and uses minimal system resources.
EX_S




msg:1585214
 11:22 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

I think I heard somewhere that Opera still hasn't got a password manager as they haven't found a secure enough way to implement it. If that's the case, I agree with their decision to leave it out than to release a version with possible security flaws or more bugs.

It's also good to see that, with the exception of 4eyes, all the bugs reported so far are fairly minor. We wouldn't want to see a repeat of Netscape 6.0! (Actually, I reckon Netscape lost more market share by releasing 6.0 than they would have by releasing an updated 4.7. Anyone got some market share figures from around that time?)

4eyes




msg:1585215
 11:55 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

with the exception of 4eyes

[whinge] why is it always me - I want to use Opera too:([/whinge]

Xoc




msg:1585216
 4:18 pm on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Is anyone else having a problem with the wheel on their mouse in Opera? Sometimes you have to spin it one way to get things to scroll. Sometimes you have to spin it the other. Seems to depend on the page on which way I have to spin it, although I haven't identified the pattern.

I've been giving Opera 6 a spin. I might replace IE.

zechariah




msg:1585217
 7:37 am on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

can anyone please enlighten me why when I choose autocomplete for web address ex: .com or I prefer .com.mx .It doesn't show the site--has this got to do with the proxy set up?

Brett_Tabke




msg:1585218
 8:02 am on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

>> Anyone know of a 'password manager' for Opera.

> decision to leave it out than to release a
> version with possible security flaws

Exactly. Take the recent Internet Explorer 5.5/6 cookie security error. Combined with other exploits, they say it was possible to decrypt all the passwords stored in the form manager of IE.

> but still awfully slow at having a page appear in the window.

Everything I've compared it [searchengineworld.com] to on Windows, from IE 4 up to IE5 and NN4.7 to Moz .96 leaves little doubt Opera is faster than any thing available. I can only imagine that there is something specific about the Mac UI implementation that is slowing things down.

>having a problem with the wheel on their mouse in Opera

The weird "reverse scroll" phenomena with some mice drivers (ms) has been sporadically reported. What's your os/mice driver combo Xoc? The logitech wheel drivers are working better than ever before here (with an ms optical mouse no less).

>I've been giving Opera 6 a spin. I might replace IE.

Whoa, let's file a press release if that happens. whew. At a minimum, I'd like to negotiate the world wide first distribution rights to the story.

>zechariah

Just to make sure I understand you -
under Prefs (ALT-p) -> Network -> Server Name completion

you have "com.mx" (no leading period) in the box, and "try name completion using" checked?

Just for reference, the list of alternatives is a comma separated list. So you could do "com.mx,com,net,org"

zechariah




msg:1585219
 9:24 am on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett,yes got it-must put comma at end.I think you definitely should claim credit for promoting Op 6.Sure is a great software-LUV it.

Xoc




msg:1585220
 4:50 pm on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Windows 2000, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer, Microsoft Intellimouse drivers.

On speed, I've noticed that sometimes a page sort of "hangs". I just bumped up the number of connections in the Network tab. I think that might solve the problem.

Brett_Tabke




msg:1585221
 1:46 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

That is the one minor speed difference Xoc. IE 'guesses' graphics sizes through a read ahead - while Opera waits out the graphic dl if the graphic size is not specified inline.

Yep, that is the exact mouse/OS combo people are reporting a problem with. I expect it to be addressed in the next release.

Brett_Tabke




msg:1585222
 4:04 am on Nov 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

>any word on the Linux front?

Opera for Linux v6.0 beta 1 was released today:

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