Anyone notice Opera 5.1 came with mouse gestures? They control navigation: They are activated by right clicking and then moving while holding:
down and release - open new window. down and release over link - open link in new window down then right (L)- close window. Max or restore window : up then right load link in background : down slightly, up slightly over link. minimize window : down then left duplicate window : up down.
back button : hold right, click left. forward : hold left, click right
zoom window up or down : hold control, roll whell. slow panning : click wheel, now drag.
Personally; I could have done without it, but users seem to be nuts over them.
I love that one too, but don't get to use to that one... It is undocumented and is probably going to be removed. (Have heard from a reliable source that it is removed in internal builds). The same one now opens the link in the foreground. I'm kinda bummed about it.
I've neglected the mouse gestures in favor of learning the keyboard shortcuts better (I'm now addicted to Ctrl+Shift+Click). Also, more and more of my Opera usage appears to be occurring on my laptop, so I didn't want to get dependant on it and not be able to use it there.
I thought a large portion of Opera's appeal was in the many keyboard shortcuts. It seems they may be trying to please too many people at once. But if Clinton can do it, I guess Opera can too. :)