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- BiDi support
- Much more stable
- M2 account selector + regexp
- Configurable middle-click
- Undo closing of page
- Inline search with . (text) or , (links).
- Configurable redraw-time
- Kiosk mode
- Smooth scrolling/scrollbar styling/marquee/blink
- Lots&lots&lots of bugfixes (13 betas!)
This one is great. Trust me. ;-)
I dl'd the free version (13 Megs as I recall w/Java) a couple of hours ago and so far, looks nice.
[edited by: pendanticist at 10:52 am (utc) on Sep. 23, 2003]
Very happy with the upgrade (and installed over 7.11 without any problems).
IE and Mozilla don't have this problem. Mozilla does text size change best.
Opera simply needs to seperate the zoom and text size functions.
IE has seperate text size and zoom functions (although there is no external control for zoom - gotta use bookmarklets)
Other than that, for (not even) a 3.5meg download it's absolutely incredible.
[edited by: amznVibe at 12:53 pm (utc) on Sep. 23, 2003]
But, as it stands, two main things keep me from trading in Firebird:
1. Opera doesn't have any kind of macroing or extensions system. Short of writing a compiled plugin I can't add any functionality to Opera beyond the very limited amount afforded by bookmarklets (or should they be called 'hotlistlets' or 'hotlets' or something?).
2. Opera doesn't handle XSL stylesheets! If you try rendering an XML file, with or without a stylesheet declaration, you always get the same thing: a raw dump of all the text nodes in the XML tree on a single (wrapped) line! Doh!
Right now 7.20 has replaced Mozilla as my secondary browser, and if they tackle these two issues in upcoming releases, I'll make it my default browser. Keep up the good work Opera team!
Made it possible to have actions specify the action value after an action string was specified. Makes it possible to do:Show popup menu, "Internal access points", -3to directly show the "All messages" submenu
What and where are "action strings"? Looks like some kind of macroing system! :))
Anybody know more about them?
It's running AdSense in the top bar. The URL of the page you visit is sent to Google, which tries to return relevant ads. I noticed that when I visit a page Google doesn't know of, they almost immediately send out "Mediapartners-Google/2.1", the AdSense spider. I'm not sure whether such pages will end up in the main index, but if you care about keeping them unknown to the rest of the world it's better not to use this Opera feature or to put them behind some kind of authentication.
I always thought I'd switch when they fix that (made some sites look way too weird for me!).
Apart from that I always thought it was a great product. Very fast too, if memory serves.
PS. I have the full version of Opera 7.20
That was my only problem with it in the last version, if they've fixed the bug, then I'll buy it straight away because apart from that it rocked.
I still get the unslightly flash of unstyled content on my pages too unfortuantely :(
I like the google ads though.. thats a good deal they got themselves there i reckon...
However I do get duplicate ads when i view a page with adsense ads on it already ....
Last version definitely had some problems for me in this regard.
Can't think of any specifics now (typical isn't it!) but you're right in that it's tables with border=0.
I did install a trial of 7 when it first came out. This did suffer the problem (Opera went and put in a 1 pixel border anyway, ignoring border=0). It maybe that they have fixed it now, as it was obviously a bug and not a "feature".
Made a lot of sites look very odd.
Forget about what Opera DOESN'T do.....it's not trying to be Internet Explorer, or you'd have an 80 Meg Download.
Personally, I use the non-java versions of Opera...small, fast, and sweet. Most java in webpages is only to 'pretty them up', which I don't really care about. Remember guys, 'content is king'...
If I absolutely have to go to a webpage that Opera doesn't support, then I'll fire up IE, and open my computer up to all the glitches, activex controls, etc.