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I hate new dark tabs, draws attention away from any webpage your on. I also hate the dark, dreary, indistinguishable icons. Didn't Netscape pull something like that back in the day? I have used Opera on and off since 3.0. (stuck with it at 7) and this new interface ticks me off, thank goodness for skins.
One thing that still bothers me is that the feedreader requires me to set up a mail account. I don't want a mail account because I handle that in other ways, but i sure do use my RSS feeds. So I set up a bogus account and then set it not to poll the server automatically. Not so very intuitive.
For the speed aspect alone. I wish I could do a side by side demo of Opera vs FF on LinkedIn and Facebook. Opera 9.5 has to be atleast twice as fast at rendering than FF on js/ajax heavy sites like LI and FB.
> keyboard changes
ya, switch it back. In options...
> display speed
turn your screen draw to "instant" (prefs-advanced-loading-Redraw Instantly)
Web pages that use jQuery clueTip and hosted in IIS function differently in Opera. When a user clicks on or mouses over the jQuery clueTip link to display the content, Opera asks for a User Name and Password.
The same Web pages work fine in IE, Firefox and Safari. The content is displayed as it's supposed to do it.
I don't think it's a problem with my jQuery clueTip code.