Some more stuff for the competition to copy :)
Opera has officially released a new version of its desktop browser – Opera 11.50 – adding widget-like "extensions" to the familiar Speed Dial page that appears each time you open a new tab. Previously, Speed Dial only offered thumbnails that linked you to oft-visited sites. But with Opera 11.50 – announced in the early …
One thing I hope the rest *DO NOT* copy are tab buttons which end before the top of the screen, when the window is maximised. This is horrible from an ergonomics point of view because it means you have to decelerate when approaching the button with the cursor.
Fitt's would be spinning in his grave!
Whilst Firefox fanboys all go mental over AdBlock+ which breaks more sites than it cleans, Opera's solution is far more elegant. The Content Blocker rules are sync'd between Opera installations.
If I block a banner ad (or site) in one Opera, all my other browsers I sign into are also blocked.
It means I don't need a massive and draconian blocking rule, I just have a lightweight rule that blocks the main offenders and the sites I visit.
There are some impressive performance improvements here, in Sunspider it beats Chrome and IE9 on my system and crucifies Firefox4.
"Whilst Firefox fanboys all go mental over AdBlock+ which breaks more sites than it cleans..."
Care to name a few sites that break with AdBlock+? I've used it for over three years without a single issue, which is hardly surprising seeing as any site issues which do occur get reported by a substantial user base.
Lame jokes aside, Opera really is a quality product & deserves way more market share than it has currently in my opinion.
It certainly pays to buy in to the Nordic mindset & run it on all your web devices to get the maximum advantage from its services but having a fully synced web experience across Desktop, Laptop, Smartphone & Dumbphone works a treat for me.
Loaded with features that are genuinely useful & fast fast fast!
A happy user for a long time (since 4.x) & I dont see that changing.
Try it, you might like it.
Is it just me that can never get TheRegister to look anything other than cr@p in Opera.
In FF, IE it looks pretty much identical, but in opera it is really naff with very odd backgrounds and utterly terrible layout. Most other sites render the same (NAMNO*) and that includes banks and other secure sites.
*NAMNO = "Near As Makes No Odds" as used by my physics teacher some time in the last century.
Nope, just you. renders fine here in several versions.
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