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Old 19. Nov 2013, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opera 18 has been released, and is available for download.

The version number is 18.0.1284.49.

Changelog here:

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1800/
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Old 19. Nov 2013, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Opera 18 is released;

http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2013/11/opera-18-landed/

Includes a few more options with saved bookmarks now (QAB) if you're using it. Right click on saved bookmarks to edit, remove etc.
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Thanks for moving the post, Anupam. It's getting a bit confusing, all these Opera updates and various threads so I just though to add to the existing one and not start another.

Anyway, the bit in my previous post about bookmarks. In this latest release you can now edit and remove saved bookmarks from within a folder by right clicking on a chosen bookmark. So now, for those who use the QAB, it's easier to organise saved sites.

Also, you can make a home button of sorts by loading the site you use for your homepage then click the + sign (Add Bookmark) on the left of the QAB. Once the Add bookmark window opens, delete the text - you don't have to name it, and then all you see is the site favicon. Then you can drag the square icon to wherever you want it on the QAB. Not perfect, but it works well enough for me.

Remember you have to enable QAB (Bookmarks Bar) from within opera:flags, it's set to 'disabled' as default. This was pointed out in the other thread by joeguru. I mention this because, reading the comments on the Desktop Team blog, it's not obvious to everyone and people seem confused about it.

As we've mentioned previously, the lack of a bookmarking feature has been a major gripe for many since the new Opera was released, but now you can create structured bookmarks with folders and sub-folders quite easily - without the need of another extension. The feature is built into the browser.

This latest version (18) is good, each version is getting better, the improvements keep coming with more on the way. It's never going to suite everyone, I almost gave up on it myself a while back, but I think Opera is worth a try now. For sure, it's a Chrome clone, that's just the way it is. But it's now one of the better ones, with it's own built in features - which equals less extensions
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LOL, I just finished writing the review for 17. Yikes!
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With the rapid development cycle for all browsers nowadays, you have to be on your toes .

deya, as always, thanks for your detailed post. Although I don't use Opera, but still, I can see it's easy for people to miss a setting that has to be done via opera:flags. So, thanks for pointing it out. Such details do help.
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LOL, I just finished writing the review for 17. Yikes!
I had these troubles when I was the editor of the category. I'd suggest you to not name the version number specifically in the review, because it changes so often, and you'll be bombarded with comments like Firefox 26 is released and you're reviewing v20, when the changes between the versions is simply minor.

This is why I included a "What's Hot" section under each review, so that incremental updates could be done to the review.
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This is why I included a "What's Hot" section under each review, so that incremental updates could be done to the review.
I thought I'd check this out in the site search but entered it into my browser search by mistake and ended up with a link you'd need sunglasses and a bottle of pills to navigate.

Doing it the right way however and the browser article arrives at number 2 in the list of results.
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I had these troubles when I was the editor of the category. I'd suggest you to not name the version number specifically in the review, because it changes so often, and you'll be bombarded with comments like Firefox 26 is released and you're reviewing v20, when the changes between the versions is simply minor.

This is why I included a "What's Hot" section under each review, so that incremental updates could be done to the review.
I think I'm going to review them individually so I can respond to their individual attributes and revisions when major enhancements occur. I did try to steer clear of mentioning versions in the reviews, good idea. Thanks George.
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Opera 18.0.1284.63 released.

Release notes: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1800/
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Opera 18.0.1284.68 released.

Changelog has not been updated yet, but should be available soon in the link in the post above.
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