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Old 11. Oct 2011, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Opera 12 Alpha

Looks and sounds fantastic Opera 12 Alpha is being released this Thursday.
Here is a link with information from today's press release. Also much more info over at Opera community.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20...ardware-boost/

Yes I use Opera and have done for many years. My own personal favorite web browser. HAPPY DAYS!!!
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Old 11. Oct 2011, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks and sounds fantastic Opera 12 Alpha is being released this Thursday.
Here is a link with information from today's press release. Also much more info over at Opera community.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20...ardware-boost/

Yes I use Opera and have done for many years. My own personal favorite web browser. HAPPY DAYS!!!
Yeah I'm using Opera Next. I always have been a fan of Opera for speed, customization , and options like mouse gestures, speed dial, sync all your websites, passwords, etc, but now is getting bigger and bigger. It's a shame that only a really small part of the people use it and know it capabilities
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Old 11. Oct 2011, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been using Opera Next since they launched it, just got the update to 1090 today and have to say it's getting better and better. For a pre alpha it's been very stable for me, not too many issues in all the time I've been using it. I like the new look, very clean looking, and it's fast.

I take your point, 4goTTen21, about people not using it or knowing of it's full capabilities. I don't use Opera to it's full potential either, and I read in the other Opera thread about it being more of a browser suite - which I suppose it is, and yet it still runs very light and snappy. I think that's the beauty of it, you don't have to use turbo, unite, torrent downloader etc. if you don't want to. The browser itself is good enough on its own, or with a few extensions added.

I notice that skins are now themes, only a few at the moment but similar to the FF Personas, and you can try them without installing them, same as FF. Also I think the whole GUI has improved, more compact. It's looking good.
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Old 26. Mar 2012, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A new build of Opera 12 has been released, lots of changes, and there's now a 64 bit version to try for those who are interested. This latest build also uses out of process plugins, like FF plugin container. I'm using the 32 bit version, which also runs the plugins. Not been using it long but so far it's running really well. In the last few builds I had an issue with WOT, the icon was greyed out all the time and I couldn't rectify it no matter what I did, but WOT is now working fine again with this new build.

Best to read the page if you're interested, see what's new before you decide to try it;
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog...tml5-css-64bit

If you do decide to try it, Opera 12 installs completely separate from any other version you may have installed, it won't affect your Opera 11 install, if you have one. You just have to remember that Opera 12 is still being developed and you may encounter the odd glitch, although, apart from the WOT problem I had, I've always found each release to be very stable and it hasn't caused me any other problems.
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I would use Opera full time but unfortunately the online spellchecker needed for our Drupal editor returns a "not supported" error. Maybe V12 will fix this - I'll check it out when it goes final.
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Old 27. Mar 2012, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Apart from themes, what's more interesting is that, they have included WebGL and hardware acceleration in version 12! "Wahoo"
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Old 27. Mar 2012, 10:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I do get sites that won't load or work correctly with Opera, MC. I've found that it's usually because I have 'send referrer information' disabled, which some sites need to be enabled for them to work properly - although I doubt that's what's causing your problem with Drupal. Easiest way to check that, if a site won't work properly, and if you have referrer information disabled, is to press F12 and then enable it (Send Referrer Information) from the menu. It just saves going through preferences all the time.

This new build seems to be running well, for me, but no doubt there will be issues because of all the changes being made. It's seems very stable though, no crashes so far.

As George mentioned, there are lots of other changes now. I also prefer themes to skins

They're having a busy week, Opera 11.62 has been released today;
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/

Got the update via the browser this morning, installed without a problem.
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Old 27. Mar 2012, 01:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks deya, but this is definitely (or at least is was) and Opera characteristic because although I don't remember the exact text from the popup it was something like "this feature is not supported by Opera".
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