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Old 15. Jun 2012, 05:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks good but unfortunately our online editor spellcheck is still not supported. This is no doubt a minor issue for most, but a major one for me It's no big deal for my own stuff because I can simply use an external editor and copy the code across, but copy checking other articles is a no-no without seeing all those little red underlines. Shame.
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Old 15. Jun 2012, 07:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Like I said, Taurus, I don't want to sound too critical. Opera 12 has been in development for a good while, so a little longer to iron out a few things shouldn't have been a problem. To me, things just seem to have been a bit rushed in the final stages of releasing it.

I wouldn't trade Opera for any other browser at the moment.

Shame about your spell check issue, MC. But other than that, does it run well on Linux?
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Old 16. Jun 2012, 03:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This seems to have resulted in users downloading the final version, when if fact they were already using it, resulting in start menu error messages during the install. It happened to me, no big deal, I clicked ignore and the browser installed and works fine, but it isn't listed in the start menu.

Stupid little things like that just seem unnecessary to me, and looking through the comments on the Desktop Team page reveals that many users are not impressed with the way things are at the moment with this new release.

I've used Opera as my default browser for a long time, and will continue to do so. But open a few tabs in Opera 12 and watch the memory usage increase, it uses a lot more memory than other browsers I have installed while running several tabs.

You can't right click on bookmarks with this release, you can't delete bookmarks or edit properties from the menu, nothing, you have to use the bookmarks manager. Stupid little things again.
Opera is listed in my Start Menu items, don't understand what went wrong in your case. Have you checked it again clearly and I believe the option to display Opera in start menu was selected when you installed?

About the Bookmarks, I have my sidebar enabled all the time, and I'm able to delete my Bookmarks directly on clicking the "Bookmark" icon in the sidebar.

On memory usage, I'm not a fan of out of process plugins, though they are better for security and keeping tab sessions intact, they consume much more memory and that becomes crucial for older systems. Still, Opera is the only browser among the top 5 mega browsers that works smoothly on my low end system (WinXP, 256MB RAM, 1.9GHz processor). While Firefox is unusable after 2 tabs, Chrome after 5tabs, Safari in 4 tabs, IE doesn't work on XP, Opera still runs smooth in 10tabs and has the fastest startup after Chrome. Whereas on my Win7 system I could smoothly run any browser.
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Opera is the first browser to boast full hardware acceleration, top to bottom, not only for UI but also the content, 2D animations, CSS transforms or 3D WebGL content. This feature is disabled by default, probably they would like to improve this feature in coming releases.

Talk about pioneering innovation.
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Old 16. Jun 2012, 06:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Shame about your spell check issue, MC. But other than that, does it run well on Linux?
It runs fine. In fact I noticed that the spellcheck does work for all the admin boxes and page settings. It is literally just the editorial content that is affected. In this case I can just switch to Firefox if there's a whole new article to check out so maybe I'll switch to Opera. Need a bit more time to play with it which maybe won't come this weekend but I do like what I'm seeing so far.
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Old 16. Jun 2012, 08:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Opera is the first browser to boast full hardware acceleration, top to bottom, not only for UI but also the content, 2D animations, CSS transforms or 3D WebGL content. This feature is disabled by default, probably they would like to improve this feature in coming releases.

Talk about pioneering innovation.
The 64-bit version seem to be working fine here. Something tells me that if I try the newest release of flash with Opera 12, things will go terribly wrong. Oh well...no guts no glory. The previous version of flash work fine.
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@ George J - Had a tinker around and got it in the start menu now. I don't normally have the side bar showing, but had a look and it does work the way you describe - I'd still prefer to be able to right click on the drop down menu though, don't know why they changed that.

Anyway, it's good to see it's working well for those who are using it, Linux and 64 bit included. Innovation has always been Opera's strong point for me, I hope they keep going in that direction. I don't miss the things that have been disabled, Unite etc.

I have a feeling it won't be long before there's an updated version on the way. It's a great browser that's for sure, but, for me, some of the more recent snapshots were better.
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The 64-bit version seem to be working fine here. Something tells me that if I try the newest release of flash with Opera 12, things will go terribly wrong. Oh well...no guts no glory. The previous version of flash work fine.
Updated to the latest version of flash and Opera 12 64-bit is performing very well with no flash or Sandboxie issues.
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Innovation has always been Opera's strong point for me, I hope they keep going in that direction. I don't miss the things that have been disabled, Unite etc.

I have a feeling it won't be long before there's an updated version on the way. It's a great browser that's for sure, but, for me, some of the more recent snapshots were better.
I believe there will be an updated version soon too. I was just waiting for Opera 12 to be out to update the article, now that Firefox is at v13 and Chrome at v19, while Safari and IE are still at v5 and v9 respectively.
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Already some fixes for Opera Next. And by the looks of things heading quickly to a release for Opera 12.01 in the coming weeks.
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog...snapshot-12-01
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