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Opera 9.5 Released

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 12, 2008
12 years ago2,626 views

For the few people who might use Opera, there's a little surprise: Opera released the final version two days after the first RC, probably to be out there before Firefox 3 (that will be launched next Tuesday).

Some highlights:
* new skin
* web history search
* improved address bar autocomplete (similar to the one from Firefox 3, but it searches the full content of the web pages you visited)
* synchronize bookmarks, personal bar and notes with Opera Mini and other Opera copies
* anti-malware protection
* performance ("Opera 9.5 is 50% faster than Opera 9.2"), stability and memory improvements

opera.com
Release notes: opera.com/docs/changelogs/wind ...


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Tip: to use the new version of Gmail, you need to bookmark mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2& ... .

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'll give it a try again, it was my favourite some time ago...
In the worst case, is useful to have a secondary browser.
Thanks for the news!

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Update: it looks nice and powerful, and uses less memory than firefox. But I can't use GMail with the latest features, so I won't switch to it again.
In the Acid3 test, Firefox 3 is getting 71/100; while Opera gets 83/100. (Internet Explorer 12/100, so funny!)
Some day we'll live in a better world with standard-compliant browsers.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim:

To use the new version of Gmail, you need to bookmark mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2& ... . This is Google's fault because the code detects the browser and decides that Opera is not good enough for Gmail 2.0, which is not correct. The nobrowsercheck parameter bypasses browser detection.

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Opera still does some things slightly differently from Webkit and Gecko (mostly involving complex interactions with CSS, Javascript and the DOM). Some of this stuff is still not completely standardized so Opera is not ALWAYS "doing it wrong".

I'd love Google to step up and make Opera 9.5.x a first class citizen of the Googley internet. I mean, with all the smart people working at Google and Opera, why does it SEEM like they don't work together at all?

Note: I loves me some Firefox 3 RC2 (except at work), but I've always used Opera for "power browsing" (10+ tabs). Safari Windows is a bit too..different for my tastes, sorry Apple. I touch IE only when I visit sites using Microsoft technology. Unfortunately, Microsoft has some pretty nice technology.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

One thing I find strange about the new version is the dark skin. Fortunately, the classic skin is still available: my.opera.com/community/customi ... .

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