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Download of the Day: Opera 11.60 Beta 1 (Build 1147)

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By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Nov 11, 2011 1:06 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Opera 11.60 Beta 1 (Build 1147).


A full-featured Internet browser, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.


• Speed Dial: Your favorite sites are just one click away at all times.

• Search Shortcuts: Faster search - type your queries directly into the address bar.

• Trash Can: Instantly reopen recently closed tabs.

• Mouse Gestures: With Opera you can navigate the Web with your mouse.

• Opera Link: Synchronize data of your choice online, or among different computers and devices.

• Quick Find: Opera remembers not only the titles and addresses, but also the actual content of the Web pages you visit.

• Feed Preview: Preview a Feed by clicking on the feed icon, and you will see it in clean and efficient multiple-column layout.

• Quick and customizable Web search: Get quick access to Google, eBay, Amazon and more with the search field in the upper right corner.




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 11.60 Beta 1 (Build 1147)


# User interface

* Improvements

- Additional refinement of the featherweight skin

- Improved Opera skin installation

- Improved plug-in install wizard

- Add icon in the address field to enable all plug-ins on the page when using "Enable plug-ins only on demand"

- New Add to Panel dialog to replace the old Bookmarks dialog

- Updated Hunspell component to 1.3.1

* Fixes

- Various auto-update fixes

- Lock button in the Links panel cannot be unlocked

- No search suggestions in private tabs

- Do not show search suggestions when an address is being entered

- Do not show search suggestion from default search engine for search engines without suggestion support

- Manually stopping Link should completely "unlink" the client from the synchronization process

- Dragging address badge to address or search field replaces page address with page's meta description

- Intranet hosts not remembered in opera:config#UserPrefs|IntranetHosts and info bar does not go away on first click

- Show user where the extension installs

- Easier reload of extensions in developer mode

- Pulling config.xml into Opera should open extension manager in developer mode

- Provide an option to not close the extension pop-up after it loses focus.

- Unable to re-download file to same download location if an entry for the previous download still exists in transfers manager

- Thumbnails are omitted while cycling Speed Dials with the Tab key

- Add an animation when resizing window to change number of columns

- Add an animation when undoing Speed Dial move/swap

- Selecting text in address field with long URLs does not select parameters

- Excel file not attached if open in at the same time

- The title in IRC channels is taken from the active window

- Storage dialog lists volatile storage

- Opera Link settings always shows Speed Dial Sync status from Opera startup value

- Use master password option does not always ask for authentication when repeatedly changing the option

- Extensions are launched even if set not to do so

- Enable "Limit chat notification to personal messages" on all platforms, and set default value to on

- Clear Private Data: Close tabs only affects the active window

- Extensions in developer mode do not add injected JavaScript on secure pages

- Speed Dial URLs are added to address bar drop-down

- Custom title not synchronized over link

- Widget upgrade via main menu stalls

- Widgets without a are treated as invalid

- No longer possible to open O-Menu by clicking and holding mouse button

- Tab and Page bar items are inconsistent when performing a pin tab action

- Tab group expander missing or broken

# Display and scripting

* Improvements

- CARAKAN: Better performance and memory use

- Integrated new IDNA specification

- Updated to Unicode 6.0.0 specification

- Added the possibility of profiling ECMAScript thread evaluation and CSS selector matching: this will be used in future version of Dragonfly

* Fixes

- Bypass XML parsing failed message by automatically reparsing as HTML

- Shift+click should not open javascript: URLs in other window

- Image resampling should be controllable with CSS

- Fixed numerous layout issues with RTL text

- Initialization of SVG DOM objects different from what the SVG 1.1 second edition mandates

- Transitions are invoked on load / refresh: BeforeCSS causes asynchronous CSS loading

- Parsing web font as HTML causes major loss in performance and eventually crash

- capture argument for addEventListener() and removeEventListener() should default to false

- Opera does not fire events for empty scripts

- Value of JSON.stringify with single digit argument is not equal to equivalent string literal

- My Places pop-up in Google Maps cannot be closed, preventing use of Google Map Directions

- Clicking on Google+ tab (top left corner) results in page that is never finished loading (history.replaceState)

- XMLHttpRequest can not POST data that consists of plain literal numbers only

- string.replace with number reference returns a wrong string

- querySelectorAll does not throw exception on unknown pseudo-class

- inline-block has maximum height of 2^15 (The Google Maps Api Reference)

- Printing in Gmail freezes Opera

- WebP images loaded through Turbo are not drawn if they are within the visible part of the content at load

- Extension will not run on a page without Javascript unless first ran on a page with Javascript

# Mail, news, chat

* Improvements

- Two-lined message list

- New message display window

- Message layout optimized for wide screens by not using whole width

- New overlay dialogs for the mail view settings

- Message grouping

- Support for Pinning, mapped to IMAP Flagged

- Quick Reply redesign

- Ctrl-Enter to send quick reply

- Added support for QRESYNC - efficient IMAP sync

- You can now change the global/default sorting and threading for mail (but still have a custom sorting for individual views)

- Styling of feed items has been updated

- Mail database files will be much less fragmented over time

- Improved mail database stability with grouped journaling

* Fixes

- Message displayed even though no message selected

- Show image enclosures inline in feeds

- Paste with mouse in Mail Compose window is mouse position dependant

- Enable Fit to Width for Opera Mail

- Show account connection status in mail panel

- Unread in Mail panel returns after a restart

- Messages in INBOX are not fetched before the folder is selected on Gmail accounts

- All mail redownloads when there are more than 5000 indexes

- After deleting a block of mail, selected message is not next to the selected block

- Remove [x] from loading database progress bar

- Need to mark message as read twice before it is read

- Expunged messages in other clients are not expunged in Opera Mail

- Broken progress bar skin with windows native skin

- Occasional Crash on marking email messages as "Not Spam"

- Mail in IMAP sent folder not marked as sent

- Different mail tabs turn the same when Opera restarted

- Fixed sorting of incoming mails, news and feeds

- Opera can crash after removing a mail account

- Update mailproviders.xml for iCloud

- With Dovecot 1.0 and Exchange servers, moving message to another IMAP folder leaves copy in source folder stuck in the database

- Opera mail IMAP keeps sending STATUS "" to check for new mails

- Drag and drop to an IMAP folder should now move mails not copy if from the same account

# Network

* Fixes

- Opera Turbo slow network notification is triggered even for high speed connections

- Proxy auto configuration does not work

# Windows

* Improvements

- DSK-339862 (Implement the command-line switch -pd on Mac and Win the same way it is on Linux/FreeBSD)

* Fixes

- Make the Windows Installer able to continue after non fatal errors

- Cancelling uninstall triggers Windows compatibility assistant in Vista

- Right clicking and pasting into UI fields when they are not focused yields ghost text

- Improve performance of the extensions manager


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