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Opera and stuff

I just got a registered copy of Opera 8.10 preview (it's free today), and it's not looking too bad, at least not compared to my previous experiences. A few observations:

  • "Opera Standard" skin is icky. There's no reason why Windows Native shouldn't be default.
  • No history/autocomplete in the search box.
  • No throbber, not even as an option.
  • I couldn't find any way to get a global "Close Tab" button.
  • Scrollbar buttons go disabled when you get to the top/bottom of the page, which is a slight distraction.
  • There's always a 1 pixel border around the page.
  • I can't focus links properly with the keyboard. Tab only navigates forms, which doesn't make sense to me.
  • Caching is a bit aggressive - I had to manually refresh this page after logging in to make it show the posting form.
  • The IRC client lets you connect with an empty nickname, which blatently doesn't work.
  • No right-clicking on the bookmarks menu.

Despite those minor annoyances, I'm happy that 8.10 renders this site a lot better than 8.0 did. IE7, your turn!

⇐31 Aug 2005 - Feeling ashamed of myself... / 29 Aug 2005 - 250 and counting...⇒


It obviously doesn't have an agressive input spell checker, either. / Comment from Michael Tunnicliffe on 30 Aug 2005 at 22:51.

Arse. / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 31 Aug 2005 at 10:58.

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