Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2007 11:48 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software Opera has released an alpha build of their upcoming 9.5 release. "Following the release of Opera 9 last year, we re-wrote Opera's rendering engine for the coming Opera 9.5 release. As a result, Opera 9.5 contains more than a year's worth of speed, standards and performance improvements."
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RE[2]: Opera's interface
by terog on Wed 5th Sep 2007 05:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Opera's interface"
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Actually, Opera and Firefox both integrate nicely in Windows.

Yes, both do it better on Windows, although I'm looking for even better integration.

The problem is in Linux (obviously)

The problem is not in "Linux". It *can't* be actually. The real problem is that both browser's main development/target platform is Windows.

Opera integrates nicely in KDE, and doesn't in Gnome.

Maybe better, but not nicely because a) even during the install it complains that it's keyboard shortcuts conflict with KDE's, b) it is almost fully skinned --> doesn't look like a KDE app and c) the file dialog is nothing like the native one. And more...

Firefox integrates beautifully in Gnome but even with the gtk-qt-engine, it doesn't look that well in KDE.

Yes, it integrates better (than Opera) in Gnome but also better in KDE because a) well, IMO the gtk-qt works very well with the widgets, b) there are quite qood themes to get the KDE icons for Firefox and c) it's possible to use the *native* KDE file dialog in Firefox. And more...

However, it's rare that a distribution has done all these tweaks for you so it's a PITA.

Here is a good howto for integrating Firefox in KDE:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Integrate_Firefox_with_KDE

The worst in Firefox on Linux are the widgets. "Submit" and "Radio" buttons are so jagged and ugly. There's a fix, I have told the Firefox team about it a few years ago when I started with Linux, but as usual, the request has been discarted. Some one also found a fix:

Yes, this is a long standing bug in Firefox. Thanks for the link.

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