posted by Eugenia Loli on Tue 9th Mar 2004 18:37 UTC, submitted by Carlos R. F. Vendramini
IconThe new Opera preview version covers Windows, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD OSes. Changelog:

* New - Chat File Transfer *
Opera Chat now has the ability to send and receive files from other chat clients. To initiate a transfer, right-click another user's nickname in the nick list and choose "Send file...". Transferred files will display in the Transfers panel/window with a green down arrow if they're downloads and a red up arrow if they're uploads.

* Manage Dialogs are Back! *
After a lot of valuable feedback, the Manage dialogs for Bookmarks, Contacts, Links, and History, as well as the Transfer window, are back. They can be accessed by their keyboard shortcuts or from the Tools menu. The maximized panels are still available too, and can be activated using their Ctrl+Shift+# (0 to 9) keyboard shortcuts or by double-clicking on the panel selector button.

* Drastically Improved Threading *
Threading of e-mail and newsgroup messages should be greatly improved with this release. There were some serious problems, especially when you started a thread.

* SDI Feels the Love *
SDI has received some much-needed attention. For instance, keyboard shortcuts for opening and closing pages and windows have been improved and windows close when you close the last page. It should be a much more comfortable experience for SDI users.

* Fixed Margin Collapsing Issues *
The display issues at have been fixed. Other web pages that had large gaps since 7.50 Preview 1 should also display better now.

* New - System Tray Icon * (Windows only)
For even better notification of new messages (and perhaps more later), Opera now has a system tray icon. When you receive new messages in the Unread view, it will change to an envelope. You can also focus or exit Opera from the icon's context menu.

* Better Message Selection *
Opera now does a better job displaying the message most relevant to you when you open a Mail view. Selected messages are also remembered across sessions, so you'll never again have to find the message you were looking at last time you used Opera.

Release notes and download for Windows.

Release notes and download for "*nixies".

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