Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jul 2005 19:28 UTC
Opera Software Opera Software today released the second upgrade to Opera 8. The new version, Opera 8.02, is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh and includes security upgrades and smaller bug fixes. Download & changelog.
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Opera 8
by Varg Vikernes on Fri 29th Jul 2005 20:53 UTC
Varg Vikernes
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2005-07-06

Very fast and sleek browser bloated with gazillion fetures but they still don't want to make tab handling the Firefox/IE 7 style. I have tried Opera several times and I really like it. I could live with some of the quirks Opera makes (8.02 still fucks up fonts on Wikipedia) if they'd just add the stupid tab handling that everyone has been asking for, like forever.

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RE: Opera 8
by on Fri 29th Jul 2005 23:44 in reply to "Opera 8"
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if they'd just add the stupid tab handling that everyone has been asking for, like forever.
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Really? I prefer the tabs in Opera; one of the reasons I haven't switched to a browser that handles fonts properly in Linux. (That and the 2 mouse button back/forward/fast forward shortcut.)

It's probably just a case of what I'm used to though, what are the advantages of the other way?

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RE[2]: Opera 8
by Varg Vikernes on Fri 29th Jul 2005 23:57 in reply to "RE: Opera 8"
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2005-07-06

It is about what you're used to. AFAIK Opera had this tab handling since they introduced tabs (in v6?), but there are a lot of Firefox users taking a look at Opera and they are immedietly frustrated by this. It's not necessary the tab handling that's annoying to me, but the developer's reaction to that request. Opera is a feature whore, yet they can't add this one simple feature people have been asking for ages (if you read Opera forums, you know what I mean).

It's not the mouse2 back/forward that got me attracted to Opera (although I do have this in Firefox through an extension), but the speed of it. It loads very fast, renders pages quickly and there's the instant back feature (Deer Park has this also, but it's not nearly as good as in Opera). It's also a lot faster at opening/closing tabs (because it doesn't wait for mouse3 to be released).

The advantages of the "other way" is that when closing a tab Opera will go to the last accessed tab whereas FF and IE7 will take you to the previous tab in the tab bar. There are some advantages in both of them (many times after closing a tab you want to the page you were at before, but also many times you want to just to the next tab). This can be achieved in Opera through gestures or a keyboard shortcut, but not with a mouse3 click on a tab (the way I preffer).

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