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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Great! - thanks a lot. I do not have the tabs bar showing (in order to maximize page view space) so the connection you pointed out just never occurred to me.

As for the second question - usually in Opera (I believe, anyway), to the left of the field where the URL is displayed or typed in (the address bar), is a row of small buttons, among them an indicator of the level of security of the current page and two toggle buttons: 1.) one where clicking on it enables one to cycle between show images / cached images only / no images, 2.) one where you can cycle between user mode and author mode.

With Opera 3 through 7 these buttons stayed visible while a page was loading, so if, e.g., a page was taking forever to load (I am on dial-up) I could turn images off or to cache-only in order to speed the download. Now, in Opera 8, the address bar - full of page-load stats during loading - expands and those buttons disappear. So to, e.g., stop new images from loading during a page load I have to use a keyboard shortcut or click on View/Images/whatever. I would like the old display behavior to return.

Again, any light anyone can throw on this will be appreciated.

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Not sure if I understand correctly, but have you tried right clicking on the small icons and selecting customize? When doing that you get several choices regarding the progress bar. I use simple. Maybe that's what you are after?

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> Not sure if I understand correctly, but have you tried right clicking on the small icons and selecting customize? When doing that you get several choices regarding the progress bar. I use simple. Maybe that's what you are after?

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> You can also right click in the address bar then select "Customize." Once there select "Tools" and look for "Progress Bar". Out to the right of that you can select how you wish to have progress information shown. You can change it from showing in the address bar to having it shown at the bottom of the browser, etc.

Yes - that did it (choosing the "Simple" option). Thank you very much! I figured I was ignorant of some configurability options. I was right.

> AFAIK... these buttons stay visible all the time if you click the eyeball looking icon found on the upper right hand corner of Opera.

I am afraid I have already messed around with my config enough that I cannot figure out what you are referring to here. Obviously not an issue given that the other suggestions got me what I wanted.

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"With Opera 3 through 7 these buttons stayed visible while a page was loading, so if, e.g., a page was taking forever to load (I am on dial-up) I could turn images off or to cache-only in order to speed the download. Now, in Opera 8, the address bar - full of page-load stats during loading - expands and those buttons disappear. So to, e.g., stop new images from loading during a page load I have to use a keyboard shortcut or click on View/Images/whatever. I would like the old display behavior to return.

Again, any light anyone can throw on this will be appreciated."

AFAIK... these buttons stay visible all the time if you click the eyeball looking icon found on the upper right hand corner of Opera.

You can also right click in the address bar then select "Customize." Once there select "Tools" and look for "Progress Bar". Out to the right of that you can select how you wish to have progress information shown. You can change it from showing in the address bar to having it shown at the bottom of the browser, etc.

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