Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 21:41 UTC
Opera Software eWeek reviews Opera 9, and is full of praise: "It's a good bet that if you want to see the features that other Web browsers will be adding in a year or two, you should download Opera 9, which was released on June 20. The free Opera 9 is available in Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD and Mac OS X versions. In our tests, we found Opera 9 to be one of the best Web browsing tools we've used in a long time, which is why we are giving Opera 9 an eWEEK Labs Analyst's Choice award." They have a set of screenshots as well.
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RE[2]: Sounds about right
by Dave_K on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 11:01 UTC
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That said, I haven't tried Opera 9 yet, but 8's window management drove me crazy. It was either all tabs or no tabs. I want to mix between the two, and even more importantly, I want things like History and Bookmark Management in seperate windows, not in tabs/sidebars (FireFox needs to learn that too).

Window management hasn't really changed much in Opera 9 (a very good thing in my opinion as Opera's window management is the main reason I use it), so if you don't like 8 then you probably aren't going to like 9.

Opera's interface is highly customisable, you might be able to tweak it to meet your preference. I don't really understand what you mean by a "mix between the two", perhaps you could explain exactly what you want.

You can open multiple windows in Opera, and you can use that to display the History and Bookmark managers in separate windows. You can also use Opera as an MDI application, you don't have to maximise all the pages in the browser window like you do in a standard tabbed browser. Personally I find its window management much more powerful and flexible using MDI and the Window Panel rather than tabs. That way you can have the bookmarks and history management windows visible alongside other "tabs" while still containing them within one window.

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RE[3]: Sounds about right
by pepa on Sat 24th Jun 2006 00:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds about right"
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I haven't been able to have the tabs just above the browser window. The forward/backward/addressbar always needs to be under the tabs??

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RE[4]: Sounds about right
by Dave_K on Sat 24th Jun 2006 17:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Sounds about right"
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I haven't been able to have the tabs just above the browser window. The forward/backward/addressbar always needs to be under the tabs??

That's because the buttons and addressbar are attached to each individual page/tab, while the tabs are attached to the top of the main browser window. It's configured like that so that the addressbar and buttons are displayed on each page/tab if you use it as an MDI app without all pages/tabs maximised.

If you want a single global toolbar above the tabs, right click on a toolbar and select Customize, turn on the Main bar, then drag the buttons and address bar to it.

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