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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Restore closed windows
by Dave_K on Tue 4th Sep 2007 12:26 UTC
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

As someone who uses multiple windows, the ability to restore closed windows makes it an essential upgrade.

It was always too easy to accidentally close a window and lose all the pages that it contained. Unlike other browsers Opera didn't have the option of displaying a warning when a window was closed. It's nice to have a safety net to protect against that kind of mistake.

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RE: Restore closed windows
by yanik on Tue 4th Sep 2007 13:50 in reply to "Restore closed windows"
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

If I close a firefox window full of tabs, when I start firefox again it ask me if I which to restore my session or start a new one... Is that what you're talking about?

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RE[2]: Restore closed windows
by abdavidson on Tue 4th Sep 2007 14:46 in reply to "RE: Restore closed windows"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Nah; Opera has had the ability since 8 I think to let you re-open TABs you closed.

With this they are letting you re-open Windows (full of TABS) you have closed while you are using Opera.

Say you have 3 windows open, one with News websites, one with tech sites, one with personal fluff and you accidentally close your News one, you can now get it to reopen it, including all the pages you had at the state they were at before.

Beforehand one you closed a *window* you could not retrieve that from another window.

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RE[2]: Restore closed windows
by Clinton on Tue 4th Sep 2007 15:32 in reply to "Restore closed windows"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

If you close Opera by mistake, simply re-open it and all your tabs go back to the state they were in when you closed it.

This may be a setting you need to adjust (although I thought it was the default behavior), but the feature is still there.

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RE[3]: Restore closed windows
by Dave_K on Tue 4th Sep 2007 17:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Restore closed windows"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

If you close Opera by mistake, simply re-open it and all your tabs go back to the state they were in when you closed it.


I'm not talking about closing Opera completely.

If you only ever have one Opera window open then Opera's session saving will restore the windows, but that doesn't work when you have multiple windows open and just close one of them.

If you have more than one Opera window open, each displaying multiple pages, there's no warning when you close one of those windows. Prior to Opera 9.5 there was no way to restore the lost pages if a window was closed accidentally.

This was my main complaint about previous versions of Opera, one of the few things that even IE did better, so it's very nice to see it fixed.

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