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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RE: Opera's interface
by johnnysaucepn on Tue 4th Sep 2007 23:29 UTC in reply to "Opera's interface"
johnnysaucepn
Member since:
2006-08-22

My main gripe about Opera is it's interface - it doesn't "blend in" at all on any platform. By this I mean that the widgets, icons and the file dialog look, feel and behave different than the platform's native ones.
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Now, please don't tell me about skins. They're not a solution to this problem (or problems). They're actually the source of this problem (at least partly).

Actually, on Windows it does blend in - the default setup include a Windows Native skin that uses standard elements. I even used to use WindowBlinds to skin it!

Edited 2007-09-04 23:30

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RE[2]: Opera's interface
by terog on Wed 5th Sep 2007 05:49 in reply to "RE: Opera's interface"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

Actually, on Windows it does blend in - the default setup include a Windows Native skin that uses standard elements. I even used to use WindowBlinds to skin it!

Yeah, but don't those widgets look like the ugly Windows 95 widgets even on Windows XP? So, you still have to skin it ;)

Edited 2007-09-05 05:51

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