Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Dec 2008 02:06 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Opera Software Opera 10 has been released as an alpha preview. It showcases a new rendering engine, Presto 2.2, which the company states will improve browsing performance over the previous version by 30 percent, and notably passes Acid3 standards compatibility with a 100 out of 100 score. This article runs it through some benchmarks, checks memory usage, and general browsing experience.
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

Yes, the search function is also available, just like in Firefox. Either "/" or "."

In fact, one of the main reasons why I USE Opera is the search feature. The best thing is having short abbreviations for any search engine I want and using them inside the address bar. No need for that "search box" anymore. And the fact that you can define them by yourself is really the best thing I ever saw. Of course Firefox has it too, but guess who's been the first again ;)


That would be Konqueror. ;) Web shortcuts and searching via the addressbar have been available for years.

And IE6 had it as well. Not sure about IE5.

Can't remember if FF 1.x had this or not. I do remember using it in Konq before FF 1.0 was released, though.

How long ago did Opera get it?

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Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

I'm not sure if we're talking about the same feature here. Opera has it since 9 or 8.x or so, and the feature I have in mind is the following:

- right click on any search box on a website (e.g. on youtube, wikipedia, etc) and choose "create search"
- choose an abbreviation like "y" or "w" (can also be more than one char long)
- now you can type "y iced earth" inside the address bar, and he'll search for "iced earth" on youtube

Such user-definable searches have been in Opera earlier than in Firefox, I'm fairly sure. Before that, there were only some predefined searches (g for Google and so on), and I can't remember Firefox having those with an abbreviation (only with the extra search box). But of course I could also be wrong, I'm not saying I'm absolutely sure.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I'm not sure if we're talking about the same feature here. Opera has it since 9 or 8.x or so, and the feature I have in mind is the following:

- right click on any search box on a website (e.g. on youtube, wikipedia, etc) and choose "create search"
- choose an abbreviation like "y" or "w" (can also be more than one char long)
- now you can type "y iced earth" inside the address bar, and he'll search for "iced earth" on youtube

Such user-definable searches have been in Opera earlier than in Firefox, I'm fairly sure. Before that, there were only some predefined searches (g for Google and so on), and I can't remember Firefox having those with an abbreviation (only with the extra search box). But of course I could also be wrong, I'm not saying I'm absolutely sure.


I don't know about Firefox, but you could do this with Konqueror since the early KDE 3 days. Not quite as easily (you have to use a dialog to create the shortcut), but Web Shortcuts are what you are talking about. And they aren't limited to search queries.

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