Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:04 UTC
Opera Software "Opera 10 beta 3 was released Wednesday for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. With a strong European following, the preview version has been able to keep this popular alternative browser competitive by offering page rendering quality comparable to Google Chrome, while offering a robust list of features."
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Disappointed...
by darknexus on Sat 15th Aug 2009 01:43 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

This beta hasn't had any accessibility fixes for OS X... so much for Opera's commitment to accessibility. They implemented some parts in the 9.5 alpha builds and haven't fixed it since then despite numerous bug reports. It's basically unuseable, they might has well have not even bothered which would have at least been more honest. They've made no efforts for Windows accessibility at all and never have done so, and at the moment the Linux version is out of the question given it uses QT. Ah well, Safari and Firefox work fine.

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RE: Disappointed...
by Liquidator on Sat 15th Aug 2009 07:58 in reply to "Disappointed..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Could you give specific problems please? I'm using Opera 10 b3 on both Ubuntu and Vista and it works like a charm...

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RE[2]: Disappointed...
by WorknMan on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:31 in reply to "RE: Disappointed..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

In terms of accessibility, they broke the text-to-speech function in v9.5 and haven't fixed it yet (unless they did in the newest beta, which I highly doubt). Not only that, but they have ignored any threads created about it on their forums.

Anyway, I figured out how to get that working through other applications, so have happily switched back to Firefox:

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=285583

Opera is a TERRIBLE browser. It was this one feature that kept me using it, and I had to hack it just to get that one thing working right. I lament that I have to keep it installed to take advantage of the voice capability, but at least I don't have to use it anymore. Even if they did fix this, I don't think I'd ever go back.

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