Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 09:03 UTC
Opera Software Opera 10.60 has been released July 1 for Mac OS X and is available for download. The features highlighted on the changelogs page are: layout engine (codename 'Presto'), HTML5 with support for offline web applications, WebM, which has been available in Opera (in a special build) on the very day of the announcement at the Google I/O conference, web workers for running scripts in the background without impeding the browsing experience, and geolocation. Version 10.60 is also available for Windows and Linux/BSD.
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RE[2]: Hmmm
by WereCatf on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I didn't know of that CSS hack but I don't fiddle with config files, CSS or user javascript. There's no need for a Flashblock addon (I don't know this addon, I guess it's supposed to block Flash) because there's an option to deactivate plugins in the Preferences and Flash is the only plugin I've ever needed.

Disabling Flash plugin completely is not usually an option for most people as there are some sites and places where Flash is needed. Flash Block works by replacing Flash content on websites with a simple button that you click and only then the browser loads the Flash content and plays it. The benefits? Well, it reduces the amount of data downloaded and it also speeds up loading of websites while still requiring only one extra click if the Flash content is really needed, and the extra security it grants by not playing all Flash content by default. (Loads of malware and viruses spread via Flash ads)

The CSS hack hides Flash content or provides a similar button you can click to display the content, but since it's a CSS hack it works only after the content has already been downloaded. This results in slower browsing experience when compared to an actual plugin/addon as all the Flash content is still loaded and the Flash plugin initialized.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by lucke on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
lucke Member since:
2007-01-07

This new "load plugins on demand" works just like flashblock, as far as I can say. You click on a placeholder image and you have your flash content running.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by kvarbanov on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 13:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
kvarbanov Member since:
2008-06-16

That's exactly what I meant. Being used to that useful addon with FF and Chrome, I can't imagine working without it, especially on most of the sites, where everyone feels obliged to share Flash Ads for some new product, which is OK, but if I have an option not to see it or download any content at all. FF's plugin does better for a number of reasons, but that's not the point. I'm not being too critical on Opera, it's just I can't work or use their software efficiently. I don't dismiss their inventions like pop-ups, etc, etc. To me, it looks like versions after 10.10 are somewhat unstable at different setup/systems and maintaining a multi-OS env. doesn't permit a lot of time in debugging, hence I'll simply stay with FF (beta 4 soon) and Chrome, but I wanted to try Opera again - 9 and 10 releases were pretty good.

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