Linked by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC
Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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PresentIt
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2010-02-10

10.5 crashes on quite a few sites, and often locks up if too many tabs are opened. Quite a few people have complained about stability issues on the Opera forums, so I'm not the only one.

Quite a few people are complaining about stability issues for every single version. 10.5 was rock solid here.

Putting transparent text over the top of webpages (which are often full of text themselves) serves no purpose whatsoever; it just makes the menu text harder to read.

Not sure what you are referring to there, I'm afraid.

A few visual effects serve a useful purpose, most are simply gimmicks that don't significantly change usability

You have not shown this to be the case.

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Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

Not sure what you are referring to there, I'm afraid.


I'm talking about the pop-up tab switcher, activated with ctrl+tab, or right-click+mousewheel. Making it transparent is a good example of the form over function UI design that's crept into Opera in recent versions.

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Actually, it's a good example of making things that don't need to be in your face, be less in your face. By making it semi-transparent, you will still see more of what's behind it, while at the same time having a frame around the foreground item.

You fail.

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