Opera 9.10 Build 8692 Beta for Windows
Opera started out as a research project in Norway's largest telecom company, Telenor, in 1994, and branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA in 1995. Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products.
Opera is known as the fastest and smallest full-featured browser, a first choice for people using older PCs and Windows 95 and a brilliant alternative to the default IE from Microsoft. Opera, first of all, is client World Wide Web, that is the program for extraction of the information from WWW as the documents created with help HyperText Markup Language (language of a marking of hypertext HTML).
Low requirements to resources of system. Opera will work even on 386 computer about 6 MB of operative memory. MDI the interface. You can open without special expenses of memory any quantity of windows inside one working window, having chosen thus a tabulared or cascade mode.
Features of "Opera for Windows without Java":
*** Efficient surfing:
- Transfer manager. View download progress and access all your downloads from one simple transfer manager window.
- Password manager. The password manager remembers your usernames and passwords so you will not have to.
- Pop-up blocking. Opera lets you control whether to block all pop-ups, or open only the ones that you have requested.
- Fast Forward. Fast Forward will detect the most likely "next page" link and greatly simplify navigation in multi-page documents such as search results and image galleries.
- Quick preferences. Pressing F12 displays the 'Quick preferences' menu to easily switch settings such as pop-up and cookie preferences and more.
- Voice. The voice feature allows you to control Opera's interface by talking and to have documents read aloud. Voice is currently offered in English and runs on Windows 2000 and XP.
- Trash can. If you accidentally close a tab, you can retrieve it from the trash can. This also works for blocked pop-ups that you may want.
- Tabbed browsing. Surf the Web easier and faster by opening multiple Web pages within the same application window.
- Integrated search. Search Google, eBay, Amazon and more with Opera's integrated search. You can also search directly in the address field using shortcuts (e.g. "g" for Google).
- Mouse gestures. Opera supports mouse gestures, allowing you to perform certain movements with the mouse in order to access commonly used features.
- Sessions. Save a collection of open pages as a session, for later retrieval, or start with the pages you had open when Opera was last closed.
- Notes. Notes can be kept in conjunction with a Web site you want to refer to later, to remind you of any particular information you may like to review again.
- Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts - like mouse gestures - make your browsing faster and more efficient. Read more about all the keyboard shortcuts in Opera.
*** Security and privacy:
- Security bar. Opera displays security information inside the address bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security present on a site.
- Encryption. Opera supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) versions 2 and 3, and TLS. Opera offers automatic 128-bit encryption, the highest available security of any Web browser.
- Delete private data. Opera can be configured to clear the history and cache when exiting, to protect your privacy. Any kind of private data can easily be erased at any time.
- Cookie control. Opera gives you detailed control of what cookies to accept and reject, such as allowing for different set-ups for different servers.
*** Mail and Chat:
- Opera mail. Opera's built-in POP/IMAP E-mail client is a combined e-mail program, news reader, mailing list organizer and RSS/Atom newsfeed reader.
- IRC chat. Communicate with people all over the world using Opera's IRC chat client. Chat privately or in rooms, or share files with your friends and family.
- Drag and drop. Using the 'appearance' dialog you can make Opera look almost any way you want. Move buttons and search fields, add and remove toolbars, and so forth.
- Skins. Opera skins can give your browser the look you want. Make the browser your own by giving it the icons and buttons of your choice.
- Language. Opera's user interface is translated into a multitude of languages, and the language can be changed on the fly.
- Zoom. With Opera you can zoom the contents of any Web page from 20%-1000% using the zoom dropdown or the + and - keys.
- Text size and colors. Text size and link styling can be changed using Opera. Text color and background color can also be customized.
- User style sheets. Opera comes with a set of ready-made style sheets, including accessibility style, that can be used to override a Web site's style set completely.
*** Web development:
- Standards support. Opera prides itself in supporting all major Web standards currently in use, including CSS 2.1, XHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01, WML 2.0, ECMAScript, DOM 2 and SVG 1.1 tiny.
- Small-screen mode. When displaying a page in small-screen mode (Shift+F11) you can see how it will look on a mobile phone or other small-screen device running Opera.
- Validate code. You can validate the HTML code of any Web page by pressing Ctrl+Alt+v.
- Toggle graphics and style sheets. Graphics and style sheets can be toggled on/off via Opera's menus and shortcuts.
- Info panel. The Info panel shows details about the currently open page such as MIME type, page size, character encoding and more.
- Reload from cache. Edit the source of any open Web page and view the result instantly by using 'Reload from cache' (Tools/Advanced).
*** Special features:
- Full-screen mode.
The F11 key toggles Opera's projection mode, using the whole screen for browsing and, if a projection style sheet is present, displays 'slides' suitable for presentation.
- Kiosk mode.
Registered versions of Opera supports kiosk mode - a lock-down mode in which the browser can be used for unattended information stands in public environments.
* Fraud protection.
Opera's advanced fraud protection protects you against web sites that try to steal your personal information. Watch the demo to learn how to enable this feature.
* Add your favorite search engines.
Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu.
* Site preferences.
Want to view a site in a different way or deny certain cookies? Want to block pop-ups on certain sites only? Right click and select "Edit site preferences".
* Improved rich text editing
. Use advanced text editing features for today's most popular Web applications.
You don't need a separate BitTorrent application to download large files. Simply click a torrent link and start the download.
* Content blocker.
Remove ads or images - it's up to you. Right-click (CTRL-click on the Mac) on the Web page and choose "Block content".
Small Web applications (multimedia, newsfeeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun. Use the Widgets menu to discover new widgets and access your favorites. Visit widgets.opera.com to learn more.
* Thumbnail preview.
It is easy to have many tabs open at once in Opera. But exactly which tab had that video you wanted? Hover your mouse on any tab to see a thumbnail preview.
Changes in Opera 9.10 Build 8692:
- CSS height:inherit now inherits the computed value
- Scripts in framesets now execute onload
- Fullscreen movies on youtube movies now start
- Fixed hang on Opera windows when starting Opera with a language file saved with mac style newlines
- An invalid system locale no longer causes missing text
- Capital letter "enctype" now doesn't break file uploads on ie virusscan.jotti.org
- YouTube videos progress bar now updates
- Images with broken exif data now display
- Downloading a widget now only sends one GET request
- Fixed 100% CPU when loading http://
- Fixed loading of netvibes.com
- IRC /quit messages now work properly
- Loading cnn.com now finishes properly
- Transfer status on IRC improved
- Fixed crash when performing 'copy link address' on a non-link
- Spell checking works better on debian
- Fixed crasher when trying to download a file to a full disk