Opera 9 Released!


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Opera 9 Final has just been released!


What is Opera?
Opera is a fully featured internet browser that runs under most operating system.
It is fast, light-weight, reliable and secure.
Opera is often seen as a more power-user browser but with this latest release a lot of work has been done to simplify the browser for the average user (simple UI and easily customizable).
I have personally been using Opera since around version 6 and have never turned back.

New Features in this version:

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".
Add your favourite search engines
Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu.
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.
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".
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.
Improved rich text editing
Use advanced text editing features for today's most popular Web applications.



Why switch to Opera?

Opera is completely free, so there's no reason for you not to give it a try.

If, when trying Opera there's a feature that another browser (IE/Firefox) has that you can't find or any other queries, feel free to post here.

For additional reading/help try Opera tutorials or Opera's forum.

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I haven't used it since, not sure what version, it said it was free but had all kinds of ad's at the top of it and stuff.

Does Opera still have those?


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Well, I am in a trying mood, I'm a hardcore Firefox guy now, but I'm bored so I will give Opera a go again


OSNN Veteran Original
Well, for the past couple days I have been using Opera. I am not so happy with it. Yea sure it has some good features but it's not Firefox.

I don't like how no links, no bookmarks etc dont open up new tabs....

Widgets are too complicated, as in there all over the place and become not as usefull, simple text,image extensions are better

you also can't customize it as much, there is no changing the whole menu positions, and sizes etc

I would not reccommend this to anyone, unless maybe they use IE


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I don't like how no links, no bookmarks etc dont open up new tabs....
tools > preferences > advanced > tabs > 'reuse current tab' (untick)

Also, the first time you use middle-click on a link an option comes up asking what you would like to set this to. I choose, 'open in new tab in background' and I use this all the time.

I agree widgets aren't very useful. But they're there if you want them and if you have them off they're not affecting performance, so no biggie.

Don't know if you use the mouse-gesture extension in firefox, but I cannot live without this in opera. If i'm on a friends computer, often using IE, I always unconsciously try and use mouse gestures before I realize that i'm in the wrong browser :)

Not sure what you mean about "changing the whole menu positions". Can you explain this?

Oh, and a final tip for new opera users: the content blocker has its purpose but it's not an end all solution. Using custom stylesheets is a much better option. Save Adblocker.css, found here, then go to:

tools > preferences > advanced > content > 'styles options' > set 'My style sheet' to the location of adblocker.css (eg. C:\Program Files\Opera\styles\AdBlocker.css) you can put it anywhere.


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thanks for the help, for the changing menu positions, you can't really move the back and forth, etc buttons up beside the File, edit menu, neither with the address bar, with firefox I have everything in one bar...

I found another problem, I can't seem to login here, using Opera?
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Ah, I see what you mean. I guess that is a restriction with Opera, however you can easily put everything you need in 2 bars (ie. file, edit etc. and back, forward, address, search etc.). Using a minimal skin it really doesn't take up much room.


The extra bar between file, edit and back, forward is the status bar. I prefer this up the top as I find my eyes are usually nearer the top of the screen. I can't seem to be able to change this in firefox (will only display at the bottom), if you know how let me know.

As for not being able to login here at OSNN, i'm baffled. I've never, ever had a problem with this. As a long shot I thought it may have had something to do with already being logged on with a different browser, but i just tried using IE and Firefox and it all seemed fine. I have both cookies and referrer logging enabled. Not sure if they're both needed but hit F12 and see if they're ticked or not. Otherwise i'm not really sure ^_^


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I think so too, I might just be because I'v been using Firefox for so long, but I can't seem to get my head around Opera.

Perris Calderon

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I'm convinced browsers are a "what you're used to" thing

I can't get away from ie, though I've tried pretty darned hard, I even had the ie skin on firefox and just couldn't go the extra mile.

I'm gonna give all of these browsers another try


is the full pocket opera available free too?
Opera 9.02RC1

This is RC1 for 9.02, so please look out for regressions since 9.01. That means comparing bugs you find in this build to 9.01 and labelling them as [regression] when you find that the bug is new. Happy hunting!


  • Fixed crash on live.com
  • Dialog again appears when subscribing to feeds
  • More fixes to falsely greyed out properties on bookmarks
  • More fixes to Gmails spellcheck
  • Yahoo mail beta should now work better
  • Fix for flash videos not always working on youtube and elsewhere
  • Added support for selectNodes and selectSingleNode
  • Updated OpenSSL due to http://secunia.com/advisories/21982/

  • Made Slashdot Discussion2 beta work properly (Parse INT larger than 8388608)

  • Copying and pasting now works properly on gmail


  • Shubert's PDF plugin now works

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