Monday, June 16, 2008

Opera 9.5 Review



Pros:
I'm noticing a speed increase. This is a big bonus, as long as it's not delusional.
UPDATE It seems faster cause they turned caching on full blast.
Reading the Opera help forums, people are complaining because Opera doesn't work properly when people browse forums. (Caching is dumb because you need to see the lastest updates).
Nice programming trick Opera Programmers, but looks like it backfired. A little bit of testing would have determined that.


Cons:
Had to get mouse gestures working again.
go to Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Shortcuts -> check the "enable mouse gestures".
They're the best thing since sliced bread.

Another bug is when I click 'edit' to edit a post in tv, an older version of the post is showing up.
It's a caching issue. Pressing F5 brings the most recently posted content.
This might help: go to Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> History -> "Check if cashed page is updated on server"
I changed it to update every 5 minutes.

I'm not a big fan of the new look of the tabs. Not as readable.
The skinning is too dark. I changed to the lighter skin look, it's more natural:
go to Tools -> Appearance -> Skin tab -> Windows Native.
You can revert back to the old 9.27 skin look if you want to also.

1 comment:

Rick Davies said...

Every now and then I consider Opera, sort of a collection of possible browsers going on. Thanks for the heads up on what to look for if I decide to also include Opera :)