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medea
Nov 3, 2002, 10:12 PM
http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/
Version 6.0b2 adds the following:

* Added support for Java under 8.6 - 9.2.
* Keychain support in forms.
* Support for favicons in tabs.
* Added support for sheets under Mac OS X.
* Many bug fixes.
User interface

* Enabled mouse gestures.
* More "Maclike" buttons in toolbar.
* Added stop button for bookmark searches.
* Added grab scrolling.
* Added toolbar in transfer window.
* Enabled autofill of forms.
* Enabled Quick Preferences (F12).
* Enabled "open new window" when clicking on the Opera icon in the dock when no window is open.
* Added cookie manager.
* Enabled the Link bar.
* Added encoding to the View menu.
* Enabled fallback encoding in the language preferences.
* Reading proxy settings from Internet preferences (except no proxy for...)
* Added support for panels in the bookmark window.

Though this has some updates I still prefer Chimera, but it's nice to have options

cb911
Nov 5, 2002, 06:33 AM
what exactly is Opera? a web browser?

electric
Nov 5, 2002, 12:50 PM
Yes. A browser

They have also fixed display of flash files.
Flash embedded files before would blink for half a second in the upper left corner before relocating to their proper location.

FelixDerKater
Nov 5, 2002, 01:33 PM
This beta seems very sporadic on speed. Some sites pop up as fast as on an OS 9 or PC browser, but for others, it just sits there and does nothing. If all sites would come up, this would be a general winner on speed, with the possible exception of Chimera, which seems to continue to be able to add features without taking a performance hit. Neither Opera, nor OmniWeb are able to properly support .Mac homepage creation.

Overall, this is nice release, and appears promising, but still has work left to be done.

beez7777
Nov 5, 2002, 08:15 PM
i used to use opera a lot when i my pc was my main computer, i found it ran better than ie most of the time. haven't yet tried it out on the mac. does anyone prefer opera over chimera or omniweb?

scem0
Nov 5, 2002, 08:20 PM
I am going to test it out on my PC, I will get back to y'all on the PC speeds.

scem0
Nov 5, 2002, 08:42 PM
Well, after using it for 5 minutes, I can't tell whether I like it more then IE or not. It isn't that fast, but it isn't slow. It is sporatic. It can be faster then IE, but usually it isn't. I think I like IE better. Opera has never been that great. It has always been decent...