Thursday, December 8, 2011

Opera browser updated to 11.60

Opera 11.60 has been released by Opera Software for Windows, OS X and Unix. The major changes include a new, faster engine, an improved address bar and a major update to the browser's integrated mail client.

The new engine should offer "improved website compatibility, faster page loading, and a higher level of overall stability when browsing," while the new address bar features improved prediction and an ability to quickly bookmark pages using a star in the address bar. The mail clients update includes "a cleaner layout, message grouping, a more intuitive view in your inbox and easier navigation."

Check out the updated Opera at their download page, or hit the jump for the full, long list of changes.

Code name

  • Opera 11.60 uses "Tunny" as its code name.

Opera Presto 2.10 rendering engine

  • Opera 11.60 uses the Opera Presto 2.10 rendering engine (Presto/2.10.229).

Opera Mail

The user interface for Opera Mail has been redesigned.
  • Two-lined message list: Opera Mail will now default to "list on the left, message on the right", with the newest message on top, and showing message threads.
  • Mail grouping: Opera will automatically group messages by date. You can also group them by unread status, by pinned status, or not at all.
  • Cleaned up look: The mail toolbars are simplified, and icons have been redesigned.
  • New settings dialogs: The "View" dropdown menu with all its sub-menus has been replaced by an overlay dialog that can be reached by clicking the "wrench" button.
  • Pinning: You can now "pin" messages with one click in the message list or in the message headers, to mark a message for attention. This pinning is mapped to the IMAP \Flagged feature, so it corresponds to "starring" and "flagging" in other IMAP clients, and with Gmail's starred messages.
  • See: Mail goes two-lined and grouped

Featherweight address field with star menu

The star menu in the address field allows you to quickly bookmark a page or to create a Speed Dial entry.

    Web specifications support

    Opera 11.60 incorporates web specifications added up to and including Opera Presto 2.10 core-integration-point 229. For further reference please see:
    HTML5 Parser
    • Implemented the HTML5 parsing algorithm
    • The HTML5 specification defines a set of parsing rules for all markup, whether valid or invalid. Once all browsers have HTML5 parsers, the same markup will produce the same DOM across all conforming browsers. Hence, the HTML5 parser will improve website compatibility.
    • See: Parsing HTML documents
    • Implemented support for the following attributes:
      • preload
      • buffered
      • seekable
      • muted
    • See: Media elements
    HTML5 Microdata
    HTML5 custom scheme and content handlers
    ECMAScript 5.1
    XMLHttpRequest Level 2
    • Implemented support for "Khronos Typed Arrays" and XMLHttpRequest Level 2 support for receiving ArrayBuffers
    • See: Typed Array Specification
    CSS3, SVG
    • Added support for applying the image-rendering property to HTML content, including: <img>,<canvas><video poster>background-image, and (-o-)border-image.
    • The supported values of the image-rendering property are:
      • auto
      • optimizeSpeed
      • optimizeQuality
      • -o-crisp-edges
    • See CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 4
    • Implemented Google's new geolocation JSON API.


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