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Notable Opera Features and when they arrived

Converted the page to a table view.  Today, 9/15/15, Opera came out with a nice new release adding and upgrading many new features that I have been looking forward to for a while now.

Update 1/19/16: Revised the notes for Opera Beta/Developer notes and separated them into Beta version and Developer version.

Update 3/15/16: Recently updated with Opera 36.  There is only one note for this version of Opera: Redesign of speed dial, but it is an amazing improvement over recent versions.  It is the best since version 32 came out.  

Opera Stable

  • " --no-experiments" will disable flags.
  • Added a tip for updating and modifying the dimensions of a speed dial thumbnail image.
  • Update 8/19/15: added Slim Scroll Bar to the list of extensions.  Needs a small amount of css understanding to modify.  Also added Homepage in New Tab.
  • Update 8/27/15: added a second step for disabling Opera Auto update that I recently learned of.
  • Update 8/28/15: added an extension for toggling images.  Gave Opera extensions its own page.


The about page has been updated to include two snapshots of the website.  The last snapshot was from May 14, 2007.  The page itself can do with an update, but I felt this update deserved a mention.

EDIT: corrected the link to the May 14, 2007 snapshot.  Revised the page layout a little and removed/replaced some outdated info about the purpose of the website.  

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3/15/16 9:58am Tuesday
Opera 36
  • Navigation panel is now located on the upper left side of the page vertically.
  • News is being combined with Speed Dial.
  • Speed Dial has a settings gear icon.
    • Allows user to turn off the search box.
    • Choose Opera theme.
    • turn off themes.
    • turn on/off News.
    • turn on/off Speed Dial.
    • News settings are now set here as opposed to being located on the left side of the news page.
  • Speed Dial decreased vertical space.
  • More space is available horizontally as well in speed dial.
  • News items have titles saying what category they are.
  • minor animation added to hover of speed dials.
  • white background border around speed dial is minimized and only present around groups.
  • Extension Expander.
  • titles of speed dials are centered.

TAGS: opera

2/6/16 11:19pm Saturday
Now that I have had a chance to play around with the latest version of Opera, Opera 35, I have to say that it is somewhat better than the last release with the only notable feature being the ability to mute various tabs.

I am looking forward to the next release, Opera 36.  It will redesign the user interface (UI) for Speed Dial for the better allowing greater control over the look and feel of Speed Dial.  

TAGS: opera

2/2/16 11:11am Tuesday
Opera 35 came out today:

Opera 35

  • option to mute the browser.  If you have multiple pages open it will mute all of them.  The mute button can also be selected on a page by page basis by clicking on the icon in the top left of the tab.
  • A warning will now pop up if you are trying to close the browser when you still have downloads in progress.
  • There is now an ability to turn on or off the bookmarks toolbar via a new check box on the heart menu as well as in the navigation tabs.
  • There is now a simple settings option named Basic located in the Opera:settings page where only the most basic settings are shown.
  • Opera menu is renamed "Menu" from "Opera".
  • Settings are now in bold font.
  • There is an optional address bar suggestions opera://flags/#extended-suggestions that will display some suggestions from your speed dial or other bookmark folders.  This is a work in progress.

TAGS: opera

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July 26, 2015

version 7.3 build 0

Filed under:website — vanderjagt.dc @ 10:42 PM

  1. The site is now mobile friendly.
  2. Added some css to the admin page for managing tags and linked the “number of times used” numbers to the tag itself.
  3. search feature updated to 5.8 to display two alternate dashes and the possessive single quote correctly in the search results.
  4. Removed the ID# that was listed before each news post result.

Making the site mobile friendly is actually a large change which prompted the move to 7.3. I still have some refinements I want to make to the layout, but these should mostly be quite minor in comparison. Upcoming changes include making the admin pages mobile friendly, refining the layout for a few content edit pages, continue to make the site more mobile friendly and to load faster.