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Opera 9 technology preview 2 Posted on Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 15:00:11 CET by LSDsmurf
New Opera Widgets feature. Widgets are small Web applications that live
outside the Opera window. Press F6 to enter widgets mode. See the widgets
tutorials for more details.
Added content blocking feature. Right click on a page and select
"Block content", then click on content that you want to block.
Alternatively, use Tools > Advanced > Content blocked to manage
Added search shortcut editor. Right click on a form input to add it as a
search shortcut, or use Preferences > Search to manage search shortcuts
Enabled support for BitTorrent.
New search shortcut 'b' searches BitTorrent
Added site specific preferences user interface.
Press F12 and choose Site preferences to set preferences for the
current site, or use Preferences > Advanced > Sites to manage site
Preferences that can be set on a per-site basis can now be accessed
using Preferences > Advanced > Sites > Default settings.
Web page thumbnails are now shown when hovering tabs.
Thumbnails are also available when switching tabs using Ctrl+Tab.
These are disabled by default but can be enabled using the [User Prefs]
Use Thumbnails in Window Cycle setting in opera:config.
Added grouping by date and site to the History panel.
Added syntax highlighting to source viewer.
CSS errors are now reported to the message console.
Tabbed browsing mode now opens a new tab if all existing tabs are closed.
Local stylesheets can now be specified as a directory using the [User
Prefs] Local CSS Files Directory setting, and all stylesheets in that
directory will be used to populate the on-demand user stylesheet menu.
New styles for opera:about, opera:cache,
opera:config, opera:error, opera:history,
opera:plugins, file: view, and Info panel.
opera:config says what changes were saved.
opera:config now allows linking to individual preferences, and searching
Simplified bookmarks and Wand dialogs.
Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Enter to auto complete "www" and
"com" when used in the address field.
Ctrl+B can be used instead of Ctrl+Shift+V for paste-and-go.
Messaging and Newsfeeds
New e-mail header toolbar.
Improved IMAP folder synchronisation.
Improved moving of email between IMAP folders.
Fix for duplicates showing in IMAP sent view.
Fix for messages showing blank
Added support for importing and exporting feed lists in OPML format, using
File > Import and export.
Default mail views can no longer be renamed through the mail interface.
They can be renamed using language packs.
Added a warning when sending mail without a subject.
User stylesheets are no longer applied to mail, news, and chat.
Added smiley menu to chat and mail toolbars.
Added CTCP flood protection to IRC chat.
Added support for CSS 3 opacity.
Media queries now understand several CSS length units, and can check
additional media features.
CSS rules that are only partially correct (for example, '1px solid
notrecognised') are now ignored.
Printing now uses backgrounds from print media instead of screen.
Text-decoration is retained on absolutely positioned links.
Attribute selectors now use the specified value of URIs, instead of
Button elements now respect display:none.
Multiple fixes for styling of legends and fieldsets.
Allowed coloring of text and backgrounds in option and optgroup elements.
Fixed a regression with CSS attribute selectors failing to understand
Improved handling of tables in ERA.
Improvements for BIDI, including handling of padding-right,
align="justify", and alignment in ERA.
Improved handling of vertical-align.
Improved handling of CSS 3 UI element states pseudo-classes.
The align attribute will now apply to TR, TBODY, THEAD and TFOOT as well.
Block-alignment will not be inherited from table or inline-table.
@import is now supported in user stylesheets.
Fixed handling of alternate stylesheets in XML.
Added support for -o-text-overflow:ellipsis, synonymous to
text-overflow:ellipsis in the current CSS 3 working draft.
Updated display:inline handling on tables according to upcoming CSS2.1
Changes to defaults
Anonymous table cells in a display:table; now have a default
Form default margin-top is now 0, and margin-bottom now 1em.
Several changes to the default margin and padding of legends and
getAttribute and related methods now retrieve the specified value of URIs,
instead of resolved values.
Improved DOM error reporting.
Multiple fixes for XPath and XSLT.
Fix to prevent reprocessing of scripts when a script element is moved
Enabled getElementById to retrieve elements based on attributes set to the
ID type, by the DTD.
Improved handling of the load event when navigating back and forward
through history. See the
knowledge base article for more details.
Improved redrawing of table rows when dynamically changing styles.
Added Node.text property, equivalent to Node.textContent
Added support for the Element.currentStyle property.
Fix for rect() and fill().
Added support for standard CSS color styles such as rgb() and color
Improved handing of resizing the canvas.
display:none on images in HTML no longer causes those images to fail
to draw in canvas.
Many path() fixes.
Fix for selecting text with different sized fonts in rich text editing.
Added support for inserthtml, contentreadonly, increasefontsize, and
decreasefontsize in rich text editing.
Rich text editing now allows selection of images.
XHTML forms are no longer submitted if they do not have an action
Added support for the datetime input type.
Fix to allow inputs to have a large maxlength value.
Improved keyboard accessibility of Web Forms inputs.
Enabled the htmlTemplate property.
Added support for the datalist element and list attribute.
Added support for Web Forms 2.0 step="any".
Added support for oninput and onforminput events.
Removed support for maxlength on file inputs (this section of Web Forms
2.0 has also been changed).
Added support for Web Forms 2.0 repetition.
Added support for YCCK and CMYK formats in JPEG images.
Multiple improvements to SVG 1.1 basic and SVG DOM support.
Initial implementation of NPP_GetValue().
Re-enabled scripting of plug-ins with Java using LiveConnect.
Updated expired TrustCenter root certificates.
Fixed a TLS Extensions format error.
Security bar is now greyed for sites using an encrypted connection, that
have a low security rating.
Rewrote server push handling.
Fixed handling of target="_top" and target="_parent".
Removed support for the Content-Location HTTP header as a base HREF.
Site patching can now download certain site specific preferences as well
Multiple stability fixes.
Added experimental support for NTLM authentication.
Fix for importing Internet Explorer favorites.
When first run, Opera will attempt to import bookmarks from the default
browser. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera are supported.
Known issues with widgets on Windows 95, 98, ME and NT:
Widgets may fail to render correctly.
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Version: 9 TP 2
Works on: Windows
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Opera 9 technology preview 2
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