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Opera 9.50 Beta 1

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By Opera Software  (Freeware)
Latest Version
Opera 24.0.1558.61

Release Notes

* This is a beta version of Opera. Use only on properly backed up computers and do not install over previous Opera versions
* This release uses new storage and indexing formats for Opera Mail (including feeds). If you copy your Mail directory from an existing profile, you will be prompted to convert all accounts into the new format and re-index your messages. You will not be able to downgrade to a previous version of Opera after starting the conversion process
* Dragging buttons and links to arbitrary toolbars is now disabled by default (with exceptions). Please see the User Interface section of the changelog for full details

Changes Since Opera 9.24

User Interface

* Bookmarks, Personal bar, and Speed Dial data can be synchronized with other instances of the browser via the File > Synchronize Opera menu option; the most recent Speed Dial data will always be used when synchronizing
* Redesigned Address bar drop-down displayed when entering text in the Address bar:
o Includes excerpts from previously visited pages
o Improved visual design
o Orders entries by popularity
o Local file auto-completion
* Re-enabled Status bar by default and moved some UI elements from View bar to Status bar; View bar is now disabled by default
* Simplified Download dialog
* Closed windows are now also displayed in the Trash can and the Window > Closed menu
* "Open with" functionality added to web page context menu and Transfer panel/page
* Content blocking improvements:
o Added site-specific toggling of content blocking
o Fixed problem where opening the Details dialog for a page would cause some blocked paths to change
o Double-clicking entries in the Details dialog now edits them
o Only show filters that cause content to be blocked on the current page in the Details dialog
o CSS and JS files matching blocked patterns are now also shown in the Details dialog
* Added ability to save only the active window as a session (File > Sessions > Save This Session > Only save active window)
* Added Undo for Speed Dial
* Disabled dragging links/favicons to arbitrary toolbars (exceptions: Personal bar and opera: buttons); hold Shift or open the Tools > Appearances dialog to enable dragging
* Fixed problem with multi-word bookmark nicknames
* Wand will no longer block form submits, making it possible to see if login was successful before storing your login credentials
* Default to saving as Web archives and remember format selection
* Switch to title casing for menu text

Windows-specific changes

* Associate Opera with .xhtml, .mht, .svg, and .torrent files
* Removed option to associate Opera with URL Shortcuts
* Auto-scroll icon now appears where clicked instead of centered on the page
* Add drop-down shadows on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista if Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Effects > Show shadows under menus is enabled
* Better support for the Default program settings dialog in Windows XP and Vista
* Dropped support for Winsock 1
* Fixed problem where transparent GIFs used as backgrounds would turn black when the page was zoomed