Opera pushed out an update this week. It’s now version 11.10 Build 2092.
I’ve been banging on this baby hard too.
Today I finally had a crash.
Prior to this update, I could usually count on a crash to happen with YouTube open for a while, or a tab with any video open (but not playing) for a while in a background tab.
So far, that kind of thing hasn’t given me any problems. No crashes. So points to the Opera team for taking care of that.
There have been some problems:
1) Sometimes at launch, the Bookmark Bar doesn’t appear. I have to open a website first and then it appears. (I have Opera set to open to Speed Dial.)
2) The <blockquote> tag bug in WordPress Compose Post remains. This puts the vertical bar between the “t” and “e” in “blockquote” instead of after the “>” tag close.
3) I love that Speed Dial now lets me throw a ton of entries into it. But I’ve had problems where I’ve had to wait up to a minute for a blank Speed Dial tab to open. My hard disk thrashes wildly during this delay. Speed Dial also has a new feature that acts sort of like the new Windows Phone Live Tiles. That might be part of the problem. I don’t foresee using that feature, so I’d like to see an option that tells Speed Dial just to use dead thumbnails for its view.
4) Speed Dial does not have tabs. Everything is one scrolling list. I’m not keen about that. I’d like to categorize them. It’s also a real pain to rearrange Dials. Dials swap position. So moving something, say, from position 30 to position 2 doesn’t insert, it makes the 2 Dial move to the 30 Dial spot! I have to manually swap positions through each Dial to move things properly up or down a list.
5) The Bookmark system is still an absolute mess. I hope they’ll work on that next. I have over 25 entries in my Bookmark Bar. I’d like that area to be menu of self-titled Categories into which I would place Bookmarks. Then each one would be a drop-down menu with Bookmarks. I figure I could have over 400 Bookmarks easily available that way.
None of these are deal killers. I’ve been very impressed with the stability of this latest version as well as the ability to see CSS3 examples and other things the prior version couldn’t display.
I still recommend Opera and intend to stay with it.