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Screenshot of the new Opera Config

December 20, 2005

Here is a sneak peak of the new ‘Opera Config‘ look, which will be included with the next preview release of Opera 9.

The vast majority of Opera options and tweaks now live in the powerful Opera Config, to be used mostly by power users.

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  1. Anonymous
    December 20, 2005 at 10:38 am

    Moose’s last sentense: “Please go easy on my poor bandwidth”.

    That same day his new website was visited countless times by OperaWatch readers. πŸ™‚

  2. December 20, 2005 at 11:31 am

    Looks nice.It is a good move by Opera.

  3. December 20, 2005 at 11:43 am

    “Please go easy on my poor bandwidth and do not link directly to the large screenshot. !!!Link to the article instead.!!!”

    Anonymous, as far as I can see, Daniel has linked to the article, not to the screenshot. What’s wrong with that?

  4. Anonymous
    December 20, 2005 at 11:49 am

    It was a j/k, vasil.

    The more readers, the more the full screenshot will be loaded.

  5. December 20, 2005 at 12:29 pm

    Well, I guess I could have made a copy of the screenshot (with Moose’s permission, of course) and host the image myself, thus sparing him from his poor bandwidth. But I figured he needs the link to his new site to raise his Google rank.

  6. December 20, 2005 at 12:31 pm

    Very nice! Gecko’s about:config has never tried to be particularly usable — it’s just been something slightly easier to get to than a config file (especially with the way Windows hides user profile data) for people who really want to tweak things. It’s nice to see Opera making an effort in this direction.

    On the subject of bandwidth…

    The first rule of blogging: Most readers are lazy, and will just click on the links in the blog itself and skim them. That means most readers here won’t load the giant screenshot.

    The second rule of blogging: Most readers interested in programs will gravitate toward screenshots when available, often ignoring the text. That means most readers here will load the giant screenshot.

    “So clearly, I cannot choose the wine in front of me!”

  7. December 20, 2005 at 1:11 pm

    Darn. I get a 403-Forbidden result.

  8. December 20, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    “Gecko’s about:config has never tried to be particularly usable”

    Well, it’s actually completely keyboard accessible and searchable, just like Opera’s. It’s not as good-looking though. πŸ˜‰

  9. Anonymous
    December 20, 2005 at 6:29 pm

    how can you add a new string, boolean or value like on firefox’s about:config

  10. December 20, 2005 at 6:35 pm

    Though being Keyboard navigable and searchable does make Fiefox’ about:config accessible, that hardly means it’s especially usable.

    Unlike Opera’s offering, Firefox’ has no button to reset values to default, fields have only the most ridumentary of organisation, and it’s not entirely obvious what all the options mean or do, or for some under what context they apply. Neither are the field names particularly easy to read.

    Additionally, Opera’s using WF2 form widgets will likely make entering various kinds of values much easier, so I don’t think the usability of the two are especially comparable. πŸ™‚

  11. arkavat
    December 21, 2005 at 8:01 am

    BTW did you say “next preview of Opera 9”
    another preview !!! what about betas… lately opera has been releasing previews one after another and then skipping betas to release final ! not a good sign 😦
    anyways any inside scoop on when we’ll get Opera9 TP2 ?

  12. December 21, 2005 at 8:49 am


    I’m not really sure to what you’re referring to. Opera has always released preview versions before it made major changes to the browser, such as with Opera 9 and the rewrite of the rendering engine. Opera will likely release beta versions too, before the final release of Opera 9.

    With regards to when the next preview version of Opera 9 might be available, last I heard (a couple weeks ago) was that they were still working on fixing ‘lots’ of bugs.

  13. arkavat
    December 22, 2005 at 12:57 am

    What I meant was that Opera has not launched any beta after opera 8, it has launched just previews.
    I agree that preview is very important to get feedback on new ideas but so are betas to get feedback on nearly finished product.
    there are hardly any betas in the list, mostly previews. Opera should try to avoid skipping betas.

    Anyways can’t wait to get my hands on Opera 9 tp2… do let us know if u get any inside scoop.

  14. Anonymous
    January 8, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Opera Rulez !!

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