Opera lets loose the Barracuda

By on April 13, 2011
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Browser gets new features and a revamped Speed Dial in new update.

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Opera has unleashed a new attack in the much fought battle of the browsers and it’s called the Barracuda – or more simply v11.10. The new update only saw a few release candidates and one beta before going final, thanks to Opera’s push towards accelerated release cycles.

The major change in Opera v11.10 is the new Speed Dial 2. The feature is entirely revamped to make it more accessible. The dials are no longer numbered or present on the speed dial but replaced with a simple ‘+’ sign that allows you to add new websites. The dials also sport a new visual design, which will scale according to the number of dials you have: so if you have only 5 dials, they will appear larger with bigger thumbnails, but if you have 10 dials, it automatically resize the dials to fit on the screen. However, manual control over the size of the dials remains from previous versions, as well.

Other than that, v11.10 features other various updates such as a faster Opera Turbo, easy plugin installation, better battery performance and Google WebP, CSS 3 gradients and W3C Web Open Font Format support. The mail client received a few fixes as well including better Gmail IMAP support.

Users wanting to ride the Barracuda can do so here.


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