The weather in Oslo is pretty disappointing at the moment. There is so much ice that one of my colleagues took two hours to get home last night (a journey that usually takes 35 minutes) and another got stranded near the office because she feared walking further would result in her breaking a leg. For my own part, I had to take the bus this morning, rather than enjoy a nice unicycle commute.
We need cheering up and what better way to do so, than to put out a 28 developer build to gather some positive feedback!
Today’s build includes an upgraded Chromium (41.0.2251.0), some bookmark improvements, more “vibrancy” effects for our MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) users and a selection of updated bundled themes.
Suggestions have been enabled in Address Bar drop-down, making it even easier to locate a page your have bookmarked previously. We have also improved the interaction when dragging between the bookmarks bar and bookmarks manager. Perhaps best of all we have added the frequently requested “Remove” button to the bookmark popup.
However, before you get too excited about that last one, I should mention that it is not quite ready yet. Currently when you click it, the first time it moves the item to the trash but the heart icon does not update. Clicking “Remove” again actually deletes the bookmark and the icon then updates. Don’t worry, we will fix it!
We also added “vibrancy” to the bookmark popup, for users of MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite).
Sync connection issues
We are continuing to work on sync, in both the browser and our sync servers. We noticed a few people having issues connecting to the us.sync.opera.com. Don’t worry we’re aware and are looking into it!
On the positive side, as with the bookmark popup, the sync menu also gained “vibrancy” support on MacOS 10.10.
New bundled themes
It felt like a good time to update the bundled themes, so that you can have a fresh, new look for your start page. We hope you like them!
- For some users the folder selection in the bookmark popup is empty
- Using the “Remove” button in the bookmark popup does not update the heart icon
- Sync is not working for people connecting via us.sync.opera.com