Opera 10.61 for Mac changelog

Release notes

Release date: August 12, 2010

Opera 10.61 is a recommended security and stability upgrade. Opera highly recommends all users to upgrade to this version to take advantage of these improvements.

Changes since Opera 10.60 for Mac

User interface

  • "Fraud Protection" renamed to "Fraud and Malware Protection"
  • Relative paths not working in the Filename setting for Speed Dial background
  • Opera closing when using vBulletin's WYSIWYG editor
  • Loading an animated png causes high CPU usage with no response from the browser
  • yahoo.cn mailproviders SMTP entry not using a submission port
  • Changing the default cookie preference to "Accept all cookies"

Display and Scripting

  • Google Calendar compatibility
  • Unite listening on UDP 1900 even if UPnP service discovery is off
  • Opera closing when using the POSIX host resolver
  • Opera closing when running out of cache memory
  • Several cases where widgets will not run
  • Opera closing when loading qq.com
  • Setting the onload property of XMLHttpRequest blocks document memory from being garbage collected
  • Opera treating binary files as plain text (opening it in the browser instead of showing a download dialog)
  • Opera closing when loading the Canvas demo
  • Printing from print preview results in either a freeze or corrupted page
  • Widgets not having access to a network after restart
  • "Accept cookies" and "only from the site I visit" settings being incorrect in Preferences dialog
  • Opera closing on startup when starting with a URL from Terminal
  • Opera closing when closing the Opera window
  • Opera closing when playing a .wav file
  • Opera closing when printing
  • Opera running ouf of memory
  • Disk cache not working correctly in turbo mode


  • Fixed an issue where heap buffer overflow in HTML5 canvas could be used to execute arbitrary code, as reported by Kuzzcc; see our advisory.
  • Fixed an issue where unexpected changes in tab focus could be used to run programs from the Internet, as reported by Jakob Balle and Sven Krewitt of Secunia; see our advisory.
  • Fixed an issue where news feed preview could subscribe to feeds without interaction, as reported by Alexios Fakos; see our advisory.


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