Opera 10.60 beta 1 (with Opera Widgets for Desktop) for UNIX changelog

Release notes

Release date: June 16, 2010

This is a beta version of Opera. Please use it only on properly backed up computers. It incorporates new features and stability adjustments.

New features

Geolocation services

Offline Web Applications

Web Workers


Better integration with UNIX native systems

Opera Carakan JavaScript engine

Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine

The Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine includes the following additions and improvements.


Opera Vega graphics library

Opera Widgets for Desktop

Although they run outside the browser, Opera Widgets have been treated as entities inside the browser in many respects. The new Opera Widgets for Desktop ends this dependency on the browser and moves Opera Widgets to the next level: that of first-class applications. Above all, Opera Widgets for Desktop gives widgets the potential to replace some native applications on the computer.

Opera Widgets for Desktop includes the following features:

Non-modal notification messages

Private browsing

Web Storage

Web SQL Database

Changes since Opera 10.53 beta 1 (with Opera Widgets for Desktop) for UNIX

User interface

  • Cross-document messaging
    • W3C reference (http://dev.w3.org/html5/postmsg/#web-messaging)
    • See this Opera demo (http://achau.appspot.com/demo/html5/crossdoc/index.html).
  • Fonts for Asian languages: added sets of specific fonts to be used for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) web sites
  • The ability to show suggestions in the search field when using Wikipedia
  • Added "Menu" to the Opera button
  • Visual Speed Dial adjustments, including:
    • Speed dials (and tab-previews on hover) changed from 4:3 to 16:9 (wide screen format)
    • New resizing behavior for thumbnails
    • New default background
    • Bing is the new Speed Dial search engine
  • Icons are replacing thumbnails for some internal tab types, such as mail and downloads
  • Scrollbar knob resizing to correspond with big pages
  • Storing the list of confirmed intranet servers in Preferences instead of relying on typed history
  • Add Opera Portal to "Subscribe to this feed using"
  • Support added for Clipboard Managers
  • Support added for X11 based printer dialog
  • Implemented a color selector
  • Java now working properly in UNIX platform builds
  • Pressing Enter to select an item in a dropdown box incorrectly submits a form
  • Opera shutting down when uninstalling widgets via the panel
  • Some subfolders in bookmarks not being reachable with the mouse
  • Menu bar corrupting if a skin is applied
  • When using F2 (Go to page), typed text is appended instead of replacing the pre-existing URL
  • Unable to keep the bookmarks menu open without holding the mouse
  • Opera closing when trying to block page content (ads)
  • User interface not restoring properly when returning from fullscreen mode
  • Searching from the context menu not working everytime
  • Shut down when saving an Opera session
  • Various problems relating to popup menus
  • Not being able to remove widgets with Cyrillic names
  • Inspect Element not being the last item in Image Properties
  • Shutting down when in the Save As and Open dialog boxes
  • Shutting down when right clicking Google Earth plugin
  • Issue with focus in the Google Earth plugin
  • Toolbar missing after starting with a new page if the source viewer was previously an active tab
  • Speed Dial fixes:
    • Dragging a Speed Dial entry to another position executes default action on target in addition to dropping
    • Visual glitch occurring in the Close button
    • Backgrounds of Speed Dial dialogs being too transparent
    • Titles not being shown when Speed Dial is set to Read Only
    • Visual degradation occurring when setting opacity to a low value (disabling opacity for now)
    • Shut down when hovering a Speed Dial tab
    • Buttons located at the bottom overlapping when height is reduced
  • Using the right mouse button to copy an image to clipboard not working
  • Nothing occurs after clicking OK on a missing Flash prompt in widgets
  • KDE file chooser freezing after hovering folders
  • Premature shut down when canceling a download dialog before clicking save
  • Opening content via "Pass web address directly to application" not working
  • Not being able to close the Ctrl+Tab cycler with mouse highlighting activated
  • Wrong color appearing on tooltips in X11 based version on UNIX
  • Highlighted entry in drop downs being painted white on white in X11 mode
  • Plug-in window sometimes being initially located at 0,0 for a short while
  • Widgets with a non-default start file not installing on Windows or UNIX, and close on startup on Mac
  • Inability to select items in dropdown menus using the mouse
  • Opera Unite applications not showing in panel after installation
  • Opera prematurely shutting down when hiding and showing bookmarks in the address bar dropdown
  • Launching a previously saved session with two separate Opera windows causing a premature shut down
  • Premature shut down when dragging buttons to the status bar
  • Widgets only being upgraded to the default path
  • Advanced menu in download tab does not appear for files downloaded to non-ASCII folders
  • Autoupdate not closing Opera when set to hide in the system tray
  • Unable to change or install dictionary in dialog boxes
  • Links being opened in external applications close page if page is opened from a panel or from a mail
  • Find in page overlay not disappearing when clicking an iframe
  • Deleting private data does not remove closed windows
  • Opera not prefetching icons for bookmarks from the custom/ folder
  • Percent sign in encoded url from an external application being encoded by Opera again
  • Buttons often being disabled in new non-modal dialogs
  • Many user selected locales not getting get a language if it is available
  • Incorrect Tab cycling order after closing tab opened in background, or with "Activate the next tab" enabled
  • "More..." in the Widget Upgrade Wizard displaying an error page
  • Opera starting when launching the Widget installer
  • Command + Enter saves address to typed history even if in a private tab
  • Radio buttons causing premature shut downs with accessibility software
  • Opera prematurely shutting down on exit when a state button (Opera Unite or Opera Link) has been added and the appearance dialog is still open
  • Ability to open multiple "Downloads" tabs when one is already open in another Opera window
  • Panel order being wrong after a restart
  • "More..." button in the 'Why do I need to upgrade?' Widget Upgrade Wizard has no effect
  • No usable interface being available when Tab bar is set to "show only when needed"
  • Pressing Command or Shift key combination on startup dialogs causes an Opera premature shut down
  • Premature shut down when navigating back and forth with a limited cache size
  • Right-click > Validate menu item not working
  • Inline address completion disappearing after typing www.x
  • Delaying tooltips on the Tab bar when moving the cursor between thumbnails
  • Checkboxes having no focus indication when being tabbed
  • Premature shut down on exit after visiting page with Flash
  • Premature shut down when closing tabs
  • First typed letter disappearing when adding a web page to Speed Dial
  • Access keys Shift+Esc not working
  • Opera not starting if only Core fonts are installed
  • Tooltip not being cancelled when mouse moves away from Opera
  • Tooltip text color being hardcoded
  • Problems with colors in certain themes
  • Goto Page (F2) dialog not showing a dropdown if compositing is not available
  • Premature shut down when launching a widget or Opera Dragonfly with 16-bit color depth
  • "Installed-Size" of a Debian package being measured in KB
  • Not installing on Centos because of a missing symbol FT_Library_SetLcdFilter
  • Problems copying text containing Unicode characters
  • X11 based color picker dialog being missing
  • Opera not responding to GTK theme changes while running
  • Polyester style having a wrong unchecked state image
  • Ctrl+Tab window cannot be opened if previously canceled
  • Zoom Slider missing in the X11 version
  • Printer dialog failing silently if CUPS can not be loaded

Display and scripting

  • HTML5: Added support for onhashchange events
  • Enabled dragging of transparent Speed Dial thumbnails under compositing environments
  • CSS selector matching performance
  • Optimized premultiplication of decoded images
  • Performance for plug-ins and animated content
  • Full screen not working when the menu bar is on
  • Favicons on some Web sites being corrupted
  • Being unable to minimize to tray
  • Opera not exiting if it started another application
  • Various problems when using Flash
  • Problem when setting a menu item color in the skin
  • The right-mouse button context menu content not being refreshed after subsequent clicks
  • Clicking on a submenu causes the parent to close
  • Tab chrome missing for a restored tab when new tab is opened in background
  • MathML entities not working in Opera 10.5x
  • Minimized Opera not restoring when opening an external link
  • Shut down when viewing Opera skin images on a page while using the Omelion skin
  • Removing support for div nowrap
  • MouseEvent and UIEvent interfaces not being exposed
  • 0.01% height of auto in standards mode not computing to auto (Picasa)
  • Stop differentiating between shrink-to-fit and table cell content width propagation
  • Absolutely positioned element inside a bottom absolutely positioned element not redrawing when moved
  • --!> and --\s*> not closing a comment
  • Scripts hanging at www.toshiba.co.jp (plugin related)
  • location.replace in iframe turning a previously initiated location.href assignment in parent into a replace
  • Negative clip left/top value if being larger than an element's width/height hides the element
  • Navigating to a different WML card via element not working
  • Combining of z-index, display, overflow, position, and float hides content at Google Wave
  • Reading empty cookie value still appends an = (jil.org)
  • Caret appearing in the wrong position if put in an empty block beside a float (new reply on Google Wave)
  • Freezing caused by nesting positioned and non-positioned elements
  • Content overflowing the content edge but not the padding edge triggering scrollbar for overflow:auto
  • Mouse coordinates being incorrectly reported to Flash
  • Zimbra: UI freezes when closing a calendar item: history.back() causes an unload event
  • Odd XSLT behaviour occurring with (non-URI) ihost names
  • Problem when viewing Google Pistview: document.readyState can revert to "interactive" from "completed" when content is added to the DOM
  • Nested positioned descendants of inline-block failing to redraw
  • Nested positioned descendants of inline-block with z-index failing to redraw
  • Unexpected 14px offsetTop for page when closing an inner window for web.qq.com
  • Danskebank page not working: Let document.domain affect the frame navigation policy
  • Windowless plugin desynchronizing with the page after scrolling
  • Not setting the focus on DocumentEdit when handling an onfocus event on the body
  • An issue with Webstorage causing a premature shut down
  • Excessive memory consumption (<1.5 GB)
  • Memory leak on pages with dynamically updated content and SVG animations
  • SVG drawing performance problem
  • Not being possible to change the KDE style while Opera is running
  • Font rendering looking different to the system when using slight or medium hinting
  • Premature shut down after changing KDE style and then canceling the save KDE dialog
  • kfmclient exec not working
  • Medium hinting not being mapped to full hinting
  • Slight hinting appearance not looking good
  • Font kerning being disabled
  • Google Earth links from web sites not opening properly
  • Cafeworld and potentially other Flash games failing on Facebook
  • Objects sent with the wrong MIME-type being shown incorrectly
  • application/pls+xml incorrectly being treated as XML
  • SVG fixes:
    • Opera freezing on loading altGlyph testcase
    • Clip-path incorrectly being applied while painting source graphics for filter effect
    • Incorrect handling of empty altGlyph element
    • Incorrect handling of the filter primitive "in" attribute that matches a prefix of a filter source
  • Several DOM problems when using Facebook chat
  • xhr.overrideMimeType() being called before xhr.open throws
  • Freeze occurring on Youtube inbox related to colspan and border with border-collapse:collapse
  • A Gmail problem associated with the width of shrink-to-fit float with fixed-width parent and STF float grandparent: not updating when content is added
  • Not being able to type or enter text in windowless Flash
  • DNS query failing when the response contains more than 24 addresses
  • Google Docs spreadsheet scrolling to top when typing
  • HttpOnly cookies not being accepted through NPAPI (BankID)
  • Premature shut down when printing a page where the body has a background color and negative margins
  • Spatial navigation highlight not respecting overflow:hidden on parent element
  • Double clicking a target _blank hyperlink incorrectly opens home
  • Focusing an empty RTL (Right-to-Left) textarea causing the caret being shown to the left
  • RTL textbox forgetting the caret state after clearing the first letter of the cursive text with a backspace
  • Multi-line selection of BiDi text in a RTL textarea being broken
  • Not being able to select the last character of cursive text (e.g., Persian) in a textbox using a mouse
  • Not being able to scroll to the bottom of a textarea when pasting large texts into it
  • Repaint problem when scrolling an element that has the border of another element positioned on top of it
  • Erratic downloading from a HTTPS URL with a specified port
  • Premature shut down when doing a cache-full cleanup
  • IPAPMincho being discarded as a web font even though Windows thinks it acceptable
  • Encoding problem when STP/1 host replies to a STP/0 request
  • Page search hits missing when a problematic search hit is visible

Mail, news, chat

  • New mail notification stealing focus
  • Opera shutting down when tabbing in ther chat message box
  • Problem with Zoom box in the email compose page
  • Mail not being re-indexed after removing lexicon
  • Email contact importer on www.hi5.com triggering a file download
  • Copy not work in mail composer
  • Mail messages not staying in focus
  • Opera freezing when receiving mail
  • Mail account wizard not using port 587 for Hotmail as specified in mailproviders.xml
  • Feed articles being mixed up


  • After accepting a certificate, SSL negotiation fails in some circumstances
  • Not being able to install a Skandiabanken CA certificate
  • Not being able to accept a self-signed certificate


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