Opera 10.10 (Opera Unite) for Windows changelog

Release notes

Release date: November 23, 2009

Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite is a recommended upgrade offering new and improved features, plus security and stability enhancements.

New feature

Opera Unite

Opera Unite gives you the power to connect with others directly and to collaborate and share information from your computer without storing any data on external servers. It enables you to unleash the true power and reality of the "one Web for all" experience. When you choose to share something on your computer using Opera Unite technology, it is available for family, friends, or the entire world — you decide what to share and how to share it with users that you trust. To communicate with you or access your shared data, others can use any modern Web browser they like.

Opera Unite initially includes the following Opera Unite applications, which are small Web-service programs running inside the Opera 10.10 browser.

Opera Unite Home
Your personal Opera Unite Web page shows the Opera Unite applications you wish to share with family, friends, or the world.
File Sharing
The File Sharing application enables a simple and safe way to share files directly from your computer.
Fridge
The Fridge application enables people to leave notes on your computer.
Media Player
The Media Player application enables access to your complete home music library from wherever you are.
Messenger
A personal and private chat connection between you and another Opera Unite user who is listed as your friend on myopera.com.
Photo Sharing
The Photo Sharing application enables you to share your personal photos with friends around the world without the need to upload them.
Web Server
The Web Server application enables you to host your Web sites from your own computer.

Documentation for users and developers can be found at the following Opera Unite Web sites:

Latest news and discussions
Opera Next
Opera Unite blog
User interest
Opera Unite user guide
Opera Unite FAQs
Developer interest
Opera Unite labs release article
An introduction to Opera Unite
Opera Unite developer's primer
Opera Unite API reference
Opera Unite File I/O reference
Markuper: The Opera Unite template library
Setting up custom domains for Opera Unite

Changes since Opera 10.10 beta 1 (Opera Unite)

User Interface

Added
  • A progress throbber in the Opera Unite and Opera Link setup dialogs
  • Favicons showing in search-engine list after double-clicking a word
  • New error wording for the Opera Unite application settings dialog
  • Open (UPnP) port information in the Opera Unite status dialog
  • New images to the Opera installer
Improved
  • The Unicode compatibility layer
  • Tooltip text explaining the red dot (attention state) on the Opera Unite icon
  • The Opera Unite application upgrade/launch dialog
  • Wording in the Opera Unite Application security and settings dialogs
  • Help now opens in new tabs when accessed with F1 and by other methods
  • Opera Unite applications performance
  • CSS for the standard Opera Unite applications
  • Accessibility and screenreader-friendly improvements:
    • Keyboard modifications and fine-tuning
    • Ability to exit Opera Show via the keyboard
    • Page structure and higher contrast in default Opera Unite applications
    • Opera Unite Fridge application using ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) to announce updates
Fixed
  • Opening a shared Opera Unite URL from Trash and rendering a blank page
  • Users not being informed that a valid name is already being used
  • Wrong page opening for the Opera Unite Home application
  • Opera asking for master password at startup instead of when the Password Manager is used
  • "Search the Web for ..." not working when selected with a mouse
  • The Ctrl+Z keyboard shortcut; now opens the most recently closed tab when all tabs are closed
  • An issue with IRC links "Save linked content as"
  • A problem showing thumbnails when hovering over tabs when tooltips are turned off
  • Double clicking Opera Unite Home (while Opera Unite is running) opens two tabs instead of one
  • Spatial Navigation causing a problem when approaching the end of a long document
  • Opera Unite applications not starting after first install
  • Tabless windows staying open when the "Allow windows with no tabs" preference is not checked
  • An open widget not getting focus when double-clicking it in the Widgets panel
  • Several string and translation issues
  • IME (Input Method Editor) being automatically ON regardless of your previous settings
  • IME (in a Japanese environment) always switches to hiragana at Opera start
  • Error message appearing when opening HTML files if Opera is not already running

Mail, News, Chat

Fixed
  • Using Ctrl+Enter in F2 dialog on mail view opens a page in the background and removes focus from the application
  • The Opera Mail systray icon not appearing if you have a mail window open but not focused
  • The hiding of certains types of mail in trash, drafts, sent, and outbox: now impossible to do so
  • Missing drafts which should be present when in draft view
  • Messages being incorrectly added to the mailing lists index
  • Sent mail showing up in recieved mail when Mail configuration is IMAP
  • Search not working in Sent items
  • Not being able to send mail from a Windows host with underscores in hostname

Display and scripting

Improved
  • The. jpeg encoding used by the Opera Unite Photo Sharing application
Fixed
  • Problems on some JavaScript-heavy sites
  • XML parsing errors on SVG documents
  • Canvas drawImage with SVG causing memory leaks
  • Problem after navigating to a page by double clicking the link context menu

Security

Fixed
  • Fixed a heap buffer overflow in string to number conversion; see our advisory.
  • Fixed an issue where error messages could leak onto unrelated sites; see our advisory.
  • Fixed an issue where CSS could be used to read data cross-domain, as reported by Chris Evans of the Google Security Team; see our advisory.

Miscellaneous

Improved
  • Text content of the 404 error page
Fixed
  • Incomplete page loading when running Opera Turbo
  • Not being able to upgrade Opera when installed to 2-byte named directory

Localization

Improved
  • Translations: updated searches, bookmarks, and Speed Dials
Fixed
  • Problem with default bookmarks breaking synchronization

Documentation

Opera Help

Need help? Hit F1 anytime while using Opera to access our online help files, or go here.