Opera Mini 8 beta 3 for Windows Phone

  • Hello All!

    Today we are updating our Opera Mini for Windows Phone. Here is what happened lately in our team:

    • [WP-217] Improve text selection UI
    • [WP-582] Address bar animations are choppy and are not consistent with mockups
    • [WP-585] Address bar should be minimized during scrolling down
    • [WP-896] History - Expanding animation is no longer smooth and nice
    • [WP-918] Download dialogs react on theme's color change
    • [WP-920] Edit Saved Page dialog
    • [WP-924] Crash during adding page to saved pages
    • [WP-935] Wrong suggestions order
    • [WP-944] Support downloads with reachability detection
    • [WP-946] File not found while removing bookmark causes crash
    • [WP-960] Crash when launching the browser with 2-tab session
    • [WP-971] Opera stops decoding tiles and eventually freezes permanently
    • [WP-975] Address bar should be visible during loading
    • [WP-1030] Lower part of address bar not responding to touch
    • [WP-1032] Text selection does not work properly on HiDPI
    • [WP-1036] Crash when opening image
    • [WP-1062] Speed dial page miraculously disappears

    So, to sum up, you should now have a bit bigger viewport as both address and action bar will hide. You can also now install Opera on SD card. Text selection was greatly improved, there are some minor UI tweaks and we fiddled a bit with Tamil font, but you need to say how it ended up. We also need your opinion on everything else 🙂 As always, please leave your findings here or report them via 'report issue' option in settings.

    As for known issues... there is a crash when you access 3rd party page and scrolling performance might gone a bit wrong on some devices when bars are hiding. Please remember, this product is still a beta.

    OK, happy browsing everyone!

  • thank you for optimising tamil font... its now working properly.

    transition of hiding menu and address bar is not smooth.

    scrolling is bit more jerky now.

    font size is so small in all the three govern size settings. so please increase font size.

    apart from swiping back and fwd u could put back and fwd keys on menu bar also along with stop and reload button too.

    text wrap function needed.

    that's all needed so far now.

    now UI in settings and menu is smooth. Tamil font support u have given is too good. text selection UI is awesome..
    keep it up guys.

  • font size is so small in all the three govern size settings. so please increase font size.

    We're experimenting in that area, some improvements should appear in beta 4

  • Much better than last beta but still slow, to slow comparing to Surfy or IE.
    My personal test for browser stability etc. its Battlelog page (PC version, not mobile). Most browsers crashing soon or a later , Opera still don't even loading this website 😞
    But i must say Thank You devs, my favorite PC browser maybe finally become default browser on my phone.

  • Dear bpydzinski sir
    sir thanks for new update now pl update us when we will get book mark and other features enabled as without book mark we cant do our work or cant access website pl update us when we will get book mark sycronisation in beta 4

    we need to give u detail bugs report if book marks are enabled and we see which website has issue how about hindi font will update

    sir we would like to know when we will get beta 4 with book mark feature enabled?? pl update us sir

  • Bookmarks are available since beta 1

  • bpydzinski sir
    i have installled new version i would like to have few things from u

    sir u say u can view full screen view how is that possible as i have seen no such option

    the fonts are small and we need to make it big as it is too small to read

    3)the hindi font makes some hindiwebsite to crash

    till now these suggestion

  • sir u said book marks are available since beta 1 true but when book marks are not shown from beta 2

    pl update i have still first beta version installled and I ma using i have just uninstallled beta 1 and loaded new version and since beta 2 no book marks are available pl update

  • after beta 2 sir we are not able to book mark synchronization so that why i have asked when we will get book mark sycronisation as beta 1 had but from beta 2 it is not available

  • My personal test for browser stability etc. its Battlelog page (PC version, not mobile). Most browsers crashing soon or a later , Opera still don't even loading this website

    There is a point why they did a mobile version of it 😉

  • after beta 2 sir we are not able to book mark synchronization so that why i have asked when we will get book mark sycronisation as beta 1 had but from beta 2 it is not available

    Ok, I see what you're on about. Bookmarks as a feature are available from beta 1. Bookmarks sync was never introduced to any WP 8.x version. We're working on being compatible with other Opera browsers that can sync, so please be patient. This is not a trivial task to resolve.

  • There is a point why they did a mobile version of it

    There are probably a small misunderstanding 😉 . Other browsers load this page, Opera does not, at all...

  • I just hope that power usage is less than ie and uc, if it is so this will be my default browser from now. need some time to examine.

  • I have a problem, when i try to download ANYTHING a message always says download failed, ALWAYS with pictures visits anything 😞

  • sir thanks for reply just small smile that will beta 4 will be available with goood font support and we can download our book mark and sycronise them ?

  • Thanx for update 🙂 Text selection finally works, performance is pretty stable on Lumia 530.

    Please add option to disable images completely!!!

    How hard can it be to add "OFF" to existing image control options and it would mean a lot for people who are on limited data plan.

  • There is a point why they did a mobile version of it 
    

    There are probably a small misunderstanding . Other browsers load this page, Opera does not, at all...

    But others crash, Opera doesn't, that is a win, right? 🙂

    No... joking aside, we'll of course look into it, but looking at the desktop page design, it might be quite hard with our architecture, where content is 'rendered' on server side.

  • Ok, i understand. Thx anyway 🙂

  • I just downloaded new version of Opera and tried using this browser find any changelog but this is just waste of time, taking ages to load Opera Forums. So again i was forced to use Surfy since its just working.
    Good luck, you guys doing good job.

  • while scrolling it selects texts now and then ! sometimes pages become white ! please fix these ... please make the navigation bar always visible

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