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Windows 7: Opera 11 will have Extensions!

14 Oct 2010   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Opera 11 will have Extensions!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opera Dev Blog
Good news, everybody! Today, at Up North Web, Opera Extensions was confirmed to be a feature of Opera 11.

What are Opera Extensions?

Extensions in Opera is a way for you to easily add new functionality to your Opera browser experience. Developers can easily create extensions using open standards (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and supported APIs.

Extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and this is being considered for an Open Standard effort.


Will Opera Extensions be similar to extensions in other browsers?

Yes, Opera Extensions will be similar in some ways and we have tried to make it easy to port extensions from certain browsers.

We are committed to open web standards and this is an important part of our strategy, so if you find us deviating from other solutions out there, this might be why.


What does an extension look like?

Some extensions have user interface elements, but not all. An extension can for example add a button next to the Google Search field with a popup menu when you click on it. Other extensions don't have user interfaces at all, but run in the background.


How will I install Opera Extensions?

Once you have Opera 11 installed you can click on an extension and a small Install-window will appear. Click 'Install' and you're done. You can also drag and drop an extension onto Opera Desktop if you have an extension stored on your computer.


What kind of APIs will you support?

With the first iteration of Opera Extensions we are focusing on open web standards and 'getting it right'. Our alpha release supports injectable JavaScript, callouts, certain UI items and a basic Tabs and Windows API.


How can I get Opera Extensions?

Opera Extensions is not available yet. Once Opera 11 is out, you will be able to fully enjoy and use Opera Extensions.


Where can I find developer information on extensions?

Once Opera 11 Alpha is out, you will be able to find all the information you need to develop and publish extensions on our developer site Dev Opera.


Where can I find Opera 11?

Opera 11 Alpha will be made available soon at http://www.opera.com/browser/next/.

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14 Oct 2010   #2
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Looks good.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

They should open source it
Still no x64 version?
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14 Oct 2010   #4
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Doesn't matter to me. I refuse to use any of Opera's products unless they stop b**ching about Microsoft's IE dominance and start actually promoting its products.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Who needs Opera when every other browser will eventually look like it?
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
They should open source it
Still no x64 version?
Well, Chromium (Not Google Chrome, they are separate things) is open-source but there is no x64_86 version of it.
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15 Oct 2010   #7
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can't believe I'm saying this, but news about extensions in Opera is actually a pleasant surprise. I haven't used Opera since the early v10 builds, occasionally installing just to see the new features and improvements. With extensions I might actually consider using it again.
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15 Oct 2010   #8
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Doesn't matter to me. I refuse to use any of Opera's products unless they stop b**ching about Microsoft's IE dominance and start actually promoting its products.
Boohoo

Stop wh*nning yourself

If MS breaks the law they have to face the consequences.

OT: extensions will ad to opera's mainstream appeal.
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15 Oct 2010   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Doesn't matter to me. I refuse to use any of Opera's products unless they stop b**ching about Microsoft's IE dominance and start actually promoting its products.
Boohoo

Stop wh*nning yourself

If MS breaks the law they have to face the consequences.

OT: extensions will ad to opera's mainstream appeal.
How has Microsoft exactly broken the law? Just because the EU just on their rear about something doesn't mean they broke the law, just means the EU has to much time on there hands.
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15 Oct 2010   #10
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Doesn't matter to me. I refuse to use any of Opera's products unless they stop b**ching about Microsoft's IE dominance and start actually promoting its products.
Boohoo

Stop wh*nning yourself

If MS breaks the law they have to face the consequences.

OT: extensions will ad to opera's mainstream appeal.
If bundling a browser with an operating system is a crime, then why don't we start suing the other software companies? We've got Safari bundled in the Mac OS, Firefox bundled in Ubuntu, etc. Shall we start teling their creators to implement a browser choice screen?
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