Still no Google Instant for Opera browser fans

22 Mar

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In September, Google before-mentioned it hoped to bring its soon afterward-new Google Instant search feature to users of the Opera browser “in a little time.” A half-year later, there’s habitually no sign of it.

Google smooth is working on it, though.

“We’ve encountered some technical barriers that are temporarily preventing us from construction Instant available for Opera,” Google said in a statement yesterday. “It’s intricate for us to estimate when we faculty of volition overcome these barriers, but we scarcity to bring Instant to as ~ persons browsers, platforms and regions as practicable.”

It’s not clear exactly that which those glitches are. Opera fans are proficient to use Google Instant by setting their browser to lie about its identity and tell Web servers it’s Firefox, in like manner clearly the feature isn’t totally unfeasible.

Opera, based in Oslo, Norway, lingering has had a loyal following of violent users, and the browser maker has ~times been eager to embrace new Web technologies, in the same state being stuck in a tech backwater clearly is frustrating to more users.

Opera is continuing to advance its browser. New features emerging in a beta of Opera 11.10, code-named Barracuda, include support for manifold new standards. You can download Opera 11.10 beta ~ the sake of Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Among them:

• the Web Open Font Format, every attempt to bring better typography to the Web by way of downloadable fonts.

• CSS’s in the direction of a line gradients, which can create gradual excuse transitions and fades without requiring images to have existence downloaded.

• CSS’s multi-cylindrical body layouts to make it easier to cater newspaper- or magazine-like look to Web pages.

Separately, Opera is acting on adding hardware acceleration and WebGL’s 3D graphics to a what is yet to be version of Opera. Also in the works is the HTML5 parser, what one. among other things defines a gauge way for all browsers to treat of the abundance of incorrectly coded Web pages.

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