Opera 11.60 contains big changes to the Opera's mail client. You'll need to play with it for a while to adjust. I known that 'change' is a scary word for many people, but I think that you will like the mail client once you tweak it to your personal taste. It is designed to work nicely on big and/or wide screens. What you'll see:
one of the nice new layout featured is the quite roomy message control panel that will pop up at a click of the wrench on the top right side of the mail tab. You will be able to quickly customize you mail display from here. You will be able to sort your mail by date,label,status,size and subject by making a selection on the topmost drop-down menu.
The next drop-down menu of interest is grouping. This is a new option that will allow additional sorting by date,read status,a new feature pinned status and no grouping. By selecting grouping by date, Labeled separator bars for the days , weeks, months and years will appear in the mail list. You may also set threading, fit to width and show quick reply.
This is what you will see when you click on the setting wrench:
Another Item of interest that I found was the option to override your default settings and customize your settings for individual labels according to your needs. You will find new Icon that looks a little like a rss feed icon at the top of the message list panel . If you check the override check box you can the adjust sorting for that label.
the setting panel looks like this :
The thread control panel is Opened by clicking on the icon next to the label sorting override icon . it look a bit like a page with writing on it. Note: be activating thread all messages will be hidden except for the current message are corresponding threads.you can toggle back to all messages view by clicking on the mail folder for that group of messages.
the thread control panel looks like this :
The one other change that you will notice is a extra label for pinned in your all messages area. I believe that once you settle into the new mail layout you will like it as much as I do for quick location and easy access.
One thing that you might want to do is back up your profile before upgrading . The new mail format isn't reverse compatible. Once you have updated there is no turning back. Unless you have a mail backup of 11.52 , 11.52 does not display 1060 mail format. You would have to put 11.52 mail back in to see your mail in 11.52 This notice is for those that just can't handle change. the mail system is stable and ready to go.
below is a link to a Opera backup tool that is alway good to have around for these occasions
Disco Stu's Opera import & export tool
If you are scared of Change, backup first
There are a few major internal changes in 11.60 that are going to improve stability , speed and turbo
a new HTML5 parser (Ragnarök) has been updated with various bug fixes. They have added a speculative tokenization step to load external resources while waiting for scripts. These changes should improve performance, particularly when using Turbo.
This is about all the changes you can expect until the holiday season. As you know, Opera has always be big on Xmas. This year may be Really big. I may post on this blog later about that. For now you can't unwrap you presents until Xmas.