A few Opera Desktop updates for developers
By Arnstein Teigenespirobind. Friday, September 9, 2011 6:24:34 AM
Cross-posting from the Opera Desktop Team blog:
This snapshot is dedicated especially to all of those working on extensions. We have done a bunch of bug fixes, plus developer and discoverability enhancements.
As a developer, you can now drag and drop config.xml from unpacked extensions onto the main Opera window, and your extension will be silently installed in developer mode. Also the Extensions Manager will be opened, so that you can easily manage the extension. While you are developing your extensions, you also will be able to easily reload them. This can be achieved in several ways:
- Press F5 in the Extensions Manager
- Use the right mouse button menu on the Extension Speed Dial cell
- Use the right mouse button menu on the Extension button on the toolbar
If you are working with extensions that use a toolbar button popup, you should notice that the popup window will not be closed automatically (in developer mode only). This will allow you to use Dragonfly together with your popups, making designing popup content faster and easier.
Head over to the Desktop Team blog to grab the snapshot.