Right - so they
waited until I was back from vacation to start a new meme and tag me
. But first of all and of little interest to anybody reading this - yes, I had great fun on vacation up north
And now about the top 5 things I would like to see in Opera. There are many wishes I have, and every single thing I would like to see in my browser of choice I do always discuss internally at Opera - so this list will not be too new to people knowing me and working with me.
One more note: these are the top five things I
would like to see - I am aware that these are not things everybody would like to see. And since I am working on UNIX, my wishes are extremely UNIX centric. You have been warned.The wishes:
- a query interface
- better integration with the available UI "toolkits"
- true multi-window support
- dynamic session management
And now with some more details:
1. a query interface
Today there is a gap between GUI and CLI
that I simply do not understand: the two interaction methods do not exclude each other, and recently there are several attempts at rediscovering
the powers of CLI in graphical UIs. Query interfaces are in use in several desktop environments and in specialized applications. Time to see them available in Opera too.
2. better integration with the available UI "toolkits"
I often think that besides the Qt UI we have today, I would like to see a GTK UI, "pure" X and… why not?
ncurses and CLI… depending on the context you are using your browser in. (For those that have some doubt understanding a CLI for a browser, give a look at edbrowse
3. true multi-window support
Today you can open windows of a session only on one display - but I might be wanting to check my mail at home without quitting the running session when I ssh into my machine, or I would like to quickly write a mail while working on another DISPLAY, just by opening a new compose window on :1 in the session running on :0, write, send - done, without needing to switch to the other DISPLAY, or worse even, without having to quit Opera on :0.
…of mails, of bookmarks, of pages, of tabs, of windows - I want to tag (and have Opera automatically tagging) everything, and I want to be able to access the information I'd thus be able to link together.
5. dynamic session management
Session management in Opera is extremely primitive. Kestrel sees some neat improvements, but a true dynamic management of open tabs and windows is still on my wishlist. I want to be able to access tabs, windows and groups thereof (tags) as simply as I am viewing access points in Opera Mail - and I want management of this as transparent and "automatic" as accesspoints work today.
I'll also keep the game going and tag in turnjaxResearchWizardRijkMoosehowcome