Customization additions in Opera 9.5 Alpha - part 1
Thursday, September 6, 2007 11:37:45 PM
In our changelog for the Opera 9.5 Alpha release, we have a customization section. The first item is:
"Allow cascading dialog.ini files"
Opera has let you override the default dialog.ini file with the opera6.ini setting opera:config#UserPrefs|DialogConfiguration for some time now.
Previously, you needed to replace the whole dialog.ini with your own file containing all dialogs. This was changed for the Opera 9.5 Alpha release. You can now replace a single dialog by just overriding that particular dialog in your own custom dialog.ini file. This should make it much easier to customize Opera for your own (advanced) needs.
Second line in the changelog on customizations is:
"Added new delay action for setup files: delay, X where X is milliseconds. It will delay asynchronously the rest of the actions defined in the string until the specified time has expired"
Because actions in Opera can be asynchronous, it has previously been hard to make more advanced buttons containing multiple actions, where the second action might be reliant on the first action completing, before the second can run, etc.
This new delay action is an attempt to make it easier to make such buttons.
Here's an example button that will take you up and down this page a bit: button.
Drag this button to a toolbar in Opera and click on it. You should see this page scroll all the way to the bottom, wait for 2 seconds (2000 ms), then scroll all the way to the top again.
I will be back with more information about the other customization changes soon.