Most of interface in Windows software is common and has exactly same behavior. But sometimes tiny tweaks to it in 3rd party apps suddenly make it shine.
Horizontal scroll is especially dull aspect. Someone in Opera development team was probably on the quest to fix it… And they did.
Missing way to horizontal scroll
I recently had to jump back and forth with horizontal scroll in badly coded page. I have scroll bars set to be very thin because I scroll with wheel anyway. But can’t wheel horizontal scroll if there is vertical present… Or so I thought.
On pure intuition I moved cursor on bottom scroll bar and rolled mouse wheel . Suddenly I was scrolling horizontal instead of vertical. It was so natural I felt totally dumb for not knowing it. Had to triple check to believe its Opera native fix and not something from Windows itself.
Opera is not an ultimate browser (there is no such in my opinion). But attention to details and usability its developers have is simply awesome.
Opera had recently reached 9.60 version. No new major features but some updates to Opera Link and RSS reader. Plenty of fixes as well, see full changelog .
Download page http://www.opera.com/download/
Opera@USB is out as well http://www.opera-usb.com/
PS not sure but it seems this Opera update breaks visual editor in WordPress. Can anyone confirm?