Opera Wish List
This is a page to keep track of any wishlist items for future versions of Opera. This is NOT an official wish list, use either the wish list forum or the wishlist. This page is intended to collate the most useful wishes so one can see them all at one. It is divided into sections for how hard each wish is to implement. If you want to add a wish, just edit the page (see FormattingRules to see how to format the text). Please try to be realistic and courteous to others.
- Make it possible to enable direct printing (no print dialog). This makes it possible to integrate opera properly with KDEprint among other things.
- CORE: Allow multiple search terms for search.ini, e.g. %s1 %s2 etc. for each entry seperated by spaces. That allows multiple entry search engines to work. Keep %s to mean all entered text so compatibility with previous versions will be retained.
- UI: Cycle pages should seperate 'without showing list' for BOTH 'recently used order' and 'page bar order' - so a user can use a mouse gesture using both ways without incuring the page-list popup.
~- UI: 'Closed' parent in the Window Panel that you could expand to list the closed window list
- Opera6.ini has an [Environment Variable] section (first one processed) where one could SET the values of environment variables.
- CORE: Create a Profile Manager.
- Enable "Fit to Window Width" in site preferences.
- Provide AMD64 packages.
- Keep last session available until current session is closed.
- UI: "Always on Top" option for pages. The page would optional go over the browser Main Bar. Useful to keep a small popup with useful information to quickly refer to. MDI platforms only.
- Bookmarks: Use multiple bookmark files.
- UI: Sticky searches for bookmarks organisation (see StickySearches for more details).
- UI: More user defined mouse customisation (left/middle/right, scrollwhell & +key combinations)
- UI: Ability to add buttons/fields etc to the menu-bar, so it becomes like all the other UI bars in Opera. This would save UI space.
- UI: Menu editor
- UI: Toolbar editor
- UI: UserJS Manager
- UI: My Buttons Should be independant of the current toolbar setup
- M2: "Real" M2 filters (support actions other than just move to folder).
- UI: Universal drag + drop for text (within Opera's windows/UI elements, to desktop, other apps etc.).
- UI: Wrappable Page/Personal bar (better than the current extender).
- UI: Auto hiding of toolbars, including the hotlist. Displays when on mouse over.
- Forms: Autocomplete in Form Fields.
- Display: Fit to window, rotate and precaching for images in slideshow mode.
- CORE: Show partial source: only show the source for the highlighted part of a page.
- M2: improved message threading. Suggestion : Option / Toggle to take subject line into account to join messages in threads.
- M2: joining and decoding of multi-message encoded binary postings.
- M2: possibility (config option) to auto-extract binaries from the main db to a folder, inserting a local link(s) pointing to the file(s). Batch option to do this on entire view or selected mails. Possible reverse option to join them back in for export/transport.
- M2: Full mail reindexing option available from menu. M2 recovery options in case of index and/or storage file corruption.
- M2: 'Archive Read mode' : view and search exported message archive files in Unix MBX format in read-only mode without impacting master DB (but allows copying in of messages/contacts)
- Core: Auto merging of .ini files (keyboad,mouse,menu,toolbar configs) with user prompts on conflicts.
- M2: Support *bold*, _underline_ and /italics/
- Search: Option to open search results in new tab when right-click-search a highlighted word.
- Bookmarks: Open a bookmark stored in a folder in new tab by clicking the wheel.
- Session Manager.
- UI: Make it possible for users to define which links should be used for Fast Forward using context-menu.
- Fast Backwards: identifies the most likely 'Previous' link in a page.
- Manually load plugin content blocked with site preferences.
- SYNC: Add the ability to sync your feed list between browsers like you can with bookmarks.
- UI/CORE: Multicolor Highlight search words (like Google toolbar), with single box for both web search and find-in-page search.
- UI/CORE: Be able to use a highlight-pen to select text on a page - each highlighted entry will be saved to a buffer. That buffer can then be saved to a note or copied to clipboard.
- CORE: Allow copying with or without formatting
- UI: PhotoShop-style "Magnifying glass" tool for zooming into pages
- M2: Option to use seperate Mail DB's per account to allow even better handling of huge message bases.
- SEARCHING: Editable Super Search(es), not just Search Engine 1 + Search Engine 2.
- DISPLAY: "Outline" mode, allowing to collapse sections of page (e.g. a headline and the following text)
- Core: Ability to select multiple groups of text (ctrl+drag)
~- CORE: Support for CSS3 Selectors
- Bookmarks: Allow the type colour and style of each bookmark to be set.
- CORE: Command that opens the linked/used CSS file - if there is any (like "View [document|frame] source" that opens the source HTML file) (UPDATE: work-around: create button with 'Go to link element, "stylesheet"' & View source)
- CORE: mathML support
- CORE: full CSS3 support as one of the first browsers (mozilla and safari have already implemented much of CSS3)
(Might require a lot of reworking current code)
- CORE: API for extensions
- CORE: Browswer-only version of Opera without mail, irc, torrents, etc.
- IM: implement Jabber
- Calendar / Time manager / PIM
- M2: PGP support
- WHY NOT NTLM??? Looks like this one would make is more dominating in areas of firefox and IE