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Windows & Mac users asked for Opera feedback

Lead Designer seeks inspiration for Opera UI

Opera is seeking user feedback over how its User Interface appears on different platforms and how the company can improve the look and feel of the web browser.

"I'm currently working on a strategy on how to take the Opera User Interface forward, and I'm eager to get your opinions on a particular subject: Native look and feel," said Jon Hicks, Lead Designer at Opera.

Hicks is looking for feedback from Opera users running various platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

"How much does Opera feel like native application on your operating system? How much does it matter to you? Those using Opera on just one platform may want it look utterly native, whereas those using it on multiple platforms might appreciate a consistent 'family' look. This is one of the things I'll be looking at, and striving to find the right balance and approach."

Opera started out as a research project in Norway's largest telecoms company, Telenor, in 1994, and branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA in 1995. Its multi-platform Opera web browser is popular for its fast speeds.

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