One of the fastest, smallest and smartest full-featured web browser
The most full-featured Internet power tool on the market, Opera includes tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated searches and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking e-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse. The Opera Web browser offers several new features for functionality, security, usability, customization, searching, saving, taking shortcuts and accessing Web content. Whether you're going to work, working from home, developing Web sites, or just looking for a quick, solid browser that can help you quickly access the Internet, Opera delivers a superior Web experience for every aspect of your online life, with lots of tech tools for power users. Here are some key features of "Opera Web Browser":
· Now you have a new way to access your favorite Web sites. Just open a new tab to get your Speed Dial. It's easy to populate and addictive to use.
· You don't need a separate BitTorrent application to download large files. Simply click a torrent link and start the download.
· Want to view a site in a different way or deny certain cookies? Want to block pop-ups on certain sites only? Right click and select "Edit site preferences".
· It is easy to have many tabs open at once in Opera. But exactly which tab had that video you wanted? Hover your mouse on any tab to see a thumbnail preview.
· Opera's advanced fraud protection protects you against web sites that try to steal your personal information.
Add your favorite search engines:
· Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu.
· Small Web applications (multimedia, newsfeeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun. Use the Widgets menu to discover new widgets and access your favorites.
· View download progress and access all your downloads from one simple transfer manager window.
· The password manager remembers your usernames and passwords so you will not have to.
· Opera supports mouse gestures, allowing you to perform certain movements with the mouse to access commonly used features.
· Notes can be kept in conjunction with a Web site you want to refer to later, or remind you of any particular information you may like to review again.
· Keyboard shortcuts - like mouse gestures - make your browsing faster and more efficient. Read more about all the keyboard shortcuts in Opera.
· Surf the Web easier and faster by opening multiple Web pages within the same application window
· Search Google, eBay, Amazon and more with our integrated search field. You can also search directly in the address field using keywords
· Fast Forward will detect the most likely "next page" link and greatly simplify navigation in multi-page documents such as search results and image galleries.
· The voice feature allows you to control Opera's interface by talking and to have documents read aloud. Voice is currently offered in English
· The F11 key toggles Opera's projection mode, using the whole screen for browsing and, if a projection style sheet is present, displays 'slides' suitable for presentation.
· Opera supports kiosk mode - a lock-down mode in which the browser can be used for unattended computers in public places.
· Our built-in POP/IMAP E-mail client is a combined e-mail program, news reader, mailing list organizer and RSS/Atom newsfeed reader.
· We take pride in supporting all major Web standards currently in use, including CSS 2.1, XHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01, WML 2.0, ECMAScript, DOM 2 and SVG 1.1 basic.
· 20 MB of free disk space.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Opera is now on Presto 2.9 (Presto/2.9.168)
· Extensions can now share cookies with the browser (you won't have to log in separately from an extension)
· Support in Core for providing the original source line for CSS rules, which will benefit future versions of Dragonfly
· CSS parsing performance is up to 10-15% faster due to CSS tokenizing optimizations
· Changes to tab activation: When Speed Dial is the active tab, other tabs are not activated on mousedown. This allows you to drag open tabs into Speed Dial. Hovering a Speed Dial tab while dragging something will also activate it
· The Winstaller now has an option to pin Opera to the taskbar on Windows 7
· Several crash fixes, and numerous other fixes as well