Category: Opera

Opera Developer 32 Now Supports Netflix

By | July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Developer 32 Now Supports NetflixIncludes other changes.

If you are using Opera to watch Netflix then here is something to brighten up your day. According to the recent blog post, Opera 32 will finally support Netflix properly, thanks to the Widevine plug-in, which should be automatically installed when you visit the Netflix website.

As far as other (and broader audience) changes go, previous Opera developer release has also introduced the bookmarks tree view, allowing you to easily organize and manage bookmarks in any way you like.
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Opera 32 Dev Brings Animated Themes (Video)

By | June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera 32 Animated ThemesAnd other changes.

Today, Norwegian browser maker has released the very first Opera 32 build (Developer Preview) and it includes at least one interesting new feature: animated themes.

So what animated themes do is impose a looped video instead of a static background, which is displayed in Speed Dial, Bookmarks, Discover and pretty much every other page. However, while it does sound and look cool, animated backgrounds are really distracting and it’s probably not something that you will continue using. Here is a video demo for you:
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Opera 31 Beta Released

By | June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera 31 Beta ReleasedGrab it now.

After Opera 30 was recently released to the stable channel, here comes the next contender: Opera 31 Beta, which aims to refine rather than to change the overall browsing experience.

As a result, Opera 31 features a lot of under the hood changes, with the promise to speed up web browser on slower computers (and hard drives). For example: the multiple reads and writes of the same data during web browser start have been eliminated, improving both speed and efficiency. In addition to that, guys at Opera Software have implemented a DLL preloading technique, which too should reduce the time it takes to access the hard drive.
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Opera 30 Final Released

By | June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 30 FinalDownload it now.

If you prefer stability over features and always upgrade to stable builds only then here’s a nice treat for you: a final release of Opera 30, with many new features and improvements.

So what exactly should you try?

- A tab cycler, which allows you to quickly switch between different tabs (can be triggered by clicking a downward arrow at the top right corner).

- Sidebar extensions. Despite the fact that Windows 8 pretty much failed utilizing apps as “sidebar” helpers” (we are talking about the snap view), especially when it was a fixed size solution only, it looks like Opera has borrowed the idea and is trying to make it useful.
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Opera Coming To Windows 10

By | June 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

Opera Coming To Windows 10Could become the universal app.

Recently, Norwegian browser maker has ditched the Beta tag for its Opera Mini build on Windows Phone. Now, it looks like the company is also planing to release a build for Windows 10.

When exactly? The only time frame that they provided was “later this year” and it is unknown whether or not it will be ready before Windows 10 hits the streets.
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Exclusive Interview With Jon Von Tetzchner

By | June 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Exclusive Interview With Jon Von Tetzchner

Jon Von Tetzchner, the founder and former CEO of Opera Software, has recently launched his own web browser (Vivaldi) and to celebrate this very occasion, we got you an exclusive interview.

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May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down

By | June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Here comes the desktop.

After revealing the browser market share numbers on mobile, it’s time to finish it off with a fresh set of desktop data from the Net Applications.
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Google And Opera Renews The Search Agreement

By | June 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Google And Opera Renews The Search AgreementIt looks like Google is not prepared to repeat the mistake they made by not extending the deal with Mozilla to (again) become their default search provider. In a recently announced move, Opera Software and search giant have come to an agreement and will be extending their partnership where Google continue to be Opera’s default search engine on both desktop and mobile platforms.

Last time companies have signed a deal back in 2012 with the current agreement set to expire within 2.5 years (at the end of 2017).
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Opera Software Founder & Former CEO, Jon Von Tetzchner, Launches His Own Web Browser!

By | June 2, 2015 | 13 Comments

Opera Software Founder & Former CEO, Jon Von Tetzchner, Launches His Own Web Browser!He’s back! With mouse gestures, tab stacking, 64 bit builds, Linux love and more.

Despite the fact that Jon Von Tetzchner has left Opera Software long time ago (to focus on other things), it looks like his love for web browsers refuses to vanish.

The latest proof comes from a newly released web browser aimed at the power users called Vivaldi and boy does it remind us of the old versions of Opera (minus compatibility issues).
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May, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser – Down

By | June 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

It‘s the first day of the summer right here and what better way to start June than to publish fresh mobile market share data numbers.
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