Category: Opera

Opera: Real Bookmarks Is Not Our Priority

By | August 31, 2013 | 21 Comments

Opera: Real Bookmarks Is Not Our PrioritySuggests installing as many extensions as possible.

If you’re one of the people who’ve delayed their upgrade plans from Opera 12 because of the missing bookmark functionality, then you are up for a disappointment.

According to the latest blog post (and comments by Odin Hørthe Omdal), you shouldn’t expect native bookmark functionality in the near feature as Opera’s first priority is the quick access bar. Instead, they suggest relying on the third party extensions, which doesn’t sound like a good idea.
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Opera 16 Final Now Available

By | August 28, 2013 | 6 Comments

Opera 16 Final Now AvailableGrab it now.

If developer builds is not exactly your cup of tea then you’d be happy to know that Opera has recently released the final version of Opera 16, which (among various bug fixes and performance improvements) includes a couple of nice features to play with.

First in the list is a support for Geolocation API, allowing web sites to track your location if required. In addition to that, opera:flags option is now back, so are jump lists and most importantly, the form auto-filler (yay!).
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Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6

By | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6Safari 6 hides its face in shame.

It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?

Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.
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Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial Results

By | August 21, 2013 | 13 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial ResultsEverything is improving but the desktop.

After rebooting its web browsers, I am sure you are all wondering how exactly it did affect the overall Opera growth, especially on desktop.

Well, today we have the answer.

Financial Highlights
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Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows Phone

By | August 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows PhoneNo ETA yet.

Despite rebooting its mobile platform and focusing on Android and iOS, it looks like Windows Phone users weren’t forgotten.

Guys at WPHub have inquired Opera Software about the possibility of Opera Mini / Mobile for WP and got the following answer:

We are aware that a lot of Windows phone users like you would like to have an Opera browser on their phones. The engineering team at Opera has this on their list.We will announce it as soon as it is ready

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Opera Logo Updated

By | August 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Opera Logo Updated

First it was Chrome, then Firefox. Now, it looks like Opera too has decided to update their logo and boy does it look familiar.

Considering that Opera 15 is a fresh start for the company, we’d prefer something fresh yet recognizable. Maybe something like these:
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Download Opera 17 Developer Preview

By | August 9, 2013 | 15 Comments

Download Opera 17 Developer PreviewNo bookmarks yet.

After the new releases from Google and Mozilla, it looks like Opera too has decided to reveal its first preview build of Opera 17, which actually includes a fair amount of widely requested (and much needed) improvements.

For example, you will now have an option to manage search engines and assign letters for separate search engines (such as “g” for Google). Ability to pin tabs is now also available as well as startup preferences like last session, speed dial, etc.
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July, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | August 6, 2013 | 4 Comments


It’s hot as hell out there but the posts must flow (there’s a Dune reference somewhere), especially when it comes to tech news.

Kicking things of with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s big blue browser just keeps edging higher, up from 56.15% to 56.61% (0.46 point increase).
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July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | August 1, 2013 | 2 Comments


In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
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First Opera 16 Build Released

By | July 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

First Opera 16 Build ReleasedNo mail reader in sight.

It looks like guys at Opera are busy working on features that did not make it to the final build of Opera 15. Today, they have added a support for Windows jumplists and auto form filler with more to come in the very near future.

According to Sebastian Baberowski, Opera is currently working on bookmarks, Opera Link, tab improvements (such as ability to pin them) as well as themes that should ease the transition pain when migrating from v12 to v16. Thankfully, they promised to release a new build featuring some of these enhancements in “a few weeks”, so stay tuned.