Opera Software released Opera 70 for all supported desktop operating systems -- Windows, Linux and Mac OS -- this week. The new version of the web browser comes with tab searching improvements, optimized panel displays, and more workspace customizations among other new features.
The new stable version of the Opera browser is already available as an in-browser update and as a direct download from the Opera Software website.
Opera 70 introduces some new features in the browser, the most prominent one is probably the improved tab search functionality. The Opera browser supported tab searching before but the feature ran searches across page titles and URLs only when you invoked the feature. Now, with Opera 70, page content is also included in the search provided that the site is loaded in the tab.
Activate the search icon in the browser's tab bar to open the search interface. Opera displays the open tabs in a list on the page that opens and filters these based on your input.
The screenshot below highlights the new functionality. The search term "windo" is not found in the title or URL of the two sites it returns in the results; it is found in the content of the page though.
Opera's tab search finds tabs across all open browser windows, not just tabs in the active browser window.
Opera Software highlights two additional improvements on its official blog: that it has increased the width of the bookmark and history panel to better display items listed in these panels, and that users may pick new workspace icons.
The company launched the Workspace feature in Opera 67 earlier this year. The feature improves the management of tabs in the browser by allowing users to group tabs into workspaces to get only the tabs of the active workspace displayed in the browser's tab bar.
The full changelog lists plenty of fixes and other changes, including:
The majority of changes are fixes though.
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