Opera News, Updates, and reviews


Opera Knew Best All Along

This report by Mashables’ Paul Glazowski caught my attention whilst reading my feeds the other day. It’s called, ’Opera Mini’s Continued Success Rests on Smart Product Placement’ and describes the current success […]

greasemonkey javascript

Greasemonkey in Opera

Did you know that you can easily load Greasemonkey scripts into Opera? While Firefox users need an extension for that Opera users can simply import them into Opera. Well, some manual work […]

Use The Opera Mini Browser On A PC

The Opera Mini browser was designed with mobile devices in mind. It compresses the contents before they are send to the device of the user who is running Opera Mini which results […]

reduce opera bandwidth usage

Reduce Opera Bandwidth Usage

I covered an article earlier this month that described changes that could be made to the Firefox configuration in order to save bandwidth. This is extremely useful if you are connected to […]

opera web panels

Useful Opera Features

Since here at gHacks we seem to be on a bit of a Firefox and Opera theme I thought I’d share a couple of things I have discovered to be useful when […]

synchronize date opera link

Synchronize Data with Opera Link

Opera Link provides a similar option to synchronize data from Opera than Mozilla Weave does for Firefox. I don't want to start a discussion on who was first with that idea because […]

opera address bar

Move the Opera Address Bar to the Top

The default way of displaying the toolbars in Opera might be confusing to users who are used to working with Firefox or Internet Explorer. The bookmarks toolbar and tab bar are located […]

Access Gmail 2 with Opera 9.5

A new version of Gmail was introduced a while ago by Google which added several new features, like color labels, to Gmail. So called Gmail 2 is accessible through a link in […]

Keyboard only navigation in Opera

A commenter on my recent article about a Firefox add-on that made it possible to open search results using the keyboard let me know that he would like to see a similar […]

ghacks black

Make full use of Opera's presentation modes

Making any website temporarily appear the way you want instead of the way its designer meant it to is rather easy if you use Opera and (not quite necessarily) have at least […]

opera dragonfly

Opera Dragonfly Alpha released

Opera Dragonfly Alpha has been released by the Opera developer team, rather silently so to speak. The Dragonfly feature is already build in Opera 9.5 beta 2 which can be downloaded from […]

Opera Dragonfly announced

The Opera team has finally revealed the missing pieces of the puzzle and explained in an email what Opera Dragonfly is. In short, Opera Dragonfly is a web developers tool that gives […]


Improve your fullscreen browsing experience in Opera

Opera uses the entire screen to show contents of a page and doesn't waste a single pixel on the screen for displaying anything else. This is definitely great for stretching the space […]

Fine-tuning Opera's Transfers

I had been overlooking some minor inconveniences related to file transfers in Opera which were from time to time sort of negatively interfering with the efficiency of my work in this marvelous […]

Opera add-ons

Kavin send me an email recently asking me if there was a site for Opera add-ons similar to the highly popular Firefox add-ons website. Yes there is such a website for Opera. […]

Opera and Webkit pass Acid3 test. Does anyone care?

Big news all around the Internet that a nightly build of Webkit and an internal build of Opera have passed the Acid 3 test. Users who favor one of the browsers now […]

opera dragonfly

Opera Dragonfly page is live

Many rumors have emerged when it became public that the Opera team created a website that announced something called Opera Dragonfly without revealing what it really was at that time. The page […]

opera history search

Opera History Search

The Opera team is constantly adding exciting new features to the beta version of the upcoming version of Opera which other web browsers do not support right now. This could give the […]