The Opera browser delivers excellent performance on the web, while adding new functionality for gamers in several of their apps. You’ll see articles and guides related to its services here, while we’ll also update you on the latest features and news.

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The 10 Most Popular Chrome, Firefox And Opera Extensions

Browser extensions can improve a web browser's functionality significantly. They can improve a user's workflow on the web or add information to the browser that would otherwise not be directly accessible. When […]

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Opera 64-bit, and Out-of-process Plugins Now Available For Testing

Opera Software, as a Christmas present to their user base, has released an experimental Opera Labs build of Opera for all supported operating systems that adds two significant features to the web […]

Opera 11.60 Final Available

Opera Software has published a recommended upgrade for the stable channel of their browser. Opera 11.60 includes security and stability enhancements as well as new and improved features. This version is the […]


NotScripts Brings Firefox NoScript Protection To Opera

When it comes to add-ons, the NoScript add-on for the Firefox web browser is my favorite one. It blocks script from running on domains until I allow them to run. NoScript offers […]

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Opera's Latest 11.60 Builds Shows Mail Improvements

The Opera web browser is the only popular web browser - and with that I mean market share wise - that ships with its own built-in email client. While I have not […]

Opera Mini 6.5 Update Released For Various Mobile Devices

Opera Software, developers of the popular Opera web browser, have released Opera Mini 6.5 for various mobile devices including Apple's iPhone and iPad, Blackberry devices, Symbian S60 and Java-enabled phones. Opera Mobile […]

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Opera Reader Could Revolutionize The Way We Read On The Internet

One of the biggest usability issues on today's Internet are scrolling web pages. Browsers automatically add scrollbars to web pages if the contents exceed the vertical or horizontal display limitations of the […]

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Opera 11.52 Security Update

The Opera desktop team has released an Opera web browser update that resolves two security issue. The update fixes a non-exploitable security issue that "allowed injection of untrusted markup into the X-Frame-Options […]

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Opera 12 Alpha

Just a day after posting the first look at Opera 12 on Ghacks the Opera team decided to release the alpha version of the browser publicly. The review the other day was […]

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Opera 12 First Look

The last Opera release dates back to the end of August, which seems like ages in times when browser developers push out new versions of their browser in weeks instead of months […]


Opera 11.51 Update Released

Opera Software has just released the final version of Opera 11.51 after two release candidates that have been released in the past week. The new version of the web browser fixes several […]

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Opera Software Readies Opera 11.51 Maintenance Release

When I look at the feeds in my RSS feed reader I cannot help but notice that the Opera browser is not receiving the same attention that the Firefox and Google Chrome […]

Opera Releases First Opera 12 Snapshot

It has been eight days since the release of Opera 11.50, called Swordfish. In that time the new browser version was downloaded more than 32 million times. While that pales with download […]

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Opera Speed Dial Extensions Overview

With today's release of Opera 11.50 comes a new feature that turns the static new tab page into a dynamic page. Speed Dial Extensions work basically like standard add-ons with the difference […]

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Opera 11.50 Final Released, Download Now

Despite releasing Opera 11.50, Opera seems to be one of the few browser developing companies left that have not yet jumped to an accelerated release cycle that shoots browser versions through the […]

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Opera Featherweight Introduces Interface Changes

Every browser developer seems to be inclined these days to streamline and at the same time minimize the user interface. We have seen it with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and now […]

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Opera 11.11 Final

Opera Software has officially released Opera 11.11 Final a few seconds ago. The version has been available on Opera's ftp server since yesterday, and many software download portals like Softpedia or Betanews […]

How To Import RSS Feeds Into Opera

I'm currently testing new RSS feed readers, and one of the programs that I have been looking at is the RSS reader in Opera, or more precisely in Opera's Mail module. RSS […]

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Unfriend Finder, Find Out Who Has Removed You From Their Friendlist On Facebook

Friends on the social networking site Facebook are not necessarily only people that you know. It is actually very easy to befriend someone on Facebook, and almost as easy to unfriend them […]

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Opera Next, Dev Channel For Opera Browser

It is starting to get crowded on my hard drive, with all the stable, beta and development browser builds stored on it. Opera Software has just announced Opera Next, a development channel […]

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Opera Extensions Overview, Discovering Opera Part 5

Widgets have been an integral part of the Opera web browser for a long time. That's not the case for extensions, which have only been recently added to the web browser. It […]

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Opera Link Overview, Discovering Opera Part 4

We are already at part 4 of the Discovering Opera series and there does not seem to be an end in sight. We are going to take a closer look at Opera […]

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Opera Widgets Overview, Discovering Opera Part 3

We are looking at Opera Widgets in the third part of our Discovering Opera series. You can read about Opera Turbo and Opera Unite in the two previous parts of the series. […]

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Opera Unite Overview, Discovering Opera Part 2

We are taking a closer look at Opera Unite in our second part of the Discovering Opera series. Opera Unite - just like Opera Turbo - was introduced introduced in 2009 by […]

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Opera Turbo Overview, Discovering Opera Part 1

The developers of the Opera web browser have been inventive in past years, and it is a confirmation of their hard work that many of the features that they have introduced in […]

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Opera 11.10 Download Available, Grab Your Copy Now

Opera Software is usually pretty quick in releasing the final version of the Opera web browser once they have reached the release candidate stage. This time it took four release candidates before […]

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Opera Tab Vault, Temporary Tabs Storage

How do you handle new interesting websites if you do not have time to use or access them right away? Some users like to keep the sites open until they do, even […]

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Opera Exclusive: Twitter Search And Notifier

Twitter: Love it, hate it. Even the biggest Twitter critics have to agree that the social messaging service must be doing something right. Yes, there is lots of automatic messaging going on […]

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Opera Mobile 11, Opera Mini 6 Mobile Browsers Released

March seems to be the month of the big web browser releases. Microsoft started the fray with Internet Explorer 9, followed by the final version of Firefox 4 yesterday. Now it is […]

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Opera 11.10 Beta, New Speed Dial, Better Web Standards Support

Opera Software has just released the first beta version of Opera 11.10 Barracuda. Users who have followed the development on the Opera Desktop team blog know that Barracuda introduces several new features. […]

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Opera Hardware Acceleration Demo Is Blazingly Fast

Two of the top five web browsers on today's Internet do not support hardware acceleration in their latest public releases. We are obviously talking about the Opera browser and Safari. Opera however […]

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Bookmarklets For Annoyances On The Internet

The Internet is full of annoyances. That does not mean that you encounter them on every website you visit, but chance is relatively high that you stumble upon sites regularly that have […]

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Opera Speed Dial Improvements

The latest Opera 11.10 alpha snapshot which got released yesterday contains changes to Opera's speed dial feature, among other improvements. Speed Dial was first introduced in 2007 by Opera and has since […]

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Webcomic Reader, Godsend For Comic Lovers

What's the main difference between reading comics online and reading physical comic books? Flipping pages usually takes more time online, the speed depends largely on the user's computer and Internet connection speed. […]

First Opera 11.10 Barracuda Snapshot Released

I'm usually not reporting on snapshot and non-public builds anymore as it would fill the blog with reviews about new web browser releases. This time however I'm making an exception. Opera Software […]

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Opera YouWatch, Tracks, Hides Watched Videos On Youtube

One of the things that is not perfect on Youtube is the fact that videos that you have already watched are still showing up in search results. Youtube could at the very […]

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Opera Make It So Extension Resizes Images Automatically

Images on the Internet may sometimes be larger in resolution than the web browser window. This may happen if the web browser window is not maximized, but happens as well if the […]


Opera LinksRedirector Extension, Redirect Links Automatically

Some websites and services display interstitial pages which some users may not want to see. Google Images is an example for that. A click on an image search result does not load […]

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Opera 11.01 Final Lands

Opera Software has just released Opera 11.01, an update to Opera 11 which adds security fixes and stability improvements to the popular web browser. The final version has been released after numerous […]

Opera Download Helper, Improves File Hosting Site Downloads

The majority of file hosting sites on the Internet make use of wait times and download or bandwidth limits to either drive users into buying a premium account for faster downloading or […]



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