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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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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Opera Snap Links, Another Useful Extension Ported

The introduction of extensions in Opera 11 and the release of Opera 11 final has seen an increase in third party development for the web browser. Popular browser extensions, like the Last […]


Opera 11 Final Out, Download Now

Only days after releasing three release candidates of Opera 11, Opera Software released the final version of Opera 11 making it the new flagship desktop browser of the Norwegian company. Users who […]

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Opera 11 Release Candidate Out

Google does not seem to the only company that has accelerated the pace of browser development in the last year. Opera Software yesterday released the first Opera 11 release candidate, a big […]

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Opera Popup Statusbar Extension

Popup Statusbar may be an interesting Opera extension for users who want as much screen estate as possible for the websites and services displayed in the Internet browser. What does it do? […]

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Opera 11 Beta Available, Download It Now

With Google Chrome leading the development pace, at least when it comes to increasing the version of the browser, Opera is second fastest in the game. The Norwegian company has just posted […]

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Opera 11 Revamps Address Field, Mouse Gestures Facelift, Adds Extension Options

The Opera desktop team has added several improvements to the latest public snapshot of the upcoming Opera 11 web browser. Opera users who have tested previous snapshots will most likely notice the […]

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Opera Gets Autocomplete With Buscomplete Extension

The Opera browser in its current form is not offering a Firefox-like autocomplete functionality, one where the browser remembers text entered into forms on web pages to display it again when the […]

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Opera noAds Extension

I do not like ad blockers as I make my living from those ads. The more users install ad blockers, the less money I make. It is that simple. My hope is […]

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Opera: Please Fix The Opera Extensions Page

If you have followed the news surrounding the Opera web browser lately you know that the upcoming Opera 11 browser features an extensions framework, much like the one used by the Google […]

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Opera 11 Alpha With Extensions Available

Now that was fast. A first alpha release of Opera 11 was released by Opera Software only a few days after the announcement that Opera 11 would get extensions. The new web […]

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How To Change The Opera Cache Directory

Update: With Opera switching to Chromium just like Google Chrome, the method below is no longer working. To change the cache of Opera 15 or newer, you need to add the startup […]

Breaking, Opera 11 Will Get Extensions

Who would have thought that? ESPEN ANDRÉ ØVERDAHL over at Opera has just revealed that the next big iteration of the Opera web browser will have extensions. Yes, extensions like Firefox or […]

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Speed Up History Navigation In Opera

Did you know that the Opera browser has three different modes for history navigation? All browsers make use of the history, to allow their users to go back and forth in it […]

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Stream Video With Opera Unite

The topic of streaming video to a friend's computer came up yesterday evening. Direct experience is often the base for excellent articles and this will hopefully make no exception. The first option […]

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Opera Settings Import And Export Tool

Opera users who want to synchronize the web browser can do that with Opera Link easily. Opera Link synchronizes bookmarks, notes, the browser history and a few settings between browsers if the […]

Opera Browser Surpasses 50 Million Desktop Users

The Opera web browser was always the underdog in the web browser world. First it was Internet Explorer and Netscape battling it out and then later on Internet Explorer and Firefox. Opera […]

Opera Downloads Triple After Browser Ballot Screen Goes Live In Europe

Opera is in the news quite a bit in the last couple of days. First they manage to rush out the final release of Opera 10.50 in less time than some companies […]

Opera Backup

Opera Backup is a free program for Windows devices that you may use to back up or restore Opera browser data. Backups should be an important part of every computer user's disaster […]

Opera NoScript Alternative BlockIt

Regular readers know that I would make the switch from Firefox to either Google Chrome or Opera if those web browsers would support NoScript functionality and Last Pass. NoScript is a security […]

Two Things that Keep Me From Switching to Opera

The recent preview of Opera 10.50 has shown that the Opera development team is dedicated and willing to improve the web browser even if it does not get the attention that it […]

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Beats Firefox, Closes Gap To Google Chrome Speedwise

The Opera development team told us recently that they would release a pre-alpha of Opera 10.50 on December 22 and that this release would all be about speed. No one but the […]

Opera Unite Stream Media Server

Opera Unite is a very interesting addition to the Opera web browser that allows Opera users to run server based services from within the Opera web browser. Update: Please note that Opera […]

Opera Widgets For Desktop

The Opera developers have taken a different road than most web browser manufacturers when it comes to add-ons for their web browser. The main difference is that Opera Widgets are running in […]

Opera 10 and earlier News and Release History

Note: This is a news and release history for all Opera browser versions that we have reviewed in the past here on the site. It covers all major versions of Opera as […]

Opera Portal Beta

Opera Portal Beta is a relatively unknown service offered by the web browser developer Opera. It basically offers users a customizable start page that can be best compared to similar services such […]

Working With Many Tabs In Opera

It is a pretty solid walkthrough that unfortunately lacks images to go along with the article. The tips and tweaks are divided into these five subjects:



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