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.

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

There was a time when I used Opera almost exclusively. This has changed with the rise of the Firefox web browser but I do know quite a few users who use Opera […]

Re-discovering filters in Opera's M2

I've finally decided recently to dedicate some time to re-thinking the way I've used Opera's M2 e-mail client for some years now. And I'm glad I made that decision because it completely […]

Mouse Cursor Disappearing Frequently In Firefox, Internet Explorer And Opera

Roman send me an email yesterday about a problem that he researched the other day. He noticed that the mouse cursor in every Firefox tab was disappearing and appearing again with no […]

Web Browser Memory Usage Benchmark Gets It All Wrong

Web browser memory usage might not be that much of an issue in these days with Gigabytes of computer memory being build into modern computer systems. There is however the low end […]

Opera Unite

Opera has finally lift the veil and introduced the "thing" that would reinvent the Internet. It goes by the name Opera Unit and will be a part of the upcoming Opera 10 […]

Opera Will Reinvent The Internet On June 16

At least that's what they claim. If you visit the Opera Freedom teaser page you are greeted with an image of a cloud that is split in half by a lightning bolt […]

How To Change The Speed Dial Size In Opera

The development team of the Opera Internet browser introduced speed dial a while ago in the web browser. Speed Dial displays up to nine websites that are added by the user as […]

Opera Internet Browser Search Edit

The Opera Internet browser comes with several search engines pre-installed that you can access from one of the toolbars. It offers a quick option to search using the default search engine or […]

Web Browser: Opera Face Gestures

The Opera team is never shy when it comes to introducing new features in the company's Opera web browser that are then copied by other browser companies and developers, and added to […]


oGET integrates Download Managers Into Opera

oGet is an extension for the Opera 9 web browser that integrates 27 different download managers into the browser. It works similar to Flashgot, the popular download manager extension for Firefox, by […]

Change Opera's Speed Dial Thumbnails

Opera displays a set of up to nine thumbnails of websites on every blank tab that is opened in the browser. The Speed Dial feature provides the means to open nine custom […]

Changing Opera Themes

One of the many things that Opera is doing really well is providing an easy way to changing themes in the web browser. Everything from choosing a theme to downloading and installing […]

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Reset The Master Password In Opera

The Master Password of the Opera web browser is an optional security feature that protects the saved user credentials -- site usernames and passwords -- from being accessed by anyone locally without […]

Opera 9.5 Mobile Beta 2

The Opera development team seems to be doing their thing opposed to other browser developers who are more focused on the competition. The team released the second beta of the upcoming Opera […]

Opera, Totally Screwed?

I’ve got a feeling that the biggest loser from Google releasing Chrome is going to be Opera. I saw a lot of reviews comparing Chrome to Firefox, Safari and IE, but almost […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]



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