Opera is a secure web browser that is both fast and rich in features. It has a slick interface that embraces a modern, minimalist look, coupled with stacks of tools to make browsing more enjoyable. These include such tools as Speed Dial, which houses your favorites and Opera Turbo mode, which compresses pages to give you quicker navigation, (even when you have a bad connection).
Opera has everything you need to browse the web via a great interface. From startup it offers a Discover page that brings fresh content to you directly; it displays the news you want by topic, country and language. The Speed dial and bookmarks pages are also available to you at launch, which gives you easy access to the sites you use the most and those you've added to your favorite list.
Key features include:
- Sleek interface.
- Download manager.
- Customizable themes.
- Speed dial.
- Private browsing mode.
- Discover provides fresh news content.
Opera provides an integrated search and navigation function, which is a common sight among its other, well known, adversaries. Opera utilizes a single bar for both search and navigation, instead of having two text fields at the top of the screen. This feature obviously keeps the browser window uncluttered, whilst providing you with top functionality.
Opera also includes a download manager, and a private browsing mode that allows you to navigate without leaving a trace. Opera allows you to install an array of extensions too, so you can customize your browser as you see fit. Although the catalog is significantly smaller than more popular browsers' you'll find versions of Adblock Plus, Feedly, and Pinterest.
Opera is a great browser for the modern web. In terms of numbers of users, it is behind Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. However, it is bang up to date with cutting edge technology and remains a strong contender in the browser wars.
Overall, Opera has an excellent design coupled with top performance; it is both simple and practical. The keyboard shortcuts are similar to other browsers, the available options are varied and the Speed Dial interface is pleasant to use. You can also customize Opera with themes and make you browsing experience even more personal. So, if you are thinking of trying something different than your usual browser, Opera could be the choice for you.
# User interface
- Crash when opening a folder selector in a widget and then closing the widget
- Opera installer crashing as soon as the installation wizard starts
# Display and scripting
- Crash when opening www.falk.de
- Crash when reloading page after opening a popup of easy-sticky-note extension
- Google calendar previewing of month view
- Mouse wheel not scrolling an outer page when over iframe
- Opera freezing on Wikipedia with column-count producing infinite repaints
- "outline-offset" not working; fix applied in the verticalbox case
- Crash when destroying Silverlight instance on vod.onet.pl
- Calling location.replace with same URL as current page does not fetch it from the network
- Text on button of the error page in Asian languages being vertically aligned
- Visiting a page with a plug-in that is not installed resets Time Of Last Upgrade Check
- Made further small fixes and stability improvements
- HTTPS url being incorrectly unloaded for application cache urls, especially effecting Opera Dragonfly
- Fast forward being broken on google.com
# Mail, news, chat
- Marking a mail message in Trash as unread causes it to disappear
- Inability to disable Spam filter in mail
- Crash on sites using http:///www.multicert.com/ca/multicert-ca-02.crl
- Fixed an issue with framesets that could allow execution of arbitrary code, as reported by an anonymous contributor working with the SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program.