Opera Next, codenamed Merlin, is the first browser version of the Norwegians, on the ofbased WebKit developed Fork Blink.
Switching from its own rendering engine Presto on the even of Googleset up Apple’s Safari and WebKit, the Norwegian developer had already announced in February. Basing version of its browser Opera presented shortly thereafter at the in Barcelona.
The now published Final brings many of the measures imposed by the Android version changes to the desktop. These include the Advanced Speed Dial homepage, the “Discover” and the off-road mode. On the Speed Dial page stored sites can be newly drag and drop grouping and search. Discover provides the user with ready content that may interest him because of his preferences. They can be filtered by subject categories, region and language. The off-road mode is based on the compression technique, which uses Opera in its mobile browsers. It is especially over slow Internet connections advantageous because thereby the data consumption is reduced.
Another new feature “Stash” is (in German “hiding place”). This allows online content including metadata store with a single click in a list. These can then be searched rapidly based customizable page previews or saved searches. As usual with Chrome, the address and search bar is merged so that directly searches can be launched websites called about either by entering a URL or. It also offers the possibility of referring Web site addresses Speed Dial or add Stash. In general, the user interface from the ground up was designed to re-order to give her a more modern touch.
The retreaded Opera browser is also intended to improve the overall compatibility with Web sites.Updates are carried out in the future as in Chrome or Firefox without user in the background. The previously built-in e-mail client M2 offers Opera future only as a standalone program, so the browser consumes less memory resources. A release candidate of Opera Mail is together with the beta of Opera 15 now available for download.
Update 01/28/2014: Opera has Version 19 of its desktop browser for Windows and Mac Released.The latest version brings an expandable bookmarks bar, which is designed to simplify the handling of bookmarks (store, access, processing). Thus, for example under Windows new Favour by tabs are pulled via drag and drop to the ledge.
In addition, the desktop browser now offers full support for bookmarks API. In addition, it is now possible to integrate all types of images as the background in Opera. For this purpose, right-click on an image that is opened in the browser is enough. Subsequently, then the item “image to use as a Theme” will be selected.
Additional improvements have also been made in the extensions of which are ready now on 700th Also new are the blacklisting of add-ons, as well as an in-line Install option. A list of changes and bug fixes can be found in the current changelog.
Update 03/04/2014: Opera Software has released version 20 of its desktop browser for Windows and Mac OS. The current version allows the bookmarks via drag and drop now easier to manage. For example, can now be drawn directly into the bookmarks bar Speed Dial entries (links). Tabs currently open Web pages also can be moved comfortably into the fast access bar. The Opera menu was beyond the entries “Stash”, “Discover” and extended “Speed Dial”.
All changes and new features of the respective updates in the changelog available on the website.
In the current version bookmark manager now has been integrated, which allows collecting and organizing of favorite content. This includes a thumbnail preview, the sites can be visually recognized.
Using web alerts can now send alarm signals or status information to their users developers.
A new PDF viewer shows documents now available directly in the Web view on without an extension must be installed. The integrated PDF viewer will only be activated if otherwise no other PDF handler is available.
In addition, now is an experimental home for testing purposes, showing new stylistic processing for fast access entries and the Discover function.
Update 01/28/2015: Opera has version 27 released its browser for Windows and Mac OS. Starting with this release a large number of open tabs in a list view within a new Tab menu can overlook. A corresponding button can be found on the far right of the tab bar. Internal Opera pages as bookmarks, Speed Dial and the “Discover”, now have a new navigation within the lower part of the page. In addition, the print preview of Opera has undergone a redesign, moreover, problems have been fixed with the context menus and the empty bookmark folders. In addition, Opera has received 27 updates to the latest Chromium / Blink-Engine (version 40).
Update 06/09/2015: Opera has version 30 released its browser for Windows and Mac OS. New is this version since a sidebar in which the installed browser extensions are displayed. Bookmarks and bookmark folders can now better manage, because it is possible to use a trash folder within Bookmarks Manager now. This bookmark can be reconstructed from now, when they have been accidentally deleted, or may be reversed permanently deleted. In addition, Opera synchronizes recently browser settings with other devices. Furthermore, closed, synchronized and currently open tabs are accessible together recently in the tab menu. There is now Tab previews. Also, a new so-called Tab Cycler was integrated.
Update 04/08/2015: Opera has version 31 released its browser for Windows and Mac OS. Brings you a quicker launch the browser with it, because the access of the respective browser files is reduced to the hard disk. There are also improvements in the network installer, updated support for the latest Chromium / Blink version 44 and stability improvements and bug fixes.
Update 09/16/2015: Opera has released version 32 of its browser for Windows and Mac OS. The update primarily performs a function for password synchronization and advanced privacy options. In addition, the browser now supports animated themes.