Opera 11 goes Final

By on December 16, 2010
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Includes performance updates, visual improvements and new features from previous versions.

Press release:
Opera Software debuted the newest version of its award-winning browser today. Opera 11 combines elegant design, smart updates to some of our most popular features and new ways to customize Opera to your preferences. Download it today for Windows, Mac and Linux computers from http://www.opera.com/.

What’s new:
Tab stacking
Tab stacking is a better way to organize your open tabs. Simply drag one tab on top of another to create a stack. Here is a short video to introduce tab stacking:

Extensions
Extensions help you personalize your browser and enhance what Opera can do. More than two million extensions have already been downloaded from https://addons.opera.com/. Try the top five most-downloaded extensions for yourself:
1. NoAds authored by Lex1. The top ad-blocking extension for Opera.

2. LastPass authored by lastpass. LastPass is a free password manager and form filler.

3. FastestTube – YouTube Video Downloader authored by fastesttube. Download any video from YouTube.

4. Image preview authored by whochan. Displays a pop-up preview of an image.

5. Translate authored by neilj. Automagically translates foreign-language webpages.

Visual mouse gestures
With the flick of your wrist, mouse gestures let you navigate back and forwards, open new pages, close tabs and so much more. In Opera 11, you now have a handy visual guide to the wonders of mouse gestures.

Safer address field
We changed the address bar, so you can make better sense of the security levels of the sites you visit. Opera 11 now displays a clear badge indicating the security level and allowing immediate, one-click access to security and trust information about the site.

What we say
“We have always worked hard to introduce new and bold ideas in web browsing,” said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera. “But, sometimes we want to take an idea and improve upon it. Opera 11 adds a layer of polish to features people have known and loved for more than a decade, while introducing extensions. If you have never tried Opera before, Opera 11 will change everything you know about browsing.”

The rule of 30
- Opera 11 is 30 percent smaller that Opera 10.60, so it downloads even faster
- Plug-ins can be set to load on-demand. This can improve performance of the browser up to 30 percent.


About

Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

Comments
  • http://scintillatemind.wordpress.com Abhinav

    Tab stacking a feature I truly can’t stop admiring :)

  • jon

    Wow its amazing i’ve just downloaded it.
    How come its only got 2% users .Wud have thought somtin this good would have been market leader.

    • http://tbreak.com/tech t-break tech

      If I remember correctly, Opera used to be a paid browser when it came out.
      Later on they became free but by then, they had lost out on the momentum

      • http://www.pallab.net Pallab

        Lack of extensions and website compatibility (although often not Opera’s fault) are two other things I believe has hurt Opera.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mufaa Mufaddal Fakhruddin

      I don’t think it being shareware before has any effect now. I agree with Pallab, plenty of sites still do not work with Opera – not entirely their fault, developers continue to use sub-standard coding practices to either make it work on popular browsers or ancient browsers like IE6/7/8 which is still being used by a large population.

      Extensions was also one of reasons. They are awesome and i find it stupid of them to ignore it for so long. Opera needs to come out with some fantastic extensions to win over users. Even Chrome is bare-bones when compared to Opera, community support for its extensions made it immensely popular.

  • jon

    Wow its amazing i’ve just downloaded it.
    How come its only got 2% users .Wud have thought somtin this good would have been market leader.

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