Category Archives: Desktop

New year, new browser – Opera 50 now protects users against Bitcoin mining with just one click

Opera is the first major browser to add protection against cryptojacking During the last six months, more than a billion people may have experienced that their computers suddenly get slower, louder and warmer while browsing. These could be symptoms that they’re victims of cryptocurrency mining, also known as cryptojacking. Today, Opera becomes the first major […]

Share and experience the web like never before

Opera adds new snapshot tool, VR player and easier setup Opera today launched a new version of the Opera browser for computers to make other browsers obsolete. This includes a fun snapshot editing tool, a handy search pop-up tool, integrated popular social messengers and support for watching online video content using VR headsets to make […]

New Opera browser adds support for social messengers

Today, Opera becomes the first major browser to integrate social messenger services, allowing users to chat side-by-side as they browse. With the release of the new browser, codenamed “Reborn”, Opera continues on the path to redefine what a web browser should be. Making social messengers great on laptops Over the last few years, web versions […]

Opera with built-in VPN grows in the U.S. after repeal of internet privacy rules

Interest in using virtual private networks, or VPN, when browsing the internet is now surging. On March 28, the United States Congress voted and approved to repeal restrictions which stop internet service providers from selling personal browsing data and information. Since then, the number of new U.S. users of Opera, the only browser with a […]

New Opera browser release focuses on speed

Today, Opera has released a new version of its browser with instant page loading and Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) on board. Over the last year, Opera has brought a large set of unique features to the browser. With today’s release, Opera focuses purely on making the browser super fast. Speed is super important for users […]

Opera Neon envisions the future of web browsers

Today, Opera has showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon. Today’s web browsers are getting dated “Web browsers of today are basically from the last millennium, a time when the web was full of documents and pages,” says Krystian Kolondra, Head of Opera browser. “With the Opera Neon project, we want to show […]

Smoother shopping with new currency converter in the Opera desktop browser

A handy currency converter is available directly in the Opera desktop browser – out today. With this launch, Opera is the first major browser to add a built-in currency converter, making it easy for the growing number of online shoppers to see what items cost in the currency of their choice.   Cross-border shopping is […]

New Opera browser cuts startup time

New, smarter Opera browser cuts startup time by more than 80% There are two types of people in the world: those who like to have only a few tabs open in their browser, and those who like to have a lot of tabs open in their browser. For the latter folks, we have good news. […]

Free, unlimited VPN now available in Opera desktop browser

VPN should be an essential tool for all internet users A free, no-log, easy-to-use VPN is available directly in the Opera desktop browser – out today. With this launch, Opera is the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service. “If people knew how the internet truly works, I believe they all would use […]

Improved video multitasking in Opera for computers

Users watch 842 000 hours of video pop out per month The latest version of Opera for computers, released today, revamps the new video pop out feature. This unique technology allows users to easily detach and move a video to the side of the screen, so they can continue watching while working, playing or doing […]