Category Archives: Desktop

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 […]

New battery saver in Opera extends battery life and reduces laptop overheating

A new battery saver feature is ready today in Opera for computers. Test results show that, once enabled, it extends a laptop’s battery life by up to 50%, while keeping the laptop cooler. Reducing overheating is especially important during the summer months when people travel with their laptops. The new battery savings are possible thanks […]

Opera adds a free built-in VPN to its desktop browser, first among major browsers

Opera is today unveiling a free VPN client with unlimited data usage in its newest developer version. All other VPNs for the major desktop browsers are extensions, with most of them based on a paid-subscription model or offering limited data usage. A VPN – or virtual private network – allows you to browse the web […]

Opera browser nearly doubles load speed by integrating ad-blocking technology directly into the browser engine

Opera for computers is launching an integrated ad-blocking feature in its newest developer version, out today – the first major PC browser to do so. Once enabled, the ad-blocking feature speeds up webpage load times by as much as 90%, compared to browsing with the option disabled. The integrated ad-blocking technology also gives on average […]