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Opera’s popular shortcuts start page has been refreshed to make exploring web content easier and smarter. Speed Dial shortcuts can now be gathered in folders and easily filtered. Drag and drop one Speed Dial entry on top of another to create a folder, or use the new Speed Dial search field to experience the power of visual Speed Dial entries combined with the flexibility and organization of a classic bookmark folder.
Get hot, new content, with no browsing necessary. The new Discover feature allows you to lean back and get fed with new articles from your country, or whatever region you want to get inspiration from, right in your browser - all in one place. Pick and choose your category: news, food, technology or something else you are more interested in. Opera brings you a selection of relevant global and regional sources to discover web content more easily.
Imagine that, after hours of shopping at your mall for new shoes, you find a single shelf with all the pairs you have tried on so far, so you can sit down, compare, and pick the winner. That’s what Opera's new Stash feature does for you with websites. Simply hit the heart icon in the address bar to collect the websites you want to compare easily while shopping, or to keep your travel research on hotels, sights and flights at your fingertips. Scan your Stash by resizable page preview, or search what you've saved, with keywords.
Now, you can search directly from the new combined address and search bar. Simply start typing a webpage address to go directly to your favorite site, or enter a search term and choose one of several search engines to look for suggested websites.
Rest your eyes on the new, refined user interface. It is modern, sleek, deeply integrated with the platform and built from the ground up. Browse more easily with new elegant icons, tab bar and more.
Opera for desktop has not only been redesigned; it's also completely re-engineered under the hood. With the Chromium engine, users get a standards-compliant and high-performance browser. Opera’s Off-Road mode, previously called Opera Turbo, now supports SPDY protocol and enables loading webpages faster, even in the toughest of network conditions.
With this release of Opera 66 we are including some updates which will improve and speed up your browsing, along with continued design improvements for your sidebar. The first feature we would like to highlight comes in handy to those of us who tend to close tabs accidentally and later regret it. We have an easy solution for this, one that doesn’t require going to the full history section. When you click the clock icon that takes you to history, your browser will ask if you would like to reopen your recently closed tabs. If you click yes, they will come back as if you had never closed them in the first place.
Extensions in the sidebar panel
The second feature that we’re happy to introduce is a slight, but useful, change to extensions in your sidebar. In the past, when you added a sidebar extension – like a translator or instagram – a second sidebar column would be created next to the first one. With this update we’ve removed the second column so that your sidebar extensions are integrated in the main sidebar itself. Now when you go to the Opera addons store and download a sidebar extension, it will appear at the bottom of your sidebar. This gives you an easy access to your favorite extensions and makes the browser more streamlined.
- DNA-82683 Bookmarks menu is not readable in dark mode after hovering
- DNA-83139 [macOS] screenshot is resized
- DNA-83204 [Mac] Anchor onboarding widget to history icon on sidebar
- DNA-83205 [Mac] Popup looks bad with mode change
- DNA-83351 Enable feature on stable/beta
- DNA-83366 [Mac] Onboarding popup doesn’t follow the browser window
- DNA-83402 Promote O66 to stable
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