March 13th, 2006 by Keith

Opera for Windows (non-Java)

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows


For Opera browser fans, you will be glad to know that Opera has released it latest version build of Opera 9 Technology Preview 2 – codenamed Merlin.

In this release, there are serveral new cool features for users to try out.

  • Opera Widgets – Widgets are small AJAX applications that provide specific functionality – like getting your favorite news, converting currency and so on. Go to My Opera Community to download Widgets.
  • BitTorrent – BitTorrent has become one of the most popular file transfer protocols around. It is built right into the browser so users can download torrent files easily. No more hassle finding the right port, no worries about setting upload and download speed.
  • Customize your search engines – Use your favourite search engine in the search box.
  • Improved content blocker – Cosmetic surgery for Web pages. Just right click on a page and select “block content”. Any content not greyed out can be blocked with a click.
  • Improved pop-up blocker – Keep away some nasty popups. Since not all pop-ups are created equal, use the trash can to retrieve pop-ups you may want.
  • Site specific preferences – For those of you who want to control settings for specific pages. Want to accept some cookies and deny others? How about setting your own style sheet to make the site more accessible? Just right click on the page and select “Site preferences”.
  • Thumbnail preview – Opera conserves system resources and uses less memory than other browsers so it’s easy to have many tabs open at once. By using the thumbnail feature, users can find out by resting the mouse on any tab.

Important note: Note that, Opera 9 is a Preview release and not a final product. Hence it may contain bugs, and you should only use it for testing.

Download from here.

2 Responses to “Opera for Windows (non-Java)”

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