Friday, June 15, 2012

Opera 12 Released

A new version of the Opera Web Browser has been released. It has a number of new features in tow.

These include a new theming system, support for 64bit processors, and HTML5 drag ‘n’ drop.

In keeping with its competitors the URL bar has also become ‘smarter’. It now displays a drop-down list of search suggestions and snippets of already visited pages when entering a search term. Cool, right?

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The new themeing system is a big feature in this release. Unlike Firefox or Google Chrome, themes are applied to the entire Opera window – window border and all. The online theme catalog already boasts some 350 themes -and counting.

Ubuntu users taking advantage of themeing should note that it will result in Opera using right-sided non-system window controls. Better off warning you now if you are thinking of trying the new custom themes.

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Hardware accelerating and WebGL support are also in this release, but it is not enabled by default. To enable it, ead into opera:config to enable it.

Here is some additional features:

  • Webcam support
  • Support for the Do Not Track header
  • CSS3 Animations and Transitions
  • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (Cors) Support
  • Improved language support
To install Opera, head to their website.

Source: OMG! Ubuntu!

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