Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Opera 9 released

Opera 9 has been officially released with a load of new features. Opera is a good browser that I detailed for a full week in a segment called A Week at the Opera. There I outlined what was good and bad about the Opera browser.

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Here are the new features in Opera 9:

BitTorrent

You don't need a separate BitTorrent application to download large files. Simply click a torrent link and start the download.


Content blocker

Remove ads or images - it's up to you. Right-click (CTRL-click on the Mac) on the Web page and choose "Block content".

Add your favorite search engines

Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu.

Thumbnail preview

It is easy to have many tabs open at once in Opera. But exactly which tab had that video you wanted? Hover your mouse on any tab to see a thumbnail preview.

Site preferences

Want to view a site in a different way or deny certain cookies? Want to block pop-ups on certain sites only? Right click and select "Edit site preferences".

Widgets

Small Web applications (multimedia, newsfeeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun. Use the Widgets menu to discover new widgets and access your favorites. Visit widgets.opera.com to learn more.

Improved rich text editing

Use advanced text editing features for today's most popular Web applications.