Opera Software launches final version of Opera 12.10 for
Oslo, Norway - November 6, 2012
Today's web surfers aren't content just to visit websites
to look at cute cat and puppy pictures. Sure, few can
resist surfing for cute cat pictures and constantly
checking out the latest news, but sometimes plain old
browsing isn't enough. You want more relevant content,
faster, and preferably without having to check a bunch of
websites to get your news, email or other site content.
That's one reason why Opera launched extensions, small
enhancements that extend the functionality of your browser,
for its desktop browser two years ago and started deeply
integrating them into the browser.
Today, Opera launches the final version of Opera 12.10,
with better extensions than ever, making them even more
integrated to give users a personalized browser from the
get-go. Now, keeping track of kittens and puppies or
whatever you are passionate about online is easier than
ever! With more powerful extensions possibilities in Opera
12.10, combined with Speed Dial's easy overview of your
favorite sites and shortcuts, you get more of your favorite
content faster and easier. Your Facebook pictures can
appear in the Speed Dial entry for Facebook, the latest
shared fashion trends on Pinterest appear automatically and
the weather forecast is always present without having to
visit the weather website.
Here's how extensions can improve your browsing experience:
Social: Keep up with the latest friend pics and updates in
your Facebook and Twitter feeds, with the new and improved
Speed Dial extensions for Facebook and Twitter. They've
been hand crafted to deliver more news from your friend
Lifestyle: Satisfy your fashion passion with Pinterest
pictures right in your Speed Dial or let that stumbling
kitty cat video be known to the world via StumbleUpon with
just one click. It's almost a cute overload!
Serious business: You play hard, and you work hard. And, an
extension like Readability, which focuses on text and not
all the pretty pictures accompanying it, can save you a lot
of time. Want to read it later? Send the text to your
Kindle or put it in the to-read list; two clicks is all it
takes. With Gmail and Google Calendar extensions right in
your Speed Dial, you'll be able to calm that email-checking
urge without typing a single address in the address bar.
News and weather: Keep track of the latest weather updates,
sports scores and news via handy Speed Dial entries, and
get the news delivered directly to you. No surfing is
necessary. Are you serious about killing your productivity?
Install the Speed Dial extension for TED and forever be
tempted to check out the latest talks.
In addition to the new extensions, Opera 12.10 now lets web
developers enrich a user's web experience even more. By
introducing the Context Menu API, web developers can let
the context menu (what most people call the right-click
menu) get extended usability - for example, start a Tweet
by right-clicking a link. The Resource Loader API lets web
developers have their extensions interact with advanced CSS
oh, let's say replacing all pictures on a site with cat
Having cool and playful extensions is nice and all, but
there's more than kittens and puppies to the Opera 12.10
browser. We've worked hard in improving the browser in ways
that might not be that visible to the everyday user, but
they still make a difference. In the final release, you'll
Increased support for Macs! Opera 12.10 now supports
features such as Notification Center in the newest
version of Mac OS X and support for the Retina Screen in
newer Macs. With the new version of Mac OS X, called
Mountain Lion, Opera 12.10 uses the built-in sharing
functionality to e.g. share a cool site on Twitter or via
Built-in support for the SPDY protocol to improve and
secure connections. Gmail and Twitter have already
started using SPDY to supplement the HTTP protocol.
The WebSocket API is supported and turned on by default
in Opera 12.10. Opera now also supports ICC color
profiles and color management.
Support for Flexbox and and @supports to give website
developers more control of how their website appear in
the end users' browsers.
Basic touch support for Opera in Windows 8 classic and
pinch-to-zoom support in Windows 8.
As always, Opera Turbo is your friend in cases of slow
Watch the video.
Download the final version of Opera 12.10 from www.opera.com.
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