Opera

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5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3840 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.53
  • Total Downloads:
    12,597,588
  • Date Added:
    April 30, 2010
  • File Size:
    31.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Opera 10 maintains the program's tradition of striving to be the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. In this latest iteration, Opera replaced its JavaScript engine, remade the interface for Windows 7, and developed features have solidified the company's position as an innovator.

The big news in Opera 10.50 is the new JavaScript engine, Carakan, that makes Opera arguably the fastest browser around. It also has full compatibility with Windows 7 includes Aero Peek, jump lists, and a design redo that emphasizes Aero's translucent window frames. Longtime Opera fans will notice that its menubar has been hidden and replaced by a drop-down menu that compresses the options into a tree format. The new version also highlights the Closed Tabs box with a prominent tab bar icon styled on the Windows recycle bin, and it's widgets have gained the capability to live on the desktop, separate from the browser. Opera also introduced HTML5 video support in v10.50.

Opera is known for coming with an incredible number of features out of the box. It's the basics such as tabbed browsing and tab previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and native e-mail and chat client options. But it also has mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, password management, antimalware protection from Haute Secure, and drag-and-drop functionality. Its more exciting options include Opera Link for synchronizing bookmarks, your personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes via My Opera. Opera Unite expands My Opera by letting you create an Opera-hosted Web server to share files and stream media. For users on slower connections, the toggleable Opera Turbo compression engine feeds sites through Opera's own servers for faster load times.

Opera undoubtedly has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
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    out of 3840 votes

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    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 168
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3 stars

"Opera Started Off Good, Then It Went Haywire"

June 30, 2010  |  By Several9920

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Was great at first

Cons

Opera sucks now, I'm not exactly sure what the cause is, But i am done.

Summary

Opera started off being a perfect browser, I mean i liked it better than firefox at one time. But within the last 8 months things just went haywire with Opera, most websites wouldn't load. The last straw for me was when i couldn't even check my own email, That internal error message was a menace to internet society.

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5 stars

"Good browser"

June 20, 2010  |  By justice99

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

very fast and easy to use

Cons

none so far

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3 stars

"Bug infested Opera 10.53"

June 19, 2010  |  By yohannz

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Lightning fast probably the fastest browser i ever tested, aero skin customized, nice widgets.

Cons

open/next tab bug! it open the homepage instead of the web page you browse and this is kinda annoying and inconvenient, resource hog, it sometimes consume too much memory load. double opera.exe running on the system. website incompatibilty. etc.

Summary

Just avoid opera 10.53 at this moment too many bugs to fix though. wait for the next version, maybe it will be more stable.

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5 stars

"Great GUI with solid performance and great features!"

June 18, 2010  |  By SmartNoob

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Opera Unite is a cool twist on the ability to extend your browser. Solid performance, especially with JavaScript. Support for HTML5. Widgets are cool and fun to play with.

Cons

Does not support ad-block extension as Firefox and Chrome do because of no extension support. Well, not the same type of add-on support anyway.

Summary

Amazing browser. To put it simply, it just works and does not get in your way like IE and FF can sometimes. The overall performance is amazing. It is a great browser for power users and the not so tech-savvy. If you want a browser that does basically as much or as little as you want it to do, this is your browser.

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2 stars

"stick with 10.01 or 10.10 or 10.20"

June 16, 2010  |  By g4qber

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

wider speeddial previews
faster rendering of pages

Cons

got to http://my.opera.com/g4qb/blog/
a) freeze on all platforms OSX, PC, Linux
b) 120% zoom on cnet causes some text to freeeze
c) large gap between tiled tab windows
d) space bug - look for the space character
e) slower to close tabs

Summary

stick with 10.01 if you don't need opera unite
10.01 has unite
10.20 alpha was the last of the speed breed

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4 stars

"Best of them all"

June 16, 2010  |  By sanjeevps

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

No resolving host... problem as in chrome and firefox so far

Cons

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4 stars

"Love it, but still lacks compatibility"

June 13, 2010  |  By WaArSe

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

It's great: fast, reliable, and looks nice. The visual desing is clean and neat.

Cons

Don't gets well to several important -to me- sites.The new menu design hides a little some things I'm used to have more handy.

Summary

Still canĀ“t be my only browser because several (4-5) of my usual sites don't look fine, or even just don't look on Opera. Wouldn' be a problem if those weren't my bank's and some of my job's intranet sites.

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5 stars

"Opera is for conscious surfers."

June 13, 2010  |  By SwedStar

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Almost everything.

Cons

too few to mention ... (Sinatra) :-)

Summary

To those of you moaners who come and talk about, Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.
You have to understand that these browsers are not in the same high division as Opera.

Opera is simply the most customizable browser available; you can set exactly the buttons you want to appear on your toolbar, apply user CSS and JS files to certain sites, and set custom searches and site-specific behaviors

Without going into menus you can easily access:
"Fit to Width" (screen)
"Turbo mode" (for extra fast surfing)
"Do not load images" (super-fast surfing)
"Remove background) (helpful on dark backgrounds with e.g. red text))
?Clicking to block single elements? (remove annoying ads)

By pressing F12 in Opera you access this features:
?Open All Pop-Ups?
?Open Pop-ups in Bad ground?
?Block Unwanted Pop-Ups?
?Block All Pop-Ups?
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?E/d Images Animated Images? (E/d = Enable/disable)
?E/d Sound in Web Pages?
?E/d Java?
?E/d Plug-Ins?
?E/d JavaScript?
?E/d Opera Turbo?
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?E/d Cookies?
?Send Referrer Information?
?E/d Proxy Servers?
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?Edit Site Preferences...?

Overall: Opera is by far, the best browser.

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5 stars

"Perfect browser"

June 12, 2010  |  By d-boyz

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Quick, efficient and stable

Cons

Need additional plug-in to made it, like Adobe flash player and Java

Summary

Most of people who bash opera is too lazy for download additional plug-in or their computer already overcapacity, i already tried in games on-line which often complained but find no problem as long as Adobe flash player and Java already installed on computer.

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2 stars

"Poor non-standard design"

June 10, 2010  |  By spartain

 |  Version: Opera 10.53

Pros

Pretty fast and snappy - and quicker than Firefox.

Cons

Its non-standard design is a real pain. There is no top menu and the user is required to figure out where everything is, including the setting up.

Summary

There really should be a top menu. It's a real shame that this fast browser has been let down by idiot developers who's misplaced geek egos has led then to producing this awful layout. I wanted to check the version number - but no Help drop-down, because there's no top menu. I wanted to set the home page, but I couldn't because there's no top menu. Complete idiots. About to uninstall this crap now and try Avant.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.53
Version 10.52 fixed an issue where multiple asynchronous document modifications could be used to execute arbitrary code.
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date April 30, 2010
Date Added April 30, 2010
Version 10.53
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.03MB
File Name Opera_26.0.1656.24_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,597,588
Downloads Last Week 13,400
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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