Opera Link allowed users to synchronise their bookmarks, Speed Dial , notes, personal bar,  custom search engines, typed history  and the content blocker list across multiple computers and mobile devices such as a copy of Opera Mini running on a mobile phone.
Opera Link servers have been discontinued on December 14, , after leaving only a month to users to backup their bookmarks one by one. User's data synchronization support is confirmed to return in an upcoming release, but users on Symbian, J2ME and BlackBerry will not have access to it. Personal preferences for toolbars buttons and menus can be arranged with drag and drop , while access to. Opera supports customized user interface skins, allowing users to change the style and size of toolbars, buttons and menus.
A drag and drop functionality allows the user to easily place links and buttons on toolbars. The user is able to install custom skins, ranging from color changes to OS mimics. Opera allows the user to use animated GIF images in custom skins. Opera provides toolbars that display different menus and buttons. For example, the "start" toolbar is a drop down toolbar which can be enabled to provide access to history and bookmarks when the user focuses the address field.
Additionally a "view" toolbar includes multiple shortcuts to control the page exhibition and a find in page tool, a "navigation" toolbar can show commands to navigate through webpages, etc.
Opera Widgets are small standalone applications sitting on the desktop that use the browser's rendering engine.
Opera also has a presentation mode, Opera Show, which allows the use of a single source document for large-screen presentations and web browsing. Opera uses this mode when specific code CSS for presentations is in place. In January , Opera 7 was released. Opera 7 offered a new layout engine " Presto " with greatly improved CSS , scripting , and DOM support, a new skinned user interface and a new and radical email and news client called M2 using a database approach to storage.
In May , Opera 7. In August , Opera 7. Opera also recently announced a new browser for iTV, which ties in to the new fit to width option in Opera 7. Since its first release in , the browser has been met with limited success. Its availability on many platforms has given users access to a highly functional browser where this choice did not previously exist. Opera Software was one of the first companies active in the area of mobile devices, where it has gained significant market share.
On the Microsoft Windows platform, Opera has not been able to gain significant market share over its gratis competitors, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. No Yes No Yes? Retrieved 23 May Extended Ad filter support can be added by installing an extension such as Adblock Plus. Archived from the original on 12 January Retrieved 12 April More advanced Ad filtering for Opera can also be done with external software.
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Opera 12 was released on 14 June On 12 February , Opera Software announced that it would drop its own Presto layout engine in favour of WebKit as implemented by Google's Chrome browser, using code from the Chromium project.
Opera Software planned as well to contribute code to WebKit. On 28 May , a beta release of Opera 15 was made available,  the first version is based on the Chromium project. In January , the source code of Opera To demonstrate how radically different a browser could look, Opera Neon, dubbed a "concept browser", was released in January PC World compared it to demo models that automakers and hardware vendors release to show their visions of the future.
Instead of a Speed Dial also explained in the following chapter "Features" , it displays the frequently accessed websites in resemblance to a desktop with computer icons scattered all over it in an artistic formation. Opera has originated features later adopted by other web browsers, including: Speed Dial, pop-up blocking, re-opening recently closed pages, private browsing , and tabbed browsing.
Opera also has "Speed Dial", which allows the user to add an unlimited number of pages shown in thumbnail form in a page displayed when a new tab is opened. Speed Dial allows the user to more easily navigate to the selected web pages. It is possible to control some aspects of the browser using the keyboard shortcuts. One security feature is the option to delete private data, such as HTTP cookies , browsing history, items in cache and passwords with the click of a button.
With version 8. In August , the company introduced Opera Mini , a new Java ME based web browser for mobile phones originally marketed not to end users but to mobile network operators to pre-load on phones or offer for their subscribers.
In , Opera filed a complaint against Microsoft in the European Commission , alleging that bundling Internet Explorer with Microsoft Windows is harmful to both the consumer and to other web browser companies. In Opera Software decided to not use their in-house rendering engine for the Desktop Browser anymore. From Version 15, the Opera browser for computers would be using the Blink rendering engine, a fork of Webkit developed together with Google.
In January , the company introduced Opera Neon , a new concept browser that is intended as an exploration of browser design alternatives. The browser is built on top of the Blink engine similar to the original Opera browser, and it is available for Windows and macOS. It reached more than a million downloads in less than a month.
A version for the Android operating system was announced on 10 April Since 20 November , there have been reports from Chinese users that when they use Opera Mini, they are redirected to an error page leading them to download Opera Mini China version. This is almost certainly due to the Chinese government being concerned that users are using Opera Mini to bypass the Great Firewall of China.
Opera agreed to route all of their traffic through government servers. It can also shrink any images to fit as the handset screen. This step makes Opera Mini fast. Most Opera Mini versions use only the server-based compression method, with maximal compression but some issues with interactive web apps.
Opera Mini can operate in three compression modes: "mini" or "extreme" on Android versions , "turbo" or "high" on Android versions and uncompressed. The functionality of the Mini mode is somewhat different from a conventional Web browser, with the amount of data which has to be transferred much reduced, but with some loss to functionality. Unlike straightforward web browsers , Opera Mini fetches all content through a proxy server , renders it using the Presto layout engine,  and reformats web pages into a format more suitable for small screens.
When a user browses the web using Opera Mini, the request is sent, via the connectivity available at that moment by the device Mobile broadband , Wi-Fi or any other option given by the device to access the Internet , to one of the Opera Software company's proxy servers, which retrieves the web page, processes and compresses it, and sends it back to the client user's mobile phone. By default, Opera Mini opens one connection to the proxy servers, which it keeps open and re-uses as required.
This improves transfer speed and enables the servers to quickly synchronize changes to bookmarks stored in Opera Mini server. The Opera Software company maintains over proxy servers to handle Opera Mini traffic.
They run Linux and are massively parallel and massively redundant. Internet Channel was free to download from its release on 12 April  until 30 June After that date, Wii users had to pay Wii Points to download it. The technology is simply a professionally maintained proxy server that blocks web sites related to pornography, discrimination, security hacking , software piracy , violence, gambling, illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, dating , weapons, abortion, and other content that Nintendo deems objectionable.
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