Opera Reviews

Opera browser offers the best experience out of the box

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The interface is clean and effective. The Speed Dial is the best in class new tab page. You choose what and how many pages you want there and you can even group multiple pages with deadly simple drag and drop or bookmark all the opened tabs at once there.

Off-road is great for when your connection is bad or you're having a problem to connect to a specific website, and also saving a bit of data/money if you're accessing via a mobile network connection.

You can access all your search engines when you select and right-click text on a page.

You can easily recover any closed page from the menu, while in Chrome for example you're limited to the latest 10 closed tabs/windows.

Paste & Go anytime, simply press Ctrl + Shift + V!

Mouse gestures are included for fast browsing.

Stash and Discover can be useful to varying kinds of usage and other minor unique settings included are very good.

In addition to Speed Dial and Off-road mode, in mobile devices the navigation is faster and the bar placement at the bottom is much more comfortable for navigating and tab-switching. The option to apply text wrapping and freely zooming in instead of the worst invention of the century (a.k.a. the FontBoosting method) also strengthens my choice greatly.

You can save pages for off-line viewing which is a good bonus and now that they're implementing features like the media downloader Opera is differentiating itself from the other browsers even more.

It's also worth mentioning that while companies like Maxthon, Dolphin, etc (with the exception of Yandex), are building browsers that are merely wrappers that use the rendering engine that comes with your device's Android version, Opera is directly involved with web standards and offers the latest and greatest in this department with a more up-to-date browsing engine.

Summing up: it's the best browser and it's from a company historically committed to supporting the open web standards. My sole browser recommendation. 10/10

[Edited by rluik, September 29]


**Pros ** - Built-in Adblocker, Battery Saver, Cu...

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  • Built-in Adblocker, Battery Saver, Currency Converter, Mouse Gestures, Opera Turbo, Sidebar ,Themes, Video Popout, VPN, Visual Bookmark with Recycle Bin


  • require user prompt to install from chrome web store
  • opera link was unable to sync extensions

[Edited by Shojimeguro, January 19]

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Very Nice Interface
lightweight compared to Firefox
Ability to add Chrome extensions
Built-in Adblocker
Free VPN with Unlimited Bandwidth


the best

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i thought chrome is the best browser until i used opera i was surprised about its speed and exclusive built-in extensions like video pop out (loved it so much ) , fast free vpn , ad blocker and the ability to install and use all chrome extensions . i advise people to give it a try and i'm sure you will uninstall chrome.


Try Opera

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For very slow computers (a.k.a my netbook), Opers was the best browser that work compared to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Maxthon.
It work fast and loaded quickly in even wi-fi with low signals.
I have heard of Opera before but never had the chance to try it out. Hearing that it is losing its appeal and the browser was better then than now, I would probably have to agree.
But whether the choice appears, try Opera out.


For me, it's the fastest

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I'm a computer technician, I've used many browsers with many types of computers, mac/pc/ and linux. Basically what it came down to is chrome, Firefox, Opera, and even Safari all ran about the same, but when I turned on the "turbo" (image compression), it ran the fastest on all my computers. The only one that that was slow was Explorer, which is built for safty more than speed.

*on linux OS, Firefox was the fastest

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Has pretty much same development tools as chrome, since they contribute to chromiums development. I use it as a responsive-web-dev browser.


updated, problems I have with opera

  • Does not show how much the page is currently zoomed.

[Edited by Kagerjay, June 04]

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Fast, great user interface. Can be extended with bot Opera and Chrome extensions.

[Edited by bklampfl, August 21]


XP "support" is minimal, & fading fast

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Windows XP & Vista Support is "patching" version 36.0, so new standards & insecure protocols are not usable an more.


No home button, no muti-row tabs, no to Opera

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Opera is fast and consumes little battery in my tablet, but something I don't understand is why there is no home button?... why there is no multi-row tabs?... could be a very nice browser but something that should be obvious is not present.


One of the best browsers! ^.^

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A stable browser and VPN included completely free and unlimited!
In strongly recommend to anyone! ^.^


Opera is Undead: Long Live Vivaldi!

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After using Presto Opera since version 8.5, I was horrified by the lobotomised version of Opera presented in v15. I agreed completely with the need for a change of engine but Opera's new direction threw out most of what made the Presto version a true classic and a joy to use. Two years later and it STILL feels like it barely compares to version 8 of Opera Classic, let alone version 12.

It's a freakish abomination that abandoned its core user-base, along with all the beloved community features and mail, in favour of some nebulous idea about "popularity". (something that seems not to have worked at all, based on these results: http://clicky.com/marketshare/global/web-browsers/ )

I've stuck with it in the desperate hope that some glimmer of the original spirit would return...and I'm happy to report that it finally has! BUT NOT IN OPERA.

Enter: Vivaldi! (https://vivaldi.com/#Home )

Created by the original CEO of Opera, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, (who left the company shortly before the awful change in direction), Vivaldi simply is - in spirit - everything that Opera was, only modernised to use Blink (The feature-set will be what Opera was, but many are not yet present). The community is already back. Mail is on the way.Innovation is already present (I fully expect everyone else to start copying the Tab Colours soon, just like old times!) For me, this is the final shotgun blast to the head of the shambling zombie horror that was once an amazing browser; Opera remains Opera in name only, having long since lost its soul.

[Edited by GTLC, February 16]


Opera is Chrome

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Nowadays Opera is just another Google Chrome copy. And it has no bookmarks.


On 12 February 2013, Opera announced it would drop its own Presto engine ...

Read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_ (web_browser)

But real Opera is alive !!
"Opera 12.17 out". 2014-04-23.

you can download it here:

[Edited by mer30hamid, July 03]

They just fixed OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

I think they will do the next big thing soon ;)

Opera is not Chrome, read: https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15182673#Comment_15182673
And follow the linked comparison.

And they are going even further now with the new Tab Preview feature in the alpha/beta versions, full bookmarks manager, etc.

Yes, yes, they have been promising the implementation of the bookmarks manager I guess for about a year now. Even though it is already included in Chromium, on which Opera is based...
Tab preview? No sh!t, a feature like that surely is destined to be a Chrome-killer!

I encourage everybody to just switch to a real browser like Firefox. Firefox is OPENSOURCE, almost as fast as Chromium while being more stable, and has lots of features and customization options right out of the box, so you don't have to look for extensions for every bloody thing. Yes, and Firefox is not being run by assholes whose main concern is profit.

[Edited by Azazel, July 26]

For the first time i am very agree with Azazel. Firefox is the best browser , at least for me .

LOL! You have to download many extensions in Firefox to make it useful, like I said Opera offers different things out of the box which are a plus (while for me the settings built-in in Firefox are useless). Also, the single process architecture and other problems make Firefox laggy and not stable sometimes.

Rluik, not useful you say? Firefox has a bookmark manager, site settings, toolbar customizer, smooth scrolling, ability to select text inside links, data sync, applications manager where you can set how Firefox handles various file and URL types like magnet links or torrent files. Not to mention the ability to easily set a non-Google search engine as the default. I believe none of this is possible in Opera-Chromium, at least without extensions?
And what Opera has to offer that FF doesn't? That "Discover" joke? A feature that is mostly targeted at people who are using the Internet for the first damn time in their lives? Is that what makes a browser useful to you?

And from my experience, multi-process architecture doesn't make a browser more stable, just more greedy for the RAM. At least judging by the way it is implemented in Chromium. Once one of those processes catches an error, the whole browser just shuts down. That risk is even higher when you have a dozen of extensions installed, each of which is yet another process that lowers the overall stability of one's browser.

[Edited by Azazel, August 24]

I believe none of this is possible in Opera-Chromium

Fuck, I get it now, you didn't even use/test the thing and come here to bash. Bing, Yahoo! (and Yandex and Baidu depending on your region) are easily selectable as default search engine. The independent processes don't crash the whole browser like you said and I don't have 512 MB of RAM.

These Firefox settings aren't useful to me.
Site settings is accessible via the settings to an extent, I'm sure more is coming later (Opera hasn't copied the preferences manager from clicking the site favicon that Chrome has). I miss sync but it's coming, and Firefox can't even store my Speed Dials to begin, how would I bother to have sync on it? My OS manages file and protocol associations, I don't need the redundancy.

Follow the link I posted above, and the Chrome vs. Opera link in that page and compare it to Firefox yourself.

Among everything that I listed you basically replied only on the search options? And please quit acting like it has been possible since the adoption of Chromium; I remember just a few months back every other question on Opera forums was on how to change the default search engine, lol.

And nobody cares if those features aren't useful to you Rluik. ALL of them were present in old Opera (although I bet this doesn't tell you much), some of them are available in Chrome and Maxton, so I guess this fact indicates that they aren't that useless, and that you my friend are a user with a set of pretty specific needs. Damn it, who needs the ability to pick their search engine in the context menu to search for selected text anyway? Actually, who searches text via the context menu at all? And guess what? You don't really need speed dial when you have a sane bookmark system with a toolbar.

Follow the link I posted above, and the Chrome vs. Opera link in that page and compare it to Firefox yourself.

If I had a lot more spare time I would have found for you quite a few of such "turning-point" killer features in Yandex Browser, Coolnovo and Torch. They all are based on Chromium too yet they are probably more superior to Opera as far as functionality goes.

[Edited by Azazel, August 27]

please quit acting like it has been possible since the adoption of Chromium

It has been possible. What you can't do, as of now, is set custom (manually added) search engines as default (e.g. DDG, StartPage, ixquick) without a extension.

who needs the ability to pick their search engine in the context menu to search for selected text anyway?

Me. It's very handy to look up the terms in Wikipedia or other search engines. You like playing with your clipboard content and clicking or pressing more keys to perform this simple task? Ok.

nobody cares if those features aren't useful to you Rluik

Of course you don't care. You don't care what features aren't present in Firefox that I need and use in Opera either. You started a discussion saying Opera is shit and made by assholes who only care about profit, you said everyone should switch to the only true and real browser, the god Firefox regardless of the people's needs: you don't care about them. You don't even care to test or read about other browsers when info is presented to you. That sums up your participation here.

It's just way too weird to believe that you are so attached to those few otiose features and so indifferent to the absence of the big ones that are being used by lots of web surfers, and that were present in old Opera. You are simply either an Opera employee, or an eccentric, that's it. My words about choosing Firefox were addressed mostly at normal, more or less advanced users who would like to control and customize their way of browsing the Internet instead of adopting one that is a browser vendor sees best for their users (in reality -- for them to make money.)

I don't agree with you, so the only conclusion is I'm a Opera employee (when I'm not and have never been). See, you simply can't accept when other people have different tastes and proceed to blame me with irrelevant considerations (the company I work for or not - even if it was Opera Software - would not change what I need to make my web browsing experience bearable).

I can't choose and customize Firefox to my likings, e.g. swap its annoying scrollable/extended/overflowed tab bar with one that goes on shrinking the tabs' size (much better for cognitive/recognizing the places where I leave my many tabs open + its tab previews/thumbnails when I need to scan an area). The best part is I don't need to: Opera offers the most complete out of the box package for my needs, staying with Opera I need to install much less extensions than I'd have to reproduce the core Opera functionalities in Fx. And they also have the merit of implementing first and best many features, I wouldn't switch to another browser ignoring that.

I said already that you really might as well be a user with such needs that Chropera perfectly accommodates. This doesn't take away the fact that most New Opera users are either noobs or compelled to install a ton of extensions to make it usable and closer to Opera Presto. Some of them just use it as the closest known thing to Chrome as they don't want to use Chrome to avoid being spied on, lol.. If you are concerned about privacy, go with Open Source, damn it! But yeah, generally I'd say New Opera is something like "the browser for your Mom" anyway.

It is the Time to Move On.

I love it

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One of mt favorite browsers alongside with Firefox (my most favorite one) and Google Chrome