You may remember our amazing Opera give away last year where all our readers got the chance to win a Surface Pro, but if you didn’t, or you missed the boat on that deal, then there’s no need to worry, because we’re doing it again!
That’s right, to tie in nicely with the new release of the Opera browser, we’ve teamed up with Opera to give everyone the chance to win again, and this time the prize is a Surface Pro 4! Details on how you can enter are below.
As always, and with every new release of Opera there’s a whole a bunch of improvements and it comes packed with some new and really interesting features.
Video Pop Out Feature
Perhaps the best and handiest is the new Video Pop Out feature.
For anyone, from student to professional, who likes to work and multitask, this new addition allows you shift and move the video frame of whatever you’re watching to the side of your screen, enabling you to carry out other tasks at the same time. You can even resize the pop out for optimal viewing.
Dragging and dropping the video frame around the screen to wherever you want it is a cinch, and as a handy bonus, it can be closed immediately, should the need arise.
It’s also based on HTML5 Tech, so it’s also future proofed, and provides that extra bit of security against other fading tech such as Flash and Silverlight.
But of course, this is Opera, so as usual, there’s more:
Battery Saver – Opera is the the first major browser to add a power saving mode to it’s browser to help extend the battery life of laptops by up to 50% when compared with other browsers, such as Google Chrome.
Ad Blocker – The native ad blocker integrated in the Opera browser now allows users to block ads from websites for a faster browsing experience.
Speed Dial improvements – Now, you don’t need to worry that you removed a website from your Speed Dial accidentally. You’ll now notice three little dots on hover in place of where the delete button used to be. The new button provides quick access to the features previously only available in the context menu, like opening in private tab, or removing a website from your Speed Dial.
Add your own photo as theme – A while back, the “Create your theme” option in the theme manager was introduced. Now, this option is more visible for you. Just go to the Customize start page and click the ‘+’ button; then, use your own photos to create a theme.
Extension button visible in the Speed Dial side panel – All extension users will have the extension manager always at hand. The extension icon is visible on side panel on the left side of the Speed Dial page.
Change in version support for OSX – Starting from this version, we’re requirements on Mac are being updated to support OS X 10.9 and higher.
So if you want to surf the web and have the best hassle free experience, then the new added features prove that the Opera browser has been built with us, the user, mind. Download the latest version of Opera from FileHippo now!