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Opera 12 logo (60 pix) Opera has released version 20 of its eponymous Web browser released. Opera was last year moved from the in-house developed rendering engine Presto to Blink. This is part of Chromium, which include also used by Google Chrome. Opera is available for Windows and OS X, but not yet for Linux. New in version 20 has included the ability to create favorites by drag & drop on the speed dail improved and in the address specified when the certificate of a website is invalid.
Drag and drop speed dial entries to the bookmarks bar
See? Just pick it up, drag it and drop it. Just like that. On the bookmarks bar. That way you can access the site even when you’re not on the start page.
Drag and drop a site to your Speed Dial or bookmarks bar
Usefull it works the other way around. You can drag and drop it a website as a bookmark or as a Speed Dial entry.
More menu items
We added shortcuts from the main menu to Speed Dial, Stash and Discover. That way you can go directly to any of them without opening a new tab
More Speed Dial customization
We added a new feature to the advanced settings. Today, Opera uses quite large thumbnails to display Speed Dial entries. You can disable this and get a much smaller size. This feature is for the minimalists out there, or Those with a lot of Speed Dial entries. Note That We are still enhancing advanced settings, you can find more already in developer stream.
There are a host of other improvements to make browsing safer and snappier:
Improved screenshots for Stash – goodbye blurry images!
Performance improvements for loading themes.
An advanced setting to confirm exit when using Command-Q on Mac.
A broken padlock badge in the URL bar, if the site’s certificate is not valid. This is a “proceed with caution” indicator rather than an red alert.
Inline installation or extensions. This makes it easy to install security-vetted extensions hosted at the Opera add-ons store , but without leaving its associated site, Thereby Reducing friction.
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