Opera for Linux's Description
Opera is a very popular web browser, with lots of features: tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated searches, password manager, RSS Newsfeeds and many more.
Key features of "Opera"
- Speed Dial - Now you have a new way to access your favorite Web sites. Just open a new tab to get your Speed Dial. It's easy to populate and addictive to use.
- Fraud protection - Opera's advanced fraud protection protects you against web sites that try to steal your personal information. Watch the demo to learn how to enable this feature. demo
- BitTorrent - You don't need a separate BitTorrent application to download large files. Simply click a torrent link and start the download.
- Add your favorite search engines - Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu.
- Content blocker - Remove ads or images - it's up to you. Right-click (CTRL-click on the Mac) on the Web page and choose "Block content".
- Site preferences - Want to view a site in a different way or deny certain cookies? Want to block pop-ups on certain sites only? Right click and select "Edit site preferences".
- Widgets - Small Web applications (multimedia, newsfeeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun. Use the Widgets menu to discover new widgets and access your favorites.
- Improved rich text editing - Use advanced text editing features for today's most popular Web applications.
- Thumbnail preview - It is easy to have many tabs open at once in Opera. But exactly which tab had that video you wanted? Hover your mouse on any tab to see a thumbnail preview.
- Transfer manager - View download progress and access all your downloads from one simple transfer manager window.
- Tabbed browsing - Surf the Web easier and faster by opening multiple Web pages within the same application window.
- Password manager - The password manager remembers your usernames and passwords so you will not have to.
- Integrated search - Search Google, eBay, Amazon and more with our integrated search field. You can also search directly in the address field using keywords (for example "g" for Google).
- Pop-up blocking - Opera lets you control whether to block all pop-ups, or open only the ones that you have requested.
- Mouse gestures - Opera supports mouse gestures, allowing you to perform certain movements with the mouse to access commonly used features.
- Fast Forward - Fast Forward will detect the most likely "next page" link and greatly simplify navigation in multi-page documents such as search results and image galleries.
- Sessions - Save a collection of open tabs as a session, for later retrieval, or start with the pages you had open when Opera was last closed.
- Quick preferences - Pressing F12 displays the 'Quick preferences' menu to easily switch settings such as pop-up and cookie preferences and more.
- Notes - Notes can be kept in conjunction with a Web site you want to refer to later, or remind you of any particular information you may like to review again.
- Voice - The voice feature allows you to control Opera's interface by talking and to have documents read aloud. Voice is currently offered in English and runs on Windows 2000 and XP.
- Keyboard Shortcuts - like mouse gestures - make your browsing faster and more efficient. Read more about all the keyboard shortcuts in Opera.
- Trash can - If you accidentally close a tab, you can retrieve it from the trash can. This also works for blocked pop-ups that you may want.
- Security bar - Opera displays security information inside the address field. The padlock icon indicates the level of security present on a site.
- Encryption - Opera supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 3, and TLS 1.0 and 1.1. Opera supports 256-bit encryption, the strongest standard encryption for the Web.
- Delete private data - You can clear the history and cache when exiting, to protect your privacy. Private data can easily be erased at any time by going to Tools > Delete private data.
- Cookie control - You have detailed control of what cookies to accept and reject, including different setups for different servers.
- Opera mail - Our built-in POP/IMAP E-mail client is a combined e-mail program, news reader, mailing list organizer and RSS/Atom newsfeed reader.
- IRC chat - Communicate with people all over the world using Opera's IRC chat client. Chat privately or in rooms, or share files with your friends and family.
- Drag and drop - Add, remove or rearrange buttons, search fields and toolbars. Go to Tools > Appearance.
- Skins - Skins can give your browser the look you want. Make the browser your own by giving it the icons, colors and style of your choice.
- Language - Opera is translated into a multitude of languages, and the language can be changed on the fly. Go to Tools > Preferences > General.
- Zoom - You can zoom the contents of any Web page from 20%-1000% using the zoom dropdown or the + and - keys.
- Text size and colors - You can change text size and color, link styling or background color to your liking in Tools > Preferences > Web pages.
- User style sheets - Opera comes with a set of ready-made style sheets, including accessibility style.
- Standards support - We take pride in supporting all major Web standards currently in use, including CSS 2.1, XHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01, WML 2.0, ECMAScript, DOM 2 and SVG 1.1 basic.
- Small-screen mode - When displaying a page in small-screen mode (Shift+F11) you can see how it will look on a mobile phone or other small-screen device running Opera.
- Validate code - You can validate the HTML code of any Web page by pressing Ctrl+Alt+V.
- Toggle graphics and style sheets - Graphics and style sheets can be toggled on/off via our toolbars and shortcuts.
- Info panel - The Info panel shows details about the currently open page such as MIME type, page size, character encoding and more.
- Reload from cache - Edit the source of any open Web page and view the result instantly. Go to Tools > Advanced.
- Full-screen mode - The F11 key toggles Opera's projection mode, using the whole screen for browsing and, if a projection style sheet is present, displays 'slides' suitable for presentation.
- Kiosk mode - Opera supports kiosk mode - a lock-down mode in which the browser can be used for unattended computers in public places.