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Opera Browser


The Opera Browser

Opera

Opera started out as a research project in Norway's telecom company, Telenor, in 1994.

The Opera browser is free, and it is known for its performance, standards compliance, and small size.

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Opera Statistics

The following figures are based on W3Schools' users, and are extracted from our Browser Statistics:

2016 Total O 36 O 35 O 34 O Mini Older
April 1.3 % 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3 % 0.2 %
March 1.3 % 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3 % 0.0 %
February 1.3 %   0.5% 0.3% 0.4 % 0.1 %
January 1.4 %     0.9% 0.4 % 0.1 %

2015 Total O 34 O 33 O 32 O 31 O 30 O 29 O 28 O 27 O 26 O 12 O Mini Other
December 1.5 % 0.5 % 0.3 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.3 % 0.3 %
November 1.5 %   0.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.2 %
October 1.4 %     0.8 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
September 1.4 %     0.3 % 0.5 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
August 2.2 %       0.6 % 0.2 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.4 % 0.5 % 0.5 %
July 2.5 %         0.7 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 0.6 % 0.7 %
June 1.8 %         0.5 % 0.3 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.3 % 0.5 % 0.2 %
May 1.6 %           0.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.2 %
April 1.5 %           0.1 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
March 1.5 %             0.5 % 0.3 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
February 1.5 %               0.9 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
January 1.6 %               0.1 % 0.7 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.2 %

2014 Total O 26 O 25 O 24-22 O 21-18 O 12 O Mini Other
December 1.6 %   0.7 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.3 %
November 1.6 %   0.2 % 0.6 % 0.0 % 0.1 % 0.2 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
October 1.6 %     0.3 % 0.5 % 0.0 % 0.2 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
September 1.6 %       0.6 % 0.1 % 0.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 %
August 1.8 %       0.6 % 0.1 % 0.3 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
July 1.7 %       0.5 % 0.0 % 0.2 % 0.7 % 0.3 %
June 1.8 %         0.1 % 0.3 % 0.8 % 0.6 %
May 1.8 %         0.3 % 0.4 % 0.7 % 0.4 %
April 1.8 %         0.6 % 0.4 % 0.8 % 0.0 %
March 1.8 %         0.6 % 0.5 % 0.7 % 0.0 %
February 1.9 %         0.6 % 0.5 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
January 1.8 %         0.4 % 0.5 % 0.7 % 0.2 %

2013 Total O 18 O 17 O 16 O 15 O 12 O 11 O Mini Other
December 1.9 % 0.4 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 0.2 %
November 1.8 % 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
October 1.7 %   0.2 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.2 %
September 1.7 %         0.9 % 0.0 % 0.8 % 0.0 %
August 1.8 %         0.7 % 0.1 % 0.7 % 0.3 %
July 1.6 %         0.8 % 0.1 % 0.7 % 0.0 %
June 1.7 %         1.0 % 0.1 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
May 1.6 %         1.0 % 0.1 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
April 1.7 %         1.0 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
March 1.8 %         1.1 % 0.1 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
February 1.8 %         1.1 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
January 1.9 %         1.1 % 0.1 % 0.6 % 0.1 %

2012 Total       O 12 O 11 O 10 O Mini Other
December 2.1 %       1.2 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.2 %
November 2.0 %       1.3 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
October 2.0 %       1.2 % 0.2 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
September 2.1 %       1.2 % 0.2 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.1 %
August 2.2 %       1.2 % 0.3 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 0.0 %
July 2.1 %       1.1 % 0.4 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
June 2.2 %       0.5 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
May 2.2 %       0.1 % 1.5 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
April 2.3 %       0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
March 2.3 %       0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
February 2.3 %       0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
January 2.4 %       0.1 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %

2011 Total         O 11 O 10 O Mini Other
December 2.5 %         1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
November 2.4 %         1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
October 2.4 %         1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 %         1.7 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.0 %
August 2.3 %         1.7 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
July 2.4 %         1.7 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
June 2.4 %         1.7 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
May 2.4 %         1.8 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.0 %
April 2.6 %         1.9 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
March 2.5 %         1.9 % 0.2 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
February 2.5 %         1.8 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
January 2.5 %         1.7 % 0.4 % 0.3 % 0.1 %

2010 Total         O 11 O 10 O 9.5 Other
December 2.2 %         0.7 % 1.4 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 2.3 %         0.1 % 2.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 2.2 %           2.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 %           2.0 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
August 2.3 %           2.1 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
July 2.3 %           2.1 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
June 2.1 %           1.9 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
May 2.2 %           2.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
April 2.2 %           2.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
March 2.2 %           1.9 % 0.3 % 0.0 %
February 2.1 %           1.8 % 0.3 % 0.0 %
January 2.2 %           1.8 % 0.4 % 0.0 %

2009 Total         O 10 O 9.5 O 9 Other
December 2.3 %         1.8 % 0.4 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 2.3 %         1.7 % 0.5 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 2.3 %         1.5 % 0.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 %         1.2 % 0.9 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
August 2.1 %         0.4 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
July 2.1 %         0.3 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
June 2.1 %         0.2 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
May 2.2 %         0.1 % 1.9 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
April 2.2 %         0.1 % 1.9 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
March 2.3 %         0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.1 %
February 2.2 %         0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
January 2.3 %         0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.1 %

2008 Total         O 10 O 9.5 O 9 Other
December 2.4 %         0.1 % 2.0 % 0.2 % 0.1 %
November 2.3 %           1.9 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
October 2.2 %           1.7 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
September 2.0 %           1.5 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
August 2.1 %           1.5 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
July 1.9 %           1.3 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
June 1.7 %           1.0 % 0.6 % 0.1 %
May 1.5 %           0.1 % 1.3 % 0.1 %

Opera 36

Opera 36 was released on March 31, 2016.

Opera 36 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • New Start Page Layout
  • New fresh Tab switcher
  • Making progressive web apps easier to find on the web
  • Web Bluetooth experiment
  • Updated support for the latest Chromium/Blink version 49

Opera 35

Opera 35 was released on February 2, 2016.

Opera 35 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Tab muting
  • Improved download interface
  • Download notifications
  • New Basic section in setting page
  • 32-bit DEB/RPM for Linux users
  • Updated support for the latest Chromium/Blink version 48

Opera 34

Opera 34 was released on December 8, 2015.

Opera 34 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Improvements to Opera Turbo mode
  • Improvements to download manager
  • The Discover feature is now the News feed
  • Support for MSE audio (audio/mpeg and audio/aac mimetypes) - enables playback from Google Play Music and similar services
  • New share button on Mac to share a webpage through apps
  • Updated support for the latest Chromium/Blink version 47

Opera 33

Opera 33 was released on October 27, 2015.

Opera 33 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • New product logo - The 3-dimensional "O"
  • Turbo 2 compression - compresses images/videos, so users can surf the web fluidly even on slow internet
  • Cleaned up the look of Opera on Mac
  • Added support for H264 video and MP3 audio codecs on Linux
  • Updated support for the latest Chromium/Blink release, version 46

Opera 32

Opera 32 was released on September 15, 2015.

Opera 32 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Boosted privacy
  • Synchronization functionality
  • Password sync
  • New tree view mode for the bookmark view
  • Option to install animated themes for the browser's Speed Dial screen
  • Improvements to heart menu
  • Updated support for the latest Chromium/Blink release, version 45

Opera 31

Opera 31 was released on August 4, 2015.

Opera 31 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Faster startup time - 70% faster for Opera on computers
  • Discover gets a better layout
  • Extends the browser's sync feature to also include typed history

Opera 30

Opera 30 was released on June 9, 2015.

Opera 30 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Faster switching between tabs - added a button to cycle through tabs
  • Support for sidebar extensions to display contents in the browser's sidebar panel
  • Option to undo the deletion of bookmarks
  • Defense against Logjam

Opera 29

Opera 29 was released on April 28, 2015.

Opera 29 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Sync open tabs between devices - access your recently visited tabs from other devices (using sync technology)
  • Sound notification to the tab favicon - to quickly locate any tab that is making a noise

Opera 28

Opera 28 was released on March 10, 2015.

Opera 28 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Bookmark Syncing - now you can sync bookmarks between your computer and your phone/tablet
  • Bookmark suggestions are displayed when typing in the combined search and address bar
  • Better integration with Mac OS

Opera 27

Opera 27 was released on January 27, 2015.

Opera 27 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Navigation Bar at the bottom - improves navigation between Speed Dial, Bookmarks, and Discover sections
  • Tab Preview is back

Opera 26

Opera 26 was released on December 3, 2014.

Opera 26 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Bookmark sharing - share links with friends for up to 14 days
  • Ability to migrate bookmarks from another web browser to Opera
  • New print preview - users can now preview their print layout right in the browser
  • Better integrated with Mac OS X Yosemite

Opera 25

Opera 25 was released on October 15, 2014.

Opera 25 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • New visual bookmarks - use the "heart" icon to bookmark by image
  • 64-bit by default for Mac
  • New Start page
  • Integrated PDF Viewer
  • A new Gaming category has been added in Discovery

Opera 24

Opera 24 was released on September 17, 2014.

Opera 24 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

New features:

  • Tab preview
  • High DPI support
  • Updated Chromium to 37

Opera 23

Opera 23 was released on August 12, 2014.

Opera 23 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • New options to heart button in the address bar
  • Support for unprefixed CSS transforms
  • Improved stability
  • Updated Chromium to 36

Opera 22

Opera 22 was released on June 03, 2014.

Opera 22 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • New themes - 5 new themes inspired by Opera's birthplace, Norway
  • Silent updates on Windows
  • Updated Chromium to 35

Opera 21

Opera 21 was released on May 14, 2014.

Opera 21 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • AdBlock is working again when opening pages in new tabs
  • Support for "Aura" (a way to accelerate the entire browser experience using your PC's graphics card)

Opera 20

Opera 20 was released on March 04, 2014, and includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 33.

Opera 20 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Dragable bookmarks - Drag your tabs to the bookmarks bar to save them. Drag your bookmarks onto your Speed Dial to create new entries
  • New Speed Dial entries - Change the look of your Speed Dial entries in the advanced settings

Opera 19

Opera 19 was released on January 28, 2014, and includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 32.

Opera 19 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Bookmarks bar - Save, organize, and easily access pages from the bookmarks bar
  • Theme creation - Upload images or use images from the web to customize the look of your browser

Opera 18

Opera 18 was released on November 19, 2013, and includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 31.

Opera 18 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Media access - Allow websites to access your camera/microphone, including support for HTML5 media access
  • Themes - Themes from addons.opera.com can be installed through the theme manager
  • Rocker gestures - Navigate back/forward in a tab's history by rocking your fingers across your mouse buttons
  • Tab enhancement - You can now drag tabs between open windows

Opera 17

Opera 17 was released on October 10, 2013, and includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 30.

Opera 17 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Pinned tabs - Allows you to pin tabs on the tab bar (can help prevent you from closing tabs accidentally)
  • Custom search - Lets you add custom search engines to your combined search and address bar

Opera 16

Opera 16 was released on August 27, 2013, and includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 29.

Opera 16 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Autofill - Allows you to securely store your addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and credit cards for use online
  • Geolocation - Lets you share your location information with websites that request it

Opera 15

Opera 15 was released on July 2, 2013.

Opera 15 is available for Mac and Windows.

Opera 15 is a major reinvention for Opera. The browser's source code will be based on Chromium and Blink, a fork of the WebKit rendering engine. Everything for this browser is new:

  • New rendering engine based on WebKit
  • New user interface
  • New capabilities
  • New features
  • Improved site compatibility
  • Silent auto updates

New features:

  • Combined address and search bar
  • Enhanced Speed Dial - Allows you to combine Speed Dial entries into groups
  • Stash feature  - Records the location, meta data, and a screenshot of a page, and places this information into a collapsable list entry on the browser's  Start Page, that can be searched by keyword and/or scanned visually by screenshot
  • Discover - Displays news and topical content that can be filtered by category or location/language
  • Off-Road mode - Adopts the server-side compression technology used by Opera Mobile

Opera 12

Opera 12 was released on June 13, 2012.

Opera 12 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Windows.

New features:

  • Improved speed
  • Camera support - First browser to support the W3C getUserMedia specification
  • Themes - Opera 12 introduces lightweight themes
  • Better Security Badge
  • Improved HTML5 and CSS3 Support - such as HTML5 drag and drop and CSS3 transitions and animation
  • Five new languages - Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Hebrew and Kazakh
  • A page zoom slider
  • Do Not Track support

Opera 11.60

Opera 11.60 was released on December 6, 2011.

Opera 11.60 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Windows.

New features:

  • New browser engine - Faster and more stable Internet experience
  • New mail design - A cleaner layout, message grouping, easier navigation, and a more intuitive view in your inbox
  • Revamped address field - To add pages to your bookmarks or Speed Dial, just press the star in the address field
  • Improved support for HTML5, CSS3, SVG

Opera 11.50

Opera 11.50 was released on June 28, 2011.

Opera 11.50 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Windows.

New features:

  • Sleeker user interface
  • Added functionality for Opera's pioneering Speed Dial feature - Embed your Sped Dial with extensions that keep you updated instantly instead of thumbnails linking to your favorite links
  • Password Synchronization - Let you synchronize password securely and safely with other Opera browsers
  • Faster graphics performance
  • Improved support for HTML5, CSS3, SVG

Opera 11.10

Opera 11.10 was released in April 2011.

Opera 11.10 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Windows.

New features:

  • Speed Dial 2.0 - Your favorite pages now have clearer previews, and dials can even dynamically show live content for websites. There is now no limit to how many dials you can use
  • Opera Turbo enhanced - Boost your browsing speed on crowded Wi-Fi hotspots, tethered mobile phones or dial-up connections
  • Simple Plug-in installation - With this release, the most popular plug-in, Adobe Flash Player, installs seamlessly and automatically
  • New CSS3 Support - Opera now supports CSS3 linear gradients and multiple columns

Opera 11

Opera 11 was released in December 2010.

Opera 11 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Windows.

New features:

  • Opera Presto 2.7 rendering engine - Better support for CSS3 and HTML5
  • Tab Stacking - Often we open a lot of tabs and find it difficult to adjust and manage. Opera 11 lets you drag one tab over another to create groups of tabs. Now you can keep dozens of webpages open, organized, and under control
  • Secure address field - An improved address field makes it easier to stay safe on the Web, and it now hides the complexity of long web addresses. It also provides more security information to help you stay safe when browsing; just click the badge for the website to see security information about the site you are visiting
  • Visual Mouse Gestures - Allows common browser actions with a quick flick of your mouse. Holding down the right mouse button on a web page now shows a visual guide that indicates how to perform the available gestures
  • Opera installer for Microsoft Windows platforms - Opera has a new installer written in-house, which is much faster than the previously used MSI installer.
  • New Extensions & Mail Panel - A bunch of new extensions and a new mail panel for a quick usage of email

Older Opera Versions

Opera 10.5 - Released in March 2010.

Opera 10.0 - Released in September 2009.

Opera 9.5 - Released in June 2008.

Opera 9.0 - Released in June 2006.

Opera 8.5 - Released in September 2005.

Opera 8.0 - Released in April 2005.