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Opera Browser


The Opera Browser

Opera

The Opera browser is free, and it is the smallest and fastest browser in the world!

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

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

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Opera Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Opera numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2014 Total       O 22 O 18-21 O 12 O Mini Other
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 %

These statistics are based on W3Schools' users.


Opera is Free and Very Web Standard Compliant!

The Opera browser is free, small, fast, and very standard compliant!

If your Web site works in Opera, you can be certain that it is standard compliant! Simply write your pages in standards-compliant code, and your site will work in all major browsers and on all major platforms and operating systems.


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.



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