Opera is a fast, secure, configurable, and standards compliant Internet/intranet browser that also includes a newsreader and mail client. Opera gives you the freedom to run multiple windows without opening up other instances and many more features that make it a great choice for the serious web enthusiast. Opera comes with tons of features, including 128bit encryption, enhanced security for your online transactions, advanced download support features, cookie management and many more. Additional features include built-in download manager, integrated mail client with spam filter, skin support, mouse gestures pop-up killer, one-click log-in to password protected sites and more.
The most full-featured Internet power tool on the market, Opera includes tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated searches and advanced functions like Operas groundbreaking e-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.
1. Tabbed browsing
Surf the Web easier and faster by opening multiple Web pages within the same application window.
2. Integrated search
Search Google, eBay, Amazon and more with Operas integrated search. You can also search directly in the address field using shortcuts (e.g. "g" for Google).
3. Pop-up blocking
Opera lets you control whether to block all pop-ups, or open only the ones that you have requested.
4. Fast Forward
Fast Forward will detect the most likely "next page" link and greatly simplify navigation in multi-page documents.
5. Password manager
Operas password manager remembers your usernames and passwords so you will not have to.
Save a collection of open pages as a session, for later retrieval, or start with the pages you had open when Opera was last closed.
7. Mouse gestures
Opera supports mouse gestures, allowing you to perform certain movements with the mouse in order to access commonly used features.
8. Quick preferences
Pressing F12 displays Operas Quick preferences menu to easily switch settings such as browser authentication, pop-up and cookie preferences.
Notes can be kept in conjunction with a Web site you want to refer to later, to remind you of any particular information you may like to review again.
The voice feature allows you to control Operas interface by talking and to have documents read aloud. Voice is currently offered in English and runs on Windows 2000 and XP.
Security and privacy
1. Security bar
Opera displays security information inside the address bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security present on a site.
Opera supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) versions 2 and 3, and TLS. Opera offers automatic 128-bit encryption, the highest available security of any Web browser.
3. Delete private data
Opera can be configured to clear the history and cache when exiting, to protect your privacy. Any kind of private data can easily be erased at any time.
4. Cookie control
Opera gives you detailed control of what cookies to accept and reject, such as allowing for different set-ups for different servers.
Mail and Chat
1. Opera mail
Operas built-in POP/IMAP E-mail client is a combined e-mail program, news reader, mailing list organizer and RSS/Atom newsfeed reader.
2. IRC chat
Communicate with people all over the world using Operas IRC chat client. Chat privately or in rooms, or share files with your friends and family.
1. Drag and drop
Using the appearance dialog you can make Opera look almost any way you want. Move buttons and search fields, add and remove toolbars, and so forth.
Opera skins can give your browser the look you want. Make the browser your own by giving it the icons and buttons of your choice.
Operas user interface is translated into a multitude of languages, and the language can be changed on the fly.
With Opera you can zoom the contents of any Web page from 20%-1000% using the zoom dropdown or the + and - keys.
2. Text size and colors
Text size and link styling can be changed using Opera. Text color and background color can also be customized.
3. User style sheets
Opera comes with a set of ready-made style sheets, including accessibility style, that can be used to override a Web sites style set completely.
1. Standards support
Opera prides itself 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 tiny.
2. 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.
3. Validate code
You can validate the HTML code of any Web page by pressing Ctrl+Alt+v.
4. Toggle graphics and style sheets
Graphics and style sheets can be toggled on/off via Operas menus and shortcuts.
5. Info panel
The Info panel shows details about the currently open page such as MIME type, page size, character encoding and more.
6. Reload from cache
Edit the source of any open Web page and view the result instantly by using Reload from cache (Tools/Advanced).
1. Full-screen mode
The F11 key toggles Operas projection mode, using the whole screen for browsing and, if a projection style sheet is present, displays slides suitable for presentation.
2. Kiosk mode
Registered versions of Opera supports kiosk mode - a lock-down mode in which the browser can be used for unattended information stands in public environments.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this web browser software.