from the Publisher:
Opera is user-friendly,
secure, and exceptionally fast. The browser is small,
yet full-featured and functions well on systems with limited
resources. Opera supports all common Web standards and
implements them according to the official recommendations.
is packed with new features such as the new
e-mail and news client, a sleek new interface, the Wand,
one-click skinning and much, much more.
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- What makes Opera so
different is the combination of small size, speed of
loading both Internet and local HTML documents, versatility
in loading and displaying webpages, its many customization
option and its sheer functionality.
- Through its unique features, Opera
can help you save precious online time and avoid frustration,
particularly when you are on the road.
Features you don't want to miss:
- Opera was the first
commercial browser to support the highest level of security:
128-bit SSL 2 and 3, as well as TLS 1.0. No need to
compromise your security with only 40bits or 56bits.
128-bit encryption is considered impossible to crack,
making for a secure online shopping, banking and soon
also e-mail communication experience.
- Opera can open multiple
windows (Shift+Left mouse button Click) rather
than multiple browsers, which saves memory and time
and provides you with a lot of power when it comes to
document navigation and management.
- Another unique feature to open a new
document window in the background, without overlapping
the one you are currently reading (Shift+Ctrl+Left
mouse button Click). A real boon and timesaver when
you surf through large search engine listings or links
- You can toggle the graphics display
in realtime (G), and not just via your general preferences.
This means that if a document loads slowly because of
too many graphics or large image sizes, one click speeds
up the loading process dramatically.
- Many web documents are not nice to
look at. So if you come across a document that has a
light text colour on a dark background, you can toggle
between the document settings and the user settings
with one click Ctrl+g.
- If the font size of a document is too
small, you can zoom in and out + and - -- from 20% to
- Opera also supports
a large number of Netscape-compatible plug-ins.
- Opera can be used
to retrieve information using FTP, Gopher and WAIS,
and for reading newsgroups. The same simple user interface
is used for all these services. You can also send electronic
mail using Opera or link to an external
- Furthermore, Opera
can play MID and WAV sound files , display GIF, JPG
and PNG images, play AVI videos (provided you have Video
for Windows installed). With the use of plugins, Opera
can also display a large number of multimedia files.
- Opera for Windows
uses the standard Windows program design philosophy.
Users will therefore recognize most of the functions
from other programs, such as text editing, etc. Versions
of Opera for other platforms have also
been created to blend in with the rest of your software.
- The menus into Opera
follow the standards, the button bar has the normal
sequence, and other features - i.e. the ability to have
multiple windows open simultaneously - will be familiar
from the normal MS Windows use.
- The many customization options will
soon convince you, too, and show the web the way you
want - using your personal preferences.
- The developers of Opera
have always made sure that the program is easy to use
for as many people as possible. As a result, they have
included the ability to use Opera with
the keyboard, which will be useful for all those who
are not comfortable with prolonged use of a mouse. The
emphasis has been on fast and simple access to the important
functions, making it also friendly for those with different