Opera 51 released

The latest version of alternative web browser Opera features numerous improvements, including:

  • faster browsing performance
  • new: click a page’s tab to jump back to the top of the page; click it again to return
  • new: added import and export buttons to the bookmark manager
  • new: collapsible lists of opened and closed tabs in the tabs menu
  • new: ‘Back to tab’ button for video pop-out windows
  • new: global Flash allow
  • new: safely and easily reset browser settings
  • new: preferences backup
  • new: use your desktop wallpaper as Opera’s background

The release announcement and change log for Opera 51 provide additional information. Note that the log includes changes made while Opera 51 was only available in beta and developer versions.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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