The latest Opera browser (version 11.50) has been released and after years of having missed out one tiny yet vital feature, Opera FINALLY has implemented control-click to open a new tab in the background. This feature is standard on all other browsers yet has inexplicably and stupidly been left out of Opera for far too long thus deterring thousands of potential new users.
And that’s not all, the interface has been tweaked so it’s more customisable and cleaner with a nicer and more intuitive user experience. The number of available widgets is growing and the memory footprint has been reduced as has the cold start time. Best of all though, there is hardware acceleration support for older machines running Windows XP, something none of the other browsers have bothered to implement.
The net result is a super quick, super sleek and blazingly super fast browsing experience that currently surpasses anything else out there. I’ve been a Firefox user for many years but it’s now definitely time to switch to Opera.