Windows Forum Admin
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 36.0.2130.32.
The best browser for Windows 10
With Opera 36, we are giving you a set of further enhancements to your favorite browser . Highlights include better support for Windows 10, more customization on the start page, and nicer handling of extensions in the toolbar in case you use a lot of them.
Refreshed start page
We’ve updated the style of our top UI. The start page navigation panel has been moved to the left, to optimize for horizontal space on popular widescreen monitors. You’ve been asking for more customization power over speed dial – in the top-right corner you will find the “Customize start page” cogwheel option, which allows you to change themes and customize the news section in one place. If you tick “show advanced options” in opera://settings, the start page configuration will show even more settings, check for yourself! Note that this is not the end of our customization enhancements, more is coming in Opera 37.
Modern-app-like browsing on Windows 10
The UI has changed even more on Windows 10. Opera now blends with the system, changing colors across the application to match its style.
To see it in action, make sure you have recent OS updates (Windows 10 Threshold 2) and tick in opera://settings ->Browsing -> User interface -> Show system color on top bar
Opera now adapts to your input method and makes life easier for those of you using touch. With touch input, it will automatically increase the size of toolbar items and all context menus, plus it will give you a new icon for the fullscreen move, exactly like modern apps do.
We’ve also added some cool-looking graphics to make our style blend better with the native style of Windows 10.
Opera vs other browsers
Unlike other browsers, we try to keep Opera’s UI as close to the platform as possible.
Unlike Firefox, we offer Windows 10 users native notifications, touch-mode support, the fullscreen icon and bigger context menus for touchscreens, as well as an option to switch to system colors.
Unlike Edge, Opera allows you to enhance and customize your browsing experience through extensions, including sidebar and speed dial extensions. To handle many extensions using toolbar icons in Opera 36 we’ve added an expander.
Plus, we also have animated themes that look just great on Windows 10.