Opera has released version 47 of their browser bringing along an important new feature.
The most important change is that users will finally be able to export their bookmarks, a feature missing since Opera vaulted to the Chromium rendering engine. This means long time Opera users will finally be able to move to another browser and take their bookmarks with them.
The other improvements include an increased capacity for the recently closed tab, two additional refresh intervals for your personal news feed and other user interface improvements for better readability.
See the changelog below:
This stable build provides the ability to export all of your bookmarks. Everything from your Speed Dial, bookmarks bar and other folders are neatly listed in a single HTML file. Additionally, the bookmarks pop up – seen when adding a new bookmark or Speed Dial entry – received some fixes to bugs experienced earlier.
Smoother background loading of news
To reduce interruptions and save some data usage from the browser, your personal news can now be refreshed at two new intervals of three or six hours.
Longer list of closed tabs
Opera now retain up to 32 closed tabs in the recently closed tab in the tabs bar, up from the original 10, for you to recall at the moment’s notice. This becomes a handy shortcut to your history log. (Tip: You can reopen the most recently closed tab by right-clicking any tab and selecting Reopen Last Closed Tab).
Smoother video playback
Additionally, Opera has cleaned up some issues relating to videos across different systems. Windows 7 Aero users should no longer see flickering background images when switching between YouTube videos. For macOS adherents, broken auto-played YouTube videos when going to fullscreen were fixed. Everyone should see a smoother video pop-up player in Opera 47.
Quality improvements to the design
Opera sharpened up the colours and appearances of the interface. To better complement the dark theme, dark favicons (the icons associated with a website) received a touch of lighter colour to make them more visible in the bookmarks bar. If you decide to stick with the light theme of Opera, Opera cleaned up colour contrasting for better readability.
Security and engine update
Opera features a “risky file protection” in order to prevent the most scary file types from being downloaded. Opera 47 has been beefed up with .scf files added to the risky file extensions list (for Windows). Opera’s fine-tuned version of Chromium was updated to version 60.
If you use Opera and want to give the latest version a try, you can download it here.