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Opera browser gets better support for Windows 10

The Opera web browser for PC users has been updated to version 36, and it includes a number of features specifically for Windows 10 users.

Opera says the start page has a refreshed look:

"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,

In addition, the UI has some Windows 10-specific changes:

" Opera now blends with the system, changing colors across the application to match its style. You can now control whether you want to keep the Opera colors or get a new system look by going to Settings. 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."

Download Opera 36 now for Windows

  • Thank you opera .
    But where is UWA app ?
  • Why need a UWA when win32 is so amazing. Project Centennial is also on works
  • May be he want it on his W10M
  • Because some people want it on Mobile :p +640 on Win10Mobile
  • Because UWP apps are great: * More secure * Quick uninstall * Quicker to find and install again at PC rebuild * Sandbox runtime, that is hard for hackers to comprimise * Most UWP are lightweight, and don't come with the "baggage" many Win32 apps come with * Payment is logged with MS, in one place, as opposed to splattering payments to different vendors. Its one of the reason we love Amazon, receipts and gaurantees and re-orders are all a cinch. Plenty of reasons to like store apps my ol' china.  
  • It's because people want to use opera as an alternative to edge in continuum. And so we can just update this through the store.
  • Yes, because we all want much better opera browser on w10M too
  • 100%. Can't wait to dump Edge, but there's nothing else there. Just imagine, proper swiping, no ads, fast browsing, true full screen, proper tablet functionality... I just can't wait. Just like IE!
  • I miss the old opera app for WP.. Current one is ****
  • Hmm interesting I had to switch back to chrome because opera was being really slow for me.
  • Interesting indeed. I just installed Opera a couple days ago, for the first time in years, and I find it much faster than Chrome. Both running the same extensions. I've been very impressed.
  • Opera really is slow, bit its part of their service. Your requests go to their servers where they prepare a version of the web page you requested. Its for their data saving feature. Its a trade off I can live with.
  • Their data saving feature is optional. -- Lumia 640 (Windows 10)
  • Opera is way faster than Chrome. Chrome was good only when it was in Win7.
  • Wish it had launched universal app
  • Looks like edge
  • Hmmm really? Opera works fine. Edge? mehh
  • Hope to Get it...@s UWP
  • You know.. I'll stick with Edge.. I love it. It seamlessly integrates with IDM that's the only thing I want, also "Ask Cortana" is inevitable, USE IT ALL THE TIME!
  • No F11 full screen option kills Edge for me. Performance is also far worse than Firefox on the same hardware. Oh, and no bookmark profile sync (so refreshing my PC lost all my Edge bookmarks!).
    Definitely not good enough to take Firefox's spot.
  • Is there any way to start a petition to have Mozilla port the Android FF to W10M?  That would be a game changer.  Edge is basically broken.
  • First have W10M in your phone the public release then ask a company to make an app for it.
  • Great, but I hope they fixed stability, it was not that great on W10.
  • I wish they also updated their app on mobile too
  • this is what all devs should do... take advantage of win10 color accent.
  • cool, but now is always greyeout even when it is focused -.- UPDATE: had to manually clear the file cache to make it work properly 
  • Turn on show system colors on the titlebar in the settings ;) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10, on HP 250 G1 notebook
  • Nice themes are amazing
  • I thought I'll stick with Opera forever. But I switched to Edge for a month now, and it is so much faster. But I still have Opera installed to check out the updates they make. And they're going in the right direction.
    One thing I don't understand: Why do they make a Win32 app, that looks, feels and behaves like a UWP app instead of making a true UWP app? Their wp app sucks so hard... Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10, on HP 250 G1 notebook
  • Very nice, I like it!
  • When it finally becomes a proper universal app, I'm interested.
  • I'd love it for w10m, because the edge browser is beyond awful.
  • Mobile version please edge is fast but lacks some features that i use, I'll stick with Edge on Desktop, because I'm a Windows Insider :P
  • I'm a long time fan of Opera but recently dumped it after learning that it is likely going to be sold to a "group of Chinese companies".  Nothing racist...I just don't trust the Chinese government given how much effort they put into spying on their citizens.
  • Yup, it's not an option any more for that reason.
  • When that happens, I'll probably switch to Vivaldi.
  • They did a really good job on this one. With the alleged adblocker integration it's only going to get better. Considering switching to Opera entirely now, including tablet usage.
  • Adblocker is already available on "Opera developer browser" :D
  • I guess I shouldn't have said "alleged". ^^
  • I hope it'll be added to the Stable version with the next update.
  • I wanted to use Opera so I just downloaded it to try it after this update but the Google Cast extension does not seem to work (I just get an empty white box when I click the cast button) and I use my chromecast extensively and I don't want to have to keep Chrome just for that so until they fix this I'll be stuck with Chrome.
  • Hmm ... might give it another try
  • My most used browser at the moment. Thanks, Opera!
  • Very annoying problem on surface pro 3, the keyboard does not show up when I touch the address bar. Never had this with previous versions.
  • Sweet update, but I'm wondering when they're going to add that built-in ad blocker, so I can uninstall AdGuard?
  • Awesome I use it all time on my tablet hope it arrives on windows 10 mobile soon.