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Opera 47 pops up with exportable bookmarks and smoother video playback

Usually, new builds of the Opera desktop browser go through a six-week development cycle, but version 47 has been accelerated from this and is now available in its stable channel. Top of the list of new hotness for users is exportable bookmarks. So if you need to or just decide to go off to a different browser, you can finally take them with you.

This stable build provides a choice of exporting 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.

Besides this, Opera users can expect much smoother playback of video, particularly notable for those on Windows 7.

Additionally, we have 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.

There are also improvements to the background loading of your news feed, design tweaks and a few more bits besides. Check out the full release notes on the Opera blog.

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Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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