When it comes to browser speed, Mozilla has been dominating the discussion with its recent Firefox Quantum updates. However, Opera isn't standing idly by. The company has released Opera version 51, which it claims is 38 percent faster than the latest update to Firefox, version 58.
In Opera 51, which is now compiled with Clang (Windows), you will see performance gains on benchmark tests such as the new Speedometer 2.0. We challenged Opera 51 (running on HP Spectre with Windows 10) to a speed test against the latest Mozilla Firefox 58. The result: Opera is 38% better than Firefox.
The browser wars haven't been as heated as they once were, but these speed boosts make both Opera and Firefox interesting options for those looking for alternatives – particularly if neither Chrome nor Edge are your cup of tea.
On top of general speed boosts, the Opera team has added a number of other small tweaks in version 51. You can now click a website's tab to quickly scroll back to the top of the page, which can be incredibly handy on things like Twitter feeds or long Reddit threads. A new "Import bookmarks" button is now available in the bookmarks manager, and private mode has also seen a bit of a restyling. If you're managing a bunch of tabs, Opera 51 also now includes two collapsible lists for open and recently closed tabs, accessible at the far right side of the tabs bar.
Other under-the-hood changes are also on board with version 51, as well as new options for backing up your preferences, resetting browser settings, and the option to set your desktop background as Opera's wallpaper. For more, you can check out Opera's full release notes and download version 51 now.
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