Opera introduces Opera 12.10 beta for desktop

SOFTWARE

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Opera introduces Opera 12.10 beta for desktop

Opera 12.10 beta for desktop is now available for download, supporting new OS features.

Developers can now allow their extension to work with Opera’s context menu. By allowing this, users can highlight text and make use of the extension for social networking, translations and more.

Screenshots can be tricky to do and difficult to share. With the Screenshot API developers can integrate a screenshot feature in their extension and easily allow Opera users share what they see in their browser.

Allow Opera extensions to load the CSS or JavaScript included inside an Opera extension file for easy manipulation of both functionality and design on web pages. For example, you can replace all fonts in Comic Sans on web pages to Helvetica or execute advanced JavaScript right inside webpages.

In addition to the new APIs, Opera has also included more web standard support. The Fullscreen API, along with the Page Visibility API, lets developers have more say in presentation of content and better manage resources in the browser.

For developers yearning to get going with web sockets, Opera 12.10 includes the latest Web Sockets implementation with richer functionality for developers and an improved experience for end users. 

Among a long list of speed and performance improvements, Opera is introducing the SPDY network standard as a supplement for the HTTP protocol, promising even faster downloading of webpages. In Opera 12.10, SPDY is turned on by default and works with webpages that support the standard. As of today, several large-scale websites such as Twitter and Gmail support the SPDY standard in addition to the traditional HTTP protocol.

“During the planning of Opera 12.10 we listened to the web developers,” says Krystian Kolondra, SVP Desktop, Opera Software. “The web developer community is thriving like never before and we want to support that in every way we can. With the new APIs, developers are better suited than ever to create extensions that give users of Opera for desktop a unique browsing experience.”
The times are a-changin’

In both the Windows and Mac worlds, there are new and exciting operating system updates this fall. Opera for desktop includes several updates to take advantage of the new features in the operating systems.

With the launch of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion, a number of new features have been included directly in the operating system. Opera 12.10 for Mac supports a number of the new MacOS X Mountain Lion features, including Notification Center, Retina Display support and built-in sharing of content to social networks.

Soon, the Windows 8 version will also be publicly available, and Opera 12.10 includes updates to accommodate Windows 8 enhancements. These include touch support for Windows 8 Classic mode, with the added bonus of working on Windows 7, as well.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE SOFTWARE NEWS

Enterprise app stores the cornerstone of enterprise mobility

Ultimately, an enterprise app store is the future of enterprise mobility, says In2IT Technologies South Africa. Read More

Embracing open source in Africa

The digital world has moved beyond a proprietary approach, says SUSE.   Read More

Keys to building an Open Source technology practice in MEA

Building an open source practice requires a different business model, skill set and sales approach, says Red Hat. Read More

Barclays launches Digital Academy initiative

Barclays Africa Group, in partnership with The Digital Academy, has launched the Barclays unit of The Digital Academy in South Africa. Read More

Microsoft unveils windows 10 in Kenya

The much-awaited Windows 10 operating system by giant technology firm Microsoft was officially unveiled in Nairobi on Wednesday. Read More

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 launch plans

Microsoft has shared details for the rollout of Windows 10, starting on July 29, which includes a new Upgrade Your World initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Read More

Signal Alliance, Microsoft take cloud solutions to MAN

Signal Alliance in conjunction with Microsoft recently organized a forum with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to showcase solutions that will drive productivity, meet operating objectives and enhance business continuity in manufacturing companies. Read More

Infoblox introduces free tool for getting started with IPv6

Infoblox Inc., the network control company, today introduced Infoblox 6Map, a free interactive tool to help network administrators and network architects get started with planning the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Read More

Chams unveils ConfirmMe for ease of identity verification

Jameelah Ayedun, Credit Registry Services; Olufemi Williams and Luqman Balogun, Chams Plc Chams Plc, Nigeria’s leading identity management firm, has unveiled identity verification software called ConfirmMe to the Nigerian public at the company’s headquarters in Lagos. Read More

SystemSpecs begins Remita Corporate Champions Cup

Nigeria’s leading information communication technology (ICT) power house, SystemSpecs, has flagged off this year’s edition of its sporting event, Remita Corporate Champions Cup. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Alcatel-Lucent VP calls for collaboration to achieve Data Revolution in AfricaAlcatel-Lucent VP calls for collaboration to achieve Data Revolution in Africa

The Vice president of Alcatel-Lucent Africa, Daniel Jaeger, has reiterated the need for African stakeholders to work together to address challenges in the way of ICT development in Africa. 

IN DEPTH

High tech homes: Just press playHigh tech homes: Just press play

High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN SA expands its FTTH network to the Western Cape

MTN South Africa has expanded its fibre to the home (FTTH) footprint to the Western Cape, and trenching has already commenced in the picturesque suburbs of Fresnaye ...