Opera 16 browser was released today. We just deployed it to our browser testing cloud. You can now cross-browser test your JavaScript code and HTML pages in this new browser version. If you missed the news, starting Opera 15 (previous release) the browser moved to Chrome's rendering engine. What you effectively have now is Chrome running with Operas skin.

JavaScript testing in Opera 16

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New Features in Opera 16

  • Upgrade to Chrome 29 Rendering Engine

Opera now uses Chrome's rendering engine called Blink. Opera 16 uses version Chrome 29.

  • Auto fill for forms

Opera 16 allows you to securely store your addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and credit cards for use online. Commonly used forms can be filled out automatically and save you time when shopping online or signing up for mailing lists.

  • Geolocation support

Opera 16 lets you choose to share your location information with websites that request it. Location sharing can help websites provide you with localized services, such as coupons to local businesses or movie times for your area.

  • Advanced Settings in Opera Flags

Some of the bigger changes include advanced settings in opera:flags, auto-fill support for forms, Geolocation support, start page options (e.g. you can disable Discover content preloading), and an engine update to Chromium 29 (Opera 15 was on Chromium 28).

  • More possibilities in extensions

Extensions now support chrome.cookies and chrome.history APIs. You can also now use geolocation and NPAPI plugins in your extensions.

  • Extension limitation removed

Opera 16 no longer limits the browser bar to six extension buttons. You can now add as many buttons as you want.

Improvements since Opera 15

  • Task bar and start menu integration for Windows 7 and 8.
  • Expanded keyboard shortcuts.
  • Presentation mode for Mac.
  • Stability enhancements.

Happy cross-browser testing in Opera 16!