Exciting news! Opera Software released Opera 17 today. The new release is based on Chromium 30. This new browser is now available in Browserling's browser cloud for web testing to everyone.
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New Features in Opera 17
- Rendering engine upgraded to Chrome 30/Chromium30/Blink 30
- HTML5 canvas now supports blending modes
Opera 17 now supports <canvas> blending mode via
context.globalCompositeOperation property. To put it simply, blend modes are ways of combining two graphic objects using special mathematical formulas.
- Pinned tabs
Opera 17 allows you to pin tabs on the tab bar. This can help prevent you from closing tabs accidentally.
- Custom search
In addition to Opera's defaults, you can add custom search engines to your combined search and address bar in Opera 17.
- New extensions APIs
Extensions now support the following new APIs: chrome.bookmarks, chrome.commands, and chrome.webNavigation.
- Quick access bar
Opera 17 now has a new quick access bar for bookmarks and bookmarklets. This access bar is powered by the new
Improvements since Opera 16
- Stability enhancements.
- New startup behavior options.
Happy cross-browser testing in Opera 17!
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