Opera 18 just got released today. We jumped in excitement and installed it to Browserling's browser cloud. It's now available to all customers and free users for cross-browser testing. Opera 18 is based on Chrome 31.

Browserling's browser cloud with Opera 18

Try Opera 18 in Browserling now!

Key new features in Opera 18

  • Browser tab enhancements

You can now drag tabs between open windows.

  • Themes

You can now customize Opera 18 by installing themes from addons.opera.com via the theme manager.

  • Media access

Opera 18 allows websites to access your camera and microphone. This also includes support for HTML5 media access.

  • Rocker gestures

Navigate back and forward between pages in a tab's history by rocking your fingers across your mouse buttons.

  • Chromium 31

Opera 18 includes a copy of Chromium and Blink 31 rendering engine.

Key developer features in Opera 18

  • getUserMedia and WebRTC

Camera and microphone with getUserMedia is now enabled. GetUserMedia is part of WebRTC, a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs.

  • Improved Extension APIs

Opera 18 adds the following APIs to extensions: chrome.permissions, chrome.browsingData, chrome.contentSettings, chrome.devtools.inspectedWindow, chrome.devtools.network, chrome.devtools.panels, chrome.omnibox, chrome.pageCapture, chrome.privacy, and chrome.types.

Key improvements since Opera 17

  • In Windows you can now set the browser language from the Settings page.
  • Enhanced support for Chromium extensions.
  • Various stability enhancements.
  • Custom search engines can be created from form context menu. Right-click in Windows/Linux (or Ctrl-click on Mac) in any webpage's search form to create your own search engine.

Happy cross-browser testing in Opera 18!