Opera Widgets for Desktop Labs release

October 15th, 2009

This is the first time I’m posting on the desktop team blog, so let me introduce myself quickly.

I’m Remigiusz Bondarowicz and I’m leading the desktop team in Poland.

For the last couple of months we have been working hard on bringing

Opera Widgets onto the next level … first-class web applications.

Today we posted an Opera Labs release , so you can already preview the result!

With the new Opera Widgets for Desktop we managed to break the dependency between widgets and the browser interface. From now on you don’t have to have the Opera Browser open to run a widget. Furthermore, each widget runs in a separate process and integrates with the platform much better. We also give into your hands a new widget mode called “Application” so you can equip your widgets with the system default window decoration theme.

These are just some of the many new features and enhancements introduced with the new Opera Widgets for Desktop.

For a complete list of features please refer to the article Opera Desktop Widgets Evolved.

Warning: This is a development snapshot: it may contain some bugs and incomplete features.