Swordfish and Opera Next

May 3rd, 2011

We’re happy to present you the Alpha of Opera 11.5 aka Swordfish. There are 3 features in focus here:

  1. Opera Next, basically a dev channel for snapshots
  2. Password synchronization
  3. Speed Dial extensions

Opera Next allows you to run the upcoming release of Opera alongside with your stable installation of Opera. It will always be automatically updated to the latest snapshot build. Opera Next is easily distinguishable by the Opera menu and the white icon. Read more here.

We’ve been continuously enhancing Opera Link with new synchronization options. Swordfish introduces the most requested feature for Link: password synchronization. You can enable it when you set up a link for the first time or in the Synchronization Options dialog. Read about password synchronization security at the Opera Link blog.

Swordfish brings your Speed Dial to life with Speed Dial extensions. Speed Dial extensions are like small web pages embedded in your Speed Dial, powered by Opera’s extension framework. They allow developers to make live previews of web pages or other nice decorations for your Speed Dial. Find out how to make Speed Dial extensions here. On the Opera extensions page you can find some sample Speed Dial Extensions (requires Opera Swordfish).

WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.

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