Windows Beta Released and More!

February 11th, 2010

Desktop is proud to announce that Opera 10.5 for Windows is now in Beta! :hat:

Head on over to the Next Browser page to download a copy for yourself

Note: Geolocation is disabled in the public Beta until we iron out the last details with our location provider. You can still test it and provide feedback from the snapshots.

This build is a new build, different from the Windows Beta RC so make sure you download it 🙂

Mac and UNIX Alpha

Don’t worry Mac and UNIX fans we haven’t forgotten about you with all the Windows work going on. We too have been working hard improving your favourite platform. So much so that these platforms are now well into their Alpha stages, and we are working hard to get to Beta as soon as possible.

Known Issues


  • No video support
  • Drag and drop support is less complete that in Peregrine
  • Quicktime plugin mouse events do not work as expected
  • Silverlight plugin does not work
  • Printing of forms and frames does not work
  • No Java support
  • Window behaviour is not correct for some pop-up windows
  • Flash is often painted in the wrong position


  • Font support is less complete than in Peregrine
  • No drag and drop support
  • No printing support
  • No KDE integration
  • System colors are not retrieved from UI toolkit
  • Open/Save dialogs not available if neither KDE nor GTK is installed
  • Flash is often painted in the wrong position

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.