In the Opera beta version that we release today, most of you will find the same search popup that was introduced a week ago in the Opera developer release. This one should make the daily routines easier for everyone. As said in the developer release, we have been inspired by mobile platforms, where context menus appear without any additional clicks. So, if you select a text, the popup will appear with the most useful functions – search or copy. Of course, you are in control of this feature and you can turn it off in the Browser / User Interface section of settings.
Please note that there is a batch of A/B testing running at the moment, and that’s why some of you won’t see this popup. To get the version with the popup, all you have to do is reinstall the beta browser on top of your existing one (without losing any data).
Other changes include minor UI and stability fixes – please see the changelog for details.
- Opera beta for Windows
- Opera beta for OS X
- Opera beta for Linux 32-bit – deb file
- Opera beta for Linux 64-bit – deb file
- Opera beta for Linux 32-bit – RPM file
- Opera beta for Linux 64-bit – RPM file
The changelog can be found here.