As summer holidays heat up, we are unveiling the next cycle of Opera. Our Opera 48 developer build expands on the unit converter, sharpens new toolbar icons, improves visibility of dark icons, and fixes a few stability issues.

Making Opera a fraction better than before

In our last developer update, we unveiled the unit converter to the search pop up tool. Working much like the currency converter, highlighting units of measurement can be converted between imperial and metric. Fourteen types of conversions were made available at the start.

Opera 48 makes this tool more precise with support for converting fractions. The unit converter can now recognise an array of Unicode subscript and superscript forms, such ½ ft, 1⁄4 mi or even ³⁄₄₇ gal. You will notice, too, that imperial volume labels, such as gal (gallons) or mpg (miles per gallon), are now visible.

As you plan your summer travels or prepare a barbecue recipe using unfamiliar measurements, give the unit converter a try. Let us know if you find value and number forms which cannot be converted when highlighted.

Sharpening the view

Today’s developer build has sharpened toolbar icons for Windows and better visibility for dark icons in the bookmark and extensions bars while in dark theme.

Chromium has been updated to 60.0.3112.20.

Peruse the changelog for the full report on stability improvements.

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Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager of Opera, Opera GX and Opera Touch for Android and iOS. Previously Product Manager of Opera for computers, secret projects in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 14 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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