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Release Notes: Opera now makes use of OS X 10.8's functions (Share, Notification Center). Support has been added for all high-resolution displays, including Apple's new Retina Displays. Web specifications support has been vastly improved, with support for SPDY, for CSS3 Gradients, Transitions, Animations, and Transforms, for the Fullscreen API and the Page Visibility API, and for ICC Profiles. WebSocket support has been improved and enabled by default. DNS entries can now be prefetched when hovering over a link. Many minor bugs have been fixed.

Release Notes: Opera now makes use of OS X 10.8's functions (Share, Notification Center). Support has been added for all high-resolution displays, including Apple's new Retina Displays. Web specifications support has been vastly improved, with support for SPDY, for CSS3 Gradients, Transitions, Animations, and Transforms, for the Fullscreen API and the Page Visibility API, and for ICC Profiles. WebSocket support has been improved and enabled by default. Many minor bugs have been fixed.

Release Notes: Plugins are now executed as separate processes, for increased stability and security. Skins have been replaced by a new theme system. The address field has been improved with better drop-down suggestions, shortened URLs, and an improved search result display. Full hardware acceleration has been introduced. Right-to-Left (RTL) script support has been added. "Do not track" and HTML drag-n-drop are now supported. Web specifications support has been improved. Various other improvements, enhancements, and bugfixes have been made. Opera Unite, Opera Widgets, and Opera Voice are being phased out and discontinued.

Release Notes: Plug-ins are now executed as separate processes for increased stability and security. Skins were replaced by a new theme system. The address field was improved with better drop-down suggestions, shortened URLs, and display of page title and excerpt in search results. Experimental full hardware acceleration was introduced. Right-to-Left (RTL) script support was added. Web specifications support was improved. Various other improvements, enhancements, and many bugfixes were made. Opera Unite, Opera Widgets, and Opera Voice are being phased out and discontinued.

Release Notes: HTML5 support was vastly enhanced. Full support for ECMAScript 5.1 was implemented. Several CSS3 and CSS4 enhancements were made. The user interface for Opera Mail was redesigned, with a cleaned up look, message grouping, two-lined message list, and support for pinning. The address field gained a "star" menu for adding bookmarks. Many minor bugs were fixed. Several minor and one moderately severe security issue were resolved.

Release Notes: Opera Link now also supports password (Wand) synchronization. Speed Dial was improved and expanded with support for extensions. Web specifications support was improved, featuring DOM event handling improvements, up to 20% faster rendering of CSS and SVG, support for the HTML5 tag <time>, Session History and Navigation, and many more enhancements. Ctrl+Click is now supported for loading in a background tab. Extensions can now share cookies with the browser. Gmail IMAP support was improved. Much of the skin was reworked. Many improvements and bug fixes were made, including security fixes.

Release Notes: The Opera development version can now be installed in parallel to the stable mainline version. Opera Link now also supports password (Wand) synchronization. Speed dial was improved, and support for extensions was added. Web specifications support was improved, most notably for HTML5 and DOM event handling. Ctrl+Click is now supported for loading in a background tab. Many improvements and bug fixes were made.

Release Notes: Speed Dial was heavily enhanced with zoom capability, a logo finding mechanism, better layout flow, custom titles, and support for site-side preview customization. A URL filter API for Opera extensions was introduced. Support was added for the Google WebP image format. The Dragonfly debugging tool was improved. Third party applications are now prevented from hijacking searches and other customizations. Support for CSS3 gradients and multi-column layout was improved. Support for the W3C Web Open Font Format (WOFF) was added. Opera Turbo was improved for speed and image quality. Bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: A URL filter API for Opera extensions was introduced. Support was added for the Google WebP image format. The Dragonfly debugging tool was improved. Speed Dial was heavily enhanced with zoom capability, a logo finding mechanism, better flow, custom titles, and support for site-side preview customization. Third party applications are now prevented from hijacking searches and other customizations. Support for CSS3 gradients and multi-column layout was improved. Support for the W3C Web Open Font Format (WOFF) was added. Several bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: Support for extensions was introduced, allowing developers to easily add new functionality. Tabs can now be stacked for grouping. The address field was modified to make Web pages' security more easy to identify. The mail panel was improved. Plug-ins can be configured to be loaded only on demand, to speed up page load times, and avoid unnecessary processor utilization. CSS3 and HTML5 rendering improvements were made. Visual mouse gestures were added to help in learning their movements. Several security fixes were made, including two undisclosed high severity issues. Many other changes and fixes were made.

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