The features page contains an unofficial list of the features and their statuses of being ported to the Chromium-based Opera.

By status


Work in progress


Any features that are in the Developer or Next streams but not yet in Stable are considered WIP.
Feature
Status
Notes
Opera Link
Work in progress[1] [2]
Partial support in Developer stream. Awaiting new Opera Link server deployment?
Feature-rich tab bar
Work in progress[3]
Trash can button? Left, Right and Bottom positions? Tab Stacking? Windows panel?
Tab Previews? Visual Tabs? Follower Tab? Tile, Cascade and other MDI features?
Opera Dragonfly
Work in progress[4] [5] [6]
Difficult.[7] 80% portable?[8]
Advanced settings
Work in progress[9]

Link text selection
Work in progress[10]
double-click = word, triple-click = sentence, quad-click = paragraph

Unknown


Feature
Status
Notes
User files
Unknown
User JS and user CSS.
Session manager
Unknown

Tab thumbnails
Unknown

Trash can (down arrow)
Unknown
Currently only available through Opera menu button -> Recently closed -> select from list.
Follower tabs
Unknown

Private tabs
Unknown

Tab bar placement
Unknown
Integrated advanced tab bar placement (more suitable for widescreen displays).
Multiple document interface (MDI)
Unknown

Cascade and tile tabs
Unknown

Password manager
Unknown
Account selection dialog. Save non-text inputs, like checkboxes and radios.
Text-selectable alerts and dialogs
Unknown

Page dimming
Unknown
Dim the page when showing prompts or find results.
Customizable speed dial
Unknown
Custom background image, number of columns, zoom, zoom level, and add button visibility.
Customizable skin, toolbars, and menus
Unknown

Customizable mouse and keyboard shortcuts
Unknown
The hardcoded shortcuts are customizable.
Fit to width
Unknown

Quick download
Unknown
Textbox for downloading any resource.
Site preferences
Unknown

Automatic redirection toggle
Unknown

Sidebar
Unknown
Bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, downloads, links, windows, search, info, chat, notes, and web panels.
Author modes
Unknown
UserCSS
Image control
Unknown
Show images, cached images, or no images.
Quick preferences
Unknown
Toggling of popups, animated images, plugins, JavaScript, Opera Turbo, cookies, referrer, and proxy.
Spatial navigation
Unknown
Pressing Tab key jumps to the first form, Pressing Tab key in textarea jumps to the submit button.
Head navigation
Unknown
Keyboard navigation of HTML paginated, sequential relationships.
Go to parent directory navigation
Unknown
Ctrl + Backspace or mouse gesture.
Notes
Unknown
Possibly killed in favour of extensions such as Evernote [11]
Scroll-wheel tab switching
Unknown
Cycler with list of tabs
Multiple tab and window selection
Unknown
Releated to Windows panel
Batch refresh, delete, detach, or save tabs and windows
Unknown

Tab stacking
Unknown

Content blocker
Unknown
"This is currently only available..."[12] May change?
Auto-refresh
Unknown
Periodic Reload
Handheld, small-screen rendering (SSR) mode
Unknown
(Shift+F11)
Multiple profiles
Unknown

Image properties
Unknown
EXIF data
Empty windows
Unknown

Click to minimize tab
Unknown

Hotclick
Unknown
Double click a word to show right-click menu.
User-agent spoofing
Unknown

Right-click validate
Unknown

Open with
Unknown

Event listener inspection
Unknown
MagicFunctions and MagicVariables
Reload with cache modification
Unknown
Right click > Source > Make changes > Apply Changes.
x64 build
Hopeful[13]

Popup progress bar
Hopeless
Ex-employee believes that it is not worthwhile.[14]
Confirm exit
Unknown

Webpage dimensions in title bar
Unknown

Customizable MIME-type file handling
Unknown
Ability to open files in the browser even with "force download" .htaccess configuration.
Lockdown configurations
Unknown

Kiosk mode
Unknown

Cookie manager
Unknown

Server name completion
Unknown

Separate proxy settings
Unknown

SOCKS proxy support
Unknown
Supported via Windows SOCKS proxy settings. Is this not sufficient?
Print options
Unknown

Delayed script execution
Unknown

Downloads native file menu
Unknown

SVG to raster
Unknown

Fast history navigation
Unknown

Links tab
Unknown
Ctrl + Shift + L.
Download without NTFS alternate data stream (ADS) zone
Unknown

Image centering
Unknown

Reload image
Unknown

Click image to save
Unknown

Contextual Ctrl + Z
Unknown
Ctrl+Shift+T reopens last closed tab; advanced users have found a way to remap Ctrl+Z.
Fast backward and fast forward
Unknown

Override blank targets
Unknown
Open blank targets in the current tab.
Submit form in new tab
Unknown
Shift + Enter for focused tab. Ctrl + Shift + Enter for background tab.
Unread tab indicators
Unknown

Open iframes
Unknown
Right click > Frame > Open, open in new tab, and open in background tab.
Popularity score in history viewer
Unknown

Plain text copy
Unknown

Search field near the address field
Unknown

Addressbar dropdown menu
Unknown

Text search highlighting
Unknown


F2 open page dialog url or searchterm
Unknown

Shift + F2 open page dialog bookmark or nickname
Unknown

Classic menu bar
Unknown

Open with browser
Unknown
Ability to open a page in another installed browser
Custom (power) buttons
Unknown
[15]
More informative & functional download dialogue
Unknown
Download dialogue shows file size before the actual download starts. It even allows you to "Run" a download immediately.
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Killed


Feature
Status
Notes
Bookmark manager
Revived? (was Killed[16] [17] [18] )
Replaced by speed dial folders and stash.
BitTorrent client
Killed

Email client
Killed[19] [20] [21] [22]
Implemented as separate application.
Feed reader
Killed[23]
Implemented as separate application.
Newsreader
Killed
Implemented as separate application.
IRC client
Killed

Detailed downloads tab
Killed[24]
The new downloads tab replaces the old.
Legacy profile structure
Killed

Human-friendly configuration files
Killed

Opera Widgets
Killed

Work Offline Mode
Killed


Implemented


Feature
Since
Notes
Paste and Go
15.0.1147.100
Both address bar context menu and dedicated shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V are now implemented
Portable installer
15.0.1147.18

Speed dial
15.0.1147.18

Extensions
15.0.1147.18
Implements a subset of the Chromium extension APIs.[25] Legacy extensions must be converted.
Private windows
15.0.1147.18
Private tabs not implemented.
Clone tabs
15.0.1147.18

Recently closed
15.0.1147.18
Ctrl+Shift+T works, but no UI.
Find
15.0.1147.18
Improved with hit counter. Non accent sensitive.
Mouse gestures
15.0.1147.18
Non-customizable. Gesture on links not recognised. Rocker gestures added in 18.0
Spellcheck
15.0.1147.18
Spellchecks single-line textboxes also.
Hardware acceleration
15.0.1147.18

On Demand Plugins (ODP)
15.0.1147.18
New name: Click-to-Play plugins
Out Of Process Plugins (OOPP)
15.0.1147.18
Multiprocess-architecture by default
Single process
15.0.1147.18
Use "--single-process" switch.[26] Buggy.
Last active tab
15.0.1147.18
Use Ctrl + F1.[27] [28] (Next stream has opera://flags setting to allow use of Ctrl+Tab)
Opera Turbo
15.0.1147.18
New name: Off-Road mode
Resizable textareas
15.0.1147.18
No diagonal resize mouse pointer.
Copy address
15.0.1147.18

Copy email
15.0.1147.18

Go to address
15.0.1147.18
Right-click menu.
Pretty print JavaScript
15.0.1147.18
Developer tools > Sources > Pretty print. Not pretty printed by default.
Non-modal alerts
15.0.1147.18
Non-modal window but modal tab.
Dialog flood protection
15.0.1147.18
Second dialog includes "Prevent this page from creating additional dialogs." checkbox.
Multiple, simultaneous protocol prompts
15.0.1147.18
Non-modal window but modal tab.
Scrollbar find highlighter
15.0.1147.18
Find results are highlighted in the scrollbar based on their location.
Popup blocker
15.0.1147.18

Page zoom levels
15.0.1147.18
Originally 20% – 1000% but now limited to 25% – 500%.
Full screen
15.0.1147.18

Disallow script to hide address
15.0.1147.18
Enabled by default. Non-configurable.
Faded image dragging
15.0.1147.18
Faded image is smaller than actual size.
Remote debugging
15.0.1147.18
See Remotely debugging Opera for Android.
Reload focused iframe
15.0.1147.18
Reload using the right-click menu. Alt + F5 not implemented.
Scroll position restoration
15.0.1147.18
Scroll position is restored when the tab is reopened or reloaded.
Session backup and recovery
15.0.1147.18
Saved as "session.dbak".
MIME HTML (MHTML, MHT) support
15.0.1147.18
Open only. Save not implemented.
Begin download instantly
15.0.1147.18

Shift + Click closes a tab
15.0.1147.18

Overlapping page up/down
15.0.1147.18

Smooth scrolling
15.0.1147.18
Use "--enable-smooth-scrolling" switch.[29]
Autofill
16.0

Geolocation
16.0

Keyword search engines
17.0
Can't edit default search engines
Pin tabs
17.0

Themes
18.0

Bookmarks bar
19.0
Enable using 'Show the bookmarks bar' in settings. Lost functionality compared to old bookmarks:
nicknames, descriptions, metadata (created date, visited date), open from address bar (nickname/description text matching).

New

Feature
Since
Notes
Stash
15.0.1147.18

Discover
15.0.1147.18

Multi-process architecture
15.0.1147.18

Pepper Plugin API
15.0.1147.18
Replacement for the obsolete Netscape Plugin API
Rich text copy
15.0.1147.18
Previous "Design Mode" custom button feature
Close Tabs to Right
15.0.1147.18
Previously was available as an extension.
Theme creation
19.0
Use your own images as a theme

Notes

  • Features and statuses may change unexpectedly.

References

  1. ^ Opera Desktop Team - Opera Features and the Release Cycle
  2. ^ Johan Borg (borg): It's coming back, just give us some time, 15 is brand new yet
  3. ^ Opera Desktop Team - Opera Features and the Release Cycle
  4. ^ Opera Desktop Team - Opera Features and the Release Cycle
  5. ^ Job openings - Opera Dragonfly/JavaScript developers, Desktop
  6. ^ Twitter - Mathieu 'p01' Henri (@p01): @opera is looking for talented JS devs to work on DragonFly & co. Apply NOW!
  7. ^ GitHub - chriskr: Difficult, if possible at all.
  8. ^ GitHub - dubcanada: I was looking at it more and it seems to be possible at least part 80% of it.
  9. ^ Opera Desktop Team - Opera Features and the Release Cycle
  10. ^ Twitter - Bruce Lawson (@brucel): Mucking around with Opera 14 desktop, seeing if I can select link text (much required, it seems http://bit.ly/105EjNi )
  11. ^ The vision behind Opera 15 and beyond
  12. ^ Daniel Aleksandersen (daniel): This is currently only available trough the extension API.
  13. ^ Daniel Aleksandersen (daniel): There will not be a 64-bit version for version 15, at least. Of course, we will want to take advent of 64-bit again in the future.
  14. ^ Rijk: That is a typical example of ancient features used by a tiny minority for which it is simply not worthwhile to implement them again.
  15. ^ http://operawiki.info/CustomButtons
  16. ^ Twitter - Haavard (@opvard): @Alfuken The new Speed Dial with folder replaces bookmarks.
  17. ^ Opera Developer News - A first peek at Opera 15 for Computers
  18. ^ Reddit - Opera Next 15: your bookmarks are gone and that's not a bug.
  19. ^ Opera Desktop Team - Opera Next 15 Released!
  20. ^ Johan Borg (borg): Adding a mailer to this product would not only require a whole new mail interface from scratch, but also a brand new mail engine since the old one is heavily dependent on Presto/12.x.
  21. ^ Haavard (haavard): I don't really see that changing. [...] the e-mail client is heavily dependent on the old code base.
  22. ^ Haavard (haavard): It seems unlikely to me that it will be integrated with the new browser.
  23. ^ Daniel Aleksandersen (daniel): There will be good extensions for RSS.
  24. ^ Daniel Aleksandersen (daniel): opera://downloads [...] The downloads experience should be much better now...
  25. ^ Dev.Opera - Major changes in Opera's extensions infrastructure
  26. ^ Mascot (mascot): Tip for the each-tab-a-new-process problem
  27. ^ Blazej Kazmierczak (bkazmierczak): Try ctrl+F1, should work like presto ctr+tab.
  28. ^ Daniel Aleksandersen (daniel): It is now following the visual order on the tab bar. Works really good...
  29. ^ Peter Beverloo - List of Chromium Command Line Switches: --enable-smooth-scrolling


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