Opera 67 for desktop now available with quite a few noticeable changes
Released yesterday, Opera 67 comes with quite a few changes, most of them focused on helping the user to better organize the tabs. After I updated my Opera, the tab with the update news that opened automatically focused on three outstanding new features, namely Workspaces, Tab-cycler, and Sidebar setup panel.
Opera 67 is also known as R2020 and is described as "a series of quality-of-life improvements for a simpler, smoother and more efficient browsing experience." The highlights of this new "Reborn" Opera release include the following:
- Up to 5 workspaces that allow you to organize tabs according to the contexts you use them in. Each workspace can be renamed and personalized with an icon.
- Other tab management refinements — easier to search for a certain tab, to remove duplicates, or to cycle through the open tabs (Ctrl + Tab).
- The Sidebar setup panel is similar to that found in Vivaldi, but cannot be called a ripoff. After all, it's never too bad to use a good idea seen in other products, as long as you don't come up with a shameless 1:1 copy.
- Improved security with DNS over HTTPS.
In addition to the above, Opera 67 also allows its users to access various extensions — such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Google Translate, but not limited to them — in the sidebar and a more refined Video pop-out (picture-in-picture) mode.
No matter what detractors say, Opera is slowly getting back on track. According to the latest figures, the PC user base of this browser as managed to reach 68 million of average monthly active users in the third quarter of 2019, up from 60 million in the same period of 2018.
Opera 67 for desktop is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux (deb, RPM, and snap packages).