Opera today showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon. Built on the same browser engine as the standard Opera browser, Neon is designed to focus primarily on content.

Opera Neon includes a new user interface that consists of a start page using the user's current desktop background image, a sidebar with a video player, image gallery, and download manager, and a visual tab bar that makes it easier to switch between tabs and tell which tab is active.


There's also a built-in "intelligent system" that manages tabs, with frequently used tabs listed at the top and the less used tabs being relegated to the bottom.

A pop-out video option lets users watch videos while viewing other web pages, and a snap to gallery feature lets users take a screenshot and crop any part of a webpage, saving it for later use. With an included split screen mode, it's also possible to view two web pages simultaneously, side by side.

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Opera Neon won't replace the current Opera browser, but some of its features will eventually be added to Opera. Both Mac and Windows users can download a free version of Opera Neon to test.

Top Rated Comments

Ritsuka Avatar
70 months ago
Let's reimplement every operating system feature inside an application, yeah right…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
70 months ago
if this still runs on/reskin of Google chrome, other than the features, it'll suck battery life just like chrome i reckon. The original opera (up to version 12) was nice
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JilzVT Avatar
70 months ago
"a new user interface that consists of a start page using the user's current desktop background image"

Isn't it just a transparent window that will show ANYTHING underneath it?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
70 months ago
Interesting indeed. Always liked Opera browser.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LiE_ Avatar
70 months ago
The smile at the end of the Ad made me cringe.

I agree with everyone else, keep the focus on being a good browser and not making these bloated apps.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cwolk Avatar
70 months ago
That moment when she awkwardly looks up and smiles...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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