Opera Software ASA has released a new version of its feature-packed web browser via the Next stream, the equivalent of a beta release. Opera 18 Next is available for Mac and Windows only.
Wojciech Ladzynski makes the news official on the Opera Desktop Team blog, noting some of the particularities that can be found in this release.
In Opera 18 (which will soon be released as Final), the Quick Access Bar will remain hidden behind a flag, with Ladzynski noting that it is fully usable but it lacks the oomph that Opera wants for it.
“We will keep improving it in the Developer stream,” says the Opera tester.
You can now move tabs between windows, or spawn a new window from a tab by dragging it outside. This feature has been available in Firefox and Chrome for ages.
A new search engine manager can be accessed straight from the address field’s context menu, and W3C getUserMedia support means you can “broadcast yourself into the Web using your microphone and web cameras [or] control a game with your head.”
New installable Themes are also available, and Chromium has been updated to 1650.16.