Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope
Opera browser 9.6

Opera is an Internet browser developed by Opera Software and was first released on April 1, 1995. Designed for desktops and mobile platforms, including a popular choice for mobile phones. Opera claims to be the fastest browser on earth and has a free e-mail client known as Opera Mail. The picture shows what the Opera 9.6 web browser looks like with the Computer Hope website on it. Some of the popular features of Opera are its speed, tabbed browsing, pop-up control, and voice control.

Older versions of the Opera browser featured File/Edit/View menus, for accessing the various features and functionality of the browser. Newer versions have a single menu feature located at the top-left of the browser window, which replaces the File, Edit, View menus.

On August 10, 2005, the Opera Mini browser was released, designed for use with smartphones that could run standard web browsers. The Opera Mini browser can be downloaded from app stores, like the Apple App store or Google Play store.

How to open Opera

The Opera browser does not come pre-installed on any computer. If you're using Microsoft Windows or an Apple computer, see: How to install or uninstall the Opera browser. Once Opera is installed, you can open it like any other program on your computer.

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