The recently released Opera 36 browser comes with nice user interface improvements. Some of those improvements are designed especially for Windows 10 users. Let's see which benefits it can provide to the end user.
Once you install or upgrade your existing Opera installation, go to its settings. Under the section Browser -> User Interface, there is a new option "Show system color on tab bar". By default it is disabled, which causes the Opera browser to look like a Universal/Metro app with a gray title bar:
This is a nice feature.
Under the "User Interface" section, you will find other useful options too like a separate search box in the address bar or the ability to force a touch-friendly user interface even if no touch screen is detected.
When the touch friendly UI is force-enabled or a touch screen is detected, the browser will automatically increase the size of toolbar items and all context menus, plus it will give you a new icon for going fullscreen.
Opera has become an interesting program, offering features which other browsers does not have. It offers the same control as Google Chrome for the most part in addition to some extra settings and features like an integrated ad blocker which will arrive soon. Maybe some day, Opera will evolve to become suitable for power users once again.
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