Opera 48 is out with a lot of improvements

Today, the team behind the Opera browser released a new stable version of their product. Opera 48 is now available for download and brings the Time Zone Converter feature, the Screen Capture tool, and more.


Time Zone and Unit Converter

The unit converter can now recognize an array of Unicode subscript and superscript forms, such ½ ft, 1⁄4 mi or even ³⁄₄₇ gal.

See the following animation:

Beta48 Converter Copy Small

Opera 48 supports the following 14 unit converters: ⇄ kg205lbs45kg
2.°F ⇄ °C39°C-12°F
3.oz ⇄ g128 oz20g
4.mph ⇄ km/h80mph140km/h
5.mpg ⇄ l/100km25.7mpg94l/100km ⇄ l2³⁄₄₇ gal10.3 l
7.qt ⇄ l4 qt50 l
8.fl ⇄ ml405.75fl2½ml
9.mi ⇄ km58.3mi74.8km
10.yd ⇄ m239 yd100m
11.ft ⇄ m6½ft, 6′200m ⇄ cm72in, 72″72cm
13.kW ⇄ hp700kW400hp ft ⇄ Nm1,250lb ft345.55 Nm

The following 16 time zones are supported by the release.

Dev48 Time Zones 700x438

1. PST / PDT: Pacific Standard / Daylight Time4:00 PST
2.MST / MDT: Mountain Standard / Daylight Time7:00pm MDT
3.CST / CDT: Central Standard / Daylight Time2:37am CST
4.EST / EDT: Eastern Standard / Daylight Time20:30 EDT
5.AST / ADT: Atlantic Standard Time / Daylight Time11:35AM AST
6.NST / NDT: Newfoundland Standard Time / Daylight Time3:55 NST
7.GMT: Greenwich Mean Time8:00 GMT
8.BST: British Summer Time12:12 BST
9.MET: Middle Europe Time9:14 MET
10.CET / CEST: Central Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time16:33 CEST
11.EET / EEST: Eastern Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time16:33 EEST
12.WET / WEST: Western Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time16:33 WET
13.JST: Japan Standard Time23:55 JST
14.KST: Korean Standard Time1:12 KST
15.IST: Indian Standard Time0:00 IST
16.MSK: Moscow Standard Time5:22PM MSK

Finally, the following currencies can be recognized by the built-in unit converter tool.

  • AUD – Australian Dollar – $71,52 AUD
  • BGN – Bulgarian Lev – 93,88 BGN, 93.88лв
  • BRL – Brazilian Reals – 178.46 BRL, R$178,46
  • CAD – Canadian dollar – $71.09CAD
  • CHF – Switzerland Francs – 54,64 CHF, 54.64Fr
  • CNY – Chinese Yuan – 376.75CNY
  • CZK – Czech Koruna – 1252,12 CZK, Kč 1,252.12
  • DKK – Danish Krone – 357.03 DKK
  • EUR – Euros – €48, 48 EUR
  • GBP – British Pounds – 43,97 GBP, £43.97
  • HKD – Hong Kong Dollar – 441,61HKD, HK$ 441.61
  • HRK – Croatian Kuna – 355.43 HRK, 355,43kn
  • HUF – Hungarian Forint – 14559,22 HUF
  • IDR – Indonesian Rupiah – 752995,06 IDR, 752,995.06 Rp
  • ILS – Israeli New Shekel – 204,05 ILS, ₪ 204.05
  • INR – Indian Rupee – 3618,91 INR
  • JPY – Japanese Yen – 6174,09 JPY, ¥ 6,174.09, 6174.09 円
  • KRW – South Korean Won – 63899,08 KRW, ₩63,899.08
  • MXN – Mexican peso – 1000,80 MXN
  • MYR – Malaysian Ringgit – 241,42 MYR, RM 241.42
  • NOK – Norwegian Krone – 446,36 NOK, 446,36kr
  • NZD – New Zealand Dollar – 78.10 NZD
  • PHP – Philippine Peso – 2,890.56 PHP, ₱ 2890,56
  • PLN – Polish Zloty -205.184 PLN, 205,18zł
  • RON – Romanian Leu – 220.03 RON, 220,03 lei
  • RUB – Russian Ruble – 3334,29 RUB, 3334,29₽, 3334.29руб
  • SEK – Swedish Krona – 457.45 SEK
  • SGD – Singapore Dollar – 76.84 SGD
  • THB – Thai Baht – 1879,73 THB, 1879.73฿
  • TRY – Turkish Lira – 197,48 TRY
  • USD – United States Dollar – $56.38, 56,38 USD
  • ZAR – South African Rand – 746,35 ZAR

Snapshot - the screen capture tool

The sidebar feature, first introduced in an experimental build named "Neon", now comes with a new Snap button. Here is how it looks.

Opera Screen Capture Tools

A new keyboard shortcut will allow you to capture the screenshot of a page quickly. By default, it is set to Ctrl + Shift + 5.

If you find no use for this feature, right click the side bar and untick the option "Snap" as shown below.

Opera Disable Screen Capture Tools

Easier search

Opera’s search pop up tool allows the user to search the text highlight on a web page. You can select some text and search for it with your default search engine in a new tab.Opera 48 Search Popup

Improved bookmark importing options

The browser comes with the ability to import bookmarks from Edge and Yandex.

Here is the list of where you can import your bookmarks from:

  1. Google Chrome
  2. Mozilla Firefox
  3. Microsoft Edge
  4. Microsoft Internet Explorer
  5. Safari
  6. Yandex
  7. Bookmarks from an HTML file

Engine updated

Opera 48 runs on the tuned-up version of Chromium version 61. Amongst various changes, this version supports JavaScript modules, which helps to unify the way modular JavaScript can be written. Pages can now also request to clear cookies, caches and other data associated with it by sending a new HTTP header. In addition to functional changes, it delivers improved stability and security.

Download Opera 48

You can get Opera 48 using the following links:

If you need to download its offline installer, refer to the following tutorial: How to download the full offline installer for Opera web browser.

Source: Opera

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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One thought on “Opera 48 is out with a lot of improvements”

  1. The only thing holding me from switching to Opera after Firefox drops legacy add-on support is not being able to open downloads instead of choosing a location and saving. I know that opening technically saves files too but the browser handles when to delete them automatically.

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