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Opera Developer 40 features refined Battery Saver

Yesterday, a new Opera Developer update was rolled out to the public. Version 40.0.2288.0 of the Norwegian browser contains two main functionality changes. Let's see what those changes are in detail.

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The first change made in build 40.0.2288.0 is the updated Battery Saver user interface.
Battery Saver is a feature which has also made it to the stable version 38 of Opera. As is evident from its name, it extends your portable device's battery life by doing certain optimizations:
  • Reduced activity in background tabs
  • Waking CPU less often due to more optimal scheduling of JavaScript timers
  • Automatically pausing unused plug-ins
  • Reduced frame rate to 30 frames per second
  • Tuning video-playback parameters and forcing usage of hardware accelerated video codecs
  • Paused animations for browser themes

In Opera 40, it now looks like this:
opera_windows_powersaving_2

Another change in this Developer release build is to Speed Dial suggestions.

speed-dial-suggestions-2Opera 40 features a very early preview of an easier method to add the most popular websites to your speed dials. At this moment, they are doing an experiment with the most popular websites and also investigating possibilities to make those suggestions more relevant. This feature will be developed during the course of the next few weeks. So, if you decide to try out this new feature, your feedback is highly welcome.

Opera Developer 40 has some known issues:

  • 64-bit Windows builds are not available.
  • Mac OS X users won't be able to use the Netflix service because of a problem with the Widevine plugin.

Download Opera Developer 40

The official announcement is HERE.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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