Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Opera Web browser offers more new tab options

NEW YORK (AP) - Norway's Opera Software has a new Web browser that lets you work more easily with multiple tabs in a single window.

Opera 10 is now out, in a "beta" test mode.

A resizable tab bar lets you stretch the row of tabs at the top so that mini, "thumbnail" versions of open pages appear inside. That way, you can choose the tab based on the appearance of the Web page, not just its name.

Of course, thumbnails are not new to browsers. Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer offers them, as does previous versions of Opera.

But Opera 10 lets you see those thumbnails up top while you continue to browse normally in the larger space below.

It is not clear, though, whether that will do much to increase Opera's tiny market share.


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