Opera 12 has been released with some nice improvements which includes Instant Makeover (new theming platform), HTML 5 drag & drop and most of all 64 bit processors support.
Opera is always been leader in Web Browser innovation although not yet the market leader of Browser industry, with this new release Opera has provided some new little features which will indeed improve your browsing experience.
Instant Makeover allows you to install themes easily on your Opera 12 Browser. With plenty of themes already available you can easily customize the looks of your browser.
Another cool Opera 12 feature allows you to take pictures with your webcam instead of uploading pictures on Facebook and other social networking or image sharing websites.
Opera 12 provides better graphics and animations with the help of hardware acceleration. The modern graphics and animations are needs more horsepower than ever and to provide good experience Opera 12 renders graphics within browser with the help of your GPU. In order to use hardware acceleration you need to set EnableHardwareAcceleration to 1 in your Opera:Config. And similarly WebGL can be enabled by setting EnableWebGL to 1.
Other features include following.
- Support for the Do Not Track header
- CSS3 Animations and Transitions
- HTML5 Drag and Drop
- Support for CORS — not the beer, but rather Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
- Right-to-Left (RTL) Script Support Added
- Improved language support (Persian, Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic).
- Window and Tabs API
For the list of complete changes go to official changelogs.