There's no Scandinavian-themed video this time around, but Opera Software has just released the final, non-beta version of its Opera 11 web browser, which promises a couple of big changes and a slew of other more minor refinements. Among the biggest additions are what Opera calls "tab stacking," which lets you create groups of tabs to manage dozens of open web pages a bit more effectively, and "visual mouse gestures," which is sort of like multitouch gestures but -- you know -- with a mouse. You'll also now get extensions, along with a new and improved (and "safer") address bar, and a so-called "mail panel" that's basically a built-in email client. Head on past the break for the complete press release, and hit up the link below to start downloading.
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Are you ready for Opera 11?
Newest Opera browser features tab stacking, extensions, visual mouse gestures

Oslo, Norway - December 16, 2010

Opera Software debuted the newest version of its award-winning browser today. Opera 11 combines elegant design, smart updates to some of our most popular features and new ways to customize Opera to your preferences. Download it today for Windows, Mac and Linux computers from http://www.opera.com/.
What's new
Tab stacking

Tab stacking is a better way to organize your open tabs. Simply drag one tab on top of another to create a stack. Here is a short video to introduce tab stacking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hqSGGk1YTI
Extensions

Extensions help you personalize your browser and enhance what Opera can do. More than two million extensions have already been downloaded from https://addons.opera.com/. Try the top five most-downloaded extensions for yourself:

1. NoAds authored by Lex1. The top ad-blocking extension for Opera.
2. LastPass authored by lastpass. LastPass is a free password manager and form filler.
3. FastestTube - YouTube Video Downloader authored by fastesttube. Download any video from YouTube.
4. Image preview authored by whochan. Displays a pop-up preview of an image.
5. Translate authored by neilj. Automagically translates foreign-language webpages.

Visual mouse gestures

With the flick of your wrist, mouse gestures let you navigate back and forwards, open new pages, close tabs and so much more. In Opera 11, you now have a handy visual guide to the wonders of mouse gestures.
Safer address field

We changed the address bar, so you can make better sense of the security levels of the sites you visit. Opera 11 now displays a clear badge indicating the security level and allowing immediate, one-click access to security and trust information about the site.
What we say

"We have always worked hard to introduce new and bold ideas in web browsing," said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera. "But, sometimes we want to take an idea and improve upon it. Opera 11 adds a layer of polish to features people have known and loved for more than a decade, while introducing extensions. If you have never tried Opera before, Opera 11 will change everything you know about browsing."
The rule of 30

* Opera 11 is 30 percent smaller than Opera 10.60, so it downloads even faster
* Plug-ins can be set to load on-demand. This can improve performance of the browser up to 30 percent.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform web-browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.

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