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Opera 35 adds tab muting, overhauls download manager

New Opera update for desktops and laptops adds juicy features, enhances customization
By: Sean Ridgeley | Internet Browsers News | Posted: Feb 3, 2016 10:07 pm

Opera 35 for desktops and laptops is out, and with it comes a couple new juicy features as well as some small but appreciable tweaks.




First, the now standard tab muting feature has been added. This is very handy for when a tab plays sounds unexpectedly, or when you want to silence a tab to listen to something else or just to have quiet. Simply click the volume icon and the sound is immediately off.


Next is the overhauled download manager. The new interface looks very slick with functionality to match. The categories menu on the left will prove very useful for when you've been downloading a lot on a given day or if you're the lazy type and don't clear your download history much or at all. Additionally, there's now a warning in place when exiting the browser while downloading something.


As for tweaks, these can be collectively found in a new section that houses options for start-up behaviour, downloads, bookmarks bar, cookies, and themes.


Download the update through Opera now, or if you've never used it before, here.


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