updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed April 11, 2007
Opera 9.2 adds 'SpeedDial'
Opera today introduced Speed Dial, a new way to view favorite sites from within its free, alternative browser. Speed Dial allows users to transform their top nine sites into visual favorites that are immediately available in any new tab. Available as part of the Opera 9.2, the feature offers visual thumbnails for each the designated favorites. The fast and efficient Opera browser, also available for mobile devices, offers a number of user features, including an integrated BitTorrent client, fraud protection, content blocking, desktop widgets, rich text editing, thumbnail previews, and other common features such as a download manager, tabbed-browsing, keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, password management, etc.
"Speed Dial is a fresh way to call up the top sites you enjoy throughout the day," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "It's a cool, new way to access those sites - you can do it through the Speed Dial or enter the corresponding number in the address bar. I hope current and new Opera users find Speed Dial both enjoyable and addictive."
Opera v9.2 also dynamically merges a default set of searches with custom searches and also is a recommended security upgrade.