Opera Software ASA has released a new beta version (number 4) of their
Opera 5.0 Web browser for Mac OS X, Beta 4. The latest version has such new features such as support for QuickTime and scroll wheel mice.
Opera 5.0 for Mac OS X Beta 4 and the Opera 5.0 for Mac final (for systems 7.5.3-9.2.x) is available for download immediately. The browser includes features such as a cookie manager, a sophisticated hotlist, multiple download monitor and keychain support.
Some of the browser’s highlighted features are: extensive keyboard short cuts, instant toggling of image and document settings (images can be turned on/off with a key press for faster browsing); and the ability to surf the Internet with multiple windows open simultaneously. When closing Opera, you can choose whether or not to save the open windows for your next surfing session. Users of the browser can zoom in on a page up to a 1000 percent.
Opera’s keychain support lets you store realm passwords and forms passwords in the Apple Keychain and retrieve them with a keyboard command. There’s a drag proxy for icon for bookmarking; you can drag it to other applications, or drag link to transfer window for download. The browser also supports the Internet Control Panel. It reads your home page and helper applications from Internet Control panel to simplify the storing of all information in one place.
Opera 5.0 for Mac is available for free in an ad-sponsored version. If you download it and want to remove the banner ad, you can register it for US$39. However, there is a special 30-day, banner-free trial period.