Opera 9.6 for Windows Changelog

Release Notes

Opera 9.6 is a recommended security and stability upgrade. See the Security section.

A separate changelog listing changes since Opera 9.6 Beta 1 is available.

New and improved features in Opera 9.6

Opera Link

Custom search engines and typed history (typed history is only the history you explicitly type or select from the address bar) are now joining bookmarks, notes, personal bar and Speed Dial in Opera Link.

Opera Mail

Feed Preview

Now you can preview an RSS/Atom feed before subscribing.

Follow/Ignore threads and contacts

Follow and Ignore are new features for users that receive numerous messages. It makes it easier to dismiss unimportant messages and easier to recognise important messages.

Go To Thread

You can now also use "Go to thread" which means that you can view only the messages from that thread. This is useful for those that employ flat view.

Low Bandwidth Mode

Low Bandwidth Mode is a setting on mail accounts that makes Opera Mail use as little bandwidth as possible.

Opera Scroll Marker

The new Opera Scroll Marker makes it easier to continue reading when you scroll through a Web page. At the end of the page it will indicate the previous position of the bottom of the screen so you can easily see where to continue reading.

Enable Opera Scroll Marker in the Preferences dialog box. Navigate to Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Browsing > Show scroll marker (check box).

Using the opera:config Preferences Editor opera:config#UserPrefs|EnableScrollMarker, you can also set Opera Scroll Marker to show every time you scroll less than a full page down or up. The options in the drop-down menu are:

Changes since Opera 9.52

User Interface

Mail, News, Chat

Display and Scripting



Windows-specific changes


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