30 March 2020
Opera has seeded an important update to its desktop version of the browser that improves the capability of its tracker blocker. Thanks to Opera 65, the browser will now also list the name of the trackers that it is blocking. The latest version simply makes these trackers visible to you to offer you even more transparency.
You can turn this setting on from the “easy setup” menu and once switched on, a shield icon appears in the address bar that shows the number of trackers being blocked as well as a list of said trackers. This feature can be toggled on and off for individual sites just like you do with the ad blockers.
Opera claims once the feature is switched on, it can speed up page loading by roughly 20 percent.
Together with this new addition, Opera has also redesigned the address bar. Opera tells that when using the address bar, the webpage gets dimmed so that all your focus goes on the searching.
The dropdown layout has also been changed which now shows website titles first, followed by hyperlinks, providing a cleaner overview of browsing-history suggestions, bookmarks, and Speed Dial elements.
Furthermore, the websites also now appear with their website logo, making them more distinguishable for quick access.
The Opera 65 update also brings a new look for bookmarks and history. Clicking on the heart icon in the sidebar opens the new bookmarks panel. In the sidebar panel view, you can easily edit or delete bookmarks and folders. Opera says the panel layout is a bit simpler than that of the Bookmarks Manager.
Head over to the link provided below to know what other intricacies this update is bringing with itself.