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Sneak peek: Revamped Opera gets turboboost

So much is new, but it's mostly under the hood

Themes, tab-stacking and page-reading support

Opera hardware support for OpenGL in WebGL
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Opera themes are more expansive and easier to create than the old skins.
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Tab stacking isn't new, but it is a bit easier to use.
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Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie showed the page-reading support in an impressive demo. A few sites currently implement page reading, but Lie says it takes “thousands of lines of Javascript”. Opera’s innovation is extending various tags to simplify this greatly.

Opera will submit these to the W3C, and hopes they’ll eventually become standards. Much more on this later. ®

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