New Opera Neon - concept browser

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Hi, say hello to Opera Neon, our new concept browser ;-)

"A year ago, we set out to explore what web browsers might look like in years to come. Now, you can try Opera Neon – a concept browser, that gives you a glimpse into the future of desktop browsers.


Today’s web browsers are not as fresh as they used to be

At Opera, we have been building web browsers for more than 20 years. We are very aware, that some parts of the web browsers we know today are nothing more than tributes to the last millennium – a time, when the web was mostly made up of documents, and pages. But the web is changing fast, and so are people’s expectations for how apps, and web pages should behave.


Opera Neon is born

To bring our vision to life, we put together a team of talented developers, and designers to work on a unique prototype browser. We created thousands of concepts, drawings, iterations, versions, and interface designs.

Today, we can finally show you Opera Neon. It is a concept browser – an experimental browser, that envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles. Like the Opera browser, Opera Neon is built on top of the Blink engine, but unlike any other browser, Opera Neon has been built from scratch to bring you cool effects, and animations without slowing down your experience.

What’s fun and fresh in Opera Neon?

Opera Neon is packed with fun ways to interact with web content, including the ability to drag and push things around, and to even pop content out of the web and save it.

Here are some new features you won’t have seen in a browser before:
– A new start page, that uses your desktop wallpaper as its background.
– A sidebar with its own video player, image gallery, and download manager.
– A vertical, visual tab bar on the right side of the browser window, that makes it easier to distinguish between tabs.


– An intelligent system, that automatically manages your tabs. Like gravity, frequently used tabs will float to the top, while less important tabs will sink to the bottom.
– A completely new omnibox, that supports top search engines and open search.

We’ve also added new ways to enjoy web content:
– Video pop-out, which lets you play videos, while you browse other web pages.


– Snap-to-gallery lets you snapshot and crop any part of a web page, and save it to the gallery for later.


– Split screen mode lets you seamlessly view and interact with two pages at once.


It’s beautiful and it’s smart

Here’s how to manage bubble tabs:
– To open a new tab, click the plus icon on the left sidebar (the open tab will be highlighted).
– To add a favorite site to your tab bar, drag and drop the bubble there.
– To minimize a tab, click on the bubble, or click the plus icon on the left sidebar.
– To close a tab, click on the x icon next to the bubble.

You’ll find several other icons on the left sidebar - one of these is the player icon. This gathers together tabs, that are currently playing music and videos.

The camera icon on the left sidebar lets you to take a snapshot of the page, which then lands in your gallery under the landscape icon. You’ll find all your snaps there.

While Opera Neon has lots of new features – and many of the Opera browser features you know, and love – there are some key features we have not included, such as our native ad-blocker, VPN, and the ability to add extensions. The reason for this is simply that Opera Neon is a concept browser, built for experimentation, and play.

A little something extra

Opera Neon wipes away your desktop clutter by bringing your computer’s wallpaper into the browser. Or, if you want to go full-Neon, we’ve collaborated with top graphic artist Luke Choice to create two free Neon-inspired wallpapers.

The future will be here sooner than you expect

Opera Neon is a concept browser – a vision of what browsers could become. It is not designed to replace the current Opera desktop browser. However, we do plan to incorporate some of its best new features into Opera for computers as early as spring 2017.

Jump in and play, then let us know what you think of Opera Neon!

Download Opera Neon

Opera Neon is now available for Mac and Windows. www.opera.com/neon

:coffee: ;D :cheers:

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mulleke05
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    I like this concept! It works very nice and quick. The only thing at this moment is that there is no adblock at this time. I hope to see that activated in a next beta!

    karrier-bag
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      I might seem a bit dim but how do you use the split screen option? Otherwise it is lovely, smooth, different and a credit to those that developed it.

      Thank you.

      4ristocrat
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        I think the Opera Neon browser needs to reorganize the toolbar and the close button and the sides next to it. When we close the tab, the other tab should not open automatically. We'd better narrow down the bar on which the tabs are opened. I believe that the search bar of the page I am opening is a bit thinner and that it will look very nice if it is transparent if possible.

        Note: My English is not very good. I translated this post from Google.translate

        leocg
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        I like this concept! It works very nice and quick. The only thing at this moment is that there is no adblock at this time. I hope to see that activated in a next beta!

        Neon is a concept browser, it's something to show new concepts, new ideas on UI and design mainly and see hoe people react to them so those ideas may be implemented in Opera in the future.

        It's unlikely that Neon will get any of the Opera's features.

        leocg
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        how do you use the split screen option?

        Drag a 'bubble' from the tab bar to the 'view area' while a page is already opened there.

        pjzin
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          this is my new favorite browser. 10/10. useful and minimalist.

          bearblast
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          Man I really like this browser. I wish they'd add extension support.

          airforce25228
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            This concept is good as standalone app. Dont even think about to ruin desktop Opera by this wired ideas. Desktop Opera is very good browser (it'still missing some stuff though) so dont try to ruin Opera's features like you did with old->new Opera.

            Everyone please better dont say anything or say you dont like it at all because Opera's developers are starting to have something broken in their mind again like they had with presto core. So if you dont want to have your favorite browser broken for years again better say: concept is all bad.

            So as standalone app yes but as crosbreading with standard desktop Opera... HELL NO!

            gpbenem
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              I have installed and really like this at first time, but i don't like the top bar, why it is light mode, while in the video is the dark mode?

              musubde
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                Great concept, great ideas. I miss some details as mouse gestures, extensions,....but I really encourage you to continue with this project, It is the best idea for tablets.

                Thank you

                jammer2001
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                  i like neon but i think that it needs more for example extensions and bookmarks

                  gagi-3
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                    Just checked the concept - and I FREAKIN' LOVE IT! It's really unique, and I like how it solves some of the usual browser issues - like the 'player' you added, or having two tabs on the same screen without having them as separate windows (chatting on Messenger and browsing the web side by side, for example), screenshots etc. It's basically a lot of separate apps I use in one - Franz for chatting, SnagIt for screenshots, Opera Beta of course for browsing... It looks visually very pleasing as well!

                    Implementing those features into Opera is cool, however I don't see why Neon couldn't become a full-on browser on its own. If so, here are a few things that could make it a 'proper' browser:

                    1. The 'tab' buttons could be smaller, the whole tab bar could be slimmer too - just like the bar on the left.
                    2. Opera's full synchronization service.
                    3. Extensions, the most crucial thing. I won't log in or surf much of the web without Disconnect, AdGuard etc.
                    4. Bookmarks.

                    In the end, this is very much enjoyed. I am glad I stuck with Opera for so many years. You seem to be the leaders in innovation. Can't wait to see these features implemented into Opera, however long that process will be.

                    iamthepete
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                      Tried downloading the OperaNeon.dmg file and tried to open it on my Early 2014 MacBook Air running Sierra and the dmg, itself, won't open. Tried downloading three times from both the Opera and Opera Developer browsers. Other dmg files open/mount just fine. Any idea what's going on here? Am dying to try out Neon! Thanks!

                      leocg
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                      i like neon but i think that it needs more for example extensions and bookmarks

                      It's a concept browser. Its purpose is to show a concept, an idea.

                      leocg
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                      The 'tab' buttons could be smaller, the whole tab bar could be slimmer too - just like the bar on the left.

                      I think it's too small, sometimes it's hard to see what's on the image.

                      Opera's full synchronization service. Extensions, the most crucial thing. I won't log in or surf much of the web without Disconnect, AdGuard etc. Bookmarks.

                      It's a concept browser, nothing will be added to it.

                      leocg
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                      Any idea what's going on here?

                      What version of Mac OS? Opera requires 10.9 at least.

                      mairoldi
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                        Hi I'm checking out Neon and I find it really interesting!

                        I would like to give you some feedback after using it on my 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet with a touch screen interface:

                        1) Can't drag elements with a touch screen. 2) Can't get to the tab close button, since I can't hover. 3) It would be nice to have the possibility to make the side menus horizontal when rotating the screen, since vertical side menus take a lot of the screen space from the main browser window in portrait mode.

                        Otherwise the browser seems really solid for a beta/concept, and the only things I'm really missing are favourites (the start page with bubbles is cool but simply not enough - maybe a way to create groups of bubbles ?) and of course ad blocked and add-ons.

                        Keep up the good work! :)

                        cubot
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                          linux version plz.

                          or does the windows run in the wine environment?

                          jhoangiraldo
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                            Spinish pls!!! Translate Version pls

                            uzmazareen
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                            uzmazareen

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                              I have a question is it only a concept browser for desktop or it will roll for mobile devices (android or ios etc) too?

                              leocg
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                              I have a question is it only a concept browser for desktop or it will roll for mobile devices (android or ios etc) too?

                              It seems to be focused on desktops for now.

                              jlinkproxy
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                                Hello, I'm really enjoying Opera Neon, is a very useful and innovate Browser. I saw on some pages, you just did this for fun, just an idea without future. However I really want to use Neon forever, as my main browser. If you don't have any problem, I want to translate the browser to Spanish. My issue right now is unzip the pak files to modify the options, if you give me the oportunity to collaborate I really appreciate it.

                                cygoh
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                                  Like the concept. Unfortunately I can't use for daily browsing as it keep hanging. Hope to see a new build soon.

                                  dyskograf
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                                    I like the minimalist approach but at the same time I'm a little bit annoyed with wasted space around the page display area. It would be so nice to have the ability to merge the windows titlebar with omnibox, borderless browser would look so gorgeous.

                                    gmilanova
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                                      I love the new look and feel of Neon and would switch to it without a doubt if Opera decides to turn it into a main browser idea.

                                      I have just one question: I've been testing Neon out, but it seems to be using a default background rather than my own. Is there a setting that I'm missing? I have a Win 10 Pro x64 running on an HP Pro G0 450

                                      gardena2010
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                                        This concept is something new and different, I like it. Would be nice to have advanced customization options like option to auto hide right bar, dark mode/ light mode, etc. Adblock is a very necessary feature. Hope in the feature to see It on mobile devices in a final version.

                                        leocg
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                                        Hope to see a new build soon.

                                        There won't be one.

                                        fredericdhuez
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                                          I have installed Opera Neon on my mac, really nice concept and great work !!

                                          I'm using Opera Coast on my IOS and it's true that all the desktop web browsers look old even if I'm currently using Opera :)

                                          I really like the concept of bubbles and the bubble tabs also, and the possibility to split the screen is a nice to have !

                                          Please add the synchro for multiple desktops, VPN and ADBlock and I will switch immediately to Opera Neon right now !!!

                                          Again, really nice job :)

                                          Fred

                                          zeronacer
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                                            There won't be one.

                                            Why? I think it's a nice browser and they should keep up with it. I discovered it today and except the lack of some features it makes a browser that really suits my workflow.

                                            leocg
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                                            Why?

                                            It's all on the first post of this topic.

                                            liquidpiratecat
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                                              Hi,

                                              I really like opera neon. I've already set it as primary browser because I like innovation and I like the interface. It's sweet and it has some nice features. But since it's new, I have some suggestions:

                                              1) First of all: I think that some people (like me) need adblock in their life, so add-ons are a must. I hope this will be available soon.

                                              2) I like the idea with the circle tabs, but I think it's kinda messy because of the (live?) screenshots that are displayed in the big circles. I think that just the big pictogram like messenger, facebook, etc...would be better. Although, in some situations it does look nice, for ex. YouTube. But now, the titles are kinda small and not really clear. I have the intension to open a tab that's already open because I don't see it immediately.

                                              3) Their should be a + button for tabs under the tabs because it's kinda strange to look at your tabs and thinking 'hey i want a new tab" and then you need to go all the way to the left side. Okay, this looks kind of exaggerated, but IRL this takes time.

                                              4) I think that the white bar on top takes away the beauty about the design. It takes away the focus of the real page. But maybe this one is only me...

                                              5) I like the idea of adding circle tabs to the home screen, but it kinda sucks that you can't drag them around. I kinda like having a static place for a tab so I can easily access them. Also, I don't really like that sites that you visit a lot also pin on the home screen. Maybe some people do but I think the screenshots aren't so pretty of the sites and the other clear items do.

                                              I think this are my top concers about Opera Neon, it's really nice but these changes would make it my real primary browser because now i'm doubting to go back to chrome since it's less playful making it faster in general. Sorry, if there are a lot mistakes in my text. English is not my first language.

                                              Please, share your thoughts on this, have a nice day

                                              Gr Lucas

                                              moonshire
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                                                Same as the rest above. I really do love the user interface and the physics feedback. The only thing I need right now is adblock support, then I'm golden :D

                                                douglasrac
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                                                  Its great but can only import settings from IE? Why not from Opera itself? Quite hard to adopt that as a full time browser if I need to remake my speed dial and retype all my passwords.

                                                  leocg
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                                                  Its great but can only import settings from IE? Why not from Opera itself? Quite hard to adopt that as a full time browser if I need to remake my speed dial and retype all my passwords.

                                                  Read the first post, it answers your questions.

                                                  booson
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                                                    Shame it won't get updates because it's a damn good browser. I find myself using it more than the main Opera Browser when I intend to do fast and casual browsing, that is, not intending to have a lot of tabs opened.

                                                    Splendid concept browser.

                                                    moonshire
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                                                      Shame it won't get updates because it's a damn good browser. I find myself using it more than the main Opera Browser when I intend to do fast and casual browsing, that is, not intending to have a lot of tabs opened. Splendid concept browser.

                                                      It wont get updates? Aww man..

                                                      cubot
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                                                        from crosspost, my fault

                                                        http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/01/opera-wont-bringing-new-browser-neon-linux

                                                        “Right now Neon is a fun project that our developers were working on & we’re not planning to develop it further,” the company says in a tweet,...

                                                        emniss
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                                                          Thank God there are absolutely no bugs in the regular Opera browser so the devs have free time for a fun project :whistle: :lol:

                                                          Seriously: I hope the snapshot tool and the split screen will be ported to the regular Opera browser :yes:

                                                          notmuchlegend
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                                                            1.can you add function to install extensions 2.In new tab a lot of link from one site 3.I can not download photos from gallery That is all. Thanks!

                                                            nicpadula
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                                                              Hey y'all.

                                                              I've been using neon since it came out, and really really enjoy it.

                                                              However, As of today, if I open it, it almost instantly crashes time and time again.

                                                              Similar post, https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15257116 so I don't feel super alone.

                                                              any fix? / Known issue?

                                                              pandvmcg
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                                                                If I could import my bookmarks and passwords from Opera Beta it would be my default browser. That said, it's impressive.

                                                                kyu3
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                                                                Opera Neon is nice! :yes: So, If Opera Software will keep to develop this browser, I think this browser needs Ad-Block feature.

                                                                And Japanese Tech Media said "Opera Software will add some features of Opera Neon to Opera Browser". If this is true, I think Opera Software should to add Player Panel to Opera Browser! Because this feature is so nice and useful! Specially stop and play feature. Because When I do net-surfing with listening favorite music or podcast or video, I want to stop. Not mute. Because I can listen from stopping point again!

                                                                If Opera Software will add "Player" panel to Opera Browser, I think it is good to add this feature to Tab Menu. :cheers:

                                                                regnas
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                                                                  Ok, It's time for a new Neon release since this release already expired..... :)

                                                                  Btw, how about kill the regular Opera for PCs and stick only with Neon? It would be nice... People are tired of the old Chrome look... :(

                                                                  ;)

                                                                  leocg
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                                                                  Ok, It's time for a new Neon release since this release already expired

                                                                  There won't be any.

                                                                  how about kill the regular Opera for PCs and stick only with Neon? It would be nice

                                                                  Maybe regular Opera will look like Neon some day in the future.

                                                                  regnas
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                                                                    Ok, It's time for a new Neon release since this release already expired

                                                                    There won't be any.

                                                                    And why is that?

                                                                    Now that's what I call a malicious tease..... :( :) :( C'mon Opera..

                                                                    leocg
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                                                                    And why is that?

                                                                    The answer is on the first post.

                                                                    ihopgewf
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                                                                      I really like the concept, so I'd like to share some impressions:

                                                                      1) I love that the menu and the tabs are vertical. Since a lot of sites just having empty space on the vertical edges anyway this makes a lot of sense to me. 2) The new tab button really need to be near the tab list (or at least duplicated there). 3) The two pane view is great, but I would like a quick way to choose in which pane a tab opens when I click it. I think an intuitive way would be for left click to open it in the left pane and right click in the right. 4) The media player is fantastic. Love the always on top floating video option. 5) I like how the design uses my desktop background as the background. :)

                                                                      So good job on the concept. I hope it is developed further, and/or that opera moves in this direction. If this browser had extensions I would switch to it in an heartbeat.

                                                                      regnas
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                                                                        If Opera don't release it, someone will take this concept and release it for good.... and then..... :(

                                                                        aleksod
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                                                                        this is my new favorite browser. 10/10. useful and minimalist.

                                                                        I concur. Browsing the net used to be a chore, now it is an experience!

                                                                        epicbowser
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                                                                          Cant open Opera Neon anymore, it open and a second later crashed and disapear :( Must give up?