Opera has come up with its finished version of its battery saver feature for desktop users, After testing in developer and beta versions. The new battery saver is supposed to increase the battery life up to 50 percent.
The new battery saver is only applicable when the laptop power cable is unplugged. A battery icon shows up next to the search and address field. When the battery icon is clicked, A pop-up dialog box with a switch to activate the power saver mode will come up, and the user can then switch on/ off the battery saving feature whenever they please. The browser will also detect when the laptop’s battery is running low and will suggest enabling power saver mode.
Improvement under the hoods
- Reducing activity in background tabs
- Automatically pausing unused plug-ins
- Reducing frame rate to 30 frames per second
- Tuning video-playback parameters and forcing usage of hardware accelerated video codecs
- Pausing animations of browser themes
- Including ad blocker – when enabled, it enables even more battery savings
Test results with the new battery saver enabled showed that Opera can keep laptops over 3 degrees °C cooler. It’s actually pretty nice difference, especially when you think about bringing your laptop along for summer fun and letting it bake your lap (which is not good for your health BTW).
Apart from the battery saver,opera has 38 newely placed extention icon, speed dial tweaks, and power to add list to block the adv, and can also add own photos as theme for the browser. the Opera browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The company starting from this version, we’re updating our requirements on Mac. Now, we’re supporting OS X 10.9 and higher.