What is Opera Next?
Opera Next is a parallel build of Opera, with cutting-edge features. It is useful especially to developers and testers. You can install it and run it independently of your primary version of Opera; the two do not mix. To avoid confusion, Opera and Opera Next are distinguishable by their appearance:
- Distinct application icons
- "Opera Next" instead of "Opera" as the menu header
but it is the difference in behavior that truly distinguishes Opera Next:
- Distinct settings
- Distinct auto-update behavior
By default, Opera Next is auto-updated every time a new snapshot appears on the Opera Desktop Team blog, including all of the alphas and betas released by Opera. To slow down the release cycle, so that you only get alphas and betas, but not all the snapshots from the Opera Desktop Team, unselect the option DownloadAllSnapshots, and save the setting.
|Opera Next (with snapshots)||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Opera Next (no snapshots)||X||X||X|
For stable day-to-day browsing, use Opera; to experiment with the latest and greatest features, use Opera Next.
See also: Opera Developer Tools