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Screenshots: BitTorrent stars in new Opera 9

Opera adds BitTorrent, tabs and widgets to the latest edition of its Web browser.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor on
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BitTorrent

Opera lets BitTorrent do the singing in the newly released version 9 of its Web browser.

Read CNET's review and watch the video about Opera 9.

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Widgets

Opera is pushing "widgets," or small, easy-to-use Web applications, in its new release. The widgets pages feature a list of customizable gadgets from games to podcasts. Widgets can also be run outside the browser. Here is a list of the featured news RSS feeds that are available.

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Security features

The Opera 9 browser incorporates security and privacy features intended to tame the wild, wild Web. Users can clear cache and history when exiting, accept or reject cookies, and use 256-bit encryption with newer encryption standards. It also displays security information inside the address field.

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Tool bars

Opera allows people to easily customize their toolbars. The black arrow (right) points to the toolbar of favorites.

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Skins

Hundreds of skins are available for download to change the look of the Opera user interface. Users can also customize their browser with the use of add, remove or rearrange buttons, search fields and toolbars.

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My Opera

Opera Community is a site for users of the browser to share their experiences. Fans can use up to 300MB of free space to share blogs, photos and more.

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Blocking

Opera 9 has a blocking feature that lets you remove graphics or ads from a site. To start, you right-click on the browser.

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Blocking

Then you select the sections you'd like to block.

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Finished block

And your finished page may not make some advertisers very happy.

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Keeping tabs

Opera 9 has tabs to help keep you a little bit more organized.

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Create search

Opera 9 allows you to customize and manage your search engines.

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