Opera 12.12 Build 1707 Final

A full-featured Internet browser, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.

  • Speed Dial: Your favorite sites are just one click away at all times.
  • Search Shortcuts: Faster search - type your queries directly into the address bar.
  • Trash Can: Instantly reopen recently closed tabs.
  • Mouse Gestures: With Opera you can navigate the Web with your mouse.
  • Opera Link: Synchronize data of your choice online, or among different computers and devices.
  • Quick Find: Opera remembers not only the titles and addresses, but also the actual content of the Web pages you visit.
  • Feed Preview: Preview a Feed by clicking on the feed icon, and you will see it in clean and efficient multiple-column layout.
  • Quick and customizable Web search: Get quick access to Google, eBay, Amazon and more with the search field in the upper right corner.

Download: Opera 12.12 for Windows |  12.2 MB (Freeware)
Download: Opera 12.12 for Windows 64-bit |  13.4 MB (Freeware)
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Opera used to be my default browser: I liked its many features, gestures, the fact that it would preserve my open tabs when I restarted, etc.
But it was a massive memory hog with more than a few tabs open (easily into the gigabytes, and the number seemed to grow and grow even when I did nothing). Used to take ages to shut down.
The last straw came when it took over ten minutes to close: when screen turned off I thought my machine had powered down and took out a hard drive - lost a lot of data.
Now I have firefox set up with a few choice addons for gestures and multitabs, and I have what I need without Opera's downside.
Sorry Opera but you need to do some serious work on memory usage. Until then you are going nowhere near my machine again.

Something is obviously wrong either with your setup or the way you use it, if it takes more than a second to close down. I'd have to say that's because you have it set to empty cache on exit, first. Mainly, I'd say it's because you don't know what you're doing though!

Jose_49 said,
I've started using it as the main browser since they allowed Extensions. It's great, fast, but very very memory hungry (I can peak around 1.5 GB with a couple of YouTube flash videos and ~10 tabs opened)

I still like it above other browsers because of its chat functionality, thumbnail tabs, Opera Link (although each browser has it on their own way), mouse gestures, download manager, and speed dial.

Obviously it's going to suck memory with that much crap open. I wish I could see you so I could see how many eyes you have in your head to even want 10 tabs open! Ridiculous!!

Also, to the above poster who suggested we all switch to Chrome. Obviously another person who only runs things according to what "others" think is good/cool!! That crapware Chrome will NEVER be on my machines!

cork1958 said,

Obviously it's going to suck memory with that much crap open. I wish I could see you so I could see how many eyes you have in your head to even want 10 tabs open! Ridiculous!!

Also, to the above poster who suggested we all switch to Chrome. Obviously another person who only runs things according to what "others" think is good/cool!! That crapware Chrome will NEVER be on my machines!

I'm going to put it simple:

You go to neowin after being off your computer for more than 12 hours.
You see at least 5 interesting news.

I middle click/shift click every news I want to read so each of one loads in a different tab (Here we have 6 opened).

I want some background music and I'm bored of my collection so I go to YouTube and search for a video, 7 tabs.

By that time, I feel like opening softpedia too, so I give it a shot and do the same as neowin. Give plus 5. Now I have 12.

I may leave some things uploading on putlocker or mediafire, so I have an extra tab, which makes it 13.

Then there's a couple of pages I leave open that I seldom check.

So that's about it.

After a while, when I feel it's very cramped I'll close all the useless tabs

cork1958 said,
Something is obviously wrong either with your setup or the way you use it, if it takes more than a second to close down. I'd have to say that's because you have it set to empty cache on exit, first. Mainly, I'd say it's because you don't know what you're doing though!

It's just lazy to blame the user not the program. I now use Firefox and I don't have any such problem. And it's not my fault if Opera just keeps increasing its memory footprint even when left alone - I've used Task Manager to watch it do this.

am i the only one getting the corrupted file as i downloaded it twice on the x64 build and it don't appear to want to install.

Wow, there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I forgot this browser even existed.
One of my old cellphones had Opera Mini on it, but that was a long time ago.

I've started using it as the main browser since they allowed Extensions. It's great, fast, but very very memory hungry (I can peak around 1.5 GB with a couple of YouTube flash videos and ~10 tabs opened)

I still like it above other browsers because of its chat functionality, thumbnail tabs, Opera Link (although each browser has it on their own way), mouse gestures, download manager, and speed dial.

When i used it, my pc and one other would crash if Opera was left idle for a time. Opera can indeed be very resource hungry, but opera itself is not the issue. The issue is those things that users add to it.

It's Opera itself. For years Opera tried to attract people by focusing on mumbo jumbo features and not internal, more technical stuff. Chrome came up having the best mechanisms, engines, architecture etc and now all of them running, but... can't catch up in quality.

On the other hand, IE is a quality browser but doesn't include flexibility -while Chrome includes both. That's why neither IE can catch up. Only Fx, which is semi-quality browser with good flexibility, but still hard to catch up since Fx needs architectural, deep change. Gecko is old without even supporting multi-core CPUs. Mozilla currently is patching and patching, but they can only improve it so much...

Edited by PC EliTiST, Dec 18 2012, 1:50am :