Opera Browser for Mac Gains Built-in Currency Converter

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Opera has added a built-in currency converter to its free web browser to make online international purchases a simpler experience for users (via TechCrunch).

The new feature appears in the browser's Preferences under User Interface options, and can be enabled to automatically show conversions in the foreign currency of choice whenever the user highlights a price on a page. Conversions are calculated using the daily exchange rate from the European Central Bank.

"Cross-border e-commerce is booming all around the world. According to research, within four years, 45 percent of online shoppers worldwide will purchase products from foreign online stores." Opera's Krystian Kolondra said in a blog post. "There are many countries, in which more than 50 percent of people do it already."
The option appears after updating to Opera version 42, and joins the browser's growing list of unique features, such as its built-in VPN and ad blocker.

Opera is currently selling its browser business to a Chinese consortium for $600 million and will see the company's mobile and desktop operations transferred as part of the deal. Opera will continue to own its Mediaworks ad business, apps, and games unit, as well as its TV business, after an initial $1.2 billion deal to acquire these other departments collapsed.

Opera browser is a free download for Mac from the company's website.

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miknos

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Opera was a great browser and they developed most of the features every browser has today, including tabbed browsing. It was more customisable than Firefox.

Last time I tried it, Opera didn't have favourites, most of the options gone and seemed like a stripped down version of Chrome (Opera decided to use Chromium as it base). Now you can't even change the search engine since they're making money on that. God knows whats gonna happen belonging to a Chinese group.

RIP Opera.
 

mkeeley

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It's quite a nice browser but few too many glitches. Sometimes pages are only half rendered, few wouldn't even load. Before I deleted it the other week it decided it couldn't connect to youtube or gmail. Few rough edges too like not syncing preferences which they've been saying will be out soon for a few years. The VPN isn't logless and the servers aren't in many countries but better than nothing unless they start making use of the logs in future. But this new currency feature's quite handy, not that you can't already do that with extensions and better (convert the whole page, not pop-ups).

Not sure what I think of the China sale, probably less likely to want to try it again.
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Opera was a great browser and they developed most of the features every browser has today, including tabbed browsing. It was more customisable than Firefox.

Last time I tried it, Opera didn't have favourites, most of the options gone and seemed like a stripped down version of Chrome (Opera decided to use Chromium as it base). Now you can't even change the search engine since they're making money on that. God knows whats gonna happen belonging to a Chinese group.

RIP Opera.
It has favourites and overall it's not bad now feature wise. But the search engine thing is stupid, they say it's for security... I use startpage but there's no way to have it as default (or to delete any you'd never use). Can't even change the config file to add it as it then thinks it's corrupt.
 
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