Opera Gains Extensions and Joins IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome in Web Dev War

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Opera Gains Extensions and Joins IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome in Web Dev War

by Cameron Sturdevant

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Extension

Extensions add functional elements to browsers and Opera hopes to catch up with the browser pack with this feature addition.

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Task Bar

Here you see a simple "hello world" button in the Windows task bar.

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Hello

The "hello world" button popped up in the upper right corner of the browser window in this simple demonstration.

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Widgets

Extensions go beyond Opera Widgets in that extensions are standards-based.

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Private Data

Controlling private data is still buried deep in the menu layers of Opera 11 alpha.

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Extension Add-ons

Opera extensions are available today for the version 11 alpha.

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Home

The test version of Opera 11 alpha hosts developer tools and community sites to assist with extension creation and troubleshooting.

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Developer Community

Developers can keep pace with Opera 11 news using community forums and social-networking tools.

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