The future of web browsing is coming, and its NEON!

Opera released a beta version of their newest browser for Mac called, Neon. This browser is the manifestation of what future web-browsing could look like. It is a quick, responsive, minimally sleek browser.

Neon takes a snapshot of your desktop’s wallpaper and uses it in the background of the browsers, giving the feeling of a transparency. Pretty neat trick. Opera has also thought about how we should use tabs. Instead of the tabs being crunched at the top of the window it stores them on the right side of the browser in little circles with little pictures.

Here is a screen shot of what I am talking about.

The rest of what you are seeing is all the browser. This is full screen view. It is pretty slick, the trees in the background are, yep, you guessed it. My desktop.

I have uncovered a pretty annoying bug, when you are in full screen view and try to search for a website or enter the direct URL nothing happens. But when you do not use the full screen function it performs perfectly.

The video above is full screen, you can see the bug in action.

Here we have the browser in a normal sized window. It works as I said earlier perfectly.

All and all this is a pretty sweet web browser. Definitely worth a try, and you can get it here.

Let me know what you think about the browser. Enjoy!



******EDIT 01/17/17 @ 7:41pm*******

Found a few other things wrong with the browser after a few more hours of playing around with the browser.

In full screen, tabs go away and there is no way to get them back unless you leave full screen.

Also, when in full screen mode, you cannot swipe back a page with the swipe gesture we have all come to love in literally every other browser. Come to think of it, I am not sure that you can ever swipe.

Oh well, like I said this is a beta. Here’s to hoping it gets better!













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