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Opera Power Saving Mode will save your laptop's battery by up to 50%

Opera recently launched native ad-blocking technology both in the stable version of the desktop browser.

Opera, Opera browser, Opera battery saving mode, Opera ad blocker, Opera Mini, Opera new features, Android, iOS, smartphones, technology, technology news Opera has made battery saving possible, thanks to optimisations like reducing activity from background tabs, adapting page-redrawing frequency and tuning video-playback parameters.

Opera has introduced a power saving mode for its browser, which it claims can extend the laptop battery life by up to 50 per cent. Opera says having many tabs open often results in rapid battery drain that reduces a laptop’s performance. Opera 39 has been rolled out starting today in the developer stream.

“It’s extremely frustrating to run out of battery on your computer, whether you are out traveling, watching videos, or you have just left your charger behind. Our new power saving mode will nudge you when the laptop starts to consume battery, and, when enabled, it can increase the battery life by as much as 50%,” says Krystian Kolondra, SVP of Engineering for Opera.

Opera has made battery saving possible, due to optimisations like reducing activity from background tabs, adapting page-redrawing frequency and tuning video-playback parameters.

To use Opera browser’s power saving mode, users will need to click on the battery account, next to search and address field in the browser. Opera browser also detects when the laptop’s battery is running low and suggests enabling power saving mode. The icon, will however appear only when the charger is unplugged.

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Opera recently launched native ad-blocking technology both in the stable version of the desktop browser, as well as the Opera Mini mobile browser for Android. The move could have significant impact in many markets given that Opera is one of the top browsers.

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First published on: 12-05-2016 at 15:10 IST
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