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Latest Opera 12 Snapshot Switches to DirectX, Beta Is Around the Corner

Discussion in 'General Software' started by micropage7, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. micropage7


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    For Opera fans :toast:
    It's an important one though, the latest snapshot enables DirectX support on Windows, but it also comes with hardware acceleration disabled by default, a change that will persist with the final, stable release.

    DirectX-backed hardware acceleration is not on par with the OpenGL-based alternative, Opera warns, but it is good enough for testing. Eventually, DirectX will be the prefered API on Windows since it's better supported than OpenGL.

    Apart from these big changes, the latest snapshot comes with a long list of bug fixes and improvements, related to web camera support, out-of-process-plugins and many more.


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