Opera made a new web browser called Neon to try out weird ideas


Opera released a new web browser today called Neon that’s meant to try out a bunch of untested design ideas. Neon isn’t close to being ready to replace your main web browser — it’s being called a “concept browser” — but it does have some neat ideas that are fun to try out and, in some cases, you can imagine becoming part of a major browser one day.

Neon’s homepage looks far different than any other browser’s. Though it still includes shortcuts to bookmarks and top websites, they’re displayed as floating bubbles that are overlaid on your desktop wallpaper. There’s no discrete address bar either; there’s just a line above all the floating balls asking you to type something in. Visually, it’s very cool.

The browser also does away with…

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