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Create Your Own Browser with Opera Composer

June 27, 2001

Create your own browser with Opera Composer

New York, NY - June 27, 2001

At PCExpo, Opera Software today launched the new Opera Composer. The Opera Composer lets users create, download and distribute their personally designed Web browser for distribution to other members of a group for free.

The Opera Composer lets users design as much or as little of the browser as they wish from the graphics on the buttons to the illustration on the start-up screen. Users can customize their own Hotlist and bookmarks, choose between including e-mail and news, and give their browser its own name. Users can spend 5 minutes and choose from pre-set options, or use a whole day and to create their own graphics and images to create a personal look.

"With the Opera Composer, Opera users can customize their browser in the way that best fits their needs," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software. "The Opera Composer lets everyone from local football clubs to ISPs create a customized browser that integrates their community on the Web."

Opera Composer offers any club, organization or individual the opportunity to customize their own version of Opera for free, allowing them to share their customized version with friends, colleagues, members or customers.

The Opera Composer lets users:

  • add personal/special buttons to the user interface with title/URL/hover tip
  • skin personalized images for toolbar and background
  • personalize the browser name
  • create their own splash/start-up screen
  • customize Hotlist bookmarks/e-mail/contacts and 2 HTML fields
  • set their own start page

To create your own, read the tutorial, and view images, please

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About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.