Opera GX Update: Gaming browser adds file-purging tech, new colour themes and more

There's a new Opera GX update today, and it's bringing some cool stuff to the table: there are new colour themes arriving and some file-purging tech to keep your cache nice and fresh, and that's not all!

Dubbed "the world's first gaming browser", Opera GX is in a state of early access right now, which means that anyone can currently jump over to the official website, download this browser and try it out.

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Keep reading to learn all about the new features added today in the big Opera GX update...

Opera GX Update adds new colour theme options

As the official announcement puts it: "At Opera GX, we are very keen on providing users with the most customization options possible, and we just got better at it. The Secondary Colors feature goes beyond the previously available browser highlight colors and lets you choose an entirely different color scheme for your browser.

"Those who like presets can now transform their browser with Rose Quartz, Ultraviolet and Frutti di Mare, or go wild and create their own color scheme based on the color wheel. It gives you countless options to choose from. From now on, the GX browser will also adapt the colors of the sidebar icons to the chosen color theme."

A set of new wallpapers, which match the look of the browser, have also been added in the update. And Opera GX's Maciej Kocemba says, "Today, we are bidding farewell to unnecessary contrast and things that don’t match.”

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Opera GX Update also adds "a smart way to get rid of excess browser files"

Also coming in the update is GX cleaner, a new feature that "helps clean up the junk browser files you don’t use anymore (think cache, cookies, browsing history or downloaded files). It’s designed to improve browser performance while still allowing users to choose which files it deletes. 

"This new tool provides several options for filtering files by date or specific browser location. This makes cleanup easy when you want to get rid of files that you haven’t used in, say, 6 months."

The press release makes sure to stress that GX Cleaner will "only purge the files you want to, without deleting anything important, and makes sure gamers have full control over their setups and their browser." The feature can be found in the sidebar, if you were wondering.

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Opera GX Update also ensures that things "never go wrong when attaching a file"

The update also adds Easy Files, "a unique Opera feature that comes to GX from the company’s main desktop browser.

"When you attach or upload a file, Easy Files presents those which you’ve most recently downloaded, or the items you’ve last added to your clipboard, in an easy-to-click visual display. And yes, this includes your artwork from Opera’s Snapshot tool.

"This means you no longer have to go digging through your various folders every time you want to attach something to an email or a message. Instead, you get a clean display of the three files you’ve most recently interacted with. You can attach files in a single click, and move on with your life."

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