The new era of deep browser customization has officially begun with the launch of Mods in Opera GX. With GX Mods, you can pimp your browser and make your online experience as unique as your gaming setup, personalizing the entire browser – from the keyboard sounds to how webpages look.
“Browsers get a bad rap on account of how boring some browsers are. But like no two users are the same, Opera GX is built to be different. With Mods, we wanted to give our users a means to express themselves instead of forcing them to stick to a set of default options,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director at Opera and mastermind of Opera GX. “GX Mods offer users a limitless number of customization options. It’s time to ditch boring browsers and start browsing like a badass.”
To usher in this new era, Opera GX has partnered with none other than Xzibit, rapper and host of the world famous car modification TV show Pimp My Ride who is moving from customizing cars to customizing web browsers.
“The customization game has up and changed. It’s time to pimp your browser,” said Xzibit. To do that with Opera GX, no crew of car mechanics is needed. Users can instead turn to GX Mods.
Every Mod comes with a mix of elements – including unique looks (animated wallpapers and themes), sounds (keyboard and UI) and shaders (GPU-driven effects that render in real-time while browsing the web). You can even customize how webpages look when browsing. How these Mods all work together is completely up to you, giving you total freedom to create something completely unique. But should you want some examples to start with, you can turn to the new GX Mod Store.
Launching today is also the GX Mod Store which features dozens of pre-made Mods each inspired by either a game or gaming culture, taking cues from specific interests and moods, and creating totally unique looks, sounds and shaders. Available Mods include Cyberdeck, Anime, LoFi Chill, Blockified, Drive-by and Legendary Rift, as well as GXzibit – a Mod created exclusively by the man himself – Xzibit, who would naturally like you to use his Mod: the GXzibit, inspired by 2000s hip hop music.
Mods can be accessed from the sidebar in Opera GX, and installed from the new GX Mods Store. Here, users will be able to browse through all available Mods, whether they’ve been created by Opera GX or the community. All Mods are free, and highly modular; meaning you can mix and match elements from different Mods to create new versions, or even build your own and upload them to the store for other users to download.
Opera GX is the only browser designed for gamers, as it offers a myriad of customization options, including color themes, sound effects, background music, as well as CPU, RAM, and Network Bandwidth limiters designed to leave more of the computer’s resources for gaming. Opera GX Mobile is its mobile version available on both Android and iOS.