Opera 18 has landed!

As the nights grow longer and the days become colder and crisper, it’s a frenzy of activity in Poland and Norway. Our developers have been labouring on a new release of Opera for Mac and Windows, while bidding farewell to their house-elves who are going for their annual secondment to the North Pole for present-wrapping duties.

Today, we’re very proud to release Opera 18. Note that even the numerals look like an elf skiing to Svalbard next to a snowman.

But what will you discover, wrapped in this beautiful package?

Microphone and Camera integration

Firstly, Opera 18 integrates your microphone and camera, allowing sites that make use of the getUserMedia and webRTC APIs, allowing lots of fun effects without plugins.

Create search engine with two clicks

To add a new search engine to Opera, right-click in a search field on a web page and choose “Create Search Engine” from the context menu. Choose keyword and name, click ok and done!

For example if you choose “d” for duckduckgo, the next time you want to search duckduckgo, simply type d elf+disco+svarlbard into the search/ address bar to find all about this exciting topic.

Draggable tabs

You can now drag tabs between windows or drag them out to create a new one. Of course you cannot drag between private and non-private windows.

I’m themeing of a white christmas

Opera 18 is now themeable. You can download themes from Opera add-ons. If you want to create a theme to promote your company, favourite band, football team or photographs of otters, read our tutorial Themes in Opera 18+.

What’s next?

In the next two weeks, we’ll promote the experimental Opera Developer to feature-complete Opera Next so you can try out a new stuff. In the meantime, please let us know how Opera 18 works out for you!

Check out the full changelog.

Download now!

Opera 18

  • nanana1

    Got it ! Congrats on the final release of Opera 18 !

  • Onaj Tamo

    What’s with the password protection?

    • Sebastian Baberowski

      fixed

  • Kurt Zon

    Tanks team…

  • reesmichael1

    Congratulations! Thanks for all of your work :)

  • http://a-propos.tumblr.com/ Haydar

    Still no way to remove that huge Google search bar on Speed Dial which covers most of the screen on small screens and looks bad on big screens.

  • Vioetr

    Are bookmarks properly implemented yet?

  • http://www.operaturkiye.net/ Mağruf Çolakoğlu

    Thanks.

  • blackcoder

    Updated. Thanks. :)

  • Janghou

    Nice, but I feel it is time to get a Linux Blink version running. It seems a lot of sites now assume Opera Presto is dead, so they somehow drop support for it.
    For example I can’t do online banking anymore with Opera 12.16.

    Sites drop support. Among those, internet banking (Dutch ING), and various javascript addicted sites (=do not work without JS), so Linux users are actually driven to a different browser (Firefox,Chromium)

    I do regret that development, like I do regret that talking to Opera can’t be done anymore without a third party, of which I have no intent doing business with (Facebook, Disqus, Google Plus, Twitter)

    • Martin Brada

      Many pages dropped support even before Opera 15+. Which is, as far as I know, actually the reason why Opera 15+ came. So the sequence is opposite I quess.

      • Janghou

        Well, internet banking just stopped working recently (I noticed today) in Opera 12.16.
        I don’t think sites dropped support before Opera 15. Some never supported Opera which was a shame, or policy (IMHO an economic offence, in case of Microsoft MSN / Bork edition)

        • Martin Brada

          I believe that one of your usualy visited sites stop working recently, but many pages had this problem before Opera 15 came. Typically FB or Google docs – pages that huge amount of people including me use very often. That is why I use new Opera 15+ right from the beginning, although even I miss some Opera 12 features. But they are nothing when browser cannot browse properly.

    • Veger

      I also need a Linux update of Opera to get online banking (Dutch ING) working again…
      A new Linux version is taking really too long, any Linux update would be fine, even just an update of O12..!

    • András Ács

      I think the rationale is that releasing for Linux now would slow down the entire development, which needs to get to a certain point quickly. Developing for Linux properly is no easy feat, considering the chaotic combination of desktop environments and configurations.

      I would think that the devs are experimenting with the Linux port, and once the main features are settled on the released platforms, then it is a concrete target to reach on the Linux side.

      I’m on Linux and waiting for the new Opera too, but until then quietly using something else, which I can manage without nagging the developers about it. :)

      • Onaj Tamo

        I am afraid that if people stop nagging the developers that in the next blog post we will read a small footnote:
        “We have changed our mind,there won’t be any future Linux version at all anymore.”.I was ok with Opera 15 not being ported to Linux,but I was expecting a Linux version before bookmarks.In faact just not having a Linux version of Opera 16 was a shock.

        • András Ács

          There is some truth to this, but still Opera at this point is very incomplete, and the company seemed to be too firmly rooted in Unix-land (even supporting BSD and multiple smaller distros, and many kinds of devices) to just drop it. It might be wishful thinking on my part, as the importance of general desktop Linux seems to fade away, relegated to content creation and development. And for that, Chrome is already a damn fine browser. Even if Opera drops Linux support (which I don’t believe) there is still the comforting thought that O devs are taking part of Blink development and optimization (as evident by looking at the mailing lists).

      • Janghou

        I guess open sourcing Opera would help here a lot, but I’m not sure if that is even considered, although the base Chromium/Blink is open source.
        Chromium is fine to me but it lacks a lot of the old Opera Presto features.

        • Fhury

          I think you can forget bout open source presto. Will never happen.

          • Janghou

            No, talking about open sourcing an Opera Blink version, open sourcing Opera Blink will certainly help getting a stronghold in Linux and support from the communities for adapting to different distro’s, desktop environments and windowmanagers.
            Maybe some Opera proprietary parts as (I assume) Discover, would be missing, but actually I would like that ;)

      • Janghou

        I agree Opera 12 has it problems on some heavy JS sites. I support the change to Blink, but the inevitably happened support for 12 is dropped now on more and more sites.
        I fear damage to the brand Opera and loss of credibility:
        1 Opera isn’t a cross platform browser vendor any more, until they ship a Linux Blink version
        2. 15+ brought
        – increased site compatibility
        – deteriorated user compatibility
        To many genuine Opera features/options were lost in the transition, and I’m glad some come back. But why can’t I choose ‘g ‘ for DuckDuckGo?
        3. Opera complained about Microsoft abusing its dominant position and preventing interoperability on the Web by bundling practices. IMHO Opera does now the same with the default Google search bar and non-removable/non- editable search engines. You can say Opera is not dominant, but it’s all about giving choice and freedom.
        I like browser choice, search engine choice and keyboard shortcut choice for search-engines. The letter/shortcut `g` isn’t owned by Google!
        my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2009/12/16/the-microsoft-case-comes-to-an-end

        • lainierullo

          I have the same question about changing my default search engine. I figured out how never to use google or the other presets, but it is an extra click every time I search.

    • w0ndr

      Its not that sites don’t support presto, but opera devs just stop patching old opera 12 to work everywhere.
      This made me to start using another browser on Linux and to be honest I don’t like the idea of using different browsers on different systems, so I probably switch completely (although I enjoy using the new opera)

      • Janghou

        No, on nearly all (dev) sites Opera is referenced to be on Blink now, I see nowhere a footnote that the most recent Opera Desktop is still on Presto on some platforms.

    • Onaj Tamo

      So apparently a Linux version might come in march or later…that’s the rumor,can anyone confirm it?

  • Igor Tarasov

    Linux.

    • Денис

      Which Linux? They bookmarks cannot do it!

      • Onaj Tamo

        Linux before bookmarsk!

  • nørdic

    ‘re not normal. Opera disappointed me. where is synchronization?

    • blackcoder

      In the newest Opera 19 Developer build.

      • senna_4ever

        but this is not working 100% use only for test and do a backup

      • nørdic

        I do not take it. It’s been a very long time. Opera team is incompetent.

  • II_ARROWS

    Good, now it just needs bookmark and I can update Opera 12.

    • rpsgc

      Have you tried the Quick Access Bar yet?

      Go to: opera://flags
      Search for “Quick access bar” and enable it.

      When you are importing bookmarks you can import them there, instead of to speed dial.

      • II_ARROWS

        Don’t talk to me about that useless bar!!!

        • rpsgc

          Do you have anything to backup that claim (that it’s useless) or are you just spouting nonsense?

          Lacking some functionality != useless

          • II_ARROWS

            Yes, it is. If you have no use for it, it’s useless.
            And if you have deeply organized bookmarks with hundreds of bookmarks organized in sub-sub-sub folders, you have no use for something that cannot use efficiently screen space.

          • Fhury

            You can try a temporary solution with the chrome extension “Popup my bookmarks” It uses the bookmarks from the QAB/bookmarks bar

            Takes a bit of work, but works :)

          • II_ARROWS

            Looks better then bookmark manager, but still a limited add on. And you cannot keep it always on.
            But I still cannot import bookmarks…

            And sync them.

            [On developer 19]

          • Fhury

            Correct, guess we have to be patient…

          • Bernard Geisler

            I have 2600 bookmarks in QAB set up hierarchically using folders. I have them set up “efficiently” screen space wise. I don’t see the issue you have.

        • senna_4ever

          lol where that is useless? it’s what we have as bookmark at the moment and this is helping me a lot. Give a patience for devs

  • nom4d3

    I’m running these new versions side by side with O12… I just can’t move on yet. So many important features missing. Panels, MDI, Sync, Bookmarks… (I won’t even say anything about M2). It seems I’m going to be stuck on v12 for a very long time :(

    • Alex

      side tab panel, tab cycling… please

      • EEE

        Tab stacking…

        • Reinis

          closed tabs
          wand

    • Carlo

      so many more features added to the ones I added up there ^ that I miss.. man O12 was heaven

    • http://coxy.me.uk coxy

      If you like the M2 experience, it is also available as a stand-alone client. http://www.opera.com/mail/

      • nom4d3

        Yeah… right… standalone… I know that and I’m sure it will die soon as all the others Opera projects. Besides that, standalone doesn’t work for me.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And why it doesn’t work? What happens when you try to use it?

    • XoferiF

      Don’t torture yourself. Use Firefox.

  • MozPri

    Download button appears when installing a new theme but you can’t remove it because there is nothing to clear. W7 32bit.

    • http://my.opera.com/christoph142 Christoph142

      Oh that’s why it’s lingering there? Because I installed a custom theme in v18 (I’m using 19 dev)?
      Btw: I reported this issue (but without knowing the cause) as DNA-11488 a month ago

    • rpsgc

      I can confirm it.

      W8.1 64-bit

    • x a

      What do you mean? You mean buttons in the themes section on addons.opera.com?

      There is opera://themes accessible via O » Themes available to switch between installed themes (including the pre-installed stock themes) and to remove user installed themes.

  • pampalini

    I cannot see any progress during this year since opera 15 . Basic things such as bookmarks , notes are missing, u cannot change mouse gestures , scrollable speed dial is very lame , Every time you open a new tab tumbnails start to reload (im on an ssd! ) So u got a blinking speed dial . I’ll be using 12.16 till google let us use it . Probable till the end of this year . Then bye bye Opera !

  • lassekongo83

    Anyone with an account on deviantart that can confirm that you now have to double click on the user-menu links to get any reaction? (The custom menu with Channels, Forum, Daily Deviations etc.) Worked fine with single click in Opera 17.

    • Fhury

      Works normal over here…

    • http://vonhollde.tumblr.com/ VonHollde

      Works fine for me

  • Licaon_Kter

    Still no way to

  • Licaon_Kter

    Still no way to set a custom search engine as default. :-

  • Winter

    How many versions? And still the same.

  • Fhury

    Fot those who are looking for a temporarely solution for a bookmark menu, see this chrome extension

    Yet Another Google Bookmarks Extension

    works nice, complete with some management.

  • xavier83ar

    I’m a Opera user for a long time ago, and a linux user since 2008, Opera is my default browser, because, in my opinion, it has the best browsing experience (besides a lot of incredible features, most of them absent on chrome or FF), but it’s known that it’s the less supported browser (Presto based Opera).
    I know this is something that nothing has to do with you guys, but it was possible to use thanks to the continuous improvement and updates, and that’s what allow us to avoid the fact that developers doesn’t care about supporting it. But in this scenario, I don’t know what’s coming for us, is there at least a roadmap for the linux version? there will be a linux version?, I mean, with this uncertainty my best choice is to change (to chromium I guess) and get used to it.
    Please, try to improve communication for linux users, and be clear enough about what’ll go on and when. Despite all, congrats guys for such a great work!

    • Onaj Tamo

      They said a Linux version is comming but unfortunately that is all they said.

  • icetom

    Hi, thanks, however where is the changelog? Id like to see which bugs have been fixed and also if the one I reported was fixed. And I still think, we shoud just be able to right-click the background and insert a JPG as background without fiddling around in other files. Thanks.

  • tolerant_today

    Wow yeah :)

    Thank you!

    Can you post full changelog?

    • bruce lawson

      yes, chasing it up now!

  • Ser2k2

    Thanks..For your hard work..

  • Jakub

    May I ask for feature or maybe it is possible already. When I have too many tabs opened I mostly by accident close one of them when switching between them, because the closing “cross” occupies most of the tab. Is it possible to add option to disable this “cross” and close tab only by mouse gesture?

    Thank you

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      Yes please. Middle-click to close is much better.

  • Onaj Tamo

    Fingers crossed for a Linux build of Opera developer 20!
    Vote this up if you agree!

    • Vero

      what about flash? is it possible for Opera to support Pepper in Linux and, in that case, do u think they will support it?

      • Onaj Tamo

        I am pretty sure youtube still supports flash 11.2.At least it did while I was still using Opera 12.16.Perhaps there will be a workaround about unofficially supporting pepper flash.And there is still the HTML5 player.I know about the troubles of using html5 on youtube,but html5 is the future.

        • lainierullo

          Finally, a post I sort of understand.

          I have installed Opera 18 on my new machine and Adobe will not download flashplayer, hence, no youtube.

          Is this for real? Is this the future? I want you to use only those functions that I chose for you so I won’t co-operate with your choices? Does this explain why when I watch youtube on IE, it runs smoothly, but on Opera, they put the brakes on?

          If this is the case, somebody better put on their big boy pants or they will ruin this industry. I, for one, have absolutely no tolerance for this behavior.

          I have asked the question at Adobe, though less stridently. Is it true that flashplayer is not working with Opera 18?

          • Onaj Tamo

            I would blame that one on Adobe to be honest.

          • lainierullo

            Understood.

          • lainierullo

            I admitted defeat this morning and re-installed 12.16. It’s too bad. I like 18.

    • Василий Иванов

      It is such a shame that O Blink can be used almost in all popular platforms except Linux. How long to wait?

      • Onaj Tamo

        I have heard rumors that it might come out in march.I am still waiting for other people to confirm it,because all I have read about it are 2 comments.

        • Василий Иванов

          gossips and rumours… but still no «official» words? :) We have several months to think about other browsers – thanks, Oteam! :D

          And now I has been forced to use midori for googledocs, but it is shame for google, though.

  • Flavoi

    Nice one guys!

  • Miskkie

    Oh bookmarks where are you?

    • Suiseiseki

      Opera has bookmarks, the feature is hidden and renamed to Quick access bar.

      To enable go to Settings and check in “Show the quick access bar”

      To bookmark just click the “+” on the quick access bar.

      • Madhav Krishna

        No such thing as “Show the quick access bar” found…sorry

        • pacorramos

          Found!… but not in settings, but in “about:flags”, so I guess it’s still an experimental feature (?).

      • pacorramos

        Sorry, but I’m unable to find this feature. I have Opera 18.0.1284.49 just updated, with Spanish interface. Where is it?

        • http://coxy.me.uk coxy

          If you type in ‘opera:flags’ to the address bar, you get a whole array of options; filter the long, long list by searching for ‘quick’.

          • pacorramos

            Thank you. In fact, I had already found it, just where you say.

      • Miskkie

        That is not actual bookmarks though. They’ve (supposedly) been working on an actual bookmark feature for a goooood while now.

      • lainierullo

        Thank you. That was a big help.

        The stash button and speed dial are enough bookmarks for me.

  • http://vonhollde.tumblr.com/ VonHollde

    I need the trash can on the main ui… seriously

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      The recently closed tabs menu is on the main UI. :)

      Alt, C to open the menu. Ctrl Shift T to open the last closed tab.

      But I know what you mean. One more click is not much, unless you are always closing tabs by mistake.

      • SLR

        closing a tab by mistake is already annoying, adding an extra click while digging in a menu makes it even more annoying.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

          There’s no extra click.
          Click trash can -> click tab to reopen. (2 clicks)
          Click menu -> hover -> click tab to reopen. (2 clicks)

          Just saying…

          • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

            You’re nit-picking. A hover is still one more action to be done, with some precision too as you have to move the mouse pointer down several lines. It’s significantly slower.

          • Vux777

            I have to agree with fan boy on this one…
            restore closed tab is something that users need to do from time to time (not all! the time of browsing)
            It would be nice to have button with closed tabs menu on tabs bar, but there is many other features that, in my opinion, needs priority….if they ever come back
            on my list, side panel (with everything in it) and mouse gesture for zooming
            that’s something that I need constantly while surfing

          • SLR

            doesn’t make it less frustrating.
            “oops, I’ve hovered above the page submenu, time to hover above that right one”

          • webtax

            do you guys know a way to remove the close buttons on tabs?
            that will help to avoid mistakes

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

            It’s not possible as of now…
            The only special situation is when I have more than 14 tabs opened, the close button of the non-active tabs goes away.

            Recovering the last closed tab is easier though, just right-click the tab bar and select to reopen or Ctrl+Shift+T.

          • arfz

            how about something like this:

            – click icon/trash to reopen previous tab/tabs (only 1 click)
            http://prntscr.com/25flw8

            – click icon/trash (drop down) to reopen specific tab/tabs (2 click)
            http://prntscr.com/25fm5b

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

            IDK… I just don’t need that button.
            I like the trash can from Opera-Presto but I recover closed tabs from the menu or Ctrl+Shift+T quite frequently and it’s just as fast, I just got used to it and precision became a non-issue for me.

            You can also actually perform just one click. Click the Opera button and keep holding the mouse button, hover to the recently closed and hover to the page you want to reopen then release the mouse button.

            cc/ @pesala:disqus

          • arfz

            short cut is a must have.
            although i prefer ctrl+z (two fingers) than ctrl+shift+T (three fingers)…
            trash can become simple and fast alternate than shortcut especially when using mouse.
            it able to select “specific” close tabs not just open previous tabs.

            it`s one click. But in process it involve 3 (more) steps rather than 2 steps when using trash can.
            select opera->recently closed->(choose tab).
            if opera want to create more simplified browser, opera should consider add this feature.
            i hope they implement it..

      • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

        Not the same thing.

  • msols

    Great!. another step to a new and improved opera!

    It’s not here, but it will come (I hope).

    Thanks :-)

  • Chas4

    Link to changelog? ;)

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    Fuck the quick access bar

    • bruce lawson

      Not only is that physically impossible, but it’s also not really polite on our blog. So please don’t swear,

  • Stanislav Stratil

    Thank you for easy way to add search engines, but… I need to have more than ten search engines in adress bar popup and be able to not show (or completely delete) unnecessary search engines which come by default.
    http://postimg.org/image/st588ye5p/

  • Eric

    Gmail is still broken as it does not display the “Show more” to display the rest of your folders.

  • Bart Stavenuiter

    I can’t seem to create a theme.
    When I edit the persona.ini file with notepad++ the theme is unable to install itself.

    Seems like a issue with the line feed.

    When i edit the persona.ini file with the normal totalcmd editor everything is fine.

  • Sheridan Vespo

    Opera used to be able to do something I like to call “next page prediction”. This would only work with rocker gestures, but it did. The feature made it possible to view the next image in most image galleries without having to search and aim for the “next” button. I don’t know how you did it, but I want it back!

    • Frenzie

      For the record, you could also use a button or by default use the keyboard shortcuts Shift + Backspace or Space.

  • allzweck

    Hadn’t we been promised a Linux version along with Opera16?

    Now Opera18 is released and no Linux in sight yet. I had been very curious about the new Opera and wanted to switch back – but by now I just feel fooled by some false promises. Opera is dead.

    • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

      There have been no promises as to when the Linux version will ship. It will come when it is ready, and there is nothing more to say on the matter.

      We do hear you.

      • senna_4ever

        but Daniel could you say to us if the Linux version is close to come or lacks much? at least this.

        • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

          Do not expect it for another three months at the earliest.

          • senna_4ever

            thx

          • Esat ÖZKAN

            finally!

          • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

            Some users want to know whether the email client will be included:

            http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1768692&t=1385377330&page=1#comment14988992

          • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

            I’m presuming it will be featured paired with Win and Mac.

            Puh-leaseeeee…

          • Eric83

            That’s good to know, even if it’s not good news. Thanks.

          • http://www.boogdesign.com/b2evo/ Rob Crowther

            Do you think you can get it out before Mozilla messes up Firefox with Australis? That’s the time when I’ll need it.

          • http://dpashk.com/ Dmitry Pashkevich

            Could you please make an official statement about linux support somewhere in the blog so people stop asking the same question in the comments to each post?

            It really feels bad being ignored…

      • JZA

        Why is development on linux so laggy? As a software developer Linux usually has a faster development cycle than other closed platforms because of the building toolkits available.

  • Popiel

    And here we have the explanation of some weird Opera management moves… lol

    “Norway admits it carried out phone surveillance for NSA”
    “Norway’s intelligence services said they, not the US National Security Agency, collected data on more than 33 million phone conversations in Norway”

    http://rt.com/news/norway-nsa-snowden-spying-us-965/

    • bruce lawson

      before we get into Mad Conspiracy Theory Land, please let me point out that Opera is a browser, not a phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

    It would be great to have Tab Stacking back and be able to drag an entire stack to a new window.

    • bruce lawson

      We’re looking at improving tab handling at the moment. Whether tab stacking will come back in the form you’re talking about isn’t yet decided.

      • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

        And the status bar at the bottom? That is hell of useful, you can’t deny it.

      • draders

        I am really hoping you bring back the ability to switch between tabs with the mouse only (Right click + scroll). That popup window doesn’t need to be there, just the switching.

      • DD64

        For me, it would be very useful if the tab-bar acts as expected: Double-Click: New Tab (of all “famous browser” only IE has this feature if you let display the tab-bar under the adress-bar. All other browsers with an – let me call it – “aero-design” (tab-bar and window frame combined) except Opera 10.5 – 12.X minimize the window instead to open a new tab).
        Middle-Mouse: see above.

      • senna_4ever

        this would be like in O12. i think good you are thinking in a tab managerment improving

      • Frenzie

        Imo the most important existing superior implementations are Tree Style Tab and (drumroll please) Opera’s window panel.

  • Magnus Gualterio

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    • bruce lawson

      what was it you wanted, Magnus? I didn’t quite get the message.

      Oh – Dragonfly! Why didn’t you say? Well, we’re hiring passionate JavaScript developers to build the next generation of Opera Dragonfly development tools:

      http://www.operasoftware.com/company/jobs/list/459

  • Opera5.x fan

    And yet another Chrome-Clone.
    Is there any chance of 12.xx at least moving to open source so we can get a true Opera from the online community, if the original developers don’t wanna develop superior browsers anymore?
    I’ve been laughing about Firefox-Users being forced to install thousands of plug-ins for decent functionability ever since mozilla1.0, but now I can only envy that they at least have the option to add some configurability, mail, etc. …

    • Magnus Gualterio

      Nice name for a browser: YACC :)

    • bruce lawson

      no – or at least, not yet; we’re still shipping products based on Presto: Opera Mini, Opera TV and Sphinx (a product available in China, built on Presto by our partners in Oupeng).

      • senna_4ever

        so bruce there is a chance of a open source for old presto
        let me to improve my question: those products you had talked, will they change for chrome engine or something like that in the future?

        • bruce lawson

          I can’t discuss future plans at the moment (not everything has been decided, anyway)

  • tolerant_today

    Guys, How to turn off Credit Card saving at all

    • bruce lawson

      Settings > Privacy and Security > Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages

  • Joubert Guimarães de Assis

    Why??? You don’t like ours? When have linux binaries? :(

    • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

      When they are ready.

  • Józek

    Is there any way to set as default search engine something else than Google/Bling etc.? I’d like to use something that i’ve added to Opera by my own – ddg.gg for example.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Not at the moment. May come in the future.

    • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

      This is currently not possible. The option was removed after we got targeted by malicious third-party “applications”. It will return when we can protect against alterations by other apps and not the users themselves.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        It would be great to be able to see the default search engines’ definitions the way we see them while editing custom ones. It would simplify adding of similar search engines, for example, Wikipedia in another language. Also, why didn’t you create suggest url a text field in that form? That field is in the same dataset and is very useful with the same Wikipedia.

  • http://abbe98.github.io/ Albin Larsson

    Can we get a “Opera for Linux won’t be available until version xx.”?

    If not I will end using Opera on all platforms, because sites dropping support for Presto…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      They can’t say something that they don’t know. When a linux build is ready for the public, it will be released.

  • Patryk Obara

    I am waiting for Linux build. I expected there won’t be any. I was not disappointed.

  • lalala

    This ranking says everything http://ranking.pl/en/rankings/web-browsers.html
    Opera12.x 4.15% Opera 17.x 1.19%

    • Stanislav Stratil

      Why is Chrome 1st? Its the worst browser in my opinion… But thx for this ranking, I was wondering about Opera 12.x vs Opera 17.x. Now, I can see how it is.

      • Vux777

        those stats are for Poland

        • lalala

          You can change the country in the top left corner of the page.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

            Problems with your stats:
            1. Opera 15, 16, 17, etc (15+), are separated when they shouldn’t be if the intention was comparing Presto and Blink-Opera adoption.
            2. There was no auto-update, most users don’t even know Opera 15+ exists so they didn’t upgrade.

            @stanislavstratil:disqus you can check more countries at http://gs.statcounter.com select a recent period of time, the country and to browser versions partially combined.

            In Brazil 15+ is above 12 in StatCounter for example.

      • senna_4ever

        marketing?

    • BK

      Don’t forget to look at the direction. O17 userbase growths nicely each week :) Till yesterday ofc ;) Will be replaced with O18 now.

      • Onaj Tamo

        Opera 12 also did not autoupdate to newer versions,did it?

        • BK

          Nope.

    • Onaj Tamo

      You are forgetting that Opera 15,16,17,18 were not offered on Opera 12 auto update.

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      I think those numbers look pretty good, considering how long Opera 12 and older was around to gather users, while Opera 17 is pretty new but already at about 1/4 of that.

  • marmottin

    Using Windows 7 x64.
    Just upgraded to v18 and there’s still several Youtube videos that don’t allow on-the-fly resolution switching for me and this is really getting annoying…

    Here’s one example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHvO-s6zWc
    It auto-starts at 720p but if I switch to 1080p it just stops and does nothing.
    Same goes if it auto-starts at 480p and I try to increase the resolution.

    • icetom

      this is a bug which appears randomly across the different builds.
      In this build, it works again for me, in the last build, the resolution settings were non-existant.

      .

  • martinsuchan

    Hi, just updated to v18, but I have two questions:
    Is there somewhere in Opera 18 switch to show the full web address in address bar?
    Do you plan to add support for opening all items in Speed Dial folder using middle click, just like it worked in Opera <=12?
    Thanks

    • Leonardo Gomes

      1) Nope, but may come in the future

    • bruce lawson

      showing full web address – that’s in Opera 19 – see opera.com/developer

      Opening all items in Speed Dial folder – will add to our discussion list

      • martinsuchan

        Thanks and thanks :)

      • Vux777

        showing full web address – that’s in Opera 19

        I’m using latest O 19 and url’s are still without protocols

        nothing in options or in flags to enable them

        or I didn’t see it…

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

          Calm down people no need to downvote @disqus_N3U5uNyGvZ:disqus just happens to have a newer Opera 19 build than we have I’m sure. :3

      • Cjcr

        I can’t see the full web address yet in Opera 19 … I miss something?

  • romath

    Yahoo.com home page: Over on the right, there are X’s to delete some of the modules, but the Remove link doesn’t respond in 18.

    On the right end of the address bar, there’s an little 8- red box icon that shows “Remove from Speed Dial.” What is that about? The address showing at the moment – Yahoo.com – is not on my SD. That icon just looks like trouble. Re Stash to the right of that icon, doesn’t the To-Read extension do what Stash does and more neatly?

  • Lyriasf

    Lemme try this.

  • romath

    Gray theme still isn’t grey but white (my monitor is good and well calibrated). Plus, user can’t go directly back to SD afterthe theme page is called up, i.e., no save button.

    The SD is my most frequently used feature in Opera. The lack of configuration options is one major reason why I’ve stayed with 12.16.

  • Ice007

    And, as always you take the screenshot from the MAC! ^^
    With Windows it doesn´t look half such nice!
    Please integrate the theme into the tab bar or tab bar into the theme! PLEASE!
    (This “bathroom-blue” is more than awfull!)

    • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

      You mean, having the theme background image behind the toolbars and UI chrome?

      • Tüütlüm Ohaya

        Yes, some things are nice @ Chrome, please intergrate them.

      • Ice007

        Like in O12.
        https://addons.opera.com/de/themes/
        The theme is “full screen” and the UI is laid over it.

      • senna_4ever

        yes, in O12 this was possible (even I don’t like much theme, i prefer skins)

  • icetom

    HD video at http://trailers.apple.com still does not work!

  • Tüütlüm Ohaya

    I can’t at Opera-Team. Is it right that you can’t do something that Youtube-Videos can work again in HD on Opera because Blink is not yours ?

    Please repair this, it’s so annoying with many videos on Youtube. We want to watch them in HD.

    And please don’t kill My Opera Mail, please make a contract with fastmail for your loyal users.

    • BK

      We are investigating the HD issue.
      DNA-12817

    • lainierullo

      I’ve already switched to fastmail, and except for the cost, you’ll hardly notice the difference.

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Thanks for the build! I’m not following Next and Stable channels much, though, except for localisation checking. I created three tickets, DNA-12799, DNA-13120, and DNA-13123, addressing Russian translations which were absent or just seemed wrong to me. As I see, none of them were processed, and the remaining translation was done independently from them. Partially, the issues were solved, still, imho, Opera Stable translation is not totally ‘mature,’ as, for example, IE’s and Microsoft software in general.

    One example is search engine dialog form in settings. “По-умолчанию” (“by default”) must be without dash (an orthographic error in a release version!), the button “Создать поиск” (Create search), that’s not Russian, we don’t composite phrases like that. A more natural variant, not hurting one’s eyes, would be “Создать службу поиска”. The best, most minimalistic way would be, subheaders, “Стандартные” (Standard) and “Дополнительные” (Other), “Установленные расширениями” (Created by extensions).

    I know I’m addressing things much less important than long-awaited Sync, bookmarks, Linux, and others. But I believe the perfect UI is the face of any software. And I hope it’s good to have at least one grammar fanatic like me in the public testing community, than not to have one. :)

    • BK

      ” addressing Russian translations which were absent or just seemed wrong to me”.
      Thanks for the reports. We are looking more closely to the Russian translations recently. You should see improvement in next or following release.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        Cool. Thanks, Błażej.

    • Marcin Mitek

      Hi Dmitry :) Thank you very much, tickets and information have been passed to our translation team.

  • iemand

    My top feature requests: option to select a master password is greatly appreciated (for better security since – unauthorized – guests can just see my passwords in plain text if they just open the settings). Also the possibility to remove some of the default search engines. Right mouse click + scroll or CTRL + TAB to switch between tabs like with Opera 12 (with the little menu)

  • WB

    After bookmarks and sync are complete I think you can suggest a browser upgrade for Opera 12 users, right?

    • ahoj1234

      well… For example I don’t wait for bookmarks but for some speed dial & tabs improvements. (SD – deeper grouping and adding dials by drag&drop; tabs – tab stacking and handling 50+ tabs)

      and about tabs once again:

      lazy sessions – a big plus (compared to O12) but what about “freeze” (make them “lazy” again) some tabs during browsing (since tabs still eat a lot of resources…)? (a workaround is restarting the browser but… I just wanna – “right click” on a tab then a context menu with “lazy/asleep me”…

      • WB

        Yes, I like tab stacking and other things like private tabs, Notes, etc. But people can’t wait until all the good things from the past are built again. We will have to wait longer to see some of that stuff back. So I think the main thing is: people can’t lose their data (bookmarks, etc). If Opera team manage to finish bookmarks and sync, I think it will be the right time for an upgrade.
        Regarding losing those old features: at least for some time, we will have to deal with that.

        • ahoj1234

          but people may lose stacked tabs :P yeah, sure, I’m teasing you… I see the progress and that’s a good sign :) (I just said- or try to said – that I don’t need bookmarks that much as better tab/SD managing :) )

          • WB

            Oh ok. :)

            Actually I’ll probably not use the traditional bookmarks since I moved my old bookmarks to google. Speed dial, stash, bookmark’s bar and an extension to google’s bookmarks are more than enough for me.

    • DD64

      No, because a huge amount of features is still missing. It would be a downgrade, not an update. It’s still a very long road to go until we can talk about updating Opera 12 users (maybe Chromium-based-Opera 25-30)

      • WB

        Yes, that will take a lot of time. Maybe another year.
        And don’t forget that Opera staff said they will not add all those old features. :(

  • Avijeet Tomer

    The 2-click search engine creation is excellent, thank you!

  • Matheus Bitencourt

    Come on, guys. LINUX BUILD!!!!!

  • donald

    look at all those polish adresses on the speed dial – it’s Poles who ruined the Opera :(

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      The Speed Dial still needs a bit more polish, but by using Power User Mode you can remove the search engine and increase the number of columns (in Opera 19 only).

    • bruce lawson

      gosh, yes – we have Polish developers, and they like Polish-language sites. Thanks for pointing that out – I’ll have them all fired immediately.

      • ahoj1234

        haha, good one… poor Blazej… :D

      • Dovelove

        Lighter side:

        I’m going to catch hell for this but do you want any good Polish jokes? Surely you have some good ones about Americans! I would probably agree with most of them we are going to ???? in a hand-basket. It’s as if Poland or Opera was running the USA.

    • https://www.aeyoun.com/ Daniel Aleksandersen

      The default Speed Dials vary from region to region.

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      Further racist comments will not be tolerated.

  • Shion

    Oh don’t worry. I’ll let you know how Opera 18 works for me all right XD Update’s downloading right now.

    • Shion

      For starters: downloading popup still overtakes keypress event from current tab. No keyboard shortcuts made by extensions work while popup is open.

    • Shion

      And please, PLEASE! CTRL+Z. PLEEASE!

      • Simon

        +1

      • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

        Use Ctrl Shift T

        • Shion

          You use it! My fingers aren’t THAT long. I want CTRL+Z. Or CTRL+SHIFT+Z. But not T.

    • Shion

      Were trying to download a 400mb file, but couldn’t. Every time some network error happened and every time this same unchanged file were being downloaded again from zero. Why?

      How does this link prevents Opera from caching this file: http://media.ntv.ru/promo/2013/20130914/0166171_lo.mp4 ? Please, tell me.

  • dsk

    It looks getting better. But the attachment file name (Japanese) in gmail was crushed when downloading. Please fix it ASAP!

    • Toshiyuki Saito

      I checked with odt and png file with Japanese name, and no crashes on Win7/64 with Opera 18.
      What is your OS, and with which file format did you see the crash?

  • Simon

    Ok, but where are the bookmarks? :<

    • Onaj Tamo

      Quick access bar?

      • UMaster 7

        what about giving users the choice: QAB or a star button next to reload and speeddial buttons to open a drop-down menu?

        :)

  • ayespy

    SO – since no vertical tabs as yet, and because the Chrome Extension “Sidewise Tree Style Tabs” is able to be installed, and pretty much works after a fashion, I have gone ahead and installed this on O18 Stable.

    HOWEVER, you have broken this extension for O19. So if that is not fixed, then when O19 reaches Stable phase, I will again be completely without any actual vertical tab solution. Please be aware of this.

    • pasegros

      How do I import bookmarks(SD, QAB) to this extension?

      • ayespy

        The extension only deals with tab handling (including closed tabs button) and notes. I don’t understand what that would have to do with bookmarks.

        • pasegros

          Sorry, I looked quickly to this extension and get wrong about their functions.

  • blu2

    Opera desktop version don’t works correct with touch. I have a notebook ( Win 8 ) with touch control and Chrome and Firefox works perfect, but Opera 18 just sucks with touch navigation,it reacts with a delay or not at all. I hope you improve it.

  • nimuchan

    Thank you very much!!

  • Tüütlüm Ohaya

    Finally i can add new themes, thanks for that (:
    ( I still waiting for icon-auto-focusing on speed dial )

    But without bookmarks it is not usable for me. And now i see this new beautiful Firefox Nightly Build, adjustable, own style, rounded tab corners, beautiful modern menu, HD videos works perfect. I will test it and look carefully what you do.

    • bruce lawson

      what do you mean by ” icon-auto-focusing on speed dial”?

      • shadow118

        Back in presto (and also Opera Mini), when you added something to the speed dial, the little screenshot zoomed to the the part of the page that had it’s logo (usualy the header), so you could instantly tell them apart.
        Now it’s either just a logo (witch would be fine), or just a zoomed-out screenshot (most of the pages, and it’s harder to tell them apart)
        Atleast that’s what I thought he meant :)

        • bruce lawson

          Ah, ok, thanks!

        • starkcitizen

          Speed Dial without thumbnails is useless. Maybe some people like these icons, but I don’t. 22 thumbnails refreshing in selected intervals is something which made me Opera user for years (apart from bookmarks with nicknames and built in M2 client). I don’t mind if browser is simple on the outside, but it should be configurable for those who want to do it, like Opera 12 and earlier versions were. Version 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and… still no REAL Opera feature! No sorry, I forgot THE THEMES :P If it was skins it would be some accomplishment, but themes? Come on! It’s like putting wallpaper behind the window :D But hurray!!! ;P I guess the next super feature would be ability to watch youtube in HD :D

      • Tüütlüm Ohaya

        I think, it would much easier to find the sites on speed dial when the fields can display the logos. Many normal users like my parents were very grateful about this feature in Opera 12 (;

        Now it’s not optimal for the concept of Opera Blink, please bring this feature back.

  • http://byazrov.ru/ Byazrov.com

    Probably good work but no thanks. While you keep ignoring what Opera fans want and still miss, we are getting used to be on other browsers. And to tell the truth for months I hated being forced to use other browsers, but now I really don’t care any more.
    Good job, Opera, teaching us how to live without you.

  • wan0eve

    Lost focus when switch tab use only the shortcut keys

  • Joquita for Disqus

    I had Opera 12, and i still have, with more than 1000 bookmarks. I installed in a different folder Opera 17, next day it automatically updated to Opera 18. I checked Opera’s folder after reboot and Opera 17 was still there. I uninstalled Opera 18, but Opera 17 was still there. I reinstalled Opera 17, rebooted, and uninstalled it, to find later that it was installed in a different folder with a name like “17…” plus “_0″. So older Opera 17 installation was still there. Finally I uninstalled Opera 17 in the rough way, i deleted the 100 MB of trash folder.

    Now, I think I can install Opera 18 again, and then rename opera_autoupdate.exe to something different. So i can remove it completely before installing next version.

  • RX-3200

    on the start-page when you try to move up the preview picture of just added page – others image thumbnails seeing double

  • AwS

    Still waiting for:
    1. bookmarks
    2. “run” or “open” directly from the download box
    3. a way to disable the cr*p that opera loads up in the speed dial – discover / google search etc (i know in 19 you can hide the search bar)
    4. a propper progress indicator like in speed the page is loading at / images remaining etc
    5. customize the interface.. like turning the opera menu to a button only no text

    is it just me or does opera feel “bloated” since 12.x? like the skin is larger so takes up more screen estate.

    still recall them saying they still have all their devs.. way back in 12 and before days.. the change logs were far greater than the new “speedier” ones.. opera 19 comes out with like 4 things different to 18 type thing

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      Disable HiDPI in flags.

  • Chas4

    OS X UA string is off for recent OS X versions, they dropped Mac from the name

    • bruce lawson

      Apple have recently stopped marketing the OS as “Mac OS” and instead
      call it “OS X”. But Safari have not changed their UA and we have no
      plans to do it either.

      • Chas4

        I noticed that too, tho it might break the web for the code that is pre OS X name vs the OS X name, like that of the full screen command

  • Bryan Garber da Silva

    Opera, Y U ABANDONED LINUX?

    • pasegros

      I am waiting anxiously for Linux version too, but calm down, over time it will be launched with a core more robust.

  • https://ashus.ashus.net/ Ashus

    I’d like to see form action URL when hovering the submit button (as in O12).. minor thing, but good for security.

  • pasegros

    Thank you a lot for this new release!!!Testing…;-)

  • Arma Rayo

    Yes, Presto support is being dropped from sites as we speak, but something else concerns me more: Zero security updates for Opera 12.16 —– when 80% of Opera users still use Presto.

    I remember the time when I used Netscape 2, so in that sense Opera 18 is progress.. but…

    I just checked Opera 18 (win) out, and decided it’s still time for it to grow, and uninstalled it. But the new Opera did grew on me! I liked the new features and also the new way of handling things.

    But yet, the new Opera still lacks some key functionality from Opera 12.x

    My list would be:

    Highest priority (not in any meaningful order):
    – have the internet search in separate box, and also being able to set whatever one wants as default and delete the rest if one wants (Why no Duck as default-able? I and many refuse to use Google or Bing or Yahoo)
    – bookmarks
    – notes(!) (evernote will snoop ur notes!)
    – wand key button(!) (autofill doesn’t always work, and if it would, still I want the key button back)
    – tab stacks
    – ability to choose to run all the tabs in 1 process instead of so freaking many (1 per tab).
    – ability to choose different location for all cache and cache type items(!!)

    Less high priority:
    – interface/gui enhancements, ability to do as much GUI changes as in 12.x
    – especially I like having ‘Find in page’ search box in address bar between url and internet search boxes
    – side panel, and all or most in it (please, pretty please)
    – zoom slider (like in Opera 12.x (mega useful!))
    – discover – ability to turn it off

    Opera did use to give freedom for it’s users! Now what seems to be going on is that they are limiting, and thinking and deciding what’s best for one, so it seems at least. Torso browser with limited features and not being able to personalize – is Opera really wanting to be with the big boys?

    One thing that I’ve been thinking lately, is that I remember the time when pop-up blockers where third party. Now.. will ad-blockers and/or tracker-blockers become built in? Surely majority always likes enhanced security…

    Yeah, I’m still waiting for a new’er stable than 18, as 18 is still too torso for me. But I must say thank you for all the new features in the new Opera too, so thank you! Looking forward to stash! :)

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      Are there any known and severe vulnerabilities in Opera 12?

      • Janghou

        Is the site patching (browser-js) team still active for Opera 12 users (Linux)?
        ING bank claims they have no interest in supporting Opera (Linux) for banking, and it is a JS issue somewhere

    • lainierullo

      “(evernote will snoop ur notes!)”

      Thank you. I will uninstall immediately.

  • Shion

    Hmm. I had my bookmarks be in extensions area as a button in Opera 12. Can’t you make the same in Opera 18? This quick bar takes vertical space which is precious on not so big screen resolution systems (ex, 1280×800).

  • UMaster 7

    no chance to search via address bar on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

    you can add it as search, even the favicon is saved, but no searching via e.g. “pm Wilson 2006″ on pubmed.

    W8.1×64

    PS: Same in Opera dev:(

    maybe it’s “just” the syntax…

  • Shion

    Could be a major problem that comes from chromium: if you have Internet Explorer turned off in Windows x64 – Opera does not take associacions for x86 programms – “Class unregistered” error appears every time or sometimes it just ignores the “click”. Internet says to start Chrome in XP-compability mode and make Browser default. Opera 18 is unable to start in that mode. Fix the associacions please.

    • bruce lawson

      Thanks; we’ll look into this.

  • pacorramos

    Hi,
    I’m happy with Opera 18, but given my system is beginning to lag behind the newest browsers requirements I’m considering give a try to Opera 12, or, at least, compare its performances. So, does anyone know if I can install & try Opera 12 without have to previously uninstall Opera 18?
    Thank you.

    • Shion

      Install Opera 12 as portable software from this page http://www.opera.com/computer (check the link at the bottom),

      • pacorramos

        Thanks. I got the setup file, but how do you install it as portable?

        • Shion

          Click Options button at left bottom side of the setup window. Select another dir to install Opera to, then select “Stand-alone installation” at “Install for”.

          • pacorramos

            OK, thank you.

    • MozPri

      Yes, you can have both version at the same time.

      • pacorramos

        OK, thank you.

  • Shion

    No, really, this is just stupid. Why the hell can’t this dumbass download manager RESUME download after an error. I have like 80% of a file, but there is no option to resume, only to restart. Opera 12 wasn’t that dumb. Why Opera 18 is!?

    Seems like I have to change my default browser again…

    • bruce lawson

      we’re thinking about download improvements at the moment.

      • Vux777

        side panel API would solve many user complains (bookmarks, notes, history, tabs, tree view tabs, downloads, closed tabs…)

        • Ice007

          Indeed.
          But as far as I see, with the chrome interface it isn’t possible to divide the screen vertically. But this is necessary to have a “side bar”.
          I´ve asked many times wether this is possible or not and i never got a positive answer. So, imho we will never get a “panel”.
          What a joke in the 21th century, with 16:9 Monitors, to build an interface that ignores 1/4 of vertical screen space and on the other hand wasting horizontal space with an additional QAB.
          Unbelieveable!

      • Nekomajin42

        How about pause/resume and advanced options (with the whole context menu from the OS default file manager)?
        You know, there were lots of comments about the download manager, and now you are thinking and asking us about features, instead of implementing all the good stuff from O12. You don’t have to invent the wheel every time. Just bring the good stuff from Presto.

      • rpsgc

        No offence, but being able to resume a download is basic stuff. People shouldn’t need to ask for such trivial, and obvious, features.

        • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

          Being able to resume a download is useful, but there are lots of useful things that need to be done. We don’t have unlimited resources.

      • WB

        Indeed, you gotta put some effort on improving the download manager. We need a working resume button at least. I don’t wanna have to open Flashget to complete small or medium size downloads.
        By the way, thanks for Opera 18!

      • ahoj1234

        don’t forget about stupid behaviour when saving… When I play a file which is being downloaded (for example some .mkv/.avi etc) it just shows an error about rights and did not rename/finish it (downloading).

    • icetom

      also, why cant we right-click items in the list that opens (and delete files)? first you have to click on “show more”. That is 1 click too much

  • Maquis

    under mac: when change tab or open new tab, always need click to content before can use “space”, “page down” or “page up”. very uncomfortable.

  • Fhury

    After downloading a new theme (which fails 50%) the download button stays visible without containing anything.

  • Janghou

    And I don’t like Disqus. I fail to see why I have to grant a 3rd party (Disqus) a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and Disqus’ (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

    I end up being a copywriter for Disqus adds, expressing my thoughts about Opera. I and why should I grant those guys a license to reproduce or modify my voice. So they can use my name and voice in Television commercials?

    Especially that they have a right to sub-license and to modify my User Content in whole or part (making me say things I never said) and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, is really frightening.

    • Fhury

      Though I see your point here. I think most of the stuff is to (pre-emptive) protect Disgus against any legal (copyright) actions from users.

      I like the new format, it is far superior to the old in function,

      • Janghou

        I agree the layout has improved, although seeing all or latest replies isn’t that easy. Most WordPress themes have better layout then the old Opera blog.

        And about Disqus pre-emptive strikes, sounds like: lets shoot someone, so he can not shoot me.

        Disqus (Facebook etc) demolish factual copyright for users, what is the use of copyright if all you say, write or upload on the internet is licensed and sublicensed immediately in any technology known or unknown.

        Better do it by law then, and abolish copyright and patents totally, (for users AND companies)

        Everything you say, write or show is in the public domain.
        At least that will save some lawyer costs (billions?) for writing long sentences, and endless lawsuits.
        Maybe it will stimulate innovation!

      • Shion

        Buggier I’d say.

        ### OPERA DEVS, ATTENTION HERE, PLEASE ###

        #comment links from My Disqus tab are not working properly btw, because browser scrolls to the comment BEFORE making it visible, thus not working as Disqus intended.

        • Shion

          Another bug. I deleted ^that^ post. Why is it still here?

      • Shion

        Buggier I’d say.

        ### OPERA DEVS, ATTENTION HERE, PLEASE ###

        #comment links from My Disqus tab are not working properly: browser scrolls to the comment BEFORE making it visible, thus showing wrong place.

    • Frenzie

      Hear, hear!

  • ricksper

    I continue to harp on the Open in a new tab function. Sure it creates a new tab but it forces the user to hunt down the new tab among the currently available tabs in order to open it. And the task is not made easier because the newly created tab is not even highlighted.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      Ctrl + Shift + click link.

      • reesmichael1

        I didn’t know about this. This was actually one of my most missed features. Thanks!

  • Shion

    An Option for popup windows to be opened as tabs would be awesome. As awesome as a progress bar and maybe some status info about current page transfers and connections that would also appear in case of Ajax requests. Seriously.

    Chrome’s unnoticable “Waiting for christmas…” at the bottom side of a browser tells nothing. Especially about “how much kB/time/images/files are still to be loaded”.

    • Vux777

      An Option for popup windows to be opened as tabs would be awesome

      that would be a big plus

      there are couple of extensions, but they are all buggy (working maybe in 50% situations) and they stretch pop up window on whole page, instead like in old opera, keep it in size, and just make tab out of it

    • bruce lawson

      “some status info about current page transfers and connections that would also appear in case of Ajax requests”

      why would that be useful to 50million + users? An indication of general progress, I understand, but more granular than that feels like overkill. (Web developers have a whole suite of dev tools available to them)

      • Nekomajin42

        The one in O12 was perfect.

      • Shion

        Oh. Sorry, I forgot that you guys butchered Opera 12 for most of it’s features being useless to an “average internet user”. Maybe I phrased it wrong, but, just in case, if my, just one Opera user since the times of when DialUp connections were HiTech, wish matters: please bring Opera 12 status bar, that would react to all (direct, flash and ajax) tab transfers, back. Is that an overkill?

  • Carlo

    incredibly saddened by the current Operatic state of affairs.. all the features that made Opera superior to every other browser I tried are gone… block content, gone; open with other browser, gone; the way the personal bar was.. gone; the wand? gone; it’s funny I used to make fun of my brother because Chrome would crash at random with only a few tabs open and now.. Opera is goddamn Chrome. All those incredible features in O12 just gone, so are they all going to be brought back into the new engine or what? This is kind of similar to the whole paradigm of people that had Windows XP and then Vista came out and… it was bad, so now I just have to wait til Windows 7? lol oh well I guess I’ll keep these two copies of Chrome running so I can accommodate the millions of tabs I have open lol

    • Bernard Geisler

      Do you really need the wand? All the wand does is populate the logon fields from the password manager. Now, when you go to a logon screen, if you saved the password, the fields are populated automatically. You’re saving a step without the wand.

      • Vux777

        You’re saving a step without the wand.

        how?
        you still need to click login button.
        and wand is always on same spot, plus in old O-Presto it was possible to make mouse gesture for login
        if you have multiple logins on single site, wand will offer you a popup to choose from, in new Opera (and chromiums) you need to start typing other logins…
        wand was much better, in comfort and security (login field is not auto-populated)

  • ahoj1234

    anyone else experienced that (I met that behaviour for first a few minutes ago):
    – you were playing some YT videos (flash – not HTML5)
    – after a few videos it just stop work (unsupported plugin or something like that)
    – check opera:plugins – flash plugin is not loaded (but they had to be loaded before in that session…)
    (a browser restart has solved it)

    w7x64 with Odev build and Shockwave Flash 12.0 d0 (and its un/loaded plugin).

    • Shion

      Adobe Flash and Adobe Shockwave are two different players. And it seems whatever player you’re talking about has crashed. Installing Shockwave one right now…

      • ahoj1234

        well, If the player crashes a reload will (for me every time) helps. in that case whole plugin disappeared…

        /and about adobe flash/shockwave –
        http://i0.simplest-image-hosting.net/picture/a-player.jpg
        I suppose that I said it right (in my first comment)…/

        • Shion

          Hmm. Confusing.http://i39.tinypic.com/28sv3n7.png

          But one thing is clear – you should get the 11.9 version. At least it doesn’t crash YouTube for me.

          http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ – should show version 11.9.900.152 (which must be the latest stable one).

          • ahoj1234

            yeah… this is a dev one. It’s a very first time when I experienced this – something like a crash but it’s not a crash… I’m just not sure if it’s Opera’s fault or adobe’s so I asked for feedback from other users as you are :)

            (crash is really a rare thing and I update to dev stream because of “stable” crashes a lot here).
            anyway, thanks for your refute :) maybe someone else experienced it or not…

  • Shion

    About plugins: Foxit Reader Plugin for
    Mozilla – works in Opera 12,

    while
    Opera 18 shows blank page. The proof: http://i42.tinypic.com/2ntfhp1.jpg

    And
    one more thing: http://i41.tinypic.com/s2ftys.png and http://i39.tinypic.com/24etjqg.png
    This input field allows MSWord-like formatting in some
    strange ways. Why?

  • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

    The Opera Next download is older than Opera 18 Final.

    You should remove that to avoid people wasting their time installing it.

    • bruce lawson

      but soon, Opera Next will be updated to be newer than that. The 3 streams auto-update independently.

      • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

        Yes, but until it is, the older version should be removed.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I don’t think so; not everyone follows a new version from one stream to another.

        • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

          No, because Next does not depend on the other streams.

  • Chas4

    ‘Check spelling while typing’ is not working (it only works about a minute or more after you stop typing (not sure why this is the only spot I have seen it do in in 10 seconds))

    OS X 10.9 (also saw the same bug in OS X 10.7.5)

  • WB

    Are you having some problems with Yahoo Mail too?
    Sometimes it takes too much time to view or send an email. There are times when it doesn’t send the message and I have to open a different browser to get it done.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      Not here… It’s working normally.
      Probably what you are reporting is something that happened on Yahoo!’s end. About two days ago it went completely crazy for me first not letting me open any e-mail (not even in Internet Explorer so definitely on their end) and some time after that issue was gone and I was using it I received an error message notice having to reload the Y! Mail page.

  • anonymous

    Features still missing:
    disable middle click open link
    tab previews
    tab groups
    rmb + wheel switching between tabs

    • Shion

      Why would you “disable middle click open link”?

      • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

        So that it doesn’t interfere with fast-scrolling with the middle-mouse button.

        • Shion

          New mouse, dude. You need one.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

            I think Pesala was referring to the scrolling control that appears when you middle-click a blank area in a page.

      • anonymous

        Because I like panning the page with middle click.

    • pasegros

      I conclude by reading all the posts that there will be a long, long, long road for Opera to becoming an browser without bugs and full of features such as Opera 12, Chrome, Firefox, maybe years…

      • pasegros

        Why Opera Team DISGUS don’t delete immediately our posts? I deleted the post above because I posted in wrong place and it is still here. Is it some kind of bug of disgus or is it working as intended?

    • Shion

      Please add “Disable middle click fast-scrolling” to that.

  • W Jordan

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Allow for custom search engines, such as DDG, to be set as default. Why this is allowed in every browser, including Chrome, yet not Opera, is beyond me!! Otherwise I see great improvements.

    • bruce lawson

      we’re examining how to do this securely.

  • pasegros

    I conclude by reading all the posts that there will be a long, long, long road for Opera to becoming an browser without bugs and full of rich resources such as Opera 12, Chrome, Firefox, maybe years…

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      Chrome and Firefox are full of rich resources? Yeah right….

      • pasegros

        Chrome and Firefox maybe not, although they have good qualities also, but it was just an observation and not a criticism. Just said it takes a long time to develop a good and stable browser…;-)

    • Leonardo Gomes

      There is no such thing as a “free of bugs” software. The more complex it is, more the chances it has lots of bugs.

      They are adding features, new and not so new ones. I guess the idea is not put features that could be useful for many users and not just a few.

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      I would say that Opera 18 is probably quite a bit more stable than older Opera versions, and with fewer bugs. We made a solid foundation which we are now building on, making everything more solid.

  • stepAli

    still no LINUX :(

  • Arma Rayo

    What happened to Opera? Or what will happen?

    Once such a cutting edge always riding on top of the wave when it came to inventing new browser features.

    If not all, at least most new browser features than none could live without anymore – saw daylight at Opera:

    Tabs, Speed dial, Notes, Search implementation, Tab Groups, Addons-Extensions, sleek and slim GUI… to name a few.

    New browser features were born at Opera and then adopted to other browsers.

    OK Opera topped itself once again with feature like Stash.

    But what’s the future going to be?

    And will the new Opera see those much loved features from the older days?

    Can Opera risk to lose tens of millions of users? Those old features are really important to people, and I mean browser features, clipping mail to it’s own app was a good move, and I don’t mean torrent client either. Opera is a browser, and people know that!

    • BK

      The future for Opera looks promising :) If you ask for browser features, surly we will provide more. We will also improve the ones we have.

      Opera Desktop Team is growing, also the userbase is growing, I hope the satisfaction from the new product is growing too, I can see it from some comments here. Although I understand that power users satisfaction is still a challenge for Opera browser, I believe we are on a good path.

      • Arma Rayo

        Yes the new product has grown and it’s also grown on people, like on myself.

        The path looks promising, and thank you for confirming that. New features are great.

        I’m so happy to known that power users aren’t forgot and that they’re needs are acknowledged.

        Thank you for commenting.

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      Please refer to numerous older discussions on this topic. There’s no need to discuss it again here. This blog post is about Opera 18.

  • ricksper

    OK fine but just clicking on link with the mouse button gets half the job done. Is there any particular reason they can’t make it work as expected?

  • Maxx

    The annoying small pop-up at the bottom of the main window, introduced in Opera 17 (on OSX) is still there!
    Please fix that asap. That’s incredibly annoying!!!

  • Keiv M. Salmon

    does anyone know if we will be able to remove the gigantic google search from speed dial page? it serves no purpose to me and is just clutter

    • pasegros

      You can do this only in Opera 19 dev, I guess.

      • Ice007

        Correct.
        Since 19 (new) you can disable it in “Power User Settings”.

        • Janghou

          And how do we enable the `Power User Settings`?
          I think I prefer the pre 9.2 single key shortcuts of classic opera ;)

          BTW what’s wrong with a simple checkbox, or is it considered dangerous to disable the google search box.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Take a look at the last two posts about Opera 19, you will find the trick there.

            There are some things that should not be easialy find by the average user, that’s why they are hidden.

        • Dark Magician

          Where is it??!

          • L33t4opera

            You can do this in two ways:
            1. entering the <a href="Konami code, as inDigazzZ wrote,
            or
            2. by editing two config files, following the XA tips.

          • L33t4opera

            You can do this in two ways:
            1. entering the Konami code, as inDigazzZ wrote,
            or
            2. by editing two config files, just follow by XA tips.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Opera 19? One post earlier on this blog.

          • Dark Magician

            I’m asking where is the option?

          • L33t4opera

            You can do this in two ways:

            1. entering the Konami code, as inDigazzZ wrote:
            “Go to opera://settings
            Move the cursor away from search field
            Hit ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → b a
            Look at the bottom of a page

            you’ll see ‘Always show power user settings'”,

            2. by editing two config files, just follow by XA tips:
            “always_show_power_settings”: true
            you can add this (in correct JSON!) to the “Local State” settings file in the profile. Then there you have it: The “Power User Settings” enabled, marked by a flash.

            In “Preferences” settings file the first level entry
            “speeddial”: {
            “hide_search_box”: true
            }
            switches off the search box on speed dial.”

    • Fhury

      It serve the purpose to bring you a free product, capice?

      • Keiv M. Salmon

        with version 19 the google bar is gone and it is still free.
        AMAZING!

        • Fhury

          Just see it as an early Christmas present just for you :)

  • ayespy

    seems the sync servers are hosed at the moment. I either get a “something went wrong” or “you can’t sign in with this service” or a page to sign in, written in some southeast Asian-looking script.

    Edit: Actually, I can sign in with O19, but not O18, which was also working yesterday.

    • BK

      Let me know once it will stop working in O19 :)

  • pacorramos

    Is there any way to get real Speed Dial thumbnails for Wikipedia pages instead always the generic Wiki icon?

    • Bernard Geisler

      I have the same issue with my finance page on speed dial. I get the generic Google icon instead of a picture of the actual page.

      http://www.google.com/finance

  • Andrew

    Does anyone else feel that the Opera team have turned their backs on Linux users and pretty much stuck their two fingers up at us.

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      I don’t know why Linux users cannot understand. It has already been said many times that they’re working on it, and it will be released When Its Ready,.

      The same is true for Opera 20 or any other version. There’s no need for anyone to keep disrupting this blog asking, “When is x,y,z going to be ready?” It’s pointless, because the developers won’t say.

      If they did say, “It will be released next week, next month, or next year” (or whatever), if it wasn’t ready as stated people would be complaining, “You said, blah blah … why do we have to wait so long etc., just as they do now.”

      It ain’t ready until it’s ready. It’s not a train that you’re waiting for.

      Nobody is turning their backs on Linux users or sticking up two fingers a them. Don’t be so rude!

      • Andrew

        For our polite requests to be repeatidly ignored is completely
        unprofessional. Even a curtosy “we are having xyz trouble with the Linux port so release has been postponed… ” would be better than complete silence. At least then we would understand.

        Linux users have a long history with the browser. Linux users were among the first adopters when Window’s users would scoff at Opera. It’s a shame many are now finding their feet with Chrome/Chromium and from some Linux forums won’t be returning to Opera.

  • Teodor Cristian Trusca

    Microsoft released IE 11 being the fastest browser of all with a test-drive founded at:
    Lite-Brite from http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/LiteBrite/
    1st Internet Explorer v.11 test time = 2 sec loading (fastest) last sys update -2s from 4s
    2nd Firefox v.25.01 test time = 6 sec loading (no full support) so for now weak beside others
    3rd Opera Stable v.12.16 test time = 8 sec loading (well good) sys update 1 -1s update 2 -1s
    4th Opera v.17.00 test time =20 sec loading (slow) new versions sucks -no old opera link?
    5th Google Chrome v.33 test time =28 sec loading (the slowest) so no need for other Chrome copy

    I don’t understand one thing is way on hell they changed Opera 12.16 full features engine
    to a slower chrome engine with no opera full features?
    Why they leave Opera’s faster and fully featured engine with all the years behind them to be in wain.
    And way they work only on new chrome engine with other new features. And adding older features in years.
    And way not work on both of them at least with both the old features and the fast engine to be updated.

    I for one if you ask me way to work on both off them or at least work on the original Opera 12.16 engine,
    Is because for one I’m sick of all this browsers that are trying to use and copy chrome engine only to be
    better and faster than the original Google chromes. This is too much for nothing believe me…

    • Fhury

      Let me spell it out what Opera wants:
      1. invest large amounts of resources in Presto… NO
      2. invest minimal resources the new chromium/blink based Opera desktop… YES.

      Get your head around it or keep running into stone walls.

      • Teodor Cristian Trusca

        You are funny :) well Presto Is the best so no Chrome Engine will beat them off they make a big mistake not working on new Presto engine…. Well we will see by time if I’m right…
        Plus they will need to fight of IE11 at only 2 seconds loading and from the chrome engine they will never have a chance by using a slow engine…

        • Fhury

          Sorry no fun intended just want to make clear what Opera direction I think Opera is going. Nothing personal.

          • Teodor Cristian Trusca

            Well they should at least add the Presto Engine to the new opera so we could chose what engine we like from Operas settings… so we will have the best engines to chose from no ? It will rock all other browsers to I they will add there Presto engine to this new Opera :) so they will have no problems in the future if they make 2 engines in 1 it will be the ultimate Opera browser off all times…

          • Fhury

            Sorry if have to refer you to the stone wall.

          • Teodor Cristian Trusca

            What stone wall ? Do you mean the stone wall of fame ?

      • Teodor Cristian Trusca

        Plus we have dozen of Browsers that uses the Chrome engine I from Opera do not want to have a Chrome engine or at least let me chose in the settings what engine I want it will be cool to chose from Presto to Chrome at least no ? So presto is the King or at least is at 3rd

        • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

          Presto is not coming back, and using multiple engines would be a mess anyway. It would take too much time and effort to maintain.

          • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

            So you confirm my Idea that you have really forgotten what your Browser Was the smartest and no could beat it. But now You just use a copy of Chrome Idea because of what ? You have forgotten that your browser was and it is really unique well at least presto it is and I like to use it now to but way you all have lost hope or at least you are trying to put hope in what in Chrome ? By time you will give me that I’m right I always been right and you all will see that using a Chrome engine is not a good Idea or at least don’t let go of Presto and you will have one hell of a Engine…. Well I think that for now you have done bad moves not believing in your engine any more… And don’t try to Copy others they do not have good Ideas like yours remember this I know what I say….

          • Janghou

            Multiple humans are a mess too, but we call it culture.
            It is the nature of nature. Diversity is chaotic, but evolution is build upon it.

            That said, I support the switch to Chromium (not only Presto also v8!!), (but some old Opera features come back to slow :( )

      • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

        The desktop team is bigger than ever. We moved resources from Presto to Desktop and other places. You really should stop spreading false rumors.

        • Fhury

          Sorry, but in the promo vid for Coast you claim the opposite. Off course you moved resources from Presto, but the “other places” are inevitably taking resources from the desktop. I am only trying to put things into perspective, where the lack of info from Opera HQ tends to keep Presto fans hoping for things that will not happen and end up disappointed.

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      I wouldn’t place too much importance on a benchmark designed by Microsoft to highlight improvements in IE11. That benchmark is slow in Chrome too, and doesn’t run in FIrefox or Opera 11.64.

      However, in PeaceKeeper, which I think is a broader benchmark, Opera 17 is faster than any of them (I don’t have IE11 installed to test though)

      Opera 17.0.1241.45 scored 4111 and 6/7
      SRWare Chrome Iron Version 30.0.1650.0 scored 3997 and 5/7
      Opera 18.0.1284.49 scored 3971 and 6/7
      Opera 19.0.1310.0 scored 3832 and 6/7
      Opera 12.16 build 1860 scored 3303 and 4/7
      Opera 11.64 build 1403 scored 3194 and 5/7
      Firefox 25.0 scored 2275 and 7/7
      Internet Explorer 10 scored 2288 and 3/7

      IE 10 is right at the bottom of the heap, so an IE11 update is obviously needed. However, IE11 only runs on Windows 8, so it’s irrelevant.

      • pasegros

        Nope, IE runs also on my Windows 7, I’ve it instaled and is so fast…

        • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

          OK. The System Requirements page was misleading me.

          http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/ie-system-requirements#ie=ie-11

          I installed the update and ran the PeaceKeeper Test.

          I have updated my previous post with the results.

          • Dmitry Kirin

            Haha, there’s a product selection dropdown list, to the right on that page, and it has IE 11 and IE 11 for Windows 7 as separate entries. :)

      • Dmitry Kirin

        IE 11.0.9600.16428 scored 1969 and 5/7 of HTML5 capabilities.
        Opera 12.15 scored 2407 and 3/7
        Opera 19.0.1324.0 scored 2891 and 6/7

        Still, there are Microsoft tests that Opera is passing very slow. One example is the recent mosaic browser logo test. The MS HTML5 Fish Bowl test in Opera is still without sound and proper water. Though, in IE11, it is somehow not working at all on my PC. :)

  • Ondřej Zástěra

    I’m really sorry to say that, but after almost ten years, I had to switch from Opera to FF. Opera 12 have all the functions I need, but the rendering engine is incompatible with many sites. Latest Opera has exactly the same problems, but reversed.

    • Teodor Cristian Trusca

      Yes the last opera sucks and they will not beat there best engine 12.16 Presto Engine that they left it for a slow Chrome engine which is really bad…. at least they should work on both of them no ? :)

      • blackcoder

        They are adding and improving features with every Opera 15+ version. Further they are contributing to chromium, blink and probably webkit (i don’t follow that). So with every new version Opera should get better.

        If the management doesn’t decide something weird then the future doesn’t look that bad.

  • Janghou

    There is something confusing with the url field implementation. Consider this.
    – tab on opera://about, the url field shows the Opera icon and just the word `about`.
    – I wanna go to opera://settings, so I change the (only visible part) word `about` into settings, and voila searching for settings in Google instead of navigating.

    I question the security the url being partly hidden, but this way it’s also working counter intuitive and counter productive.
    I have to type the complete opera://settings instead of just change the word `about` in `settings`.

    • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

      Agreed. In Opera 11.64, it’s almost the same, but not quite.

      When I focus the URL field, the whole of opera:about is selected, so again, if I just type “config” that doesn’t work. However, I can select “about” and replace that with “config” and it works.

      That’s not possible in Opera 18. Ihave to type the whole URL again “opera:settings”

  • marmottin

    I’ve just discovered that Youtube changed the way it delivers 480p and 1080p streams : instead of sending one stream, it now sends one video stream and one audio stream for these 2 specific resolutions.

    That might be the reason behind the issue I’m having with resolution switching…

  • pasegros

    For the second time I ask: why Opera Team DISQUS don’t delete immediately our posts? I deleted some posts and they is still there. Is it some kind of bug of disqus or is it working as intended?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Just a test.

      • BK

        “Just a test.

        Well, it seems that i can’t delete the comment.” .. Let me try.. :D

        Edit.. seems to work :p

        • pasegros

          The question then is: do we have always to depend on you(mods) to delete our posts?

    • ahoj1234

      I already asked for it a few days ago. here is an answer:
      http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2013/11/19-0-1324-0/#comment-1128322394
      hope it helps. (it’s probably disqus issue and people from Opera can’t do a lot with it)

  • ahoj1234

    Once again. I wrote a few lines about setting export/import a few months ago on the old my.opera page (desktopteam section) and I got a few “agree” there.

    So to recapitulate it: is it possible to:
    – export/import all preferences (opera:flags and opera:settings) in Opera 15+
    (if some feature is new in a new version of Opera just let it be default – without error messages)

    bonuses:
    – be able to internally (in opera before “import” or before “export”) edit it.
    – be able to edit it externally (in all text editors – like notepad++ is)
    – export/import only opera:config or only opera:flags. (two files) OR export/import it as 1 file (config+flags together)
    – backward (O19 -> O18 for example) compatibility
    – alert about new (undefined) features and ask if let it be default or customize it (before exporting)
    – etc. (I can find any RIGHT now but be sure that there is space to find more bonuses)

    why this?:
    Till that I have installed about 10-20 Operas on different PCs (not only mine PCs but also friends’s ones – that’s important.). It’s not possible to make an separate (USB) install and copy it for all these PCs. In that cases I often had to set it – custom settings – because without that Opera is just a browser as other browsers are.

    Of course it would be nice to import/export other things as well (for example SD, search engines etc) but that’s not that important to me (at the moment).

    • Dmitry Kirin

      A whole set of preferences is the profile folder. I’ve never restored all files there at once, only those that I know. Flags are in Local State (browser.enabled_labs_experiments), a text file. Settings are in Preferences, also a text file. Search Engines are in an SQLite database, Web Data, which can also be considered available for direct editing, e.g. with SQLiteManager. So, in general, they are quite editable.

      However, if your aim is not just editing, but an automated/unified deployment, dumping profile files may turn out to be unsuitable. For example, there can be some IDs generated at install time and not supposed to be the same across multiple PCs. Personally I suspect there can be some consequences. I guess we need an official setup automation guide from Opera.

      • ahoj1234

        When I started to read it I was like “yeah, it is, I know, I know… but…” and you hopefully mentioned it in the second paragraph…

        As you pointed out, the functionality It’s already here (and I used it in Opera 12 and lower but in different way – only between Opera’s installations on my PC) but in some… not that good and secure way. We probably agree that it needs to be polished (some official option) which will work without unexpected bugs.

        and I aimed on importing/exporting these settings when I need/want to set up Opera on some friend’s PC when I don’t have time to go to “opera:settings/flags” and be like “give me a few hours, I’ll set it for you… I just want to have some file/s and “well, look, Opera can import settings which I prepared for you at home!” :) – or I do that in remote desktop mode so this – import/export would helped me a lot.

        • Dmitry Kirin

          For general purposes, I’d create a set of files to be dumped onto target machines as is, and hope no bugs will arise. Because I’m lazy, and parsing and partially changing the files using Perl or another tool is not what I’d like to do, really. :)

          • ahoj1234

            “For general purposes, I’d create a set of files to be dumped onto target machines as is, and hope no bugs will arise. ”
            in general I agree and I can’t agree more :)

            but… well, It’s dangerous since Opera updates really fast and new and new options comes with it :) I would do it as well but my friends and other people would not be happy to see “lagging Opera” or something like that only because of some set “old” files…

            That’s one reason why I ask for that. (the second one that it’s even better for me to do clean installs with all my custom settings)

          • Dmitry Kirin

            Yeah, I know, the hope of no glitches after such actions is rather faint. :)

    • BK

      Wow, that’s a request..

      “It’s not possible to make an separate (USB) install and copy it for all these PCs.”

      why is so?

      “It’s dangerous since Opera updates really fast and new and new options comes with it :)

      Good to see you admitting it.

      • ahoj1234

        well, I’m not sure if I want a lot or/and if you understand why… :)

        anyway, why it’s not possible use separate (USB) installs on that computers:
        – some of them simply need it in registry and program files – see it as a proper installed program with all possibilities.
        – some of them don’t know what “portable” is and portable SW is kinda different in behave (for example “Opera is not a default browser” is here forever even it was set as default AFAIK – at least I tried and it opens all types of files/address I want to in O15+ portable)
        – a bigger package

  • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

    Well the problem is that they always believed in there original and the future plans of there opera engine and not in a Chrome engine…. now they have forgotten that ? Way they have let go of there best opera engine ??? :( or at lest they should work on both ….

    • Dark Magician

      They can’t work on both. And they find it cheaper to have other develop the engine. Opera has problem with lack of functions, and apparent crisis of identity (because they are trying to be browser for common users, and last thing we need is another one. There is plenty of browsers for dumb people. Chorme itself is one).

    • http://my.opera.com/haavard/ opvard

      The engine isn’t really a differentiator anymore. We can do much more by focusing on the user experience.

      • Dark Magician

        Yes, you are doing great job so far.
        No open/save dialog, and defending that as a design choice, bad choice.

      • Vux777

        well that’s a big LOL

        for the last 6 months (more actually) O users are crying for features…

        …but hey, it’s OK as long as you “focusing” on users experience ツ

        ps. here is one user experience:
        I had to open O12 to copy that smiley from NOTES!!!…. where I stashed it

  • W Jordan

    Will there ever be a day where one can remove the very large Google Search bar on the start page, or are we stuck with it?

    • BK

      The day will come, once you start read more..
      Hint.. look below for the answers

      • W Jordan

        ?? Never was good with riddles!

      • Dark Magician

        Why is that in power user options? And why did you made the complication of accessing them?

        Than again, maybe I already know the answer, and I don’t like it.

        Power user settings should be under flags.

        • Nekomajin42

          Flags is different.

          • Dark Magician

            Not really. And sure as hell I don’t want to press arrows to get to power user settings.

          • ahoj1234

            once is enough. After that you can check:
            “Always show power user settings”
            and all these kind of settings will stay “for ever” in opera:config

          • Dark Magician

            I know, but is stupid. And Google ad, has nothing to do with power user settings. And they know it.

          • ahoj1234

            maybe it’s what sponsors Opera developing… and… ok, it’s for power users, no doubt here… but on the other hand it’s little bit more hidden than it could be… but at least the option is here and it’s done in some funny style :)
            better than nothing, don’t you think? :)

          • Dark Magician

            It’s more than enough for them to set google as default search engine. I don’t need or want a banner.

          • BK

            So you have the option you need, and you are still not satisfied, because the option is not where you wanted it to be, even though it’s one time exercise, and you could as well just forget about it now. (just making sure I understand)

          • Dark Magician

            Yes. Option is unnecessary hard to find.

            And I would like to have open/save dialog, I had in previous Opera. Which I don’t understand the logic behind leaving that out.

          • BK

            Right. There are more issues with download handling I believe. This was one of the things Presto was better at, from the backend side first of all. We will hopefully find some time to work on that too.

          • Nekomajin42

            You only have to do it once. And flags is completely different from settings.

        • BK

          opera:flags are not options :) It’s a switch supporting development and release process. Earlier it was handled as “ifdef feature_name_on” on the C++ level. Now we have been so kind with you to allow you play more with the product :D

          • Dark Magician

            Yes, I know. But power user options, need something more practical, than remembering arrow moves.

            And a freaking search bar, isn’t worth calling a ”power user” setting.

          • BK

            You don’t think we have added konami codes only for single option, do you? :D

          • Dark Magician

            I don’t, but that option belongs in advanced at most.

    • ahoj1234

      I will help you a little bit more but don’t tell it to him :)
      http://konamicodesites.com
      it’s up to you if you solve it or not…

    • Vux777

      in O19 developer there is a option to remove google search from SD

  • Celeborn1

    Can you have a look at DNA-13125?

  • Onaj Tamo
  • Wraith

    I found 2 websites that the layout is show very very wrong:

    http://www.elotrolado.net
    http://www.espal3ds.com

    both wrong on Opera 18 and Dev. 19

    • bruce lawson

      In what way are they wrong? They look ok to me.

      • Wraith

        Oops Sorry, the problem was with evernote web clipper extension.

        But there one site that have problem (load like a mobile version):

        http://www.maximuscards.com

        I reported this since Opera 16 and still load like mobile version.

  • JamesFaction

    This version is much better than 15… but still missing many major features. Mainly the last closed tabs button/trash icon. I know, this is available from the Opera menu, but that requires an extra click and some extra focus :P Besides, a trashcan icon on the toolbar was one of the few points of difference from other browsers.

    I’m also missing Bookmarks and Notes. Notes was an excellent feature unique to Opera, now that’s gone too. :(

  • vmxr

    google search bar on startpage extremely annoying i don’t want it and i don’t need it address bar already act as search bar remove it !!!!!!!

    • bruce lawson

      in Opera 19’s power user settings, there’s an option to do this.

      • vmxr

        thank you :)

  • pasegros

    My main extension for translations due my bad english(“Instant Translation” from Chrome Web Store) stopped working after upgrading to Opera 18. This is the problem of extensions.. :-(

  • avaddon66

    With the new opera is impossible to work on a domain computer. All network settings are controlled via the Internet Explorer, which works through a proxy and is accessible only to admin. In version 12.16 I quietly go out to the Internet directly, bypassing the proxy.

  • avaddon66

    With the new opera is impossible to work on a domain computer. All network settings are controlled via the Internet Explorer, which works through a proxy and is accessible only to admin. In version 12.16 I quietly go out to the Internet directly, bypassing the proxy.

  • bruce lawson

    Full changelog finally tracked down: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog18

    • Kurt Zon

      Thank you, Bruce…

    • L33t4opera

      Thanks for the info, Bruce :-)

  • nanana1

    Opera Developer 19 build 1326 is available for testing now.

    • L33t4opera

      Thank you, Nanana1, downloading, and testing.

    • http://www.operaturkiye.net/ Mağruf Çolakoğlu

      Yea it is downloading :)

    • Vux777
    • http://www.operaturkiye.net/ Mağruf Çolakoğlu

      Any change noticed?

  • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

    well one more thing Opera at 20 second loading compared to IE 11 at just 2 seconds loading it is not important for you all ? well this IE test make opera look so slow like hell…. compared to IE… well with the Presto engine you have a chase now I really don’t know if you cold make it faster than at least IE 11 by some years or in the long future or probably not…. So good luck with your f… Chrome engine that sucks…..

    • Vux777

      I had similar situation
      Opera start was around 13-14 sec compared to 2-3 sec in other browsers
      It turn out that my Firewall ZoneAlarm was slowing it down
      If I turn off OSfirewall in ZA settings, Opera starts very fast
      so, check you firewall
      I know it shouldn’t be like that, but after all, this Opera is new browser
      maybe that catalog utilization is not fully implemented…or whatever…

      • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

        I don’t mean at loading I mean at this test: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/LiteBrite/
        The difference is extremly big by 18seconds slower than IE 11

      • Dark Magician

        Zone Alarm is crap for years. Switch to Comodo FW or something else.

        • Onaj Tamo

          Use zone alarm if you want to put yourself in a prison…

  • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

    Plus Google Chrome sucks and crash like hell :) if you think that this engine is good for you opera the you will see in the future what I mean by now….

    • bruce lawson

      We have a team working on Blink and Chromium to improve it, and commit back so that every Chromium-based browser benefits.

      • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

        If you will make this test http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/LiteBrite/ load at 1second ahead of IE 11 I will kiss you…… but now you have to fight of 18 seconds delay…

        • Vux777

          why is that relevant?

          any company can make their own test and tweak their own browser to be better/faster…

        • bruce lawson

          really? A test written by one company that shows its own products are best. Seems completely fair.

          Of course, we’ve always been about speed. That’s why we have a dedicated Blink/ Chromium team who are working on making everything faster.

          Thanks for the offer of the kiss, but I have to decline. Firstly, because I have a cold and I’d hate you to get it. Secondly, we’re a team here at Opera and if you kissed just me, the rest of the team would be angry,

          • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

            Well now I feel much more better if all the team knows about: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/LiteBrite/
            Well for now I use Google Chrome and Opera 12.16 plus Firefox 25. And I will use future Opera after they will add or make a good (Opera Link) like Opera 12.16 or better… :) Well they are adding notes to the link no ? It is a unique feature that no one has it for sure and Opera must have it in the future products…. and if they will make it better then I will only enjoy your future Opera :) and I really want to see IE 11 far behind in there own tests… so opera will win in all the fronts….

          • http://colector.ucoz.com/ Teodor Cristian Trusca

            O yes and 1 more thing is that Opera 12.16 load around 8 seconds and use the old presto engine but the new Chrome engine is far by 20 in the new Opera and in the original Chrome engine is by 27 seconds slower loading….
            So at least the new opera should have at least 7 seconds of loading so it will mean that is is better than presto 12.16 engine… and not slower…..

          • senna_4ever

            / hahahah lol i offer hugs for everyone of the team

  • leblik

    How can I change default Search Engines (like G, W, Y)?

    • bruce lawson

      you can’t yet; we’re looking at that.

      • senna_4ever

        thx bruce

  • pasegros

    And about the diqus’s issue that don’t delete immediately our posts? The question then is: do we have always to depend of mods to delete our posts?

    • L33t4opera

      It may seem a bit tricky at first, but when you hover your mouse over your comment content, you should see two buttons on the right: “collapse”, and “down arrow”, and when you click on “down arrow”, you should see a pop-up window, which has two options: “delete”, and “flag as inappropriate”.

      But regardless of this, you can always use the Disqus dashboard, to manage your activity on the “Disqus”.

      • pasegros

        Thank you by the tip ;-)

  • pasegros

    There are some posts here talking about firewall and thinks like that. My little tip: use GNU/Linux and you never need to use firewall nor antivirus. And it is completely FREE, including the softwares. But the very small problem is that you can’t use new Opera too… :-P

  • Panos

    I like the new opera, sort of, but there are a 3 things missing that really made Opera so much better than other browsers :

    1 – The trash can. Bring it back, yes I have history, but it’s not the same. I want my trash can!
    2 – The old download manager was simply awesome and one of the determining features when choosing a browser, I didnt need a third party download manager. Bring it back.
    3 – The customisations I could do to the toolbars. Bring that back too.

    • senna_4ever

      1 and 3 requests: +1

  • romath

    Developers, I hope you have taken a look at the FVD Speed Dial extension for Firefox. It is the general direction Opera should taken with the SD configurability all along, i.e., versions 12 and before, and I hope it’s the direction you will head with it now. The sooner the better, please, to help make the new builds usable.

  • disqus_QlwwX2cWIk

    Opera 18: Terrible display at http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/

    • Shion

      Dudes, you really should like add some screenshots as of how it is on your screen and how it should be. This site looks all right to me.

      • disqus_QlwwX2cWIk

        Here you are: http://pobierz.jacekgodlewski.operamail.com/opera-bad-display.jpg
        Win7 Prof, Nvidia Quadro K4000

        • Shion

          Win7 x64 Pro, HD8970M, Opera 18.0.1284.49. Everything looks fine. I think you should check your settings and extensions (some of them are able to wreck sites in certain conditions), as it seems they are the reason. To ensure that – install another portable instance of Opera and check if site showing properly while adding extensions one by one.

  • Shion

    Feature request (Opera 12 had it): CTRL+LMB on image to save it.

  • Shion

    Common sense request: make download popup button always stay there and download popup to at least *PASS* keyboard input to current tab.

  • Shion

    Unbelievable! With just 40+ picture-only tabs, Opera happens to freeze for up to 15 seconds on a PC with AMD A10 CPU, SSD drive and 16Gb of RAM.

    Something tells me that current Opera devteam is a fraud, that wastes time, money and resources while making useless patches to Chromium core and taking credit for what Chromium developers community do. Even if that’s not true, it surely looks that way.

    • bruce lawson

      I haven’t encountered that, even with my 4 year old consumer laptop. However, we have a team looking at how we can make tab handling better at the moment.

      • Shion

        Try out lots of big pictures or flash animations. And by big I mean 2k+ big. Don’t forget to add this extension to be sure: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/image-autosizer/?display=en (you should make it an internal feature btw, just like it was in Presto, lots of people wanted that).

      • Shion

        You know 4chan, right? Opera’s quite slow with “4chan X” and “Hover free” extensions installed on this site. Any thread with 100+ images becomes sluggish and usually takes up to 20 seconds for mouseover events to trigger (to show big picture or linked post). Does that mean that extensions are badly coded (not optimised) or the Opera is? I mean my CPU has 4 cores 3Ghz each (though they do change rate dynamically from 1.4), and Presto was more responsive on 2×1,66Ghz (while it took it like half a minute to freeze up and load something related to Java once per reboot).

  • Mikael Petersson

    If I drag a tab from a maximized Opera client to a different screen Opera open a new Opera client on the screen where I was dragging from. Is this something that will be fixed or is this behavior by design. I often drag a tab to a different screen to compare something and this works in both Chrome and IE but not Opera.

  • UMaster 7

    https://www.base.de/Mein-Konto/Login

    cannot save login to Opera pw manager ;(

    W8.1×64

  • Rafał

    Problem with rynek-kolejowy.pl site.

    1. Turn on site: http://rynek-kolejowy.pl
    2. Site is automatic in mobile version.
    3. Click “wersja normalna” under logo, top of page.
    4. Looks ok, but we must perform the above steps at each entrance to the site.

    Second problem:

    1. Turn on some subpage, for example: http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/49464/291_kmh_nowy_rekord_pendolino.htm
    2. Click “wersja normalna” under logo, top of page.
    3. Error.

    Windows 7 SP1 x86, Opera 18.
    Problem exist in Opera 18 and previous versions.

    • bruce lawson

      Seems like a badly-coded site that assumes Opera is a mobile browser. One of our Polish-speaking team will contact them.

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  • Jademarisa

    Bring back SKINS and I’ll upgrade. Your “themes” are ugly, too Chrome-ish. If I ever want to use Chrome I will. I want Opera, I want the beautiful browser that made me feel confortable and at home while doing other tasks, I want appearance and efficiency, and I can’t see why you have to sacrifice one to have the other. Is that so difficult to understand?

  • Shion

    http://coastbyopera.com – this doesn’t seem to work properly. Does not react to anything. And this site is linked via Opera’s first page.

    • bruce lawson

      I don’t know the site well, but could navigate around and see the video fine in Opera desktop. What’s wrong with it, so I can give feedback to the Coast team?

      • Shion

        2nd step of animation, when iPad (or whatever that is) turns horisontal – site does not respond to anything: arrows don’t work, nothing changes nor shows, no video appears. The reason for it was an AdBlock extension.

        Blocking rules fired:
        /gatracking.
        ||googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?$third-party

        Looks like this one: http://d2jc9zwbrclgz3.cloudfront.net/static-heap/c2/c2861621b9e923dabed1ccde316e9bc034dd9a71/gatracking.js was vital for video playback and further interactivity, and it got blocked.

        And another request about extensions: please make their name on extension list be links to it’s Opera page. Only links there are the author’s one and extension’s site. Copypasting extension name into searchbox instead of one click action each time is really annoying.

        • bruce lawson

          No, I’m not using adblock or any anti-ads extensions. (I figure that ads fund a lot of websites, so don’t turn them off. YMMV, of course).

          I’ve sent your request to our extensions product manager. Thanks!

  • Shion

    Search-on-page panel info does not take dynamic content into account (it should be updated every time F3 is pressed). Example:
    – Look for “mi d” (no space) via search-on-page. See no matches.
    – Load few more pages of comments. Press F3 (search, while panel is still there). Still no matches and no highlights, but page is being scrolled what seems to be randomly.

  • Hansa

    Anyone having problems with the automatic sleep function when waking up windows 8.1 again while Opera 18 is running (happens when Chrome is running as welll in my case)? If Chrome and/or Opera 18 are not running, no problems…

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      What kind of problem?

      • Hansa

        I upgraded from Windows 8.0 to 8.1, and after that the PC had a hard time waking up if Opera 18 and/or Chrome was running when it went to sleep.

        I managed to improve it by performing some tasks on Windows 8.1. described here http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89967&sid=80ce4d38a2c9da9d8a4cc625cc9f81c1&start=60#p1185925

        Much better after that, but Opera 18 is still the application that takes the longest time to become operative after the PC has been asleep. (I still use Opera 12 as well, mainly because of e-mail and Dragonfly, and funny enough no Windows 8.1 issues at all)

  • Shion

    Bug: If I type fast enough (something like “a search-term” – custom search) I end up with default search of whatever I typed with “www.” before and “.com” after.

    It’s funny that Opera can be slower than its user.

  • Dovelove

    Vista 64 & Win 7 8 gig memory with SSD

    I doubt as a long time user I’ll EVER get used to NEW Opera instead of Presto 12.16 features and setup. It’s like changing a wife …VERY hard to get used to and a person realizes what they MISS about the old.

    I don’t know if this has been brought up on a previous thread but I have to go back to try Opera for the latest STABLE version to compare.

    I’ ve used search command and help for some features on 18 and it doesn’t even find the word “update” in a search. I wanted to kill the auto update feature CAN’T FIND IT!!

    Also has anyone else noticed THIS??!!
    My MAIL BOX is filling UP with more and more ads all the time. That NEVER happened with 12.16 it is horrendous. Comment on to what my GUT tells me this is tracking, Christmas coming, my 18 setup or a sign of the times. With Presto I only got abut 3 or 4 Emails a day from people I knew and wanted. NOW that 18 uses chromium browser engine I am deluged with about 20 or so!!!! I was afraid of that.

    • bruce lawson

      There’s no reason switching engine would cause you to receive more email. I suspect the answer is one you’ve already considered – the proximity of Christmas. I’m getting loads more emails too – with tempting offers to “treat yourself at Christmas – buy a chip and PIN reader!”.

      • Dovelove

        Well in this tracking “Nose is in everyone else’s business world” don’t fault me for thinking this. Can you blame me for wondering?

        You state that the ENGINE doesn’t have any permanent non-removable tracking in it. You didn’t mention about all the other modules to run Opera if THEY had code that did. Let alone the plug ins which you would probably have NO knowledge of.

        I don’t have ANYTHING to hide. I don’t think, unlike the youth of today profess, everything is open to the world “no problem” attitude. The more you give the more you get in return.

        It’s a rarity now-days, that MY thoughts and habits are mine! Just like BRAND-NAMES you buy, IF you want me to be a walking billboard PAY me for being one! I don’t even like discount cards stores offer. My privacy (whoever knowing every little thing I buy ) just isn’t worth what I lose in the trade! So I want a BROWSER that does the SAME! THAT IS WHY I AM WILLING TO PAY FOR IT!!

        Maybe that is a business model that you could follow, it’s called “Thinking out of the box”. Be an innovator and leader again. Offer a FREE one that tracks and an OPTIONAL one that people pay for that respect privacy and generates the same amount of revenue but offers MUCH privacy. Everyone is pleased then. I don’t think THAT would be so hard to implement in the standard code and would be a GOOD non-competing option.

        I’ve suggested that before but never got anywhere with it or are people THAT CHEAP that they want everything free no matter WHAT THE COST hidden or otherwise!!

        • ayespy

          I’ve been using Opera Blink since it came out, with no special blocking. I don’t even block ads.

          My email sources and volume have not changed.

          What you are experiencing is not coming from Opera.

  • Shion

    Whenever I search for stuff about customising Opera (like cache or profile paths), all I get is docs about Presto. When will you update all that stuff?

    And how do I change Opera’s cache path permamently (without launcher options, as you CANT BIND IT TO TASKBAR)? What are the other launcher command-line options avalible? Can’t find anything about it.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Afaik there is no way to change cache settings on Opera Chromium atm.

  • WB

    I usually pin 2 tabs with my emails. Everything was working fine. After upgrading to Opera 18 sometimes I close the browser and when I open it later the pinned tabs are gone. It happened 3 times already since the upgrade.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Set Opera to “Continue where I left off”, it should solve the problem.

      • WB

        It was already set to “continue where I left off”. That’s the problem.

  • Shion

    I posted about it few days ago, but how long it would take for an system associacions to be fixed and applied to Opera Stable? *With IE shut down in Windows 7* lots of software that try to open a default browser fail to do so with some “unregistered class” errors or just silently. It would be quite “satisfactory” (note that for the seminar of yours) to get this bug fixed ASAP. Or at least give some temporary “manual” solution, like a .reg file or something.

    • ayespy

      My system applies stable Opera as default globally without difficulty. It just does it.

      • Shion

        Well I just don’t have that “make Opera default browser” button (it says “The default browser is currently Opera.”), but I’m really happy for you.

        • ayespy

          Do you know how to go into your system and set your defaults? I change defaults between Opera streams all the time.

          • Shion

            I know. And for some reason I have Opera Presto there, instead of Opera 18. Hmm. Maybe it has something to do with portable installations. Gotta check that.

  • Charles Broam

    Tell me again, DEVELOPERS, why there is no Linux version yet? Even on Slackware Linux I have Google Chrome & Chromium. Yet there is no movement to start developing Opera for Linux.

    Linux Opera = Vaporware

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It was already answered lots of times. A linux build will be released when it’s ready and keepink complaining about it will not make things happen faster.

  • Charles Broam

    Not even a Linux version of the email application…

  • Charles Broam

    Please sign my petition to the Opera developers to develop Opera for Linux, or open source the code so the Linux Community can have a crack at development.

    https://www.change.org/petitions/opera-web-browser-developers-either-develop-the-opera-browser-for-linux-os-or-open-source-the-code-so-the-linux-community-can-develop-it

  • Shion

    Feature request: Reload image option. Not everyone has stable internets, and F5 for just one picture is OVERKILL.

  • Kristian_Z

    I haven’t been paying attention to developments in the Opera world lately. I’ve been using Opera since forever, and I’m still using 12.16. What I don’t understand is: While changing the rendering engine from Presto to whatever it is might have been necessary (though sad), was it really necessary to re-implement the whole damn browser? That’s what it seems like they’re doing. I loved Opera for its features, not for Presto. The features has always been what made Opera the best browser (by a large margin five years ago, by a small margin more recently). Take away features and Opera no longer has an edge vs other browsers. Opera without all its features seem kind of pointless. Then I’d rather use Firefox or Chromium, which at least are FOSS.

  • Shion

    Offroad mode question: how does Opera behave with it on? Does it ignore system proxy settings (PAC scripts) or keep using it in a “Opera-proxy >> System-proxy >> Site” chain?

  • oopscene

    I am having difficult times while writing an URL in the address bar and pressing ENTER.

    Or nothing happens and I have to go with my mouse to the address bar again, click it to gain focus and press ENTER again;

    Or if I write, for example, ganimedes.com, because I pressed “g”, gmail.com is opened because it is at the beginning of my previously entered URLs and “ganimedes.com” is completely ignored.

    I have these problems since Opera 17. Please fix them because they are quite disgusting (I am using Mavericks and the same behavior occurs in my MacBook and in my Mac Mini, so it is not an “environmental issue”, I think (other: my keyboard is set to Spanish).

    I do not know what I am doing wrong, because I did not find anyone having the same problem.

  • Alex Parker

    HTM files DO NOT WORK under Windows XP. AT ALL. After installation of Opera, they open with NOTEPAD. If that is your idea of “Stable”, then im afraid to ask what “Next” and “Developer” builds are.

  • Hadar

    My first choice stable browser: Opera 12.16
    My first choice beta browser: Opera Next

    No Opera Stable (15+) installed….

    I recently noticed that I tent to use Opera Next more often as Opera 12.16 and it is becoming my first choice browser,,,

    So tell my why when “Opera Next” goes Stable, and “Opera Developer” stays in “Developer” channel, why the “Next” channel does not receive update to the same version as “Stable” channel…

    Today is 2 December 2013 and I NOW noticed that since 19 November 2013 (almost two weeks) the Stable channel uses version 18.0.1284.49 while I still use 18.0.1284.26 version.

    So PLEASE make updates in Next channel when there is newer version in Stable channel (and you may also make updates in Developer channel when there is newer version in Next Channel – if this may occur)

    Or give us possibility to change the update channel in Options…

  • Fredlund26

    Does anyone know if i’s possible to get the fullscreen mode with a dynamic address/task bar. One feature that made IE comfortable to use. You didn’t have to manually go in and out of fullscreen mode.

  • L33t4opera

    Opera 18 new update: 18.0.1284.63, and official announcement

  • olican101

    This update is terrible! themes are just wallpapers now, No tab groups for organizing, no tab thumbnails, keeps crashing. Are you TRYING to get me to switch to Chrome?

  • Protoss SCII

    I used to love Opera, but now is simply terrible. 1- No more opening selection window (continue from the last session, open home page, open speed dial) 2- No more CTRL+Z shortcut to open the closed tabs 3- No more Wand (are you crazy guys? Did you know how much logins and passwords I had on my old wand file???), no opera link (how dare you????) and not even import the bookmarks (the simpliest thing in the world…!)! Opera 18 is simply “unusable”. Now I have to choose another browser that unfortunately I don’t know too much about it to make properly backup of bookmarks, speed dial, “wand” for when I need to reinstall windows or something like that… I will give one or two more chances for the Opera Team to fix absolutely all these problems, or I will migrate to Chrome (blergh)

  • Mike Broster

    Why can i not right click to fill in forms any more? :(

  • JackBassV

    I like the speed of Opera 18, but Where The F are the bookmarks? How is the speed dial any use when you have in excess of 100 entries (2 or 3 levels of internal folders become just 1 level of speed dials)? it just becomes a mess.

    At least with book marks, finding what I want is a breeze, unlike this mess.

    I also miss the sidebar. Though that isn’t as important as bookmarks. I’ve added an extension for bookmarks, but that’s a bit too limited. I and a lot of other users need proper bookmarks.

    Please tell me what idiot thought getting rid of them was a good idea!

    And where’s the x64 version?

    JBV – user since Opera V2.0

  • eaman

    OMG still no linux version?
    Come on guys I’ve been usin opera for ten years I don’t really wanna go the chrome way…