We’ve said many times that when a Linux version is ready, we’d let you know. Today, we’re delighted to announce our first Chromium-based Linux version is ready for download on our Developer stream. Go ahead and download Opera Developer 24 for Linux.

Opera 24 Linux

Many of us at Opera use Linux as our primary platform. It’s great to be able to try out the newest developments of Opera on Linux once again.

Adding Linux to our browser line fulfills an important part of Opera’s vision to shape an open, connected world. We want everyone to have fast and safe access to the web. Adding Linux opens up that possibility to more machines running the open-source operating system.

Linux is highly secure and performs well, even on machines with limited memory or suboptimal hardware. Not all of us can afford the latest Mac or Windows machines, not all of us want proprietary operating systems, and some of us simply love using Linux. But, everyone agrees that they should have access to a beautiful browser.

Now, Linux users around the globe can get the newest Opera features, including:

– Discover
– Stash
– A wide selection of extensions and themes

… not to mention the vastly improved Speed Dial and Opera Turbo.

To provide the highest quality, we’ve been testing on one particular platform right now – Ubuntu Linux 64-bit with Unity or Gnome Shell. It may work on other platforms, but that’s not guaranteed. As our development progresses, we’ll look into other potential platforms to support.

Releasing to the Developer stream means that all the usual considerations regarding Developer builds also apply to this one. With all that said, many of us have been using Opera for Linux as our default browser, and find it to be pretty robust.

Take it for a spin and tell us if anything breaks. We hope you enjoy using it.


– All of us on the Desktop team

P.S.: You may notice changes to how tabs behave on Windows and Linux. We’ll post more details about this tab improvement soon, along with Mac support information. For now, let’s keep the discussion about Linux.

Known issues

  • Linux start-up crash if Google Chrome, Chromium, or derivatives is the user’s default browser


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  • L33t4opera

    Hi Arjan, this is very nice and happy day for majorit Linux’s users, many thanks to all Opera’s Developers!

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Thanks, enjoy it 🙂

  • Irvandoval

    Al fin!!!!!!

  • What the ….!? I never expected this!!!

    • ahoj1234

      I love when dev guys are trolling on their own blog 😀

      • Johnny Jones Jones

        It just comes off as immature and unprofessional to me.

        I want to use a browser developed by real adults, not just a bunch of man-children who mock their ever-dwindling user base after having treated them like faeces for over a year.

        • cmorticum

          Man-children make up the majority of software developers, so good luck finding real manly-man, alpha-male, developers because they’re way more reliable and proficient at creating and maintaining really good software.

          • Johnny Jones Jones

            If they’re so “reliable and proficient at creating and maintaining really good software”, then why has it taken well over a year for these new versions of Opera to run on Linux?

            If they’re so “reliable and proficient at creating and maintaining really good software”, then why are these new versions of Opera still missing so many of the useful features that Opera 12 and earlier had?

            All of the evidence points to your claims being totally wrong.

          • David_Gould

            Maybe because Linux has two dozen different UIs?

          • Marcin Mitek

            First question – it made more sense to do it after we had Aura working on Windows, and as you probably know, it hasn’t been too long since we released stable version with Aura. Our Linux developers will probably have more knowledge to talk about it. (I’m on Windows)

          • patkoscsaba

            Johnny Jones Jones You are obviously not a software developer. Sorry man, but I think they actually did a great job. I was skeptical at the beginning, I was loudly expressing my disagreement with the move to Blink/Chromium. But after so many releases I understand their move and I like where Opera is heading.
            And there are not than many DEs to support in Linux. Respecting the system’s GTK and QT themes would cover most users. After all KDE, Gnome and whatever Ubuntu has lately are the desktop environments covering the majority of Linux users.

        • I want to use a good browser, that’s all.

        • Robert Trance

          Also mature, professional people might have a better sense of humour (note UK spelling) than what you have

      • aminiesta

        They have wait too long almost a year mocked by Linux users and now they just want to enjoy it.

    • Licaon_Kter


      • Mallory

        Funny, I keep 12.0 on an Ubuntu machine because higher wouldn’t read the search.ini on startup, making google always the default search (I assume this is your bug?).
        But on two other Ubuntu machines I have 12.16 running and my default search engine is remembered and works fine.
        I haven’t figured out what the difference is regarding search.ini.

        • Licaon_Kter

          Read again, 12.17 works ok, Opera 24 ( or lower ) can’t set custom search engine as default. BTW, Chrome can set it as I want so the framework is not at fault.

          • BarskeKjekken

            Do you mean the one they had a while already in opera://settings ? for setting the search engine? Or did you only want to change the one on speed dial?

          • Licaon_Kter

            In Opera 15 to 24 I can add a custom search engine in opera://settings but it can’t be set as DEFAULT, yes.

    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      How did you manage to get this out the door?!

    • Marcin Mitek

      It’s obviously a fake.

      • Jonathan Aanesen

        Agreed, no way this can be real.

      • Aliens.

    • BS-Harou

      Congrats on first linux public release 🙂

      • Thanks! Guess which extension I installed first? 😉

        • BS-Harou

          🙂 Let me know if you stumble upon any problem otherwise I will soon upload the update to addons catalog.

          • Lacedaemon

            Can you make it work though with this cancer system called Disqus that plagues our lifes? The numbering of the comments (#) is totally messed up.

          • BS-Harou

            You are right, the comment numbering in rss is broken. 🙁 However, this isn’t something I can fix on Smart RSS side.

        • Tibi


        • netmain

          Smart RSS obviously !!

        • Lacedaemon

          “Smart RSS is an extension that clones (in a bit mutated way) RSS reader from Opera 12.”

          So that extension is your #1 favorite, (= an Opera 12 clone), but Opera 12’s other features are so anachronistic? Τhere is an oxymoron here.

          • BS-Harou

            Actually, we were talking “The Switcher” extension. Check out the latest dev. version on http://blog.martinkadlec.eu/post/500-the-switcher#comment-4683 if you are interested 😉

          • Lacedaemon

            That’s too bad, I thought I had him 🙂

          • :p

          • Lacedaemon

            Maybe, if you finalize it. 🙂

            I would be more interested though if you would develop -with the support of Opera ASA where it ‘d be needed- a HTML5 mail clone client of M2, like the folks of mailpile did with https://www.mailpile.is/

          • sgunhouse

            There already is Opera Mail for Linux, I’ve been using it for about a year (just because)..

          • (: – I see what you did there…

          • … not to mention the vastly improved Speed Dial and Opera Turbo.

          • Richard Remer

            I can’t find this anywhere. It doesn’t seem to be available for Linux, yet. Where did you get this?

          • Yep, that is indeed the one I meant. 😉

          • David_Gould


            Order seems weird.

            Still prefer Chrome’s Tabs Outliner because:
            1. Can rearrange tabs
            2. It’s quick (Switcher takes a few seconds to open with 220 tabs).
            3. # tabs is shown in icon.
            4. Tab window pops up like O12 sidebar.

          • BS-Harou

            Thanks for your feedback! 🙂

            – On start the tabs are sorted the same way as on tabbbar (from left to right), but as you keep switching the tabs they are ordered in most recently used order. If you start searching they should reorder based on similarity with your search expression.
            – I’ll look into performance
            – # of tabs might be nice optional feature

          • ekdikeo

            what I really miss from the old days, is the ability to have tabs on the right, and in multiple rows. I’ve got a 1920 width screen (3 of them actually), and the web pretty much still all fits to 800×600 or 1024×768 screens. GIve me a way to make the best use of all that space.

          • Hmm. I see what you’re saying there.

          • Soares

            In the old Opera UI I usually had it set so that I didn’t have tab bars at all, but a tab/window listing in a context-menu sub-option, and in a drop-down menu, with optional toggle for that “panel” listing, which could be handier with the “filter” search. I really liked the range of customization that was possible with the older Opera versions. It was definitely the best to save screen space, even though its defaults were perhaps misleadingly the most cluttered thing on Earth.

          • David_Gould

            Performance of Tabs Outliner is identical on first load but the window it creates is persistent and order et al are updated as one is using Opera.

            Tabs can also be reordered, closed and stacked — although the latter has no effect in Opera itself and isn’t persistent presumably due to an inconsistency with Chrome.

            Hope this is helpful.

          • BS-Harou

            Well, reordering and stacking of tabs is out of scope of this extension. The Switcher is meant to provide a quick way to navigate between lots of tabs using keyboard, not to act like a full tab manager.

          • Order is last activation. Makes it easier to find the previous tab(s) you were using.

          • a13ph

            TO will take some time to load if you get to tens of thousands nodes(tabs etc), so beware

          • Marcin Mitek

            I just uninstalled the Tab Ahead and installed “The Switcher”. Awesome.

          • BS-Harou

            Great 🙂 (Soon I will infiltrate all Opera employees, muhahaha 😀 ) …. Just make sure to check all the other options like chrome’s Quick Tabs. No need to stick with my extension just because.

    • Cryio

      Well then, I take it back. You made me lose a bet about no new features in Dev Stream. Congrats ^_^

      • No hard feelings, we had insider knowledge! 😉

        • Indian_Art

          Thanks Ruarí for not abandoning & forsaking Linux. 🙂

    • reesmichael1

      But no one’s been working on Linux! I saw an article that said so, so it must be true!


      • Everything ever written on the internet must be true, right?

        • Let’s not pretend getting a Linux version out was a matter of running into some kind of real life difficulties.

          • reesmichael1

            Do you have reason to believe that it wasn’t?

      • Actually it was true to an extent. Priority management to blame.

    • swiftie

      Me neither. I got so excited i made a big fart.

  • Thanks 🙂

  • jmc777

    Good work guys/gals!

  • Finally.

  • Any tar packages for non-{Debian,Ubuntu} people?

    • “We’ve been testing on one particular platform right now – Ubuntu [… ] As our development progresses, we’ll look into other potential platforms to support.”

      • Sorry – far too excited to read properly! I’ll hold fire, although maybe the deb2targz utility would work.

        • Arjan van Leeuwen
          • Cool. I was able to make a PKGBUILD for Arch, and so…

          • Wondering if it will show the picture this time!!

          • That’s swift. I was just about to bundle mine up too!

            First impression are better than I thought: it’s really quick to start. The main thing is customisation options – and I am definitely missing panels [especially notes], but for a developer release this is really nice. Will have to keep abreast of changes!

          • Thanks for the kind feedback

          • Spent a bit more time with it now.

            It’s great for browsing the web, but the loss of the panels and the notes has made it harder for me to do work. I know it’s a developer version, so I don’t expect them there now, but I thought if I added some more feedback about this you’d perhaps think about it [even if it’s a no].

            1. The first image is of the notes in the panel and a web page. With the notes on the side, I’m able to jot down some ideas and switch pages to copy and paste into the note.

            2. I spend most of my time updating my site. I have a custom web page that fires off my status updates, gig notices and blog posts to my site, Facebook and Twitter. If I’m writing about something I can look through tabs, but the thing I’m working on is always in view in the panel. This isn’t possible in the new Opera.

            3. I thought that a way to work around it would be to make an extension [third image]. This took a bit of time, and it LOOKS okay; but when I switch tabs the page resets and I lose everything I’ve typed. So it’s not satisfactory.

            Like I said, I know it’s a developer version, but being able to do this is absolutely the main reason I use [the old] Opera, so being able to customise the browser so I could work like this again would be great in the future.

          • Ricardo J. Barberis

            Hey, thanks for that!

            I’ll try to make a slackbuild with those instructions, though I don’t know if I’ll be able to contribute it.

            Can I use the direct URL to download Opera instead of the URL provided in the post?

          • Ricardo J. Barberis

            Yeah, I already knew the URL, just wasn’t sure if using it directly would be OK with you guys 🙂

            I’ll see what I can do, thanks!

          • Cool, have fun and good luck

      • Anton Chelnokov

        please, make gentoo and fedora are the next platform

    • Some people have already started repacking! 😉


      • bgh251f2

        Arch people are insane…(that is exactly why I decided to chose it).

  • Vux777

    tab peek is very cool

    • wolkenspalter

      I am not impressed. Its a feature nice to have, but where are the basics? (too bored to count them again…)

    • NoName

      It’s nice, but it’s slow to change.

      • Slow to change in what respect? When and how? Please be specific! 🙂

        • NoName

          Sure 🙂

          If I need to search for a tab with peek, I start hovering a tab, and start moving the cursor to the left (or right).

          I have to move my cursor rather slow, before I’m able to register the visuals of the site. Mainly because of the fading transition.

          I did a test in Opera 12 and Opera 24 with the same amount of tabs (46 tabs).
          In Opera 12 I can get a overview of all my tabs in ~5 seconds (with tab thumbnail hovering).

          In Opera 24 It takes me more than 20 seconds.
          And this was a perfect take. I often move to fast, and have to go back. It feels sluggish, and I’m on a high-end machine.

          Part of the problem might also be the bigger image with peek. A small thumbnail is quicker for the eye to catch and register, than a big image of the site. An option for smaller images would be nice.

          In short: Peek looks nice, but the old thumbnail hovering were quicker.

          I would rather use 1 & 2 (advanced shortcuts) instead of peek right now. It’s faster and gives about the same visual information. A shame it’s bugged.

  • I almost start to use Mac 🙂 Thank you all.

  • kabforks

    Does anyone have screenshots of “tab peek” ?

    • We’ll be wiring more about this next week.

      • Vux777

        they are real time updated’?
        meaning, when I hover the tab, preview image is made in that particular moment
        is that right?
        I see peek img is updated with active content

        • ABDX

          yes it is.

        • They are a snapshot of the moment in time when you moved the cursor to the tab.

          • Vux777

            can this be done with extension/JS?
            snapshot of the BG tab?
            cause, that would be really awesome…. eg. for opened tabs
            for now, I think chrome API only allows active tab snapshot…not sure tho

    • Vux777
    • I do.

  • _artem_

    Merry Christmas folks 😀

  • kabforks

    I’m very impressed by the “Peek” feature. It’s useful to see if you have got mail or other notifications without clicking on a tab. And it looks well implemented. Far more useful than the old “thumbnail on hover”.

    • It will be more impressive next week.

      • ABDX

        please fix this before next week, because its really annoying : DNA-22093
        in short: you cant show the windows task bar when its set to auto-hide if u hover the mouse over it when the opera window is maximised

        • I’m afraid you won’t see this fixed quickly. It’s a Chromium issue present for YEARS:

          • ABDX

            but it only appeared in dev 24

          • It only appeared for YOU in 24.
            I saw this back in 17 or so. It’s VERY hard to track it down since it happens non-reproducibly on different machines at different times. (It’s working fine for me in 24 now, but it may be back at any time…)

          • ABDX

            i had it in 17 too and was solved/gone in later updates and returned now

          • As said: It’s machine-dependent and may appear / disappear at any time…

          • ABDX

            that doesn’t mean they can’t try fixing it or find a workaround

          • Michael A. Puls II

            Ah, so, when this happened in some earlier builds, nothing was ever done to fix it and it just went away for me and now it’s back? (I was going to say it was a regression as previous build was working fine *for me*)

          • I just had another quick look into the BTS and wasn’t able to spot a fix for it.
            I know that Chromium fixed it somehow, but that didn’t work out for some guys as you can see in the mentioned bug. So maybe this Chromium-fix was our savior. Only guessing though.

      • Olli

        Will we get Chromium 37.0.2052.0 or higher in the next build?

      • kabforks


  • Awesome!

    • Licaon_Kter

      Read again, it means Ubuntu 64-bit.

      • Well, they could at least provide a zipball for the other distros instead of providing only a deb file (even if they are not tested yet, after all this is the dev stream). Now we have to do a deb2targz ourselves…

        • Arjan van Leeuwen
          • Exalm

            What about 32 bit?

          • We’ll start with this. People had been waiting long enough. Now at least some people can begin to test.

            Anyway, why are you still on 32-Bit. Just (genuinely) curious.

          • Exalm

            I have 4GB of RAM, why would I want 64-bit system? Just to have to install 32-bit libs for Skype and other programs that are 32-bit only? 🙂

          • Why not a Multiarch install?

          • Exalm

            Once again additional libs. Anyway, that’s not an excuse not to provide 32-bit versions, there are plenty of people using 32-bit OS. 🙂

            Additionally, I have a netbook (ASUS EeePC 900) that can’t run 64-bit OS at all.

          • Plenty is still a minority in Linux.

          • kaktak

            @Exalm: PAE kernel can workaround the limitation, but it gives a small performance penalty (some sources say up to 5%, but only for kernel operations, of course, which in turn can be induced by user apps, of course of course ;-)).

            Beside that, in general 64-bit apps are faster, since they have access to more registers (and registers are sort of ultra fast memory, the fastest possible).

            32-bit OS is perfectly OK, if you don’t have time to reinstall your whole system.

          • kaktak

            To be able to address that 4 GB of RAM. Remember that 32-bit apps can only address up to 3 GB, since the last GB of address space is reserved for kernel. So in 32-bit system every app is limited to 3 GB.

          • Exalm

            PAE kernel allows 2 or more apps to allocate all of the memory. That’s perfectly enough.

          • The main reason is the CPU, not the RAM.

          • 750MB RAM here.

          • currently don’t have a budget for a memory upgrade and don’t want to spend %30 of my 3gb memory for a slight performance gain. Bu if it’ll take too long before you support 32bit then may be this will cause enough motivation for an upgrade 🙂

          • If you have a 64 bit CPU, go 64 bit!!

          • Exalm

            Nope. I’m not going to re-install OS without any good reasons.

          • CPUs went 64 bit long ago, it isn’t even a debate anylonger, so have it your way but Opera moves to new things, don’t expect things to be different.

          • I’m hoping and half expecting that some users will step up and repackage for their distros and/or put together a quick install/uninstall script. Those notes should be enough to get things going.

  • Anton Chelnokov


  • MozPri

    Windows!!!111 😛

  • Marcin Mitek


  • Onaj Tamo


  • Great news! Thanks for not forgetting about us 🙂

  • cgebhard

    Very nice, congratulations!

    But: The installation via the ubuntu software-center got stuck just before the end. Had to force stopping the process. (screenshot)
    Retried it via terminal and it worked without any problem.
    (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit)

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      This seems to happen because we ask confirmation for updating, and that confirmation shows up as a debconf dialog behind the main window in Ubuntu Software Center.

      • cgebhard

        So that means by killing the process I also killed the debconf dialog and thus gave no update permission?

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          Not sure, but you can check by running sudo dpkg-reconfigure opera-developer.

      • Veger

        Using Muon (KDE) does not have this problem. The confirmation got showed and I was able to choose what to do.

    • Nothing like “sudo dpkg -i file.deb”

  • Antoniojr Avellanosa

    The fb from googleplay puts so many strings to it that you wont be able to see the apps anymore,so i deleted it and plan to open a new fb account from opera.hard to live,hard to getby in an indifferent,insensitive world.

  • Great news, when I’m back at my home pc, I’ll install it right away 🙂

    • Did you get a chance to play around with it? 🙂

      • Yes I did, it’s awesome. I still miss a function to sync my stash or other bookmarks between Opera on my Android and on my desktops. But further I use this version as my default browser on Ubuntu 14.04 (as well as I use Opera nearly default on my Android phone and tablet)

  • Darklink88

    html notifications are coming too! 🙂

    • BS-Harou

      Still doesn’t work on Win 🙁 I’m especially looking for an notification API for extensions 🙂

      • cgebhard

        Well, it works on win8.1

      • ABDX

        it does, just enable its flag

        • BS-Harou

          You are right! That’s great 🙂

          • BS-Harou

            However, it seems that just accessing the chrome.notifications object in extension crashes the extension 🙁

          • Marcin Mitek

            Known issue, look for DNA-22104 in future changelogs.

          • BS-Harou

            Great, looking forward to it 🙂

    • RmG152

      How I can test it?

  • Janghou


    BTW you don’t have to download it manually :
    It’s in the normal opera repository (final releases) for Debian/Ubuntu.

    Just use synaptic or type in a terminal:
    `sudo apt-get install opera-developer`

  • Onaj Tamo

    Confirmed working on Ubuntu with KDE.

    -it overrides the defult desktop theme

    Now just make the size of the menu bar(the whole thing including tabs) smaller and it will be perfect…

    …but I am satisfied for now 🙂

    • Martin Fiala

      Chromium always overrides the default theme, even on Windows. Hate that bright blue menu selection highlight. Never really understood why it does that. Then again I don’t understand a lot of things Chromium does…

      • Onaj Tamo

        To be honest I liked the bright blue.Though I do understand why you dislike it.

    • Onaj Tamo

      And a compliment to opera:After system startup it launched rapidly!
      Now I will still think about it but I will probably slowly phase out chromium on my desktop after a 2-3 day test phase.

  • nanana1

    Today, Opera made good its promises to their Linux community and added some more users for its Developer version browser.

  • Christopher Carr

    Doesn’t like eOS Luna (based on 12.04), Pantheon DE.

    Any luck on Mint/Cinnamon?

  • Kamen Minkov

    So Linux folks can now also start complaining about missing features?

    • Veger

      Finally, yes..! All Windows and Mac users were happily complaining and we could only watch…

      • Yeah all the linux users quietly sat by and watched and said nothing! 😉

        • Said nothing? What about all my “Give me Linux!” comments?

          • aminiesta

            Thats me a Windows user. I hate racism.

          • NoName

            I think you missed the smiley in the end 🙂

          • Oh, so I did.

        • Well they complained not having a build and also not having O12 features, at least now only the later.

          But Visual Tabs!!!

        • Harald Arnesen

          No, we can’t complain about all the missing features. Opera for Linux segfaults.

          • Your problem might be related to the import feature. Try running Opera like this:

            opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

      • Vux777

        welcome to the club
        you (linux users) can now replace

        edit: meh, didn’t saw first comment -.-

        • secretrecipe


    • start with that window title. it hardcoded to look like ubuntu…

    • ekdikeo

      yes… we were promised that many/most/all the features of old Opera would return, but really, all we’ve got is Chrome with a weird bookmark system, gestures that only half-work. (the mouse button gestures don’t), and a tab restore mechanism that DDOS’s all the sites you were reading when you closed the browser. (and only remembers one window worth of stuff, for those who use multiple windows)

      We really really need the old Opera stuff back. soon. pretty please? 🙂

      • Kamen Minkov

        My biggest disappointment is not that I miss feature x or y, but the direction Opera Software seems to be heading to. Missing features are a consequence of that, I think.
        I believe many other users feel that way.

  • Michael

    I just tried to install it on Ubuntu 12.04 but getting this error when I try to start it:

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      That’s not an error, this won’t stop you from running Opera. It’s a message generated by a library that Opera uses, output whenever force_s3tc_enable is set, which Opera does (and needs to). What happens afterwards?

      • Michael

        Nothing, Opera never starts and I don’t get any other errors/messages.

      • goroskob

        I’m getting the same warning and Segmentation fault afterwards.

        • Try running Opera like this:

          opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

  • Primorsky .

    Chropera’s Linux build is “too geeky” for being released, isn’t ???

  • Black London

    Longest March ever!

    Where’s the 32 bit one guys?

  • graste

    Best. News. Today. Thank you. 🙂

    Install was flawless. Settings were automatically imported. Browser works. Couldn’t paste something from KeePass2 (with Mono) into the browser).

  • vinczej

    Some extensions I can’t even now enable. 🙁

    • Which ones?

      • IllusionMH

        For me it is: Adblock Plus Version 1.8.3

        • Vux777


        • vinczej

          But AdBlock Pro works

      • vinczej

        Bookmarks Manager
        Checker Plus for Gmail™
        Checker Plus for Google Calendar™
        Google Gyorsgörgető
        Pocket (formerly Read It Later)
        Site-specific Preferences
        Tab Position Options

        These are not enable of my extensions.

        • Vux777

          tab position options works fine here

          • vinczej

            Excuse me! I mean SimpleTabOrder.

        • Marcin Mitek

          Hi, it’s a known issue, look for DNA-22104 in future changelogs (it’s not yet fixed though).

          • vinczej

            Thanks for info! 🙂

        • ruduh

          More 6 months to get the stable and functional version… 🙁

      • Der Herr Nick

        “The RSS Aggregator” used to work until O24.


        Now it doesn’t work anymore.

      • You have to reinstall all extensions, then they all work.

    • Guest

      “The RSS Aggregator” used to work until O24.


      Now it doesn’t work anymore.

  • Dave-H

    Incremental update didn’t work again (Windows XP SP3).
    Reported to the bug trackers.

  • MikeGav

    Only x64 and deb 🙁
    Needed i686 and rpm

  • Thank you!

    Is it possible to use another profile directory, not ~/.opera?

  • Mohan

    Super fast, has potential. No flash yet, and the the closer/minimize/maximize buttons are on the right…

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      There is flash 🙂 (PPAPI only). To get Flash, just install Google Chrome (comes with Pepper Flash, Opera will try to search common install directories to find it) or one of the custom pepper flash packages floating around, which basically take the pepper flash that comes with Chrome and install it separately. Adobe hasn’t released Pepper Flash for Linux as a standalone package yet.

      • Mohan

        I have Chrome installed. Very odd. I will dive into it further once I get home from work.

  • Janghou

    Please push this feature to stable in Opera in the near future (whether or not Google likes it)
    It is urlfilter.ini in a new API, more or less.

    Don’t mind the warning: This API is in beta. It is only available to Chrome users on the beta channel and dev channel.

    Because that is a lie. Actually it is in stable Chromium for Ubuntu.

    Google is always a bit dis-informative when it comes to things like that. Read http://www.html5rocks.com they always claim features are only available in Chrome Canary, while actually it is supported in Opera Blink or Chromium Stable.

    I agree it’s a bit scary, but unfortunately you can’t trust Google in this field.

    • Piotr Musiol

      Actually, we also reckon that this API is valuable. However, before we enable it as a stable we have to fix it yet (there are a couple of problems that deter us from enabling it). I hope we will manage to do it soon.

      • Janghou

        Is there any public discussion around for those issues, e.g. forum/blog post? I would be interested, I haven’t noticed any issues with Chromium so far.

        That said I only use it as a secondary browser, (Opera 12.. still first)

        • Piotr Musiol

          Regarding public places – sometimes problems are discussed on chromium-dev or chromium-extensions mailing lists. Besides, most of them can be found in e.g chromium bug tracking system (or in our Opera BTS, which is not public however). Those issues are not kind of issues that deter you from using DWR, but rather things that happens in specific cases or performance issues. It it why it’s OK to have it enabled on developer channel but quality doesn’t seems to be enough yet for stable.

          • Janghou

            @Piotr, Thx a lot!

  • Richie442

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    [0100/000000:FATAL:zygote_linux.cc(368)] Failed to synchronise with parent zygote process

    Segmentation error

    richie@Unicorn:~$ ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    [0100/000000:FATAL:zygote_linux.cc(368)] Failed to synchronise with parent zygote process

    • bwat47

      hmmm. afaik most linux distros don’t build mesa with S3TC enabled because of patent issues, looks like opera is trying to force use of it and then crashing?

      • More likely the crash is completely unrelated, disabling import is more likely to fix the issue –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      The crash is not caused by the first message, you will always get the message about s3tc (see explanation elsewhere). The other message is important though 🙂 Can you say a bit more about your configuration (distro / version / selinux?). The message means that the rendering sandbox process could not communicate with the main process.

      You can try running without the sandbox with ‘opera-developer –no-sandbox’.

      • Richie442

        libselinux1 – 2.3-1. Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, linux kernel 3.15

    • Szymon Zielonka

      This same problem occurs on Debian Testing. ‘opera-developer –no-sandbox’ doesn’t help.

      • opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

        • Szymon Zielonka

          It works, thanks.

    • twk3

      Same error for me on Ubuntu 14.04

      • goroskob

        For me too.

      • It might work with:

        opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

        • twk3

          Yep, that worked. I rechowned the files in .config/opera-developer as I had previously got it working using sudo. After having turned off first-run-import on one of my runs, I can now launch opera-developer normally without specifying anything again

    • Try running Opera like this:

      opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

      • Richie442

        Yep, opera runs just fine after this command.

  • bwat47

    New tab peek feature is cool, like a slicker version of IE’s aero peek integration.

    Now we just need a simple bookmarks manager and working sync and I’d be willing to use the new opera 🙂

    • dizdizzie

      Sync and bookmarks are essential features.

  • Brad Laue

    Very cool. I’ll be trying this as soon as I get to the office. I’ll need to convert to RPM but I don’t foresee major problems.

    • Dmitry Markovski

      Alien does a good job converting the deb to rpm. I have been able to install and run this build on opensuse 13.1.

      Thanks, guys! You have made my day!

      • I’m surprised all my experiences with alien have been pretty terrible but thanks for letting us know.

        • Dmitry Markovski

          Happy to help. Anything I can do (collect debug info, logs, do a little smoke testing on latest opensuse/KDE, etc), please let me know.

          I was using this build all day long yesterday. One little hiccup on a horrible intranet site (did not refresh a page after a button click), that’s all. No crashes, no obvious memory hogging, fast.

          What I am missing is mouse gestures on links (open in a tab/open in a background tab). Hope they are in plans.

  • igesef

    Great! Finally! So now, back to the bugs 😛

    * Menu item highlighting on mouse hover seems to be buggy for some menus. Like main opera menu or speedial right click menu. Quick demo http://owcy.pl/opera/out-3.ogv
    * There is no global menu integration in Ubuntu. Is it coming?


    God demn it! Congratulation to Linux users!

  • Tomáš Pavlík

    The Best birthday present ever! 😀

  • Didit A. Pamungkas

    At last..
    The waiting for so long..

  • Oh my god finally I can use my favorite browser on Linux too.. Just fix the sync please!

  • Nekomajin43

    No monday was this good in history! 😀

    I like the tab peek feature to use Ctrl+Tab, but it’s a little bit disturbing for me when I hover the tabs. I hope the tab hover part will be optional in the settings.

    • Lacedaemon

      You can disable it in the flags (Tab peek)

      • Nekomajin43

        Oh man, first of all, it will be gone from the flags when it’s ready to go to stable. Second, I don’t want to turn off the whole feature, because I like to switch tabs with Ctrl+Tab. But for me the previews are disturbing when I hover over an inactive tab.

        • Vux777

          there is a flag “tab peek”
          I don’t think you will break ctrl+tab if you disable it…
          and yea, the whole point of “peeking” is to see inactive tabs on hover

          • Nekomajin43

            That flag will be gone, you know that.

            I don’t use this feature in O12, because I don’t like it. However, sometimes I use Ctrl+Tab to switch between tabs, and I like the previews there.
            Anyway, Ctrl+Tab works without previews, but it’s better with them.

          • Marcin Mitek

            There are some timing related issues with Tab Peek, we are aware of it, in my opinion it also works better with Ctrl + Tab now. Expect more things soon, it will be highlighted in upcoming blogposts. Today is Linux fest 😉

          • Yes the right word is FEST

          • Nekomajin43

            Totally get it. Thanks! 🙂

        • Lacedaemon

          So you want it the O-Presto way. Fair enough.

          • Nekomajin43

            If you mean I can turn off certain features and I’m not forced to use everything, then yes.
            I like the big previews, but I don’t like them flashing the screen when I hover over the tabs.

  • Harald Arnesen

    Segfaults on Debian Sid:

    $ opera-developer

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    [0623/130430:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(301)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

    Segmentation fault

    $ ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    [0623/130431:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(301)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    [0623/130431:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(301)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

    • goroskob

      Same on Ubuntu 14.04

      • Try running Opera like this:

        opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

        If that helps it is a crash that happens on importing settings from Chrome, and it occurs when Chrome is your default browser.

        The switch can be used as a workaround, and the next build that we will release will include the real fix.

  • marjancek

    Linux version, at last!!!!!!

  • Creech

    Thank you, thank you. Five weeks ago I’ve switched to Firefox, because I needed synchronization between Fedora and Windows, and now I’m reading this. Once Sync is completely working and Fedora is officially supported, I’ll love to come back.

  • Lacedaemon

    Looks like Opera ASA finally understood and hired again important people like Arjan so that we got this at last.

  • BetaNews seems to have liked the news.

    • Rafael Luik

      Nice to see you giving value to sites that always report news about Opera. 🙂

  • error

    Omg 114 MB (opera 12 is 45 MB)? I’ve installed it (didn’t have any problems/errors but probably because I did my arch package myself), tried to use it and here goes impressions:

    – it’s ultra slow, whole interface is sluggish compared to old opera, firefox, chromium (too much stupid animations taking resources, previews whenever I hover my cursor over tabs or anything)
    – absolutely no integration with system DE (you always get this awful default ubuntu unity window and theme no matter what your system settings are)
    – not even one plugin work (I knew that NPAPI plugins won’t ever work but I thought at least this crippled pepper flash would work out of box but nah – I have pepper flash installed in chromium)
    – silent import (it mixed everything, your defaults, my speed dial and I got mess)
    – almost every action (hovering on tabs, opening sites, ) equals 100% CPU and fan speed on my laptop, on my desktop i7 4770k it looks better but guys seriously I need high end CPU to browse net on your browser?
    – font rendering (I can guess it’s chromium legacy but it doesn’t change the fact that it is the ugliest, completely ignoring system settings font rendering on all browsers, even on high DPI screen it looks worse than on other browsers and that is really dishonorable accomplishment, I have beautiful infinality font rendering everywhere and when I look at opera-developer or chromium my eyes just bleed)
    – no 32 bit build – I think it is probably good idea to not release it because Opera is really demanding in terms of CPU and RAM usage and as we know most people using 32 bit OS don’t have the newest hardware. New Opera absolutely isn’t made for old computers.
    – it has nice startup time (it’s probably because it’s clean but still it opens fast)

    I won’t mention all the problems, lack of customization that opera 15+ has on other platforms too, there were complaints for year and almost nothing changed. Well now I know I made reaaally good choice migrating whole company from Opera 12 to Firefox in March. Latest versions are fast, look really nice and all plugins are working.

    Opera Team don’t get me wrong it’s nice that after all this time you released Linux build (even if the lack of information and teasing us was really annoying) but if I am looking at pure chromium interface right now and opera-developer you did an awful job. Chromium Aura on Linux looks good on every DE, feels good (it is more CPU demanding than Firefox or old Opera but everything is smooth and doesn’t affect fan). On the other hand I have sluggish, only ubuntu looking monster which lacks basic functions like bookmark manager. I thought that after whole this time you will at least have complete, nice working interface like in chromium. Look at Maxthon for Linux, in such a short time they did really nice browser and they are doing the same thing you are (interface for blink engine).

    • OMG!! Visual Tabs are back on Windows too!!


    • Høst

      All the reason. But take in consideration, this build is still a developer version, of course it will have a lot of bugs.
      PS: In your laptop you can use indicator-cpufreq to reduce the processor frequency, and the fan activity. Opera 24 running fine on an AMD-A6 4400m (2.7 GHz) with or without scaling cpu frequency.
      Also, the DE integration is very poor. This version (in Ubuntu at least) should use the Unity Global Menu like google chrome and as a plus, have the “opera” menu. Also, can the Linux version have the tab bar themed (like google chrome, firefox, or the old opera) ? The gray background looks very ugly.

      • error

        Seriously, I have really good powersaving setup on my laptop done by myself, everything works great from autosuspending, reclocking, pcie-aspm, etc. (cpufreq is deprecated btw, you should use cpupower). and this only happens on Opera 24 and with more powerful CPU than yours (C2D t9400 2,53 + GF 9600m GT). You can’t reduce fan activity without crippling performance when you get 100% CPU almost all the time with just simple browsing. There is something Opera is doing fundamentally wrong on my configuration because my CPU is hotter than when I am playing games :/ or you guys just don’t notice it (I probably wouldn’t if fan wasn’t annoying me) because on really strong config with i7 4770k + GF 780 I am getting really high CPU activity too. It’s not normal for browser for sure. I’ve tried turning off hardware acceleration and it was even worse. This doesn’t happen on chromium 35 or any other browser so it’s opera interface to blame.

        Comparing to Opera 12 or firefox it’s just a huge shock how much more CPU cycles new Opera needs to do basic things and I am writing about Windows version because on Linux this must be some serious bug. I know CPU’s are getting faster but with this approach we will get to the point where simple browser will be much more demanding than games. I also did browsing battery test and guess what, Opera 12 can last 1 hour (sic!) longer than Opera 24 (clean) and about 30 minutes longer than chromium (with heavy extensions though). This is just insane.

    • Leonid

      Agree with font rendering problems. Did you find a solution for this? There was an extension which uses CSS magic, but 404 error now https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/opera-font-rendering-by-thunder13/?display=en

  • So, another build where fonts (especially Calibri) looks weird?

    Is someone able to reproduce it?

    • I’ve tried turning DirectWrite off and the issue disappears. So I guess it’s DWrite related? Could you fix it, pretty please? 🙁

  • Leo Liu

    I’m from Taiwan, also called “the formosa island”.
    So please embraced my poor English!

    After watching this news, I was a little surprised but I could realize the Opera for Linux will soon be released.

    Because I saw this news on May 15, 2014:

  • No comments on the Linux exclusive emperor penguin theme? Its like you guys think we don’t even care. 😉

    • Yeah I wondered if people would latch onto that. The release of the theme and my comment was an attempt to get the ball rolling.

      • :penguin: is the word

      • NoName

        We already knew from the earlier blogpost (your Tweet) 🙂

    • MadEddy

      Well, after a whole year without linux builds, we’re probably allowed a few doubts about how much you care. But a big thanks for the linux release, very appreciated.

    • Tomáš Pavlík

      I really love it! Thanks! Sorry for not commenting it before, i was too excited about Linux release itself 😀 🙂

    • We are thankful to see Opera return to Linux at all… but with the long (and be honest – totally unnecessary) wait, the lack of features (it’s Chromium with a new skin, like Maxthon)… we can be expected to be a little less than excited and/or trusting.

    • Well, I’ve watching the Opera Stable Theme (the delta flag man), and does not be included in the Linux version.

      Still, the emperor penguin theme is a nice detail in bounty to the long wait.

  • xbqo

    This opera is really nice!

    One issue though:
    Opera is crashing a lot. It even crashes on opera://flags page. Chromium has recently fixed (in 37.0.2041 I think) a bug which causes chromium to crash on my computer, but I’m not sure if it’s related.

  • Should encoding menu default to auto? (on all platforms)

    When on Gnome (in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it is wrongly id as Unity in opera://about

  • Billis Oobe Iliog


  • NotAnUser

    Soooo late Opera. I already said goodbye to you. See ya.

    • You kept following this blog, when I say goodbye to something it means I never ever, or at least in many years, come back.

      So my bets are you’re testing.

      • NotAnUser

        Sorry, wrong. I did followed this blog… until a year ago. I read this news on a Linux related portal, with a link to this page.

        You owe my ten bucks, I believe, then 😉

        ~$ dpkg -l|grep opera

        ii eject 2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1 amd64 ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux

        ii libaopalliance-java 20070526-5 all library for interoperability for Java AOP implementations

        ii libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl 1.3-10 all interoperable MD5-based crypt() for perl

        ii libmaven-scm-java 1.3-5 all Maven SCM – Common API for SCM operations


  • MokhtarOne


  • MadEddy

    Hallelujah. Now the bookmarks, panels, site preferences, M2, IRC, notes, dragonfly, customization, etc…

  • Marcin Kralka

    Why no 32-bit version?

    • Initially focusing on the larger market. Which for Linux, is 64-bit. See other comments for details.

      • anonym

        while this statement is true, in the blog post you write about “older machines wich cant run windows anymore” … well … most of them are 32bit. a bit counter intuitive i think

        • He said “initially focusing”, keep your fingers crossed, but don’t take it too seriously.

          • anonym

            yeah, just another year of waiting 😛

          • 64 bit CPUs are 8 years old, so by older computers they meant computers that handle heavy things, like Win Vista “poorly”, and poorly means no more than 3 things at a time, but no less either.

  • Janghou

    Opera 24 (opera-developer) is available in the `old` deb.opera.com/opera/ repository but now it added another rep deb.opera.com/opera-developer/.

    Do I need both? And what is the difference anyway?

    (IMHO the name-difference is enough, a second rep seems verbose)

    • Mateusz Stachowski

      The old repository has all three versions of Opera for Linux.

      – opera
      – opera-next
      – opera-developer

      • Janghou

        Well, all seems enough.
        So I can remove deb.opera.com/opera-developer/ safely?

  • oblv

    Running opera-developer in elementary OS I get this:

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    Segmentation fault

    [2024:2024:0623/144219:51022772:ERROR:unix_domain_socket_util.cc(132)] connect /home/x/.config/opera-developer/oauc_pipe: Connection refused

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

    Any idea?

  • Leif Roar Moldskred

    Thank you. It will be interesting to take it for a spin.

  • Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz

    Too late 🙁 Switched to google-chrome long time ago (after Opera abandoned Linux). I was Opera (on Linux) fan for years.

    • Glad to hear you’re still following our blog. Not using Opera but still our fan. 🙂

      • ruduh

        I’m just trying to train my poor English in this forum…:P

      • Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz

        Actually following phoronix.com on twitter and they mentioned this 😉

        Is HIDPI supported under Opera/Linux? Chromium (almost fully) supports it when enabled.

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          Yes, it’s enabled and it mostly works. Still some issues to work out there though.

    • ruduh

      I switched to Firefox long time ago… 🙁

      • In Linux options didn’t include anything else… almost, nothing really worth. Can finally ditch Chrome, I like FF too, but I don’t want the rest of the family accidentally sneaking in my sutff.

    • Vux777

      well damn…
      I’ll tell Opera guys that there is no point developing Linux version anymore, since Arkadiusz switched to Chrome…
      damn…what a shame…so many moths of work, and it was for nothing

  • Black London

    Any insight available for i386 support?

    • Amongst the other comments. 😉

      • Black London

        I scrolled, I never found it. What I found what reference to other DEs, but none about other architecture, hence me asking. Please play nice and answer the question?

        • anonym
          • Black London

            Thanks, much appreciated. Though obviously I’d have liked some actual insight like is it on the roadmap or is it something that depends on the amount of feedback they get requesting it? I’ve used Opera for a long time and to be frank the feedback regarding even this release was farcical and unprofessional. I hope as a team they can learn to be more communicative in the future.

  • Gannet

    Why this Opera looks on my Kubuntu like I’m on Ubuntu with Unity ? О_О Please, fix it. I don’t want Unity in my Kubuntu with KDE.

    • This is the very first developer build and we did say that it was currently tuned to Unity.

      • Gannet

        will it look depending on DE in a future ?

  • Remko

    When i snap Opera to the right side of the screen, i can’t grab the left side to enlarge it a bit.

    (Ubuntu 14.04 64bit)

  • Herr Pietrus

    BTW I still experience some problems with displaying gmail website.
    Tab peek it’s nice but that’s right, we prefer bookmarks manager and perhaps sync…
    And maybe build-in options for tabs behavior?

    But (un)fortunately linux version is that big surprise announced last week…

  • DD64

    I must say, the new tab-preview feature (mouse over on tab) is a good idea. For me, this feature is even better than Opera 12’s tab-preview.
    Now hurry up and implement tab-stacking 😛

  • Frenzie

    Chromium has the option to “use system title bar and border”. Please implement the same.

    • Don’t expect anything like this in the short term. Lots or other bigger issues to fix first.

      • Frenzie

        Sure thing!

  • oblv

    It would be cool if it had the new headerbar for gnome based distros

  • Sebastian Żmijewski

    Please http://scr.hu/162d/owgwd KDE support ? Ubuntu colors so weak…

    • Perhaps later. This is the very first release and we did warn you above.

  • Halelujah! This is the greatest news for this year from Opera.
    I love ya guys!

  • Finally!

  • Sander

    Bookmarks importer seems to work now (it didn’t in an earlier version) and on first start it even opened all the tabs I had open in my Opera 12 install, nice. Tab peek is nice but the delay before showing it could be a bit less if you ask me.
    Having said that, I’m still staying with Opera 12 until proper bookmarks management returns 🙁

  • Eric83

    This is great to see! Thanks!

  • Downloaded in the morning, but can´t test until the evening.

    Here at work on Win 7 x64, a serious crasher. Impossible to test with current profile. Seems to work with a fresh new one.

  • Installing, hurrah glorious day! 😛

  • Tab Preview returns as Tab Peak! Thank you! I’ve gotten pretty used to this new Opera, but I still found myself hovering over tabs expecting a preview to pop up. Now I can peak on my tabs to my heart’s content!

  • hspdion

    Using the Mac build. With ‘enable advanced keyboard shortcuts’ checked on, cycling through tabs using 1 & 2 keyboard keys appears to be broken.

  • DataZByteS

    More and customizable mouse gestures please. I can live without scrolwheel tab changing, but more gestures is a must.

    • Vux777

      there is extension for changing tabs with wheel

      • DataZByteS

        Ehrmahgerd! Is there something like that for gestures?

        • Vux777

          there is a lots of mouse gesture extensions on google web store
          but…they all fail on internal pages (speed dial)

    • BetaNews chose a better lead image with their article. 😉

      • OMG! got a Opera member in the comments, and included a gallery, promoting this build even better than yourselves!!

  • Are you kidding me?! No 32 bit packages? After a year of waiting, I can’t install it?

    • Sorry but we had to start somewhere and as you can see from the responses thus far, less people are using 32-bit.

      • OK, I expect I’ll have to wait a little longer. I don’t mind, I’m used to it. *wink wink*

        One question though, don’t 32 bit packages work on 64 bit too? I know having 64 bit packages is better for 64 bit people, but at least we could all test it.

        • On some distros yes they work, if you have multilib libraries.

  • Chuso Pérez

    error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Seems to be related to systemd: http://archlinuxhacks.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/google-chrome-fails-to-start-because-of-libudev-so-0/

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      It sounds like you’re not using the .deb package. Here are some instructions that will tell you how to manually resolve that particular problem: https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c

      • Chuso Pérez

        Yes, I am using the .deb but I’m not installing the .deb directly since I’m not using a Debian-based distro. I extracted it in a similiar way to the one explained in your link.
        Actually, I made an ebuild that automates installation in Gentoo, I may publish it when I tidy it up.Yes, I realized about the libudev symlink trick before posting. Actually, this same trick is explained in the link I posted. I was posting about the issue just for the record.
        Thanks for your link.

        • anonym

          you need udev 182 as this is the last version bevore the merge with systemd. just read this on a german news site 😉

          • You don’t need to install an older udev. The symlink trick mentioned earlier in the thread is enough.

  • oblv

    I can only run it as administrator by running sudo opera-developer. I’m using elementary, but reading around I’ve seen people have the same problem in other distros.

    Also it is very difficult to get into the right position to resize the window because the area where the cursor can resize looks too thin (like 1 pixel).

    Also, it should like chrome support the system theme, Ubuntu Ambiance by default is terrible.

    Finally, as I already said, a headerbar would be wellcome.

    • Run it from the terminal. What does it complain about when it fails to launch?

      • oblv

        I get this:

        :~$ opera-developer

        ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

        Segmentation fault

        :~$ [2257:2257:0623/181450:400931390:ERROR:unix_domain_socket_util.cc(132)] connect /home/x/.config/opera-developer/oauc_pipe: Connection refused

        ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

        ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.

        • Tamás Nagy

          I have the same problem and I can run it only as root.

          • Let me guess, Chrome is currently your default browser? 😉 Try running Opera like this:

            opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

            If that helps it is a crash that happens on importing settings from Chrome, and it occurs when Chrome is your default browser.

            The switch can be used as a workaround, and the next build that we will release will include the real fix.

          • Tamás Nagy

            That’s the problem! Thank you, it’s working! 🙂

          • Great, happy to help and thanks for taking the time to report it.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Hi, with regards to your ‘root’ problem: have you tried marking opera_sandbox setuid as specified in https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c (if you’re not using the .deb package)?

      Can you list the error messages (if any) you get on the console?

      • oblv

        I’m using the .deb package. elementary OS is based off Ubuntu, and it has Ubuntu software center installed by default, so I installed the package you give in this post.

        I wrote the errors I get (segmentation fault and stuff…) in my reply to Daniel below. I don’t get those errors if I use sudo (except for: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment).

        If I try the command for marking opera_sandbox setuid I get:

        chmod: cannot access ‘/usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera_sandbox’: No such file or directory

        • Try reading those instructions again. The following implies that you did them wrong, since the file should have been present after extracting:

          chmod: cannot access ‘/usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera_sandbox’: No such file or directory

          Regarding the crash on startup try running Opera from a terminal like so:

          opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

          If that helps, then we know what the issue is and it will be fixed in the next public developer release.

          • ooblv

            yes I have chrome as default, and that command launch it properly. fixed.

          • It will be fixed properly in the following release. Then you will not need the switch.

          • What happened to your user name. I was speaking to oblv and you are ooblv?

          • ooblv

            I reinstalled my os and for some reason I wasn’t able to login in Disquis with oblv with the password I remembered, the email linked to that account was some old email I don’t use anymore, so I just created another account, but it’s me.

  • Szabad bőcsész

    And what about FreeBSD version? Still using 12.16.

  • Awesome!

    And about FreeBSD?

  • Thomas Sawyer

    Hi. I just found a weird bug and I would like someone to confirm it:
    1) Go to http://www.babylon.com/definition/opera/English
    2) Try to perform a find (‘Find in Page’ from menu or Ctrl+F)
    3) The page unexpectedly refreshes

    Here it happens on the latest Stable, Next and Developer versions.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Confirmed W7x64.

    • Vux777

      confirmed win7 x64
      reload is fired on resize event

      find in page bar resize the page
      it behaves the same in chrome canary
      in FF nightly no reload on find or resize

    • Confirmed Win 7 x64. Can’t even type.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Confirmed on Win 8.1.

    • Looks like (a) a page coding error or (b) a Chromium issue, since doing the same in Chrome changes the page and gives you audible beeps with every key you type.

  • Steve Barker

    Another FreeBSD user here,

  • Szabad bőcsész

    Thanks for using only Xt (X11 toolkit intrinsics library), and not a bloated “GUI toolkit” like Qt or Gtk+

  • rogcg

    time to go back to opera and see how it works!

  • is there anyway to disable ubuntu-style window title? I’m using elementaryOS which is not using ubuntu’s ambience theme. It’s quite alien here.

  • Richard Nairn

    Too bad it dumps core on me upon launch… Opera was one of my favourite browsers.

    • You may be able to work around this with the following switch:

      opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

      If so, no need to worry. It is fixed internally already

  • reesmichael1

    I’m sorry, everyone. I hate to break it to you, but I don’t think the Opera developers should give us exciting news like this anymore. I’ve been skipping, singing and dancing all morning, and I don’t think my exuberance is good for the people around me (and other excited fans).

    (Please, no one take that seriously. Woohoo!)

    Now, for some actual feedback about the build. I’ve been using it for the last hour or so on Arch LInux (the AUR build) with Xfce, and I’ve had surprisingly few problems. (Of course, I’ve been using the Windows and Mac versions from the beginning, so I knew what to expect.) The performance seems nice, and contrary to some other posters, I’ve found the interface very snappy.

    I’ve only identified one potential issue, and I’m not sure if it’s an issue with the Linux version overall or just because I’m using Xfce. If I pull a tab out of the tab bar to move it to a different window, there’s a box the color of the tab bar around that tab’s preview. Has anyone on GNOME/Unity noticed this as well, or is this just an issue with my setup?

    Thanks to the Opera team for the many, many hours that must have gone into bringing us this product.

    • reesmichael1

      I forgot to attach a screenshot of the issue:

      • Yep we know but appreciate the report nonetheless

      • I suggest that put our bookmarked websites into the Stash option.

        • reesmichael1

          Hi eliotime3000, thanks for the suggestion. My use cases for Speed Dial and Stash are very different, and the pages I have on Speed Dial (which is what I assume you mean by bookmarked websites–I have some bookmarks now in Opera 24, but didn’t in that screenshot) are very carefully chosen. I use Stash to save a page I’m going to look at once and then forget about, while my pages on Speed Dial are ones that I access frequently and repetitively.

          • Well, in this case, is useful put in the stash the latest bookmarks, while the normal bookmarks could be in a space of Speed Dial called “bookmarked”, due to the bookmark options has been erased from the main options of Opera Blink.

            Besides, Opera Mail can be built in .js such the Mozilla PDF Reader for restore the feel of Opera Presto.

  • Łukasz Darzki

    With current Ubuntu theme darker window in private mode is quite useless.

    Nonetheless, good work.

  • Tenno Seremel

    I don’t really care by now. Besides, it’s not like Opera’s spirit is alive in this reincarnation. Well, good luck trying, I guess :}

    • reesmichael1

      Out of curiosity, what “spirit” of Op

      • anonym

        for me its the power-user internetsuite thats missing.. and actually thats quite a lot.

  • Eselbaer

    mmh, first of all thanks. But I dislike that it doesn’t follow my desktop theme.
    Anyway, I can now follow the development again, and will -again- have an eye on Opera. 😉

  • Chuso Pérez

    Being able to mix private and normal tabs in the same window was great.

  • naranjaa

    my reaction to see the word linux

  • Eric83

    Quick question: I couldn’t help but notice that my passwords are available. Did these come from Opera 12 (which I still have installed), from Firefox (my default browser) or from sync (which I enabled right away)?

    It’s looking great so far. It’s nice to have a Chromium clone that displays the correct URL, and it seems to be quite stable for a developer version.

  • Megaf

    Ok, first things first.
    1- FInally you released this thing.
    2- Wow! So fast, cold start under a second on my system (HDD, not SSD). Browsing is fast too, by far the fastest browser ever on Linux.
    4- Uhg! The heck is that!!!??? Ubuntu window decoration, are you nuts? Ugly as heck, it has to use my window manager decoration, or a default one, like chrome does.

    • Chuso Pérez

      Yep, client-side decorators are evil. Always.

  • D M

    What about FreeBSD?

  • SuuperTommy

    Could you implement an “open in new tab” function in stash/speed dial when right clicking on whatever you want to open?

  • András Ács

    Stash you guys <3 !!! 😀

    Have been using it for the last few hours and already love it. No crashes or stalls whatsoever. (Ubu 14.04 x64)

    The non-native window border is not bothering me as I thought it would, but it would still be nice to have native one. I would like the Gnome font scaling setting to be respected but I guess it will come.
    Tab and navbar size should stay as it fits in with Gnome.

    I welcome the Pepper plugin support, now there are two browsers on Linux with actual Flash support.

    Tab peek is good (Aura starts to show its strength) but slow for my taste and appears too early. Disabling it in Flags is not possible, it shows that it's not on the platform.

    To react to those who recommend Maxthon, I think that the only quality it has shown so far is snappiness. Other than that, it is wildly inconsistent and seemingly without direction, everything is thrown to the wall in hope of stickage. In contrast, Opera has actually hired UX guys.

  • naranjaa

    package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)

    , waiting for 32 bits version…

    • Go 64bit already!!

      Well, that’s if you got a 64 bit CPU, quite common now.

      • naranjaa

        Is for my old pc, i have a core2duo with mint 17 xfce 32 and dont work ;(

  • ayespy

    Boy that peek “thumb” is some kinda HUUUUGE!

    • So huge it’s pretty misleading, as it captures scrolling bars too, I felt the continuous impulse to interact with it.

  • WHERE IS THE LINUX VE… oh, sorry.

  • ayespy

    Linux users be like:

    “Please please please linux linux linux linux linux any kinda linux we don’t care how bad, how rudimentary, just please linux linux, gotta have some linux.”

    ‘Here you go.”

    “You did it wrong.” or, “Too late.”


  • SLR

    Peak should be disabled during middle-click scrolling.

  • Igor Tarasov

    Great news! Though I get a segmentation fault at the very start. But anyway – it is much better! Now I have at least SOMETHING. Something that gives me a segmentation fault, but it’s okay for developer release. 😉

    Congrats, team!

    • Some people have reported a crash when Chrome is your default browser. Related to the fact that we import settings from Chrome. We have fixed this bug internally so the following public Linux build will not have this issue.

      In the mean time you can work around this with the following switch:

      opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

  • Ridwan Maulana

    Hi, i hope the Opera developer team should bring this into release channel! it almost run flawlessly in Ubuntu 14.04 with no noticeable bugs. Even Flash just worked

  • greenpoise

    Wow..I have hated you guys through all these years. I have been a user since you guys posted the first Opera and then you abandoned us..That hate is all gone!! This is bigger news than any other linux news I can think of.. Thanks for the delivery!

  • msx

    Hey devs, hope you provide an option to move window control buttons to the left to keep interface consistency in Ubuntu, thanks.

    • Guess I will be runing all the time to quick-list in Unity (I run it maximized all the time anyway), as I can’t use controls on the right anymore.

      Chrome features both sides, but I ignore those in the right side.

      Funny I don’t look to the left for those buttons in Windows, I know it’s all right here and all left in Ubuntu.

    • oblv

      I really hope for it to respect system theme and window controls position. I’m not gonna use it with that Ambiance theme, it’s totally out of place if u are not using Ubuntu.

      • msx

        If you right click on the window frame you will notice there’s no window-menu but also more interesting is that the Opera menu button is part of the window frame itself — something I believe none of the current windows managers can provide right now in GNU+Linux.

        I would tend to believe they are managing the application window – at least in this alpha release – using their own window manager instead a platform toolkit and skinned it like Ubuntu’s theme just for demonstrations purposes.

        May be they continue working this way in the future offering some sort of theming…

        • anonym

          i think kwin has an option to show the menu as a button within the window frame. but its not looking as fancy as this one 😉

          • msx

            LOL totally, I don’t know what KDE5 will bring in this regard…
            Also I now remember that the guys at elementary did some fancy things with Isis, blending buttons, toolbars and menus with the window frame, but I’m not sure…

  • Michał Gołębiowski

    I see http://deb.opera.com/ was updated as well. 🙂 There’s a new opera-developer package, see: http://deb.opera.com/opera/dists/sid/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages

  • NimeshT

    Nice, I loaded gmail and was automatically signed in on a fresh build on fresh installation in Linux where Opera did not existed. Wow. Such a relief!!!

    ???When will you stop stealing cookies/password/etc without user confirmation. This is a serious issue???

    • It would have been an issue if it was actually taken, but all that happens is that it is imported locally.

      • NimeshT

        Right. But my point is that it should not be done without user confirmation.
        Also, how would a normal user know whether it’s actually being uploaded anywhere or not? It’s not even open source so no one can’t even look at the code

        • The question isn’t really relevant. Any application could potentially be uploading data in secret. Whether it imports the data locally or not is not related to whether that happens.

  • Dave-H

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but the “peek” thumbnails (if you can call something so huge a thumbnail!) have gibberish text above their top left corner, which I assume is supposed to be the page title. Is this the same for everyone? Windows XP SP3 32 bit.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      On Win 8.1 the page title is ok, i can read it without problems.

      • Dave-H

        Well that’s good news! This is what I’m seeing –

        • Reported that to our bug tracker. Thanks for sharing!

          • Dave-H

            No problem! 🙂

  • Can anyone tell me what comes standard with Ambiance? Is the Opera team think when talking about Linux, it speaks only of Ubuntu?

    • NimeshT

      Ideally it should work on all debain based Linux systems and not just Ubuntu…

      • Ideally respect the Window Manager to use each person. I for example use KWin.

        • Ideally. Initially, however, official support is limited to the two mentioned in the announcement.

          • official support for now. We will keep an eye on things and may well change this.

  • Bjørnar Berg

    If anyone gets this to run on Fedora, please share. I keep running into problems with shared libraries, that I cant seem to work around.

    • anonym

      install udev 182 helped some

      • Bjørnar Berg

        It fails on libssl.so.1.0.0 and libcrypto.so.1.0.0. I’ve symlinked to the current libraries in Fedora, but it’s still a no go.

        • Some people have reported a crash when Chrome is your default browser. Related to the fact that we import settings from Chrome. We have fixed this bug internally so the following public Linux build will not have this issue.

          In the mean time you can work around this with the following switch:

          opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

  • Alexander Addams

    segmentation fault also,

    opera-developer –no-sandbox
    [0623/135753:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(165)] Running without the SUID sandbox.
    [0623/135754:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
    [0100/000000:FATAL:zygote_linux.cc(368)] Failed to synchronise with parent zygote process
    Segmentation fault
    alexander@alexander-HP-G62-Notebook-PC:/etc/xdg/autostart$ [0623/135754:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(165)] Running without the SUID sandbox.
    [0623/135754:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
    [0623/135755:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(165)] Running without the SUID sandbox.
    [0623/135755:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
    [0100/000000:FATAL:zygote_linux.cc(368)] Failed to synchronise with parent zygote process

    • Keep the sandbox on. If you are running from from a non Debian based distro, see my notes https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c

      Note:You have to have the sandboxing app setuid as root, rather than running –no-sandbox.

      Some people have reported a crash when Chrome is your default browser. Related to the fact that we import settings from Chrome. We have fixed this bug internally so the following public Linux build will not have this issue.

      In the mean time you can work around this with the following switch:

      opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

      • Alexander Addams

        I don’t know how to run the sandboxing app, but, the work around loaded, as did (do not do this, no, no, no) sudo opera-developer. Using elementaryos which is ubuntu 12 LTS. Midori is default browser. Do we have any estimates on when the next one comes out? (hopes) so far, liking what you have, misses tab stacking, but figuring out the rest, and yes, the thing is frikin’ fast!

  • YemSalat

    Great news! Will be testing on Debian later

  • naranjaa

    @arjanvanleeuwen:disqus my friend, these lines
    “Not all of us can afford the latest Mac or Windows machines, not all of us want proprietary operating systems” are very bad.

    • NoName

      Why so?

    • reesmichael1

      Are they not true?

  • Indian_Art

    Thanks Arjan, so happy that you guys at Opera have not forsaken Linux.

    All my computers are Linux i386 & NOT Linux x86-64.

    However, I am very keen to try Opera developer 24. Do you think opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb will work on an x86 PC???

    Also, I used to keep pestering you Opera guys on your FB page for the latest version for Linux by posting “Y U no love Linux?”.

    I guess you guys couldn’t take that anymore … 😉

    • Indian_Art

      Thanks for liking my comment Daniel, however, you have not answered my question.

      Please could you do so because you are the moderator?


    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Sorry, it won’t work on i386. The build is compiled for x86-64, which means it will only run on those machines right now. As the blog post says, we will look at other platforms as development matures.

      • Indian_Art

        Any chance of setting the Presto Opera code free by making it open source?


  • Leonardo Gomes

    Noticed new flags:

    Tab Peek
    Shows previews on hovering tabs or switching using keyboard.

    Plug-in scaling in HiDPI
    If enabled, plug-ins content will be scaled according to operating system’s DPI settings.

  • Yuri Henrique

    I hate every single one of you, just stop… we have a heart, dammit, it’s not April 1st anymore!

    Now I’m crying, take responsability, you sexy devs… I’ll tell my momma about this, you’ll see it.

    Gratz, finally after waiting for so long… can’t lie… I think I had an orgasm. ‘#-#’

  • kapsi

    Finally I can use Opera at work! I like the tab peek feature as well.

    • kapsi

      Spoke too soon. Crashes on start or doesn’t start at all. Ubuntu 14.04 64b

      • Arjan van Leeuwen

        Can you try running with command-line switch –with-feature:first-run-import=false ?

        • kapsi

          It worked! Thanks a lot!

          • Arjan van Leeuwen

            This bug has been fixed internally; it’s a crash that happens on importing settings from Chrome, and it occurs when Chrome is your default browser.

            The switch I mentioned above can be used as a workaround, and the next build that we will release will include the real fix.

  • And it has tab peek… hmmm… it would be kind of ironic if now the Linux version included all the features we missed from Opera 12 well before the Windows and Mac versions, just to get even. 😉

    This feature makes me think that visual tabs won’t return, though, which is sad. I loved visual tabs. 🙁

    • Der Herr Nick

      Win and Mac versions also have tab peek…

      • Seriously?!?!? And I hadn’t noticed?!?

        When I get back home, I’ll have to enable that flag! Thanks for the heads up!

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          Yeh, Linux being released into the developer stream pretty much means it’ll develope at same speed with win and mac versions and get the same features 😛

      • It is not quite ready on Mac yet.

  • Sven

    Linux? [sarcasm]Yay![/sarcasm]

    Too little. Too late.

    • ayespy

      If you’re not testing, evaluating, helping, don’t bother to troll here.

  • cristianhcd

    rpm? fedora

  • OK, it seems that still being blink.

  • Finally testing, no extension works, after I copied my Windows profile, at least no crash so far.

    BTW, amazingly fast.

  • Lacedaemon

    So what is it going to be? Big-Small or Small-Big? A lot of Opera devs are still indecisive it seems 🙂

    Also please do something with the rendering fonts so that we can have Opera Presto’s AAA quality levels? Thanks.

    • The font rendering will be improved in future versions, we are aware of some issues there. It has mainly to do with how poor Windows draws the fonts. Doing it ourselves improves quality, but also slow things down. It takes some time to get good quality fast.

      • oblv

        That menu is also very big. It would be cool if it was customizable or have the possibility to choose in the settings to have a minimal version of the menu who eliminates all the redundant entries (things you can access elsewhere or actions you can do in the main windows clicking items). This would be good for small screens also

        Things that could be removed from the minimal version include:

        -New tab (done by the + in the main window)
        -stash entries (speed dial, stash, discover)
        -get extensions (it’s in extensions)
        -help, about opera (aleady reachable elsewhere)
        -quit (there’s the X to close opera in the main window)

        I’ve seen many people requesting such a feature because the actual menu is very big. You could just make such a feature activable in the power user setting.
        Consider it, please.

        • I doubt that this is a top priority for people. I personally never use this menu but shortcuts for everything; probably something that most advanced users will do. And everything we put into settings is mainly discovered by advanced users only. So I guess the intersection between people discovering it and people needing it is quite small.

      • Lacedaemon

        That is nice to hear, looking forward for those improvements. Also since you ‘ve mentioned shortcuts below, don’t you think Stash needs a shortcut as well? As it is now it is really counterproductive.

  • Where is the FreeBSD version?

  • Høst

    There are some issues when Opera 12.16 and the new one are running at the same time. In the left side launcher, both opera’s launchers are in only one (I expected that one for opera-developer, in the blue O and the normal for opera 12.16). Also, there are a big issue with Cairo-Dock (OS X style dock). Cairo-Dock can’t show that opera-developer is running (this not happens with chromium and the old opera, and almost any other application).
    I attach some screenshots here of the problem.
    Anyway, this Opera is better than any other chromium browser on Linux. Keep your good job!
    PS: Opera ist krieg!!!

    • Høst

      Here are the indicators that can’t show that Opera-developer is running. It’s the only problem. Plus, can themes quit the black background in the tabs bar in this Linux version? In Windows we usually have aero glass and Opera looks a lot better than in this gray Linux version.

  • Høst

    There aren’t indicator in Cairo-Dock when opera-developer is running.
    Anyway, great job.
    This new opera ist krieg!!!

    • Høst

      I don’t know if my other comment was posted, so, I post this again. Hope you read this and fix this bug

  • sgunhouse

    No RPM, bzip, gzip, etc? 🙁

  • Michael Maier

    Can’t use minimize/maximize/close buttons when ‘Delay loading of background tabs’ is set.
    Windows 7

  • Szabad bőcsész

    While looking in the file (libx86_64-linux-gnuopera-developer) I found some gtk related stuff (like “libgtk-x11-so” and some gtk function name), but it seems like opera doesn’t depend on gtk (as I can see in the AUR pkgbuild )
    What’s the case with it?

    • That AUR is wrong. It should depend on those libraries. It is used for styling.

      PS: The AUR is not official, it is from a third-party.

      • Szabad bőcsész

        Does it __work__ without gtk? What does “styling” mean exactly?
        I am sorry for my questions, but I haven’t got any linux boxes to test it (only windows and freebsd)

  • Javier.

    I would try to test it but in my system I cannot open the Opera Browser after being installed (I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64). Could I force to open it from “terminal”?. By the way, I do not want to uninstall it, because I activated the update with the system update

  • Mikko

    Not going to install it

    • That’s fine, but such a comment is off-topic here.

      • Mikko

        then censor it and i’ll uninstall opera next from my windows pc

        • kapsi

          “then censor it and I’ll uninstall opera next from my windows PC”
          How about you do it anyway and stop whining?

          • Mikko

            go fuck yourself!

          • Guest

            opera sucks

          • Mikko

            opera sucks and that’s a fact

          • Sidney Moraes

            Opera sucks to you, there are a lot of people who still love it.

          • Don’t use it.

          • msx

            Seems we have an Internet Explorer user here.
            No wonder he has it all wrong.

  • kokolo5

    very good job (: guys, please bring this to opera https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/simple-mail/

  • patkoscsaba

    I managed to unpack the .deb file with “ar” and than with “tar” the data part of it to end up with the files I really needed.
    As I can not install a .deb on Sabayon Linux, this was a little hackish. I suggest that, even though there is no official support for other than Ubuntu/Debian distributions, the developer release should be also provided as simple archives. Many of us like to just try out stuff, find little problems and help you identify what would be needed for each distro.
    But putting that aside, I had the files but it was not running. libudev.so.0 was missing … Yep. My Sabayon Linux has only libudev.so.1 … but no problem, a symlink solved the problem.

    After this I needed to fix some rights on some folders … something sandboxing related, but it was easy because the error message told me exactly what to do… almost there.

    Yes! It’s up and running. Some errors and warnings in the console, but it seemed to be working. Even more, it worked very stable for the whole evening. There was not a single crash.

    As far as I can tell it is equal featurewise with the MacOS build. It also works almost as smooth as on MacOS. Maybe some animations are jumping a few frames here-and-there, but nothing annoying.

    Here are a few suggestions:
    * allow resizing speeddial boxes
    * the top-left Opera button should be configurable, so that the text can be removed. It is redundant, I know I use Opera 🙂
    * KDE integration is not there yet, as you mentioned, so I have nothing to comment there. But I think when I hit ctrl+o, the KDE file dialog appeared … but I am not 100% sure because my GTK is themed very similar to KDE. Only if the “title bar” or whatever it is called lately, would respect the GTK or QT decorations set in the system, it would be almost perfect.

    So, even though it is a developer build, it is so far ahead of the sable 12 series that without any hesitation it will become the Opera to use every day on my desktop. I will continue to use it and report all the bugs and problems I can find through your official reporting system.

    That is my feedback. I am extremely happy that Opera is back on Linux, and that it does all it can to be “The Browser” on Linux. Firefox is just too slow and Chrome is so ugly that makes my eyes heart. Long live Opera.

    • Lacedaemon

      * allow resizing speeddial boxes

      You must enable the power user settings with the konami code in the Settings to do that.

      • patkoscsaba

        I can’t figure out if that’s an ironic comment or something I don’t know about….

    • Glad you worked it out. I had put up some steps publicly for those who could not: https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c (If you look around my gists, you might find something that makes it even easier).

  • Philip

    Amazing! And I must say, it works really well. Fast and stable so far on Xubuntu 14.04.

  • kafene

    I am surprised, I installed it while Opera 12 still running, opened it, and all my tabs from O12 also opened, my downloads were listed in the download manager, and it was very easy to import my bookmarks into the bookmarks bar. I kind of wish it had a sidebar for bookmarks, history, downloads etc… hint hint.

    • ruduh

      Keep dreaming… 😛

      • Stanislav Stratil

        And you think it will last forever? They already get rid off status bar with australis, that sidebar will be next… Yes, its just my guess, but I think they are somehow trying to unify the interface, and that sidebar right now, really looks like punch on the eye. But yes, there will still be some addon for getting it back how it was…

  • Pierre

    I didn’t find where to enable the user javascript? (in opera 12 preferences>scripts>user javascript folder)
    Is it supported in opera 24?

  • Just a friendly reminder about the commenting policy.

  • WOW! First sign.. just too bad I already switched to the original Chrome. Opera is dead until I see it becomes as it was, with M2 and everyhting (could just be a plugin for all I care).

    So far I am still more excited about Otter Browser.

  • gurqn

    There is no rpm package ? or source ? Why links directly head to .deb packages ? I’m using arch on home but I don’t have deb based distro on workstation.

  • Sverre Moe

    Though I want my RPM package!

  • Enrico

    Mmm… is packaged for Ubuntu and similar distributions… Is it possible to have RPM package or tar.gz archive?

  • Stanislav Stratil

    I have seen on some screenshot, that there was category “Gaming” in Discover. Is it exclusively for this release or some country? Because I havent there such group… – im using just stable release.

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      I don’t have it either 😛

      • Stanislav Stratil

        Hmm, thx for answer… They should just enable it, because I dont see a reason why not… And it would be even better if here was option to add your own sources.

    • I think it’s only available for some countries. I’m not quite sure, though.

  • nanana1

    Opera Next just got an update to 23.0.1522.24.


  • Vinogradov

    So Opera switched to Webkit and then Chrome went to Blink. That was.. unfortunate.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Opera is based on Chromium, not on WebKit. So when Chrome went to Blink, Opera went along for the ride.

  • Philip

    Really useable, despite the reduction in features. But one thing I really miss is the fast tab switching by mouse wheel.

  • Oblomov

    So I finally get to test this _famous_ “New Opera” and what do I find?

    * crappy support for MathML, compared to old (Presto) Opera;
    * mis-rendering of SVGs, compared to old (Presto) Opera;
    * no native support for APNG, compared to old (Presto) Opera;
    * no more support for the old “projection” media in full-screen (which my slides actually relied on);

    Seriously, remind me again why I should be “thrilled” about this?

    Please Opera, if you _really_ need to sink the old Presto version, at least consider open sourcing it.

    • Lacedaemon

      Yes, unfortunately MathML drop was unavoidable since they have teamed up with Google. They can’t open source Presto though, it is more than obvious that this move would kill their current browser instantly. So (sadly) the only way for those features is Firefox, to be honest.

      • sofarsogood

        You’re absolutely right. Open the code of the Opera for thousands skilled and smart developers of open source around the world, they would improve the Opera 12 to a point that could kill the new Opera

        • Opera has been competing with multiple other browsers since it was first release. Another hypothetical competitor using Presto wouldn’t kill it.

          Besides, that hypothetical Presto browser would have a hard time keeping up with the rest of the market. The web moves too fast.

          You would also need a large team doing full-time work on Presto to even have a hope of staying up to date. And that would be rather expensive. It would probably be more efficient to just use an open-source engine.

          • ruduh

            It would be a strong competitor of the new Opera, since the development and improvement of the Opera 12 were continued, thus segmenting the market of Opera Desktop.

          • Unfortunately, I don’t think it would be a strong competitor. Making a browser engine is too hard and resource-intensive. Again, it would require a large team of full-time developers.

            There may be thousands of people out there willing to contribute for free (although I question how many of them would dedicate significant amounts of time on a daily basis to maintain it), but I think you’ll find that the successful open-source projects are the ones with dedicated full-time teams. And they often don’t accept many contributions from the outside either.

    • You may have lost a handful of things, but on the other hand you have gained a lot of other things that are not in Presto. The things you have gained are likely more useful in more situations as well.

      • ayespy

        “The things you have gained are likely more useful in more situations as well.”

        Until you you have a sufficiently flexible interface to satisfy a broader range of usecases (like the option of vertical elements placed to the side, for instance) I wouldn’t take too much comfort in that analysis. Under-the-hood stuff is important. But so is the stuff we users can see and touch.

      • Oblomov

        Not really anything worthwhile that I couldn’t find in Chromium or Firefox, so why would I use Opera at all?

        • Whether you want to use Opera or not is entirely up to you. I merely pointed out that for the lost standards support, you are gaining a lot of other things (and those things are likely to be more useful in most cases).

    • darkflame

      Safari is getting apng so hopefully opera will bring it back soon.

  • Xpander

    finally. working great so far. with chrome pepperflash as well.

    • Guest


  • kapsi

    I like tab peek on mouse hover, but on ctrl+tab it’s annoying and makes no sense.

    • kapsi

      Ok, I don’t like it at all now.

      • Ohh, that is a shame. Why not? Please be very specific! 🙂 Does it get in the way somehow? When and how?

        A screen recording would be awesome.

        • kapsi

          1. With ctrl+tab it just displays the tab in a smaller window instead of full window – pointless for me.

          2. Mouse cursor sometimes by chance ends up on a tab button, which makes the current tab disappear. It’s annoying. I’d rather have this feature as an option.

          • cgebhard

            1. It depends on whether the tab peek pulls the tabs out of hibernation or not. When you cycle “normally” through all the tabs just to find the one needed, that would increase the used memory without any need (or it would at least make the hibernation less effective). If instead they were kept in hibernation, tab peek would have a valid point.

            But from a general point of view I really like it, it’s a start, let’s see what comes next.

        • IllusionMH

          For me the only negative moment about tab peek is short delay on mouse over. Sometimes when you click after short delay tab is opened from preview with extra unwanted animation. Longer delay for peek preview should help to solve this problem.

        • anonym

          1. the preview is way to large for me (beeing a little more like in opera12 would be nice: only the upper 1/3 of the screen as maximum height for example)
          2. while using ctrl+tab an additional list of all page titles would help a lot

        • ABDX

          nah, its perfect.
          just make the delay a little bit longer and it will be 100% good.
          oh, and please fix the windows taskbar auto-hide problem.

  • cgebhard

    When the heart menu is open and you close the tab with Ctrl-W or switch to another tab with Ctr-Tab the heart menu stays open and keeps its state (saying e.g. current page is saved in stash, even though this was just valid for the tab you closed before)
    I think it should either be refreshed for the current tab or disappear, as it does when changing tabs via mouseclick.

  • Rose Hosting

    Works great on Ubuntu 14.04.

  • Big K

    Bah. Too late.
    Moved to Chromium / Chrome on all platforms half-year ago.

    • ayespy

      If you’ve gone away, you might also consider shutting up.

      • Lacedaemon

        Just a friendly advise, you are not in the position to tell others to shut up. There are opera devs and mods who can only do that, since it is their blog, which wouldn’t be wise doing anyway. Imho, it is healthy reading the other side too, otherwise you live in an artificial self-made bubble.

        • ayespy

          You’ll notice that I didn’t tell anyone anything. I merely, like you, offered friendly advice (note the word is spelled with a “c”) that the commenter might consider shutting up, since they no longer have any interest in the browser, its users or its community – having decided six months ago that he/she was too good for us.

          Indeed, the devs and mods can bar people, and discipline them for misbehavior, and I, like any other community member, am free to express my displeasure at the mean-spiritedness of someone with nothing better to do than enter the room, fart, and leave.

          As a contributing member of the Opera community for the last fifteen years, It’s as much my room as yours.

          It is not, however, as much his room as mine. He doesn’t care about Opera any more. He only cares about spreading ill-will. And, hey – my middle finger works, too.

          Still, you will notice again, I have not told anyone to do anything.

        • darkflame

          “And Opera has frustrated A LOT of their users since the last year, so such responses do not come unjustified.”

          If Big Ks comment gave anything constructive, you’d have a point…but it didn’t.

  • bjb1959

    I have ubuntu 14.04 64 bit as required. installed and it seg faults and never opens. oops

    • Sorry about that. Some or the other comments here may already touch on your specific issue, or the forums should be able to help you out.

  • Jonas Stoll

    Thanks for the update, but somehow it’s looking strange on my XPS 13 (Full HD 13 inch Display). Am I missing an option to “shrink” the ui? Apart from the navigation bar (and everything related to it) everything seems to correct.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      It looks like your screen incorrectly got detected as being HiDPI. Correct it by using –force-device-scale-factor=1 on the command line.

      • Jonas Stoll

        Thanks. Everything seems to be fine when using this.

      • vertonghenrules

        Same issue for me; your suggested command-line switch corrects it. Thanks.

  • John

    Will we ever be able to move the tab bar to the bottom in this new Opera? That’s high on my list of reasons to consider a web browser (which means Chrome is a no-go for me). Also, what about Sync? What about the sidebar?

  • No privative media types for Linux, I know even in Windows support is not finished.

    Any idea if gstreamer will be supported, as in Firefox?

  • Sergey

    I have an issue on my Debian (jessie): Switching by Tab key between input fields doesn’t work at all (i.e. as example between login-passwords fields)

    • Hi. Why do you want to disable Tab Peek? Please provide us with some more feedback so we can resolve your issue with it. Do you feel it gets in the way? How and when? Trackpad or mouse? Be very detailed and we’ll do our best to sort of the issues.

      • Nekomajin43

        Besides different usecases, there must be a switch to every feature in the settings. You guys have to understand that it does not matter how awesome a feature is if someone does not want to use it at all. Don’t force everything.

        • We’re forcing the issue when introducing new features on the Developer stream to get feedback on how to improve instead of people just turning it off immediately if it is not perfect in the first iteration.

          TL;DR; There will be an off-switch.

          • Nekomajin43

            I did not speak about the developer stream but the stable. It was a valid concern since you introduced some features in the past few months that can not be turned off…

      • dqdb

        When I’m switching to a new tab with Ctrl+Tab and I release the Tab key a bit “slowly” (slowly = fraction of a second, but slower than your hardcoded timer value) the tab preview appears and I have to wait the animation which is cool for the first time, but very annoying for the 20th time in 5 minutes.

        Same problem using the touchpad for tab switching: your hardcoded timer value is too low, I see the animation on every 3rd tab switch.

        Do you plan to reintroduce RMB + wheel mouse gesture for tab switching? Do you plan to display the tab list next to the preview image like in O12?

      • Sergey

        Thank you for reply.

        1. As for issue it concerns switching between elements on the page by keyboard’s [Tab] key, especially between input fields like [login]/[password]. Also I tied to enable the “Tab cycling” (by Crtl+Tab) that is disable by default and [Crtl+Tab] shortcut doesn’t work too after Opera restart. I Use Debian(Jessie) with KDE-4.13.1. I installed Opera like that (from the storage directory):
        # dpkg -i ./opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb

        2. As for Tab Peek I just interesting the ability to turn it off. I see the option item in “about:flags” that is greyed out and mentioned as “Sorry, this experiment is not available on your platform”

      • Wouter Mense

        The new tab peek confuses my work flow. The way it is implemented now makes it seem like you already switched to the tab while in fact you were only hovering over it. The old way, with a small preview, was way more intuitive to me.

        Part of the reason: I like to get my cursor out of the way of what I’m reading. Because there is an increasing amount of areas on the screen that will give some sort of pop-up when you hover them (Windows 8…), I am stuck with less “parking space” for my cursor. The way things are now, I have to think carefully about what I do with it.

        So, what I would like is to have a smaller preview that is less intrusive.

  • NimeshT

    Private Tab is available on Opera for Android, when is it coming on Desktop build?

  • titilambert

    Just … thanks !

  • Scott Godin

    very much looking forward to a Fedora release, for this, as I’ve been noticing Opera 12.17 getting gradually slower and slower as time goes on and taking far more time to process things (compare the WordPress media browser for uploading and inserting images into a post in Chrome and Opera 12.17 and you’ll see what I mean).. my guess is because the custom js ‘patches’ the Opera dev team periodically added were being neglected over time as newer things were being worked on.

    I will say this though, I *really* hope you continue Dragonfly — I seriously dislike the Chrome inspector vs how Dragonfly operates its UI and lets me fiddle with things, so I’m still (despite the dragginess) using Opera for primary development (as also, still to this day, if it works in opera, 99% of the time it works everywhere else too, with minimal tweaking .. I can’t say the same, doing it with any other browser as my primary development platform)

    • darkflame

      For development I wish they would bring back live editing/preview of the source when that was open in a tab too. REALLY useful that.

  • Arturo Martinez

    Is the option to change the fonts missing?
    I had to type opera://settings/fonts to access it.

  • Damian Chiliński

    Works on OpenSuse 13.1 confirmed :]


  • LoveOpera

    Thank you!

  • jeremiedurand

    Adblock Plus still doesn’t work anymore with this build, like the previous one. I’m on Windows 8.1 64-bit.

  • Veger

    Very nice: the passwords that needs to be remembered are stored in (KDE) wallet!?
    I assumed as it is a Gnome/Unity version that no KDE support was available…

    Only thing is that not all my password seems to be getting stored? Is it possible that older passwords (imported from 12.16) are not available as they are not in the wallet, but still are recognized as being stored earlier?

    And as a result, they are not filled in? (due not being in the wallet)

  • Guest

    Great… opera 12 multiplied by 2= opera developer 24 😛 😛 So far not even a single bug…. i am running with -ignore gpu blacklist flag and this is the result:

    60+ fps
    Graphics : Amd (galium, mesa)
    Ubuntu 14.04

  • Guest

    Great… opera 12 multiplied by 2= opera developer 24 😛 😛 So far not even a single bug…. i am running with -ignore gpu blacklist flag and this is the result:

    60+ fps

    Graphics : Amd (galium, mesa)

    Ubuntu 14.04….

  • Emre Erenoglu

    Immediate segfault on up to date Kubuntu 14.04.

    • Remember to read earlier comments. 😉

      Try running Opera from a terminal like so:

      opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

      If that helps it is a crash that happens on importing settings from Chrome, and it occurs when Chrome is your default browser.

      The switch can be used as a workaround, and the next build that we will release will include the real fix.

      • IllusionMH

        Probably this is another sign that importing of data from other browsers without asking to user is bad thing.(if |I understand reasons from your comment correctly)

        What I should do if I don’t want to import anything from other browsers to Opera on install?

      • Emre Erenoglu

        too many comments to read. Thanks for the response, now it works, good! But I could not find a way to import my bookmarks now. Tried Bookmark Manager Extension, it imported from HTML file, but nothing shows up in Opera. ????

  • cgebhard

    A few bugs on Win 8.1:

    1) When you uninstall opera 24 and select “Remove user data” on the uninstallation wizard, the user data stays where it is. It even opened the last tabs from before the “clean install”. I had to manually remove the folder content in “C:…AppDataRoamingOpera SoftwareOpera Developer” in order to get a clean installation with the right localization (the former one was wrong) and a new profile.

    2) The blinking cursor in url bar is not shown completely when the HarfBuzz flag is active:

    3) After successfully logging into sync the page is not rendered correctly. http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1114/97/original.jpg

    • Marcin Mitek

      Regarding 1) Reported as DNA-22530. Thanks.

  • Dainis Valdmanis

    Many thanks to developers!

    I can confirm browser works on Manjaro 0.8.10 (XFCE). So far only few glitches noted:
    1) couldn’t import bookmarks from other browsers (but I guess, for now it is just a way it is), but solved by copying bookmark file from windows machine 🙂
    2) cairo – dock doesn’t auto hide. However, I took and compiled Opera from AUR, so, need conformation from people who use “official” build.

    • bgh251f2

      How did you solve the only running on root issue? I can’t manange to do it even with the info given by Ruarí.

      • Dainis Valdmanis

        Didn’t do anything specific. Just let the the Pamac do the job.

        • bgh251f2

          Will try with pamac, I’ve installed with yaourt.

        • bgh251f2

          Ah, reinstalling trough Octopi and using Uari command of not importing on startup worked.

      • Its related to the known issue. Should be fixed by the next developer stream release.

      • This doesn’t help you?

        opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false &

        • bgh251f2

          No it says things about no version of /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 and /usr/lib/libssl.so.1.0.0 but it runs with sudo.

        • Aitor

          Thanks, it worked for me. 🙂 I guess DNA-22406 is now solved. 😉

          To copy the config folder I had after using it a few days with root, I’ve done this:

          cd /root/.config/opera-developer/
          cp -R * /home/USER/.config/opera-developer/
          cd /home/USER/.config/opera-developer/
          sudo chown -R USER *

  • Lacedaemon

    Shouldn’t “Save tabs as Speed Dial folder” be grayed out when browsing in private mode?

    • Marcin Mitek

      Why? It’s just the other way of adding to Speed Dial, and this is not forbidden when in private mode.

      • Lacedaemon

        I thought when you are browsing in private mode you wouldn’t want to accidentally do something like that and then let others see (not on purpose) what you were really surfing?

        • Marcin Mitek

          You may be overthinking this. It requires couple actions to do so, doing that accidentally would be weird 🙂 Anyway, I think that’s just like stashing/adding to speed dial/adding to bookmark bar.

        • Doesn’t seem like something you would do accidentally, requires one right click in the tab title, then a second left click on the last menu option, and the outcome is quite visible as not to be noticed.

          • Lacedaemon

            Still I would prefer private to be truly private as described above with the guest account example. No add to bookmark, no add to speed dial, nothing. It should be incognito mode.

  • Dainis Valdmanis

    Found bug. I have installed keyboard layout that uses apostrophe for special characters (like “ā š ē”). When you type anywhere in browser (search bar, or on webpage) you get both apostrophe and special character. It seems it is more related to Chromium than Opera. It is reproducible in Chrome and Chromium linux as well.

  • ruduh
    • Rafael Luik

      Good story… But while reading I found it weird because both Opera 10.5 and 11.5 rivaled all the other browsers including Chrome, taking the 1st or at least 2nd spot in speed benchmarks.

      Also, you can see from this chart at HTML5test.com (click the captions of the browsers to toggle them in or out of view) that Opera wasn’t really far behind Chrome, and that it was consistently higher or at the same level of Firefox and Safari in standards support.

      So how would this anonymous ex-Opera employee explain that?

  • Guest

    When using this Opera with dark desktop themes it starts to get ugly… Either disable the usage of system colors completely or use them all along the way.

    Tab titles are unreadable unless highlighted, address bar is completely unreadable when typing address and not much better when not focused. Buttons to change the zoom in the menu looks really out of place, too.

    In the Opera 12.16 double clicking on the empty space right of the tabs opens up a new tab. I’m pretty sure that Opera 15+ also do this on Windows, but I don’t have a Windows machine to test it right now. In the Linux build it let’s you move the window by clicking in the space, but it does not allow you to open a new tab by double clicking. I’m not a big fan of clicking in the ‘+’ to open a new tab and I prefer to move windows by ALT+drag anyway, so is there a way to force the old/Windows behavior here?

  • Garnold

    When using this Opera with dark desktop themes it starts to get ugly… Either disable the usage of system colors completely or use them all along the way.

    Tab titles are unreadable unless highlighted, address bar is completely unreadable when typing address and not much better when not focused. Buttons to change the zoom in the menu looks really out of place, too. I have included some screenshots to show the problem.

    In the Opera 12.16 double clicking on the empty space right of the tabs opens up a new tab. I’m pretty sure that Opera 15+ also do this on Windows, but I don’t have a Windows machine to test it right now. In the Linux build it let’s you move the window by clicking in the space, but it does not allow you to open a new tab by double clicking. I’m not a big fan of clicking in the ‘+’ to open a new tab and I prefer to move windows by ALT+drag anyway, so is there a way to force the old/Windows behavior here?

    • Łukasz Darzki

      I have the same problem. I don’t know why, but in only happens when I start Opera from a launcher. Starting Opera from console forces build-in light theme. It is not perfect solution, but works for now.

      • Garnold

        This does not work for me, it’s always this way :

        I just checked on Windows, double clicking the empty-tab space does maximize-unmaximize window, it does not open a new tab.

  • Guest

    Loving this release! Have been waiting for this for quite some time.

    I cannot find any plugins installed for this. flash/java etc
    which is present in opera 12.

    Have shared the screenies for both

    Also, when is opera link sync coming back up ? 😀

    • We support Pepper Plugins only. Install Pepper Flash to get Flash but. There is no current Java support.

  • Abhilash

    Loving this release! Congrats and Thank you!

    Plugins dont seem have been picked up as in opera 12

    • Abhilash

      Not able to see the images i attached on this thread 😐

    • Rafael Luik

      Only PPAPI plug-ins are supported in Chromium-based browsers on Linux.

      • Abhilash

        chromium seems to have picked up flash. Though their documentation says the integrated one is the Pepper api based one.

        Also, what about jre? thats also not picked up

        • Ruari already confirmed to me in another comment there won’t be support for Java, only PPAPI tech, so if Oracle ever decides to go this way, that might do it. Seriously I don’t see Oracle bothering in the near future and I can’t see a reason why they really should, when the other browsers, including Opera on Windows, are just fine with NPAPI.

          BTW, PAPI is Daddy in spanish, so this is funny to me every time I see that word.

          • Chrome will soon be dropping NPAPI support on Windows and Mac and in all likelihood we will follow them (maybe not immediately). Mozilla is also slowly turning away from NPAPI.

            So yes there will be some pressure on Oracle to find some better solution.

            In reality though most of the places where Java is used as a plugin, the same thing could be achieved with native HTML technologies.

          • Abhilash

            I dont see a download link for linux on the adobe labs link that was shared in the previous blog post. There are downloads for win/mac.

            And yea, just realized chrome has detected flash 11*

          • They do not provide one yet

          • Abhilash

            Okay. I downloaded pepflashplugin-installer by adding the repo. Here is the package listing


            How do I add it to opera linux 24?
            I see .so file in /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer

  • Janghou

    Why did Opera switch to Blink? You guys always claimed site-compatibility.

    And now even Opera 24 needs browser.js patching for site-compatibility on…

    `This script patches sites to work better with Opera`, why not fix the site?

    It’s a crazy world we live in, but I must say Opera 24 for nix is running stable and fast here.

    • Site compatibility is vastly improved but yes there is and probably always will be some issues. We can’t fix the site unless we own it and yes we do reach out to website developers where we know there is an issue.

      • Janghou

        Ruarí, you missed my 😉
        browser.js is only used there to ID itself.

        Thx, i’m really enjoying the new build.

  • Janghou

    Can we also have some real basic Linux features like:
    `opera-developer –version`
    and more complete
    `opera-developer –help`

    It took me some time to find out:
    opera-developer –with-feature:first-run-import=false –user-data-dir=/tmp/opera_test_profile

    And it sucks a bit, cause somehow Opera wants access to the gnome-keyring, for the wand I guess, but that is not needed now.
    Is it possible to start with a clean profile easily without import and password/wand feature?

  • GeeMac

    Can’t even install it in Ubuntu, Trusty 14.01.
    Too bad, I was looking forward to using Opera again.

    The package is of bad quality…
    The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn’t allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath.”

    Lintian check results for /home/geemac/Downloads/opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb:
    internal error: command failed with error code 2 at /usr/share/perl5/Lintian/Command.pm line 314.
    warning: collect info index about package opera-developer failed
    warning: skipping check of binary package opera-developer
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: lzma error: compressed data is corrupt
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess returned error exit status 2
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy archive member from ‘/tmp/temp-lintian-lab-FUgM8uMFs6/pool/o/opera-developer/opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64_binary/deb’ to decompressor pipe: failed to write (Broken pipe)
    /bin/tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    /bin/tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    /bin/tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    internal error: dpkg-deb | tar failed with status 2 at /usr/share/lintian/collection/unpacked line 89.
    warning: collect info unpacked about package opera-developer failed
    warning: skipping check of binary package opera-developer
    All that after three downloads, just in case it was corrupted during download.

    • Open the console then go sudo dpkg -i “package”.deb
      Enter password and it should be it.

      • GeeMac

        Thanks Hector,

        Still no go. I already tried your suggestion earlier today, gdebi and the Software Center to try to install it.

        A total of five downloads; two via Chrome, one via Firefox on this system, one via Firefox and one via MS IE via my laptop (Win 7). Very interesting that they are all corrupted downloads.
        And not to forget, the laptop is connected to a completely different ISP. Laptop ISP 25×15 speed and this system ISP speed 50×25. I do have access to 500×100 at work which I can connect to from home if I need more speed , but that is not going to make any difference. Just touching all bases here so no one can say that it is this or that causing issues with the download.

        Below is from the terminal.

        sudo dpkg -i opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb
        [sudo] password for geemac: (Entered password)
        (Reading database … 226660 files and directories currently installed.)
        Preparing to unpack opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb …
        Unpacking opera-developer (24.0.1537.0) …
        dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: lzma error: compressed data is corrupt
        dpkg-deb: error: subprocess returned error exit status 2
        dpkg: error processing archive opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb (–install):
        cannot copy extracted data for ‘./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera’ to ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera.dpkg-new’: unexpected end of file or stream
        Processing triggers for menu (2.1.46ubuntu1) …
        Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) …
        Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) …
        Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) …
        Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) …
        Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
        Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) …
        Errors were encountered while processing:

        • Check the md5sum:

          $ md5sum opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb
          3c47bf4a20d940f7f33b09a3294b6a26 opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb

          • GeeMac

            Hello and Thanks Ruari,

            All six downloads show this Checksum

            49d9195615fcd536f79af44d12023c30 opera-developer_24.0.1543.0_amd64.deb

            This is on all the downloads from two different computers.
            As you will notice, the download is at v.24.0.1543.0 now.

    • You have a partial download. Delete the local deb and download again.

      When you have downloaded, check the md5sum. It should look as follows:

      $ md5sum opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb
      3c47bf4a20d940f7f33b09a3294b6a26 opera-developer_24.0.1537.0_amd64.deb

  • taneli

    Pressing Ctrl+F randomly just changes tabs, and doesn’t start searching, this has actually been happening sporadically since O15, think i mentioned it before, but it doesn’t happen all that often.
    Just something to look into.

  • Extensions work fine once you reinstall all of them, but in the case of Smart RSS you lose all your entries, so I will just wait for a more reliable build.

    • Vux777

      you can export feeds and articles from options page
      in smart or opml format

  • Robson

    Big surprise, had even given up hope!

    In my distro does not load flash plugins (pepper/flash11) and icedtea-web-java7 (with jre7-openjdk).

    Starting the developer operates from the command line have errors libssl (already known) and more this:

    libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)

    libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering

    / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera_autoupdate: / usr/lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera- developer / opera_autoupdate)

    / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera_autoupdate: / usr/lib/libssl.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera- developer / opera_autoupdate)

    / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/opera_autoupdate: / usr/lib/libssl.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by / usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera- developer / opera_autoupdate)

    [0625/185553: ERROR: nss_util.cc (98)] Failed to create / home / robsonpc / .pki / nssdb directory.

    [0625/185553: ERROR: nss_util.cc (866)] After loading Root Certs, loaded == false: libnssckbi.so: can not open shared object file: Operation not permitted

    My distro is Manjaro Linux (x86_64) with OpenBox.

    Reported Bug plugins DNA-22489

    Thanks and congratulations for this big step!

    • bgh251f2

      I’m using manjaro and it is opening flash here so I don’t know why it isn’t working for you, but java is not an issue with Opera but with the core blink engine and the fact it abandoned Npapi plugins, so Chrome, Chromium and Opera will not work with Java on Linux until Oracle does something or Google decides to go back.

      • Robson

        I compiled the package again with a suggestion that is in the comments of AUR and the flash worked here. The open source version of Java should work right?

        • No java will not work at all. we only support Pepper Plugins. There are no Flash Pepper Plugins

          • ayespy

            Don’t you mean there’s no ppapi JAVA plugin?

          • Yes! I will correct my reply. Thanks

          • Robson

            @ruario:disqus ok, thanks for the clarification.
            These errors nss_util.cc and libGL impact on something?

  • Lacedaemon

    Chrome has the about://memory for many years now (which shows the total memory of the browser and more). When can we expect the equivalent opera://memory? I mean we have already Chrome’s about://histograms (…), if you get what I mean…

  • Are certificates functional in this release?Trying to use my WebID (personal certificate) to sites like http://cimba.co doesn’t seem to work.

  • kapsi

    On Ubuntu, when enlarging Youtube videos to full screen, this appears and stays in the corner.

  • Janghou

    Can someone explain how the new wand is supposed to work?
    It seems passwords are saved in the gnome-keyring.

    Access is asked at Opera’s cold start, and provided until Opera is closed or until platform session is closed?

    When I run a second instance with different user-dir, what is supposed to happen then?

    I had some unclear issues:
    – no login data available at all.
    – the save password dialog showing and slided out immediately, too fast to use it.
    – 100% cpu usage on gnome-keyring, that could not be killed, it respawned directly,
    I guess mostly related to my effort to run a second opera-developer with clean profile, (which IMHO is needed using extensions, and certainly needed for developing them), or by cancelling the keyring access dialogue somewhere. (it’ s never clear to me which program is asking access)

    – have a polluted keyring with triple entries for all websites
    application: opera-16175246
    application: opera-9718239
    application: opera-8735968
    – Is there anyway to tell which entry is used by the normal profile?
    – any tip to clean that mess 😉
    – Is it possible to share the entries wit Chrom(ium/e) (not sure that’s a good idea, but all duplicate is nasty too.)
    – does the wand autofill, or not, it feels like in between, sometimes autofill, user, sometimes I need to type first. I guess autofill means JavaScript can read it out, which is a vulnerability IMHO. the old wand button couldn’t be tricked. And I hate Google’s Android-approach that simply logs users in after default start, I guess that can never happen in Opera (or Opera Link)

    • Jacek Oleksy

      Passwords are stored separately for each profile, the number is local_profile_id. You can find it in /Preferences.
      100% CPU usage and save password dialog disappearing seem like a bug.

      • Janghou


        Further inspection learned that for some sites I have 8 entries in the keyring.

        Do you know if uninstalling Opera-developer will remove the entries from the keyring?

        BTW Chrome marks the entries in the keyring as Google Chrome Password which makes it much easier to select them all, just search on Google Chrome. Opera marks them as `Password or Secret` which is the default I guess.
        I would suggest proper naming like Opera Stable, Opera Developer etc, or maybe better also profile number.
        Will file bug-report for this.

        • Jacek Oleksy

          The entries will not be removed when Opera is uninstalled, sorry. This definitely requires some changes.

          • Janghou

            filed DNA-22602

  • nanana1

    Opera 24 Developer just got an update to build 1543 including its Linux build . 🙂


    • nanana1

      First Opera Linux build update after its first release this week !

  • Janghou

    BTW how do we search in those horrible Disqus driven comments?
    Google sees things users don’t see.

    Click the first result, and do a find on page. Nothing found.

    I have to actually disable JS, and reload before it’s working. It’s nice to bring the web to more people, but keeping it accessible in the first place would be nice too.

  • Janghou

    Best new feature:
    markers on the scrollbar when you do a search in page!

    Brilliant (I guess that’s Aura)

  • L33t4opera

    As @nanana1 wrote: new Opera Developer 24.0.1543.0, and the change log,
    and the announcement.

  • bgh251f2

    Okay small bug, when I’m using any form and have to put text, it sometimes selects the whole text on the form without any action from me, and I can’t use the keyboard to unselect it, my only option is clicking on the text with the mouse.

  • Philo007

    Is there a way to use a specific profile directory? Opera 24 is using my tab session etc from my standard Opera 12.16 installation. The option -pd doesn’t seem to exit anymore.
    OpenSuse Tumbleweed

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Philo007, you can add command line switch as follows:/usr/bin/opera-developer –user-data-dir=”/path/to/the/profile_dir/”

      • Philo007

        Thanks a lot. 🙂

        • Janghou

          It does work, but I ran into trouble with a polluted gnome-keyring, it seems all password were imported over and over again.
          Well I was running with tmp user-dirs in /tmp/

  • Ralf Brinkmann
  • Cesar

    Someone that can help me to install this in Fedora? I tried to use Alien, but it seems that have lost dependencies, and I don’t know if I should install them,

  • Steffen Coenen

    Could you please move buttons to the left in Ubuntu/Unity? Especially if you try to look like Ambiance otherwise.

  • hu zhifeng

    32bit system need opera. please. my old low end box need opera, save cpu, memory and power.

  • Dietrich Daroch

    It’s nice to see that you still care a bit about Linux. However I’m not coming back, that sudden drop of support wouldn’t have happened on free open software and I don’t want to test how soon you pull off the cord for linux again.

    Trust takes years to build.

  • Ender

    Hi everyone. I have a question. http://templatemonsters.net is my site but how senkronize for Opera ?? Help me please. Thank you all.

  • w0ndr

    Thanks guys. Finally

  • Gustavo Gomes

    Now we need better Opera Sync integration (favorites, speed dial, passwords)!!!
    By the way, scrolling is a bit slow. And this page, zooniverse.org, isn’t working, says it has too many redirects.

  • Robert Trance

    I absolutely do love the new Opera on both: Mac and linux, very well done!! Also Coast is beautiful btw!

  • Joana Silva

    Thank you so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bartosz Falkowski

    Finally it is here 🙂 Not all perfect yet.
    I run Bodhi Linux based on Ubuntu 12.04 and I am not able to install any extension. Every time I try I get the same error: “An error occurred when installing the extension: Installation failed”.

    Quite frustrating as this cuts off a lot of functionality for me. I’m waiting for next release to have it fixed 😉

  • telcomguy

    I just want to say I’ve been using the Linux version of Opera since it came out and like it a lot. I don’t have a lot of history with Opera, so my perspective is in relation to Firefox and Chrome/Chromium. Compatibility issues have been rare and I like being able to load Chrome extensions. Tab preview, Stash, and Discover are good enough differentiators to make me want to use Opera 24 over Chromium. Please keep up the development and I look forward to the completed product.

  • SE17Dan

    Does it have dragonfly too? I can’t find any relevant info anywhere, which makes me guess it doesn’t…

  • Install: http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/hn-special/

    Go to https://news.ycombinator.com

    In HN Special — Settings, try to enable ‘Mark as read’ option.

    Enjoy the crash.

  • Another bug, the window buttons are on the right when they are set up to be on the left.

    • Soares

      The window borders in this version are completely “client side”, drawn by Opera, not by the window manager. If you have a different window style, it will remain on the “ubuntu style” and colors. If you have different keybindings and mouse-bindings, they will be completely ignored, at least on Openbox. Opera is obviously based on Chromium, they should also incorporate the “use system bar and borders” option. It’s optional, so if one doesn’t mind heterogeneous settings/uses only defaults, it will have no difference; if one prefers consistent functionality and looks over the saved space, still can have it.

      I’ll only be using Opera if they add at least this functionality from Chrome/Chromium, otherwise it’s just a slightly different Chromium, but without this feature.

      I’ll be eager to come back to Opera if they restore the level of GUI customizability that they had with the Presto versions. I find it astounding that there’s this trend of blindly copying Chrome (like Firefox did) and never trying to innovate in more or less obvious ways, like having a drop-down “tab” menu instead of a real-world-mimicking tab-bar. Saves much more space, but it seems that the only alternative thought is to shave off the title bar at the expense of functionality (at least on linux). Not only that, but the drop-down menu doesn’t “degrade” in usability as much as it gets cluttered with tabs, the titles are all legible. There’s an extension for that on Chrome, with a filter field so that you type and find the tabs faster (like the tab side panel on the old Opera), but you can’t hide the actual tab bar.

      • Right now with version 25, the window buttons are in the right place and I have a top menu bar instead of a single button.

        • Soares

          Just reinstalled. Quite better. Now I have consistent single-click/no-hold dragging, which I think is better to my finger. Unlike chrome it’s still using its own “ubuntu” color theme, though. But that’s an improvement. I’m happy to see the menu button at the left side, where it used to be. I eventually got used to chrome having it on the right side, even though I hate such arbitrary changes/deviations from the “norms”, with no opt-out. On firefox/iceweasel I even have some UI “hack” (I don’t recall if it’s an add-on or just custom chrome.css) that makes it look like some previous version, similar to Opera.

  • I want one that works–nothing more, nothing less.


  • Sooo… Any expectation to have a FreeBSD version as well?? Or Dragonfly? I always liked dragonfly much better than chrome’s Developer Tools.

  • Edgar

    only deb? will there be rpm version?

  • I am so happy to see this guys and can’t wait for a stable version. Taking her for a spin!

  • Soares

    Please add Chrome’s/Chromium’s “native system’s title bar and borders” option. On Windows or perhaps even Mac it’s pretty much standardized and there aren’t many options to what the window borders and title bar can do differently, but on linux there’s quite a considerable range of configuration options that simply gets overridden when an app imposes its own window management tasks.

    These settings can range from system functionalities analog to “alt tab”, or popping-up the “start menu”, to some “accessibility” types of options, minimizing the amount of movement, clicks or dragging needed to do some simple tasks. It’s more than just homogeneity of “looks”, it preserves customization of functions.

  • Soares

    “Linux start-up crash if Google Chrome, Chromium, or derivatives is the user’s default browser”

    Wow, I’ve never heard of that. It’s so weird. I didn’t have this experience on my “linux” so far (custom Debian set-up, openbox WM), and for the last few years I’ve had mostly chromium or chrome as default browsers.

  • Anderson

    32 bits, please.

  • Nicholas Novozhilov

    It’s monkey shit! It’s not a browser.

  • Richlv

    doesn’t work on opensuse 13.1 at all – links to libudev.so.0, i have .1. did not bother to see whether .1 would work

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Richlv,
      “udev error? Here’s how you work around it

      For many people, installation is now done. However, some might find that Opera fails to run because of a missing libudev.so.0 library.

      On many modern distros this library has been replaced with libudev.so.1. A simple symlink is enough to remedy the situation. For example, assuming libudev.so.1 is found in the /lib64/ directory, you could setup the required symlink as follows:

      mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/lib
      ln -s /lib64/libudev.so.1 /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/lib/libudev.so.0” https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c#udev-error-heres-how-you-work-around-it

  • bonifacio

    Thanks! Very much!

  • tonyrulez

    Only amd64 version?

  • Rafael Martines

    Can I install on Intel?

  • Elric De Melniboné

    why youtube does not work

  • Finally! Thanks.

  • Adolf pache

    and when support for 32-bit Linux? If for windows 32 bit, I have a hard drive pulled out there with windows think has operates 18 or 20 remember 32 bit supported by you, the only thing that I have of opera today is opera mini Android because it uses presto.saludos and luck and also quickly and that your project is a true exito.por told me that I.E this by removing your browser for linux good luck.

  • Linus is the Best……. I Like It……………

  • Jacque

    is there a reason there is no 32bit version being released ? developer build went from 24 to current 27 and not in all of that time is a single 32bit deb been released …

    • Sarah Morrigan

      I’m running it on a 32-bit machine, and on Lubuntu Trusty. I experience no problem with it so far.

  • Ender

    Hi everyone. I have one problem. Im download opera but i don’t login some apk sites. bkz : http://www.apkoyun.com
    why? Answer please. Thanx all.

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  • Sarah Morrigan

    Opera based on Chromium? Are you kidding? Presto is what makes Opera special, and bloated Chromium and WebKit aren’t going to cut it.

    The last stable Opera for Linux still remains version 12… just makes me question the level of sincerity Opera Software AS has on this matter.

  • Onaj Tamo

    Truly a historic release.

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  • Lenard Rusty

    Ironically, this happens the day after I finally stopped using Opera. As a long time Windows and Opera user, I finally switched to Ubuntu a few days ago, and frankly wasn’t so surprised to find out that Opera is not even supported.

    All the things that made it good died with 12.16 and this was just the last drop in a sea of users’ tears. Now, having it suddenly available again, I don’t feel like going back there anymore.

    Goodbye, although I can’t help but feel the real goodbye was said a long time ago — what came after was just denial.

    Regards, Lenard, from GetMyOwnSite.com

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