Opera Developer 24: Tab preview

You already got a sneak peek (pun intended) of the feature I’ll be announcing in this blog post. However, along with Mac support here is the official feature introduction.

Remember the survey about tab improvements we asked you to fill out? Thank you for participating. With Opera Developer 24 we now introduce tab preview.

Tab preview

Too many tabs opened? Tab preview helps you open the tab you’re looking for because it gives you a peek into each page, making it easier for you to switch from tab to tab.

It also helps you manage your browsing time better. You can, for example, look at the preview of your Google Mail or Facebook wall without actually switching to that tab.

You activate it by hovering over a tab or by switching tabs using the keyboard. Try it, we think using it feels natural. Does it get in the way? When and how? If it does, please tell us! Please include details on your input device (mouse, trackpad, etc.)

High DPI support

We’re also happy to announce that Opera now looks nice and crisp on high DPI (low physical dimensions, high resolution) displays. Updated visuals are enabled by default if you happen to own such display device. Don’t forget to report any visual/usability issues you may encounter!

Known issues:

  • Freeze on some Adobe Flash videos with HiDPI enabled
  • Printing broken on Windows

Downloads:

Full changelog

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Rafał, thanks for the info, and congrats on the second Linux’s build ;-)

  • http://ruario.ghost.io/ Ruarí Ødegaard

    Good week, two developer builds and two cool new things. Linux and Tab Preview (now for all platforms).

    • Marcin Mitek

      No love for HiDPI? :(

      • http://ruario.ghost.io/ Ruarí Ødegaard

        Cool, three things!! :D

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          Two cool new things and one new good thing :P

      • Silviu

        HiDPI is horrible for me. I would really like if there would be a option for this. For us working class it is a nuisance. I had to switch to Opera 23 Next to continue my work.

      • Dave-H

        It’s causing everything to be displayed too large on my system, everything if 25% bigger than it should be.
        It needs to be possible to switch it off if it’s causing problems.

    • Vux777

      Chrome Canary (I don’t know for how long) supports content script on default start page/new tab
      Will that be possible in Opera soon?
      script working on SD?

    • Cryio

      You made significant progress with this version 24. Make every Opera version from now on bring at least 3 new features and we’ll love you.

      • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

        So our current two are not enough? ;)

        • Cryio

          Linux, Tabs and proper HiDPI :P. Three.

          So this time, you ruled.

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            Sounds like your love is hard to get ;) Let’s see what we can do …

          • Cryio

            Yeeei ^_^

          • omuculopata

            Let’s see:
            – native codec support (to avoid licencing issues of H264, AAC and MP3)
            – built-in PPAPI Flash Player

    • Patata Johnson

      There used to be a time when there was a user-base / community to praise your work, but who needs them if you can diy, right? :P

      • icetom

        “Mod, Mod, Mod” thats what I thought too :D

    • NIBB

      Indeed a good week. This is the first Opera feature I consider to be useful. And Linux, I never expected that. It seems Opera is finally catching up.

  • Kurt Zon

    Excellent!!

  • https://ashus.ashus.net/ Ashus

    Well I had to disable it, I use key shortcuts CycleToNextTab and CycleToPreviousTab and this tab preview is always activated instead of switching to another tab.

    • http://ruario.ghost.io/ Ruarí Ødegaard

      It should switch on release

      • https://ashus.ashus.net/ Ashus

        You mean key release or Opera stable release?

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

          Key release.

          • https://ashus.ashus.net/ Ashus

            I’d have to submit tab switching by pressing Enter key, F6 CycleToNextTab just shows me another tab’s preview, Enter switches there. I liked it before, F6 to move to next tab without preview, preview is handy on tab hover only.

          • http://ruario.ghost.io/ Ruarí Ødegaard

            Have you manually edited your preferences to set F6 to cycle tabs?

          • https://ashus.ashus.net/ Ashus

            Yes, I have used that key for years in old Opera.

  • taneli

    Now just missing “Remove X from tabs” option and “Activate last active tab on click on the current tab” (so you can just keep mouse in one place and click one tab to activate it and the previous one.
    Aaaand a few other little things like tab stacking etc…

    • Phil

      Lack of vertical tabs continues to be the big one causing me to hold out, but these would also be much appreciated

  • Lacedaemon

    Cursor goes straight to search field in History, Extensions, Themes, Settings, Downloads, Plugins etc. Why not in Stash?
    (Obvious explanation: I’d like to search for items stored there instantly, not having to press Ctrl+F… )

    Also, requested it many times before… A shortcut for Stash please!

  • András Ács

    I find tab peek very natural. I used to disable tab previews precisely because you couldn’t see what was going on the page anyway as they were too small. The new feature fixes this.

    Does anyone else find that the Linux version sometimes doesn’t fill password fields? I’m fairly certain that I saved some passwords multiple times and occassionally they are not filled in.

    Resizing the window here is very janky, showing small random rectangles and other glitchy things. It might be Aura, but Chrome doesn’t exhibit this. I am using the xorg Radeon driver on Ubuntu 14.04.

  • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

    I had noticed that DNA-22072 (thanks, for the fix)

    When Opera any of the streams download an update (especially if a user is on the opera://about/ page), prompt them to restart Opera to update (I know it is on Windows, tho not OS X, tho it could also prompt them on Linux to update (via how ever the update is set up)

  • Wando Schneider

    I liked. But one thing REALLY bothers me in this feature: I use shortcuts to switch between tabs (CTRL + TAB, CTRL + SHIFT + TAB) and that’s essencial on my work. But now, instead of switching between tabs, it gives me a preview, and I need to release the key to actually open the tab. Instead of saving time, in my case, I’m wasting a little bit.

    • escruting

      Yep, same here, i liked when ctrl+tab was a fast way to change between tabs (like 1 and 2), but this makes it so slow.

    • John Doe

      Same here. I find myself waiting for the preview to appear when switching with keyboard shortcuts, which is my main way of switching tabs.
      The preview on mouse over is pretty nice.

      So maybe a flag to enable it for mouse over and cycling individually?

    • http://an-dz.weebly.com/ An_dz

      But there’s no need to wait for the preview, once you hit Ctrl+(Shift)?+Tab the tab has changed.

      Anyway the transitions could be a little faster.

      • Wando Schneider

        It’s easier to explain if you just test on other browser to see the difference.

        • http://an-dz.weebly.com/ An_dz

          I got it, anyway I’m still in O12 so I don’t use Chromium Opera so much.

  • Linh Nguyen

    When i answered the survey, i didn’t think that you read the answer. Thank you dev team!

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      You are welcome! :) Thanks for filling out the survey and giving us the feedback!

  • NoName

    I would be nice if you could make an option to disable the transition effect.
    I find myself waiting for it to shift, if I got a lot of tabs to preview.

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

      The transition from one preview to another preview? or from preview-to-page?

      • NoName

        Preview to preview.

      • Emanuele

        consider that now previews stay on the page and block your work, so you’ve to speed up all animations to maintain a good workflow… IMHO

      • Vux777

        both for me…
        animation (preview to page and fade effect between previews) is jagged when dealing with heavy pages
        and when many tabs are loading

      • Nekomajin43

        It would be good to have a slider in the settings from 0 ms to whatever ms you have now. Everyone would be happy.

  • Muhammad Ubaid Raza

    Tab preview is definitely a nice feature!

    What about “Alternative start page”? didn’t notice anything different when enabled.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      “DNA-21278 [Tools] Provide a way to have an alternate start page” just gives a way to experiment with alternative start pages. It doesn’t introduce any.

      • Muhammad Ubaid Raza

        So it provides a way to change start-page for developers only (for internal testing)?

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          Basically: Yes. But who knows what we could do with it …? ;)

      • Lacedaemon

        I hope it provides something that will make Adblock do some work with the ads on the thumbnails of SD!

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          I also think this is annoying … but like I said, this is just a testbed.

      • Dave-H

        Right, that explains why the setting doesn’t appear to do anything! :-D

  • Dave-H

    The page title text on the tab peek tiles seems to be fixed now, thanks!

    • Marcin Mitek

      How was your update this time – incremental, or full package?

      • Dave-H

        Incremental, and it failed again! :-(
        Subsequent full download was again fine.
        I’m troubleshooting this with the bug trackers.
        A USB mode test install is behaving the same.

        • Marcin Mitek

          Weird. We observed something similar on our internal test servers, but not as often (exactly once for 9 requests). Are you going to opera:about page to force the update each time?

          • Dave-H

            Yes.
            The bug trackers were also puzzled that I didn’t have a Windows Task Scheduler entry for updating Opera, and never have had!

  • João Gonçalves

    Adblock Plus extension is working again in this snapshot. Thank you.

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

      They all did in previous one, but you had to reinstall them.

      • João Gonçalves

        I didn’t know. Thank you.

  • pekikuubik

    I’d rather just have a list of all tabs when cycle through them with Ctrl+Tab.

  • moto0000

    Tab Preview is a very good option but animation is too slow :D And maybe you add option to hide [+] button on Speed Dial page :D

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

      The transition animation from one preview to another preview? or from preview-to-page?

      • moto0000

        All of them :P

      • DataZByteS

        Initial transition could be faster. However I think exposing the delay in advanced settings is a better way of doing this. Some would prefer peek to trigger instantly, but I can see how it could be irritating if you just hovering about.

  • ooblv

    no more segfaults on Linux. Thanks!
    Just 2 things:
    – still very difficult to resize the window because you can only do that with the cursor on the 1px window border. The resize cursor should appear while approaching from both sides.
    -I know you are only supporting Ubuntu for now but lot of people use other distros with different themes and lot of Ubuntu users don’t use Ambiance so supporting system theme and window control position (and possibly scrollbars) is very important, until it doesn’t support the theme at least as Chrome I’m sure lot of people won’t use it because it looks out of place. (Some themes on linux, like the elementary theme, have 1 or more window control to the left so I suppose the Opera menu should be moved in the case you will support them; personally I would like a red O in the rightmost part of the toolbar).

    Some less important stuff:
    -In speed dial there’s a white gradient in the top part. I think you added that because of the grey entries (speed dial, stash, discover). I’m not really sure tho if it does look good on some dark themes. Maybe add the possibility to take it off and make the text white, or some automatic thing? idk
    -I would really appreciate the possibility to choose a thinner menu, or to choose what it should appear in it. As of now I find it way too big.

  • Piotr

    Is there any way to preview how much data was saved by Opera Turbo? Like in Opera Mobile on Android, where you can see amount of saved data (ie. 100 MB of 200MB). If not, it would be nice to see this in Opera on desktop.

    • Emil Huber

      I whish this back, also.

  • Dave-H

    Is it just me, or has the default size of everything changed in this build?
    Everything is much bigger than before, speed dial, stash, discover, and web pages, and I now have to set the zoom level to 75% to make it look as it did before!
    Web pages look really zoomed in and cropped on 100% now.

    • Lacedaemon

      Happened to me too and I had to change Windows dpi to 100% instead of 110% :(

      • Dave-H

        Glad to hear I’m not the only one!
        I haven’t changed anything on my Windows settings, and nor do I want to.

        • Helge Andre Gjølme

          What is your windows dpi set to?

          • Dave-H

            120, always has been.

          • Marcin Mitek

            What screen resolutions and screen sizes do you have? It’s the question to all of you :) You can decrease the zoom level for all pages in Settings. It matches the DPI level currently.

          • Dave-H

            I’m on 1920×1080 on a 37″ widescreen monitor.
            Setting the default zoom level to 75% returns things to looking as they did on the previous builds, although I also then have to turn up the minimum font size setting or the settings menu text is minute!

          • Inquisitor

            1920×1080 (1080p)
            Setting font size to ‘Large’ and Page zoom to 75% makes it look acceptable, but I’d wish I could rather have it set to Normal and 100%, just as it was in the previous O24 build – which looked fine.

          • Helge Andre Gjølme

            It is due to the HiDPI being enabled.
            I would recommend you to open:
            Settings > Websites
            And change the settings under “Display” to your liking.

          • Dave-H

            Already done that!
            Setting the default zoom to 75% returns almost everything back to looking as it was before, but surely it should be right at 100%?!

          • Inquisitor

            Mine is set to ‘Normal’ (125%) – It’s always been like that and O12 and the previous build of O24 look perfectly allright.

        • Lacedaemon

          Well I guess it is the ugly face of auto-updating :-/

          • Marcin Mitek

            Actually, we were testing mostly on laptops with such screens, not tablets. But this is the first build with HiDPI support enabled, so some issues are expected, sorry for any inconvenience.

          • Lacedaemon

            Fair enough. As long as you are aware of it, I’m happy.

    • Inquisitor

      Yes, here exactly the same. Previous build was perfect, now everything is enlarged.

  • João Gonçalves

    When I hover the mouse above an extension icon, the yellow text balloon that appears, shows for a very brief moment the popup text from the previous extension icon I hovered before.
    It’s hard to take a screenshot to prove it, but it’s noticeable.
    If your hover the mouse above several extension icons, you can clearly see this artifact.

    • http://vinczej.blogspot.hu vinczej

      I haven’t this syndrom. All work finely.

      • João Gonçalves

        You have to hover the icons back and forward to see it happen.

        • ayespy

          No, it just doesn’t happen here. Period. What platform are you on?

          • João Gonçalves

            Here you have it:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1s7vw_ESgU

            I’ve slowed down the video so that the bug is more noticeable.
            See the video from 2:00 forward.
            You will see the popup display the wrong extension name for a brief moment. This happens always with me.

          • ayespy

            Yeah. It does not do that at all here on my Win 8.1.

          • João Gonçalves

            This happens in both my Win 8.1 machines

          • ayespy

            Perhaps it has something to do with the extensions themselves, or with your resources. My processor speed and RAM, for instance may make the change too fast to be visible.

          • João Gonçalves

            Perhaps. It can be that.
            Only the developpers can answer.

  • Emanuele

    Hi

    I used it for some days and for what I can see, it’s very “cool” but apart that, I’ve to say it fells less “natural” and a bit confusing compared to the old tab previews … Initially I supposed the problem was habits, but after some days it’s still here… I don’t know if this could help you improve it… I used it on a 21″ monitor with standard mouse

    So to be more concise: I like it very much, but it stays on my way and slows down my work

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

      When is it in the way? Exactly what are you doing when it slows you down?

      • Emanuele

        sorry for my english skills :P, with “slows down” I don’t mean performance problems, but about my “workflow” … for example a lot of times I put my pointer outside of the browser page and now often this opens the preview hover it… I know is a problem of mine and my habits, but I think this could be a good feedback ;)

        However I’ll try to use it more and more … maybe with time it will be more natural for my mind

        • _artem_

          +1 I ment just the same, you just move your mouse up without looking and tab preview shows up

    • _artem_

      it’s also confusing when you put your mouse cursor accidentally onto another tab while reading some article or watching some video and it covers the content you was reading/watching

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

        How and when did it get up there? Did you push aside the cursor because it was blocking the text? etc.

        • _artem_

          either cursor is blocking some text or you just move the mouse just because :-D cuz it’s somehow too near to you and you just push the mouse and its cursor always gets onto another tab. just try it. when your tab bar is full with tabs and you just move your mouse up and tab preview covers half of the page you was reading

          • Nekomajin43

            I have the same problem.

  • _artem_

    it doesn’t show flash elements :( if you watch some pron live chats, you can’t see what’s going on while looking at a tab preview (I’m not talking of live kinda animated previews, but instead of a flash element there just a blank space):-D
    please add extensions support to speed-dial thumbnails. I remove some unneeded page elements (including adcraps, headers, footers, left and right columns with unneeded categories, suggestions and so on – I only want to see content!) but these all are shown in the thumbnails, that’s not beautiful! :)

    • Jan Banan

      I think we need some examples of this chat you talk about.

  • http://pavelkouril.cz/ Pavel Kouřil

    Could you please make everything a little bit smaller again? :(

    The menus etc. seem little big now, 24″ display with 1920×1200. :/

    Also, the weird DWrite font bug is still there, happens for example in emails in Hotmail.com. Or any web using Calibri.

    And the tab previews do get in the way, unfortunately. I prefered them in a old Opera way, this is too huge.

    • Dave-H

      Size problem already reported.

  • Marko Koivuniemi

    Tab Preview is nice when there is preview available – “Preview is not currently available” grey windows when using delayed tab loading is annoying. I think it should try to fetch preview if it’s not available. I have many tabs and I dont always go in every tab after starting Opera. I think preview should be saved also and I don’t wanna see this “not available” notification ever. If you would like to show that preview is old maybe you could find better way to that – maybe some time stamp on preview image?

    • Lacedaemon

      ^^True dat.

    • myoperaexile

      I definitely do not want it to make web requests in this case, though your idea for a saved preview image is not a bad one. However, in my case, the cache lives on my RAM drive, so it won’t exist after I reboot. I’m fine with that though.

      • Marko Koivuniemi

        Hmm. I think this preview image should be part of sessions – so if you have saved session you have previews with it. But I understand problems with web requests also. I (as old school Opera user) need options – more the better ;-)

  • BS-Harou

    When I press Ctrl+Tab (and hold ctrl) it takes about a second before the first preview appears. While it makes sense to delay the preview on hovering (and I actually would like if the delay on hover would take a second longer), when using keyboard it seems just like a waste of time :P

    • Emanuele

      I totally agree … maybe a good fine tuning on animations and delays could improve all, but actually implementation seems to cause too much problems … old visual tabs/tab previews were surely less cool but a lot more useful

      • BS-Harou

        Actually, I like this better than the old previews.

        • Emanuele

          I like it too, as I said previously, but it should receive some work to be less “intrusive” ;)

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      The idea is to not get in the way when you just want quickly switch to the next tab. But maybe that is something people actually don’t want to do?!

      • ahoj1234

        I share the country with BS-Harou but right here and right now I share the point of view with you.

        For example I use ctrl+tab (and tab, tab…) for fast switches without interest to see preview and mouse with preview for searching.

  • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/ Sebastián Lalaurette

    Well, this feature is cool, though not what I prefer… I still miss visual tabs very mucho. ;) The preview is too big for me, and it appears too soon for its size, blocking my view of the current tab every time I let the cursor over another tab before switching (a habit of mine that was previously harmless and now became annoying).

    I would prefer the previews to be smaller and aligned with the tab I’m hovering. In that case, it wouldn’t bother me that they appeared instantly. If not, I’ like to have a little bit of a delay between hovering the tab and the preview appearing.

    I can live with the current implementation, though. Kudos for the new feature!

    • mehdus

      Can’t agree more

    • Deus Ex Vino

      Maybe size/alignment settings?

    • Sn3ipen

      I like to just hover over a tab to get a glimpse of another page when i am typing stuff.

      • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/ Sebastián Lalaurette

        But does the preview not obstruct the area where you’re typing?

  • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/ Sebastián Lalaurette

    What are those bits about alternate startpage and startpage theming? They sound interesting.

    • Lacedaemon

      It surely does, maybe we will be able to have a Speed Dial that isn’t “locked” and Adblock can do some work on its ads…

  • useruser

    Finally! Something useful! Thanks

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

    Pro tip: keep Control pressed and press Tab, Tab, Tab, “okay, no new email”, Escape.

    • Mike

      Hold control, press tab, no new email, escape, oh hello start screen!

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

        Okay, assuming you have a sensible operating system. :-P

        • myoperaexile

          How about Ctrl+] to escape on Windows? Like old telnet sessions :P

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

            Obviously we should do:

            Enter ~ .

            (Terminating frozen SSH sessions.)

          • myoperaexile

            Hmm… this I did not know about (not sure if it works with PuTTY secure shell to a Linux box).

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

            SShells freeze on me every week. Then again, I rely on them for everything.

    • Lacedaemon

      Ehm… that’s no pro tip. Pro tip is have an email client (like the integrated M2 one) that notifies you whenever you have mail….

      • ma_t14

        Preferably closely integrated with your browser ;)

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          A pinned tab with your favourite web mailer that updates the favicon, web notifications and tab preview bring you pretty close. Or are you voting for Opera Apps? ;)

          • escruting

            Could you improve pinned tabs though? Right now the only way to maintain pinned tabs openen on browser start is by choosing “start where i left off”, and this makes all the tabs remember the history (i mean long pressing the back arrow show you all the tabs you visited since you pìnned that tab). I have pinned twitter and it has an infinite history of all the tweets i visited in the last 6+ months.

            Thats definetly not good for performance, right?

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            Interesting … just noticed that I have a Gmail with history of 2+ month … I would actually guess that it’s not a performance issue, but of course, if you are not going to need that history it’s useless.
            Anyway, improving pinned tabs is among the things we want to do eventually.

          • escruting

            Excellent news that atleast one opera dev noticed this, thank you.

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

            You know what I had in O12 was mail and bookmarks manager pinned at the left, Speed Dial showing as main page and saved all that as Default session. Give me that back with new tab peeks and Opera will kick some serious butt.

            The thing is O15+ will un-pin those tabs upon restart, and tab titles are expanded again, which arbitrarily imposses a behavior not meant by user, and certaintly not what is offered. We should have an option so that they remain pinned or the ability to load custom sessions as before.

            Didn’t try again until I read your comment now, but no change. Guess my option is never close it, unless needed.

            It’s not loading my pic, disqus sucks.

          • Guest

            Why it didn’t upload before?

          • ma_t14

            Pretty close? It’s only pretty close when all your email comes from a single account or email provider. Once you have more than one account from different providers and want to maintain and manage all those emails from a single interface you start wishing that your browser had an integrated email client to make things easier (like old Opera did).I understand that the majority of users have simpler needs and that was the reason the client was removed in the first place.

            Opera Apps, are you hinting something here? :) If the Opera team developed an App platform for Opera similar to that of Chrome’s that made it possible for things like an email client to be developed then that would solve many of hardcore users’ problems. If you guys could replicate the old email client as an Opera App that would be awesome!

          • ayespy

            Opera Extensions. Email as an extension. And one better than that crummy simplemail for FF, which uses TONS of processor cycles and collects mail slower than Christmas.

      • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

        Web notifications basically give web mailers the power to notify you … but with tab preview you can see if the 3 new mails are worth switching to that tab ;)

        • Lacedaemon

          But not everybody uses web mails! (yahoo, gmail etc.)
          I have one screenshot for you:

          http://cdn.altrn.tv/s/418230e8-aaaf-e011-9727-0025902c7e73_5_full.jpg It used to be yours. You already have the code, the icons, it is HTML. Do it ! As an extension, integrated next to Discover, whatever. But (sugar) DO IT! :-)

          • zhnujm

            Wait for Mailpile (hopefully this autum): https://www.mailpile.is
            It will probably do what you want.

            As bonus you can use it with any browser…

          • Lacedaemon

            I’m aware of Mailpile, I don’t find it that good to be honest. Big and clunky. I want the mail from Opera themselves, with their distinctive design, performance and good ergonomy as proven by M2 and Myopera. They can do it, there are no excuses or 3rd-party alternatives.

          • zhnujm

            The problem is: we won’t get this from opera….

          • Lacedaemon

            We can if you join me instead of being pessimistic :)

          • zhnujm

            Oh, i was very optimistic, one year ago…. until they released Opera Mail + Opera 15 and made it pretty clear that they wont implement an email client in the new Opera.
            You and I are a much to small minority, even smaller than people who use bookmarks ;)

            And, imho, look at the progress in the last year, they do not have the manpower to do such a thing.
            Look at this release, the holy grail is a tab preview…..

          • Lacedaemon

            We ‘ll see about that, that’s why I am here. :-p Let’s wait first for the response of @thorbenb or @alexandersen

    • NoName

      Pressing Esc while holding Ctrl is opening the startmenu/Modern UI in Windows.
      It’s also hard to do with one hand.

    • Veger

      I like this idea/tip of using the tab-preview!
      But (unfortunately) CTRL+Escape opens the System Activity on KDE… :(

      I tried to use CTRL+SHIFT+Escape, but that does not close the tab preview..? (and is a bit of an inconvenient key combination to just close the preview)

  • Mike

    I’m going to assume that tab stacking won’t re-appear :(

  • derExperte

    Speaking of tabs I really wish you would re-introduce the ‘hold right mouse button, then use the scroll wheel to change tabs’-funcionality (preferably without showing previews). There were some add-ons but they didn’t work 100% or at all and it makes using the new Opera so inconvenient.

    • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/ Sebastián Lalaurette

      > Speaking of tabs I really wish you would re-introduce the ‘hold right mouse button, then use the scroll wheel to change tabs’-functionality

      Word!

    • bwat47

      Yeah this was one of my favorite o12 features. makes switching tabs so easy and quick, and allows you to use mouse gestures for pretty much everything. Currently we can use mouse gestures for closing/opening tabs, but come time to switch tab I have to move my mouse up :( It would make the workflow for mouse gestures users much smoother if we had this feature.

    • Denyer

      “Rocker Gestures” I think they called these. Or maybe that was the “Left button right button” combo gesture, I can’t remember. Either way, I need both back!

      • derExperte

        ‘Rocker Gestures’ are still in but you have to activate them, check the options.

        • Denyer

          Oop, yep already had them on, so the wheely gesture clearly wasn’t covered by that term! :)

          Odd that, given that you rock the wheel, but not the buttons…

  • serendipity1002

    Pages with Disqus still crash randomly, it took me 8 reloads to read all the comments here in this thread ;-<

  • Александр

    Hallelujah! First feature from opera 12.x came back. Hope for tab grouping, multiline tabs and site logos in speed dial

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      We hope it’s not just “coming back” but even better!

  • Inquisitor

    The tab preview window is far too big. I prefer a smaller preview window, like in O12.

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

      Why? Try to describe it in detail.

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

        I’m not sure if you’re being defiant, condescendent, or genuinely interested.

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

          The latter.

      • NoName

        A small thumbnail is quicker for the eye(and mind) to catch and register, than a big image of the site.
        This is good when searching for at site and you don’t need to peek for content of that site.

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          Interesting, our tests have more or less shown that “thumbnail” previews don’t help people much in distinguishing which site they are looking at.
          My personal example would be five Stackoverflow pages … they more or less look the same at 300px width

          • NoName

            Actually it’s the opposite for me. (I’m a visually person)

            If I had 5 StackOverflow tabs, I would already know which is what before previewing. I just need to see that it’s a SO site.

            I have even tried to time it against the Opera 12’s preview method. You can read in more detail from a previous post of mine:
            http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/06/opera-24-linux-released-developer-stream/#comment-1453423866

            In addition to my post, I figured, that the position of the tab preview in Opera 12 is moving, and therefore I can remember where all tabs is (well not exactly, I’m not Rainman :)). Peek shows the image in the same placement, so I have to watch where the cursor is while moving it, at the same time that I’m looking at the peek previews.

          • escruting

            Maybe you could let it be user defined with advanced power user settings, just like thumbnail size on speed dial. I think your interface is flexible enough to enable you to do that, but please put the preview closer to the tab and mouse cursor, not in the middle of the screen.

          • ABDX

            totally agree with the “cant distinguish which site you are looking at” part, and think the current size is more than perfect

          • Lacedaemon

            I think it’s more of a preview delay issue instead of a size one. Whenever I have let’s say 3 similar tabs open, I move the mouse cursor to one of those to be ready, but it takes me some time (in ms) to decide which one I want to click. In this timeframe the preview image should not be activated cause it messes up the screen and abstracts you from your planned action. So a small delay before it kicks in would be more appreciated.

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            The delays are something we are actively working on … which reminds me to stop answering and work a bit for a change ;)

          • Lacedaemon

            :-) . Thanks for listening.

      • Inquisitor

        The O24 preview is too obtrusive and distractive. It cover almost the complete screen.

        • Dave-H

          I agree. It’s a nice idea, but there should be an option to decrease the preview size, or even go to small thumbnails under the tabs, as in Opera 12.17.

  • putin

    This is very refreshing! Wouldn’t it be nice if this was the starting point to make the preview overlay two-column, with the right column being a vertical list of opened tabs, and the preview on the left, all this being triggered by Ctrl+Tab? Upon repeated activation of this keystrokes, the selected item would cycle in recently used order, and the corresponding tab highlighted, as an indication that Opera would switch to it when releasing Ctrl+Tab. Upon release of the keystroke, Opera switches to that tab. If you remember Opera 12 you know what I mean. *wink*

    Also, while I like how things are going, I feel that the initial overlay animation is too slow and just slows me down when hovering a large amount of tabs to find the right one. There is only information about one of them at a time (see suggestion in the previous paragraph).

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

      Wouldn’t that be something….

  • error

    Nice thing about tab preview is it can be turned off by opera://flags/#tab-preview . I don’t like it, won’t use it, you will faster click and see 3 cards than wait for preview wasting resources.

    I’ve probably localized CPU cycle monster on my config. It’s constantly fade in fade out status bar text at the bottom. Just moving my mouse from one speed dial to another gets my CPU to 100% (maybe you are also loading page on hovering? either way it’s killing my CPU). Whenever status bar text shows I get 100% CPU. Is there any way to turn this off (especially this annoying fading animation)? I don’t have this problems in chromium.

    Now that Linux has it’s version I will give you some feedback. My wishlist:
    1. Bookmark button like in Opera 12 or newer Firefox. I don’t need start page button, I would switch it with bookmark button anytime.
    2. Speed dial enhancements:
    – I want to hide + button (it really looks messy with it)
    – thumbnails are way too small and I can’t change their size
    – I can’t choose my own images
    – I don’t like, don’t use discover, stash (maybe will use it but with bookmark button I don’t see a point) and I don’t need this always visible bar at the top. If it’s absolutely needed and can’t be hidden then why it must be at the top? Wasting speed dial vertical space
    – Search area is way too big. Many users (me included) would probably like to hide it (I only use address bar search anyway, it’s way faster) giving more space to speed dial
    – scrollbars in speed dial are really awful idea, you can give some nice graphic indications and scroll whole screen like in tablets. It will look and fell better than scrolling bars especially with this pinned top bar always wasting vertical space.
    – speed dial groups
    – for some sites opera doesn’t create speed dial thumbnails (example: http://anime.tanuki.pl/strony/) – bug
    – if you need reference of good speed dial experience look at speed dial in Opera 12 or FVD speed dial extension on firefox/chromium https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speed-dial-fvd-new-tab-pa/llaficoajjainaijghjlofdfmbjpebpa
    3. Changing proxy setting in Chromium changes it also in Opera (probably bug)
    4. Opera menu button at the top is just a waste of tab space (also not attractive at all). I would like to see it somewhere on main bar as nice button, like in chromium, firefox
    5. Whole top bar with address field is too bulky. In my opinion it would look better if it was a little thiner. The best solution would be to give us option to change it’s size. More vertical space is always welcome
    6. Tabs are too clustered, they look weird. Why not give them a little space between like in Opera 12, especially when there is a lot of space on tab bar and not much tabs are opened.
    7. Opera isn’t looking for plugins at all. To get chromium pepper flash to work I must do it manually with -ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so –ppapi-flash-version=14.0.0.125
    8. Do you have some contact with Adobe to put some pressure on them to include drm module in pepper flash on Linux? There is one in NPAPI flash but it will never work in Opera 24+, right? It would be also nice to have java pepper plugin too.
    9. More control over search engines. We can’t change letters/delete top 5 and made default whichever we want
    10. System DE integration. Chromium 35+ aura is doing it right on Linux, can’t you copy that? For now the interface integration with system settings is non-existent and it looks really bad
    11. I can’t choose start/new page?
    12. Tab stacking would be nice to have again, especially as an option to turn on/off
    13. There is no need for autoupdate on Linux, because it must be done by package manager either way, why include it/run it. I get this on console
    /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)
    14. Option to turn off all UI animations (all fading effects too). They are just wasting my time and resources

    What I want from browser is fast, simple experience. For now Opera has too much confusing eyecandy which turns my CPU into heater and too little useful things (bookmark button, tab stacking, easy access to closed sites, UI customization options)

    My test configuration Arch Linux 64 bit, KDE 4.13.2, CPU C2D T9400 (2.53 GHz), 4GB RAM, GF 9600m GT

    I would really appreciate it if some dev could at least comment few points.

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

      The Opera for Linux forums would be a better place for this. Split them up a bit by topic.

    • Александр

      > Search area is way too big. Many users (me included) would probably like to hide it

      It is already there:
      1. Go to opera://settings
      2. Move the cursor away from search field
      2. Hit ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → b a
      3. Look at the bottom of a page
      4. Check checkbox “Hide the search box in Speed Dial”

      • kapsi

        Nice

    • Ricardo J. Barberis

      3. Doesn’t it change it globally? In my case it opens KDE’s proxy settings
      4. Maybe an O? I don’t like Chromium’s aproach
      5. Agreed
      7. Thanks for the flash tip! I though I was going crazy :P Would be nice if it showed up in –help though…
      9. Yes, please, I’d love to have DuckDuckGo as default again
      10. Opera has so little chrome that I don’t really mind, especially if they make the tab bar thinner
      13. Agreed

      That said, I’m kinda liking the new Opera, especially after installing some extensions to recover functionality I miss from Opera 12 (Clasisc Tabs, Page Reloader, Reload Image, TabHamster).

  • NoName

    New bug:
    When the address bar is in edit-mode, it remember the content when you open or close a tab with keyboard shortcuts.

    • dqdb

      Confirmed.

    • Marcin Mitek

      Yup, will be tracked as DNA-22605. Thanks.

  • Андрей

    Thanks for great update, supporting HiDPI is great feature!

    Btw, is there any possibility to turn HiDPI support off?

    Also I can reproduce “Freeze on some Adobe Flash videos with HiDPI enabled”:
    1) Install BetterTTV (http://www.nightdev.com/betterttv/)
    2) Open any twitch.tv stream (i.e.http://www.twitch.tv/qlrankstv)
    3)a. Try to change Chat width by moving its left border
    or
    3)b. Try to change Opera window size

  • Josip Kozarac

    Besides Opera v12 bookmark manager & other Opera v12 things, can you make a download window with all options as in Opera v12 => Run, Save and Cancel, not only Save and Cancel. I want to have an option for that! When I download a small ZIP or RAR file, I opened it every time, not downloaded it. I don’t need that ZIP or RAR file on my computer, (only in Opera temp folder :)). In new versions of Opera, there is no option for Open button. Why? Chromium? OK, but you could (must :P) put it in Opera options.

    • Vit K

      Check Download control extension https://christoph142.wordpress.com/

      • Josip Kozarac

        1st of all, it doesn’t work, at least to me.

        2nd, it’s an add-on. I want a fully integrated solution supported by Opera team. Same thing is for bookmarks; I don’t want an add-on for bookmark manager, I want an integrated bookmark manager.

        Sorry but your solution is not a good solution for me.

        • Patata Johnson

          But as they’ve said before, Opera became another “diy with extensions browser”. The old feature rich Opera is dead and won’t come back ;)

          • PaulW

            Microsoft said that about the start menu but it is coming back so opera needs to listen to it’s Opera 12 core of faithful users.

  • ABDX

    “DNA-22341 Developer start page now supports theming” …??

    what does that mean ?

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      I guess this shouldn’t have been included in the changelog. We have an “offline” version of the start page that is just a normal website. The main difference is that you can load any arrangement of Speed Dials, which is super handy to fix bugs for hard to reproduce scenarios. So it’s almost purely internal, nothing to see unfortunately ;)

  • dqdb

    Problem 1: I’m reading and scrolling down the page by pressing the Down key on the keyboard. I notice that the mouse cursor covers the text, so I grab the mouse and I move it to the top of the screen and large tab preview opens, and it doesn’t disappear when I press the Down key.

    Problem 2: tab preview is too large and shading is not enough. I closed the active tab accidentally twice today instead of the previewed tab.

    Problem 3: display timeouts are too low. 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?

    Opera 12 solution was far-far better than this one. Don’t reinvent the wheel when it is working perfectly.

    • Nekomajin43

      I’d like to quote this line: “Don’t reinvent the wheel when it is working perfectly.”

      • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

        Do you really think O12 preview was perfect? It annoyed me that I had to “move the mouse around” the preview to get to the address bar … and could you really get an overview of the hovered tab with this thumbnail size? Oh, and it didn’t annoy you that the preview “lagged” behind the mouse a bit?

        I think O12 preview was a bit controversial actually.

        • Nekomajin43

          I was speaking in general. If you ask me, I don’t like tab previews at all. I think it’s useless. (Well, it’s handy with tab stacking.) But I can live with it as long as I have an option to turn it off.

          But as I see, you can satisfy everyone if you provide some options to set the thumbnail size and timing. Then you don’t have to argue about the current and the old way.

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

        Considering the feedback so far, people seem to prefer the new tab preview over Opera 12.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      > Problem 2: tab preview is too large and shading is not enough. I closed the active tab accidentally twice today instead of the previewed tab.

      I guess you used a shortcut to do that? Would you be less confused if the keystroke to close the current tab would close the previewed tab instead?

      • dqdb

        Yes, I’ve used Ctrl+F4 for closing the tab as I always do. Your solution (closing the previewed tab) would be a little better, but the best solution would be
        * a list of opened tab titles to the right of the preview like in O12 (which is clickable with the mouse), or
        * a smaller preview, or
        * a visually more flashy design (no, I’m not blind but the shading is definitely not enough for me).

        I admit that O24 solution is visually better than in O12, but the usability is worse (at least for me).

      • dqdb

        I’ve found a small problem: Opera 24 is running full screen in the background, Outlook (or any other application) is running full screen in the foreground. I’m moving the mouse pointer to tthe top of the screen because it covers the text of a mail (yes, I know that all of my tab preview stories starts with moving the mouse cursor ot of the way :) ). After reading the mail I switch to Opera using Alt+Tab, Opera window is shown and 0.5 s later tab preview also for a random tab.

        I think you shouldn’t display tab preview immediately after window activation.

      • dqdb

        Similar problem: Opera is running windowed (= not full screen) and the top of the window is on the top of the screen. I click on the maximize button, Opera window goes full screen and tab preview is displayed for a random tab.

        So I would extend my last tought: I think you shouldn’t display tab preview immediately after window state change (resize, move, activate, show).

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

      The problem with the tab thumbnails in Opera 12 was that you couldn’t really distinguish between different pages on the same site. Now you can actually see the contents of tabs clearly. Most people seem to prefer the new preview over the old one as well.

  • Sync Originals

    Mac Yosemite DP2 :(

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Well, it’s also a developer preview of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) … many things don’t work (yet) ;)

  • Sync Originals

    Mac 10.10 DP2 – On fresh install no extension. :(

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Well, it’s a developer preview of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) … many things don’t work (yet) ;)

    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      We have a nice task to fix Mac 10.10 bugs, currently Opera is a bit unstable in that OS.

  • Furious

    Hi. Using linux preview on Ubuntu. 2 Things that come to my mind.

    1. Is it possible to put “opera” button up in the system bar on top? To save place for tabs and integrity with the system.
    2. Use default ubuntu scroll bars? i love them so it would be nice to see them avalible.
    Thats it. Overal working well :)
    PS> Have Opera came back to “Opera turbo” after a rename to “offroad? If so, thats a cool thing :)
    Opera TUBRO FTW :P

  • Андрей

    Also, it seems like HiDPI isn’t working on Linux (Kubuntu 14.04 x64), is it known issue?

  • Leonardo Gomes

    New flags:

    Alternative start page
    Enables an alternative version of start page.

  • oic

    When will you guys remove Discover. I never use it, its bloat

    • ma_t14

      In it’s current state, yes it is useless. But I can see it can potentially become a very good source of news for your daily read. To achieve that though it needs much better customization. Some things from the top of my head:
      – choosing or blacklisting sites
      – algorithm to show sites that you visit more often closer to the top

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      If you really never use it: It’s 57kb of your disk space … the cached version of the page you viewing right now is a lot bigger ;)

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

      This is the same old idiotic claim about removing email client and other features in the past, reason? I don’t use it, I can’t overcome the very fact that it is present, and ultimately I speak in the name of the whole freaking user community.

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

    Tab Preview =A perfect +10 and it feels natural.
    It seams like the old version 12.16 but extremely better plus you seen the full page more better….
    For more perfection add a option to increase to 100% full page preview.

  • Trevor Gough

    I’d like to see a preview of all open tabs on a single page. Internet Explorer does this or has done it in the recent past. Palemoon browser does it, too. Palemoon even lets you do a search amongst open tabs on that single preview page. It’s very elegant and the best way to go, in my opinion.

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

      Tab preview is just one of the improvements we’re working on.

  • Gloriam

    Is that new features I smell, but yes I do! Great stuff guys, keep it up. :)

  • Cryio

    Question. Can you get Opera to be aware of desktop dimensions on Windows 8 and auto resize?

    For example, if a snap the Metro version of Skype on the Desktop, native Windows apps and some other programs, like Media Player Classic HT or Firefox will auto resize.

    So far, Opera won’t. I’ve been asking for this for a while.

  • cyberrufus

    Doesn’t use HTML5 on youtube unless I disable flash.

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

      That would be entirely up to the page in question.

      • cyberrufus

        I don’t understand. It’s the same behavior outlined in https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15182116 Only way I can get HTML5 to play on youtube is by disabling flash.

        • Helge Andre Gjølme

          This is due to a temporary browser.js patch until we get better HTML5 video support. Many of the videos were served as webm with a maximum resolution of 360p. When using Flash you get the chance to choose between more resolutions.

          We will remove the patch as soon as we can :)

          • cyberrufus

            Thanks for the clarification.

      • Rafael Luik

        When you remove PATCH-1164 you mean.

  • ayespy

    At zoom = 90%, everything in this version of Opera is just about perfect for me. The font on the latest iterations of Opera (ESPECIALLY UI fonts) is really just a little too small for my 61-year-old eyes and bifocals, and the entire page was just a little too big in this version (related to perfecting HiDPI I assume) to fit entirely within the size window I keep open for Opera. 90% is a REALLY good happy medium.

    I truly hope devs will consider settling on a default 100% zoom size which is not so goddamned tiny as the sizes in current Release version, yet not so Brobdignagian as default is in latest Developer.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      90% zoom seems ok for me too. With 100% things looks like a little too much big.

  • Nekomajin43

    Tab peek timing is definitely better now. Thanks!

    Bug report:
    The hungarian translation in the settings is incorrect. I’ve reported a certain mistranslation via the bug tracker, but most of the settings looks like it was translated with Google Translate or something similar.

  • ayespy

    An adjustable delay for tab peek seems a necessity. Half the commenters here want it shorter or instantaneous (me, for instance) and half want it longer. For my purposes, longer would be worse. I don’t want to waste time hovering and waiting for it to appear. When I hover, I want to see it – not wait for it. My greatest annoyance in browsing is waiting for things to appear.

    • Nekomajin43

      It’s a great idea. +1

    • Lacedaemon

      With mouse hovering, too fast gets in the way of picking the right tab. With Ctrl+Tab it should be instant though.

    • Alex Parker

      Yeah, I also want a small preview right under the tab itself, LIKE BEFORE, instead of this humongous Godzilla in the middle of my screen.

    • Emil Huber

      This would be a very useful thing.
      Please implement it.

      • Douglas Ryan

        But with an Advanced Option to turn it off.

  • Tom Lindberg

    Ah! I haven’t been able to use Opera for the past four months due to the lack of high DPI support, like I’ve commented a few times before.

    Before then, like so many others I was bothered with the lack of features Opera 12 had (I’d still like to see a few of them), but during this time when I was forced to use other browsers, I was constantly switching between them, because they just didn’t feel right.

    So I’ve now come to really appreciate basic things like the layout, look and feel of Opera.

    Thank you!
    Speed dial thumbnails are still low res though (I got hiDPI thumbnails enabled) The heart icon in the address bar as well.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Thanks for sharing! It’s very nice to hear that there are people that like what we do :)

    • Marcin Mitek

      Heart icon is still missing its HiDPI resources, we know that :)

  • dflyra

    Another step in the right direction! If you guys tell us where you’re heading and what to expect, it would result to considerably less nagging and less bitter comments. I actually begin to enjoy browsing with Opera Chromium almost as much as with Opera presto! Please inform us: Is there a proper bookmarks manager in your agenda? a better mouse gestures implementation? what are your goals? you don’t have to place a specific time schedule. Just give us a general scope of your targets & priorities.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      We mentioned this many times already: We are working on Sync and Bookmarks and many other interesting things. It took very long to get a rock solid basis, now the fun begins ;)

      • bwat47

        I’m very interested to see what you guys come up with :)

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Btw, *you* said direction … which one do you mean? ;)

      • dflyra

        direction towards customization and usability. i don’t have serious problems with speed or compatibility.

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

      We did mention that we’re working on, among other things, bookmarks and tab improvements.

  • _artem_

    any reason why pushbullet (installed from chrome app store) stopped working? I mean its mirroring notification doesn’t work at all. send a testing notification – opera notifications show just nothing,
    open chrome, send testing notification again -> chrome shows it. opera doesn’t.
    latest build disabled pushbullet and adblock plus, just seconds after you enable them, this build shows both extension icons on the panel but pushbullet shows no notifications

    • _artem_

      installed some demo extensions to test notifications, it shows nothing
      web sites show notifications ( google for html5 notifications and the one from mozilla site works, all the other I tested don’t work). so notifications are working BUT not from extensions, those don’t show up

      • Marcin Mitek

        I think I replied about it under the previous blog post, it’s a known issue :)

  • RingMyDingDong

    My first impression is: This is better than Opera 12 Tab preview. Well done to the development team. :)

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Great to hear that :)

    • https://www.youtube.com/metalerror3x Matsuura

      I have to agree, but this is also the only significant improvement, most of the browser for me is like a mod Google Chrome

    • NoName

      I would say that it looks better, but is not as useful in practice.

  • Piotr

    I think devs already know, that sidebar is something, that most of Opera 12 users miss. But since we do not see it in new versions of Opera, I have to rise this question: is it even possible to implement such solution in new Opera? Chrome does not have it, so maybe it is not possible. Could someone from dev team share some information about possibilities of this kind of solution?

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Everything is possible :) It just depends on how much time and resources you want to / can put into something. There is no technical reason preventing a sidebar.

      • Piotr

        Thanks for answer! :)
        I really hope, that You guys didn’t bury the idea of sidebar and it will be implemented, eventually.

      • SQL

        You might wanna poll this at some point to see how many users miss that feature :)

    • Vux777

      what do you mean, you don’t see it in new versions of Opera? ๏̯͡๏
      it’s there…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrycvYYBHvU

      • Vux777

        this is something that I’ve been playing lately (it’s not native feature, but it’s something)
        it is still in early development (ugly and bugged)
        I miss mostly notes and zooming from O12, so I recreate it for myself
        broken in developer builds (and now in stable too) because of this
        (I need to change the logic of it)
        https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=379911&thanks=379911&ts=1401743680
        …and my screen recording skills sucks big time ツ
        …plus YT downgrades it even more

  • jeremiedurand

    Adblock Plus works again now with this build, thank you ! :)

    Great build by the way.

  • fei_l0ng

    Hi there,
    how do I tell opera not to be so huge?
    Is this some kind of HiDPI issue? is there a flag I can use? (And how do I set it?)
    Someone else having this issue?

    Another question:
    How does this flag work
    –with-feature:first-run-import
    How do I turn first-run-import OFF!?
    –with-feature:first-run-import=false ?
    –without-feature:first-run-import ?
    –with-feature:first-run-import=disabled?

    neither seems to work :- (had to rename my .opera folder)

    I’m on debian jessie x 64
    (with enlightenment 18.8 but it happens in gnome as well)

    and thanks for the great work so far!

  • Herr Pietrus

    Christ! Are you planning to give us option to enable or disable your revolutionary HDPI support permanently? Once there was a flag to do it but now it disappeared.
    I’m using 24″ display with 1440×900 resolution and 110% DPI and after today developer version update menus and main bar instead of being slightly to small became a way to big!
    It really annoying, why are you so stubborn to make something if you don’t know how or cannot predict all possible configurations in which your program will be used?

    Let us use default windows scaling mechanism and start working on sync or bookmarks.

    At least tab preview is really god.

    • Guest

      I’ve forgotten about screenshoot

      • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

        Please keep in mind that this a developer version. Some problems are expected. We do these developer versions precisely because we cannot predict all possible configurations of the users. We rely on your feedback to even out the bugs for the configurations we didn’t think about.

        • Herr Pietrus

          Ok, I thought that there are some clear rules how Windows 7/8 handle it and how to combine it with Opera’s own implementation.:)

          But it would be nice if you would in future stable versions restore flag for enabling/disabling hdpi support just in case… :)

          • Marcin Mitek

            Ahhh, clear rules how Windows handles it, that would be great ;) Well, I think it’s time to recommend some reading stuff, it’s not as easy as it seems, have a look – http://www.kynosarges.org/WindowsDpi.html

  • pytajnik

    did you even start to work on the syncing feature?

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      We started working on it. It’s quite a complicated piece of engineering, a lot of communication to get right and we are especially careful when user data is involved. Sync will come back; eventually!

      • Nekomajin43

        You don’t seem to be careful when you force silent import.

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          Doing something locally is different from sending user data over the internet to servers around the world …

          • Nekomajin43

            I know that, but are you sure everyone knows that? That feature did not even hit stable but you already got negative articles around the web. I also know those articles are misinformed, but they reach the general public.

            So on one side you want to do everything to make sure the user’s data won’t be compromised, but on the other side you don’t do anything to suggest that the user has complete control over his/her data. Where is the logic?

            All we ask is a confirm popup…

          • reesmichael1

            I’m not sure what contradiction you see. There’s a pretty marked difference between copying data from one folder to another on a local machine and screwing up data on the local machine and a remote server due to an improperly done sync.

          • Nekomajin43

            At the end of the day, both of them is handling the user’s (personal) data. They are techinally different but the basis is the same.

          • Cjcr

            We really hope that the future Opera Sync implements LOCAL data encryption before reach the opera’s servers … that’s the way to go if you want some success with this feature.

      • Guest

        I’m fine with you guys taking your time, if it means it doesn’t randomly start duplicating and scambling my bookmarks like firefox’s sync does xD: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=812348

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

        Will it at least be sustantial, or we get to sync garbage?

      • pytajnik

        are we talking about cross-device sync?

      • Vux777

        I wonder, why not using google sync, even just for the meantime while your in house solution is not finish?
        Comodo is using it, so I guess there’s no legal issues
        and whole year without sync (and further more) is ….argghhh

        http://yuq.me/users/38/435/de6Mxu8kz7.gif

  • xynta_man

    Hi, guys, excellent work – waiting for Opera 24 to go into the Next channel (I’m currently using Opera Next as my second browser on OS X). Is there any chance you would add an option to display tabs vertically? E.g. as a vertical list on wither left of ride side of the browser window? That would make using Opera way more comfortable on widescreen displays that are most common today.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      There is always a chance … ;)

      • ayespy

        This is such a fervently desired, practical and sensible feature, which would put Opera head and shoulders above the rest in one fell swoop, that I think this should be viewed as something for which there is much more than simply “a chance.”

        I visited the Chrome boards the other day, and more than two thirds of the posts on this subject were how the user would IMMEDIATELY switch to Chrome full-time if they would simply bring side tabs back.

        Don’t let Chrome steal the march on you! You guys could implement this better than anyone, and I really think it would propel the browser to a new range of user numbers.

      • Guest

        Side tabs could be something that could easily set opera apart from other browsers on the desktop, it would be cool if you guys made an option for that :)

  • theomni

    I really like that you’re working on tabs. Personally, I’d prefer the preview to be a much smaller box at the tab (similar to how Opera 12 has it) and then mousing over the preview brings that tab in focus or a larger preview (similar to how Windows Taskbar does it). As always, I’d like more options or customizations.

    Still, the number one related tab feature for me, the one that has prevented me from even using Opera Chromium for more than 5 minutes, is a good way to switch tabs. The method in Opera 12 with right click + scroll wheel to cycle through a list of tabs was, for me, the greatest usability feature in a browser since tabs themselves were introduced. I cannot use a browser without that.

    • Herr Pietrus

      It was great but… I must admit, that I’ve hardly ever used it :D
      But.. it was great and I admit that it would be nice if we could use it (or not :P) again.

    • Stanislav Stratil

      Hmm, and I would like it more, if I could use rocker gestures for that…
      hold left button, then press right button = cycle tabs to right and vice versa… There should be options for that, cause everyone has his own preferences. :)
      Now, I must use numbers 1 and 2, you can cycle with them (if you didnt know about that already…)

  • cgebhard

    First a “bug” or maybe it is a feature…?

    If you Ctrl-Click a SpeedDial entry, it opens in a background tab.
    vs.
    If you Ctr-Click a SpeedDial folder it opens all entries, but not in the background. The first tab replaces the speeddial.

    It’s not a big deal, just two different behaviours on the same action (Ctrl-Click) which is kind of confusing every time I want to open two or more folders/ “sessions” at once.

    • ayespy

      Do you have any flags set for tab handling? On my win 8.1, ANYTHING you open from Speed Dial replaces the Speed Dial page. There’s no opening anything in background tab.

      • cgebhard

        I have several active flags, but I don’t think it is related to that. I use win 8.1 as well and clicking while holding the Ctrl-key opens speeddial/bookmarksbar entries in the same way as it does open links on pages: in a background tab- thus the confusion when Ctrl-clicking on folders.

        • ayespy

          I see. I missed the ctrl- part of your remark. I don’t use ctrl-click (for ANYTHING), so my eyes breezed right by those five characters. My bad.

  • BillyG

    Here’s a tip: Make it work just like it did on Opera 12. You made it work once before, why re-invent the wheel? And while you’re at it, put tab stacking back…

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

      You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, but you can improve it. It looks like most people find the new tab preview to be an improvement.

  • cgebhard

    secondly my feedback concerning tab peek. Sorry in advance if it’s a “tl;dr”

    1) I like the big previews, more than the small ones in opera 12. but I guess this is a matter of taste.

    2) The delay is too long. I’d rather have it instantaneously after hovering. – Thus when you combine 1+2 you get a quick way to check another tab’s content (similar to Daniel Aleksandersen’s “pro tip” just with hovering, not keyboard shortcuts)

    this leads me to…

    3) The problem: Until now I wouldn’t want to miss the 1px line above the tabs cause it allowed me to quickly move the window and snap it to another monitor or the left/right screen half. Now for tab peek I disabled it because it forces me to aim exactly to the tab height and keep the mouse in this corridor while going through the tabs. This makes the whole experience slow and uncomfortable. (You know this game where you move the cursor through a labyrinth and mustn’t touch the walls? Kind of fells like that.)
    —> I like tab peek so much, that I’d ditch the 1px line permanently if you gave us some other space to grab and drag the window somewhere, but that is hard to find (screenshot)

    4) Pages that are hibernated don’t change in the meantime, or do they? Wouldn’t it be enough to take a last “screenshot” of it just before hibernating and then use this in tab preview? I tried with the internal taskmanager of opera and it appears that tab peek pulls the “previewed” tabs out of hibernation. That’s kind of sad, as it diminishes the overall-saving effect of hibernation.

    Thanks for reading

    • Veger

      Yes dragging Opera to another monitor is pain, which you nicely showed with your picture. Having the 1px line above the tab would help a lot IMO.

      The 1 pixel can be ‘obtained’ from the bookmark bar, which has quite some empty space between the bookmarks and the address bar. :D

      • cgebhard

        I’m not sure if I understood your reply correctly:
        You mean the bookmarks bar offers space to grab and drag the window? Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my system (Win 8.1)

        This 1px line is there by default. You can deactivate it in the “advanced” settings.
        I just deactivated it to have a far better experience with tab peek.

        • Veger

          No, I meant that the bookmark bar is ‘too’ large so there is space that can be used to create a 1px space above the tabs to drag the (maximized) Opera Window. You cannot drag Opera by clicking the bookmark bar.

          You say that the 1px line is there by default? I guess not for Linux? I don’t have it, and I do not see an (advanced) option to toggle it…

          • cgebhard

            Ah, I didn’t know you’re on linux. This option appears to be on Windows only (maybe Mac) , where the tab bar reaches the top of the screen.

            In Unity desktop environment there’s at least a system-bar above all maximized windows where you can still grab the current window and drag it, so the 1px line is not needed there.

            But since I don’t know any other environment maybe there’s a need for it as well?

          • Veger

            With KDE, the tabs is also at the top of the screen (similar to Windows?). So the 1px line is also needed.

            Hopefully it will be added/enabled, even though KDE is not officially supported :)

    • Lacedaemon

      1px line is absolutely needed though now with the visual tabs, since you need a neutral space where your mouse cursor is ready to go to the group of tabs you are interested, but without alerting any tab to show its preview.

      • cgebhard

        Are you talking about moving the cursor to this group through neutral space or in general parking it somewhere while it’s not being moved? In the latter case I normally put it somewhere below the tab bar in the website area.

    • Alex Parker

      Yes, big or small previews is a matter of taste. But let me guess – Opera has already decided for me that I like big previews and small ones are not coming back. Opera knows better, user is stupid. We get the picture.

      • cgebhard

        Well I suppose they might not decide what you like most, but what they think the majority of users will like.

  • Ampa

    Getting the same issue as I had with an earlier 23.xx build – getting frequent page crashes when switching between tabs. Very frustrating! Original comment here: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/06/opera-developer-update-silent-import/#comment-1421855796

  • RX-3200

    underline in many pages adheres to the text in this build
    example:
    http://i61.tinypic.com/2cs9ggh.jpg

    • András Ács

      Extension button crash confirmed here.

    • http://www.opera.com/ Grzegorz Miazga

      Extension crash reported as “DNA-22627: Opera crashes when pressing extension browser action on view-source: pages”. Thanks for information

  • Denyer

    Side tabs, and I can finally leave Opera 12… Wait, I still need it for Email, but nearly!

  • senja1

    Now you just need to bring back right click+scroll mouse gesture from Opera 12, with this tab preview.

  • András Ács

    Linux bug: pressing Esc in an input field removes focus from it.

  • naranjaa

    32 bits linux version please :(

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

      64 bit Windows version please too!

  • oCircuit

    the tab preview is very useful, thanks guys (:
    now we need logo thumbnails (very important ) for speed dial and the cool heart animation back ^^

  • Sidney Moraes

    Smooth scroll like Internet Explorer 11 and Stash customizations (choose the order of the items), please. I love Opera :)

    • bwat47

      smooth scroll probably depends on it getting implemented in chromium: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=575

      They’ve got it half-working, you may have noticed in recent chrome/opera releases you do now get smooth scrolling when using the middle click auto-scroll, but it doesn’t work yet for mousewheel or touchpad scroll (except for on the OSX version which already has full smooth scrolling).

      so hopefully we will see it in the near future.

    • bwat47

      update: looks like progress has been mode on the chromium smooth scrolling bug. Looks like the smooth scrolling flag will return, using a new implementation of smooth scrolling (impl-side/compositor thread smooth scrolling): https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=575#c124

      • Vux777

        I have a lots of problems when those flags are enabled
        choppy scrolling, checkerboard on half of the page when scrolling …etc
        hope they polish them when smooth scrolling comes in picture

  • sgunhouse

    My speed dial extension (I only have one installed) seems to have stopped working again. (I recall we had this issue in 23 as well …)

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Thanks for the peek preview! It’s a great feature, I think, even greater than O12’s tab previews. Showing previews upon Ctrl+Tab and animating them into full when it’s released is posh. Opera has always been into being stylish, and this is a perfect continuation of that trend. :)

    There is another use case, which Artem has pointed out: when you are reading a tab, keeping the mouse pointer over another tab, to be ready to quickly hide the current one, should anyone appear nearby. I suggest that the peek preview would not show up for the Speed Dial page. There’s nothing interesting to preview it anyway.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      > I suggest that the peek preview would not show up for the Speed Dial page. There’s nothing interesting to preview it anyway.

      I agree, but it would feel inconsistent and confusing if there wouldn’t be a preview for the Start Page.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        Yeah, indeed… Okay, no problem, I assigned F4 for new tab, it will be enough for quickly hiding tabs.

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

    Reminder: Moderators will in fact moderate comments that are out of line. For example swearing or attacks.

    Commenting policy: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/comment-policy/

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

      We missed you.

      • reesmichael1

        I had that exact thought when I saw this post earlier ;)

  • Michal Raška

    Good job, finally :-)

    Testing Opera on Lubuntu 13.10. It works faster than chrome and now without crashes. However, the form elements are small in height and is used in small font. It only affects sites and extensions that are not specified font size.

  • Fıonn mac Cuṁaıll

    I like the ability to preview a tab’s content when hovering the mouse over it, but I’m not the hugest fan of having the preview effect go off every time I use Ctrl+Tab to move among tabs. It hardly feels like a “preview” in that case anyways, since the tab’s content is already shown under the standard behavior. Would it be possible to allow keeping the former while disabling the latter?

  • Peter Henkel

    Cool. But com’ on! Just give persistent pinned tabs outside main session and I’ll start worshiping you.

  • kapsi

    This is not related to the build, but it’s an improvement: when entering “maps.google” into the address field, it shows “maps.google.com” in the dropdown, because it’s a search result from Google. In Chrome selecting it makes the browser go right to the page, but in Opera it opens Google with “maps.google.com” as search query. IMO it should work as in Chrome.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Go into the settings, Privacy & Security, Privacy, “Use forecast service for the completion of searches and URLs when typing in the address bar” and try what happens if you switch this off. Here I can select maps.googe.de, because I used this last time.

      • kapsi

        I want to select the Google result as the address, without visiting it first. Selecting from history works fine.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          That’s what I mean. I type “maps.google.de” and it opens at once. No Google search result before. If I switch the forecast service on I get different results.

  • Alex Parker

    Are you shitting me?! Where is a normal, small, fast tab preview like before? Right under tabs themselves. What is this slow, humongous crap in the middle of my page?!

    • oCircuit

      Don’t use Opera, i think it makes no sense. The new tab preview is awesome, much better then the old. You live in the past, your problem.

      • Alex Parker

        Oh really? Don’t you think if I wanted a full screen page, I would SWITCH TO IT maybe? Do you even understand what a preview is? Imagine if taskbar previews in Windows 7 took your ENTIRE screen away from you. Would you be okay with that too? Coz clearly we don’t have enough of shitty popups on webpages, right? We need MORE POPUPS.

        I live in the past. Let’s all live in the future and get popups in our faces every time we hover over tabs. Just dont forget to put an epileptic warning on it, too.

        • oCircuit

          You’re exaggerating (: I’m sure you can turn off it in power user settings in future (;

  • kingey

    Great, none of the features of Opera 12 made it again… Seriously, when the old features come back EXACTLY like they were on Opera 12 (this includes irc) then you’ll have the support of lots of ppl, in the meantime you should update Opera 12 to 12.18 with the same support for extensions that Opera 24 has.

    • oCircuit

      The tab preview is a feature from Opera 12 (;

    • Rafael Luik

      irc

      support of lots of ppl

      LOL, please tell more good jokes!

      • kingey

        well, i’ll tell you one joke, it starts with someone who makes irony about something that everybody wants and then gets no reply supporting his point of view.

  • Janghou

    All glitter and glamour is nice and I’m glad Linux is supported now, but I would prefer features that increase / bring back usability and productivity.

    What on earth is the use of Amazon as a default SEARCH engine. Amazon is a shop/retailer.

    Why does the default engine of Wikipedia directs me to the Dutch Wikipedia, while nearly all terms I’m searching for are English. Can’t change it. My locales are english.

    I prefer searching in google.com, not google.nl, can’t select that as a default search engine.

    Can’t set anything I prefer as a default search-engine. Nicknames still missing.

    The search engine fiasco must be a business deal, not a technical issue.
    Opera is free, but I have the feeling that users pay a higher price for Blink then for Presto.

    • oCircuit

      You can create with just one click in a search field your own search engines.

      • Janghou

        Yes, but not as default, AFAIK.

        and doing a search in more the one engine is nasty, because the Open Page dialog, that remembered `seach terms`, is gone. Opera Presto had a history of `how you opened last pages`, or what you’ve searched in you’re own selected search engines. To me that is more usable than Opera’s Blink way showing a list of endpoints of redirects.

    • Lacedaemon

      It is a known fact that the new Opera needs a lot of tweaking to be working in Presto’s AAA levels, and that they are getting paid for advertising Google. For wikipedia in english and not in your native language (a problem that also broke my nerves) you must edit the file Local State with any text editor and replace your country code with “us” , like

      ( “location”: {“country”: “us”,”country_from_server”: “us”, )

      • Janghou

        Thx, that helps.
        The real Linux way works the best, everything a (text)file. Power to the people!
        ;)

      • Guest

        I don’t know why you have problems, for me it works very simple in every language – just one click in the search field of the wikipedia site you wish.

      • oCircuit

        every browser get’s money for the search engines (; that’s how it works with free browsers. because everyone needs to buy buns. you also ^^

    • Rafael Luik

      About your last line, I hope you know their choice of using Blink (Chromium) which is open source and available for anyone to grab and use in their software has nothing to do with search engine deals.

      • Janghou

        You mean that if Opera kept using Presto they also would have removed the option for users to set any search engine as default and hardcode `g` for Google, like it is patented.

        I always liked Opera because they gave you the option to do very smart seeking without any extra Toolbars in myriad of sites with great easy and flexibility. Especially combined with F2. Yes I regret, that very productive feature is gone, and maybe that makes me sound harsh.

        I try different search engines, but I’ve never changed they way I search. I change default and `g` is always mapped to default. I can’t in Blink.

        Why, do you think, there is no option to set DuckDuckGo as default in Opera Blink?

        • Rafael Luik

          You can’t set startpage.com as default in Presto 12.15+, but you won’t see me in the net creating conspiracy theories about that.

          https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15182717#Comment_15182717

          • Janghou

            You’re mistaken, I’ve just installed it as default search engine in 12.16, with every keyword I liked. Works fine.

          • Rafael Luik

            Wrong. Close the browser and open it again, it’ll be reset.

          • Janghou

            Ah, Opera 12 is so stable, never close it during a day. Right, I see it now, it resets to Google. DuckDuckGo works, so I never noticed.

            An extension that let users set their own default search engine, like startpage.com or Ixquick. Is that allowed to be published, or would that be considered malicious?

          • Rafael Luik

            There are some extensions that already give the ability to change to DDG, for example Disconnect Search, so based on that I don’t think this kind of extension would be malicious.

            Extensions can’t install and enable themselves so there’s no risk, different than third-party programs which can mess with Opera’s search engines profile file being the reason why it’s blocked currently.

            PS. DDG works in 12.15-12.17 because it used to be a trusted partner since it was included in English locales.

          • Janghou

            Third-party programs can’t install and enable themselves without user consent. (OK Google can on Android and Microsoft on Windows).
            If third-party programs can mess with search.ini they can mess with other files like bookmarks.adr or contacts.adr or accounts.ini or nuke wand.dat. Is that still trusted then?

  • hspdion

    The tab preview function is neat. However (with “Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts” enabled) when I hit 1 or 2 on the keyboard to move through open tabs, I want to move directly to the next/previous tab. I do not like how currently the preview of the tab comes up instead.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      How do you do that? When I use these two keys the tab changes at once, without preview. I have preview only when I use CTRT-TAB. Tab Cycling is activated in opera:flags. So I can either use 1 and 2 for cycling from left to right and back or cycle in recently used order with CTRL-TAB

      • reesmichael1

        What OS are you on? On Linux, it doesn’t do that for me, but on Mac OS X 10.9.3, it does. I was actually just about to comment about that disparity, asking which one is the intended behavior. (My vote’s in strongly in favor of no peek on single key shortcuts!)

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Oh, sorry: I use Window 7×64.

          • reesmichael1

            Cool. It sounds like a Mac bug then, which means it should be fixed.

          • hspdion

            Yes I’m on OS X 10.9.3 as well; it appears to be a mac only bug. I just tried out the windows version on a spare laptop and the behavior was different with the tabs directly switching.

      • Luchs

        Awesome. Tab Cycling is exactly what I was missing.

  • Footman

    http://www.iloveradio.de/ still does not play music for me only in opera. sometimes site crash.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Plays here without problems. W7x64.

    • oCircuit

      Probably an extenion is responsible for that ?

  • Janghou

    My new Linux 24 install shows a bookmark bar with only 1 bookmarklet,

    It seems I have Bookmarks (json) file, with all my bookmarks from Presto (even nicknames!!), but how do I access them from the GUI?

    I can right click on the bar and add folder, but how do I access the rest, is seems the importer is confused by the nesting/organizing in folders.

    • ayespy

      Do you have an importer square on your speed dial, and if so, does it offer you the option of importing your bookmarks to bookmark bar and/or speed dial?

      • Janghou

        Ah, thx, I see now, that works,

    • Dmitry Kirin

      I’m not sure it’s the same in Linux and Windows, but on my computer, bookmarks imported from Presto are under the node Other Bookmarks, while the bookmark bar shows the contents of another node. I can see it using extensions (for example, Chrookmarks) and can move the bookmarks to the BM bar.

  • Abhilash

    Sneak peek is a nice feature. But it slows down switching between tabs, especially when using keyboard only.

    Is there way to enable/disable it ?

    Also ctrl + pgup/down doesnt cycle tabs

  • reesmichael1

    When I hover over a non-active tab, I get the preview as normal. If I then use the middle click to close that tab, it closes as expected, and the tab immediately to the right moves so that it is under my mouse pointer. However, the preview for the tab that is now under the mouse icon is never shown. Can anyone confirm this, and if so, is this the intended behavior? To me, it seems like the preview would be very nice for closing a large batch of tabs by holding the pointer over one tab, looking at the preview, closing it if necessary, and then looking at the next preview, repeating the process as long as necessary.

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

      Tecnically you didn’t hover on that tab, you hovered on the one you later closed, you need to move the mouse a lil bit so that is taken as being hovered over the remaining tab.

      O22 Stable higlights the remaining tab, but that doesn’t mean acting upon it. And Opera 24 can’t decide that you meant to have that tab previewed. I guess that’s also the reason why it doesn’t show so inmediately, when you actually hover over.

      • reesmichael1

        Hmmm…I can certainly see what you’re saying, and it makes sense that Opera would behave that way. However, it seems to me that the “expected” behavior would be to have any tab that is under my pointer be previewed, even if I wasn’t hovering over it initially. In my workflow, it would be similar to closing tabs with ctrl-w. Once I’ve closed one, I expect another tab to become active and respond to the key command. There are some obvious differences between the two scenarios, but I think that was my intuition’s justification for expecting the tab preview to behave that way. Do any of the developers have thoughts on this?

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

    It would be great to have this as default at start. Without Opera unpinning those tabs.

    More or less what I had in O12. And what I miss the most, besides status bar and dropdown arrow in the address bar.

    • Rod Corkin

      Agree totally, I’ve mentioned this a few times in these blogs that pinned tabs serve little purpose unless they can remain pinned when the browser is closed and reopened. It appears the developers do not use pinned tabs themselves otherwise they’d realise this immediately.

      • Rod Corkin

        An addendum.. permanent tab pinning is possible using the Opera extension “Easy Tab Manager”.

  • vertonghenrules

    In this and the previous build, on Linux, the chrome is huge. Compare the two screenshots.

    Ubuntu 14.04
    Graphics: Intel Haswell Mobile, 14 inch FULLHD IPS, resolution 1920×1080

  • taneli

    Gonna throw this suggestion in again: Let’s not waste space!

    The titlebar, which is mostly empty, COULD have the current open page TITLE in it (next to the O-button), OR, give an option to put the tabs alongside the O-button (like in fullscreen), that would be super awesome.
    I got many tabs i want to see if there’s activity in them, so i run my code editor, games, 3D-software, etc. all in windowed mode, and stretch their top borders all the way up so i can just see the tabs on the browser.
    But there’s still so much space wasted above them that is of no use, (atleast put the page title in that empty space so it can notify of changes on the page, for example facebook, which starts blinking the title).

  • Alexandermp

    Oh Sweet!
    Moving forward, slowly becoming the greatest browser!
    It will really be awesome when it will introduce tab groups, and maybe a more flexible speed dial (more dials on folder preview, custom images without building an extension for it, other minor UI settings).

    Anyway, I welcome this feature and wait for it to get to Opera Next.

  • dflyra

    I said it before and I’m going to say it again: Now we are getting somewhere! With this great addition to Opera’s functionality we break some psychological barriers – it seems that Opera is definitely marching forward! Good work and congratulations to the developers!

  • ingviowarr

    1) Tab preview is terrible. Turned off. My wife ask me, to do the same on her nb. Very strange results of participating the survey…

    2) Something wrong with media (video) loading during first (start) session. May be Opera codecs not working properly. (New bug)

    3) Expand/Close Opera buttons [ _ ], [ X ] not responding at all. (New bug)

    • ma_t14

      3) Confirmed

  • Michal Šodek

    Please guys, don’t show preview on Ctrl+Tab, it’s so annoying and slow. I like the direction that you’re heading but please make it at least optional and reimplement this tab thumbnail feature from Opera 12: http://betanews.com/wp-content/uploads/media/42/4224.jpg

    Thank you

  • Фёдор П.

    Абсолютно не нужная функция.

    • ingviowarr

      Именно.

  • Lacedaemon

    Shift+Click opens a SD item in a new window. Why can it be not done for SD folders also?

  • Dmitry Kirin

    When a page is loading and the progress circle is spinning in the tab header, the status tooltip is not shown on the bottom when a hyperlink is hovered. It is either not shown at all or blinks for a moment, as if overlayed by the horizontal scrollbar immediately.

  • nazcorp

    What happened to Opera Link? Is it going to ever make a comeback? Coming from an Opera user since version 7, it’s been so painful not being able to use Opera. :(

    • Bjarne Bertelsen

      How many years must we wait for synced bookmarks?

  • Laga Mahesa

    I find the preview gets in the way most of the time and is counterproductive. The only circumstance I can think of when I would want it is if I had A LOT of tabs open, which just isn’t the case for me most of the time – I can remember exactly what’s in a given tab.

    I suggest an option: Only show preview when X or more tabs are open. 7 or 10 would be a nice default, I feel.

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

      Interesting observation.

      • Rafael Luik

        What!? The suggestion makes no sense. The thumbnails are more useful than cropped tab titles in a bar regardless of how many tabs are open.

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

    BGR dot com.

    I click on text field to start typing something, this happens.

  • Footman

    I have mac opera and have some issues that windows does not have.

    1. I have only 3 rows thumbnails in speed dial and get scroll bar (only with 2 rows there is no scrollbar). this scrollbar is useless because there is enough place for 3 rows thumbnails. issue since opera 15.

    2. on dev opera i get some issues with javascript. for example http://www.iloveradio.de cant play music. no issue on normal opera 22.

    3. page crash sometimes on tab preview

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

      The crash should be fixed by the next developer release.

  • Keiv M. Salmon

    Tab previews are cool. Wish the Opera 12.x feature of right-click scroll thru tabs would come back.

    also needed is a way to hide the opera menu button, where it is now breaks the UI. (windows)

  • Mohammad Imtianul Haque Dimik

    Want mht file support

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It has support for mhtml but you need to enable it on opera:flags.

      • Mohammad Imtianul Haque Dimik

        yeah i know that. But by default would be better.

    • Dave-H

      Bear in mind that unless things have changed (I can’t check at the moment) if you enable it you will ONLY be able to save in mhtml format.

  • YemSalat

    Thanks! The new tab previews are really sweet!

    Another suggestion that I posted before but it seems to be lost in the comments now. We need some indication if the page is zoomed or not.
    Chrome is doing it by placing an icon in the address bar when the page is zoomed.

  • Remko

    Kind of a strange question to ask for a checkbox label
    (see screenshot)

    edit: i see attachmens don’t work, check out http://imgur.com/Eqhir3H

    • Veger

      Also strange to ask this question when the opera package repository is already added (which is what happens if you select the checkbox).

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

        Good point.

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

      That looks very different in the terminal.

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

      Maybe it should just say “Keep Opera updated” or “Install updates automatically”.

      But it is a Dev build, not too important. And the effect is quite evident.

  • YemSalat

    Would be great to have a dropdown in the settings for tab previews, like so:
    – No previews
    – Small previews (O12 style)
    – Large previews (Current ones)

    PS I like the new previews, but based on the comments I think this feature would be useful

  • Emil Huber

    Since a few builds I have the problem that pinned tabs keep loading for hours after a browser restart.
    They only start loading when I enter the url-bar and hit enter for each tab.

    • cgebhard

      Have you selected delayed loading of background tabs in the settings?
      If so you could try the opera://flags/#lazy-session-loading which doesn’t prevent loading, just “postpones” it until the front tab is loaded.

      • Emil Huber

        extended-lazy-session-loading was activated.

        I disabled it and retested. The problem was not gone.

        I also disabled “Save session for offline restart” but didn’t work also.

  • Jademarisa

    Still the annoying O button and no chance of Classic Menu. Unusable.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Unusable User. Can you please give us an enlightenment what you need a “classic menu” or any other menu for? And how often you needed a menu in the last months? Do you want to open and watch web pages or play with the menu?

      • Vux777

        agree…
        one of the best things they did in modern browsers is kicking out the menu bar
        unnecessary bar /stripe (whole window width) of space that can be packet into dropdown menu (like O button)

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

      This is 2014, annoying O button has been here for 5 years at least.

    • kokolo5

      I prefer the O menu. But on the linux and mac with’s rounded corner it’s prettier. I don’t know, maybe Opera can do something for you in the konami mode.

  • martintangsl

    Every time it’s just 1 tab. So, if I opened 30 tabs, I might need to analyze 29 screenshots for just 1 tab. When many tabs are opened, I would prefer a compact list showing informative contents.

  • Denyer

    Side tabs…. We still need side tabs…

  • ko1o7

    i love the idea of the tab preview but the preview is way too big and can get annoying when leaving the mouse on another tab by accident. minor problem – vines dont play and when will opera be able to support html5 for youtube?

  • Laga Mahesa

    Kickstarter videos are missing the “exit full screen” icon.

    • kokolo5

      Not just in Opera, also in Firefox, Chrome and every other browser. You must contact Kickstarter (;

      • Laga Mahesa

        Ah. I was too lazy to check the others and assumed it was a bug… what a weird oversight!

  • Renato Soffiatto

    While I liked the idea os the tab preview, it slowed down the tab highlighting painfully.
    Because we are only able to close a background tab using the mouse when it is highlighted, be it using the middle-button or the x, it made closing a few non contiguous tabs a pain.
    I really think that the highlight animation has to be optimized before I may be able to use it on.

    I am using it on an Mid-2010 Mac Mini, 8gb of RAM, OSX Mavericks.

  • Onaj Tamo

    A bug report:On Linux ,when I start a new session the tabs from the previous session load infinitely.

  • Diogo Neves

    I have a HiDPI display and windows scaling to 125, but it didn’t scale opera before this update and now it does! I selected “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.” in the compatibility tab of both launcher.exe and opera.exe but nothing changes…

  • A. R.

    Finally!

    But?

    WE ALREADY HAVE THUMBNAILS IN PRESTO!

    How about adding tab stacking?

    And possibility to run all in 1 process? How do I do that?

    • kapsi

      Presto is dead.

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

        Presto is dead, I agree, but that doesn’t mean all those ideas poured into it are dead or useless, and Opera itself knows this, so the goal is to merge most useful old features with new more modern ideas, in a stable, fast, compatible and scalable base.

        It will take time, and probably will remain a marginal browser, but in absolute terms it will have a user base big enough to keep it running, there’s Opera for long.

    • Stanislav Stratil

      Tab stacking?
      But we already have tab stacking in Presto!
      Sorry, I just laughed at it, cause most of the coming features are already in presto (at least i think). :) I indeed hope that there will be tab stacking.
      But… where is the benefit, running it in one process?

  • Kwer

    I find tab preview awfully intrusive. I have to be careful where I rest my mouse pointer, or the preview will obscure page I’m reading.

    Tab switching is quick, so I never need a preview. I can just switch to a tab if I want to see it.

    But I want to be able to keep mouse pointer anywhere on the screen without making my browser hard to use.

    If you could add a tab *overview* that shows thumbnails of all tabs at once, that would be useful – if I wanted to find page I remember by how it looks rather than by its title.

    But searching one by one via previews is just as useless as searching via tab switching.

    So for me the preview has only negative sides :(

  • SonicFreak94

    Every so often on YouTube with Flash, I’m getting grahics driver crashes. Typically when in a video playlist and it auto-plays the next video. My specs are as follows:
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    AMD FX 6300 CPU
    AMD R7 265 GPU on driver version 14.4.
    (the rest of the specs are likely irrelevant, so I’ll save you the time)

    I’m not sure if it’s Flash or not, but I recently switched from Stable back to Developer, and this only started happening after that, so there you have it.

  • hafasd

    There is some problem in rendering certain fonts. Below the screenshot from this blog.

    http://imgur.com/B8bjhQy

  • aaa839

    the tab preview title is not support Unicode UTF+8

    When some chinese charatecter site in the backgroud

    when you hover that tab,it will see some rectangle character instead of the real character….

    Also when will got a advance font setting extension like chrome?

    Please look at the attachment

    the rectangle character should be 實驗,but it show like this

    Also I want to report one more problem
    When turn on the DirectWrite experiments
    when you click on the extension icon ,their option menu has got many blank page

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Do you have HarfBuzz (opera://flags/#enable-harfbuzz-rendertext) enabled? I only see that tab preview issue with it enabled.

      • aaa839

        Yes I have turn on Harfbuzz…

        • Leonardo Gomes

          So try disabling it to solve the problem.

  • Denis Wong

    Tab preview looks great, but just wanted to point out that the animation is a bit choppy on Mac when ‘expanding’ a preview. It’s smooth on Windows though.

  • Dakota Blake

    I will never understand why you guys decided to strip out a *base feature* in Chrome/Chromium that was added 4 years ago (it’s *actual* theme engine) and replace it with so-called “themes” which are *just* an image background on the new tab page and that’s it. I hate the grey theme of Chrome/Chromium/Opera, but at least *I can change it* on those first two browsers! Seriously, bring back Chrome/Chromium’s theme support. Or, even better, make it supersede Chrome/Chromium’s own theme support (replacable caption/toolbar buttons, etc). You may as well remove the option to sync with the Gtk theme on Linux as well, since that is an actual theme too.

    That being said, we don’t need (though it’d be nice to have) the full engine from older Opera versions, just the base Chrome/Chromium theming engine would suffice at this point.

  • ouzowtf

    Is it just me (on two different PCs, Win7 and Win8.1) that I can not use the window buttons (minimize, maximize, close) with this build? It does not work if the window is maximized or not. I have no idea what can cause this behavior.

    • IllusionMH

      Can’t confirm.
      Win 8.1

    • Vux777

      also can’t confirm…works fine on my win7 x64

      • ouzowtf

        Now it works on Win8.1, without any update or something like that.
        I can check this evening if it magically works on Win7 again, too.
        Still dont know what causes this :/

  • GeX TheGreat

    I want to do middle click on place were the arrow is and get new tab opened. Is it possible to do it in this release?

    http://content.screencast.com/users/GeXu3/folders/Jing/media/d3461fe1-a280-42e7-accd-2a939f16f985/2014-06-29_0158.png

    • escruting

      Double click to close a tab would be nice too….

      • Rafael Luik

        Broken middle mouse button?

        • escruting

          Not really. I got used to it (like a lot of old Opera users) and its just a really quick, smooth and comfortable way of closing a tab (or several) without moving the hand or the fingers.

          Also, this would be a great feature for laptop and touchscreen users.

    • Utkarsh

      A brilliant suggestion!!!

  • Oskar

    Hi! Thanks for a good job, the browser seems quicker for each iteration! Just want to share my problems with this latest build!

    It seems that Opera won’t let any other program or window be over it! Every time I want to use Spotify or the calculator or something else I need to minimize Opera developer. This hasn’t been the case before. REALLY annoying.

    Also this comment page was broken when I loaded it the first time. Got better after the reload.

    Also the synchronization function isn’t staying logged in all the time (has been like this since it first came to Opera 15+).

    • Vux777

      here other apps takes focus without need to minimize Opera
      win7 x64

    • Oskar

      Also, pictures in tabs loaded in the background sometimes get really pixelated. Annyoing!

  • hundred.or.zero

    Working just fine under ubuntu 14.04. But please bring back bookmarks.

  • Utkarsh

    A brilliant attempt by Opera team and I also think that size of the preview screen is okay since it lets you read the content also.I wonder if Opera would be able to bring back master password in upcoming version of Opera.

    • Piotr Karol Marek Żółtowski

      Who want a Master password function and better security for passwords? Not newbie users of Opera.

      • Utkarsh

        Well I would be needing that because I want my stored passwords secure. Do you think they would work on this one?

      • Lacedaemon

        If I were a mod, I would pin this one as “Featured comment”. Well said.

        • Utkarsh

          Why do you think that master password is not a necessary feature?

          • Lacedaemon

            Who said that?

          • Utkarsh

            Hello Lacedaemon

            I think I misunderstood what you said but you agreed with Piotr Karol…’s comment so I thought that you didn’t agree with my statement.

          • Lacedaemon

            Hello, both me and Piotr want the master password, practically Piotr made a rhetorical question with a great ironic touch for the lack of that important feature.

          • Utkarsh

            Oh! Dear… I misunderstood all of it. I am Sorry!

            By the way do you think that with Chromium based Opera is it possible to integrate the feature we are talking about?

  • Piotr Karol Marek Żółtowski

    I don’t know, that Opera Dev. Team will read that, but on the right side of this blog site there are stable, next and developer Opera builds, but only for Windows and Mac. Will you add in the future a download link to download Linux version of Opera? Just asking :P

  • zeke

    OpDev crashes here:

    http://irc.nsbradio.co.uk:8080

    “extensions conflict” popup but have no extensions installed. had it a few moments ago but removed it and did a clean re-install.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I can open the page and it asks me for a nickname. No crash so far. I have 13 extensions installed. W7x64.

      • zeke

        13 extensions?! lucky luke. :) Ralf, i entered the page, inserted a nickname, made a comment, a comment was made (by another fella) and then opdev crashed immediately. reloaded page, crashed again, and again. popup: extensions bla bla…(did not have extensions installed at all). do not have a clue. just reporting the issue.

        I wish Opera would add an adblocker to the browser.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Adblock is a very good Adblocker. The other thing: I can’t try it out. If I enter a nickname and start, I receive a message, that the connection to the network was interrupted. Tried it out with Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox. But no crash of the page.

          Edit: Maybe my nickname was wrong. This time I could connect, with or without extensions enabled. I did not write anything, but I reloaded the page. No crash.

          • zeke

            Sherlock is on his way. U r on a windows OS. im using a very old mac. maybe thats it. cant explain it better. i am not an expert on these things. just reporting what happened to me.

            nothing against adblocker at all. used it in the past. to each his own.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I think, the system you are using is a good and important information for the team. I think you are not alone.

          • zeke

            my cat says hello. :)

          • Vux777

            another reason could be one of the flags (experimental JS and web platform features)

          • zeke

            thanks Vux777.

          • Vux777

            yw zeke
            did it help?
            because I had crashes here every time Disqus comments were loading. it turned out that combination of those flags and Opera Turbo was the reason

          • zeke

            to be honest, i havent changed a thing yet, in part because it has not crashed since. but i will follow your advice and try it out.
            thanx
            zeke

          • Vux777

            oh no, don’t..
            I meant, IF you played with flags, they might be a culprit…
            but if you didn’t, forget it :)

          • zeke

            worry not, Squire. LOL :)

            I can always reset to default on da little butttoon on the right. dropped opdev 24 anyway. keeps on crashing. sticking to opstable + next. ill leave for the pros to test it.
            cheers,
            zeke

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            I have not tried using Opera Turbo with comments on the Disqus comments system like on here, will try it sometime this week when I get a chance

  • zeke

    OpDev 24 does not print @ NYTimes website. Not the file>print. that works

    the print in More, beneath email, twatdom, etc (left of the any article)

  • Vux777

    can’t type in address bar (or any text box) with
    Experimental text input focus manager enabeled

  • Ben Bristow

    I love this feature. Love the transition when you actually change tab.
    Good work Opera devs!

  • zeke

    I love the tab preview too. Brilliant. In my op, it is just the right size. Fantastic idea.

    Just 1 + note:

    1>click on OpDev>opens fast
    2>clicked on tab
    3>clicked on red X (upper left corner)
    4>Opdev vanishes and reappears “saying” it recovered from a crash

    Already mentioned this bug here.

    mac OX 10.6.3
    2 ghz intel core duo, 2 gb ram

    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

      Can you update to the current version for Mac OS X 10.6? (10.6.8) might help with some things

      Did you have any site open in that tab, when it crashed?

  • zeke

    pardon: mac OX 10.6.8

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      You can edit a former comment.

      • zeke

        thanks. dropped opdev 24. keeps on crashing. using OpNext /stable only.

        crashed here several times (below). extensions prob again, apparently.

        Disconnect was installed.

        http://www.mixcloud.com/nickbreaksnn/

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          Opera 22 is the current stable (Opera Next 23 is a beta (testing)) (Opera 24 Developer is an alpha less stable, both Next and Developer are know to have bugs and are for testing (not every day use (you can try but there is higher risk of crashes and other bugs)

          You might try updating Flash Player, might be causing some of the crashes

  • Laga Mahesa

    I’m having printing issues with this build. No message from Opera, but there’s a permanent “spooling” status for the printer. No problems with Stable.

    EDIT: Closing the page/tab being printed clears the spooling message from the queue.

  • Guest

    I got this error when downloading large files on the Mega. Someone confirm? Windows and Linux.

  • Robson

    I got this error when downloading large files on the Mega. Someone confirm? Windows and Linux.

    http://s8.postimg.org/p59cqzjd1/Mega.jpg

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Well, it can happen, as Mega downloads files using Chrome file system API, storing content onto the system volume, in %AppData%Opera SoftwareOpera DeveloperFile System, or /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/File System for Mac. You can delete any old content from Opera Settngs, the tab Security, button All cookies and site data — search for mega.co.nz and expand the File System entry.

  • Silviu

    Would it be possible to turn off the High DPI ?
    This might be a good feature for touchscreen devices, but for us working class it’s not very helpful, quite hideous actually.

    • Dave-H

      It needs to be possible to switch it off if it’s causing problems, which it is for me.

  • escruting

    Wasnt a “big” update to Opera Developer also coming this week?

  • Utkarsh

    There is a bug that I noticed. If you are typing something in the address bar(e.g. opera for windows) and meanwhile you open a new tab or switch to another tab then “opera for windows” will also appear in that tab too!!!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s happening here too.

      • Utkarsh

        Thanks for responding back! By the way do the developers read all of our discussions or should I separately send the bug using the bug wizard?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          They read but it’s better to fill a bug report.

  • Gannet

    Hey, how about Opera h.264/gstreamer support ? Chromium supported. Why Opera is not ?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Because Opera is not Chrome?
      Btw, the changelogs and the “Proprietary media types” flag shows that they are working on implementing support for h264.

      • Gannet

        >Because Opera is not Chrome?
        Really ? о_О That is an answer ? Nope. Opera just lagging behind while all modern browser also on the same engine supporting it. There is Chromium code using chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra. So It’s not a problem. It seems the problem is in moronic system of priorities of Opera ASA.
        I don’t know why to use Opera when there is Firefox, Chromium or even Chrome. Opera died when Opera 12 was died. R.I.P.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Opera doesn’t have the re$ources of Google to pay for proprietary codecs.

          Now it seems that h264 is being licensed for free so Opera and other browsers can support it. Also h264 is in process of being replaced on a near future.

          • Rafael Luik

            h264 is in process of being replaced on a near future

            What are you talking about?

            I’m not a supporter of H.264 or anything, but it became a de facto standard because of web devs…

          • Leonardo Gomes

            H265 (or HEVC) is already there being developed and tested.
            It will allow even smaller files with same quality.

  • Lacedaemon

    “Delay loading of background tabs” aka lazy session is working when you tick “continue where I left off” but not when “Open a specific page or set of pages”… :confused: and :irritated:

    Confused with the different behavior of Shift+Click and Ctrl+Click on SD items and folders.

    Confused with Middle-Click working on SD thumbnails but not on SD Folders…
    Also, why can’t I just double click the folder to open all items?

    All shortcuts are “Ctrl+something” but Settings is “Alt+P”…

    Disclaimer: Please stop confusing me more and more over time. Be more consistent. Thanks.

  • twofingertony

    Are you making a desktop browser here or like everyone else compromising the desktop for touch crap.
    Bring back things like clicking on tab takes you to the previously opened tab.

  • Emil Huber

    Bug detected:
    Pressing the right-click-key on my keyboard opens the right-click-menu at the top-left-corner and not at mouse-position as it should.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Confirmed. W7x64.

    • Utkarsh

      Here on Windows 8 the right-click-key menu appears at the top-left corner be it Chrome or IE or Opera. It appears on top-left in MS Word and Adobe pdf too!

  • Onaj Tamo

    Question:I still have some saved bookmarks or something from opera 12,how do I import them now into this one?I did not use any advanced bookmark features before,so I do not think it will be any problem.

    • ayespy

      If 12 was your default browser, 24 was supposed to have imported bookmarks, passwords, etc. silently when you downloaded it. This may fail if you have already had a developer version into which you did NOT import 12 data earlier, or which screwed up and failed to detect your 12 install earlier. There is a command switch you can set to make it start over and do the import, but I don’t know how to set it.

      You MAY have the data imported to 24 already, and just didn’t see it. You will find it on speed dial in the “bookmark importer” dial.

      When all else fails, install and use xmarks extension in both browsers, starting with 12 (get it from the Chrome store for Opera 24)

      • Onaj Tamo

        You see I am a Linux user,and I uninstalled Opera 12 several months ago(and there are probably no traces of it left since I reinstalled my system once).How do I import them manually.

        • Vux777

          probably the simplest way is that you import them first in Chrome (if you have it) and then copy bookmarks file from profile folder to Opera profile folder. I’m not familiar with Linux file system, that’s how it is on Win (they are recognized reciprocally)

        • ayespy

          The xmaks solution will still work – even if they are on different machines. After you have uploaded to xmarks from 12 and downloaded from xmarks to 24, you can even uninstall the xmarks extension from both, if you like.

          I keep the XMarks extension, because it allows me to sync bookmarks between computers and between different browsers

  • taneli

    Vimeo videos are broken again. (Embedded videos work but they won’t work on vimeo.com site.)
    For example: http://vimeo.com/63490371

    The problem where you can’t bring the Opera browser in front of other windows is also still here (for example, have Opera open, open another windows (be it a folder, IRC client, what ever), and you can’t bring opera to the front anymore).

    Browser still becomes unresponsive while having high CPU usage AND having hardware acceleration on, this doesn’t happen in O21 and previous.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Runs perfect here. W7x64.

      • taneli

        The video?
        Won’t work here, same as last build.
        “This video can’t be played with your current setup.”
        Win8.1×64.

      • taneli

        Actually, it works when HW acceleration is on… but i cannot use HW acceleration ’cause that makes the whole browser unusable while i work.

  • noel

    Aw! No love for 32bit linux?

  • Daniel Kit

    Meh.
    When will you add back the option for Vertical Tabs?
    That is by far the most useful feature missing since Opera 15

  • Vux777

    is there going to be new dev before summer holidays?

    • Piotr Karol Marek Żółtowski

      Lul, in Poland there’s already summer holidays. Just saying :P

      • Vux777

        not School holidays :P
        devs will probably take a break couple of weeks, maybe a month
        (with no new builds).

    • L33t4opera

      New build for the Opera Developer: 24.0.1555.0 ;-)

      • Vux777

        ole!

        • L33t4opera

          Hi Vux777, check in particular “opera://flags/#bookmarks” ;-)

    • nanana1

      Yes, new Developer build 1555 available today on 8th July.

      http://get.geo.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-developer/24.0.1555.0/

      • Vux777

        ole!

  • Dave-H

    Everything’s still 25% too large on build 1555.
    Can’t find any extra options to correct this.
    :-(

  • Ralf Brinkmann
  • NIBB

    I prefer visual tabs like it worked in Presto. That was the biggest and most useful feature in Opera. You could organize tabs on the side, top or down and have them all as mini thumbnails right there on the screen. That was better than having to hover over each tab.

  • Daniel Kit

    Please please please add Vertical Tabs!
    It was the reason I switched to Opera in the first place back in 2002…
    Now the only browser that supports it is Firefox :(

  • kb

    Can I disable this feature in some way?

  • twofingertony

    Absolutely pointless and often confusing feature.
    Unneeded if the old features of click tab to minimize and cycle tabs in recently used order are implemented.

  • Harry

    Bring back vertical side tabs

  • Des

    Please tell me how I can switch the tab preview off. I can’t watch any videos because the videos freeze whenever I accidentally hover over another tab. (I don’t want to preview tabs even without this bug, I don’t need to preview them since I can just click them to VIEW them with the same amount of effort.)

  • Dominic Fairfax

    How do we turn it off ? i have a few flash games running in different tabs and the preview kills then

    • Dominic Fairfax

      Do we just need to install a previous version ?