Opera Next is now 23!

Hello Opera Users!

It’s high summer here in Norway and Poland, and our coding elves have been sunbathing so much that they’re practically smoking, so we’ve summoned them back to their computers. (As you may know, smoking is bad for your elf.)

So today, we’re releasing Opera 23 Next. The biggest UI change is that we have tidied the combined search and address bar to contain just a single heart. The heart now triggers a sub-menu where you can choose to add a site to Speed Dial, to Stash for later use, or to the bookmarks bar.
Heart Menu
We have also added UI elements to unblock insecure content in an otherwise secure session, and we’ve added search functionality to opera:extensions and opera:themes.

Now that the elves are back at their desks, expect something very interesting next week.

Download:
Opera Next for Windows
Opera Next for Mac

Or go here for offline installation:
Opera Next offline package for windows

Full changelog

  • nanana1

    Thanks for the first and new Opera 23 Next version !

    Now testing…..

  • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

    Already looking forward to *beeep* in 24 #TabImprovements :)

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Marcin, congrats on the Opera Next 23 release!

    • Mateusz Madej

      This is basically the same so we just switched numbers. The difference between 23.0.1522.10 and .14 is pretty much only the Next thing.

      • L33t4opera

        Yep Marcin, I know that, but thanks ;-) My point is, that now the link to the full changelog in this post is wrong.

        • Mateusz Madej

          I will fix it, thanks. Also a quick question, why are You calling me Marcin? :D

          • L33t4opera

            OMG! Thanks Mateusz, I’m sorry, this is obviously a mistake, I’m still about 17 hours on my feet without sleep, I’m ashamed of it now :/ BTW: fixed it now :P

          • Mateusz Madej

            It’s all cool :)

  • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

    “There were warnings when trying to install this extension:
    ‘notifications’ requires Google Chrome dev channel or newer, but this is the beta channel.”

    Chrome… yeah… right… O:)

    • Mateusz Madej

      Which extenstion are you talking about?

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

      Seems like some issue we haven’t caught after recent changes in chromium. Reported as DNA-21925.

  • Cryio

    Now let’s see if O24 is worth of anything.

    • fanboy punisher

      Already looking forward to reading from the fanbois “OK, doesn’t matter, waiting for 25″… By version 150 we will be able to do most simple things, we don’t need to worry…

  • Tore

    – “expect something very interesting next week” –

    Bookmark manager, working Sync function or a Linux version? Taking all bets! :D

    • SLR

      I really hope we do get something interesting. Opera 12 is becoming very clunky and I want to move to a newer version.

      • Zenon

        Opera 12 may be outdated but it’s better than newer versions, hopefully the bookmark manager from Opera 12 will be back.

    • Mateusz Madej

      Then you will like it :)

      • Deus Ex Vino

        I still have a little bit of trust left – you have invented tabs, speeddial and so much more – maybe you will reinvent bookmarks in a completely new, amazing, not crappy way?

        • fanboy punisher

          Yeah sure, like they are reinventing 1 year now…

        • Master Bait

          But that was before Chromium, so don’t get your expectations too high.

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

        I guess we as the public will see what Developerups :)

    • Cryio

      You forgot improved Tabs. (one of the more important ones)

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

        Sync is basic now.

    • Martin Brada

      Hoping for the Sync. :D

    • wolkenspalter

      Skins!

      • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

        Naaaaaah.
        Important things first.

        • Kamen Minkov

          Like a combined Speed Dial/Stash/Wanna-be-Bookmarks menu? Sure!

          • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

            No, like
            HiDPI
            Tab Improvements
            Sync
            Download Improvements

          • bgh251f2

            And Linux, don’t forget Linux.

    • Der Herr Nick

      “Bookmark bar” will be renamed to “Favorites”?

      :D

      • Guest703

        Please Opera devs, never rename it to favorites. The word favorites is scum and needs to remain with IE and die with IE.

    • meh

      Facebook time line integration straight into speed-dial )) Just kidding

      On a more serious note, I have some problems with last Opera, but I will wait for the next version, and if it’s not fixed I will post them.

    • https://plus.google.com/+ErikvanLuxzenburg/about Erik van Luxzenburg

      I hope for a Linux version indeed! Shouldn’t be difficult right? Blink Chromium is available for Linux and Blink based Opera is already available for the Linux variant called Android!

      Sync would be nice, if it’s also added to the Android version. Then we’ve got something to sync!

    • kapsi

      New themes and Opera logo is now green.

    • Onaj Tamo

      I hope it is a Linux version.

  • Matt Humphrey

    Hi, can you guys make the print interface look like Chrome, too?

    Chrome can save a webpage as PDF by its build-in print interface.

    • Mateusz Madej

      It’s not as much about print interface as the fact that Chrome uses built-in PDF viewer which allows that. This would make it a new feature for us to develop but I’ll talk about it with the rest of the team :)

      • oblv

        isn’t now the chrome pdf viewer open source?

  • Esteban Conejeros

    Thanks guys, i’m a developer and i know how hard is to create a product the size of the old opera, and to gain new users over that, is a really hard task.

    i have to recognize i tried to use chrome while you guys finish this new opera… but it was really awful experience

    keep the good work

    • Mateusz Madej

      Thanks, we try our best to deliver a good quality product to You guys, it’s always nice to hear someone appriciate it. We’re working hard to make it better and better with every release.

    • ayespy

      I have also tried to use Chrome. Drives me crazy. It’s sometimes hard to put your finger on what all the annoyances are, but you recognize each one as it pops up. Opera, while FAR from perfect, seems to focus on a fluid and intuitive experience, which no one else seems to be able to do.

      I’m sometimes surprised, with the loss of so many things I really relied on, that I have even stuck with Opera. But I keep trying other browsers, and I keep coming back.

      • Vux777

        …also, users can install chrome only on default location (yes, there is junction, but…)…I have chrome portable on ramdisk with complete profile on it, but chrome still makes HDD active. Annoying like hell…

      • NIBB

        Did you tried Maxthon? It seems its what the old Opera was in terms of customization and features.

        • ayespy

          Yes, I tried Maxthon, and it is in no way, shape or form even slightly similar to the old Opera. It permits exactly ZERO of the customizations I used to rely on Opera for.

          I have heard this “Maxthon is like the old Opera” comment at least fifty times, and there is absolutely no justification for it, in terms of what my usage was.

          In order to “match” the old Opera for my purposes, a browser needs vertical tabs on the right, visual tabs, vertical bookmark bar you can place on the right, 100% sync of speed dial, bookmarks, passwords, etc., and an inbuilt full-featured, slick, efficient mail client that you can have focused at the same time you can see your vertical tabs and bookmarks bar. Tell me how any feature of Maxthon matches a single one of these features.

          • NIBB

            I also need vertical tabs and most of the old Opera settings, the problem with the old Opera was while the browser was nice, it was mostly incompatible with things I tried to load and I always had to change to another browser.

            Since Opera launched the blink version I had not a single issue on any website, and its ironic, now that Opera works with content and web apps its the browser with less features and less customizable of all. Its already 1 year since they launched the Chromium/Blink version and to be honest at this speed you are not going to have old features back at least in 15 years. Chrome had side tabs:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjx7RZwyFNs

            Not sure if that is still available. I suggested Maxthon because Opera as it stands now, even lacks very basic, but very basic features that browsers had 10+ years ago. So not only its missing the old features, but its missing very basic GUI functionality.

            Hell, not even the url bar with EV certificates is displayed in green anymore, you don´t have shortcuts for anything, not bookmarks, nothing, you need to do everything from the settings page. I did not used most of the features in the old opera but I loved all the features with tabs, tabs on the bottom, on the side, etc.

            If you want a browser with plenty of features, (sadly its not updated very offend) but its the best so far in GUI features is Lunascape.

            http://www.lunascape.tv/

            It reminds me of the good old Opera when Opera was innovating and others where copying from them. It has tabs to the side, cascade, locking, and probably all the features you are looking.

          • Nope.

            The flag has been removed a few years ago.

          • ayespy

            So I installed Lunascape just to see how it can be adjusted. It has a ton of adjustments that make zero difference to me. It does not have side tabs/vertical tabs, and toolbars cannot be set vertically at the side. It doesn’t have visual tabs or tab previews, doesn’t have a mail client of course. I may play around to see what extensions it will accept – but there are not any extensions which do these things as well as O12 &> did.

    • C’mon, man…

      I don’t think they’re even trying. I mean, they even removed Chromium features, like multiple tab selection, bookmark manager, middle click on back/forward/reload button, rearrangeable extension buttons, etc. Their goal is to make a crippled featureless browser that only stupid people will want to use.

    • P Head

      Yeah, except nobody in Opera Software is trying to create a product comparable to the old Opera, did you not pay any attention over the last year?

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

      In Windows you can still use it, in Linux you either pick Firefox, Chrome or Maxthon, as a late decent option.

      There are many more, but most ain’t worth it.

    • Olav

      i change few days ago to chrome. with extensions get 99% of features from opera, lose only stash ;) Out of the box is Chrome better. Great + for Chrome integrated Plugins (Flash, Quicktime…). The sync options in chrome are great, more options than o12. BTW chrome have a bookmark manager xD

  • Vux777

    great
    now bugs from dev entered next stream :/
    I can’t believe devs missed such a bug
    …and above all, ignoring it

    • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

      1. isn’t Next channel for bug fixing?
      2. haven’t you been told that it’s being worked on already?

      • Vux777

        1. that bug lasted long time in dev, and no NEXT will change it
        2. no, they didn’t…once they misunderstood the question, coule of times ignore it…and once, that is passed to someone to look at it… basically no one even touched it yet…
        ..running around in circles

        • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

          Well, you reported DNA-21193 27th of May. That’s two weeks…
          Anyway, it’s reproducible. And it’s reproducible in Chrome as well, which indicates that it’s probably a Chromium bug.

          • Vux777

            I’ve been complaining about that much before it..
            so we go in circle again…Opera is not responsible for chrome bugs, and wont touch it
            and bug will enter stable stream probably in next build :/

            tell me again about how next is for bug fixing

          • bruce lawson

            Actually, we fix lots of Blink and Chromium bugs: https://operasoftware.github.io/upstreamtools/

          • Vux777

            good
            then I wasn’t trolling for nothing ツ
            …but still, I believe it will take time for fix to enter Opera

        • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142
          • Vux777

            that’s different bug…omg

          • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

            Woops, now that you mention it…
            Sorry, I’m making mistakes, too ;)

    • Mateusz Madej

      This bug is being worked on and will be fixed for Next stream as well. Don’t worry we’re not ignoring You :)

      • Vux777

        well, sry for been suspicious, but…
        are we talking about iframe bug?

        because there was misunderstanding before….

        • Mateusz Madej

          Yes, precisely that one :)

          • Vux777

            ok thanx

          • Mateusz Madej

            Some bugs that are simple at first look take time to fix, especially thoese in chromium engine. But I can promise that we didn’t forget about it ;)

          • SQL

            Do you have any info about this bug or you haven’t noticed it? http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/06/opera-developer-update-23-0-1522-10/#comment-1430076437

            Happened again just a moment ago for me..

          • NoName

            Yea, this still happens occasionally for me.
            It has been an issue since the very first release of Opera 15.

          • Vux777

            yes, I realize that… and I know (think) that it will take time to fix it..all the way from chromium canary, cause it’s probably deep in the code. I’ve been following it when started in Chrome, and Opera inherited it, first with dev, then now next…..In the same manner, it will take time for fix to enter Opera channels…probably months
            I did report it, but chromium bug report (and canary bug form, and chrome canary group support )… left unconfirmed/undiscussed :/ …lame
            that’s why I was so eager for someone to notice it from Opera devs, and push it …
            and btw, I don’t have any experience on chrome forums (etc)…
            I have to use older builds, which is kind of frustrating, because of that bug

    • Rinne Tensei

      OMG !! You got a folder full of crap on your BBar !!!

      • Vux777

        lol…you don’t want to know what’s in there :P

        • Rinne Tensei

          ha ha, gotcha :v ;)

  • Igor Nester

    Make smooth scroll pages.
    (Сделайте плавность прокрутки страниц)

    • bwat47

      This probably won’t happen until chromium supports it. Chromium/chrome still doesn’t have working smooth scrolling :(

      Recently (since chrome 32 I think) it now smooth scrolls when you use the middle click ‘auto scroll’, so I assume they are getting closer to having mousewheel scroll working.

      Here’s the relevent bug: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=575

  • Nekomajin42

    Since these Next posts are not for the average users, could you list every feature taken to the Next channel? I hate to search the flags to find out what was left out for further developement.

    Anyway, it looks like a fine version with these smaller features. It’s still not great, but after the last two, it is definitely pointing forward.

    • Cryio

      They mentioned that they introduced Full URL in Opera 22.

      They don’t mention they introduced “Delay loading of background tabs” in Next 23.

  • Robert Graf

    Is this now the version which supports to manage & sync the bookmarks? I’m still using 12 because I have so many bookmarks.

    • ayespy

      I’ve been managing and syncing my bookmarks for several versions, now.

      Set up O 22 on a new laptop last night and was synced in under two minutes (bookmarks, speed dial). Don’t get me wrong – I would prefer a full-bore native solution, but what I’m using is working quite well as far as it goes.

      • Wraith

        Can you share your solution? Please.

        • ayespy

          First, on my regular desktop Opera, I installed xmarks extension from the Chrome Store, and uploaded all of my bookmarks to the xmarks server. Periodically, I manually sync to the server to keep it up to date. I also have an Opera account, through which I keep my speed dials synced on all machines.

          On the new machine:
          I delete all of the default speed dials, enable sync in :flags (do NOT enable experimental servers), go to sync in settings and sync using my Opera account. (set one up if you don’t have one) Bingo. Speed dial synced. Then I go to Opera extensions page and search “chrome,” install the “install extensions from chrome store” extension, go to the chrome store and install xmarks extension. Then I walk through the xmarks setup sequence and tell it to keep all bookmarks on server and replace all bookmarks in my browser and it does that.

          Somewhere along in here I go to settings and enable the bookmarks bar. All of my bookmarks appear there.

          For a bookmarks “manager” I use the bar. The 22 bookmark I use daily and the four folders of frequent-use bookmarks are on the bar, icons only (I used Bookmark Favicon Changer extension from the Chrome Store to get icons only, and icons I wanted for the two bookmarks that have no favicon at their site). At the far left, I keep another folder with ALL of my (over 1000) other bookmarks in their 20 folders with subfolders, alphabetized. I can drop down those folders and in a couple of mouse-hovers, have any bookmark I want.

          • Wraith

            Oh thanks, I was half way done, I used opera account to sync speed dial, I will install Xmarks to sync bookmarks, Thanks again. :)

          • Dima S

            What is then the difference between your 22 most used bookmarks and Speed Dial?

          • ayespy

            Actually, Speed Dial has MOST of the same links my full set of bookmarks does, but I don’t maintain it. Too much trouble to keep a set of folders that can’t be nested, organized, and too much trouble FINDING a link/bookmark/dial in a folder that has 150 of them.

            But the two biggest differences are the way I use them. I may start each day checking a comic or a news site briefly from speed dial. I don’t have those links in my bookmarks at all. Bookmarks are for work.

            When I start working, I check my email for new assignments at the left of the screen. When I pick the first one to do, I look at the right of the screen and see if a tab is already open to start part of that work. If so, I click to that tab, hich focuses my browser, and start working. When I am ready to go to the next page for that job, a bookmark for that page is already at the top of my screen in the BM bar. I don’t have to open a new Speed Dial page and start looking for it. I just click on it or open its folder and click on it, or open a folder, hover a sub-folder and click on it (depending on how rarely used it is)

            I work back and forth from page to page using the BM bar repeatedly to access a “next” page from a page I am on, without ever having to open a NEW (speed dial) page to go to the next thing. I can jump to it from whatever page I am on.

            Sometimes I can complete a job by revisiting tabs that I keep open, and sometimes I have to keep leaving what’s on a given tab to go to a new page. It all depends. But it takes less than half the time to find and go to what I need from the BM bar than it would to use Speed Dial for it – especially if it turns out to be in a nested folder. One of my folders has 50 sub-folders and 150 bookmarks in those. But I can open that folder, hover a sub-folder and click a bookmark in about two seconds. If I tried to use the speed dial folder to find the same thing, I’d have to open speed dial, open a folder in speed dial, and then scan thru 150 dials looking for the one I want. Useless. Up to 20-30 seconds to do what I can do from BM bar in 2-3 seconds.

            No matter what page I am on, BM bar is always there to click on. If I use speed dial, the moment I click on a dial, SD is gone. If I want to use it again, I have to open it again, and start looking for the dial.

            The ONLY thing that would make BM bar more serviceable would be to be able to place it vertically at the right, and then I could access it even if I were looking at an email.

  • Emanuele

    so will you maintain the heart icon for the generic button that opens a menu in which heart identify Stash? … out of ideas for a good substitute?

  • cristianer

    I like when you put images in the post. It’s more attractive.

    • bruce lawson

      thanks, It was Vera’s idea, so we’ll pass your praise on to her.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Okay, give us an image of Vera.

    • Cryio

      I always like their posts more when they have an image ^_^

  • Nekomajin42

    By the way, still no official answer, so here it is again: Will you make the silent update (and import) optional or not?

    • taneli

      Yeah, getting bad press about it all over, this Finnish site ( http://www.mpc.fi/uutisia/operaselain+on+royhkea+varastaa+kaikkien+selainten+salasanat+norjalaiseen+pilveen/a993262 ) writes that the new Opera silently steals all your passwords, bookmarks, etc. FROM EVERY BROWSER in your machine into a “norvegian cloud” via Sync….

      • Nekomajin42

        THAT is what I was talking about.

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

        That’s an example of poor journalism, then. Opera won’t synchronize your data unless you actually set up synchronization yourself. Furthermore, it will only import data the first time you start a clean installation, at which point you won’t be syncing anything.

        • taneli

          I know it’s not all that good in journalism perspective, but the fact that such things are being written is a bit worrying. :)

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

            Journalists not checking the facts before posting a “sensational” story is nothing new, and it won’t end anytime soon. We can’t let that prevent us from doing things.

          • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

            No, journalism shouldn’t stop anybody from doing anything, but sanity should.

            What’s so bad about asking the user?
            A simple popup at first start like
            “Hey, welcome to Opera!
            We can make your life easy and copy some stuff over for you. Let’s get started?
            [Sure] [No, thanks. I'll start clean]”

            As Einstein said: “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
            It’s as simple as before, but without any privacy issues and bad press…

            Upvote if you second that ;)

          • Nekomajin42

            You can point fingers to journalists, but does it make any sense? Yes, it is a shitty article, but it influences the average users. You can change that if you listen to us, and don’t overdo one thing after another.

        • icetom

          could you please also answer Nekos question?

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

            I don’t really know at this time.

        • Nekomajin42

          But it will sync after I log in.

          Will we be able to schoose what to sync, or the only option will be all or nothing?
          Will we be able to import from a browser other than the default one?
          Will we be able to postpone (or skip) an update?

          Something is really screwed up if you don’t know the answers to these questions when you start to implement a feature…

        • error

          another article in one of the biggest IT portals in Poland.
          http://pclab.pl/news58230.html
          You are getting really bad press from this silent import

        • plum

          How about adding a simple YES or NO question? “Do you want to import?” “YES/NO”

          On the other hand, this is the kind of news you definitely deserve.

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

            I would think that everyone deserves accurate reporting, so that people can make up their minds based on factual information and not misinformation.

          • Nekomajin43

            I would think that everyone deserves the right to choose. Silent update and import don’t give us the right to choose.

    • fanboy punisher

      Probably not, they would have said it so far otherwise… It’s a proud feature… (and it’s here to stay!!)

      Anyway… have you considered lobotomy? With lobotomy you become a happy Opera PC Desktop user, it’s a fact. No thinking, no analyzing, no requesting, just enjoying!

  • jmc777

    Please add a ‘Warn on exit if download is in progress’ option to the browser.

    • Nekomajin42

      How about a general confirm exit option?

    • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

      Again, you can have it right now via extension:
      https://christoph142.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/download-control-1-0-rc/

    • Marcin Mitek
      • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

        That doesn’t really work for me.
        When I press resume after accidentally closing Opera it’s gonna try downloading again and fail directly thereafter pretending it would be finished leaving unusable junk in Download folder.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          In my case, Opera asks me if i want to resume the download.

          • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

            Yes, as said: it asks me, too. But it doesn’t work ^^

  • Rinne Tensei

    what about this ?? –>
    DNA-13567 Implementation of MP3 and H.264 support in Windows 7 WP1

    this version still can’t play HTML5 h264 content !

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      This browser: 505 ouf of 555 points
      Google Chrome: 505 ouf of 555 points
      Firefox: 463 ouf of 555 points

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s just a initial implemantation. Also it needs to ne enabled on opera;flags.

  • escruting

    Why combine the buttons? Horizontal space is what we have the most, why combine the buttons and make stashing items harder than before?

    • fanboy punisher

      Because tablets have apparently not much… and tablets dictate PC desktop in the post-Jon-von-Tetschner-Opera era.

    • Kamen Minkov

      Just use a keyboard short… oh wait, never mind. Maybe in Opera 30…

      • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

        We are aware of that. It annoys me as well.

  • zakius

    single click add to stash was epic
    one of few features that were good
    so you decided to break it
    good job!

    • ABDX

      …?
      dude i don’t think that one EXTRA click will ruin your experience

      • zakius

        well, but that was one of few properly done things
        and they instead of allowing us to go ddirectly to stash made adding to stash harder
        that makes no sense at all
        I’ll stay with ff, simple mail, newsfox, fire gestures and pocket till otter or this thing becomes usable

      • Alex Parker

        I add tons of pages to Stash *all* the time. For me, it’s going to TOTALLY RUIN my experience. So I sure as hell hope that is OPTIONAL.

        Though who am I kidding? What is OPTIONAL in Opera nowadays? Opera Devs know better, right?

        P.S. Try doing extra clicks and extra pointer moves with a touchpad. You will IMMEDIATELY reconsider.

        ———————-

        WTF is this for, anyway? I was fine having two icons for Speed Dial and Stash. And bookmarks? We don’t have a freaking bookmarks manager! Make some actual damned bookmarks before overcomplicating things!

    • NimeshT

      For nerds, there is an option to revert to old layout in flags
      But I think the option should be given to user on initial installation to choose for compact layout (new) or full layout (old) and not force the user

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

        It doesn’t make sense to offer such options when installing because most people won’t know what to choose anyway. The installation should be as painless as possible.

        • Nekomajin42

          I agree with this one, but you can provide and option in the settings (even in the advanced section) to turn the heart menu off.
          I like it, others don’t like it, but you can provide for both of us with a single checkbox.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Zakius, you can easy disable the Hearts menu (bring back old buttons):
      1. Go to the address bar, and type “opera://flags/#heart-menu”, press enter,
      2. Select “Disabled” from the selectbox, and relaunch the Opera.
      I think, that there is pretty good chance, that this feature will be implemented as an option under the Settings, when it reaches the stable channel.

      • zakius

        well, this is not the biggest problem with “improvements” anyway

  • rabe85

    I got a crash while sorting new imported bookmarks alphabetically (right click on the last shown folder -> sort; but found no way to reproduce it atm).

    - Is there a way to sort everything alphabetically? Or do i have to click on each folder and subfolder and subfolder manually?
    - How can i sort the bookmarks alphabetically, which are not in a folder?
    - Is there somewhere an option to open all pages from a folder at once, but without all the pages in the subfolders?

    The address bar with that heart looks good, but where can i find all the url’s i’ve typed in (like in the dropdown menu of opera12, ie11 oder other browsers)?

  • NimeshT

    Please make the menu bar smaller by combining items (the ones with icons) or option to hide items (Speed Dial/Stash/Discover) which are not required. Currently it’s covering entire screen height on my netbook :(

    • Kamen Minkov

      If they bring back some customizability, you can do it yourself…

  • NimeshT

    Firefox bringing back the sidebar… Will Opera follow the same and re-implement the sidebars?

  • алекс александров

    stopped working flag Extended lazy session loading
    all tabs are loaded immediately, not after the activation tab

  • алекс александров

    stopped working flag Extended lazy session loading
    all tabs are loaded immediately
    how to disable automatic updates to stay on the version of the opera in which it works?

  • алекс александров

    why moee message disappears?
    stopped working flag Extended lazy session loading
    all tabs are loaded immediately
    how to disable automatic updates to stay on the version of the opera in which it works?

  • алекс александров

    why my message disappears?
    stopped working flag Extended lazy session loading
    all tabs are loaded immediately
    how to disable automatic updates to stay on the version of the opera in which it works?

    • Mateusz Madej

      It’s no loger behind a flag. Go to opera:settings and just enable it.

  • алекс александров

    Почему мое сообщение удаляется постоянно?

    • алекс александров

      write 5 times, do not delete
      stopped working flag Extended lazy session loading
      all tabs are loaded immediately
      how to disable automatic updates to stay on the version of the opera in which it works?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        Enable “Delay loading of background tabs” on settings

  • Wraith

    When you are watching an incrusted video from youtube on a website you need to click on the video to show the video controls, is this a normal behavior ?
    I mean if you use other browser the control bar is show when you hover over the video you don’t need to click on it.

    • Mateusz Madej

      I’m not able to reproduce this. It should be normal to show controls on hover, maybe something is ‘stealing’ focus from your page?

      • Wraith

        Is very strange, I have a video with the problem, I disabled all my extension and I reload the page then the video (control bar) works well, then I proceed to enable all my extension and I reload the page again, the video now works well, so I don´t know what happen there.

        • fliker

          I also have this issue and I found another solution to it. I must to switch tab when watching video and switch it back and everything works, but when I restart Opera the problem comes back.

          • Wraith

            Yes is like a roulette, sometimes when you switch tabs it works well and sometimes when you reload the page.

    • ABDX

      i had this problem since ever too
      WIN7X64

    • blackcoder

      I can confirm this issue. It is gone for that video when reloading the site.

      • blackcoder

        Looks like deleting a comment works bad. Now it is displayed as a guest comment.

        Right now I can’t confirm this issue, but I have seen that issue often with the previous version (I guess).

  • AlexBrtn

    you scoff on us

  • Raylan Givens

    Heart? Take notice about icons from Skype and then from the new μTorrent who stole them. They’re the best.

    • ayespy

      No black bar above the task bar. Sometimes a temporary black bar about where the address bar goes. Goes away when the browser finishes loading.

      • ruduh

        Same here, brief black bar over adress bar on launch. It’s brief but even so very ugly, must be repaired.

    • https://christoph142.wordpress.com/ Christoph142

      Yeah, I’ve seen that black bar a few times already, too.
      Not that much of a big deal though for me since it only appears during loading.

    • Mateusz Madej

      It’s fixed now and already sent to Next stream as well. Next Next will be free from this issue :)

  • AlexBrtn

    Why you cleaned a standard icon?

  • Predrag

    LIVE streams on Youtube have black boxes (profile pictures) over playing video!
    Here is example:www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2-MnWWoL6M

    • Mateusz Madej

      Thanks, we’re aware of this issues and working to fix it. Hope it happens soon ;)

  • Fhury

    Thanks for the new version. Still using Opera, so you must be doing something right :) Keep my finger crossed for something “really” interesting!

  • aiphed

    Please bring back cloning tab mouse gesture: DOWN, UP.

  • Tibi

    Would it be possible to only show my bookmark bar when I open a new tab?

    • ayespy

      That would work very poorly for me. The reason I need it is that I need it on every page.

      • Tibi

        is just an option, how Chrome have.

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

      It would defeat the purpose of having a bookmark bar at all.

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

        Why the concept of having options is such a trouble for some people?

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

          It’s not the concept of having options (at least for me); it’s the concept of having an option for every little thing.

          (1) It gets very confusing when every feature of the browser includes a setting to make it work according to the pet peeve of this or that commenter. The configuration page/dialog gets very long and intrincate.

          (2) There are people who must code the program including all of these options, and check that every scenario works right, visually and functionally. It can quickly become a nightmare to maintain.

          (3) No program can be and do everything. If the devs implemented every request made here as an option, they would be simultaneously coding all the browsers in the market and including them in just one. Then people would start complaining about the download size. Other browsers are slim! This browser that does everything everybody wants weights too much! ;)

          (4) This option in particular would be very silly.

  • Raylan Givens

    Firefox’s Directwrite is better. Can you fix it or at least explain why?

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

      FF has had DW since at least 3 years, of course it is better, it wasn’t in 2011.

      • SQL

        Chrome has also had it for at least 3 years; It’s built-in chromium, Opera doesn’t even have to implement it theirselves.. But still it works just fine in Chrome (???? Opera please ???)

  • AS

    @Mateusz Madej I have a question for you, generally speaking if you reading reported bugs? Recently I reported the bug with marking the text at Opera 22 and I’m waiting when in the end you fix this bug, because currently marking text is unstable and isn’t work correctly. In comment to Opera Developer update 23.0.1522.10 I reported this bug and also I reported it earlier to Opera 22. And nobody of you can’t do something with this bug.

  • OldHickory30

    Still no way to set DDG as a default! Will this ever happen?

    • Nekomajin42

      Why is it so important? Why don’t you use a keyword?

      • OldHickory30

        Its a hassle…And why every browser allows one to change the default except Opera is unreal. I know, its a security issue. How about Opera swaps Yahoo and / or Wikipedia for DDG!

        • Nekomajin42

          On one hand, you are absolutely right. On the other hand, preventing 3rd-party craps to install themselves is good. I think, using different keywords is a reasonable compromise.

          • Rafael Luik

            I suggested them to encrypt the custom search engine storage and options with user OS (like they do for passwords already) or with a master password. DNA-20050

          • Nekomajin42

            I’m 100% sure that they could do it some way if they would like to do it. It’s just “not a priority”.

          • Saskatchewan

            They never install them*selves*. There’s usually an option in the installer to skip the installation of crap. I don’t remember if I’ve ever had a browser toolbar or another web-search engine set on my own computer.

          • Nekomajin42

            You are right, but you have to see this from the perspective of the average users. I am usually not on the average user’s side, but in this particular case, I am.

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

          You have already wasted more characters in complaining about this than the additional characters you’d have to type for the rest of your life by just adding a search keyword for it.

          • OldHickory30

            I guess I find it so incomprehensible that Opera would prefer to have Yahoo and Wikipedia as defaults, instead of allowing a secure search engine like DDG,that’s garnered much attention in the US, THAT the waste of characters is worth it, even though it appears to be an exercise in futility.

  • SimonPieman

    Given up on opera, opera link is dead, and I just bought a chromebook.

    I need to be able to jump between opera and chrome without hassle, right now I can’t do that. I managed to get chrome mostly working in a opera way (last tab keep alive By speed dial 2 pro), but it’s not the same.

    I hope opera see this and consider syncing with Google book marks rather than trying to compete.

    • ayespy

      I use xmarks.

  • James Hamilton Jr

    Menu Bar please!

    • ABDX

      No Menu Bar please!

    • Sho

      No offense but, please, come back to 21st century.

    • escruting

      Optional menu bar would be the wise choice.

  • zeke

    Hello Mateusz,

    Opera N (23) does not print @ NYT website. Below, left corner, ” javascript” word appears. Dont have a clue of what that means but what i know is that Op N does not print on NYT. It prints fine on other sites (BBC, etc). A wicked weekend for all of you. Best, zeke

    PS: I am not referring to the File > Print (that works fine) but to the Print that appears on More, left side of any article of NYT.(below Email, Facebook, Twitter and Save)

    hope that helps in some way.
    zeke
    OpNext is faster +++ than Stable. thundery fast, actually. :O)

  • Sho

    “expect something very interesting next week”

    Opera 24 Dev build so awesome it blows our socks off, maybe?
    I sure hope so…there’s still some hope left.

  • Kevin Thompson

    Please bring back mouse gestures on links! It’s the one remaining feature before switching from Opera 12 to next gen. Is it too much to ask?

    • aiphed

      As well as the cloning tab mouse gesture! Down, up, voila.

  • Sidney Guioy

    http://www.hanselminutes.com/426/reconciling-aspnet-vnext-with-damian-edwards
    make opera freeze / not responsive, sometime directly sometime need to clic on play button ( i highly suspect it’s recent MP3 integration )
    Version:23.0.1522.14 Update stream:NextSystem:Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)can anyone confirm ( or not ) ?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I can play every clip there without problems under Windows 7×64, but all those people have male voices. What’s that?!?

  • AS

    Hi, I noticed a bug in Opera, when copy a white text from black background of site or forum

    http://pics.tinypic.pl/i/00540/uizlpxkwkfmf.png

    to Microsoft Word, that the text is copied in this form:

    http://pics.tinypic.pl/i/00540/nd0ndc5z5tja.png

    And it’s a bug, Opera is giving a colour the appearance of the text and it is looking out as if the text was denoted by highlighter.

    It cannot be in this way, cause when is copied text from white background everything is ok. Please check this and fix this bug.

    • YemSalat

      I think that’s the way Word handles pasting rich text content. Try it with other browsers.

      • AS

        You’re wrong, see that is a little lorem ipsum text. On IE11 and Mozilla30 everything is fine. Opera has a bug and this bug need to fix!

        • YemSalat

          I might be misunderstanding you, but you’re copying white text on black background and when you paste it to word you get white text on black background.
          If you wanna paste it as plain text use Ctrl+shift+V
          There are other pasting options in Word as well

          • AS

            When I copy text like I show on screen, the white text from black background of site or forum and I paste to the word regardless of which combination I use, paste through the click on mouse or through ctr+v that this text is paste in this form and it’s a bug! Seriously I don’t understand developers of the Opera, they reading these comments but in no way don’t want to refer to the reported bug and when I supposed to know, whether generally speaking they will deal with it? They already announced Opera 24 developer but they still working on Opera 23 and I can bet of anything that they don’t fix this bug with this text and others which I reported. Because they don’t give a damn!

  • http://mjmartino.eu mjmartino

    Opera 40 will be PERFECT :P

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

      Perfect is the oposite of progress. Hope that day never comes.

      • http://mjmartino.eu mjmartino

        Yes you’re right ;)

    • Cryio

      You are kinda optimistic.

  • Bernát Gábor

    want linux version…

  • FoxkidMCF .

    Okay I will bet on:
    1. Opera sync
    2. Improved bookmarks
    3. Skins/themes (real ones, not just wallpapers)
    4. Linux version

    • Vux777

      I think it’s the tab management

    • Leif Roar Moldskred

      “Timeo Operanos et dona ferentes.”

  • WilmaGColeman

    I need to be able to jump between opera and chrome without hassle, right now I can’t do that. I managed to get chrome mostly working in a opera way (last tab keep alive By speed dial 2 pro), but it’s not the same. http://tw.gs/W6z5hV

  • Кирилл

    Please. Let the “piggy bank” in the opera will be infinite. = P

  • Кирилл

    Is it possible to return the remote sites from the piggy bank?

  • fliker

    And one more issue, when you have many bookmarks in one folder, as much as they don’t fit on single screen, the list is too long, so it isn’t under the chosen bookmark folder, but next to it, so the next folders hide under it and you must close the folder and move to another.

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

      This also happens in Chrome.

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

    http://www.comcast6.net/index.php/8-ipv6-trial-news-and-information/116-ipv6-support-launched-for-arris-devices

    Page does not seem to render right, Open Source and Research Support content seems to get cut off

    OS X 10.9.3 (this Next snapshot)

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

    PNG support broken or is it just a broken link on Apple’s site

    http://support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/DL1708/AirPortBaseStation.png

    • eXzentrik

      In Firefox 30, too. So probably site specific.

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

        So Apple has some broken images, seems a lot of sites are breaking the links to their images

  • Vlad Violenty

    When there will be a version for linux

  • Tomasz Sawka
    • Cryio

      This completely encapsulates what Opera has become. It hasn’t got any less funny since I saw it when v15 launched.

      • Jennifer Jones

        Man, that’s GREAT! Sure wish it wasn’t true.

        What I really wish is that all four major browsers didn’t suck so bad. It’s 2014… the Internet is kind of important these days. How on Earth did we get to the point where there isn’t a decent browser left?

    • outofspace

      HAHAHAH

  • NIBB

    How about a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the bookmarks bar. Is this so hard to built?

    Currently accessing bookmarks in Opera is horrible so the point I´m seriously consider dropping Opera all together.

  • aiphed

    This site looks completely broken https://www.2k.com/

  • Keiv M. Salmon

    funny that the top image shows extensions…

    This version broke ALL my speeddial extensions..

    did anyone else experience this?
    |
    |
    Broken extensions:
    gismeteo
    speeddial for facebook
    twitter notifications
    bing.com
    outlook.com
    speeddial for gmail

    • norre01

      Same issue with Opera Next 23 (23.0.1522.14), at home (Win7) and at office (XP SP3).
      Reinstalling Opera Next 22 (22.0.1471.40) makes them work again …. only there is one big bad thing … it resets all your extensions, speed dials and pages in stash. But wait, that’s not all … next day you will find that Opera in updated automatically to the version 23 again and speed dial extensions are broken again.
      Btw, how disable automatic updating?

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

      Look again. Those are not Speed Dial extensions: it’s the main Add-ons page shown in the browser. The SD extensions not showing is a known issue and will be solved shortly.

      • Keiv M. Salmon

        you look again, it is showing extensions right there. even so, way to focus on the non-important part of my post..

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

          I looked again.

          The screenshot shows the graphics included in the extensions webpage.

          It doesn’t show buttons or dials or any other element attributable to an extension installed in the browser.

          And I answered the important part of your post, by saying that it’s a known issue. I honestly don’t know what else you expect us to say about it.

  • Vlad Violenty

    When there will be a version for linux?

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

    Ok, next week is here!!

    • reesmichael1

      We should start a countdown: “The first day passes, and now there are four.”

  • Izer0

    Waw .. the “biggest” change/update is joined icons in address bar, omg. Bookmark manager, maybe simply implemented from chrome, still nowhere. Howg, howg, howg.

  • ko1o7

    did this version break the download chrome extension?? every time i try to install an extension from the google web store it stays on checking and a box in the address bar shows an add to opera button, but it does nothing when clicked.

    • escruting

      Same here, some do install, but almost all of them fail.

    • Herr Pietrus

      Oww…. nice
      That’s why extensions aren’t good – one update and suddenly some of them, very often vital for using the browser stop working. And you can’t be sure that author will fix it…

      • Rafael Luik

        This is a beta version…
        And compatibility with the Chrome Web Store extensions was never officially shouted.

        • SQL

          But they broke an Opera extension – the one that allows loading from Chrome web store…

        • escruting

          So, if my extension for randon cute kitty pictures also broke, its OK because its not officially backed by Opera? Aren’t extensions supposed to be un-official things you can add to a browser?
          Isn’t Opera always telling us to download this extensions for this thing we want, and that extensions for that another thing we want?

          So, extensions are things you can’t rely on, PERIOD. Not on the creator and of course not on Opera to not break it.

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

            Problem is that extension was using deprecated constructor webkitCreateShadowRoot(), which was fully removed in one of recent Blink changes. We informed author already and by tomorrow updated version for mentioned extension should be available.

            Just to make things clear, we allow users to install extensions from Chrome Web Store. However we don’t guarantee they all will work as they may be using extensions API we don’t currently support.

    • Herr Pietrus

      Fortunately it seems that extension has been updated. I’ve installed a few random extensions from ChWS without any problems.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Oh, TWO new versions? One for Mac and one for Windows?
    http://get.geo.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-developer/24.0.1534.0/ for Windows
    http://get.geo.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-developer/24.0.1534.2/ for Mac

    I am very curious!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It seems they had to rebuild the Mac one.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Did you find out what’s new? I don’t have the patience to look for all keywords in opera:about right now. Everything else looks like before and runs perfect.

        Oh, something seems to be new: The surface of the Opera icon in the Windows-7-taskbar is the white “O” on blue with a red background, not the dark one as all the other open tasks.

        • Cjcr

          That’s is a great change! :P

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I’ve just installed it. I’v noticed some improvements in hidpi support.

    • L33t4opera

      Maybe “two friends” waiting for the third, long awaited friend?

  • OldHickory30

    I noticed that O22 goes to the bottom of the page after loading at least on most pages, however O23 (Next) seems to have corrected that.

  • escruting

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scrollbar-anywhere/namcaplenodjnggbfkbopdbfngponici?hl=es

    This extensions is working buggy since this update to Opera 23, the cursor hangs when a page is loaded and i have to click to unhang it,
    Could you try to see what changed and maybe fix it? Thanks Opera,

  • http://opindian.com/blog/ ahpatel

    Is there a way to make the Google Photos+ Editor work in Opera?

  • Pobut

    Hi, I am using opera at least since opera 6, oh sorry, I was using opera. I’ve just installed this new webkit opera. I feel like I am missing a leg, an arm and the best online friend.

    Why can’t I setup mouse gestures?

    Why can’t I setup keyboard shortcuts?

    Why can’t I hide bookmarks tab?

    Why can’t I set start page to have only 3 rows?

    Why can’t I setup buttons and tollbars view and order (shift-F12)?
    Why new tabs don’t open on the end of tabs row?
    Right mouse button and mouse scroll – does it tell you anything?
    What happened to ctrl-tab switching order?
    Of course, it didn’t import my settings, my bookmarks and my history, why?
    I tried to avoid adjectives and keep away my frustration. Till now.
    You cock-sucking motherfuckers, you destroyed the best browser ever, why the fuck did you fucking do it for? Why? Why? WHY?

  • WL-`

    Hi, I’m using Opera Next 23 on Windows 8.1. Apparently, there’s always an empty line between the browser and the task bar on the bottom. It goes away when you restart Opera, but comes back again after awhile. It stays there no matter which tab or web page you’re visiting. This is the same for Opera Next 22 and Opera stable.

    Also, the speedial page is not showing any images for some of my bookmarks. This is a problem for Win 8 cause the same link on Opera Next on Win 7 is fine.

    Can you fix it? Since I spend majority of my time surfing the next, the line is quite irritating.

    Tried uploading screenshots, but it didn’t appear. Don’t know how it works. Let me know if you need more info.

    • Guest

      Eh, I attached screenshots but it didn’t appear. Sry, I don’t comment much. Let me know if you need more info.

  • Sebastian Haufe

    Dear Opera Team,

    the only thing I’m waiting for ist the integration of Opera Link and a working Bookmark Manager as it was in Version 12. That’s all!
    Cheers,
    Seb

  • L33t4opera

    New Opera Next 23.0.1522.24.

  • Jademarisa

    Even more confusing. The heart is shit, bring back classic Menu. And real Opera customization, not a Chrome travesty.

  • Jacek Boczarski

    Please add notes to submenu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You last s many cliaients after it removal

  • Amit Chaurasia

    the dev team should come up with a good extension to block web sites in opera next and also an extension for save as mht e.g. unmht , blocksites

  • Timo Pak

    Hi, I’m missing the sessions tab when I updated from 21 to 23. Where can I access it?

  • Infoholico

    Opera doesn’t let me choose my default search engine nor is compatible with Chrome Web Store then, no, thanks but no, that’s still crapware

  • Дмитрий Семененко

    Hi! When synchronization appear express panel between Opera on different computers???

  • fewilcox

    It would sure be nice to see Opera 12′s accessibility features return, and not buried in hidden settings. For years I have recommend Opera to my fellow cripples because it WAS the only browser on the market that took the effort to be accessible to us. ChrOpera, on the other hand, is now makes the Web just as inaccessible as every other browser out there.

    I tried to make Firefox work like Opera used to, but that just led to even more frustration because even after adding dozens of extensions it still couldn’t do half of what Opera 12 does, and what it could do is either clunky or buried in hidden settings the average user could never find. My sanity finally demanded I go back to Opera 12 until HTML 5 finally takes over the Web and renders Opera no longer able to display Websites. I live in dread of that day since it will mean there will no longer be a browser for those of us with disabilities. After using Opera for 15 years, switching to anything else is going to be painful – literally.