Tab previews help you find tabs faster in Opera 24

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Tabs are so handy and easy to open that we sometimes end up opening too many of them – so many that we don’t know which one is which. If you’ve had this experience and could use a little help with identifying your open tabs, we have awesome news for you.
Find tabs faster with tab preview in Opera for computers

But, even if you are not using many tabs, previews can still come in handy. Do you want to check if something’s new on Facebook quickly, without losing focus on what you are actually doing? The previews are big enough to get a glimpse of your Facebook tab without actually switching over to it.

If you’re on a Windows computer, we think you will also enjoy these improvements:

Crisper look on higher-resolution screens

Opera 24 for Windows makes full use of your higher-resolution, or HiDPI, screens. These screens have more pixels packed into the same area as normal screens, which means that rounded corners and text can look much crisper. Now, our user interface looks crystal clear on such displays. And wait until you can experience your favorite websites in HiDPI. We’re sure you will love it!

Private window color

Private browsing ensures that your internet history and activity are removed as soon as you close all private windows. We’ve made private windows more distinct from normal windows by changing their background color on Windows. Now, you easily can pick out and close all of your private browsing.

Download Opera 24

If you are interested in everything we changed, have a look at the Opera 24 Changelog. See also whats new for web developers.

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

    Thanks.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Thank you for following us.

  • iosaddict

    keep up the good work!! :)

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      thanks :) btw do you use Opera Mini or Coast for iOS?

      • iosaddict

        Yes, I do. I didn’t like Coast as much as Mini. Opera Mini ftw!

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          The most funny situation is when you try slide down to start search in other browsers :)

          • iosaddict

            Ah ha! you got me. Still, Opera desktop is the best. I can do more on a desktop than a mobile. :)

  • Radik Gradenko

    Finally! But now I can’t wait for 25 (and its bookmark capabilities) to hit stable :D

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      me too ;)

    • Mikolaj Boc

      Yeah. Coming soon fortunately :)

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Mikolaj, taking the opportunity, that we’re on the bookmarks topic, two things, that I would love to see implemented in the near future, and which are quite important to me, are:
        1. The import/export feature from/to HTML file,
        2. The keyboard shortcut, to hide/show the Bookmarks Bar on Windows and Linux ;-)

        • Mikolaj Boc

          I can’t promise anything but I’ll mention this during our next sync meeting.

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          1. The import/export feature from/to HTML file,

          why do you want it? what is the scenario?

          • Marko Koivuniemi

            I would like and need and desire import/export feature also. During long time after good old Opera 12. x and problems with importing bookmarks I would like easy way to import my old bookmarks from .adr-file (without installing Opera 12.x and set it to default browser and copy old profile etc.etc.) and also would be useful to import from certain standard html-file. Export is useful when publishing link collection for all the links related to certain hobby. Link collections are kind of old school today, but we Opera users need something special. ;-)

          • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

            Then “export” means “share some of your links with peers”. (noting something in a small black notebook)

          • Marko Koivuniemi

            That sounds too trendy for me. ;-) I also would like decent way to archive stuff just for me to format that can be easily opened after ten years of updates and upgrades. Current SQlite format is not very human readable without special tools. But if trendy systems is a key to have this feature developed then be my guest. “Export bookmarks to your favorite social media etc.” ;-)

          • rufu2

            Don’t make it more complicated than necessary :)
            I don’t like that phrase, because I fear the programmers might go on an make “sharing” possible through “synch” in “the cloud”. Please, just add a way to save bookmarks in a well documented old-school standard way: HTML. And of course, make it possible to get bookmarks out of such a standard HTML-file. As a bonus to your old users, it would be great if you could also import from *.adr files.

          • L33t4opera

            Hi Zhenis, you know as it’s in the vast majority of the web browsers, to be able to import my bookmarks in easy way from the html file (which have been exported from another browser), and also export them in the same simple way to the html file (and import them to another web browser, and/or to make a backup copy, to use it also for other purposes).

        • https://myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz Hans-Jürgen Bardenhagen

          Right, being able to import from other browsers including the HTML format is important. And also the ability to hide the bookmark bar somehow if it is not needed all the time.

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

      The experimental version in 24 is quite usable, I even set it as start page and no problems so far, besides 25 has been only about bugfixing as for Bookmark management.

    • Thomas Richers

      I’m still using Opera 12.17. I got my hundreds of bookmarks (well organised), I can right-click to send something via email. Why is that all gone with Opera 24? If you try to change settings there isn’t even a save button. I don’t want any speed-dial or skins. – Why should I change and – if I do – how do I get the wanted functionality back?

      • Davey126

        You don’t – at least most of it. Opera is a different beast starting with v15. Some feature/functionality from previous versions is starting to return (eg: bookmarks) but it’s best to view the latest incarnation as a completly different product that shares little with its predecessors. I really like the newer versions but obviously not everyones cup of tea.

      • FoolOfATook

        You can’t. The Opera you knew is long gone. I don’t think there are any other browsers out there as good as old Presto Opera. This new Blink Opera… I don’t know what the hell they’re doing to be honest.

        • Thomas Richers

          Thanks for bluntly confirming my worst fears.

          But why would they be doing this to us? Opera was such a good browser. OK, version 12.17 still is, so I’ll stick with it and delete the new version.

          Thomas

          • FoolOfATook

            Well, from what I understand, they decided to stop trying to fight everyone to code their pages properly for their browser. They kinda just gave up. After over a decade of arguably being the best browser, they still didn’t really have market share. They just stopped trying.

            At least that’s what it looks like to me.

  • sbs73000

    Erf… Can’t play with the experimental Start page : flag enabled but I always have the old one.

    Anyway, good work !

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Use next or developer channel instead.

      • sbs73000

        I’d prefer it on my daily browser (i.e. stable version), but it’s not a big deal : I’ll wait for Opera 25.

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

      It wasn’t implemented in 24, 25 Dev and on.

  • https://twitter.com/ResnicksCity Resnick Flores

    Nice update! Everything seems to be fine so far. :) Thanks a lot for your hard work on it, Opera Team!

    By the way, now that there’s a 64-bit Chromium version (stable), will you consider releasing a 64-bit version of Opera as well? I’ve tested the 64-bit version of Chromium and it’s blazing fast.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Thank you for using Opera. I’ve already commented on 64 in some other thread.

  • Radik Gradenko

    Guys, now that Chrome has a stable x64 build, do you have any plans to provide 64 bit builds of Opera? If so, do you have any rough estimates about its arrival?

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      it is too early to provide any estimates.

    • NoName

      They teased about it in the developer stream. So likely to come there soon.

      • Radik Gradenko

        Cool, thanks.

  • Ste

    https://www.youtube.com/html5?gl=PL&hl=pl looks different on last O next. Stable dont have WebM VP8 ;/

  • Ste

    Is there paper flash in this build?

    • SuuperTommy

      Yes, the flag is enabled by default.

      • Ste

        Ok, but not mentioned in news :)

  • Nekomajin43

    Thanks guys!
    25 beta next week?

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      That’s the plan.

      • escruting

        Bookmarks and new start page included or they need further development?

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          start page won’t be default for everyone for sure. We need to test first, if people are ok about the change.

          • escruting

            It sure needs the option to show page thumbnails like old speed dial.

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

            Do you mean more like a Speed Dial Preview no ?
            I ask about this in the other version…

          • escruting

            Well, the new start page is suposed to be a new version of the Speed Dial we all know, so it would be good to have the main reason of speed dial existing there…

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

            yes or to make the thumbnails to be customizable :)
            This way we will change the way we like it :)

          • plague

            Just use the same functionality as for selecting the thumbnail for bookmarks. That way, you can easily choose if you want the logo/icon that the new start page opts for if available, or the single colored tile with some text, or a preview.

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

            Yes we need a Speed Dial with Preview to.
            This will be the only way to completely replace old speed dial.
            Or could we have the thumbnails of speed dial change in what we like to show them ?
            I mean to make the Sped Dial thumbnails more customizable more exactly.

      • Helge Andre Gjølme

        We won’t do beta next week, it takes a little while to get beta out :-)

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

          Particularly when there’s no such thing.

  • Marcin

    With Opera 12.x there was no such issue, as you could make Tab bar vertical. Will it come back?

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      Who knows what the future will bring?! ;)

      • rufu2

        That sounds mighty mysterious :)

        • al_ghul

          AND gives us HOPE! it will be great!

      • Jademarisa

        Are you not paid to “foresee” it? Or you just implement features at random? I don’t want to sound as if I’m bitching here, but given the amount of users still using Opera 12.17 because new versions don’t appeal to us yet, you could be more sensitive when it comes to trying to start jokes. No offence intended.

        • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

          Well, we are developing quite public and open, but I hope you understand stat we will still not state our internal roadmaps.

          • blix

            That’s idiotic. Why can’t I disable any of the garbage that’s being added to ChrOpera and why is it missing essentially every important and useful feature that Opera has?

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            Idiotic and garbage … Do you really expect me to answer?

          • blix

            No, if there was actually something worthwhile going on at Opera these days, the answers would have been handed out months ago. It’s clear that giving out the answers is something that’s avoided because there will never be a useful update coming for ChrOpera. Any other business in the world would be advertising their plans for the future in order to drum up attention and excitement–any other business would actually have something useful planned, though.

            The current development team is either useless, or following a useless lead. The only good browser was abandoned for a bad Chrome clone; not a development cycle that phased out the best browser slowly, as the features and interface options were added to the new codebase, but a complete dump to a development schedule where no useful features are added after a year.

            Well done at completely avoiding answering your customers, though, it’s a skill that will help in the future when there are none left.

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            > Well done at completely avoiding answering your customers
            This is quite unfair. We have done a lot of work in explaining what we are doing and where we go next. We give you very frequent updates on what we are developing and we state from time to time what we are developing on. I believe this is actually a lot more than what you can say about the vast majority of any company in any business. You have real developers like me reading and answering comments, explaining why things happened and sometimes telling you in which direction the product will go in the future. I wish I could have that for other products I am using.

            I seldom make this point as I think it somehow devaluates how much emphasis we actually put onto the input of users, but:
            We have users, not customers. You are not paying to use the Opera Browser.

          • blix

            >We have users, not customers. You are not paying to use the Opera Browser.

            Yes, I have paid for Opera, and that’s a bullshit cop out, regardless. You’re going to release a shoddy product just because your “users” aren’t paying for it? That just tells me that you’re garbage at your job because you don’t care about the quality of your work (prove me wrong with both what you say and what you do) nor about your CUSTOMERS who pay you with the advertising revenue Opera brings in from search and other contracts.

          • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

            Please write comments in a polite and respectful way. Read your comment again and judge for yourself if you have done that.

          • Davey126

            Opera continues to evolve and satifies my needs better than the alternatives. Some features from the ‘old’ Opera will inevitably make it into newer versions; others won’t. This disrespectful discourse will get you nowhere.

          • Davey126

            Did you pay for Opera? Nope. Do you have choices? Yup. Move on.

          • blix

            >Did you pay for Opera?
            Yes, I did. Thanks for asking.

          • Davey126

            Doubt it – but if you did fork over cash for some ancient version then you still have access to what you paid for.

            Your welcome.

          • blix

            >Doubt it – but if you did fork over cash for some ancient version then you still have access to what you paid for.

            No, actually, I don’t because Opera doesn’t distribute them. Therefore the current version that I “own” is the current version that they distribute.

            Ignoring, of course, that I pay for it every time I use any of the features (search) that Opera has contracts for.

            >Your welcome.

            What about my welcome?

          • Davey126

            Well – old code can be obtained from many sources which you well know.

            Usage entitlements? lol!

    • http://www.twitter.com/haakoo Håkon K. Olafsen

      I do hope so. There are now no browsers that support vertical tab bars, which is the best way to handle lots of open tabs.

      I’m still using Opera 12 as my main browser, since that’s the only way I can get proper vertical tab bar.

      Please bring it back soon.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Thorben, thanks for the info, and congrats on the Opera 24 release!

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      You are welcome, thanks for following us :)

  • Mikolaj Boc

    BTW, it’s cloudy in Warsaw today.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      And very sunny in Oslo ;)

    • P0lip

      Greetings from rainy Poznań :)

    • http://omundocomthiagovieira.wordpress.com Thiago Vieira

      Greetings from sunny Aracaju, northeast of Brazil. ☀

  • MozPri

    Are there any news about tab stacking implementation?

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Doesn’t look like it

      • Flavoi

        :(

  • Mahmoud Hilaly

    why tabs become BIG ?!! .. or thats just me!

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      screenshot?

      • Mahmoud Hilaly

        Screenshot

        • hspdion

          I’m having a similar situation on a 1920×1080 monitor with WIn 7 set at Medium – 125% text size: HUGE bookmark bar buttons, HUGE tabs.

          Also with Opera settings->Display->Font Size-> set to ‘Medium’ website text now looks similarly humongous. Haven’t been able to find a sweet spot to get website font sizes back to the way they were in the prior stable version. Best I’ve managed so far is to just leave it at the Medium size and set the default zoom level to 90% within Opera.

          Not exactly thrilled with this changed.

          • Tilseam

            I figured out this problem with the same solution.But everything looks sucks, however.

      • Mahmoud Hilaly

        Actually .. everything looks bigger than ever :D .. that’s what happen when i use big speed dial thumbnail .. and i turned page zoom from 150 to 125

        • Tilseam

          I met the same situation

      • Mike

        It appears to be a problem with Windows DPI scaling. From what I understand, the new behavior is probably correct in a technical sense, but for users it’s not the expected behavior.

        The new version of Chrome released last week is currently facing a similar issue and Firefox had the same problem a while back. Apparently there’s supposed to be some sort of fix for Chrome this week and Firefox has a setting in about:config (layout.css.devPixelsPerPx) that can be adjusted to scale everything back down to normal.

        Adding –alt-high-dpi-setting=96 to the end of Target field on an Opera shortcut works as a temporary fix, but it only helps if Opera is launched from that modified desktop shortcut. Launching Opera any other way (like opening a link from another program) and Opera reverts back to giant mode. Having an option to control this setting in the preferences (maybe just a check box to disable or enable scaling) or even a setting in opera:flags would be a more reliable solution than dealing with command line parameters on every Opera shortcut.

        • Guest

          Screen shot didn’t upload on my previous post:

    • http://uvsoaked.net/ UVSoaked

      Seruously… Everything is zoomed in by 115% it feels like.

  • Carlos Henrique

    You’re missing freedom to choose search engine(I want to use duckduckgo) and upgrade the Windows of speed dial

    • Shadess

      Yup. I don’t use Yahoo search, I don’t want to use it. I’d like to add youtube behind “y” but I am not allowed to. Customizability in the whole browser sucks the way it is now. All mighty opera shall choose how we use our browser. Sucks half the time.

      • Jay

        Edit resources/default_partner_content.json in Opera’s directory (I believe it is signed so Opera won’t load it if you change it) and then you’ll be able to change yahoo to youtube and it will stay. I had it like that for a couple of versions so far.

    • Darklycan51

      same i want to use duckduckgo

      • Dovelove

        I guess you could use plug in as I do I know not the same but I think it will continue to ignore it.

    • OldHickory30

      You are totally correct on that! The folks at Opera have been telling since v18, it was a “security issue,” yet every other browser, including Chrome and FF give you the option to chose your own search engine. Apparently they never even heard of DDG and here in the states its more popular the Google among some people!

    • Magnus

      They said that it’s because then adware would hijack the browser search engines etc. Which imo is very poor excuse.. at least let us remap the default search engine and shortcuts, I want to use y also for youtube, not youtube. Regular users don’t know how to change default one or shortcuts anyway, so you can keep your revenue and same time keep more tech savvy users happy and promoting your product.

  • Bob

    Any chance you might allow SSL Certificate choices to be remembered for a domain? I can’t access my Cisco (Linksys) router through Opera because it uses a self-signed certificate, while I can “Continue anyway” for the main page I can’t do the same for the resources (javascript and css) so nothing actually works. This is despite the fact that my router is on a local IP and can be implicitly trusted.

  • kabforks

    Is there any way I can make the preview appear faster?

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, yes you can do this as follows:
      1. Go to the Settings (Alt+P), click on the free space on the page somewhere outside the search field, enter the Konami code: up up down down left right left right b a,
      2. After that, the warning window should appear (Power user settings), click on the “I understand, proceed” button, then scroll to the bottom of the page, and tick the checkbox on the left of the “Always show power user settings” option,
      3. Scroll a bit up, to the “User interface” section, and you should see the “Delay of initial tab preview in milliseconds” options, change the default value (600) to a lower number, eg. 200 ;-)

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

      Do the procedure described by L33t4opera but don’t enter manually the delay, Opera will ignore it, you can only click on the arrow to set a lower delay, which will be 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 or 0. You can enter something like 140 manually but in that case Opera will ignore it and keep the default 600 ms.

  • http://www.aimwell.org/ Pesala

    APNG stopped working. That’s why I hate extensions for this kind of stuff.

    APNG support should be built-in as it is in Opera 12 and earlier.

    • Nekomajin43

      It works for me. Win7 32 bit.
      But +1, because it should be built-in.

  • nicks

    Opera 24 stable and STILL the same problem with players like youtube and others where belt hiding fast and can’t chanhge anything. WHEN you guys fix this?

  • PlonPlon

    How to disable the Tab Preview?

    • SuuperTommy

      Have you checked the settings?

      • PlonPlon

        Hello SuuperTommy,
        Yes I have, but I did not find any switch. I’d like to have control over this though, as we had in Opera 12.

        • SuuperTommy

          Under Settings > Browser tab > scroll down to User Interface > Show tab previews

          • PlonPlon

            Done! Thank you very much for the help!

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      why do you want to turn it off?

      • escruting

        Annoying, gets in the way, not really useful/needed.

        I guess you should think twice before “rethinking” and prioritising old features and making them again but not quite like they were before.

        Why fearing copying concepts/features from old Opera? In the end it was made by Opera and if you copy them you would be investing in something with success guaranteed. You said you would not want to clutter the new Opera with little features that make the browser complicated but this is one of them and this will end up like old Opera but with half-baked features.

        Sorry for criticising.

      • VladdSerbia

        I like Tab Preview in general, but it works bad with flash. Tab Preview shows black box where flash content should be and when I click on that tab it just zooms in that page with flash content STILL being black. Sometimes flash content shows after few seconds, sometimes never does. Very annoying. (example – youtube videos)

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

          Old Tab Preview was… the same thing, same problem.

          • plague

            It’s likely because it’s a plugin that does not interact with the html page in any meaningful way. Just like Java applets was.

        • Wando Schneider

          I reported this a few releases ago, but I’m still experiencing this same issue with flash. One workaround is open the developer tools (configure the browser key bindings to open by pressing F12), then the flash reappears (then you can close the developer tools).

        • plague

          well, thankfully Flash is a deprecated piece of multimedia technology that should hopefully die soonish ™.

          For Youtube, you could always enable the html5 version: https://www.youtube.com/html5

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

    Thank you is very good

  • Eurock
    • Mikolaj Boc

      Hi there, have you tried enabling H.264 and checking if the issue persists?

      • Eurock

        Hi, I noticed It’s not an ongoing problem. It occurs after switching to HD mode, and disappears as you move the cursor over the video window.

      • Magnus

        How does one do that?

  • Alex Parker

    I will repeat this once again:

    Many sites have their own Flash Players. When you hover your mouse over a playing Flash video, controls of these Flash Players should appear. THEY OFTEN DON’T. They appear only when you pause a video.
    For me, Opera is NOT USABLE when I have to pause the videos every second to see and use Player controls.

    Fix that damned thing, it has been bugging for many months.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      A quick link so I can understand the situation? Sorry, but it seems I don’t visit those websites daily.

      • SQL

        There’s been many reports and links about this before, some other devs have responded a few times but nothing apparently came out of it. I myself haven’t experienced this, but I’m experiencing probably the most random bug ever on a daily basis so I’m kinda happy i don’t have those other bugs too ;)

      • http://varabi.ovh.org/ Varabi

        Every website – when opened in background! Random –

        http://www.wykop.pl/link/2032112/nowy-gameplay-z-wiedzmina-3-ign-live-e3-2014/

        http://www.pec-siedlce.com.pl/ – try to click the “temperature” in the right menu

        • taneli

          Atleast for me ABP and µblock caused the controls to not show up (but still on some custom players, not an embedded youtube player, they still bug with extensions disabled).

        • Guest

          Everything works. No problems.

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

        http://teamcoco.com Is one, the way clicktoplay is right now a lot of sites video players break (never load), the temp work around is to add the site to Plug-in exceptions in opera://settings/

      • nicks

        For example go to http://joemonster.org and you see “Monster TV” list of videos on the left, open some videos in new tabs and play and you will understand i think what’s the problem.

  • Mister

    Dear Developers, is it true that you have copied the bookmarks from Chrome? I just learned about it only that) http://www.omgchrome.com/google-stars-is-new-chrome-bookmark-extension/ (the link is a description about Chrome bookmarks).

    • kabforks

      Looks very similar…

      • ruduh

        Looks very similar…(2)

    • SuuperTommy

      That’s a bit lazy if true.

    • Test Drive

      Ouch… This is gonna be good !

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Looks different here.

    • escruting

      Now that we were starting to rekindle our faith in Opera devs….ouch.

      Bookmarks, one more addition to the long list of “new” features of the “New Opera browser completely build from scratch in the scandinavian lands”.

      • escruting

        Seeing the pics, even the new “Opera share” that will surely be a feature in the next couple of Opera Dev releases is copied/based from the chrome version…

      • P0lip

        Haha, that’s the point. They just get Chromium, changed some UI with very very very tiny changes… Most of “core” features that apper in Chromium are done by Chromium’s guys (http://www.chromestatus.com/features). I must admit I’m very disappointed. You are doing nothing for webdevelopers. Google, Microsoft, Mozilla provides many sites, tutorials, tools and reviews to learn from and you? Just a rarely updated blog. If I were you I would fire 90% of stuff as they are not needed anymore. In the past you had your own engine Presto, your own developer tools… Everything was done by you. Now, you are just copying the others. PDF Viewer, bookmarks, UI, engine…
        In case I’m wrong, let me know

        • escruting

          A bit sad must i say. It seems theres no unique direction. Bookmarks are almost the same, search engines manager is the same, task manager is the same, browser settings page is different but you can see how it is the same just modified a bit better thant the other features.

          They said same engine didnt mean same browser because the UI was made from scratch by Opera, well…then prove it and show that you have a vision, developers with unique ideas that dont follow the same that the others are doing.

          Look at Firefox,Safari or Internet Explorer, they have their ideas and sure they are not perfect but atleast their ideas are from themselves.

          • rufu2

            I don’t care too much about who had an idea first (well, it would be nice to give credit where it is due).
            What Opera should do, is to concentrate on making more out of the tools they now have. E.g., if Chrome wants to be the very simple and completely automatic browser that knows what’s good for you, Opera should offer all the same things but make them all configurable. Don’t like something? Turn it off, or tweak it.

          • plague

            +1000000

            Fine, copy Chromes features. No problem.
            But provide customizability.
            In old Opera, you could create your own right-click menu, it was perfect for adding “open page in browser x” for compatibility for example, whenever a page didn’t work correctly. Or to add/remove links to features you use often/rarely.

            Also, like in the screenshot from P0lip, you could add custom search boxes on the toolbar next to the URL bar.
            Perfect when you have specific search engines that you use very often.
            It’s quicker than having to type keywords in the URL bar/Omnibar.

            Also, the Omnibar can get quite frustrating at times when you write an URL that doesn’t start with http:// or www, but starts with some random word.
            Sometimes the Omnibar decides that it isn’t an URL and instead does a Google search for it, which shows the exact same URL as the first hit.
            Quite annoying.

            So I would like to be able to _turn off_ the Omnibar and just use it for URL’s and then place an Omni/Google search box next to the URL bar and then place an additional searchbox next to it for whatever other search engine I use extremely often.

            This was absolutely no problem in Opera 12, which was designed to be customized, and it’s possible in Firefox, but apparently new Opera knows best how everyone should surf the web, and it’s _exactly_ how they would surf the web in Chrome, but with another paint job.

          • P0lip

            Thats true. Opera was always known for its customizability. Well, when I heard from Opera’s developer (I dont remember developers’ name) something like “you get that feature by installing an extension”, I was shocked. Actually, API provided by Chromium is so crappy. Look at Mozilla’s one
            https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Tech/XPCOM/Reference/Interface
            They could at least provide us a better API for extensions to make Opera more useful… Look, would it be possible to do something like this (screenshot) in Opera? Its Firefox looking like Opera. You can customize anything you want in Firefox. Custom buttons, custom UI, powerful extensions… Opera had most of these features built-in…

          • P0lip

            Screenshot

          • plague

            Yes please.
            This is my number #1 feature request:
            Be able to place a custom search box on the toolbar next to the URL box.
            I then follow up with a number #2 feature request:
            Be able to disable the Omni search feature in the URL box, so it ONLY tries to load whatever URL I put in there.
            All searches will be handled by the custom search boxes I add next to it. The reason for this is that the Omnibox fails to recognize some URL’s and instead does a Google search, which ofcourse puts the exact same URL as first result. Very annoying.

          • oCircuit

            I also wish a more independent Opera. Sure, i’m happy that bookmarks comes back, but it’s a standard feature.

            I wish a Opera with own innovations, own look ( new start page looks great ) and own feeling.

            We need customisability, we need site preferences, we need more security in Opera, we need unique features.

            Don’t just follow Chrome. Can’t you make an fork to be more independent ?

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

          “Chromium’s guys” some of those ‘guys’ are in the Opera team here

          • P0lip

            I didnt say they arent, but the truth is that Chromium is under Google’s control.

    • http://www.tbochenek.de thorbenb

      There are only so many ways to make a bookmark manager … the idea to have a small image describing the bookmark is something we experimented with since O12 actually. If you look closer, you will see many differences between the Google Stars experiment – which you are by the way seeing, the link does not explain Chrome bookmarks – and the upcoming Opera Bookmarks. You could as well say we stole everything from Pinterest or Icebergs.

      Anyway, this is something for the future :)

      • escruting

        There are so many ways and possible designs to develop and you choose one with almost the exact same sections, UI elements, sizes/proportions, animations, look and feel, etc. The heart button and the Star button are also marginally identical.

        We are not children, atleast treat us like adults and dont try to hide the reality that your bookmarks manager is based from the Chrome Stars manager.

        We’ve seen this with other things you implemented in the new Opera, so, please tell the truth and atleast have the courage to admit it.

        • reesmichael1

          There are so many ways and possible designs to develop

          That doesn’t mean that there are many possible good ways to design and develop bookmarks.

          • escruting

            Yes, the possibilities are so narrow that they had to develop the same thing because the UI design world is so small and good ideas are counted in binary numbers…sure man….

        • plague

          +1

        • oCircuit

          I like the heart button more ^^ No serious, Opera must be more independent.

          I have the impression that even small details are taken from Chrome, like all the window menus and behavior.

          But I am confident that you will give us the Opera feeling back soon (;

      • Mister

        I was struck by the similarities, and you probably got the idea from Google Stars ) I’m not too worried. But it is interesting in how you are tied to the original idea? I wanted to ask to return the old drop-down menu to decide where to add a bookmark: http://cs619220.vk.me/v619220612/17892/FvgrgNgEcDo.jpg . Is it possible?

        • L33t4opera

          Hi Mister, the Bookmarks Manager is disabled by default, and if not in your case, and if you don’t want to use it, go to the opera://flags/#bookmarks, and make sure the “Default (disabled)” is selected in the drop-down list, and relaunch the Opera. After that, you should be able to see, the same Heart menu, as it’s shown in the screenshot above.

          • Mister

            Thank you. But in the Opera 25 this option is no longer there. I wanted to ask to return the menu) But then I changed my mind. Decided that this is not the most important function to load Opera team its implementation. But the preview left)

          • L33t4opera

            By the way: in the latest Opera 25 (.1606.0), in the Heart menu, you can press on the SD’s button, to add the webpage to the Speed Dial, or press the “down-arrow” symbol, to show the other folders under the drop-down list, and then click on the “Bookmarks Bar” label, to add it to the Bookmarks Bar, for more details, please have a look here ;-)

            You should be aware also, that “We are going to abandon stash soon . It will be transformed into bookmarks in near future” – the source link.

          • L33t4opera

            One more think regarding the Opera Dev 25 and the Heart menu, if you want to bring back the old Heart menu, go to the opera://flags/#bookmarks, and disabled it, and restart the Opera ;-)

    • Piotr

      So we have to send feature requests to Google. They will implement them and after that Opera will incorporate their code :)

  • Threepwood

    Another fail, untested update. Especially for users with DPI > 100%. Everything looks unnecessary big. Extension icons are pixelated. On top of that, disabling 1px spacing on tabs doesn’t work! Is the fix on the way?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You mean that “Disable tab bar’s top spacing when browser window is maximised” is not working?

      It seems ok here.

      • Threepwood

        Doesn’t work with system DPI = 120%.

    • Tilseam

      I met the same situation and look unconfortable. Beg for debug

    • ammodytes

      same problem here

  • Jozka Jozin

    Please add shortcut for typing password with dialog as in Opera 12.

    THX!

  • SQL

    Hey, I want to ask you – Will you still keep Linux in developer channel or will it move over to the beta channel next?

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      As of now it’s staying in Developer until further announcements are made. I would guess it will take a couple of weeks before it’s ready to be introduced to the Next channel considering it’s working differently in so many different versions of Linux. As a result of this we get a lot of different bug reports.

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

    Sped Dial previews help you find Speed Dial faster in Opera 26 or future one ? :)))) thx

  • Unknown

    Perfect! Thanks…

  • reesmichael1

    Congratulations, and thanks for all your work with Opera 24! Now, on to stabilizing 25 and bringing new features in 26!

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

    Thx for not removing any flags. But what happens if a flag gets a successful experiment and they are extremely used to. They could exit the experimental/flags stage and go in opera ? or they are always keep to the experimental stage in flags by never leaving from flags ???
    ps: the changelog for 24.0.1558.53 show only the last one from 24.0.1558.51 version.

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      It takes time to finish a flag, when it’s finished it will be integrated to Opera for everyone so it will be activated at all times unless you disable it in the settings :)

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

        A do you mean from flags it will go from flags to settings mostly no ?

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          Flags are just features and improvements that are included in the build for testing purposes. When they’re finished, they’re a finished feature and not a flag anymore, resulting in being added to the browser as a normal feature and can be configured in settings. When this has happened it will not be available in the flags page anymore

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/max1cp?feature=mhum Maxim

    “Hide from address field” feature on extensions stopped working. =

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Then it’s probably the extension that needs an update as well :)

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/max1cp?feature=mhum Maxim

        That’s weird because I have 3 extensions that do this. All of them need updating? I also installed one extension from addons site and it also did this.

  • antonio

    when i open a site that contains a flash player, i have to refresh the page to see and use the player controls. This only happens when i open the site in a new tab.
    is there a way to resolve this bus?

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Link to one of the websites you got problems with?

      • http://varabi.ovh.org/ Varabi

        Every website – but only when opened in background! Random –

        http://www.wykop.pl/link/2032112/nowy-gameplay-z-wiedzmina-3-ign-live-e3-2014/

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          I don’t get this problem in 24 or 25 :S

          • ruduh

            Already mentioned, is a random issue. Same for me.
            Win 8 x64

        • http://www.blackcoder.de blackcoder

          Confirmed when opening that page as a new tab in background. I had to keep the mouse button pressed to see the player controls, but impossible to use them.

          Refreshing the page fixed it.

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

            What version of Flash Player?

          • http://www.blackcoder.de blackcoder

            14.0.0.179

  • lassekongo83

    So no h.264 yet? Says browser isn’t supported in youtube.com/html5. I also thought “PATCH-1164, YouTube force Flash player for HTML5 content” was supposed to be removed…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You may need to enable the flag on opera:flags.

      • Sidney Moraes

        I have that flag enabled and it is the same thing.

        • http://www.jefferyland.com/ Jeffery Land

          It doesn’t look like the patch has been removed yet. Once I cleared out browser.js then h.264 would test fine.

          • http://opindian.com/blog/ ahpatel

            I tried clearing out the broswer.js code but no luck.

            I suspect there are a series of flags that need to be enabled/disabled in order for th.264 to work. I haven’t been able to find the right combination thus far.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Or maybe the feature just didn’t get into stable.

          • lassekongo83

            Yeah, that works for me. For some reason the browser is snappier overall when cleared out. YouTube plays HTML5 in HD without having to change any setting in the player. But it seems to download the file again after a little while. :/

          • http://www.jefferyland.com/ Jeffery Land

            After looking around a bit I found the browser.js repository and it has a note that you can add “operabrowserjs=no” to the url and then it would bypass browser.js. I just gave this a test on YouTube and it seems to be working great.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Which OS?

          • Sidney Moraes

            Windows 8.1

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I guess i’m too used to developer. :-)

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

        The flag is there, just as the new start page flag is, but they’re not implemented yet.

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

        Youtube (Google) might have broken HTML5 video detection http://html5test.com/ Shows that I have h.264 (with the flag on)

        OS X 10.9.4

  • Ircmaan Ircmaan

    Thanx for OPERA!
    1. How can I change preferences – in tabs “only text” (without icons)? It was great.
    2. Can I see really good downloader (like in Opera 12.17)? with “redownload”
    3. How can I delete ****ing Yandex without editing default_partner_content.json?
    Sorry for my bad English

  • icetom

    I activated the bookmark-Manager in flags, but where is it? I dont see it in the menu.

    Nor do I have the option to create a new bookmark. Or does it currently only work for imported bookmarks ?

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Just enter: opera://bookmarks
      in your address field and you’ll get there :)

      • icetom

        thanks, it worked. how come, it then shows the extension-button in the adress field? is it handled like an extension?

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          What button? ._.

          • icetom
          • Jonathan Aanesen

            It might be broken in the build you got, but it works for me :) Which means it will probably be fixed for you in the next update

          • icetom

            using 24.0.1558.53. thx for the answer. Its not so important anyway, but if you fixed it internally good :P

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

          After accesing it, make it a Speed Dial. you can Speed Dial about any internal page you want.

  • xdvl

    Opera 24… 24… and it is not even close of Opera 12

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      But it’s getting there! WOOHOOOOO :D

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s 2x 12. :-)

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

      Folders in Speed Dial and the way Bookmark Manager is shaping, it surpasses Opera 12 in many aspects, falls short in others, but it keeps evolving, I can’t say the same about certain users.

  • Marcelo Martínez

    Thanks for your hard work!!! Keep going :D

  • Jademarisa

    Too big, really awkward. Can you make them small, please? Moreover, when will we have a proper bookmarks menu, not the nuisance and completely unmaneageble top bar we have now? And proper menus? I see improvements, but they’re so few and so slow! Now that Google has banned Opera 12.17 could you speed up the making new Opera user-friendly so that the old users that resist the urge to move on will feel really encouraged to move on? Come on, it can’t be so difficult!:)

  • Joe Gutiérrez

    The update is great. I have only two short questions about it: Why? and Why? I’m runnind windows 7, BTW.

    • Nekomajin43

      It was not ready when v24 hit beta.

      • Joe Gutiérrez

        I was waiting for Opera to support H.264 (and YouTube’s HTML5 Player). I’m very dissapointed…

        • Nekomajin43

          Well, I understand your diappointment, but it was left out of the beta, so…
          But this way, v25 will be even bigger. :)

        • http://www.blackcoder.de blackcoder

          I am considering dumping of Flash if most of the formats are supported. It is probably worth a try. So I am looking forward to see that integrated, too. :)

          • Joe Gutiérrez

            I agree, the HTML5 technology is more reliable than Flash, but dumping Flash is impossible for now. It’s still dominating in most of web pages nowadays.

  • http://twitter.com/Nigh7mar3 Nightmare

    Why when you change tab get focus on the address bar? it sux :|

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

      Press esc, but it ain’t happening here.

      • http://twitter.com/Nigh7mar3 Nightmare

        I know I can press esc or click somewhere, but go on focus everytime.

  • Magnus

    When will Opera get decent font rendering? Web fonts look horrible.

  • Magnus

    And for the love of god, please let us select enable all plugins (which are put on demand only), you can’t enable temporarly them manually in most of the pages.

  • Ahmed Ghanem

    Youtube HTML5 detection page shows Opera still doesn’t support H.264, I’m on Windows 8.1 64-bit.. also any plans for H.264 with MSE?

    • SQL

      I’m waiting for that as well, since Chromium already has support for MSE so it’s just up to Opera hacking that up with their H264 implementations.

  • YM

    Hellos

    Op Stable gets stuck on Nytimes pages & others when i press print on page (not on File)

    Same happens with Op Next.

    all the best
    YM

    • http://www.blackcoder.de blackcoder

      Confirmed that the print link on nytimes doesn’t work. (You can find it on the left side under “MORE”).

      • Davey126

        Agreed – print function has a problem that lead to tab/browser lags and freezes.

  • Herr Pietrus

    For God’s sake!

    LEAVE US THE POSSIBILITY TO DISABLE YOUR MALFUNCTIONING HiDPI SUPPORT! Do I have to stop updating Opera on version 23?
    JESUS, it’s only one flag! None of the average users will see it!

    As far as I know your usage statistics on desktops are worse than ever before…

    • Sidney Moraes
      • Herr Pietrus

        But I think so
        http://www.netmarketshare.com

        Damn, why you are so stubborn. So many people repeat every time that toolbars are too big! I thought that you will either finally fix your beloved HiDPI support or restore that one small flag in stable release. But no! Opera is now main browser for apple users with their fancy McBooks? :(

        • Dmitry Kirin

          It looks like Netmarketshare does not distinguish the new Opera from Chrome and only shows 12.x as Opera. It’s quite natural then that Opera desktop share is getting lower according to their data.

      • Lacedaemon

        Don’t forget that these are “their” data, for advertising reasons and for the investors. Also, absolute numbers don’t tell much, relative ones do.

        • Vux777

          they stocks jumped in last year by 50%, and revenue from desktop 23%

          even tho everyone whining (including me), they doing pretty well… not just on mobile market
          ๏̯͡๏

  • Haku

    Erm… nice feature…? But what about TAB STACKING??! I still using 12.17 just for that very-very important feature! Is it that hard to implement in next versions?Why??????

    • http://akasection.tumblr.com Section

      well.. I see high demand of tab stacking, yet still not implemented. That makes an assumption that the Dev are having big problem/challenge develop tab stacking in this Chromium-based (Blink) engine…

      well yeah, I hardly see any Chromium based browser that have tabstacks.

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

    Why not have a separate change log for the stable stream?

    Also this build (stable version) is not listed in the Opera 24 change log

  • Indian_Art

    Thank you for Linux support.

    Hope to see a Version 24 in Linux soon.

    – An Opera (Linux) fan

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      It’s on its way just wait and see ;)

      • Indian_Art

        Thanks!

        :)

  • Arturo Martínez

    Could we restore a closed tab using private windows?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Hmm, i don’t think such option would make sense.If you are using a private window, it means that you don’t want any possibility of recovering what you were doing.

  • Martin Suchan

    Hi, is there an option, how to use the previous small tab previews? I’m really not fan of these new large previews, that black your entire page when by mistake hovering your cursor over the tab bar.
    Thanks

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You can disable it on settings.

  • xen

    So, is it now a choice between no tab previews at all or the huge screen-blocking ones but no option to have small tab previews as they were in the previous versions?

    • Steve Etch

      I think the same

  • Dark Magician

    Possibility to open file download directory while it’s downloading.

  • LoverOfLife

    Is it possible in the near future, to open torrents files? Something like: “Always open this kind of file”

  • SLR

    I’m having problems with opera turbo, sometimes it just stops loading pages and I have to restart opera for it to work.

  • Jesse Mogensen

    I LOVE the Opera browser, but is there any chance the high DPI bug could be fixed soon? I’m using Windows 8.1 with a 125% scaling, and since upgrading to Opera 24, the whole browser (including every webpage) is just too big. I know there’s a fix for Firefox, and something that should fix a similar chrome problem. But not for Opera, yet.

    Thx!

  • Edu_SS

    Sorry, but after print any page, Opera 24 freeze. The print don’t do automatically too. Only after Ctrl+P was pressed.

    • Davey126

      I have the same problem (both tab freeze and no auto-print). Sometimes entire browser locks up. Problem existed in the beta (Next) edition but apparently was not addressed. Doesn’t seem to impact everyone.

  • Евгений

    Preview tabs on the entire screen is terrible!
    Make a small window in 12.17 !!!

  • Евгений

    Preview tabs on the entire screen is terrible!
    Make a small window, as it was in 12.17!

  • Lacedaemon

    Can someone from O give an answer to this please?

    Why can’t we Shift-Click a folder to open the contained links to a new window, like it is done with individual thumbnails? If something makes more sense is opening many items in a new window, not opening a window for a single item.

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Hmm good question, by folders I guess you’re talking about bookmarks right? And as you probably know bookmarks aren’t finished yet, but under developement. It sounds highly likely for something like this to be added, so just wait and see :)

      • Lacedaemon

        No, I’m talking primarily about SD Folders, and I’m asking this for many months.

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          Then I have no idea. There’s a chance for it to be added, but I’m not really up to date with what the speed dial developers are working on atm. But it’s not a bad suggestion! :D

          • Lacedaemon

            Of course it is not, it should be there from the beginning (O15). The fact that it isn’t so far though is bad news and low hopes.

          • Jonathan Aanesen

            Maybe it was never meant to be like that then? :P So far you’re the only person I’ve seen suggest something like it

          • Lacedaemon

            That’s crazy… if you read my 2 previous post about it, the reasons for doing that are indisputable! (i.e. economy of actions and clearness)

          • Jonathan Aanesen

            Well I have no idea :S I don’t think it will require a lot of coding, but people might be busy with other stuff and considering it’s such a small feature it’s not prioritized. You’ll just have to wait and see

          • Lacedaemon

            Be so kind and forward it to someone in the office, ok? :) Also, that doesn’t mean I’m not still waiting for a dev to comment on it !

          • Jonathan Aanesen

            I can guarantee you someone have noted it ;)

          • Lacedaemon

            Thanks! ( I hope someone “important” :P )

  • Харон

    hey, where’s Opera 24 stable for Linux?

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      Opera 24 is now Stable. Linux versions is currently only in Opera Developer and will stay there for a while. Which means next time a new developer releases you get a new upgrade for Linux.

      • Харон

        thank you. News site in my country wrote that stable Linux version is available, which confused me.

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

        So 25 will skip Next too for Linux users?

        • Jonathan Aanesen

          Yeah, Linux will stay as developer, so when current developer proceeds to Next, The Linux build will be upgraded to a newer Developer.

  • Shion

    “Mouse-move” event within flash objects that are inside iframe is still messing up with coordinates. Is this bug at least noted somewhere? It was there in 23 and it is still there in 24, while many people already mentioned about it.

    “WHY YOU NO FIX DAT BUG FOR SO LONG!?”

  • Kharom

    Is there actually a way to change the tab preview behavior? I rather liked the way it worked in an earlier Opera version, where the preview appeared instantly and would only use up about 100×100 pixels of space at the mouse cursor. Neither of those seems to be customizable in the settings, aside from the general on/off behavior.

    • Jonathan Aanesen

      As of right now, you can only choose to have it or not, and how fast it’s going to appear when you hover over it.

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

    I have a 17.3″ Laptop, SSD ADATA 60 GB (300 MBytes/sec read) on one bay and a 750 GB HDD on the other, 4 GB RAM DDR3 (1333 Mhz), APU A6-3420M (800Mhz – 2.4Ghz per core), 4 MB Cache L2, and new version build has been more and more sluggish and hefty on resources, this one is using up to 1 GB RAM with 13 tabs open, about 52 Speed Dials, and like 22 RSS sources (smart RSS alone takes about 250 MB), it chokes even to open a new tab, takes forever to start, even connecting to any site makes my 25 Mbps connection look like it was 256Kbps.

    Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

    I don’t know what kind of hardware I need to run this thing, or what are you doing with it.

    • Shion

      You have to have at least 6Gb of ram if you use x64 OS nowadays. 1/4-3 OS grabs for itself and up to 4Gb goes to pretty much any browser (Opera 12 is the only browser I remember to have 50 onepicture-tabs open for a cost of 1Gb of RAM). And Opera is still not heavy-javascript-friendly, so more extensions you use, the more browser lags. Suggestin to disable extensions you’re not always using. Adblock related and imageboards extensions seem to eat up most of CPU/RAM resources.

      For the Smart RSS – don’t forget to clean the trash bin, might help with its RAM uses.

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

        How so? I´ve worked with this Laptop since 2012 with those 4GB and 64 bit Win 7, no problems until now, and no problems with other browsers. Opera now can’t even open the settings page properly. O19 was the last one that worked fluently, then O20 a lil lag, then O21 a lil bit more and some graphic problems, not rendering some thumbnails well, then O22 more sluggish and more lag and same graphic problems, besides using more memory and starting to have compat issues, then O23 hit the limit for me, and O24 is not making me any happier, I can’t believe the only, almost the sole reason I’m keeping this thing installed is the RSS extension, in fact I’ve made that reader the start up page.

        I’m jumping off this ship, I will try up to O26 or O27, deleting my Speed Dials and using the new Bookmarks instead, but I’m seriously disappointed, as for what Firefox offers, all the functionality of old Opera, with the stability and compatibility of the new one.

        I know the disdain of some Opera devs to this kind of comments, but I won’t replace a 2 year old rig when the rest of browsers are doing just fine.

        • al_ghul

          well i have similar problems lately with newer Opera’s versions, maybe because of several extensions. ASUS UL30A 13,3″ laptop with 4GB ram, win7x64, CPU Intel Core 2 Duo U7300@ 1,3 GHz and internal graphic Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family. maybe the laptop is too weak for opera but I remember it worked quite good severals verions ago with quite amount of tabs – 20-30. now with even 5-10 it lags more, maybe because of JS content of modern web pages. even more I also saw such behaviour with new FF, so it may be caused by too slow computer. but it makes me feel sad becuase for other tasks my laptop works still quite fine://

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

            Same think, but here I don’t have those problems with Ubuntu, too bad Ubuntu refused to work properly with my Laptop.

            Even the Windows version does fine, but the Developer Channel, not Stable, should be the opposite.

          • al_ghul

            well, maybe it’s time to slowly shift to linux;P… and You reminded me to try also the stable version, I forgot this.

    • ayespy

      Well, for what it’s worth (and remember Win 8.1 is more thrifty with resources than Win 7), Opera runs smooth as butter on my X64 Win 8.1, 6-core 3.5GHz 10GB RAM machine. It also runs well on a Win7 desktop and two Win 7 laptops I have, these being an X86 Win7 Premium 3.5GHz Athlon II X2 desktop with 4 Gb RAM; an X86 W7 Ultimate 1.4GHz dual core Pentium laptop with 2GB or RAM; and an X86 W7 Premium 1.66 GHz Core2 duo laptop with 3 GB of RAM and a SSD main drive respectively. Haven’t tried it on my two older X86 Lubuntu boxes, because, well…

      But all of the Windows boxes do fine with it. One wonders what is different about yours…

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

        For some reason Dev in Windows still runs somewhat decently, but stable sucks big time. Anyway all the three branches have connection problems and get stuck sending the request to any site I try to connect, when Firefox simply does it.

        I got sick and tired of that, I got sick of no Opera employee capable of doing shit to fix it.

        • ayespy

          That’s really interesting. I’m on an 8MB DSL line (In other words nothing all that great) and while one of my machines is wired into the router, the other four are not. They are on wireless to my Westell (just a mediocre) router. Still, I have never, not with any of the machines, experienced getting stuck sending a request to a site.

          It would almost seem that you need an Opera developer to come sit in your house and diagnose what is going wrong with your machine and its internet connection in order to remedy it.

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

            Not in my house, in my work, the rare thing is that Firefox doesn´t almost have any issues, and it is the same connection, in my house Opera opens everything.

            But anyway I’m disappointed of the performance of the browser, not to open sites, but to even work, it takes forever to launch, to open a new tab, even to load the settings page.

          • FoolOfATook

            Opera performance I feel has been degrading slowly over the releases, but it’s still a fairly fast browser, definitely faster than Firefox. I suspect there is something wrong on YOUR end.

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

            So wrong Firefox works a lot faster here, funny thing Opera Dev also works faster.

          • FoolOfATook

            I don’t even know anymore, they all feel the same to me. Either way, it sounds like either bugs or a configuration issue on your end.

  • Shion

    Is there an option to disable link drag&drop? Cuz if you need to copy a part of a text inside a link – you won’t be able to select it with mouse most of the time.

  • Inquisitor

    I can’t erase my browser history in O24. Nothing is cleared when I click the button.

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

      Since O23 it didn´t work, seems like you have to manually delete the file in your profile directory.

      • Inquisitor

        How strange: now it suddenly works fine!
        There is, however, a little issue in the options window (both in O24 and O25):

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

          Those are clean nav history and download history here. And it is taking forever to do so.

  • Abdul manan

    Opera 24.0.1558.53 version not available print preview option

  • http://mif-facts.com.ua Spectressor

    Испортили оперу этим обновлением…(((жаль

  • Adrian Minecan

    No offense, but I just hate the preview function in Opera 24. It’s ultra annoying, for me at least. Any way I could turn it off?

    • eXzentrik

      Uncheck tab previews under “Opera -> Settings -> Browser -> User Interface”

      • Adrian Minecan

        Cheers, thanks a lot! :)

  • YM

    There is something seriously WRONG with the print function in Opera Stable + Next

    Browser freezes and or beachballs on several sites when print function is activated.

    • Davey126

      I have the same problem. Reported issue several weeks back (under Next thread) but no one collaborated so assumed it was my machine/config. Not confined to printing although it shows up there most frequently. Stable 24 is very difficult to work with in its current state.

  • numberonealcove

    Netflix errors out with Mavericks 10.9.4 using the new Opera 24.

  • Shion

    Is there a way to tell devs that “secret settings” should not be that secret. It’s really kind of retarded to open up few advanced (in the name only) settings with unrelated cheat code that many don’t remember anymore. If it weren’t for “always show advanced options” flag, I’d be quite mad by now.

    • Herr Pietrus

      They should be definitely placed among “standard” advanced settings. There is actually nothing dangerous or highly experimental.

    • mikemanger

      After you enable power settings you can tick ‘Always show power user settings’ which will save you from having to remember the cheat code. :)

      • Herr Pietrus

        We know, but it’s really stupid that there are two level of advanced settings.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Probably they don’t want some settings to be easily changed by the average user.

      • Shion

        That’s what kept me sane all this time. I must be too serious to get a stupid joke. Hard not to be, when annoying bugs are sitting there for months with new ones coming every Opera’s version up.

    • FoolOfATook

      Wow, I didn’t even know those settings existed. I don’t get why they feel the need to hide all these mundane settings too, which is what literally all of them are.

  • Herr Pietrus

    Well, I’ve decided to reinstall Opera and I must apologize you guys, because actually something has changed and know Opera isn’t so big as it was. Sure, toolbar is bigger but it’s size corresponds with my DPI settings. Still it seems to be a bit wired, but certainly that’s how all installed software should behave. Unfortunately it doesn’t… that’s why I had huge problem with buying new monitor and find dpi setting that helps me read but doesn’t spoil everything else in interfaces of programs… :)

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

      When you have actually developed a certain degree of config on a program, this is bad because you have to set it up all over.

  • xen

    Finally decided to disable the tab previews completely. It’s interesting how sometimes a perfectly fine feature that works in such a way that no one even notices it can be broken in the name of marketing.

    • Steve Etch

      I did the same. Now we have another Opera12 feature missing.

  • Sylvain Martel

    Well, the new tab preview function quickly went to “could be useful” to “highly annoying” because you start to read a webpage, move the mouse cursor away and if it ends up on a tab, it loads that tab right over the page you were reading. And it happens more often then I’d like, so I ended up turning the feature off after a day.

    • Herr Pietrus

      That’s why we can disable it. But in my opinion bigger previews are better than old small squares.
      BTW – I always move cursor to the right edge of the screen, no to the top ;) But I’m aware that it can be impossible to change such a habit :)

    • Onno Willems

      Agreed, that is one if the usability issues (and highly annoying). Another one is that you have to move your mouse carefully horizontally if you are looking for a tab (if you touch outside the header area, you have to start over again). And another one is that it pops up when you just want to select a new tab (if you wait just a little too long). It makes the user feel not in control; the application is. And in the old implementation, if you were looking for a tab you just dragged down the header, seeing previews for all tabs at once so you could find the one you are looking for. In the new one, you have to hoover over them 1 by one. How is this quicker than just selecting them? This UI design is flawed in so many ways (while the old one was quite good)…..

  • tymotka

    Does opera have an task manager like chrome if so how do you access it?

    • ahoj1234

      yes, Opera has it. Just search :P or… (just translated word by word)
      hit: Opera -> other tools -> allow dev. tools.
      again: Opera -> dev. tools -> task manager

      • tymotka

        Thank You

  • God

    I’m sorry, but “Tab previews” useless, untill they not small, like in old Opera.

    • ahoj1234

      the tab preview is useless – agree. But not because of it’s size. I like the size.

      It’s useless since Opera can’t handle opened more tabs without behave strangely (freezing, lagging and bad behave in general) WITH 4GB RAM and no other programs consuming/running.

      Whatsoever. Opera with 2-5 tabs is the best browser :D strange how a few more tabs can change the feel from the worst to the best.

      • Zik

        You have check hibernation tabs. I have ~38 tabs and that’s ok.

        • ahoj1234

          well, tried that too. I was one who were asking for this (hibernation) feature long time before it has been released.

          Problem with the hibernation was that some pages/tabs takes forever to (re)load when hibernated and having opened more tabs. Maybe something has changes in recent +-15 dev. updates, will try.

    • al_ghul

      it will be good to have a choose between full frame and small preview, in my opinion.

  • Dark Magician

    Next bug, sometimes mouse doesn’t react on page, while interface does, and you need to restart Opera to fix it.

    • icetom

      I have that also, I thought its my mouse, but the mouse works perfectly in all other programms.

      For me, its always the back-function which is bugged in Opera.

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

    I just realized this thing doesn’t automplete you entries out of the bookmarks you have, if you delete your Speed Dials, and clean your history, it will behave as if you just installed the first time.

  • Dovelove

    Tabs:
    IF you have a lot open and only see ONE letter of the Tab you STILL have to guess which tab. Panels worked better MIGHT be smaller screen but could see a FULL word of tab or whaever you wanted, sorry.

  • Anton Chelnokov

    why opera turbo was activated after opera 24 installed?
    Why OT handing HTTPS traffic? Are u know this traffic must be secure?

  • Steve Etch

    ABOUT THIS NEW FEATURE: For the way i use Opera this is really annoing for me, I prefer the previous mode with the small preview wich didn’t cover the view of the tab in use. I don’t complain about the new function. I complain that devs don’t let us customize our Opera. Besides Opera announced this new feature as an easier and faster way to find tabs, but it takes me longer than before, before i focused my view on the tab and the small preview was next to that tab and it was enough to identify, now i have to re focus my view on a big preview wich takes me more time.
    I had to disable it but now i don’t have another feature from the old Opera. I WANT OPERA TO BE MORE CUSTOMIZABLE.

  • pipco

    Can this new feature (tab preview) be disabled? I still have to move my mouse over to the tab, so the only advantage is that I don’t have to left-click. Besides, I find that these previews are popping up when I wish not so see them – when my mouse is idle or accidentally gets pushed near top of screen.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, go to the Settings (Alt+P), scroll down to the “User Interface”, and tick off the checkbox on the left of the “Show tab previews”.

      • pipco

        Thanks!

  • icetom

    After using this new tab-preview everyday, I have to say I dont like the big size. I agree with many others here, its too big!

    I use the tabs differently. I often hold the mouse on a non-active tab to see the basic content, but not really the exact information. For example I watch fast if there is a video running. the big tab lets me see nothing on the active tab while hovering, this destroys my flow.

    please let us select smaller tab preview.

  • Extimulate

    Cool story bro, now how do I disable it.

  • Extimulate

    how can I disable this it´s getting annoying.

  • Extimulate

    I´m asking a question, how do I disable this? stop removing my legitimate comments.

    • icetom

      “L33t4opera pipco • 15 hours ago
      Hi, go to the Settings (Alt+P), scroll down to the “User Interface”, and tick off the checkbox on the left of the “Show tab previews”.

  • BogdanM

    PPAPI (Pepper) Flash is not recognized on a USB Install in the Stable version 24 (Windows 8.1U1 32-bit). It is however functioning correctly on the last Opera Next 24.0.1558.51 with Standard installation (Windows 8.1U1 64-bit).

    Reinstalling PPAPI Flash or uninstalling NPAPI Flash doesn’t help.

    Anyone else experiencing this behaviour?

  • Davey126

    Argh!! Fix the damn print function. Anytime Opera 24+ creates a new tab/window for printing all the buttons within are non-functional. This continues to be reported by small subset of users. Hard to believe it can not be reproduced and corrected. I’ve resorted to printing with my phone or using IE on Windows. That’s bad.

  • Guest

    print

  • Fhury

    On windows 8 start menu (classic shell) opera has sometimes two entries:

    1 opera

    2 Opera Stable. Win8 Message Center

    The second one gets created on starting the first one and deleted after closing opera

  • helsten2

    Favicons still do not work. Unbelievable! Has not worked properly in any Opera version …
    [IMG]http://i59.tinypic.com/987bt1.png[/IMG]

    • Vux777

      I don’t remember when was the last time that favicons worked in Opera
      this is from latest stable …no default favicons

      • FoolOfATook

        All works for me. Both the latest dev build and stable. Always has as far as I can tell.

        • Vux777

          I don’t know what’s wrong with mine…
          I’m transferring favicons from old installation (USB)..they might get corrupted somehow, but I’m not the only one with this problem

  • https://myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz Hans-Jürgen Bardenhagen

    Do these large tab previews slow down the overall performance maybe, especially when opening more than five tabs? I have the impression that Opera keeps getting slower from stable to stable version in this regard, more like Chrome which I do not use because of this.

    • https://myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz Hans-Jürgen Bardenhagen

      I have disabled the previews, too irritating for my taste. Concerning the slowness there might be a bug which uses up 100% CPU resources after connecting to a site for several hours. Yesterday I tried to convert a 4 MB playlist in CSV format to a Spotify playlist with http://www.ivyishere.org which is a neat little online tool. After about six hours its processing slowed down to a crawl, and it did not even had reached a third of the whole file. The Windows XP task manager showed me 100% CPU activity, and I could not do anything else on my old notebook with Pentium M CPU (1.7 GHz).

      Today I tried the same with Firefox 32, and it is converting fine at the moment with more than two thirds of the file already processed after five hours and running the Spotify desktop software listening to streaming music in parallel. So my guess is that something is wrong with Opera 24.

  • ayespy

    I now find it impossible to print from Google Maps in O24 Stable. This is true in Win7 X64 and Win8 X64, both wired and wireless HP and Brother printers. All buttons in the pop-up window from which you are supposed to be able to print are unresponsive. Works perfectly in any Mozilla browser, of course. I decline to test it in Chrome.

    • Davey126

      Very frustrating. I reported this when 024 went to Next and again with the recent promotion to Stable (several posts). In both cases no one else collaborated and no response from the development team. In many cases the tab becomes unresponsive and can extend to the entire browser despite process isolation. I have come to the conclusion that printing is not viewed as a priority,

  • Pranav

    The support for higher resolution blows out the individual “tab size”.Its way bigger and there is no way to reduce the tab size.This also results in bigger font on the tab.
    Please fix this.I love this browser and would like to maintain this relation

  • Daniel Kit

    Do you know what would make finding tabs much faster?
    Vertical Tabs!!!
    It was the best thing about Opera before v15!

    (Text based search would be nice too, but that’s less important IMO)

  • Jademarisa

    You must be joking, this looks like the typical male overestimating size thing. This is an example that size is not the most important thing: previews are bigger, but they are neither faster nor easier to use (nor more user-friendly, so not more efficient either). It has to be a joke.

  • L33t4opera

    New update for the Opera stable: 24.0.1558.61 ;-)

  • Jan Dudík

    I am still missing IRC from old versions. Is there any usable plugin/widget?

  • ilyarus79
  • Sohail Rana

    how can i hide bookmark bar in opera stable 24

    • FoolOfATook

      Assuming you’re running Windows; Top left corner: Opera menu > Settings > Show bookmarks bar

      Untick the box and it’ll go away.

  • Bob Gunter

    Please please someone help me….The tabs. When I open in new tab, the focus stays on the current tab, not like it use to. When I close a tab, it doesn’t return to the tab which spawned the closed tab, it goes to the tab to the right. It is killing me….if I don’t get s solution I am going to have to try to roll back to an older opera. I have tried looking for the Ini file but can’t find it.

    • Davey126

      Common complaint. You’ll need an extension to restore prior behavior. Check Opera store. I’m travelling at present with no access to desktop version of Opera.

  • dick_c

    Perhaps this is where it happened… I upgraded this afternoon and my zoom was way off. None of the zoom levels showed pixels at 100%. I have a high res screen for work, not watching fart contests on youtube. If I can’t get an accurate rendering of websites then this browser is just an entertainment device. I have Windows text size adjusted, but my browsers shouldn’t take that as a sign to blow everything up anymore than Photoshop would take it as a sign to add pixels to my graphics.

    • dick_c

      I found the scaling on HiDPI checkboxes on shortcut and exe property compatability tabs. Also the HiDPI settings in the Opera:flags section. None of that had any affect when applied in many numbers os combinations. Huge waste of time. I’m on windows 7.

    • dick_c

      Maybe it’ll work after a reboot… or is there a registry setting?

  • Zabco

    Beside the issue of importing bookmark from other browser, I also could not import folders from my old opera 12.17 (yes, I run both operas). Also, please put a series of bookmark function and group relevant functions together in the main menus, like the old opera .The new main menus looks very lengthy, and take more time to find and click the exact function. I do not think vertical layout is any better than the horizontal way, not that user friendly as it meant to be. I do like exactly the way my old opera menus works, good in every sense. Thanks for listening to our suggestions !

  • Prasad

    I have been using Opera for around 10 years and biggest advantage for my usage was when using multiple websites or link it keeps opening in each new tabl however the new version does NOT open in the Tab above but opens as new window. What are the steps to get me back to the previous type. Iam using new version Opera 25.

    • Davey126

      Does not happen here. Not sure sure what’s different about your config and there are no obvious options/flags in Opera to alter behavior. Try installing an extension such as ‘Classic Tabs’ to give you greater control and/or behavior similar to older versions of Opera