Even though it’s Friday the 13th and we’re superstitious in Poland, we’re not slowing down our development pace – not for all the donuts we can shove in our faces. We got donuts today. Mmm, donuts.

The latest developer releases of Opera included some new styling for internal pages. We’ve updated the history page to match. That means your history benefits by having a navigation bar and the crisp looks of our bookmark manager.

And, speaking of the navigation bar, we added a link to your history on our internal pages: Bookmarks, Speed Dial and the Discover feature. Click the History button on the far right to quickly return to pages you left or accidentally closed.



As always, we fixed several bugs and updated Chromium. It’s now at version 42.0.2292.0, so you are equipped to handle bleeding-edge web sites and apps.

Give it a spin. Tell us what you think in the comments.

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  • In 3 weeks, Vivaldi did what Opera is trying During 1 or 2 years. Well, comparing the updates of Developer versions, the Vivaldi take on average one week, but at least have the improvements that we require. In Opera, take a few weeks, but with a new version of Chromium..

    Aside from that, we finally had a cool thing, hey guys, we are using the Developer version, what’s wrong about that? We are here to test, we want something new, how did this update, I hope that from now on have more of this type

    • dzek

      Opera did the css changes! respect that!

      • Herr Pietrus

        But only on the history page. For the rest of the internal pages we have to wait a few months… But as for me – it’s OK, new design is worse…

    • dzek

      btw: i hope release of vivaldi make them work faster and on things that matter.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        I really don’t think they will changer their schedule and planning just because of a new browser.

        • Rafael Luik

          I think they may do it, if such browser steals a big chunk of their userbase. If a business doesn’t observe and react to changes in their market they’re doomed.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Of course. And this was the reason for the changes in Opera imho.

          • siamak

            But i think Opera dont care about users!

          • Rafael Luik

            How do you think they’d make money without users?

    • Rafael Luik

      3 weeks HAHAHAHAHAHA
      Vivaldi has been in development internally for more than a year. And it’s in no way as polished as the first Opera 15 beta.

      Source examples: common sense, and http://linkedin.com/in/sverrir Oct 2013 (at minimum)…

      • But instead of doing like Opera, which was to launch an incomplete browser (we have the bookmarks little time ago) they knew how to develop a browser, even more for those who liked the old Opera, Vivaldi does not have a stable release, and yes it is still as full as the Opera browser 15, in 1 update they solved most of the bugs, I found the browser brilliant color scheme change according to the tab, Opera was already so when innovated with Speed Dial, but after Presto he only knew catch something of Chrome .. I said in 3 weeks because he was released to us test 3 weeks ago, and the Opera almost two years that was released, in a few months, Vivaldi will overcome easy Opera

        • Rafael Luik

          Vivaldi is missing various menus and a couple of context menu items, it doesn’t have auto-updates working for instance, it doesn’t have support for Chromium extensions yet AFAIK, Off-road/Turbo, Stash, etc, things that Opera made sure were working in the first public release. In the other hand Opera 15 doesn’t have the panels, nor F2, or the different way they implemented SD/favorites as a whole, and other minor things added later since the first beta. Vivaldi has a single UI for all OS, Opera adapted their UI to make it look native in every OS separately. So no it’s not as full or stable as the first Opera 15 beta yet, because they don’t have more or have less features compared to each other, they have *different* features and that’s it.

          Vivaldi will overcome easy Opera

          I’ll wait for it… (Sincerely. The future will tell us.)

          • taneli

            Well it IS a Technical PREVIEW, of course it doesn’t have too much in it yet, but customizability, hell yes it’s already showing a good side on that front, i mean, the UI can be fiddled with CSS, that’s just bloody awesome, change default search engines to whatever you like, goodnes, i’m still not using it as my main browser, since it’s not ready yeat (Technical Preview, again), but i’m waiting to see how it matures up.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Well, Opera’s TPs used to work and be better.

          • Rafael Luik

            Well it IS a Technical PREVIEW, of course it doesn’t have too much in it yet

            But OP said Vivaldi TP was as full as Opera 15 with very little time of development, which are clearly both false statements. This discussion isn’t about version names it’s mostly about time x development resources/will.

            change default search engines to whatever you like, goodnes

            I assume malware can too then…

          • taneli

            Malware? I have never seen malware changing my anything, actually, i’ve never even seen any malware on my own computer, why would i care about malware? I’ve also used many, many, many computers with many, many, many browsers all around Finland, none has gotten their search engines fucked up by malware.
            If you get malware on your computer, you must be an idiot, sir.

          • Rafael Luik

            I don’t get malware on my computer, but other people do (I’m happy you never saw it around there, the situation is completely the opposite on my region). I don’t think as egotistically as you.

          • You’re out of touch with the real world, buddy.

          • taneli

            How? If i know how to navigate the internet and protect my PC, i’m out of this world? And yeah, i’ve worked on basic IT help level, Changed default search engine is hardly a big problem for majority for what i’ve seen :p

          • If you can say with a straight face that only idiots get malware and that changing the default search engine is hardly a big problem for a majority of people, you’re definitely out of touch, and I don’t believe for a second that you’ve ever worked on basic IT help.

          • taneli

            I don’t care for a second what you believe, you already clearly appeared as a non-techie (a person unfamiliar with technology) in earlier posts, so i’m just gonna leave it at this.

          • Definitely not a former IT worker.

          • Wando Schneider

            Vivaldi have a lot of features.. but will need a whole year of work until you can use as a main browser. They are focusing on features and not working on stability and performance. This will come later.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Vivaldi did/is doing a very good marketing strategy by focusing on the unsatisfied Opera (Presto) user. They saw an opportunity, a niche and they are betting on it, investing in it.

          If it will be a good thing, i really don’t know. Only the future will tell.

          • taneli

            It can’t be a bad thing, really, as you know, more competition is usually better for the customers.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Seeing from this point of view, i think you are right.

            But what i meant was that i don’t know if that niche, that group in which Vivaldi is aiming at will be able to keep the browser running in the future.

    • Jedy

      Oh FFS, can people stop hijacking the Opera Blogs with talk of this bloody Vivaldi browser – it’s getting seriously boring! The same endless points are going round and round in circles. By all means use it if you think it’s better (it isn’t, it’s less stable imho) just stop posting the same tiresome comments about it on the Opera Blogs!

      • How much more we compare with other Opera browser, and speak the progress of the other browsers, most developers will improve the Opera, this is the only way to see them do it, because several times spoke and gave opinions for improvement the browser and no one listened, often saw people asking for improvements in the browser, that was only done after 4 stable releases, the more competition there is, the better for each user

        • Jedy

          Sorry, but telling people how wonderful this Vivaldi browser is whilst slagging off Opera is not constructive criticism and has nothing to do with the original blog subject. Plus the endless posts saying this same thing over and over is seriously tedious. Even Opera mod Christoph142 has had to ask people to stop http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/01/update-opera-developer-28-0-1750-5/

          • Guest

            When we give constructive criticism, anyone listening? Because it seems not. Well, it’s good that developers fear the growth of Vivaldi, and thus begin to really improve the Opera. Because many users who used the 12.xx version already in Vivaldi, and instead of trying to bring them back, making these new versions as of old, and putting things of old versions, they just leave them in the 12.xx

    • dddd

      Otter browser will be the THING!

  • Radik Gradenko

    Can we mass select and delete history entries now? It’s been a major annoyance since migrating from Firefox. In Firefox I can just Ctrl + A, Delete. In Opera I have to click X 9 million times till all the hits are nuked. Even worse, if I press F5 (refresh), some results re-appear. Then I delete them AGAIN, hit F5 again, and some still persist, and this goes on and on until after like 10 deletes they finally disappear.

    • Private window? But issue noted.

      • Radik Gradenko

        Nah, these are not private things, more like address changes. Like I visit a site a lot, then the site address changes, and whenever I wanna visit the new address it always offers the old address first so I wanna delete the old address from the history to make it offer the new address instead.

  • Well.. If don’t change the Navigation Bar, could create key navigation. The left and right arrow is good option..

  • Wando Schneider

    Thanks for the update Tomasz!

  • Zik

    Thanks for update. Now I have no problem with audio indicator.

  • oic

    what happened to my speed dials, they all disappeared. I think Speed dial no longer use the old files that speed dials are stored in, but they’re now saved on the same files as bookmarks as I have to redo all my speed dials

  • Checkout sharing in the bookmark manager.

    • Nekomajin43

      Removed shared folders don’t go to the trash folder. Is it a bug?

      • No, its deleted from the server when you click delete.

        • Nekomajin43

          I may be wrong, but when the previous build was announced, someone mentioned that it should be moved to the trash folder.

  • HellBrick

    The navigation bar has one global problem. The buttons have a bottom margin that prevents user from just moving the mouse to the very bottom of the screen and pressing one of them. Compare this to the experience that Windows taskbar (or even Opera’s tab bar) provide: the buttons start at the very first pixel of the edge of the screen, effectively gaining an infinite width/height when it comes to moving the mouse in order to press them.

    Take a look at this screenshot that illustrates what I’m talking about: http://i.imgur.com/g60PpwY.png

    • Thanks for letting us know. Should be fixed within a release or two.

    • Martin

      Personally, what I find more annoying is the navigation bar zooms with the page content. I like my speed dial tiles small, therefore zooming to 75%, leaving me with a tiny bar. Same for bookmarks.

      • 1. Enable Settings: Advanced settings: Show advanced settings
        2. Disable Use big Speed Dial thumbnails

        • Martin

          I’m sorry, I have been using the experimental start page flag, showing names. This setting seems to be disabled with this flag.

          • L33t4opera

            Hi Martin, you can adjust the size of the tiles on the exp. start page, without zooming out/in the whole page – please have a look here.

          • Martin

            Thank you. It would be great if the same could be done with bookmarkmanager, tried to modify .item style with a css extension, however I believe it is blocked for internal pages. Not much experience with css either way.

  • dflyra

    Very good touch (the history layout, I mean)! Do I detect a pattern here? I see (and I agree) that all ‘internal’ pages go step by step to the speed-dial: Can we expect Settings/Extensions/Themes (even Experiments) to move there?

    • Enabling opera://flags/#activity-webui may answer you.

    • bwat47

      my hope is that they will further integrate the speed dial/bookmarks manager (and I think this is forshadowed by the speed dial being converted to use the same backend as the bookmarks manager), so we can select the style of thumbnail/tile for each speed dial like we can for bookmarks in the bookmark manager. that would make both the people that prefer classic thumbnails happy and the people that prefer the coast style tiles happy.

      • plague

        Except that the Bookmark manager does not offer Coast style tiles.. Atleast not yet.. (I do, very much, hope it will at some point offer sane choices of thumbnails/icons, and in my fairytale dreamworld I’m hoping to actually be able to select myself what image to use from the sites source or upload my own)

        The Bookmark manager currently only offers what _it_ chooses from the page, and mostly only one or a couple (often really terrible) different choices. It might be a semi-Coast-styled logo/tile, it might be a snapshot of the page, it might be an animated ad on the page, it might even be a 10x10px avatar icon from a user on the page. You just never know what mood the Bookmark manager is in at any given point. I’ve heard that you sometimes actually get to choose between multiple images, but I’m sure that’s just legend.. 😉 /s

        • bwat47

          As far as I can tell it lets you choose a text based thumbnail for *any page* in the bookmarks manager, not just the thumbnails it finds…

          the text tile is always the last option when going through the available options:


          I’ve tested various sites including obscure ones and it always lets me choose the text style as one of the options, you definitely aren’t limited to thumbnails.

          • plague

            Sure, but if you _want_ a thumbnail, you are currently out of luck most of the time. Isn’t the whole point of a thumbnail that it’s supposed to give a quick glimpse of what the link is about? With the current system, that simply isn’t true. Only the text based thumbnails offer that. So they might aswell remove the whole image-thumbnail thingy alltogether if they aren’t going to improve it.

          • bwat47

            well yeah I didn’t say that they shouldn’t improve its thumbnail picking, just that allowing the user to choose the thumbnail style for each dial could be a good way to go 😉

          • plague

            Agreed. All I want is a choice to pick an image _I_ think best describes the site. 🙂

  • led9ru

    I do not like the new black bar at the bottom navigation bar – with buttons History, recomendation, etc. This black bar destroys the entire theme of navigation bar, it’s ugly! How can I disable this “feature”? (please please) 🙂

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Which black bar?

      • led9ru

        picture of black bar

        • Leonardo Gomes

          It’s the navigation bar. Its background is different.

          • led9ru

            Why did you write this? at first you pretended that you can not see the black bar, and when I showed a picture where the black bar, you write that you do not have enough black in this bar – what is wrong with you?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            the way you wrote, it seemed to me that the blackbar was something different, an extra bar that i wasn’t seeing and not the navigation bar itself.

            And, at least for me, nothing has changed regarding navigation bar background theme.

  • Guest

    DNA-27475 [Tools] Support tree view in the side panel

    Side panel? 🙂

    • sbs73000

      #trees-in-bookmarks : show the full tree in bookmark manager sidebar and bookmark popup

      • inDigazzZ

        Is it working?

        • sbs73000

          Doesn’t seem at this point : makes folders unclickable in the side panel.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Nope, that’s the reason for the flag to be disabled by default.

    • Saskatchewan
      • Leonardo Gomes

        It’s the bookmarks manager side panel, not a general side panel.

        • Saskatchewan

          You seem to know more than everyone else… Are you one of the testers of those secret Opera versions or did you read it somewhere?

          • Leo is one of us internal testers.
            This is about BM’s side panel.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Well, it says “Show the full tree in bookmark manager sidebar and bookmark popup” which sounds like something very specific.
            Also, i don’t remember anything in the changelogs regarding the creation of a side panel, so i don’t think they would change/fix something that doesn’t even exist.

    • Bookmarks and history has a sidepanel … but actually, there can be more than one sidepanel, can’t there?

  • bengtl

    I hope you can still drag an URL from the history window to the desktop because I depend on it.

  • Jamie

    Instead of adding more items to the nav bar, could we focus on moving the nav bar back to the top, as many, many users have requested? On top of all the usability issues, it’s also inconsistent with the location in the mobile browser. Maybe you could address this in a post and let us know when you’re going to address this problem?

    I don’t even use the nav bar since the change…

    • bwat47

      I have no problem with them adding more items to the nav bar, in fact it makes a lot of sense to unify the history into the bookmarks ui and I think this is a good improvement.

      But I 100% agree on moving the bar back to the top, too much mouse travel, especially on a laptop with a touchpad to use the bar at the bottom.

    • Cyrris

      I was content to switch back to the old navigation bar in version 28, but now that flag has been removed, this has me very worried. It’s extremely jarring to have the mouse movement increased by an order of magnitude for actions that I do up to a hundred times a day.

      If this makes it to the release, I’ll need to disable auto-updates as an interim measure.

      • Nagora

        What is it everyone is doing with the navbar? I literally never use it. All mine has is “speed dial”, which I can see anyway, “bookmarks” which is awful so I just hang things off the bookmarks bar, “Discover” which is just padding, and “History” which isn’t something I’ve ever really used much since the days of Mosaic. What am I missing here? Do people put plugins or something there that they use a lot?

    • plague

      Give us choice, give us choice, give us choice, give us choice, give us choice, etc, ad nauseum….. *sigh*

      I’m so sick and tired of their “simplistic” ideas, where they offer only _one_ way, _their_ way, no matter how badly it works for others, and then their complete and utter refusal to even acknowledge peoples wishes or issues.

      I didn’t even get a response to why their bookmark feature almost always only offers _one_ thumbnail to choose from and almost _never_ the actual logo or a snapshot of the page but instead some random _ad_ or tiny user avatar on that page.

      Case in point:
      Try to bookmark this page and see what choice you get for the thumbnail.. Yeah, the animated ad and nothing else, despite the fact that the actual logo is right there.. Awesome.. This kind of thing happens ALOT.

      • I actually get the logo as the fourth choice. It’s very small, and it’s only natural that Opera thinks it’s not the most “important” image on the page. A browser is not a magical program, it works based on rules.

        • plague

          I get only the animated ad, or just blank grey (which will translate to the textbased thumbnail in the BM)..
          I’m guessing the logo you get is the icon for the page, not the big logo at the top?
          Ofcourse the browser is not “magical”, but if they can’t make _sane_ choices of thumbnail images, then they should either offer _all_ images or allow the user to choose a custom image. It really, _really_ isn’t that hard to do something like that.

          • This is the logo I get: http://www.startersquad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ssq-logo-50px-50px.png

            It’s not big. It’s 50×50, kinda small.

            It’s the fifth option now, right after the text version with the domain name.

            What do you mean you get “only” the ad? What happens when you click on the arrows to select the image?

          • plague

            I get a completely grey box (no image at all), or the ad. Nothing else. It will simply toggle between those two options.

            If I select the grey box, it will become the text version, but it’s not actually visible until I open the BM.

            On other pages, I might sometimes get more choices, but it is exceedingly rare that I get to choose a sane image (logo, banner, etc) or even a snapshot of the page.

          • Then it sounds like a straight bug, not a deficient feature. I suggest you report it as such.

          • plague

            yea maybe..

          • bwat47

            I agree with Sebastian, this sounds like a bug or something. I always get a snapshot of the page as one of the options, in fact the snapshot of the page is often what it defaults to when I hit the heart button.

            there’s definitely room for improvement though.
            On your example site I get:

            1. The advertisement
            2. a snapshot of the page
            3. a random list of favicons
            4. the text tile

          • plague

            Seems very random how it behaves.
            On some sites, I get multiple choices, including a snapshot, and on some sites I get only one choice + text tile (which appears gray for me until I open the BM).
            Sebastian seemed to get the sites logo (on my example page) while I get the impression you did not get that choice.

            That makes me wonder if the BM behavior on my installation is actually a bug or just part of its random behavior….?

    • HellBrick

      I actually prefer it to be at the bottom. First of all, this way the buttons can be located right at the edge of the monitor, thus making it very easy to press them (see http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/02/check-updated-history-layout-opera-developer-29-0-1773-0/#comment-1851859599 for details). And second, the page with the navigation bar is displayed after doing a mouse down gesture, so it’s very convenient to get to it in the same hand movement, you don’t have to change direction after doing the gesture.

      On a related note. Since this page is basically an html + css, it should be theoretically possible to apply a custom css to it. However, the User CSS extension that I typically use for this kind of things doesn’t work on this page (or any of the Opera-specific pages for that matter). Does anyone know of an extension that’s capable of this? The navigation bar aside, I wouldn’t mind tweaking some things a bit.

      • By design, no extensions work on internal pages.

        • HellBrick

          Well, that sucks. Allowing extensions to affect the internal pages would provide some of the flexibility that a lot of the people here are eager for, without creating a giant mess of unstructured options and therefore without inflicting an extra pain of implementing and supporting them on the developers.

          To make this feature as safe as possible, it can be an opt-in on a per-extension basis, just like you have to opt in allowing an extension to access your private pages at the moment. This seems like a safe inexpensive thing to implement, and I believe it would make a lot of geeks a bit happier about Opera.

        • Extensions will not be allowed on internal pages due to security concerns (changing settings, for example).

          • Yes, I know, and I agree! What I found reasonable is the second paragraph in HellBrick’s comment: to make it opt-in. But I see how a malicious extension could ask for permission under a false pretense and then do a different thing from what it promised.

    • duhduhduh0

      the amount of scrolling for the bottom bar is stupid. seriously! just leave it at the top for useability purposes!

      • Herr Pietrus

        someone has even shown how it can be made by slightly moving the search boxes on the internal pages… as for the mouse gestures mentioned above – what if I don’t perform them on the bottom of the screen? What if I prefer to use Ctrl+T and use only “close” gesture? 😉 But It’s obvious that reasonable arguments for moving toolbar back to the top won’t convince Opera staff…

        • HellBrick

          I’d say there are reasonable arguments to make this customizable 😉 Preferably through an extension.

          • Herr Pietrus

            but it can be a bit hard because they’d have to prepare two different layouts of the internal pages (the’d have to move search fields and buttons for the toolbar on top and leave them as they are now for the toolbar on the bottom) I’m afraid that only Vivaldi devs would handle such complicated challenge… 😉 And still I think that top position is much more logical, comfortable and simply better. But if it was customizable I wouldn’t care were other users want to have our awesome toolbar… 😉 BTW it’s annoying that they are spoiling that great, elegant design of internal pages because of the black panel of BM….

  • John Smith

    Still some sites including this one are scaled down for some reason. And no CMD-0 doesn’t help.

  • Lacedaemon

    DNA-33998 [Tools] Add a flag for tree views – Show the full tree in bookmark manager sidebar and bookmark popup &
    DNA-27475 [Tools] Support tree view in the side panel
    <- Something is baking at last.

    DNA-34153 Remove #scheduled-autoupdate installer feature <-interesting
    CHR-2543 Implementation of MP3 and H.264 support <- does this finally come to Vista (Home Basic) ?

    I can already see the positive impact of Vivaldi and what I've foreseen about adding History to the Nav Bar, although I disagree (as most people) with its position and the inability to disable it, since I can have all these as SD items with beautiful colors.

    Now please do something similar to "Collect tabs" of Vivaldi, in order to easily group webpages from the same domain (in order to easily close them for example and leaving the others intact) and tab stacking for the many people that want it.

    Between the two, tab grouping is much more important and helpful to me, because "Close tabs to the right" does not make exceptions. And no, some extensions don't do the work right, one button command is needed here, not menus with many actions and stuff.
    About tab stacking it would be very useful and fast if there was a way by holding CTRL and clicking on individual tabs to stack them to the current tab, I would use that all the time. Example: 3 content relevant webpages on different domains: CTRL+ Click, Click, Click = done

  • Mika Takala

    Please, please allow extensions such as Smooth Gestures (installed from Chrome Store) to work on the internal pages, such as speed dial. That way it would be possible to switch tabs, reopen tabs, and reload speed dial thumbs via mouse gestures.

  • Vorpal

    HD video is still unpleasantly laggy. Especially 1080p60fps. Every time I must open IE to watch some trailer or shortfilm on youtube or vimeo. In IE it works silk smooth but in opera it lags no matter if I enable or disable any video-related options in flags or hw acceleration in settings.

  • inDigazzZ

    #trees-in-bookmarks is not working for me.

    1. There’s no tree in Bookmark manager
    2. Folder are not clickable so i can’t enter into.

    There’s no tree in Bookmark popup

    • Lacedaemon

      Isn’t that expected from an unfinished (with a disabled flag) feature in a developer version?

      • L33t4opera

        Yep, this seems to be the initial work in progress, it doesn’t work yet, as one would expect, and therefore it is disabled by default.

        BTW: two more, new flags:
        opera:flags#history-in-navigation-bar: Enables access to history from the navigation bar,

        opera:flags#enable-site-per-process (out of process iframes): Highly experimental support for rendering cross-site iframes in separate processes.

  • Zin

    Implementation of mp3 and h264 AGAIN????

    Heh, since you are implementing the same thing TWICE you could implement the old IRC from Opera 12 on Opera 29. 😉

    • Well, the platforms (OS, media libraries, Chromium) are moving underneath us and most things require maintenance.

      Have you tried IRCCloud?

  • SLR

    The history button is not the answer for accidentally closed tabs. It’s not accessible from anywhere and It takes about 5 seconds to load.

    Other than that, I really like the new history page. Just let us move the nav bar to the side.

  • loxiw

    It looks worse to me than the current one… I don’t think it’s necessary that fullwidth, makes it look very strange

    Are you sure you prefer this new design line (bookmarks like)? imo the Opera 15 design was (is) absolutely stunning. history, downloads, discover, config… their design is awesome: minimalistic and elegant

    • Herr Pietrus

      Of course – previous design was much more elegant, but Opera like to spoil every good thing.

  • Stve

    In Bookmarks Ctrl a selects all but there is no keyboard shortcut to deselect all ?
    please implement selection using mouse with keyboard Shift & Ctrl modifiers

  • Dmitry Kirin

    The new style of lists in History and Bookmarks is awesome and faster than before. Item buttons could be smaller or more square (-ish), but that’s just my taste.
    Please implement Ctrl+select multiple items with mouse to add items to selection. It would make this area more intuitive: one could encircle a group of items while holding Ctrl, then select more items without losing the previous selection.

  • Herr Pietrus

    Previous design of the left navigation panel on internal pages was better – white translucent background is better than this one.

    And no, history on this stupid bar is not a good replacement for the “recently closed”.
    Damn, not only the position of this bar is stupid, but also that idiotic concept of placing labels beneath the icons. More space…

    And it proves that you won’t change that ugly bar at the bottom of the screen. So, Opera 28 will be my last Opera…. Damn, so many years together… I’ve even managed to switch to the new version… but that’s too much. You are taking away even such things like good design and ergonomics… 🙁 Good design was something that still kept me with you, but if Opera become so ugly I’ll switch to Chrome.

    And no, I don’t have delusions! – of course you don’t care, and millions of users like everything you do! As always!

    Anybody knows if the author of Smart RSS is interested in porting it to Chrome? 🙁

  • Илья Найдов

    An option to delete everything that was found by search is needed… It’s annoying to click a button hundreds of times in search results for the “loli porn” query… Just kidding…

  • Sidney Moraes

    Is it possible to add the animation of old speed dial? The slide to the side.

  • mb

    Anyone else get instant crashing when trying to open it in Private mode? It opens with a blank white screen, crashes and then restarts the whole process until you end task everything.
    Win 8.1 x64
    Lastpass, ublock, magic actions (though it should be disabled in private mode iirc)

  • Nekomajin43

    History on the navbar is fine, but a recently closed button would be better…

  • That is a long changelog for a short time since last build

  • RX-3200

    wrong scroll in autocomplete settings

    not clickable links in passwords settings
    (may be it’s not bug, but it’s wrong)

    some well-worked in 29.0.1770.1 extensions from addons.opera.com shown “broken” in 29.0.1773.0 with enabled opera://flags/#extension-content-verification,
    (many trash-folders named “_metadata” are appeared in extensions folders …),
    and them lost some functional then opera://flags/#extension-content-verification disabled after it …
    exactly, the same extensions (except mainfest.json) from chrome.google.com – works fine in 29.0.1773.0 (and in 29.0.1770.1) with both positions of this flag

    • Herr Pietrus

      so we must expect that some old extensions will stop working when Opera enables content verification?
      Another great news…

      • bengtl

        Please tell me Smart RSS and Classic Tabs will continue to work.

  • ahoj1234


    problem with page sizes. NOT ALL pages are affected but for example all jpg or this page and the list is much wider…
    w8.1 x64
    with this and PREVISOUS build (when it started, nothing like that before). NO MORE FLAGS WERE TURNED ON (not saying that it could not be a flag what’s causing it)

  • Gloriam

    Very good change, thanks!

  • duhduhduh0

    Make the width of the search box bigger!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Which one?

  • Der Herr Nick

    I’m using Opera with ” –alt-high-dpi-setting=170″. At least at these settings, the navigation bar has a different size and margin on “Bookmarks” as compared to “Speed Dial”, “Discover” and “History”. Not really annoying, but this doesn’t look great either.

  • tomasko126

    chrome.browserAction.setBadgeText() is broken in this build. If you execute chrome.browserAction.setBadgeText({text: “text”, tabId: tabId}) from background page of extension, badge will be updated either after clicking on extension icon or after going on another tab and then back.

  • Ken

    Opera crashes when downloading any file.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s not happening here on Win10.

      Any extension being used? Any flag enabled?

      • Ken

        I’m running Windows 10 and yeah, I have the following flags enabled:
        1. Enable touch events
        2. Save page as MHTML
        3. Experimental controls on internal pages
        4. HiPI speed dial tiles
        5. High resolution thumbnails
        6. Experimental start page

        Extensions,enabled are Stylish, lastpass and Ad guard

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Can you – just for testing – close Opera, rename the profile folder, restart Opera and test again?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Try disabling them and check if the problem still happens.
          If not, starting re-enabling extensions and flags one by one until you find the one to blame.

          I would start the experiment by the extensions.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Not happening here on W7x64.

      • Guest

        Should I make a video to show or are there files I can upload to share the crash info?

  • led9ru

    Zooming page – it was just the + and – now as at Google: CTRL + and CTRL -. Send this update in the ass!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      What? “+”, “-” and “*” are still working here.

      • Guest


    • Lacedaemon

      Confirmed, + and – from the Numpad do not work. W7x64

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        And the extended keyboard shortcuts are switched on?

        • Lacedaemon

          This was working without them switched on, has it changed?

          Check for example the stable version or the help section, they are not listed in the advanced keyboard shortcuts.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I don’t know if something changed, because I have always switched them on.

            Just tested: If I switch them off, it does not work. So I switch them on again.

          • Dmitry Kirin

            I’ve looked through the keybindings definitions in the last versions. It looks that OemPlus and OemMinus have beeen removed from Basic keybindings since 29.0.1770.1. To me, it now looks quite logical.

            "Basic": {
            "ZoomIn" : ["Ctrl+OemPlus", "Ctrl+Shift+OemPlus", "Shift+OemPlus", "Ctrl+Plus"],
            "ZoomOut" : ["Ctrl+OemMinus", "Ctrl+Minus"]
            "Advanced": {
            "ZoomIn": ["0", "Num0", "Plus", "OemPlus"],
            "ZoomOut": ["9", "Num9", "Minus", "OemMinus"]

            "Basic": {
            "ZoomIn" : ["Ctrl+OemPlus", "Ctrl+Shift+OemPlus", "Shift+OemPlus", "Ctrl+Plus", "Plus", "OemPlus"],
            "ZoomOut" : ["Ctrl+OemMinus", "Ctrl+Minus", "Minus", "OemMinus"]
            "Advanced": {
            "ZoomIn": ["0", "Num0"],
            "ZoomOut": ["9", "Num9"]

          • Lacedaemon

            Thanks for confirming that. They should update their help section then accordingly.

  • Lacedaemon

    Extended feature statistics – Collects extended feature statistics
    (opera://flags/#extended-feature-stats) is enabled by default.

    I had to disable it since hidden flags spying without the users consent is a no no in my book.

    • Disable Settings: Privacy: Help improve Opera by sending feature usage information. The feature can be turned off in the installer, as well. The data collected can be seen in your profile directory and is governed by the privacy policy.

      • Lacedaemon

        I have that disabled, but the flag shows enabled, you mean that the global setting always overrides the flag even though the flag shows otherwise?

        • The setting turns off all stats code. The flag is experimental. Like anything in Developer, its untested. So there could be a bug were data is submitted. In general, the off-switch for statistics means turn off everything.

          • Lacedaemon

            Ok, thanks for the clarification.

  • The Facebook bug is still present. If you write a comment, press backspace to delete something, and then hit the period key, the find in page dialog opens and whatever you’re typing from then on goes into it instead of the comment box. Very annoying.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Hmm, not happening here.

  • Colin

    I am looking for a simple workable browser.

    I guess I am on an impossible quest.

    Is it possible for a browser developer to produce a browser that actually works as a browser without the wankfest?

    Simple things like a drop down of recently visited sites, no flashy pointless ‘extra function’ tabs – you know a simple browser that works.

    One that doesn’t require hours of learning the platform before even the simplest things can be achieved.

    If you stripped out all of the pointless, flashy bells and whistles and provided a usable browser, you would have what people are actually looking for.

    I have just installed Opera 27 and after 20 minutes of wasted time, trying to get simple browsery things to work, I am about to un-install. Chrome sucks, but it sucks less than Opera.

    • Jedy

      If you read the blogs and Opera Forums you’ll know that a lot of disgruntled Opera 12 users want all the ‘flashy bells and whistles’ (as you put it) and accuse the current Opera of being too basic. How is the current Opera hard to understand? I’ve used most of the available browsers at some stage and none of them ‘require hours of learning the platform’.

      Also ‘a simple browser that works’ is a pretty vague comment. How can someone design your ultimate browser with such detailed information?

      • Colin

        Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough – How does one view a list of frequently visited sites? How do you simply view your recent history?

        Typing into the address bar tries to predict what search I want – Too bad if I was trying the get a prompt for a frequently visited site.

        I suppose wanting URL prompts in a URL entry field is a bit odd.

        As I have said elsewhere, I seem to have upset the locals, so I will bid you all adieu.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          History? CTRL-H.

        • Jedy

          I’m not upset, just found your post a little vague and not very explanatory.

      • PaulW

        Decent Bookmark access as in O12??

    • Leonardo Gomes

      And why do you think Opera is not an usable browser? It does what a browser should do.

      One that doesn’t require hours of learning the platform before even the simplest things can be achieved.

      Did you really need to spent all that time to find out how to type an url in the address bar and press “enter”? Because unless you need some “extra function”, that’s (almost) all you would need to know.

      • Colin

        I am talking about quite simple, normal functions, like a drop down on the address bar that has recent sites, as opposed to a whole page of graphics that holds about six or eight dinner plate sized icons.

        But given the responses I have received I have clearly upset the fans, so I guess I’ll move right along.

        I was hoping that Opera would take the Chrome engine and apply a UI that was workable but reading through here and other forums it is the same “our way or the highway” method.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          So it’s all about Opera not have your pet feature?

          And what exactly is the problem with the UI?

        • Nekomajin43

          The lack of the addressbar dropdown icon upsets most of the “fans” too. But if you are so disappointed, there must be other stuff you miss, I assume. So why don’t you just write down everything and we may be able to help you.

          I think you are simply just trolling. 🙂

    • loxiw

      Is this user the new Opera’s target? Every day I’ve less hope in this xd

  • Nekomajin43

    Guys, you should make the new-designed BM manager and History somewhat responsive, because they are unusable if I resize the window to the half of the width of my screen (1366px). The right part of the GUI is clipped, because it flows out of the window, and there is no horizontal scrollbar.
    Now reported as DNA-34324.

    • The minimum width is 780 pixels. As a webapp exclusively for desktop browsers, … small-screen support have not really been prioritized.

      • Nekomajin43

        That’s reasonable, but at least provide a horizontal scrollbar for the entire screen under 780 pixel. I often use another window of Opera or a media player when I watch something, and I don’t mind if I have to scroll, but now I can’t.

        • I’ll see what can be done.

          • Nekomajin43


          • Nekomajin43

            Thanks! It’s perfect now.

  • Sidney Moraes

    When I click on Last week or Last month on history, I get the recent history, fix that please

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Last week = Last seven days and Last month = Last 30 days.

      • Sidney Moraes

        I know that but that feature could be better.

  • Youngtraktor

    Can you implement a way to export bookmarks? Thanks!

  • Lacedaemon

    Whenever I’m using a theme from Opera add-ons which image is not in the same resolution of my monitor (1680×1050), creating a new tab produces a short white blink. Creating a theme of my own with an image of 1680×1050 removes this annoying effect. This is happening since O15, are we going to see some improvement here? It’s obvious the renderer has problems up- and downscaling image resolutions that are not monitor exact.
    ( FYI –disable-impl-side-painting is already on in the target’s shortcut to eliminate the default blinking of the browser, but this is another topic).

  • Lacedaemon

    This bug is back http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/01/update-opera-developer-28-0-1738-0/#comment-1790640717 but this time, even with Ctrl+Tab it blinks.

  • Didit A. Pamungkas

    glitching in opera ubuntu..
    when change page or scrolldown, with hardware acceleration off..

  • Veger

    Scrolling ‘complex’ pages that keep parts fixed (facebook, linkedin) seems broken since this developer version. Not all scrolled content is (completely) updated, making a mess of things. Especially after clicking some links to update the page (partly):


    (Kubuntu 14.10, 64-bit)

  • Fernando Castillo

    Black navigation bar at the bottom is pathetic. I didn’t liked it from the very beginning. But the new opera work fine.

  • cxpfhrvd

    please disable webrtc and canvas. If you do not, I dont use Opera. Beacuse it is not secure.



  • cxpfhrvd
    • Ralf Brinkmann

      On several test pages I see, that it does not fail. It works.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, if you want, then you can try one of the extensions mentioned here.

  • Majlo Majlo

    Sound notification is very nice and useful but seems to be killing CPU on Linux. Would be nice to have an option to set it as a static icon not an animation.

  • we have a software application which is HTML 5 compliant–the funny thing is that Both the Opera mini and Coast browsers work perfectly on an iPhone 6 but crashes on an iPhone 6 Plus? Any insights?

  • GoodOmens

    problem with virus total.

    this always happens when I click on the scan it.


    I use the same extensions as before. and I tried without extensions, but I got the same result


    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      Thanks! We have this logged internally as DNA-34308

  • hafasd

    After click on link to mp3 file, Opera does not play the mp3 file nor saves it to disk. It opens it like some ASCII file. Here is an example:

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Here it starts playing the sound file. Have you blocked anything? Settings, plugins, flags? Search for “media”.

  • Ralf Brinkmann
    • Wando Schneider

      Really impressive the speed of these buils, right?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Indeed! That makes me happy.

        • Wando Schneider

          I think that makes everyone happy :D. Here the keyboard shortcuts don’t work on this new build. Can you confirm?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            “1” and “2” for tab cycling work. Which keyboard shortcuts do you mean?

            BTW: I think I saw some interesting new flags, but I’m not the specialist to find them all and list here. I hope our find-and-list-specialist will be back soon.

          • Wando Schneider

            I’m waiting the find-and-list-specialist too. The shortcuts: CTRL + W, CTRL + T, CTRL + F, CTRL + H.. pretty much every shortcut.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            CTRL-W: Works
            CTRL-T: Works
            CTRL-F: Works
            CTRL-H: Works
            Did you switch anything off? Advanced keyboard shortcuts in the settings?

          • Wando Schneider

            Nop. I disabled all the extensions, reset the flags to standard.. but still doesn’t work here 🙁

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Strange. Which System/OS?

          • Wando Schneider
          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Then solve it.

          • Wando Schneider

            Already solved. Ruarí is everywhere :). Thanks a lot Ralf for the help!.

          • L33t4opera

            Any custom keyboard shortcuts in the Keybindings > Basic section in the Preferences file?

          • Wando Schneider

            Yes L33t4opera, as I posted below, after Ruarí posted that comment, I was able to solve the problem. Anyway, thanks for the help!

          • L33t4opera

            Oh, I see now, no problem, it is always a pleasure, when I can bring help to nice people 😉

  • Daniel Kit

    What about adding something actually useful like vertical tabs?

  • blachmach

    Are you ever planning to bring back the full text searchability option of the content of web pages in the history. I really miss it since version 12 of Opera.