A slightly smaller update today, with 34 fixes and improvements. Sadly, not every release can be as fun as the previous developer.

In other news, I see that some of you have begun to submit sidebar extensions. To make it easier to quickly locate them, we have added a sidebar subcategory on the Opera add-ons site.

I’ll quickly highlight a few of the interesting ones that have just appeared:

  • Simple Notes—a clean, Notes work-alike, with auto-saving and a context menu to make a note from selected text (Thanks Corey!)
  • Simple Bookmark Sidebar—shows your bookmarks in a panel in English or German (Thanks Oliver!)
  • Bookmarks by the Side—shows your bookmarks in a panel, with the ability to search them

Sidebar Category

If you are working on a sidebar extension or have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.

Changelog and download links

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  • L33t4opera

    Thanks for the update Ruarí 😉

  • SuperTommy

    Is the undo button in Trash ever going to be tweaked to fit list view? 😉
    http://i.imgur.com/AplhlSa.png

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Thank you too.
    Unfortunately, there is nothing in the changelog about the “% pdf -” – error. So it’s still there.

    • Wando Schneider

      The font rendering problem in the chrome pdf viewer is still present too.

  • Fhury

    Thank you for build number in the blog tittle 🙂

    • Don’t expect it every time. I make no guarantees as it makes the titles overly long. The Changelog link is still your best bet.

  • Fra

    Getting better, but moving into a new folder when adding a bookmark still does not work.

  • MadEddy

    Panels, yeah!

  • Zero Kiryu

    Ruari, I have a question about synchronization in Opera browser for Android. I know it can be offtopic so sorry. The question is next: I signed up into my account on both my devices (android smartphone and tablet). My bookmarks appeared successfully on both devices but Speed Dial on smartphone didn’t appear on tablet. Is it a feature or a bug? I expected it to be the same Speed Dial on both my devices.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      There’s no speed dial sync on mobile yet.

      • Zero Kiryu

        Thanks for response)

  • oic

    why can’t I sync the speed dials I have in beta/stable with developer speed dials

    • SuperTommy

      Because the speed dial sync was introduced in the current developer versions, and not available in stable/beta yet.

      • oic

        what files are speed dials stored in, because when I copy the file which I thought speed dial are stored in from stable/beta, it doesn’t show up in dev version speed dial

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Since last developer build, in Bookmarks.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      There is no speed dial sync in beta and stable yet.

  • Guest

    web.whatsapp.com again does not work. This time the user-agent switcher does not help. Not with the settings from last time (Opera 27) and not with new ones. I tried “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2305.3 Safari/537.36 OPR/29.0.1795.0”.

    In Google Chrome it works, but I can not find out, which string I have to use for Chrome.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Sorry, how can I delete my own comment? I found the mistake. So the comment should be deleted.

      • Wando Schneider

        It happens to me always. When you delete a comment, it appears as a guest comment. I Don’t know why.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I think next time I have to edit and delete all text first.

          • Lacedaemon

            Yes that’s the way to do it right in this problematic platform.

  • Everything is great after update to O28, except for one thing. Why did all my bookmarks change colors? They used to reflect the scheme of websites and now they are totally random. Not good. Google used to be blue now its green, yahoo used to be purple now its red, Engadget used to be blue now it’s brown.
    Supposed to look like this: http://i.imgur.com/M7xifhY.png
    But looks like this instead: http://i.imgur.com/qdWSxC7.png

    Please can someone at Opera actually look into this? I have this issue on multiple machines. It’s really bothering me.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It should have been posted in the Opera 28 release post.

      Anyway, Speed Dial is still a work in progress. In 29 will be able to choose the thumbnail image.

      • Ok, I don’t know if you are a troll or not but I guess I will try to believe that you are not. I did post exactly that in 28 and no mod replied or anything. This has nothing to do with the speed dial. This is a bookmarks problem.

        EDIT: If it’s still unclear all bookmarks have changed to random colors after the update. The screenshot you are seeing is unsorted bookmarks. One from Opera 28 another one from Opera 29.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Sorry, i thought you were talking about the speed dial. Maybe because Speed Dial is part of bookmarks now.

          I don’t know how the colors are related to the domains/pages or even if there is a relation.

          I’ve noticed that Gmail is green on 28 but it’s blue on 29 so maybe there is some issue with those colors in 28.

          • Speed dial is not a part of bookmarks in Opera 28.
            Anyway, color of the bookmark is directly related to the color of the favicon. You can see this on my screenshot from Opera 29.

  • nom4d3

    My Tweetdeck extensions is already fixed and awaiting for Opera’s moderation release it. And I just upload a Google Keep extension.

    • I’ll ping someone tomorrow if I remember

      • nom4d3

        Thanks 🙂

        • You are doing a really great job in terms of reusing services in a clever way to make sidebar extensions. It is exactly the type of thing we wanted to achieve.

          I’m now playing with your Google keep sidebar extension.

          • nom4d3

            Thank you Ruari! That boilerplate is very helpful. Makes things easier. I just uploaded a new version using less permissions. I’m glad you like it!

          • Yep, saw then new version. I have been mentioning it to a few people in the office here, some of whom already used keep.

            P.S. You should make one for the disqus inbox! 😉

          • nom4d3

            I’ll take note of this great idea on my Google Keep through my new sidebar extension 😉

  • Sierra

    Please, make internal extension page start with enabled extensions, not all.

  • NimeshT

    Sidebar extensions can be installed on Stable version too which does not have sidebar!!!

    • Lacedaemon

      So what, if you install them (while you can’t by default since Stable does not see them in the Extensions webpage), they are there but they aren’t working…

  • SuperTommy

    Thanks Ruari for the tip about “Bookmarks by the Side” extension, amazing!

  • NoName

    Context menu in sidebar extensions is quite awkward when made slim.
    I would be nice with are more native menu, that you could customize as a developer. That would also greatly improve the look and feel on most extensions.

    Or at least provide some CSS internally that helps developers makes the menu look native (CSS that changes depending on operating system).

  • Lacedaemon

    The fonts of tabs that are in the background look blurry-bold for many builds now in Vista Home Basic. Is that intended? Because it looks awful.

    -> http://s22.postimg.org/4q0agmokx/fonts2.png
    => http://s11.postimg.org/gmzwskemb/fonts.png

    • Jack O’Neill

      I’ve just noticed the same. It’s horrible.

    • Jack O’Neill

      I see it’s chromium that sucks because Chrome looks the same. Angry. I’ve downgraded it to 27. Ubelievable how ugly it is.

  • ayespy

    Now if you make it possible for tab to exist in another persistent sidebar on the right, while this sidebar also remains on the left, you will have nearly caught up with Vivaldi’s stage of development (except you are still, for the moment, more polished.)

    • ayespy

      Oh, yeah – and this manner of implementing functions so far requires three more instances of the Opera process to be running than does the Vivaldi method of implementation.

  • Dave-H

    Once again the version of launcher.exe is one behind the browser version.
    29.0.1794.0 instead of 29.0.1795.0.
    Very strange!
    🙂

    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      This is hopefully already fixed 🙂

  • It”s a good tool the sidebar extensions. 🙂
    But how can I remove them from sidebar? 🙁

    [EDIT] Sorry! Of course, in the Extension manager.

  • Pim

    This was not what I expected when I read ”
    DNA-35024 [Mac] Toolbar redesign (buttons, address bar, bookmarks bar) WP1″ 🙂

    http://i.imgur.com/7eVYhpU.png

    • Guest

      lol it looks like someone drew them with ms paint

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I would expect something like this from a WP1 of a experiment.

  • Zin

    Nice, now please bring embedded IRC back so i can try Opera again, i’m tired of being stuck on 12.16, or organize and release the source code of Opera Presto on github and let ppl mess with it and make a new Opera with a new name of course to avoid lawsuits.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      IRC will not come back. Use webirc or a standalone client if you don’t want to use 12.17 anymore.

    • Lacedaemon

      You should change your name to Zin-bring-back-IRC and post more often (in general) to be even more effective 🙂

    • bwat47
    • I’ll say this as clearly as possible. We are not going to add back an IRC client.

    • I keep using primarily Opera 12.17 because ChrOpera not have this so important feature.
      I tried kiwiirc and even if i must admit has some potential, at the moment it’s absolutely not up to the high quality of the Presto’s IRC client.
      Fortunately we have Otter which has already declared its intention to develop the integrated IRC client.
      Vivaldi is planning to bring the integrated IRC client,is not yet certain but there are possibilities, officials …
      Vivaldi already allows you to install the Chrome apps, then all the relating IRC apps are available.
      I personally wait the first stable version of Vivaldi to try it and see how these IRC apps behave, if they are at the Presto height.
      I come to the point.
      Would be possible to create the IRC extension using panels to have the contacts, the list of servers and channels?
      The exact replica of the IRC Presto client in the extension for ChrOpera
      Would be fantastic.

  • Gustav Ekner

    When you use an extension like this https://addons.opera.com/sv/extensions/details/browse-sidebar, it’s unnecessary to have the tab bar on the top. It would be great if you just add a simple option to toggle it on/off.

  • alvin

    So your principle now base more on community than just make it yourself? Note and Bookmark in panel now is 3rd party extension which mean there’s nothing to be sure that they will keep update as new version release and if there’s some bug with it, you cant fix it in update because it belong to 3rd party.

    Don’t get me wrong, in fact, I am very happy that you “start” bringing panel back and I appreciate the effort of community too but as I read your introduction about panel, I see no hint that you will develop old features of opera by your self but have community do it for you.

    having people installing extension to use it each time they install opera compare with let they use it right after installing opera. As for me, just for old opera feature, I prefer the latter, having those feature developed by opera team rather than community.

    • There is also no hint that we will not do it.

  • John Smith

    CMD+Shift+left/Right switches tabs when trying to select url in address bar.

    • reesmichael1

      I had some problems with the address bar in the previous Mac build. Disabling the #experimental-addressbar flag fixed them. Obviously, that’s not a long term solution, but if it’s impeding your use, it may be worth trying out until Opera fixes any problems.

    • rrzepecki

      Yep, the issue was fixed already, so the issue will be gone in the next developer release.

  • Lacedaemon

    Simple Notes is so utterly basic and looks so disgracefully bad, it isn’t even funny mentioning it.
    You should make one on your own in the spirit and in memory of Opera Notes® 2003-2013 that everybody has loved.

    • bwat47

      someone further down in the comments here mentioned that they have submitted a google keep extension, that could have potential

      • nom4d3

        It’s already uploaded. But it’s waiting the Opera’s moderation.
        It’s just a wrapper for Google Keep website. But works great on the sidebar. I’m using for 2 days already. It’s working for me. At least, I keep my notes synced without any other 3rd party services. I hope you like!

    • Vux777

      like this ?

      • Lacedaemon

        The sidebar is getting in the way of your very helpful quickieZoom extension 🙂

        • Vux777

          ohh…was…was that a sarcasm?! 😛
          it was long time ago… and I need to remove it
          there is a (much) better one

          • Lacedaemon

            No don’t remove it! It’s very useful and I dare to say more than your other one, it’s fast and efficient. Just pointing out a tweak that will be needed in the future 🙂 (maybe the red line to the right, or to the left of the sidebar -if there’s not going to be a toggle line for it- etc…

          • Vux777

            nope, not possible to go left of the sidebar, and on the right there is usually scrollbar…so, basically the same thing like on the left

          • Lacedaemon

            So that leaves the top 😛 Anyway as long as there isn’t a “toggle panel” narrow bar like that of Opera Presto it’s (and will be) working fine.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        The first two folder names say a lot. 🙂

    • reesmichael1

      That may be a little harsh since it’s just the beginning of the extension’s life. With luck, it will improve and become more usable in the future. (I might try tweaking it some myself next week–yay spring break!) For now, the intent of mentioning it is just to show off the fact that the sidebar exists.

    • It has been less than a week since the sidebar was announced and the author of this extension missed that blog post and was not aware that we had a sidebar until a tweet I made mentioning it in passing.

      Does it need work to match the features of Notes, yes. However, as an initial sidebar extension I think it is very promising. Remember this is a post from the developer stream. I expect that by the time we get to having panel’s in Opera stable we will have at least one extension even closer to Notes. After a few stable releases perhaps we will have something that surpasses it.

      • SuperTommy

        Some expect too much too fast.

      • Lacedaemon

        That’s nice and all but…

        It has been also 2 years since we don’t have Opera Notes® 2003-2013.

        Apart from that I wouldn’t ever present something like that in such an unfinished state (at least not with version 1.1.2 on it …) so I stand to my opinion and I have to add that I only believe in Vux777’s (already very far ahead) version.

        • So by your logic I should not mention anything that looks promising until it is (by your definition), a complete, bug free total replica of Notes?

          This is a developer blog post. Most people are interested in new stuff even if it is not 100% there yet.

          • Lacedaemon

            By my logic I (or my company) would have made a Note feature (worst case: extension) in the spirit of Opera Notes at least 1 1/2 years ago. Also as a dev I would be more humble -like Oliver- presenting it as a 0.1 version not 1.1.2.

    • You could also try @nom4d3:disqus ‘s Google keep sidebar extension.

      • Lacedaemon

        Many thanks but I don’t use any cloud services at all, especially not Google’s.

  • siamak

    hi
    why u dont add toggle option for panel bar ? its really necessari .

    • siamak

      It’s nice to see u quicly answer me!!!

  • Jack O’Neill

    Oh no! What happend to the font in the latest update? Why is it so blurry now?

  • Hylian Ticipated

    Still don’t know why the the bar with History, Bookmarks, etc is at the bottom of everything. All the menus and buttons are at the top of the browser anyways. It’s less-convenient at the bottom, yet obtrusive to the speed dials. Even though I enjoyed it more when it was on the left in some builds, it would be better at the top instead of the bottom. Moving speed dial’s around is a mess. It should be integrated at the top above the search bar. Yet we have two search bars.

    Flopera.

    • Nekomajin43

      On top of that, now we have bookmark search in the address bar, so that tiny search field on the speed dial is absolutely unnecessary.

      And yes, the navbar position should be customizable.

      • Hylian Ticipated

        I really don’t know why the dev team does these weird things that seem illogical… for months and months on end. It’s very bizarre to me.

    • I personally think it’s look very weird at the top:
      http://imgur.com/sYLSiFS

      • Cyrris

        That looks OK to me. It’d look more ‘normal’, I imagine, if the icons were shrunk and single-lined like they were on the old WebUI nav bar. Most importantly, it is a much more usable and logical user experience.

        I’d very much like to see such a change. I know you and I may have different subjective opinions on the design merits, but you can’t deny the objective benefits of top-based menu consistency.

        [EDIT] Example mock-up: http://i.imgur.com/MfSjIiy.png

        I think it looks perfectly reasonable.

        • escruting

          Your version looks great.

          • plague

            Agreed. That is a clear improvement.

        • Utkarsh Sharma

          Yeah,no problems there, if only they would implement this.

      • Nekomajin43

        And here we are again, arguing about a single CSS property.

        • plague

          Exactly.
          And this perfectly illustrates why you (Opera) shouldn’t actively block users from editing the css.
          It’s a VERY SIMPLE css change, why are you so dead set on forbidding us to edit it, or provide an “advanced” setting for it?

        • I don’t get your point. How does it matter how easy something is to achieve it looks weird?

          • Nekomajin43

            It looks weird to you. If you like it on the bottom, fine, put it there. But provide an option to move it to any side of the window. We gave you several usecases about this feature, but you pushed it to stable without any customization. And now you are arguing about something that was already discussed several times. Again.

      • Rafael Luik

        You can’t think any way to get around that “weirdness”? The navbar buttons could resemble “tabs” to that users know whats below them is “contained” in that button/section, or have separators between them at least make the one currently open highlighted compared to the others. There are so many things you can think to remove that weirdness.

        I can’t see how it’s any less weird at the bottom, as it appears to have been put there with no care at all just like your mockup. And I can tell one thing, all the mouse movement effort until you get down there due to the position of the other elements being in the top: that’s what really weird about your design.

    • al_ghul

      well, maybe in our horizontal screens will be BETTER to do that BAR VERTICAL? it obscures now quite big part of view of the content! it should be a common behaviour…..

  • 5gdev

    Thanks for the update. I already use Opera most of the time (+90%). It is the best browser now.

    Ruari, are there any plan to add the “Click on tabs to minimize” feature similar to Opera 9.5?

    http://help.opera.com/Linux/9.50/en/tabs.html

  • Ghirahim

    When will we see notes? Or at least an official notes extension?

  • Gloriam

    When can we expect Opera 29 beta? I’d love to test these features. 🙂

    • Try Developer 29.0.1795.0 😉

    • You can install the developer alongside the beta. They do not share profiles, so there is no real risk.

      • Gloriam

        Already have, but I don’t use developer as my daily driver, that’s what I have beta for. 😉

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          You can. It’s Opera.

          • Gloriam

            Uhh, not sure what you mean by that. I use Opera beta as my daily driver to hopefully avoid some of the more damaging bugs while still being able to use new features earlier than normal.

            Beta at the moment doesn’t have the sidebar yet, that’s why I asked.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            What I mean is: You can also use developer as your daily browser. It will not format C:. You can trust it. It’s Opera.

          • Wando Schneider

            Ralf is Right, as usual. Especially if you not touch on the flags. I use developer as my daily browser since it was launched, and I never had problems.

          • Gloriam

            Just saying, Developer usually has quite a few known issues which are fixed by the time they reach Beta. (Not that this is a bad thing!) Wasn’t expecting it to format C:. 😛

          • reesmichael1

            Developer usually has quite a few known issues which are fixed by the time they reach Beta.

            What particular issues are preventing you from using this Developer build?

  • DataZByteS

    Requesting option to default new speed dial to thumbnails. I am aware you can sort-of do this manually, but its honestly a waste of time to do manually for over 30 tiles.

  • Dima S

    Tabs + bookmarks bar takes too much of vertical space compared to Chrome and Safari on OSX. Is there a way to make the tabs smaller?

    • Cyrris

      I can’t imagine smaller tabs, personally. They seem correctly sized to me. I think a good alternative is to add an option to only show the bookmarks bar when on the New Tab / Speed Dial or Bookmarks page like Chrome allows.

      • Dima S

        That would help some, but mine speed dial folders are the same as the ones in the bookmarks bar.

        • rrzepecki

          Full screen maybe, or show/hide bookmarks bar with keyboard shortcut could help you?

  • wolkenspalter

    Sidebar is welcome but ther should be a more easy way to activate it (like the other Browser has).

    • rrzepecki

      it can be activated with keyboard short cut and menu.

      • wolkenspalter

        I know. click-scroll-klick or both hands on keyboard. An ergonomic disaster.

        • Marcin Mitek

          What? Ctrl Shift S/Cmd Alt S. Not sure what’s your keyboard layout but on most of them, it will be under… one hand actually.

          Edit: well obviously not for everyone, but for most of the people. 🙂

          • plague

            Ctrl+Shift+S is fine, but it’s not easy to find that command if you don’t already know about it.
            I just looked for it actually and couldn’t find it during my 1 minute of going through the Settings and Opera menu.

            A menu-item to toggle the sidebar on the regular right-click context menu would improve it a lot.

          • Marcin Mitek

            Yeah, the placement is a little bit unfortunate -> OMenu -> Extensions -> Sidebar. We will see what can be done.

          • Vux777

            vertical button just like before would be fine

          • Marcin Mitek

            That would require bottom status bar. And we have no plans to introduce one at the moment.

          • Vux777

            no, not the switch in lower left corner but vertical button that goes from top to bottom of browser frame

          • Andreas Bovens

            The problem with such a vertical button is that its hit target is only a few pixels wide, and thus it’s easy to miss without slow mouse movements (a keyboard shortcut is better for instant open/close behavior).

            It’s also not very pretty in my personal opinion.

            For now, the menu option and shortcut combo will be the only ways to open the sidebar. We’ll continue evaluating other options though.

        • So remap it. Search for sidebar on this screen opera://settings/configureCommands

  • Rade Martinović
    • Marko Koivuniemi

      Works for me

      • Rade Martinović

        I ‘ve just checked with my mobile Opera using mobile data network and still 404… is it country dependent?

        • Marcin Mitek

          It is Opera stream dependent 🙂

          • Youve done this kind of thing in the past IIRC. I dont like it. I think it kind of hurts Opera when people who havent installed it yet cant see a certain kind of extension and get a 404 instead. The message that this is for Opera, a cool browser you should try right now, is more than enough.

          • Marcin Mitek

            Yeah, some better message would do the trick. I’ll ask around 🙂

          • Andreas Bovens

            We’re looking into it 🙂

    • Cyrris

      After trying in a few browsers, I get a 404 in all of them except Opera Developer 29.

      It makes sense – they’ve probably just blocked it so people without the sidebar don’t see the sidebar extensions and get confused.

  • Sunny Guha

    DNA-35481 Still not fixed. This annoying bug makes Opera totally unusable for me.
    – pdf download doesnt begin on clicking a pdf link. [ pdf viewer plugin is turned off]

    • Marcin Mitek

      Fixed in Chromium, will be available soon in future builds.

  • kabforks

    Is it possible to get the sidebar on the right side?

    • Wando Schneider

      I think it’s strange… in the right side is the scroll bar..

      • ayespy

        Yes. And then to the right of the scrollbar should be the ability to put a panel.

    • Guest

      I don’t think so

    • kabforks

      I’d like that a lot. Wishlist:
      * Sidebar “can float” on either side… not pushing content to the right
      * Sidebar will remember last active extension. I hide/show it quite often, and it would be very neat if it remembered to keep my bookmarks open.

      • Andreas Bovens

        I think it will stay on the left side for the time being 🙂 And I don’t see much point in a floating sidebar: extension popups sort of take care of showing something in a “window” without pushing content aside.

        As for the sidebar remembering the last active extension, we’re working on fixing that. Keep an eye on upcoming developer builds.

  • Bugatsu

    Please make bookmarks to be sorted alphabetically automatically. Like it was in Opera 12. I have thousands of bookmarks and it’s a total mess now! 🙁

    • oic

      go to chrome extension page and search for this “Recursive Bookmark Sorter”. This will sort the bookmarks, if you can’t wait for opera to come up with their own version

      • Bugatsu

        Thanks! Seems to work quite well.

  • opticyclic

    Is it a blink issue that prevents temp files from being downloaded to a temp dir or is it at the browser level?
    This is the 6.5 year old bug at the Chromium project
    http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=333

    I use Java Web Start a lot so I can’t use any chromium based browsers without having an annoying number of temporary jnlp files in my download dir.

    Can you fix it upstream? Or at least fix it in Opera?

    • Lacedaemon

      2010: This is going into Mstone-X until we have a UI design that satisfies our other Chrome constraints (not prompting, etc), and it’s not something that is currently on our list. We do understand it’s a commonly requested feature however so it is possible we’ll consider it in the next 6-12 months .

      5 years later… LMAO

      • bwat47

        Reminds me of how its been ~7 years and they still haven’t properly implemented smooth scrolling on windows/linux, its long been one of the most starred issues on the bug tracker and a basic feature every other major browser has had on those platforms for years.

        https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=575

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Thank you for the sidebar and the extensions!

    In case anybody wants to include Notes data into backup: Notes are stored in SQLite format in the folder %AppData%Local Storage:
    chrome-extension_hhhfbojjhihnknhpkpihpphaifpejaim_0.localstorage
    chrome-extension_hhhfbojjhihnknhpkpihpphaifpejaim_0.localstorage-journal
    The files are transferable between computers, I’ve just tested.

    The extensible architecture implies that browser installation is not only the program files but also a bunch of extension modules and their settings. Occasionally we will want to quickly re-create the installation on another PC, after a hardware failure, etc. We may think of using Sync for transfer of extension settings, i.e. local storage or some part of it. Opera Team, are you possibly looking in the same direction? =)

  • mok

    Would be nice to have option to add bookmark to sub-folder. Currently I am adding to folder, and then have to go to bookmarks and move it manually to sub-folder.
    The ‘heart’ could be working such that you can chose either the main folder or some sub-folder (if they exist) – so in a way it would be sliding out a sub-menu for folders where is sub-folders

    • Lacedaemon

      If you enable opera://flags/#trees-in-bookmarks you can see the upcoming tree with sub-folders, but, the drop-down list must be longer because as it is now it requires too much time finding the sub-folder, making it counter-productive. At least the previous version with 20 folders is very quick.

      • mok

        great, thanks!
        I did not check it, will wait for official release of this function

    • jedy123

      Also the option to only add a page to the speed dial. Currently, if you click on the heart icon it adds a bookmark AND the option to add to the speed dial. Bit annoying.

  • Kirie

    Please, implement option “remove bookmark” in the search bar.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Which search bar? The one in the bookmarks manager?
      And for what such option would be useful?

      • Kirie

        No. Implement opcion remove bookmark in the “heart” of the bar. Option “delete” in the same place that is saved.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          There is already a remove button in the heart button dialog.

          • Kirie

            Really?. Where is it? Look!: http://k46.kn3.net/934767126.png

          • Leonardo Gomes
          • Kirie

            It’s not the same. -.-

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It’s the one on latest Opera developer 29.
            Which version are you using?

          • Kirie

            Oh, no. I have version 28 Stable. -.- , don’t use the developer version. Then, the option delete bookmark is not implemented [version 28 Stable]?

          • Lacedaemon

            If you want that usability in Stable go to opera://flags/#improved-bookmark-popup and enable the flag.

          • Kirie

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          • Leonardo Gomes

            So you posted on the wrong place, this post is about Opera developer 29.

            Nope, this option will only appears in Opera 29.

          • Guest

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          • Kirie

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  • BlB

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    • Sidney Moraes

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      • BlB

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  • Azamat

    “Find next” and “Find prev” actions must not open Find box! it must be only opened on “Find in page” action! Otherwise find next/prev actions are useless. I have mapped “/” to “Find in page”, “N/SHIFT+N” to “Find next/prev” actions, but now see how much it sucks.

    • I don’t see “how much it sucks”. That’s how it’s supposed to work. If next doesn’t yield the match that I’m looking for, I probably will alter my search term. So it’s good that it’s open already. Plus I wouldn’t even know what I’m searching for if it was closed and there’s no match at all.

      • Azamat

        Are you familiar with basic Vim? that’s perfect usability. I always used Vimium for “find text”, “find next/prev”, but tried to switch to native opera search mapping shortcuts, but looks like it behaves strange.
        Suppose I’m searching the word “chapter” in a web page. I want to read all sentences with word “chapter”. I need ability to switch to next/prev without opening search box again. If I need different word, I would open search box to type in new word. I don’t understand why in the world would somebody need to open search box to jump to next occurrence of result.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I like it the way it is and it seems to be the same behavior in other browsers too: Chrome, Firefox, Waterfox, Vivaldi.
          I use the F3 and Shift-F3 for searching and the opening search box shows me that I’m doing a search and what I’m searching for. It does not provent me from using the shortcuts. When I finished my search I can close it with ESC.

          • Azamat

            Vivaldi, Chrome, Firefox (or any other popular browser) doesn’t have “Find next/prev” action. Opera has and it’s customizable in shortcut settings. If “Find next/prev” does the same thing as “Find in page”, what is the reason to have in in settings? I can’t see any difference between “Find in page”, “Find next”, “Find prev”. Do you?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Because find next and find previous are part of find in page.

            They are for the user to find the next or previous occurrence of the searched term.

          • Azamat

            I see now, that with F3/Shift+F3 it works well, but what if I need N/Shift+N for it?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I don’t see why you should need N/Shift+N. The normal CTRL-F opens the search box and you can enter your search term. F3 and Shift-F3 also open this box, but start searching at once for the first hit. And as far as I see that’s the behaviour in all other browsers too (the ones I have tested).

          • Azamat

            That’s my preference. I have assigned T for “new tab”, X for “close tab”, CTRL+H/CTRL+L for “switch to tab left/right” and several other shortcuts. I work much more faster with my Vim-like keyboard setup. Since browser let’s me assign custom keyboard shortcuts, it should prevent these kinds of problem, before releasing.

          • Azamat

            Opera could “un-focus” search field on “find next/prev” actions. That would be fair.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Ok, that’s your personal decision and preference. I think there is only a misunderstanding of “Search in page” and “Search Next/Previous”.

            If you select “Search in page” (F3 or whatever you like), then the search box opens, you can type in your search term and start either with “RETURN” or with F3 (or your personal shortcut) or click on the little arrows. Some people like clicking. The search box waits for your decision.

            If you press F3/Shift-F3 (or your own shortcut), then the search starts at once with the search term that you used the last time. The search box also opens, to show you the term you are searching for, but it does not wait. The first search is executed at once after pressing your shortcut. After the first hit you can decide if you want to go on or if you want to change the search term.

          • Azamat

            Thanks for explaining that, but I know how it works 🙂 In fact, I have been using that F3 key for many years (when I was MS Windows user). But currently I’m linux user and I prefer other keys.

            > If you press F3/Shift-F3 (or your own shortcut), then the search starts at once with the search term that you used the last time. The search box also opens, to show you the term you are searching for, but it does not wait.

            The problem here is, that it puts focus on search field (selects current keyword). If it wouldn’t put focus into text box, I wouldn’t have problem with my N/Shift+N keys.

            Giving ability to customize shortcuts means – the browser is for power users. That’s said the issue is important.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I didn’t want to convince you of “my” shortcuts, but now I understand! When the focus is in the search box and you type a letter (like “N”) the existing search text will be overwritten, what does not happen, if you press for example F3. So you can’t use your preferred shortcut. Why didn’t you say that at once? 🙂

            But please avoid the term “power user”, because there are so many people who call themself “power user” just because they know how to open a browser and click around, what all IE- or FF-users also know. 🙂

          • Azamat

            I don’t know how those “people” you are talking about is related to this conversation. What people think about themselves is up to them, we are talking about browser features here and targeted audience.Opera has always been for power users with it’s customizable keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, user-style/scripts, dragonfly and so on. Some of those features are coming back, for example keyboard shortcuts. If you now get the issue I was talking about from the beginning (yes, right in the beginning I told that I have “find” keys re-mapped), you might want to agree, that this something that needs to be fixed. Hope opera team will take it into account. I have sent them bug report too.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I don’t think it should be considered a bug as find next /previous depends on search in page.

          • Azamat

            I though I explained myself well, but I’m probably wrong. I repeat: I want to map N/Shift+N to jump next/prev search results. It doesn’t work, because of you know why. So, I have 2 solutions for this:

            1. Opera must not focus on search box on “find next/prev” actions.
            2. Opera must not allow user to re-map shortcuts for “find in page, find next/prev” actions.

            Do you think you understand me now?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It’s not a matter of understand you or not.

            As i said find next and find previous depends on find in page. You can’t use them without have used find in page first.

          • Azamat

            > You can’t use them without have used find in page first.

            This is not problem. Opera opens search bar when you hit “find next/prev”. User can clearly see, that text box is empty and he will type the keyword in. Additionally, opera could put focus on search box, if it’s empty. If not empty, just don’t focus on it and jump through results.

      • Azamat

        > If next doesn’t yield the match that I’m looking for, I probably will alter my search term.

        exactly! currently “find next/prev” triggers “find in page” no matter what (even if it’s not highlighting the last search result).

  • SuperTommy

    How do you get rid of “other speed dials” folders that have multiple entries of the same computer? I’ve reinstalled the developer several times, and each time I log in to my account it creates a new speed dial entry. See image (Tommy-PC is my desktop, which has several entries, now a total of 3…)
    http://i.imgur.com/l9d8hHF.png

  • Wando Schneider

    Nobody has confirmed the regression on the Chrome PDF Plugin that started 2 or 3 versions ago. So here’s a screenshot of the problem. In the left, the chrome pdf plugin. In the right, PDF.JS loading as it should be. http://i.imgur.com/lGHPMwW.png

    • SuperTommy

      Yep, happens in a lot of PDFs…

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      It was commented several times here in this blog. Look at this answer https://disqus.com/by/sunnyguha/.

      • SuperTommy

        Those reports are only regarding downloading the physical files when PDF viewer is disabled, and clicking on links. Wando’s problem is missing characters and symbols within the viewer. I noticed it a lot when looking at PDFs with math equations (probably written in Latex), They are all over the place.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          There are problems with opening, there are problems with downloading by left click, if the pdf plugins are switched off, and there are problems with the display and missing things (I don’t find the comment now). But I hope they will all be solved in the new dev.

          • SuperTommy

            Agree! Enough issues to fix.

          • Wando Schneider

            Ralf, I reported this in the last two or three releases – the specific problem of the missing characters (it’s the only one i have until now regarding the pdf plugin). But until now, no one has confirmed or acknowledged.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Do you have a bug number (DNA)?

          • Wando Schneider

            I’ll open one today. I waited until I get my hands on my notebook, to test on linux. And I can confirm that the same PDF, works fine on Linux Mint. The problem seems a font loading issue on windows.

          • Wando Schneider

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  • hafasd

    Thank you for this build. It would be nice to have the possibility to have the bookmark bar in the sidebar.

    • Andreas Bovens

      You can try out one of the two bookmark panels that have been submitted thus far.

      • hafasd

        Not exacly what a mean. Since I have only one installed sidebar extension (Bookmark by the side) almost the whole sidebar is empty. So I would like to put my whole bookmark bar into this empty space. Actually I haven’t discovered this feature: it was possible in Opera 12 to put shortcuts on the left bar. It was also possible to put those shortcuts alongside the addresbar.

  • Footman

    Last build is hanging all day long on mac.

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  • ricksper

    Unable to print. Preview doesn’t load, printer doesn’t print.

  • Vux777

    does anyone experiencing sudden (unwanted) closing of side bar?
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    • Andreas Bovens

      That’s not supposed to happen…

      • Vux777

        two times in last hour
        even without clicking something on SB
        my mouse cursor was on the other side of the screen

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  • rajamsa

    Nice to see that sidepanel bookmarks are finally on the road to recovery. 🙂
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  • OK, so I’ve changed machines and I’ve copied my old Opera Developer profile over a clean install. Now Opera won’t open because I “lack sufficient privileges” over the user profile. I am on Windows XP, where there is no real concept of ownership on files. What’s wrong?

    • Lacedaemon

      Huh? What kind of XP are you using, if I remember correctly ownership of files exists in XP and it should be the same as in any NT, on the tab “Security, Advanced”. Have you tried booting in safe mode?

    • Marko Koivuniemi

      What do you mean by “no real concept of ownerhsip”? Look at folder (or it’s content) properties and take ownership. It’s there under additional settings.

      support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

      • Thanks! Ownership was not the problem anyway, I still get the error.

        • Marko Koivuniemi

          Is there file named “lockfile” in your profile you would like to copy. That file is created when Opera is running and removed after. Maybe this file created with other systems user cannot be edited by Opera. Interesting to hear if you find problem – because I’ve been long time copying profiles because my main browser is always either beta or developer version – which one is newer. 😉

    • OK, I was wrong. Turns out I was using simple file sharing where there are no options for ownership or permissions. But that was not the problem anyway. I already was the owner of the folder with full privileges, and even though I took ownership anyway for good measure, I still get the same error.

      • Lacedaemon

        Try copying over only the significant files like favorites.db, thumbnails.db & Bookmarks? themes wouldn’t hurt either.

        • I tried that with the bookmarks files and it seems to have worked. I will try to copy more files and see what happens. Extensions data is the most painful to rebuild, so I hope I can restore that. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  • Footman

    I cant use extensions on mac anymore. The browser hangs when click on some of them.

    • Jiem Kram

      Same here. When I click on an extensions icon (on the right of the URL bar) the icon turns darker and the browser stops working and I have to force it to quit (Opt+Cmd+Esc). When I start Opera again them it will work normally, until I click on an extensions icon…..

      I have experimented a whole day with several fresh installs (first deleted all assosiated files with AppCleaner) and just one extension installed (tried several). Then when trying to use an extension things go wrong again.

      Also after a fresh install and just one extension installed, when I go to the extensions manager and try to deactivate or delete an extension only the burron I clicked turns dark but nothing happens and I need to do a forced quit of Opera.

    • Footman

      Browser hangs when I watch some video for me after some time too.

      • Jiem Kram

        Do you mean after playing a Youtube video for a while? I don’t have that problem. (All experiments settings default).

  • “Always show power user settings”
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    • Leonardo Gomes

      Which OS? I can see it in the Windows build.

  • Paging devs regarding reported error: the Preferences file is the culprit. Of course, without a Preferences file I’m pretty much screwed with regard to extensions, of which I had more than a dozen.

    To reiterate: I switched machines and copied my old Opera Developer profile (a couple of snapshots ago) over a clean installation of the same branch (but, of course, using the current snapshot). Opera won’t open because I “lack sufficient privileges” to access my user profile, apparently. It’s not a matter of file ownership because I checked, and by making partial copies I determined that something in the Preferences file is causing the error.

    Could some dev help me to edit this file so as to remove the offending code and being able to recover my profile? I had a lot of customizations I’d like to get back.

    Payment will be gratefulness, as always. 😉

    At least I have my bookmarks, with images and all.

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Preferences are in the JSON format, so when I had something wrong, I just edited and shoved it to Opera, in a few iterations, and eventually, it worked. I guess I was transfering the SD which somehow had disappeared.
      In your case, I would check the download path and substitute the “plugins” node with the clean-install one. It’s where local absolute paths are. It might be Adobe Flash trying to do something on the new system and fail.
      Or use Process Monitor to try and capture anything wrong happening upon startup.

  • Admir Halilkanovic

    Maybe it’s not the best place to ask, but why can’t I see the “Listen” button on Google Translate? I can see it only by Firefox.
    So, maybe it’s some kind of Chromium bug?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I think this is a problem of any Adblocker. Do you use one? Which one? Which filter lists? Try to switch it off for testing.

      • Admir Halilkanovic

        I’ve already read such suggestions on the net, but they didn’t help. I turned off all the extensions and that didn’t help either. Can you confirm that you’re seeing “Listen” button in your Opera browser at least?

        • plague

          I have it in my Opera browser. And I have Adblock Plus installed as well.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Do you mean this loudspeaker symbol? Yes, I can see it and use it on both sides, the original language and the translation.
          You can try the following: Close Opera, go to the profile folder and rename it for testing. You can find the profile folder in “opera:about”. Then restart Opera, now with a fresh and virgin profile. Is the bug still there? If not, it’s a problem of your settings, flags, extensions or whatever. If yes, we have to look at another place.

          • Admir Halilkanovic

            Nah, that didn’t help. I even tried to reinstall the Opera Developer, and problem is still there:
            http://xtreame-team.game.ba/images/google_translate_problem.PNG

            It’s all the same in Opera Stable.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            My Google looks a bit different. I don’t have this “person” symbol in the upper right corner. Are you logged in? Did you switch anything in the Google settings?
            If not, do you use a modified Hosts file? It looks as if you are using Windows 7.
            http://img4.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/googletranslatxnqgdf8u61.jpg

          • Admir Halilkanovic

            I’m actually using Windows XP (FTW!!!) on this PC. 🙂
            I changed nothing about any settings. Weird thing is that I see exactly the same page as yours in Firefox browser. So, there must be some trick about Chromium.
            And, yes, I was logged in. That doesn’t make change.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            And that with an absolut new profile, as I told you? That’s really strange. Then I don’t know how to help you without seeing the computer.
            Only one more try: Empty the complete cache and try again.

          • Admir Halilkanovic

            Tried that already too and still the same shit. But thank you anyway for all your responses. I appreciate it.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Interesting: It works in all other browsers – except Vivaldi (64 bit). There I see the same result that you see. Now I have a reason to find out the cause. 🙂

          • Admir Halilkanovic

            If you, by some accident, find the solution – inform my about it. 🙂

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It ever worked at some point? I guess that there is a high change of this feature to not be supported on XP.

          • Admir Halilkanovic

            I don’t remember it ever worked on Chromium based browsers. If the OS is reason, I would have the same problem in Firefox too I guess.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I mean not supporte by Opera and other Chromium based browsers on XP.

  • Matheus Bitencourt

    Please, DESKTOP TEAM, Bring the tab stacking feature back!
    It was, but far, the best feature introduced to Opera, beside Tabs!

  • Sidebar should be closed when we play video fullscreen video.
    http://i.imgur.com/MRSJE9H.jpg

    • SuperTommy

      Yes, it’s been reported and a known issue. 🙂

  • “Hide from toolbar” causes the Opera freeze. In order to continue to use Opera I have to kill process.

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  • Janghou

    Thx for the sidebar extensions.

    I tried one. Can I toggle the sidebar (F4)? Not working yet.

    I wondered why does it show a sidebar in a private window, while all installed extensions are marked not to run in private windows?

    I removed the extension, but I still have an empty sidebar. How do I remove it, restarting Opera doesn’t help.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      OMeneu > Extensions > uncheck sidebar or ctrl + shift + s

    • Dmitry Kirin

      You can define F4 in addition to or instead of Ctrl+Shift+S in Settings -> the button Configure Shortcuts.

  • Janghou

    Got it. (sidebar search in settings) 😉
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    Implementation suffers a bit from (IMHO) causing unwanted visual effects -> reflow of content. Try toggling it on the extension page. It causes abrupt rescaling of the background window and adapting to different margins. Maybe that can be fixed by smooth animation.

    Like on the mobile browser when the menu is hiding, after scrolling down. I don’t think background windows should rescale, it doesn’t feel right, but I understand why it happens.

  • tomaasz

    Hi , could you add possibility to resize icons of folders and sites on “bookmarks bar” ? They are to large for me, I would like to have smaller and put more of them on bar.

    I have problem with remove (change position) of folders on “bookmarks bar”

  • Dmitry Kirin

    With this and previous build, when I open a YouTube video and it starts playing, clicking on an “expand comments” link in the comments section results in page reload and playback stop and restart. It happens only once: after the reload, clicking on the same link loads comments normally.

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    Also when pinned tab receives some information and I want to be alarmed with blinking tab icon. Every browser can do this thing except new Opera.

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  • Cleon

    Hellow!

    I have windows xp sp3 installed on my computer,and windows xp doesn’t allow me to install Opera 29.
    Why?
    I have used this browser for more than 7 years.
    What’s going on?
    Thank you
    Best regards

    • Dave-H

      Unfortunately I suspect your computer’s processor is too old to run the later versions of Opera.
      You need one which supports SSE2 instructions.
      This started with Opera 22, and was a restriction from Chromium, not from Opera themselves.
      Have you used any Opera versions after 21? If you have, it must be something else!

      • Cleon

        Hellow!

        The control panel shows:OPERA 12.14-as installed in programs.

        If I want to check for updates,the opera browser displays Opera 12.17 is available.

        This is what I’m looking for:Capture Webpage Screenshot – FireShot.

        Here is the link:

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        Please help me to find a program like the one above
        that works with what i have in my computer now.

        I love Opera.

        Thank you
        Best regards

      • Cleon

        Hellow again !

        These are the features:

        OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
        Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
        OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

        System Manufacturer ASUS
        System Model A7V400-MX
        System Type X86-based PC
        Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1792 Mhz

        Processor AMD ATHLON XP 2200+ ,1,79GHZ

        Thank you

        Best regards

        • Dave-H

          It looks like the AMD ATHLON XP 2200+ CPU does not support SSE2 I’m afraid. The 2800+ appears to be the first one in that range that does, and the article that told me that was from 2002, so your system must be pretty old!
          You should be able to run Opera 21 if you want to upgrade to the new version, but nothing beyond that, and no other recent Chromium based browser will work either. I think you may well have problems with newer versions of Firefox as well. Sorry, but it’s really time for a new machine!

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