Today, we released Opera Developer 30.0.1820.0. This build re-envisions some of the classic Opera tab behaviors. You can now cycle tabs in order of the most-recent tabs used; and, if you use Opera’s sync services, you can see your open tabs from other devices in the tab menu.

A real tab cycler

Tab Cycler

In Opera 15, we introduced the behavior of switching tabs from left to right in visual order across the tab bar, as is common in most other browsers. And, without a real tab cycler, it was difficult for new users to understand switching tabs by the order they were active.

In Opera 24, we introduced tab previews. And, in Opera 27, we introduced the tab menu.

Now, we’re combining all these innovations to make a powerful tab cycler. The tab menu now changes order based on which tabs were recently used. Combined with large preview images, new users can more readily understand what tabs are being cycled. As a bonus, we are able to change the default keyboard shortcuts to cycle tabs by the order you used them, instead of right to left.

If you still prefer to cycle tabs from left to right, according to the tab bar, we added a few shortcuts for you. On Windows and Linux, press Ctrl + 1/2 to cycle visually. On Mac, press ⌘ + ⇧Shift + ←/→.

Or, you can change the tab cycling order in Opera’s settings page. In settings, select Browser > User interface > Cycle tabs in most recently used order.

New sections in the tab menu

Open Tabs menu

The tab menu has two new sections: recently-closed tabs and other device tabs. Under the Recently-closed section, you’ll see tabs you may have accidentally shut. If you have an Opera account and sign into the browser from another computer, you’ll see all your open tabs under the Other devices section.

Known issues

  • Drop-down menus do not display correctly in HiDPI environments on Windows and Linux
  • Tab menu is shown even with a single, quick Ctrl+Tab
  • Incorrect Opera icon shows in some instances under Linux

Download links and the changelog

Changelog

 

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  • FIRST POST!

    Wow, I beat nanana1 and L33t4opera.

    “Congrats Aneta Reluga on this release of the Opera developer 30 with tab cycling and an improved tab menu.” 😛

    P.S. no offense intended, nanana1 and L33t4opera are both awesome!

  • If you want Opera 29 behaviour, i.e. Ctrl+Tab to switch without a tab preview, simply remap “Switch left through tabs” and “Switch right through tabs” under “Preferences → Browser → Shortcuts → Configure Shortcuts” to Ctrl+Shift+Tab and Ctrl+Tab respectively.

    • NoName

      How about wanting the current “Last used tab” order with no preview?
      The preview slows things down…

      • Preview does not show if you do it fast enough. I don’t think it is slower but perhaps it just feels that way to you.

        • NoName

          Yea, it’s fine for a single tab switch.
          But if I switch back to my 2nd(or more) last tab, it’s gonna get visible. If the time-counter is reset for each tab switch (without releasing ctrl), it would be fine.

          • I don’t know, it seems pretty quick to me. I presume you tried it?

          • NoName

            Yep! 🙂
            Edit: The 2nd switch actually seems to activate it. No matter how fast I do it, I start seeing it.

          • Yeah you see it but i don’t think it really slows things down. The animation in is less than half a second IIRC, so it is not like you could have achieved much in that time.

          • NoName

            It’s also visually annoying. I start seeing part of a screen that has nothing to do with what I wanna see.

            The “Delay of initial tab preview” in options does not work (stays at 600ms), So I can’t play with it.

          • You should use the arrow key to adjust that. It works better. However in this case changing the value will not help you as i think that is only the timing for when the preview displays when hovering the mouse, not when used with Ctrl+Tab

          • NoName

            Yea, you’re right.
            That could have been a fix if applied to this use case as well.

    • John Doe

      Oh my god, thanks, I got the update today and had a really bad day at work because of the changed behavior. I didn’t even realize for a while what was wrong I just noticed I keep closing the wrong tabs (kept pressing w while keeping ctrl pressed after tabbing). Now only if youtube videos would work again, 30 would be just as good as 29 was.

  • Emanuele

    Why I can’t be able to not think all these “innovations” (LOL) are quite related to the arrive of a certain other browser out there? …

    • Marcin Mitek

      Spartan?

      • Emanuele

        maybe too … MS is doing a very good job on it … If I had no advanced needs probably I’d choose it in future (apart the “cross-platform” problem)

        • bwat47

          the cross platform problem is the main reason I’ll probably never use a microsoft browser

    • I can see why you would think that but as the post explains we put the stepping stones for this some time back.

      • Emanuele

        Just as a fast example, how many NO we received every time (EVERY TIME) we asked for a simple “Trash button” for closed tabs?

        In a few weeks now Opera has sidebar, closed tabs button and the old tab cycling

        a weird coincidence 😀

  • Cyrris

    So, now that “Recent tabs” is no longer in the top left menu, I suppose we’ll all be using this new feature to get to our recently closed tabs. That I am cool with.

    I have no use for another list of currently open tabs though, as I have the same list right in front of me already – as tabs. To me it would seem more logical to have the recently closed tabs listed first in this menu (without an extra click needed), as that is the list which isn’t already replicated in the GUI. This is subjective, of course, but I think a few other people might feel the same way given previous comments about how the little bin icon worked in O12, which seems to be this feature’s direct predecessor.

    I understand of course that the current tab menu will be useful for people with a lot of tabs open at once, but an advanced option to choose what is shown in that menu would the way to go there. If your new user focus in O15+ is for those with simpler needs first, then I’d expect the GUI to cater (by default) to the users with fewer tabs, with options to extend it for power users. At the moment this philosophy seems inconsistent.

    TL;DR: Accessing closed tabs as simply as possible is more important than accessing current tabs in two different ways.

    • Personally I would like it to remember if you expanded one of the sections last time. So if you expanded closed tabs, this would be open again when you next click on the tabs menu. I’ll try and convince people internally. 😉

      • Cyrris

        That sounds nifty, and any solution that works without adding more options to the settings menu gets a thumbs up from me.

        I guess the challenge would be to ensure power users who use both current and recent tabs interchangeably aren’t given a frustrating experience with things flip-flopping on them during their busy session.

      • Nekomajin43

        Can we have more than 10 tabs in the list? Maybe in the settings?

  • Lacedaemon

    This is a re-post of my previous post in the previous update (I assume since it has 190+ posts it gets overlooked/abandoned after a while from the devs) so here it is again:

    Is there a rough estimation for when we are able to watch Steam broadcasts ? In other words the full implementation of MP3, MSE and H.264 support.

    Last confirmation of working on it was 4 months ago!!! :/

    Please hurry, I can’t stand having Chrome only because Opera can’t play them. And I hope it doesn’t come to Stable in another 4 months from now! (28->29->30)

    • Linux has MSE support with H.264. The flag for Mac was enabled with this release. We obviously will not forget about Windows. 😉

      • Lacedaemon

        Thanks for the respond Ruari but can you be more specific about when, and if it will come directly to the Stable (which is what I’m using, since dev and beta have many problems, broken pdf’s, blinking) or we ‘ll have to wait another 4 months for it to reach the Stable?

        • We would not add something like that straight to stable. It would have to go through a release cycle like everything else to iron out bugs.

          P.S. If you can’t wait Opera for Linux already has support. Switch platforms! 🙂

          • SQL

            No offense but I think that for most people switching the browser would be more ideal than switching the OS :p

          • I put the smilie as I was joking. I don’t really expect him to switch! 😀

          • Lacedaemon

            I’m undecided about which is worse for me, run Google Chrome or dual-boot to Linux only for that…

          • Wando Schneider

            If you start using a dual-boot with linux only for that.. I think you will use the linux more often than you think, not just for that 🙂

          • Lacedaemon

            I like Linux and have tested many distros over the years, however there are 2 major drawbacks for me, AutoCAD and some other Windows only professional programs & support and performance of games :/

          • Wando Schneider

            The support of games has improved a lot (but still is not great), but AutoCAD really has no good alternative.

          • Lacedaemon

            Well, I must admit after trying it on my Live USB stick (with persistent storage) it looks and works pretty cool 🙂 Maybe I should install Linux to that Vista machine at least 😛 (And since those tab fonts are broken anyway with Opera…)

  • Zik

    Cant open new window in private mode — crash.

    • Can’t reproduce this here. Which OS and OS version?

      • Zik

        Windows 10 TP build 10041. Ctrl + Shift + N and browser crashes.
        I tried open it due menu but after that my tabs are dissappeared and extensions are disabled.

        • Marcin Mitek

          Works fine here with Win TP build 10049.

      • Zik

        I found out that clear profile is okay and opens window in private mode. But I cant find which flag brokes me all.

        • Might also be related to an extension. Have you allowed one (or more than one) to run in private windows?

          • Zik

            It really was problem from extension. Thank you, Ruari.

          • Which extension, so we can reproduce and try to prevent the crash?

          • Zik

            That was my own experimental extension for sidebar that worked fine in prev. version. Seems like my bad.

          • We probably still shouldn’t crash. Would you be willing to send us a copy? I can provide you somewhere to send it if so.

          • Zik

            My extension is just html with some javascript without any connection requirements, I can send you copy if you want.

    • reesmichael1

      I’m also experiencing this on Arch Linux. It seems to be tied to sidebar extensions (I don’t use normal extensions, so I don’t know if they’re relevant). If I have four or more sidebar extensions enabled, I get a consistent crash when I try to open a private window through either the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-N or the menu. If there are two or three sidebar extensions enabled, the crash still happens frequently, but not every time. I haven’t encountered it with only one extension.

      The extensions I’ve tried various combinations of are:
      * The History Panel
      * Bookmarks by the Side
      * InoReader
      * Simple Vertical Tabs
      * V7 Notes

      cc: @ruario:disqus (I attached most of this information to the crash report)

      • Vux777

        no problems on win 7 x64 here…
        I tested with 6-7 sb extensions

        • reesmichael1

          I just had to boot into Mac OS X for some other work, and I’m not encountering it here either. There very well could be something else in my profile that’s causing such oddities. I’ll keep digging around 😀

  • L33t4opera

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#shutdown-autoupdate-ping: Ping the autoupdate server on first shutdown,
    – opera:flags#speed-dial-search-engine-suggestion: Enable to change the search engine in Speed Dial,
    – opera:flags#sync-prefs: Enables synchronizing some user settings
    Although, it seems, that all three are still “work in progress” 😉

    Some of new changes/fixes:
    – Add an enumeration for multiple profiles of the same device
    – [activity] View of local device does not update on tab changes
    – Tab menu should contain information for Recently closed windows ☣ (fix)
    – Ctrl+W and Ctrl+T shortcuts are broken in Tab menu ☣
    – Flag #sync-history should be disabled by default for now ☣ (fix)
    – Change naming pattern for Oem and Numpad keys to use characters
    – [User Interface] Add feature flag
    – Create standalone Discover client as bundled extension
    – Standalone Discover page must use the Start page theme image
    – [Startpage] Use chrome.management on opera:startpage

    – Sidebar UI model classes refactoring.
    – Extend chrome.contextMenus API to handle “sidebar_action” createProperties.contexts enum
    – Implement setSelectedBackgroundColor() and getSelectedBackgroundColor() methods to the sidebar API
    – [Win] Change sidebar button list look to match design.
    – Ad onFocus event to the sidebar API
    – Add context menu to the sidebar button list

    – [Mac] Cmd Shift Left/Right shortcut is switching tabs not selecting text in address bar ☣ (fix)
    – Enable #mse-h264-support on developer channel but on [MAC only] ☣ (fix)
    – [Mac] Remove kFeatureAddressDropdownVibrancy flag
    – [Mac] Remove kFeatureHistoryNavigationAnimation flag
    – [Linux] canPlayType doesn’t report h264 or mse support (with system ffmpeg) ☣ (fix)

    • SuperTommy

      Some exciting flags. 🙂

      • L33t4opera

        The second looks quite promising, time will tell 😉

  • serendipity1002

    Bug: open a new window, “snap” it to half of the screen and that window becomes unresponsive, actually if i enter an address/click on a speed dial link then the site appears to load but what is displayed in the snapped window is stuck at the speed dial til I release it from “snapped state” then scroll down then the site is displayed correctly

    • NoName

      Works fine on Win 8.1.

  • Wando Schneider

    The wrong link in the changelog make me lost all the fun here 🙁 . Thanks for the tip Ruarí (http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/03/opera-developer-tab-cycling-and-improved-tab-menu/#comment-1937801109) it was driving me crazy 🙂

    • Yeah we confused a few people with the wrong link apparently. Maybe we should do it every time, just to mess with you guys! 😉

      • Wando Schneider

        You anticipated April’s fool! In the next time, i won’t fall again 😉

  • Zik

    Since Opera 30 all combo boxes in browser are broken. I can click on it, but dont see dropdown. I just can select item by keyboard arrows or wheel.

    Opera 29 beta is fine in this way.

    • Wando Schneider

      Work fine here. W8.1 x64.

    • NoName

      Works for me, Win10.

    • Zik

      Oh well, now I found out that everything is okay if
      –alt-high-dpi-setting is > 95.

      If –alt-high-dpi-setting <= 95 I dont see dropdown combo box.

      Well. It's sad.

      • Marcin Mitek

        Have you read the known issues?

  • Der Herr Nick

    Bug: Cannot choose entries from the address field dropdown via touchscreen.
    Win8.1, 64bit
    Can anyone confirm?

    • yasu0796

      Me too!
      I confirmed the problem from Opera 28.

    • mb

      Yep, me too. 8.1 x86

    • Der Herr Nick

      @Opera Stuff: Is this a known thing or shall I file a bug report?

  • bwat47

    We badly need a way to remove duplicate devices from the tab sync ui (any time you do a clean install of opera and then sign into sync again a duplicate of your device that cannot be removed shows up), especially now that other devices show in the tabs menu, it looks really messy: http://i.imgur.com/vI1fVAr.png

  • Zik

    So, what you think about feature with same tab cycler by Right Mouse Button + Mouse Wheel?

    • Kai Ockendorf

      That would be a dream 🙂

    • Sn3ipen

      This is the only feature i still need before i can come back to Opera, full time.

    • taneli

      Been suggesting that for over a year, such a simple thing, no attention from them.

  • Nekomajin43

    So, would you give us an option to get rid of the list of opened tabs and use the recently closed tabs by default in the tab menu?

  • Muhammad Ubaid Raza

    Unable to signin for synchronization. Is there anyway to debug this process?

    • You need to be more specific. Do you get any error message?

      • Muhammad Ubaid Raza

        There is none!

        After i input sign-in credentials and submit there is just loading animation… nothing happens! 🙁

  • Dave-H

    Updating from 30.0.1812.0 is not working here.
    It just sits on “checking for updates” for ages and then says “An error occurred while checking for updates”.
    🙁

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I think, this is the normal behaviour, because I have never seen anything else. So I do my updates always manually. Download the standard *.exe file and it will work.

      • Dave-H

        Strange, because it’s always worked for me before just selecting “About Opera” and it checks and downloads and installs an update if there is one.
        It doesn’t auto-update in the background, but I’ve always assumed this is probably because it’s a standalone installation.
        Manual checking has always worked though.
        🙂

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Here no. It’s also a standalone installation and I have never seen another message than the one you described.

          • Dave-H

            Hmm, thanks.
            I’ll give it a while longer and keep trying, and if it still isn’t working tomorrow I’ll just download the installer and do it manually.
            No-one else seems to be reporting the same issue so I guess it’s just me for some reason.
            As I say, it has always worked for me in the past.

  • L33t4opera

    I don’t like to repeat myself, but I will ask one more, last time – if and if so, then when you can implement new features as below?
    – hotkey to hide/show the bookmarks bar,
    – option to export your bookmarks to an HTML file,
    – the navigation bar: hide it by default, and display it only, when you move the mouse to the edge of the page (or disable it completely), and an option to move it to the top/left/right.

    • Stve

      Would love nicknames to make a comeback as well.

    • 5gdev

      I do hope they add “Click on tabs to minimize” feature similar to Opera 9.5

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

      • Dave-H

        Double click tabs to close would be great too.
        Vivaldi just implemented that, and it was a joy to have it back again, I use it all the time in Opera 12.17!
        🙂

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        • L33t4opera

          Hi Dave, I’m aware, that this is not the same, but (just in case, that you didn’t know about it) you can hold down Shift, and left click, or just click the middle mouse, to close the tab.

          • Dave-H

            Thanks, yes I was aware of that, but I’ve just got so used to double clicking them!

  • kapsi

    Good job! I like it that there’s something new with every release. I hope open tabs will work on Opera Android soon.

  • Joe438

    Can the mouse (right click/left click/mouse wheel click/mouse wheel up/mouse wheel down) be used when configuring the shortcuts?

    • Joe438

      after a fair amount of looking around the answer is apparently “not yet”

  • Sierra

    With this build, Opera always starts with sidebar hidden.

    • Matheus Bombonato

      And the width is reset.

  • firuz_u7

    when the Opera for windows x64?

    • Zik

      Is it needed?

      • firuz_u7

        Yes, the rate of productivity increases, almost all browsers switched to x64, hope and Opera will soon move

  • Vux777

    change on SB button list design is nice…

    • L33t4opera

      Try to right click on the extension button, and/or on the free space on the Side Bar 😉

      • Vux777

        very nice
        but vertical button would be even more

      • Vux777

        …and SB is snappier in closing

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    I thought all PDF problems with the build-in Chrome PDF viewer are gone now. Try to open this in the Chrome viewer and compare it with other plugins: http://www.gerichdruck.de/ausgabe/aktuelle%20ausgabe.pdf

    • taneli

      Same, since i have my city’s bus schedule as PDF… it’s not very helpfull, when the reader doesn’t show text -,-

    • Wando Schneider

      I’m waiting for the DNA that I reported, related to this situations when the reader doesn’t show the text.

  • Zik

    For long time I have problem with taskbar.
    When I download any file from Opera, color of Opera turns red in taskbar. If I reboot explorer.exe, colors go normal.
    Relate image: http://i.imgur.com/mU23fMC.png

    I dont know if it’s Opera’s problem or Windows 10. Other browsers (Vivaldi & Firefox) are okay with that.

    Maybe I can fix it?

  • Ice cream

    Synchronize settings flag change the order of the add-ons. Please add the feature of changing the order of the add-ons. And Is it possible to synchronize the add-on in the future?

  • Mike

    How do I disable the tab menu? There was a setting you could disable it with in a previous build but it’s disappeared and now the tab menu is back 🙁

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, go to opera:flags#tab-menu-with-recent-tabs, select “Disabled” from the drop-down, and restart the Opera.

      • Mike

        Awesome, cheers. I did check the flags to see if it had moved back there but overlooked that one. Sorted now!

  • Lacedaemon

    This happens since last build if you move your mouse over certain elements like Disqus and the Bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager listed in a list.

    http://s30.postimg.org/mtnqjxg2p/image.png

    • Hmm .. not seen this before. An extension causing it perhaps?

      • Lacedaemon

        No, this happens even with a clean profile of a new user (run as administrator) and every flag on default by default. Version was dev 29 that was updated to 30. W7x64

        here is the same when hovering over Bookmarks: http://s10.postimg.org/5kswdhmx5/bookmarks.png

    • Der Herr Nick

      Yeah! You managed to trigger the Win3.1 mode! Congrats!

      • Lacedaemon

        hehe thx mate! But it’s not me, I think they’ve brought out a real dev version (real alpha) this time 🙂

  • Hylian Ticipated

    Please don’t add sites like Booking to my speed dials, or change settings like the last build 30. I don’t like that.

  • Vux777

    there is also very important change in NOT-firing SB extension after installation
    ty 🙂

  • Der Herr Nick

    Clicking on Downloads and Sync icon via touchscreen doesn’t work. Nothing at all happens.

  • Rinne Tensei

    Is there any chance of using cisco open h264 or improving the use of system codecs to decode proprietary media file types like mac? because youtube HTML5 playback with h264 is not perfect, It never goes down to 144 or 240p and never goes up after 720p. that is, it keeps playing videos between 360p – 720p on my PC with windows 7 64 bit, 8GB ram, nvidia gtx 780. Google converts a video to vp9 after like 6 hours of uploading so one have find a recent upload to find out.

    • bwat47

      cisco’s h264 codec isn’t even really useful for actual video playback afaik, its really only useful for webrtc

      • Rinne Tensei

        well firefox uses it and it works, better than opera’s implementation of h264 on youtube and their MSE&H264 is also broken..

        • bwat47

          firefox does not use the cisco h264 codec for video playback, in firefox its only used for webrtc. firefox uses system codecs for video playback like opera does.

          • Rinne Tensei

            my bad.. but still opera has broken h264 support and they are not improvising..

  • SuperTommy

    When sidebar is visible and extension is closed, it is perfectly aligned with the UI. When you open an extension like e.g. bookmarks by the side, it gets displaced. See illustration. http://i.imgur.com/YadLUGO.png

    • reesmichael1

      I’m pretty sure that’s a textbox built into Bookmarks by the Side. I don’t see a displacement in, for example, V7 Notes or Simple Vertical Tabs.

      • SuperTommy

        Seems to be the search box causing it, yes. Tried your examples, didn’t happen there. But you see the displacement above the heart as well, it’s not how it’s supposed to be.

        • Vux777

          I think it’s about first ext. button
          it creates visual depth so the upper border is thicker

          • SuperTommy

            Thanks! I disabled Bookmarks by the Side, and tried several other sidebar extensions and the top extension always created the border. So you are correct.

  • ngogukjb

    A Real Tab cycler? Finally some Opera blood running inside your veins!
    I think I will install Opera 30 stable.
    THANKS!
    I am really out of patience for any beta software. I really appreciate the effort other users are doing suffering the consequences of unfinished products.

  • Marc

    Speaking of tabs… how about tab stacking? People, including myself, have asked about this a couple of times. Is there any consideration on implementing this feature again? Because I sure miss it!

    • taneli

      Forget it, not something simple-minded people use. So most likely not gonna happen.

      • ayespy

        I wouldn’t be so negativistic. I think Opera developers may someday look at how to implement stacking. I don’t see them in any particular hurry to do it, but it’s useful enough they’ll have to get around to it at some point. I think things we may NEVER see in Opera (though I could be wrong) will be:

        1) Full skinning
        2) Ability to have vertical tabs with and without tab thumbs that one can place on either side of the browser irrespective of where the side panel is
        3) Integrated EMail
        4) Built-in icon-only view for bookmarks bar
        5) Fully functional built-in bookmarks side panel
        6) Ability to install and make DEFAULT, any search provider
        7) Ability to turn on or off or re-position any and every tool bar
        8) Customization of mouse gestures
        9) Full customization of hotkey combos
        10) Customization of tab cycling
        11) Horizontal menu
        12) Tab tiling
        13) Multi-previews/thumbs so you can hover a stack and see a preview of every tab in it
        14) Built-in homepage button

        These are things you have to be kind of a geek to want – so they will not be a high priority for Opera (Again, In My Opinion. I could be wrong.)

        Of course there is a browser offering or developing all of these features and more already, and all without installing a single extension to get any of them…

        • Sumit Malwadkar

          All those functions which you have mentioned is already present in Opera 12.17.
          It is sad to see Opera usage go down as of very slow developing process.
          Don’t get me wrong I’m die hard fan of Opera and I’m using Opera since version 9. But at the pace which the developers working, I think they are either lazy or under paid or something???
          And if we want some basic functionality we have to install extension for it? Why is so, even Opera includes Bookmark extension for showing bookmarks??? WTF…!

          • ayespy

            Yes. Opera 12.17 has them, and Vivaldi either has them or is seeking to replicate them.

  • ma_t14

    Is there a way to easily re-order extension icons? For the sidebar especially that would very convenient.

    • ayespy

      ATM, it would appear there is no way to accomplish it at all, aside from uninstalling and re-installing your extensions in the order you wish them to appear.

      • Lacedaemon
        • ayespy

          I just had a funny thought – for someone like myself who wishes to avoid extensions in favor of built-in features whenever possible – I have to install an extension to install my extensions, and install another extension to manage my extensions. Thankfully, I have only had to install 10 extensions to get the bare minimum of functions which I felt should be built-in. I have not downloaded an extension to move their buttons, as I don’t feel the need.

          • Lacedaemon

            I know… I said the same to Ruari and he also admits how ridiculous it is. Personally I have 3 extensions that needed to be in, mailto, notepad and the RSS and I hate how much memory the require… Also I’m waiting for beta to become stable so that I can have the extra mouse gestures at some point ffs….

  • Владимир Назаров

    I can not restore the bookmarks to express panel. Previously copying,, favorites ,, in a folder and all

  • Maxim Anohin

    It’s very good news for me. I’ll be waiting this future about few years. It was long time.

  • kerridge

    I found recently that Opera 30 had swallowed ctrl-tab system-wide while running, presumably a bug. This is because I had tried to remap ctrl tab and ctrl shift tab short keys at some point. Resetting short keys sorted it out. Had to jump through a few menus to find out how to reset all settings – might be useful to have a feature somewhere to: disable all shortcuts, extensions, reset all flags and settings to defaults.

  • Denyer

    Can I.. Cycle my tabs… Down the side?

    Still stuck on Opera 12 and waiting patiently…

  • Dave-H

    The update routine on “About Opera” is still not working here.
    Is this a known issue Ruari?
    It has always worked for me before, and updated fine by that method from the final 29 version to the first 30 version.
    Now it just puts up an error message after a long pause of “checking for updates”.
    I can of course just download the installer, but I need to flag this as a problem too, as this is the first time I’ve known it to apparently permanently fail.

    • No, not aware of a problem. Are you on Mac or Windows?

      • Dave-H

        Sorry, I should have said.
        I’m on Windows XP SP3 32 bit.
        I haven’t knowingly made any changes to the system that would be likely to cause a problem.
        I’ve tried switching off my Trend Internet Security program (which did cause a problem some time ago with the updates, which was fixed at your end), and the Windows Firewall.
        Neither made any difference, it’s still failing.

        • Dave-H

          OK, I’ve now manually updated to version 30.0.1820.0.
          The update routine on the “About Opera” page is still doing exactly the same however, saying “an error occurred while checking for updates”.
          It looks like the last version where it worked was the last version of Opera 29.
          🙁

  • netwolf

    Nice, but you can not call it “A real tab cycler” as long as right-click + mouse wheel is not working at least as well as with Opera 12.17 😉
    Also, I absolutely support the return of bookmark nicknames, as already mentioned a few times.

  • Zik

    By the way I just noticed that symbol of bugfixes in changelog dont show in Opera for Android.

  • led9ru

    Dropdown menu = NOT DROP DOWN! on any site:

    try select model video card or operation system = Problem
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en

    even to this:
    opera://flags

  • Guilimote

    I really like the way the “tab menu” is evolving. These are really good ideas!

    But I have one request:
    When you look for a tab using this drop down menu, you have to move the mouse on the tab names without looking at it (because your eyes are on the tab preview). This is not really comfortable.
    Suggestion: Could you just enable the mouse wheel to cycle through the dropdown menu? For example, I click on the “tab menu” icon, and without moving the mouse from this icon, I can change the selection using the mouse wheel. (It already works with the keyboard arrows by the way)

  • Some strange reason this build is getting stuck in a mobile screen size (as if it is stuck in emulation (emulation is off), no other page does this) for the http://blogs.opera.com/desktop site (posted using the build)

    30.0.1820.0

    OS X 10.10.2

    Edit: also getting it on the Opera addons site https://addons.opera.com/ (not happening with Opera 28 stable)

    • rrzepecki

      Works for me. Can you try to clean your cache – under Privacy & security on opera://settings/

      • Nope (I did a cache clear)

  • kohoutec

    Please consider bringing back the right click+mouse wheel tab cycle gesture

    • bwat47

      agreed, this would be so nice combined with the tab cycler/tab previews

  • Andrew Andreyuk
  • hafasd

    Why the top margin is so big in the speed dial (at least with hidden search box)? It should be at most one fourth of the current size.
    Perhaps the custom speed dial layout in CSS or something…?

    By the way, what is the reason to conceal the option which hides the search box?

    • Lacedaemon

      Because of the fact that in all Opera versions “Experimental Speed Dial” is still working on top of the “Original Speed Dial”, thus that space your mentioning is the old space reserved for the old Navigation Bar on top (+ search lens to the right) – you can also see for example the old “theme-with-address bar-blending” of the previous SD for a split second when loading the browser -, the “New Bookmarks” are working on top of “Stash”, etc… they need to do some serious clean-up work so that all versions should behave more responsive, smoother and faster at some point (soon enough I hope)

      • Utkarsh Sharma

        Why should stash be beneath, when they have removed it, for users.

        • Lacedaemon

          For no crying out loud of losing its items I guess… I still have stash.db in my Stable directory even though it is version 28…

  • KONIK

    PLEASE MAKE SOMETHING WITH session.db
    I have SSD disk ant any close/open tab is about 1sec.
    In close tab opera write 50MB and read 80MB from session.db
    Playing videos is freezing

    After i disable Continue where I left off
    all is working fast video is OK .

    PLEASE REPAIR IT !!!

    • Dmitry Kirin

      You can try compacting session.db using the sqlite3 utility:
      sqlite3 session.db "VACUUM;"
      (Close Opera first.)
      Or simply delete session.db*, though open tabs will be lost in this case. Opera will re-create them upon startup.

      • KONIK

        yes this is litlle sollution but not forever

        • Dmitry Kirin

          Schedule a task in Windows, without an end date (= forever). 🙂

    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      Hi!
      We are aware of some problems with the session.db file, and we’re working on it right now 🙂

      • KONIK

        great THNX for answer

    • thornik

      One possible solution is to make RAM drive and map Opera files there.

  • loxiw

    ¿Why can’t we close a fixed tab with RB -> Close?

    I mean, it’s not like we are going to do it accidentally (missclick) if that’s the purpose, you have to open a menu…

  • Utkarsh Sharma

    Hi, Opera Team.

    Would you like to say something about the flag #session-tabs-serialization.

  • inDigazzZ

    ‘Bookmarks’ eats almost 300MB.

    http://imgur.com/PopGOhe

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    A new stable update is out (28.0.1750.51). Now we are hoping for a new developer too.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Ok ok, today it was the Beta (29.0.1795.35). But tomorrow I would like to see some ice cream for the waiting community here. 16 °C at this moment in Wiesbaden, but awaiting 21 °C today.

      • Wando Schneider

        30º C here Today 🙂 But I rather a beer, in this warm friday!

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        No ice cream and No milk today.

        • Wando Schneider

          Sadly.

        • SuperTommy

          Ice cream today maybe?

        • L33t4opera

          For now, for Mac and Windows: 30.0.1833.0 😉

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Shit, I was so busy, I didn’t see it. 🙂
            Spring blindness.

          • SuperTommy

            Some good flags enabled by default now. I want to read the changelog…

  • Vux777

    there is a bug in zoom setings saved content
    dev
    beta

  • Vux777

    another thing, O-turbo is getting worst
    I can’t post comment here if I’m on turbo (same on some other sites without disqus)
    pages with already opened url are blank white,

    • Daiki

      The blank white bug happens to me now recently in Opera Developer 37.0.2142.0 Mac OSX

  • ma_t14

    Anyone else having trouble with the new tab mouse gesture? Since the update that enabled opening links in the background with a gesture I am getting weird results. Even if I perform the gesture in an empty space on a website it opens either links in my speed dial or re-opens the current website in a new tab.

  • Anyone else having problems with Ctrl+Tab now? Both on my laptop (Windows 8) and my desktop (Windows 10), Ctrl+Tab stopped working completely.
    “Switch tabs in recent order” is switched on, fwiw.

    • Wando Schneider

      Reset to Default the Shortcuts.

  • rnons

    Why the Mac version doesn’t support ⌘ +1/2 to switch tabs?

    • thornik

      Because they think different – they want shortcut Ctrl+F1/PrintScreen. gygy 🙂

  • pureocean

    Dear Mr. Reluga and Ødegaard,

    Firstly, sorry my bad english.

    If “Favicons” file is deleted from Profile folder, Opera checking all URLs on bookmark bar when startup. Sniffing URL/favicon.ico for updating. I don’t want that cause of slowing startup. Besides, this progress unaware than the user. Chrome (and other browsers) never does.

    If Favicon file missing, every startup always updating favicon.ico all URLs on bookmarks” rule must be optional on about:flags. Is that so?

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Why would you delete the Favicons database in the first place? and how do you expect Opera to show the bookmark bar when icons are missing? It looks quite natural to me that Opera tries to rebuild the database. One can think that deleting it is exactly your suggested “option” for favicons updating.

      • pureocean

        Dear Kirin,

        You’r right. Developers can’t please everyone.

        At least, it can be a optional. Some users couldn’t received favorably that existed the feature disabled.

        As default, this feature is came is enabled. if users don’t want, turn off it.

        Similiar issue:

        I don’t never spellcheck. Disabled it. Nevertheless, Opera always dowloading dictionary files for spellcheck! 🙂 I deleting it. Again downloading. It makes no sense.

      • thornik

        Nobody ask you to ask “why you delete”. People DELETED database, that’s fact in the past. Accept it. Breath. Shutdown your ego. Put fingers on the keyboard AND IN VERY GENTLY MANNER explain people what they can do TO SWITCH THAT GODDAMN FAVICON UPDATES!
        _we_ , users of Opera, have right to decide what and when to update.
        In the light of latest SECURITY HOLE with big favicon.ico files, it’s TWICE USEFUL to be able to switch off update of favicons.

  • taneli

    Well this is rather interesting, i’ve had a problem with PDF’s for a while now in Opera, they don’t show text… today i discovered that, when i open a PDF in Opera… no text.
    Then i open Chrome, and open the same file in it (it works there), and THEN open the same file in Opera again, it works, and it only works after i’ve first opened the file in Chrome.
    Repeated this a few times and same thing every time.

  • beBoss

    Flash plugin still sucks, from 10 builds to now…..

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Not here. You should write something about your system, your OS and the flash version you use. And what do you mean with “sucks”? Does it work or not? Example link?

  • Vux777

    new Opera developer

    ..omg, elite, are u ok? ツ

    • L33t4opera

      Yes, thanks, I’m fine, and you? 😉

      • Vux777

        lol
        …but, that doesn’t count..it should be new thread …or whatever
        and I’m fine 😛

        • L33t4opera

          Good to hear that 😉

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      ELITE? Is it… female?

      • Vux777

        L33t

        …So now you know ツ

  • Der Herr Nick

    Hi folks,
    this build uses incredible amounts of CPU when scrolling. E.g. when I slowly scroll up and down a speed dial folder’s content, it consumes more than 60% – for virtually nothing.
    And my PC ‘s not even an 80386 but more or less up-to-date hardware (i5-4300U@1.9 GHz).
    This is a bit annoying as it triggers my – otherwise idle – CPU fan.

    The same goes for scrolling on virtually any other page. IE11 (IE, mwahahaha) uses only 3% of CPU for the same action.

  • MrM

    my apologies if this issue has been raised before. i have tried googling for it, but i could not find any useable information.
    i use centos and was wondering if there are .rpm packages (or yum repositories) aviable?

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, please have a look here, or here.

      • MrM

        thank you very much!

        just what i needed to get a proper browser 🙂

  • Stefan Ivanović

    Sidebar would disappear every time Opera is relaunched! The only way to get it to work when Opera is launched is to select ‘Continue where I left off” option. Create an option for sidebar to always be visible like in old Opera. And option to choose how many recently closed tabs we will see, I would like to have it more than 10 in that list.

  • Vote 539

    The new tab cycling appears to have made it in to the production build of Opera, because my tab switching behavior changed this morning. Personally I find the “last active” tab cycling paradigm confusing, because I never know what tab is going to come up next. To my knowledge, Visual Studio is the only other major program that implements tabs this way (see Stack Overflow question #21027 for people asking how to change the behavior). With normal left-right tabbing, you can manually adjust the order by dragging things around in the tab bar. Thanks for at least putting a box in the settings menu where I can change the behavior back. 🙂

  • Cal

    This is like a make-work project. Changing just for the sake of change with reduced functionality is stupid. Its much slower to cycle through tabs and the behavior is unpredictable. I know there is a way to bypass this behaviour but this really should not be the default behavior and will cause Opera to lose market share.

    • thornik

      You’re right, since “new chromium Opera” all what “opera-team” does is “Changing just for the sake of change”. Break user habits, introduce doubtful things… Unfortunately, having in sum 1kg of brains for a team of 10 is not enough to produce good browser.

  • dimasnormas

    Sorry, but WHY do I need another list of open tabs in the drop-down menu? I have them on the tab panel, c’mon! I just need a list of closed tabs, and no distractions! Please respond.

    • FoolOfATook

      The tab menu reorders the tabs in realtime, in MRU order.

      • dimasnormas

        I don’t need this. At least make closed tabs appear at the top of the list.

        • FoolOfATook

          I agree, but I’d imagine there were some people asking for MRU tab switching which was present in old Opera. Vertical tab list was introduced a fair while ago, which I find to be a nifty innovation the new desktop teams have come up with. And so MRU could have been implemented better with the aid of the new vertical tab list, so that’s what ended up happening.

          At least make closed tabs appear at the top of the list.

          How do you mean by this though? They already are.

  • Denis Arkharov

    bells and whistles

  • PRICHARDxLUST GAMERxGIRLZ

    How do I play multiple videos in multiple tabs at the same time ?

  • I’m not familiar with the Opera community. I saw that the real estate at the top of the screen is now much smaller and that the speed of Opera is getting much better, so I though to give Opera another try.

    There are two things that make me go back to Firefox/Chrome. First, that there is no vim-like plugin to navigate by keyboard. Second, exactly this “improved” tab menu. I have found no way to disable the menu altogether. So with Ctrl+Tab always some menu pops up at the right corner. To quickly switch from tab 2 to tab 5 by hitting Tab three times (while pressing Ctrl) causes all kind of zooming-menu-opening-up effects. Disabling tab preview doesn’t seem to work.

    Opera: 36.0.2130.46

  • Adoo Pat

    Tab Menu Preview most annoying feature. Remove it or add an option to disable it

  • Charlie Bentley

    Opera is one of my fav browser but the latest version with a TAB MENU PREVIEW is so annoying and you cant do anything to get rid off it. There’s no option disabling tab preview for which i’ve downgraded to 29.

    • Dave-H

      Certainly on Opera 36 you can switch them off!
      Go to Settings>Browser and look at the “User Interface” section.
      Is there not an option there to turn them off?

      • Charlie Bentley

        I’m aware of the older version with an option disabling tab menu/preview but what about the latest version opera 43, do you find it there???

        • Dave-H

          I don’t know as I can only use 36 (still on XP!)
          What version are you actually using, your first message implies that you were using 30 and went back to 29.
          If that’s the case, why not at least update to 36, where the option is definitely present to disable the tab previews.

          • Charlie Bentley

            If you carefully go through my message, I’ve mentioned “latest version” on the first line dated march 14 2017 and by latest version it means 43 and not 30. Opera 30 was released on “2015”.

          • Dave-H

            Ah OK. I guess you posted in this blog for version 30 because it was about tab previews. Why did you go all the way back to 29 though, why not to 36 say, or an even later version that still has the ability to disable the previews? I’m afraid I don’t know when the facility was removed.

  • tenor

    Why not have as well tab switching with just the wheel while hovering the tab bar?
    That’s the general UI standard in most of linux’ DEs’ tabs, it’s the default in chrome, and can be added in firefox with an extension.

    Messing up with “smart” selections with double/triple clicks is also annoying. I don’t know how it’s really called, it’s working on the address bar, but no missing on page text fields, you can’t select entire lines or entire words by multiple-clicking, you got to do it the more “manual” way.

    I hate to be always complaining, but when you’re already used to certain standards, it’s pretty hard to accept something that doesn’t have such basic functionalities as an alternative.

    • Oh, I finally realized what you meant by the ‘smart’ selection thing. The ‘smart’ selection that you’re talking about should work directly on the frontpages of loaded websites too; it does for me, on the Opera site just right here right now.

      I would be for an ability to tabswitch with hovered mousewheel over tab bar though – that’s a good idea I’ve yet to hear.