We are happy that you can put your hands on the Opera 31 Beta. This release contains quite a few  improvements.

Restyled Discover feature

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After the positive feedback to our improved bookmark manager, we decided to implement its style  in the Discover feature. Now, its categories list is on the left, similar to the visual bookmarks setup. Language and country settings are now found under the Settings option.

Speed up on slower devices

We have also made some improvements to speed up the browser, especially for devices using traditional hard drives. We eliminated multiple reads and writes of the same data during the start, so we use access to the drive more efficiently.

There is also another very important change on Windows. Most of the code from the executable file been moved to the dynamic library. Instead of relying on the system algorithm of loading smaller chunks of the EXE file,  we have written code to load bigger parts of the DLL. This technique of DLL preloading reduces time to access to the hard-disk drive.

Typed history synchronization

We are continuing our efforts to deliver even more synchronization options. This release allows you to sync your typed history, so you can get your content faster.

 

Have fun testing!

Downloads:

Full changelog

Zhenis

As Opera Software’s Product Manager of Desktop Products, Zhenis is responsible for defining Opera for computers features and strategy. He joined Opera in 2008 and has also worked on Opera Mini for iPhone and Opera’s TV products.

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  • L33t4opera

    Hi Zhenis, congrats on the promotion of the Opera 31 to the beta channel 😉

  • SuperTommy

    That’s the second biggest beta changelog I’ve ever seen!

    Monkey Island fans, high five.

    • mikemanger

      I think they copied parts of it twice. 🙂

      • Marcin Mitek

        I actually shortened it. Seriously.

      • Lacedaemon

        Over 200 entries duplicated.

      • Marcin Mitek

        Fixed. Now should be around 100 changes for beta.

  • Sidney Moraes

    Open discover from O-menu and you will get the old style f it, bug was presented in developer 31.

  • bviktor

    Is Opera supposed to sync open tabs? Coz it has never worked for me. #sync-tabs is set to enabled.

    • Could you please double check?
      1) You are logged in (green tick on the sign in icon).
      2) You have added devices, which supports tabs sync.

      • bviktor

        I am logged in, the green check sign is there, but how do I “add devices”? I only use Opera on Windows desktop.

        Err, actually I use Opera Mini on WP too, but last time I checked it didn’t support sync.

        • SuperTommy

          You only need to log into other devices to add them. Opera Mini for Windows Phone currently does not support sync.

          Here you can see which devices support different syncs: http://www.opera.com/help/account#sync

          • bviktor

            Okay, that means the devices are added. yet, they don’t sync tabs.

          • SuperTommy

            Do you use several desktop devices?

          • bviktor

            Yes, that’s the point of sync, right? 😀

          • SuperTommy

            Of course – but it was a bit unclear to me if you only used a single desktop and the other device was Mini on Windows Phone. 🙂

          • SuperTommy

            Are your other desktop devices not listed at all under the Tabs menu? Or are they listed, but the tabs are not showing?

          • bviktor

            Oh, then it’s a PEBKAC issue, sir. I thought they’d keep the same tabs OPEN on my comps.

            The tabs are indeed listed under the tab menu, thanks for enlightening me 🙂

  • Wando Schneider

    Great release Zhenis! One small bug: in browser://themes/, the x image (delete theme) is broken. Can you confirm?

    • SuperTommy

      Can confirm on Win 8.1

    • @wandoschneider:disqus, hi! Not really. Could you please explain better?

      • SuperTommy

        Add a custom theme, and then go to remove it. The ‘x’ button to delete it is broken.

      • SuperTommy
        • Thanks!

          • Wando Schneider

            @tommywille:disqus was faster than me 🙂

    • Confirmed, DNA-39951.

  • Alexander

    …especially for devices using traditional hard drives – thanks, at least 1 good news for the year)

  • Olli

    So the experimental speed dial is obligatory now? I don’t like this. But thanks for the bugfixes for the redesigned toolbar on OS X, it looks so much better!

    Edit: I have to criticise one thing about the new toolbar: The adress bar is too small, it is not readable without effort. You should use about the same size as Safari, that would be a huge improvement!

    • @disqus_g5R0EsKMvL:disqus, thanks for sharing your feedback.

  • Dima S

    Hello, thanks for the update. Looking great so far. Does somebody work on redesign of Speed Dial or it’s not even being planned?

  • Please give us the option to use bookmarks as default new tab page.

    • @Maxim:disqus why is so? SDs and visual bookmarks look very similar now.

      • PJMZR

        Personalisation? 🙂 Yes, this option should be available. Besides, why users are forced to use only one version of SD’s, because now this option is obligatory? Maybe there are some people who don’t like new SD’s… Btw. Thx for a new Beta 🙂

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Yes, me!!!

      • Nekomajin43
      • It’s not about the looks, but about usability in my case. It saves clicks and is more consistent with all the other menus. This simply creates easier and more intuitive interface. In addition, it gives options to your users.

      • Cidel Fastro

        They may look similar but they do not function the same. It saves time and really should be a standard option rather than having to use an extension to achieve it. How about giving us some choice?

  • Kurt Zon

    Opera 31 beta is freezing on me at start up – 15 – 16 seconds.
    I am getting the same with the 31 dev.
    Have tried several clean installs but the problem persists.
    Win 8.1 x64

    • Wando Schneider

      Not happen here.

      • Kurt Zon

        Many thanks – will keep investigating at this end then..

    • Any extensions?

      • Kurt Zon

        Seems to be an extension problem – trying to narrow it down right now – thanks for the hint!!

    • SuperTommy

      No problems here, same OS. Keep testing!

      • Kurt Zon

        thanks..

  • ng wang

    still find the bottom SD, Bookmarks, discovery bar take so much space and looks really ugly. why do not put it into the upper left corner, and the users can switch between them by clicking, it’s just like different tabs, I think it’s much more organized.

    • PaulW

      I’d like to see the bookmarks selection the same as in Opera 12. Small icon on the bottom left..

  • One of the longest changelogs I have seen in a while

    DNA-35802 looks nice

  • bviktor

    Do you guys have plans to implement password sync as well?

    • SuperTommy

      Yes, it’s a flag in Developer (currently disabled) that enables password sync.

      • bviktor

        That’s great Tommy, thanks!

      • L33t4opera

        It’s also present in this beta browser:flags#sync-passwords – disabled by default, as well 😉

    • Yes, we have. But if it is not turned on by default in Developer stream, it won’t make into the Beta release. So stay tuned.

      • Jozka Jozin

        And password manager + hotkey like in version 12?

        And how you protected data – security?

      • muratservan

        Do you also have plan to implement extension sync?

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Hi together in the Beta channel!

    – In the settings page there is no button or checkbox to make Opera Beta the standard browser. Even during the installation I could not click into the appropriate checkbox.

    – Oh, and my speed dial page is completely distroyed. No more snapshots of the pages, everything is only very colorful.

    – Opera menu (“O”) – Bookmarks – “My folders” still empty like in the developer edition.

    – Where are the settings for the size and number of speed dials and folders per row in the settings page?

    • SuperTommy

      Hi Ralf,

      1) No such problem here, http://i.imgur.com/t4rkkBN.png – can you provide a screenshot?
      2) You have to manually go to each page and choose snapshot of webpage via the heart menu.
      3) Should be fixed soon.
      4) Not possible to choose size of speed dials in the new one.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        1) Yes: http://imgur.com/nav7GAt
        2) What I meant is the thumbnail that we had automatically in the old version. So we could distinguish different pages on the same domain.

        • SuperTommy

          1) Strange!
          2) I know, the new Speed Dial prefer colorful boxes as standard. But the only way to get them back to thumbnails of the webpages you had before, you have to go via the heart menu and browse through the list of available thumbnails manually. It’s not a good solution, but the only one as of today.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            1) Yes.
            2) But that’s stupid. Then I have also a fixed thumbnail and not the actual content of a page in a minimized form. With the old way I could at once see if a page is no longer existing.

          • SuperTommy

            I agree, it loses a lot of functionality.

    • L33t4opera

      settings for the size and number of speed dials and folders per row

      Hi Ralf, you can still change the size of the tiles in the Preferences file (although for quite some time, this is not very user friendly – for more details, please have a look here, and also the parameter names have been changed to: “tile_width”, and “tile_height”), but the result of these changes, might be not entirely in line with your expectations 😉

      The easiest way to change it for now: go to Settings > Start Page, and set the desired value for the “Maximum number of columns”, go to the Speed Dial, and press “-“/ “+” (or Ctrl+Minus/Ctrl+Plus, if advanced keyboard shortcuts are disabled), as many times, as it’s needed in your case to see the desired number of columns (you can reset it to default, by pressing Ctrl+0).

  • Marko Koivuniemi

    Very impressive changelog and it seems that performance is much better now. (Win 8.1 64-bit with 16GB RAM and SSD. Nice job.

    • Lacedaemon

      Just FYI in that changelog list there are over 200 duplicate entries.

      • Marko Koivuniemi

        I know but I always read the whole changelog and changes are still impressive and I do see performance increase compared to earlier developer version. (My main browser usually is developer or beta – but tab stacking in Vivaldi temptates a lot.)

  • Nekomajin43

    Thanks for the sidebar fixes! Oh wait…

  • Trevor Gough
  • sbs73000

    Since you decided to remove #experimental-start-page flag (sad day…), please correct this bug : when zoom is 90%, there a little space between SD thumbnails and titles on the second line.

    http://i.imgur.com/rqbB4Mf.jpg

    Thanks.

    • Joe438

      yes, please do not remove #experimental-start-page flag. was it replaced with something else?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        Nope, the experiment has just ended.

  • zdenk0

    Hi, HTML5 work only if i have uninstalled flash player… but if i install flash H.264 and WebM VP8 does not work. WHY?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      On YouTube?
      Btw, what is flash h264? Also, which OS?

  • Pavel Aleksandrov

    If what people are saying about the ‘modern speed dial’ being mandatory now is true PLEASE CHANGE THAT. Removing functions that people love instead of making them options is just STUPID. People, like me for one, will again have to stop using Opera, just after it finally got to a point where it was good, because of this forcing of changes you think are good but no one asked for. Just make it an OPTION and default to the new one if you think people should be using it. Don’t TRY and piss off your most devoted users.

    • x a

      – When will people ever be unafraid of change… More so, if it’s negligible change. –

      • Pavel Aleksandrov

        This isn’t negligible. The ‘modern’ speed dials have no thumbnails and the text they get instead doesn’t differentiate between different pages of the same domain. This means that not only can you not easily see what page the speed dial is pointing to (let alone have it auto-update as it used to in the past, yet another feature which should have been brought back), you also can’t tell what page you’re actually going to if you have more than one speed dial from the same domain. The question should be ‘When will the Opera devs ever listen to their users’ input and stop scrapping things that have worked great and no one has complained about?’. I understand that it’s much easier to say ‘Hey, things change, just accept it and live with it’ and I would agree with you if it wasn’t something that would ruin the main redeeming feature of this browser. Without good speed dials Opera has basically no advantage over Chrome.

        • x a

          Most of those,who use Opera Developer for casual everyday use probably have long forgotten, what “old speeddial” looked – though some of them certainly have complained back when the first revision without “old speeddial” arrived.

          Tempora mutantur.

          • Pavel Aleksandrov

            Yes, and a lot more people will rightfully complain now that this is being forced on A LOT more than the few dozen (hundred ?) people on the developer branch. Just because some people don’t care doesn’t make it okay. Also I wish an actual developer would explain to me WHY it’s smarter to remove something that works just fine, people love, and they’ve spent time developing instead of making it optional.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Now you can choose the image of your speed dial tiles.

          • Pavel Aleksandrov

            So you have to use the new SD but you can pick the thumbnail? Can the thumbnail be an image of the page or does it have to be a picture from the page/one you upload?

          • Herr Pietrus

            It can be some picture from the site or the site thumbnail. New SD is generally good, the toolbar on the bottom and new ugly internal pages are the real Opera’s design flaws…

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It can be a thumbnail. Open the page and click oin the heart button on the top right to choose the image.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Absolutely disagree! After some expermiments with switching to the new speed dials and then back I was very happy (and other users too), that the old design went back or that we could select ourselves. And it sounded as if the Opera teams understood our arguments. Now there is no more selection. :-((

          • Kai Ockendorf

            You are so right Ralf! Let’s hope that Jon Hicks now as a Lead Designer will solve the problem and make it cool again. And not only SD 🙂

        • bwat47

          The new speed dial does have website thumbnails… You can select the sd image from the heart menu.

        • sbs73000

          Another problem with texted-thumbnails : it hardly deals with urls that include several dots — e.g. http://www.opera.com, “blogs” is highlighted ; accounts.google.com, “accounts” is highlighted…

  • kentooo

    !!!!!!!!!!PLEASE REMOVE HAO123.COM FOR START TAB, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

    I am always set the opera for default browser since opera 10,

    I choose opera just because it is the most clean and simple

    PLEASE DO NOT HURT THE USER’S HEART!!!!!!!!!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Google says, that hao123 is a browser hijacker. So you introduced it yourself. But there are instructions how to remove it. Search for it.

      • kentooo

        no it is not hjacker, I find some code in a file named “default_partner_content.json”, and it came out when I updated to 31.0.1889.16, use a older version file replace it can solve it

        • Vux777

          you should check your Opera shortcut target

          • kentooo

            in file “default_partner_content.json” i find some code to open a hao123 tab when I start opera. the problem is not about shortcut

            “wftopera” upload a screen shot can explain this

            http://i.imgur.com/cady6Wb.png

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It seems to be part of default_partner_content.json as said.

            “custom_start_pages”: {

            “location”: {

            “cn”: {

            “other”: [

            “http://www.hao123.com/index.html?tn=94475379_hao_pg”

            I remember have seen some complains since a while ago.

      • wtfopera

        oh,I think opera hijacker itself
        http://i.imgur.com/cady6Wb.png
        I had post it in
        http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/05/opera-31-developer-stream/

        and now,goodbye opera.

      • Mr. Operaniac

        the homepage URL is located in partner content BY DEFAULT.

        It may cost some time to realize but it’s true that Opera is allowing its partner to spoil the surfing experience of Chinese users. We can’t understand any proper reason about this sort of discrimination.

    • BK

      Can you explain your experience? Where is the HAO123 for you?
      Is it the same on clean USB type of installation?

  • Dark Magician

    Infinite loading occurs often.

  • L33t4opera

    Two things, which I really like in this build:
    1. You can now switch between tabs from 1 to 9 using Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, and so on,
    2. Adding a new folder from the Heart menu (when the browser:flags#trees-in-bookmarks, and browser:flags#improved-bookmark-popup are enabled) works better now, also on Linux.

    I appreciate this, thank you 😉

    • BK

      wow, you really do test for all 3 platforms and all streams? Were you considering applying for a job?

  • Herr Pietrus

    Is there another way of giving you the feedback?… Ok, perhaps BM wasn’t bad but does it mean that it’s design will be good for the Discover?
    Oh, I see – again we get MORE SPACE! These time for discover entries… Cool!

    • BK

      I can’t really understand what’s your feedback. Can you rephrase please? 🙂

      • Herr Pietrus

        I’ve only wondered who and how gave you that positive feedback 😛 But ok, I’ve also said, that BM wasn’t the worst thing….

        And my opinion about the new discover? One third/one fourth of rhe screen wasted by the huge category list only because… BM looks the same. I thought that on the Discover page content is the most important thing and you don’t change the categories so often as you change folders browsing your bookmarks so the drop-donw menu is the best solution…

        Now big part of the screen is occupied not only by your huge toolbar but also by the category list which I need only when I finish browsing the most recent news. IMHO very stupid.

        So, another thing spoiled because you have strange “dark” vision of the UI…

        • BK

          I will check why it’s so big, and if we can make it smaller. It seems to me it should be possible. Thanks for feedback.

          • Herr Pietrus

            I’m not sure if you understand my point of view. 🙂 It’s not “so big”… I mean – it has, of course, the same size as the list of the folders in the Bookamrk Manager… but yes, on the Discover page it is too big. And it’s completely unneeded in that shape. Drop-down menu was IMHO the best solution – especially that there are quiet big gaps between the articles tiles (and it’s ok, but not when you have limited space on the screen for them…)

          • BK

            I got your POV, and I share it :). We do waste a lot of space, and there is not much space left for content, which is especially the case for small resolutions.

          • Herr Pietrus

            Wow! I’m shocked. Really. No one admitted that new internal sites’ design wastes a lot of space till now…

  • Dark Magician

    Out of memory errors…

    • You have a lot of windows & tabs open?

      • Dark Magician

        It’s not an RAM issue, it started with 31 beta now, for tabs, they crash and say out of memory, even tough there is plenty of free RAM.

        • Leonardo Gomes
          • Dark Magician

            No. Comodo IS.
            Also, there is page unavailable for bookmarks on cold boot, refresh and it works.
            All problems started with 31, there weren’t there before.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Have you checked with Comodo disabled?

            Anything changes if you disable browser://flags/#mse-h264-support ?

    • iosaddict

      I have the same issue as well.
      OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
      CPU: Intel Core i5 4460
      GPU: 2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
      RAM: 8GB
      Storage: 119GB PLEXTOR PX-128M6S (SSD)

      Extension: uBlock

      • iosaddict

        I tested with another other Win 8.1 Pro x64 PC with Avira running and it is working fine.

  • Druszlak

    My bookmarks menu under Omenu is still empty despite many pages in bookmarks:
    http://oi62.tinypic.com/jh6iyo.jpg

    Is this issue at least noted?

    • Wando Schneider

      Yes. Known issue.

      • Druszlak

        Thanks. Hope it will be fixed till stable.

        • Wando Schneider

          It’s the first release of 31x on beta channel, so there’s a bunch of bug fixing till it lands on stable. 😉

    • BK

      Fixed in developer, should be available in next dev release, and ported to beta and final asap.

  • Joe438

    why was the mouse wheel scroll image/icon removed? can it be returned? Also, what is it called?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I guess it’s a (known?) bug.

  • dflyra

    The new speed-dial is HORRIFIC!!!! And I cannot go back – What happened to the experimental start page? One thing is for sure: I cannot live with this abomination of a speed-dial.
    I also noticed that I can’t resize the tiles – This is a quantum leap backwards!

    • Joe438

      Oh, the drama… Let’s wait and see what Opera does with this first. Worse case scenario we can use an extension to revert to the old speed dial or just use an earlier version of Opera.

      • Herr Pietrus

        Oh, the feedback!

      • Jammet Leopard

        When it comes to program development, waiting only ever helps if you know they work in the right direction. With this, we know they go in the opposite direction. So all you *can* do is complain.

        • Joe438

          Or better yet, offer constructive criticism. dflyra was throwing a temper tantrum. Take a look at the developer forum and you will see that there are several more improvements coming to Speed dial that will give us ever greater control over speed dials.

          Opera 31 stable has just come out and my speed dial thumbnails look just the same as in previous versions because I like using the thumbnail images of the websites. Even better, I can customize the look in more ways than I could before.

    • Jammet Leopard

      You know it. I have no idea why they chose this terrible speed dial over the old one. But as soon as Vivaldi has better chrome extension integration, I’m done with Opera. So sad to leave, but it’s like they’re pushing me away.

  • ws79

    Too late for long time pre Opera 15 users. I will not use Chropera anymore.

    • jedy123

      Bye!

  • Gordon Freeman

    The names of the new speed dials are always left-aligned. I think centered like the old style is better !

  • Zin

    I miss old opera 12 GUI where i could put the toolbar buttons ANYWHERE, even on tab bar, i didnt have to go with one color only (sand ftw) and i noticed the size of installer grew up, but this one got its size reduced in almost 3 MB recently and its GUI allows more than on Opera 31 http://www.palemoon.org/

    • Monotrema

      glad for you. adios

  • This seems to solve a lot of the problems I was having with v.30. I have the beta all set up and quite to my liking. Planning to stick with it. Is it safe to uninstall 30 at this point?

    • Wando Schneider

      It’s hard to say. Usually, the first build delivered on a channel can contain some bugs. But i was using 31 on developer as my default browser and it’s pretty stable.

      • Depends on how much I wanna gamble, eh? Gotcha. Thanks. I’ll let it ride for a day or two before getting rid of the other.

        • Wando Schneider

          😉

  • LoverOfLife

    Please, add more countries in Discover (like Romania). Thank you 🙂

    • Sla Master

      Yeah, for me (also from Romania) is useless to have Discover if I don’t get news from my country.

  • proxxy

    Still CapsLock bug on Mac OS X Yosemite (cannot close a tab with middle click when capslock is activated).

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      Confirmed as DNA-39984.

  • jedy123

    I have a few folders on my bookmarks bar and when saving bookmarks with the heart icon, it would be nice to have the option to be able to select these folders to save to.

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      Heart icon is a quick way to add page to Unsorted Bookmarks. Adding directly to bookmarks bar folder is as quick ad clicking on the folder and Add page button.

  • no theme showed in the sd of an incognito window? seems to be a bug.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s known afaik.

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      It’s known issue. We’re working on it. Thanks!

  • Sidney Moraes

    Pdf viewer is not opening pdf files properly.

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      Hi, which platform are you using?

      • Sidney Moraes

        Windows 8.1

    • Joe438

      can you describe what happens when you open the pdf possibly with an example?

      • Sidney Moraes

        When I open a pdf, it is loaded completely, I see blank spaces where should have text.

        • Joe438

          I have had this bug as well. It is tricky in that it does not consistently appear. I have reported it as a bug and discovered that when it does occur I can go into opera://plugins and I will see that both pdf viewers are running at the same time. I then must turn off the Opera pdf viewer and leave the Chrome one on and I can then view the pdf just fine. Leaving the opera pdf viewer on and the chrome pdf viewer off does not work.

          I actually prefer the Opera pdf viewer, but the chrome one works just fine.

          • Sidney Moraes

            Both must be enabled, if I disable one of them it simply does not work.

          • Joe438

            Ah, you were able to get it to work with both enabled. That is good. For me the problem was fixed only by disabling the Opera pdf viewer and leaving the chrome pdf viewer on.

    • BK

      Thanks for letting us know. This is known bug, fixed internally, should be available with next developer, beta and final update. – DNA-35815

  • led9ru

    On the start page, panel around the search bar BECAME not transparent!

    I like transparent, i like see baground image under glass search bar = it’s not there anymore.. 🙁

  • cxpfhrvd

    epic privacy browser…

    https://www.epicbrowser.com/

  • oic

    discover is the worst feature in opera imho. Make the browser feel like bloatware,

    • dflyra

      Agreed 100%

    • Marc

      No, discover is a great feature in my opinion! Really useful if you want news for a specific topic. What would be great though, is a feature to include rss feeds.

    • oic

      If Opera isn’t make much money or any money from Discover feature, please consider removing it and move the Discover its own News section on Opera homepage, so those who want opera to provide their news could still do so

  • LoverOfLife

    Win 7 x64, flash NPAPI, says “update flash”. I updated to PPAPI, and hd videos on Youtube plays choppy. Html5 doesn’t work either.. Cleaned cache. What to do ? Any help please

    • L33t4opera

      Hi LoverOfLife, please try this, maybe it will help in your case.

      • LoverOfLife

        This (opera:flags#disable-accelerated-video-decode) was already disabled in my case, and i unchecked also (Use hardware acceleration when available) The same result, cannot playback well. Back to Stable 🙁 thanks anyway

        • L33t4opera

          Please check if disabling of the opera:flags#tab-audio-indicator flag, helps.

    • BK

      Windows 7 x64 N ?

      • LoverOfLife

        No, it’s not N edition

        • BK

          thanks. can you share your CPU and GPU?

          • LoverOfLife

            A little embarrassed now, because i do not own a high end pc, it’s an mediocre pc. Intel pentium D 2,8 Ghz with Nvidia geforce 210 1 gb ram, and 4 gb of ram

          • LoverOfLife

            But on Stable with NPAPI everything works fine

          • BK

            Thanks a lot for all the details.

          • LoverOfLife

            You welcome

    • BK

      and what do you mean by HTML5 doesn’t work either? It’s choppy or not working at, stopping after 10 sec, etc?

      • LoverOfLife

        10 seconds it’s working fine, but then stoping and losing frames

        • BK

          OK, we have some crashes for this in the pipeline

          • LoverOfLife

            Ok, keep it up 🙂

  • Gloriam

    I can no longer use the Opera Discovery feature, usually I browse with two windows next to each other, works fine when the webpages actually adjust themselves to this, Discovery doesn’t.. Did you guys even test this?

  • sssas

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH OPERA NOW? HAO123.COM HOME PAGE (WHICH IS A GARBAGE SITE IN CHINA) IS OPEN IN A NEW TAB EVERY TIME I START OPERA. I can understand that you needs financing to continue Opera’s development, But I serious hope that you gays didn’t go this way.

    • BK

      no worries, this is being reverted now.

      • sssas

        well, thank you! for a second, I thought Opera(Chinese Version) will gone bad like rest of Chinese software……

  • DizzyRobot

    Hello to Opera fans not in China, and the staff of Opera not realizing perfectly at what your company is busy. Opera keeps stupid and disgusting location-based forcing start page code in the products since developer 31.0.1876.0, to open hao123.com every time Opera is launched, only for users in China, and now it eventually spreads to beta channel. If you dont know what i am talking about, you can find the code “custom_start_pages” in the file “Opera beta31.0.1889.16resourcesdefault_partner_content.json”. It’s easy to read what that code is doing, “custom_start_pages”, “location”, “cn”, “http://www.hao123.com/index.html?tn=94475379_hao_pg”. It only takes effect in China, but it exists in your file already no matter where you are. In older version of beta, this code didnt exist. If some one is going to reply to me that my computer is disrupted by malware, go find that code by yourself first, you will find your PC “disrupted” as well.

    • Marko Koivuniemi

      Interesting finding – it would be nice to know what’s behind this. Of course money, but still…

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      DZZyROB and sssas, a workaround:
      Close Opera, go to the subbfolder RESOURCES of the actual version (for example C:Program Files (x86)Opera31.0.1889.16resources and rename the file default_partner_content.json, for example to default_partner_content.json.orignal. Restart Opera. Now you can create your on search engines and use your own shortcuts and this start page should be gone.

    • BK

      Thanks for pointing this out again 🙂 We are working on improvements.

  • daniellz

    Wait, why is Beta version are bigger than Dev? (31.0.1889.16 and 31.0.1876.0)

    • Joe438

      because it is more developed than the developer version. Soon a new developer version will be out.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      And here we go again…. 😀

  • Herr Pietrus

    Ok, I know that there is a forum, but using that blog may be faster…. I’ve got general question about Opera:

    WHY I have to allow Opera to connect to the Google DNS if I want to browse the web?! Why Opera forces such connections?

  • proxxy

    I do not know if it’s me or is bug, but yahoo mail shows two search boxes and can’t remember password (i have to enter my password every time when access yahoo mail, even if “keep me signed in” is checked).
    Windows 7 64bit, last opera beta.

  • firuz_u7

    Zhenis
    когда будет доступна полная синхронизация темы оформления и расширений, и когда будет доступна древо в закладках и новы контролер добавления закладок, еще хотелось бы узнать opera x64 для windows, ну и два вида опера турбо 2 заранее спасибо

    Zhenis
    It will be available when the full synchronization themes and extensions, and when the tree is available in the tabs are new controller and add bookmarks, still would like to know opera x64 windows, and of two types of Opera Turbo 2 thanks in advance

  • Paladium

    add more countries in discover seccion

  • natankraps

    Sounds good 🙂

  • nanana1

    From this Opera 31 Beta version onwards, it seems that NPAPI Flash is not working anymore. Can Opera Deshtop Team consider to include the PPAPI PepperFlash in the Opera Beta package and make it work out of the box after installing, eg. Google Chrome, ?

    • nanana1

      The immediate impact is that the installer file size will increased by 16MB.

  • escruting

    Now it is possible to drag and drop files from the downloads popup. VERY needed change guys. I dont know why you dont express better the things you implement in your blogposts…

    THANKS, now i can drag the subtitles directly to VLC when i want to watch a tv show, and i do that several times a day, so this is a great improvement. Cheers.

  • Lacedaemon

    @zhenisbeisekov

    TL;DR “Save tabs as Speed Dial folder” has become problematic if not obsolete with the new Speed Dial, saving urls and not thumbnails by default.

    8 months ago you asked for scenarios where the new SD was bad, I gave you 2 scenarios, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/operablogdesktop/visual_bookmarks_in_opera_25_for_computers/#comment-1637736047 http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/10/visual-bookmarks-opera-for-computers/#comment-1637809195 , 55 people upvoted it, your colleague Thorben Bochenec responded to that http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/10/visual-bookmarks-opera-for-computers/#comment-1637936571 and http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/10/visual-bookmarks-opera-for-computers/#comment-1637937846 . (At this point allow me to greet the usual fanboys and their ghouls of this blog, who attacked me numerous times with vulgar personal insults, you know who you are dudes!)

    So let’s come back to the subject. What did you do? You added the url title under the tile. Let’s come to that scenario again. I want to often check prices of different items, I open them in the background since they are many, and then click on “Save tabs as Speed Dial folder” to have them on my SD for checking. Here is the result of it: http://postimg.org/image/k38o2fhk7/full/

    And here is the result of doing the same with the old Speed Dial you so eagerly removed. http://postimg.org/image/3mvz7dyzl/full/

    Let’s be honest here -like I’m always am: what anyone can see is the same problematic, unergonomic, unproductive, WRONG state of it of more than 8 months ago. You think that your work with SD is done? I’d say you have to rethink about it and at least fix that default behavior of saving the url instead of the webpage preview in the first place.

    • Jammet Leopard

      The new speed dial is horrific. I loved the old speed dial. This is just a big screen of garbage to me now. Little rectangles of useless click-mes that don’t show me any graphical indication of where they go.

  • mikemanger

    Shortcuts seem to randomly stop working for me (ctrl+t, ctrl+c). I have tried disabling all my extensions but no luck. Windows 8.1

  • Dark Magician

    Infinite loading

    Keeps disabling some extensions for no reason

    And as mentioned out of memory errors, empty Speed Dial on cold boot…

    • Neo

      Yeah, these out of memory errors are ridiculous. Every. Single. Tab. And this is 31 stable!

  • Dart

    I don’t know what you do, but now yotube works great at windows 7×32 sp1 with html5. Thank you very much.

  • Илья Найдов

    Google Play Music consistently fails to switch to next track if the tab is in the background…

  • L33t4opera

    New Opera beta 31.0.1889.50, and the change log.

  • Ulisses Augusto

    opera link not sycing anymore, no speed dial, passwords just bookmarks, aweful update.

  • Omid Fantastic

    Please add persian language to opera.

    chrome & fire fox have persian language.

  • Tom André Nordheim

    The Facebook in-browser chat seems to be broken with this version on both mac os and windows.

  • Mouad Brc

    why adobe flash player does not work

  • This so called newer better 31 is garbage. Keeps crashing, wiping out preference tabs GARBAGE. Hate it. Opera was once upon a time a blazing fast browser, now it won’t even open my WordPress.com blog page, I have to switch to Firefox. Speed Dial should be renamed Slow Drag. Have to turn off computer and the disk check finds 100 problems with Opera. Nice browser to destroy your computer.

  • no file menu, discovery keeps loading the same news piece over and over, jesus pal if this is the kind of opera you guy upgraded me to I do not want it!, there is absolutely no way to customize this browser, 5 instances per page gez!!! and the news are you guys biased or peddlers for the washington post while getting on your knees to try and get them to pay for?