As October starts, our area here gets very colorful: leaves on the trees begin to show opulent reds, oranges and yellows while the others are still green, with some subdued browns here and there. It is one of the days when the sun is shining; much lower over the horizon than during summer days, its light is particularly warm and pleasant.

On such a day, we would like to give you a regular Opera Stable update. The macOS 10.12 early adopters should be particularly happy, as there are even more fixups for Opera Stable running on Sierra. We have also fixed the backspace which stubbornly navigated back in history even when the address field was focused. And, now it is again possible to seamlessly import Firefox bookmarks.

Also, Chromium has been updated to the 53.0.2785.116 version.

If there are any issues you would like to turn our attention to, please let us know!


Installation links:

The changelog is available here.

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  • first to comment

    opera://about/ The relaunch button does not work (might be 16 windows and a few tabs in each window), also might be the pixelation bug on first load on macOS 10.12

    There is another Chromium update already, a few security fixes https://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/09/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_29.html

    • Aneta Reluga

      Yeah, it just takes a while to adjust and test the engine with new Chromium version, so probably with the next release. Thanks!

      • SoniC

        Hi Aneta, long time no chit-chat 😉
        I just noticed that in the post regarding opera stable update — I just tested the recommended VPN “fix” in the current Opera Dev version on Win8.1 x64 and it wooooooorks!
        Enough to clean “Third party services data” (just to be sure selected to clean everything from the beginning). Now I can use the VPN again! Yay!

        • Aneta Reluga

          🙂

      • Ricardo

        You guys must have some problem with that. Other competitors doesn’t demonstrate such difficult to update the Chrome engine. Opera 15+ never release with Chrome fully updated.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Do they have their own UI? Do they have the same features? They are different products despite the fact that they all are browsers.

          • Ricardo

            Try Vivaldi first and see that it has a much more modified UI than Opera.
            Still, Opera may have some bad code dependency or just negligence that makes the update harder than it should be.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I may be wrong but I guess Vivaldi’s UI is (mainly) HTML based.

            Anyway, it’s not just the UI. Opera is not just a skin for Chromium.

      • I do wait (I see the bug more on Windows than on macOS), might be a bug with having many windows and tabs open, the button does not work, the same thing happens with the ad speed test

        • Bali505

          I had 5 windows open, each with 100-200 tabs…
          (Damn! Time to clear them out a bit… :D)

          …and it worked perfectly fine for me.

          • It stopped working fro me around Opera 38 with many windows & tabs and the restart to update button (the same issue breaks the ad blocker speedtest)

            many days ago I did 175 tabs in 25 Windows

  • Jan Pospieszalski

    Can you block nasty popups (I mean all popups) on piratebay page?

    • Jan Pospieszalski

      I mean, we have 40 version of browser and it cant handle with popups? Popups was 10 years a go, having problem with it in 2016 is… just silly. Or just give us option “block every popup on this site” like on the old Opera <12.x.

      • They popups that open in the background?

        • Jan Pospieszalski

          Yes – they opens new browser windows (not tabs) with some ads. Ads often are agresive – when you try to close them, it show alerts like its is your last chanve etc.

  • VfBFan

    The key combination “Ctrl + Shift + V” no longer works in the address field. :-/

    • Aneta Reluga

      Confirmed, thanks.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Confirmed, thanks for pointing this out.

      • ktxgio

        sometimes works and anytimes not: if you select url field ctrl+shift+v does not work, if you click in any part of a page (not on a link) url field is not selected anymore and ctrl+shift+v work

        • Marcin Mitek

          You are right, it won’t work in focused addressfield. If it’s not focused – it is works as expected.

  • kesha2000

    I’m having constant hangs and crashes on a tablet when interacting with fly-out menus (vpn, downloads, adblock, tab menu) using touch. I’m pretty sure this was fixed in O39 some time ago, but after O40 update it came back again :(.
    Can’t check this update right now, but I assume it still there as I can tell by the changelog.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Yes, sincere apologies for this. It is internally known as DNA-51595 and fixed for 41 and 42. We are doing our best to backport it to 40 as well.

      • kesha2000

        That’s ok, now as I know it’s confirmed I’m confident in future fix. Thanks!

  • ktxgio

    thanks for new release!

  • Gerard

    Hi! It seems there’s a problem with the repository. I can’t update the package opera-stable using the following commands:
    1. «apt-cache upgrade»
    2. «apt-get install –upgrade opera-stable».

    The installation gets stuck at 0%, it’s like it can’t download any package. Then I checked your server with «ping deb.opera.com» and it returns ~80ms, it’s ok.

    My Opera version is: «40.0.2308.62». With the command «apt-cache madison opera-stable» I get the new version with the server URI: «opera-stable | 40.0.2308.81 | https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable/non-free i386 Packages». Is it ok?

    Any idea on how to solve this? Thanks in advance.

  • webaschtl

    Since Opera v40.x – and this newest update, too – e.g. this page does not display/load any more, only parts of the page: http://www.fussball.de/spieltag/kreisklasse-a2-pforzheim-kreis-pforzheim-kreisklasse-a-herren-saison1617-baden/-/staffel/01SI3232U0000002VS54898DVUT1ITIP-G#!/section/matches

    I have to use IE, Firefox, … 🙁

    • Works fine here.

      Maybe some extension is causing problems?

    • Spideymang

      Load great here, I had had an issue with flash (because Opera uses the same files that uses Chrome to load flash, to get the fix try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9XsCIlPiMs if you have also chrome in parallel)

    • webaschtl

      Hmm, another screenshot: https://abload.de/img/2016-10-04_shot_0020eo9l.jpg

      → left the page in a private window, right the same page with the missing elements in a “normal/public” window – now with deactivated extensions:

      I opened the page in several others browsers, too (Win10), e.g. Chrome – no problems…

    • Falconet

      Works fine for me. With Opera ad blocker and a Facebook blocker extension.

    • Cryio

      Works flawless in Opera v40, with adblock on W10.

  • Ghirahim

    Searching for … Opera developer …

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Being developed. 🙂

      • BK

        Most probably tomorrow, with new chrome 55 engine and new bugs 😉

        • SiMcarD

          Oh yes! I was starting to get bored with the old bugs. 😛

  • Łukasz Grzesik

    I have strange and small annoying bug with Opera Developer on Ubuntu 16.10, Opera don’t use Unity global menu feature. I tested this on virtual machine with freshly installed Ubuntu 16.10 (just for eliminate my potential user errors and possibly system update issues) and Opera show “Menu” button instead using panel menu like Chrome or Firefox.

    I use Ubuntu 16.10 updated from 16.04, on 16.04 Opera show menus on top panel.

    • Łukasz Grzesik

      Strange, maybe one of latest system updates fix this issue.

  • Jozka Jozin

    Youtube fullscreen doesn’t working :/
    macOS Sierra

    http://imgur.com/a/LDHlx

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks, it is reported as DNA-57372 for the record.

    • Ahmed AL-Jaber

      thats is unfixable.. its natife error from chromium itselfes … same with blurry text in windows …

  • Who can tell me why colors are so washed out on the video pop-up?

    • Maybe because in version 40 the video pop-out is not hardware accelerated

  • Ricardo

    Unfortunately, the latest security update for Chrome is 53.0.2785.143, which was released almost 1 week ago.

    • Marko Koivuniemi

      Unfortunately you don’t understand process of software development. You can’t just throw in new stuff.

      • Ricardo

        Yes, you can and should when it is just a security patch. Also, it must have been thoroughly tested by Google before going into Stable branch.
        What I can’t understand is the laziness or negligence in keeping users secure. I’m waiting the day Opera will be publicly considered an insecure browser. Good old days of Opera <12 being the most secure browser are over.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Google tested in on Opera too?

          And it’;s not like if opera is taking months to get those Chromium updates.

          Do you really think that if things stop working because of issues brought by the intake, people would think “OK, I can’t use my favourite pages but at least I’m secure”? Of course not.

          • Ricardo

            They should implement it as a module. A module can be upgraded independently of the rest of the software. Security updates don’t change/add functionalities, so nothing should break.
            And yes, Mobile version is taking months and months to upgrade. Desktop version is taking what? Weeks?
            PS: And for “testing takes looong time”. That’s why professional programmers write automated Unit Tests, to be able to test things in seconds or minutes.

          • Leonardo Gomes
          • Leonardo Gomes

            It seems to me that Opera’s mobile versions are being revised, changed so they may need to do it without changing the engine that often.

            About automated tests, Opera probably does lots of them but they will only point some possible issues, they will not fix the problems found.

            BTW: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2016/10/opera-stable-40-0-2308-81-update/#comment-2932632859

  • PlonPlon

    I have the block pop-up function enabled in the settings but a website in particular keeps opening pop-ups. How can I prevent this behaviour?

    Windows 10 here.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Can you provide the offending URL please?

      • PlonPlon

        Here is the URL, but be careful as the pop up can be malicious and try to install malwares (my antivirus blocked a trojan). The site was working fine until yesterday (never had pop up and malware issues).

        http://filmvf.ws/chapeau-melon-et-bottes-de-cuir-1976-saison-1-streaming.html/11

        • Aneta Reluga

          Ok, thanks a lot. I’ll try it out on a sandboxed virtual machine after a while.

          • PlonPlon

            Yes Aneta, that’s what it does, But this behaviour happened only after I upgraded Opera to the latest stable. It was not doing this before. Or maybe, by coincidence the website changed its behaviour? It’s Windows Defender that caught the Trojan (WIN 10). Your help is appreciated, thank you.

        • Ari

          Best Antivirus is ublock origin extension 😉 pop-up is even closed by itself.

          • PlonPlon

            Thank you Ari, I will check that extension.
            Happy and safe surfing!

  • roland48

    I have now this message when I open Opera because the opening page is not the same as usual :
    Kaspersky
    Internet Security
    ACCESS DENIED
    The requested URL cannot be provided

    URL:

    http://www.isanalyze.com/watch?key=77d0b

    Blocked by Web Anti-Virus

    Reason: dangerous URL

    Click here if you believe that the web page has been blocked by mistake.

    Detection method: databases
    Message generated at: 09:30:26

    What can I do to suppress this page?

    • Aneta Reluga

      Wait, please help me understand your issue: you are getting a warning from Kaspersky when you are trying to access the URL indicated below, or did the URL somehow appear as a redirect from some other URL? Looks like some malware you have out there.

      • Aneta Reluga

        Ok, I did a basic Web search and seems that this article might have a comprehensive solution to your issue:

        https://malwaretips.com/remove-isanalyze-com/

      • roland48

        Yes I got this message from Kaspersky when I opened Opera, because the opening page is no longer ‘accès rapide’ (quick access in english), as I mentionned it in  previous email.

  • Michal

    How do I turn off auto-update?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Try renaming ‘opera_autoupdate.exe’.

      • redfox

        Doesn’t it also disable updating VPN servers list, extensions, settings… ?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Good question. I don’t know.

        • Юлия

          I use the portable Opera and always delete both opera_autoupdate.exe and opera_crashreporter.exe files. Opera works fine, extensions get updated properly and VPN also works (I get to choose between five countries currently).

      • Michal

        Thank you 🙂

    • BK

      Why would you like to do that?

      • Michal

        I miss news on my SD in O41, so gonna stick with O40 for a while 🙂

  • Hindu Papanreu

    Missing extension icons still exist in this version as well. Can anybody please fix it? It is there for many versions. Why it’s so difficult to fix it?

    When I start opera in private window from jump list, all the extension icons disappear. They are all allowed to work in Private mode, they all keep working but icons are missing.

    Please fix it!!!!

    • Aneta Reluga

      I have just refreshed the issue – for the record, it is now DNA-57376 and I hope it gets some priority now. Sorry for the trouble.

      • Hindu Papanreu

        Thank you Aneta. Hope someone takes care of it.

        Best

  • Gordon Freeman

    WOW …
    This update makes surfing noticable faster !!!

    • Ahmed AL-Jaber

      you mean smoother scroll ?

      • Gordon Freeman

        Sorry for my late reply.
        I just mean that the pages loading faster !

  • NotKoslovKolosovsky

    Could you make it possible to change the keys attributed to each seach engine?
    Of it already is, where? Because at least here (http://imgur.com/a/we6PR ) it doesn’t let me.

  • alligoodw

    On my system, HP Envy Spectre laptop, this version is not as snappy as the last version; seems a little slower in loading pages and moving from site to site. Other than that, a great build.

    • Ari

      Try disabling this flag it made Opera a bit snappier for me
      chrome://flags/?search=alternative#submodule-native-theme-alt

      • alligoodw

        This worked. Opera is up to speed. I would say moving faster than a speeding bullet.

        • Ari

          I’m glad it worked 🙂

  • Michal

    I would like to go back to previous page after hitting Backspace.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You can do it in Settings > Browser > Shortcuts > Configure shortcuts.

      • webaschtl

        “Disqus” schrieb (Mi, 05.10.2016, 13.57 Uhr):

      • Michal

        thanks

  • Кostadin

    Thank you for the new 42 build 🙂

  • Stu

    This has probably been asked before but will we be getting an adblock feature that allows us to right-click and block individual elements on a page? That’s the only thing that’s keeping me from switching from ublock.

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’m afraid it’s not planned at this moment. Can’t say anything about the future plans though.

    • Ahmed AL-Jaber

      you should support some blog by using native opera adblok, or acceptable ads from ABP.

      • Stu

        Well, no. I whitelist plenty sites while using ublock but it’s my choice as to what those sites are and to what ads I find acceptable. Being able to block individuals elements is necessary for egregious ads that interfere with usability on some sites.

  • Ioan Mihail Barboi

    Bring back DiffieHellman (DHE) for key groups greater than 2048bits (or equal to).
    I know chromium dev decided otherwise but can you lobby or patch please ?

    It’s a big mistake not to allow standard diffie-hellman ephemeral for key exchange for groups bigger than 2048 and make an excuse by saying 512/1024 bits keys are insecure. 2048, 3072, 4096, 5120, 6144, 7168, 8192, … keys and so on are not insecure!

    Pretty please !

  • Максимка

    Hi, guys!

    @anet_qa:disqus from last two Stable version updates I can’t raise “Clean broweser data..” (Ctrl+Del+Shift) window when focus located in address bar. To raise it I have to focus Speed Dial and press this combination. It’s uncomfortable, please, fix it as soon as possible. Really.

    • Aneta Reluga

      This is the same behavior in all streams (Win7). I’ll dig around but cannot promise anything.

  • Freedom Freedom

    I don’t use personal news, vpn, and ad blocker features. Could you add options for choosing some features at first install ?. I dont want any unnecessary burden on browser.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Wouldn’t it be easier to just don’t use them?

      • Hetai-Na

        News options > alternatives

      • Freedom Freedom

        i think you missed this “… I dont want any unnecessary burden on browser.”
        I wanna use a lighter browser, and i think many people could want this. For example google chrome, many people choose this because of simplicity and speed.
        Vpn and ad blocker done but personal news completely unneccessary.

        • Ari

          LOL. Opera is as fast as Chrome and being more original, like having VPN, adblocking, battery saver, news, etc. If you don’t want them disable them in Settings menu and news disable them through start page menu, that’s it. It won’t take up more/less RAM/CPU because of not having those features installed. It will if you use them or not.

          • Freedom Freedom

            calm down whizz kid. I didn’t compare chrome and opera. It was an example.
            I think you didn’t get me. I talked about a lighter browser, if theese features can be optional during the installation, people can choose which they want to use. And opera will be a lighter browser without theese features.

          • Ari

            Lighter in terms of what. KB on the hard drive then you’re right. I have already told you what happen if you don’t use them.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Well, even if Opera’s installer had this option, it probably would only hide the UI part of the unchecked features as its code may still be there.

    • Ahmed AL-Jaber

      that feature works as extention; if you disable it in option. the feature will not even loaded into RAM.

  • Octavian Lari

    Animation fps dropped significantly after the update.

  • Algy

    Just tried to give Opera another try after completely deleting it a while ago because of repeated crashes and other problems (before version 40, Opera was my default browser and worked fine).
    I loaded the clean download 40.0.2308.81 into my Ubuntu Mate system and got “Page Crashed” when opening it or trying to do anything at all!!
    I have been trying many other browsers and Opera is the only one misbehaving.
    Oh well, it’s goodbye Opera again!!

  • VfBFan

    The search with shortcuts in the address bar is somehow broken.
    For example: Create a custom search on “jpc.de” and search somewhat with the address bar (e.g. j + search term), it founds nothing.
    If I highlight the word and then search it with the context menu, tada… something is found.

  • Sowrabh N R S

    Why does `Ctrl + 9` take to the 9th tab instead of the last tab when Chrome and Firefox do it correctly? Often times, we want to navigate to the last tab open in the window, there’s no way to do that in Opera. And sadly there’s no way for me to assign a shortcut for it too 🙁

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Why it should bring the last tab?

      If Ctrl + 1 is for first tab, Ctrl + 2 for the second and so on, the logic would be that Ctrl + 9 take the 9th tab.

  • hipo

    Since the update, I cannot watch Amazon Prime Video nor Netflix. The video player controls are behind the actual video, so I need to switch to Google Chrome to watch those videos. Youtube videos are working though, but some other video players aren’t showing the controls at all too.
    On Amazon, everything outside the video (close button, etc) is clickable. On netflix nothing is clickable (back button) and the playback bar isn’t showing up at all (I assume it is displayed behind the video)

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/876da0508660864

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Don’t know about Amazon Prime as I don’t have access but Netflix is working fine here.
      Windows 10 here if that matters.

      • Amazon Prime uses HTML5 for Opera (Safari and a few others get Silverlight player), they are also investigating broken HDCP detection

        Might check to see if http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ is updated for the PPAPI plug in

        • hipo

          Thanks, but I did an update for flash now and the issue still occurs.
          Using Windows 10 14393.222.

          I think this is a layer issue. Before the actual video image is shown (black background), all controls are clickable and visible, but when the video image is displayed it just shows on top of the controls.

          • Any difference after yesterdays Microsoft updates?

        • hipo

          Nothing has changed since the windows update 🙁
          I confirm that this is a HTML5 issue as my web interface for the Plex Media Server also “hides” the video controls.
          Other Flash based web players are working flawlessly.

  • Ich Bin Deine Tod

    why synchronization is not working?

    • Aneta Reluga

      Hi, what exactly is not working in synchronization? You cannot log in, or you’re not getting any data, or anything else?…

      • Ich Bin Deine Tod

        When you log in to sync, it crashes with the error something went wrong

        • Aneta Reluga

          Ok, thanks a lot. We’ll investigate.

          • Ich Bin Deine Tod

            Sync today again not working, why? I have just 100 led login and password resets constantly

      • Ich Bin Deine Tod

        Maybe the problem is in the servers opera?

  • Facebook live videos are choppy or fail to load (uses Flash Player (is updated as is the OS)) anyone else see that?

    macOS 10.12

  • Clicktoplay is broken on tv.xfinity.com

    About less than a second to click the flash content for clicktoplay

  • LoverOfLife

    I can’t view Facebook videos anymore, why?

  • Freedom Freedom

    adblocker and vpn are not fast enough already. Extension the ‘uBlock Origin’ is visible manner faster than operas ad blocker and ‘browsec’ is faster than operas vpn.
    It would be better that adding “block ad” option to ad blocker.

  • hspdion

    I’m on macOS Sierra with the latest stable build. The “recently closed / open tabs” dropdown menu icon has disappeared in the right corner of the tab bar. How do I get it back?

    It shows up fine in the developer release.

  • Cookie Monster

    Is the lag when scrolling on sites with fixed background planned to be fixed? looks like the latest Chrome version finally have fixed that.

    On Firefox and IE no issue.

  • Mike Robinson

    I’m using 40.0.2308.81 on Linux and I am getting SSL errors for multiple common domains used as CDNs (https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com, https://code.jquery.com, and even https://www-static-blogs.operacdn.com and https://www-static.operacdn.com). Even this page doesn’t load correctly. It says the certificates have been revoked, however when checking these domains with the tools on https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ and https://www.digicert.com/help/ it says the certificates have NOT been revoked. Is anyone else having this problem? http://imgur.com/Y9ZhfLx

  • Bernice Stangenberg

    Tasks in task bar for windows 7 try to find the folder for 40.0.2308.54, which doesn’t exist because this is version .81. So I can no longer open a separate window or another window or a private window. I am going to try to create a ‘fake’ folder and see if that works.

  • UMaster 7

    adding adblock-lists via url doesn’t work correctly (green ok, but no effect on website, even after forced refresh and/or restarting Opera) 🙁

  • Built in ad block blocks the video player on https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/phony-computer-techs-shut-down

    macOS 10.12

  • Clicktoplay is broken on http://www.cpr.org/ when you try to play one of the audio streams

  • Hard to reproduce, but while in a private window if you open a new tab with the speeddial showing (and you have customized it) you sometimes get the default layout for a few seconds show.

    It has been in the last few versions, just is hard to reproduce (this last time it was after a 2 hour video on Youtube in fullscreen, then exit full screen then open a new tab and then see the glitch (does not matter if Flash or HTML5 video player seen it with both))

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera stable 40.0.2308.90 😉

  • jho

    DNA-56242 Whitelist some AV software certificates

    UI, I guess it is for VPN right? Quite annoying for peple who are not familiar with AV advanced settings.

  • Jean da Silva

    I’m having a netflix error recently with WidevineCdm, but I don’t have this plugin neither I can search it in the plugins for Opera. How can I use netflix with a impossible problem to solve?

  • Jean da Silva

    I’m having a netflix error recently with WidevineCdm, but I don’t have this plugin neither I can search it in the plugins for Opera. How can I use netflix with a impossible problem to solve?

  • I am using Windows (64-bit) Version: 60.0.3085.0. It really awesome and fast. I often write about security and find that opera often recognize viruses an prevent them.

    https://800techsupportscam.com/

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