Hi,

Recently, we have been busy with stable and beta updates, but today it’s time to update the developer channel. Today’s build is the first from the Opera 47 line, equipped with the new chromium 60.0.3095.5. Here are things worth mentioning:

  • Sometimes, the map was not visible on airbnb.com if ad blocker was turned on. Now it’s fixed and you can book your holiday 🙂
  • This build includes a bunch of languages fixes, especially the ones you spotted and reported
  • Visual fixes for some annoying glitches (you might not have spotted them, but we did)
  • Video pop out gets more tweaks
  • [macOS] Sidebar extensions have regained focus and are working correctly again
  • [macOS] Full screen is not broken anymore after auto-playing videos on YouTube
  • New check intervals for personal news: 3 and 6 hours
  • Bookmarks pop up sometimes contained “Finished” button while “View in Bookmarks” was expected – fixed
  • Bookmarks manager didn’t allow to restore folder from the trash bin – fixed
  • [Windows] [Security] We added .scf to the risky file extensions list
  • ‘Blinking address’ issue is fixed (some of you complained on that)
  • @Nico we fixed “Über%tragen…” in context menus – you’re welcome! 😉

See the list of all changes in the changelog.

Installation links:

Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager, Opera for computers. Previously Product Manager in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 10 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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  • L33t4opera

    Hi Maciej, congrats on the first release of the Opera developer 47 😉

    • Thank you. Enjoy 🙂

  • Leonardo Gomes

    It’s always good to see a new developer build coming in. 🙂

  • Eugene B.

    Fonts are finally look good again on HD3000. Thank you! 🙂

    • Glad to hear it works for you 🙂

  • pee

    When will the dual tab ‘Split screen mode’ from nuon concept browser be implemented in opera? is it in v.47?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      First we need to know if it will be implemented. 🙂 I wouldn’t expect it in a near future.

      • pee

        Well that’s exactly my question! When (or if) it will be released?

        I hope that this will be implemented soon.
        It is a killer feature that would distinguish opera over all other browsers!

        • Leonardo Gomes

          They usually don’t answer such questions.

          • Nekomajin43

            Because it does not matter at all. Many times replies remain unanswered. And when not, the answer is usually that roadmap and minor issues and design, blah blah blah.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Well, if you are looking for an answer saying exactly when something will happen then I guess you will never see it.

            Unless, maybe, if they are already implementing what is being discussed.

            Replying with due dates or versions for something to happen may cause several troubles.

          • Nekomajin43

            I don’t want answers. I want development done.

            Do you remember what they said after the chinese deal? Lot of new resources, faster development. Remember what they said after releasing the Neon? Features will be implemented in Opera.

            After 5 months, we only have a fucked up GUI with zero improvements. (Don’t dare to call a webpage being opened in a floating document window an improvement!) People are complaining about inconsistencies, the lack of contrast, invisible extension buttons and a lot of stuff.

            We had a mature, native GUI on every platform. There is nothing to justify this redesign, not even the new sidebar, which is by the way useless. Instead of making this piece of crap optional, a feature to choose, they trashed the whole stuff they worked on for years.

            On top of that, this is the 6th developer build since the release of the first 45 beta. The GUI is still bugged, and nothing changes from build to build. Which means we have to use this crap for at least another month, because they released and unfinished development, and expect us to use it as is.

            What is Opera now? Do they even develop software, or they are just a club of Photoshop wannabes? What they do now is very wrong.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Well, you just pointed out the reason – or one of them at least – for why they should talk as less as possible about the future: just because they released a concept browser with some features that they think may come to browsers in the future and someone said that some of them may come to regular Opera, people already assumed that it as promise and as something that would happen in a couple of versions and started demanding those features.

            People don’t understand that things take time, that a feature started being evaluated and worked on months, sometimes years before reach the public and not in the space of two builds as many mayu think.

            The new UI may have issues? For sure but it’s far from being something horrible as some are saying.
            And not all bugs affect all users and may not be easy to fix.

            Reborn is a big project as they said and all big projects need course corrections during the process of implemantation.

            I think that Opera is in the process of becoming a even more great browser but the path may not be easy.

          • Nekomajin43

            I understand that things take time. But it seems that developers don’t understand that people are not beta testers. If a feature is not finished, it has to be postponed to the next version.

          • Ari

            I don’t know if you noticed but you are writing this on developer posting, this is not even beta version. Regarding Reborn on stable, I’m not seeing any major bug.

          • Nekomajin43

            You must have something with your eyes, because 1) this is a developer build with only bug fixes, and 2) switch to the dark theme and see how the favicons look like.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I see your point but the truth is that users will always be testers at some point because it’s kind of impossible to test something on every possible scenario.
            Maybe big companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc may be able to achive most of those scenarios but there always be some missing.

            Also, any feature/change/whatever need to be released at some point at least to see how people react to it.

          • Nekomajin43

            You know that there is a borderline. Software will always have bugs, but releasing an incomplete feature with major bugs is unacceptable. It’s not about that they will add features later, but the current state lacks crucial fixes. Most of the extension buttons and favicons are invisible using the dark theme. We have two sidebars now, both with half of the functionality.

            If they have an internal roadmap and know how much time it will take to implement everything they plan, then they should not release the incomplete features until everything is done. It is unacceptable to force the users to use unfinished features.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Would all those issues some people are reporting be caught and addressed without the public release of the new UI? We don’t know but probably some of them wouldn’t.

          • Nekomajin43

            That’s the point of the dev channel, isn’t it?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Right but maybe they needed to check with a more widely audience as many of those bugs aren’t affecting everyone.

          • Nekomajin43

            I’d really like the see a statistic about how many bugs are reported after releasing a stable, and how many of them is new since the beta.

        • Can you share what would you like to use it for?
          It’s good to know what ways people like to use certain features it helps us when thinking about roadmap.

    • Юлия

      You can snap the windows to the sides of your monitor if you’re on Windows. Simply drag the window to the side edge or Win+LeftArrow / Win+RightArrow. It’s a system-wide feature. Most common desktop environments for Linux based operating systems also support this functionality.
      https://i.imgur.com/nCK1s0r.png

      • pee

        thanks for your comment! I know that feature of windows. I refer here to a native opera feature as was seen on the opera neon concept browser. It would be cool if opera 47 had the same feature!! Any idea when it will be implemented?

  • Marissa Tdai

    Turbo on/off still missing from “o menu”

    • Leonardo Gomes

      As far as I know, it’s by design.

      • Marissa Tdai

        Yes and we are requesting to have it (states in previous threads the valid reasons)back but no official reply

        • Leonardo Gomes

          They replied one of the comments saying that there are no plans to bring it back at the moment.

          • Marissa Tdai

            creaky missed it link please
            well it’s wrong decision imo

  • Leonardo Gomes

    On settings page, there is no way to see which option is selected nor it’s possible to select a different one:

    http://i.imgur.com/asI6qEVundefined.png

    • Eugene B.

      Yeah, I confirm that. Plus you forgot to add Changelog link to this blog post.

    • RafaellaG

      Can confirm this too.
      All radio buttons are inaccessible.

      Win 10×64 with Opera x64

    • epigast

      confirmed! (win 10-1703 + win 8.1, identical appearances)
      on settings page ca. >50% of the options aren’t cognizable, when trying to configure. All circles aren’t cognizable, the point when chosen isn’t there, dito blue colour. Only the square ones (a hook in it) are cognizable.
      And the VPN pulldown-menu is almost not readable:
      http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/11bc12-1496687323.jpg

      difficult, when one will change VPN-server. You should guess, and hope you hit the correct place in this “menu”. Configuration as a riddle. chapeau!

      this dev seems to be a bit to buggy opera (or is it crappy?), Not to use in this appearance.
      =>repairing instantly must be the motto…

      • Leonardo Gomes

        I’m not facing that panting issue with VPN dialog here.

        • epigast

          yep, arised on win8.1 only (win10-1703 = no), could be local – but: up to now in opera never seen an appearance as discribed.
          And rarely get such a faulty Opera-version as this dev… 🙁

    • Regnas

      Yep, that needs an urgent fix…..

  • iYuzver

    Please do it:

    Sidebar for For Vkontakte.
    Synchronization Extensions.
    Native translate in Chrome.
    Recently closed tabs 50+.
    Disable display open tabs.
    Display columns bookmarks: http://funkyimg.com/i/2mina.jpg
    Need a South Korea, Japan and China VPN!
    Management of downloading from a context menu: http://funkyimg.com/i/2jpGc.jpg
    The ability to move the extension icons on the panel.

    • That’s a neat list. Things got noted.

      • ratamies

        May I add my wish request too? Please add mouse gesture for ‘Clone tab’ action.

        • Noted. But that’s not a popular request.

          • Nekomajin43

            That’s why we need customisable mouse gestures…

          • qwerzaq

            By the way in Vivaldi has long been customizable mouse gestures

          • Nekomajin43

            Vivaldi has a lot of things. Sadly, not a native GUI.

          • qwerzaq

            Not a native GUI is the only one that pushes away from usage, but their functionality tempts, one advanced history of which only it costs to still drag and drop extensions and much more

    • DS2902

      + Discord still needs a sidebar

    • Regarding management of downloading from context menu. Options from you screen are present context menu: http://imgur.com/a/Nnnux Do you expect them to be available in different place?

  • Again Opera Turbo in the menu still not included again after 3 updates .. uwu
    But nice update still

    I prefer stay on Opera Stable in this case.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      As far as I know, it’s by design.

      • Ariane Lu

        Removed forever?

        • Turbo as such is not removed. You can still access it from settings.

          • Ariane Lu

            Thank you, found it. There still some issue since O45 Dev, such as: http://disq.us/p/1j9ryca

          • 🙂

            Oh… more issues… Would you mind adding some screens.

          • Ariane Lu

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

            See screenshot.
            First one is 1Password extension icon, another is text in alert dialog

          • Thanks, still more work to do…

          • sasa 117

            This is hard . I cant find it easly

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Don’t know, things can always change. What I mean is that was intentionally made, it’s not a bug or something.

  • redfox

    I’d like to ask when the color of bookmark folders will be changed to something normal again (not blue). The last good version was O44.
    Thanks.

    • While I can’t promise any date stay assured that our redesign work is not over. Our list of changes is pretty long. And while we’re working on them, we also listen to your feedback and fix things as they appear. Those bugs/findings can have higher priority over the list thus it will take some time to address all things.

  • DS2902

    Already the last 3 builds, synchronization does not work, it is not possible to log in.
    When you start the browser, it now loads all the background tabs. And I have a lot of them. Because of what, after starting it is impossible to do anything for about 20 minutes, until it loads all these background tabs. And it consumes almost all of my 32GB of RAM.

    And in the last assembly, some extensions also stopped working. For example, here it is https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/translator/

    • Ariane Lu

      It works on my side, click extension icon , i can see a popup

      • DS2902
        • Gordon Freeman

          The same graphic error with the extension “FreeStyler”.

        • Ariane Lu

          I can reproduce it now. Not sure it’s a bug of extension or browser, extension “Instant Translate” works fine

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I have been seeing some comments on Sync not working r even causing a browser crash but it have been working fine here.

    • 20 minutes waiting time? How many tabs do you have?

      • DS2902

        I do not know, I did not count them. But earlier it did not hurt, because the option “load background tabs with delay” was turned on. But now, this function for some reason does not work.

  • Ariane Lu

    Some text and icon still blurry on Hi-DPI screen, like extension icon, alert/confirm dialog, text in green lock icon

  • Night Man

    i want Pink theme !!

    • We have pinkish wallpapers 🙂

      • Night Man

        they will be great with pink theme . wow

  • Юлия

    There’s a white flicker when you open a new tab:
    https://i.imgur.com/Ue6WlUo.gif

    Chromium fixed this a while ago:
    https://i.imgur.com/WkNqCSR.gif

    Also the white on address toolbar of Opera while using private window is very distracting. There’s too much contrast between active and inactive tabs – 09090A vs F7F9FA. Make F7F9FA gray or something. Chromium does the private theme right (inactive tabs even have a little transparency, which Opera could use too). Opera’s private theme is a sharp blade into your cornea.
    I always use Opera in private mode since it can’t clean the private data on exit.

    • Flickering is high on our bug list.
      Private mode colors need review, that issue is noted internally and put into fix queue.

      ps. thanks for gifs, they are very useful

  • Vux777

    position of bookmark bar folder menu is wrong (too high)
    https://image.prntscr.com/image/a7d13cf81fb6466da6dddb479f68d3d7.png

    • Sebastian

      Thanks, reported.

  • LoverOfLife

    Light theme is too white and hurt my eyes, and dark theme is too dark, also not so good in contrast with white text or white pages. Please, make something in between, or custom color would be nice. It was beautiful in Opera 44… Why good things, must disappear ?

    • sasa 117

      Dark theme is ok and not very dark
      But light theme is bad for the eyes ..

  • Nico

    Yay, thank you for the new Snapshot and also thank you very, very much for fixing “Über%tragen…” =)

  • I’ve been having audio/video sync issues on youtube and other streaming websites recently. Anyone else? Happens on a few different machines.

    • Can you tell specs of those machines? This is one of those really annoying (and hard to find) problems.

      • i7-3770, 8 GB, Windows 10 pro 64-bit will update with the other machine later.

        • Thanks, All those machines have the same issues?

          • The other one that I just tested on is i5-4690, 16 GB, Win 10 pro 64. Basically what happens is video starts out as normal and the longer it goes the more out of sync the audio becomes. Turning off/on sound on the tab within opera seems to fix it temporarily.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Thank you for fixing this ESC-Reload-Bug in Facebook.

  • Nekomajin43

    Guys, I’d like to ask you to fill a survey to somehow quantify the feature requests: https://goo.gl/forms/RtwV9af9Ot3I7waB2

    The first hundred of answers are in! Please, help me to get another hundred!

    I know it’s not representative, but it may help to show the trends and the top most wanted features. We’ve got some positive words from the devs, no promises though.

    If you find anything missing from the list, please comment here or in the forum: https://forums.opera.com/discussion/1883544/opera-browser-feature-survey

    • Fabio Milocco

      Thanks for creating this poll, really a useful tool!

  • Vlad T

    Some material fonts are still unreadable..
    http://i.imgur.com/wmuz2RO.png
    For example, I see this problem with many google’s pages, such as https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6388102?hl=en&ref_topic=1360896

    I have this problem only with my laptop with 1366×768 resolution.
    It seems that it is chromium problem.

  • ricksper

    Version: 46.0.2602.0 (PGO) – An error occurred while checking for updates
    Update stream: developer
    System: Windows 10 64-bit

  • AxeMill

    When you close and re-open Opera, all tabs from previous session are closed.
    That happens because settings responsible for that are not working..

    • Regnas

      “Stupid idiots?”
      I don’t think Opera deserves such treatment….

      Also I did a quick test just for you, I closed and opened Opera and my tabs are still there, no issues here…

      • AxeMill

        Opera doesn’t . Insecure developers do.

      • AxeMill

        All setting with round checkboxes have stopped working.
        Maybe your configuration wasn’t reset.

    • This is why Opera Developer uses separate profile, so in case something goes wrong you don’t loose precious data from Opera Stable profile. Have a look at: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/streams/ how we treat stable, beta and developer builds.

  • Regnas

    Thanks for the update…
    The hardware acceleration issue is fixed at last… 🙂

    But the white text in the speed dial seems odd and hard to read: http://i.imgur.com/dYLyD8f.png

    And also please add “reload all tabs” option in the context menu when I right click on a tab…

    • That’s an standard (light) theme without background, right?
      Reloading all tabs? Why do you need such a thing? I try avoiding any reloading as much as I can.

      • Devocalypse

        Same unreadable case with dark theme and no background for SD folders:
        http://imgur.com/a/cDsHq
        Not even mentioning the elephant in the room – why is open SD folder background white at all while using the dark theme.

        And giving advice on whether to reload tabs or not. Next time you’ll be telling us to have 5 tabs open instead of 50. Clearly you’re the one not using the browser as intended.

        • Colors: problem to be address.

          I’m not giving advices I’d rather understand more use-cases how browser is used.

          • Devocalypse

            I apologize if my comment sounded rude to you as it was not my intention.

            As for a use case – imagine many tabs with some changing text in their titles. There are extensions for searching / sorting tabs based on their title. We wouldn’t want to sort them based on stale data or need to restart the whole browser and click every single tab for it to be reloaded would we?

            Although to be honest – saving all tabs as SD, closing them and opening the entire SD folder they were saved to does it albeit needing 5 steps instead of 1.

            Content-wise – as much as I’m a proponent of web-sockets and live html5 data – some sites stay in the stone-age and a good old reload is their only chance at displaying updated content.

          • Regnas

            Thanks for trying to show an example… because some people will never understand it because they never had such feature…

            Another funny situation is when I launch the browser (with 20+ tabs open) to find out later that my wifi was turned off, and then all your tabs are saying that there’s no internet connection…..DAMN… And now what, I need to reload every page, one by one, which is a PITA… In Yandex it’s easy, right click on a tab and boom, reload all tabs…. Hopefully some Opera dev can see how it is a life saver…

          • That’s why I ask about use-cases. One with no network at Opera’s launch is completely different topic than need to reload already loaded tabs.

            I checked Mac and Win versions, once the connection was back active tab was automatically reloaded, others stayed intact. On Windows 10 nothing happened. This raises the questions, should all pages reload once connection is back? Could be useful on wifi, but what if you thether internet from mobile? Perhaps more intelligent way to detect such scenario.. If we keep on talking about such cases we can spot a real problem to fix.

          • Regnas

            I wouldn’t go for the automatic reload once the connection is back…. I like to have the control of things, so reload all tabs is good enough…

          • Don’t worry I’m here to gather feedback and understand users’ expectations. We can’t meet them all, but we can tune and alter things. Constructive conversation can lead to satisfactory solution. But I must say that some comments can be harsh.

            As for your examples that would be my guess for typical use-case as well. However you need to admit that sorting them by title is not a main stream activity 🙂 Then it’s a hard choice for us to select things that would be useful for biggest audience.

          • Ari

            Totally right, this is the first time I hear someone sorting the tabs by name, being in IT development for 10 years. The only use-case I would see as “popular” would be the one from Regnas, but that’s pretty much it.

      • Regnas

        Yes, it’s the default light theme without background…..

        The “reload all tabs” is a standard feature I use all the time when I’m using Yandex browser, it’s very handy at several situations… Can’t believe you can’t see the benefits of this feature…

  • nanana1

    Why there is no new feature introduced in this first Opera 47 Developer build ?

    It looks more like an Opera 46 bug-fix update 😉

    • Nekomajin43

      You mean an Opera 45 bugfix update?

    • We have payed more attention to fixing things, you guys just report quite a lot of things so we have quite a long list to address. No worries things will come.

      • beBoss

        Bug fixed in dev stream, the beta and stable streams are for, isn’t it?

        • Ari

          It depends, from time to time when you have a huge backlog of bugs then a dedicated sprint is for bug fixing.

    • Ariane Lu

      There is a major change with DPI scale in last month, a lot of things need to fix.

  • deus-ex

    I cannot log in into several of my accounts anymore with Opera v47.0.2615.0. Did a fresh install, still not working. For example log-in into my Opera account fails, but log-in from Firefox works.

    • Kornelia

      I don’t have any problems with login. You’re on Windows10, right?

      • deus-ex

        Hi Kornelia,

        that’s correct, Win10 CU 64x. I have log-in issues with v47, a parallel installed v46 beta works fine here. Actually Opera v46 is what I’m using right here, otherwise I would not be able to report bugs as I cannot log-in here with v47.

  • deus-ex

    I cannot set any of Opera’s settings which are represented by a radio button. For example the setting “Basic > On start up > Continue where I left off” is usually activated by default. For me none of the three available options is activated and I cannot chose any of it. Settings which are activated by checkmark do work fine, though.

    Several websites are not working, requesting to activate cookies, however I can’t due to the described issue above.

    Further issues I have witnessed are plug-ins not working flawless anymore (Magic Actions for Youtube, Translator) and bookmarks/URLs not working (http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?board=2).

    These problems are unique to this v47 release, I have no such issues with v45/46.x.

    • Leonardo Gomes
    • Kornelia

      HI, this is a known issue and it’s already reported: https://bugs.opera.com/browse/DNA-61615. The radio buttons are not visible but the settings are still working.

      • deus-ex

        For me several of the supposed default settings appear to not work. For example the default setting “Privacy & security > Cookies > Allow local data to be set” is not active for me, websites constantly request to activate it, settings are not remembered upon revisit.

        The bug report link you posted is unaccessible to me, requires log-in.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Did you ever changed that setting? Here the settings seems to be the same as before, no changes.

          • deus-ex

            Hi Leonardo,

            thank you for your interest on the matter.

            I installed v47 from scratch, NOT updating any previous install, because I tried to fix an issue with a plug-in that occurred only after the auto-update from v46 to v47 took place. So there was no previous settings/configuration available anymore to start from.

            The fresh install did not fix the plug-in issue, btw. For this reason I now also installed v46 beta in parallel, were the plug-in works fine, as do all other settings. If it wasn’t for the plug-in issue I would have never gone the route of reinstalling Opera developer version from scratch, and thus probably would have never learned of the reported issues, which obviously are not existent for updated Opera developer installations.

      • Kauf Dink

        I have the same issue (macOS Sierra), and the settings are NOT working, therefore i also cannot visit ANY sites which require Cookies.

        This is a BREAKING issue!

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And this is developer channel so such issues are expected. 🙂

  • Arman Kyzdarbekov

    в плеере на весь экран не работает колесо мыши для регулировке звука
    при просмотре видео на сайтах онлайн

    the player to full screen is not working the mouse wheel to adjust the volume
    when viewing videos on the online sites

  • Paul S. Strauss

    Trying to log into Amazon’s secure server using a saved account/password crashed Opera Developer 47 (on Ubuntu 17.04). And when it restarted (automatically), all my extensions were disabled. Very annoying.

    This happened to me three times, so I think it’s consistent.

    • Do you have sync enabled? If so then could you check if crash reproduces for you if you disable sync?

      • Paul S. Strauss

        Hmmm. I did have sync on, including passwords. I disabled sync and I was able to log in successfully. I re-enabled sync (including passwords), and I was still able to log in. So problem solved? (At least you have a workaround to try if anyone else hits this.) Thanks!

        • Radek Rzepecki

          your extensions were disabled because Opera crashed several times. you can reenabled them on opera:extensions page. Let us know if this ever happen again.

          • Paul S. Strauss

            They were disabled right away each time it crashed. I re-enabled them each time.

  • Chawoobie

    On Startup buttons in Settings can’t be selected, though I can click on Set Pages and set my startup page.

    • Kornelia

      Hi Chawoobie, this is a known issue and it’s already reported (https://bugs.opera.com/browse/DNA-61615). The radio buttons are not visible but the settings are still working.

      • Chawoobie

        System is new Acer laptop with Windows 10 creator update, Intel i7 with 8 gb RAM.

  • _artem_

    before china bought opera.. and crapped it.. every major update brought some new cool stuff.. now there is nothing new.. only chromium version bumps. nothing else. very pity

    • Rüthemann Piddy

      I have exactly the opposite impression.

      • Nekomajin43

        Please, list the features from the past half a year!

  • Кostadin

    ctrl+shift+n crashes Opera. Opening a private window from the menu is OK.
    Closing in-window pop-ups with escape crashes Opera too.
    Windows 10 x64, opera x64

    • Sebastian

      Hi @ostadin:disqus,
      I’m not able to reproduce that issue.
      Could you paste here output from:
      – Opera -> opera:about and
      – OS -> settings -> system -> about?

      • Кostadin

        well, that’s strange. I does not crash now, but I’m sure what I sow.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      No crashes using ctrl + shift + N here. Same OS.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Like Leonardo: No crash, same system.

    • Ariane Lu

      in-window pop-ups”? Which popup? No crash when use esc key close menu popup or Copy & Search popup

  • redfox

    Feature request:

    It would be nice to have an option to display the country flag and my VPN’s IP in the URL bar automatically (without a need to click a button etc.), in order to verify the location of the current VPN connection.

    If I select “Optimal location”, there is no straight way to see the current VPN location, without going to an IP geolocation website.

  • redfox

    Dear Opera developers, could you consider making a change in the VPN/proxy servers configuration, to prioritize “standard” web traffic over ports 80 and 443?. It seems that Opera VPN is often misused for watching country restricted video streaming content, which makes the VPN speed almost unusable now. The problem is that some sites like YT use port 80 for video streaming, so a more advanced content filtering should have to be applied. I think that simply adding more servers won’t help much.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Isn’t one of the main purposes of a VPN exactly to allow accessing blocked content, including media?

      • Ari

        LOL true. Why would you need a VPN if it where like that then haha. And for SurfEasy, their business is get more traffic through them, not less, so adding more servers is an investment, filtering out traffic is killing themselves.

        • redfox

          Opera makes money from collecting some user data, especially searches and typed URLs. The speed of the VPN service is irrelevant for that, they can collect the data even if the speed is at its minimum. They are not motivated in any way to increase the bandwidth, if there is no additional income.

          • Ari

            Opera owns SurfEasy. Read more about how free VPN services make money. Increasing servers will make more people use their service because is faster, if it’s really slow then no one would use it.

          • redfox

            But yes, most people will keep using it even if the speed remains slow, because of privacy protection, as I wrote above. Many users use unsafe connections like public wifi, so the service is essential for them.

          • Ari

            That’s the purpose for a tech savvy not for regular people that want to watch music videos on YouTube that are banned in their country. The latter group being larger of course.

          • redfox

            Ok, if they want to get more, they should use a paid service.

          • Ari

            And then we go back to the beginning. Those people are not going to pay for watching blocked content, I wouldn’t either, so they want a fast and free VPN service, and that’s what SurfEasy is aiming for, they announced new servers coming soon.

      • redfox

        No. The primary purpose is privacy (an encrypted connection all the way to the VPN server), not entertainment.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Privacy is one of the purposes I would say but I’m not sure if I can say that it’s the primary one. I don’t think there is only one.

          As far as I know, VPN were created or are used more to allow employees from a company to access the company’s internal network from home using the internet in a secure enviroment.

          • redfox

            Opera VPN isn’t really a VPN – it encrypts only a part of the connection, between the client and the “VPN” (proxy) server. This is good for securing the last mile, and appreciate it. A standard VPN tunnel (mostly as a paid service) is made between both endpoints.

            I really hate this situation, when some feckless users are watching videos and music over Opera VPN the whole day, and we others cannot view a standard web page, because the speed is unusable.

  • beBoss
    • Sebastian

      Even after ticking a checkbox ‘I understand that my current browser may affect my Online Banking experience.’ and pressing ‘Continue to log in’?

      • beBoss

        There isn’t a checkbox:
        http://i.imgur.com/NXpXNVH.png

        • Sebastian

          Strange, because I can see sth like that:
          http://imgur.com/0lMickJ

          What is your OS?
          Please paste here the output from opera:about page.

          • beBoss

            MAC OS 10.12.5 (16F73)

          • Sebastian

            Please try now – we have already fixed this issue.

          • beBoss

            Now is working, thanks 😉

  • Regnas

    Another thing, the text in the bookmarks bar is still white and pops out a little too much… Can you change that to the same greyish color as the inactive tabs?

    Thx…

  • Mietek

    what happened to disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback ??
    cant play sounds in background !!!

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, go to opera:flags#autoplay-policy, select “No user gesture…”, and restart the Opera.

      • Mietek

        thanks but this does not help, I have page when I create audio elements and unless page is “active” sound does not play, this particular function is removed from the newest build (opera_browser.dll) I need to revert to previous v46 or use Stable version or Firefox,

        HOW TO BACK TO PREV UPDATE? I do have 46.0.2602.0 inside opera folder but every time I press opera.exe the v47 launch

        need to download whole offline package and export all data and import, because some things were not working if only I copy profile, damn that should be easier since there is another folder with version inside

        • L33t4opera

          Hi, the #disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback was recently replaced with the #autoplay-policy, but this change might have broken the feature, so it has to be fixed on the Chromium’s side – the source link.

          Regarding reverting back to the previous version: yes, in this particular case, you have to reinstall the Opera on top of the currently installed one, but before you run the installer, please make sure to temporarily disable your internet connection, to prevent automatic update to a newer version. After you install it, before you re-enable the connection, rename the opera_autoupdate.exe file to e.g. opera_autoupdate.ex (or remove it).

          • Mietek

            easier to add parameter to shortcut
            –disable-update
            and updating is off
            hope this will be fixed in next build

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You should be able to play sounds in background. Do you have any example of where it doesn’t work? Also, how to reproduce the problem?

      What’s your OS?

      • Mietek

        function disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback is removed in v47, I dont need to elaborate more, its not a bug, simply there is no such function in newest build and sound does not play at all when on the fly audio elements are created and launched

  • loligans

    Can we have a feature to access the Browser Address Bar in Full-Screen Mode?

  • tarkus

    Dear devs, the road to customization is wide open! Mouse gestures, tab handling, rearranging of extension icons, nested folders in speed dial etc. Please follow it!

    • Nekomajin43

      Actually, the ability to rearrange extension buttons is quite popular in the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/RtwV9af9Ot3I7waB2

    • .w

      It’s called Vivaldi a.k.a true Opera-reborned… sadly this project is terrible – I was using it as a replacement of Chrome (because web is dumb and tests everything only on chrome) but… after using vivaldi as a opera-twin, when opera started to crash constantly a couple of weeks ago I decided to ditch it…

      seriously – Vivaldi gained more features in his short life than Opera in all those years. No to mention that Opera ui is… lacking, especially with those stupid sidebars and putting retarded fb in my sidebar – I want a productive tool, not a time-sucking machine!

      Goodbye!

      • Ariane Lu

        Add too many customize options is not a good idea… Don’t want find an options in a large list

        • .w

          Hence “advanced option” setting… basic options are visible to all, but you have extra power to tweak it more… but not in Opera.

  • loligans

    That would be so cool!

  • loligans

    Dear devs, could the MacBook Pro feature of Force Touching a URL be implemented in a way that shows a preview of the Web Page? Here is a link to Apple’s Force Touch API https://developer.apple.com/macos/force-touch/

  • Matheus Bombonato

    Crash at https://translate.google.com.br/ when try to translate big texts

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What would be a big text?

      • Matheus Bombonato

        Its hard to say precisely, but copy and paste this blog post twice and Opera will crash

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Yep, I was able to reproduce it here on Windows 10.

          • Sebastian

            Thanks, reported

  • Jacques Le Lezard

    Is it planned to implement the Opera Neon homepage (which is awesome !) instead of the current one? Maybe you need to keep partners in this homepage but you could add them the same way as neon bookmarks. Thanks!

    • Kai Ockendorf

      It is 🙂 would love to see at least that feature to use the destop wallpaper as a theme 🙂

  • Стас

    Can you please make in opera vpn choose for what sites he work.

  • Mateusz

    Could you guys make opera icon on sidebar monochromatic. Because it’s red it looks slightly bigger than rest of icons.

  • Caleb

    Fix “show windows color in top bar”. It doesn’t work in any of the opera browsers!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It was removed.

      • Caleb

        In developer 47.

        • Caleb

          They should remove it in all of them and add the ability to install ALL kinds of apps for the black bar on the side.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          In beta 46 too.

          • Caleb

            Not the stable release.

            Get Outlook for iOS

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It will when 46 reaches stable.

  • Ariane Lu

    Feature Request: JSX file highlight in DevTool > Source, Install React dev tool will highlight jsx file in Chrome, but it just render as plain text in Opera.

    Please don’t let developer user left Opera

  • Suresh Vaddiraju

    Does anyone have the bug on version 47.0.2615.0; on google search predictons and facebook posts where there is a random black border round it?? I’ve got a screenshot here: http://imgur.com/a/FuPAY

    Is there any fix to the borders or do we just have to wait for the next update.

    Edit: I tried reinstalling the browser and it hasn’t fixed it.

    • ͕͗F͕͕͗͗i͕͕͗͗n͕͕͗͗d͕͕͗͗u͕͕͗͗s͕͗

      Seems to be a graphic issue. Sure you haven’t changed any flags that impact this?

      I haven’t this problem.

  • Andrey
    • L33t4opera

      “In bookmarks, you’ll find the option to export all bookmarks.” 😉

  • Mircea Tifra

    Hi guys. Since yesterday my Opera browser started to load or not to load websites or links completely random. For example it loads only some of my speed dial websites, it won’t load facebook from speed dial but it will from bookmarks and vice versa with other websites. It won’t even load the Opera help page. I reinstalled it already but no changes. Do you know what I can do to make it work properly??