Hi,

To start the week, we have an update for Opera 51 developer which includes an added button to the video pop-out and collapsible lists of Open Tabs in the Tabs menu.

“Back to tab” button for video pop-out

Video pop-out gives you the opportunity to browse the internet while your favorite video plays in an adjustable window on top. Now, to give our users the possibility to go back to the original tab, we have added a “Back to tab” link to return you to the source of the video. The button is found on the top of the popped out video.

Your video will continue playing in the pop-out window after clicking “Back to tab.”

Collapsible lists of opened and closed tabs in tabs menu

This has been a frequently requested feature, especially for those who use the Tabs menu often. Going to the Tabs menu, you’ll find two collapsible lists for your Open Tabs and Recently Closed tabs. This will declutter the right side of the browser after opening the Tabs menu while also making it easier for you to locate a particular tab.

Other highlights

Changelog is available here.
Chromium was updated to version 64.0.3260.2.

Installation links

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  • Кostadin

    NIce, autocomplete is fixed. 🙂

  • Nashuim

    This patch fixed the problems I had with mouse gestures but it doesn’t seem to be in the changelog?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It usually means that the issue was fixed by itself or by Chromium update. It also can have been fixed by a bug fixing that seems unrelated to the problem.

  • Damien Porczak

    Are there any properties of integration with any popular social sites like 9gag or fb, youtube?

  • x a

    Re-opening tabs does not reload them (rather leaves them empty white). Phenomenon introduced with previous 51dev build.

    • MrEasy

      Same here – only reloading via button helps (not: F5)
      OS Win10

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes, I can confirm that. They open empty and white or grey and they can not be closed with shortcut CTRL-W, only by clicking on the close-X.

    • andrew84

      can confirm on W8.1×64

    • Thanks. We are aware of this issue and already working on a fix.

  • Eugene B.
    • L33t4opera

      I can confirm the same issue on Linux.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes, it opens too far to the right, so that half of this window is outside of the screen and I can not read all entries.
      W10x64
      Operax64

    • andrew84

      same w8.1 x64

    • Ewa

      Hi, we’re already working on it. Thanks.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Kornelia, thanks for the update and fixes 😉

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#backup-preference-files
    Enables backing up preference files to prevent data losses.

    – opera:flags#scroll-on-active-tab-on-click
    Allows to scroll on top of a page on the first click on the active tab and restore previous scroll position on the second click.

    – opera:flags#set-as-default-browser
    Shows pop-up 'Set as default browser' on the bottom of the Speed Dial page.

    – opera:flags#committed-interstitials
    Use committed error pages instead of transient navigation entries for interstitial error pages (e.g. certificate errors).

    – opera:flags#remove-deprecared-gaia-signin-endpoint
    The Gaia sign-in endpoint used for full-tab sign-in page is deprecated. This flags controls wheter it should no longer be used during a sign-in flow.

    – opera:flags#enable-modern-media-controls
    Enables the new style native media controls.

    • Vux777

      opera:flags#scroll-on-active-tab-on-click
      why no one mentioning this ?! ๏̯͡๏
      it’s a nice one

      • Nekomajin43

        It’s only behind a flag.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        It’s disabled by default so maybe it’s not ready yet.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    A lot of long missed announcements to delete on the speed dial page …

    • Do you mean pages which are usually visible on first start of clean Opera or something else? We have recently rewritten mechanism for providing predefined Speed Dials so one time reappearance of those is expected, but now it should be more safe and we shouldn’t be pushing same speed dials over and over to all users.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        I think that these are pages which are usually visible after a clean installation, but I was updating. As far as I remember there were no new speed dials after updating in the last versions.

        • Rick

          I’m not sure what announcements are relative to SD, but post upgrade the last couple times (Windows version), I’ve been getting spammed with several new SDs, like Amazon, eBay, Booking, AliExpress, Walmart, Overstock, Tripadvisor.

          I hope this is accidental.

          • Nekomajin43

            It is intentional.

          • Rick

            Innovation at its best.

  • ktxgio

    very good work, thanks

  • andrew84

    Add volume up/down controls on video pop-out.

  • Rudric

    +1 Collapsible lists of opened and closed tabs in tabs menu

  • Tratsing

    Search pop-up window is too wide.
    https://www.upload.ee/image/7683105/5.jpg
    Where is the option “- opera:flags#backup-preference-files”?

    • andrew84

      I can see the same on w8.1×64

    • Leonardo Gomes

      All pop-ups seem strangely stretched up in this build.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      This flag creates Preferences.backup in Opera’s profile folder.

    • Kornelia

      We’ve got an issue with pop-ups in this build. Already reported and we’re working on it. DNA-65656

  • MorPeh

    Stopped working the History Eraser extension.

    • Rudric

      try eCleaner

      • MorPeh

        this means not working pop-up.

    • Extension is currently throwing unhandled exception. We will look if this is intended change in chromium code to know if we have to update browser or request author of extension for some update.

      • MorPeh

        Ok. To build 51.0.2776.0 everything worked.

  • Rudric

    Could someone elaborate what Google Hangouts extension does in Opera? As it’s bundled in by default…. and cannot be turned off or removed.

  • Rade Martinović

    Am I only one for whom the synchronization is not working?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It seems to be working here.

  • ga_pechorin

    i like the converter so much that now i miss it in every other app.. could it work as a search engine? i know it would require a new interface for results, but i think it could be useful.

    i have realized that selection pop up shows in the midle of the selected text. i presume this has been made on purpose, but i sill think it would be more confortable in the position of the cursor

    • Nekomajin43

      Huge +1 for the cursor idea.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Erasing the list of downloaded files by keyboard (CTL-J, TAB, ENTER) again does not work. I thought this is fixed. In the last Beta it was.
    W10x64
    Operax64

  • inDigazzZ

    Folder’s name at Bookmark Bar is black – after hovering above it – it changes to white
    https://imgur.com/a/XwcSw

  • _artem_

    blank spaces in tab menu and ad blocker

    https://imgur.com/LDpY3og

    https://imgur.com/9uBp5G1

    linux, x86_64, kde

    • Ewa

      Hi, it’s reported, we’re already working on it.

      • _artem_

        :-*

  • x a

    Operating the O»Zoom›+|- controls, the zoom percentage value is not updated on changing zoom using +|- until closing and re-opening the O-menu.

    [Linux, 64bit, Cinnamon]

  • Кostadin

    Tab closing is slower with this build IMHO. Quite often there is a slight hang upon clicking the close button. Win 10, Opera 64 bit

    • Hans Hansen

      Can’t confirm, same OS.

    • inDigazzZ

      Confirm, but i think it’s not bug, but feature.
      Creating new tab also a little bit slower like there’s some animation were added.

      Windows 10 Insider Preview 17040.1000

      • xirit64

        Animations are sometimes there to hide delays/lags… Sometimes I miss the Opera Presto Speed Dial which was native, and opening a new SD tab was instant. :/

  • Springer

    Can we get “Sort alphabetically” back in Bookmarks Bar?
    While you are at it, please bring back “+” to add sites/folders to the Bookmarks Bar too.

    That is all. Thank you.

  • Radosław Kowalewski

    Sponsored items keeps appearing on speed dial, even without restarting browser. What is worse, they are placed in first rows, not on the end.

    • Nekomajin43

      It was reported several times, and the developers made it clear, that it’s intentional spam, and they won’t change it.

      • Radosław Kowalewski

        Up until now it was one entry on the end of the speed dial and only once Opera has updated to new version – and it is understandable and OK. But reappearing bunch of items only few minutes after deleting them looks rather like a bug (like it was with bookmarks bar not so long ago)

        • SiMcarD

          The last time I restarted Opera I had 5 new items in speed dial…

        • Nekomajin43

          Neither of them is understandable and OK.

  • inDigazzZ

    opera://flags/?search=top#scroll-on-active-tab-on-click should work at internal pages.

  • SiMcarD

    Tabs menu outside screen:
    https://imgur.com/a/lEeVx

    • Kornelia

      Confirmed. Thanks for pointing that.

  • Nekomajin43

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

    We have more than 350 answers! Thanks for everyone who participated.

    Already implemented features from the list:
    – bookmarks export
    – expanding the number of recently closed tabs in the tab menu
    – unit converter
    – screen capture tool
    – the ability to rearrange extension icons

    Currently being implemented:
    – Load pinned tabs from previous session
    – Hide “Current tabs” section in the tab menu

    New requests on the list:
    – capture full page (not just the visible area)
    – inline translator in the search popup
    – paste option in the search popup (in editable fields)

    If you have already submitted your votes, just open the link again, and you can vote for the new additions.

    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

    • SteUeRunG

      I’d like to see “search with” option in the search popup. It’s the only option I have to use from the contextmenu besides paste option. It might not save a click but it would make a consistent work experience and I would’nt need the right mouse button and the contextmenu anymore.

      In most cases I use this option for translations with my custom search engines. An integrated inline translator would be great but I would use the “search with” option nevertheless in some cases for translation.

  • mjolnir

    Thanks for the update!
    It would be great if the dark theme could be scheduled. Everything that is automated is great 😉

  • RafaellaG

    Why do you open the bookmark bar when adding a speed dial item via right clicking the heart menu – even if one has “show bookmark bar” OFF? I have always to switch it off again. I don’t use the bookmark bar and I DON’T WANT TO!!!
    Seems to be a bug (over the last versions).

  • LcGuedes

    The “Translate” extension (version 3.5.0 of richtr – link: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/translate-4/?display=en – does not work in Opera Developer 51.0.2781.0 . It just does not open. I’ve reinstalled in a clean version of Opera, and nothing! Is there anything that can be done for correction?

    • xirit64

      Yes, wait until the developer of the extension updates it (if he will do so) until it will be ready for the stable version. 🙂

      • LcGuedes

        🙂

        • xirit64

          Ok now that I see it, it concerns the bookmark bar and since Opera did some (obligatory) code refactoring on it, the only way is the above.

  • Why don’t you change the preloader circle on a loading tab to something else? It’s quite old. New Opera has new look, new icon set, new features. Why not new preloader animation? Thanks.

    • Nekomajin43

      God no. It’s a well known symbol. I have headache from the bouncing dot in FF.

      • We can have that circle, but a renewed version of it. I don’t say it should be a bouncing ball 🙂

  • Regnas

    I’m unable to use telegram in this dev version… If I type some message and hit enter, it gives a message “invalid date”… 🙁

  • inDigazzZ

    opera:flags#scroll-on-active-tab-on-click
    Doesn’t work on twitter when seeing some tweet. PageUp/PageDown works fine.

  • xirit64

    Hello, how difficult is it providing also a key setting option for “clone tab” ?

  • FluffyBoyo

    Try out some sort of tab bar mouse kinetic scrolling back and forth with open tabs. Very essential for when using 100-200+ open tabs. So one can clearly see the fav icons when scrolling. Currently with 100-300 open tabs all one can see is a tiny slither for a tab. Based on FF tab scrolling but with your own unique Opera flavour.

    And to extend the very good dark mode UI onto ALL back end settings pages.

  • Enelen

    Can the unit converter get time zone conversion as well? Pretty please! (>.<)
    So if on some page you have say "webcast starting at 3 pm BST or CST or PDT" it will show what will the time be in your local time zone.

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Injection of sponsored speed dial items is disgusting. Especially ill-tasted is placing them at random spots among my own. Apparently, sponsors want to slip them into our subconscious, make us think we ourselves have added them. Nice try (not). There’s surely a way to go: opening a sponsored page instead of every nth page load, background popup windows, etc.

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Re-open last tab only opens a gray page and it takes F5 or Enter in the address bar to actually re-load that tab. Or is it just here?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      It has already been reported several times.

  • modemjunkie

    Please remind what it means to “mute” a tab?

  • modemjunkie

    The Facebook problem continues. Frequently when I click on a “notification” it takes me to the right page but I have to reload the page to see the content.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It seems to be working here.

  • Юлия

    Using dark theme, bookmarks title on bookmarks toolbar is black until I hover with mouse – should be bright gray:
    https://i.imgur.com/xeGOP0j.gif

    Opera should show the bookmark address for bookmarks without a title when they are inside a folder on the bookmarks toolbar:
    https://i.imgur.com/GHKg1p6.png

  • Elias

    It was reported several times, and the developers made it clear, that it’s intentional spam, and they won’t change it.

  • jonah

    There’s a time zone converter already.

  • jack payne

    It has already been reported several times.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    * There are again bots which repeat the comments of other users! Please remove them! *

  • Passie

    With the sidebar pinned, Opera developer keeps giving me problems. Playing video on youtube ( buffer, freeze etc….
    Total freeze of Opera and many more problems.

  • rodknee

    It is? Where? Or are you talking about some extension?

  • Anthony Nelson

    Can the unit converter get time zone conversion as well? Pretty please! (>.<) So if on some page you have say "webcast starting at 3 pm BST or CST or PDT" it will show what will the time be in your local time zone.

    • M92

      Already exists. Maybe you have it disabled in about:flags.

  • Maulik Lakhani

    Version: 51.0.2781.0
    Update stream: Developer
    System: Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)
    Oprea: 32-bit installation.

    Issue: “Re-open closed tab doesn’t work”

    Desc: When user clicks on “Re-open closed tab” the tab comes blank. User has to manually re-load the webpage.

    Issue 2: That annoying bookmarks bar appears everytime whenever user adds a new bookmark even if the bookmarks bar is disabled.

    One needs to manually disable it everytime.

  • Maulik Lakhani

    BUG/Issue:
    There is huge un-necessary blank space in “Search pop-up” and after the selection the text.

    Refer to the attached image link: https://imgur.com/a/nsHHu

  • Intruder7s

    Reddit is unusable with the extension “Reddit Enhancement Suite” in the night mode is only “half-working” (Makes the site dark but leaves links blue and some other stuff not working.)
    It is a known issue for Chrome 64 and has already been reverted by them.

    Info about this by the extension creators
    https://www.reddit.com/r/RESissues/comments/7bp5hn/running_chrome_devcanary_builds_and_having_issues/

    It is 2-3 weeks now that this issue exists. Thanks.

  • Brgy.Captain

    It is? Where? Or are you talking about some extension?

    • Kornelia

      Are you asking about “Back to tab” option?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        It’s one of those bots that keep repeating someone else’s post.
        That one came from a discussion about time zone converter.

        • Kornelia

          Oh, thank you Leonardo.

  • Sergey Pirogov

    There is a bug with scrolling video on Youtube, I’ve found it in previous O51 –
    1. open Youtube video
    2. press Right arrow key on keyboard to scroll video (forward 5 or something like that seconds)
    3. press Left arrow key on keyboard to scroll video (backward 5 or something like that seconds)
    Result: after that video hangs for several seconds, however sound is still playing

  • Izer0

    Tabs separator still invisible in heavy use (more tabs), UX/UI experience not important, not usable for more advanced users so still stay on O44 🙁 25th update on video popup.

    • xirit64

      Wouldn’t Vivaldi 1.13 suit you better? Have you given it a try? They now have a web panel for the open tabs which could be quite useful in your case and tab stacks look something you would need too.

      • Izer0

        Hi, sure, I tried it, panel is great, but sometimes you want quickly navigate between tabs only by icon color, it’s works good in Opera. And without icons, tabs in Vivaldi looks weird 🙂

  • Laga Mahesa

    During a very recent update, not sure which, textboxes suddenly grew scrollbars. They are gray when there’s little to no text, but blue when the text exceeds the box width. How do I kill this feature? It’s happening on a localhost server as well, so it can’t be an extension.

    https://i.imgur.com/vEgbfA1.png

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera developer 51.0.2791.0 😉

    • Кostadin

      and new cool page load indicator 🙂

      • L33t4opera

        Yep, it looks cool, but it spins a little too fast 😉

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      That’s all? No link? :->>

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Ralf, there are all links, most probably it’s a matter of refreshing the cache, or we both came in the same time, when I was adding new links 😉