Hi,

Last week we released Opera 49 stable, Opera 50 entered beta stage and today we’re publishing the initial version of Opera 51. It was a busy week! This build is based on the early version of Chromium 64, so it can be a little rough.

Besides the new engine, there are visual and functional fixes that make it a worthwhile update. It’s worth noting that Opera 51 will now remember pinned tabs after restart even if you select “Open the start page” or “Open a specific page or set of pages” as your startup strategy.

Private mode

The private window on macOS was updated to match the Window’s design. In addition, on all platforms the static image has been replaced with a new animation. If you tend to open private windows a lot, you can use the “Do not show again” checkbox at the bottom of the page to get rid of the animation and jump right to Speed Dial.


Highlights of the build:

  • Fixed text color in converter as it was too dark.
  • Keep pinned tabs after restart no matter what startup strategy is selected.
  • Units converter recognizes dash symbol as a minus ex. −17.78 °C (wikipedia).
  • [Win] Couldn’t open news feed popup using badge in the address bar.
  • [Win10][HiDPI] Fix for shifted and badly scaled O-Menu after DPI change.
  • [Mac][Chromecast] Cast icon was always red.
  • [Mac][Chromecast] No cast favicon during tab casting.
  • [Mac] Reduce number of VTDecoderXPCService instances.
  • [Mac] Background tab title was too light in private window.
  • [Mac] Ad blocker counter color was wrong in private window.

Chromium version 64.0.3251.0

Full 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 11 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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