Hi all,

We’re entering the new year with a new browser and hope you are as excited about it as we already are. Opera 50, our milestone round edition, comes with an innovative anti-Bitcoin mining tool, extended VR360 support for Oculus, Chromecast and a bunch of other cool features.

The only major browser that stops Bitcoin mining on your computer

Everyone is talking about Bitcoins these days. Their sudden rise in value resulted in the fact that more and more people set out to mine them by running shady scripts on the PCs of unsuspecting users. This situation might sound familiar: your CPU is suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason and your battery is quickly depleting. These are signs someone might be using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency and can continue to do so even after you have left the site. It’s a problem which affects approximately 500 million people worldwide but not for those who choose Opera 50.

We, as the only major browser with an integrated ad blocker, have a built-in solution to keep miners from trespassing onto your machine.

After we recently updated the rules of our built-in ad blocker mechanism, we eliminated cryptocurrency mining scripts that overuse your device’s computing ability.

Here’s how it works:

To prevent cryptocurrency mining sites from doing their dirty work on your computer, simply enable Opera’s ad blocker. You can also find and change NoCoin in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads, under the Recommended lists of ad filters. If you like ads but still want to be protected from Bitcoin-mining, you can simply uncheck EasyList and leave the NoCoin box checked. Voilà – you’re protected.

Chromecast support – stream your favorite content from the browser onto the big screen

Chromecast is the device that helps you effortlessly stream content from your browser to your TV screen or home audio system without having to connect annoying cables each time. Google recently revealed that it has sold 55 million units since releasing the device in July 2013. For your convenience, Opera 50 now supports Chromecast playback.

To start casting, first go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and tick “Enable Chromecast support.” Opera 50 can support casting for videos, tabs or your full desktop display. To start casting a YouTube video, for example, click the cast icon found in the video’s player controls

Opening the page’s context menu or opening the O-Menu (View on macOS) are alternative ways to begin casting.

VR Player Enhancements

Opera 50 comes with a bunch of changes that allow you to enjoy VR content on the web even more.

Oculus Rift Support Now Available

We started working on the VR Player for Opera to offer the immersive, 360-degree virtual world to our users just with one click. We started with OpenVR support, but now through work with Oculus, we are proud to announce that Oculus Rift support will be enabled with Opera 50. Oculus Rift has been an incredible milestone in the virtual reality world and it’s our pleasure to announce that Rift headset owners can now enjoy the Opera VR Player directly.

Software decoding

In our initial VR 360 Player release, we listed some tips and tricks a user might need to deal with some VR-related scenarios, such as using the VR Player when their GPU does not support YouTube’s VP8 or VP9 formats.

But now, we have implemented software decoding path support in our code, so that you don’t need to install any extensions to handle it for you. It’s a very significant change that allows more users to enjoy VR online.

Automatic format detection

Virtual reality is very young and still very undefined territory. A consequence of this is that there is no support in video containers to carry VR video metadata, such as format or stereoscopy mode. There are currently quite a few combinations of metadata available.

That’s why we are adding JavaScript-based detection for a selection of popular web sites – such as YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo – to help out with automatic format detection for the proper playback mode.

Exit button

We share a passion for VR and know it’s sometimes hard to stop. Still, we realized a dedicated Exit VR button was needed since users, while enjoying VR, are removed from the browser interface and it might be unclear how to properly stop VR playback.

By clicking the “Turn off” button in the Opera VR 360 Player, your device will return to its native home screen.

Save pages as PDFs

Storing a page to read offline later, sending it to other devices or saving it for future reference can now be done with the Save Page as PDF function.

To save a page as a PDF file, go to the O-Menu (or File on macOS) and select “Save Page as PDF.” When triggered, it will save the entire web page as a single PDF. A shortcut can be created for this function under Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > Shortcuts > Configure Shortcuts.

The created file will take advantage of PDF capabilities, which means it will be smaller than a plain screenshot stored in PNG format and you’ll be able to select and copy the text.

Opera has already been offering a traditional way to create a PDF. You first have to print the current page. In your printing dialog box, choose “Save as PDF” as your printer. There are multiple options that control how the PDF will be generated including layout, headers,
margins and so on. This is the best option if you intend to print it later.

What are the differences between these two methods?

Our new Save Page as PDF option will store exactly what you see on your screen. It’s great for reading offline, sharing pages or keeping them on your drive for future reference. The printing method will ask for the page to layout itself in a printer-friendly way. As a result, you may get something different from what you see on the screen.

Tab’s context menu is more functional

We have cleaned up and regrouped the items in the tab’s context menu into related sections while giving them new actions. Reopening closed tabs and windows is now easier with the “Reopen Last Closed Tab” button moved to the bottom. The option can change to “Reopen Last Closed Window” (for Windows and Linux platforms) if a full window was the last thing to be closed.

“Reload” and “Reload All Tabs” are two new functions to quickly refresh your current browsing session. The latter will ask for you to confirm the action if you have more than 10 tabs open.

Currency converter extended with cryptocurrencies

We are fans of cryptocurrencies, we just don’t want them mined from your computer without your consent. We have been offering a built-in currency converter for quite a while now and have now expanded the list of currencies recognized by our currency converter with four popular cryptocurrencies:

  1. Bitcoin (BTC), 1.00 BTC
  2. Ethereum (ETH), 1.00 ETH
  3. Bitcoin Cash (BTH), 1.00 BCH
  4. Litecoin (LTC), 1.00 LTC

To choose your default currency which highlighted currencies will be converted to, go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and select the currency from the “On text selection convert currency to” dropdown menu.

Better unit converter

Today, our unit converter, which lets you convert units from, for example, kilograms to pounds or meters to feet while you are on any given page, becomes even better as we’ve added support for millimeters [mm] to be converted into inches [in]. In addition, there’s also support for dimensions. This means you’ll be able to convert the dimensions of a 10 x 10in picture frame or a 10 x 50 x 25 mm collectible toy car while you browse.

Protect your session against crashes

Upon a crash loop detection, Opera 50 will not remove your current browsing session. Instead, all pages will be marked for manual reload after re-activation, except for the current tab which will detail the encountered problem. This will fix the annoying issue of losing all opened tabs due to an unrelated problem such as with syncing, for instance.

Renewed VPN

Better browser VPN

In September 2016, we introduced the free, built-in, no-log browser VPN service. Opera remains the only major browser providing such a unique service. Now, we are introducing our first major upgrade to the browser VPN service.

Moving to Opera data centers

Previously, the VPN service was hosted and operated by SurfEasy LLC. We have, however, investigated the best options for hosting the service and concluded the browser VPN service will be moved to our own data centers. Opera’s current server infrastructure, one of the highest capacity super-computer clusters in the world, is already hosting services such as the compressing engine for Opera Mini.

The colocation of the browser VPN service to our data centers gives increased performance, scalability and balancing capabilities, while keeping it a free and no-log service.

From countries to regions

As we moved the service to the Opera data centers, we also changed it from listing locations based on countries to regions. For the updated browser VPN, we provide these options: Optimal location (default), the Americas, Europe and Asia. Locations will be rolled out gradually.

Better search quality with VPN switched on

As the usage of the free browser VPN service keeps growing, we have also noticed people complaining about the quality of search results when having the VPN service enabled. When massive traffic goes through certain IP ranges, search engines tend to classify it to a certain area. As a result, you might get all your search results in Ukrainian or Dutch, for example, and languages can again change unexpectedly.

Until now, this has been a problem for most VPN services. Since search quality is such an integral part of the browsing experience, we have decided to resolve it through the “local search” feature.

By default, the Opera browser will now bypass the browser VPN when you use your native search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yandex. These connections will still be secure over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), but your local IP will be made visible to the search engines. When you click on links to navigate away from the search engines, the browser VPN service will automatically be re-enabled. We believe it’s a smart balance between absolute privacy and user comfort.

People can also browse with the “local search” feature turned off by simply using a private browsing window. Then, the browser VPN connection will be enforced for any website, including your search engine.

Smoother videos on macOS

Opera 50 provides an overall better video experience on macOS with smoother playback, snappier seeking and faster loading for high resolution videos.

The new solution has a positive impact on both CPU and RAM usage, as well as on power usage. The improvements are more visible when playing high resolution videos.

Under the hood

Opera 50 is powered by a fine-tuned version of Chromium 63. To learn more about the changes in the engine itself, visit dev.opera.com.

The changelog.

Chromium version 63.0.3239.108

Installation links:

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  • Rafał Mianowicz

    Well done Opera Team! 🙂 The only one thing I’d like to see in Opera 50 is to bring back old style for bookmarks while hovering. 🙂 Current one is too much “firefoxy” 😛

    • koshej

      What about the sudden disappearance of History and Speed Dial?
      Not to mention that they STILL didn’t fix the beyond-idiotic issues with Flash.
      The OLD Opera didn’t have any such problems, “somehow”.
      Is this the typical “add one new feature, break one old feature” PATTERN of today’s?

      • Rafał Mianowicz

        I don’t face any of problems you mentioned above. Seeing some logs or repro-steps would be nice. 🙂

        • koshej

          I had 49.
          Updated to 50 an hour ago.
          Suddenly Speed Dial and all similar internal pages like History and so on – DISAPPEARED.
          As in, BLANK, NOTHING THERE.
          And it DOES say this problem in the LOG somewhere.

          • Mikolaj Boc

            May I ask where it does say the problem is in the log? This may be a crucial part.

          • koshej

            I recall seeing somewhere on this site (I guess):
            “Can’t load custom Speed Dial” in the list of the latest update issues, which is exactly my case.
            But I can’t find that page now – and I can’t look it up in History, DUH.

      • Wolfpig

        History works, Speed Dial works.
        No idea what flash problem you have as i have it not installed for years (and i don’t know any site i use which still would need flash and does not have webm support for videos)

        • koshej

          I can’t do this:
          http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
          It says that I still need Flash.
          But I’ve done it several times, even checking for the PP version.
          And I’m not the only one complaining about it.

          • Wolfpig

            As said…i dont use flash for quite long time now…..but have you checked if any adblocker etc. may be blocking the stuff there and so prevent you from using it?

          • koshej

            Bumped into a very simple solution:
            https://forums.opera.com/topic/24214/flash-player-not-working
            Just need to make ALL pages be “exceptions”.
            I hope it will work, though it already shows the above page CORRECTLY.

          • koshej

            Still need a solution for the disappeared Dial, though.
            It’s seriously IDIOTIC.

          • Arjan van Leeuwen

            Hi, you need to add http://www.macromedia.com to the exception list in Settings -> Websites -> Flash -> “Manage Exceptions” to be able to see the Flash plugin on that page.

          • Hans Hansen

            Doesn’t work. 😉

  • koshej

    Can’t see History.
    Can’t see Speed Dial.
    “Well done”, indeed.
    Ass-hands.

  • jojoPL1987

    Only I still waiting for added to Opera Notes witch synchronisation?

  • Hans Hansen

    How many months does it take you to fix the “changing icon in the address bar”-bug? https://abload.de/img/icon7ru3w.png
    This bug is too obvious to have that low priority.

  • Ich Bin Deine Tod

    Hello, Figure 1 shows on the version. Figure 2 when you start the opera here is such a window for a few seconds. Figure 3 in version 49 of the opera at a scale of 100%, all the folders were in one line, and to make in version 50 you have to put 90%. Figure 4 removed the plus sign, a small space between the labels and plus because of this a large space (space) at the end, because of the same plus, probably. Figure 5 shamanism in Casper and voila vpn will work. Figure 6 Opera 50 beta RC has received protection from cryptomayers, in a stable version there is no such point. Figure 7 shows this.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f06dbfafeb9cd0fc7fe7a816fc40359c11e969e475d4c37df22cee024fde105.png
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c68f0b79d7b41c1fe76c1005347dc541bcc7624be589b999a66a0e637e1d6513.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b912ce3b3c9b67eb6c5f578b5e5e213327b16d69d3e4665f939d5298bde5b6c6.png
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c4985b21dbc191107b7636ae23c1c7766307c7cde00e80697bd54d0c9e62e57.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/656387526b4569830ee07e34d3943296c1039793e247b2e43e6f5424f7a44814.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/35e11902b6a50c92358b7f2fc2e3efcca38e28edbfb76c8b0dab6012e62faeb4.png
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/722186ef5f0ed1a0ea5fab83b839a8dc7479876fece91318d63b6f31900cc334.png

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Hi, the adblocker lists are updated independently from Opera, so if you’ve updated to Opera 50 from Opera 49 it can take some more time before you get the NoCoin list. You can force the process by going to opera://about and waiting a few minutes.

      • Ich Bin Deine Tod

        You did not answer all the problems

    • d4nx

      I also had a problem to connect to VPN while running Avg antivirus on my Windows 7.

  • Hans Hansen

    1. The “blocked ads”-counter doesn’t show the correct number when more than 99 ads were blocked (the counter doesn’t stop increasing when using autoplay on YT, watching longer videos or live streams e.g.)
    https://abload.de/img/screenshot89z4kcn.png
    2. Please make this counter optional (like in any other good ad blocker). It’s getting annoying on YT, when the counter increases every 10 seconds (up to 99 for now) in longer videos. I don’t wan’t to know whether 23 or 24 ads were blocked. What can I do with this piece of information? In general, I find this counter too intrusive for a piece of information that is useless to me. So please make an option to turn this counter off. Thank you!

    • Kornelia

      It doesn’t show higher than 99 by design – we don’t think the info is useful after that.

  • Hans Hansen

    German translation mistakes still not fixed: http://disq.us/p/1nmvd8m
    (reported 2 months ago)
    I want to add one issue: The translation team should rethink whether it is a good idea to translate “Sticker” into “Aufkleber”, because “Aufkleber” means to “glue” something, just leave it to “Sticker” in German, it sounds much more natural in this context.

  • Gun’s

    Unfortunately the new version has a few bugs:
    – I can’t see NoCoin ad-blocker list to subscribe;
    – Opera freezes for a while every time when I’m clicking on any bookmark in the bookmarks bar;
    – Opera freezes for a while every time when I’m opening any webpage;

    Please check the issues. On the previous versions any issue listed above didn’t occurred.

  • koshej

    So, does anyone have the problem with disappearing Extensions?
    I can’t see anything like History or Speed Dial.
    When I pit chrome://history into the address bar, NOTHING HAPPENS.
    Literally, I get a BLANK PAGE with no ADDRESS either.
    Help?

    • Kornelia

      What’s your operating system and type of installation?

      • koshej

        Win10 Home x64.
        What do you mean type of installation?
        I’m updated to 50.2762 – and I only got this issue after updating.
        Previous build was 49 – and no such issues.

        • Hans Hansen

          portable installation e.g.

          • Kornelia

            We cannot reproduce your issue here. You can try on a clean profile, maybe it’s some extension you’re using.

        • Kornelia

          You can try going to OMenu -> Developer -> Developer tools (Console tab), then open opera://history and send us a screenshot of what is there in the Console.

          • koshej

            Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token …
            toolkit.config.js:27 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘config’ of undefined
            at toolkit.config.js:27
            (anonymous) @ toolkit.config.js:27
            start_page.js:13 Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property ‘render’ of undefined
            at document.ready.then (start_page.js:13)
            at
            document.ready.then @ start_page.js:13
            history_controller.js:63 Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property ‘Diff’ of undefined
            at onHistoryStateUpdated (history_controller.js:63)
            at
            onHistoryStateUpdated @ history_controller.js:63

            Really looks like a file error.
            Checked it – the same shows up on ANY page that I can’t see now.
            Extensions, Downloads, etc.

          • Robert Tomaszewski

            Hello Koshej,

            Thank you for the log. We are now trying to reproduce the issue as well as doing an investigation in the code.

          • koshej

            Looking forward to it.
            Cause it’s beyond stupid to be wary of bugs in a 50th upgrade, no?

          • Robert Tomaszewski

            Hello Koshej,

            We were not able to reproduce the issue however using the console output you have provided to us (thanks a lot!) we did a tweaks that you should already get with the most recent Opera update, i.e. Opera 50.0.2762.58. Would you mind giving it a try, please? I am eager to see if that patch makes an improvement at your end.

          • koshej

            I reinstalled the whole Opera from scratch.
            NOTHING changed.
            I wish Opera was still its 12 build – for all it worth, it was REALLY GOOD.
            And now it’s just one shit adding on top of another one.

          • koshej

            SO???

        • Mikolaj Boc

          Sorry to see you have encountered such a pesky problem.

          Do you have any extensions installed? If so, could you please run the following test (I don’t know what your level of technical skill is so I will clearly describe all steps):

          – Close Opera
          – Go to File Explorer
          – Write this in the path field: %APP_DATA%/Opera Software/Opera stable
          – Find a folder named ‘Extensions’
          – Make a copy of this folder somewhere you will remember
          – Remove the original folder
          – Start Opera

          (to restore your extensions please restore the Extensions folder)

          If this doesn’t help, please make a copy of the entire ‘Opera stable’ folder somewhere and restore it after done with the test. Please tell us what the results were in both test cases.

          • koshej

            Some weird stuff happens, but nothing changes for the BETTER.

  • led9ru

    So your Opera will stop MY mining tool? Does this “feature” turn off?

    • Hans Hansen

      It stops mining scripts on websites, not any tools.

  • SPH88

    Everything seems pretty awesome, except I have no option to “Enable Chromecast support”. It’s nowhere to be found. Any idea why? I’m on version 50, Windows 10.

    • Hans Hansen

      Where do you live? I think it is market specific.

      • Jonathon Mitchell

        I have the same issue. I live in teh USA.. Alaska to be more Specific. I even seen that this is in the Dev Version, which is also missing. I even tried reinstalling both the Dev and Stable. I can Cast just fine in Google Chrome.

      • SPH88

        United States. Is it not coming here? That kinda sucks. Still a nice update though.

        • Hans Hansen

          I didn’t say that, I’m not a dev and not really into it, but it could be a licensing issue. It could change in the future ofc. But the fact that you are both from the USA, is a hint. It works in Germany.

          • Jonathon Mitchell

            Funny.. I can cast just fine from Chrome. And yet Opera has Chrome backbone so… iduno.. I guess I can stick to Chrome for now. I been using it more then Firefox nowadays for obvious reasons…

      • yasin ramazan

        I got the same problem here in US. I don’t think it’s market specific though. If it was, they would say it on this new release page.

  • Fabio Milocco

    I do not have the “NoCoin” option, even in the list of all the selectable lists…
    (Yes, I’ve Opera 50.0.2762.45)

    • Kornelia

      As already described by Arjan “if you’ve updated to Opera 50 from Opera 49 it can take some more time before you get the NoCoin list. You can force the process by going to opera://about and waiting a few minutes.”

    • Hector MA

      Disable adblock and reenable it, it should be there.

      • Fabio Milocco

        With today appeared, I can not say when but now everything works! Thx everybody!

  • Yusei Jaden

    Hi | // Happy New Year … Everyone & The Team Opera \
    Thanks for this new version !

    Now, i wait with impatient the new version of Opera Developper and … his corrections *fixes* 😀

    • Kornelia

      Happy New Year! 🙂

  • firuz_u7

    Thanks for the new version of Opera in the new year
    I wanted to ask whether you can install lists from Adguard in Opera Adblock

  • Sgt_Bilko

    It all sounds great, but the VPN is still critically slow and unusable, especially on sites with video.

    • FluffyBoyo

      I cannot connect at all, not in this new v50 or previous. Not been able to connect since mid Dec 2017. This really sucks for a lot of us users now.

      • Sgt_Bilko

        I can connect, but it then takes 20+ seconds opening any page and playing video is impossible. Yesterday I tried to do a speedtest, but it wasn’t possible. I’m on a 76mbps connection and everything was fine until they moved to their own VPN. Opera seem pretty silent on this.

  • epigast

    Operas “new” VPN-Browser-Proxy is useless unfortunately!
    => it’s very very very (!) slow, all “servers” are geolocated in europe-france-gb. ludicrous!
    old Browser-vpn is good in utilizing, and is much more fast!
    a test with this 5,1 MB-file
    http://www.srware.net/downloads/NewTabWithoutSearch.zip
    lasted > 4 minutes! and at the end: crash…
    who should use this?

    Operas promotion in blog is maybe nice, but redundant – it’s more “touting as dry bread”. The given promises are not there. that’s all marketing-shrieks only.
    there are many browser-proxy-addons, which are better to use, and(!) faster. eg. hoxx, windscribe. Or the addon “SurfEasy Proxy”…

    • Hans Hansen

      Yes, I also noticed this behaviour that downloads are aborting. Download speed is about 35 KB/s.

  • firuz_u7

    I noticed
    Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0.405 (f) blocks the operation of Opera VPN
    When I disable the protection of Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0.405 (f) then Opera VPN works

    • oldq

      Kaspersky performs a lock vpn in accordance with the new laws of russia …
      delete it …

      • Alex Wazovskiy

        Avast has been doing it too. Are they Russians?

      • firuz_u7

        Kaspersky has its own VPN and this is a private company
        The old Opera VPN from SurfEasy LLC is not blocked and the new one is blocked
        as written by Alex Wazovskiy: Avast Are they Russians?

    • Alex Wazovskiy

      Avsat blocks Opera’s VPN too (that was with the previous version of Opera, with current version I didn’t test yet).

      • firuz_u7

        in the previous one, too, is blocked
        but the old Opera VPN from SurfEasy LLC is not blocked and the new one is blocked

        • ShintoPlasm

          Maybe because the new VPN is hosted in China…? 😛 😛

  • jojoPL1987

    About option “Bookmarks…” in context menu on bookmarks bar. Maybe this option opened selected folder in Bookmarks (as new tab). Now this option opened Bookmarks in new tab but always with “All bookmarks”.

  • oldq
    • Hans Hansen

      It probably means that there’s a synchronisation error.

      • oldq

        it appears for 2 seconds when the browser is opened, the synchronization is on …
        before the update on opera 50 this was not… how to fix it…?

        • Hans Hansen

          The two seconds is probably the time it needs for logging in. Don’t know what kind of connection you have. It usually disappears when you logged in successfully.
          Just try to log off and log in again, then restart Opera.

          • oldq

            speed internet 25 Mbps…
            it appeared only now, after the upgrade to version 50 …
            reset synchronization did not change anything …
            it is the browser after the update slowly connects to the synchronization site …? everything else works quickly …

          • Hans Hansen

            Strange, didn’t have the problem after upgrading.

          • Davi Castro

            I’m having this problem too! Very annoying. I just installed Opera on a new computer and it has this issue! It didn’t synchronized anything to the new computer! The old computer once updated to 50 now is also having this same issue!
            In the Menu it says “Signing in…”. So yes, it is trying to sign-in. But somehow it cannot.

  • Hans Hansen

    The “resume download”-button is cropped on Win10x64 v1709, 125% dpi scaling:
    https://abload.de/img/resumejsjxt.png

    • Przemek Kudła

      This is a known issue.
      We are working on improving HiDPI support, but there are still several glitches.

      • Nekomajin43

        This is the same mantra since v15.

  • Alex Wazovskiy

    Chromecast support? Is it was introduced in Opera 43 already?

    • Hans Hansen

      not in a stable condition…

    • Przemek Kudła

      @MrHansHansen:disqus is right. This is the first release in Opera stable.
      Long time ago, we introduced Chromecast in Opera developer, but soon after Google changed the way it used to work and it broke in Opera. Then we had a long development period delayed by licensing issues, but now you can enjoy it in Opera stable.

      • Alex Wazovskiy

        Thanks for explain.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Krystian, congrats on the golden 50th release of the Opera stable! 😉

  • Steven D.

    Somehow my VPN comment was ‘detected as spam.’ I feel that this is an important issue, so I’ll happily continue to revoice my concerns.

    The VPN is not usable anymore. Numerous users have made this comment. Opera has not provided any status update or explanation on the issue.

    Case and point:
    1. VZ Fios speed test with VPN: 1.2mbps
    2. VZ Fios speed test without VPN: 425mbps

    Don’t gloss over the issue and highlight the VPN as ‘faster and better than ever.’ It’s clearly not. Provide a workable explanation, or users will have no choice but to abandon the platform.

    • Stille

      I agree. The new Proxy option is noticeably slower. It’s the price we have to pay for improved privacy. Hopefully the speed will improve over time.
      If you’d like to use software VPN, I will suggest NordVPN, it’s one of best 🙂

      • Steven D.

        Yes, slightly slower is to be expected with any VPN. For example, I expect to go from 425mbps to 350 or maybe 325mbps, but to go from over 400 to under 2 is not ‘the price to pay.’ That’s a flawed service that really warrants a response on the situation.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Steven, @Stille88:disqus, as it’s written above, the service is under move to Opera’s data centers, and that might be the reason of why its performance is different for the time being. Most probably, in the near future it will work much faster. In the meantime, you can try to use one of the other free VPN solutions, like for example those mentioned here, and here.

    • L33t4opera

      Alternatively, if you want to use the VPN only in the Opera (not in the whole OS at the time), you can give a try to the Free-VPN.pro extension. To be able to install it in the Opera, you need first install the Install Chrome Extensions, or Extension source viewer.

  • your new browser is very nice. I use this browser in my Laptop, Phone and my macbook. This is such a nice browser.

  • oldq

    anti-bitcoin only works when the browser filter is enabled or constantly …?

    • Hans Hansen

      Only when the filter list is enabled

    • Stahlreck

      When the Adblocker is enabled it seems. But if you don’t like it, you can disable the “adblocking” and and only enable the NoCoin since it’s an own setting (I suppose).

  • andrew84

    Unfortunately, this release removed [+] Add page from bookmarks bar/Folders

    • Stille

      That’s true, however you can still drag + drop the tab you want to add to the bookmarks bar

      • andrew84

        I know. Also can right click bookmarks bar or folder and select “Add site…” but previous method I like better.

      • redfox

        This dragging method is very uncomfortable. I also like to click the + button.
        Why was it removed??

  • wnskdboy

    macOS

    control + click do not work on Pinned Tab

  • dacwolf

    please fix FlashPlayer for Linux Debian

  • Jacob

    Please stop experimenting with bookmarks.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Congratulations to this “Half-Hundred” version in the new year!

  • .dev domain was forbidden for non SSL as Chrome did?

  • RomTibo

    You did not answer all the problems

  • AlexBrtn

    What happened to this extension? https://addons.opera.com/ru/extensions/details/translate-4/
    Where did it go? Is there an alternative?

  • UnitedBrasil

    the NoCoin box does not appear to me..

    • Alexs

      I confirm, no NoCoin checkbox with old profile, after rename the old profile folder i see the new option when activate the internal adblock…

      Rename/delete my old profile isn’t option for me.

      OS: Siduction 64bit

      • UnitedBrasil

        How do I delete old profile? I do not know where is..

        • deus-ex

          Check folder c:Users%username%AppDataRoamingOpera Software .

        • Alexs

          copy follow path into windows explorer:
          %appdata%RoamingOpera Software

        • Kornelia

          If you got to opera://about you’ll find a profile path there. Nevertheless, NoCoin list is downloaded from the server and needs some time to update.

    • Hector MA

      Disable Adblocker and enable it again, check if it appears. It worked for me.

  • knight

    VPN still not working even on this new version. before the VPN update it always worked ok.

  • Hector MA

    After disabling and reenabling the Adblocker Nocoin showed. It wasn’t showing after update from 49.

    • Robert Tomaszewski

      NoCoin list is being download from the server, in the background. It takes some time to be downloaded. It is also possible to trigger the download manually from opera:config in AdBlock list management dialog box using “Update” button.

      • ktxgio

        hi, updated from Opera 49, tried many times to disable and enable AdBlochk option and even to use (many times) “update” button in AdBlock list but after 2 hours NoCoin option isn’t available-showed.
        Opera 50 x32 on windows 7 x64 with all updates, italian language

        • ktxgio

          ok, now “NoCoin” option is appeared

  • redfox

    Why isn’t the Save as PDF included in the default Save As menu? I never click the O button.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Redfox, it’s available in the context menu, but not for the Opera’s internal pages.

  • Smooth opening of Speed Dail folders gone when Battery Saver ON.

    Now both that animation and normal page scrolling are rough and jumpy.
    Please allow a setting option to overrule this.

    Many users want to have Battery Saver feature AND smooth scrolling in browser.

    WIN10-64. Opera 50.0.2762.45. Norwegian. HWA On.

    • Robert Tomaszewski

      Hi Edvard,
      Battery saver tweaks some features vs battery drain. So there might be slight changes in the way e.g. animations on Start Page, how the scrolling stepping work etc. However we try to minimize the impact. For my 7 y. old home PC after battery saver is on the scrolling gets slightly less smooth however almost not visible for the regular usage. What system you run Opera on? What is your graphics card?

      • Currently on WIN10-64. ThinkPad X270 with Intel HD Graphics 620.

        The difference in scrolling motion is obvious when Battery Saver On/Off.
        Enabling flag #smooth-scrolling does not provide any discernible difference.

        I’ll test Opera power setting:

        Enable automatic battery saver mode at 50% for a couple of weeks, and see how it affects total battery life (using a 95 Wh setup).

  • Andrey

    Why i can’t save ‘Always open magnet: links’ setting on new browser profile? (stable/beta/developer)
    Always ask me for Allow or Deny.

    • Rafał Mianowicz

      I have the same problem. Probably they forgot to test it before the release. 😛

  • Ok – so today you killed both Opera Stable and Beta 48!!!
    They both worked GREAT – VPN wise – now its broken. TOTALLY!!
    Complete garbage.
    Choosing “Americas” makes Google switch to Russian?
    And have to do that annoying – pick a car or sign capita crap?!

    “Better browser VPN” – Ya not quite!!

    “From countries to regions’ – Now Youtube doesn’t list half the music videos it used to? Why??

    “As we moved the service to the Opera data centers, we also changed it from listing locations based on countries to regions. For the updated browser VPN, we provide these options: Optimal location (default), the Americas, Europe and Asia. Locations will be rolled out gradually.”
    Not a good move – Discord locks me out etc.

    Frustrated with this ill thought out move Opera team – and a bit pissed off actually!!!!!

    • We’re aware of this problem. This is caused by how Google assign country to particular IP. If you’ll be routed to VPN server used mostly e.g. by Ukrainian people and Google classified such IP as Ukraine then you’ll be hit by this issue where google.com is redirected to google.com.ua.

      We’re working on proper fix.

      • Thanks for the reply Michał Łowicki
        What about Youtube?
        Most of the music videos do not work – unless you can pick the USA – specifically!!!
        “Americas” – is not an option!
        Too vague!?
        Will this be addressed – soon?

    • redfox

      I just tried the Opera 48 Stable’s VPN and got:
      “Browser upgrade required
      VPN is unsupported on your current version of Opera.”

      This is very bad, because O 48 was much better than O 50.

  • Xavi N M

    it appears for 2 seconds when the browser is opened, the synchronization is on …before the update on opera 50 this was not… how to fix it…?

    • BK

      hi.
      sorry, what appears for 2 seconds?

      • Hans Hansen

        It’s a spam bot just repeating what other people said.
        He means the sync icon appears for 2 seconds when starting Opera.

  • There is no Chrome Cast option in the settings…. I’ve been waiting for this forever, still not working…

    https://i.imgur.com/e6enaZC.png

    https://i.imgur.com/VmIFN93.png

    • Ray Coburn

      Yup. Other comments seem to suggest it’s a US problem… this is pretty important for me, an idea on the timeline from mods/devs would be very much appreciated.

  • Lay

    From countries to regions

    this really suck

  • FluffyBoyo

    For me at least I cannot get the VPN to connect any more, not v50 or the last version. And from what I read when it does connect its worse than useless and slow. What is the point of all this Opera devs, the VPN is now totally useless.

    • epigast

      yes!
      And no answer (since days + weeks) is an answer as well. A more than sufficient one…
      but poor, hushing up to this issue.

    • Today we’ve released fix which should increase throughput in couple scenarios. We’ve more changes in the queue so hopefully you’ll see significant improvement soon.

      • FluffyBoyo

        Still does not connect for me. Has not in v50 or the previous version. Does not connect no matter how long I leave it, restart Opera, reboot the computer etc. So cannot check any throughput. What is going on here, the VPN is next to useless now!

        • Can you check if opera://net-internals contains any errors?

          • FluffyBoyo

            What is this, and how and where will it show errors. I’ve never seen this opera://net-internals before, your need to help me a little here.

            Also, I’ve not yet seen any coin mining option appear. Opera reports up to date. Have had block ads on for a day and still nothing shows under easy lists. turned them all on and updated, still nothing.

            And the VPN just does not connect, has been like this since v50 and I think at least one previous release before v50, maybe two.

          • Let’s do it this way:
            * open in one tab opera://net-export and use option “start logging to disk”
            * in other tab please re-enable VPN and try to open some pages
            * afterwards go to tab with opera://net-export, click “stop logging” and please send me your dump (mlowicki@opera.com) – I’ll investigate what is going on.

          • FluffyBoyo

            I followed your instructions and emailed the dump, but again it does not connect so could not load any pages. The vpn button remains orange saying Connecting….

          • Great. I’ve sent you response over the email so let’s move discussion there. Good news is that I’ve probably found root cause from dump you’ve attached.

      • Andrey

        Instead stable 1.4Mbit/s download now unstable 4Mbit/s – that is fix? Upload speed not changed – <1Mbit

        • What do you mean by unstable? Connections are closed or you are getting different throughput over time?

          • Andrey

            Drop connections & download speed now =<2Mbit

  • Also ……
    ..
    By default, the Opera browser will now bypass the browser VPN when you use your native search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yandex.
    ………..your local IP will be made visible to the search engines.

    People can also browse with the “local search” feature turned off by simply using a private browsing window. Then, the browser VPN connection will be enforced for any website, including your search engine.

    – Who remembers to use “private browsing windows”???
    Also “private browsing windows” – does not allow me to use my extensions?!
    Un-safe, , ….etc.

    You killed Youtube, etc – by not allowing us to pick by country.
    Ps. – Norway is NOT in the “Americas” last time i looked on a map!

    So ……arrgghhh!!!!

    • nanana1

      Be reminded you can deselect the “Bypass VPN for default search engines” feature 😉

    • firuz_u7

      here you can remove what would your local IP was not visible in the search engines.
      https://imgur.com/QaX068H

  • Davide Repetto

    I noticed that the load time under Fedora Linux 27 is much longer than that of the previous release and it keeps the cpu (one core) at 100% for several seconds while taking 26-30 seconds to load, instead of the usual 4 seconds, even when run for a second time in a row (thus from cache, instead of ssd).
    I can confirm this for multiple machines.

    • deviousasti

      Probably related to the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability fix?

      • Davide Repetto

        I tested with previous kernels and got the same result.

  • ShintoPlasm

    Is Opera 50 updated to fix the Spectre and Meltdown bugs already? If not, when would these be fixed? Firefox has just been updated to close the two gaps.

  • Ghirahim

    Please, Opera, focus on tab stacking. Why are you ignoring it? 🙁

  • Vitor Oliveira

    The new VPN by region is not working properly. If we change the region the IP is always 77.111.xxxxxxxx

    • It’s fine:
      * 77.111.244 (Europe)
      * 77.111.245 (Asia)
      * 77.111.246 (USA)

      Keep in mind this may change.

      • Vitor Oliveira

        77.111.244.12 (Ideal) – Location Sweden
        77.111.245.12 (Asia) – Location Sweden
        77.111.244.34 (Europe) – Location Norway
        77.111.246.7 (America) – Location Norway

        Is this correct? Sweden in Asia and Norway in America?

        • It’s because changes regarding these IPs (their location) hasn’t been propagated (yet).

      • Alexus Maximus

        USA Vpn doesn´t work for me. I cannot view some of my favorite US Streams anymore, because of blocked geo location: “this content is not availaible in your location” 🙁
        When i check out my virtual location, it always says, that i am in norway, not usa..

  • 3psilon

    NoCoin doesn’t seem to work on e.g. Pirate Bay. CPU stays at 100% even with the NoCoin checkbox selected.

  • Mike

    Has the opening order of speed dials been reversed again? Middle clicking 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 in that order will open them in 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 which is the opposite of what happens on a site when you middle click the links. Happened before and pretty sure it should open the next tab to the right of the previous from the speed dial…

    • Agreed, I often open multiple links in the background with Ctrl+left click.

      The new version behavior places page tabs to the right of the source clicked. This feels like an improvement and good way to organize similar tabs.

      When opening multiple pages in background from Speed Dial, Opera does exactly the same; places recent tabs left to right from source.

      Before, new tabs were placed last on the right side.

      WIN10-64. Opera 50.0.2762.45. Norwegian. HWA On.
      Cycle recent tabs enabled, delay loading background tabs unchecked.

  • Gustav Ekner

    Reminder: Still waiting for tab stacking

  • jedy123

    Now that we have the new version, we also have the annoying speed dial that looses one dial in each row. Dials used to span the whole browser width but now we have unnecessary large gaps either side. I used to be able to fit 7 dials, now only 6. I’d rather not have to zoom out just to get 7 dials in each row. Please change this back.

    • You can change the number of Speed Dial columns in Opera settings. The size/spacing can be adjusted with Zoom (Ctrl + plus/minus).

      • Nekomajin43

        Which zooms other internal pages as well.

      • jedy123

        I’m well aware of all of that. The maximum number of speed dials in a row when at 100% is now one less than it was before. They used to take up the whole browser width. Zooming out is not a solution as it makes the text smaller and also reduces the size of the (unpinned) sidebar.

  • Baleburg

    The blue point doesn’t appear when new news are available in rss reader

  • Dark Magician

    Bug in address bar still isn’t fixed, this is a third major version with it.

    http://tinypic.com/r/14j6ve1/9

  • nme

    Congrats – jubilee 50th version 😉
    But you still haven’t fixed three things I’ve pointed a long time ago! Two of which are fixable in a few minutes of time!

    1) WPS Office (aka Kingsoft Office) for Windows is STILL REMOVING Opera’s taskbar shortcut (Windows 7 – 10) whether you install or uninstall WPS Office – you should certainly contact them and look into it! I have customers calling me about missing browser etc, so they just go switch over to Chrome or something else!

    2) After installing an extension from your store – using Serbian language in browser/store – that green button still says ‘I-SN-TALIRANO’ instead of correct ‘I-NS-TALIRANO’ – a dyslexic translator was hired, apparently. 🙂

    3) After closing the browser, with ‘Continue where I left off’ option selected for tabs, Opera sometimes reopens a previously used (and closed at a random time in a previous session) tab by itself! Even after clearing History before closing, manually closing all tabs, waiting enough for all processes to end and then starting Opera – a random tab just reopens! It happens fairly often – and IMHO it’s a huge privacy risk.

    Regards,
    Milos

    • Tina

      2) Thank you. Report as DNA-66896 3) Can’t reproduce it. Are you sure that you have one window with tabs at the moment when this bug appears?

      • nme

        No problem. 🙂
        All Opera’s windows (and also processes in system) are closed – and even then I still get occasional ‘restoration’ of an unwanted tab (even after deleting history, tho excluding cookies).
        That’s happening for at least 5 versions (if not more), and I’ve reported it multiple times already. Clean install and/or upgraded browser, different configurations, systems (w7-amd64, multiple versions of w10-amd64)… usually just with ublock origin or internal ad-block turned on. Semi-heavy user, long sessions, occasional private browsing and/or multiple window use, but nothing out of ordinary.
        But I assure you – bug IS there.
        I can’t even use Opera for my sensitive data – yeah yeah, that too 😉 – but also private stuff like digital wallet addresses etc. Just a few days ago my customers saw my whole finance account info for a brief moment! So now I’m forced to use seperate, portable install for sensitive stuff – bug is really nasty, it’s a huge privacy hole.
        gl!

  • icetom

    “Smoother videos on macOS” do you plan this for Windows or Linux also?

    • Angry Penguin

      Same question about Linux. Do u plan this for Linux OSes? 😀

  • Angry Penguin

    Any hopes for fixing security issues with class of timing attacks? Mozilla and Edge is fixed now here details https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2018/01/03/mitigations-landing-new-class-timing-attack/

    Chrome should fix it in with 54 release.

    Also with spectre – good choice is recompiling browser again with latest gcc /clang patches.

  • Mahmoud Hosny

    the update has many features .. but what about ”opera neon” any updates .. improves ??

    • Hans Hansen

      Neon was just a concept browser to try out new features. There won’t be any further development.

      • Mahmoud Hosny

        I know .. that’s why I asked .. thanks Hans.

  • Bali505

    If it was ‘only’ the Crypto-mining thingy, or whatever else you have done… I do experience a significant speed boost on ALL sites. The new ‘Save Page as PDF’ option is fantastic!

    That was a great job, Opera Team! Well done!! 😀

  • Geograph

    Why Ctrl + F5 don’t return page scroll to top after refresh anymore? 🙁
    Now F5 and Ctrl + F5 do the same thing.

    • Hans Hansen

      That’s not true.
      F5 reloads the page from server, but uses Opera’s cache for page elements like scripts, image, CSS stylesheets etc.
      But Ctrl+F5 reloads the page from server and also reloads its contents from server, it doesn’t use local cache at all.

  • Hey these are probably all great and useful and good and whatever but can you please bring back the old VPN? 🙂
    Ever since the new upgrade the VPN hasn’t been working at all.

    • You can’t connect, it’s slow or sth else?

      • LFforbes

        While using VPN I can connect and go to websites to watch video – when video actually plays it’s fairly decent quality – but the problem with ALL video play back on ALL websites is constant buffering unless I pause for 2 or 3 mins, then I get about 5 mins of decent playback, then buffers constantly again. Extremely frustrating. I use iMac.

      • Gabriel Monarch

        Same here, before update the VPN was fast and after update it’s slow
        I’m using Asia VPN from Asia country on 10Mbps connection

      • I cannot connect. And chrome cast is still not there… US.

      • The VPN turns on, connects and all but all the IP addresses start with 77.111.24something (which clearly means it doesnt work since all three regions shouldn’t have the same basic IP with 7 of the same numbers in the same order) with every region, every time I relaunch, reopen or use Opera. It puts some of the pages I visit into different languages (happened when I used ‘Americas’) too.
        The VPN was useful when you could choose by country – I was only using it because of the ‘US’ feature so now it’s practically completely useless.

    • LFforbes

      Having the same issues – see below

  • I don’t see the feature to turn the Chromecast playback feature on anywhere in the browser settings on both my Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra device.

  • anab

    VPN problems:
    Currently it’s possible to download with 100 Mb/s here in Germany… Pretty fast and stable!
    So, I think Opera Team is going on in getting the things straight – and it seems fast VPN is possible! But pls give a short statement to all the people in here in the discussion.
    By the way – happy new 2018 – and thanks to the whole Opera team for the new release.

    • Hans Hansen

      Dunno what you’re talking about, 80 KB/s (VPN Europe), also from Germany

      • anab

        I’m talking about “VPN: Optimaler Standort”.
        Unaltered appr. 100 MB/s on Linux X86 machine

        • Hans Hansen

          “Unaltered”? Are you sure you are using VPN? 😉
          Optimal location = 80 KB/s, no difference (because it is Europe)

        • TomEk

          on my computer 150 KB/s – 250 KB/s

  • Ravenno

    Dear Opera, why the fandom site is loading deformed?

    • Hans Hansen

      What is a fandom site?

      • Ravenno

        All site

        • Hans Hansen

          You mean “random”? Post a screenshot, otherwise no one knows what you are talking about..

          • Ravenno

            I can not do it.

          • Hans Hansen

            Then no one can help. 😉

          • Ravenno

            This is an exclusive failure of Opera, since Edge and Chrome do not have the problem.

          • I don’t see any issues at Fandom in Opera (or any other browser). You need to provide more info to rule out other issues that could make Fandom load slow. Have you tried disable (temporary, to test) all your extensions? Do you use the lastest relase of Opera (if so, you can test as well with downloading Opera Beta or Opera Developer to see if you experience the same issues).

            If you know how to do this, can you enable logging for a session at Fandom and post it to a site like Github Gists or Pastebin and copy/paste the link here? That way it’s easier to find out the real issue.

          • Ravenno

            http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/DC_Comics_Database
            It does not load the site here as it should.

          • I think he ment http://www.wikia.com/explore-en (Fandom).

          • Hans Hansen

            We will never know. 😀 This site is working fine for me.

          • Yup. Same here (works fine in any browser, including all build/releases from the Opera channels).

  • New Opera is slow, sluggish and unresponsive when opening multiple new tabs. At that time also hearing scratching in sound (under load working) when music streaming in browser.

    Never experienced this before. No changes in settings or hardware since update.

    When clicking consecutive URLs to open in the background, the browser is not able to accept the inputs and you must slow down, wait/re-click to make things happen.

    Overall browser performance is clearly worse after update. Disappointed.

    Chrome 63 browser is snappy, as normal.

    I’m currently on 250 Mbps Internet and Intel Core i7.

    WIN10-64. Opera 50.0.2762.45. Norwegian. HWA On.

    • Gabriel Monarch

      Running just fine here, what website are you opening using multiple new tabs and what music streaming website that cause the scratching in sound, also are you running any other program other than the browser?

      • Nothing in my routine has changed. Opera’s responsiveness and speed has changed dramatically. Only software change besides Opera is Windows KB4056892 update. Other programs, sure – many. Enough juice for all.

        What websites I try to open is irrelevant, could be five Wikipedia pages – they all behave the same. Chrome, Firefox and Edge act normal, snappy and fast.

        Music streaming is https://www.di.fm/

        No worries, I’m sure it’s a local issue on my side, otherwise tons of people would notice this lag and crappy performance.

        • I noticed that too. While not sluggish, it used the CPU (while idle on no matter what sites) as i was doing some heavy After Effects rendering. However, in the latest Opera Developer (51.0.2830.0) it’s back to normal mostly. I did also experience this behaviour on Chrome (Stable release channel) both in a sanboxed enviroment, and my regular one.

    • Herr Pietrus

      I have the same impression. It’s slooow now!… And it’s strange. Opera and being slow?!

  • Rudric

    Contact me through the forums if your interested of a tiny addon that overrides default Google behaviour, instead uses https://encrypted.google.com/ on all Google Search! No matter if VPN or not 🙂

  • yigido

    Hello,

    Please visit: https://www.instagram.com/historyofturaf/
    I cannot view the flag with Opera: http://prntscr.com/hwtao7
    but I can view them with Firefox: http://prntscr.com/hwtayt

    Is it a BUG? or feature ?

    • It could be different things. While i see the Turkey emojis without any issues (macOS 10.11.x-10.13.x) on all my browsers (Opera, Opera Dev, Opera Beta, Opera Neon, Firefox, FirefoxDev, Safari, Vivaldi, Brave, Chrome, Chromium, Chrome Canary, WebKit Nightly), i know there has been issues earlier in Chromium (which parts of Opera is based on) with this (and ironically, Firefox had some issues when Chromium didn’t).

      I did a quick test in Windows 10 and 8, and didn’t see any issues. So, the problems could be some over picky adblocking rules (ex. lists in uBlock Origin or from one of the blocklists in the Opera built-in adblocker), or it could be a font issue where Chromium blocks it from loading for different reasons. You could test to install a font like emojione, just to see if it picks up the emoji from that font instead of the system one.

      Disable any extension (temporary) and restart Opera, try again and se if there are any issues (if so, is most likely one of your extensions messing up).

      Also, have you tried to create a temporary new user (example: guest user) in Windows, and check if it works (if so, you can rule out Opera).

  • lolocacacoco

    vpn has become so useless after the update. it works so slow that it made me swith over to use chrome. plz fix

  • whatever changes you made to Opera Beta, my install is now stuck in a crash loop. My session would be fine, if I could do anything with it before it crashes!

  • Leonardo

    Please fix the stylus on my tablet PC!, the same problem since 49 update! :c please

    • Hans Hansen

      Please describe the problem more precisely!

      • Leonardo

        I’ve already commented on the forums:
        since opera 49, the browser recognize the stylus as a “touch” entry instead a “Mouse” entry, resulting in strange behavior like being unable to resize or move video pop-up, resize or move the snapshot tool or draw with it (killing the propouse of the drawing tool), i cant even do basic stuff like highlight text, and if i touch a text box it shows the on-screen keyboard, even tho im using a keyboard,
        its getting annoying. please fix it. opera 48 works properly
        Surface Pro 2 ( EMR wacom digitizer)

  • Luko69

    Make Links from Extensions not work in this version…

  • fjordstrøm

    Congratulations on your 50th version!

    I know Opera Neon is just a concept browser, but the floating bubbles on the right side is really something I’d like to have in the “normal” Opera as an option.
    (Or just support Opera neon ;))

  • Rafał Mianowicz

    Few things after 2 days of using on a two different computers (WIN 8. and WIN 10):
    1. Each Opera start causes system lag (1-3 secs, CPU 100%, mouse cursour gets stutter) – even without any tabs opened.
    2. v50 is simply slower. Can’t measure it, it’s only a feeling.
    3. Browser (and sometimes computer!) performance with +10 tabs opened is not acceptable. Stuttering, freezing, slow page loading.

    PS. Both computers are cleaned, optimized and high-end.
    PS2. Yes, I tested on a clean profile. 🙂
    PS3. No, I’m not letting you go, Opera. I’m giving you a chance to fix these issues & I’m here to help you. 😛

  • Rafał Mianowicz

    Two more horrible bugs:
    1. Protocol handlers don’t save user decisions. Example: click on any magnet torrent link, check “Always open magnet: links”, click Allow. Repeat scenario. Result: Opera did not save user decision and pop-up opens once again.
    2. Protocol handler for “mailto” does not seem working at all. Go to http://www.mianowicz.pl website, scroll to the bottom, and click at “mailto:kontakt@mianowicz.pl”. Result: nothing happens.

    Tested on two different computers on normal and portable version.

    • Hans Hansen

      2. No problem on Win10, the link on this website opens Outlook 2016.

      • Rafał Mianowicz

        Very weird. 🙁 What about first bug?

        • Hans Hansen

          No problem opening magnet links with µtorrent.
          What does
          opera://settings/handlers
          say on your system?

          • Rafał Mianowicz

            It says: “Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended)”

          • Hans Hansen

            So you did not click “allow” in the settings!? You should see this then: https://abload.de/img/operamomentaufnahme_2l7pkn.png

          • Rafał Mianowicz

            Look, I don’t have anything listed there. Clicking on protocols “mailto:” does not do anything. https://imgur.com/a/HR7aj

          • Hans Hansen

            That is indeed strange, what do the Win10-settings say? Mailto-protocol registered and all? https://abload.de/img/handlernko6x.png
            Do other browsers like Edge work?
            Edit: You’re obviously not the only one having this problem: http://disq.us/p/1p26wlf

          • Rafał Mianowicz

            There is no problem with opening, there is problem with saving checkbox “Always open magnet: links” – it does not save its value at all.

          • Hans Hansen

            When I click on a magnet link Opera doesn’t ask me at all. It just opens it in µtorrent (I only installed it for this test). And i cannot see the magnet protocol in the handler settings.

  • Twitch video recordings still don’t work properly. Any video (not live) that’s over 3-5 hours long is lagging and is almost constantly freezing. I have to use Firefox right now watch….

    EDIT: After the fresh installation all the same issues. No Chrome Cast. Videos on twitch don’t work properly. VPN doesn’t connect. This is the worst release in a while guys.

  • Incrível!!!

  • Smith Rolands

    You can easily cash out/buy bitcoins at furcoins. com, my experience with them is fascinating. No fees, no delay and no sign up!

  • firuz_u7

    after deleting a bookmark in the trash there is only 1 bookmark from all deleted ones and it can not be deleted and the remaining bookmarks that were deleted at all do not fall into the trash and are simply missing somewhere, then after a while and this bookmark from the trash disappears
    Winsows 10 Pro 1709 x64

  • TomEk

    Opera starts every time as a small window when it is set to open with a given page. I do not see any settings to set opera to open maximized.

    • Ewa

      Hi TomEk, what OS?

      • TomEk

        Open Suse 42.2, Gnome

  • Joshua Martin

    not in a stable condition…

  • qudtls

    Opera’s VPN service is very slow.

  • firuz_u7

    noticed one annoying moment with the synchronization of bookmarks
    when an existing bookmark is renamed then after a certain time the bookmark is duplicated to the old version and a new renamed in general 2 bookmarks appear, It happens that the renamed bookmark is replaced with the old bookmark.
    Why the thumbnails of the bookmarks are reset and become simple like this
    Here’s an example: https://imgur.com/KE7nwjR
    And the synchronization of history does not work well Well, I can not have 79 stories of visits
    here is an example: https://imgur.com/lS3Y2wQ

  • oldq

    this version turned out to be some kind of slow …
    a lot of completely unexpected problems, about which users write on different forums …
    the sound disappears on you tube…

    the opera has some kind of problem between the interaction between developers, beta and stable – it seems that they work by themselves and have little interaction …
    it would seem that it’s easier – at first everything is tested on dev, they collect information about bugs, then all the corrected is transferred to beta, where users already unsubscribe about the problems, and the stable version includes all debugged … but no, it seems that they do not work consistently, but in parallel – each has its own bugs, updates only partially correct something insignificant, and more or less corrected only in the next version …

    • Slow is an understatement, something is obviously wrong with this release.

      • Rafał Mianowicz

        Hope Opera will release new version soon. 50.0.2762.45 is almost not usable.

        • koshej

          More like user-UNfriendly.
          I now have to type all my Speed Dial addresses manually.
          How NICE, indeed.

  • best out

    new version and wtf ,old problems “click to enable flash player” ……..and no way to start this plugin…

  • Anthony Nelson

    Hello Koshej,Thank you for the log. We are now trying to reproduce the issue as well as doing an investigation in the code.

    • koshej

      A day passed.
      Nothing happened.
      Nice.

  • Vishnu

    I am on version 50.0.2762.45. I can’t find the Enable Chromecast Support option under Settings > Browser > User interface. I tried restarting the browser. But still that checkbox is not showing up. What to do?

  • Raj Kumar

    I do not see “enable chromecast support” in Settings> Browser > User interface .” I have the latest stable version 50 installed on Windows 10 desktop.

  • zbychu

    How to remove “Add first bookmark (…) or Import bookmarks now” below adress bar? I don’t need any bookmarks!

    • Hans Hansen

      Right-click on the bookmarks bar and untick “Show bookmarks bar”

      • zbychu

        Thanks!

  • ShadyPL

    Developers of the Opera, add this button back! This button is convenient and very useful.

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/24310/add-bookmark-here-missing-in-50

    • redfox

      I agree. The “Add bookmark” option in the bookmarks bar folders was very useful.

      • oldq

        now you first need to add a bookmark to the bookmarks bar, and then move it to the folder in the bookmarks bar – uncomfortable …
        in previous versions you could immediately add the site to the right folder …
        no the useful function that most used …

        • andrew84

          You can use right click and select “Add site”. But + Add page was much more handy in my opinion too.

          • Rafał Mianowicz

            Or click small heart icon and select “Bookmarks bar”. 🙂

          • oldq

            I have folders on the panel, and through the menu I can add only to the panel, and not to the folder on the bookmarks bar … do not confuse with the express panel where there is +
            http://funkyimg.com/view/2B38W

          • andrew84

            right click on folder and select ‘Add site…’

          • oldq

            thanks, did not look at this option …

          • Rafał Mianowicz

            Ok, now I totally feel you…

        • ShadyPL

          I agree, that is inconvenient. This button must be restored.

  • Power Bank 10000mah
    https://power–bank.com/

  • my Opera’s VPN service is dont work with kasperskiy

    • Abdolahi

      kaspersky > settings > Additional > Network > Do not Scan encrypted network
      that should solve the problem

  • davegb2

    I have folders in the bookmark bar. I used to be able to right click and select sort alphabetically. But now it’s gone. Have to go to bookmarks page instead.

  • LoverOfLife

    This is one step further of me moving to Chrome! Why do you remove good things and you don’t listen what users tell you ? The [+] sign was one of them. Bookmarks now acts completely strange. When i middle click a folder in bookmarks bar, it will open BEFORE Speed Dial tab. Also, dials are opening inverted, as it used to be.

    • koshej

      I’m yet to see MY complaints being addressed with anything but “sit and wait for it to randomly get fixed. OR NOT”.
      My case is:
      Speed Dial, History, and all other similar pages now are BLANK, period.
      But nobody cares, of course.

  • best out

    !!!!! SOME USERS STILL NEED TO RUN FLASH PLAYER !!!! OPERA 50 THE UGLY COPY OF CHROME

  • Gabriel Monarch

    Youtube video and audio will out of sync when left running in the background for a while and switch back to it, the workaround is to mute it from the tab and then unmute it, that will make the video and audio in sync again but will out of sync if you switch to another tab again

    Windows 10 build 16299.192, Nvidia driver 388.13

  • ShadyPL

    All opera users should be outraged by the fact that this button has been removed. In a short time it will be restored by programmers, if our indignation will be visible on this blog!

    http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018/01/opera-50-introduces-anti-bitcoin-mining-tool/#comment-3697272860

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/24310/add-bookmark-here-missing-in-50/

    Let’s demand the return of this button to the Opera!

  • Daniel

    1. Speed dial item images are reloading sometimes when
    – i open speed dial
    – i close a tab from speed dial
    – i open a new tab or open a speed dial item

    2. Opening speed dial items is slower (because it reloads the speed dial items before opening?)

    Windows 10 x64 1709 16299.192

  • Mikhail Leptchinski

    I have found undesirable behavior after upgrade to Opera50. Some sites don’t reload actual versions of their pages on startup (I use “Continue from last time” option), but use localy cached versions instead.
    For example, https://www.mmo-champion.com/content/ and http://www.noob-club.ru

    • Wolfpig

      I have the same “problem”.
      Would guess that it is made intentionally as the Mobile Version of Opera on Android has the same behavior for some time (at least there i can understand it partially as it may save bandwide if the images are still in the cache)…but on desktop it is a bit…annoying.

      Would at least be nice to have an option to choose if we want sites at startup reloaded or not

  • Leonid Sinev

    this page (http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018/01/opera-50-introduces-anti-bitcoin-mining-tool) is saved (with new pdf saving feature) as big blank (white) pdf with nothing 🙁

    • Rafał Mianowicz

      I confirm…

    • Leonid Sinev

      IMHO, would be great if produced pdf had some metadata from saved page, at least URL of captured page, datetime of saving, maybe title from html tag.

    • ktxgio
      • andrew84

        same here. Also when I open I get Acrobat Reader’s popup message ‘The dimensions of this page are out-of-range.Page content might be truncated.’

    • David Blair

      Try using a PDF reader other than Adobe’s. I had trouble opening it with Adobe’s reader, but I used the default PDF app in my Ubuntu Linux VM and it was just fine.

  • Rob Hoffmann

    There’s no Chromecast option in my copy of Opera 50. Win 10 x64 v50.0.2762.45 (PGO). Explain?

    Never mind, I’m American. I see the problem. Any reason you don’t want to roll out support for Chromecast in the USA?

  • LFforbes

    Have completely abandoned Opera now, as no answers or even acknowledgement of VPN issues have been forthcoming. Just thought I’d let someone know, as Opera don’t seem to be keeping an eye on the forums.

    • Robert Tomaszewski

      Hello LFforbes,
      Sorry to hear that news. We have been improving the VPN over last days so you should give it one more try, please. Atm I can see quite fast service.

  • web page’s :view-source code connectivity still does not work!

  • Rafał Mianowicz

    Opera, are you maybe planning to release some fixes? 🙂

  • Battery saver mode icon: Does not provide correct level visually.

    At over 20% it shows no blue content in battery (shows empty).

    WIN10-64. 50.0.2762.45.

  • yigido

    Please give us an option to draw rectangles in Screen capture feature. Currently we only can draw arrows on screenshots. Thanks! @Ewa@ewamiezejewska:disqus

    • Harry

      And the ability to add text.

    • Ewa

      Hi, currently we’re not planning adding this to snapshot, but stay tuned 🙂

  • ShadyPL

    To all developers of the Opera:

    Now adding a bookmark to the bar is uncomfortable. Button + did not bother anyone but for many people it is a necessary tool to quickly add bookmarks to the bar. I installed version 49, I won’t be using version 50, until this button returns. Opera is my favorite browser.

    • Hans Hansen

      Yes, we understood what you said. No need to say this three times in this blog post.

      • ShadyPL

        It wonderfully. I had to publicize it.

        After adding a new bookmark by clicking on the heart on the right side of Opera, the new bookmark is added to the first position of the bar and not at the very end. When the + bookmark button was pressed, it was automatically sorted and added at the very end of the list of bookmarks added. I already have bookmarks added at the Opera, so why the new bookmark automatically isn’t being sorted and isn’t being shown at the end? The heart function is crappy.

  • Is it still impossible to change the default search engine hotkeys?

  • DerGerd

    It’s because changes regarding these IPs (their location) hasn’t been propagated (yet).

  • David Swann

    tell us if vpn is going to get better, so we can deside to leave opera, forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mohammed Taher

    Hum , i cant find this setting in opera,
    To start casting, first go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and tick “Enable Chromecast support.” .
    I own a chromecast but can only cast from cellphone which sucks, anyone any pointers. Youtube and netflix dont show the cast button either even though my chromecast was on and connected.

  • catup

    Spectre,CVE-2017-5753、CVE-2017-5715
    http://xlab.tencent.com/special/spectre/spectre_check.html

    • Przemek Kudła
      • catup

        Even after enabling the feature, the browser is still in VULNERABLE

        • Przemek Kudła

          Info sent to our Security Team, thank you.

    • Harry

      With all due respect, if you’re going to post, post a short description. I thought this was James Bond Spam.

      There was no way I would click on a link like that.

  • Andrey
  • Threshold

    Hello, I recently started using Opera as an alternative to Firefox on Windows 10 Professional x64.
    Unfortunately every time I open a new tab or hit the address bar to launch or search something Opera becomes unresponsive for about 5 seconds.
    If the unresponsiveness lasts longer the browser just crashes.
    I tried disabling the few addons I had installed but that didn’t solve the issue.
    Anyone has any insight on this otherwise I’ll have to switch to Chrome since it’s not possible to work like this.
    Many thanks.

    • Ewa

      Hi, could you provide more details? Can you record that?

      • Threshold

        Hi, which details do you need?
        I can see if I can record it but Opera just goes into “Nor Responding” in the occasions I have described so there isn’t really much to record.
        Thank you.

  • This topic has helped me to solve a lot of things, thanks to the author.

  • Nic-z

    Its possible disable sidebar ? i really hate .

    • federico

      ctrl+shif+s

      • Nic-z

        nope , only add a white bar

        • Przemek Kudła

          Unpin it (either it’s context menu or the “[| ]” icon on the botom of the sidebar). This will disable it on regular pages, but you sill have it on the SpeedDial. There is no option to remove it completely.

    • Spawn Brimstone

      Right click it. You’ll see options.

  • Zoey Routtu

    Since Version 49.0.2725.39, mousing through the Menu (somewhere along Downloads / Bookmarks) crashes Opera, with the Bookmarks sidebar open and the 10/23/2017 update to the V7 Bookmarks extension installed. CTRL+J opens Downloads without a problem; the History & Extensions menu items open without a problem—so, Bookmarks appear to be the issue. Have used Opera Stable or Dev since 2012. Opera Version 50.0.2762.58 update automatically installed; then 64-bit offline installer downloaded and installed; problem still exists. Windows 10, 1709-16299.192

  • Ahmed AL-Jaber

    Very GOOD

  • prashant kumar

    This topic has helped me to solve a lot of things.
    https://gadgetwix.com/best-headphones-under-15000-in-india-2018/

  • Wahed Masry

    Please … we need confirmation message when closing page with multiple tabs

  • Nekomajin43

    When do you plan to fix the address bar badge bug? It was present in v49, and it got worse in v50. The badge shows whatever it wants. Default search or internal page icon. This is very annoying and it can mislead users.

  • Faheem Ahmad

    we need opera next features…too like next gen new

  • Julie Livingston

    i only use opera to play on the Pogo.com game site as it has a lot of flash games. after the auto update i can no longer load my games. i will not be using this browser. i would re install the older version but there is no way to turn off the auto update that i can see. i am very disappointed. it was i used to recommend it to other pogo players regularly, now will have to tell them not to bother.

  • ShadyPL

    @przemyslawkudla:disqus

    Will the creators of the Opera to enable the option to choose the function that users want to use? So who wants to use the button + he should have the right to it, and who wants to use heart should use this button. Please give users option to set everything according to their preferences.

    Discussion:

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/24310/add-bookmark-here-missing-in-50/

  • Leandro de Sousa

    Hi, here there’s a problem with Kaspersky, The VPN don’t work anymore. Only if the AV it’s off.

  • Hassan

    Please fix the bug on MacOS, where on Youtube and other video sites there is frequent flashing on the video, like on Youtube the pause button’s icon will be expanded over the video and flash constantly. The only way I have found of fixing this is to fullscreen the video then exit out of fullscreen, but it keeps coming back. I’ve had this issue since August 2017. I can provide a video example if needed.

    There is also the issue of removing the option of smooth scroll on battery saver mode. The mode works well, but the 30fps scrolling animation is kind of jarring and the option to put it back to 60fps via Opera://Flags has been taken down for some time now. Would there be any way to re-enable it other than having to turn off battery saver mode completely?

    Thank you.

    • frumbert

      Yeah the video flash thing is pretty darned annoying and has been for a while now.

      Smooth Scrolling has always been one of the first thing I turn OFF on any system, any browser. I don’t know who invented it, but they were wrong.

  • frumbert

    Enabling the VPN on australian adsl is asking for your browsing experience to come to a standstill.

  • I cannot sort my bookmarks anymore directly from the top bookmark bar with folders, because the option in the related right-click dropdown menu of a folder is gone. Is there a hidden option somewhere to get it back? I know that I can sort them alphabetically when opening my bookmarks in the sidebar, but the old option was quicker in my opinion.

    Furthermore some of my recently added bookmarks in a folder do not sort alphabetically at all and stay at the top of the folder above the first subfolder.

  • ogam5

    …..the ONLY damned feature of your BURDENSOME platform with REAL value, distinction, one that I wholly NEED given how my tabs split off all TOO frequently – and you get RID of the ‘Clone Tab’ feature? Please, RESTORE it, ASAP…..

    • Hans Hansen

      What do you mean? Right-click on the tab and press “Duplicate tab”

      • ogam5

        Ah, I see – THANKS, Hans, for the clarifaction – new TERMINOLOGY and, what with Firefox having SLAMMED with their CRASHING update, wasn’t particularly INCLINED to make the grammatical association…..LOL

        • Hans Hansen

          Good. Problem solved. 🙂
          Btw: In my opinion “duplicate” sounds somewhat more “sophisticated” than “clone”, at least the German translation. 😛

  • Tommy786

    Just wanted to ‘fire and forget’ a quick comment.
    Was looking at the intel website re the Meltdown and Spectre viruses, and decided to disable Java.
    Everything was fine for a while, then the Opera v50 autoinstalled. Strange things happened (bbc couldn’t show my ID for instance). I re-enabled Java and all OK now. Just wondered if this was due to the update or to my disabling Java. Thanks.

    • Hans Hansen

      Are you sure you are talking about Java and not JavaScript? If the latter is the case, yes it caused the issue with BBC. It has nothing to do with the upgrade to O50.

  • Mateus S.G.

    This dogshit fucking browser won’t remember developer tools’ window size and position anymore.

  • sergio

    perfect love opera 100%

  • Ayser James

    it’s great

  • Jorge M.

    Congrats guys, great job. Love Opera.

  • Irina S

    love Opera!

  • Robert Adrian Lendvai

    got problem here :/i cant download anything,expect some things.I try to download OperaSetup.exe,ChromeInstaller.exe,mod for a game,and i get archive-e3-f26 error.Please help

  • Does anyone else have Gmail getting stuck loading at 90% in this version? Have the same issue on a couple different machines.

    • Hans Hansen

      no problem here on Win10, any extension installed?

      • Yep, a few. But I just figured out it that it happens with the build-in adblocker turned on. Doesn’t happen anymore after I turned it off. It’s actually loading fine after turning it back on again.

  • Geograph

    Anyone know how auto-fix Opera shortcut in taskbar?
    After each update, the shortcut breaks.
    If make shortcut from launcher.exe after running in taskbar 2 opera icons.

  • gesher

    mute tabs option disable…

    • Hans Hansen

      What do you mean? This function is still there.

  • tribunalis

    When I import bookmarks from Chrome they are nowhere to be found … anylonger. What a lousy crap browser. Funny thing is, I did succeed doing this a couple of weeks ago but today I found that all those imported bookmarks where gone, including those new ones I had created in my January 2018 folder. #whatacrapbrowser

  • Gábor Kovács

    I have difficulties with http://www.17track.net/en/track?nums=aaaaaaaaa , cannot track any package anymore! Same with https://posta.hu/ugyfelszolgalat/nyomkovetes?ids=aaaaaaaaa These tracking sites are still working in Opera 51 (beta and developer too), and they are worked in the previous STABLE version. Please investigate this! Thanks.

    • Przemek Kudła

      Please try to clear cache on the page: Ctrl+F5

      • Gábor Kovács

        Thank you, it worked! 🙂

  • LoverOfLife

    Why
    did you removed the [+] sign ? Why bookmark folder opens before speed
    dial tab when i middle click ? Why Speed dial extensions won’t open ?
    That’s why i switched my long favourite browser!

  • Pistej

    BUG: in Personal News add web source https://www.malgregator.com/ ,text from articles is overflow from elements
    https://imgur.com/a/3MWlM
    O: 49, 50 O dev: 52, Linux

  • tumultus101

    how do we report page issues? i remeber there being a feature in the past within the browser to report page issues.

    As for the VPN, country choice is crucial. without that, your VPN is meaningless to me.

  • Hector MA

    Is there a way to prioritize bookmarks and speed dials when you type anything in the address bar? it’s very annoying this thing predicts searches and my bookmarks and speed dials are at the bottom of the list. Sometimes they don’t even show.

    I remember Opera used to autocomplete when you had a site bookmarked or in a speed dial, made it really quick and usable. Now it llooks at history and predictions, my BM’s and SD are simply ignored.