Opera Developer update 23.0.1508.0: The heart menu

Today we update our developer stream to version 23.0.1508.0. As usual it contains a bunch of fixes (check out the full changelog) and some news. You will see some new features which we hope you will like.

The new heart menu

New heart button in Oprea UI We have freshened up our heart. šŸ˜‰ There is a new one on the right side of the address bar.

Now it’s more intuitive; you do not have to ā€œlearnā€ icons, just click on the new heart to open a menu. Try to add your favorite page to any of Stash, Speed Dial or the bookmarks bar and you will see the heartbeat.

Opera Turbo start-up time

When Opera Turbo is enabled, you will now get faster start-up time on slow network connections. Opera Turbo will delay loading of background tabs (ā€œlazy-session loadingā€) until they are activated. Thus limiting the amount of simultaneous network connections and bandwidth usage when restoring the previous session during start-up. This will load the web page faster and make your browsing much easier.

Delayed loading of background tabs can also be enabled without Opera Turbo from the new ā€œDelay loading of background tabsā€ option found in the Start-up section in Advanced Settings. The option will always be enabled when using Opera Turbo.

Settingsā€™ new option for delayed loading of backgroud tabs

Insecure content mixed in on secure pages

Insecure content (HTTP) will no longer be loaded on secure pages (HTTPS). Content is of course blocked by default for security purposes. (Pages should not include mixed content!) For backwards compatibility, users can unblock the blocked content. This, however, will be at the expense of the pageā€™s security level which will no longer identified as secure.

Preventing plug-in freezes

Very sad plug-in placeholder
Have you ever had a plug-in crash or freeze on you? Opera will now provide better feedback when deciding to stop a plug-in to recover the browser. For slow responding plug-ins, users can now disable the plug-in or reload the page when needed.

Pepper plug-ins

If you have the Pepper variant of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in installed on your computer, Opera will now prefer PPAPI plug-ins (ā€œPepperā€) to the older NSAPI plug-in (ā€œNetscapeā€). There are not many PPAPI plug-ins out yet, but they should start to show up soon: and Opera is ready for them.

Known issues

  • Speed Dial extensions are not displayed on Speed Dial

Fixed issues

  • The tab-loading indicator is back in its correct position.


Full changelog

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