Hello!

Today we’re updating our Opera stable stream with some of the latest fixes. The biggest change in this version is that we bring back the 32-bit version for MacOS.

It also contains a fix for a crash when trying to open a skype connection and other crash fixes along with fixes for minor glitches when using some specific languages in Network Installer.

All the fixes can be found here:
Full changelog

Downloads:
Opera Stable for Windows
Opera Stable offline package for Windows
Opera Stable for Mac

Mateusz Madej

I'm a tester in Opera Desktop Team - Warsaw office. I started working for Opera in July 2013 and was an Opera user since 9.5 version.

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  • Leo Liu

    Linux version?

  • Mister

    Why are you so often change the version? Recently was 24, now 25. What is the reason?

    • Leo Liu

      Because of the new features!! 🙂

    • Leonardo Gomes

      This is how things have been working since the start of Opera Blink (Opera 15+) in july 2013. Opera now has a fast release cycle and a new version number is expected every two months in average.

      https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/streams/

    • Marcin Mitek

      This is mostly for tracking purposes, to show that we ended development cycle and updated Chromium. The numbers you should actually pay attention to are after the version number, it tells more about the build than the big version actually.

      See some explanations here for example:
      http://www.chromium.org/developers/version-numbers

    • Rapid developement cycles have been with us since 2008 with Chrome, then 2011 Firefox and 2013 Opera.

      • Lacedaemon

        yeah, “Rapid”… as “Empty”

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Mateusz, thanks for the update and fixes 😉

  • Łukasz Janik

    thanks. It is a pity that is not in the program files.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What do you mean?

      • Łukasz Janik

        installs to the C:usersuser profilAppDataLocalProgramsOpera

        • Marcin Mitek

          What was your previous install path? (Other then USB installation)

          • Łukasz Janik

            version of Opera, 24, was in the program files, and from the Opera, 25, already such a path is.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            For me it just upgraded the previous install.
            Were you trying a new installation?

          • Łukasz Janik

            I know, but I want to do in Opera

          • Marcin Mitek

            I see the only chance of happening only in installing Opera in given directory (as Helge explained above). We default to %programfiles%/Opera or %programfiles(x86)/Opera on 64bit OS in case of our stable builds. You can go to the registry editor and delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareOpera Software Last stable Install Path, then run installer again and see where it will point you with the default install path.

          • Łukasz Janik

            I already know what’s going on. how I want to install just for me, is the path to thelocal, and as for all this is to the program files folder.

            I had to copy the path to the program files

          • Fhury

            Can you say why this is happening? I hate this kind of ticks

        • Helge Andre Gjølme

          If you change the install path in the installer the new path will be recorded and used until you change it again.

  • name siname

    if the settings selected on startup “Open the start page” – Opera always opens in a minimal form

    • Javi

      Same problem here since version 25 stable was released.

  • KaTrzy

    Sync?

    • Zik

      I think it will be in 26.

      • They plan on it for 26

    • Unless you mean a real decent sync, that we don’t know.

  • XypherCode

    “the biggest change in this version is that we bring back the 32-bit version for MacOS.”
    Please explain. Does this mean I’m gonna use the 32-bit version again?

    • zmwangx

      This didn’t happen in beta and dev. Why a sudden shift in stable?

    • Lazare Inepologlou

      Many plug-ins (including Unity) do not work at 64-bits on a Mac. On the other hand Java does not work at 32-bits.

      What will be the strategy for the future versions and what about beta and dev?

      • Lacedaemon

        The correct strategy is to get rid of Macs and go to compatible PC’s 😛

        • PC is personal computer (which Mac is one of them), Linux also has a small user % share, tho depending on where you are the OS share can be very different, I am on a Mac but I am glad to see competitions including Linux as it helps promote innovation

          • Lacedaemon

            Not really according to those grey advertisements Apple made in the past “Mac vs. PC” 🙂 Also you can’t compare a closed software ecosystem to an open one like of Windows and Linux.

          • zmwangx

            Windows is an open source OS/ecosystem? Wow that’s the biggest news I’ve heard in a while. Think about all the (often pirated) proprietary software iconic of Windows.

            Also, try to compile some of the biggest FOSS projects on Windows. There’s a reason why Windows ports are usually specially maintained and distributed as binary.

          • Lacedaemon


            . . .
            open system, not open source…

          • zmwangx

            Okay, open means many things. One thing is open source, which I have already dismissed.

            Another meaning might be interoperability, portability, and open standards sort of stuff. In that respect Windows is even more pathetic. Remember, OS X is a certified UNIX, whether people think that way or not. I’ve already given an example of how code is not portable to Windows. (Even Microsoft’s compilers are proprietary. How can you beat that.)

            Let’s give another example. You talked about USB (I won’t list the list of open standards produced by Apple), so let’s talk about USB drives. OS X natively supports FAT, exFAT read/write and NTFS read. AFAIK, Windows can’t even recognize HFS+ without drivers.

            So, what’s your definition of open?

            (Well, if you want to argue about closed hardware, there’s nothing I could say — Apple is first and foremost a hardware company to begin with. Macs can run Windows and other Unix-like OSes just fine.)

          • Lacedaemon

            I see you are really uninformed about closed systems (hence the misinformation about disk file systems as well) I suggest you search a bit about in in the web. From a quick google search… http://www.zdnet.com/blog/foremski/apple-becomes-more-closed-with-each-new-device/1089
            http://createdigitalmusic.com/2010/01/how-a-great-product-can-be-bad-news-apple-ipad-and-the-closed-mac/

            (could be YemSalat as well…)

          • zmwangx

            > freshly looked up wikipedia terms

            Yep I looked up, that’s not a problem, I’m not a CS major or professional. The articles you linked to are talking about the closed nature of iDevices, which I agree — I was never a fan of iDevices either. But you were arguing that Mac/OS X is closed (and concluding that Opera should get rid of closed systems like Macs — what a jarring conclusion), which is completely different, and backed by none of what you linked to or talked about (in fact, one of the articles you linked to explicitly mentioned “all the power and freedom of a Mac” to contrast the iPhone). Note that we are dealing with OS X running on Intel Macs instead of the classical Mac OS running on PowerPC.

            Regarding the hardware lock-in of OS X, Apple is first and foremost a hardware company so they should lock OS X to Macs (although Hackintosh still runs). This also focuses development resources — they don’t need to worry about Dell crap damping their features or breaking their OS.

            Also you talked about market share, which is immensely misleading. You ignored the trend among end users and also the percentage of developers using OS X. At least here in the Silicon Valley, as far as I can tell, the majority of developers run OS X on their personal computers (informed decision). Without these developers the future is rather pathetic.

          • Lacedaemon

            “In the early days of the microcomputer industry, every company had its own proprietary hardware and software. When IBM introduced the PC, in its rush to market it adopted off-the-shelf components and an operating system un restricted to IBM and the PC industry was born – an open platform that became a huge platform for innvation. Apple stayed with its proprietary hardware and software. Over time, it eventually moved onto industry standard Intel chips, it adopted PC standards such as USB, and made its disk operating system files compatible with the PC world. “

            “Yep I looked up”
            Yep you looked it up and presented it on purpose like you are on top of the game, well no you are not.

          • zmwangx

            “In the early days of the microcomputer industry…” So? What’s the article talking about? You really don’t see the gist of the article?

            Also:

            > Note that we are dealing with OS X running on Intel Macs instead of the classical Mac OS running on PowerPC.

            In the early days there’s no Opera. No Opera support on PC/Mac. There’s also no OpenCL, to name one.

            “And that was a cheap trick.” So? Doesn’t justify your opinion.

      • Java went pure 64bit with JRE 7 & 8 is the same

        Silverlight is another 32bit with no 64 bit for OS X

        I think Unity is testing 64 bit

        Safari on OS X does nicely with a 64 bit version, they have a process to handle the 32 bit plug ins (when there is no 64 bit plug in)

  • Radik Gradenko

    Am I the only one whose pepper Flash plugin randomly disappears? Then I restart Opera and suddenly it’s back. Weird.

  • Is there a way to prioritize auto completion from Speed Dial, Bookmarks and / or History over online search?

    Most of the time I’m typing sites I already bookmarked, I seldom do searches, except I mean to download something. The thing is you disable prediction and it disables all form of auto completion.

    • zmwangx

      This shouldn’t have been so hard 🙁

      • Lacedaemon

        Don’t criticize the developers they are awesome. If you want that feature use other browsers.

        • zmwangx

          This isn’t a macho game.

          • Lacedaemon

            This is a game so that you can understand why so many people complain and why your argument “it’s free, so don’t use it if you don’t like it” is severely flawed. I hope you got it by now.

          • zmwangx

            I said that when you were fiercely attacking legitimate design choices and denying it takes time to perfect things. This one is different. There’s simply no logical alternative than prioritizing URIs from bookmarks, and from an implementation point of view, there’s barely anything to fix for this one. You swap the order, that’s all.

          • Lacedaemon

            There’s no logic in the kingdom of New Opera my friend… you are new here, I can understand that… give it some time and you will become one of us… have you heard of Sisyphus before?

          • zmwangx

            My guess is that they stacked the completion from bookmarks on top of Chromium’s completion, so it became more complicated.

            > you are new here…

            Not really. I’ve been here for more than half a year. I recently created a new Disqus account.

          • Lacedaemon

            Really? What was your previous one?

          • zmwangx

            Since I created a new one, clearly I don’t like the last one 😉

          • Lacedaemon

            Yeah but I can’t remember anyone except Leonardo, Rafael, sometimes Hector (unpredictable guy:) ), (Ralf to a lesser point) and Sebastian being so offended when someone did complain about how Opera used to make some crazy calls without any logic, ratioanism and sanity in the last year. Nowadays Leonardo is very civilized , Sebastian stands critical for most of the things everyone complained about, so it leaves us only Rafael… Maybe you are him? 😀

          • zmwangx

            Nope, I’ve been around, reading comments, but I only participated on occasions. This time I also didn’t mean to get into the argument, but well… I got a little bit overexcited.

        • Those developers were able to do that in the past, what happened? Why is it so crippled? Sync sucks, bookmarks suck you can multiple select, but it is useless you wan to delete many bookmarks you have to do one by one, even if many are selected. They’re ditching a one year old Speed Dial in favor of a new crap that doesn’t even work, they ditched stash and noone uses discover.

          And your argument is terrible.

          • Lacedaemon

            Lol you got it all wrong. Someone is upset with all the fanbois here xD

  • Cryio

    Question: If you intend on dropping support for Windows XP in the future, is there something you can do to speed up Opera on Windows Vista/7/8/10 ?

    Meaning using even more hardware acceleration on platforms that have access to it? Or are you limited to how the Chromium/Blink evolves in time ?

  • Jx

    Hi Mateusz, can You say to some webmaster to correct opera.com polish version? In section “Obserwuj nas:” there isn’t any icons on Opera browser (Opera 25 beta, probably 25 stable too). Firefox displays everything fine 🙂

    Sorry for off-topic.

  • Full screen not working on Hulu

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/689028#i0,p47,d0 as an example, you click full screen on the video player but it own does part way, the window is maximized (not fullscreen)

    Youtube fullscreen works fine

    25.0.1614.63 (was in last stable build also)

    OS X 10.10

  • OperaFan

    Opera again updated itself and again deleted my bookmarks!!! What the hell? First it upgrade from 24 to 25 and I lost about a months worth of bookmarking. I didn’t organize my bookmarks this time, but the dozen or so I created in the last week are gone. I truly cannot trust this browser anymore.

    • What do you mean by bookmarks? 24 did not have it enabled, 25 it was marked for stable

      • OperaFan

        24 had bookmarks in the flags. I lost those bookmarks when it autoupgraded to 25, I never took any action to make it upgrade. Then I noticed yesterday that the bookmarks I had created since that update have disappeared. Regardless of the cause, I cannot trust Opera anymore. I waited and waited for bookmarks, and now I am losing data when I get them.

    • ayespy

      What are you calling “bookmarks?” What part of the interface do you normally use to access them? And WHERE is your profile folder on your hard drive?

      What method are you using to update?

      What platform are you on?

      This has never happened on any of the many Opera installs I manage, so there has GOT to be something you’re doing differently.

      • Opera profile should go to the same place no matter what method I use to update. This is NOT the user fault, and bookmarks are stored with the profile anyway, which never changes even if you install in a different drive.

        Your argument is invalid and flawed.

        • ayespy

          OK. If it doesn’t happen to anyone else, how/why should it happen to this user? If it’s a one-in-a-million occurrence, how are devs supposed to replicate it and fix it?

          • OperaFan

            Honestly, I’m no longer interested in the devs fixing anything. I wouldn’t trust the work they did. I’d say I would have some work to switch back to Chrome, but that’s only if my bookmarks from the past month were not deleted. At least Chrome still has my bookmarks, albeit missing a month’s worth of data.

            Opera simply isn’t a modern browser anymore. That it took them this long to get bookmarks at all is a sign of how far behind the times they are. With Chrome, my bookmarks are easily sync’d between my phone and computer. I waited for the basics to be implemented with Opera because I loved Opera’s configurability. But they lost that when they switched to a Chromium base. Why bother with mediocre hacks on top of a browser when I can rely upon solid work in Chrome?

            I just can’t think of anything that Opera adds to my browsing experience anymore.

          • ayespy

            So you’re not interested in solving anything. You’re just here to trash and badmouth Opera now and contribute nothing, which means the blog and the world will be better off without your comments here, and you’ll be happier with a different browser. Works out good for everyone all ’round. Have a nice life.

          • OperaFan

            There is nothing the devs can do to fix my lost data. Others will be better off if they avoid Opera at this point, as I am yet another data point of a very long and loyal user jumping ship. I wish I had followed the others posting on this blog and didn’t hold out as long as I had. Life will be better for me now, thanks for the well wishes.

          • Opera has not precisely shone for being bugfree as of late.

      • OperaFan

        Windows 8, everything is default, I have not modified anything. Bookmarks are bookmarks, I don’t know what else to call them. You know, Opera menu / Bookmarks… Bookmarks. I am not using any method to update, it did it automatically without my intervention.

  • Zik

    I still have print dialog when I just open pdf file.

  • NightMayor

    There is no audio in Opera when you watch Vines, only the video plays properly. https://vine.co

  • Melih

    Latest Java does not run on 32 bit, is there a solution?

  • MiKu

    support for 32 bit linux at least in stable please, I know that 64bit linux version is in devel and beta, but 32bit is still valuable for lots of linux users

  • Foxdogs

    Opera 25 stable performance seems to be worse than 25 beta. Where do I start looking to find the difference?

  • Bug in the Windows updater (has been for a while now)

    The updater should make sure Opera is closed before starting the update (it starts the update with Opera still open

    Win 10 tech pre build 9860 (In a VM), also the same in Win 7 & Win 8.1

  • Waiting for stable release for Linux.

  • L33t4opera

    New Opera stable 25.0.1614.68 for Mac and Windows, the change log 😉

  • YM

    is support for 32 bit going to be maintained????? (32 bit compatibility only with this version???)

    last time, opera updated and then could not open since my system is 32bit.

    please keep support for 32 bit

    thanks
    YM

  • francescobat

    It will be released in 32 bit for Linux ?

  • Paul Longstaff

    you just changed my opera from 64 bit to 32 bit well all i can say is bye i wanted 64 bit seeing i am running 64 bit and for me 32 bit is just process hogger so bye to a really good browser and now come the critics