We felt bad about releasing a developer build yesterday with promised sync fixes, that could not actually login to sync! Therefore we decided to give you very small update with this issue fixed. We also fixed a very common crash bug on Linux and an issue where disabling tab menu in settings would not free its space on the tab bar.

Thanks for your testing and feedback and enjoy the weekend!

Known issues

  • Reliability issues with auto-update

Changelog and download links

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  • nanana1

    Thanks !

  • Mr. Operaniac

    Can you tell us more about changes in the layout of startpage? those three buttons are moved to the bottom

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Set opera://flags/#webui-navigation-bar to disabled.

      • Rob Segal

        Thanks. I like them on the left better for whatever reason..maybe I just got used to it that way.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          So the problem is solved?

          • Rob Segal

            Yep.

    • What do you want to know?

      • A. R.

        BRAGI:

        Look wikipedia:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bragi

        One is called Bragi: he is renowned for wisdom, and most of all for fluency of speech and skill with words.

        He knows most of skaldship, and after him skaldship is called bragr, and from his name that one is called bragr-man or -woman, who possesses eloquence surpassing others, of women or of men.

        —-

        So… What to think of this? Well for certainly I’m loving it(!)

        • Well, glad you like it, but I fail to make the connection to the startpage … sure, we don’t choose names random. And when you are in Norway it kinda makes sense to name stuff after nordic gods

          • A. R.

            Yes I like the mythology*, the deity and what’s said about that. Makes agreat name and a vision for Opera’s open source project. I hope it flourishes.

            Moreso deities were characters, archtypes, that we’re good for people to follow – in they’re own action and doing & whereabouts.

            What connection to startpage?

            * Mythology being raised miself under norcid mythology and Kalevala.

            About the open source project, perhaps there should be some tut ot guide for people how to take the coded javascript into use? Surely enough the project is at very early stage. Has thorbenb contributed?

  • x a

    To correct my findings from the last build: Standard notifications (window.Notification) do work, but via chrome.notifications.*-API they do not. (Win8.1/WoW64)

    Sync login confirmed as working again.

  • SQL

    Ehm, what’s this here? :p https://github.com/operasoftware/bragi

    • Something my boss wrote. :p

      • P0lip

        A lot of improvements could be made in the code 😛

        • It’s OpenSource! Suggest some there!

          • P0lip

            Ok, not a problem. I’m writing it atm 🙂

          • P0lip

            BTW, when I read your comment in my email client I thought you meant Opera 😀

          • A. R.

            Could you please address and elaborate Opera’s ~go~ for the projects vision.

          • You mean our “vision” for bragi?

          • A. R.

            Could you please address that what is that Opera hopes the project will bring, and what will Opera put to the project?

          • Look at the code, what do you think this could be? 😉

        • Maybe you should contribute improvements then? 😉

          • P0lip

            http://pastebin.com/G3cqAU0P
            Sorry that I didn’t post it on github, but I’m not sure whether it worked and still works correctly. It’s unlisted so don’t worry if you care about privacy.

          • The usual way to contribute on github is to clone the repository to your own github account, make improvements on a branch and then make a pull request for that branch. That way you immediately get a clean diff and developers can start a conversation with you about the improvements.

          • P0lip

            No problem, I will write some comments to explain some stuff and then pull the request ;).

          • You don’t have to write comments in the code, you can make a pull request and put comments there directly. If you put them in the code, people will just prompt you to remove those comments before they will pull it 😉

          • P0lip

            I forked it, here you can see the difference
            https://github.com/P0lip/bragi/blob/master/bragi.js
            If it’s readable I may pull the request. 😉

            Also it would be nice If I could know the target (which versions and engines) so that I can use some other methods.

          • What you did is 99% of the way already. Now, you should make a pull request: https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests/

          • A. R.

            Let’s face it,,

            What’s there (where) in return?

          • It’s OpenSource, you can use it, too. There is as much to get in return as when you are contributing to any other OpenSource project

          • A. R.

            Thanks for the reply 🙂 Could you please address that what is that Opera hopes the project will bring, and what will Opera put to the project?

      • Your boss? 😉

    • A. R.

      only 4 votes???111 C’mon people. Let’s code some neat things for Opera.

  • taneli

    DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINES !!!

    Still would rather set it to whatever but, this is good nevertheless!

    • Yeah we are just experimenting with things, so I didn’t feel the need to mention it. It reminds me of the old days. 😉

      • taneli

        That Yahoo deleted my Youtube search again (guess because of the ‘Y’) though :>
        (no, didn’t just assign a new keyword for it, just removed it alltogether)

        • Yahoo was already in there as Y in the previous build.

          • taneli

            I always tampered with the default_partner_content.json to free the Y for Youtube… apparently that’s not possible anymore? Since it just seems to revert back to the old way of doing it, if the file is tampered?

          • Well it is certainly not supported, so would not be considered a bug.

            Personally I use yt for YouTube. If we keep DDG, I’ll set it as my default search engine and not bother manually adding new stuff like YouTube. I can just use DDG !bang searches, e.g. !yt

          • SQL

            But how about a potential feature? :p

          • taneli

            Yuh, didn’t really say it was a bug, just a *hint hint* for the future 😉

          • We know what you guys want to do with searches. Don’t worry we did not miss your comments. 😉

          • wolkenspalter

            We want it since 15 …

          • SuperTommy

            IF? I command you to keep it! 🙂 Either you like it or not…

          • Elzo Lubbers

            As far as small annnoyances go, not being able to use y for YouTube is one of my longest running with the newer version. Even now I sometimes type y and get Yahoo.

            As I have no reason to use Yahoo not being able to alter or delete it is pretty frustrating. I gues the reason for the way it is, is sponsorship money. Still it sort of makes me angry at Yahoo for forcing me to see it on a typo.

          • senna_4ever

            curious, i use “yt” for YouTube too

          • Well it feels natural, doesn’t it? 😉

          • A. R.

            yeah I love DDG !bangs

      • Zik

        Thank you very much for DDG!

      • Thanks for DuckDuckGo! Long awaited search engine in Opera.

      • senja1

        If you remove Bing from stable version I’m done with Opera.

        And where is post about Opera 26 stable?

    • Eric83

      What happened to Bing as a choice for default?

      • Ksnoo

        Removing Bing, but keeping Yahoo?! That is just a strange decision!!

        • A. R.

          please bring bing back. People use windows phones too.

        • P0lip

          Mozilla supports Yahoo instead of Google since few days (North America). I guess it might have an influence on Opera’s choice. Yahoo is pretty popular in the USA.

          • Кostadin

            Nope. Håkon is just pissed because David has joined Microsoft 🙂

      • A. R.

        Default is a tricky question, how about Opera would advance the open internet and net neutrality by doing following adding a tiny neat menu that kicks in at first launch for the user to set few things – like what to choose to use as default search engine.

        • Kamen Minkov

          They are getting paid for including this or that search engine and setting this or that one as default. This is, I guess, the reason that search engines are still not very customizable.

          • A. R.

            I most definitely agree.

            Well at least they should try to make it as custom as possible, and also tell us that that we will have customization, but there will be few pre-defined.. or set.. because those are money milkers, and don’t we all want Opera to be successive – but not in the expense of a user nor by an experience of a user.

            Our experiences must be free(!)

          • A. R.

            Yes it must be the reason. So actually what Opera devs are doing are negotiating more and more deals while bringing next to nothing of new features..?

          • Kamen Minkov

            I can’t know for sure, but more probably it’s management that’s doing the negotiations. In the end, it’s a free browser and I can only complain that it’s still not as customizable as Opera 12 is.

      • Freddy Grande

        Exactly, what the hell? It deleted my Bing search and defaulted to Google. Now only “Default Search Engines” can be made default so I can’t use Bing. Good going Opera, if you’re going to boycott Bing then I’m going to boycott you.

      • Yandex Alpha it is, if Bing is not back!

  • Sidney Moraes

    Small bug: try to edit an added search engine, in the second time does not allow edittion (the small menu does not show up).

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Sidney, yes I can confirm this – it is the case also in the previous build.

  • IllusionMH

    Can anyone confirm that when you use scroll on this page (after all images) http://hmphry.com/gulp/ only left half of page is rendered.
    After you try to make a selection or resize page – right part is rendered.

    http://take.ms/ErWF3

    W8.1 x64
    O27.0.1689.0 Unable to update to this build(Opera is up to date on about page)

    • taneli

      Fine here with W8.1 x64 / O27.0.1689.2
      Try disabling some extensions?

      • IllusionMH

        Disabled all of them, problem is still here.
        Any flags that I should check?

        • taneli

          Not sure about those, maybe someone else can answer that, i have flags at default here.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Fine here too with W7x64. Have you tried out to switch the hardware accelleration to the other possibility?

      • IllusionMH

        Tried
        #num-raster-threads
        #disable-threaded-scrolling
        #enable-experimental-canvas-features
        #enable-display-list-2d-canvas
        #overlay-scrollbars
        #disable-direct-write
        #enable-experimental-web-platform-features
        #disable-webgl
        #disable-accelerated-video-decode
        #disable-threaded-scrolling

        no luck here 🙁

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          No, I mean in the normal settings – browser – operating system.

          • IllusionMH

            Tried. Same problem.

    • Rob Segal

      Same problem here.

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Confirmed. W7x32, O27.0.1689.0.

    • Confirmed Dev 27.0.1689.2 on Windows 7×64

  • Dave-H

    The update download progress was shown correctly again!

  • josemuk

    I have a problem with this version and the page zoom (I have set it to 175%) Go to, for example, https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commits/master

    The zoom is ok (175%). Now press the “pull Requests” button on the right: the zoom is now 100% but the zoom menu shows 175%.

    Another example is the main page at youtube.com : the zoom is set to 175% but the page is displayed at 100%.

    Tested with a clean profile on W7 64 and the only option I changed for testing purposes was Websites / Page Zoom.

    • taneli

      I’ve been having zoom problems (it resetting to 100% by itself) on Chrome at work… wonder if it’s a Chromium problem.

      Edit: And yes, that zoom is borked here too as you described.

      • josemuk

        Thanks for testing it 🙂

  • matt

    Not sure if this was intentional, but bing is now gone from search engines so it can’t be made default anymore. If this is going to be removed permanently it would be nice to be able to set any search engine as default.

    • mb

      Yeah, this ain’t cool. Also being able to change that huge ass search bar in the speed dial page would be nice.

      • A. R.

        Indeed speed dial search engine is an advertisement, that steals users space. It has to be able to set smaller, in coder or user choise option.

        • Enelen

          If you are talking about the speed dial search bar, it can be removed in the settings by enabling the power user settings.

          • A. R.

            Where is the setting? I can’t find it and I pretty much remember all the even power user setting from memory.

            Other than so, despite such an option would exist – People tend to like speed dial search bar, but want it smaller and able to set it size.

            Maybe during this tile age there could be like 3 options for size (by right clicking at speed dial over the advertisement)

          • Enelen

            It’s in the “Start Page” section of “Browser” settings page– “Hide the search box in Speed Dial”. You can only hide it, not change its size though.

          • A. R.

            I’m sorry to say that neither of my Beta or Developer of the latest builds have the option you mentioned. Please provide a pic or could mods check the issue..?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            You need to enable power user settings.

          • A. R.

            I have them enabled :/

          • Leonardo Gomes

            What do you have under “Start Page” in Settings > Browser?

          • Reinhard V Lohengramm

            Enable power user settings by entering the “Konami code” in the settings window.

    • A. R.

      Indeed, removing Bing tells that Opera is under the Google leash – but Opera can prove otherwise and continue to claim to practice open internet and net neutrality principles – by adding a menu matt suggested and I previously here on comments (somewhere) commented.

  • Elzo Lubbers

    On both my Opera dev installs I don’t get the update option to update to1689.2 from 1689.0. Is that the mentioned know issue “Reliability issues with auto-update”?

    On the bright side, after a manual update sync login is indeed fixed 🙂

    • Yes, that is the known issue. It would kick in eventually but since you have manually installed now, you are ok!

  • Wraith

    Well well well, it seems Chrome now is taking ideas from Opera… the new bookmarks system (at least in the visual way):
    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/11/21/google-chrome-beta-bookmark-manager/

  • NimeshT

    Opera Stable updated to 26 and no blog post?
    Opera on one of my systems updated to 26 but not the other one, its still showing up to date on 25.0.1614.71

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Nimesh, please see above 😉

  • loxiw

    This is really strange, Opera 26 without any notice from Opera and… wasn’t 26 supposed to bring bookmarks share? Wtf is going on xdd

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, “The latest update is called 26 due to a new chromium version, which we released to fix important crashers. There are no new major features in this release.” – the source link. You can enable the Bookmarks sharing: go to the address bar, type opera:flags/bookmarks-sharing, and select “Enabled” from the drop-down, and then restart the Opera 😉

      • loxiw

        So basically this is not really Opera 26, ok xd

      • Cryio

        But doesn’t Opera 26 use a new major Chromium version compared to Opera 25? It’s not like it’s a small bug fix from Chromium 37.xx.xx.xx.1

        Latest Chrome is using Chromium 39. We are already 2 versions behind.

  • mb

    Opera doesn’t have a warning message if you close it whilst something is downloading. Also something that would be nice to have is being able to quickly remove a bookmark with the heart icon, currently you have to go to the manager to delete it.

    • mb

      Another issue I seem to have on and off is that other windows would display on top of Opera even if it is the currently selected window. Report it earlier with screen shots but never got a reply.

      • taneli

        I’ve had this same thing for a long time, when using NPAPI flash plugin, switching to PPAPI has gotten rid of it, too bad that PPAPI flash isn’t quite perfect.

        • SQL

          For me PPAPI gives black screens on Facebook videos and NPAPI has that annoying bug, this is kinda frustrating.

          • taneli

            Indeed it is, PPAPI also doesn’t seem to have anti-aliasing, or something, pretty bad picture quality.

          • mb

            Is there somewhere I can check which one I currently have installed?

          • mb

            Ah nvm, found it @ opera://plugins/ + Show Details

    • You can use Download Control. It’ll prevent you from accidentally closing Opera while download is in progress:
      https://github.com/Christoph142/DownloadControl/tree/master/version%20history

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        You could give a short explanation for everybody how to install this extension.

        • Sure:
          1. follow the link
          2. click file of newest version (“1.0 RC 3.crx” right now)
          3. right-click “View raw” and select “Save linked content as…”
          4. save it anywhere you want
          5. open Opera’s extension manager (opera://extensions)
          6. open the folder where you saved the extension
          7. drag the file into Opera’s extension manager
          8. confirm 😉

          (Issue reports and feedback @ GitHub, please)

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            And then? Where is it?

          • As soon as you drop the extension inside Opera’s extension manager it prompts you to install it. You confirmed that in step 8, right?
            As soon as you did that it should automatically open its settings. Didn’t that happen to you?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            No. As soon as I drag the file with the left mousekey to the extensions page, a white box appers, showing “Zum Installieren ablegen” (English: “Leave here for installation”?). I do that. Nothing else happens. No extension, no settings. W7x64, USB installation.

          • I can confirm this bug on Linux Mint

          • Wow. You came across a strange bug here. ^^

            I quickly investigated the issue and amended necessary steps for installing in my comment above.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Ok, now the installation works. But when I have switched Opera back to German and restarted Opera and the settings, I can only see the numbering in the downloadmanager (1., 2. 3. …), not the content. So if I want to change something, I have to switch to English again. I don’t know if this is a bug in Opera or in anything else.

          • Die Erweiterung ist von mir komplett auch auf deutsch übersetzt. Ich werde den Bug erweitern. Danke für die Rückmeldung, Ralf!

          • There indeed is a bug, but it’s not Opera’s or mine but Transifex’ (a tool that I use for localizing my extensions).
            I manually worked around this bug now by editing some files.
            Installation should work now with RC5.
            Let me know if it does and how the extension works for you 😉

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Download, installation and configuration ok. Worked now.
            What I don’t need is this big popping up page with mountains. I need only a silent tool that gives me a warning if I want to close Opera and a download is still running or gives me the possibility to finish a started download in a separate window although I close Opera. The separate window should be independently closed when the download is finished. Like in Firefox.

          • I wish I could do this, but extension APIs do have limitations. I wouldn’t open that tab if I didn’t have to.
            But still, better have one additional tab open during downloads then accidentally closing the browser, don’t you think?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Yes, it’s okay for most people. But maybe Opera can understand this as a wish for a built in download manager.

          • ruduh

            Is that a limitation of browsers Chromium-based? Any chance to improve this issue in the near future?

    • L33t4opera

      Also something that would be nice to have is being able to quickly remove a bookmark with the heart icon, currently you have to go to the manager to delete it.

      Hi, until the time before this probably will be implemented natively in the browser, you can right click on the page, and select “Remove From Bookmarks” from the context menu. In case, that you prefer to use the button for that purpose, you can install the “Remove bookmark in one click” extension.

      • mb

        Thanks, never thought of looking for it there.

      • A. R.

        I always thought why to so ever great heart menu was replaced with current function, it would be neat to incorporate the older menu with the new menu/button/thumbnail.

        And this too by mb “being able to quickly remove a bookmark with the heart icon, currently you have to go to the manager to delete it.”

        why make it hard when the intelligent heart menu could be able to do all those tasks, and Stash-note In the mean time too 🙂

  • hundred.or.zero

    How to install opera from Ubuntu terminal? I mean the PPA not wget.

    • Use “sudo dpkg -i” followed by the Opera package name. This will add Opera and the repository, so that you get automatic updates.

    • Just install a deb package you download with dpkg, gdebi or any other command line util that allows install of local packages. This will also automatically setup our repository, thus ensuring you receive updates.

      • hundred.or.zero

        Thanks Ruari

  • Still is keep in dock (ignored settings again), also not sure why it unminimized all windows of Opera Stable (it do a kill of the dock), used network installer since update check is showing nothing new

  • opticyclic

    Is no one else frustrated by the fact that your Downloads folder is full of temporary files?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I don’t have any. What are you downloading?

      • opticyclic

        JNLP files. They should download to a temp dir then run from there. I open the same Java Webstart Application multiple times a day all week. Now I have files like jnlp(56) in my downloads dir! Also , if I open an office doc from webmail it saves to downloads instead of to a temp dir.

  • SilverSage007

    Need help with Developer issue:

    Each time I launch it – only one instance – five or six separate instances open. Every. Single. Time. And they all try to download the same file. When I pause the download in one instance, the download pauses in all instances

    I’ve deleted and reinstalled Developer multiple times but it makes no difference. I’ve searched my registry for “Opera”, but regedit returns nothing. Might there be an issue with Developer’s .ini file? BTW, I have Stable and Beta installed, as well as several older versions of Opera, and have no issues with them.

    Let me know if there’s another page I should be posting this. I searched for a support page but couldn’t find one. Thanks!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I think you should write something about your operating system, how you found out the five or six instances (in the tasklist or in the task manager/processes as *.exe-file) and what kind of file they are downloading.

  • _artem_

    we need nightlies ))

    • A. R.

      heh.

  • Thanks for the update!

  • beBoss

    Same problem as the previews build:

    “Fullscreen not working. I mean for some online players for TVs. It opens in fullscreen mode, but the picture is with the original size filled with black for the fullscreen.

    http://s30.postimg.org/gy9djmg

    p.s. The player is jwplayer and my flash player ver is: 16.0.0.228″

  • I imported bookmarks from Opera 12 to DEV 27.

    Is suggestion of bookmarks in addressbar not yet finished?
    Opera finds only 2 instead of more (over 29 in my bookmark manager) for example after typing word support.

    My OS: Windows 7 x64.

    Any confirmations?

  • Dave-H

    Is anyone else having problems with the notification e-mails from this blog?
    They are suddenly starting to take about five seconds to open in my e-mail client, whereas in the past they’ve always opened instantly.
    Archived messages from previous blogs are still fine, it’s only this one.
    I can’t see anything different about them, so it’s a bit of a mystery!

  • Вадік Дудар

    Why video on vk.com run in veery slow framerate?

  • taneli

    How ’bout 60 FPS support on Youtube? 🙂
    Is that something that you can do? If so, are you planning to?

    • 60 FPS WebM/VP9 videos work fine (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s6A709gFUQ ). It is only 60 FPS mp4/H.264 videos that do not on Windows and Mac (they do work on Linux). This is due to the use of MSE, which we do not currently support with in conjunction with H.264. And yes we are looking into this.

      • SQL

        Just a quick tip 60 fps videos cause huge framedrops every now and then (on Windows, that is so you may not care as much) and if you really feel like investigating these issues this is an example video i’ve been able to reproduce the issue numerous times so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYGj2P-cv-w

        Here’s my old screenshot of the frames dropped during the first few seconds of the video – just so you can compare the actual viewed frames ratio to the dropped frames: https://i.imgur.com/uoQKsiX.png

        Would really be nice if this’d get fixed sometime soon 🙂

        • Lacedaemon

          Not only that video but almost all 60fps videos are heavily dropping frames in any O-stream
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPm3SSj6W8

          • SQL

            Confirmed all of those videos are dropping frames significantly (Win7X64)

          • All of which play for me without dropped frames on my hardware and internet connection.

          • Lacedaemon

            ehm, I have a 50Mbit line and a Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @4.0 GHz, 6GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia GTX460 1GB VRAM (340.52), W7 64-bit system, you think I am not in a position to play them flawlessly ?

          • I have logged an issue for the windows team to have a look and see if it is platform specific.

        • That very much depends on your hardware. I, for example, do not have such an issue. But if your hardware cannot handle a HD 60fps WebM video there is not much we can do about it.

          • SQL

            I don’t honestly believe it’s related to my hardware or connection. This is in fact my gaming pc i’m experiencing this with so i highly doubt about it. And many others have had the same issues, maybe it actually is something wrong on Operas end? Only happening with 60 fps like i said. Not a single framedrop experienced on other videos.

          • What about other browsers? Are you experiencing frame drops there, too?

          • SQL

            No, with Google Chrome everything runs smooth. I’m forced to copy the link of a 60 fps video and paste it to chrome these days just so i can view it. This is why i really believe it’s got something to do with Opera.

          • In Chrome, right click on the video and choose “stats for nerds”. Are you receiving it as webm or h.264. It could be the difference.

          • SQL

            It’s VP9 as well, 60 fps. Not dropping frames. Tried without my extensions (In Opera), still dropping frames. Thanks for filing the bug, maybe something will come out of this 🙂

          • I’ll get someone on Windows to try it

          • I have logged an issue (DNA-30519) for the windows guys to look into this.

  • taneli

    While you enhance tabs, think of a button in settings that can take the X (close) out from tabs 🙂

  • The previous snapshots reintroduced some annoying bugs and introduced new ones, which I blame on the new Chromium, because they also affect Chrome:

    1. Playing Conquer Club is a nightmare, because the display no longer updates with each attack. This started happening in Chrome, with Opera unaffected, but now it affects Opera too, so it’s obviously a problem with the latest Chromium version.

    2. Middle click to close tab is erratic again, and almost always fails. A regression.

    3. The Alt key is sticky again and the Opera menu opens above other applications when I switch to them via Alt+Tab.

    • Kamen Minkov

      2. I’ve found it to be laggy sometimes, i.e. you middle click a tab, but the command is executed a little later, which in my experience could result in closing the wrong tab if you meanwhile move the cursor over another tab.

  • Alexander

    PLEASE make possibility to preview History like cards – same as possible preview bookmarks (list/cards)

    • A. R.

      hear hear.

  • rifki almaz

    is there a roadmap for features. im still waiting for opera 12 features.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Not a public one. And, as said many times here, Opera Blink will not clone all Opera Presto’s features, it is a different product with its own features.

      • rifki almaz

        so you saying opera blink is a opera browser without good things makes people love opera. this is just a little different chrome.

        • A. R.

          Shut Up, Opera is always Opera.

          But, despite current Opera is quite like you said, and there hasn’t been anything that would of showed otherwise.

          Opera is a no-show when it comes to browser client features.

      • A. R.

        Yes this was the get go, but that wasn’t suppose to affect browser client features. But very little browser features has this almost 2 years (from aplha) project shown.

    • ayespy

      No public roadmap unfortunately. I’m still waiting for an answer as to whether a persistent vertical tabs element is possible/planned. Been asking this for over a year, now. No one will answer.

      • That is not true, I already answered a few questions regarding this.
        1) It’s possible (almost everything is possible given enough resources)
        2) We are investigating if this is a popular requirement that warrants the extra work and complexity
        3) We already played around with a few ways to do it.

        • ayespy

          Thanks, Thorben. I do recall a remark a year or more ago that, as the UI was written from scratch, that “anything” was possible. I further recall a comment made some months ago that, if I liked the idea of vertical tabs, I would “like” something that would soon appear in a developer build. It never appeared.

          So far, it has not been demonstrated that movable toolbars or tabs are, in fact, possible on the codebase of the current UI.

          What we have seen is that a whole new page with a left column for bookmark folders could be written. This page does not display any web content, just bookmarks. There is minimal interactivity possible with these folders. It does imply, however, that a page could be written that had a narrow column with interactive content in addition to a main, wide column with web content. If such a narrow column contained tabs, and could be on either the left or right of the column showing web content, and if, when selecting that page, a user no longer saw top tabs, that would be a great use of widescreen space.

          Are you at liberty to mention what “few ways” have been played around with? (I do not consider a temporary drop-down tab menu shown on top of web content to be such a way.)

          As to whether it is sufficiently a “Popular” requirement to justify the man hours to build it, I have seen any number of comments in support of the option, and zero against it. So whether it seems in high demand here, it at least would not be UNpopular, I think. It would draw/retain users and drive none away. And it would distinguish Opera from other browsers clearly, positively and immediately. There are a number of blog/forum threads BEGGING for this feature on Chrome for literally years, ever since they tried it and then dropped it.

          The two half-baked extensions trying to provide vertical tabs for Chrome (by way of an auxilliary window next to the main one), one of which I use and don’t like, have been installed by Chrome users hundreds of thousands of times. Do you want those users? I think you do. Something to think about.

          Again, thanks for the concise statement of Opera’s thinking on the matter, and I will continue to agitate for it.

          • So whether it seems in high demand here, it at least would not be UNpopular, I think. It would draw/retain users and drive none away

            You have to realize that the blogs / forum only represent a specialized and very small fraction of all the users. It’s not a representative sample, users here for example tend to be good with computers and male. I personally would like a vertical tab bar very much, but building it means not building other things. And we have other things planned that are more exciting I think. It doesn’t mean we are not doing it though.

            With complexity I meant the burden of features. Once you add something you will have to maintain it and develop it further. When you add something you will also have to take this part into account, too. That means you will move slower.

          • ayespy

            I understand. However…

            Don’t forget the hundreds of thousands of users already forcing an inferior form vertical tabs into Chrome.

            “And we have other things planned that are more exciting I think.”

            Things developers find “exciting” I often find irritating or boring or useless (stash, for example, or social network features like those in Flock browser, or personas, as in firefox).

            You know what I find exciting? Features that optimize resources and/or reduce the time and effort I have to expend to do my job within the browser – like vertical tabs. Had There been no marginally useful vertical tab substitute like Sidewise Treestyle Tabs extension, for instance, that I could append to Opera, I would already be a confirmed Pale Moon user.

            But thank you for this dialogue.

            So – hey – if/when vertical tabs ever appear, I pretty much guarantee you I will jump out of my skin with excitement.

            🙂

          • Things developers find “exciting” I often find irritating or boring or useless (stash, for example, or social network features like those in Flock browser, or personas, as in firefox).

            Don’t want to sound rude, but it’s interesting that you know what developers find exciting 😉 I am pretty sure that many developers personally are very skeptical about any social network feature.

          • ayespy

            I don’t find your reply at all rude.

            I only know what developers actually offer to me as being “exciting,” and more often than not, I’m “Really? you’re effing kidding me.” Once in a great while, some “revolutionary” new feature does capture my imagination – sometimes right away, and sometimes over time. But I’m neither nerd nor faddist, so things that are technically compelling might go right over my head, and things that the “mainstream” goes bonkers over elicit a yawn from me. I’m boring. I like stuff that makes my work easier.

          • ryofurue

            “I’m boring. I like stuff that makes my work easier.”—Well said! That’s precisely the reason why I used Opera 12 and I don’t use Opera 15+. A browser is a TOOL. I suspect that the developers of a tool are often excited by new features and tend to regard old useful features as boring.

          • mozzer

            You have to realize that the blogs / forum only represent a specialized and very small fraction of all the users. It’s not a representative sample, users here for example tend to be good with computers and male.

            Yyyy, sorry, but looking to the statistics, you don’t heve more users that that ‘small fraction’…

            but building it means not building other things.

            You used to be able build much more new things in the past.

            And we have other things planned that are more exciting I think.

            Looking at what you’ve done through past 10 versions of new Opera, it’s ‘exciting’ only for you and we still have to demand basic features.

          • I know that it’s nice to complain about things and blame people for not working properly, but just step back a moment and think about what you wrote. You are talking to one of many developers of the Opera Desktop Browser (and not to a Manager btw). You have the chance to say anything, to make constructive suggestions and influence browser development. And all you do is discourage the developers of your browser to read this blog so you will have less influence in the future. Well done!

    • A. R.

      They said that Opera 25 is equivalent of Opera 12. This is their official announcement (to shareholders).

      But, is there always a but? Anyhow: The user base and community knows that the official claim is a HUGE HOAX.

  • oic

    opera tell me I need to update my adobe flash to 15.0.0.215 Beta, but according to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ 15,0,0,223 is the latest

    • Leonardo Gomes

      The latest beta seems to be 16.0.0.228.

    • Lacedaemon

      Yes, Opera wants you to use the PPAPI version (sandboxed shit) so that you will be using 99% of CPU usage instead of the 40% of the NPAPI version.

      • Dave-H

        Well if that’s the case it would help if the update pop-up actually directed to the right page!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    No full screen mode in panoramic images.
    On http://gwegner.de/reisebericht/peru/peru-reise-der-amazonas-regenwald-bericht-und-fotos-teil-4/ there are some panoramic images of the jungle somewhere in the middle (the 8th and 9th image). A right click on the images tells me, that they use the krpano Panorama Viewer. Normally there should be a fullscreen button in the lower right corner of the images, but in Opera this button is missing. In Google Chrome, Firefox and Waterfox it’s there and works. Can you please fix this?

    • Lacedaemon

      The fullscreen button is there in Opera 12.17 but not in Opera 25 Stable… I thought Chropera would provide more compatibility… go figure…

  • bercikke

    Even in the stabil version if u open a new tab speed dial blinks !!! U used to solve this issue , now its there again ! Pls fix it !

    • Lacedaemon

      I’m waiting for the new stable announcement and the final version to see it for myself and comment on this eventually, in the minimal hope of them having it fixed already. (I ‘ve disabled auto-update so I’m still on O25). I’ve reported this problem since O26 was in dev stream, then in beta stream but they didn’t do squat about it.

    • Lacedaemon
  • taneli

    Sooo, yeah, after browsing imgur for a bit, memory usage on that tab is over 3 gigs, guessing that includes the history?
    Any way to limit that to say, “last N amount of pages in tab’s history” or something, it just gets very sluggish and won’t load content very fast, need to close and open a new tab to get going again.

    Win8.1 x64 with i-3370K @ 4.5GHz, 16GB DDR3 @ 2166MHz. And Opera installed on RAID 0 SSD’s.

  • taneli

    More of this shortkey weirdness, still pressing Ctrl+F randomly just changes the tab.
    Today upon pressing Enter on a website, brought up the Search o.O
    Ctrl+F also sometimes makes the tab zoom to 200%.

    • I have not reproduced this yet. An extension you have installed, perhaps?

      • taneli

        Well, can’t really say, will have to see if there’d be a way to reproduce it, it’s quite random and thankfully pretty rare.
        Others have had the same issue though.

      • ruduh

        Extensions, my Godness, one interfering with another or browser’s settings, some stop working with updates of Opera (TransOver, for ex.) and so on. I have serious issues with extensões because their independentes developers have no commitment with the browser, nor receive regular money for that, so are depending only of their goodwill and charity of users, which is not always enought. 🙁

    • Kamen Minkov

      I’ve got a somehow related issue – typing in text in a text field on some sites (Facebook for example) would get Opera to interpret some keystrokes as single key shortcuts. E.g. typing in ‘1’ or ‘2’ would change the tab, ‘-‘ would zoom out the page and so on. Advanced keyboard shortcuts are enabled, of course.

      • webaschtl

        … regarding using the number keys “1” and “2” for switching between tabs:
        this do not work in Opera Next, or? But how can I get this behaviour in Opera Next v26?

        • Kamen Minkov

          Do you have Advanced keyboard shortcuts enabled?

          • webaschtl

            Ah, thanks! 🙂

    • shane

      I’ve also seen ctrl-f stuff up frequently.

  • saurium

    Two things: I can’t delete any of the default search… and open the bookmarks in a new tab directly… please…

    • taneli

      You can press middle-mouse button over a bookmark when you go to O-menu -> Bookmarks -> etc… curiously though, it’ll open the new tab as the 1st tab on the tab bar, not the last :p

      • webaschtl

        … regarding: middle-mouse button:

        it opens the bookmark in a background tab. Can I change this behaviour to switch to this new tab, too?

    • open the bookmarks in a new tab directly… please…

      You could always, use an extension.

      • saurium

        I will try…. but is bad strategy to use “an extension” to do anything … in the Opera 12.17 was simple …

        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3FMksPc4ZIuVHBxYkpTZGZtSlk/view?usp=sharing

      • webaschtl

        No. This extension “manipulates” only the behaviour after opening a new tab (strg-t). It opens a bookmark not in a new tab.

        … because I am searching for the same extension or “flag” or …

        Esp. for the bookmarks in the link bar (“Lesezeichenleiste”). As workaround I am using this javascript for opening the page in a new tab instead “reusing the current tab”:

        javascript:window.open(“http://xyz.com/”)

        But one smaller problem: if I have a blank tab this piece of javascript will do nothing…

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Default search: Close Opera, go to the Opera programm folder, search the subfolder of your actual version and there the subfolder “resources”, like C:Program Files (x86)Opera27.0.1689.2resources. Rename the file “default_partner_content.json” for example to “default_partner_content.json.original”. Restart Opera. Now the default search engines are gone except one.

  • Sercan Ertaş
  • A. R.

    Howdy

    *Such as –renderer-process-limit=1 still leaves OVER at least 5 processes. Not acceptable. One + container should be in the options.

    *In other news, t a b s t a c k i n g is still a WANTED feature and functionality.

    Also few bugs:

    *Navigation arrows doesn’t work on/between ‘internal’ pages such as speed dial. bookmarks and Discover.

    *The menu is a no go, please. Make the menu universal on internal pages such as speed dial, start page, bookmarks and discover. What menu? The one to access speed dial, bookmarks and Discover from speed dial.

    *Please do re-invent stash or do something else amazing (like notes and tab stacking). It (stash) kinda was a the only feature that made Opera unique.

    • I think Stash rather was another name for unsorted bookmarks with a screenshot of the upper part of the bookmarked page. Now it has a normal thumbnail which is fine for me, too.

      • A. R.

        Still, Stash was awesome, handy, neat, quick, hand etc. to storage pages for later reading.

        Perhaps Stash could be forked into Notes?

  • A. R.

    Give us anything a sneak peek of whatever concerning the very mysterious Opera 64-bit for Windows.

    That’s should wibe up the community for a time worth considering.

    • escruting

      I dont think 64-bit is gonna fix the high cpu and hdd usage of Opera…

    • I don’t recall anyone having said anything about a 64-bit version…?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        I remember someone saying that 64 bits builds for Windows aren’t top priority.

      • A. R.

        OMG SHOCK HORROR FAINT

      • A. R.

        OMG that’s true.

        So..

        Bubbling under:
        – It might be that Windows will not have x64 Opera

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Strange… Opera did not autoupdate from 1683 to 1689.0 and 1689.2, both at home (Win7x32) and work (Win7x64). The scheduled task is disabled. I’ve got no environment variable preventing autoupdates or any policies restricting such tasks (or at least I’m not aware of any). If I enable the task and launch it, it completes without an update and gets disabled again.
    Could anybody tell me: is it normal?

    • Read the known issues…

      • Dmitry Kirin

        Oops… OK, thanks.

    • Marko Koivuniemi

      This is off-topic but relates to autoupdate. I opened my good old Mac mini (OS X 10.6.8) after a long time. There I found my usual Opera Developer, Next and Final. But none of those offered any updates (Developer was 20.x and Final I think was 19.x) I know that 32-bit Macs are not supported anymore but update server should offer last version supported my system. I had to install Opera 24 manually. (And finding page showing previous versions download is tricky)

  • God

    Why WebGL is not working? :c

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Hello God!!!

      WebGL is working wonderful here (W7x64) and if you need any other search engine or letter for a search engine, rename default_partner_content.json for example to default_partner_content.json.original.

      • God

        Ty 🙂
        It’s strange why WebGL not working in my Opera. I have also W7x64. In Chrome and Firefox everything is fine.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Have you tried to play with the settings of hardware exceleration? I think I didn’t change anything important here.

          • God

            Yep, WebGL working when HWA is on. Ty 🙂

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            OH, what a remarkable day. I’m so happy I could help GOD!!!

  • dg2014

    I am still using 12.17 whilst hoping that the “Focus Last Tab” would return but it appears not to be coming. Is there any chance that it will?

    There is an extension for FF and Chrome called FLST but it does not seem to be available for Opera.

    Can anyone help me with this please.

    • Are you talking about sth. like opera://flags/#activation-order-tab-cycling ?

      • rabe85

        That setting doesn’t make anything (or i didn’t noticed it).

        Opera should make this two things: 1. When the selected-tab is closed, focus goes to the last-selected-tab instead of the last tab. 2. New tabs should be at the end instead right of the actual-selected tab.

      • dg2014

        Yes that is the idea but in Presto you can click on the current tab to minimise it and bring the last used into focus.

        “You should give https://addons.opera.com/exten… a spin ”

        That only brings the last used into focus when you close the current tab. Not what I am looking for.

      • webaschtl

        Yeah, yeah, yeah! 🙂 🙂

        I tried FLST, too. But only after using …

        opera://flags/#activation-order-tab-cycling

        … in combination with …

        https://addons.opera.com/de/extensions/details/classic-tabs/?display=en

        … resulted in the same behaviour of Opera < 15 (inapprehensible why Opera changed this in Opera Next).

        … another (very important…) milestone switching finally from the (in the meantime on some sites…) very slow Opera 12.17 to Opera Next (which I installed and I am using parallel — until now…).

        Thanks a lot! 🙂

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I don’t exactely understand what this “Focus last tab” does, because here the focus is always back on the last tab, when I close the actual one. But if this FLST is available for Chrome and does what you want, why don’t you download it with the “Download Chrome Extension” (https://addons.opera.com/de/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en) and use it in Opera?

    • taneli

      Is this about clicking the active tab, to change to last active tab, like it was in Presto? ’cause, i’ve been waiting for that too :>
      (and yes, i know about the shortcuts but i’d still like it, if it worked when clicking the current active tab)

      Usage scenario:
      Have 2 tabs open with different products.
      Click the active tab to activate last active (the other product)
      Click the (previously active tab, where your mouse is still sitting), to activate the last tab again, keep clicking the same tab and it flips between those 2 tabs.
      Easy fun way to compare stuff.

      • dg2014

        Yes – click on the current tab to bring the last used tab into focus. Very useful when you have a lot of tabs open and don’t necessarily remember the last tab you used.

        This is how it works in Presto

  • Azorex

    Hi. Still have a bug in Facebook.com and VK.COM (!!!) from previous version!

    After clicking on image or photo – sub-window will popup with larger scale. Now Opera is trying to make the scale “in height of sub-window” for whole page. As a result image scales to Smaller screen size. Moreover – after closing the sub-window the whole page remains in that, on a smaller scale! On whide-screel it looks terribly.

    Please, remove this “autoscale improvment”!

  • taneli

    Any idea, what’s up with HTML5 videos on youtube with the new Opera, if video is left on pause for some time (few minutes), it won’t restart loading the video at all, needs a refresh.
    Other browsers do restart downloading.
    Tab Hibernation is disabled.

  • ayespy

    Opera Extensions store is broken. It is not possible to bring up any page but “recommended.” WTF?

    • icetom

      we cannnot discuss stable 26. it has been on their server for days, and yet noone makes a blogpost about it.

      any yes. the extension store is broken

      • taneli

        It’s not *full* 26 yet, it was just a Chromium update, i’d imagine the 26 feature & whatnot will follow this week.

        • ayespy

          Either way, the extensions store does not recognize it, or at least has no extensions listed as being “compatible” with it, and therefore won’t display any extensions.

    • No, it’s broken for me as well, in this latest snapshot.

    • ayespy

      It’s fixed. Yay.

  • opera fan

    Please drop developing chomopera and start creating normal Opera on Presto!

    CEO of Opera Software, do you hear me? FUCK YOU! Fuck all of leaders of Opera Software who threw Presto coz of fucking webkit.

    • I truly hope you get out of kindergarten someday!

  • mozzer

    I can’t watch any movie in http://www.player.pl
    I’ve got the message, that I need to install Silverlight, but it’s already installed. In Chrome everything is ok.

    • Rafał

      Confirm.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Also confirmed. Microsoft Silverlight does not appear in the list of installed plugins and the test page http://bubblemark.com/silverlight2.html wants me to install Silverlight.

    • taneli

      Chrome is apparently dropping NPAPI support, this means no Silverlight.
      Wonder if this will affect Opera…

      • Lacedaemon

        They ‘ve said they would follow Google on that as well. Funny how a browser that appealed to the casual and to the power users with so much freedom and customizability became a hipster product obeying the demands of the mobile market, and how its power users are so easily willing to sacrifice so much like using the inferior PPAPI instead of NPAPI and so on… Power users of Opera are using now a reskinned Chrome and are blindly following whatever Google tells them… who would have thought that…

        Google to block all NPAPI plugins by default in January 2015
        http://www.zdnet.com/google-to-block-all-npapi-plugins-by-default-in-january-2015-7000036135/

        Justin Schuh, Google software engineer and plugin retirement planner said:
        “With each step in this transition, we get closer to a safer, more mobile-friendly web.”

        Mobile friendly… at least they admit now why they made PPAPI… and anyone can understand now why Opera are the first to follow them.

        • “Plugins are now a legacy technology, and not available on most mobile devices.”, https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2013/09/24/plugin-activation-in-firefox/

          You know what makes the web the web?
          It’s open and accessible to everyone everywhere in any way.

          Like it or not, but mobile devices have become an important part and the web needs to adjust.

          So unless you know better than Google, Mozilla and Opera, you better stop calling people names and get used to the fact that the web is evolving and stuff becomes native, so there’s no need for plugins anymore.
          Because that’s the only right way to go.

          • Lacedaemon

            Yeah thanks to that I will be using 99% of my CPU for watching a video and I will use only one browser tab at all times on my PC… like I used to do with my 286 with Windows 1.0 on it 30 years ago.

          • P0lip

            Just wait for Mozilla’s Servo and their Rust language. Samsung already supports them financially, so it’s a serious project. Also, Google pushes their own standards, as they want to dominate the web. Sad, but true. Opera just helps them.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      There is a Chromium issue with silverlight: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=428549

      And current Opera developer build doesn’t seem to have the Chromium version that fixes it yet.

  • Hookah1388 .

    Zoom on pages is still messed up and resetting to 100% just like the last build a few days ago. So many changes to Opera’s homepage every week that I’m wondering why other features aren’t being worked on when you go a few steps backs with each build introducing something new.

    How about adding a Zoom Slider in the bottom right or somewhere on the browser placed conveniently like it was in Opera 12? It’s good for images and text when I need it and when the tab is closed, no other pages get effected even the one with the changed zoom the next time I come back to it.

    I’m sure we could fix the zoom in all regards, guys. Now zoom zoom zoom.

  • kapsi

    I wish we had a trashcan for bookmarks.

    • I wish Ctrl+Z worked for everything changed in bookmarks.

  • ruduh

    For the first time in my life like Linux user I installed a BETA version of a browser in my Ubuntu 14.04.1 – Opera Beta 26.0.1656.27, and I’m very glad it is working very efficiently. Thanks a lot Opera Desktop Team for your good and hard job, and continue giving the best of you as always you do!!! 😉

    • Thanks, greatly appreciate the nice feedback

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Ruarí, Could you give an official clarification on that matter, please? Why the update to .27 for Opera beta 26 has been pushed out to the users, while there is still no off-line installer for this version? Why there’s no post on the blog, and no change log for this release?

        • Leo Liu

          Here is the version 26.0.1656.27 off-line installer.

          https://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-beta/

          • L33t4opera

            Hi, thank you, but this doesn’t explain the above issues.

          • Leo Liu

            I would also like to know why this strange thing happened.

          • L33t4opera

            Hi Christoph, I had already read your answer, before you replied to me here, and with all due respect, but it does not bring anything new on that matter, and does not explain the above problems.

            Another issue is that someone of the Moderators has removed my comment, and the Leo Liu’s comment (his reply to my comment), and this is completely wrong and inappropriate, cuz his comments do not violate any rules of commenting on this blog – in any way. To the one, who did it: please restore these comments immediately, or otherwise you will lose respect in my eyes – completely. I really don’t like such senseless, and unjustified proceedings.
            With all due respect, but in my humble opinion, it is simply a lack of respect to the commenters, and certainly abuse of Moderator’s privileges.

          • The only “issue” mentioned above was that you wanted to know why there is a .27 for Linux. I told you.

            And it was me deleting these comments as they are completely off-topic to this dev 27 post.

            Refer to this blog’s commenting policy ( https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/comment-policy/ ) please.

            btw: restoring deleted comments is not possible in Disqus to my knowledge.

          • L33t4opera

            Ok then, so in my opinion you did it completely not right – I will explain you why: I told you already, that your reply do not bring anything new on that matter, and it not clarifies the above issues – read my above comment once again with good understanding, please.

            Read the comment policy yourself again, I’m sure I understand it well, which I can’t tell the same about you.

            If our comments are off-topic, so why you keep this comment here, and even more, you made it featured?

          • If wasn’t me who featured that comment and I get that it’s a bit inconsequent. I’m sorry if that make you feel like I’m treating you unfair. It wasn’t meant to be.

          • L33t4opera

            Ok, but this comment is still there – not deleted like our comments, so if this one can be valid here, why not ours?
            I see no any reasonable sense in deleting ours comments on the same topic/release, and at the same time not delete that one, don’t you agree?

          • I may have made a wrong call. I’m only human…
            If you read and managed as many comments as I do in here and the forums, you’d understand.
            Again, sorry.

      • Thanks for Linux updates.

        Running fine on Debian 7 x64 Testing!

      • L33t4opera

        Hi, could you give an official clarification on that matter, please? Why the update to .27 for the Opera beta 26 for Linux has been pushed out to the users, while there is still no off-line installer for this version? Why there’s no post on the blog, and change log for that release?

        • I think I made myself clear why I deleted this off-topic discussion. But go ahead if you feel like I’m doing a bad job in here.

          • L33t4opera

            Our further comments have been removed as well, so therefore, if you do not mind, let’s finish the conversation here: “Ok then, so in my opinion you did it completely not right – I will explain you why: I told you already, that your reply do not bring anything new on that matter, and it not clarifies the above issues – read my above comment once again with good understanding, please.
            Read the comment policy yourself again, I’m sure I understand it well, which I can’t tell the same about you.
            If our comments are off-topic, so why you keep this comment here, and even more, you made it featured?”
            “Ok, but this comment is still there – not deleted like our comments, so if this one can be valid here, why not ours?
            I see no any reasonable sense in deleting ours comments on the same topic/release, and at the same time not delete that one, don’t you agree?”
            Final note in response to your last comment in the thread: It’s ok, don’t be so hard for yourself, we all are only humans, nevertheless next time, just please try to be more understandable, and reasonable, and please don’t judge so hastily the comments, added by others 😉

          • OK then. I guess we’re good? 😉
            I’m going to delete this conversation again since it doesn’t add any value for outsiders.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, are you pretty sure, that you installed .27 version?, AFAIK the latest Opera beta version is 26.0.1656.20.

      • ruduh

        Yes, I am sure, I just installed the package “opera-beta_26.0.1656.20_amd64.deb”. After a while I ran the native Ubuntu updater of system and appeared one more an update of Opera beta to install, and again I just installed it. See screenshot:

        https://i.imgur.com/9VVGxIF.png

      • Linux isn’t ready for stable channel yet. Thus equivalent version was pushed to Linux beta channel when 26 made it into final for Mac and Win 😉

        • L33t4opera

          Christoph, first you ask me if you can delete our conversation, then you remove it immediately, without confirmation from my side, do you see any sens in this?

          Additionaly, I also noticed, that in some cases, you are editing the other comments, by simply removing part of their content (as you did with one of my comments, added today), without even giving any explanation, why you’re doing this – you just modify it as you like, and after that, when the author reads his comment again, he just wonders what’s going on, why part of the comment dissapeared, whether it is a problem with Disqus, or other issue, or is it just a moderator ignoring others?

          So therefore, in regard to the above issues, with all due respect, this is my last, friendly warning for you: if you do this once again, without any good explanation, then I will report every issue in regard to your unfair moderation of the comments to the Opera’s Representatives.

          • I’m not in here 24/7. I asked and deleted it some time after as there was no reaction to it anymore.
            And I removed the offtopic discussion that started at the end of your first comment. That’s why I edited it.
            I’m not going to elaborate or justify this any further.
            EOT!
            (and this is offtopic AGAIN. So for god’s sake just drop it finally)

        • L33t4opera

          Again you removed my comment without any explanation:

          “Christoph, first you ask me if you can delete our conversation, then you remove it immediately, without confirmation from my side, do you see any sens in this?

          Additionaly, I also noticed, that in some cases, you are editing the other comments, by simply removing part of their content (as you did with one of my comments, added today), without even giving any explanation, why you’re doing this – you just modify it as you like, and after that, when the author reads his comment again, he just wonders what’s going on, why part of the comment dissapeared, whether it is a problem with Disqus, or other issue, or is it just a moderator ignoring others?

          So therefore, in regard to the above issues, with all due respect, this is my last, friendly warning for you: if you do this once again, without any good explanation, then I will report every issue in regard to your unfair moderation of the comments to the Opera’s Representatives.”

          So therefore I’m going to report you right now!

        • L33t4opera

          Again you removed my comment without any explanation:

          “Christoph, first you ask me if you can delete our conversation, then you remove it immediately, without confirmation from my side, do you see any sens in this?

          Additionaly, I also noticed, that in some cases, you are editing the other comments, by simply removing part of their content (as you did with one of my comments, added today), without even giving any explanation, why you’re doing this – you just modify it as you like, and after that, when the author reads his comment again, he just wonders what’s going on, why part of the comment dissapeared, whether it is a problem with Disqus, or other issue, or is it just a moderator ignoring others?

          So therefore, in regard to the above issues, with all due respect, this is my last, friendly warning for you: if you do this once again, without any good explanation, then I will report every issue in regard to your unfair moderation of the comments to the Opera’s Representatives.”

          So therefore I’m going to report you right now!

        • L33t4opera

          Christoph, first you ask me if you can delete our conversation, then you remove it immediately, without confirmation from my side, do you see any sens in this?

          Additionaly, I also noticed, that in some cases, you are editing the other comments, by simply removing part of their content (as you did with one of my comments, added today), without even giving any explanation, why you’re doing this – you just modify it as you like, and after that, when the author reads his comment again, he just wonders what’s going on, why part of the comment dissapeared, whether it is a problem with Disqus, or other issue, or is it just a moderator ignoring others?

          So therefore, in regard to the above issues, with all due respect, this is my last, friendly warning for you: if you do this once again, without any good explanation, then I will report every issue in regard to your unfair moderation of the comments to the Opera’s Representatives.

  • Wraith

    In this website http://www.espal3ds.com the Buttons control on the top left (facebook, rss, twiiter,youtube, instagram) flickers or move when you scroll fast down or up throught the page but only using the mouse scroll wheel, this doesn’t happen on firefox or chrome, a minor glitch.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      There are no buttons like this and that’s good. So my advice: filter them.

      • Wraith

        Maybe you are right but this mean theres a layout or some sort of problem with Opera at least because Firefox and Chrome show those buttons fixed and without problem when you scroll.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          No, there is no problem and if I want to see them I can see them without flickering and anything else. But I don’t want to see all these social networks buttons, so I filter them in all browsers and on all pages. It was just a joke. The display of the buttons is correct.

          • Wraith

            I followed your advice and I Filter them, In fact they just bother me when they flicker.
            Thanks.

  • A. R.

    Shock HORROR STOP Press
    Our experiences must be free(!) Opera must be free(!)

    • aha

    • Opera is Freeware. You are free to use Opera. Whats your problem?

      • A. R.

        Hidden elements are structured into all Opera’s where Opera makes money while u use the browser, this was discovered in a blog discussion here. The key issues are:

        * Opera isn’t developing features for users but
        * Rather a I would say are money making hidden features in Opera

        There are more factors of course as the big picture is always wider.

      • A. R.

        Actually what Opera devs are doing are negotiating more and more deals while bringing next to nothing of new features..? They’re dream is that every piece of code in Opera are sponsor/investor paid – every piece, either there will not be anything new.

        Hidden elements are structured into all Opera’s where Opera makes money while u use the browser, this was discovered in a blog discussion here. The key issues are:

        * Opera isn’t developing features for users but
        * Rather a I would say are money making hidden features and elements in Opera
        * And the recent scam that Oper alied to shareholders about Opera browser at mark 25, that it would be equivalent of Opera 12.

        There are more factors of course as the big picture is always wider.

        • What do you dream of? Opera doing always what users like YOU want to have?

          A company always think about making money and paying their employees.
          Your so called “factores” are more of trolling than criticism of the product.

          Opera develops for the needs of most users and cleaning the code from unneccesary, manpower wasting features as for example Mail, IRC or RSS reader, incompatible JS and renderer.

          If you are unsatisfied with new Opera, feel free and good, go away and support the new Otter (Opera 12 Clone) or continue to use Opera 12.16.

    • You know what this blog is for?
      Issue reports and feedback on distinct builds.
      And don’t even try justifying it. What you are doing is neither one of those.
      You are free to take these kinds of discussion to the forum. That’s where they belong (if at all).
      But I’m not going to let you go on like this in here. Further comments that are not appropriate will be deleted without prior warning, so don’t waste your time writing them.

      (Refer to this blog’s commenting policy, please: https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/comment-policy/
      especially the “Be polite and stay on topic within a thread.” part)

      • A. R.

        OK i will so withdraw ur extra mod watch please 🙂 mmmkay I’ll be nice and behave.

    • A. R.

      Just to be clear the communit has spotted few things that raise eyebrows and eveb questionsmarks… But it’s in another topic.

  • Kamen Minkov

    Choppy YouTube playback with this build (using either HTML5 or Flash player). Yes, my hardware is old, but it wasn’t like this in the previous builds.

  • Blento

    Best thing in Opera was bookmark side panel …I’m still using old version..but it’s annoying how slow opera…sometimes it wont even load pages like Liveleak..youtube…facebook…etc… Soon As new version gets side panel…I will use it…

    • A. R.

      Well… not best thing but one of the bests, I wish Opera adds notes to the selection of such as bookmarks, discover, start page, speed dial ~

  • sergiol

    Wasn’t it supposed the 26 final stable version to be out now?

  • ShaffafAhmed

    is this still only for ubuntu ??

  • curiosity

    Is there currently no speed dial sync? (opera beta on android opera developer 27 on windows). Seems not to work on my devices.
    Will there be an option to merge old opera link bookmarks/speeddial with new opera sync in the future? Or will the desktop-opera bookmark import feature be the only way to go?

      • curiosity

        I’ve already read that, but it sounds not really clear to me:
        Does this mean that we just have to wait until it’s completely “exchanged”? and after that, the old bookmarks and speed-dial entries will be available on new opera versions on all devices so that we will be able to just sign in with our existing opera account and everything is synced? that would be reeeeally great!
        or is “exchanged” just another word for “we’re giving you a new sync platform, but your old data has to be moved by yourself” ?

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Something I don’t understand:

    My Windows 7×64 system control center shows me for “Flash Player (32 Bit)” in the “Advanced” tab, that I have Active-X and NPAPI 15.0.0.239 installed (auto updating is set to yes) and PPAPI 16.0.0.233. http://www.adobe.com/de/software/flash/about/ tells me, that I have 16.0.0.228 installed. “Opera:plugins” says the same. If I do the same test with Firefox, it says, that I have 15.0.0.239 installed. So why are there so different results?

    Oh, wait: After closing and restarting Opera the test page and opera:plugins showed the correct versions. That’s strange for me. I didn’t know, that I have to restart the browser to see correct testing results on an extern test page.

    • Cause FF uses your NPAPI plugin (as it doesn’t have the PPAPI interface) and Opera prefers the PPAPI plugin (as it’s more robust being run out of process) if present.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Yes, that point is clear, but I did not understand, why Opera and the test page of Adobe showed the incorrect (old) version, when I testet with Opera, but the correct one, when I testet with Firefox.

        • Probably the PPAPI plugin was updated while Opera was running. Hence the restart.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Of course Opera was running. But I didn’t know, that an external test page in the web asks Opera about a software installed on the computer.

          • How is a web page supposed to get information on your device if your browser doesn’t mediate?
            Of course what you’ll see there is the information Opera/FF provides about its plugins to that page.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Adobe should ask my computer. Opera is just the transportation medium.

          • You realize that you are basically expecting websites getting access to your computer’s programs and operating system?
            #securitynightmare

          • x a

            No, it’s not Opera mediating the version info.

            That test page uses the plugin and lets the plugin (ie Flash) report its version on its own.

          • Sure. I didn’t mean it that way.
            But Opera has to actively load the plugin. The website can’t just talk to any plugin sitting anywhere all by itself. So it’s mediating.

  • manus

    Could you add master password?

    • The password database is secured while beeing encrypted related to your OS account.
      A master Password is not really needed.

      Why do you want a master password?

      • manus

        Beause of Virus/Malware, which dump all your passwords. FileZilla have this problem too (but not OS account encrypted), and this software have been banned in our company. And second point I want to be able sync my password between device, so without a common master password, it will not work. (Last thing, I want encryption be done on client side)

        • I agree strongly!!!!

          Yes, if malware inserts code into keyboard driver or Opera or Chromium itself, the malware may read the password database. A Masterpassword is not really scrue for this circumstances.

          It would be better to store Operas password database on a USB stick with Secure Token or a Chipcard, own PKI, Loginsystem.
          In this case Opera and Chrome/Chromium are not secure enough for comapny needs.

          Yes, sync might be usabale. But you cant sync passwords between devices.

          The passwords are locally bound to one system’s account, not to a physical hardware. On Windows the passowrd is encrypted with the accounts, on Linux the passwords are stored by walletd or GNOME passowrd storage.

          I dont know if this is really sncable.
          You cant even copy password database between PCs or accounts on these OS.

          Old Opera 12 had a better solution with encrtypting passoword database an securing with master password.

        • I wish they would use Windows’ (8+) credential storage.
          IE does use that one, too. And all passwords in there get synced to all PCs that you use your Windows account on by Microsoft automatically.

          • Yes, and Windows 7 credential storage (aka WIndows Vault).

          • manus

            I don’t want use Microsoft sync account…

          • You don’t have to for the sole purpose of saving them.
            But if you do choose to use it, you get the extra goodie that they will get synced for you.

      • Yes, and a malicious application can decrypt them any time (with CryptUnprotectData API call on Windows). So this solution is not secure at all. And this solution prevents you to use the same Login Data on another computer. Or worse, you can lose all your passwords by simple reinstalling Windows even with a full profile backup.

        Of course this is true for Chromium and for Chrome (without enabled password syncing) also.

        • Yes, i agree; its not a strong protection at all.

          And it hinders from syncing and restoring login database after a Windows crash/reinstall.

  • @OperaDevs
    How can i see the URL of entries in bookmarksmanager if view mode is not list?
    A tooltip with complete URL or after hovering the entry would be useful. Currently only the domain is visible.

  • Enelen

    Is there some way I can move the move the “Speed Dial,Bookmarks, Discover” buttons on the start page to the top where they used to be?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes. Set opera://flags/#webui-navigation-bar to disabled.

      • A. R.

        That just enables disables – it doesn’t effect it’s position.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Hm, here it did. Maybe there is an aditionally setting you must change. Maybe somebody else can help.

          • A. R.

            Yeah I would like to know too.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Have you enabled the experimental start page? Here it is disabled. opera://flags/#experimental-start-page

          • A. R.

            Yes I have start page enabled.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            The experimental startpage? Then disable it and see what happens.

  • Cryio

    Will you guys ever mention the launch of Opera 26 and the proper changelog? You launched it on the stable channel a week ago already.

    • Your problem is not a Opera Developer 27 issue!

      Diskus that in Feedback blog article at https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/11/feedback-feedback-feedback/

      • Cryio

        True, but it’s not like it was an official post on where to write. “wink, wink”.

    • A. R.

      They’re on shake ground it seems – as they reserve a chance for one more update… And why shouldn’t they, better to release the next best thing and see if the best thing can be released _and_ announced.

      • A. R.

        Hmm thinking of this we should have rapid new developer and beta builds of Opera 27 & Opera 28 too, so interesting times ahead… Are they running a bit late are they? Noo.

  • Rob Schwyzer

    You should feel worse about releasing a version without Bing as a Default Search Engine option =(

    • A. R.

      I prefer Google as default. But yes Bing is essential and vital for Opera’s userbase, too. Some of it. Apparently many Operians dig DDG.

  • taneli

    Well, for some interesting reason, my volume levels aren’t remembered in youtube anymore when using PPAPI, this was previously just a problem with Opera, and it was fine for a little while, now it’s back.
    Anyways, PPAPI Flash isn’t great, suffers from many faults.

    I’m just waiting to be able to use HTML5 video on youtube, could it be possible to restart downloading the video after it has been on pause for a while?
    Other browsers do restart the download after prolonged period of time (few minutes), but Opera does not.
    Needs a refresh, and that’s a bummer.

    • HTML5 video does work already. You just need to activate it @ https://www.youtube.com/html5

      • taneli

        I know, i have, i’ve used it, the problem is: if you pause the video for a few minutes, it won’t restart downloading like other browsers do, it just gives “Error Loading” on Opera.
        I tend to open several videos on background tabs at once, and pause them, and watch them in order.
        I also watch long (2-3 hour) videos, and like to have a pause of a few minutes.

        The problem is, if i pause, Opera won’t restart loading after a few minutes of pause.

        • Does this always happen?
          I just tried to reproduce, but failed after a few minutes doing sth. else as well as putting my device to sleep and waking it back up. (Win 8.1)
          Any extensions that might interfere?

          • taneli

            Yes, always, after some 5-10 minutes, haven’t taken an exact time.
            Well, Magic Actions For Youtube but… don’t think that’d be stopping the dowload…
            Gonna try to pinpoint when it stops tomorrow, with and without extensions.

          • SQL

            For me 60fps VP9 causes too much problems, videos are unusable if they’re VP9-60..

          • taneli

            Disabled all extensions, no flags changed, still the same.
            This is after about 15 minutes of waiting.
            It won’t restart downloading. :/

          • Strange. I left it linger in the background for 30 minutes and more. Still no repro for me.

  • A. R.

    BRAGI:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bragi

    One is called Bragi: he is renowned for wisdom, and most of all for fluency of speech and skill with words. He knows most of skaldship, and after him skaldship is called bragr, and from his name that one is called bragr-man or -woman, who possesses eloquence surpassing others, of women or of men.

  • SQL

    No new build for the weekend? :/

    • Kurt Zon

      doesn’t look like it – but i’d love to be wrong 😉

      • Probably too late. Time for after-work beers. 🙂

    • ahoj1234

      never say never. This would not be the first time they release some build on Saturday. Though, I would bet on next week too. You know, “Black Friday”, they are all shopping 😀

  • sergiol

    What happened to Opera Desktop Team this week? Are they still alive?

  • Am I the only one who noticed that every fixed element is shaking when scrolling?

    You can see it on Facebook, their topbar, Twitter, their topbar and the background, and on this very page with those share buttons at the left.

    Scrolling with the keyboard is not affected.

    • taneli

      Yes, many are, not all though, like the thingie here on Opera’s blog, on the left side, is fixed, it seems fine though.
      But yes, everywhere else i see it going silly when scrolling the page, have been doing that for some time now.

    • Wraith

      In Fact I been seeing this behavior since the first version of Opera (new), there are some web site that you can see it more than others.

      Like this:
      http://www.espal3ds.com

      If you check that web site there are button for facebook, twitter, instagram etc…at the left Top page and when you scroll they flicker but only when you use the mouse scroll.

  • taneli

    I just wish i could use this browser while working, very often i have either 3D rendering, video rendering, or some simulation going on, which take quite a lot of CPU.
    It just renders Opera completely unusable, IE, FF and Chrome are still usable under these heavy loads.

    Edit: It IS usable if HW acceleration is off… but if i have that off, some pages i use won’t work, can’t be arsed switching it on/off all the time and restarting browser every time i do.

  • shevchenko1987
    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Maybe there is not enough place for 9 columns? Why don’t you try the extended settings with the power user settings switched on?

      Edit: My settings are 8 columnes with 161 x 119 (w x h).

    • Sidney Moraes

      Are you using the highest resolution of your screen? If yes, your screen is not big enough for 9 columnus.

    • Lacedaemon

      That’s not a bug, it’s a limitation of the new Opera. You have to shrink the sizes of the thumbnails by yourself first in order for it to work. To do so you must enable the power user settings using the konami code. I know, it can’t be more stupid but that is new Opera…

      • shevchenko1987

        Yes , I use the largest possible screen resolution (1366×768) .

        At the same laptop Windows only has 6 columns, and under Linux only 4 .

        • You can zoom speed dial just like any other page…

          • Lacedaemon

            The problem with it is though that if you clear your browsing data you are at point zero again. SD should have been native from the beginning (O15), I hate it.

          • Not reproducible. I’m using my speed dial zoomed for quite some time and clearing browsing data never cleared its zoom state.
            Being able to zoom it actually is an advantage that speed dial owes to its nature of being HTML-based. Did you ever see a native UI anywhere that’s zoomable?

          • Lacedaemon

            Not reproducible. I’m using my speed dial zoomed for quite some time and clearing browsing data never cleared its zoom state.

            Hard to believe. I’m using new Opera since O15 and it always reverted the zoom to 100%. Are you sure you have ticked everything except for the last two in clearing browsing data?

            Being able to zoom it actually is an advantage that speed dial owes to its nature of being HTML-based. Did you ever see a native UI anywhere that’s zoomable?

            Ehm, Opera Presto which is native? Which therefore doesn’t lose its zoom ever?

          • I just tried it. I checked ALL options. Doesn’t reset zoom in Win 8.1.

            OK. Point taken for Presto’s UI, but that’s about the only place and current implementation probably does not allow zooming. So you’re certainly better off with an HTML-based speed dial (and there’s nothing bad about it!).

            I don’t get why you are using Opera anyway. You’re constantly moaning about everything in here. So why do you stick around? (Not meant as an offense, but just pure personal interest)

          • Lacedaemon

            Well it does it in Windows 7 64-bit and VIsta 32-bit on different machines with all versions of Opera since O15 and was ignored by the O-team.
            Also you ‘re right, I’m on the fence on switching to Firefox, I’m just waiting for my Stable 25 to be messed up with the new un-announced upgrade to 26 (pretty sure about it), and then I’m gone. Too much frustration with Chropera, including this blog with its Disqus system and the stupid unfixed russian redirections. Not a pleasant experience anymore. I certainly won’t stay around here to damage my health furthermore.

          • Lacedaemon

            Well it did so until O26 in Windows 7 64-bit and VIsta 32-bit on different machines with all versions of Opera and was ignored by the O-team since O15, where in O27 it seems they have finally fixed it.
            Also you ‘re right, I’m on the fence on switching to Firefox, I’m just waiting for my Stable 25 to be messed up with the new un-announced upgrade to 26 (pretty sure about it), and then I’m gone. Too much frustration with Chropera, including this blog with its Disqus system and the stupid unfixed russian redirections. Not a pleasant experience anymore. I certainly won’t stay around here to damage my health furthermore.

      • x a

        It’s neither a bug, nor a limitation. The option limits the maximum number of columns shown. It does not set a fixed number of columns, though.

        And that’s reasonable.

        • Lacedaemon

          “The option limits..” There, you said it… it’s a limitation 🙂

          • x a

            It’s a limitation of the number of columns, not a limitation of functionality or Opera’s quality or capabilities.

            Otherwise, if you meant to joke, you got me: It’s kind of funny. 🙂

    • Guest

      Off-topic question- what linux distro and DE are u using? 🙂

      • shevchenko1987

        Debian Jessie, KDE SC 4.14.2

  • Fajar Vashra

    i will write comment again if opera changing the core like opera 12 or better…chrome is actually source eater…and opera now is no better than shadow of previous Opera [12]…..

  • Tri

    Doesn’t seem like the chrome.notification used in extensions supports iconUrl and imageUrl (among others?).

    • Nekomajin43

      Opera does not support the chrome.notifications API. It supports the W3C notifications API.

      • Opera supports the chrome.notifications API, at least a simplified version of it (only simple type, no buttons, etc.), but it is not documented. Likewise it is not documented that you must request notifications permission to use W3C notifications in your extension.

        @Tri: iconUrl is the right choice and it is a bug. It worked in O26 developer.

        • Nekomajin43

          I may be wrong, but the simplified version is the W3C API, isn’t it? I’ve read something that Google wanted to deprecate their API and use the W3C specification. But I am not sure about it.

  • shane

    Google search rarely works the first time in this build. I always get this error;

    This webpage is not available

    The webpage at https://www.google.com.au/search?client=opera&q=test&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. have to hit refresh.

    and have to hit refresh, which allows it to work again.

    EDIT: I cleared my cache and it appears to be working better, so far.

    EDIT2: And the problem is back… What gives?

    • Thanks for mentioning this issue. I’m having this for quite some time now and I’m unable to track down what’s causing it.
      Let’s find out what we do have in common:
      What’s your device and OS?
      Any extensions?

      • shane

        Found the issue – had experimental spdy support enabled in opera:flags.

  • I have a problem with the update, I think something needs to be added here.
    Who can help me?.

    http://i60.tinypic.com/50f6uf.jpg

    • 1. Create a textfile /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-developer.list with the following content
      deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-developer/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (DEVEOLPER releases)

      2. In shell
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
      sudo apt-get install opera-developer

      Thats all.

  • Zik

    December new update of 26 Stable, but again here is no any post about it.

  • Raylan Givens

    Chromium version 40 becomes 64 bit stable. Sync like Firefox -I want only bookmarks and passwords to be saved. Ability to set your mouse gestures like older Opera and ability to disable Google’s malware Protection. And please, add MSE & H.264 ( Microsoft’s ).

    After all these, Opera at last will become my default browser. Waiting patiently.

    P.S. The UI is the best there is right now. The more Windows 8+ default, the best.

  • Wando Schneider

    Still no new build for the developer stream:( .

  • Кostadin

    Shall we see 28 before the holidays? 🙂

    • Lacedaemon
      • Кostadin

        Thanks! 🙂 I should stop refreshing 🙂

        • Lacedaemon

          No need to do that either, you can use RSS so that you can be notified when a new post arrives 🙂

          • SQL

            But there’s no RSS reader in Opera, not going to install any more addons..

      • taneli

        Though, new Opera Dev versions have usually come out a week or so before those dates in Chromium calendar.
        It’s still possible to get a new Opera Dev, with some alpha build of Chromium 41 or still with 40.
        Just saying, i dunno what they are planning, very much possible that they’ll just have a long vacation.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Opera developer uses Chromium developer builds.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      developer 28? I guess there may be a chance.

  • L33t4opera

    New Opera developer 27.0.1689.13, the change log.

  • George Alexandru Azaru

    Does anyone else experience problems while using youtube with opera LINUX? The subscriptions page gets behind the main video always. I have the same problem with Firefox also. The only browser that does not experience these problems is chrome. But I prefer Opera. Sadly, the performance on youtube is sub-par.

  • ucnlm

    I’ve just switched from Opera 12.17 and I’m very disappointed.

    I really miss old Opera funcions, like:
    – Switching between the last 2 tabs with Ctrl+Tab, not just circle between them
    – Opening new tab by clicking on the top of the window
    – Normal bookmarks bar with tree view, with sorting option (unbelievable this mess after importing from old Opera…), icons for the entries, for identify them with just one look
    – Reach recently closed tab list fast or just delete this list.
    – Disable all animations (just like “Enable UI Animations” option in the “old” opera).
    – Highly detailed preferences editor (opera:config).
    – Login button and shortcut (Ctrl+Enter) with saved passwords.
    – Show images / Fit to window width
    …and so on.

    Many options and possibilities are missing, or hided into menus, you can reach with many clicks. But it’s the tendency in other applications. I really can’t understand why you should remove things that worked fine before. It’s now a Chrome with mouse gestures and speed dial.

    It’s a good way to make everything more simple and easier, but a sad thing that everyone removes the detailed possibilities for ones who like to set everything.

    • webaschtl

      Yes, I missed these options, too. Therefore I worked several months parallely with the “old slow” and the “new fast” Opera (“fast” e.g. opening complex pages with a lot of javascript as it is usual today in so-called “modern” websites…).
      [Now I am using the latest developer version (Windows)]

      Solution for Ctrl-Tab:
      opera://flags/#activation-order-tab-cycling

      Another “old”, but missing behaviour, too: “Open all tabs next to the active tab” possible with this extension:
      https://addons.opera.com/de/extensions/details/classic-tabs/?display=en

      Regarding Speed Dial: I missed the shortcut keys 1 – 9 for my 9 standard shortcuts… → solution/work-around: https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/shortkeys/

      … and I do open new tabs only via Ctrl-T 😉

      … but now I am searching for an extension or similar to assign shortcuts to specific bookmarks. Another thing missing in the “new” Opera 🙁

      • ucnlm

        I found this extension too, it works fine.
        The thing is what really disappointed me is the bookmarks menu. But for that I can’t found any extension which similar than the “old” one. I want that version, exactly.
        The other thing is the UI animations which were in version 12 too, but you can switch them off. Not there’s nothing to do it.
        At last, I will uninstall this version, and stay at the old one. Many websites are not working properly, but I can open them in other browsers, and I will try Opera in a half year again, just I did in the last few years hoping the unique features come back – yeah, they won’t 🙁