We have added a new way to view your open tabs, accessible via the start page. Simply click on the entry which is currently titled “Activity”. From there you, each of your synced devices will be listed. Now, click on any device name to see its list of open tabs.

Tabs View in Opera for Computers

Thanks for testing and enjoy the weekend.

P.S. Yes, there is even more exciting stuff hidden behind flags but we will talk about those at a later date! 😉

Known issues

  • Crash on opening the identity (sync login) dialog
  • The share dialog cannot be easily dismissed
  • Using the tabs (activity) page in a private window crashes the browser

Changelog and download links

Full changelog

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  • L33t4opera

    Thanks for the update Ruarí 😉

    • You didn’t notice the further work on #activation-order-tab-cycling (hint: try it and you will see something interesting) I’m disappointed in you!! 😉

      Oh wait, we are not talking about stuff behind disabled flags yet. I really should listen to that guy who writes the blog! 😛

      • Wando Schneider

        Take it easy 😀

      • L33t4opera

        Do you mean, that it is now in Settings > User interface > Cycle tabs in most recently used order, by default?
        It looks like, that this feature has been added in the previous build (DNA-34565 Ctrl+F1/F2 should cycle in tab bar visual order under #activation-order-tab-cycling), anyway nice work! I like the way in which the Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab interacts with the Tab menu 😉

        Regarding the Heart menu (BM pop-up):
        – the “Move into new folder” still doesn’t work properly on Linux,
        – if you enable the “#trees-in-bookmarks”, open the menu, click the arrow-down, and click “New Folder” button” – it does nothing.

        BTW: any chance that the below features, could be implemented in the near future?
        – hotkey to hide/show the bookmarks bar,
        – option to export your bookmarks to an HTML file,
        – the navigation bar: hide it by default, and display it only, when you move the mouse to the edge of the page (or disable it completely), and option to move it to the top/left/right.

        • actually I am talking about the fact that the tab menu pops up and displays in MRU (most recently used) order so that you can use it as a cycler to see what comes next.

          • L33t4opera

            Yep, that’s what I meant, when I wrote “interacts”, I like it 😉

          • Did you edit your post after I replied? 😉

          • L33t4opera

            Yes, but not the part about which you think of 😉 I have edited the first sentence (in short: I removed “option”, and added “by default”). The menu pops up also in previous build (when you use Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab).

          • escruting

            This is an excellent change, but it shows the tab previews even though they are disabled in the settings.

          • L33t4opera

            By the way: in the latest developer build (29.0.1794.0), when the flag is enabled, then it causes a segmentation fault on Linux, but on Windows it works without problem.

  • Very nice. Could you also add password sync besides bookmarks and opened tabs?

    • Many more things are being considered, including passwords.

      • Nice to hear that. I’m currently using Chrome for the convenience of having a relatively seamless experience across my PC (which I dual boot between Windows and Linux) and my Android devices (smartphone and tablet). If you add a more complete and robust syncing solution I will really look into switching to Opera.

      • SuperTommy

        Remember, no password sync without master password option! *hint hint*

  • Lacedaemon

    Identity dialog? What is that?

    • Sync/login. I have updated the post. Thanks for pointing out that this is a bit confusing!

      • Lacedaemon

        I’m asking that because I don’t use/need sync (have disabled everything related to it) and clicking on “Activity” crashes the browser.

        update: Ok I’ve disabled that too in the flags for the time being. Now if I could disable “Discover” as well…

  • Thanks it seems we will see more soon from Opera ☺

  • Sidney Guioy

    Tab menu with recent tabs

    Enables tab menu which gives another view of all opened tabs in the current window in addition to recently closed tabs, and tabs synced from other devices. Requires #tab-menu.

    #tab-menu-with-recent-tabs

    Nice nice nice =D

    • Cjcr

      Finally, but in a wrong way.

  • duhduhduh0

    This need a “Search Bar” to search your tabs…

  • Lacedaemon

    cc: @thorbenb One thing I’d like to point out is that the new Bookmark drop-down list needs to be longer. Previously I could see 20 folders (which despite having no sub-folders was very convenient since you could instantly put the Bookmark in any of those 20) now there are only 4 visible of which 2 are “Unsorted Bookmarks” and “My Folders”, leaving space only for 2 before needing to scroll-down the bar and getting yourself lost (=unconvenient)

  • serendipity1002

    Please implement selecting multiple history items at once, similar to Chrome or other browsers.

    • Looking at Chrome now … what benefit does it give? You cannot select with dragging or anything else that does not require one mouse click per item. Why not click directly on the delete button?

      • In Chrome you can tick one item, hold shift and then click several items down to multi-select. Not totally intuitive. I think we could do it better.

      • bwat47

        The most obvious use-case is If you want to delete multiple history items at once but don’t want to totally clear history.

        Not something I really do but I can see why people would want it

      • For example, let’s say I’ve been browsing embarrassing sites and my mom is coming unexpectedly. I could filter the history by word or partial URL (already possible) and then select all or most links and wipe them (currently not possible).

  • ahoj1234

    now it’s 2 click to recently closed 😀 (in Opera menu it’s 1 click on the menu and hover over recently closed), in tab menu it’s click on the tab menu and another click on recently closed…

    So step by step progression but it needs to be done somehow better to be usable 🙂

    • Cjcr

      I’ve commented the best solution some time ago, but they have their own way to do the things now.

      Right-click in tab-menu should open recently closed tabs. What do you think?

      • ahoj1234

        that I got response on that (was suggesting the same idea 😀 ) – it’s not native and so on… simply: no innovation in what’s is and what’s not native and progressive.

        • Cjcr

          Their new style.

          • ahoj1234

            things might change these day since bigger concurrence over here… so one never know 🙂 right click is still not used on tab menu so we can only hope for a setting at least 🙂

          • Cjcr

            If we can see some changes these days is because Vivaldi is there and Opera doesn’t want to loss his old users.

            So, why do you think they now implemented the side-panel and now this?

          • Herr Pietrus

            to remove it or destroy it in the future 😛

      • Lacedaemon

        They seem to think that 99% of their users use Apple products which don’t have a mouse with two buttons.

        • Cjcr

          Funny, I don’t knew that about Apple.

          Well, what about add an option to let the user decide how he wants to use the tab-menu thing? I always prefer use it as the recycle bin works in the old Opera. JUST LET THE USER DECIDE.

        • ahoj1234

          so they can’t open any content menu or whatever? 🙁 poor apple users… I’m not one of them but since there are some only right-click stuffs it should not be a problem (speaking about this issue) to implement another stuff requesting right-click.

          • bwat47

            Of course you can right click on apple devices… afaik the one button mouses aren’t even very common anymore (they’ve moved towards multi touch devices like the magic mouse).

            On the old single button mice you can ctrl + click for context menu

            On macbook touchpads its two finger click, and on the magic mouse afaik its a regular single finger right click.

        • Actually because of autoupdate requests (which must include OS to allow sending the correct package) we know exactly the percentage of users on each platform. Even Linux (which uses APT for updates) dials in so that it can tell the user if they are on the latest version on the about page.

          I won’t give you a breakdown but safe to say it is mainly windows users, as one would expect for a desktop product.

      • People would have to guess and most would never find it.

    • Lacedaemon

      Both are 3 movements though and this is better since you don’t need to drive such a big distance from O-menu to Recent-tabs and then right to the list.

      • ahoj1234

        that’s why I posted that it’s better (“step by step progression”) but not enough (“it needs to be done somehow better”) 😛

        • Lacedaemon

          surely, but in your first paragraph you make it sound that 2 clicks are worse than 1. 🙂

          • ahoj1234

            It depends. moving mouse is simpler for me than clicking on it but in tab menu it’s closer…

            actually I’m confused about what’s better but I will stick with 1 click and hover for now. 🙂

          • Lacedaemon

            So it is not a progression after all 😛

          • ahoj1234

            well, we agree to disagree 😀 it’s a progress since it’s where it belongs… however, badly implemented (IN MY OPINION). Every user has different demands…

    • SLR

      I agree, one step closer to the real deal.

  • SuperTommy

    Giving the Tab Menu more functionality (synced tabs and recently closed) I’m very excited about. I use Tab Menu a lot.

    • Saskatchewan

      It would be even more exciting if the tab menu could be displayed in a sidebar 🙂

  • BlB

    Trees in bookmarks still doesn’t work properly – it doesn’t show fully the sub-folders

    • which is why it is disabled!

      • BlB

        Guys..probably I am idiot BUT WHY this development is so slow???

        • If you look at the length of the changlogs I don’t think you can say it is that slow.

          Additionally it takes time to get things right. Once things are “on” they are usually pretty good, with few bugs.

          • Jedy

            Unfortunately some people (by the tone of their posts) don’t seem to appreciate or understandthe time it takes to implement features, fixes etc.

  • Wando Schneider

    The regression (PDF Plugin failed to load the fonts) still exists in this version.

  • HellBrick

    Tab menu’s keyboard navigation seems to be broken, whether opera:flags#tab-menu-with-recent-tabs is enabled or not.

  • Wando Schneider

    Ruarí, nice search on youtube “how to hack wifi password”. Are you trying to joke around with some neighbor? xD

    • It was another member of the desktop team who took that screenshot. He (or she) will remain nameless! 😀

      • Wando Schneider

        I guess it was Aleksei. But I’m only guessing 😀

        • No, but It is indeed one of the people who regularly replies here. 😛

          • SuperTommy

            Definitely Daniel. I just know it.

    • Dmitry Kirin

      It’s just YouTube, not any specialised hacksite. The person must have been looking for something light, to watch and relax after the work. 🙂

  • Nekomajin43

    Okay, how about this:
    Place 3 buttons at the top of the tab menu with icons and tooltips: Open tabs, Recently closed tabs, Synced tabs
    When I open the tab menu, I can switch from one list to the other, but it should remember my last choice. So if I want to use the tab menu only as a trash button, I have to select it once, then every time I open it, it shows me my recently closed tabs.

  • Wando Schneider

    I almost forgot to mention: I’m waiting for a nice extensions to use on the new sidebar 😀

    • Not likely to happen before we officially announce it.

      • Wando Schneider

        I’m patient 🙂

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Opera Help has become English. Coincidentally, I posted a bug report a couple of weeks ago, for some help contents that had been translated while it shouldn’t have been (file names). Come on, guys, I didn’t mean it was that bad! 🙂 Actually, Russian help is awesome. The translator did a great job. Even I fail to locate anything really ill. 🙂

  • Dave-H

    One very minor thing I noticed after the update, although the browser is version 29.0.1788.0, the launcher.exe file is version 29.0.1787.0.
    It’s normally the same version as the rest of the browser of course.

  • Gustav Ekner

    There is still a bug with the bookmark pop-up: If you add a bookmark with the heart icon, then press the delete button, then add a bookmark again for the same site with the heart icon, and then remove it again, the heart icon will still be red.

  • mb

    Odd thing I noticed with the new version is that LastPass keeps getting corrupted every time you close it, no other plugins do this. Already reported the issue on the extension page.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    What I still miss is a really built in spatial navigation (with Shift + Cursorkeys) like in Opera 12.x and https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crossfire-for-google-chro/koagbjdgdmedlijoflccgpiaelepedam. I know a browser which has it now. Not perfect, but has it.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Ralf, you can enable it by adding the “--enable-spatial-navigation” command line switch at the end of the shortcut to the “launcher.exe” – except, that you need to use Alt key, instead of Shift.

      If in your case it interferes with “Back”, and “Forward” shortcuts, you can remove these keybindings in the “Preferences” file, or through the UI (opera:settings/configureCommands) – in this case, you need firstly press “Reset All” button, to make it work.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Good idea, but it does not work properly. If I for example go on https://forums.opera.com/categories/de-opera-for-windows, I can not jump from thread to thread. The navigation just opens some forum menus, not the threads. And here in this blog I can jump, but the links ore jump positions are not marked. It would be nice, if there were a better working spatial navigation built in and an could see and change the key shortcuts like the other ones. But thank you for your hint!

        • L33t4opera

          Yes, the menu is quite specific, but everytime when it pops up, you can simply press Esc, and continue navigating between links/form elements.

  • SQL

    Will the next dev build be stabilization, or will there be feature releases still in 29? 🙂

    • I hope that we have one or two more surprises ready for you. One thing is very close to my heart. I really hope it will be ready on time but I am not going to say what it is in case it doesn’t make it.

      P.S. There are no clues in the currently shown flags about what I am thinking of.

      • Wando Schneider

        I’ve been already biting all my nails 🙂

        • I probably won’t be in the office for the next developer release so one of my colleagues will write the blog post. I hope they don’t get to announce all the fun stuff! 😛

          I joke, it would actually be really great to release as many builds as possible!

          • Wando Schneider

            It is Kind of sad for you, i know, but is really great for us 😀

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I’m afraid they wait until you’ll be back.

          • Wando Schneider

            I agree.

          • Wando Schneider

            This week is boring so far, is not Ralf? 🙁

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Maybe they are keeping the fun for the weekend?

          • L33t4opera

            Not anymore 😉

          • Wando Schneider

            I’m already testing:D

          • Yeah apparently so. I’m back! Reload the blog. 😉

      • Lacedaemon

        Tab stacks confirmed!

        • Sorry I was never a fan because of accidental stacking, which was more annoying, than the benefits. I use Windows to group tabs.

          • Lacedaemon

            Who cares about tab stacks… Grouping similar tabs by domain? 😛 Or is it Notes? 😛

          • There are numerous extensions that do that kind of thing in Chrome’s store e.g.:

            Tab Manager and Organizer (nice options via a context menu)
            Tab Sort
            Tab Sorter
            Tab Sorter (a different extension of the same name)

            Another interesting option for tab stacking fans, with a slightly different take on how to handle this type of situation is Group Your Tabs (and it is already in our store).

          • Lacedaemon

            Thanks for the propositions but what I need is actually only the correspondent code from
            Tab Close Plus (about closing the tabs from the same domain) but with an easy click of an extension button like this
            Close Duplicate Tab ,
            so that I can close very fast and easily tabs from the same domain so that I can reduce my tab numbers instantly and without having to rearrange their position. For example if I have open 10 tabs of news and 7 tabs of sports all mixed together, with a click of a button I can reduce them to only 7 (sports)

            or in other words a way to merge those into one:
            The grouping from Tab Close Plus:
            function getDomain(url) {
            return url.split(//+/g)[1];
            }
            function closeSimilarTabs(info, tab) {
            currentDomain = getDomain(tab.url);
            chrome.tabs.getAllInWindow(null, function (tabs) {
            for (var i = 0; i < tabs.length; i++) {
            var domain = getDomain(tabs[i].url);
            if (currentDomain === domain) {
            chrome.tabs.remove(tabs[i].id, null);
            }
            }
            });

            }

            with the button from Close Duplicate Tab

            chrome.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(function() {
            chrome.tabs.query({
            currentWindow: true
            }, function(tabs) {
            var urls = new Object();
            for (var i = 0; i < tabs.length; i++) {
            if (tabs[i].url in urls) {
            if (tabs[i].active) {
            chrome.tabs.remove(urls[tabs[i].url]);
            urls[tabs[i].url] = tabs[i].id;
            } else
            chrome.tabs.remove(tabs[i].id);
            } else
            urls[tabs[i].url] = tabs[i].id;

            }

            I don’t have the technical skills (and the time) to do that though.

          • Tab Manager and Organizer perhaps and select “Close all tabs like this” from the right click page context menu.

          • Lacedaemon

            This is the same like the one I mentioned, Tab Close Plus, of it I only need the “close similar tab” with the functionality of a button as described above though, no menus and mouse travelling. “Group close” is what I need, no need of any organizer or manager 🙂

          • Ah ok I think I understand now. You might want Close Similar Tabs.

            You could even assign a keyboard shortcut, so you don’t even have to click on the button. 😉

          • Lacedaemon

            Exactly! Could you bring it to the Opera extension catalog though? I hate this hijacking/stealing of Chrome’s unique extensions.

            added: I also think that such a feature would be very helpful as native in Opera.

          • Ask Andreas. 😉

            P.S. I’m at least glad I found you something for now.

          • Lacedaemon

            Does he have an e-mail? I don’t have Twitter. Anyway, I trust you about mentioning it to him. 🙂 It’s a really useful feature. Also, that extension needs a new icon ASAP, it’s awful 🙂 (I know what to do though, that’s simple) But thanks again for helping & finding that out.

            added: This makes the sorting of the extension buttons even more imperative, since that kind of button should be first-left.

          • I’ll try to remember to ask him next time I am in the office. He only sits a few meters away from me.

          • This makes the sorting of the extension buttons even more imperative, since that kind of button should be first-left.

            I’ll admit it is far from ideal and you may already be aware of it but you could use Shuffle Extension Toolbar to help you edit your Preferences file to select a new order.

          • Lacedaemon

            Yeah I know it but I didn’t want to mention it, it’s getting too far and is too much imo to rely on an extension for such a basic (imo) functionality.

          • Lacedaemon

            You could even assign a keyboard shortcut, so you don’t even have to click on the button. 😉

            A good idea. And… it’s officially Alt+Z.

          • Footman

            Sorry but all this add-ons do not work properly. I want to have opera with tabs automatically grouped and colored by domain like in new yandex browser https://browser.yandex.com/future/

            When you click on the group tab you see all children tabs etc.
            It is very useful when you have too much opened tabs.

            Btw I dont get how opera calculates the colors of the sites for bookmarks. I get violet bookmarks for black sites.. why?

          • Another option fromour store might be:

            https://addons.opera.com/extensions/details/group-your-tabs/

  • SLR

    I cant add pages to the speed dial using the heart menu.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      This feature has changed. The heart adds only pages to the bookmarks. Use CTRL-B instead.

      • Actually there is an option in the menu to add to speed dial and it isn’t working. so seems like a valid report.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I don’t know what you mean. In which menu? In the heart there is no menu and was removed when you started with the bookmarks menu. In the normal Opera menu there is an option (“Page – Add to speed dial”) and it works. As well as CTRL-B.

  • Vux777

    request: recently closed tabs on tab menu should be styled differently (bg color, font color…something) to easy distinguish them from active tabs

  • Marc

    Thanks for these regular updates and interesting new features but I still miss two features from Opera 12.xx (I know you don’t like hearing about these) but here I go:
    – Tab stacking (obviously)
    – Right Click + Mouse Wheel to scroll through the tabs (or show the preview).

    • Zin

      I miss embedded IRC, it is really cool not to use a standalone client.

      • We have zero plans to add an IRC client directly.

        P.S. I don’t miss it at all. I use IRC daily but hated our IRC client as it was so limited. I used it for the first 6 months or so after joining Opera as a kind of eat your own dog food thing. Eventually I got pissed off with it and started to use a real IRC client.

        • Marko Koivuniemi

          I totally agree. IRC newbies could like embedded IRC but I think those dinosaurs are almost gone.

        • Lacedaemon

          I strongly believe that “unlocking” it in Opera Mail (as I’ve already proposed it in a previous blog post) is the best way to keep those people happy. It is a form of communication afterall that fits perfectly with it (you can’t include RSS there but dismiss IRC if you know what I mean)

        • plague

          Agreed, the IRC client is something I never used or even liked. mIRC was waaay better.

          Although I want my Email client integrated into the browser (as just another tab that could be pinned next to the O menu) since Email is mostly a passive activity but the client still needs to be started in order for me to even know when I get an Email and I don’t want to waste precious taskbar/systray space just for that, BUT, IRC is mostly an active activity, since it’s instant messaging with a group/groups of people, so having that hidden in a tab in the background makes no sense at all.

          But having mIRC open in a small window in front of some passive reading/youtube viewing, or whatever, makes perfect sense.

          Regarding the Email client. Most people use Email from a provider that offers a webclient these days, so a built-in POP3 client is not really that necessary anymore IMO, but a built-in Email notifier/quick preview/quick reply/quick new mail, using IMAP, kinda thing would make perfect sense. Sorta like the Gmail Notifier Pro, but built-in that can be pinned as a tab.

          • bwat47

            not to mention if you really do want irc as a tab in the browser there are various web based solutions that are as good if not better than the client that was present in opera

        • Haterz gonna hate… 😉 I’m using IRCCloud.com nowadays and don’t miss the client anymore. I still miss Opera Notes though, it was really handy at times.

          • siamak

            yeah Opera Note Simply is the besT

          • I have no problem with IRC itself. It is just our old client that sucks. IRCCloud is a far superior alternative, IMHO.

    • Marko Koivuniemi

      Tab stacking is feature I miss most. ( I have 3 browser windows now but tab stacks are much more elegant way.)

  • pytajnik

    any chance of getting “Notes” back?

    • maybe but perhaps not in the way you expect. I won’t say more!

      • Lacedaemon

        gotcha! 😛

        • Its not what I am waiting for. The thing I am waiting for will only be interesting to people who share another of my (software) interests.

          • mikemanger

            Opera on a new mobile device? ..Worlds first unicycle browser?

          • Actually, I already browse while unicycling. Sometimes I even post a tweet. 😉

          • Dmitry Kirin
          • Just be weary of… crashes.

          • Lacedaemon

            all right I stop with the joke now. Not to over do with it.

    • You might want to check this out.

  • Dima S

    Well, now it seems that I can finally move to Opera.

    The last issue, is Opera supposed to be a little less memory hungry than Chrome on OSX?

  • ncc50446

    This would be awesome…If you had Opera on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1…And using the Android version is not an answer since it crashes all the time..

    • reesmichael1

      Not relevant for the Desktop blog. You should probably ask over at https://blogs.opera.com/mobile.

      • ncc50446

        I did mention it there too. It’s somewhat relevant..But I was mostly just frustrated when I posted that. Love Opera, but I can’t use it on all my devices..

  • Hylian Ticipated

    Hi, Opera Team… How’s that Opera 12 Zoom Slider coming along?

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, if you want, you can try the “Zoom” extension – it doesn’t work on internal pages, but you can easy zoom in/zoom out them using Ctrl+Minus/Ctrl+Plus (or just +/-, or 0/9, when you have enabled advanced keyboard shortcuts), and you can reset it by pressing “Ctrl+0”, or “*” on the numeric keypad (or “6”, if advanced shortcuts are enabled).

      • Hylian Ticipated

        Thanks for your reply! I’ve tried that extension in the earlier builds of Opera 15+ and it just doesn’t function the same and as good as it was in Opera 12. I do have the keyboard shortcuts enabled for times when I need it, but that old slider was the best. It worked well and only for that page/tab you used it in without having to adjust it back every time. These things are important and why we fell in-love with Opera to begin with. Numerous start page revamps every week isn’t.

        • Hylian Ticipated

          Opera Team you hear me.

  • sssas

    WHEN CAN YOU FIX THE PROBLEM OF: CHINESE PINYIN INPUT METHODS AND ADDRESS-BAR PROBLEM???

    I reported this problem since some version of Opera developer 28

    The new bookmark suggestions has series problem with Chinese Input Methods, Simplified Chinese input methods using PINYIN (which use English letters) to input Chinese words. and when I want search something with Chinese in addressbar, the first two or three letters aways auto converted into English (which I want input Chinese) and suggest me a bookmark or search engine, and I find it is a big trouble when someone use a Input Method especially when this method use English letters.

    I TRIED EVERYTHING I KNOW, AND IT WON‘T WORK!

    • disable the following flag for temporary solution: #experimental-address-bar.
      This problem had occurred in Opera 18 and then the staff fixed it. Now it appears again. It seems that they have already known this issue.

      • sssas

        YEAH! thank you, I always thought this was a bookmark suggestion problem…..

        • currently any built-in function which show results in the address bar would conflict with the ime. I don’t know why either, maybe there’s no opera developer suffering from problem brought by the ime. They just need time to find out something working improperly.

          p.s we are all chinese users. 🙂

          • sssas

            e…. there is another problem when i turned off experimental address bar: Opera always popup the LastPass is corrupted or broken, need me restart this extension in extensions manager or reinstall …… every time i start opera and input Chinese in address bar…

            btw: is site OPERA FANS belongs to you?

            sorry for the bad English.

          • sorry I’ve never tried this extension so I couldn’t make any conclusion. But judging from the phenomenon, it’s possibly caused by the same issue. you can try to post it through the bug reporting wizard. another way is to contact with the author of LP.

            ——-
            exactly. welcome to visit!

          • sssas

            haha, love your site!

    • Marcin Mitek

      Hi. We already fixed it internally, expect the fix in future builds (soon).

      • sssas

        🙂 thank you

  • Sunny Guha

    BUG !!- Cant download any pdf from the arxiv website. With O28 i could.

    eg – http://arxiv.org/list/hep-th/new

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I can. Rightclick and “Save link as…”.

      • Sunny Guha

        Before this (i had disabled pdf viewer) clicking would start downloading.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Yes, you are right. With left click there is an error message, that the file doesn’t start with “%pdf-“. Chrome, Firefox, Waterfox and Vivaldi can open the link.

          • Wando Schneider

            Ralf, an off topic question: What motivated you to use waterfox? I’m asking for curiosity.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            It’s simply a 64 bit Firefox. I have all the other browsers for testing and comparing. Opera is my one and only working browser for many years now and it’s opened 24/7/365.

          • Wando Schneider

            Firefox now has officially a 64 bit version on his developer channel https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/all/ . The first 64bits version for windows was released last week.

          • P0lip

            Yes, as it includes Electrolysis 🙂

          • Wando Schneider

            I’m not sure that Electrolysis is present on this version. How can i check? On nightly there’s a option on the preferences about Electrolysis… and the latest developer doesn’t create more then one process.

          • P0lip

            Well tabs using e10s are underlined. I guess they got rid of e10s in dev builds. Actually, this is bad news for me, as I develop addons for Firefox and I developed them in WebDev builds…

          • Wando Schneider

            As far as I Know, the Electrolysis is still in Nightly. I think it will stay there a while, until they stabilize it.

          • P0lip

            Well, it’s more complicated due to its structure. Some addons won’t work if developers won’t “fix” them. Also a lot of the most popular extensions have minor bugs, which don’t occur in the non-e10s versions.

          • L33t4opera

            There’s also the 64-bit version for Windows in the Aurora channel 😉

          • Wando Schneider

            L33t4opera, correct me if I’m wrong, but i think that Aurora Channel was replaced by Developer. Now the organization is: Stable, Beta, Developer and Nightly.

          • L33t4opera

            I thought, that by “developer”, you mean the most recent version, which is in the Nightly channel (AKA Central). It looks like, they simply called it “FF Developer Edition”, but it’s still the Aurora channel (please have a look at the links on the page, which lead to the Aurora’s builds, and also in Help > About Firefox, it shows the Aurora’s channel). I just meant, that the 64-bit version for Windows is already in the Aurora, as well as in the Nightly channel (for me developer).

          • Wando Schneider

            They changed a while ago the channels. Now there’s a new version, Called Firefox Developer Edition: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#developer . As you can see, there’s no more Aurora in the download page.

  • juxly

    The new version without aero in Vista?

    • XP and Vista were unified. It’s less effort to maintain one platform than two and since those platforms are gradually dying out, it’s a necessary step to justify providing for those a bit longer.

      • juxly

        So pity = =

  • Dark Magician

    And how secure is the whole thing?

    • You mean the Sync? We dont know.
      Sync is at current state only experimental and not stable.

      • Dark Magician

        Yes, that’s what I meant.

  • Tom Lindberg

    My phone doesn’t show up in the device list.

    Also, what’s with the new pdf reader? It doesn’t render pdf files properly (some invisible text etc.) And the interface is very ugly compared to what you had before.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s for desktop only atm.

  • Shion

    Found out there is another webkit browser, that is on par with pre 15 Opera – Maxton. It has ADblock, build-in file-sniffer, build-in RSS reader, sidebar, extensions (Imagus), and it’s FAST. At least when it comes to WEBM. Switching to another WEBM, seeking current one – Maxton does it instantly, while Opera waits for god knows what. Same stuff with page-opening speed. Opera with HTTP Switchboard comes 2nd against Maxton with ADBlock with 1-2 second difference. Surprisingly, FireFox with ADBlock is also slower than Maxton.

    So I’ve been wondering if you guys can make Opera as fast as Maxton? Because, for Opera to make users wait for no good reason… is actually a tradition, that needs to be changed. And don’t forget about Master Password feature.

    Maxton – fast.
    FireFox – secure.
    Opera – what?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Last time i’ve checked, Maxthon was using a very old version of Chromium and had a lot of pre-installed extensions.

      It has changed?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        Answering myself: no, nothing has changed.

        • the core of Maxthon is based on the early stage of chromium, but they haven’t followed the step of what chromium has done. they are developing the core in their own way. so you can’t simply compare the version of chromium. They’re mostly different two cores just with the same “ancestry”.

          For chromium is open-sourced, I think there’s no need to campare with each other. Everyone has its characteristic, doesn’t it?

        • moreover, the lastest is not equal to the best. sometimes an older version works much better

          • Leonardo Gomes

            If the person doesn’t care about security updates…

          • I don’t think security updates are essential to every user…just like there are still some people using winxp without installing any patch – they just don’t care. also they work fine.

  • netwolf

    Looking forward to test it once iOS and Android versions have this feature. It might be useful then, no use case for me at the moment…

  • shane

    This release breaks the LastPass extension.

    • Zik

      Try to disable opera://flags/#extension-content-verification.

  • Goran

    Can you remove “white blink” effect at the start page? When I change tabs (speed dial, bookmarks, discover, etc. ) the screen blinks. It’s really annoying.

    I guess that is effect of opening new page, but please remove it. You can also add new animations or something like that.

    Did you guys consider to let users change speed dial photo?

    • Lacedaemon

      White blinking is a serious issue they never fixed. Both Opera and Chromium. Be it while changing tabs as you ‘ve described, while creating new Speed Dial tabs, while clicking already loaded tabs with dark background in the background, if I were epileptic I would have serious problems using it and I’m almost becoming epileptic with so much blink.

      • Goran

        You guys went too deep in this problem. The “white blinking” problem is Chromium’s problem, OK. BUT “white blinking” what I was talking about can be solved (maybe I am wrong).

        Currently I am on Opera stable 27, and white blinking happens when:
        – I am at the start page
        – I am switching between “speed dial” and “bookmark”
        – I am switching between “discover” and “bookmark”
        – It DOES NOT HAPPEN when I am switching between “speed dial” and “discover”

        Why is that? If you look at address bar you can see that “speed dial” and “discover” have the same URL (empty). But bookmark has the url “bookmarks”. This means when I switch the context from “” to “bookmarks” and otherwise, I got white blinking effect.

        At opera developer 29, it is all the same. Switching between speed dial and discover does not causes white blink effect, but switching to the other tabs, there you go!

        IMHO, this can be solved by using same context (same URL) for all tabs and with little bit of JavaScript switching between bookmark, history, activity and all new tabs can be done. Than context would still be the same (like when switching between speed dial and discover) and there would not be white blink effect.

        Am I right or wrong?

        • Vux777

          bookmarks (and history) are actually internal extensions, not part of the new tab page like speed dial and discover. So when clicking on them (bkm, history, activity) completely new context (internal) is loaded in the same tab. They just put shortcuts on the same new tab webUI (bottom bar) to look like it’s the same

          • Goran

            Do you think that extensions can be loaded on some other way? I see tab page as a web page, so that means they can use JavaScript to load internal extensions in main context and not load whole new context in same tab.

          • Vux777

            you mean, if they don’t completely flush SD html and just change “container” innerHTML with bookmarks/history data (styled the same way), that it would prevent blinking?

            probably yes…but the whole thing is under reconstruction (SD) and bookmarks are work in process…(I closed bookmarks tab 5 min ago, and it’s still in process list, eating more than 200 MB, event pages dear devs…helloooo)

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I have never seen any white blink on my system (desktop pc with Intel Core i5 and Nvidia GeForce GTX650). Maybe it has something to do with your hardware or with a special setting in opera:flags.

      • Lacedaemon
        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I did not say that I don’t believe you, but I have never seen this blinking.

          • Lacedaemon

            Maybe you haven’t noticed it? I told a friend of mine about it and he hasn’t noticed it until I told him, that’s why I’m asking this. How about that other blink that occurs when you have tabs with dark background already loaded in the background and you access them?
            Like this one:
            go to http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/
            open 3 links in the background and wait for them to load and then click on any of those (new) tabs. Do you see a blink there? Compare it with Waterfox for example, there’s no blink there.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            1.) I do NEVER open a link in the background. Therefore I use “Tabs to the front” (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabs-to-the-front/hjaooagfdhdhmbfchnkhggjmacjlacla).
            2.) No blink here. I have switched the extension off and tried your example.

          • bwat47

            I just tried it (opened the steam page, opened several links in background and then switched to them). Can’t reproduce any white blink here on my main machine:

            desktop: i5-2500, gtx 970 windows 8.1 64-bit

            But on my laptop: Macbook air 2013, osx yosemite, I can reproduce it with those steps.

            Seems like hardware and/or os specific bug.

            In any case its hardly what I’d call a deal breaking bug, I didn’t even notice it on my mac until now.

          • Lacedaemon

            Once you notice it it is very annoying believe me, and far more if you don’t have a light in the room and you read sites with dark backgrounds, it can make you sick. Also Opera Presto and Firefox don’t have that issue and it shouldn’t require a beast machine like yours to muffle that severe issue, it should work just like the aforementioned browsers do.

          • Vykintas

            I can confirm blinking on first page load (Acer V5-573G, i7-4500U, GT 750M, Win 8.1 x64).

            This must be a signature of the Blink layout engine.

    • Vux777

      +1 on white blink…

      speed dial (background) photo is from theme, to change it, change your theme
      or you were thinking about SD thumbnail preview?

    • Lacedaemon

      Issue 457714: White flashes of PAIN
      He provides 8 links of the same reported issue and I’ve got 2 more,
      Issue 332566: Blinking white when switching tabs &
      Issue 417595: Blinking white when navigating same site with dark background

      and further down he says: “You will probably just ignore this issue as you have done for SEVEN YEARS, so I am forced to switch back to firefox like many others.”

      I’ve reported this issue here as well as many others have done also, but I guess we should all do the same as he did, Chromium just sucks and it sucks big time.

      • Didit A. Pamungkas

        this blinking only occured in linux/ubuntu..

        • Lacedaemon

          you mean also in linux/ubuntu, since all the links/issues above are related to Windows. 🙂

  • Opera has to get the ability to resolve local domains (wellknown and existent in network and OS) and prepend protocol and append slash.

    See https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/02/opera-stable-27-update/#comment-1881791308

  • _artem_

    on every opera restart extensions crash.. REPAIR button appear. extension looses all it’s settings.. restart opera. and the same extensions need to be either enabled or repaired again. (repair resets all settings… just enabling works without setting loss)

    disabling Extension content verification fixes it

    PLEASE LET US REARRANGE EXTENSIONS.. due to this crap icon for lastpass extension is not on its place… where it was for a year……………..

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, if by “rearrange extensions” you mean to change the position of the buttons on the toolbar, then you can try one of the solutions, mentioned here.

  • Vux777

    where Opera saves zoom settings for individual domains?
    if I delete domain under “cookies and site data”, zoom is still saved per origin

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Vux777, in the “Preferences” file, under the “per_host_zoom_levels”.

      • Vux777

        tnx
        but I was thinking something from settings page
        …other chromiums have it

        • L33t4opera

          Yes it’s there, but it’s not easy accessible: opera:settings/contentExceptions#zoomlevels 😉

          • Vux777

            so there is dedicated UI window, but there is no shortcut to it…
            I didn’t checked chrome path to it
            nice catch ツ

          • L33t4opera

            Regardless of the above, you can just go to the website and press Ctrl+0, or “*” on the numeric keypad, to reset it to the default, or go to Opera’s menu > Zoom, and press “Reset zoom” button.

          • Dmitry Kirin

            Now that’s cool! You’ve been checking not only the flags but also Chrome service pages!.. 🙂

          • Vux777

            long time ago, I said it’s a bot! 🙂

          • L33t4opera

            The Wombats – I’m a Robot Like You 😉

  • escruting

    Is the download page also scheduled for a redesign like the history page? Will you then add the “time left” on the tab title? And switch back to “1:00 left” instead of “1 hour left” (or atleast “1h30m left”). Right now its a bit of a hassle because it could be 1h50m and it still says “1 hour left”. Or it switches rapidly between “1 hour left” and “2 hours left” and its so confusing and not very productive, or atleast thats the problem i’m finding since you introduced Opera 15.

    Thanks.

  • Fallon

    -1-
    As for this ‘new-way-to-view-your-open-tabs,-accessible-via-the-start-page’, here we have your dumbass stack list again. It may be all you can do for a screen on a mobile phone, but for anything desktop-like you could do more with an adjustable layout covering for instance minimum and maximum number of ‘Tab rows’ and minimum and maximum ‘Tab Button size’.

    This ‘new’ Activity list, is in fact a text like ‘Windows list’. Thought of as an original idea 20 years ago or something, in a Text Editor called Dana, which is still used on Asian schools ((http://www.rimarts.co.jp/dana.htm)). A far cry from anything original.

    -2-
    Keeping things in sync on all devices in the SAME way only makes sence if people would treat there desktops like mobiles, or if they would want to look at more than one device at the same time. Both do not make much sense to me.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    I just wanted to say “Ok, you won!”, but then I saw, it’s “only” 🙂 a new Beta:
    https://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-beta/28.0.1750.36/

  • hspdion

    The lastpass extension does not seem to like this new build, nor many of the new flags, at all.

  • plague

    A suggestion, wouldn’t it be logical to list the “Local device” even if you’re not logged in? That way we have a nice, fullscreen, view of all opened tabs in the browser.

    The reason I’m currently not wanting to log in, is because I tried the bookmarks sync on my home computer and my work computer and I thought I would be able to pick-and-choose what to sync, but they synced _everything_ as soon as I logged in.
    This is not something I’m the least bit interested in, since my work computer and my home computer are used for vastly different things. I only wanted to sync some specific bookmarks for some of the projects I’m working on, so that I can easily find those things on both computers, not the entire bookmarks tree.

    Hopefully you’ll improve this, as I really like the syncing feature, but it has got to be configurable or it’s simply not worth it for me.

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Exactly why I’m not logging in to sync at work, even though I’ve got some bookmarks that ideally should be both at home and work.

      • Veger

        And the reason I am using 2 accounts

  • Sn3ipen

    I have a problem where the websites i am visiting becomes distorted by scrolling or opening menus and other stuff that can popup in websites by hovering on objects.

    The websites usually loads fine and after a while they become distorted.

    If i change to another tab and change back the website looks normal before it gets distorted after a while.

    Opera have basically become unusable for me at this point. I even had to restart typing this message in Firefox because of this. :/

    • Sn3ipen

      This is what it looks like in all versions of Opera on my system:
      http://i.imgur.com/z8fLaaQ.png

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Oh, bad. Have you changed anything in the flags? What about hardware acceleration? Have you tried to switch it off?

        • Sn3ipen

          I already had HW acceleration turned off for some reason. I don’t know if it might be default for Linux? I turned it on and i think it actually solved the problem. I can’t believe i didn’t think about it. Thanks.

  • Charlie Sanchez

    There could be option to disable entry which is currently titled “Activity”. It’s pretty useless and cluttering for persons who don’t use synchronization.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Do you mean opera://flags/#activity-webui?

      • Charlie Sanchez

        Thank You! I need to get into flags more… was just looking in options.

    • Lacedaemon

      +1
      Not only in the flags that could vanish at some point.

  • plague

    I’m having video lag on this build.
    Doesn’t matter if it’s flash or html5 video. Doesn’t matter which videosite, youtube, vimeo, or any other.

    The sound is fine, but the video stutters every few seconds.
    It happens several times on every clip I’ve played.

  • Milad Ebadi

    i install and test opera 11 – 12 oftter 2 years !!!

    opera 12 very nice , good and perfect …..

    opera old version only one big problem and this : dont suport chrome extension !

    and opera new versin and newer than 12 suport extension chrome but 1000000 problem …….

  • Віточка Костак

    Last version of opera goes down in peacekeeper test`s. http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=AbBG
    Firefox Nightly (39.0) = 4100
    Maxthn Nitro Beta (1.0.1.800) = 3995
    Yandex Browser Beta (15.2) = 3871
    Vivaldi TP2 (1.0.118.19) = 3811
    Chrome Canary (43.0.2323) = 3379
    Opera Beta (28.0.1750.36) = 3229
    Opera Developer (29.0.1788.0) = 3188
    IE 11 (Win8.1) = 2252

    Looks Like new engine version – less performance 🙁

    • sbs73000

      Yep. And Bolt is faster than Blake… But honestly, if you don’t have a timer to point out this evidence, can you become beware of it by your own ?

      Geeky test !

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    New springtime-weekend-developers edition:
    download: https://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-developer/29.0.1794.0/
    changelog: https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog-29/#b1794.0
    – 4721 points in the peacekeeper’s test –
    – 4823 points if you enable opera://flags/#mse-h264-support –
    (Now enjoying a wonderful Rabarbra Jordbær Grøt)

    • Leonardo Gomes

      2857 points here.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Load Opera,8,1 ?

        (That’s the old programm loading command on Commodore 64 :-))

    • SQL

      mse-h264 – I REALLY want to know how they achieved that.

      • SuperTommy

        Glad they did!

    • Lacedaemon

      “Bookmarks backend for Speed Dial” & “Experimental Startpage” should be disabled by default, not enabled!
      If you enable the 1st one you lose all the SD items and if you enable the other one you want to pluck your eyes out because of its ugliness.

      You should really stop messing around with the SD, it’s fine the way it is, you are making it worse. “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

      • SuperTommy

        The newnew startpage let you choose image for speed dial, like in bookmarks. It’s definitely a feature many want.

        Visually I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder.

        • Lacedaemon
          • SuperTommy

            I can also dig up links to people saying the opposite, but I find that unconstructive.

          • Lacedaemon

            Where is your opinion though with arguments? You just say”it’s in the eye of the beholder” well done…

          • SuperTommy

            I like it, and I do take into consideration it’s experimental. Meaning it can change based on constructive feedback, so if there’s something that can be done better, it might be done.

          • Lacedaemon

            “You like it”, for what reasons?

        • Vux777

          how ?
          I don’t see any option on right click (on speed dial or in SD folder in bookmarks)

          • SuperTommy

            Change image? Go to a webpage and click the heart icon, and the image you choose from the list will be applied to the speed dial as well.

          • Vux777

            ok tnx
            I get it now 🙂

          • Lacedaemon

            At it’s current state it’s unusable that’s why I said it should be disabled by default. You can’t yet migrate your SD folders for example.

    • Vux777

      flag “out of process iframe” is bugged a lot
      on opera addons page for every extension is opening adThis (ad service)

    • L33t4opera

      The announcement has been published, as well 😉

  • Alan Gonzalez

    We need the old trash of opera 12 for closed tabs pleace!!!!

  • Jason Statham

    How to open all tabs of other device at once ? tabs option shows list of all open tab on other device but i don’t want to waste my time to open tab one by one