Share dialog

Today we updated Opera developer to 29.0.1778.0. This release is mainly about bug fixes and small improvements. A few common crashes found via our automated crash logging tool have also been resolved.

One minor, visual change you might notice is to the share dialog, which now better represents the bookmarks you are sharing with others.

Thanks for your testing and continued feedback!

P.S. The eagle-eyed amongst you (cough l33t4opera cough) might notice that a few additional flags have appeared. As always, we will provide more detailed information on flag additions, once they are enabled and ready for testing.

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  • nanana1

    Thanks, Ruarí, for this Opera 29 Developer Build 1778 update for our testing !

  • Dave-H

    Wow, the new builds are coming thick and fast at the moment!

  • Wando Schneider

    The eagle-eyed is commonly known as find-and-list-specialist. 🙂

    • L33t4opera

      Two new flags 😉
      – opera:flags#center-standalone-images: Center images opened directly as standalone documents,
      – opera:flags#extra-mouse-gestures: Enables an extra set of mouse gestures.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Okay, you have found them. The first one is very useful for me!

      • IllusionMH

        Looks like second enables right click and move down on link to open it in new tab. At least it doesn’t work for me without this flag enabled.

        • Saskatchewan

          Yes, and opening in background tab (down-up on a link) also works.

          I am personally missing more these two gestures:
          – left-up to reopen last closed tab and
          – down-up to duplicate a page.

          • IllusionMH

            Am I confusing something: I thought that in O11 was left-down gesture that moved back in history to firs page with same domain(e.g. You clicked on link to example.com, than moved to few pages on this site. This gesture moved you to exapmle.com. Then you use back and you are on previous site). There were such gesture? Because I can’t find it on this page https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/gestures/

          • Saskatchewan

            Am I confusing something: I thought that in O11 was left-down gesture that moved back in history to firs page with same domain

            @IllusionMH: Yes, there was such gesture.

            Were you referring to my left-up gesture? It wasn’t a default one, but I performed the close tab gesture (down-right) backwards, to reopen a closed tab.

            right-up/right-down to go to top/bottom of a page

            @ouzowtf: I am also *still* using those… but they don’t work. 😉

          • ouzowtf

            I’m missing customizeable mouse gestures.

            In Presto I used down-left to reopen last closed tab and especially right-up/right-down to go to top/bottom of a page.

          • Lacedaemon

            I miss also the latter very much…

        • Veger

          Yay! I have been missing (and trying to use) this gesture, since O12…

          Cannot wait to start using it again (when my scrolling problem is fixed).

      • inb4 derisive comments:

        > – opera:flags#center-standalone-images: Center images opened directly as standalone documents,

        This is actually an Opera 12- feature that has been brought back.

        > – opera:flags#extra-mouse-gestures: Enables an extra set of mouse gestures.

        This looks like it, as well.

        • plague

          Credit where credit is due, THANK YOU Opera for bringing some O12 features back! 🙂

      • Herr Pietrus

        Additional gestures? Mmm, finally something nice! 🙂

  • Just a heads up to anyone who used my guide to hand editing keyboard shortcuts, in this build we removed the redundant/unused pre-allocated shortcuts, e.g. GoToSpeedDial_?. If you have manually unset any of these, all keyboard shortcuts may stop functioning. To fix this just remove these entries.

    • Wando Schneider

      Ruarí, you guys are speeding everything up here, the builds, the features, the workaround, the replies on the posts 😀 It’s getting very very interesting 🙂

      • Lacedaemon

        I think Vivaldi finally woke them up from lethargy. I mean… extra mouse gestures??

        Speaking of… Down,UP for cloning tab *sugar please*!

  • Zik

    Waiting for l33t4opera comment. =)

  • Still no 32bit for Linux… But THAT other browser launch a 32bit build for Linux yesterday… (You can delete this comment)

    • We know you want 32-Bit Linux and indeed we have produce 32-Bit builds internally. Further work would be needed before we could make such builds public and we are still accessing if the (very small) increase in potential users justifies the extra work in testing and maintaining the build going forward.

      We have not yet decided either way.

      • Cqoicebordel

        I’m really sorry for you. You must be boiling inside seeing you don’t have the ressources to do what you want with the Linux builds.

        Anyway, I like your work, and I’ll still hope for the best :o)

      • First fix the excessive memory consumption in version 64 BIT

        • taneli

          Win32bit is also leaking so, yeah, guess it’s by design.

      • ultraviolet

        well, the ‘other’ smaller company made it happen, quite quickly. so we now where your priorities lie

        • Rafael Luik

          Is that “other” smaller company profitable and sustainable yet? ô.o

          • ultraviolet

            i’m not sure, but, they are going about things the right way

    • Linux is not really a priority for Opera. And not enough 32bit users here.

      You have only these decisions:
      Throw hardware away
      or
      Throw Opera away and use an other 32bit browser
      or
      Wait over more than a year for a working version

      Anw we dont know for which distries Opera 32bit will really work, as we have problems with so callled “older” (but stable) distries like Debian 7.8.

      Oh, i can sing much arias over the years with raelly hard problems and release delays with Opera ASA’s browsers and Linux. Linux with Opera seems to be like a stepchild to be hidden becaus its bad populairty 🙁

  • Veger

    Since previous developer version:

    Scrolling ‘complex’ pages that keep parts fixed (facebook, linkedin) seems broken since this developer version. Not all scrolled content is (completely) updated, making a mess of things. Especially after clicking some links to update the page (partly):

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9671810/redraw-errors.png

    Edit: Now I got it on this page as well (after I switched from crash report tab, on which the textarea/description behaved a little strange a well):

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9671810/redraw-errors2.png

    (Kubuntu 14.10, 64-bit)

    • Steffie

      Confirmed here too, Dev 29.0.1773.0 & 29.0.1778.0; Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE Ed. 64-bit. This fault is unpredictable; sometimes it recurs constantly, but other times it vanishes for a while… but only a while, then it’s back again. Each time it occurs, not only does it garble the active page, but when i close that tab, the next tab does not activate; i have to manually click it to change to it. Hope it’s fixed next update.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    If I could kill this new navigation board at the bottom (of the speed dial page) it would be a Beta for me.

  • SuperTommy

    The arrows on the buttons in bookmark pop-up is uncentered again.

  • Saeed

    Still can not detect Windows 10 on opera://about 😀

    • The OS itself doesn’t identify itself as anything new yet. Its still an early prototype. 🙂

      • Oh that’s why UA string contains “NT 10.0”, because Windows 10 doesn’t tell… O:)

  • John Smith

    Scaling issue still persists. This same page is still scaled down to 0.3.

    • What happens if you press Ctrl+0?

      • John Smith

        Nothing as it’s not zoomed out. If I zoom it up then the page gets bigger but the “rendering” area stays the same like I had selected some mobile device in Dev tools.

        http://i.imgur.com/Uc6TKa1.png

      • John Smith

        Just an update – removing old profile fixed the issue. Of course some manual work was needed to import stuff from the old one.

  • Lacedaemon

    Fonts of the Nav Bar got thinner and blurred?

    • Yes, ugly!

      • Lacedaemon

        Yes, very ugly.

        • Utkarsh Sharma

          Yes, very very ugly. 😛

          • Yes, very,… naaah, I’m not gonna go down that road.

          • Guest

            the whole nav bar is ugly, so who cares about the fonts? 😀

    • SuperTommy

      Yep, hard to see the text properly on a high resolution monitor. No problem before.

    • Der Herr Nick

      Yes, when I try to read it, my nose activates the taskbar context menu. Nice feature 😉

    • Thanks for letting us know. This should be resolved within a release or two.

    • Herr Pietrus

      The whole nav bar is ugly, so who cares about the fonts? 😀

  • MozPri

    Is there any news about tab stacking? I still miss this from O12.

    • Footman

      Yes. Automatic tab stacking by same site would be nice.

  • SuperTommy

    I don’t know about you guys, but I think the old visuals when selecting bookmarks (like in beta) looks better than the current ones in developer. The new ones looks so “pixlated”, is it a bug? Also, the space between them are a lot smaller, so it looks messy when selecting multiple bookmarks.

    Image (new at left, old at right): http://i.imgur.com/CEnL8VK.png

  • Zin

    Good the new builds are coming fast, now i hope for Opera 12’s embedded IRC.

    • We are not adverse to adding back further productivity features found in 12 but I honestly do not see us ever adding back the IRC client.

      • Then why not open source it? 🙂 It was great indeed.

      • Lacedaemon

        Why don’t you re-add it to Opera Mail 1.0 to keep those guys happy? It is even that simple since Mail 1.0 is just the stripped down 12.17 browser, renamed.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Maybe because Opera Mail is no longer being developed?

          • Lacedaemon

            C’mon it’s already there, nothing needs to be “developed”.

          • Guest

            Wtf, it’s completely dead

          • loxiw

            Wtf, Opera Mail is completely dead

          • Lacedaemon
          • loxiw

            A software that has NEVER been updated since it was released is dead

          • Lacedaemon

            Are you Ruarí Ødegaard?

          • loxiw

            No, why would you say that? Xd

          • Lacedaemon

            Because this is a personal suggestion directly targeted to Ruari, whatever you say or think is irrelevant in this regard. 🙂

          • loxiw

            I didn’t even answer to that comment but k

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It doesn’t make any sense to release a new version of a product that is no longer being developed just to add a feature.
            If people want to use built-in irc client, they can use Opera 12.17.

          • Lacedaemon

            It doesn’t make sense to you, to me and to common sense it makes perfect sense since it belongs to “Communications”, rather than to a browser, and just as RSS is already in Opera Mail when it shouldn’t be theoretically. I don’t remember you complaining about its existence in Opera Mail, right? And I repeat, it’s already there, there’s no development whatever you call it. In fact if you copy opera.dll from Opera 12.17 to the Opera Mail directory, Opera Mail is functioning like you’d have Opera 12.17, that same and 99% unchanged are Opera Mail and Opera 12.17. Also, this is a suggestion to @Ruari Ødegaard, what you think is irrelevant no matter what. Except for putting invisible obstacles and negativity to every request and criticism as you do since O15, due to some personal reason, unexplainable to us.

      • plague

        May I ask what your thoughts are about UI customization? (adding/removing buttons, input boxes, search fields, etc, that O12 had)

    • Have you tried IRCCloud?

  • Nekomajin43

    A really like the new BM manager/History design, but the new design of the input fields in the BM popup and the Settings is really ugly. More contrast would be better, and some other color instead of this lightblue what fits better to the dark scheme.

    • Wando Schneider

      Have you tried the #tools-custom-controls-style ?

      • Nekomajin43

        Jepp, that’s what I’m talking about.

    • The blue ring follow the focus state. Click elsewhere to remove focus.

      • Nekomajin43

        No, I’m thinking of the color of the selected checkboxes and radio buttons and the combobox buttons.

  • Vux777

    beside selecting text in link, is there any other reason why we have “pulling” links on right click instead on the left (DnD)?
    I’m using it for almost a year on left, and feels much better and faster than performing RC mouse gesture

  • GoodOmens

    still crashing on virustotal

    it started with build 29

    • Guest

      How exactly?

    • Helge Andre Gjølme

      DNA-34308 is still in progress 🙂

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Looks like the Desktop Team has finally broken its project planner and started to throw out new builds like mad. 🙂

    The new look of controls (#new-bookmarks-controllers) is nice, though a bit out of the (current) overall style of the Settings page. What a perfectionist’s eye captures is that selection of radiobuttons is a bit uncentered. Also, dropdownlist controls would better be more square-ish, with a wider spacing between items, in accordance with the control height.

    Since you’ve been tuning the internal pages, maybe it’s time to introduce more adjustable options, like cache path and maxsize …?

    • taneli

      “Like mad” is to be seen, they’ve previously thrown 2 updates 2-4 days apart, then again, they’ve all pretty much been bug fixes & cosmetic changes.
      Nothing really new in several major versions though. Is it now 5 or 6 versions of “We got bookmarks for you”, and something about Sync, which isn’t working, and probably will take 6 more months and 5-6 more major versions to get to a point of usability.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        I understand your point. For me, though, UI perfection is what I’ve always wanted more than Sync or bookmarks. And the last scripting bug was annoying me and it was fixed, so I’m quite glad with these fast releases.

  • Mike

    Any progress on the issue with advanced keyboard shortcuts triggering when they shouldn’t?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You mean like when writing a comment on Facebook? If so, i guess it’s fixed already as i’m not facing the issue anymore.

      • Helge Andre Gjølme

        Yes, this should have been fixed a little while ago.

        • NoName

          But that’s not the problem Mike is talking about, although it sounds like the same bug. The bug he’s talking about is still there.

      • Mike

        Nope, its when advanced shortcuts is enabled (1 / 2 to go to left / right tab etc). If you type the relevant letter in a text field then use a shortcut like ctrl+r, the other shortcut will fire as well.

  • Hylian Ticipated

    Yeeeeeaaaaaah, thanks for everything, dev team. But if we could get a ZOOM BAR like we had in Opera 12 and forever back, that’d be great.

  • Guest

    In new speed dial, i just once saw metro style icon for blogs.opera .com but on next startup it was gone.

  • Владимир Назаров

    When do smooth scrolling?

  • Here’s an issue which is reported by many Chinese mainland users that they can’t register a new Opera account due to the block of Google Recaptcha by GFW. Can you solve this problem because most of the users just can’t access to it normally in order to finish the registering process. Thanks. 🙂

  • Azamat

    Dat shining red link tho http://drp.io/oMc

    • Such link. Much shiny. Wow.

      • Looks like I really didn’t have enough spare time during the last weeks. You’re already starting to substitute me sarcasm-wise. xD

        • Marcin Mitek

          Of course. Fight reality with the sarcasm!

          • Shion

            It did work in “Sarcastaball” episode of South Park. It definetly should work here too. Just as soon as everyone understand what the opera’s new features actually is.

          • Vux777

            I’m waiting for new theam song “blame C̶a̶n̶a̶d̶a̶ Poland”

          • Marcin Mitek

            Such a small country across the pond. And polar bears walk on the streets here.

            Probably nobody cares about Poland 😉

          • Vux777

            I know. Sarcasm was on the table.
            In cartoon (if I remeber correctly) they were blaming Canada for ruin their children (wtf?!), so I’m guessing O-users will blame Poland for ruin their beloved browser ツ

          • Marcin Mitek

            I used to watch a lot of SP (also Stick of Truth is an awesome game).

            Someone should count the nationalities of Opera Desktop Team members and “blame” all these countries 😉

          • Vux777

            but overall opinion is that Opera hired/gave programmers from Poland to work on O15+

            ..generalizing ofc

          • Marcin Mitek

            General opinion should check the facts, especially date of opening Wrocław and later Warsaw branches 😉 And why that happened. I am not sure if it was ever mentioned.

            But that’s offtopic, this blog is purely for tracking development of the desktop browser. History lesson has to wait 🙂

          • Glad you stopped there, Marcin. I was about to ban you for deliberate OT discussions! 😛

          • Marcin Mitek

            You know what they say, mod is not just a function, it’s a mission. 😉

          • Vux777

            whatever you say, young padawan 😉

          • Herr Pietrus

            Hey, we’re been doing it for some time!

          • Utkarsh Sharma

            especially at night and the further north you go.

          • This one is on Oslo. 😛

        • I have fixed the problem, though. Should be out with the next release. 🙂

  • Shion

    With all that global bank-heist news around, I have a question: how secure the Opera is? I just have one of those password recovery software, anyone here can easily google up, that doesn’t even asks for administrator rights, and it shows me all passwords I let Opera “remember”. ALL OF THEM! And it even shows more info than Opera’s password manager itself. FireFox had “Master password” feature for a long time, which is awesome and is undefeatable by said programm, while you still waste time on “how to make share bookmarks dialogue look badass”. Like anyone would want to share bookmarks with all his passwords stolen. Right.

    So the main question, which is way more serious than a deal-with-it photo of that dude up there, is “what Opera will do to protect it’s users stuff?” Major banks got screwed, while they weren’t cutting on their security budget and had people who actually understood the meaning of having their priorities straight. Do you even have a chance against this threat?

    I warned you guys. And I hope, that when you deal with it, I’ll still have my Opera and Disqus accounts in place, as from now on I would trust the safety of my other accounts to FireFox.

    • SuperTommy

      To save passwords without a master password and encryption is useless in a browser. Shame it’s only Firefox who understand that.

  • franmart27

    version Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (deb x64), big problem!
    incorrect display of web pages after some time browsing.

    • You have to provide more details.

      • franmart27

        to scroll the page, quirks can intervene.
        – Square white (empty) or colored, disappearance or duplication of objects in the web page, …

        Refresh / update the web page = resolution of the problem; the problem returns immediately after.

        At the beginning of navigation, no problem found.

    • Wando Schneider

      I want to reproduce it. Please describe us the steps to reproduce.

      • franmart27

        For the developer Opera 29.0.1778.0 version, after a time, the web pages are displayed wrong. (Although they appear well at startup).

        The problem occurs when I randomly down or I get on a web page When I go up or down on a web page.
        (the objects in the web page are repeated).

        If I close opera, and opens opera the problem is absent and the website displays correctly for a temporary period.

        I do not have this problem with the beta version and the current stable release.

  • Lukas

    change color icon ? fine orange is nice

  • Dmitry Kirin

    The old bug persists: when a page is being loaded and the progress is spinning on the tab header, urls of links under the mouse pointer are not shown in the status tip below. The tip flashes briefly as if behind the horizontal scrollbar.

  • Victor

    when synchronization of search engines and extensions?

  • tom5345

    help. sites are loading with very smal text and only in the left side. Some i can zoom in on. other have layout issues when i some – one example is this page. –
    > http://i61.tinypic.com/2urs77b.jpg
    > http://i58.tinypic.com/xoqesm.jpg

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Check the default page zoom in settings and current zoom values for those miniaturised pages. Page zoom is remembered per domain and applied to all urls within that domain. I usually see such pictures after my cat has stamped on the keyboard. )

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        All that would be easier if we had a visible zoom control somewhere in the window, for example in the good old lower right corner, like the new Vivaldi has now. 🙂

        • Dmitry Kirin

          As much as I like status bars of all sorts, I agree with Opera that it’s redundant and not necessary to sit there at the window edge at all times. Personally I almost never need to see zoom value, and when I need, I can do as little as press Alt or Alt+F.
          On the other hand, if Opera were not so much into minification, they would probably have already designed a backend for flexible and resizable multi-purpose containers…

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            A zoom indicator, that only appears if you press one of the zoom buttons on the keyboard or the mouse?

          • Lacedaemon

            Like in Google Chrome (in the address bar at the right side), yes

        • Vux777

          Zoom slider lost purpose in Chromium based browsers. That slider in O-Presto was zooming pages super smooth, but that was another engine. I don’t think it’s possible to do it so fine in Chromiums. Even Vivaldi doesn’t follow zoom position (constantly while you dragging that knot like in O<15), but instead, it zooms pages when user release mouse (on certain position).

      • tom5345

        problem is that it happens randomly, even on sites i have never visited before. default is 100%

        • Dmitry Kirin

          Can it be an effect of an extension? Have you tried disabling those that might be tampering with visual representation of pages?

          • tom5345

            No. i tried disableing all. – Can it be a flag maybe? I dont understand how no one else has this problem :/

          • Dmitry Kirin

            Hmm… The last check then: open the profile folder (see the path in Omenu / About), close Opera, find the file Preferences in the profile folder, make a backup copy. Find all nodes named “per_host_zoom_levels”. Remove unneeded pairs domain: zoom value.

            Otherwise, the only thing left is reviving the profile. Close Opera. Backup the entire profile folder somewhere. Erase session.* files from the profile (open tabs will be lost). If no result, delete the profile contents, start Opera with an empty profile. It will be re-created; then add files from your old profile one by one.

  • Ralf Brinkmann
    • Ralf Brinkmann

      As far as I can see a lot of (new) bookmarks stuff in the flags and some new things for extensions, for example a sidebar for people, who want to make their big screen smaller. 🙂

    • Shh … I haven’t even written the blog post yet!!!! 😛

      • I put up the changelog up now to give your something to read, while I write the blog post. 😉

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        In Germany we say: Ein bisschen Spaß muss sein!

    • Wando Schneider

      Very Good. Thanks for let us know, Ralf!

    • Cjcr

      Side panel support added!

      “Adds a panel to the side of the browser area, usable by extensions.”

      • Not yet! Still flag that is yet to be enabled. But yes we are experimenting in that area.

        • Cjcr

          I hope isn’t too late for that …

  • franmart27

    Opera developer 29.0.1778.0: always the same problem with the x64 version of Ubuntu Linux. developer version of Opera unusable = there are many display malfunctions.

    also opera dev, after writing in an area of entered text = tab / the Web page stops responding

    to scroll the page, quirks can intervene.
    – Square white (empty) or colored, disappearance or duplication of objects in the web page, …
    Refresh / update the web page = resolution of the problem; the problem returns immediately after. If I close opera, and opens opera the problem is absent and the website displays correctly for a temporary period (very short).

    The problem is not resolved by disabling all extensions.
    I do not have this problem with the beta version and the current stable release.

  • Freedom Cosmic

    where the fuck is the button for zoom in and out i used to press the button on my keyboard + or – and now i cant zoom neither find the button to zoom