In this summer-vacation-on-our-side-of-the-globe developer release, we added a new set of features! 😀

Developer 32.0.1910.0 includes improvements to the bookmark manager, a hidden feature for the heart menu and some major rethinking to sync services under the hood.

Bookmarks tree view

Our bookmark manager now delivers the well-known concept of nested folders in the sidebar. You can drag and drop folders, and expand and collapse them to view their contents. Organize your bookmarks nice and easy, as you like it to be.

tree view with drag and drop

Heart menu customization

Opera developer has a hidden feature (for now), which allows you to select any area of the page that suits you best as the thumbnail used in Speed Dial or the bookmark manager. Hover over the thumbnail area with your mouse, scroll the wheel and move the image around. The example below shows Opera’s default thumbnail on the left. The more focused, anchored thumbnail on the right was achieved with this new hidden feature.


 Sync service improvements

The sync process is still a matter of heavy development. We improved both the server-side and client-side implementations of how to safely and securely sync your passwords. If you had trouble before, please give it another shot and tell us what you think.

Also, we know about issues with duplicated bookmark entries. Some issues are pretty severe. Please share your experience if you are affected by this, so we can zero in on the specifics and start squashing the bugs.

Changelog and download links

Full changelog

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  • nanana1

    Thanks, Błażej, for this long awaited Opera 32 Developer update !
    I was hoping the Opera Desktop Team can include the PepperFlash PPAPI plugin and make it work out of the box at some point of time.

    • Wolfpig

      But then they should give one the option to disable the download/activation of flash beforehand.
      Are not using flash since a month and dont miss it (and to be honest, the only site so far i saw which required flash was twitch..al other videosites i browsed have a hmtl5 player)

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Blazej, thanks for the update and neat improvements 😉

  • Matheus Bombonato

    I’m still waiting for improvements on the sidebar. It’s VERY annoying have to reopen and resize the sidebar every-single-time I open Opera. Each sidebar extension should remember it’s own width. Please 🙂

  • Zero Kiryu

    I see you added a new view of bookmarks in BM (it is on the first picture between list and tiled view) but I can’t find it in my BM. Is it under flags or it can be turned on in settings somewhere?

    • BK

      Good catch ! These are changes incoming in next dev release:)

      • Herr Pietrus

        That will be “small thumbnails view”?
        Jesus, more than half a year after first request, as I suppose…

  • Holger

    Why not revive the CSS view-mode:minimized from Opera 11? There are probably some pages with code from that time (for example mine 🙂
    [edit] http://www.w3.org/TR/appmanifest/#the-display-mode-media-feature seems the way to go in modern css 🙂

  • bviktor

    Guys, please make Opera encode URLs correctly when copied from the URL bar, e.g. convert spaces to %20 and stuff. Firefox and Chrome does this correctly, IE and Opera fails.

    • Laga Mahesa

      I’d rather it not do that, actually. It would be annoying when pasting into a document, which is why I usually copy a URL.

      • bviktor

        Annoying or not, that’s the *correct* way to do it.

  • Vux777

    1) Google thinks I’m Dutch ๏̯͡๏ …I’m using turbo and set en_us language in Opera

    2) DNA-39622 Sidebar state is not kept when session is empty
    I thought this will keep sidebar no matter what is in settings “on startup”

    3) popup improvements (drag/zoom) looks cool

    4) trees in bookmarks are sluggish

    5) I can’t comment on Disqus with turbo 2

    6) will tiles be customizable?

  • mse20

    Middle click scroll doesn’t change the cursor. Also cursor doesn’t hide in full screen (at least Flash + Youtube).

  • András Ács

    Why not bookmark tagging? Tree categorization is so yesterday 😛
    It is still useful, so thanks, I’m looking forward to it.

    • bwat47

      I’m really glad to see a tree in the bookmarks manager, it’s a big improvement.

      I agree that tagging would be a great addition, it’s one of the things I miss from firefox. I’d also really like to see some improvements to the bookmark manager’s search functionality (sorting results by folder etc…)

  • sgunhouse

    The weird part of the duplication issue is that it duplicates speed dials … since the sync client should not be modifying your local SD page at all (only listing it under “Other speed dials” for other devices).

  • Nekomajin43

    Still no sidebar bug fixes…

  • wtfopera

    Thanks for remove hao123.

    • BK

      Thanks for screaming about it earlier 🙂

    • Jorton

      Where did you download it?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        You mean this build of Opera? You can check the download links on the post.

  • s fauske

    is it possible to enable old stile speed dial thumbnails?

    • PJMZR

      No, only new version is available, but You can change thumbnails in heart menu.

  • Nekomajin43

    Is there any chance to list these bundled extensions somewhere? In the extension manager under a new category, or somewhere else?

    Anyway, the screenshot stuff is great!

  • Konstantin Paramonov

    I use context search a lot but I don’t need default engines completely. I modified the .json file a while back but now Opera won’t allow me to have it onboard anymore. I understand the secutiy concerns but the default engines are total rubbish. Since you duplicate the file in AppData, let users amend it at our own discretion. And if something goes wrong, let us reset to default in settings.

    • Licaon_Kter

      Oh FFS this does not work anymore? Why is Yahoo still tagged as a search engine? Just so I CAN’T USE THE LETTER “Y” for whatever I want?

      Also does Opera plan to translate Wikipedia to my native language any time soon? Then why bother NOT letting me use “W” for Wikipedia English just so I can see a “this page does not exist yet” for 99% of my searches? “w opera” yields no info about some sort of browser… helpful yeah… save me from my self any my search engines sins!

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  • Geazi Soares

    Great job. Thanks.

  • Dave

    Nice job!
    For when the option to delete the Bookmark from the Heart Icon?

    • Dante Raven

      same here !!!! it would be very useful

    • Dante Raven

      actually ,there is already one button

    • BK

      We are working on this 🙂

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      You can use Remove button at the bottom left.

      • Dave

        Good Morning Kornelia

        I don’t have such an option (at least on the Beta version)


        • SuperTommy

          Because it was introduced in this developer release. 🙂

          • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

            I’m Sorry Dave. My mistake. Yes, you can check this out in developer release.

  • Lacedaemon

    – “Save tabs as Speed Dial folder” became obsolete with your default url saving instead of thumbnails when wanting to save many pages of the same site on SD at once.

    -Sorting of Bookmarks A->Z, Z->A. Where is it?

    -Indexed search of Bookmarks like it was in Stash, and not only title-based. (promised feature)

    -Seamless, smooth transition between SD, Bookmarks etc like it was with Stash (promised feature)

    -Blinking problems that have to be fixed someday?

    P.S. At last you had a good idea about how to choose a thumbnail for SD.

    • bwat47

      I don’t often agree with you, but I agree with just about every suggestion here 🙂 I’d love to see bookmark sorting, indexed search and/or tagging, smooth transition between internal pages.

      regarding the ‘blinking’ issues, that’s a chromium issue so they may not have much control over that. I believe it might be related to pages not rasterizing in time on some hardware based on this comment from a chromium developer:


      “I’m evaluating the impact of this on performance, and one place where this makes an enormous difference is tab-switch behavior.

      As background, When switching tabs, we have 50 msec to get a new frame out, and if we don’t we flash white until we have content.

      Many pages struggle to raster in time with a fullscreen on a retina Macbook Pro with CPU rasterization (they take between 40 and 60 msec to raster, and often don’t make the deadline). All of these pages easily make it under the deadline for a no-flash tab-switch with GPU raster.”

    • Leonardo Gomes

      -Indexed search of Bookmarks like it was in Stash, and not only title-based.

      I think that full text index should be implemented for every page, like in old Opera, and not only in bookmarked ones.

  • Dante Raven

    almost perfect !!! thank you very much for upgrading !!!

  • Shadess

    Could we get an option to always default to the “text” thumbnail when saving a new bookmark?

  • jojoPL1987

    EN: Heart menu get a the button to delete a bookmark?
    PL: Heart menu dostanie przycisk do usunięcia zakładki?

    • Wando Schneider

      There’s a “undo” button at the bottom left.

      • jojoPL1987


  • Joe438

    Could you elaborate some more on “major rethinking to sync services under the hood” or is the plan to do so in a later blog post?

  • rabe85

    Is there a way to delete all bookmarks in a folder?
    I don’t know why, but i have each bookmark around 20 times in my unsorted folder (~ 30000). How can i delete them all? It needs more than a minute to select them all (Ctrl+A), but it doesn’t delete them after this.

    It’s not a big problem on my desktop, but i enabled sync and now it slows down my mobile…

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      There is a known issue which duplicate bookmarks, sorry for that. We’re working hard on it. You can delete bookmarks folder by right click on bookmarks tree and selecting Move to trash option.

      • rabe85

        The right click option doesn’t exist for the “Unsorted bookmarks” folder.

  • bwat47

    Yay, looks like the tree view fixes bug DNA-37731 🙂

  • Jorton

    It sometimes takes too long to check the update. My internet connection is good.

  • Hylian Ticipated

    Bookmarks and speed dials for 30 years. Tab order, tab stacking, zoom sliders, etc are important, too.

    • BK

      You are right, there was a lot of focus to bookmarks last 2 years. But we are working on other topics too, like sync, general UI improvements.

      What is wrong with tab order now?

      • Vux777

        how they are opened…ppl want native solution to open new tab next to opener parent

        edit: and which one is taking focus after the tab is closed (left, right, last…)

        • Hylian Ticipated

          We can’t forget pop-ups opening new windows. I want them converted to tabs. This more than anything.

          • Vux777

            yea, that too

        • Herr Pietrus

          “how they are opened…ppl want native solution to open new tab next to opener parent”

          But that’s how it works.. You need extension to open new tab on the end of the bar..

          • Vux777

            no it’s not
            open couple of tabs with middle click from one page and the first one will be next to parent (instead every new next to parent)
            plus, forcing openerTabId is bugged

            extensions can only fake that behavior (very fast) by moving tab to new position after is created

      • Hylian Ticipated

        “What is wrong with tab order now?”

        There isn’t any.

  • João Gonçalves

    I’m seeing some corrupted animated gif in 9GAG since the last two to three builds.
    That didn’t happened before.
    With the hardware acceleration turned on, animated gifs are corrupted and pixelated.
    With hardware acceleration turned off, the animated gifs just show a white square.
    My graphics card is an ATI mobile.

  • Dark Magician

    When is the new Beta build coming?

    • BK

      in about 2h

  • Jescat

    Developers! Why you not listen your alpha testers ? Many people asked for return old view of speed dial (flag “Experimental start page”). Its so hard?

    • Sidney Moraes

      It is so hard to understand that experiment was finished?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        The new one was the experiment! The old one was standard. What is so dangerous in Opera that this standard must be cancelled? I want the standard back or a possibility for a choice.

        • bwat47

          They didn’t ‘cancel the standard’… the new version isn’t an experiment anymore, it became the standard version, and that’s why the flag was removed, because the flag was obsolete.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            The old version was “standard” from version 15 to 31. And it worked fine. If there is a technical reason for cancelling it I would like to know it.

          • bwat47

            1. The storage backend was totally changed, the new speed dial uses the same backend as the bookmarks manager. This allows for more consistent behavior/integration between the SD and the Bookmarks manager (allowing us to choose a thumbnail, showing as a folder in the bookmarks manager etc…)

            2. Visually the old one no longer fit in with the rest of the Web UI’s (had a totally different nav bar etc…)

            there were probably other reasons as well… It’s not really any mystery why the new one was implemented.

            I’d agree the new SD isn’t perfect, but IMO it’s an overall improvement.

        • Mon

          Tiles of new Speed Dial are too small. If I make zoom, tiles appears blurred. Title and background of tiles are not transparent, this is perfect to ruin the background of the Speed Dial and to make it uglier. They have changed for the worse what I liked about Opera.

        • Sidney Moraes

          The new one is the standard now.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Yes, You’re probably right, but I use my right to free speech to say that I do not like the new version. And I hope many users will do this. That gave us the bookmark management.

    • icetom

      “Why you not listen your alpha testers ? ”

      are you new here?

  • iG0Lka

    sidebar disappears after you restart the Opera!

    It infuriates her each time to deploy, after loading the Opera!

    • Vux777

      It will stay if you check “Continue where I left off” in settings
      and that sucks (I like to start with SD)

      on the other hand, starting Opera and Sidebar with opened extension in it, could prolong startup time (there are some safety switches but…)
      I guess middle solution would be to at least give us button list on startup (with no opened extensions)..

      • Marcin Mitek

        Fixed internally already.

        • Vux777


        • Matheus Bombonato

          What about the sidebar extensions’ width? I have to resize he sidebar for each different extension I open. Would be great if each extension could have its own persistent width. And I think “Continue where I left off” should not be related to this.

          • Marcin Mitek

            You are right, but that’s a different thing. I thought that for some reason issue that we fixed already has appeared again.

          • Matheus Bombonato

            Ok! Could you think about my request then? Please 🙂 Because I have 5 sidebar extensions here, and each one works better with a different size. That’s my main complain about Opera usability nowadays. Thank you 🙂

          • Marcin Mitek

            I’ll ask our devs if it’s possible from our side.

          • iG0Lka

            There is a huge request !!! 1!

            please give application developers, Sidebar, clean horizontal list of tabs!


            when an extension to the sidebar – “vertical list of tabs” on the screen, there are two tabs list – as well as in expanding horizontally above the address bar.

            It looks ugly and illogical!

          • Nekomajin43

            And please, fix those bugs I’ve reported!

        • Vux777

          with “open the start page” I have to start SB from O menu every time (or with kb shortcut)

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    So what is new in this developer build? That Opera deleted some of my personal search engine entries with my personal search strings? That I can not longer rename “default_partner_content.json” to have the possibility to use these shortcuts (for example “y” for “Youtube” instead of “Yahoo”)? Even if I delete the complete folder “resources” Opera starts with the same old factory defaults. I am rather disappointed.

  • tom5345

    is it just me or is lastpass very slow in this version? (extension)

    I dont know if its lastpass(servers?) or the browser -_-

  • John Preston

    when you add a button or option to sort alphabetically, really so difficult?

  • Rafael Luik

    Still can’t add a page to the Speed Dial via the heart menu without forcedly adding it to unsorted bookmarks…
    Still no thumbnail when added via other means…
    Sync rethinking mentioned but not explained…
    For the first feature mentioned you just switched a flag from default off to on…

    • Christian Krebs

      You can expand the tree and then select ‘Speed Dial’, that will move it, not copy, from ‘Unsorted’ to ‘Speed Dial’.

      • Dante Raven

        or click the heart menu,next Speed Dial ,and then click Undo , ready !!

        • jedy123

          I’d never have guessed until you pointed this out. Maybe Opera could just have two check boxes for Bookmarks and Speed Dial to make it more obvious, or an add to Speed Dial icon next to the heart icon instead?

          • Herr Pietrus

            It had such icon, but thy removed it, so don’t think that it will come back.

  • Vux777

    I think tiles shouldn’t be opened if user right-clicks on address bar
    it’s action for copy/paste something in it (usually)
    and it would be cool if we can edit them

  • x a

    Is there a bug in latest Chromium, you took in?

    With the last dev build 32.0.1899 as well as with this one (32.0.1910) some table layouts broke. Now I found the same visual result with recent Opera labs version 31.0.1897.10 for Android (but not the current stable 30.0.1856.93524 for Android). You know better than I can, which Chromium/Blink version you use there…

    You can see a not-so-entirely striped down showcase here, where the block between the visual header and footer bar should not have a wider width – and never had in earlier versions as well as in other browsers (didn’t check other recent versions of Chromium based browsers yet, though).

    A related manifestation might be exposed on many tumblr themes, where images don’t get scaled down into their “clipping area”/box model box, but you see a tiny excerpt of the unscaled photo, if it happened to be uploaded in a high resolution.

    • Dmitry Kirin

      I confirm there is something wrong with html rendering:
      SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services web interface shows report parameter and toolbar areas totally broken: nothing visible except the expand/collapse button, which is normally centered on the divisor line between the parameter area and the navigation toolbar. Clean profile without extensions does the same. The previous build was okay.

  • michael1993

    Auto scrolling icons are still not fixed…

    Please fix them,

  • GoodOmens

    Whatever I do I get this every time when I open opera

    I think that opera forgetting last choice


    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I had the same problem last time when I changed from Developer to Beta (and later back). Did you also change or do you have more than one Opera installed?

      Maybe you can go into the system settings of Windows => Standard programs and delete another program (if there is one). Then try your luck with Opera again.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, there’s no such problem here, however you can try to disable the opera:flags#forced-default-browser-prompt, and see if this helps.

      Alternatively, you can close the Opera, and open the “Preferences” file in your text editor (make a copy of it – in case, that something goes wrong, you can overwrite it with its copy), search for check_default_browser, and replace “true” with “false”, save the changes, close the file, and reopen the Opera.

  • GoodOmens

    Tnx, I have only Maxthon and Opera, but I found wehre was the problem.

    At the same time with this Opera build I downloaded new version of Qihoo 360 total security antivirus. There was a new function – browser protection, only for Internet explorer, and I locked IE and made a conflict betwen Opera and Qihoo.

    If somebody else use Qihoo don’t lock IE completely :))

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I think there is no danger. Real Opera users don’t use IE. 🙂 And most of them don’t use a “Total security all around carefree start and feel happy package”, they only use a good anti virus scanning software.

      • GoodOmens

        I don’t use IE, I just locked IE because I saw new function and I want to check:))). But I use Qihoo last 6 months…

  • Denyer

    Any word on when we might get O12/Vivaldi functionality back on the speedial? That is, thumbnails that can be refreshed to represent the current state of the bookmarked website? My speeddial thumbnails are now 12 months out of date, and it used to be (Well, still is as I’m forced to use O12 day to day as O30+ still doesn’t support side tabs…) handy to see the latest shot of a site on the speeddial to know if it had changed.

    • hafasd

      Thumbnails to directories in bookmark manager would be great as well.

  • Ralf Brinkmann
    • Vux777

      link to change log is from previous version

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        No, I’m just faster than they are. It will be the new one.

  • Mythekos

    Can’t wait to use the thumbnail creator.

  • alvangee

    Recently I stumbled upon duplicated bookmarks and just now some Speed Dial records were duplicated. Had to remove them manually. Version:31.0.1889.99

    • webaschtl

      Yes, same problem — using Opera in several computers incl. Smartphone. Each time I use another computer the bookmarks will be duplicated once again 🙁

  • JB1840

    Removing the SpeedDial icon was NOT an improvement. Before you could just click on Heart+SpeedDial Icon and your page was saved to the speeddial. If you just clicked Heart it was saved to unsorted bookmarks. NOW, we have to hit heart and navigate a drop down menu to select Speed dial, and EVEN WORSE, after adding a speeddial entry, you have to change the dropdown BACK to unsorted or everything you *Heart* afterwards is added to your speeddial — BIG step backwards. guys!

  • webaschtl

    Using NOT the beta version, but the latest desktop version (and mobile) on several computers — and each time I use “ony of my Opera version” on one of my devices, the bookmarks will be duplicated!

    Searching for an possibillity to remove all of the duplicted bookmarks I found this FAW: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/link/#faq

    → »I synchronized my bookmarks and suddenly got two of each. How can I fix it?

    To remove bookmark duplicates, go to the web version of Opera Link at link.opera.com an …«

    But this FAQ should be updated! On https://link.opera.com/ there is no such link …

  • Shimon David

    Hello How do i save or backup opera 32 bookmarks to a file ,cause i need to reinstall opera ? Thanks

    • Dave-H

      They’re saved in a file called simply “bookmarks” (no extension) which should be in your profiledata folder. You should only need to backup that file to backup your bookmarks.

      • Shimon David

        Hello dave
        I found out something funny about vista concerning your answer, and posted the route of the bookmarks file .
        Where did my answer to your answer that may help others go ?

        • Dave-H

          No idea, sorry.
          I never saw it!

          • Shimon David

            Ok will try again
            MY Vista window explorer shows a file in the tree expand mode at right . U need to go on expanding the tree …..
            user-appdata -roaming-opera software- opera next for version 33….( final for 32) -bookmarks . and bookmark extras 2 .
            All u need to do is copy the 2 files to desktop and paste it in the new version !
            Any way the voice problem with utube did not get repaired so i lost 32 final and ver 33 is working well .
            Thanks all

          • Dave-H

            That seems to have worked OK, glad you got it sorted!

          • Shimon David

            Now the problem is how do get the “search ” to find results for ” backup /export opera 32 bookmarks ” .
            Any idea ?

          • Dave-H

            No sorry. I assume you’re talking about the blog search, which I’ve never used but I don’t think that it works very well by reputation!