Days are turning into nights much earlier now, yet we are not sleeping. Instead, today we would like to deliver our first 34 beta with a number of improvements, some of which include:
Opera Turbo is an established and widely recognized method of received data compression and thus providing both data savings and faster response on slower connections. After an extended period of testing and verification, we have switched to the Turbo 2 model. This one, apart from being compliant across all devices, is particularly usable when your available Internet connection is stable but slow. This change has been introduced server-wise with no browser frontend, however observant users might spot the improvement.
Discover is News
Our Discover feature is widely appreciated by more and more users. Thanks for that! Now, to improve this experience even further, we have started the changes by renaming Discover to News – as simple as that! You can expect more News changes in Developer stream very soon.
MSE – MP3 audio support
MSE Audio (audio/mpeg and audio/aac mimetypes) now works from within Opera, enabling playback from Google Play Music and similar services.
Share button on Mac
The support for the native Share button on Mac has been implemented. It is now possible to perform sharing from within the browser, using your favorite social network or community:
Download manager dropdown improvements
Now, you are able to cancel the ongoing download using the “cancel” button on any download in progress which is visible in the downloads dropdown:
The Chromium version is now 47.0.2526.35.
We have fixed the majority of context menu issues which emerged after switching to 34 with the new Chromium version, but some of them still exist. We know about these and work on them.
For the full list of changes introduced in this beta, please see the changelog link.
Changelog: Full changelog link