The major new feature in our initial beta 37 is definitely native ad-blocking.

Today, we are introducing our native ad-blocking feature to the beta channel to help you get rid of bloated, overdone ads – and do it very quickly.

We are the first major browser vendor to integrate an ad-blocking feature. With this option, Opera can now block ads as early as possible: right in the engine, when a network request for a URL is first being made.

Those familiar with the developer version of our implementation will easily spot a number of changes. For instance, Opera’s ad-blocking feature is deactivated by default, and you won’t get any pop-up prompt about it. Instead, to activate it, just go to Settings – it is available in the “Basic” section, as well as in the “Privacy and Security” section:

Block Ads setting

After you’ve done so, when you go to the page with blocked ads and click the blue shield, you will see a dialog with statistics showing how many ads you’re blocking on the current page and how many you’ve blocked overall. Note the blue number on the left side of the shield that indicates how many ads you have blocked, even without clicking – we have followed users’ suggestions here and implemented this little, yet useful, change.

Ad-blocking dropdown

If you disable ad-blocking on a website, the website is added to an exception list (whitelisted), which you can manage from Opera’s settings. Just click the gear icon in the pop-up’s upper-right corner to go there quickly and also to see other whitelisted websites. The exception list now contains only four websites that offer a very good experience to their users with ads on.

From the ad-blocking solution menu pop-up, you can also open a speed benchmark. This loads the currently open page twice: the first check is performed without blocking ads and the second one with blocking enabled; then, you get results for the time it took for each page to load. Please note that subsequent tests might slightly vary, but the overall result should be consistent. Also, this page has changed slightly in comparison to the previous version:

Speed Test New

Our research also clearly shows that browsing with the Opera’s native ad-blocking feature is the fastest solution when compared to various ad-blocking extensions available on the market. We have performed testing on over sixty content-rich websites. The machine used for internal tests has an AMD Phenom II X6 processor with 8 GB of RAM and is running on Windows 10, 64-bit. We have done similar tests on various systems. The percentage obtained remains very similar and consistent, while the average loading time of particular pages varies. Please see the infographic below for results:

Speed measurement infographic

Refreshed start-page config panel

A lot of our users reported the need for hiding the huge “plus” button in the Speed Dial section of the start page. Now, we’ve made this possible through the “Customize Startpage” configuration panel. Just make sure that you have enabled “Show advanced options” in the Settings page.

Also, we have made it possible for you to customize items appearing in the sidebar navigation panel. Just go to the customization menu, expand the “Navigation” section and enjoy access to downloads and settings!

Customize Startpage

Internal WebUI layout

This feature is basically related to the aforementioned one. We have unified the look and feel of our internal pages, including settings, downloads, extensions and even flags. Also, the “About” page has gained a refreshed look:

New About page

Rate Opera

We’ve also introduced the possibility for you to give us direct feedback. Users will be randomly selected to participate in a poll to rate Opera. The “Rate Opera” button will first be visible any date from 7 to 365 days after switching to Opera 37+. This date is chosen randomly to allow all users to express their opinion throughout the year. The button will be visible for up to 3 days, or until the user submits or cancels the “Rate Opera” dialog. Then, the “Rate Opera” button will return a year later.

Rate Opera dialog

Native context menus

We’re now using the system context menus to create a unified look across platforms. This is a minor change, most visible on Windows 8+.

Synchronization enhancements

The following improvements have been implemented:
1) Prevent the syncing engine from stopping unless the user logs out intentionally (maintain the connection even when kickouts happen).
2) Auto-relog to the syncing service in case of kickouts (if user agreed to store his/her credentials).
Both of these changes, as well as a number of other fixes, will increase the stability of synchronized connections.

Certificate transparency

In order to enhance security in the browser, we have implemented the Google certificate transparency (CT) system made for preventing and discovering certificate forgery. More details on the feature can be found here.

Chrome topSites API compatibility

We have also added Chrome topSites API compatibility, which will be most interesting for extension developers. More info about this feature can be found here.


As you can see, we have some new, nice things for you here. See for yourself and enjoy!


Installation links:

The changelog is available here.

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  • nanana1

    Thanks, Błażej, for the first Opera 37 Beta release with the introduction of native ad-blocking feature !

  • Tommy Wille

    Thanks for the statistics with testing against more adblockers than just ABP. 🙂

    • Aneta Reluga

      Well… that’s also in response for the growing demand under the dev release note. 🙂

  • qwerzaq

    super, but one isn’t enough to block elements on the current page, I want to block some advertizing from the RuNet and Tajikistan but there is no opportunity hope it will be shortly

    супер, но одного не хватает заблокировать элементы на текущей странице, хочу заблокировать некоторую рекламу из рунета и Таджикистан но нет возможности надеюсь это будет в скором времени

    • BK

      Adblock functionality will be further enhanced in next versions.

      • qwerzaq

        спасибо большое и удачи вам
        вот примеры фото страниц ublock и opera Adblock

        thanks a lot and good luck to you

        here examples of a photo of the ublock and opera Adblock pages

        ublock: http://s017.radikal.ru/i417/1603/34/1ecfaececf68.png

        opera Adblock: http://s013.radikal.ru/i324/1603/56/c1b9c27238c7.png

        • Aneta Reluga

          Thanks. I’ll forward these examples to the Adblock team. (DNA-51602)

          • qwerzaq

            I am always glad to help. and here the Tajik website, ublock doesn’t block automatically too, it was necessary to block elements on the current page I wait for it and in opera AdBlock

            всегда рад помочь. и вот таджикский сайт, ublock тоже не блокирует автоматически, приходилось заблокировать элементы на текущей странице жду этого и в opera AdBlock

            ublock: http://s002.radikal.ru/i198/1603/73/2d8422c3eb41.png

            опера Adblock: http://s019.radikal.ru/i620/1603/be/9544e3f3cdb2.png

          • Aneta Reluga

            I’ll be linking your examples to the DNA suggestion indicated above, thanks!

          • qwerzaq

            thanks, to block elements on the current page I look forward also to good luck to your work
            excuse for mine English it is machine translation

            спасибо, заблокировать элементы на текущей странице жду с нетерпением и удаче вашей работе
            извините за мой английски это машинный перевод

    • Aneta Reluga

      We are working on this feature all the time still. It’s beta now.

  • José Alberto

    adblock ABP is poor, a lot of comercial porn sites have a window pop up advertisment that appear when you open that porn site. and ABP does not catch that windows.
    adguard do it very well, catchs them and kills that window pop up. you should not preffer ABP . better ADGUARD

  • Alex Wazovskiy

    This is really must-have and powerful feature, but it can be more powerful with adding next features: userfilter to manually block ads and loading custom adblocking lists. 50 more points to Opera, if Opera would implement automated loading of country-specific lists. For example, Opera’s ablocker doesn’t “know” how to block ads on russian sites, so browser should use RuAdlist+Easylist (https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/ruadlist+easylist.txt ) for russian users, and similar lists for other languages/countries.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Cannot really reveal much here – but I can say that options are being investigated. More to be seen in 38+ though.

    • qwerzaq

      they will continue to add functionality, so we should wait also will appear userfilter to manually block ads and loading custom adblocking lists and RuAdlist, Easylist and another.

      так что нам придется ждать и появятся они будут продолжать добавлять функционал также появится userfilter вручную блокировать рекламу и загрузки пользовательских списков adblocking и RuAdlist, EasyList и другое.

    • WL-`

      Hmm, however I could play flash on other sites though. Only Twitch is giving me problems. Twitch also works fine on other website.

      • Alex Wazovskiy

        It seems an Opera’s bug, so i’ve deleted my reply to your message.

  • Ublock comparisons. Now thats what I’m talking about. Can’t wait adblocking to come to mobile. Mobile web browsing is a nightmare. Definitely need custom filters support though. A lot of sites are starting to block clients with adblock so using anti adblock filters is becoming a necessity.

    • BK

      Custom filters support ? We expect that in about few weeks in dev stream. Stay tuned 🙂

      • RafaellaG

        So not in upcoming Developer 38 but in 39?

        • Tommy Wille

          Each cycle is about 6 weeks, and since O38 dev is not out yet there’s a good chance a “few weeks” is in time of O38. There are several updates to the stream in each cycle after all.

        • BK

          Current is still 37, next is 38 – first one to be released next week, but without adblock ench yet.

    • Bonnox

      yeah, because of all the intruding ads mobile browsing has recently became nearly impossible, even on a 4,6″ display with “extended desktop” mode of android active.

  • B.

    It needs the large featureset of other blockers (more granular control and so forth). Additionally on mine (dev edition) it blocks the Google logo on their homepage? That seems like a false positive.

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’m not able to confirm with either dev or beta. Does it happen on the international G page, or one of the local versions? Also, does beta work for you regarding this? Thanks.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    You moved the flash video problems from the developer to the beta!
    For testing: http://www.lustigestories.de/fun/videos/

    • RafaellaG

      Works fine here. Win10 x64

      (but your problem with the “Wiesbadener Kurier” still exists in beta)

      • Aneta Reluga

        OK here as well, Win7 x64. These are the only plugins I have here: http://i.imgur.com/Depni3o.png

        • RafaellaG

          mine too, with exception that I use the flash beta player 21.0.0.204

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Even with system dpi higher than 100%?

          Please check DNA-49644.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Do you mean, you can for example press this “Play” button in the first two videos? I can’t. I have tried with all extensions switched on and off, it doesn’t mak any difference.
        W10x64
        Opera 32 bit

        • RafaellaG

          “Yes, I can!” ^^

        • Yes, it works. Try updating flash player. The black screen youtube problem is a separate issue, however, it’s all html5.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            My flash version is 21.0.0.197. That seems to be the latest regular flash version.

        • Vux777

          works here too…I can’t stop video tho
          if that’s even possible (no controls)

          try to download flash with Opera and install it

          • RafaellaG

            Stopping isn’t possible (no controls).
            But you can use right mouse click on video and remove the checkmark on “play”

          • Vux777

            tnx

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I have downloaded the new beta 21.0.0.204, that RaffaellaG mentioned, and installed it and I also have tried a new, clean (usb-/standalone-) installation into a new folder. Both did not work. I can not operate the buttons and symbols in the flash videos, for example “Smokin’ kills” and “Saddam from Iraq”.

        • deus-ex

          With system dpi set to 100% the Flash video interface in Opera (PPAPI) works, but it breaks with any system dpi other than 100%, I’m using 200% system dpi on my 3840×2160 display. For example right-click on a flash video, choose settings from pop-up menu, Adobe Flash Player Settings dialog opens but is inaccessable. Firefox and Internet Explorer (NPAPI) do work fine. Issue appears to be related to Opera and system dpi > 100%.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            That’s the trick? Again this HiDPI-thing? I am impressed! It works here in Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi and presumably in all Microsoft products.
            I don’t understand all these Opera-10.x-/12.x-fans, why they dissapeared from here. That’s exactely what they wanted! While all the VW- and Opel-browser users are doing their sunday afternoon sighseeing tour, we Ikea-Ferrari-Opera users take our browser car out of the garage, give it a little oil here and some air pressure there, talk about it, wash it, put a little on the screws, hammer somewhere around and THEN we start. After 100 meter with high speed we return, wash it again and have enough material to talk about the whole night. Fantastic. 🙂

          • Tommy Wille

            Awesome, Ralf. 🙂

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I don’t know if you are serious. Today is the first of April. 🙂

          • Tommy Wille

            It gave me a good laugh in the morning. 🙂

  • RafaellaG

    Print Preview works (partly) again – thank you.

    Simplify Page option still got the “loading preview…” endlessly and if you cancel it, it says it can’t find a “chrome-distiller:” protocol.

    Shouldn’t you check this beforehand, before you give us this option?

    • Aneta Reluga

      This is unfortunately true, and known for at least several weeks. I’ll try to push for prioritizing.

      • RafaellaG

        Thanks.
        Ah, and the print page still overlaps with the border to the address bar

  • James

    Native adblocking is a great idea – now we need it on Opera for Android!

    • jedy123

      And Opera Mini (all versions)

      • RafaellaG

        Yes, to get rid of the “social” share buttons on the bottom in the comments in Opera^^

    • Bonnox

      at least is good for having less clutter in the program’s internal data. 😉
      oh, and yes, if it’s native, should theoretically work better (things like better integration between a all the components of a program and such).

      let’s see.

  • jedy123

    For some reason with this beta I can no longer log into Disqus on Opera Blogs. I’ve disabled all my tracker/adblock plugins as well as the new inbuilt adblock to see if they’re the cause but I still can’t log in.

    OSX 10.9.5

    • RafaellaG

      Can you please try this https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2016/03/opera-developer-37-0-2171-0-update/#comment-2576238781 and then try to login again. May be working then.

      • Aneta Reluga

        Perhaps cleaning the cache (please check where your cache is stored in opera:about) might help too. I’ve just logged in on a Win instance of beta with blocking on, but it’s a fresh installation. I’ll also check with some more dirty profile.

        • jedy123

          Although I clean my cache when I close the browser using a plugin, deleting all files in the cache folder (including some index files) seems to have done the trick. I’ll now turn on my plugins and Opera’s adblock and check it’s still ok. Thanks for the speedy help.

          EDIT: All’s fine with Disconnect plug-in and native adblock now re-enabled.

          • Vux777

            Disqus requires referrer when logging in (here on blog or main page)
            so if you by any chance added “–no-referrers” to shortcut, this will block your login

          • Aneta Reluga

            I’m glad that it helped!

      • jedy123

        I’ll give it a try

        • RafaellaG

          Can’t say for OSX. Don’t have a Mac. Maybe another Mac-User can help here.

          On Window it’s under: Usersyour_userAppDataRoamingOpera SoftwareOpera Next

          • jedy123

            Sorry for the edited reply, I found it using Opera:about. Still no joy.

  • iosaddict
    • RafaellaG

      Have you tried Aneta Reluga suggestion https://disqus.com/home/discussion/operablogdesktop/private_first_34_beta_release/#comment-2349987786 ?

      Works fine here (her suggestion).

      • Aneta Reluga

        I think @iosaddict:disqus means that extensions allowed in private mode are not shown *only* when you launch the private window from the taskbar as the first window (without having the normal window). It’s a corner case and I’ll have to reinvestigate.

        • iosaddict

          That’s right! Sorry, I could have elaborated. @disqus_RafaellaG:disqus

  • WL-`

    When is support for twitch’s HTML5 player? Right now I can’t play twitch and I’ve no plans to install flash. It’s the only thing stopping me from making Opera my default browser. I’ve tried using HTML5 scripts but it’s doesn’t work. Just a html5 UI with no stream.

  • Stanislav Stratil

    These are nice features, but there is still some work to be done about start page customization. 🙂

    And I have there one question/suggestion. Would it be possible to stop making distinction between http and https websites for bookmarks? Or maybe force https websites for bookmarking?

    See this picture here: http://s16.postimg.org/5e1xzq7jp/Untitled_2.jpg

    As you can see, the heart is not red when Im visiting bookmarked websites on different protocol. This is normal and all, but Im using this red heart icon, as indicator, that I have already this website bookmarked, but with this, I cant be sure. This leads to duplicate bookmarks of the same websites, but with different protocol.

    This also apply for urls with .html and without it. Do you think you can do somethiong about this?

    • Aneta Reluga

      Hi Stanislav – your solution would be hard to implement, because, technically, http:// and https:// websites are different entities and even if they point to the same address, they might offer a totally differing content.

      • Bonnox

        I think it’s just a matter of string comparison.
        Let me explain better: if you search for a protocol name inside the site’s address string and have a temporary variable containing the index of the last char of the “occurred” protocol +1, and create a substring from this point to the maximum lenght, you could easily check if the same site, now mapped with its dns name, is already present in the database. I wonder if that will impact on performances, though.

        Mine is only an idea, but might work.

  • Very bad removes advertising. And removes not all… So bad.

    • RafaellaG

      It’s their first try on blocking ads. Should be improving in the future.

      • Dave Dann

        You know where it leads too right? Advertisers paying Opera to allow ads onto the page.

        • RafaellaG

          we will wait and see.

        • Aneta Reluga

          There are no plans on doing so.

          • RafaellaG

            …so far^^

          • Dingus

            You say that but there’s already a white list:

            * [*.]baidu.com
            * [*.]facebook.com
            * [*.]google.com
            * [*.]yandex.com

            Maybe they didn’t pay Opera any money but there’s some reason Opera decided to whitelist them. Maybe Opera wants to look good to them? or their engineers are friends? Whatever the reason, any kind of ad is already a bad experience to the user.

          • jedy123

            Whitelists are easily removed though.

          • Aneta Reluga

            Also, yes.

          • RafaellaG

            You can remove all entries from the “whitelist” by deleting them from the exceptions – if you like..

          • Aneta Reluga

            1) The reasons were clearly stated in the article: “The exception list now contains only four websites that offer a very good experience to their users with ads on.”
            2) The goal is not to block all ads anywhere, but block bloated, blinking and intrusive sh*t (note that some contextual ads can actually be useful).

        • That would be impossible. Opera is going to support custom filters…

    • jedy123

      Personally, as long as advertising isn’t intrusive, I’m fine with it (I’m more concerned with tracker blocking). Ad blocking on roaming mobile data plans is more of an issue as ads can eat into data plans. A decent ad (and tracker) blocker for Opera Mini would be surely high on people’s list.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Try editing/removing whitelist entries.

      • I do not have white lists. Opera not copes with the task. She blocks only 60-70% advertising on the sites…

        • RafaellaG

          The whitelist is the exceptions list (Manage exceptions…) in settings – privacy & security – block ads

  • ga_pechorin

    How does the beta version have a higher version than the developer one? which is the last one? do i have to install the beta and migrate all data again (because i cannot sync between normal version and developer, i dont know if it is fixed on beta)

    • RafaellaG

      Because it’s the first beta version. Released today. So it’s newer and based on the last Developer and has some little improvements over the developer version.

      EDIT:
      You don’t have to switch to beta, if you don’t like to.
      The next Developer is 38 and should be released some time next week or the week after.

      • ga_pechorin

        thanks, i thought developer always was one step ahead of the beta, didn’t know this overlaping

    • jedy123

      Beta is the next phase in a versions development hence a higher number in the v37 development stage – Developer –> Beta –> Stable. v38, as an example will be a completely new development.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Why you can’t sync? What happens? Do you have sync enabled on both developer and beta?

      • ga_pechorin

        i tried to sync both opera and opera developer with the same user, in the same computer to migrate allmy bookmarks and start using developer easily. opera (dev) crashed when i tried it and finally copy the files from opera to opera dev. now i have tried to sync normal opera and it crash too, cant be 2 simultaneously synced in the same computer with the same user? i find it pretty usefull to try new versions, i didnt do it before to not have to copy all bokkmarks, and i wont try beta or new version of regular opera for the same reason.

        • Aneta Reluga

          Ok, let mi clarify. The steps for your issue are:
          1) You logged on to the syncing service on beta
          2) Then you on developer to get the same bookmarks as on beta
          3) result: crash?
          (Sorry for asking, but your description is not obvious and I want to make sure in order to reproduce the issue)

          • ga_pechorin

            hi, i cant remember how it happens at the beginning, it was several weeks ago.
            but now i am using opera dev (37.0.2171.0) and sync works fine, but if i open opera (36.0.2130.46) and try to log in, it crashes and restart.

          • Aneta Reluga

            Ahh, this way. I’ll try to explain.
            If you first log in with earlier version and then you get your bookmarks ported (that way or another) to a newer version, everything should work because we have to retain reasonable backwards compatibility.
            But if you try to get anything – bookmarks or the whole profile – from the newer version to some older one, unpredictable things can happen, because there is no way knowing what API changes would be introduced in the future, and thus newer profiles on older browsers can work (if no significant change was introduced), but might as well freeze, show blank pages or even crash. That’s sort of expected.
            I’d recommend only porting data from older to newer versions.
            (Myself, I’m using all three channels, also at home, and am careful to never mix their data)

  • oic

    could you make opera themes more prominent in the speed dial customize start page esp animated themes. Theres tonnes of good animated themes thats hidden that doesn’t appear there, so unless you go to opera’s website you don’t see it

    Also separate animated themes and static themes

    I’ve never tried themes until a few days ago because I thought there wasn’t much choices. I was totally surprised how many good animated themes are out

    • RafaellaG

      You could use the “Themes” entry from Opera/Main Menu. It’s a whole page for the Themes

      • oic

        I know, but the one located at speed dial customize start page should look the same as the one found at theme/main menu

        • RafaellaG

          The menu on start page is a “slim down” menu from different entries in the main menu/settings menu and should give you only those entries that are significant for the start page – without leaving the start page. It should you not lead away from the start page. It’s more like a context menu.

          EDIT:
          About looking the same: They are the same. But sorted in a different order: First “My Themes”, then “Default Themes”.
          What could be better is…

          …they could be a bit bigger (particularly on bigger screens)

          …they could be sorted always the same; not only in category but also in each category (the themes in “My Themes” in start page options (and settings) are ordered differently then the themes in “My Themes” in Opera Menu).

          • oic

            its too slim and you can’t view everything thats on the opera webpage as well. Maybe give it 2-3 rows and allow us to view the entire range of themes from there as well

          • RafaellaG

            EDIT:
            About looking the same: They are the same. But sorted in a different order: First “My Themes”, then “Default Themes”.
            What could be better is…

            …they could be a bit bigger (particularly on bigger screens)

            …they could be sorted always the same; not only in category but also in each category (the themes in “My Themes” in start page options (and settings) are ordered differently then the themes in “My Themes” in Opera Menu).

    • BK

      Thanks for nice feedback.

      • oic

        Ever since Opera fixed the windows 10 bug with twitter. I moved back to Opera from Vivaldi. Now theme is another reason I’m staying with Opera instead of moving. Maybe you guys should have some default animated themes with opera to get people into it. I love the cloud and raindrop themes

        • Kornelia

          Welcome back and thanks for your suggestion. It will be considered.

      • xirit64

        +1 for separated animated and static themes, as I don’t ever use animated ones (I find them very annoying and unpleasant to the eye and brain) and I have to scroll and scroll all the time to get to the static ones.

  • Borrow “easylist” filter and let Opera blocks ads based on it.
    (Sorry for my English, I use a Google-translator 😀 )

    • Tommy Wille

      That’s what it’s using already.

      Section “Underneath the hood”
      https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2016/03/native-ad-blocking-feature-opera-for-computers/

      • RafaellaG

        …but only that so far.

        But more options will come if I’m right?

        • Aneta Reluga

          Yes.

      • Strangely. If this is true, then why AdBlock Plus blocks ads correctly, but Opera it does not block this ads?

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Maybe you have switched the whitelists off in ADB. Control the corresponding settings in Opera.

          • No. I do not have white lists.

          • RafaellaG

            Maybe your EasyList in ABP is a russian version and differs from the EasyList (probably english version) of Opera.
            Or you not only have EasyList but also Adblock Warning Removal List or Fanboy’s Annoyance List or something else enabled in ABP?

          • Indeed, you are right

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            No personal whitlists. I mean the built in whitelists. Look at the first page of the settings of ADB.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Easylist supports Adblock Plus (companies can buy whitelist entries) and so is not good any longer. There are much better lists.

  • Alex

    Thank you for the DNA-50683 solution. Now I’m happy ^^

  • RafaellaG

    Strings that so far (in beta) are not translated to German:

    In Settings:
    – “Predict network actions to improve page load performance”,
    – “Block ads and browse the internet up to three times faster”
    – “Block Ads – exceptions”
    – “Synchronize browsing data with Opera account.”

    In Main Menu/Opera:
    – “My extensions”

    • and also on the Russian

    • Tommy Wille

      New strings are usually translated very close to stable release.

    • Kornelia

      Thanks RafaellaG, new functionality strings will be translated in Stable. I’ll report this anyway to be sure that translation team get them.

      • blue_screen

        “Predict network actions to improve page load performance” is not translated in stable 36, neither in frist release nor in 36.0.2130.46.

  • Is there a reason why you’re also blocking tools that measure usage and page performance (RUM)? Site owners use these tools to determine if there are performance regressions with new versions of browsers, and if we can’t measure from Opera, then it basically doesn’t exist.

    • BK

      Adblock is not enabled by default, we don’t even suggest to our users to turn it on. Site owners will have enough data to work with.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Hi Philip, they qualify as trackers and are therefore most likely to be found on the EasyPrivacy list which Opera uses. For more information see https://easylist.adblockplus.org/en/.

      As @disqus_YDJhOQt4lR:disqus already mentioned, ad blocking is not enabled by default, and as you might know most users do not change the default settings.

      • Thanks. I’ll keep an eye on the stats we’re collecting. If the purpose is to improve performance, then blocking performance measurement tools doesn’t help. If the purpose is to block tracking, then wouldn’t DNT be better or is it true that DNT is a failure since no one respects it?

  • Druszlak

    Ad blocking is almost decent. Almost because it leaves ad containers while 3rd party ad blokers removes them and there are no blank spots within a page. I know it’s not the first time you see me complaining about it but that’s annoying. ^^

  • sgrandin

    Speed Dial layout is considerable improvement; i.e., now my setting of six thumbnails really means six and thumbnails have been considerably reduced in size. Now, I’d like to see an option to reduce thumbnail size even more. Yes, more. In Opera 12, I see 6 rows; in this revamped beta, I see 3-3/4. IMO, there’s no reason for larger thumbnails, since between the image and text and setting up and repetition of using the SD, one knows where everything or most everything is. So smaller size is more economical, and would be especially helpful for those of us with a lot of thumbnails, e.g., ~100 in my case.

  • sgrandin

    Ad blocker: At http://www.lpga.com, the page opens correctly, then after a few moments the banner ad space opens. While the ad itself doesn’t show, there is a button with an X for “Close this ad.” Don’t see a way to teach the ad blocker. Win 7 x64

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I have the same behaviour with uBlock an other filter lists. I think is is a very special and tricky ad on. It’s not a problem of Opera and Easylist.

      • sgrandin

        I’m missing why it matters how special or tricky the ad is if there’s no way to “teach” Opera’s ad blocker via a filters list or some other method. That means the offending item keeps repeating itself with each refresh and visit. With Ad Block, it’s a simple add to the filter list that lasts.

        • yigido

          Adblockers need some special filters for these ads ruins. For example Adguard can click on them automatically with special rules but you have to report these ads ruins to them. or element hiding is another solution but it may slow down your browsing speed and causes more ram consumption.
          So Opera blocker is in good way, it just needs local ad network filters.

          • RafaellaG

            The problem with that is, most users want it simple.
            The want it to work from start, without doing something.
            And if that doesn’t work, they go elsewhere looking for a browser.
            So Opera first has to address these users and then – maybe – the others that who want to dig through every setting of Opera.
            The first are gone if it’s not simple enough, whereas the others are more patient and wait or download an external ad blocker.

            Be a little bit more patient, there a changes coming. But how many and which I don’t know. We’ll see.

          • sgrandin

            People who are interested in ad blocking have already taken steps on their own, so I’m not sure who the mass of users you’re talking about are.

          • RafaellaG

            The ones posting here, yes.

            I spoke in general and about the majority who don’t post here.
            Most do not want to have to wrangle with some filters. They want it to work. And if it doesn’t work like they want… goodbye Opera. So Opera Devs have to address these people fist.
            Filters can come later (or not).

  • Артем Чепурко

    Sync does not work 🙁

  • yigido

    DNA-51637, please check the report before the stable release.

    • BK

      Yes, translations will appear later.

      • yigido

        Can anyone make me a translator of Opera browsers?
        I can translate strings immediately, while they are hot.

  • novainc

    I have read adguard performs better (and uses less memory) than adblock AND ublock (which is considered itself a lightweight solution), so I wonder if it’s worth it to trade all of the extra functionality on adguard for the native solution of opera. Any thoughts on this?

    • oic

      ublock blocks much more things than adblock. I would run a test to see which blocks the most

    • Stu

      Adguard is actually just slightly slower than ublock when you test a wide variety of sites and average out the load times — a difference of maybe 1 sec. For best speed + extra functionality, I would suggest trying Opera’s built in ad-block alongside the ghostery extension.

      • novainc

        That seems quite marginal. Memory usage though remains unknown?

  • Sidney Moraes

    I am very impressed with this version! I am considering coming back to Opera but there is one thing that bothers me. Since the implementation of the new download (internal) page, the downloads became unstable, the speed keeps coming to 0 kbps many times.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Does it happen very often for you, and on the same sites? We would prefer to check with the same sites. Also, this issue might be related to something else than just the new internal page, but to be sure, we need to have it reasonably reproducible.

      • Sidney Moraes

        It happens with almost every site, and I test downloading Fedora distro.

  • Gloriam

    Very happy with the changes to the speed dial!

  • Vlad Violenty

    what about WIN X64?

    что насчёт версии для win X64?

  • oic

    bug: I could no longer see more than 10 themes at a time from the theme page. Everytime I try to load theme page from menu, the page crashes. I had close to 1 gb of themes in my theme directory and not all of them show up on my theme page

  • nan_43

    Hm… some webiste can’t block very well. Take some web cloud download website for example, when I click the link, it will open other advertisement at new page, and old page will load the link. Adblock can block it, but opera’s can’t

  • iYuzver

    Installation of video of wallpaper doesn’t work.
    I hope, you will debug the advertizing blocker under the Russian segment of the Internet. He badly blocks advertizing.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Works for me. What is your system?

  • Aiden Phelps

    Should I download this if I’m on the developer version?

    • Vux777

      those are separate channels…you can download it and install it… they won’t mix between (installation or profile folder)
      but there is not much of the difference in features… only stability fixes/improvements

      • pokemiu

        I use the developper channel for my daily use because I find it stable enough for me and I like surprises ^^.
        I think it would be nice to make the latest developper version update to the next beta and then to the next developper version.
        Anyway, nice work guys.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          It’s a very old discussion and i guess it will never ends. 🙂

          • pokemiu

            Oh, ok. Sorry if this has already been discussed.
            Have the developpers expressed their opinion on this matter?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Some of them i guess but really don’t remember for sure.

          • pokemiu

            Ok. Thanks.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Only if you want to do it.

    • RafaellaG

      Developer 38 is coming next week.

  • Tavroz

    hi, in Opera developer I have problems with button subscribe on Youtube, with other browser it works fine

    • Close Opera and remove adblocker_rules.json from your profile folder. This solved the issue for me on the last snapshot.

    • RafaellaG

      If you don’t know where the profile folder is, use opera://about/

  • What if web developers start to block Opera user agent to prevent users access their site using Opera?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Then their sites will start to get less visits? 🙂

    • Nekomajin43

      Then the download numbers of user agent switcher addons will increase. 🙂

    • RafaellaG

      Then they have to block all other browser too, because in the meantime they copied this feature from Opera as they always do 😉

    • yigido

      Mustafa, will you gonna do this to your website? 😀

    • SUDOisEvil

      Then change the agent to Chromium or Chrome or GoogleBot. I don’t see them blocking GoogleBot any time soon. What’s more, if you change your agent to GoogleBot you can bypass the “you are using an ad-blocker” shit that is appearing these days. Forbes, we mean you!

  • Hi! Am I the only one who doesn’t like built in Ad blocker? Web sites on the Internet are struggling these days with less ad profitability. Techreport.com just recently went to paid mode just because of poor ad revenue, and this doesn’t help them one bit. 🙁

    • xirit64

      That link works fine here without any mandatory paid mode, or is it an advertisement attempt about your site?

    • SUDOisEvil

      Ads are now hyper intrusive. The truth is if the site were of any merit, it would have its own advertising system and paying advertisers. Scatter-gun ads systems like Google, AOL, and a million scum-bag micro ad companies are a sign the site is not worth reading.

  • Gloriam

    Bug in the speed dial, if I have two windows open side by side one the same monitor I can’t scroll in the speed dial with the scroll wheel, middle click scroll works though.
    Started happening with this build.

  • Lalu Li

    Will whitelist for specific channels on YouTube?

  • Ariane Lu

    But enable adblocker prompt still not translate into Chinese.
    Why translate team work so slow even some result are incorrect?

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera beta 37.0.2178.10 😉
    The change log, and the announcement.

  • BiPoal

    How could you test ublock on opera ? I only found ublok origin in opera store. Regards.

  • burnitwithnapalm

    fantasic- since the death of urlfilter. ini my phone browsing has been an advertising mess. when will the beta get pushed for Android?

    Thanks!

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      It’s out now!

  • SUDOisEvil

    I tried it, but it still misses far too much, particularly popup ads. I am using AdBlock (*not* ABP, which reports back to Russia).