It is already almost summer here, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down in delivering more. Our new beta version brings a new incarnation of the browser VPN, as well as improvements to key features like Opera’s ad blocker, pop out video and personal newsfeed.

Video pop out is even better

In Opera 39 beta, you can pop out videos from more websites, including Vimeo. In addition, the feature now supports normal actions like play/pause on a single click. On top of that there is now a preference to disable the feature, for those who do not want it.

Video pop out

Personal newsfeed

Personal news, one-stop news tailored just for you, has even more options in the latest beta version. Various improvements include the option of removing suggested sites and a better way of adding and removing sources. Also, the layout of this feature has been improved.

On top of that, this beta version brings you a new way to look for inspiration and interesting stories on the web. So, you’ll now see a new, top 50 stories feature, which gives you the top picks for a selected country. This list of top stories is separated from your personal feed, but you can easily include sources from it in your personal list.

Personal News

Tune your ad blocker with your choice of lists

The ad blocker is now included in Opera in order to provide the fastest browsing experience. With Opera 39 beta, you can now add your own block lists. To find a new list, make a web search for a blocking lists recommended for your region; then, copy and paste it into the “Custom block lists” dialog in your preferences. We believe that this feature is for advanced users only, so experiment with it a little bit and find the best match for you.

Once added, the browser will start using the list immediately without the need to restart Opera.

Browser VPN

Opera 39 beta features a new, built-in, free and unlimited VPN, right in your browser. Since the first release, more and more servers have need added to bring enough capacity for smooth browsing. In addition, we have added the options for people to choose whether to use it as a global setting for all tabs or simply when in private browsing mode.

Opera VPN - private mode

Please note that there is some A/B testing running to help us make the product rock solid. That means some of you won’t see VPN available as a feature. To get the version with VPN, all you have to do is reinstall the beta browser on top of your existing one (without losing any data). It’s very important for us to test it this way, because we need to see crash logs from both versions, with and without VPN, so we can detect and address any severe issues.

Thank you for your feedback!

We really appreciate your input that has helped us to release so many new features recently. Please keep your comments coming!

Installation links:

The changelog containing detailed list of bugs and fixes can be found here.

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  • Nikit3230

    I installed new 39 beta on top of the previous (beta 38), but VPN checkbox is still inactive. What did I do wrong?

    • Aneta Reluga

      By ‘inactive’ you mean it exists but cannot be checked?
      Can you please try the full package from here: ?

      • Nikit3230

        Yes, I can see it in the Settings, but cannot check.
        The same thing after installing the full package (on top of the existing beta 39).
        I think, I’ll try installing it from scratch on the another machine in two-three hours (a bit busy right now) and write the result here.

        • Aneta Reluga

          Thanks in advance. Please do so because I’m unable to reproduce this issue.

          • Vux777

            on the VPN subject:
            I think there is a mismatch between flags and settings
            I can see VPN checkbox in settings (an I enable it)
            but on flags page, VPN flag is disabled

    • Could you please go to the opera://flags and turn on #browser-vpn

      • Nikit3230

        Thank you, it did the trick.

  • Alex Wazovskiy

    > In Opera 39 beta, you can pop out videos from more websites

    Is it means that feature avaible only on supported websites, not on ANY site with HTML5 video? (I don’t use this feature, so i haven’t checked this)

    • So give it a try 😉

      • Alex Wazovskiy

        Well, it works well 😀

  • iYuzver

    In settings it is impossible to include VPN: Enable VPN (coming soon). Windows 10 x64, Opera beta x32.
    Please, make an opportunity to disconnect the section “open tabs” in the tab menu and to expand the section “Recently closed” to become longer.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Please check out both solutions:
      1) Go to the opera://flags see that the flag #browser-vpn is turned on (if not, please turn it on)
      2) Download and install the full package from

      • iYuzver

        Thanks! Number of the countries will increase? The East Asian countries are necessary.

        • Dmytro

          Yes, number of countries will be increased shortly

  • iPristy

    Why don’t you guys use Beta folder for Beta install, it always install as final and as Opera folder.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Actually, we do so, for default installations. But if you have ever installed manually the beta version to the “Opera” folder (or any other, for that matter), this setting will be remembered in the registry and suggested for subsequent installations.

      • iPristy

        OK thanks, i was wondering why it does that, now i know.

  • Sam

    About the ad blocking feature: You can now add sources from the web (Awesome!). I assume they are automatically updated in the background, as opposed to being fetched once?

    It would be awesome to see which resources have been blocked specifically. Thank you for the hard work!

    • Wando Schneider

      About the ad blocking feature: You can now add sources from the web (Awesome!). I assume they are automatically updated in the background, as opposed to being fetched once?
      A. Yes.

      • Sam

        Super! This means I can get rid of my extension, and use the built-in ad blocker instead. Thanks!

    • Aneta Reluga

      Yes, the necessity to update is calculated from the source list – from the “Expires:” parameter.

      • Nekomajin43

        Since it’s an advanced feature, can we have a button to manually update every list at once? Just in case something gets corrupted or such.

        • Aneta Reluga

          That’s an idea to pass to the responsible team, thanks.

  • red5goahead

    Happily switched to Opera Dev from Chrome that I use since a long time. good work

    A good feature that I hope you add soon it’s to record the link of site when we pin the tabs and a new option in its contextual menù, to open it. This is usefull because I’ve almost 10-15 pinned tab and sometimes I have to went back to original first link for that specific pinned tab.

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’m not sure if I understand your idea, but let me try:
      If you have several pinned tabs, you would like to have them all listed in the context menu for the tab bar? Or just the one that is currently hovered? Or do I miss your idea completely? Please specify. Thanks!

      • red5goahead

        No, I’m sorry . I am not English , I’m Italian. Let me explain. I open a link, for example, and pin it. It could have a lot for articles inside . Often there are a lot of link / articles that will not open in new tabs but inside the pinned tab. So it would great if I could to back to the original, even when I exit from that domain, by a new option in the contextual menù or double clicking on it (the best way imho). so Opera have to record the address when it is pinned for the first time and a simple way to back to it wherever we are

        • Aneta Reluga

          Ok, it gets more clear now – you would like to somehow “attach” the URL of the pinned tab to the tab – so that, if you browse multiple links inside the tab, you could easily go to the initially pinned tab by selecting the context menu for it (which does not exist yet)?

          • red5goahead

            Yes, right. maybe also double clicking on it (the pinned tiny tab), because there is no event for this gesture. Am I right? so why not?
            Chrome doesn’t have this feature and imho it would be useful

          • Mikołaj Boć

            Have you tried holding LMB and moving the mouse on the ‘back’ arrow while in the pinned tab? It’s not the same thing that you suggest but for now it could help you a bit.

      • Marko Koivuniemi

        I would like also Aneta’s version. A little bit like poor mans’s tab stack: so that pinned tabs are easily available.

  • John Askins

    How about adding a new feature to allow users to create updateable ad-blocking lists? Similar to how Extensions work for Opera, make Ad-Blocking Lists that auto-update (like what Adguard is already doing), with the list creators updating their lists periodically.

    Best of all, different lists could merge together to remove repeated entries and improve performance. Extra features could include how often the list is updated – 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, etc. This could help with getting access to websites that have more active adblock-blocking scripts.

  • Alexandr Pazich

    i’m updated from 38.0.2220.25 and function “Direct Write” printing type disappeared. how to get back or turn it off?

  • Nekomajin43

    It will be a killer, when it goes to stable. 🙂

    Any hint for the future? 😉

    • Mikołaj Boć

      Be good to others and keep in shape 😀 But seriously, more’s coming but since we are working on those things, you’ve got to be patient.

      • Nekomajin43

        I’m just curious. 🙂

        • redfox

          O38 took 3 weeks from the first Beta to Stable, so I am awaiting the O39 Stable around July 10.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Zhenis, thanks for the article, and congrats to the Developers on the promotion of Opera 39 to the beta channel – it seems to be quite nice release 😉

    Minor issue: if you select "Default (disabled)" for the #browser-vpn under the flags, you can still see, and enable the VPN option in the settings, but when you choose "Disabled" for this flag, the section "Enable VPN (comming soon)", is still visible under the settings.

    New flags in comparison to the previous Opera beta (38.0.2220.25):
    – opera:flags#background-tab-throttling
    Throttle timers in background tabs.

    – opera:flags#media-detachable-view-phase2
    Enables support for the phase 2 detachable media view features.

    – opera:flags#power-save-mode-phase2
    Adds experimental enhacements to battery saver.

    – opera:flags#power-save-mode-phase2-ui
    Enables experimental UI for "Battery saver - phase 2.

    – opera:flags#adblocker-phase3
    Enables the possibility to add urls as custom block lists and various other adblocking-related tweaks.

    – opera:flags#enable-origin-trials
    Enable origin trials for controlling access to feature/API experiments.

    – opera:flags#disable-desktop-capture-picker-old-ui
    This flag controls whether we show the old or new UI for desktop capture picker window.

    – opera:flags#password-import-export
    Import and Export functionality in password settings.

    – opera:flags#enable-pointer-events
    Enable partial experimental support for the Pointer Events API. This is intended only for testing by web developers, it will cause some websites to be subtly broken.

    – opera:flags#passive-listener-default
    Forces touchstart, touchmove, mousewheel and wheel event listeners (which haven't requested otherwise) to be treated as passive. This will break touch/wheel behavior on some websites but is useful for demonstrating the potential performance benefits of adopting passive event listeners.

    – opera:flags#enable-loading-ipc-optimization-for-small-resources

    The #web-ui-navigation-sidepanel, #enable-notification-action-icons, and #enable-experimental-framework have been removed.

    • Vux777

      I wonder does background-tab-throttling flag works only in combo with power saving mode , or it’s beneficial in normal (without power saving) mode too?

      • Paweł Miniewicz

        It would work even outside power saving mode. But usual warning for flags applies – “Careful, these experiments may bite” 🙂

  • Frank Sproede

    Extension toolbar expander is enabled but the expander button doesn’t appear.

    • Kornelia

      This was already fixed internally but did not reach beta yet. Will be available with the next update.

  • firuz_u7

    please do this function to be opened in a new tab or in a new tab in the background

  • Druszlak

    Any trusted and solid Easylist links?

  • sgrandin

    VPN: I updated on top of the last beta (38) and don’t see any VPN in settings. Where is it located?

    A question about Opera’s VPN. I sometimes use a multihost service with VPN, which at first led to dedicated server errors when I tried to download files. As a workaround, the VPN provider set up a config file for one of their servers with a limited number of IP addresses. Then the multihost service whitelisted those on my account, which ensured the proper connection. Is this going to be an issue with your VPN?

    • Kornelia

      In Settings – Privacy and security

  • NanoPi

    is anyone seeing deformed html5 video on youtube?

    after switching tabs while a video is paused or playing, the left half and right half is bouncing against each other.

    at other resolutions, the pixels look like they are shimmering.

    on a 1366×768 laptop screen, youtube’s size for the player is 854×480. changing resolutions in youtube’s player makes the deforming stop until I change tabs again.

    media-internals: video_decoder=GpuVideoDecoder

    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2410M
    Windows 10

    youtube stats for nerds:
    dimensions: 845 x 480
    resolution: 854 x 480@30
    mime type: video/mp4
    dash: yes 135/140

    I used h264ify to make youtube use mp4 instead of webm.

    I can switch GPU via NVIDIA Control Panel, but I’m likely to get bad RGB range resulting in washed out video.

    edit: it’s much worse on nvidia, the video flickers and then jumps up and down.

    • Marcin Mitek

      What if h264ify is disabled? Does it reproduce then?

      • NanoPi

        it doesn’t happen on youtube with h264ify disabled.

        youtube goes back to using webm.
        video_decoder VpxVideoDecoder

        • Aneta Reluga

          Might be an esoteric GPU driver issue then… Thanks anyway.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi NanoPi, the issue may be caused by faulty versions of the drivers, that you have installed for your graphic cards.

      You can try to roll back to the one of the previous versions of the drivers, in which this problem does not occur, or disable the HW acceleration in the Opera: go to Settings > Browser > System, and untick the check box on the left of the “Use hardware acceleration when available” (to be able to see this option, make sure that you have enabled the “Show advanced settings” under Settings > Browser > Advanced settings).

      Instead of disabling the HW, you can try to override the built-in software rendering list, and enable the GPU-acceleration on unsupported system configurations: go to the address bar, paste opera:flags#ignore-gpu-blacklist, and press Enter, click the “Enable” button, and press “Relaunch Now”.

      In case, that disabling of the HW helps, then alternatively, you can check, if adding one of the following switches (at the end of the shortcut to the “launcher.exe”), will help to solve the problem:
      "pathtothelauncher.exe" --disable-gpu-compositing
      "pathtothelauncher.exe" --disable-direct-composition

      • NanoPi

        I solved it by turning off “Show tab previews”

        I had an opportunity to try this on another computer and the same issue occurred.

    • NanoPi

      figured out what the distortion is. by playing a youtube video at 144p, and triggering the glitch, I could see that the distortion is just nearest neighbour scaling.

      when the glitch is triggered, the video is bilinear or bicubic scaling most of the time, but once every 3-8 frames the video is nearest neighbour scaled.

      I can avoid the glitch by keeping any youtube video tab in it’s own window.

  • How to disable DirectWrite in this version? Help!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Not possible AFAIK.

    • Kornelia
      • No, this is not what I need. Eventually has become even worse.
        I would like to as it was before, in “about://flags”.
        In the previous version the text was still normal.

        (sorry for my English)

        • Leonardo Gomes

          You can try asking Chromium.

    • Alexandr Pazich

      немного погуглил. Я так понял это проблема в сборке этой версии движка Chromium. По этому оперовцы не могу оветить толком

  • Cobalt

    In the search bar on the page (Ctrl+F) not working the following keys: and , Page Up and Page Down, Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End (like in Chrome):
    The focus at this point should be in the search bar.


    • Leonardo Gomes

      Why they should work there? Do they work in other similar text/search fields?

      • Cobalt

        Because it is very convenient when looking for something on the page. Don’t you always want to reach for the mouse to scroll the page if necessary.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          So it’s not a bug but a request.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          BTW, you know you can use F3, which is the default key for ‘search next’, right?

          • Cobalt

            Of course, dude!!! =)

          • Cobalt

            Or Ctrl+G =) I’m an advanced user ,-)

    • Mikolaj Boc

      Seems reasonable. I’ll try to make this work if I have time.

      • Cobalt

        Great thanks!

  • Gloriam

    The new personal newsfeed is in my opinion worse than the previous ‘global’ news option for games and technology I had, it only shows a little news before ending saying: “End of News Stream”.

    You’ve pretty much made this feature useless for me, hope you guys can at least bring back some of the previous design, or fix this one.

    Though personally I’d rather just choose, Global Gaming and Technology news, then disable feeds if I don’t want them. (And perhaps add other news feeds seperately).

    • Henrik Qvigstad

      Hi, perhaps the one or more of the sources you have in ‘My Sources’ are currently broken. Can you give me the name/title of your sources, or the ones that are not working for you? You are on the beta stream?

    • RafaellaG

      And there’s no way you can select /group the items to for example read only news today and maybe read about games only afterwards/ tomorrow.

      And why not only right-click an item/group of items and delete.
      For that you have to select a single item and push delete on the right pane.

    • Aneta Reluga

      I have consulted the responsible person about your doubts (here and in your other comment) and according to what I know now, the feature is being rebuilt, however at least some changes you mention are intended. I don’t know the details though.

      • Gloriam

        All right, thanks for the tip, this is one of my favorite features, great source for news. 🙂

        The idea is very good, but I just liked the simplicity of having a global gaming/technology option.

        What about giving that option, sort of basic package made out of the data from the original news page, and allowing us to modify it, that’d be great.

        Edit: Almost forgot, in the time the feature is being rebuild, will the news system on the speed dial remain the same for the time being? That one is working just fine.

  • Cobalt

    Really miss the possibility to find the selected text in a text field using the search engine by default through the context menu (like in Chrome):


    • Mikolaj Boc

      Have you reported this? Seems like a valid issue.

      • Cobalt

        Here: DNAWIZ-3733

  • nanana1

    Installed the standalone version and when I launched Opera 39 Beta browser, it is stuck at “Loading” and when I tried to open the “Settings” menu, it won’t open and also say “Loading”.
    After 2 futile attemtpts with the same outcome, I deleted the Opera Beta folder.

    This is got to be one of the more buggy Opera Beta release and has this got anything to do with the A/B testing mentioned in the last part of the blog ? :((

    • Aneta Reluga

      Have you installed via network installer, or did you use the full installer?
      Also, did you remove the whole standalone installation folder or just the profile from inside?
      Was your outcome repeatable and if so, did you manage to spot the opera:about version (perhaps something got wrong at that point)?

      • nanana1

        Initially I used the full installer and later I used the network installer and both installed the standalone version and when I launch the Opera browser for the first without any profile folder, both showed “Loading…” and cannot open the “About Opera” because they also stucked and showed “Loading…” :((

        • Aneta Reluga

          It’s really weird :/ I am unable to reproduce, everything is OK on both Win10 x64 and Win7 x64. For each I’m trying both full and network installation to clean folders. Can you please remind me what exactly is your operating system, also maybe the graphic card info? I’m sorry for the issues you encounter 🙁

  • Cobalt

    The button “Clear Downloads” on the downloads page should be inactive when in the list there is no downloads:

    Like in the Trash folder on the bookmarks page (the button “Empty trash”):


    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks, I pushed the issue to the regular DNA base.

  • Cobalt

    Displays the number of bookmarks in the Trash folder:

    Do not need every time go to the Trash folder to check the existence of deleted bookmarks.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Isn’t it bold when there is any entry in it?

      • Cobalt


  • Cobalt

    Problems with internal page “opera://flags/”:

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Go to internal page “opera://flags/”
    2. Enter something in the search
    3. Click on the link “#…”

    Actual result:


    • Kornelia

      Thanks, moved to DNA and assigned developer already.

  • Kit Yam Tse

    Will you add Hong Kong as a new location of newsfeed contents? Although Hong Kong people use Chinese, neither China nor Taiwan sites offer news interests us. Because we do have our own culture. For example, there is Apple Daily in taiwan source, however, the news from Apple Daily TW has no meaning to Hong Kong, Opera should offers Apple Daily HK instead.

    FYI, Google News does offer Hong Kong Version.

  • pokemiu

    What about plugin Vpn support ?

  • Mehrzad4096

    In Iran, you can’t get Opera to connect to its VPN servers. But once connected (through an external proxy) it’s available for direct use. Can we get the hopes up that this issue will be eventually solved?

  • Cobalt

    Do, finally, the default behavior for Windows context menus!!!

    Description: Selected with the keys ↑, ↓ the context menu item disappears if you move the mouse cursor inside the window. This is very annoying!

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Open the context menu:
    2. Select any item with the down/up arrow keys on the keyboard:
    3. Move your mouse cursor inside the window

    Actual result: Lost the selection of the selected item in the context menu:

    Expected result: Selected context menu item should be selected even when I move the mouse cursor inside the window. This is the DEFAULT BEHAVIOR for Windows context menu!
    There is no need to copy bad things from Chromium / Chrome =)


    • Aneta Reluga

      Yes, the behaviour differs between Windows system context menu and Opera context menu. I have moved it to the DNA base as a change suggestion.

      • Cobalt

        Thanks 🙂

  • Gloriam

    Removed most of my sources in personal news, but it still stops showing news not even 10 hours in, while the previous system could show me news for days without issue.

    If I select news to be shown below the speed dial, I still get the old system, which works perfectly.

    Please give me the option to use that instead, it works and it’s less trouble to set up for 3 different systems.

    I just want to select global gaming and global technology, I don’t want to add 40 different sources to get the same effect and having to go through each of them to find broken ones, that’s too much trouble for 3! different systems and even for my trouble, it still doesn’t work properly.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Gloriam, as you have mentioned above, you can enable News on SD in “Customize start page”, you should see there “My Topics”, just below “Country & Language”, click on it, and select the categories of news, that you want to appear in the News.

      If you prefere to use the old News system on a dedicated page, disable the opera:flags#personal-news in the flags, and press “Relaunch Now”, after that, disable News on SD, and click on the “News” button in the navigation panel, click “Settings”, and select/deselect categories under “Customize Top Stories”, and then click on “Top Stories”.

      • Gloriam

        Thanks for the advice!

        I do hope they’ll keep this option over at opera:flags, at least for a little while to come.

  • Hindu Papanreu

    And still there exists missing plug-in buttons. Too many updates, too many reports; and still nothing done yet. Is someone going to fix this bug? Because there is no plug-in button when you start a new private window from jump list…

    I’m waiting for the stable release of 39 for the last time. If this bug still exists, I’ll switch o another browser. Sorry guys, I don’t need personal newsfeed which I can find in many ways, but I need plug-in buttons in private window as well which is really annoying…

    • Kornelia

      What button do you mean? Could you send me screen shot normal window vs private window where you miss this button?

      • Hindu Papanreu
        • Kornelia

          Every installed extension has a checkbox “Allow in private mode”. You need to enable this option to see them in private mode.

          • Hindu Papanreu

            Dear Kornelia. Yes, every of them have that checkbox checked and allowed in private mode.. =))

            The issue is; the plug-ins are working. The icons just don’t appear. =))

          • Kornelia

            What’s your operating system? And how do you open private window? Menu or shortcut?

          • Hindu Papanreu

            I’ve tried it on both Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro on 2 different PCs. The same for all. Re-installing Opera doesn’t fix it. I’ve tried nearly everything. But nothing worked for me.

            I right click on Opera icon on the taskbar, than click on “New Private Window” from jumplist (note that there is no Opera window opened – first time run). There is the bug; all the extension icons are missing. But they keep working.

          • Cobalt

            I confirm existence of this bug! I have Windows 7 Home Premium (SP1) x64 =)

            P. S. In Chrome works!!!

  • Dart

    After update in Steam images don’t load.

    • Kornelia

      Could you try with adblocker disabled?

    • xirit64

      I’m noticing it with the dev version but not with the beta. W7x64

  • Jademarisa

    Why can’t I Windows user have a classic menu bar in Opera like the one IOS users have? So it’s not impossible, is it?

    • Peter Rüthemann

      Because Windows users are lucky and they don’t have the classical menu bar like OS user still have.

    • jedy123

      The Mac OS has a bar running along the top of the OS (Finder) that incorporates program specific menus when a program is opened. The program itself is in a separate floating window. This is why the Mac OS will always have a menubar. I do agree that the trend on PC’s to remove the menubar and use a dropdown menu is highly irritating and counter intuitive imho. Glad I use a Mac.

  • qwerzaq
  • Biohazard

    question. this program is from opera developer?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Not that i know. Never saw it before.

  • Orlando

    The VPN doesn’t work with pandora, it keeps prompting me to download the latest flash player. But when I use Browsec (extension), pandora works for me.

  • Cobalt

    Add the ability to open all bookmarks in a folder on the Speed Dial with the middle mouse button

    Please, add the ability to open all bookmarks in a folder on the Speed Dial with the middle mouse button:
    Also Shift+middle mouse button. That is, the same behavior as folders on the bookmarks bar.


    • redfox

      Middle mouse button should focus URL bar.

      • Cobalt


        • redfox

          I use it for many years with Opera (12) and Firefox. Very practical.

          • Cobalt

            The behavior of the folders on the Speed Dial should be similar to the behavior of folders on the bookmarks bar. It is quite logical.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Why different things should behave the same way?

          • Cobalt

            Because =P

  • Cobalt

    Missing a tooltip with the name of the site and its address (URL) in the folder on the bookmarks bar (like in Chrome)



  • Cobalt
    • redfox

      Not a bug.

      • Cobalt

        What is it then?! o_O Feature??? xD LOL!!! =)

        • Leonardo Gomes

          A matter of choice? Not everything has a keyboard shortcut associated to it and probably won’t have.

          • Cobalt

            But if a shortcut is assigned, it has to be displayed there!

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Ah, wrong description of the problem. There’s not a lack of shortcut but those are not displayed in menu.

            Most probably a lack of space.

          • Cobalt

            But it is a BUG anyway! ,-)

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I don’t think so.

          • Cobalt

            I don’t care.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It was expected. 🙂 It seems to me that you just want some attention.

          • Cobalt

            Yeah, sure…

  • Rayjin ϟ

    Hi, I’m using Opera Developer and every time I start the browser, the Auto-Update client asks to install. I accept and it always refuses to install and I’m tired of seeing this notification. Is this a bug?

  • congratulation! the opera download page and opera turbo server have already been blocked by gfw within mainland china if you access via http protocol.

  • red5goahead

    Why Opera show that a “a new version of client updater need to be update?”.
    Every time I open it.

    Already I’d uninstall Opera dev and reinstall it but without success.

  • Cobalt

    On the bookmark bar, a tooltip is displayed only the site name without the link (URL)

    Actual result:

    Expected result:


    • redfox

      Not a bug, just feature request.

      • Cobalt

        I’m not sure.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          In this case I think it would be more wiser if you could bring the problem to be discussed here before filling a bug report.

          In fact, I think that people should always bring the issues they are facing into discussion before filling bug reports. This would help avoiding duplicates, reporting issues that may not be a bug and so on.

  • Cobalt

    When window size is small, on many internal pages will appear 3 scrollbars



  • Cobalt
    • Kornelia

      Thanks, I’ll redirect this to proper team.

  • Alex

    It looks like 38 version of the browser will be the last for me. The reason for that is DirectWrite. I think that the Opera developers can’t do anything about it. Oh, Google… Well, it had to happen someday.

    • redfox

      Cleartype is evil.

    • Andrew

      Just updated to 39 and noticed DirectWrite can’t be disabled… 🙁

  • Cobalt
    • redfox

      Use anything else for viewing local images, if you want a black background.
      Its not a bug at all.

      • Cobalt

        I don’t want a black background. I want a light gray background. As for me, this is the optimal solution (for eyes in the evening or night and the monitor ,-)).

  • yigido

    Thanks for the update. When will you shift the 64bit version to Beta cycle?

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’m sorry, I don’t know about any ETA yet.

  • jho

    Unfortunately the VPN is not really stable. Now it always say “connecting”. I guess it is because of the curent beta state. But at the moment it is not working.

    In another installment it was disabled. The checkbox. Installing it over like you write in the blog here is not working.

  • Cobalt

    SUGGESTION: Change icon “Bookmarks bar” in the main menu of the Opera

    My suggestion:
    The same icon like in the bookmarks manager:

    Developers, what do you think?

  • Cobalt

    Lose focus in a text field, if you open two tabs with a text field from the bookmarks bar, while holding down the Shift+Middle click

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Add to your bookmarks bar following sites: &
    2. Hold down the Shift key, click the middle mouse button first and then
    3. Close the tab with:

    Actual result: There will be no focus in the text field on the site

    Expected result: The focus in the text field should be! Like in Chrome.


    • Cobalt

      And yes, this is a BUG and very old =P

      Also, the focus is lost when switching between these two tabs =(

      • redfox

        Please, stop posting nonsenses here, thre are many much more important bugs and feature requests.

  • siamak

    for me it just 2 more things missing from opera 12.x to satisfy me to migrate to New opera
    1. Nickname for bookmarks
    2.toggle panel for extention sidebar —–> Very Important
    Can I exept this two any soon? please any of Devs reply me, Thanks.

  • Kevinar

    After updating the Backspace does not work for returning back and does not work activate a pop-up video

  • alligoodw

    I need some help.

    I’m using a Windows10 HP laptop with BitDefender as anti-virus protection. Try as I may, I simply cannot get VPN to work through BitDefender. Can someone provide step by step instruction on getting VPN to work through BitDefender’s firewall — I guess this is where the problem lies.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, you can try to turn off the “Scan SSL” option (please have a look here for more details), and see if this helps in your case. “Bitdefender scans secure connections (HTTPS and TLS/SSL-enabled email) by injecting their own certificate locally on your system that uses a weaker algorithm in order to improve scanning performance.” – the source link.

      • alligoodw

        I appreciate your reply, L33t4opera.

        When I presented this problem to BitDefender, I wasn’t happy with their customer service. So, I decided to remove BitDefender and install another anti-virus program. Having done so, Opera’s VPN works as it should. This isn’t the only hiccup I’ve had with BitDefender and Windows 10 — or other related programs.

  • nanana1

    Opera Beta gets new 39.0.2256.9 update today :

  • Is there any way to join betas for regular opera users or betas are exclusive for Opera Testers? I would be happy if i could test news first too.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Just download it.

  • Wizardling

    Speed Dial extensions are bugged in Opera 39.0 in OS X 10.11.6, with their content exceeding the space available and being cut off at the bottom of each dial.

  • LWyler

    I am annoyed that the backspace key no longer works as a back button in my browser. I used this all the time and found it incredibly convenient. I realize from some research online that many people actually had problems with this function causing them to inadvertently lose work and this is probably why the function was removed. How about a way to enable it again PLEASE.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I guess it’s better to ask Chromium developers.

  • Martin Evans

    Youtube videos no longer play with Opera 39 ???

    • Leonardo Gomes

      They play fine here.

  • Satyam Ravi Dwivedi

    Can’t play youtube or any other video as the video stutters. please fix