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  • redfox

    Most of the 43.0.2442.806 build’s bugs haven’t been fixed … after 14 days. Strange.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Unless a bug has very high priority and prevents normal usage for lots of users, it gets fixed in the developer stream first. There it’ll get tested, move to the beta stream, get more testing, and move to stable.

      If you want to see fixes as they’re being done, try the developer stream. Major updates of the stable stream happen around once every 6 weeks.

      • RussianNeuroMancer

        Hi! Any of this fixed on dev or beta channel? DNAWIZ-10142, DNAWIZ-10143, DNA-53982. Details:

        • Leonardo Gomes

          You can check on the changelogs.

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          Touch screen issues on LInux: No.
          Hardware acceleration for video on Linux: this is more complicated then you make it out to be. There’s a reason this is not enabled in Chrome, and the reason is that it’s known not to work correctly with certain video cards / driver combinations, and resources to maintain an (extensive…) blacklist for Linux are not available. Not at Google and not at Opera.

          It’s implemented in Chromium (as a build option) as a way of being able to test hw accelerated video (to fix bugs for other platforms as well) if it happens to work with the driver combination you’re using.

          Enabling it in Opera would mean running with code that’s explicitly not supported by Google, and known not to work in various situations. Functionality working is more important than it being fast :).

          • RussianNeuroMancer

            Thanks for reply! I very appreciate that you find time answer to me.

            To put following text into perspective I want to celebrate Radeon HD 2xxx and GeForce 8xxx 10th anniversary. Why? Because hardware video decoders in consumer GPUs is ten years old thing.

            At first, it’s not about speed, it’s about
            a). Battery. Battery Saving feature is only reason I switched to Opera and it’s only reason I recommend it to laptop and tablet users – because Opera gives longer battery life… only if user doesn’t watch some video.
            b). Ability to watch video. Not only old CPUs (used in netbooks and nettops) but even modern SoC, like still sold Intel Bay Trail laptops and tablets, couldn’t handle most of online video with resolution higher than 360p in software mode without skipping frames and audio stuttering. I tested this personally on Windows and Linux. With hardware decoding issue is gone, but hardware decoding have to be available in first place, at least as option.
            You could argue that b). is about speed. I disagree, because I don’t think that many people will be okay with watching 360p, or possibly 480p, if they would know that 720p/1080p could be easily handled by hardware.

            I DOESN’T ask to enable hardware decoding by default. I, other Opera Linux users who still have to manually disable GPU blacklist on fresh installation to get hardware accelerated rendering, fine if hardware video decoding will be disabled by default.
            I DO ask to put patches into your codebase. I can’t do this for you, because your code is closed. Only you, Opera developers can do this.
            Please understand me – have battery drain while video playback in year 2017 in most power efficient web-browser is just painful to watch, it’s like train wreck. Please hide it behind experimental feature flag or something, but at least make it available to users.

            It’s not about speed, it’s about using basic web-browser function – online video playback.

  • LoverOfLife
    • Leonardo Gomes

      You will see it when there is one. 🙂

  • Abdolahi

    no fix for private window in maximum size !
    there is no close button !
    unless resize window or minimize and maximize !

  • ktxgio

    thanks for new release

  • redfox

    When I delete a bookmark from the top bookmarks bar’s subfolder (main Opera window) via the context menu, Opera often stops responding and needs to be forcibly closed (the close/debug window is open). Windows 7 SP1 x32.
    This bug exists since version 41. Version 40.0.2308.90 is OK, but quite old. I hope you’ll keep the VPN support in 40 until this bug is fixed.

  • Junaid Ahmed

    Things I like about Opera–
    1. Lightest on system resource. Still doesn’t hang!
    2. Ability to return the start-page by closing the last tab without closing the browser.
    3. Comparatively respectful to user privacy than Google/MS.
    4. Good old Turbo mode which saves data(though a few sites are inaccessible/loads after delay with it on). Hope it’s saving rate will continue to improve.
    5. Responsive blog.
    6. Smart choices/decisions.
    Regular Opera users since 2012. Among one of the happy users about that Opera doesn’t come with a mail and torrent client now. It isn’t necessary anymore on Windows. Good luck OperaTeam!

  • Junaid Ahmed

    A feedback: Using Opera beta. Want an option to bring back old bookmark system where when you enter bookmark section you are shown unorganized bookmarks first.(I don’t even know what’s the advantage of this change, cause these bookmark folders are always available in the left panel. In old system you could see “unorganized bookmarks+bookmark folders” at once when you entered into the bookmark section. Now you can only see duplicate folders{both left panel and in the main page}). I visit a very wide range of sites and it would require at least 20 folder to categorize them all. Then I’ll forget which bookmark is in which folder. I categorized almost half of my bookmarks in various folders. But rest are less obvious and are in unorganized section where I can find them with a quick look. Now folders are shown first and I often end up looking wrong folders when the bookmark is in unorganized section. Search can’t help when you can’t remember the site’s name, you just remember what it does. This doesn’t used to happen in old way.

  • redfox

    Feature request: Please add bookmarks auto-sorting, like in O12. I have used the Sprucemarks Chrome extension as a workaround, but it crashed Opera on a bookmark delete. Nothing else exists.

  • Kamil Wabnic

    After update to Opera 43 Flash Player doesn’t work 🙁 Please fix it

    Opera 43.0.2442.991, Ubuntu 16.10 (x86_64; KDE), PPAPI Flash

  • amazing! thanks for new release.

  • oldq

    white bar when you first open the browser, win7 x64, Opera Stable 43.0.2442.991 x64

  • orangepeel

    Not sure where to post this but Avast Free is complaining about malware being served up from: –


    It started this morning (7am GMT), last time it was OK was around 5pm yesterday.

    It was doing it with 43.0.2442.806 and I’ve since updated to 43.0.2442.991 with no change

    I updated my hosts file with: –

    and the warnings have stopped.

    • Thanks for the report we are currently looking into it.

    • Tony Cezar Goularte

      The same here, my avast is warning about it all the time. Please, fix it urgently, many friends of mine (MANY) have replaced their default browser with Opera.

    • This is False-Positive introduced by Avast:
      It’s already fixed in updated definitions “VPS 170222-0”.

      • orangepeel

        Thank you.

        Updated avast and all seems good now.

  • Is it intended behaviour that switching VPN on or off changes the Flash setting from Allowed All the Time to Click to Play without notice? I noticed this when trying to watch videos from Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Night Show with Jimmy Fallon directly on their homepages which affords an U.S. IP and of course Flash enabled as well as Adblocker off. Furthermore the setting Click to Play does not work then and will not start the video after clicking the play button, so I have to change it manually to Allowed All the times and refresh the page.


  • sojusnik

    I’m having difficulties playing audio streams with every new Opera release on Ubuntu 16.10:

    After every update the /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/ is rewritten and therefore not working anymore. As a workaround, I have to manually replace it with a working one.

    Before I took it from chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra Ubuntu package, but recently this also stopped working. Only by downloading it from and replacing it, audio streams are back again.

    The appropriate commands are:

    # Create a backup
    sudo mv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/

    cd /tmp

    wget -O codecs.tar.xz

    # Extract and move ffmpeg
    tar xf codecs.tar.xz
    sudo mv ./usr/lib/opera/lib_extra/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/

    I’ve took the commands from and updated the download link.

    Developers, please find a solution for this madness, since all other browsers don’t have this silly issue. I’m one step before deinstalling Opera.

    Does anybody know a permanent solution, besides abandoning Opera?

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Place the with H264 decoder (from the package) in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra instead. Opera will look in that directory first.

      Moving away the existing one will no longer be necessary, and your custom library won’t get overwritten when you upgrade.

      • Thanks a lot. Lack of H.264 is painful

      • sojusnik

        Thanks Arjan!

        That’s a tolerable workaround, but I still hope, that this issue will be sorted out soon.

        Did somebody try to put libffmpeg in /.config/opera in the home directory with a lib_extra folder?

      • Alexander Karlstad

        @arjanvanleeuwen:disqus :
        This works, sort of, at least as long as you don’t bork the in Opera’s root folder (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera), which it seems to be quite dependant of and won’t start unless it has a working one there.

        That being said, it seems it is also able to load and correctly use a newer and working if it is added to the lib_extra folder.

        Also, why is this still a problem? Without H.264, most videos can’t be watched in Opera!

        Unfortunately I don’t notice these issues until I close and re-open my browser, which is something I don’t do very often, but the problem has occurred twice now this year. Are you working on a more permanent solution for this?

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          This works, sort of, at least as long as you don’t bork the in Opera’s root folder (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera), which it seems to be quite dependant of and won’t start unless it has a working one there.

          This file is part of the Opera package, and will get changed on update. There should be no reason to mess with it. Same reason you don’t replace the opera binary (I hope) 🙂

          Also, why is this still a problem? Without H.264, most videos can’t be watched in Opera!

          The reasons are part legal (Opera doesn’t have the MPEG-LA license to distribute an H264 decoder), part technical (Linux video libraries are messy, ffmpeg offers no stable ABI, gstreamer does but chromium is integrated with ffmpeg).

  • Vloga Season

    Can we expect to see any updates to opera neon? Or is it just a showcase build, never meant to get updated? I like the ui a lot, works well on my 2 in 1 laptop. But there is no extension support and the chromium version is outdated, so much in fact that gmail dropped support from it. Thanks to the dev team for keeping opera as fresh as possible!

    • Przemek Kudła

      Thanks for the report, this is a known issue: DNA-59603

      • Vux777

        wrong reply Przemek 🙂
        You probably meant to reply to “kesha2000” (post above)
        PDF settings duplication

        • Przemek Kudła

          ah…. what a shame ;), thanks!

  • kesha2000

    “PDF Documents” section duplicated across all pages of the Opera Settings for some reason.

  • Clasan Ibanez

    Some times running Opera from terminal (in Debian 8.7 x64), I receive this message (printscreen and the browser don’t start. I need to run “killall opera” and run opera again until it start the interface. Some times I need do this two or three times for it start. What can be?

  • Allan Quartermain

    I’m still have problems using Microphone in Duolingo website.

  • the DevTool’s issues still not resolved!

    • Hubert Staniszewski

      I had to switch to Chrome because of this issue!

  • Unknown Person
    I encountered an issue with a streaming service on Opera Build: 43.0.2442.991 (PGO). The stream works in other browsers like Chrome 56.0.2924.87. The site is not reachable without a login, but it is a third party service that I think is called Mediasite

  • Tony Cezar Goularte
    • My guess is that on Windows 10 Opera may not know (I am not sure on this part) how to open the protocol link to the Windows Store, I am guessing it is similar to on macOS with protocol links to iTunes or the Mac App Store.

  • I’ve question about Opera History on start menu, can you make it available for for windows start menu, thanksss

  • Ad blocker blocks videos on Instagram

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It doesn’t happen here.

  • ShintoPlasm

    1. I am annoyed that Opera Stable is crashing occasionally on my MacBook Pro (latest Touch Bar 15″). It never crashed on me on Windows, but the mac version feels distinctly unstable… 🙁

    2. Every time I cold-start Opera on my mac I hear a loud ‘pop’ from my MBP speakers. Doesn’t happen with Chrome or Firefox.

  • Last 2 builds of Opera 43 will crash on the prompt for MIDI control if you click deny

    I have MIDI full control
    set to
    Ask me when a site wants to use system exclusive messages to access MIDI audio devices (recommended)

    Opera just sent another crash report
    macOS 10.12.3

  • Andy81

    Facebook live videos don’t work, it’s coming flash unavaible, on beta 44 too, clean install, on other browsers it’s working. Sorry for my bad english.

    • Could you tell us which operating system you are using and what version of Flash you’ve got installed?

  • Trevor Gough

    This browser is terrific! It looks great, too. Very fast and light-feeling, also.

    I hope Opera will keep this look in the future, too. I have seen Opera Developer 44, and it looks clunky compared to Opera 43.

    I’m on Windows 7.

  • tankfeeder

    memory leaks: win 10, opera 64bit, vpn enabled, open any youtube video and see, memory counting in infinitum.

    • disqus_ZnnLgyrhkF

      win 7 (64bit), opera 64bit, vpn enabled, leave the browser on without doing anything, and a few hours later the system runs out of memory. 4.3Gb of memory all taken by opera. WTF?

      • tankfeeder


  • Solgirl

    Suddenly having problems with rights management for streaming even though extension is activated. Now box comes up asking if I want to leave a page every time I click on an internal link within a site.

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera stable 43.0.2442.1144 😉

    • tankfeeder

      dont use, even worse:
      they dont unserstand what do.

      • redfox

        What’s wrong with it?

      • Vux777

        every tab and every extension is a process in chromium’s(+couple of general browser processes),
        what is a problem on ur pic?

      • L33t4opera

        Hi, it seems to work here just fine, what’s wrong in your case?

      • Leonardo Gomes

        What’s wrong on that image? It shows Opera working as it should.