This developer update brings you more Reborn and ad block improvements, as well as some security and performance changes.

Reborn project continues

In today’s version, we added a menu button which will allow you to log out from your sidebar communicator without needing to visit the communicator’s website. From the menu you can also mute your communicator notifications.

Also, Opera now brings you a new pop-up when adding bookmarks, which includes the “Finished” button. This option gives a clearer way of adding bookmarks for users who missed the confirmation that a new website was already added to the bookmark folder.

For Windows 7 user we are working on a big update.

Ad block anniversary improvements

Last week, Opera’s native ad block celebrated its first anniversary. Now, this feature has been given a refresh with some new, handy options.

Opera automatically reloads a page when toggling ad blocking on or off for that page. It’s especially useful if you want to quickly flip the switch and it gives you much more control and comfort while browsing with ad blocker.

Also, we have added some important changes to the block list management. Now, you have control over which block lists are loaded. Easylist and EasyPrivacy are turned on by default.

Other lists, including regional and custom lists, can now be managed through the “Manage Lists…” dialog. Let us know if there are any other lists that you would find beneficial.

Apart from that, Opera now offers support for more advanced CSS selectors, which help you block more ads.

Known issues:

  • Changed configurations are not reflected instantly – a reload is needed
  • Unticking all lists doesn’t work as expected – turn off ad blocker to disable any blocking

Performance and security changes

H.264 video works in Windows 8.x again and it now has the same hardware support as Windows 7 and Windows 10, both given in the last developer release.

Opera adds in-form warnings for sensitive fields when the top-level page is not HTTPS. Whenever you start filling in your password or credit card number on a page, which is not HTTPS, the warning will appear.

That’s all this week. Stay tuned.

The changelog

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Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager, Opera Touch, Opera for computers. Previously Product Manager in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 11 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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