Today, project “Reborn”, Opera’s redesign process reaches the beta stage. It’s full of user interface improvements, but it also brings you quite a few new features. Read on and enjoy one of the longest list of changes in the Opera’s beta channel history!

What is Reborn?

It’s more than just a UI refresh. Reborn is a codename for the project that is gradually redesigning the entirety of Opera’s user experience. Bringing along a fresh look, it has a set of new, handy features, new icons, colors, wallpapers, and a touch of animation. Reborn is inspired by Opera Neon and shares its vision of making Opera’s UI truly modern, simplified, refined, and playful.

Brand new look and feel

Opera’s entire layout has been updated with a new, high-quality graphical design that is more consistent across platforms. The tabs are simplified, lighter, and more elegant, making it easier to locate open tabs. The new sidebar is more subtle and refined with a touch of animation. The Speed Dial has also been renovated with smooth animations.

Browser sidebar

Opera’s sidebar has been moved from the Speed Dial to the main browser window, similar to how it is in Opera Neon. It provides one-click access to important tools such as bookmarks, history, personal news, and extensions. You can customize the tools that appear in the sidebar according to what you find useful.

The new sidebar will be visible by default for new users installing Opera beta for the first time. Current users of beta will find the option to turn it on by flipping the pin/unpin switch at the bottom left of the Speed Dial.

Chat with your friends while browsing

Chatting with your friends while browsing the web doesn’t always work seamlessly. Switching between tabs when responding to a message is cumbersome and inefficient. Reborn allows you to keep your favorite messenger as a side tab for an easy reach. Three popular communicators are now available directly in the sidebar: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

To use any of them, simply click their icon. After you log in to the site, there are two ways of using this feature: you can open it in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab. Pinning a communicator allows you to combine online chatting with a full browsing experience.

If you use more than one messenger, you can easily switch between them by using our shortcut key for quicker access (⌘ + ⇧ + m on macOS, CTRL + SHIFT + m on Windows and Linux).

The three-dotted menu button allows 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’s notifications.

Give your browser a new coat of colors

Opera is now available in two color themes: light and dark. You can also select one of the cool backgrounds that perfectly complement Opera’s new look and feel. For this beta release, we have prepared some completely new ones. Let us know which one you like the most.

Both the background wallpaper and the browser’s color theme can be managed in the “customize start page” panel and in browser settings.

Fresh and refined icons

Opera’s “rebirth” also means a complete icon overhaul. New icons are even more refined and elegant, and some even change colors when active. We have carefully optimized the icons for various DPIs in order to make them look perfect.

Animations

Animations make the Reborn interface more alive and playful. The most visible one can be found when opening private mode.

Windows 7 look and feel

One of Reborn’s goals is to bring a more consistent look across all platforms. This doesn’t mean Reborn will disregard the browsing experience users have been familiar with on different platforms, such as Windows 7. Despite all the changes, Reborn has retained Windows 7’s well-known platform feeling with transparent borders and a system button to close, maximize, and minimize a window.

Narrow sidebar for macOS

The sidebar in the Mac version can be now as narrow as on Windows. To adjust it, go to Settings -> Browser -> Sidebar -> “Enable Narrow Sidebar,” or use the sidebar context menu.

New bookmark pop-up

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.

Ad blocker improvements

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.

Also, Opera now offers support for more advanced CSS selectors, which helps you block more ads.

Spring cleanup for languages

As part of a spring cleanup we have removed support for the least-used languages in the browser user interface. While we would like to support as many languages as possible, this decision frees up our time for other important tasks. The discontinued languages are Azerbaijani, Macedonian, New Norwegian, Uzbek, Afrikaans, Croatian, Kazakh, Zulu, Frisian, Punjabi, Gaelic, Irish, Myanmar, Sinhala, and Urdu. After this, Opera supports 48 different languages.

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.

If you’ve made it this far, go on and check out the changelog with all the backports listed.

Known issues

Problem: Video not working on some sites on Windows.
Solution: Enable MFDemuxer on Windows (opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer)

Installation links:

Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager, Opera for computers. Previously Product Manager in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 10 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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  • nanana1

    First Opera 45 Reborn goes beta…..nice !

  • _artem_

    i want
    – that fat sidebar on windows!!!!!
    – rearrangeable extension icons
    – dark theme that doesn’t look like crap when you have bookmark bar enabled
    => http://image.prntscr.com/image/b542e6f784974791851a185636a70d96.png

    • Fat sidebar 🙂 that’s actually the first request on Windows.
      Thanks for screenshot. What would be your idea how it should look like?

      • Nekomajin43

        If you make it any wider, it MUST be optional!

        About the theme, I think it would be a nice advanced feature to use a few fields to adjust the colors manually. Like toolbar, active tab, background tabs, hover, address/search fields and text. But if it’s too much, at least make it possible to change the color of the sidebar.

        • As of now we have just narrow sidebar on Windows. Any other version would mean non-default option.

          Color changing is actually pretty nice feature. And it should come with some predefined themes to choose from.

          • Nekomajin43

            Well, I don’t like to mess with RGB, so I am good with predefined themes, but make it a dozen or so, maybe a darker and lighter from blue, green, etc. Pink for girls! 😀

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    The 45 became beta. Great! Thanks!

  • jho

    I really appreciate it, that you are aware of the Win7 Aero glass transparent theme. It is just beautiful.

    • You’re welcome. Enjoy 🙂

  • Dart

    after update twitch and youtube work badly. twitch show me this http://i.imgur.com/MrHUjza.png

    • I see no problems on Mac. What is your configuration?

      • Dart

        windows 10 x64.

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer

      • Dart

        it works thank you

  • Vikruntasas

    It’s kinda of a bummer that we lost space in Speed Dial and now we can fit less Top Sites than before.

    Also the VPN memory leak bug is still there, so you’ll have to periodically restart the browser if you’re using VPN.

    • I can imagine some updates in the following weeks. So too early to judge that there will be less tiles visible in the speed dial 🙂

      We’re hunting down the bug. Stay tuned.

  • LoverOfLife

    I want back “Show system color on top bar”. I don’t like only 2 colours. Only light and dark don’t look nice at all. I hope to not go with this in stable release

    • My1

      well instead of showing the system color independently it should just let the system do the titlebar building, the new titlebar buttons are HUGE on win8 and the new titlebar completely interferes with my win7 theme mod.

  • Hey congratulations for the new version, I liked it. I have some requests and I will really appreciate if the Opera team consider it:

    1. Slack on sidebar
    2. Remove space above tabs for macOS (like on Windows)
    3. Option to enable/disable Speed dial animation
    4. Pin sidebar instead of change the layout of it (On macOS is ugly the window controls on vertical). More details in this comment: https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2017/03/opera-45-developer-update-with-further-reborn-improvements/#comment-3227332123

    • EchoFromSpace

      Slack support would by nice, but I don’t think it’s possible. They don’t even have a mobile website.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        And why the lack of a mobile site would prevent Slack from being added in the sidebar?

        • EchoFromSpace

          Doesn’t opera use the mobile site in the sidebar? I don’t use the other chat systems, so I don’t know.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I don’t think so, it seems to use a regular page.

    • Kai Ockendorf

      I like point 3!! 🙂

    • Glad you like it. It may not always seem like that, but with numerous (sometimes conflicting) feature requests we can’t do everything. Nevertheless we do read comments and they help us to shape things.

      1. Can’t promise anything.
      2. We decided to keep the space above the tabs not to break any habits. Even though I know I can drag window using the sidebar i still keep doing that by grabbing the area above tabs.
      3. Animations were a hot topic, some liked it others hated. In this iteration it is still off.
      4. Sidebar becomes something more so it deserves a new way to be displayed. On Mac you can choose between narrow and wide sidebar. I must admit I wasn’t sure if I would like the narrow one, but I’m a fan now 🙂

      • Nekomajin43

        1. General web panels.

      • Александр Черкашин

        Space above tabs on maximized window also appeared on linux (xfce). Can we at have at least an option in settings to remove it?

      • Thanks for your reply, it was very helpful to understand the decisions of the style.. But isn’t possible to have an option on Settings to remove the space above tabs like in Windows? I always keep the browser in a separate Desktop and I never drag it. I know that are just some few pixels, but for small resolution it helps a bit.. About the sidebar, I didn’t like too much because it kind of breaks the pattern of macOS. It would be nice an option to just pin the sidebar (even better with some shortcut to hide/show) and keep the controls where I am used to use. But in general I liked the look and feel, keep making it better 😀

  • goforce

    Looking forward to seeing a google hangout sidebar widget. Also, currently the extension icons near the address bar are not vertically centered after upgrading to 45 (seem to be reproducible only on certain resolution & DPI, mine is 2160×1440 150% DPI with sidebar pinned in windows 10)

    • Ari

      That’s going to be a tough one but I would love to have a hangouts messenger too.

  • pause_break

    Any Twitter videos (except gifs) stopped working after update. Oh boy, here it comes again…

    • Works for me on Mac. What is your configuration?

      • pause_break

        I’ll send a bug report.

        I have an ordinary laptop with Windows 10 64-bit, Intel i3 and Intel HD 3000. Resetting opera:flags didn’t help. Other HTML5 videos works just fine on other sites.

    • Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer solves problem.

  • Looks really great! Small error in the German translation: the context menu reads “Über%tragen” for the cast feature, you need to remove the % 🙂
    https://i.imgur.com/v6AydT1.png

  • ive

    Thx for the new version. First impressions:
    – when you open a new (private) window and the messenger from the sidebar are docked, the last used messenger is open in the new window, it doesn’t matter if it was open in the first window. this is especially annoying with whatsapp, which allows only one session. is there a way to have the same whatsapp session in each window?
    – is there a way to add a bookmark to the “unsorted bookmarks” from the bookmark popup?

    I like the new look/icons, .., the sidebar, messengers, also good that you listened to the users and got the Windows 7 look and feel back, I still don’t know why Microsoft didn’t keep aero, looks much better than win10 imo.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      ‘Unsorted Bookmarks’ is being removed so I guess there’s no sense in allowing adding something to it.

      • ive

        Oh, so I guess I should secure those bookmarks, thx for the information.

        • Just a clarification. Nothing is going to be removed or transferred automatically. Things in “Unsorted bookmarks” folder will remain safe.

          That folder is visible as long as there’s stuff in it.

          • ive

            Thx for the clarification. Yesterday I moved the remaining bookmarks and now I checked and it’s gone. I kind of like the unsorted bookmarks. What was the reason for removing them?

          • Simplification would be the easiest answer but not entirely explaining things. When introducing special folders or use cases you need be sure that users understand them and feel confident about it. Unfortunately it was not always the case.

          • My1

            but why remove unsorted bookmarks? was there a problem with them? doesnt seem all too different from the “new-ish” my bookmarks folder which I barely even noticed before.

  • kesha2000

    Regarding new bookmark pop-up.
    Removal of “Show in bookmarks” button is greatly disappointing. It was very convenient way to quickly jump into the right folder, especially when it’s deeply hidden. And that dummy “Finished” button is the worst excuse.
    *Sigh

    P.S. The best solution would be if you add such button to the search results in bookmarks. For now search results appear without any info in what folder the searched bookmark is.

    • I see, you used a path through a heart button -> show in bookmarks to locate it in bookmarks folder. Does it mean navigation in bookmark manager not convenient?

      Re P.S. That’s a neat idea 🙂

      • kesha2000

        Let’s say I have a bookmark which I want to move or change, but I don’t remember where it is. Now I have to look the name of the folder in the heart menu and then manually navigate to this folder through the bookmarks page, this is long and unintuitive. In situations when you have really deep subfolder structure this becomes nightmare. This is why the button in search results would be the best solution, I don’t have to click the heart icon at all.

        • All clear 🙂 Thanks for explaining your use-case. That’s exactly why we are here… to listen your motivation for feature changes. We’ll look into this particular one.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, regarding the button, for now (it might change in the future), you can bring it back by disabling opera:flags#improved-heart-popup 😉

  • firuz_u7

    Thanks for Opera 45 beta

    Fanboy’s Annoyance List
    Peter Lowe’s Ad and tracking server list​
    RUS: Adguard Russian Filter
    If possible these lists can be added, and you need to add a manual selection of the ad blocking element on the site

    • You can add more filtering lists if you have a file or URL. Just open “Manage lists” dialog in settings and scroll to bottom.

      As for manual selection of ad blocking elements, do you use it often? It is useful for you?

      • firuz_u7

        Thank you for not forgetting us
        Yes, I often use the manual selection of ad blocking elements, lists do not always block all ads on most sites.
        example:
        http://readmanga.me/
        http://topvldeo.tj/
        I can not add these lists to the URL:
        Peter Lowe’s Ad and tracking server list​
        RUS: Adguard Russian Filter

        • I see. Ads can be really trick I admit.

          Can you provide actual URL for those lists so we can investigate why you can’t add them?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          They use the Easylist format? You can add any list that uses the Easylist format.

  • Nekomajin43

    So, you still force this spam on the sidebar. What’s wrong with you?

  • Ari

    As someone else said here youtube videos are not working.

    I use h264ify which makes YouTube to use h264 instead of vp9 and it’s not working, it stucks on the loading spinning wheel over the black background, only vp9 works.

    Windows 8.1 x64

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer to solve this problem.

      • Ari

        Great it worked! As all the other 50 guys here lol. Why is it disabled by default?

        • Przemek Kudła

          Just a mistake, enabled in developer, forgotten in beta

          • Ari

            Ahhh okay okay (Y)

        • It will be enabled in next beta update. We forgot to enable it for initial beta release and didn’t expect it to have such a huge impact.

  • Sergjjj

    Fonts is uredable

    • Bad. Can you tell what system do you use and some specs. Image would be very helpful.

      • Sergjjj

        Just do fonts more contrast
        Windows 7

  • Sakhumzi N. Mbilini

    I’m running this version on win10, its good. I however cannot play most media from youtube or soundcloud, I don’t know about media from other platforms. I seldom spend a long without going on the sites aforementioned, so can the issue be addressed.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What happens when you try to watch a video on YouTube? Last time I checked, it was working fine.

      I also have Windows 10.

      • Sakhumzi N. Mbilini

        Some videos I have encountered do play. For example when I play Aesop Rock – Kirby (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T_KKiQiolk), it plays. But when I play Aesop Rock – Daylight/Nightlight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HEq8UqrujM) it does not play, it’s stuck on loading. It also is stuck for other videos by other people.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          OK, I can confirm that second video doesn’t load.

          Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer seems to solve the issue for now.

          • Sakhumzi N. Mbilini

            cool, the videos and audio now play, thanks

    • oxymor0n

      Same issue here. My opera beta installation just updated itself to Opera 45 and soundcloud and youtube stopped working! 🙁
      Win10

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer to have it working.

  • Nekomajin43

    Let’s see!
    1.1 The speed dial still has white background by default, even when the dark them is enabled.
    1.2 The folder view in the speed dial is horrible. It would be better with a slightly transparent background. And it also needs to fit into the dark theme too.
    1.3 The new sidebar still can not be moved under the tab- and toolbar.
    1.4 The “advanced” and “power user” user settings are still not merged in the Settings.
    1.5 I still can’t see the animation of the sidebar icons showed in this post. At least not on Win7.
    1.6 The tab menu icon on Win7 is still misplaced. It should be in line with the new tab button, not the window controls.
    1.7 The tabs are still square on Win7. Add a little radius, please!
    1.8 There is still a lot of unnecessary space among the buttons on the sidebar.

    Although, in v46, we need:
    2.1 Custom web panels instead of the spam.
    2.2 Site-specific settings, like in the Neon build.
    2.3 Built-in screen capture tool, like in the Neon build and Vivaldi.
    2.4 The ability to rearrange and remove buttons from the toolbar.
    2.5 (At least) History and Bookmarks as sidebar panels.
    2.5 The new sidebar being merged with the extension sidebar.
    2.7 Resizeable speed dial, independently from the other internal pages.
    2.8 Turbo and VPN switches merged under a common popup in the address field.
    2.9 A proper zoom slider in the address field.

    Not necessarily in this particular order. 🙂

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    • Long post and deserves attention 🙂 Can you change – into numbers so it will be easier to respond ?

      No particular order? You could have a least sorted that alphabetically 🙂

      • Nekomajin43

        So many bugs, missing features, but most importantly, so many possibilities with the redesign. I hope you will, at least, fix the visual bugs before it goes to stable.

        • It’s a living product. Bugs and missing features are part of software 🙂

          • Nekomajin43

            Yes, but these are not future features, but already had been implemented features.

      • Nekomajin43

        So? 🙂

    • Maryla R

      Yea, and i still hope that there will be an option to “Show panel toggle at edge of window” for the sidebar as in the presto version.

    • Herr Pietrus

      I have nothing to add 🙂
      Oh, maybe one thing:
      3.0 Folders in the RSS Reader to organize sources in groups.

      And I believe that Opera devs will do everything from your list! – fixing the theme for Windows 7 fills me with hope for that.
      😉

      • I can’t promise “everything” but I happy that you guys recognise that we’re listening and developing the product using your help.

    • That’s a nicely compiled list. One thing I would like to note first. While we want things to happen we can’t assume that we’re the voice of everybody. So I can’t consider 2.x points as needs of all the millions of users that use Opera 🙂 Nevertheless let’s go through the points:

      1.1 Not done yet, noted internally but lower priority as it’s more common to have wallpaper ON.
      1.2 What looks better or worse that’s a personal taste. However SD could be better tuned for dark theme. Please note however that dark theme is not a default choice.
      1.3 Because the sidebar is growing up to be a different thing. For now it remains where it is.
      1.4 Can you elaborate on this one a bit? I’m not sure I get it.
      1.5 Animation are part of new sidebar. The old one (so called un-pinned) doesn’t have the animations.
      1.6 Bug – to be fixed.
      1.7 Again personal taste, but we will consider that.
      1.8 Little adjustments are still possible.

      2.1 Spam is unwanted mail that I can’t stop from coming. You’re talking about icons that point to messengers which can be turned off. I can’t consider that spam. Custom web panel is something you mentioned a couple of times. Trust me I hear you. Things require steps.
      2.2 Which exactly would you find useful?
      2.3 One of may favourite parts of Neon. However I would like it to have even more power.
      2.4 By toolbar you mean area between address bar and right side of window or the whole area starting with “back button”?
      2.5 Logical step… yes.
      2.6 Topic that we need to handle.
      2.7 How would you like to change the size of current tiles?
      2.8 Turbo right now is placed in menu and VPN in settings, this is a bit off. Problem noted 🙂 Btw. How often do you use Turbo? Why? What are your gains?
      2.9 I’m not sure I know what you mean.

      • Nekomajin43

        1.2 I am talking about the default theme too. The margin is too wide and too white.
        1.4 There was talk about this earlier. There is absolutely no need to have separate “advanced” and “power-user” settings. The latter has only two options, including the SD search box hiding, which is accessible from the start page settings too, so it’s really not a power-user stuff anymore. Just merge them under the dot sign, and forget the sign with the exclamation mark.
        1.5 I am talking about the new sidebar. It has animation, but not the one showed on the blue image in this post. Which is much better than the actual one. 🙂
        1.7 Not a personal taste, because every GUI element on Win7 has some border radius. Just launch anything on Win7 with a tabbed interface, and you will see that tabs have too.

        2.1 Should we call them bloat? Anything you add to the browser from outer sources are spam. There is spam in the news reader, on the speed dial, and now on the sidebar too. It does not bother me on the SD, because I have to delete them once, and they never come back. But I have to see them in the news reader and the start page settings all the time, which is very annoying. It’s OK to add preselected content, but everything MUST be opt-in, not opt-out. You can, no you should offer those messengers when the user clicks on an “add” button on the sidebar. Like you do with pages and addons on the SD. That is the proper way.
        2.2 All of them which are accessible in the Settings and/or via extension APIs. Not a big deal, just list them (with the ability to set) in the site info popup, which is accessibly from the padlock/globus icon in the address field. The Neon implementation was very good.
        2.3 Can I take it as “soon-ish”? 🙂
        2.4 The latter. I want to remove the speed dial button since the very first Chromium build. It just takes precious space for me. (And I have a little OCD for thing like these. If something is unnecessary, I want to hide it.) But the ability to rearrange the extension icons like the bookmarks on the BM bar is a must.
        2.5 Soon-ish? 🙂
        2.7 I guess you get a notification, when someone answers your comment. 😉 https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2017/03/opera-45-developer-update-with-further-reborn-improvements/#comment-3226949313
        2.8 I use Turbo very rarely, but these two features are just too similar to be handled differently. I think a small infographics with the main differences would be enough in the popup, and of course two buttons to turn on Turbo or VPN. If any of them is active, the popup should show their graphs like now. OR they could be merged under the VPN name with an additional switch to compress data. (Are you considering to remove the Turbo option from the desktop builds?)
        2.9 Something like this: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/zoom-slider/ (It was fun to make this, but a native solution would be better.)

        One last thing, and please don’t get me wrong. You may remember my rant here on the blog around the christmas holidays. In your comment, you asked details about 5 topics, which was discussed here by me before. I wrote my point of views with use cases and suggestions in the past. And it’s really very annoying to repeat the same stuff again and again because you (developers) seem to miss those comments or forget them. You say “noted” and “we hear you” all the time, then ask details for stuff that were discussed many times before, like it never happened.

        Personally I don’t think that I am unerring and I know that I am not an average user. BUT! There are very few people here from the Presto era. I can only speak for myself, but I’ve seen all the ups and downs, all the big inventions and the EPIC failures too. (64 bit Presto? Tab previews? We don’t want clutter, but I can’t remove unnecessary buttons? Just to name a few.) Apart from those, one thing is constant: you can’t find the proper and efficient way to use the community. It has valuable power. But you go on your own way, change directions now and then, and don’t listen to the few people who want to help with ideas and some insight. Would it be so hard to, at least, properly track our comments? Instead of starting something new, finally finish the current and most requested projects properly. Most of them are minor features, long-time bug fixes. I see why you don’t want side tabs or tab stacking, but there are many hanging features that don’t require major GUI changes. Many of them would actually reduce the clutter, if you would take the time to clean the mess, before start something new.

        Am I still under the character limit?

  • A lot of changes and improvements, nice work, indeed! Some first impressions:

    1. I set up the light theme, quite consistent with Windows 8.1. Good background and rounded rectangles of the tiles on the Speed dial page, nice! At the same time, folders icon on the bookmarks bar looks a bit strange, I’d prefer classic Windows yellow colour, not current light blue. Maybe you will allow this later as a part of another theme.
    2. Main window controls in Windows 8.1 are a bit too large (too high) and don’t correspond to the system theme, unlike the improvement of similar look in Windows 7. Please consider to use the 8.x style here too.
    3. “Unpin sidebar” looks like a weird sticky tooltip, which is always visible near the left bottom corner when sidebar is hidden. Obvious bug, I hope easy to fix.
    4. The rectangle [VPN] in the address bar is too small, too thin font. Please increase its hight by 1-2 px like before.
    5. The grey background on mouseover around the [x] which closes the tabs is hardly visible, esp. on light theme. Please consider to add contrast, like around the [x] in the small windows in Settings.
    6. Reloading the Speed dial page produces a noticeable splash (not since this version, it happened earlier). Could it be made more smooth?

    P.S. Settings -> Browser -> Manage sidebar… “Customize the elements in sidebar:”. Should be “-ise” in UK English 🙂

    • jho

      I like the grey bookmark folders on bookmark bar. It should be adjustable.

      • Thanks for so detailed comments. Would like to hear your feedback after a couple of days of usage, but let’s address the first impression first:

        1,2. Windows 8.1 is a bit lower in our priority list, so it may take a while longer to perfect things there.
        3. Bug to be fixed
        4. Bug to be fixed
        5. Yes, more adjusting is still in order
        6. I can reproduce it yes. Why do you reload speed dial? I never do it 🙂

        re p.s: Ah little catch. Thanks!

  • shounen

    guys, I hope you are reading new comments, can you FINALLY do something with tabs squeezing? when I have really really many cards opened, it’s becomes hard to move through all of them, also you should really work up your dictionary because it have worse prediction than android keyboards

    • Yes, we do read. Would you mind sharing the screenshot when this becomes an issue for you?
      About dictionary, what’s your dictionary language and system? What is annoying?

  • CaptainShiro

    I’m having problems with one of my extensions having a bit of the icon (it has a 1 underneath it) being cut off. I can provide a screenshot if needed.

    • Yes please. In case of visual glitches screenshots are very useful for us.

  • Maryla R

    Windows 10:
    The option to use system color on the tab background does not work… It always displays that ugly gray gradient…

    The sidebar is still duplicated.
    Is this really a beta candidate?

    • My1

      same on windows 8. before 45 it honored the system theme including my aero mod and everything, and now it just does its own shit. also context menu style and stuff is different too.

      and it’s not even possible to discern active from inactive windows.

  • CaptainShiro

    also is there anyway I can go back to the old interface, like an option. Because I preferred that one. Sorry

    • No need to be sorry. Aesthetics is personal taste…
      You can disable sidebar, remove messenger icons from nav bar but you can’t go entirely back.

  • Berend

    To bad that Frisian has gone. It was the reason to use Opera as a browser.
    So I tihnk it’s goodbye, have to find another browser that does support the minor languages

    • Ari

      I see you have no problems with English though

      • Berend

        You can use every browser in the English language, but only a few you can use in the minor languages.
        I think i Switch to Vivaldi, they support Frisian

        • Ari

          Still standing by my point. Unless you tell me you want it for your mom that doesn’t speak English. Or something like that.

          • Berend

            You’re made your point. I still like to use software in my mother language,

    • Sorry to see you go…
      Was is the only reason to use Opera?

      • Berend

        It was one of the things that kept me from leaving. After the switch to Chromium engine I found it difficult to stay, but I stayed. I don’t think Opera is going to leave my computer but when I find another browser it will not be my main browser anymore

  • I have seen longer Opera changelogs :nerd:

  • Raszlo

    No messenger popup/panel for unpinned toolbar [sidebar]? Shame.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Un-pinned toolbar? What is that?

      If you mean the sidebar, you can enable or disable the new one. The old one doesn’t have the messengers and I don’t think it would make sense to add them to a bar that you don’t see all the time.

      • Raszlo

        Toolbar, sidebar, whatever, its not the point.
        What’s the purpose of the communicator icons then?
        Popup for unpinned sidebar makes sense for me – it’s easier to go to SD and see ongoing conversations rather then open a new tab. Not to mention a sound notification. Now communicators on unpinned sidebar are useless, just a waste of space (sure you can disable them, but this is a nice feature, just underdeveloped).

        • Leonardo Gomes

          The idea is to allow the user to chat without needing to leave the page s/he is on.
          If it were for the user to open SD everytime s/he would like to check a messenger, it would be better to just leave a tab with the messenger opened.

  • Junaid Ahmed

    “Show system color on the top bar” doesn’t work. It now looks very ugly and it creates pain in the eyes. Only Windows 10 designers(who are from Mars) can tolerate the off-white-gray ugliness they made default. Want a quick fix!

  • Emanuele

    – I still don’t understand why the Reborn project uses two different sidebars … who works on it clearly don’t use any sidebar extension, or the BIG problem on this would be noticed months ago… Soon or later will we see: “sorry, no much people use sidebar extensions so we removed them” ?

    – System color on the tab bar. Fix it.

    • jho

      sidebar extensions are quite useful for me:
      -V7 extension like note, bookmarks
      – SimpleExtManager: enable/disable extensions in sidebar! Really useful and well done

      • Emanuele

        yes I agree, but it seems developers are no more interested in it IMHO

  • Djora

    Cannot play youtube videos, videos from tweeter and on southpark.com! Great job!!!

    • Thanks for pointing it out. What is your setup?

      • Djora

        Win 10 64bit, 32bit Opera.

      • Djora

        Win 10 64bit, 32bit Opera. Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer fixed problem.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Unfortunately I have to confirm this.
      W10x64
      Operax64

    • Albert S.

      Regular YouTube videos play for me, but on YouTube Live I just get a spinning circle.
      45.0.2552.89 (PGO) 64-bit, Windows 10 64.

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer to be able to play all videos again.

      • Djora

        Thanks, that fixed the video problem.

  • jho

    The download icon is nice. 🙂

    • Thanks 🙂 It’s also nicely animated during download.

  • oxymor0n

    amazon (prime) video ain’t working either!! 🙁

    how can I downgrade to the previous Opera version?

    • It works for me just fine. What’s your configuration?

      This is beta build, but there’s also stable version (44 as of now) which you can download and use – https://www.opera.com. They use separate profiles so things don’t get mixed.

    • Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer solves this issue.

      • oxymor0n

        Awesome, thanks a lot!
        This info should be added to the blog entry for others with the same issue.

        • We’ve updated blog post with known issue entry after we’ve found out it was such a widespread problem. 🙂

  • sgrandin

    This morning, before loading this beta, the SD background changed to that gosh awful purple, like the screenshots above. Now with the new beta, it shows the sky blue mountain background again. I hope the latter remains a default choice.

    • This sounds really weird as those backgrounds were published for the very first time with today’s beta.

  • Chris

    “Media resource not supported”

    on any Twitch Video. Thats bad.

    • Very bad. What’s your configuration?

      • Chris

        What you mean with configuration exactly?
        Windows 10 x64 with Creators Update.

        • Yes. That’s what I needed. Do you see that video problem with Opera Developer or Stable?

          • Tim

            Twitch video is not for working for me either – Opera beta 45.0.2552.89, Windows 8.1 64 bit. “Media resource not supported”.

          • juan carlos

            i can confirm too. twitch videos doesnt play and some youtube videos too. is there a fix?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Check if enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer helps for now.

          • Dart

            yes it works. thx you

          • Chris

            I only use the Beta Version No other versions installed. But in the morning today i had no problems before Update.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I can confirm that.
          W10x64
          Operax64

          • ArMaP

            Same thing here.
            Windows 10 x64, 32 bit Opera.

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer to resolve this issue.

      • Chris

        Thanks, It works. 🙂

  • oic

    UI is a mess. You essentially have TWO side bars now. One that sits inside a tab, and another that sits outside the browser

    the browser side bar is not a proper side bar. The bookmark still opens up an entire tab so I have to switch between bookmark and tab to switch bookmarks. The side bar needs to function like opera 12 where it opens the left side while the browsing could be performed on the right

    • We are aware of the shortcomings. This is the very first step. In the meanwhile you can disable the new sidebar and revert to previous experience. You will of course miss the opportunity to use messengers.

  • Keiv M. Salmon

    Aside from show system color in top bar not working, my one other gripe is that i would love the OPTION to make the sidebar as wide as the start button in Windows 10

    • It would fit Windows 10 nicely. Worth considering!

      • My1

        also in general the title bar and context menu should be in my opinion be reverted so they follow the system theme

  • Elen Merbau

    h264 extensions for youtube are not working anymore with this update :<

    • Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer resolves this issue.

      • Elen Merbau

        Yay, it works, thank you :>

  • Chris

    And a suggestion for the new Sidebar with Whatsapp, Facebook…
    Can you add Twitter in there? Especially multiple Twitter Accounts. Would be really cool.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I guess the idea, at least for now, is to add messengers.

      • Chris

        Ok 🙁

      • Balcis

        it also have a messaging feature 🙂

        • Leonardo Gomes

          But it’s not the main purpose of the service.

  • crash to update

    macOS 10.12.4

    • This is known issue. Old Opera process is crashing on update and showing sliding toolbar on new version. As this doesn’t affect session we don’t really have it high on our priority list currently.

      • The crash to update has been on and off for many versions now (all streams), a few times it has lost the session.

  • weqe

    Video not working on viki.com
    “The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.”
    In Opera 44 beta this is working

    • Enabling opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer resolves this issue.

  • Michal

    Playing videos on Netflix doesn’t work for me anymore.
    Windows 10 x64

    • Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer to have it working again. 🙂

      • Michal

        Thanks, that fixed it 🙂

  • CaptainShiro

    HTML 5 videos on twitch apparently dont work/aren’t supported?

    • Known problem with codecs. Please enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer

  • Gloriam

    Opening new tabs to the speed dial gives off this weird bright flash (not too bright, but it’s annoying.

    Also, show system color in upper bar (or in dutch: toon systeemkleur in bovenste balk) isn’t working anymore, could you fix this?
    I REALLY liked this feature! 🙂

    • Kai Ockendorf

      Do you mean by “weird bright flash” that the theme is not centered & it feels like your theme jumps after opening a new tab? If yes, VERY ANNOYING!!!

      • Gloriam

        Yes.

        • Kai Ockendorf

          DNAWIZ-12743! Reported that weeks ago, hope they will fix it soon!!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Sorry, as long as there are these video problems I go back to the last developer. I hope for a soon bugfix. Have a nice weekend!

    • It’s enough to enable opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer on Beta to have video working again.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Oh really, it works. Thank your for that hint!

        • Flag should be enabled by default after next beta update so hopefully no more problems next time. 🙂

          • nanana1

            This flag was enabled in Developer builds, how did it get disabled in this Beta build ? Opera Desktop Team needs to be more vigilant during the assembling of its builds to avoid regression bugs.

          • Even if flag is enabled in developer it doesn’t mean it goes into stabilization branches. Flag in question is even available in O44 but we didn’t consider it to be mature enough to be enabled at that time. This time we just forgot to enable it in time to be available in Beta build and didn’t think it would have such huge impact since O44 is still playing videos without it.

          • Ari

            So the expected behaviour in future releases is that Opera should play any video HW accelerated without that flag? I’m asking it because as you said O44 was working without it

          • Daniel Bratell

            This flag is for controlling whether to use the old or new code during a transition phase where we are evaluating which version is best at the moment.

            Eventually we will remove the old code and the flag and everything will use the new MFDemuxer code.

            It seems we may have broken something in the old code and nobody payed much attention since we didn’t plan to use it anymore (see Grzegorz Miazga’s comment above).

          • Ari

            Ahhh great, good to know, I have read a bit more about that flag I suppose that the new code has saved you guys from fixing the bug on the old code then lol. Thanks for your technical explanation.

          • Ari

            Okay after some hours of my usual usage I found something that was happening on O42 or 43. In 9gag (using the GIF section will help to reproduce it faster) that has lots of mp4 videos while you scroll on the page, they start all black and pixels start showing until the whole image is covered and then the playback becomes normal. But yeah…that’s that.

      • albert71292

        Thanks! Couldn’t get “YouTube Live” video to work yesterday. Now working fine! 🙂

    • Balcis

      what’s it specificly? on which site does that problem occur?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Balcis, if you read this blog you will see, that there were some problems with Youtube and some other video pages and formats. But with th solution posted by Grzegorz the problem is gone.

        • Balcis

          I saw the solution afterwards, thank you.

  • glargf

    Can you add some option to return to the old UI?

    How many times do you need to kill Opera browser?

    • Nekomajin43

      What do you miss from the current stable UI?

      • glargf

        Tabs that don’t blind me and a browser that don’t look like some mix of “I” stuff and the main page of some addware site
        Opera becoming a chromium skin was bad enough, this “windows 10 browser” is too much for people that used opera for almost 2 decades

        • Nekomajin43

          I agree with the messenger bloat, but those can be turned off, so really not a big deal. The search engines, you don’t have to use them. Both the messengers and the search engines are just shortcuts. Nothing is integrated into the browser.

          The new skin needs many refinements, but I think it’s much better than the initial version.

          But what’s wrong with the Chromium stuff?

      • My1

        a title bar and context menu that follow the system style and a way to discern active from inactive window.
        just follow the goddamn system theme

        • Nekomajin43

          +1

          • My1

            also I kinda liked the circle download progressbar a bit more, it can show the progress more precisely. I would guess around 3,14 times.

    • Balcis

      sorry but I see this as a very good improvement, and also you can unpin that sidebar however.

  • About bookmarks: could you add an option to show bookmarks bar only on the Speed dial page, consistently with unpinned sidebar? This will free an area for web pages, but start page will keep all needed instruments. Also about default icons: while the bookmarks folders are now blue, the icons (when we don’t have a website icon) remain black and look too “heavy”. They would look better if have the similar tone, or be more greyish like other UI items, or outlined.

    • New icons were just released. Moreover it was just a first round of icon changes. More adjustments are on the way.

      • Nekomajin43

        The battery saver icon is blury.

  • Balcis

    First;
    please could you consider adding twitter and/or services (notification based) and make that sidebar available for “sidebar addons”?
    2nd;
    there’s this bug that if I try to share something with twitter button on any page; the twitter popup window is too wide, like 3000 pixels.

    • More things… we’ll consider.

      Wow 3000 is a lot. Windows, Mac or Linux?

      • Balcis

        MacOS Sierra. Trying to figure exact conditions, I have some extensions, they may be causing it.

        • Ping when you find it. I’m using Sierra as well, no such issues.

  • redfox

    How to skin the Opera Reborn tabs to get shadows and rounded corners (i.e. native Win7 behavior)?

    • New look and feel changes the way tabs look. Currently there’s no way to change it.

      • My1

        how about you make way open so we can change? the new titlebar being white all the time iss ugly imo, you have no way to discern the active window, and it should just be the system titlebar background like earlier

  • mikemanger

    I don’t seem to get the private tab animation (Windows 10 64bit)

    • Maybe you have clicked “don’t show me again” checkbox in the past. Then opening private mode takes you directly to SD.

  • Илья Найдов

    After update, HTTPS websites in our local network (with self-signed certs) started to show “invalid certificate” errors, claiming domain name mismach… However, domain names are the same, and everything works in previous version and in Chrome…
    Solution – clear cached data…
    Now it does open the websites, but in the security badge it still says that URLs mismatch…

    • Mat M

      The same occurs there with a certificate provided by internal PKI, with root certifcates installed. The chain is ok, the name also, but it still says that “Server’s certifcate does not match the URL”, which is wrong.
      Works fine in Chrome 57, previous Opera Beta, and Firefox Dev Env 54.0b2

    • hari.g

      If the certificate doesn’t have a SubjectAlternativeName entry, host name matching using the Subject field only has been removed in Chromium 58. Please check if this is the case. You will have to regenerate the certificates.

      • Илья Найдов

        I’m trying to generate SAN certificate for my local rss reader on Apache, but every time OpenSSL generates V1 cert with no SubjectAltName entries inside…
        I’ll probably try it again on Linux, on a virtual machine…
        The guides I found on the Internet seem easy enough, but they didn’t help me…

      • Илья Найдов

        Yaaay!.. I did it… It works on Linux, but not on Windows for some reason…
        Got V3 cert with SAN for my local domain, and Opera does not complain anymore…

  • TBT1102

    Generally good, but what I am irritating is the menu button.
    I think it must not be with the tab bar. Why are you trying shortening tab bar?
    It should be above tabs, At least such option must be there.

    • Ari

      It would make the whole bar thicker. None of the biggest browser is as you say.

  • Alex

    Why window control buttons are so big? Why are they not native?
    P.s. windows 10

    • Ari

      Same in Windows 8.1, I don’t dislike them though…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Which buttons? They look fine here.

      • Ari

        Minimise, close and maximise/restore window

        • Leonardo Gomes

          They seem OK to me. They fit the size of the tool-bar where they are.

          • Alex

            But these buttons differ from similar buttons in other windows. It looks sloppy.

          • Leszek Janiszewski

            exactly

    • Leszek Janiszewski

      yes, that’s what annoys me so much! and the damn gradient… Stock w10 style is perfect, please Opera don’t ruin it…

  • Horgeon

    Why not extend the Windows 7-style interface to Windows 8 ?

    I have tried compatibility mode, but it makes the browser really slow: I can either have a working Opera with a Windows 10 interface in a Windows 8 environment or a unusable Opera with a much better integration.

    It would be really nice to have an option to switch to Windows 7-style on Windows 8.

    • redfox

      It’s still not a completely Win7 look, the tabs look like in the Win 3.1 era.

  • ShintoPlasm

    The macOS design choice for the sidebar is quite clunky in my opinion. Can you not separate the three window buttons from the sidebar itself, and keep the window buttons where they currently are in Stable 44 (i.e. next to the left-most tab)? The sidebar can then be made narrow by default rather than that big black strip, and it should only start underneath the three window buttons.

    • Have you tried narrow sidebar? You can enable it from context menu.

      • ShintoPlasm

        I’m aware of the narrow sidebar, but it tilts the window buttons by 90 degrees which does not sit well with normal Apple design guidelines… Can’t the window buttons be separated from the sidebar?

        • We talked about it quite a lot internally. Thus we have two versions. I’m must admit I wasn’t into the vertical option (we call it traffic lights in the office) but now I love it. Try it for a while.

          • ShintoPlasm

            Have tried it for a bit, still find the traffic-light setting weird… However, I’m happy that the sidebar can still be unpinned so thanks for allowing that option and not forcing this on users! 🙂

          • You’re welcome. We are aware that this is pretty big change. That’s why kept option to turn it off. Btw. it’s not even ON when you update.

        • Bat

          Does Apple have design guidelines? Because every app looks differently and you still have your menu in two places – one at the top of your screen (hahaha) and the second part… in your app window.

          I remember Steve was talking about “simplicity”, but Macs UI is still old school and counter intuitive. Even new Linux distributions are far better.

          Why window buttons rotated by 90 degrees bother you, when you still have them on the left? Every other operating system, including iOS, have the “X” button on the right.

  • Predator2104

    same issue repeating itself on the Beta version of Opera and it started with the developer version and looks like no one is aware of this wired behaviour.
    When I install Opera developer or beta Reborn (fresh install, settings deleted everything from scratch) it starts popping up hundreds of Startpage tabs without an end it literally fills my 16gb memory and continues shooting startpages until the PC is totally blocked. I’ve never seen something like that before.
    Here’s a screenshot of the issue
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNPM_Ro7nUiWVp5Ig1GMU6LBl1dWs0VPj1DG5qqXMJ6K5KvJnssIMV7_aZ6RS-9Vg?key=MGM3QTVaYXhmNFlwSzFyV3hFRXprTjVsSTBEWkVB

    • Wow. Something went really, really wrong. You can try moving your profile to a different place so that Opera starts brand clear.

      • Predator2104

        Already tried that but it doesn’t work. Last night I’ve launched a new setup of the developer build using the link from the first Reborn build that was displayed on the dev channel, and the issue was fixed. I though I was going to install Reborn Dev 45 but it installed the latest version and it worked. I don’t really know what happened and what was the source of this bug but now it seems that its fixed, at least for now.

      • Bat

        What about the memory management, Maciek? I have a powerful PC, I could have 500 websites opened on the previous version. The new one can’t handle even 100 from the 500 websites opened.

  • theoo

    After update videos on Youtube and live streams on Twitch.tv not working.
    I had to change Twitch.tv player from HTML5 to FLASH – that’s work :/
    Youtube videos not working.

    I have good PC and fast internet connection, as I said problems are after newest update.
    Please fast fix it.

    • NoX

      Same problem. Also twitter videos doesn’t work for me.

      • Corbin Jones

        Twitter videos seems to be working fine to me! Although they may lag a little

    • Sabrus

      Problem: Video not working on some sites on Windows.
      Solution: Enable MFDemuxer on Windows (opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer)

      it solve the problem

      • theoo

        Seems that’s working right now. Thanks.

      • Johny Walk

        worked for me too, thx

      • Bat

        Doesn’t work for me, still have issues with videos. How to downgrade? And why proper settings aren’t enabled by default?

  • Daivy Merlijs

    I see that native Chromecast is still not in the beta version of Opera. Will it be with 46 ? I find it weird it doesnt come with 45, native Chromecast is working great…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      According to a previous comment, it depends on legal stuff.

  • Kevin J K

    Cannot successfully login to my bank. 53.com Logs in and kicks me right out. Works on stable but not on beta. Tried private window and an exception for the ad blocker. Still no success.

  • sgrandin

    http://www.espn.com/ – Videos down the center of page report not being supported by this browser. In fact, not any I’ve tried on the site work right now, which is something new. They work with FF.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Known issues

      Problem: Video not working on some sites on Windows.
      Solution: Enable MFDemuxer on Windows (opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer)

      • sgrandin

        Thanks. The good news is it solves the problem reported. The bad is that with Ad Block some videos are blocked but the audio plays automatically without controls showing, hence no way to stop it. Example: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/golfer-postpones-honeymoon-play-first-masters-makes-cut-002349912.html

        • Interesting 🙂 Different sites try to encourage users to disable ad-blocking using different ways. This one is pretty creative. Latest little tweak makes turning ad blocking a little easier, just click the shield icon in address bar, then flip the switch and page will reload automatically. You get ads, but also ability to control the video.

  • MarkG54321

    Don’t use any of those 3 messenger apps. Please add hangouts!

  • Tulio

    please add support for those old custom sidebar apps. Right now i have 2 sidebars and it’s annoying the shit out of me.

  • Johny Walk

    still problems with out of memory in vpn mode on

  • Johny Walk

    option: let sites use flash doesnt work. it works like play on click.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      VPN or Turbo enabled by chance?

      • Johny Walk

        yea, turbo was enabled somehow, thx;)

  • twm

    Chromecast still not working?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It was pending legal stuff according to a comment from someone from Opera around here.

  • Honza007

    Any chance to get customizable mouse gestures?

  • xirit64

    Hmm, not a fan of the squarish Windows 10 tab and that extra 1-2px of tab height that made it too blocky.
    Also I used to have 6 nice rectangle Speed Dial tiles in a row with 90% zoom, now there are 5 that are squarish and the whole thing just looks too narrow, it looks like I’m sitting on a 4:3 monitor. Why lose so much space to the sides?

  • Ari

    After some hours of my usual usage I found something that was happening on O42 or 43.

    In 9gag (using the GIF section will help to reproduce it faster) that has lots of mp4 videos while you scroll on the page, they start all black and pixels start showing partially until the whole image is covered and then the playback becomes normal.

    • I have noticed that also on pages with lots of GIFs as the browser slows to a crawl and other tabs and windows hang or lock up until that tab is killed or the GIFs are stopped.

      • Ari

        Yeah I have read that on the comments but what I stated is a problem with the new demuxer code, not the source of your problem I’m pretty sure. Or probably it is….hmmm :/

    • Bat

      On my end, this actually started happening with O45. Never had problems with the previous versions.

      • Ari

        LOL, now it’s fixed for me on O45

  • Great work! The chat feature is really useful, I just need Google Hangouts to make it perfect 🙂

  • Great!!! I like it) Waiting for release =)))

  • Hms Kdr

    Great work! The chat feature is really useful, I just need Google Hangouts to make it perfect 🙂 http://www.e-kitap.biz/

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera beta 45.0.2552.225 😉

  • great work, guys! But, let me write a suggestion: colored tabs by domain!!
    I really need a way to colorize the different domain/session opened tabs.
    Another good improvement will be the grouping tabs as in the opera 12.x versions.
    Please, restore it!

  • Leszek Janiszewski

    Can I go back to previous UI? There is something odd and unpleasant with this one, especially the gradient on the top bar. I liked the clean flat surface of the earlier version. The icons are a bit blurred as well.

  • Bat

    How to downgrade from this version? Have you even tested that? I had 500 opened websites on the previous version at it was working fine, now it has issues with 100 websites, but there is still 50% of RAM and processor free.
    This new version has some huge memory issues.

    You made the same mistake as Mozilla with Firefox – focused on unnecessary “themes”, narrow sidebars (nobody uses Mac anyway), but failed in terms of performance.

    The previous Opera was way better than Chrome, but now I have to downgrade or switch to Chrome.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Did you checked the latest beta? It solves a memory issue.

      • Bat

        Of course I’ve tried the latest beta. It doesn’t solve this issue completely. It still uses much more memory than before and the videos go black or green. I’m still talking about more than 100 opened tabs, I don’t know if they really do some “heavy” testing. My machine: i7, 16 GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro SSD (the fastest SATA SSD) with 40 GB page file. Opera still eats the whole 16 GB of RAM and then it’s unusable, despite having the page file available (committed memory is only ~17 / 60 GB). Before Opera 45 it was never that high and everything was stable.

  • Loysek

    Shouldn’t the right scroll-bar in dark theme also be dark?

    • Corbin Jones

      I know right!

  • ArMaP

    I don’t know if anyone asked it before, but how can I disable the “Login not secure” warning? I know what I’m doing and I’m not interested in seeing that useless warning.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I don’t know any setting to disable it.

    • Przemek Kudła

      opera://flags -> #enable-http-form-warning
      Bear in mind, this flag will disappear in the future and there will be no way to disable the warning.

      • ArMaP

        Thanks.

        Forcing people to see the warning is a stupid idea, I know what I’m doing and I don’t want any extra text on the sites I visit inserted by the browser. In fact, I don’t think the browser should change a thing on any page, they are supposed to show what the creator of the site did, not what the browser creator thinks is the best for the user.

        • Przemek Kudła

          Not every user is advanced enough to realize that he/she is going to send sensitive data over not secured connection.

          • ArMaP

            That’s why I didn’t say that the idea was stupid, what I think is stupid is not giving people the choice of how their browser should behave.

            On one hand they give people the possibility of customising the appearance and other behaviours of the browser, on the other hand they force the users to see things as they think they should be.

  • Johny Walk

    i have sick frame dropps on youtube 60 fps videos. on edge videos run perfectly with 0 frame dropps

  • Shaga

    Just saying really loving the look. 🙂

  • druid23

    Great work on the sidebar!

    Will it be possible to program extensions for the sidebar?
    Like implementing more messengers (slack? signal?)

  • A. R.

    The facelifted Opera looks very good!

    Could we get anti-ad-blocker-blocker to Opera too?

    I’m on stable build because memory usage is so much more lighter compared to beta – but I’m kinda tempted to go back to beta stream. Hmmm.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Settings > Privacy and security > Ad Blocking > Manage lists > check ‘ad-block warning removal’. I guess this is for it.

  • João Eiras

    Hello ! Was this the update the introduced a new file selector on linux ? https://www.dropbox.com/s/hyrxk9lg9dy3jac/opera_file_selector.png?dl=0
    I’m a bit confused. Is this a completely new file selector implemented by you, or are you using some obscure toolkit ?

    • Corbin Jones

      I seemed to be using the same one on my side, something may of got switched out on your Linux Distro.

  • WWW

    Hi! Please add autohide the bookmarks toolbar, as in 7-Star browser, it’s really a useful feature!

  • druid23

    Can I prevent the pinned WhatsApp/Messenger to open everytime I start Opera?

    I like them pinned, but I don’t want them to open everytime I restart Opera.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It doesn’t seem to be possible.

  • Alex Lozano

    Despite the funny “private mode” animation, seems too fast and the glasses icon needs some imagination to know they are a glasses.
    Even, being that is similar to Chrome but without the hat, you could use a cap if you don’t want to use the same as Chrome or draw a reflex in the cristal or use a newspaper with holes…

    xD

    Thanks for uptades!

  • Roland Dombi

    guys… this sidebar thingy is cool but make it autohide pls!! there are several fullscreen sites, and the sidebar ruins the look and the funcionality. you could make it autohide, with the feature to show alerts on a label without showing the full sidebar itself. please consider this. / ui designer for 10 years now.

  • ovidiu

    Is there a plan for the option of having the tabs bar on a vertical side?

  • 陳泓伯

    Could you please let traditional Chinese back to Opera mini?The update that removes a certain language is weird and disturbing.

  • Sasori

    black theme finally but i don’t like everything else………

  • Daniel Rios

    I think Opera the best browser and I liked of the dark theme, but there are some things to be better: GTK support on Linux, DRM support on Linux and extensions sync.

  • BF Collider

    Looks cool, but not useable.

  • Corbin Jones

    It is awesome! I would love to add Twitter to the sidebar!

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  • Rodney Lux

    Since the 48 update I can not print in opera. It says opera does not have the pdf viewer required for print preview. Help

  • Mehmet Cuma Bozoğlan