Hello,

We are announcing some changes related to a very popular feature found only in the Opera browser: VPN. Our VPN service will be migrating to our own data centers and will receive a new way of providing you better, relevant search results when enabled. We have also reorganized our About page and have included a quick way to reset browser settings. Finally, we have a new mechanism for backing up and restoring preferences.

Faster and better browser VPN

In September 2016, we introduced the free, built-in, no-log browser VPN service. Opera remains the only major browser providing such a unique service. Now, we are introducing our first major upgrade to the browser VPN service.

Moving to Opera data centers

Previously, the VPN service was hosted and operated by SurfEasy LLC. This company has recently been acquired by Symantec, and we have investigated the best options for hosting the service and concluded the browser VPN service will be moved to our own data centers. Opera’s current server infrastructure, one of the highest capacity super-computer clusters in the world, is already hosting services such as the compressing engine for Opera Mini. The colocation of the browser VPN service to our data centers is expected to give increased performance, scalability and balancing capabilities, while keeping it a free and no-log service.

From countries to regions

As we move the service to the Opera data centers, we are also changing from listing locations based on countries to regions. For the updated browser VPN, we will provide these options: Optimal location (default), the Americas, Europe and Asia. Locations will be rolled out gradually starting with Europe today and the Americas and Asia coming soon.

Better search quality

As the usage of the free browser VPN service keeps growing, we have also noticed people complaining about the quality of search results when having the VPN service enabled. When massive traffic goes through certain IP ranges, search engines tend to classify it to a certain area. As a result, you might get all your search results in Ukrainian or Dutch, for example, and languages can again change unexpectedly.

Until now, this has been a problem for most VPN services. Since search quality is such an integral part of the browsing experience, we have decided to resolve it through the “local search” feature.

By default, the Opera browser will now bypass the browser VPN when you use your native search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yandex. These connections will still be secure over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), but your local IP will be made visible to the search engines. When you click on links to navigate away from the search engines, the browser VPN service will automatically be re-enabled. We believe it’s a smart balance between absolute privacy and user comfort.

People can also browse with the “local search” feature turned off by simply using a private browsing window. Then, the browser VPN connection will be enforced for any website, including your search engines.

Neat and tidied opera:about page

The About page is one of the internal pages that we often go to as it serves useful information on hand and also allows you to upgrade your browser easily. The page got a closer look and will be better organized now.

Each of the sections gets a heading for better readability. Additional links for legal information have been added, as well.

Reset Browser Settings

In today’s developer update you will find the option to quickly reset the browser to its factory settings. Clicking the “Reset browser settings…” button will revert any custom search engines to the default, remove pinned tabs, disable extensions and will clear temporary data such as cookies. However, your bookmarks, history and saved passwords will remain in place.

You can reset your browser settings in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser, then find the “Reset browser settings…” button.

Previously, users had to delete and re-install Opera to reset all browser settings after saving their preferences in a separate place.

Preferences backup

We now have a mechanism for backing up and restoring working profile preferences to help avoid the unintentional alterations of these settings. Whenever profile settings have been read successfully, we create a backup of the files involved. When the files exist but can not be parsed, we use the backed up files instead. This means that Opera should still be usable after external applications or users that like the manual editing of JSON files, have possibly made incorrect changes to Opera’s settings files.

Other information

Changelog is available here.

Chromium was updated to version 64.0.3269.3.

Knowns issues

  • You might have problems with connection to Chromecast. We’re working on the solution.
  • If you have chromium-ffmpeg-codecs-extra installed on your Linux machine, web sites with embedded video might crash their tab. Run Opera with the command-line option `–ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled` to work around the issue.
  • VR got overhacked and it’s temporarily unavailable. We are sorry for this. It will return in no time 😉

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  • nanana1

    Love the VPN feature unique to Opera browser !
    Hope the “download interrupted” bug when VPN is turned on get resolved with their relocation.

    • Please let us know if you’re still able to reproduce it with this build.

      • epigast

        the DL-“bug” is still alive! without any change – and the “bug” is apparently a feature:
        http://s1.bild.me/bilder/110417/3176924opera-dev-DL-Bug.jpg
        http://s1.bild.me/bilder/110417/5718415opera-dev-DL-Bug2.jpg
        tried DL e.g. from winfuture.de + filehippo.com.
        Without vpn no prob, with vpn error. as before, since month!
        if you are not able to say or admit, that this “errors” are made wittingly, to save eg. bandwidth or whatever, …
        can’t understand such gamblings. => this “bug” is a feature!

        and belonging the opera “vpn” in total, it’s only a browser-proxy, not a vpn! A real VPN could tunnel whole system-network-traffic. What operas-proxy can’t do!
        so the opera-“vpn” can be compared to other browser-proxies, given by addons in firefox + chrome (hoxx, windscribe, Pure, zenmate, etc.). But it’s NOT a real vpn!
        And the new appearance is a little bit poor Opera. Only one server, which is very slow? can’t be, opera.
        Before there has been 6 servers (opt, NL, D, Ca, us, sing), now one. chapeau!

        • We’ll look into this error – thanks for the links. Regarding your comments:
          * not one server but presence in one DC where we’ve multiple servers (so far since we’re actively working on adding more)
          * yes, it’s a browser VPN – secure tunnel for the whole browser communication

  • Marek

    Great news Andrzej. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji imienin! 😉

    • Andrzej Czarnecki

      Glad you like it Marek! Dziękuje za życzenia 🙂

  • Hetai-Na

    I use the VPN to watch some videos from CBC TV, a Canadian broadcaster. I guess it’s going to be harder now with the option for “Americas” (so many countries). I am ok with search engines results been send to other country, if it is the country I previously selected; this was the real problem. But everything is ok on private mode. The approach is very interesting. I expect the server change to make the VPN more stable and reliable, but this don’t forget to publish an updated privacy policy for the feature, please.

  • PakSae

    It will be good to have Auto Switch function with switch rules on VPN as Proxy SwitchyOmega extension.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Andrzej, thanks for the new, slicky update, new flags sound promising 😉

    New flags (wip = work in progress):
    – opera:flags#create-theme-from-wallpaper (wip)
    Adds a button for creating a browser theme from the current desktop wallpaper.

    – opera:flags#snap-edit-text-tool (wip)
    Adds a text tool to the snapshot editor.

    – opera:flags#multiple-tab-selection (wip)
    Enables selecting and performing operations on multiple tabs.

    – opera:flags#enable-pwa-full-code-cache
    Generate V8 code cache in Cache Storage while installing Service Worker for PWAs.

    – opera:flags#navigation-mojo-response
    Browser side navigation (aka PlzNavigate) is using blob URLs to deliver the body of the main resource to the renderer process. This flag replaces this mechanism by using a Mojo DataPipe.

    – opera:flags#clipboard-content-setting
    Enables a site-wide permission in the UI which controls access to the asynchronous clipboard web API.

    – opera:flags#enable-network-logging-to-file
    Enables network logging to a file named netlog.json in the user data directory. The file can be imported into chrome://net-internals.

    • New flags (wip = work in progress):
      – opera:flags#create-theme-from-wallpaper (wip)
      Adds a button for creating a browser theme from the current desktop wallpaper.

      Where is that button? 😀

      • L33t4opera

        Hi, yep, that’s why I added wip abbreviation 😉

        • Ah ok then!!

          • L33t4opera

            Most probably you know it already, but in case you don’t: you can open EasySetup from SD, click on “Add your wallpaper”, and select an image file, that way you can also select the file, which is set as your desktop wallpaper.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        On Easy Setup, the first wallpaper listed for you to choose is the one from your desktop.

  • …but, no saving and restoring of extensions? *sigh*…

  • iYuzver

    Something I did not understand … You have forbidden to choose a specific country in the VPN? Well done, 5 points! I do not need “Europe” or “Asia”, I need specific countries.
    Farewell Opera.

    • nanana1

      Thought you would understand that Opera may not want to disclose the country location of their data centers who will be hosting their VPN servers 😉

      • Hetai-Na

        Why? This shouldn’t be private, it’s a privacy and safety issue. Some states can force companies to give them information and control. I think I wouldn’t trust a VPN based in Russia, Iran, or China, for example.

        • nanana1

          You have to trust Opera and their data centers for if not you shouldn’t be using them 😉

          • Hetai-Na

            Yes, we have to, and to trust, at least know, I think Opera must makes things a bit more clear. I will wait until the stable version which is probably coming with the vpn privacy policy.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            I think the privacy policy should be the same of Opera.

        • John Di

          You’re right about the trust, and they want to go even further, “All your memes are belong to me”, worth to read article covering Russia’s plans to launch backup DNS system, that will be used by BRICS member states.

    • xirit64

      And what difference did it make when for Europe for example there was only Germany and Netherlands to choose from?

      • DrahiFilsdeviol

        EU is an authoritarian superstate and many countries practice censorship of content. So there is a big difference between Germany, or Netherlands or whatever and being able to chose from countries with freedom of speech is one of the point of VPNs.
        So only having “Europe” as a choice (I only have Europe) is a downgrade. But I assume as Opera is based with Norway, which has treaties with EURSS, they must comply to the censorship practice.

        After that, it’s a new change and they’re testing, so Opera team will probably add more locations in the future or change things. This is a testing build, so if people are bothered with that, they shouldn’t be using these dev snapshots in the first place.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Or maybe the datacenters in America and Asia just aren’t ready for VPN yet.

          • That’s correct – we’re working on bootstrapping VPN infra there. Stay tuned.

        • iYuzver

          Censorship is a typical policy of the leftist forces.
          More leftism = more censorship, more colored migrants, more feminism, more disfigurement of society. Greetings from Russia, the murdered country leftists.

          • x a

            Paranoid much?

        • xirit64

          That’s not my point, the point is practical, when you have 2 locations in Opera eitherway, and lets say something is censored in both countries, germany and netherlands, you don’t have any other alternative to choose from eitherway, so it does not change anything. And wouldn’t a simple “ip location” or a tracert query show you the country the VPN is based on?

          • DrahiFilsdeviol

            Of course. Yes, the data centers are in Norway. Opera is based in Norway.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            As far as I know, they have data centers in several places around the world.

        • x a

          EU is an authoritarian superstate and many countries practice censorship of content. So there is a big difference between Germany, or Netherlands or whatever […]

          …you lost me there. If it is an ”authoritarian superstate“, how come there is ”a big difference between“ member marionettes? – Conspiracies, conspiracies…

          • DrahiFilsdeviol

            Not the place. My point was censorship exists in many countries of EU and having VPN locations by region and not specific countries can be an issue because of that.

      • iYuzver

        Because each country has its own access to information. Especially it concerns the countries of Asia.

  • Regnas

    The favicons on the bookmarks bar are not showing

    • Ewa

      Hi, what OS? Could you provide more details?

      • Regnas

        Win 10 Pro 64 bits… The icon showing in just that generic “file” icon, see: https://i.imgur.com/i3Ljqj6.jpg

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Ewa, it seems to be OS independent, because it occurs also on Linux, but the workaround mentioned above by @disqus_FinAM7rbHB:disqus works well.

    • MorPeh

      I confirm. when switching from a black theme to a light one everything becomes normal. Win7.

      • Regnas

        I can confirm that too.. Nice catch… Thanks

  • Regnas

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, you guys added a feature I requested long time ago here: https://forums.opera.com/topic/17576/suggestion-quick-way-to-go-to-the-top-of-the-page

    I’m so happy… you guys are the best………….

    • Rodrigo Wander

      Well, in opera extensions have one to make this job for you .

      https://addons.opera.com/pt-br/extensions/details/scroll-to-top-2/?display=en

      You tried this?

      • Regnas

        Haven’t tried that… But the coolest thing about this feature is that when you first click you go to the top of the page and if you click again you go back to where you was before on the page… that’s the main thing about it…

        • Rodrigo Wander

          i see…well, you can search in chrome store using this extension https://addons.opera.com/pt-br/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en

          (possibly opera to install extensions from chrome, and try to search something like this)

          • xirit64

            Rodrigo, it’s already (natively) implemented, he does not need to install any extension 😉

          • Rodrigo Wander

            really? i not explored this before :O

          • Regnas

            Yeah. it’s already implemented, that’s why I was thanking the Opera team like crazy lol….

          • L33t4opera

            Hi Regnas, I smiled slightly, when I saw it enabled by default in this build, it’s quite a nice and helpful addition 😉

  • Rodrigo Wander

    Dark theme in this build make letters white

    • Ewa

      Hi, what OS? Could you add a screenshot?

  • Regnas

    I’m still suffering from endless page loading on some websites..

    • With VPN enabled?

      • Regnas

        No, VPN is disabled.

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Do you have adblocking enabled? We’ve identified a recent regression related to this with ad-blocking turned on – a fix will be in the next developer snapshot.

      • Regnas

        Yes, adblock is enabled..
        Thx..

  • SteUeRunG

    I use the VPN mostly for German video-websites with geoblocking (I’m from Austria).
    I fear with merging the VPN to a Europe category, I cant use it anymore in most cases I would need a VPN.

    Evade geoblocking is far more important to me than privacy concerns.

    • Hans Hansen

      Yes, that’s a pity. The new Europe server is located in Norway (at least the detection site tells me it is)

      • Actually they’re in Netherlands.

        • Hans Hansen

          Good to know. 🙂 The detection site is unreliable then or your VPN service doesn’t want to tell the truth. 😀

  • Ricardo Franzen

    Hi,
    Im having problems on Gmail and Google Calendar. “Page Crashed” even in a clean profile.

    SO: Ubuntu 17.04 64bits

    • Kornelia

      Hi Ricardo, please take a look at known issues. We’re working on it.

      • Ricardo Franzen

        Hi Kornella, same error with the option “–ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled”. Console shows this error: “[1130/134930.269126:ERROR:service_manager.cc(158)] Connection InterfaceProviderSpec prevented service: content_renderer from binding interface: blink::mojom::ReportingServiceProxy exposed by: content_browser”

        Thank you!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    1.) The favicon of https://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/ disappears (in the beta it was working).
    2.) The ENTER key still does not work for erasing the list of downloaded files (CTRL-J, TAB, ENTER). In the penultimate beta it was working.
    W10x64 1709
    Operax64

    • Tina

      1. Can’t confirm on Win10

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Empty your cache and reload. This problem was already there in the last developer and remarked by somebody.

        • Hans Hansen

          Confirmed on Win10: https://abload.de/img/sgef1pty.png
          By the way: they’re using an old logo.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            And it’s strange, that the logo (or favicon) only disappears on that page and not on all other Opera pages. Maybe just because it’s an old logo. 🙂

    • Ewa

      Hi Ralf, thanks for comment. Both issues confirmed, stay tuned.

  • pauloaguia

    Unfortunately the VPN still doesn’t work when behind a proxy server 🙁

  • bratpit

    Linux64

    https://www.cda.pl/video/586699bf

    Opera seqfault.

    [89275.113976] Media[9553]: segfault at 8 ip 0000000001d840da sp 000003ba3dd0c5d0 error 4 in opera-developer[1727000+50e2000]
    [89308.516222] traps: opera-developer[9108] trap int3 ip:201d744 sp:3f988fb9dd0 error:0

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Even with the workaround?

      • RocknRolf

        The workaround change nothing here, all videos chrash with manjaro linux.

        • L33t4opera

          Hi, please make sure, that you use --ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled, and not ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled, as mentioned in the article above.
          By the way: it only disables use of the lib, but doesn’t fix the issue, so the H264 videos will still not work.

  • inDigazzZ

    Opera couldn’t connect to Optimal location, but instantly connect to Europe.

    • It seems we’ve identified a problem. Will let you know when fix will be rolled out on production servers. Thank you for reporting.

    • Can you check now?

      • Hans Hansen

        Working now.

  • SiMcarD

    I like very much the new loading icon on tabs 😉

  • x a

    With your new approach of putting so many ”speed dial suggestions“ (what an euphemism!) up top row (and some mixed in) on every update I almost wish back the (easy to hit – even accidental) one-click-× on tiles to delete them… ;L

  • Alex Lozano

    This is a major update! o/

    Thank you!

  • M92

    Is it me or a lot of pages don’t stop loading?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Known issue.

      • M92

        Also, on Youtube since some dev releases ago, the video playes but the image freezes por a few seconds.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Doesn’t seem to be happening here.

        • Spiryts

          If you mean it, when you use the arrows to scroll the video if so, I can confirm it.
          win 7 x64

  • Davit Babayan

    When opera introduce vpn, they promise to add more location. Now opera make vpn for only regions.
    So i have a question. Switch to new firefox with “quantum” speed, or vivaldi with old and good features?

    • Kornelia

      It’s correct that we first launched our free, no-log browser VPN with a limited set of location back in May 2016. Later we added more, based on availability from the provider SurfEasy. Now SurfEasy has been acquired by Symantec, and with this test version we introduce new locations based on our own data centers. As stated in the blog, the selection will also increase soon too. So, it is really up to you whether you want to switch to a browser without free VPN.

  • Regnas

    Can’t see the messages I’m sending on Telegram, it gives me some sort of invalid date message… See: https://i.imgur.com/LPox0kr.gif

    Also, sometimes it’s really hard for the Telegram to even show up, most of the time it just comes up blank… Tried on the sidebar and on a regular tab.. 🙁

    Win 10 64bit

  • Vitaly

    Dark theme + bookmarks bar = unreadable black icons
    Win 10 1709 64bit

  • Tratsing

    I like the feature which enables scrolling to top of the page by clicking on a tab when the user has scrolled down.

  • Sergey Pirogov

    There is a bug with scrolling video on Youtube, I’ve found it in 2 releases of O51 ago –
    1. open Youtube video
    2. press Right arrow key on keyboard to scroll video (forward 5 or something like that seconds)
    3. press Left arrow key on keyboard to scroll video (backward 5 or something like that seconds)
    Result: after that video hangs for several seconds, however sound is still playing

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes, sometimes.
      W10x64, Operax64

    • Regnas

      Confirmed. It has been a pain to watch youtube videos with the last dev versions..

      • Ewa

        Hi, please note that in Developer channel might be some issues 😉

    • Ewa

      Hi Sergey, thank you for your comment, issue confirmed.

    • M92

      Yes, confirmed W10x64/Opera x64

    • Yusei Jaden

      // I thought i was the only one since several versions of Opera Dev \

      I confirm too on Opera Dev.
      No problem on others versions of Opera.
      System : El Capitan 10.11.6

  • Юлия

    You should make the tab loading indicator change it’s colour when Opera starts receiving data:
    https://i.imgur.com/9YgtxbB.gif

    It’s very useful imo, at least I know when my browser is not receiving anything so I should stop waiting and move on.

  • Hans Hansen

    The new loading circle is spinning too fast in my opinion, I liked the old one more.

  • andrew84

    1. open browser > enable dark theme > begin typing in address bar: the opening suggestions list has a light background instead of dark and addresses are invisible(with hardly visible ‘Google search’ or whatever source), visible only when hovering cursor over or selecting by up/down keys.
    https://ibb.co/mcvGZb

    2. open browser(previously closed with dark theme enabled) > disable dark theme > begin typing in address bar: the opening suggestions list has a dark background instead of light and addresses are almost invisible, visible when hovering cursor over.
    https://ibb.co/dHQuLG

    • Ewa

      Hi andrew84, it’s a known issue. We’re working on it.

  • andrew84

    I don’t know it is feature or bug or happens only on my system 8.1 x64

    I have ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’ enabled in settings.
    When I click download link and Windows’s ‘Save File’ window appears and before pressing ‘save’ button I can see how the download progress in Windows’s task bar and in Opera’s extension bar are begin to fill. But I didn’t press the ‘save’ button yet, window stays just opened. And when for an example I wait until the progress bar is fully filled and then press ‘save’ button it turns out that the download is complete. So it seems that Opera begins to download immediately(into buffer or similar)even before pressing ‘save’ button in opened ‘Save File’ window.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I would say it’s a normal behavior. The command to download the file is sent when you click on the link, the ‘save as’ dialog is there just for the browser/system knows where to put it when the download ends.

      • andrew84

        seems ok then

  • kesha2000

    Uhm… Since yandex blocked in Ukraine, now it will only work in private mode. That’s kind of backward strategy. Hope you will make an exception or a switch, otherwise it doesn’t make sense.

    • John Di

      If I understand you correctly, there’s already an option for it, open Settings, click Privacy & Security, and under VPN uncheck “Bypass VPN for default search engines”.

      • kesha2000

        Thanks!

  • Springer

    Can we get “Sort alphabetically” back in Bookmarks Bar?
    While you are at it, please bring back “+” to add sites/folders to the Bookmarks Bar too.

    That is all. Thank you.

    • andrew84

      very agree

  • andrew84

    noticed refreshed buttons on video pop-out.Would be nice to have volume controls on it.

  • asdf_x2

    I have been experiencing crashes for several last builds. Every time i use Ctrl+Tab to change a tab far right on the tab list. I have several dozen tabs open. When at left of the tab bar it doesn’t crash and i get the tab list which i can navigate to far right/low.

    • Kornelia

      What’s your operating system?

      • asdf_x2

        Yeah sorry. Linux.

        • Kornelia

          I’ll take a look and try to reproduce your problem.

          • Vlad

            confirm this problem in Unity and xorg 1.19.3
            in Kde plasma 5.10 don’t see this problem

          • asdf_x2

            Odd, since i have KDE.
            Plasma: 5.9.5, KDE framework: 5.31.0, Qt: 5.7.1

        • Oliver

          @asdf_x2 @Vlad : are you using Ubuntu?
          does the crash immediately happen after you hit Ctrl+Tab, or later when you scroll down the list of tabs or you click one?
          Thanks

          • Oliver

            @asdf_x2:disqus @disqus_76ZTZW5ltz:disqus

          • asdf_x2

            Yes, Kubuntu 17.04.
            It crashes immediately after Ctrl+Tab. No tab list shown.

          • Oliver

            Thanks.
            Does it crash the same way when you hit the Tab menu button? (the one that shows the list of recently closed tabs, and open tabs)

          • asdf_x2

            No it doesn’t.

          • Oliver

            And does it happen everytime?
            How many tabs are needed to make it crash?
            Thanks again! Since I cannot reproduce it on my machine your help is much appreciated 🙂

          • asdf_x2

            Yes. Every time. I’m not at the machine atm. But i’d guess i have ~100 tabs open. And it starts crashing roughly right from the middle.
            Left from that magic spot i get the tab list and can navigate to which ever tab. Right from that and it crashes instantly and every time. I haven’t had interest nor time to find out which exact tab is the magic one.

          • Oliver

            I still don’t have it. 🙁
            It could help us fix it if you added an environment variable to your shell :
            OPERA_CRASH_EMAIL=asdf_x2@opera.com
            (to be added to shell initialization – e.g. in ~/.bashrc – the email address doesn’t have to exist)
            This way we would be able to find information about this crash more easily.

          • asdf_x2

            Ok, i’ll do it tomorrow.

          • asdf_x2

            It segfaults. I’ve done what you asked and this was printed on terminal: “CrashID=4a40450c-85fc-4ca0-b31b-3668b2171207”. Hope it helps.

          • Oliver

            Thanks a lot. We will analyze the crash!

    • B J

      I have the same issue – for several builds now.
      51.0.2796.0, developer, System: Windows 7 64-bit

      Everytime I press Ctrl-tab Opera crashes immediately and reruns itself.

  • Vlad

    Thx to fix Flash player in Ubuntu

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    No issue or mistake, just a wish:
    I would like to have a better cookie and browser data manager. When I press “delete browser data” (CTRL-SHIFT-DEL), then I want Opera to delete ALL browser data except the ones I have defined in the exception list. ALL. Every time I make a backup of my Opera folder (standalone installation) I see, that more than 4.000 files are copied. Opera is closed at that time and all temporary files should be deleted. That’s more than Donald Trump is twittering on one day! The use of a private window is no option, because then most of my extensions are not working.

    • Hetai-Na

      It sounds like a privacy issue.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        What do you mean with “privacy issue”? Can you explain it a little more, please?

        • Hetai-Na

          I mean, if there are traces after you click to remove the data, then it’s is a privacy issue, because everything should be deleted. There was a bug in Firefox some time ago about this, some websites data were not being deleted.

    • xirit64

      Couldn’t agree more. In fact the whole Cookies subsection seems to behave problematic, I had problems with “Block sites from setting any data” as well, as although I had added exceptions or even un-ticked this setting, the site was still blocked and couldn’t behave normally. Maybe those entries are written in another file and are not deleted from there, dunno… Now I’m forced to keep “Allow local data to be set” ticked :/

  • tarkus

    The ‘about’ page may be tidy but the ‘settings’ page is a nightmare and needs a complete overhaul! Basic, Browser, Websites and Privacy & Security settings overlap and nothing is neatly placed in a proper thematic order!
    Otherwise the browser upgrade is more than obvious in every department!
    PS I’m still waiting for proper mouse gestures (at least those which are still missing i.e. scroll tabs etc.) – I’m not giving up hope!

  • Camers Joe

    Bookmarks bar bag is still not fixed or its okay if i should go to settings and turn of bookmarks bar every time when im adding site to bookmarks list?
    Any chance to allow flash everywhere by default like before? Cause im tired to add every site in exception list

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Regarding Flash, I don’t think it will return to the old behavior and according to Chromium schedule on removing Flash support, at some point in 2018 it will be even more difficult to allow Flash to play.

  • emniss

    VPN downloads still abort, very disappointing after such a long time:

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/22742/vpn-download-interrupted-network-error

  • RafaellaG
  • Ralf Brinkmann

    This is again a bot profile which just repeats a comment of me. Please remove and block it!

  • Tratsing

    The drop-down menu of address bar is frozen at random times after pasting text to the address bar. After re-pasting something, the freezing state is gone. The frozen drop-down menu appears on every tab if I switch between tabs. This has happened over a month for me.

  • Rudric

    Add setting to “local search” feature turned off also on non-private?

  • bonifacio

    Hi.
    >>> Run Opera with the command-line option `–ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled` to work around >>> the issue.

    When it will be fixed?

    Thanks.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I guess in a next release.

    • bonifacio

      51.0.2796.0 – RESOLVED.

  • MrX1980

    Hi, the new Europe VPN is not working anymore with the default WiFi-Guest settings (AVM Fritz!Box 3390). I can enable VPN, but if I try to load a website the connection to 77.111.244.27 cannot be established, so the websites will not load. It is only working, if I disable the “surf and email” restriction within the router. The old VPN was working without problems. So which port numbers and type (TCP or UDP) does the new VPN use?

  • It’s only showing france ip 🙁
    Now I can’t check my website http://www.healthoic.com
    google ranking for different countries 🙁
    Please fix this as soon as possible.

  • Yehor

    Can I turn off loading of pinned tabs before I click them?

  • ahd

    Just want to point out that on Mac OS there’s no menu item to enable chromecast support under preferences-browser-user interface. Is chromecast support going to be reinstated in v 51 or will it be deferred to a later release?

    • Sebastian

      HI @disqus_fUygSIT8Tp:disqus ,
      what is your location?
      Please have in mind that this feature is not available in some locations now (like USA/Canada).

      • ahd

        I’m in the US. I read the notes and know that there may be “problems with connection to Chromecast”. I understood that to mean that chromecast support would be a feature of the browser and there would be associated settings to choose in the settings menu, but that it might not work yet. I was just pointing out that there’s no mention of chromecast at all in the preferences settings. I’m on OS X 10.11.6 and Opera 51.0.2791.0 Not sure if it matters, but I have production version 49.0.2725.39 installed in parallel.

  • Stas Baranovsky

    Bug with bug with underlined cyrillic fonts, some letter are not underlined and its looks very ugly

  • DKO

    OS Windows 10 Pro (x64) Fall Creators Update 1709 (Build 16299.64)

    After Opera Developer update from version 51.0.2776.0 (x64) to
    51.0.2791.0 (x64) the text on the corner left Opera Menu button and all
    text on my Bookmarks Bar became much smaller. However, Tab Title text and Bookmark Bar Drop-Down lists text remains larger and unaffected from that seen in 51.0.2776.0 (x64) and before.

    I uninstalled reinstalled – same result. I did a clean install
    without retaining my user data – same result. I installed 51.0.2776.0
    (x64) and the Font sizes went back to normal (larger) but as soon as
    Opera did its automatic update to 51.0.2791.0 (x64) they became small
    again.

    With the fonts at the new reduced size they are uncomfortably small on my 1920 x 1080 monitor.

    Has this happened to other? Any ideas how to resolve please?

    I can confirm the latest Stable and Beta Opera releases do not have
    this issue and neither do all Developer releases up to and including
    51.0.2776.0 (x64). Hope this info helps

    0

  • FluffyBoyo

    When changing refresh rates using Zoom player/MadVR or any media player that does change the refresh rate, the Opera tab bar and top row of the UI disappear. This has been going on for some time now, many builds. Only happens when opera is not minimised. Only a opera restart clears it. Win7x64

  • Kernoz z

    Can you add hotkey for pin/unpin tab?

  • christopher young

    Dark theme in this build make letters white

  • Adam01time

    Linux latest DEV 51.0.2791.0 crashes when built with h264 support. This means youtube will crash it speed dial will crash it. The opera-dev build ffmpeg.so does not have h264. but it also is unable to use twitter videos etc. many html5 videos are h264 . hope this helps.

    • Vlad

      Run Opera with the command-line option `–ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled` to work around the issue.

      • Adam01time

        I think if I can build CEF3 and Opera I understand what the problem is. I am saying h264 or x264 is the problem. find out why . it is not the blob ffmpeg.so.
        because the linux build does not have h264. when I build it it does. Your Linux build uses the WeBM no proprietary codecs. This tell me you want to look at your gen.
        see why chromium is building it and linking it. This is what may cause a crash of your ffmpeg.so.

  • jack payne

    Thought you would understand that Opera may not want to disclose the country location of their data centers who will be hosting their VPN servers 😉

    • mdfier

      Why shouldn’t users be aware of where their data goes?

    • nanana1

      This is a bot profile which just repeats a comment of me. Please remove and block it!

  • jedy123

    I’ve said so on the Opera Beta blog, Speed Dial needs to use the whole width of the browser. When at 100% I now (since the last Beta update) get 6 instead of 7 dials in a row on my laptop. The dials now have a lot of space on either side, enough for an extra dial. This is most annoying.

    • Álvaro Martínez

      You can increase the maximum number of columns in the Speed Dial up to 11 if you enable “Show advanced settings”:

  • inDigazzZ

    Easy Setup should be Dark in Dark theme and light in Light theme.

  • _artem_
    • Tina

      Hi! Works fine on Dev Win10

      • _artem_

        linux x86_64 getting page crash. tried in private mode without extensions. same crash

        • Vlad

          Knowns issues:
          If you have chromium-ffmpeg-codecs-extra installed on your Linux machine, web sites with embedded video might crash their tab. Run Opera with the command-line option `–ffmpeg-preload-mode=disabled` to work around the issue.

  • nneo

    Many Vietnamese websites have problem playing media in Opera, while other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, 360, Vivaldi, Edge open flawlessly.
    http://chiasenhac.vn/
    https://video.vnexpress.net/

    I tested on many computers with different OS and lastest stable build.

    These problems persist a long time, please help fix it.

  • Cjcr

    Oh, I hate a lot the new pinned tab behavior (pinned even after restart the browser) … I don’t like at all. Could you make it optional at least like Vivaldi did?

    Thank you.

  • PlonPlon

    Please, please, PLEASE, add FRANCE to the VPN list! I live abroad and too often can’t access content because it is georestricted.
    Please, Opera 🙂

    • redfox

      Impossible. You will be able to choose only the whole European region, not a country.

  • Кostadin

    riding the new 2796 🙂

    • nanana1

      Hopping on the ride too !

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera developer 51.0.2796.0 😉

    • bonifacio

      What fixed in this release? chromium-ffmpeg-codecs-extra still crash?

      • L33t4opera

        Hi, it looks like there’s only a workaround for the crashes, the issue needs still to be fixed in the further builds. Regarding other fixes, please read my reply to Ralf.

        • bonifacio

          Hi. I have installed last (2796) build and it works.

          • L33t4opera

            Yep, as I wrote above, it’s a workaround not fix for the H264 videos yet 😉

          • bonifacio

            I was hoping that it was not so …

          • L33t4opera

            I hope it will be fixed ASAP 😉 Most websites usually serve videos encoded with the H264 codec.

  • redfox

    Please, will older Opera versions be automatically updated to the new VPN service, or the VPN becomes unavailable some day? I’d like to keep Opera 48 with VPN working…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I don’t think they will release an update for an old version.

      • redfox

        It is easy to update only the server list and location names, an application update is not needed.
        I’d like to have a direct answer from Opera developers.
        Please, reply.

  • Adam01time

    Thanks for the reply. I think if I can build CEF3 and Opera I understand what the problem is. I am saying h264 or x264 is the problem. find out why . It’s not the blob ffmpeg.so
    because the linux build does not have h264. when I build it it does. Your Linux build uses the WeBM no proprietary codecs. This tell me you want to look at your gen.
    see why chromium is building it and linking it. This is what may cause a crash of your ffmpeg.so.

  • Cherif Ayad

    How do I download all images including background images with Opera browser?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You mean from a site? You can use an extension.

  • fearphage

    Ouch. That Linux (video?) crash is painful.

    I’m seeing lots of sites crashing like Gmail and Tweetdeck for instance. Anyone else? All I have to do is reload the tab and wait a few seconds and the tab crashes. No video is present though to my knowledge.

  • L33t4opera

    Nah, they rather seems to be busy with giving sweets to children, or simply like 7s like e.g. BTS band 😉

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Is there anything new except the size of the downloaded file? Maybe they forgot it and that’s the reason why they don’t open a new blog. Then we should receive an update again this week. 🙂

  • ArkuS

    Hello all
    I have a frequent problem with the flash lately. Unfortunately, adding links to the white list in the settings does not give anything.
    Can you expect repairing this?

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    They are afraid of our comments. The ENTER-key-bug in the download page is still not fixed. 🙁
    Oh, and I just see, the favicon in the Opera page still disappears.

  • Дмитрий

    [ 5420.811956] Media[9503]: segfault at 0 ip 0000000001d841bf sp 00007f8f58847490 error 4 in opera-developer[1727000+50e2000]
    [ 5437.055919] Media[9583]: segfault at 0 ip 0000000001d841bf sp 00007f8f58641490 error 4 in opera-developer[1727000+50e2000]
    [ 5441.541150] Media[9607]: segfault at 0 ip 0000000001d841bf sp 00007f8f589bd490 error 4 in opera-developer[1727000+50e2000]

    Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

    X.Org X Server 1.18.4
    Release Date: 2016-07-19
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-97-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux user-H61M-D2H 4.10.0-38-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 16:32:20 UTC 2017 x86_64
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-38-generic root=UUID=2e56ecdc-a836-44ed-9eef-66af6d6a1e72 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    Build Date: 13 October 2017 01:57:05PM
    xorg-server 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.7
    Current version of pixman: 0.33.6

    SOLVED! build 2796
    https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/51.0.2796.0/

    Tnx, opera!

  • Where can I add the idm plugin to the browser?

  • Luna

    Hi, I don’t know if this is related to the latest updated, or my latest Clean My Mac (I deleted Opera and kept Opera Developer in a quest to reduce apps on laptop), but all my Opera Developer preferences (yes, including all saved passwords!!!) are gone!!! I am trying to recover the Opera Developer preferences from my Time Machine, but not sure which files to look for (excuse my amateurism, the last time I programmed was on ZX Spectrum, hahahah, now I am a potato couch for computers) Thanks in advance!
    P.S. Also have Netflix crashing on Opera Developer, while it works fine on Safari

  • Y 1

    What the @#$%? There are only three choices for locations – Optimal, Europe and Americas instead of countries. Now I can’t get Yahoo America. Instead, I get some Yahoo site that is either France (fr?) or some such shit. Why fix something that ain’t broke?

  • Michel

    You changed the VPN “from countries to regions”? Why? I am an Dutch expat and Opera’s VPN was a perfect and easy way to avoid geo blocks to watch content in my home country. For me it was the main reason to use Opera now and then. Although the VPN is still useful for privacy reasons, I need to search a another VPN now for the geo blocks. Really sad.

  • Сергей Кнюх

    Now i get very low speed vpn. Can’t watch even pictures. Really sad(