Hi All,

December is a special month of the year, so take a look at what we’ve prepared for you in our weekly developer update. 🙂

Something completely different

You have been spending quite a lot of time with us on this blog, testing the latests builds, providing feedback and also helping us shape the product. The creative process is never easy – it requires lots of time, effort and brain power to provide the final product. Those who are responsible for product development will nod in agreement. However, it’s always a team effort, and we thought that a unique, limited edition t-shirt might be a token of our appreciation for your support. All you need to do is to sign up here.

Edit: List filled up in less than half an hour and we have signups from more than 20 countries.

This week’s highlights

  • Check out our new Santa emoji in Snaptool
  • Few sidebar extensions fixes added

Chromium version 64.0.3278.0

The changelog.

Installation links

Maciej Kocemba

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

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  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Hi everybody and thank you for the new version!
    This download list erase bug is not fixed?

    • nanana1

      Also thank Opera Desktop Team for the gifting of its T-shirts although some of us may not receive it. 😉

      • Andrey
        • No worries. Better luck next time.

          • nanana1

            Nevertheless, great thanks for the offer !

        • nanana1

          Lol…oh well, was thinking that everyone who complete and submit will receive one :p

      • It’s a very limited edition. We might have another give-away… who knows 🙂

        • nanana1

          Certainly a very limited edition t-shirt 😉

  • tafugate

    when i right click to close one tab, all but one close (12 tabs open).

    edit: developer still doesn’t display images on msn dot com after refreshing.

    • Ewa

      Hi, thank you for your comment. Issue is known and already fixed internally.

  • Matheus Bombonato

    “Thank you for participating! We have reached our limit! We will update the lucky winners accordingly!”
    Already? 🙁
    I guess my collection will not grow this time?

    • Cool collection, red one is nice. Perhaps next time 🙂

      • Matheus Bombonato

        Thanks! Please, ping here next time 😉

        • We’ll see what we can learn from this first iteration. We might try another format next time.

    • nanana1

      Nice collection ! 🙂

  • Marek

    Opera – info –> new version availible –> downloading update –> restart browser for new version –> version still the same –> checking for updates –> checking for updates failed –> download new version manually. Everytime. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Maciej, thanks for the update, and fixes 😉
    Nice to see adding/removing new search engine bugs/crash finally fixed.

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#webvr-experimental-rendering
    Experimental rendering path optimizations for WebVR.

    – opera:flags#enable-renderer-side-resource-scheduler
    Migrate some ResourceScheduler functionalities to renderer.

    The #password-import-export flag has been replaced with two flags: #password-export, and #password-import. Removed flag #media-avf-demuxer.

  • matthew brown

    Cool collection, red one is nice. Perhaps next time 🙂

  • Yusei Jaden

    [ THANKS for this new version, Team OPERA ] ><
    OS : MacOs 10.11.6
    Just a little problem with this new version :
    All the buttons "enabled/disabled" does not work at all on opera://flags/

    (Am I the only one ?) 😮

    • Hans Hansen

      What OS? No problem on Win10.

      • Yusei Jaden

        Oh weird in this case :/
        OS : Mac 10.11.6

        • Hans Hansen

          Maybe apple-specific. 😛

          • Yusei Jaden

            Maybe, yes xp
            I have no chance :3

  • andrew84

    The bug with dark theme and suggestions list background color looks fixed now. Thank you.

    But now enabling dark theme makes Opera Menu button text black and disabling dark theme(previously closed with dark theme enabled) makes Menu button text white instead of black.

    • Hans Hansen

      I can only confirm the light theme bug (only if the side bar is disabled ofc) on Win10
      Dark theme: https://abload.de/img/darkhqjhf.png
      Light theme: https://abload.de/img/lightgzkig.png

      • andrew84

        forgot to add my OS Win 8.1 x64

        • Kornelia

          Light mode issue confirmed. Thank you.

      • andrew84

        Strange. I tried and have dark mode issue on other PC too. One pc is W8.1×64 and other is W8.1Prox64. Tried with clean profile also. Maybe need to add that to get get the dark mode issue no need to open browser with dark mode already enabled.

        • Hans Hansen

          That is the crucial piece of information. Confirmed the dark mode bug when using the light mode, restarting Opera and then switching to the dark mode.

  • Balcis

    can I buy one?

    • Not really. Sorry.

      • beBoss

        That’s silly. Sorry but you want support and can’t give us a way to buy it? Hmm just release the graphics/photos/slogans or whatever is on these t-shirts and we will do it ourselves (yep there are companies that make stamps/printing)….

  • beBoss

    Scrolling on Facebook feed page is absolutely pain in the azz!

  • 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

    Pages don’t open when clicking suggestions in Speed Dial Google search(W8.1/8.1Pro x64).

    • Tina

      Hi, can’t reproduce this. Could you give some particular link?

      • andrew84

        I can’t click and open any page in appearing suggestions list.

        • Tina

          Thank you, now can confirm it now. Reported as DNA-66204

    • SiMcarD


  • LcGuedes

    Hi Maciej,

    I wonder if the Opera team has any plans to natively insert a translator ?
    The extension I use – Translate Version 3.5.0 of richtr – no longer works since the Opera 50 version.

    • Hi LcGuedes, we’re considering that. As for the extensions that’s the ugly truth about them – they need to be actively maintained by the authors. Unfortunately that’s not always the case.

      • Foxy Informática

        Hello Maciek,
        Thanks for the answer. I will wait for future news

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    What about a trash can icon (recycle bin icon) in the sidebar? When I’m on the speed dial page and have deleted something, that I want to get back or delete finally, I first have to open the bookmarks bar, which I normally don’t use.

    • Having recycle bin icon in the sidebar seems like a bit of overkill – we don’t have it in the navbar either. Why don’t you open bookmarks manager instead of bookmarks bar?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Bookmarks bar, bookmarks manager, I think I meant the manager. I don’t use all these bookmarks things. I save my open tabs to a speed dial folder from time to time and delete the old one. The only way to empty the recycle bin (or to get something back) is to open the bookmarks thing. I didn’t find anything in the Opera menu or anywhere else. Or is there a possibility to erase speed dials finally without using the recycle bin, like in Windows (shift+delete)?

        • SD items are bookmarks as well so they follow the same flows. This means they end up in the trash can first. There’s no shortcut for removal that would bypass that path.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Ok, that’s the reason, why I suggest a trash can icon in the sidebar, because I’m already there. 🙂

          • Perhaps an option for a shortcut would do the trick.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Yes, I like shortcuts. 🙂

        • Nekomajin43

          How about an “Undo” item in the speed dial’s context menu?

  • Tisa Sopha

    GPU doesn’t support nvidia cards,so this version kept crashing and hang,…disable GPU feature,working normal…

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I have a NVidia (GTX960) and no problems. Maybe you need new drivers?
      W10x64, Operax64

      • Tisa Sopha

        it doesn’t support nvidia G98 (GeForce G 100) series vga card well
        under linux, now running opera developer under slackware ….

  • Tratsing

    DNA-66004 Remove “Third party services data” option from “Clear Browsing Data”
    Why it was removed?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Maybe because there is no more third part data to be cleared?

  • s fauske

    Can you add Viber on the side panel?

  • Intruder7s

    Thank you for making Reddit Enhancement Suite work again! And thank you for all the hours you put in this browser!!

  • fearphage

    Is Allo working for anyone? It was previously and now it is not (last several builds). It just loads forever for me.


    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Works here. It wants the right for desktop notifications.
      W10x64, Operax64

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Works here. It wants the right for desktop notifications.
      W10x64, Operax64

  • alexSuper

    One of the adsblocker list somehow broken this page
    while other sites seems OK

    • Tina

      Hi! Can’t see any difference with adblock. Could you specify what was was broken?

  • Rafal

    Several recent builds have problem with SpeedDial – it just hangs quite often. You can’t click your speed dial pages (right-click to start page in new tab/windows does not answer either) you can’t click favourites, sometimes clicking the page icon opera interpret that as a “back button” – reload previous page.

    System: Windows 7 64-bit

    • SiMcarD

      Never happened on Windows 10.

  • modemjunkie

    Recent Developer builds have broken the FB Purity extension http://www.fbpurity.com/install.htm
    Each time the extension manager told me the file was corrupted.
    But I was able to download it again and it worked. The only problem being that I had to reconfigure it each time. With the latest Developer build every time I download it and try to enable it I get the corrupted file message.

  • modemjunkie

    Ah… I uninstantiated the extension and reinstalled it from http://www.fbpurity.com/install.htm
    This time it worked but I still have to reconfigure all of the parameters.

  • rangesh r

    hi to all opera_desktop team:)
    I really wondered about your browser.I am uninstalled all my browsers. Now i am using opera browser alone.Really its not hang or something..

  • Alex Lozano

    This version locates me on Norway on both VPNs Europe/Americas.

    Tested in a clean profile with my install and with a portable x32/x64 installer.

  • oic

    is it normal to get “Reduce security due to local, non-public certificate speeddials.opera.com whenenever I load up opera dev version. how do I turn this off

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I never got such message here.

      • oic

        I found out what was causing it
        Avast Free Antivirus -> settings ->components -> web shield customize ->
        enable https scanning.
        This being enable didn’t effect beta or stable, just the development version

  • Ralf Brinkmann
    • L33t4opera

      The change log, and the announcement 😉

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Thank you. Where have you been before? 😉