Our Mobile and Desktop teams have never had such a good reason to cooperate.

With the release of Opera 29 today, we bring you tab synchronization, which works both in Opera 29 for computers and the latest version of Opera for Android. Now, you can access the same open tabs, whether you are on your laptop or your mobile phone — perfect for those moments when you need to continue reading your favorite website but need to be on the go.

How it works

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To sync your tabs and see them across your devices, select a profile icon next to the address field and create an Opera account or sign into your existing one. Then, you will see your open tabs from other devices directly in the newly refreshed start page, under the Tabs button. From there you’ll find a list of your tabs that are open on other devices, as well as your Speed Dial entries.

Small improvements for serious stuff

We’ve done research in several countries recently that shows people browse on many devices, but when they browse on computers, it’s for serious stuff — work, research, banking or purchasing stuff online.

To do serious stuff* you need a browser that allows you to be more productive.

This is why Opera 29 is packed with many productivity improvements. Some of them are significant, some of them are small, but they all allow you to do more:

  • You can now customize your keyboard shortcuts by setting any keyboard shortcut combination in the settings page.
  • You don’t necessarily want to listen to audio at full volume when you open a browser session. The new audio indicator will make it much easier for you to find a tab that is blasting sound.
  • Other productivity improvements include more mouse gestures, centered standalone images and integrated history in the start page, among others.

*Of course, to us “serious stuff” includes gaming and entertainment, since we also take having fun seriously.

Download Opera for computers now to try these cool features out!

About Zhenis

As Opera Software’s Product Manager of Desktop Products, Zhenis is responsible for defining Opera for computers features and strategy. He joined Opera in 2008 and has also worked on Opera Mini for iPhone and Opera’s TV products.

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  • Demian

    Nice!..

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Zhenis, thanks for the nice article 😉
    Congrats to the Developers due to the promotion of the Opera 29 to the stable channel, and the release of the Opera 29 for Android!

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      @L33t4opera:disqus, thank you for following us so closely.

  • rpsgc

    “You can now customize your keyboard shortcuts by setting any keyboard shortcut combination in the settings page.”

    ANY combination? Oh really? Then why I can’t set Ctrl+Z to reopen last closed tab?

    It’s not being used by anything else. Was that also an idea by the same person who thought that Ctrl+Shift+T, a shortcut that forces you to take your hand off of the mouse (unless you enjoy doing awkward and painful hand gymnastics), was a good combination?

    Yup, you really care about the desktop and its users.

    • rrzepecki

      Ctrl + Z is a system shortcut, you can’t set it.

      • Licaon_Kter

        It wasn’t in Opera 12…

  • Apocalypse

    Tell me something. You changed engine because u didnt want to waste your work on engine. Then you told us we will see all “great stuff”. It was near 16 version of yout browser. Now we have 29 version and what had changed from 16? Is this all the cool stuff you were talking about? Sync? Really? Im so sad what dod you do with this browser. There was a time when Opera meant somethin big. Now Vivaldi is our hope. Really sad.

  • Jozka Jozin

    Thx for next version!

    How change speed dial to old look or change size of thumbnail? 🙂

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, go to the opera:flags#experimental-start-page, select “Disabled” from the drop-down, and restart the Opera.

      Alternatively (works also for the current, new SD), go to Settings > Start Page, and set the desired value for the “Maximum number of columns”, and then go to the Speed Dial, and press “-” key (or Ctrl+Minus, if you don’t have enabled advanced keyboard shortcuts), as many times, as it’s needed in your case, to see the desired number of columns (you can reset it to default, by pressing Ctrl+0).

      • Jozka Jozin

        Very thank you!

  • sbs73000

    Thanks for this update !

    Noticed 2 bugs on Speed Dial :
    – SD entries transformed into SD folders (e.g. I had Outlook on SD, and now I have a folder with only Outlook in it) — occured only for 3 of 16 SD entries ;
    – eBay added to my SD (What ? It’s not a bug ?).

  • zakius

    but, you know, what if I have no android? and also I have a browser that allows me to read my news and, guess what, configure mouse gestures? so geeky, I know…

  • Zik

    Well, now Stable version use ~30% CPU in Opera blog page on Windows 10 TP too.

    • bwat47

      this is a known bug that only happens in windows 10 tp afaik

  • mixal11

    Pitty that can not test tabs sync when Opera for Android crashes on start after update 🙁

    • Zik

      Same problem. I just cleared data and cache.

  • Zero Kiryu

    What about tab sync in Opera Mini for Android? Will it be available in stable version?

  • ouzowtf

    If there just would be gestures in the mobile app…

    closing a tab (down>right?), opening a new one and reopen the last tab (down>left? ) would be so much easier 🙁

  • kapsi

    Why can’t you change speed dial tile size anymore? 🙁 Also, managing bookmarks, speed dial and synced open tabs on Opera Android should be unified, now it’s 3 different modes.

  • LoverOfLife

    Hi, sorry for my silly question/post. When i play videos on youtube, in that tab it shows a little square, like this: http://s1.postimg.org/rke198dz3/youtube.jpg
    I’ve changed windows recently, what can i do ? A little help if it’s possibile, thank you

    • http://www.blackcoder.de blackcoder

      On every video or just a specific one?

      You could try to disable extensions to see if that makes a difference.

      • LoverOfLife

        Thanks

    • Zik

      That symbol is indicator of playing video and you have no required font for displaying it I guess.

      • LoverOfLife

        Exactly! It’s a lite version of windows 7, and it looks like some fonts or symbols are missing. Thank you, you’re right

  • Sidney Moraes

    How can I add a speed dial entry without bookmarking? I know I can do with mouse right click but I want to do that with heart button. Speed dial should appear as folder so I could add stuff, but that not happen.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Note that Speed Dial is now part of bookmarks so, in theory, you can’t add a page to SD without bokmarking it.

      Enable opera://flags/#improved-bookmark-popup and you may be able to put your SD in a specific folder of your choice.

      • Sidney Moraes

        If Speed dial is part of bookmarks, I should be able to bookmark a page and save direcly into speed dial folder. I tried that flag and did not help it.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          This seems to be a “special” folder so you can’t manually add things to itr.

        • Vux777

          I guess is bugged in this build..

          in developer, if I click on heart and check “speed dial” it is directly copied into my speed dial too… but doesn’t work in stable (with flag enabled)

  • Matheus Bombonato

    Now, bring to us the Sync for Search Engines please 🙂

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It was removed?

      • Matheus Bombonato

        It was there? I’ve never found anything related to that on my configs/flags.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          There never was a flag but it used to work. Haven’t teste recently however.

          • Matheus Bombonato

            Never worked here since Opera 12. I have about 15 search engines configured on my PC at work. And it’s a pain to reconfigure all of them on my PC at home and notebook. I just did the ones I use more.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Strange, it used to work for me. I will try to check later at home.

            Are you logging with the same account on both?

          • Matheus Bombonato

            yep. Bookmarks, history and tabs sync are working fine.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Ok, i’ve checked here and it seems that custom search is no longer synced.

  • oic

    could we sync speed dials yet?

    • bwat47

      yes, there is an ‘other speed dials’ folder in the bookmarks manager that shows the speed dials from your other devices.

      • oic

        what about the main speed dial, not “other speed dials” folder

  • Lacedaemon

    Relative asked me why his perfectly aligned SD thumbnails in a grid of 6×4 (so that no scrolling was needed) on a 1280×800 laptop are now so big and on a 5×5 grid that makes him scroll and scroll, and what happeded to the transparency of the items and folders because his whole theme has almost “vanished” because it became a big fat ugly flat white.

    -Because they are idiots, I answered him. Goodbye.

    • sbs73000

      You can disable the #experimental-start-page flag (it’s still possible) to solve the two problems. Or just zoom out (90%) to get back to a 6×4 grid.

      But yes, at this point (actually since the beginning), experimental start page is awful. Don’t know what’s the problem with the “old” one… Maybe too aesthetic… Like the navbar at the top : too much practical, let’s put it at the bottom !

      • Nekomajin43

        The new startpage is an EPIC FAIL. After many experiments, it is worse than ever.

        • bwat47

          I really like it for the most part, I like being able to choose the thumbnail images. I agree that its annoying that the options to change sd size no longer work I hope they fix that.

          • Nekomajin43

            Yep, the only good thing is the thumbnail selector. But this white is aweful. Not to mention the navbar on the bottom.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Which white? I only see white in the speed dial title and it doesn’t seems awful for me.

          • Nekomajin43

            Try to use a logo image with a transparent background. Or a dark theme.
            All the efforts to improve the speeddial, and they could not give us the ability to change the color and the transparency of the tiles.

  • John Rambo

    Hey guys, thx for update.

    I occurred one problem. I can’t add Ctrl+Z shortcut anywhere.

    Btw. grouping history would be asome – both days and domains. Scrolling through all links can be sometimes very long and hard

    • rrzepecki

      It’s a system shortcut. You can’t set it.

      • John Rambo

        I saw that I can use these shortcuts changing some setting files and it worked in O12, so it’s not impossible. Is there any chance it could be overridden in the future? I saw once program with option of selecting function keys from list (not just clicking them).

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      @disqus_J4RH6VzGGt:disqus why grouping history? tell me more about it.

      • John Rambo

        First of all, sorting pages by an hour is a bit mess:
        http://i.imgur.com/q1tsjJP.png here we have pages from one domain in 3 groups and between other pages. In addition, sometimes I have even whole history page of pages from one website and it’s easy to miss one, which have similar icon to the others, while scrolling. Looking page by an hour is ok in some ways but mostly I’m looking for domain first, then appropriate page. History tree would be great here. I know I can use search but sometimes I don’t remember name of the page and it can be missed between hundreds of other pages or I just want to see websites I was visiting without seeing every subpage of them
        Second problem is scroling to the next days. If I choose history from last month, I have to scroll through all days and sessions to get to one of the last days. These sessions are often very long and scrolling with clicking every time the button on the bottom can drive you crazy. Tree for days or some filter (search bar for days is not working) would be great. Even option from fb chat (auto loading) could be useful here.
        I hope I didn’t messed up and everything is clear. If not, I’ll try to say it in other words.

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          I’ve added it to the backlog. At some point we will revisit it and decide if we are going to implement it.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Why not use the search in history?

  • muratservan

    Add Speed Dial and password sync to your priorities.

    • bwat47

      look like they forgot to mention it on this blog post, Opera 29 already has speed dial sync, look in the ‘other speed dials’ folder in the bookmarks manager 😉

      • oic

        I was hoping that the speed dials would be merged and synced not kept seperate

        • bwat47

          it makes since that they are kept separate by default since you may be using opera on devices that have different screen sizes, or are used for different purposes etc… (for example you may not want all your home speed dials on your work machine, or if your desktop pc has a very high screen resolution and lots of dials, you may not want all those dials on your laptop or phone because you’d have to scroll etc…).

          If you want to copy dials from one device to another it does allow you to do that pretty easily (open one of your ‘other dials’, select all, right click > copy and then paste into your local speed dial folder).

          would be nice to have some sort of option for a single sync’d dial for those that prefer that though.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      speed dials are synced as bookmarks, but not merged, so you have access per device.

  • Jovo Vazdusic

    Why is speed dial so tiny now that opera updated to 29? Size of the speed dial sites should be decided based on the number or speed dial sites used, not this new tiny ones 😐

  • Spideymang

    Love the new update of the browser, you rock people! Greetings from Mexico City

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Thanks!

  • Patriĉk Bateman

    Hi! How can I make all tiles on Speed Dial to look like “Opera Coast”. And how can I remove unused devices form “Other Speed Dials”?
    Because it’s like 10 folders of same device, I don’t even own anymore!
    Thanks.

    • bwat47

      1. If you want to use all minimalist coast-like speed dial images, you can choose your preferred speed dial image via the heart menu as seen here: http://imgur.com/a/kIwnK

      2. There’s currently no built in way to manually remove devices from other speed dials, but I’ve found an extension that can do it: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/bookmarks-by-the-side/

      Your other speed dials will show up under the speed dial folder in the sidebar and you can right click and delete them.

      note: to use that extension you need to enable the extensions sidebar flag in opera:flags

      • Patriĉk Bateman

        Thank you very much. I couldn’t find obvious way to do it myself.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        Hey, I just want to ask… Why does your heartmenu looks different than mine?
        http://postimg.org/image/bq5tqzdub/

        • bwat47

          I think I was using a dev build of opera 29 at the time I took those screenshots, those are improvements that they are working on adding to the heart menu but haven’t made it to stable yet. It currently looks like that by default in opera 30 dev channel. I’m not sure if there’s a flag to enable it in opera 29 or not, I took a quick look in opera:flags but didn’t see it.

          • Stanislav Stratil

            I see… thank you.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            You can get it by enabling opera://flags/#improved-bookmark-popup

          • Stanislav Stratil

            So its there… good. Thank you.

  • Stanislav Stratil

    Great release! Thx! But Im still waiting for improvements in the search providers. Like options to reorganize them as I want, delete the default ones, show icons in right click context menu, and show more of them than just 10 in adress field dropdown. Customizable mouse gestures would be nice too…

    And I have encountered 2 things which are not so convenient.

    1. When I want to add page just to speed dial, I must then manualy delete it from bookmarks, because it will show up in the speed dial, and in the bookmarks too.

    2. When Im downloading many small files, like from mega.co.nz, its still poping up the status from downloads icon in up-right corner. Its ok, but when this is poping up, I cant wrote in adress field, and cant wrote in message fields like in this one on this blog. Because its still taking focus to that download status popup. – I hope you understand the problem here.

    Anyway, good job on this one.

    • sbs73000

      Regarding your first problem : right-click on the page and, in the context menu, “add to Speed Dial”.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        Yeah, thank you. But it still feels like some sort of workaround than true solution to me. Heart menu still needs some improvements, like renaming bookmark, save to subfolder etc.

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          Yes, it does. We are working on it. Keep providing us feedback. It is very helpful.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      When I want to add page just to speed dial, I must then manualy delete it from bookmarks, because it will show up in the speed dial, and in the bookmarks too.

      Speed Dial is now part of bookmarks so i guess it makes sense that a SD is also added to bookmarks.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        No, it really doesnt make sense to me if it will be added to unsorted bookmarks folder and to speed dial folder. (I mean folders in bookmarks page)
        But adding bookmark to SD via right click menu is ok, cause it will show up just in the speed dial folder.

  • bviktor

    Hmm, I’m still waiting for bookmark sync on WP 🙂

    • Ken

      Android is probably the only smartphone OS Opera’s priority is on…. Oh wait… there’s iOS too. I too would love Bookmark Sync on Windows Phone but lets see what Windows 10 on phones bring.

  • Mon

    I’m tired of having to disable the new ugly experimental start page with each Opera update. Please, respect the user’s choice on which Speed Dial want to use. In my opinion, the experimental start page tile size is too small and the white background for page titles and search box does not go with the dark background of the buttons at the bottom bar. I prefer the more useful and nice-looking “old” Speed Dial.

  • kuki

    How to remove, this down bar:

    http://i.imgur.com/JcEsN3A.jpg

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Afaik you can’t.

    • icetom

      you can only have the old bar (on top with speedial, bookmark and discover) again.

      go to opera://flags/#webui-navigation-bar and deactivate it. means you have to chose between the 2 variants.

  • http://www.agmfree.com/ Angel

    Great upgrade in Opera for computers, but not for both Android because it closes unexpectedly, and has many bugs, hopefully it fixed 🙂

    Please add synchronization fast access, also of themes and extensions 🙂

    Thank Opera.

  • Nekomajin43

    I have serious memory leaking issues since v28. I used v27 in the last few weeks, because there are memory and CPU usage spikes every 20-30 seconds. I do nothing, just read a static page, but the memory goes crazy. There are lags during scrolling and tab change. Even when I write this post, I have to wait seconds for the characters to appear in the text field. The BM manager consumes 240 megabytes of memory even when it’s closed!

    I did not change anything, did not install any extension, just updated to the latest version. I use Win7 32 bit. I don’t know what’s wrong, but I don’t want to downgrade to v27 again.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Could you please share that static page with us, so we can test on it?

      • Nekomajin43

        magyaropera.blog.hu

        But it’s not about an individual page. I have microfreezes everywhere. I mean, look at this: http://i.imgur.com/MtIV26z.png?1

        I just scrolled through the comments here. Now I have to wait seconds for the characters to appear here whily I’m typing.
        I have a Pentium dual-core with 4 GBs of RAM. And there were no problem before the first v28 stable build. V27 was great, and none of them had this problem on the dev stream.

        I think it’s JS related, because the more scripts on a page, the worse the performance.

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          How many windows and tabs do you have open?

          I also notice some pages cause constant CPU spikes, check the Opera task manager

          • Nekomajin43

            It doesn’t matter how many pages I open or what are those pages. But it seems I fixed it with a clean reinstall.

          • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

            Hi @Nekomajin43:disqus just wondering if you are still having this problem and whether you’ve tried anything else that works. So frustrating that neither @zhenisbeisekov:disqus or anyone else from Opera has responded, despite asking you for more details on the problem. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s a fairly rare problem because I don’t see anyone else in the comments mentioning it — and if they had this problem I assume it would be driving them as mad as it is me!

          • Nekomajin43

            I still have the problem. Huge memory leaks and periodical freezes because of the heavy CPU usage.

          • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

            It’s not a tab. When the micro-freeze happens and the CPU spikes, if I have the Opera task manager open, it is clearly the Browser process that is spiking.

      • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

        I’m having the exact same problem, and am on MAC version. Very short freezes (lasting maybe 1-2 seconds) that occur every 20 seconds or so, regardless of what I’m doing (e.g while typing this comment, it has happened several times). I filed a bug report last week (DNA-37590).

      • Nekomajin43

        It seems like a clean profile helped, but I have to test it.

        • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

          @Nekomajin43:disqus please let us know if it helps. If so, how do you get a clean profile, and I assume you lose all your tabs when you do that?

          • Nekomajin43

            It did help. All the microfreezes are gone.
            I’ve created a backup of my profile folder, uninstalled Opera, deleted everything, installed it again, then restore some files (settings, bookmarks, etc) from my old profile.

          • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

            awesome news @Nekomajin43:disqus ! – quick question: did all your open tabs restore (and each tab’s back button history)? I have quite a few I’d hate to lose.

      • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

        Any progress on this,@zhenisbeisekov:disqus ? Lots of details below and also check above in the thread for additional comments by myself and @Nekomajin43:disqus . I’ve also filed a bug report but it would be nice to at least get confirmation that you guys are seeing the issue as well and are working on it.

  • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

    On upgrade Opera 29 had a CPU spike for the speeddial pages (I have about a group of 5 and the CPU was at 127% for a few minutes, I open opera://settings/ and it adds it to the speedial group in task manager and it cpu spikes again

    Also Opera Helper crash (sent crash report to Apple) and http://www.opera.com/client/upgraded is showing all black or a icon from speeddial, refreshing the http://www.opera.com/client/upgraded page does not work, but opening in a new tab does

    OS X 10.10.3

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      is it only about the complex SD or anything else? could you please share a screenshot how it looks for you?

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        Not using the new speeddial (I have it set on in beta or dev) and happens on opera:flags, and opera://settings/, and on the blog post it was happening

        I don’t have a screenshot (Opera did crash, crash report sent to Apple also GPU helper crashed 1 time (also sent to Apple)), every spot there was text or page content it was black or titles of an image from the cache. For a while I could not load http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2015/04/access-the-same-tabs-from-your-computer-and-your-android-phone/ after a few seconds it would black out and the GPU process would be using 40+%, if I force quit it a few times it goes back to normal and I can load http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2015/04/access-the-same-tabs-from-your-computer-and-your-android-phone/ again.

        I went into opera:flag and disabled the experimental address bar (which is enabled by default) both address bar experiments set to disable and a Opera restart, it GPU cpu spike again, I killed it via the Opera task manager and it went back to normal after a few minutes and the black pages & titled image cache issue are gone (it was that the page would be unreadable after a few seconds)

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        https://plus.google.com/ is showing as a blank page (even after cache clear) login page shows in private window

        I go back to the https://plus.google.com/ page after posting here, and the https://plus.google.com/ page is shown as this blog (with what is seen in the window (might be a leak)

        It is the GPU process that is broken in Opera 29, a force kill via Opera Task manager and it loads right, killed a google talk plug in and it showed the page as another tab in a different window

        After the kill this time GPU process is not loading again

        opera://gpu/ says:
        GPU process was unable to boot: GPU access is disabled in chrome://settings.
        Disabled Features: all

        Tho I never disabled it

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        I am getting even with Hardware acceleration turned off, seems like it is a leak of sorts, I load a page in a new tab and what is show is from another tab or window (cache was cleared yesterday), other times pages show as white space event tho the content is loaded

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        I am trying a (download via the FTP the non tar.xz aka Opera_29.0.1795.47_Setup.dmg file and quit Opera and replaced the .app I have in the applications folder, will see if it does better now

        I have noticed with hw acceleration off that hw is a little buggy (lots of CPU spikes, have send a few crash reports to Apple & Opera (auto sent)

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        I got a screenshot

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/1c2ljg9fpldtnz6/opera%20corrupted%20page%20load.jpg?dl=0

        It happens every so often (does not happen in Safari nor beta or dev Opera) other times is is just a white page or other times a all black page

        • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

          Does it reproduce if you turn off the extensions you have installed?

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            I does not happen to site when I open them in private windows (tho the most extensions that are enabled also set for private windows)

            SPDY indicator
            WOT
            Ghostery
            Mailto button

            The other thing I get is sometimes it will show part of another tabs content (that might be in another window or other tab)

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            I got it again, tho this time it was showing content from a private window in a non private window

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Hi, can you check the video in this thread https://forums.opera.com/discussion/1864884/opera-29-slow-on-mac#Item_4 to see if you’re seeing the same behavior? If so, can you see anything you might have in common with the forum user (system, software running)?

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        Similar, tho when I turned of HW acceleration it became a bit faster

        Also Safari same extensions (enabled as Opera) and no slow down, nor graphics bug

        Opera should be able to get the crash report I sent to Apple

        I also disable the address bar experiments and that helped a bit

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        I turned on HW acceleration and Opera crashed twice (sent to Apple since Opera crash reporter did not trigger, you should be able to get it. I disabled HW acceleration, and turned off the GPU experiments. Will see if that fixes it

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          I disabled

          opera://flags/#enable-gpu-rasterization

          opera://flags/#enable-threaded-gpu-rasterization

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        Opera 30 dev is doing the same

        Safari is not, Opera 28 did not

        I have my display at 1920×1200 (more space)

  • http://kidalt.tk/ dizzykei

    Add a bin with closed tabs. Pretty please with a sugar on top!

    • Licaon_Kter

      The dev version has it 😛

      • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

        @Licaon_Kter:disqus thanks for replying 🙂 it helps a lot both us and the community.

      • Herr Pietrus

        Implemented in a stupid way which makes it as inconvenient as current “O-menu” solution…

        • Zik

          Why you think so? It’s almost same as it was in Opera Presto.

          • Herr Pietrus

            In Opera Presto it didn’t require two mouse clicks. Now it’s even worse or at least similar to the “one click + mouse movement” O-menu way

          • Zik

            I dont know what in your Opera, but in my Opera 30.0.1835.5 I click on tab menu one time and see recently tabs with opened tabs together.

          • Herr Pietrus

            In my last developer recently closed tabs are placed in the next menu level. I must click on it, not only hover the cursor over it.

          • Licaon_Kter

            yeah, but after you open it once it stays open hence one click after that. 😉 What I would like though is a “clean trash” button there just like O12 😛

          • Herr Pietrus

            Oh, I didn’t notice that it remains open 🙂 Anyway, I’m almost 100% sure I’m not going to use opera any more because of this new toolbar, so it doesn’t matter what they will do with the trash…

    • SuperTommy

      Coming next version hopefully, currently in developer.

      • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

        @tommywille:disqus thank you for answering questions! We do appreciate that.

  • Nachiketa Ramesh

    Is this coming to Opera Mini or just Mobile?

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      as for now it is for mobile. Follow blogs of the mobile team and you will know about the updates.

  • pytajnik

    passwords guys, passwords…

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      work in progress. Follow our blog and you will be the first one to know about it 😉

  • icetom

    open tabs from my computer? i never leave my tabs open on my dektop computer. what exactly is the usage scenario? someone leaves their work-pc in the office running with tabs open and comes home? someone leaves their home-dekstop running and goes to the toilet? so this means this is not usable for me? i just need opera link back.

    • SuperTommy

      Not useful to you, but probably useful to others.

      • icetom

        no need to mention that. thats why i wrote “for me”. im trying to give feedback. if again noone from Opera cares, i will vanish from this blog for some time again. there is not much happening anyway.

        • SuperTommy

          But you need more feedback than “it’s not useable for me”. You need Opera Link back, tell them what advantage the old system had over the new one, so they have some feedback to collect and evaluate.

          • icetom

            theres more to that than my opinion. leaving desktop computers on to have tabs open to use this feature is not exactly ressource-friendly.

          • Herr Pietrus

            Perhaps they want to succeed on the american market. People in USA have very cheap electricity
            BTW – if I’m right Maxthon has the same functionality and they are really proud of it.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      @icetom:disqus thank you for your feedback. We’ve been thinking about the scenario when it is easier to search on desktop, but you can follow up and read while in traffic on your mobile. And similar scenarios… it is just technology, users give it a reason.

      • John Rambo

        Maybe the better option would be not open session but last open session. E.g. you can start looking for something in work, then you can continue it on mobile or even home on your own desktop, when work-pc is already shut. In addition, managing tabs from other devices would be awsome – e.g. you are working on something in opera at home and you need it at work, so you are adding those tabs to work-pc folder and when you will open Opera at work, those tabs will be opened.

      • icetom

        thanks for the response. leaving desktop computers on to have tabs open to use this feature is not exactly ressource-friendly. maybe find a other way to use a similar feature without the desktop pc running. like John suggests

        or just add a button “save current session for mobile browsing” and then you can switch off your desktop or put it in sleeping mode.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          You don’t necessarily needs to keep the desktop on.

          Let’s say you are reading an article at your work computer and needs to leave the office. You can just open Opera on your mobile device, go to synced tabs and open the tab with the article to read it somewhere else.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Hmm, i need to do more tests but it seems that if you close desktop Opera with tabs opened they will remain synced on other devices. so you don’t need to keep Opera running.

      • icetom

        if that syncs instantly its good, otherwise useless.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I wouldn’t say instantly but it doesn’t seem to take that long.

  • Hecc-MA

    Who told you that you could take my individual Speed Dials and put them into folders? step back already, I’m pretty pissed.

    >(

  • Zik

    Okay, here is a problem.
    I had Opera beta on my Android. Updated it, opened and it crashed.
    I cleared my personal data and cache — everything was fine. Loged in Opera account, synchronized my bookmarks. Then closed browser, opened and it crashed again.

    I delete Opera beta and install Opera Mobile — same problem.

    Now I can use browser only when I loged out.

    • http://www.opera.com Zhenis Beisekov

      Mobile guys are working on the fix.

      • Zik

        Thanks.

      • http://www.uopera.net/ Opera Fans

        sorry but for recent days many chinese mobile users have reported the sync login problems which Opera shows “an error occurs, pls try later” while they use the cellular. Can you have a check on this? THX

        • Angela Wang

          Hi! Yes we’ve heard of it and could use help from you to reproduce the problem and detect what is wrong. If any user from China is having trouble with Sign-ins now, can they send an email to social-networks@opera.com? They can write in Chinese 🙂 /Angela

  • Drake Xiang

    The link mouse gesture sucks!!!!
    I use gesture down to open a new speed dial a lot, but after upgraded to 29 this night, it happened several times that when I gesture down, the mouse accidentally slide across some link and opened it, now I have to be careful about where I should use mouse gesture since the links are EVERYWHERE! It’s just torturing……..I hate this feature

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/max1cp?feature=mhum Maxim

    I have been waiting for this update forever, thanks guys! The only problem is Opera on Android is broken. When you launch it says applying updates and then crashes. Any solutions?

    • mori bund

      I’ve deleted cache and data in the app properties, then it worked.

    • SuperTommy

      They are working on a fix, but deleting cache as mentioned is a workaround.

    • Angela Wang

      Hey Maxim. It’s been fixed 🙂 pls get the newest update from Google Play. /Angela

  • sgrandin

    Tab sync, wonderful. Now how about tab placement?

  • Martin Fiala

    What tab sync really needs (and it’s kinda unbelievable no browser has done it yet, as far as I’m aware) is the ability to open a whole set of tabs at the same time (a session), not just one by one. And have an option to do it automatically at startup. Possibly even sync them every X minutes. Or at least do an on-demand sync at a push of a single button (or something like that) to refresh the whole session.

    Reason? I want to have instant access to my session on multiple devices. I don’t want to need to open the tabs one by one, I want to open the browser in the same state I’ve left it on another device.

    It’s the next logical step in tab syncing. Please, someone take it already. I’ve been waiting for years now. Working with tabs across devices is SO awkward as it is now.

  • Zik

    Why you added useless links gesture and didnt add gesture for return last tab (Down-Left)? Just one gesture.

    • SuperTommy

      They asked for suggestions to mouse gestures a month ago or so in a developer post, so I’m sure they’ll add more in due time. Scrolling through tabs was probably the most wished for.

      • Zik

        Oh yeah, forgot about scroll with right click.

        Cant understand what they waiting for.

        No need to invent something — just open tab menu while scrolling with right click. x_x

        Well, I hope they will add something useful (with option to disable link gestures).

  • Ali58

    Hi, i have a little problem, i can’t switch max rows in speed-dial to more than 8

    • SuperTommy

      The speed dial rows are limited to your screen width.

      • Ali58

        1920 x 1200 Samsung Sync-Master 2443 – on v28.x 9 rows were available

        • SuperTommy

          This version features a new speed dial design, so there’s a size difference on the icons.

          • Ali58

            there is no possibility to get 9 rows back?

          • SuperTommy

            For now you can disable #experimental-start-page in flags. If they enable the flag permanently it will be removed.

          • Ali58

            Thats it – thank you

  • loxiw

    Great update, bui imo the new design line (bookmarks & history) is a huge step backwards comparing with the old one (old history & downloads)

    Also, how does the tab sync refresh works? I can’t manage to see the tabs I’ve in my desktop right now in Opera for Android, it’s showing me tabs from 20min ago

    Edit: Oops, I just realized that I can’t even see the mobile’s tabs from my desktop, does this really work? XDD

    • SuperTommy

      The synced tabs should update every few minutes. Might be a problem with the servers. Try logging in and out.

      • loxiw

        It refreshed after relogging + Restarting the app

        Didn’t refreshed again yet (10 min)

  • Herr Pietrus

    Damn, I’ve forgotten to block opera_autoupdate in my firewall and now I have to install last 28 version again 🙁

    • Zik

      You can use key –disable-update as I know.

      • Herr Pietrus

        Maybe you’re right. BTW – autoupdate was blocked… I see that firewall in Kaspersky IS is becoming worse and worse… 🙁

  • bertoldinjo

    What did u do to the speed dial again??? The white bar looks so ugly! I feel like vomiting looking at it. No taste for sure! Viva Vivaldi!

    • http://classicalmusicmayhem.freeforums.org Rodders

      I actually prefer the experimental SD. You have to be more selective with your wallpaper but otherwise I’m content. But I only have a few tiles on the SD now, no folders, because the bookmarks tab renders the SD largely obsolete in any case.

    • 5gdev

      Then use Vilvaldi please 🙂

  • Pavel Aleksandrov

    I’m back to getting ‘Can’t open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient user priviledges…..’ as I used to a few versions ago, except now nothing helps. Can’t even see the new version since it started happening the second the update auto downloaded and installed.

    • Pavel Aleksandrov

      PLEASE SOMEONE HELP I CAN’T EVEN START MY BROWSER

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Does it works if you right click on launcher.exe and run it as administrator?

      • Pavel Aleksandrov

        No, and not if I try to run the actual opera 29 exe as admin. If I log in as the windows administrator account (the hidden one) it launches fine, but doesn’t have my information (which is to be expected).

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Have you tried an reinstall?

          • Pavel Aleksandrov

            Just tried it. The message popped up the very first time opera tried to auto-start when the installation finished.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            That’s weird. What about a standalone install?

          • Pavel Aleksandrov

            How would I do that?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Run the installer (download it if necessary), click on options, change the install folder and in the install field choose the “standalone installation”.

            After the install, go to the install folder and run launcher.exe. See if Opera runs.

          • Pavel Aleksandrov

            I’VE FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM !
            Basically the problem was the ‘tab cycling’ flag, I guess that doesn’t work with Opera 29 ?!? Whenever it’s enabled it causes the error I was getting.

            In order to fix “Can’t open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient user privileges” you simply delete the ‘Local State’ file in ‘AppDataRoamingOpera SoftwareOpera Stable’. This removes all flags and returns opera to the state it’s in when a brand new update is installed, but it keeps ALL your settings just as they were before.

            Since on my laptop I have a very similar setup I got the exact same problem. Following the steps from above worked perfectly.

            Can I report this somewhere?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            You can use the BTS:https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/

            I’ve never had any issues with that flag here.

  • Deyan Aleksandrov

    Could you please revert to the speed dial layout/look before this update? Or at least introduce an option to select between the current and previous one…

    • SuperTommy

      The only way to use the old one now, is to disable #experimental-start-page in flags.

      • Deyan Aleksandrov

        That did the trick. Thank you!

      • Herr Pietrus

        It does not help if you want to get rid of that pathetic toolbar… which is the real problem of the new SD…

        • SuperTommy

          No, but that was not what he asked for.

          • Herr Pietrus

            I know, but technically what we get by disabling that flag it’s not the same/old layout we had… Bottom toolbar makes a difference (and gives us “more” space!)

  • Michał Szkutnik

    Maybe giving an option of nonanimated audio indicator is a good idea?

    • 5gdev

      The animated indicator is easier to find

      • Michał Szkutnik

        You’re right. That’s why I’m suggesting a flag for those who might find it distracting. So far it didn’t bother me.

  • Alessio Reiner

    i have problems with tab sync.

    Im using opera on my desktop, HTC one mobile and some chinese tablet.(updated opera on all)

    Here is the thing. On my desktop i can see tabs from my tablet, but there is no mobile phone listed, on my mobile i can see both, tabs from tablet and desktop, and on my tablet i cannot see any tabs 🙂 what seems to be a problem?

  • http://pavelkouril.cz/ Pavel Kouřil

    Could you please fix mobile version on BlackBerry OS 10 smartphones with Android Runtime? It crashes every time… 🙁 Older versions (like, 27 or 28), used to work without problems.

  • icetom

    I just realized you removed the opera://flags/#webui-navigation-bar flag and the option to get back the old symbols bar on top which wasted no space – compared to your new one on the bottom.

    that might just drive me to stop using Opera. Countless people here told you the new version is worse. at least give us the option to have this bar on the top.

    I visualized it (after many people did that too)
    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3972/n2tuilnq_jpg.htm

    • Herr Pietrus

      Hey, modern displays are soooo huge that we don’t have to care about the wasted space any more!

      Yes, I’m moaning about that stupid toolbar because I can’t comprehend why Opera’s developers don’t see how ugly and unergonomic it is, how much space on the screen is wasted and how easy is to fix it. I can’t comprehend why they don’t want to acknowledge our reasonable arguments apparently only because they decided to make black transparent side menu…

      But OK, I swear that it is my last comment about it. I will stay with the version 28 as long as I can and that’s all from me.

    • http://www.vece.net/ plovec

      My previous comment was marked as SPAM and I don’t know why. I just linked a screen grab on the same site icetom used.

  • Federico Costantini

    when will youtube work in html5?

    • http://www.uopera.net/ Opera Fans

      you can simply switch on H5 as the default player via https://www.youtube.com/html5 , it supports almost any of the modern browsers, including Opera

      • icetom

        MSE & H.264 support still missing.

        i know its in the developer version, but intil it gets into the stable, Opera is worse than Chrome with video

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          It is there but is behind a flag as it is experimental

  • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

    I am seeing in plug ins
    Chrome PDF Viewer
    chrome-extension://mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai/

    It was also in 29 beta, but not 28 stable (that I noticed)

    OS X 10.10.3

  • zach

    i have an issue, opera will not load at all. i click the launch button on windows 8, or the desktop icon, or even the .exe from the folder and nothing happens, it shows it as running in the processes on task manager, but i dont get taken to my tabs, absolutely nothing happens. i just end up staring at my wallpaper. its like opera knows the only reason i am opening it is to copy my speed dial information over to chrome, beacuse the new white background on the speed dial buttons is hideous and i’d rather not look at it.

  • gdv

    What is the correct full installer? Currently the full download link serves Opera_29.0.1795.47_Setup.exe with files inside installer dated April 17, 2015.

    (Also, there are no changelog entries after v29.0.1795.41 on April 14, 2015.)

    • Leonardo Gomes
      • gdv

        @Leonardo Gomes: Thank you. 😉

        @Opera developers: For the most part you now provide the build number in each blog post (as I requested a couple of times in the past). But it wasn’t included in this post title, anywhere in the post body, or in the 29 changelog… …and the full download link downloads a version with files dated eleven (11) days before the release was announced (apparently the correct full download).

        Here are some links to previous discussions on this issue:

        Dec 20 2013: http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2013/12/another-opera-18-stable-update/#comment-1171233834
        Feb 3 2014: http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2014/01/o19-auto-update-is-back/#comment-1229786852
        Feb 4 2014: http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2014/02/small-update-opera-19/#comment-1231405699
        Feb 13 2014: http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2014/02/opera-next-for-the-cognoscenti/#comment-1243555402

        At the time it seemed there was agreement that including the build number in each blog post title was a good idea, but there remained some thought on the developer side that maybe the build number should be left out of the title for “major release” announcements “to set them apart”.

        Well, yes maybe it does set them apart a bit, but so would including “stable” next to the build number [e.g., “Sync open tabs across computers and Android phones in Opera 29 STABLE (29.0.1795.47)”]

        This blog post title didn’t even bother to mention “Opera 29”!

        The result (from my perspective) is another PITA SNAFU where I spend a couple of hours trying to figure out what is the correct build number so I can download and install the correct “stable” release build without any documentation anywhere of what the correct build number is.

        I realize little details like this may get overlooked from time to time, but here the build number was overlooked in the post title, the post body, and the changelog… …and the file dates in the full download installer don’t help answer the question as they are 11 days before the release was announced.

        So I will ask again: PLEASE include build number in EVERY blog post, and preferably in every blog post title!

  • Abdolahi

    i really really need to sync two or three of my speed dials so that any change to one of them , make change to others !
    i need to chose which speed dials are the same and i need them to be one
    i don’t need to sync them separately as other speed dials
    so please add this to future updates and make it possible to chose which speed dials are same and sync them together and which ones are separate and sync them as other speed dials
    thank you
    and sorry for bad english

  • Maluta Philipp

    You killed one of my most favorite feature – grouped tabs.
    I used Opera just for sake of this feature. And now I have no other reason to use it. 🙁

  • Homer

    By removing the #webui-navigation-bar flag, you forced me to see your terrible navigation bar. OK, I’m full of your “features”. Now Opera is not the browser I used to know for ages and there’s just no reason to stick to it.

  • Eugene

    Opera, thank You for this update!
    It is really cool and it is cool to improve together with You.
    Now I lost half of my working day to discover new Opera’s features 🙂

    But I would like to have two use-cases more:

    1. To remove speed-dials which I don’t use anymore
    ( I installed opera dev and opera next and now I don’t use them, but these speed dials present in my current opera and I cannot remove them).

    2. Extensions and themes sync
    I ( and I hope all other users 🙂 ) would like to sync extension and themes between opera instances.

    • Ice cream

      NO.2>>>+1

  • L33t4opera

    It’s pretty cool, that all of us can have some fun, not only using the browser itself, but also during reading the “feedback” 😉

    ‘Please, add “hide from my wife” mode, which will delete some messages and contacts’ :>

    • Eugene

      “hide from my wife”
      +1 🙂

  • http://www.vece.net/ plovec

    I did an experiment with the bookmarks bar and this is what I created:

    http://www.vece.net/files/disqus/opera.jpg

    and it works flawlessly. It’s fast, easy, reachable.

    In my opinion it’s better than the bottom bar.

    • Hecc-MA

      I did that once but as a SD Folder.

      • http://www.vece.net/ plovec

        Yes, but with the bookmarks bar the links are always accessible

  • Hadley Zedras

    Opera needs right click ‘Quick Scroll’ up / down

    • Stanislav Stratil

      I think a mouse gesture for it to be better… Right click + mouse up / down.
      At least I had used it that way in opera 12.

      • Hadley Zedras

        Yes a mouse gesture would be perfect but is non existent at the moment 🙁

  • opticyclic

    If you are doing serious stuff like research on your computer, you might have 30 tabs open. You probably don’t want those synced to your phone. To be honest I can’t think of a use case where syncing tabs from a computer is a phone is useful. Aren’t computer browsing and phone browsing generally different types of sites?

    • Wando Schneider

      I use on a daily basis and think it’s great.

    • Utkarsh

      Do we have the option to choose between what to synchronize?
      If there is then I am quite sure that you wouldn’t check mark the ‘Tabs’.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        No such option atm.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi, if you want, you can disable it as follows: go to opera:flags#sync-tabs, select “Disabled” from the drop-down, and restart the Opera.

  • Katakylsm

    if you add a bookmark by the heard icon you can not chose subfolders (folders in folders), but only folders from top navigation. when is this going to be fixed?

    • bwat47

      I believe they are already working on these (they are working on a proper tree view for both the bookmarks manager and heart menu).

      There’s a flag to enable an experimental version of this, but its still quite buggy at the moment, and only seems to effect the bookmarks manager at the moment and not the heart menu. But based on the description of the flag it should come to the heart menu as well:

      Trees in bookmarks

      Mac, Windows, Linux

      Show the full tree in the bookmark manager sidebar and bookmark pop-up.

      #trees-in-bookmarks

  • Jeff

    I’ve had three major crashes in Opera over the past few days. It also looks like synchronizing is down.

    Fonts would be more legible if the lines were a little thicker, just a pixel or two.

    • Jeff

      If there’s a better place to leave information like this, please let me know.

  • John Preston

    would like to see the feature sort bookmarks by title and select all bookmarks

  • Zik

    Deleted.

  • Иван Ершов

    what did you do with an express-panel??? It looks too simple and ugly.
    Forced to use opera://flags —-> Experimental start page —-> disable

  • qwerty

    Zhenis Beisekov

    Можно вас спросить, говорят что у вас увольнение были но надеюсь они ни как не повлияют разработке браузера, и вы в таком же темпе будете развивать его.
    Надеюсь тех кого уволили они найдут себе хорошую работу или вернуться обратно спасибо им за все и удачи в будущем,
    я очень жду когда появиться Opera на x64 битную систему, и будем ждать дальнейшего улучшения функционала и полной Синхронизации от тем оформления до паролей и расширений и настроек, и конечно же новых функций. Еще одно надеясь Менеджер закладок в скором времени будет древовидным и с меню сердца я могу выбирать в любую корневую папку установки, спасибо за ранее и удачи в работе

    Я заметил ошибку в 29 опере стабильной синхронизация каждые 20 минут происходит ошибка синхронизации и через некоторое время оно в останавливается прошу исправьте это

    • firuz_u7

      да синхронизация каждые 20 минут выдает ошибку http://imgur.com/mjfM2aa

      Yes Synchronization every 20 minutes an error
      http://imgur.com/mjfM2aa

      • Wando Schneider

        Here too.

        • https://medium.com/@mlowicki Michał Łowicki

          Should be fixed now.

          • Wando Schneider

            Still happening here.

  • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

    Windows updater bug, I would think the install Opera update should close Opera before starting the install (duplicated it for the last 5 or so updates)

    Also system info is wrong when using Opera on Win 10 technical previews

    • Wando Schneider

      The Info system is loaded from the OS. Win 10 TP doesn’t have a specific string.

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        It worked in some 8 preview builds and 8.1 builds (yes I had tested both) and when I try spartan or IE on 10 html5test.com does pick up that it is windows 10

        • Leonardo Gomes

          html5test does identify my system as Win 10 when i go there using Opera.

  • firuz_u7

    mouse gestures do not work in the bookmark manager, I can not open a tab with mouse gestures in the bookmark manager

  • Raestloz

    Holy s**t, audio indicator? That’s, like, one of the most useful little things ever

    kudos

    • oCircuit

      They done it because of Vivaldi. Vivaldi done it and then Opera. The competion is good for Opera.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        First of all, this feature is being around since a while. It was just enabled by default now.

        Second, is more likely that they had followed Chrome.

      • ma_t14

        That feature was in the Developer stream long before Vivaldi came about and as Leonardo said it’s been in Chrome for even longer

  • Marko Koivuniemi

    I keep on refreshing this site to find something new to play with. But nothing. I would like to give suggestion – right menu option to tabs => “Move to Window n” where n would be name of current window. (Better option could be to have possibility to give names to window. Because lack of tab stacks forces me to have separate window for separate things It could be nice to give name for windows (“Social media” “Blogs”) and when I find interesting blog I could command this tab “Move to Blogs-window”. I can drag it but I find it annoying way.

  • YS

    What the hell happened to the Speed Dials? I use extensions for some of them and making them small is making them unusable! Please let us have the option to set Speed Dial sizes.

  • http://pedro.albuquerques.net Pedro Albuquerque Santos

    Nice. Now just add password sync and I’ll be happy.

  • Lacedaemon

    New Speed Dial design is amazing! Thank you guys you are the best!

    New (thumbs up!): http://postimg.org/image/rbbzfjvx9/full/
    Old (meh…thumbs dooown!): http://postimg.org/image/vqbc2qfrl/full/

    • sbs73000

      Your new SD seems a new version of the screen flashlight Chrome app… Not recommended to epileptic people.

      • Lacedaemon

        yeah I have dreamed about it since O15 and now they did it! And without using an extension! I’m so happy! Block squares, white and blueish white, some extra white in the bottom, completely covering the theme in the background, just perfect! I like how my background looks now, top class A++ pro design here, nobel prize candidate material!

        • Angela Wang

          Good to hear 🙂 many users seem to like this version of SD! /Angela

          • SuperTommy

            Angela, I’m sorry to reveal that he is ironic in this case. 🙂

          • Mon

            I think that there are more users that don’t like the new Speed Dial. Viewing the images posted by Lacedaemon is clear which is uglier.

  • icetom

    i found a strange bug in speeddial.

    1. go to speedial

    2. if you have enough speedial entrys, you can scroll down

    3. the marked area is not clickable at all

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3974/8r5ylizi_jpg.htm

    reported it DNA-37983

    • Sidney Moraes

      I confirm that, but why it should be clickable?

      • icetom

        Because the speed dial entries the user sees are supposed to be click able. This seems to be related to the upper position of the former bar which is now at the bottom. The space it occupied is blocked as if it was still used by the bar.

  • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

    I have to say I love the new Tabs tab in start page. Unlike the otherwise excellent Browse++ extension, you can use this to search across ALL tabs (using standard CTRL-F) — even those not yet loaded due to also excellent “Delay loading of background tabs” advanced setting. Opera is now so superior to Chrome and FF, now they just need to fix this annoying CPU micro-freeze bug (see my previous comment on this page), and it will be close to perfect!

  • bwat47

    Hello opera developers 🙂 since opera 29’s release I’ve seen many users that aren’t aware of the feature to change thumbnails for speed dials, or are aware of it but find it difficult/awkward to use. This feature would be much more discoverable and less awkward to use if in addition to being able to change thumbnail from the heart menu, if we could also change thumbnails directly from the right click > edit menu on the speed dial page and BKM pages. I made a quick mockup here:

    SD Mockup: http://i.imgur.com/lMHHqS8.png
    BKM Mockup: http://i.imgur.com/9McYC9N.png

    • Sidney Moraes

      Awesome idea! The bookmark pop up could show speed dial as a folder as well.

  • LG

    Hi guys,

    I want to import my Chrome bookmarks since you guys just added this feature, however, I get an error every time “We’re sorry but Opera could not import any data.”.

    Can you guys take a look?

    • Angela Wang

      Hey! I’m here to help. Did you do it through Opera/Import Bookmarks and Settings? Can you check if you have any security settings that prevent Opear from accessing your data in Chrome? /Angela

      • LG

        Anglea,
        Yes, I used settings – Import bookmarks. I tried importing Firefox and that worked fine. How do I check if my security settings prevent me from acessing Chrome data. Also, where is the log file for Opera?

    • Andrew J Klimek

      I had the same problem but I solved it (on a mac) by deleting MyUserName/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome and then booting up chrome and signing back in, letting all my chrome data sync back to the folder I just deleted.

  • bviktor

    Ever since the upgrade to 29 Opera Sync randomly fails. Is this a bug or a server issue?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Seems to be a server issue as it’s happening on developer build also.

    • Jorton

      It happens all the time

  • mhjyzs

    if turn on the opera turbo of the opera mobile for Android, it will be very slowly when surfing some websites, is it because i am in China?

  • paor ludi

    Screen this blog on my O29. What’s the problem?
    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/paor/razno/Image%201.jpg

    • paor ludi

      By developers tool I found out what’s problem.

      The problem is in pages which contain “meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width” ” code in head.

      After change to “meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no” ” everything is OK.

      • Vux777

        there is a flag
        opera://flags/#enable-viewport-meta

        maybe you change it…?

        • paor ludi

          just set allow to disallow and seems to be ok now!

          Thank you very much

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          I was only seeing it in the beta builds and that seems to be what for most of the strange small loadings (I might turn on a few more flags in betas, and a few more in dev tho I know that they might be broken or break other things)

          • Vux777

            I have a talent to overlook the obvious thing, so I just recently realized that there is a changed sections on flags page where you can easily get only those..well, changed flags ツ
            maybe you didn’t see it too, this way you can know which one you changed in fast way

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            Not sure how I never noticed the changed (even tho I look at flags almost every beta and dev update)

  • https://myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz Hans-Jürgen Bardenhagen

    Two problems with Opera 28:

    1. Does not update to 29 automatically, “About Opera” either tells me there is a new version, or that there has been a problem while updating.

    2. Magine.com does not work, it is a TV portal site using MS Silverlight which is recognised by Opera, but in the folder for 32bit programs while I am on Windows 7 64bit now, and Silverlight is installed as a 64bit plugin according to its own info. This path is shown in Opera’s plugin overview: “c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Silverlight5.1.30514.0npctrl.dll”. It should maybe use “C:Program FilesMicrosoft Silverlight5.1.30514.0npctrl.dll” instead. Both paths and DLLs exist though. But the result is an endless spinning circle when trying to load any TV program in Magine.

    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

      Silverlight was updated yesterday

      Check in opera://plugins/ and see if Silverlight is enabled, the other thing to check is the click to play settings or if you have some extension or something that blocks urls (like ad blocker etc)

      • https://myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz Hans-Jürgen Bardenhagen

        Thanks for replying, tested again with new Silverlight plugin and disabled AdBlock, still shows a spinning wheel instead of the chosen TV program. Silverlight is enabled in the plugins and shows “NPAPI” as file type and the 32bit Windows 7 file path. Maybe it would prefer a PPAPI plugin now like Flash and cannot use the NPAPI version? And click to play is not used, all plugins can start automatically.

        Automatic update to Opera 29 still broken, so I guess I’ll have to wait for 30 or later. Constant issues like these get too annoying recently, so Firefox is my main browser now.

  • Nekomajin43

    Microfreezes are back.

    I did a clean install a few days ago, restored my bookmarks, extensions and settings, then everything was fine. Until today morning. Nothing changed since yesterday night. The system was hibernated as always.

    You can see on the attached screenshot, that the CPU went crazy and there were a huge memory leak when I clicked on “load more comments” at the bottom of this page. Then I did it again, the same thing happend then the browser crashed.

    http://i.imgur.com/2sRwbCP.png

    Now I have only this tab open, I’m just typeing, but there are periodical CPU and memory spikes.

    http://i.imgur.com/rtqsp0k.png

    • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

      This is a big problem and I’m not sure why others don’t seem to have it. I’m on MAC version and it’s very clear that the microfreeze (1-2s) happens at even intervals, regardless of what I’m doing. And every time it freezes briefly, there is a concomitant CPU spike of the browser process (no tab processes spike, only the browser).

      I thought that perhaps it was due to having a number of tabs open (although not loaded due to delayed loading), but based on @Nekomajin43:disqus statement above, that isn’t it.

      Please address – or at least let us know that you can repro the problem.

      • Nekomajin43

        I did a clean install again today, and everything was fine for about half an hour, then the freezes came back. Loading more comments on disqus crashes the browser. The Opera task manager and the Windows task manager were both open. The huge memory leak was visible in the Win task manager, but none of the processes consumed more memory in the Opera task manager. That is really weird.

        • http://orderofsql.wordpress.com/ Scott Edwards

          @Nekomajin43:disqus I’m not seeing the memory leaks on my Mac (OSX 10.8.5) but the micro-freezes are driving me crazy! If Chrome had delayed tab loading, I would already have left Opera behind. Can’t believe they can’t repro this.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/max1cp?feature=mhum Maxim

    Does anyone else have weird youtube issues since this update? http://i.imgur.com/EGL4t6I.png

    I have a black bar on the right on all of the videos. Also, the drop down menu on the left doesn’t want to work sometimes.

    • bwat47

      I can reproduce the black bar issue here, happens with both html5 and flash players, and only when the video is expanded:

      html5: http://i.imgur.com/aSzHcN2.jpg
      flash (ppapi): http://i.imgur.com/fZjsjyZ.png

      EDIT: this appears to be either a chromium or a youtube bug because it also happens in the current google chrome stable: http://i.imgur.com/5lc0vpA.jpg
      EDIT 2: Definitely a bug on youtube’s end because also happens in firefox: http://i.imgur.com/Lv9AVPy.png

      • Stanislav Stratil

        I dont think it is a bug, but feature. 🙂
        Anyway, you can use magic actions for youtube addon, it will get rid of these black sides with some settings… at least i think, im not using it right now.

        • bwat47

          yeah the bars are supposed to be there the bug is that that the one on the right is black, instead of the dark greyish color that the bar on the left side and the player itself is.

          • Stanislav Stratil

            Huh? You are right, I havent even noticed. 😀

          • bwat47

            now you won’t be able to unsee it!

  • Biohazard

    Opera Mobile work great in windows 8.1 x64

    http://i.imgur.com/nIl8vv6.jpg

    • Cryio

      Huh? What?

  • Rômulo

    Seems to have a bug on Linux (Xubuntu 14.04). Opera starts fine first time in the session, but if I close it and start it again the session suddenly crashes and the system goes to the login page. I had to comeback to Opera 28.

  • Stanislav Stratil

    Hmm, Im missing a shortcut for show/hide bookmarks bar… Can it be added?

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  • Sidney Moraes

    Devs, update Opera beta (show the reacently added features) and developer page (show the options 32 bits and 64 bits of Linux to download)

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Beta will be updated when developer 30 turns into Beta 30.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I’m not sure if they already want to put 32 bits Linux outside of this blog.

      • Sidney Moraes

        They should at least update Opera beta download page,

  • Falconet

    Okay, can we get password and settings sync? And maybe allowing to change the default search engine to another that isn’t predefined? I think all other browsers allow so, at least the ones I tried.

    Also a small bug: On ChaletOS 14.04.2 LTS 64-bit, when opening Opera the window is not well adjusted to the screen – need to click on maximize or two clicks on the title bar.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Settings sync may be coming in Opera 30. There is a flag for it already.

      • Falconet

        Hope so. I sucks having to configure everything again and having to type all the passwords on all the websites again.

        Obrigado 🙂

        • SuperTommy

          Password sync in newest developer, O31. 🙂

          • Falconet

            Yay!!! Finally!

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  • darkxhunter

    I was specting the sidebar extensions…will they come in opera 30?

    • Wando Schneider

      Probably Yes.

    • ayespy

      You can enable the flag and use them in Version 29 also.

  • pytajnik

    synchronization works really awfully bad, it doubles all my bookmarks on the bookmarks bar and also the speed dial… It’s unusable.

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  • Biohazard

    why was disable synchronization alone?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What do you mean?

      • Biohazard

        la sincronizacion de desactiva sola 🙁
        lo mismo que @Cryio:disqus.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Ah, right, it’s happening here too. I guess it’s a server issue.

  • Wraith

    Tabs sync good but… what I really want is to merge my speed dials into one (like old times), this new behavior of having multiple view on bookmarks for each speed dial in different machine is killing me.

  • Cryio

    Is it just me or does Sync on desktop show red often?

  • Stanislav Stratil

    Hmm, after some using Opera 29, I must commend this “sound indicator” feature. I dont know whose idea it was, but I find it really useful.

    Actualy, I just got this idea from it, and im wondering if it can be realized in future releases. Its about previous active tab indicator.

    As you know, there can be times when you have many opened tabs, then you will open new tab, and watch its content, then you dont wanna close this tab, but you want to go back to previous tab… and there is the problem… It can be little difficult to find this previous tab in these many opened tabs… so, I think that previous active tab indicator can be useful.

    Please, just consider it as a suggestion and keep you good work. 🙂

    Edit: Oh, and I found a little bug. The heart menu is not showing up on some webpages, but adding bookmark with right click menu still works and heart menu will show up after that. Refreshing webpage will fix it too, but its pretty random. Happened on this website for example: http://vgmdb.net/db/main.php
    Can someone confirm?

    • SuperTommy

      In the next version (Opera 30) you can use Alt + Tab to cycle through tabs in recently used order, meaning you can go straight back to your previous tab. Not quite what you want, but probably helpful anyways.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        As you said, not quite what I want…
        And I think you had meant Ctrl + Tab, but anyway its not for me, Im accustomed to use Ctrl + Tab in normal tab order, no recently used, so I hope it will have option to tun it off.

        Edit: After reading new blog post, looks like it will be ok.

        • SuperTommy

          Yes, I meant CTRL + Tab of course.

  • 7thGear

    Is this Opera 28 or 29? All buttons on opera.com and Latest Downloads are presenting 28.

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    when ever i try to open this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forex-signals/id882296265 i get a distorted page. can any one help.

    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

      Are you on OS X by any chance?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      The page seems normal here. Are you using any extensions by chance?

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        I get it too, but on OS X, it happens and the the only way to get out of the white or black or distorted page is to open it in a new tab (that fails sometimes), new window (some times that fails), or private window (usually works (the enabled extensions I have are set to load in private mode so it is not the extensions)), other times Opera shows the content of another tab or window, in the current tab (wrong content)

      • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

        Any idea of what flags might do this (I think one or two might have been turned on from the update from 28 to 29)

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Sorry, no idea. I’d try the chromium ones.
          Anyway you can try resetting them to default and see if it helps.

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            I was not getting it in Opera 28, only Opera 29 stable (Safari and Opera beta and Opera dev don’t have the issue)

            I have to kill the GPU process via Opera Task Manager to get pages to load

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Have you changed any flag related to hardware acceleration?

          • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

            Nope, only ones that would have been turned on would have been what Opera 29 changed for defult

      • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forex-signals/id882296265 adam d

        yes, few of them

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And have you checked with them disabled?

    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

      Do you have a lot of windows open in Opera?

      • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forex-signals/id882296265 adam d

        not more than 2-3

        • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

          Does the page load different if you open it in a new tab vs new window?

  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forex-signals/id882296265 adam d

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  • A. R.

    Really a good job with all different clients and now that sync works life is a bit easier. Sync across devices congrats Opera. I use Opera beta on win desktop, Opera beta on android tablet and Opera mini on Lumia/WP. Looking forward to prosperous future with Opera. Android client (beta, not mini) could be a bit more lightweight resulting in faster response. True that turbo mode comprehends a bit of that sometoimes sluggish Opera for android.

  • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

    End GPU process via Opera Task Manager and the page loads again

    Is the work around I have found for every time a page does not load right

  • paor ludi

    my Opera 29 cannot run any videos from
    http://www.hrt.hr/enz/

    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

      I can play the main video on the page you linked to, I get a HTML5 video player, I just have to click on the play button

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    Oodles of thanks for fixing the tab navigation keyboard shortcuts to something more like what we’re used to (ctrl+1/2 works just as ergonomically as the standard ctrl+pgup/pgdn we’re used to, although I suppose it eliminates the ability to jump straight to specific tabs by number), and a bonus thanks for allowing us to decide what we want the shortcut to be ourselves.

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      or broken because mouse wheel was causing article to scroll on the side (initially), barely viewable

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    • https://vivaldi.net/unity/profile/chas4/6-blog Chas4

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        The announcement has been published as well 😉

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