As we are slowly progressing towards the last feature freeze for this year, here’s what we have with this update:

Search hint

For new users, or users that have not used the address bar searches in a while, there will be a hint that they can search using the address bar. This should be a friendly, easily dismissable reminder. Please share your opinions about this improvement.

Search hint

“Mute me baby” improvements

We are aware that muting tabs was a long-awaited and warmly received feature. However, we also reviewed your critical opinions about the “mute all tabs” button and decided to turn it off for now. Instead, we offer additional context menu options which allow you to mute this tab or mute other tabs. What do you think about this solution?

Simple settings

This feature, hidden behind the flag in the previous developer release, is now available publicly with a few minor changes inspired by your feedback.

Search box

Guess what? For those who actually liked the old-style separate search box, we have added this option in the Windows builds. It can be enabled in the Browser advanced settings, please take a look at the “user interface” section.

Searchbox

Frame color awareness

The flag #frame-color-awareness allows to change the colour of the window titlebar on Windows 10 Threshold 2. The colour of Tab Bar buttons – New Tab and Tab Menu is changed to white as Windows does to its native buttons.

Frame color awareness

Crash fixes

With today’s build, we have fixed the following crashes:
DNA-46078 – crash when displaying HTML5 notification, and similar, but yet different: DNA-46253 – Windows 10 specific crash, also on notifications
DNA-45915 – Mac crash on unblocked pop-up windows

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Chromium has been updated to 48.0.2560.0.

Installation links:

Changelog: Full changelog link

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  • L33t4opera

    Thanks Kornelia, I think, that several users will be happy to see the old-style separate search box ๐Ÿ˜‰

    By the way: the link to the change log is wrong, it should be #b2060.0, not #b2060 and also the link to the change log for the previous build should be #b2052.0, not #b2052.

  • skpy

    What about muting content in modal windows? Now it’s impossible (it’s possible to mute globally in browser or just in tab but not possible for concrete modal window because it doesn’t have tabs)

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks for the use case. Do you have a good example of such site? My quick search revealed that I don’t have any, or I have sites with pop-up windows but no audio content. Thanks in advance.

  • x a

    I’m aware a lot of folks vocally lamented about the mute button. I think, it’s kind of the point of the mute-all function, to have it at hand in case of โ€œpanicโ€. Consequently I have my reservations regarding a context-menu solution (which will not be discovered by many casual users, thus not used much, thus scraped by you on the next slim-it-down occasion).

    The scarce real estate available for extension buttons, though, is a problem โ€“ with or without a mute button. You definitely should come up with an idea to tackle that (none of the other browser makers has, yet; be first!).

    Maybe put buttons in a fly-out-on-hover palette, while letting a bunch of them be designated โ€œfavoriteโ€œ and thus permanently visible buttons. (That could annoy users โ€“ I’d be one of them โ€“ with a filled-up tab bar, though. So my idea might not be the brightest solution. ;))

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thank you for your insights. What can I say – stay tuned. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • taneli

      I personally have a nice physical button pretty much next to my thumb, that rests on my mouse :> And i’m sure many have multimedia buttons in their keyboard, who may not want too much clutter next to the extension buttons, hence this and the Sync buttons could be turned off for those, who don’t need them (makes a cleaner UI ;p).
      Possibly behind Advanced User settings, maybe, or Super User.

    • SuperTommy

      Safari on Mac has a pretty good solution in my opinion. The mute all button is located in the address bar. Much like the old heart and speed dial buttons we had in the past. It makes it visible, but at the same time discrete.

  • ะšostadin

    Separate search box would make sense if there is an option to open results in a new tab. I don’t think this is possible now.

    • Stanislav Stratil

      Yeah, please allow us to open search results in current / background / foreground tab. It should also be available for context search, if you highlight text and click on search.
      These three option should be allowed anywhere where they can be.

    • Herr Pietrus

      Oh yes, I totally agree, I loved that functionality in the old Opera (especially that search box remembered the last used search engine – it was so easy to use wiki or on-line dictionaries…)

  • xirit64

    Dev stream looks more interesting than before lately, I may start posting here more often ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anyway here are my thoughts:
    Basic settings are looking great especially with themes added there. Very easy selecting a theme now.
    Search box: I never used that in Presto tbh, except when you could assign to it a different search engine, for example youtube and even then I used it scarcely. I used the address bar for searching all the time using keywords. So only if you are able to select a different search engine to have it side by side with the default one makes sense for having it. And wouldn’t it take too much space also, leaving even less space for extensions, especially if you move the browser window to the side?
    I would prefer though that you would allocate those resources into having a drop down list with the last typed stuff or history in the address bar than to an extra search box doing what the address bar already does.
    Mute feature: what’s important for me is to have that speaker icon on every tab to mute and unmute. And that a pinned muted tab can be unpinned easily. Don’t know what to make out of the “mute other tabs” yet, I don’t remember me having so many tabs playing something in parallel to need that but I guess it could be handy if that scenario happens… It is one more entry in the context menu though, to be honest I would prefer having a “Close tabs to the left” entry there before having this one.
    – I kinda liked the global mute button though, sometimes you have a player playing something in the background and you can mute the browser instantly without having to mute everything in your system using a dedicated keyboard key or a mouse button. Of course there should be an option for those that don’t need it -just like as it should with the sync button- to hide it.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Whoa, that’s a long list. Thanks a lot!
      TBH it’s always sort of dancing on a thin rope when trying to satisfy users, because they all are different. We are currently at a stage of polishing the browser and making is as useful (and usable!) as possible, that’s why we observe and evaluate all suggestions. However, you can easily notice that many suggestions contradict one another: it is impossible to both have and not have a given button, and we’re not so advanced yet to create a quantum Schroedinger browser. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Anyway. Developer is “the work in progress” and as such, it often contains half-baked solutions which eventually may differ from the final ones. The features you mentioned are no different, and we’ll see what we can do to improve them.

      • Nekomajin43

        “it is impossible to both have and not have a given button”

        English scientists have proven that giving an option to the user to hide/display buttons on the toolbar fixes the whole problem. True story.

        • Aneta Reluga

          Then again, there are users complaining “Your settings are so cluttered I VIRTUALLY CANNOT FIND ANYTHING FIX IT NAOW!1111”. True story. Dodge this.

          • x a

            You already have โ€Power User Settingsโ€œ to hide things behind. And then there are opera://flags, cluttered as hell and yet so useful. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Just make an opera://go-tw**k-yourself rendered after the flags model and horde all kind of customization options there.

            The true (and reasonable) reason behind not doing this, is that options have to be maintained.

          • Marcin Mitek

            twerk? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • ma_t14

            They even lost the word “tweak” from their dictionaries. Pack up boys, it’s over /s

          • x a

            I got your joke, @marcin_mitek:disqus, and considered it quite funny, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Nekomajin43

            There were many comments about this problem. You have advanced and even power-user settings. You can put a checkbox there any time to prevent accidental GUI modification. You always try to solve problems the hard way when you have the easy way in front of you.

            Refer to dumb users all the time is just a lame excuse. And it’s time to decide for who you are developing the browser. Most of the users only need a search box with a big Google logo next to it. If you want to satisfy them, there is really no need to develop any features at all. But if you want a proper browser, then do it right.

          • Aneta Reluga

            I wouldn’t dare to refer to ANY user as “dumb”, that’s for starters. They just differ in their technical proficiency levels, and that’s it.
            And another thing. You seem to have a lot of ideas what Opera should look like. No sarcasm here: come apply for the job then (TBH I have no idea whether we have suitable openings now, but sure they pop out at times).

          • Nekomajin43

            OK, dumb was a little harsh, and it was my word, not yours. But I think you totally understand what I am talking about.

            About the other thing, I am happy with my current job. But as a teacher, I belive that we have to give tools to people and help them to learn how to use those. Trying to solve the problem instead of them is the wrong way. If you give them a browser with a unified interface, without options, you do the latter. If you give them a powerfull and complex feature, like the address bar, and also give them some education in form a little tooltip, you do the former. This is te right way.

            Not to mention that there are many different use cases. You have experience with these. Even small stuff like the order of tab switching can divide the users. You did the right decision with that. You gave choice. Why can’t you do it now too?

            In this particular case, I think the Firefox solution is great, but it might be too much for Opera in this state. However, you can create a “User Interface” subpage in the settings, move the existing related stuff to there, and extend it with the toolbar buttons visibility. It is really heavy to miss even for the dumb users.

            The browser is the second most important software after the OS. Imagine an OS without the ability to delete shortcuts from the desktop…

        • Herr Pietrus

          quantum programming ๐Ÿ™‚

        • SKS

          Then again, what should be default option, defaultly hidden or displayed??? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Nekomajin43

            It depends on the button. The mute all should be hidden in my opinion, since it can be cause trouble. While the download button should be displayed.

  • Zin

    Nice, bring more feature from Opera 12 and you’ll rise to better places. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • L33t4opera

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#extension-toolbar-expander
    Enables the dropdown menu in case extension icons don't fit on extension toolbar.

    – opera:flags#disable-print-preview-simplify
    Disable the simplify page check box on the print preview dialog.

    – opera:flags#frame-color-awareness (Windows only)
    Makes certain UI items contrast with the frame color.

    – opera:flags#search-box-in-address-bar (Windows only)
    Enables the possibility to add a search box to the addresss bar.

    – #show-search-hint has been renamed to #show-hints.

    • x a

      – opera:flags#extension-toolbar-expander
      Enables the dropdown menu in case extension icons don’t fit on extension toolbar.

      I hoped for a more innovative idea than that ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€“ but it works and is appreciated.

      • L33t4opera

        Yes, but as they say – better this, than nothing, of course, if you have a lot of extensions, that add an icon to the toolbar ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • inDigazzZ

    โ€œMute me babyโ€ improvements

    Oh no… Now i can’t see are tabs muted or not.
    Bring button back please.

  • bwat47

    Looks much better in win10 with frame color awareness ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mikolaj Boc

      Still working on it, but thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Spinmaster Ashray

        Why can’t i find that option (frame color awareness) in flags?? I’m on Win 10 TH2. And Dev edition of Opera…Please help…

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Flag was removed in latest developer build. You can find it in settings iinm.

          • Spinmaster Ashray

            Nope, still can’t find it ๐Ÿ™ What do you mean by iinm?

          • Vux777

            settings >> browser
            can you see it there?

          • Spinmaster Ashray

            Ohw, now i get it..I misunderstood it….I thought the frame color would be from a website color accent, just like vivaldi and some android browser do with their frame…Anyways, thank you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Leonardo Gomes

            If I’m Not Mistaken.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Isn’t it “show system colors….”?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      The main point is, that it looks better than Vivaldi. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • SuperTommy

        Doesn’t take much effort though, Vivaldi looks like a train wreck. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        But I agree this looks good!

      • Herr Pietrus

        Not really hard to achieve ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Nekomajin43

    Come on guys, let _us_ decide what buttons do we want to use on the toolbar!

  • Nekomajin43

    Just let me be clear! I must have missed something. So you display a little message to use the address bar to search (which is a good idea) AND you put a separate search box onto the toolbar? WHY?!

    At least it can be turned off. Do you see how easy it is to give control to the users? I bet you can do it with the startpage/download/sync/mute buttons too.

    • SuperTommy

      I assume it is because the separate search bar is not turned on by default, and the hint is there because many doesn’t know you can search via address bar. On top of that, you have users who prefer separate search bar regardless knowing that they can search through address bar. So there’s options for all.

      • Herr Pietrus

        currently search box is useless. it should have different search engines available and results should be opened in the new tab.
        if it had such functionality I’d love it. I was always using separated search box in the old Opera.

    • Gustav Ekner

      No, the separate search box is optional.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Do you see how easy it is to give control to the users?

      We can’t say for sure, once we don’t know how long it took for the option to be implemented and/or its impact on the browser. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Having options may be good but it demands more code and more code means more changes of bugs and incompatibility.

      Even from a user’s point of view having too much options (or too much control) may not be that good, specially for the average ones.

      I remember have read, during Presto era, some people often complaining about things not working and realising that the issue was caused by changes made by the user itself.

      • Nekomajin43
        • Leonardo Gomes

          Yep, advanced settings can be hidden but there is always Google and it may not be that difficult to find how to show those settings.

          And situations where the issue is/was caused by changes made by the user itself use to happen not only to average users – which don’t mess that much in the settings – but also to those so-called “power users” or, maybe “users (a little) above average”, many of those that like to claim “i know what i am doing. I don’;t need you saying what i should do or making choices for me, bla bla bla”.

          I would like to have more options but i understand that giving users choices is something that should be done with caution.

          • Nekomajin43

            I totally understand this argument. It is somewhat valid. But as a teacher, my point of view is education. This new tooltip thing in the address bar is a great feature. I recommended similar solutions back when they started to work on Chromium.

            As a hobbi developer, I know how hard it is to find the ballance, but I also know that there are no magic solutions. I have to give some control to the users, and they have to take responsibility for their actions. Also, I can put a nice warning with a big reset button into the settings.

            For example, we can hide browserAction buttons from the toolbar since the beginning. What is the difference between an adblock button (for example) and a mute all button? They let people to remove any extensions from the toolbar, but don’t give to choice to remove a built in button? What is the logic behind this?

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    I would be very pleased, if you give me a possibility to delete the download list by keyboard. In the old version of the download manager I could press TAB TAB TAB RETURN. In the new version the TAB only jumps from the “Search Downloads” box to the address bar and back. The big advantage of Opera was always, that we could do nearly everything by keyboard. Maybe a little shortcut, please?

    • ma_t14

      “The big advantage of Opera was always, that we could do nearly everything by keyboard”

      Vivaldi seems to do that nowadays.

      On a related note, I noticed quite a few “senior” Opera users who used to frequently post here have slowly moved on to Vivaldi. As a very active commenter yourself what is keeping you from using Vivaldi as your main browser in its current state?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Vivaldi does not do that (in the download manager) the way I want. The old Opera system was better (for me). Vivaldi does some very funny things to my opened tabs, like shuffling them around, blocking them so that I can not move them back on their place and so on. There are still a lot of things missing, like finetuning exceptions for cookies, autofill settings and so on. I’m not satisfied with the way of showing and handling all my extensions. And: Vivaldi has a bad colour.

        • ma_t14

          “Vivaldi does not do that (in the download manager) the way I want”

          Not sure what method you use but Ctrl + J and then Crt+A, Delete seems to work fine for me.

          “Vivaldi does some very funny things to my opened tabs, like shuffling them around, blocking them so that I can not move them back on their place and so on”

          I used to have this issue as well but it seems to be gone in the last few builds.

          “There are still a lot of things missing, like finetuning exceptions for cookies, autofill settings and so on. I’m not satisfied with the way of showing and handling all my extensions”

          I agree, there’s plenty of work still to be done. Extensions have improved btw but it’s not flawless yet. In my case though some of the “unique” features Vivaldi brings to the table has made it indispensable for me and those are mainly tab tiling and better implementation of sidebar websites than Opera’s. Also I much prefer the vision and direction Vivaldi is following contrary to Opera. It seems that Opera has lost the identity it once had. A big part of that was doing things differently than the competition and innovating. The current trend is to oversimplify everything and consequently remove actual choices from the user. Opera seems to follow that mentality as well now. Seeing some of the responses from the developers here further strengthens my belief that I made the right choice.

          “And: Vivaldi has a bad colour.”

          Yes, some seem to love it others hate it. I settled on the static dark theme as I didn’t like the default. Certainly looks wasn’t a factor in my choice ๐Ÿ˜€

          I still check this blog from time to time to see how things are going but I don’t know, I get the feeling that things have stagnated since the Oslo development team ceased to exist. Maybe it’s case of transitioning but things surely don’t look too promising from here :/

  • Vlad Violenty

    I thing, Need return button “Opera” in place of button “Menu”. In russian landuage button “Menu” looks bad.

    please, change button “mute tab”. as for me this button looks bad. I think need mute tab only press on favicon in tab

    about button “Mute me baby”. I think need option on menu about this button. if user want button “Mute me baby” near button “Sync” – let user on this button in settings page

    Please, add change size search box in addres bar

    please, disable news on Speed Dial

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Vlad, you can bring back the old “Opera” label, by disabling the opera:flags#alternative-main-menu-label, and you can disable “News on SD” in opera:flags#news-on-startpage.

  • LoverOfLife

    I’m happy to see search box again in Opera, please, keep it and apply it to stable aswell. Thank you!

  • NimeshT

    Great to see the innovations coming in and bringing additional options for the users.

    Since you have brought the search bar back, any plans to add the dropdown for search provided to the search box too? else it would be meaningless.

    Please take a loot at the Menu options also to make it smaller.

    • Kamen Minkov

      Innovations? Where?

    • WhiteCat

      If you want to make Menu smaller, you should propably remove sth or group sth . What would you remove / group? Be careful – other guys from blog could complain about your choice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kamen Minkov

    Removable search engines anyone?

    • Nico

      The last time I checked, Opera’s argument was security for not being able to remove search engines, since they can’t check if it was really the user that removed/altered a pre-loaded search engine. But it is so annoying and we can’t even edit shortcuts.

      I would love to see this feature as well. If other browsers let us delete the pre-loaded search engines, this should be easy for Opera as well.

      • Kamen Minkov

        Yeah, I remember something like that, but it still sounds like nonsense. I’m sure that if they want, they can make it possible. It is possible in Chrome, so what’s the matter with Opera? After all, both browsers share a lot…

        • Nekomajin43

          Well, there is some truth in this argument. I bet you’ve seen a Chrome (or Firefox) with some crap start page and search engine. Ask, Babylon, etc, they make a lot of trouble.

          But apart from this, I am sure that there is a solution for this problem, but they just don’t care.

          • Kamen Minkov

            I’ve more often seen homepages that resemble the start pages of Chrome and Firefox but are something else.

            From a security standpoint, yeah, it maybe makes sense to have a bunch of default, non-changeable search engines. But they could at least have their keywords changeable.

            I also feel that this can be a power user setting, thus still not changeable by default. Opera Blink is still nowhere near Opera 12 customization-wise.

          • Nekomajin43

            I don’t see why this keyword stuff is a big problem for many users. It is easy to get used to another keyword. I know, it’s uncomfortable for a few days, but that’s all. However, it is a much bigger problem that we can’t set a custom search engine as default. This is not something you can get used to.

    • thatism3

      @nico_berlin:disqus @Nekomajin43:disqus You can check a partial solution (this removes almost all of the default search engines – except Google).

  • Kamen Minkov

    Oh, and now you’re sponsored by an ad-allowing extension?

    • Aneta Reluga

      Believe it or not, but, no.

      • Kamen Minkov

        Then what’s a link to Adblock Plus doing in the settings?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Probably it’s just a link to the most used or better ranked adblocker extension.

          • Herr Pietrus

            And, as some people already mentioned, it’s unfair.
            it should be a link to the opera’s extensions site with all ad-blockers.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Maybe, but it would kead to too much complications and it’s a basic, simple settings page.

  • led9ru

    1. Start page = I deleted all of your “not advertising” tiles, restart Opera – tile back. All your tiles back – you insist?

    2. Sync icon = no option to turn off = NOT HIDE.
    However, you can delete the icon “mute” – means you have the ability to remove the icons – and you promised the option to disable the icon Sync – and when that happens then?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      No promises are made here. At most they say they may consider some possibilities.
      Even if the case of a promise has been made, no dates were said so the promise is still valid.

      If the sync button is to be removed, it will be when everything is ready for it.

    • BK

      2. planned for O36 – DNA-46101

  • Amazingeneer

    It actually would be cool if you could use a theme (or picture you can choose) as the background in the frame like you can in Firefox. Just a little feature request. Would be nice to see this in Opera ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice to see progress on browser features (it’s been along time since I said this here)
    and keep up this amazing work. Great to feel you still have innovations to show ๐Ÿ™‚

    • xirit64

      Mozilla to discontinue Firefox themes ๐Ÿ™‚

      However,
      On a bugtracking thread on Mozillaโ€™s site, Mozilla senior engineering manager Benjamin Smedberg says Firefox lightweight themes may get some added features from complete themes, such as the ability to change icons or colors of the entire browser. Smedberg hopes to have a revised plan for Firefox themes by December.

      • bwat47

        It doesn’t sound like Amazingeneer was referring to Complete themes, rather personas/aka lightweight themes (that change the window frame background). Firefox is only discontinuing support for Complete themes.

        • Amazingeneer

          Yes, I mean personas you can use to change the window frame background. If I am not wrong, Opera 12 had this feature too.

        • xirit64

          That’s why I wrote the “however” section bro ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Biohazard

    Opera restarts many times ……

    http://s1.webmshare.com/99R1z.webm

    Update: is a sync problem migrate link bookmarks to new sync

    http://s1.webmshare.com/eRNxV.webm

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      Thanks for your report, we’ll investigate this.

  • Herr Pietrus

    I hope that search box opens results in the new tab, does it?!

    …uuups! it does not… so it’s useless ๐Ÿ™ it could be so beautiful…

    Oh, and without another search engines is useless too…

    • Mikolaj Boc

      Thanks for feedback. Looks like a good idea, we’ll take that into account.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        Please…
        Enter – Open in current tab
        Ctrl+Enter – Open in background tab
        Ctrl+Shift+Enter – Open in foreground tab
        Or something like that.

  • Geza

    Search box – YES! All I need now is Find in page box ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Javier Bastardo

    Eww Search Box and Google-only search ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

      In settings you can always set which search engine is used when searching from address bar.

      • Stanislav Stratil

        Ehm, I hope you realize that this is not a way how it should work… People who want to use this new search box also want to quickly change search engines… It shouldnt be locked only on one search engine.

        • Vux777

          plus…
          it’s good to have independent search box from omnibar search
          eg. google in omnibar, bing in dedicated search box

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Are you joking? A page full of different search boxes? For months users tried all hacker tricks to remove every extra box for getting more space on the screen and now you want them back?

          • Vux777

            If user already have dedicated search box, it’s good to have independent choice of search engine in it
            that got nothing to do with google bar on speed dial
            or navigation bar

          • Stanislav Stratil

            Im not sure if I understand… Who is talking about page full of search boxes? I was talking about new search box next to omnibar. There should be some dropdown button to show all search engines for quick switch. – And also keyboard shortcut.
            And how Vux said, it should be independent from omnibar.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        And we still have our personal search shortcuts, like “b” for Bing, “g” for Google, “yt” for Youtube. I think that was Opera’s specialty first.

        • thatism3

          You can use “b” for any different search engine than Bing, or “y” for YouTube, just follow the steps given in this post.

      • Javier Bastardo

        Hello, I know that, thank you, I’m a DuckDuckGo user and quite happy with Opera’s Address bar.

        My comment was pointed at the Google-only search option for the upcoming Search Box.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          The search box uses the default search engine. So if yours is DDG, then search box will use it.

  • Dark Andrew

    Search Bar! But why only Google search?

    • BK

      Search box uses default search engine for now, which you can change in settings.

      • LoverOfLife

        It would be nice to have an arrow with a drop menu for fast change/switch search engines. Is it possible ?

        • Aneta Reluga

          It’s still a feature in progress.

          • LoverOfLife

            Ok, thank you! I’m missing this feature from old presto Opera, so i will be very happy to see it back

          • Stanislav Stratil

            And beside dropdown menu, please include some independent shortcut for switching search engines.

            By independent, I mean ability to write in search box, then choose search suggestion from default search engine with pressing arrow down key, and then switching search engine with maybe alt+arrow left/right.

      • Dark Andrew

        There is only one reason to use search bar. You type once and then press Enter (result in new tab), change search engine and perss Enter (next new tab) etc.

        • Jedy

          In other browsers you have a dropdown menu and can choose from a variety of customised search engines. This might be an advantage of the search bar if implemented otherwise I don’t see it as any use above the combined address/search bar.

  • taneli

    What about bookmark sharing, is that coming back?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I don’t think so.

      • led9ru

        so it does not matter, whatever.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I am someone who has been using Opera for a long time and someone who has been participating in this blog almost since when it was created in the old My Opera.

          And i don’t even work for Opera so i can’t speak as a chief of them.

          Btw, why do you think i speak that way?

          • Springer

            Speech impediment?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            What do you mean?

  • jedy123

    There was nothing wrong with the mute button. It would be nice if we were able to edit the buttons on the address bar so we can choose what buttons to have and their position. People have been asking for this but you seem very quiet on the subject.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Well. We are considering options how to do it best, along with quite a number of other things. Trying to step into your shoes (“your” meaning you and other concerned users), I can feel that being quiet can be worrying, but in fact it is not an indicator of anything else than “we are busy doing our work”. Also, we are trying to communicate as much as we can.

      • Jedy

        Thanks for the response – at least you are looking into it, it seems. I wouldn’t exactly say being quiet is worrying – that’s a bit ott. When lots of people mention a particular feature we’d like to see implemented, it’d be nice to know if Opera is considering it or not. This would save us repeatedly asking for it.

        I’m certainly not a moaner who demands features but generally appreciate the work going into Opera, even if it’s a feature I’d never use.

  • LcGuedes

    In relation to “mute all tabs”, i liked the previous solution , with a unique dedicated button in the upper right corner. I hope you find turn it on the next build.

  • Bernรกt Gรกbor

    On Arch Linux,

    I have a more serious issues, some videos cannot be played from the browser, such as:

    https://twitter.com/race_capture/status/670242335003840512

    Installed opera-developer-ffmpeg-codecs.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Bernรกt, as a temporary workaround: navigate to the “lib_extra” subdir, and rename the “libffmpeg.so.35” file to “libffmpeg.so” – the source link.

  • sate5232

    Search box! I just want this

  • xirit64

    This site http://www.beyondunreal.com/ looks very broken.

    Windows 7, 64-bit.

    • Vux777

      same here on windows 10 64x, developer 35.0.2060.0
      works fine on Opera stable, Firefox and Chrome Canary

      • xirit64

        and Opera beta ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And Opera stable and also last developer build.

          • Aneta Reluga

            omg. Looksโ€ฆ fascinating. As soon as I get back to work, I’m off to check it out and report it. Thanks guys.

          • xirit64

            no he has already reported that it works in Stable ๐Ÿ™‚ (as I know also)

          • Aneta Reluga

            Yes. I understood it that it works in both Stable and 35.0.2052.0 (which I also checked just to be sure). It’s just .2060 which is broken. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Edit: Ehh. DNA-46564, as long as I’m already at the computer anyway.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Modern Art…

  • Footman

    I realy hate new opera release version because speed deal place is wasted with news tile. This enforcement is already the reason to change browser for me.
    Why opera team does not get that no one likes news feature?

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Footman, if you mean the News on the Speed Dial page, then you can disable it in opera:flags#news-on-startpage.

      • Footman

        hi, i dont have this flag in opera stable.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          You commented in an Opera developer post. If you have issues with Opera Stable you should post on the latest Opera stable related post.

          People will always assume that you are talking abou the version/build of the post in which you commented.

    • Rafael Luik

      It’s not wasted, because it appears after the Speed Dials in the bottom, it doesn’t take Speed Dials’ place.

    • Footman

      news tile is right at the begin of the page.
      I have opera stable and dont have this flag there.

      • L33t4opera

        Hi, if this “news” look like the ones, that are shown in the screenshot from this link, then most probably you have a version, which includes a so-called targeted advertising, and in that case you can try to reinstall your Opera using the latest offline installer, and see if this helps in your case.

  • ะฎะปะธั

    Can I stop Opera from updating itself automatically? Sometimes I open and close it shortly after and this happens: https://i.imgur.com/RgTAJZH.png It installs the new version twice.

    Also I’d like ‘copy address’ function for bookmarks bar: https://i.imgur.com/Uqg58RT.png

    • LoverOfLife

      1. Rename “opera_autoupdate.exe” to whatever you want
      2. Edit, select, copy address

      • ะฎะปะธั

        1. I’ll try, thanks
        2. Yeah, it’s a bit time consuming. A two click operation done in 8 clicks..

        • LoverOfLife

          You welcome. You’re right, it should be more easier just to copy an address from bookmarks bar ๐Ÿ™‚

    • SuperTommy

      I believe you can also stop auto-update by adding “–disable-update” to shortcut properties.

      Alternatively, http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15176311#Comment_15176311

      • ะฎะปะธั

        “–disable-update”
        Version: 35.0.2064.0 – Update checker is disabled

        It works, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Linh Nguyen

    opera no longer crashes randomly on windows10 x64, thanks!

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks a lot for confirmation!

  • Luis Amaral

    Does anyone know how to prevent tabs from opening in a new window? I havent figured out yet how I am doing it but too often I want to select an open tab and it opens a new window with it. I dont like it and want to prevent that from happening.How can I turn that off?

    • Vux777

      if you drag tab up or down it will create new window with it

  • x a

    With opera://flags/#extension-toolbar-expander activated, clicking on an extension button in the “expander” crashes Opera, if it has associated a popup.

    [Win10/64]

    • x a

      Also crashes (this time no popup is rendered, as far as I could observe) with Opera Linux [Linux Mint/64bit].

      • Kornelia Mielczarczyk

        Hi, thanks for you report. We already have this issue in our database.

  • http://www.chw.net/ Cristian Cornejo Dรญaz

    hello

    [bug] this extension produces a crash in the browser, in opera/operabeta/operadevelop with windows threshold 2 [win 10 x64 10.0.10586]

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/open-new-tab-2/?display=en

    • Aneta Reluga

      More details please? We are unable to reproduce here ๐Ÿ™

      • http://www.chw.net/ Cristian Cornejo Dรญaz

        long pres link and change tab…

        only in windows 10 x64 threshold 2, tested in two pc, amd and intel

        • Mikolaj Boc

          Hey, please check with the newest developer version, should be out there pretty soon, if nothing changes please report a bug. I can’t reproduce on our newest build (on W10 T2)

  • Kamen Minkov

    A bookmark or a folder added to the speed dial from the bookmark button always appears first instead of last. Is that expected?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Afaik, yes. I guess there is a comment about it somewhere around here.

  • catup

    Hey I received a update (33.0.1990.137) for stable stream from a third party software. Is it a scheduled update since I did not find it on the FTP list?

    • Vux777

      there was 33.0.1990.137 on ftp for short period of time, but it was removed
      devs probably found some bugs in last minute

  • rolandorre

    Strange, I ask for the 32 bit version but still get the 64 bit.
    It seems impossible to download the 32 bit version.

    I have now tried from both a 32 bit firefox a 32 bit opera running on a 64 bit system.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Should be fixed now.

  • rolandorre

    OK, I found them, the link from this blog points wrong. The developer version is here

    http://get.geo.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera-developer/35.0.2060.0/linux/

    opera-developer_35.0.2060.0_amd64.deb
    opera-developer_35.0.2060.0_amd64.rpm
    opera-developer_35.0.2060.0_i386.deb
    opera-developer_35.0.2060.0_i386.rpm

    now downloaded them all

  • Vux777

    something is wrong with FB sound notifications
    sometimes it fires properly (on any tab), and sometimes only when I switch to FB tab

  • http://opindian.com/blog/ ahpatel

    I’m running into an issue where the browser is functional after a few hours but ‘no longer load pages’ after a while. It does NOT give me a message (i.e., ERR_NO_CONNECTION) — it just hangs waiting for the page to load. A restart fixes the problem.

    It started happening with this and the last build for sure, but I’m not sure how best to troubleshoot and/or capture the necessary logs to help troubleshoot.

    Anyone else running into a similar issue? And, what simple/stupid things might I be overlooking to fix the problem?

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’ve never seen such issue. Can you please see the newest build (35.0.2064.0) and check if the issue is still there? Thanks.

  • IllusionMH

    Is it possible to whitelist RC4 cipher for some domains? This is required as temporary solution for development environment (have no access to server configuration).

  • Vux777
  • Pete

    On my machine (windows 7 prof 64) the update keeps coming back. Whenever I restart Opera for an update it starts showing the same update after some minutes again. Anyone experiencing the same?