If there were no bloated ads, some top websites would load up to 90% faster.

Today, we wanted to share with you a native ad-blocking technology in our Developer channel for Opera for computers. “Native” means unmatched speed vs extensions, since the blocking happens at the web engine level.

We are the first major browser vendor to integrate an ad-blocking feature, but this development should be a no surprise to anyone given the rising popularity of ad-blocking software and even Apple allowing it on its platform.

People really want ad-blocking technology

Ads have been an important part of the internet since its very beginning. The first online advertisement appeared on the web as early as in 1994. Ever since then, ads have helped the web grow, giving people free access to millions of websites.

In time, though, they turned out to be one of the major annoyances of web browsing. Today, bloated online ads use more download bandwidth than ever, causing webpages to load more slowly, at times covering the content that you’re trying to see or trying to trick you into clicking “fake download buttons”. Another rising concern is privacy and tracking of your online behavior.

That’s why more and more people use ad-blocking software. In a study conducted by PageFair/Adobe, the number of people using adblockers grew by 41% worldwide between 2014 and 2015, with 98% of those users on computers.

People are clearly sending a signal to brands and advertisers that the current situation must change. It’s 2016, and we believe it’s time for ads to be lighter and faster. There’s the IAB L.E.A.N. initiative for better ads but where are the better ads themselves? Instead, we see a primer on how to convince users to disable adblocking. It’s a good step, but what if ads could be better, less intrusive and not slow down the browsing so significantly?

This is why, together with the native ad-blocking feature, we also provide a tool to help advertisers and users understand the problem of heavy ads. We believe this will accelerate the change that the ad industry needs to pursue.

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A smarter approach to ad-blocking

Opera’s ad-blocking feature is deactivated by default.

While browsing, Opera will detect whether there are ads that can be blocked, and it will suggest enabling the ad-blocking feature. To activate or deactivate ad-blocking for a specific website, simply click the shield icon in the address bar and flip the switch.
Image1-block-ads-with-opera-for-computers-integrated-adblocking-feature

This dialog will also reveal statistics showing how many ads you’re blocking on the current page, and how many you’ve blocked overall. Moreover, you can benchmark the load speed of the current webpage with and without the ad-blocker enabled.

If you disable ad-blocking on a website, the website is added to an exception list, which you can manage from Opera’s settings. You can click the gear icon in the pop-up to go there quickly. We added some sites there for you to test with – feel free to alter the list and add the sites you find that offer a good experience with ads enabled. Just to give some credit – CNET and TechCrunch appear to offer very good experience to their users with ads on – with only marginal delays in page loading.
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Underneath the hood

When we started profiling the performance of adblockers, we found that commonly available block lists are of great quality and can block a lot of ads. But,, many extensions spend a lot of time checking whether URLs or page elements occur in their block lists. Opera checks the block list using native code and fast algorithms, making the slowdown from checking negligible. Furthermore, Opera blocks ads as early as possible: right in the engine, when a network request for a URL is first being made.

Opera currently uses block lists from EasyList, both the regular EasyList to stop advertising and the EasyPrivacy list to stop trackers.

How the speed test works

From the pop–up,, you can also open a speed test. This loads the current open page twice, once without blocking ads and once with blocking ads, and reports the time it took for each to to load.

Because we’re only doing one page load, you might get different results from repeating the test multiple times, depending on your connection and a lot of other variables; to make this scientifically accurate, you might want to repeat it many times and average out results. But, on many sites it’s very obvious, even with a single load, that blocking ads makes a big difference. We hope you enjoy playing around with this a bit :)

So, just how fast is it?

Our research shows that browsing with the Opera’s ad-blocking feature is on average 45% faster compared to browsing on Google Chrome with the AdBlock Plus extension. We think it’s pretty cool.
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These results are from the test we have done on 66 content-rich websites. The machine has an AMD Phenom II X6 processor with 8 GB of RAM and is running on Windows 10 64-bit. We have done similar tests on various systems. The percentage remains very similar, while the average loading time of particular pages varies.

For the testing, we used WebDriver and repeated page loading time for each site 15 times. The time shows median for loading a page between navigationStart and loadEventEnd events.

Share your results

We are very interested in your feedback and your test results. Please feel free to post your findings here.


 

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  • inDigazzZ

    Holy Moly! *THUMBS UP*

  • Mikolaj Boc

    Tommy, I’m second but you still lagged. No cheating, promise :)

    • Tommy Wille

      I’m hours behind even! Steamrolled into oblivion… Until next time, Mikolaj! Now I’m gonna play with this exciting release. :-)

  • http://giuseppeattanasio.com master94ga

    Awesome feature!

  • iamtelephone

    What about a test against uBlock origin? (Everyone knows ABP is slow).

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      uBlock does more.

      • shane

        But it’s also faster – what’s your point?

        • x a

          The point is comparability.

          • shane

            Exactly – if you are trying to prove native adblocking is faster than using an extension – compare it to the fastest extension, not the bloated and crap ABP.

          • x a

            Speed of µBlock depends on its tasks, ie its settings.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I have not compared if it’s faster, but it can do more things than the new built in ad blocker. But it’s still good for people, who don’t want (or know) to install and configure a powerful tool like uBlock.

          • shane

            The point of the comparison to ABP in the post was apparently to show how much faster native blocking is compared to using an extension.

            But it makes more sense to show the comparison to the fastest extension (ie. ublock origin) rather than ABP when trying to prove that point.

            People concerned with performance (which is the audience of this post re: native blocking vs extension blocking) are more interested in how it compares to ublock than ABP.

    • Footman

      I dont think that opera blocks faster than uBlock. Because uBlock is already pretty close to native blocking. And thats the reason why they compared it with ADP (the worst one).
      I think it is everything about exception rules and money like ADP has (if you look closer exception rules you will understand what i mean).

  • Matej Szendi

    Do you plan add manager for blocking list? For example ability to add EasyList Czech and Slovak?

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

      We’ve been looking into the country specific lists, but the regional lists quality didn’t satisfy us. But we definitely will investigate this direction. Preferably no manual work required.

      • firuz_u7

        супер спасибо и есть пожелание:
        Нужны еще регионы России если не трудно и Таджикистан тоже пожалуйста, на таджтских сайтах не блокирует большинство рекламы приходиться все в ручную делать, но желательно больше всего сосредоточитесь и на русских сайтах т.е рунете, отрегулируйте и EasyList+RuAdlist
        спасибо за ваш труд над этим браузером и удачи будещем

  • cristianer

    This is fantastic!! And please keep using EasyList.

  • Marc

    Wow, what a great feature! One thing I noticed is that on some pages, the ads are removed but the space is still occupied. example (top image shows opera native feature, bottom image shows page using adblock plus)

  • senja1

    “We are the first major browser vendor to integrate an ad-blocking feature”

    This Polish Opera dont even know when real Opera have this feature…

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Being 1) not Polish 2) having worked on ad-blocking and 3) having worked on Presto Opera for years too, I guess I can reply here:

      Opera had content blocking before, but it didn’t have any built-in block lists. That feature was much more about the visual appearance (you could zap content and similar items by right-clicking and blocking) than about the performance, which we’re getting at here. It also wasn’t possible to zap trackers without either deep knowledge or a third-party list. A big part of the performance improvement comes from zapping trackers.

      • shane

        There was someone who took those public filter lists and converted them to a list Opera could use. But it only blocked URL requests – it did not remove or hide elements in the DOM, or filter based on DOM elements.

    • mies

      True. However in Opera Presto you should manually fill blocking list and there are no way to block JavaScript-based ads.

  • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

    Why not offer a meta tag for web publishers who do not want any ad-blocking visitors on their website? Block access to such sites completely unless user opts into to ads on that website? Respect the wishes of the web publishers?

  • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

    One of the major benefits of a good ad blocker is, for me, the ability to pick-and-hide page elements. Because, let’s face it, it’s not only the ads themselves that cause problems but also, sometimes, huge page elements that slow down the page load and hinder the reading experience.

    On the other hand I find that, especially with local sites, some ads are not blocked, so it’s really useful to just ad the containers to a blacklist and be done with them altogether.

    I understand this is a different kind of beast, but I thought I’d mention it…

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

      That’s why we added the speed test, so everyone, including the website owners to test how that performs and improve. We give the tool and it is up to the websites owners to improve their websites.

      • xirit64

        The speed test is really cool, gratz guys :)

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

          Yeaaah… Stay tuned 😉

      • shane

        It’s a nice tool, but the point Gryzor makes is still quite valid. There are plenty of spammy web sites with questionable media streaming, porn etc that are only usable with an adblocker that manipulates the page to make it usable again. Those web site owners are never going to make their pages have less ads, and like it or not, people are going to keep visiting those sites with the assistance of adblockers because there are no other alternatives.

        But I think it can be solved by using something like ublock origin and disabling all filter lists and only using your own custom filters. This way you should get the best of both worlds – the speed of native blocking with the flexibility of custom blocking.

        However – if the easylist ever gets something wrong, it’s annoying to have to unblock the entire site instead of just disabling a single rule.

      • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

        Definitely not what I said and asked for 😀

  • mies

    Interesting feature. However a question arises: free websites are impossible without revenue from advertising, so how you will cooperate with them? You cannot just block everything by default – then Opera will simply be banned by major content sites.

    • B_I_T

      I think all are not blocked automaticaly like the other ads blockers you add them one site at the time…

      • mies

        No, from this news it is clear that everything is blocked by default and there is a white list where you can add sites with appropriate ads. Also Opera itself can add sites to the white list (see: “We added some sites there for you to test with – feel free to alter the list and add the sites you find that offer a good experience with ads enabled.”).

    • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

      I have already blocked it on my website. But then I am a small fry so it is not going to make headlines. My problem with ad-blocking tools and browsers is that they do not provide us with an option to block users who are using ad-blockers. I should get the capability to completely block access to users who insist on running ad-blockers on my website. Users can be shown a message that they can choose to disable ads on such websites and if they refuse, they are redirected to the previous page or their homepage.

      The ad-blocking industry and the web browser companies have to establish a standard that they both follow. A meta tag or some other feature that web publishers can implement on their website to convey their opinion about ad-blockers.

      Give the option to both parties. Till that time, any such tool (Opera Software in this case) is anti-free-web.

  • José Alberto

    adGuard is better than adblock…. more… adgaurd has a forum where we put url that scapes and they add it to list,, even they use team viewer to see the ad in our screen if they don´t see the ad in their screen by themself. in this opera block, how do we interact whit opera blocker?

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

      We plan it to work out-of-the-box and we do not require any manual editing.

      • Nekomajin43

        Some manual control would be really good. For example the ability to add other lists.

      • José Alberto

        do you surf spanish sites??? you use external filter not own filter… we need interact with opera filters

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

          Yep, we do surf, since we have Spanish people working on this feature. One of them is https://twitter.com/jonatan

          • firuz_u7

            Россию тоже пожалуйста RuAdList+EasyList Спасибо

  • Nekomajin43

    Changelog?

    • BK

      incoming soon

      • Aneta Reluga

        Added now.

  • iPristy

    Adding this to mobile browsing would be even better and needed!

  • pp03

    it’s awesome

  • BK

    Did anyone noticed x64 win links? 😀

    • Nekomajin43

      Second big surprise?

      • BK

        no, just some icing on the cake :) Surprise nr 2 is incoming slightly later.

        • Nekomajin43

          Like next-week-ish? 😀

          • BK

            Hard to say.
            How are your favorites sites adblock benchmark results?:)

          • Nekomajin43

            Weeell, I am at work now, so no time for testing. But I will later.

            Any hint?

  • x a

    Crashes (all windows close and Opera re-launches itself) as soon as I click on the new grey shield icon in the omnibox.

    [Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit (3.19.0 kernel): segfault at 0 ip 000000000420e9fe sp 00007ffc9de63c00]

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks. Forwarding to the Linux Team.

  • Matteo Contrini

    Hopefully no. You have no idea of what ads mean for small websites, you really have no idea…

  • Der Herr Nick

    Native adblocking is a really awsome feature. Thanks, guys!

    But unfortunately these to O37 bugs remain:

    Enervating bug #1:

    Opera constantly crashes completely, when I’m downloading a file and I click anywhere using the touchscreen while the file’s still downloading. When using the mouse or touchpad there is no problem.

    Enervating bug #2:

    When sites include Flash there’s a clicking bug. Check e.g. this crossword:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/app

    When I click anywhere on the crossword Opera/Flash Player thinks that I click on another spot (northwest of where I actually clicked). The same goes for Flash video players (that fortunately virtually do not exist anymore).

    Can anyone confirm?

    O37 Win10/64bit

  • ma_t14

    So basically it will block all ads except Opera ads? Since Opera as a company is invested in advertising themselves

    • Nekomajin43

      It uses the EasyList filter, which is a list edited by a community.

      • ma_t14

        Interesting, good to know

      • ma_t14

        But still isn’t it a bit strange to develop an in-built adblocker in your browser when you are in the advertising market yourself? No conflicting interests there?

        • Kamen Minkov

          I hear they’re working on another browser for that very purpose.

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

          Nope. Users are the biggest value.

          • shane

            And whitelist partners? ABP made big money that way, effectively through extortion.

            Is this something we can expect? I guess Opera’s market share is small enough content providers won’t bother paying Opera to be on their whitelist.

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

            We are not going to enter the extortion business model.

            We play a bit with whitelisting, and we whitelisted websites that have either native non-intrusive ads (e.g. google.com) or very fast loading websites (e.g. zdnet.com), where no visible gain in performance. But it is still under development and there is no final decisions about it.

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

      We don’t prioritize in any way our ads network. The most important is speed and user experience. We are not in the extortion business model as ABP.

    • mikemanger

      I have a long list of sites not blocked in an exception list.

      Most of them are known partners (eBay, pricespy.com) and I’m guessing they added some to make sure the site doesn’t break. I think they also exclude some sites with ‘good’ ads like reddit.com and duckduckgo.com. If you go to opera://settings/?search=Block%20ads you can see the ones they have added (and remove them if you want).

  • stephen adams

    can’t download it!

    Version: 37.0.2163.0 – Opera is up to date

    Update stream: developer

    System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)
    does NOT have the ad-blocking built-in or the icon on the tool bar.
    and this is the latest edition!
    You have to ENABLE it in the search bar by logging into a forum such as here!
    THEN and only THEN do you get a prompt to enable it!
    Why is this not in the settings?????

    • Aneta Reluga

      It is: Settings -> Privacy and Security section. Scroll down the section please.
      If it’s not there, something weird must have happened; need to investigate.

    • BK

      oh, we didn’t mentioned this is limited edition ? 😉

  • James

    I really hope Opera bring this to their Android browser, especially if it also works with Turbo enabled.

    Ad-blocking + Opera Turbo = The best mobile experience

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    How can I switch this “Oh my god we are so good and you are so fast now please pray for us” message off?

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

      Parser error.

      What did you want to say?

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        I don’t know what a parser error is. What I wanted to say: I thought we see this message (8% faster than without blocking and so on) every time now. One time is ok for me, but I wanted to switch it off then. I didn’t know that it appears only one time per page.

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

          Yep, it is only once, just to communicate the gain after enabling the feature. No annoying popups,

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      It’s only shown once, when you enable ad blocking.

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

        Hmmm, you have better parser than I do… ;-(

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          I don’t understand what you want to say.

          • x a

            Come on, take a joke; you know what a parser is, don’t you? :)

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            So many long sentences…

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Ah, ok. I saw it 4 times now, but because I looked in 4 different tabs.

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          This happens in this build when you enable it from preferences, it’s a bug :).

  • Druszlak

    Yesterday I replaced AdBlock with AdGuard and today I have to change it again. ^^ Nice idea, gonna test it in action.

  • stephen adams

    It is in the security settings as Aneta Reluga says, but only on the second download from Windows Developer. Mine is a Windows 8.1, x64 edition on a Toshiba laptop Satellite C50-A-1DV if this is any help.

  • Pim Pynaker

    Can’t install it.

    —————————
    Opera installer 37.0.2163.0.0
    —————————
    Fatal error upon loading installer executable:
    263:0, 299:0, 263:0, 304:0,
    When reporting this error, click on this text and press Ctrl+C to copy it.

    • BK

      Are you on win xp or vista? Since we have moved XP and Vista to maintanance mode, only security updates based on O36 version will be delivered to these systems.

  • stephen adams

    Oh, one thing they did not mention was to delete the entire table of exceptions in settings for ad-blocker, which included for me ebay.co.uk! Without it, It runs -126% faster without the ads (yes negative)

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

      I suggest to refresh the speed test page for a few times in such situation. Such big negative value could be just a changed network condition.

  • opera user

    It blocks Youtube subscriptions if enabled on Youtube.com
    Only real bug I found so far!

    • RafaellaG

      Even if you exclude it (manage exceptions…) from the blocking list?

      • opera user

        Only if ad blocking is enabled on Youtube. Making an exception (I used the icon) allows me to subscribe, then I can block ads again.

  • Юлия

    64 bit and ad blocking, nice :) Can I change the list? i’d like to use this:

    Fanboy Ultimate List (This includes Easylist, Easyprivacy, Enhanced Trackers List and Annoyances List)
    from: https://www.fanboy.co.nz/filters.html

    It blocks the annoying share widgets too.

  • inDigazzZ

    AdBlocker blocks https://www.google.com/images/nav_logo242.png nd page looks broken.

  • Raylan Givens

    Unbelievable… Only 3 extensions I’m using on my browsers… Mouse gestures, Ad blocker and in line translator. Opera has 2 of them natively! Only one remain now, a good, fast and reliable in line translator by Google Translation.

  • LcGuedes

    Excelent idea!

    Congratulations to all Opera team. Again show because they are pioneers and differentiated. It is evident that have the DNA of excellence. I am proud to be my browser since 1998.

    • BK

      Thanks, really happy to hear it !

  • Dima Pursanov

    Very nice addition, BUT: the list is quite universal, but it doesn’t block normally russian ads, for example, so for russian websites i need russian ad list and in this version i can’t change the list that the system uses. Also i can’t add my own exceptions(this functionality was in old Opera and i think it’s not that bad if you add synchronizations to it, so that i have my OWN blocker and can control what type of ads i want to block).

    • Footman

      Yes pretty useless for me too without configuration possibilities.

  • Druszlak

    Two things:

    1) Blocker occasionally leaves empty ad container:
    http://i.snag.gy/TZSX9.jpg

    Never happens while using popular ad blocking extensions.

    2) There should be a native tool for blocking/unblocking particular elements of page (divs) in case of ads not included in EasyList.

    • RafaellaG

      1) Same happens – with a little bit smaller container – with Adblock Plus but without the “AdChoices >”. But if you have Ghostery enabled too, then the container is gone. Win10x64

      • Druszlak

        True, but small empty space is less disturbing that “AdChoices” label shouting like ‘I am still here even if you can’t see me!’. 😉

  • Dave Dann

    Do they even know what a native ad is?

  • RafaellaG

    So, the secrets (Opera Winx64 and block ads) are revealed!?

    • Vux777

      1/2 …

      • Marcin Mitek

        There is still something coming up :)

        • RafaellaG

          I’m looking forward for it

  • Matheus Bombonato

    Good surprise. So far so good. One less extension to be load with the browser. It reminds me the time when I used Maxthon with AdblockPlus natively integrated.

    And SpeedDial extensions still broken :(

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

      What is exactly broken?

      • Matheus Bombonato

        Gmail and Weather for speed dial extensions are not generating thumbs anymore. They are just an empty square.

        DNA-49964

  • http://thebosh.com/author/james/ jameshh93

    This is marvelous news! Don’t have to worry about clicking those malware fake download buttons or accidentally click an ad and make google even richer anymore.

  • Olli

    Hm, that’s a disappointing surprise. Native adblocking…several browsers have that. But as I read about the alleged speed improvement, I got excited and tested a little. Turns out, the native blocker is not noticeably faster than µblock, on some pages it’s even slower! I removed all exceptions (yeah, I see your marketing trick there ;)) and already found three bugs in about 5 minutes of surfing with your adblocker active on OS X 10.11.3.
    1. Ads are shown in the Youtube progress bar (yellow indicator) but fortunately not played.
    2. The placeholder beneath youtube videos on the right does not disappear but shows as a blank field (this is like a beginner level ad blocker bug).
    3. Right-clicking on the adblock button in the address bar crashes Opera.

    Sooo…obviously I returned to µblock which is not slower on average, has zero bugs and offers me full customisability (I can block every element on any page I want). Also it’s open source and doesn’t have an obscure whitelist that is enabled by default (that’s what people hate about ABP!). This is, again, not a feature for pro users.

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

      @Olli2591:disqus, it is in the developer channel, so we don’t claim it is final. It would be great if you could submit more issues with existing solution.

      • Olli

        With existing solution? You mean I should develop a solution for your software bugs? What?

        First solution: Remove that whilelist!

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

          You can remove it manually and it will respect your choices. I don’t see an issue.

          • Olli

            If it’s enabled by default, 90 % of users will not disable it. Also I can not simply disable it, I have to remove every single exception by hand! This is even worse than ABP. Admit it already, that the whitlelist ist the only reason why you introduced this feature anyway. You can include a whitelist which you’re paid for – that’s ok. But it should be disabled by default, not enabled.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Nope, this is not what was said. He said he is interested in seeing more reports of issues related to adblocking so they can evaluate those issues and make adblocker bettter.

          • Olli

            Yeah, I guess with “existing solution” he means the native ad-blocking.

    • Kornelia

      @Olli:disqus could you give me a link with examples of your 1. and 2. points?

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

    Interesting… So how about this breaking sites? Also, how is it compared to ublock speed wise? When is this coming to mobile?

    • Olli

      I compared it on some sites with a lot of ads, it’s not faster than µblock (sometimes even slower) but contains bugs, and an exceptions list that is enabled by default. No reason to switch.

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

        This is what I’m mostly worried about it. Most people don’t care so much about adblock, they don’t know any better. But if this starts breaking their web sites. They are not going to spend much time trying to figure out why it’s happening. And will probably just switch to another browser.

        • http://giuseppeattanasio.com master94ga

          Remember that this is a developer stream so it not stable.

          • Olli

            It’s not stable but implemented the wrong way from the beginning. If there is a whitlelist enabled by default, this thing is bad. It’s obvious, they’re establishing another fishy business model here (the same as ABP, which gets payed for whitelist entries).

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

            @Olli2591:disqus, your insinuations are simply wrong in the first place.

            We are not get paid for any white-listing and we don’t plan to do so. We don’t plan to introduce the extortion business model.

            The white-list is a reflection of our statement:
            – we are not against ads, we are against slow and annoying ads.
            The feature is under development, so the final shape will be changed.

          • Herr Pietrus

            I think that the safest way is to disable that function by default and not enable it automatically but only show a pop-up. And of course biult-in white list will be always controversial.

  • bengtl

    I’m using µblock with no builtin lists – only custom. I hope that will continue to work.

    • BK

      Native adblocker is earlier in the webengine blocking layer, it should not interfere with extension based adblockers.

  • http://thebosh.com/author/james/ jameshh93

    Does this work with mobile? I hope so!

    • Kornelia

      We expect this technology to come soon to Opera’s mobile browsers.

      • kapsi

        I hope mobile Opera gets password sync too.

      • Flavoi

        Please, pleeeeease don’t forget iOS users :-)

  • kabforks

    Will this be introduced in Opera Mobile? In that case, Im switching from Ghostery

    • Kornelia

      We expect this feature to come to Opera’s mobile browser, but we’re not able to give details on product timelines.

  • ouzowtf

    I removed all exceptions and Opera still tries to load staticxx.facebook.com which is not reachable from our network. The site therefore never stops loading.

  • Vlad Violenty

    it is you surprise?

    • BK

      one of the two we were preparing, yes. The second one is yet to come, probably in O38

      • Vlad Violenty

        i think, Adblock inluded in browser it is very intresting idea. but webmaster will lose money

        • RafaellaG

          That’s their decision… and their risk.

      • Herr Pietrus

        In 38 Developer? 😛 it’s not 01.04. today!

        • RafaellaG

          Shouldn’t be far away.
          Probably last Opera beta is already released. Next is Opera 36 stable and then Opera Dev 38.

          • BK

            Yes, you are counting correctly :)

  • Herr Pietrus

    You shouldn’t reinvent the wheel. We’ve got so many much more advanced ad-blockers that work well and let us for example to block only specific adds… but we still have only one RSS reader (smart RSS), we still have to use Chrome extensions to have bookmarks list on the main bar… Guys, are you serious? :( There are many more important features. I’m not even sure whether it brings you new users, because everyone knows about adblock, adguard etc… Personally I’ll definitely still use adguard which works well and is capable of blocking the most annoying ads.

    • Wando Schneider

      This is the first release. Calm down, it’ll improve ;).

      • Herr Pietrus

        But will it be as advanced as adguard? :) On the one hand it’s nice that you are providing us next interesting feature but IMHO many different features would be better. Ad-blocker could wait. There are too many good products on the market already.
        What’s more you also rely on third-party lists.

        Instead of that you could buy the Smart RSS and integrate it with Opera. 😛

        Or, speaking more seriously,… I’ve expected that you’ll give us some features that are rare and/or not so well prepared by add-ons developers. OK, OK – native implementation, speed… but the truth is that if your PC can’t handle ad-blocker it will not work well with modern web-sites too.

        • Wando Schneider

          AFAIK, The RSS Reader is planned, there’s some blog posts and comments regarding this matter. About “Ad-blocker could wait”… it’s debatable. One thing you’ll agree with me, is that this Year, Opera is getting better and better in a really fast way.

          • Herr Pietrus

            Of course I agree. :)

          • Wando Schneider

            Give the Guys the benefit of the doubt, and let’s wait for the next chapters. 😉

          • Konstantin Paramonov

            I’m using modified Feedly Notifier extension. It uses HTTPS all the way, so my ISP can’t eavesdrop on me :) unless I click on links…

        • Nekomajin43

          You can still use an adblocker extension on top of the native solution. And it will be faster too, because a lot of stuff will be ignored by the engine, so the extension will have to work less.

  • God

    Why tests with APB? Why not Ublock or Adguard which is much faster. And yes, adblocking should be on mobile too. And adblocker should be able to block almost all adds, not half of it or so, it’s not easy task to realize.

    Update: i test Opera’s adblocker a bit, and it works surprisingly pretty good, but not perfect.

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

      Because ABP is incomparably more popular than the mentioned solutions (25m vs 1m in our extensions store). So they are the market standard, and most probably people use it today.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        ABP is evil.

      • wolkenspalter

        To satisfy the 1m publish results with uBlock…

      • Zin

        it’s great to see a feature of old opera back and improved but the guy above is somewhat right, i understand trying it against ABP but you should have tried against the best ones too. ABP is popular but popular and good arent the same. 😉

  • Luke

    You guys need to test with uBlock and not notoriously slow extensions that also work with advertisers to allow ads through like ABP.

  • Chris

    I have a offtopic Question. Why Videos only load if i click the TAB?
    For Example: On Twitch i click 5 Streams but they only load when i click every TAB.
    Thats really annoying. On all Opera Versions since Version 35 i think.

    • Aneta Reluga

      You open the streams each in a new tab, right? Is this what you mean?

      • Chris

        Yes, each Stream in a new Tab. Background loading is activated. Its since Version 35. I click them with Middle-Mouse-Button. After that i need to click every Tab, than he loads the Video.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          The same seems to happen in Chrome.

          Just a guess but may it be related to opera://flags#disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback ?

          • Chris

            Thanks but thats deactivated.
            Dont know what it is, but its so much annoying to click every single Tab to activate Video loading.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            So you have disabled it?

            Anyway, it seems to be how Chromium works. Don’t know if it’s by design or if it is a bug.

          • Chris

            It says “User interaction required for media playback” so i have disabled it. Should be right. But dont work.

    • Bonnox

      for youtube is actually very handful. it’s like the extension “smart pause”, just a light version, with only part of the functionality. but this is enough to make me forget to download it, so avoiding to clutter the system with thousand of microscopic files which causes overhead to the filesystem.

      nice job opera go on like this

  • Dwayne Pivac

    And no one mentions the real Opera had content blocking back in version 9 . That’s 10 years ago. I still use this feature in O12. If only they continued the real Opera then this “new” ad blocking feature would already be as good as all those extensions and add-ons by now. But hey it is a good idea to have it run directly from the engine. When it’s finished it’ll be fabtastic!

    • RafaellaG

      THIS (O37) IS the REAL Opera.
      Opera 12 is soooo oooooooooold 😉

      • Dwayne Pivac

        yup like me 😀

        • RafaellaG

          You mean old people don’t wan’t to try/use new things?
          Like my parents (70+) who don’t want have something to do with computers or mobile phones etc.?

          • Dwayne Pivac

            New technology erk? My other browsers are Otter , Vivaldi and FF Dev edition. I use O37 when I want to do Chrome testing hehe. I can’t wait for web-panels in this Opera …. one day maybe.

      • Bonnox

        both are.

        well, to me the real operas are 12 (the first version of this fantastic browser I discovered) and something like 36+. 2013 and 2014 wasn’t real opera, just attempts. but nowadays is (finally) really good. ^.^

  • Heinz Witt

    Wow. Opera 64bit for Windows.
    I test the version since 1 hour and I have to say: just great!

    • BK

      Good to hear, thanks for feedback.

  • Jaiba Mon

    Congratz guys, Opera is becoming better and better and better. I am glad to see you are approaching to a white-list ad-blocking implementation, which other ad-blocking extensions doesn’t have (with exception of the original Adblock).

  • netwolf

    Remarkable move, considering that Opera is also a pretty big advertising company. http://operamediaworks.com/ (yes, that’s part of the same Opera ASA)

    • Armindo Smith

      I doubt Opera Max will block ads from AdColony.

  • GF-REX

    Very nice! That will let me remove my only 2 extensions: AdBlock and SimpleExtManager which I only use to toggle AdBlock on/off.

    I’m glad to have a built-in blocker now. I don’t fully trust AdBlock (I only use it for the HTTPS sites out there riddled with ads.) I use AdMuncher mainly, but it is pretty much abandonware (aside from the filter list author) and doesn’t filter HTTPS sites due to it being a standalone program.

  • Cqoicebordel

    A few questions :
    – Can you give us some numbers with other ad blocking extensions ? (particularly uBlock)
    – Can we edit the lists used ?
    – Have you created some hard coded exceptions vs the raw EasyList ? Especially to allow your own ads to go through ? (on your sites, or using your ad delivery company)

    • Arjan van Leeuwen

      Can we edit the lists used ?

      Not at the moment, we’ll evaluate whether this makes sense.

      Have you created some hard coded exceptions vs the raw EasyList ? Especially to allow your own ads to go through ? (on your sites, or using your ad delivery company)

      opera.com is whitelisted by default, but you’re free to remove it from the whitelist. There are no hard-coded exceptions to allow Opera or Opera Mediaworks ads through.

      • Cqoicebordel

        Thanks for you answers :)

  • Licaon_Kter

    Win8.1, 64bit
    Since 37.0.2157 in Bookmarks, on a folder rightclick -> `open all in new tabs` does not work

  • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

    As a web-publisher myself, I am now inclined to block people using Opera from using my sites. Browser companies shouldn’t interfere in how the web operates. Why would any user say no to the option? The excuse that its not turned on by default doesn’t help. Doesn’t matter if the ads are non-intrusive, any user would gladly block them robbing small time publishers of their revenue.

    Free things do cost and I would seriously recommend Browser makers not to interfere in that process. Also I noticed that you have already excluded big websites by default. Wow.

    • Dan Jacobs

      The browser is a *user*-agent; it’s meant to act on behalf of the person using it. It’s not meant to act on behalf of the owner of every website that user happens to visit.
      Just like how pop-up blocking is now standard, despite what website owners might wish, ad-blocking is becoming increasingly mainstream.
      Leaving it off by default but making it easy to enable seems like an ideal compromise; if a site is obnoxious, the user simply flips the switch and the annoyances disappear. But by default, the website is as the publisher intended.

      • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

        There are extensions for that purpose. Why does a browser need to go ahead and enable it by default?

        If I am not wrong, it was Opera that introduced popup-blocking as a native feature. Though in the end it was a good move. Why? Because all popup-ads are obnoxious. But not all the ads are.

        It was ad-blocking that forced major news publishers to add a pay-wall. Instead of proposing a web-standard which can give publishers also a say in this, you will force their hand.

        • RafaellaG

          It’s NOT enabled by default.

          And concerning popup-blocking and other (future) features: someone is always the first.

          • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

            Opera shows a popup in your face asking you if you want to block ads or not. What do you think most people are going to click?

          • Leonardo Gomes

            It would depend on each person. I know people that would ask for advice on what to do, for example.

          • RafaellaG

            If they don’t want to block ads they say so.

            If they want to block them they say so too.
            And if the browser don’t block ads with a build-in feature they download a addon with that feature.

            So what?

    • Nekomajin43

      Using adblock -> no ads seen on your page
      Blocking Opera -> no ads seen on your page

      So?

      • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

        If browsers adopt a feature, then chances of it being used by everyone increases manifold which is a cause for worry.

        • Nekomajin43

          The cause of worry is the growing number of huge, blinking, popup, noisy and intrusive ads.

          But I was talking about the nonsense of blocking user by their browser choice. If you block every user, you will have no money. If you don’t block every user, you will have some money after the users who have their adblocker turned off.

          • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

            You are going to love a web where everything online is a paid service.

          • Nekomajin43

            I am going to love the web where I can browse without noisy, autoplaying, popup, blinking, large ads (using a lot of network and computing resources). I am fine with moderate ads. If I don’t want to buy their crap, I won’t buy them. But if you waste my time and computer resources to buy their crap, I will use an adblocker. It is that simple.

      • Armindo Smith

        “Blocking Opera” -> bandwidth and CPU spared on useless clients, users advised to get a browser elsewhere, from a company that respects content providers.

        • Nekomajin43

          Changing the user agent -> EPIC FAIL for you.

          • Armindo Smith

            Did you learn javascript yesterday ? Do you know how easy it is to check if the browser is blocking ads ?

    • RafaellaG

      If one don’t want to block any ads, he/she doesn’t activate the feature.

      If one wants to block ads then he/she activates the feature.
      And if the browser itself doesn’t support such a feature they download an add-on like ABP,…

      So if you block Opera you gain nothing, ’cause then they use another browser and install an ad-blocker add-on there.

      But you can block ALL browsers and all ad-blocker if you like^^

    • Tommy Wille

      If there’s a need for adblockers, it only means there’s something wrong with the current model. Web needs rethinking.

      • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

        The web of blinking ads and marquee text is long gone. Sure there are some exceptions but most sites these days have reasonable level of ads. If you are already creating a whitelist of sites, it is clear that you are playing the safe game of not causing bigger sites to block visitors using Opera.

        If Opera really wanted to see the reaction of web publishers, they should kill the whitelist and let users decide which sites they want to turn adds on and off.

        • Nekomajin43

          “The web of blinking ads and marquee text is long gone. Sure there are some exceptions but most sites these days have reasonable level of ads.”

          It is simply not true.

        • Bonnox

          yeah, the time of only text pages is sadly gone.
          now it’s the time of every damned thing is done in javascript, and big ads wich cover 85% of the page.

    • Alex

      Blocking browsers is a very poor business practice. Why would you drive potential page views away from your site? I would say that these are way more important than any potential ad revenue you lose. Also there are many solutions to this problem one of which is an ad-block checker. Display half the content or all the of the content until the ad block checker finishes, at which point you can choose what to do. Remove the content or keep half of it still in the page. In all cases I would recommend you display a message to the user letting them know they have an ad blocker enabled and if they enjoy using your site to consider disabling it. You’d be surprised at how often people comply when they are asked nicely instead of being forced into something.

      Complaining won’t get you anywhere, it’s time to adapt.

      • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

        People who block ads on my sites are not really worth anything to me. Period.

      • Armindo Smith

        “Blocking browsers is a very poor business practice.”
        Blocking ads is an even worse business practice and robs websites of their bandwidth and processing while returning no revenue. Opera is making now a company wide statement against ads. So content providers and the right, and perhaps even the obligation, to do a statement against Opera.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      My opinion: if the ads on your site don’t have a big impact on users experience and also if your site is that useful, then i guess most people will understand that ads are needed to keep the site running and won’t turn adblocker on for your page.

      So far i never used any adblocker because i always tought that they were a way to keep things free. However, as the blog post says, ads have became very intrusive and instead of being something atractive for users, they turned into something most people don’t like.

      As said, the current model needs to be reviewed.

      • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

        Most people do not even read the messages apps show them. They just click the bigger button. If you think that people are going to make a conscious decision to not enable ad blocker on websites they support, I think you think very highly of people in general sense.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Maybe, i was thinking more of those who enable/use a feature really knowing what they are doing.

          Anyway, there is chance that those regular users will never enable the adblocker tool.

          • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

            I suppose the only good thing is that Opera is not a popular browser and is generally used by people who are kind of tech oriented. So they are more likely to appreciate the websites they frequent so it is likely to that they would keep ad blocking disabled on such websites.

            But the fact remains, there is no other business model for the free web. Advertising cannot be ignored. People are not going to pay for everything they do online. And web publishers and developers have to make money.

            Opera might pretend that they are doing the right thing as consumer experience is above everything else. But they need to realize that there was a time that their own browser was funded by a banner ad in the user interface. And there are millions of web publishers out there who are struggling to keep their online projects alive because of lack of revenues from advertising because of the massive popularity of ad-blockers.

            They cannot shift the blame on the few crappy sites that have excessive in your face ads. The number is quite small compared to the most of the good web.

            Wired recently blocked access to people with ad-blockers enabled. Eventually, more sites would be forced to do it. Opera can whitelist all the big sites to keep them from blocking their browser… Which means that they are showing a middle finger to the small guys.

            My two cents.

            PS: I blocked Opera on my website and the analytics said that I got only around 20 page views in the last 12 hours and I am perfectly happy with this. I would block Firefox/Safari as well if they integrate ad-blocking in their core product. I would eventually shut down the free community I run if all major browsers starts doing it because it’s not worth running it at a loss.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Rephrasing what I said in the other comment :

            If someone thinks that his /her website is that useful and that the ads in it don’t impact the user experience (or the page content worth the impact), then why don’t s/he just doesn’t explain to the users the importance of the ads for the site and teach them how to white list it on most used ad blockers?

            I guess the ones that really like the page will whitelist it.

          • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

            I should not be required to justify explaining to my visitors on why they should not block the ads on my website. I present my website in the version I am comfortable with. And my version should be respected by the browsers and ad-blocking add-ons. There should be an option provided to web publishers on how they want to treat visitors using ad-blocking option on their website. If web publishers do not want such visitors, the blocking tool should inform the user of the same and give him option to either disable the ad-block for that domain or move to some other website. Right now the entire power is hand of the browser user which kind of feels unfair.

            What you are asking is for web publishers to individually work on detecting ad-blocking users and create a guide for them (or link to one) with a justification on why their version of the website should be respected.

            Easier for browser/tool developers to set a global standard so that interests of both the parties are respected.

          • Nekomajin43

            You know that users can change the user agent, don’t you?

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

      With that type of thinking you will be out of business in no time. Music industry and film industry were thinking the same way. If even they couldn’t handle change then you have no chance at surviving.

      • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

        Free streaming services are powered by ads. Piracy and ad supported services are very different things. Either you pay for legit music streaming or you watch ads. There is no third option.

      • Armindo Smith

        On the contrary, users that block ads make him no revenue. Also, blocking Opera is a statement against the company that adopted an ad-hostilie policy from now on, while having its own Opera Mediaworks ad subsidiary. I wonder if Opera Max will block the ads from AdColony… Absolute disgrace and hypocrisy.

  • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

    Ach!
    Win10 version is 32 bit!!!
    Why???

    • RafaellaG

      Follow the installation links above:
      Opera developer for Windows x64 – experimental

      Works fine for me so far.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What do you mean? There isn’t a specific build for Windows 10.

      • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

        OK, I got it.
        Sorry, wrong download URL reported on a blog.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          If you are downloading it from a 32 bits browser, there is a chance that the 32 bits build is being sent because of that.

          • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

            No, from Chrome 64, but my link installed the 32 bit version. I’m on Opera 64 now.

  • Devocalypse

    Good job on the adblocker. As said below it needs some more customization – at least the ability to add custom rules from the interface without having to edit the adblocker_rules.json (which would get overwritten every update anyway). To all the naysayers – ad blocking does not equal element hiding – that one is done in CSS at the DOM level. Nothing stops you from using the internal adblock for the actual ad content and then uBlock for just the cosmetic fixes / element filtering.

  • RafaellaG

    Can you please add an option to temporarily disable the exceptions list (whitelist) for Block ads.
    Sometimes there are situations where I like to disable it – or at least some of the entries – and don’t want to delete the entries and recreate them afterwards.
    And disabling the whole Block ads for this isn’t appreciated.

    • BK

      Yeah, such case might be important for users. We will look into this.

  • Nekomajin43

    I have a few suggestions:

    1) Please change the icon in the addressbar. It is too thin. Why is it blue instead of Opera red? And the X on it is very misleading because it suggests that it is disabled.

    2) Please add the version number / update date of the EasyList and the browserJS to the About page.

    3) How about loading (multiple) custom lists similar to the spellchecker? You can not support every country out of the box.

    • BK

      Thanks for feedback. We are still working on the icon, and more enhancements to adblocker itself might be coming, this is initial iteration :)

  • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

    Question: what benefit would I have from running the 64-bit version of Opera? And also, if I install it, will it take over my existing installation or will it be a separate one?

    Thanks!

    • BK

      For general difference with x64 apps :
      https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630755(v=office.12).aspx

      When it comes to Opera, we have not made x64 performance tests yet.
      Installation type influences if this version will overwrite your existing installation. You might want to use advances options and check USB mode (standalone) for testing.

      • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

        Well, I’m so happy Opera supports databases up to 2TB now 😀

        Seriously though, I know the theoretical benefits, but will it mean Opera will be faster in our case?

        • BK

          this is something we are starting to experiment. You can help is and run some benchmarks if you like :)

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s a separate installation but they share the same profile folder.

      • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

        Ah, thanks; interesting solution, because if you see the 64bit version is lacking you can always fall back…

        • Licaon_Kter

          There is no thing to be `lacking`, except stability maybe 😉

        • Bonnox

          therefore if the (told so, I never tried it) buggy 64 bit version corrupts your profile, you can’t use it in 32. nice.

  • Angry Penguin

    Not working on Linux x64 with KDE.

    I have previous opera developer installed, now I downloade this new build and install it. Opera remove icon from menu… so I cant run it easy. When I try launch it from terminal I gets:

    [x@localhost ~]$ opera-developer

    bash: /usr/bin/opera-developer: Brak dostępu

    So, I try in root mode but still I not have access.

    I look at binary and x64 opera developer binary have no executable chmod (chmod +x).
    When I manually change it to executable, opera runs fine but still menu icon is missing.

    Linux team, please fix it.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks for reporting. A similar issue is already known – I’ll link yours to that one.

  • Ghirahim

    I LOVE YOU, OPERA!

  • Ghirahim

    When will Opera 64-bit become equal to 32-bit? I mean bug fixing and everything else.

    • BK

      that is under evaluation. No eta yet.

      • Ghirahim

        Very soon, I hope :) Just do it, guys!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    So is this the official Opera-x64-blog now? Ok: Please tell me, how I can make the new x64 version my default browser. There is no button for it in the settings and it is not in the list of installed applications for the standard programs in Windows x64. Please!!

    • Aneta Reluga

      Please take into account that this is a VERY experimental release. We’ll try to identify where the root cause is, but probably not today. (I must admit that myself, I’m using this x64 only as USB standalone whereas my main one is still 32bit. I need more time.)

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Thank you Aneta!

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        I have just reinstalled Opera 32 bit. Just to compare. Both version installed as USB standalone (as before). Opera 32 bit appears in the list of installed applications in the Windows system, so I can select it as standard browser. Opera 64 bit doesn’t. In both versions the same problems with flash videos. Cursor keys work, but mouse not correct. The download manager page is the same unusable nonsense (for keyboard users). Please set this back to the old version!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    By the way: I was a bit nervous, if all 32 bit extension will run in Opera x64, but they do. Everything runs fine. I have only three remarks:
    Facebook still with big black squares from time to time,
    problems with flash videos and mouse controlling
    and
    the download manager page can not be operated with the keyboard (TABing around).

    • Heinz Witt

      I can confirm the problems with Flash-videos and mouse controlling.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        DNA-49644 for reference.

  • Nhan Nguyen

    Please please add this adblock feature into all versions of your mobile browsers. Including Windows 8 & 10 Mobile

    • http://eridani.me/ eridani

      And Coast

  • Tom

    Another nail in the coffin of the free web… I, for one will no longer support your browser on my sites.

    • RafaellaG

      Then you lock out ALL Opera users – even those who have not activated the adblocker. And the adblocker is not activated per default.

      And what is the difference from using a browser with a adblocker addon?

      Also I predict, that in 1-2 years ALL browsers have an build in adblock feature. Like it happened with the popup blocking feature.

      On the mobile phone there are already a lot of those browsers with build in ad blockers and a lot users are using them. Will you lock out those too?
      Then you’ll have NO users visiting your sites any more in shot time.^^

      PS.
      When the website operators reconsider their advertising strategies, maybe then in the future something changes again regarding adblocker development

    • Aneta Reluga

      Why? May I kindly ask, are you perchance using copious amounts of huge, blinking, unavoidable, annoying straight-in-the-eye ad scam? Because this is basically the only reason for which the ad-blocking software became so popular. People usually understand that reasonable advertising model is necessary and even useful to the end users; “reasonable” being the key word here. And it is even clearly stated in the very article you are commenting under.

      Note: yes, I am a part of Opera, but the statement above is strictly my own opinion, and I’m the only one responsible for it. I’m sort of fed up already with all these hysterical reactions like “OMG you are killing the small business out there in the web!”. For everything’s sake, ask your ad providers to produce useful and non-intrusive ads and no one will be blocking them, that’s all.

    • BK

      and you know we can easily fight back, and then you can too. This might be cat/mouse game, or the ads reality will change and we will no need to block them, like they often block our access to the content now.

  • Rodalpho

    Can you compare performance versus both firefox and chrome with the “ublock origin” addon, please? That’s what savvy people are using these days.

  • beBoss

    Lol that’s I really like now in Opera this feature and uBlock origin, amazing just amazing! Really thank you! <3

  • http://www.schvenn.net Schvenn

    Love the idea! I use a host file to block almost everything, which is technology (read: browser) independent, but this is still a great move.

  • Bas Keetelaar

    I have problems with Opera crashing on Windows 10, even when it’s a fresh install. It happens after a while, sometimes when the browser is just opened and I’m doing nothing.

    • BK

      Can you point more details, like exact OS version, GPU ?

      • Bas Keetelaar

        Sure:
        Windows 10 Pro version 1511, build 10586.164, 64bit (32bit Opera)
        GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (external GeForce 710M, but probably not used)
        CPU: Intel Core i5 – 3337U

        • BK

          thanks, we will look into this

  • raphah

    great!!

  • Lophs

    ABP is slower b/c it is injecting a shitload of scripts to do things like collapse the blank spaces left by blocked ads that you are all complaining about.

    Ublock does it a bit differently thus it is probably lighter than ABP, but it does it seems do what ABP does but more selectively so it will not be as light as Opera’s adblock as it is right now which just block the ads.

    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Does-uBlock-block-ads-or-just-hide-them%3F#cosmetic-filters

    • GravityTicker

      That’s simply the best choice with lot’s of customization for the ones that need it. The thing that’s missing in this “experiment” Oh, lot’s of sites preloaded in the exception list Opera team… Not good.

  • Jin

    Native ad-blocking feature – Cool
    But the placeholders of blocked ads should be hidden. There are many empty “holes” on webpages.

    @Opera Desktop Team:
    Will this be implemented in Opera for Android, too? If yes, Opera would be also the first major Android Blink-based browser with a native ad-blocking feature :) I use mostly Firefox on my smartphone mainly because of the ad-blocking ability via extensions though I’d like to use Opera more often.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Right, there are plans to include the feature in mobile versions too, with no timeline though.

      • Jin

        Nice :)

  • GravityTicker

    Sadly you forgot (?) to test one of the best and lightest options, UBlock Origin! Not the best choice to compare with adblock plus! 😉

  • Kamen Minkov

    Ad-blocking is next to useless if you can’t choose which ads to block. I hope this is coming as a feature in future versions.

  • Павел Даценко

    Nice, but AdBlock is better now for me because of two reasons: 1) It shows number of blocked items on it’s icon; 2) It allows to manually block elements on a page.

    • RafaellaG

      A short click on the “shield” logo in the address field and you can see the number of the blocked items

      • Павел Даценко

        I know, but that’s one extra move.

    • beBoss

      Adblock? Hell NO!, Don’t use it any more. They sold this extension, so it is not recommended to use it!

      Use “uBlock origin” it is defiantly better and faster than adblock! And now Opera + uBlock origin = the best!

  • Wraith

    Nice update!, the new ad-block seem good so far.

  • http://eridani.me/ eridani

    Awesome!

    Would love tho, if it were a switch instead of a button, to turn on the adbllock. It may be much more straight forward.

    • Marc

      It is a switch…

    • Tommy Wille

      There’s a switch if you click the shield.

      • http://eridani.me/ eridani

        Exactly, I would prefer it if it weren’t hidden behind a click.

  • Luis A. Rosario

    Nice! Finally a native adblock content instead of extentions.

    BTW, as many other Opera’s Users said, this new feature will better if it offers the possibility to customize which addons wants to block or not. (I think you’re working on it)

    T.Y You have my approval!!!

  • x a

    Aha, ”Stormcrow“ whitelist gets synchronized with settings sync enabled, right?

  • http://fbgm.eu/ FB George

    [Request] Please allow us to drag extension icons to rearrange them, also let us choose how many are visible, the rest should be accessible via the extension expander drop down.

    • x a

      I second that request.

      You know, that you currently can arrange the extension icons *in* the expander drop down using drag-and-drop. Thus, for maximum ”arrangeability“ make the window as narrow as possible and then arrange in the expander.

      • Aneta Reluga

        This is on our to-do list, at least the possibility to rearrange extension icons. As for the latter – thanks for the suggestion, it’ll be evaluated.

        • Bonnox

          it’s somewhat strange that you managed to do it on the side bar (wich usually is less cluttered, so less need of rearranging), wich to me seems more difficult.

  • To Ny

    Awesome new feature! Contrary to lots of users, I’m very happy to know that you’re working on an adblock that works at a “low level”. Anything that can speed up the pages is welcome. I can’t wait for the finale version 😮

  • motya

    Awesome job,guys! but ad-blocking feature does not work on all Russian sites (example: http://rustorka.com – pop-up window)

  • forvatera forvatera

    “Copy Download Address” is broken for the second build in a row. So not only the real download URL is not shown in the Download window, which totally makes no sense. But now it’s impossible to get it by copying as well.

    With all due respect, but I love how you guys constantly work on new stuff when your basics are both poorly designed and/or not working.

    And don’t get me wrong here, I’m a die hard Opera fun, but this is just getting beyond ridiculous.

  • andy-drew

    This is *really* GREAT!

  • Cqoicebordel

    Oh and by the way, what is the time of Opera with AdBlock and without native ad blocking ?

    • taneli

      Would indeed like to see that comparison too, AND also with µBlock, which is already more popular and better adblocker out there.
      (with their normal list selections AND with the same list selections to what Opera uses).

    • Vux777

      there is a simple way to test that with dev tools
      1) open new tab
      2) press ctrl+shif+i (u’ll see dev tools window probably on the right side)
      3) load some heavy site in that tab and observe loading time and recurses

      you can repeat test with blocking enabled-disabled
      enabled extensions for adblocking (one by one)
      and then compare times from the bottom of the window
      I tested with out-of-the-box installed extensions (except ghostery that I use regularly)

      Proper way would be to repeat test and find average time
      also to use that in private window and clearing cache after every test
      I didn’t have time for that

      1) without any blocking
      http://prntscr.com/admp9e

      2) Opera internal ad blocker
      http://prntscr.com/admpnx

      3) adblock
      http://prntscr.com/admmmp

      4) adblock plus
      http://prntscr.com/admn9u

      5) uBlock origin
      http://prntscr.com/admopt

      6) adguard
      http://prntscr.com/admnmc

      7) ghostery
      http://prntscr.com/admoar

      • Vux777

        btw, the whole site have around 5 MB… this is not proper way of testing, because most of the resources were cached
        and extension are not tweeked
        but if you have time…go for it :)

      • RafaellaG

        Same site with the build in Block ads speed testing (first try):

        Page with ads: 15.74 seconds
        Page without ads: 2.85 seconds

        Win 10×64, Opera developer for Windows x64 – experimental

        • Vux777

          good numbers :)
          I’m using 32bit… but I doubt it’s the reason for that kind of difference
          are you posted DOMContentLoaded numbers or numbers in red (load)?

          • RafaellaG

            Pardon, I don’t know exactly what you mean.

            I posted the results showing when you click on the Block ad (shield) icon in the address bar and run the speed test.

            Therefore i copied the site address in your screen shots deactivated all (external) extension, activated internal Block ads, cleared all browsing data, inserted the copied address and hit enter. Then I clicked on the icon and performed the test ONCE and copied the result times posting it here.

          • Vux777

            ahhaaa
            sry, I thought you test it trough dev tools
            my results on adblockertest are:
            9.44 s
            3.92 s

      • Cqoicebordel

        Nicely done !
        So globally, Opera+Internal ad blocker = Opera+Ghostery. Very interesting :)

        • Vux777

          yea
          with ghostery there is no empty/broken elements and additionally, ghostery is originally for tracking protection, but it blocks adds to in very good way

          on the other side, Opera have internal low-level blocking (which is better for that kind of job)…. if they get closer to ghostery in work it does, it would be perfect

  • icetom

    ABP is bad, the version without the plus is better.

    Whatever, I wonder how the new feature is better than Ublock Origin. https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Does-uBlock-block-ads-or-just-hide-them%3F

    Please answer

    • BK

      Our native implementation works faster than extension based Ublock, no surprise here :)

      • x a

        How “native” is your implementation, though? I see you use a filter list converted to JSON. I mean, wouldn’t it be a more naive as well as native approach reading a file line by line instead of parsing JSON?

        • Arjan van Leeuwen

          No, that doesn’t really matter :). The input file is just the input file, which is read on startup and put into whatever structure is useful for Opera. Whether the input is in json, xml, binary or swahili is only important for the code that reads the input (and has nothing to do with the actual blocker or matching).

          • x a

            You’re right and I didn’t think the input file format mattered per-se.

            But the choice could be “suspicious”. You obviously engage a JSON parser. That could hint at the possibility you use the Javascript Engine. On the other hand you use JSON for most of the other state config files, too. I guess I’d have too look into modularization of webkit do more-educated guessing here. 😉

            Thanks for the answer.

          • Arjan van Leeuwen

            Webkit is not involved, and neither is Javascript :). JSON is just a data format – although it was originally created for and by the Javascript community, you don’t need Javascript to parse JSON :).

            JSON is widely used (it’s much nicer than XML, for example) and is an open standard, so writing a parser in any programming language is quite easy, and parsers are available for pretty much every programming language in use.

          • x a

            I wasn’t trying to invert the implication* arrow “JS ⇒ JSON”. So it was clear to me from the beginning, that using JSON by no means meant logically anything.

            I just wonder if you re-invented the wheel for intercepting web requests or if you instead use the same hooks, that the extension API uses and publicly provides. The latter seems more straight forward and cleaner to me; but then ”Stormcrow“ (don’t you publically call it that name? I like it) was essentially a built-in extension without overhead.
            __
            * more a “suits” rather than an implication, but you know what I mean

          • x a

            You use an injected script as do extension-implemented ad blockers to do some element hiding, though, that’s for sure: Stormcrow::filter_content.js together with a private API opr.contentFilterPrivate.*.

          • Vux777

            I guess who ever worked on Opera adblocker plays WoW :)

          • Mikolaj Boc

            Close, but it’s not from WoW. Try again :)

          • Vux777

            uhmmm I only played wow…so wouldn’t know
            card?

          • VfBFan

            Lord of the Rings, Gandalf?

          • Arjan van Leeuwen

            Yes, URL blocking happens at the network request level, element hiding happens via an extension. Both communicate with the same matching engine, which is implemented natively. The extension uses a private API to get access to the matching engine.

          • x a

            I appreciate the insight. Thanks!

          • Arjan van Leeuwen

            I just wonder if you re-invented the wheel for intercepting web requests or if you instead use the same hooks, that the extension API uses and publicly provides.

            Neither, the engine offers it’s own hooks, obviously not the same as those of the extension API :)

      • icetom

        thanks so much for answering. now that you say its faster, i will try and compare :)

        good old times coming back, old opera had a built in filter too.

  • Vikruntasas

    Nice going with the ad-blocking. 2 suggestions for future versions – could you please let us “lock down” the speed dial sites? Meaning there would be no X to accidentally click on and remove a top site from the dial. Also, please give us an option to make the scrollbar fade away when not scrolling.

  • yigido

    Actually, I love that feature many of the internet user do not aware about ad-blockers. Opera will be my first suggestion to people as a browser.
    [REQUEST] OPERA SHOULD ASK TO USER “DO YOU WANT TO ACTİVATE ADBLOCKER?” with yes and no options. You cannot decide for users. User should select this, or enabled by default will be great!

  • proxxy

    Love new back/forward buttons on windows 10. Also, intergrated adblock works pretty well, customizations of filters will be nice. Looking forward for stable release 😀

    • Vux777

      yea, there’s new back/forward buttons
      I didn’t notice it until now :)

  • proxxy

    PS. Youtube is faster with ads 😀

    • RafaellaG

      Not here:

      https://www.youtube.com/

      Page with ads: 1.84 seconds
      Page without ads: 1.63 seconds

      The times vary slightly, but always show an advantage towards without ads.

      Edit:
      Win10x64, Opera developer for Windows x64^^

      • proxxy

        Youtube: Speed test: 26% slower without ads, Page with ads: 5.50 seconds, Page without ads: 6.90 seconds.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Did you know: 81.3 percent of all statistics are wrong! :)

        • Dwayne Pivac

          and 54.02 percent of statistics are made up d–b

    • beBoss

      Speed test: 14% slower without ads
      Windows 10 x64 14279

    • yigido

      Good find! Same problem for me.
      2.99 sec with ads – 3.78 sec without ads
      Windows 8.1 Opera 64bit

    • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

      Page with ads: 3.75 seconds
      Page without ads: 4.24 seconds

      but… no ads :)

  • http://www.simpatias.org/ Leo

    Feature Request: An option to choose what element to filter. In ABP we have an option to “Select an element to hide” and “open Blockable items”.

    • beBoss

      ABP sucks! Use uBlock origin!

      • RafaellaG

        It’s a “personal preference” thing

        • beBoss

          Yep but I am telling you what is the best but you can choose whatever buggy, slow and insecure thing you want!

          • RafaellaG

            ^^

          • http://superbestever.com/ Anthony Neigh

            “Your opinion is wrong” haha

          • beBoss

            exactly ” ” 😉

      • anony anony

        +1000 yes. best and light adblocker.

  • http://about.me/sarptas Hasan Sarptaş

    Native AdBlock works fine. But it needs some changes in next releases:

    (1) It must be ACTIVE after install. Most users (“install & use” users) do not like to play browser settings.

    (2) NO EXCEPTIONS – Initial exceptions list includes many sites that links / use many ads. I prefer AdBlock will contain no exceptios or a minimal list.

    (3) OTHER LISTS – It’s so helpfull / effective if it allows us to add other adblock lists such as national lists.

  • Alexandr Pazich

    cool thing. The main thing – that it does not use additional memory. continue to develop it

  • Armindo Smith

    I cannot even find words to decribe how insane, ridiculous and bold this move is. But understandably, the desktop department in Oslo which had all the browser know-how was dismissed, and the responsibility taken over by the polish offices which entered too late into the browser game and have no idea about the old ad blocking and browser blocking debate, and how tricky and hard it was to tip toe around the content blocking feature.

    Dear Krystian, you are literally making a company wide statement that Opera is against content providers getting their revenue from ads. I can only support websites now blocking Opera, to make a statement against the company and history repeats itself. But let me guess the hypocrisy: are ads from Opera Mediaworks subsidiaries blocked ? Will Opera Max block the repetitive nauseating game ads on Android provided by AdColony ? I doubt seriously.

    Please wake up. It had been a full year since desktop Oslo has been fired, and you have yet to release anything significantly useful (and acceptable). This is the exact opposite of that. Shame on you.

    • Nekomajin43

      Would you just read the blog post?

    • Krystian Kolondra

      Dear Armindo,

      Just to correct your statement: Desktop Oslo is there. Desktop Nice, Wrocław and Warsaw too. And they are there a lot longer than a year. All of them. In fact f.ex. Polish offices work on browsers for ten years now. I work on browsers ten years now. And some people in Desktop team work on them even longer.

      Similar feedback Opera received when we introduced pop-up blocking as the first browser – all other browsers followed – yet the Internet survived. Evolved. Became better.

      We stand for what we believe. And as for the company statement – please read my post above – it’s there.

      • Armindo Smith

        “Similar feedback Opera received when we introduced pop-up blocking as the first browser – all other browsers followed – yet the Internet survived. Evolved. Became better.”

        Yes, the internet evolved. Instead of popups, pages started embedding ads, and presenting them with overlays, so the popup blocking feature became useless. Now, websites will just embed ads through their own domains, or detect the ads blocker and redirect the user to a pay-wall. Same crappy experience, more work for web devs, worse user experience. That each user can do this by him/herself, is trivial. I do it, many others do. But the problem is you, Opera, as a company making that statement.

  • Herr Pietrus

    Armindo wrote:
    “Dear Krystian, you are literally making a company wide statement that Opera is against content providers getting their revenue from ads.”

    And that worries me too.

    • x a

      Don’t you agree that there is a flaw in the business system, if content providers get money form good-faith advertisers, whose ads instead of inspiring probably annoyed a page visitor (if said visitor is a potential adblock user, as is the premise, he most likely does not like certain ads), perhaps even letting him connect the bad experience with the company that advertises.

      Who’s treated unfairly in this scenario? An adblock-denied user? A content-provider cashing in money for throwing ineffective ads? A company, that put money into an ad campaign but inadvertently annoys rather than attracts customers?

      Or TLDR; Why should you receive money when the browser I use renders an ad, if I don’t look at it, even if there were no blockers? Couldn’t companies feel ripped off by content providers right now paying for virtual “views” to the void rather than real recognitions of their ads?

      • Herr Pietrus

        Ok, but we know that the stronger will win that war. I don’t believe that small and not very popular Opera can change the web. If only advertisements could be changed they would be changed by all these popular ad-blockers a few years ago. Perhaps google or apple could do something but Opera will be rather marginalized as it was when it was so strictly complaint with the standards…

  • skagen

    Wonder how the folks at Opera MediaWorks feel about this. Must be a crappy feeling knowing that you own company is against you.

    The fact is that ads are never going away. They’re just going to melt into sponsored content. Consumers will not know what content to trust. Personally, I’d prefer to have a free internet with clearly outlined ads instead of forcing publishers to have sponsored articles. If a site has too many ads, or things I don’t like, I’ll just stop going there.

  • sgrandin

    Would I rather have a built-in ad blocker or a properly designed and preferably user-configurable Speed Dial, on-the-fly-print scaling, and user choice for tab bar location? Guess…

    • Herr Pietrus

      SD is properly designed now :)

  • http://superbestever.com/ Anthony Neigh

    I didn’t have Opera installed on this laptop yet, but I can’t even download it to see if the hype is real.

    • Kornelia

      What’s your operating system and what problems do you have with installation?

  • led9ru

    Websites load really faster – pleasant surprise :)
    An important and a good step towards users!

    But stupid laws will eat you! Laws such as the office except white must work a Negro, Asian, a homosexual. Maybe there is a law that browsers should suck advertisers. Can these advertisers achieve sanctions against you?

  • Sonya Adamson

    What is up with video freeze in Netflix?? Occurs in all three versions. Windows 10 64. I hear claims of the bug fixes but to avail. Clean install no extensions never used to happen before. Now I switch to chrome for Netflix. Booo.

  • http://www.fakephonenumber.net/ www.FakePhoneNumber.net

    Opera’s ad-blocking feature is deactivated by default?? can it be activated default?

    • Kornelia

      Opera’s ad-blocking feature is not switched on by default so you can choose whether you want to turn it on.

      • yigido

        OPERA SHOULD ASK TO USER “DO YOU WANT TO ACTIVATE ADBLOCKER?” with yes and no options. You cannot decide for users.

        • x a

          Isn’t that what it does? Opera hints you at the shield icon, explains what it stands for and what your options are.

          And can’t you decide by going to settings, eg, and decisively check a check box?

          Are there really people using Software and never bothering to browse through the respective settings? I can’t get it, but there probably are…

          • yigido

            Afer install Opera asks me “Do you want to make Opera browser your default?”.. This adblocker feature should be like this. This is what I say, many new users believe me install and forget users. They do not want to bother with settings.

          • x a

            Opera provides many choices (not as much as Presto did, some may complain, but it does).

            And each option has to have a default. You cannot really want Opera to let you go to a marathon of dialogs asking for your preferences in any aspect on each install and each feature update, do you?

            There might be rare exceptions (like “default browser”), mostly security related stuff. But I don’t think it is too much to ask from a user to read the big hint upon first launch and react to it with two clicks.

          • yigido

            Ok, whatever I said you won’t accept anything. Thanks

          • x a

            I accept that the user should have a choice. And he has.

          • Bonnox

            yeah, I can’t stand this apple-like philosofy of “just works” without taking a single glance at the settings.
            this makes the users agnostic (if not ignorants).

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And that is exactly what happens, right? Just instead of a “no”option you get a “later” (or something like that) to make clear that you can enable the adblocker at any time.

        • Bonnox

          maybe in the more polished versions there will be.

          developer version is, although really “stable” for me since ever, not intended for daily use, because is not finished.

  • catup

    Great! This is Opera!

  • ultraviolet

    this is lovely news! i hope it will find its way into the stable release

    • BK

      We are working on it :)

  • http://vinczej.blogspot.hu vinczej

    It’s very fast. Grat!

  • Кostadin

    I like it and speed gains are noticeable. My concern is that it will bring back the sniffing and the consequent annoyances. The reason before was Presto, now it would be the ad-blocking. Some sites are already circumventing ad-blockers – Forbes.com is a prominent example.

    • Pingus

      Anti-Adblock Killer :)

  • yigido

    We have 64bit version here: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/37.0.2163.0/win/
    It is great to see but it is not signed process on my PC :)

    • Marcin Mitek

      Thanks for noticing, it should be fixed by the next x64 dev release. Sorry for inconvenience.

  • Vux777

    broken site on dev
    http://www.rimac-automobili.com/en/company/careers/
    no flags, blocking enabled/disabled same thing

    works fine in beta and stable
    in dev, no video
    http://prntscr.com/adtxmb

    win10x64, dev 32bit

    EDIT: works fine now :/

  • yigido

    How can I report untrsnlated strings in browser at developer stage? or How can I translate them? Thanks

    • BK

      It’s expected you will find untranslated strings in beta and developer version. Besides stable, please do not report untranslated strings. We do cover that part, translations arrive shortly before final major version release.

      • yigido

        But you translated “Mute Tab” string to Turkish after 2 stable release. I can make the process faster, even in Beta we can get fully translated Opera. I am using Developer now and still seeing untranslated strings.

  • Vlad

    When this feature will become available in the program settings?
    http://jpegshare.net/bf/ee/bfeecf7e8069edfdc8df5c04b52ed9bb.png.html

  • Jason Coplen

    Flash is still really messed up. Debian Linux 64 bit.

    I play Diggy’s Adventure on facebook, and only Opera Developer doesn’t handle it. All my other bazillion browsers do just fine – Chrome, Opera Stable, Qupzilla, Vivaldi, Firefox, and so on.

  • Vlad
    • vse_normalno

      YES YES YES!

      Finally someone has paid attention to this!
      Devs please fix the intrusive bug

    • Rafał Chłodnicki

      Submitting a bug and posting it here is generally more effective way of raising issues, but I’ve created bug for it now DNA-50656. :)

    • Rafał Chłodnicki

      Should be fixed in latest developer.

  • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

    How to move the cache folder?

    • Vlad

      WHY?! For what??? O___O

      • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

        … why not?
        I’m using a Mini PC, 50GB free SD space.

      • taneli

        For RAM disk.

        • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

          Yes… I can try it on the main PC

        • Jozef Pistej

          install portable version into RAM disk

          • taneli

            I’d rather just have the cache there, and not install a software every time i wipe the ram disk (it’s mostly for temp stuff anyway that i usually want to clean up regularly).

          • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

            Sorry Jozef, my question was “how to move the cache folder”, not “how to install the software”.
            It is posible to move this folder?

          • led9ru

            Use symlink – cmd -> MKLINK
            And move any directory in any place.

          • Bonnox

            there is now a shell extensions which lets you create symbolic links on the fly by just right-clicking the folder. it’s really handy. 😉

    • Martin

      standard chrome command :
      –disk-cache-dir=”R:cacheo” –disk-cache-size=52428800

      append to your shortcut

      • Marcin Mitek

        You posted your comment few seconds before me :)

        • Martin

          sorry :0
          I just did this myself, and it improved my performance quite substantially.

          I think

      • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

        Many thanks guys. :)

    • Marcin Mitek

      You can use –disk-cache-dir switch and –disk-cache-size. First one changes the location of the cache directory, second defines cache size (in bytes!).

      • Herr Pietrus

        Tahnks :) I didn’t know about that commands. They can be useful also on the HDD (I’ve got a small partition for windows temp folders on the first sectors of the disc)!

        • Marcin Mitek

          This one comes from Chromium. There is a comprehensive (and lengthy) list of switches that I can recommend here: http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/
          Quite a lot of them should work in every Chromium-based browser. It’s based on top of Chromium tree, so take that into account (some switches won’t be available yet in older Chromium version etc.).

  • Raylan Givens

    Gaming.YouTube.com doesn’t load. Opera x64, Win 10 x64.

    • Freddy

      I can confirm. Using Windows 10 Pro (x64) and Opera (x64) as well.

      • Aneta Reluga

        Indeed, confirming. DNA-50670

  • shadow118

    The new scrollbar doesn’t work well in sites where there is another scrollable thing on the right side, like with Facebook’s online friend list. If you want to scroll it by draging that scroll thing, it interferes with the whole sites scrolling (my mouse wheel is glitchy, so I often use click-and-drag scrolling)

  • XypherCode

    I want to know if we can add own/custom filters to the blocker.

  • Janghou

    Speed test: 2% slower without ads

    Page with ads: 2.65 seconds
    Page without ads: 2.68 seconds

    Hooray!

    BTW would be nice if users can decide what to block and not AdBlockPlus.
    Is this faster than declarativeWebRequest API. BTW when will the declarativeWebRequest API be brought to stable branch.

    And we need this (much more) on mobile, as the declarativeWebRequest API.

    • RafaellaG

      repeat the test a few times and take the average timing^^

  • Юлия

    How do I disable sync button? I know it’s possible because I don’t have it, but I can’t find how to do it again.
    https://i.imgur.com/OUBiEnY.png

    I want to install Opera again because now it starts slow (really slow, takes like half a minute, after that everything works fine though), but I dislike that icon so much that I’ll take slow startup over it.

    • RafaellaG

      if it is disabled now and you don’t delete your user data when de-installing opera, you’ll have nothing to do when re-installing opera.

      If you want to delete your user data also, then you’ll have to enable this flag after re-installing opera: opera://flags/#hide-sync-login-button.
      Do not forget it will take some time until Opera hides the button again.

      • Юлия

        It doesn’t seem to go away https://i.imgur.com/zNatoJN.png I restarted Opera after enabling the flag.

        I’m using Opera x64 in portable mode

        • RafaellaG

          It needs some days until it hides again – and only if you don’t use the sync feature.

          Edit:
          General rules:

          Sync button is always visible if #hide-sync-login-button flag is disabled (in all states)

          >>> Sync button is hidden two weeks after flag was enabled for the first time and button is in grey state <<<

          Sync button is hidden in red button state, when error is caused by network problem

          Sync button is hidden in green button state

          Sync button is visible when sync login popup is displayed and at least 10 seconds after popup is closed

          • Юлия

            You are right. If I set the date in april the icon is gone. I’ll install Opera with the date set in february then switch back. Thanks :)

        • Wando Schneider

          It’ll go away after some time if you don’t use.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          If you are not logged in to Sync, the button may take several days to go away.

  • Freddy

    There is no jump list for the x64 version (on Windows 10 Pro x64).

  • L.L. Brightman

    When this feature will be available for regular users?

    • Aneta Reluga

      When it reaches the Stable quality. At the moment, we roughly have a 6-week cycle, so it should be about that time.

      • L.L. Brightman

        Thanks Aneta! I will migrate to the Opera as soon as this feature be available.

      • RafaellaG

        Therefore (the 6-week cycle) first Opera 36 stable has to be released. After that it’s around 6 weeks for the Opera 37 stable release. Right?

        • Tommy Wille

          Yes, that’s right.

  • Herr Pietrus

    it seems that the best solution would be not adding that ad-blocker to Opera… :(

    BTW – I still don’t understand how it works. You state that it’s disabled by default and a user can switch it on for a specific site, but I’ve enabled it only on one or two websites and now I see that ads are blocked also on many other sites. So how doe’s it work?

    • BK

      If you turn it ON, all website adds and trackers matching EasyList will be blocked. Sites from whitelist will be excluded from any blocking.

      • Herr Pietrus

        Got it. So I think you should change that fragment: “To activate or deactivate ad-blocking for a specific website, simply click the shield icon in the address bar and flip the switch.”. It’s misleading.

        • BK

          Yes, help for adblock is on the way 😉

      • Bonnox

        could you please insert a “blacklist” mode to switch between the “whitelist” one?

        i mean, with one mode you block ALL EXCEPT some, with the other you block ONLY some.

        😉

    • José Alberto

      yeahhh adguard and finished work they do that work well and from years ago

  • Angry Penguin

    Another issues, on my two Linux, one ubuntu I install opera from .deb x64 and I not see build in browser any adblocking technology… Also on second linux with rpm x64 also not see it.

    • Christian Büte

      You have to enable it in settings. :)

      • Angry Penguin

        Ahh, thanks. I was thinking it was enable in default. Thanks, works fine.

      • anonym

        well… the linked 64bit rpm-file is no 2163 but still 2157 where i doubt anyone will find the adblocking feature…

  • AleksOD

    Aren’t you afraid that Opera browser will be blocked by mainstream sites that depend on ad-generated revenue?

    • BK

      No :)

      • Rafael Luik

        Right now Forbes is already blocking you though…

        • BK

          Hi Rafael :)
          Forbes is probably blocking any adblockers users.
          But here it works just fine (forbes.com and forbes.pl) on recent dev with native adblock and stable with adblock p extension.

          • Vux777

            com is blocked (ghostery is off)
            pl an hr domains are not
            yesterday, forbes.hr detected adblocker, but after a while, around 10 sec after loading page
            …strangely, today no warning

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Forbes.pl loads here but forbes.com keeps sending me to a page asking to disable ablocker.

  • Juan Carlos Alpizar Chinchilla

    Based on my last try to use opera on android:
    – Implement this
    – Fix battery consumption of the browser itself
    – Give a button or an option to open media in apps just like FF does

    and then I’m sold :)

    • Nachiketa Ramesh

      This needs more upvotes.

      • Herr Pietrus

        You’ve got my axe! :)

    • http://eliotime.com/ eliotime3000

      I use Opera mini 11, and I am agreed with you. Maybe, the problem is in some Android Custom ROM’s bad installed or the hardware of outdated smart devices (as Samsung Galaxy Mini from 2012), but the programmed obsolescence generates more difficulties to develop applications for all the smart devices avariable.

      Now the Opera Mini for J2ME is discontinued since 2014 due to preference of Android and iOS devices.

  • kokers

    Is there a way to submit pages/ads that weren’t blocked?

    • Vux777

      you can report it on Opera bug report
      https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/desktop

    • José Alberto

      that is the mess!!!! we need to report again the same things that just were reported to another blockes in the past….. double task!!!

    • BK

      Sorry, what is the question again?

  • Vlad
    • Bonnox

      I would call it an oversight 😉

  • Gustav Ekner

    What I like most about this feature, is that it is so fast!

  • yigido

    I pick and drag a bookmark to URL bar and Opera crashed. Bug report here: DNA-50676
    Please try to reproduce. Windows 8.1 – Opera Dev 64bit

    • yigido

      You can do this even with a word or sentence in webpages. Select a word an drag and drop to URL bar or next to current tab to search it on Google. Opera crashes.

    • Marcin Mitek

      Thanks for the report :)

  • Mujo

    There is a bug in viewing Croatian cadastre online portal. Last Opera developer build in which it all worked is 36.0.2120.0.
    When you open http://oss.uredjenazemlja.hr/public/cadastreparcel.jsp?publicCadastreParcel=true
    and click on anything (like “Pregled katastarskog operata” or “Pregled statusa predmeta”) Opera freezes and CPU throttles up. In Opera 36.0.2120.0, Vivaldi, IE… everything works ok!

    • Vux777

      I can confirm this on dev win10x64..beta is even worse, I had to kill it from task manager

  • ADHDJ

    How can I see what scripts it’s actually blocking? I loaded it on a page that didn’t have any ads on it. It claimed that it blocked 7 ads. I have no idea what it actually blocked — GA? tracking pixels?

  • http://abbe98.github.io/ Albin Larsson

    I think ad-blocking should be disabled on all pages by default, the browser could probably recommend a user when the ads affect the experience.

    Solutions as this ones makes sure the future of the web will be pay walls.

    • RafaellaG

      Hmm. The build-in ad-blocking feature IS disabled by default.

      But I think I get what you mean. You don’t want a whitelist with exceptions but a blacklist, where all sites are in which you want to block.

    • xirit64

      On the contrary, boycotting sites for doing that is the way to go.

      • http://abbe98.github.io/ Albin Larsson

        Sites still needs to make money…

  • Vux777

    whatever you did in beta to solve gif/video problems on FB and Twitter pls implement in dev too

    • Aneta Reluga

      AFAIK it should be ready for the upcoming dev update, but I’ll check to be sure when I come to work tomorrow.

  • Kiddo

    How can i use flash?:(

    • BK

      Preferably with digital camera.. 😉

      What’s your platform and exact problem? You did downloaded flash from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ?

      • Kiddo

        i use windows 10 x64,i dont want to install manual adode flash(security reasons),for example google chrome had it included,i like this version of opera but without flash content…its there another option?

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Nope, if you want to use Flash you will have to install it.

  • pokemiu

    Flash click-to-play does not work for me.
    It’s a great release though.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What OS? It works here on Windows 10.

      • pokemiu

        Thank you for your reply.
        I restarted windows 10 when I saw your comment. Now it is working.
        I don’t know what happened.

  • Marko Koivuniemi

    I like new ad-blocker – but for example Wired is one which detects blockers. But when I disabled integrated ad-blocker it still detects it. But when i copied address and open it again in another tab it works. http://www.wired.com/2016/03/sadness-beauty-watching-googles-ai-play-go/

    • Bonnox

      maybe because sees that some resources are not downloaded..
      so we could trick it by sending tcp requests for the ads and then abrupltly terminate them to not waste band and processing power 😉

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    For me both versions of the new 37.0.2163.0 developer, 32 and 64 bit, have the same advantages and problems. Both work, but both have problems with flash and with Facebook (big black squares or black screens appear from time to time). The only difference is, that I can set the 32 bit version as standard browser and the 64 bit version not. There should be a check box for this purpose in the settings like in other brothers, for example Vivaldi.
    W10x64.

    • RafaellaG

      I have deinstalled the 32 bit version.
      And in Win10 Standard-Apps /Webbrowser the 64 bit version is registered.
      So for me the 64 bit version IS the Standard browser.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        I would like to uninstall the 32 bit version too, but how did you register the 64 bit version? There is no button, no check field, it’s not in the list of standard apps…
        Both, the 32 bit and the 64 bit, are installed as USB standalone version.

        • RafaellaG

          In win 10 you’ll have to go to Win 10: settings – system – standard-apps – web-browser and there have to choose your browser; in this case the Developer x64 (or simple Delevoper).

          Edit: I myself have the choice between MS-Edge, Opera, Opera beta, Opera developer and search the store for an app.

          Edit2: I don’t think I installed any Developer version SPECIFICALLY as USB standalone. Maybe that’s why.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Yes, that’s what I did (or Start – Einstellungen – Systemsteuerung – Standardprogramme). There is only Opera in this selection, when I have installed Opera 32 bit, not, if it’s only the 64 bit version. I had always (the new) Opera installed as USB standalone version. I think it would be easier and more comfortable, if in the opera settings there would not be a simple message, that Opera is not the standard brwoser, but also a button or check bos to change this.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I don’t remember if something has changed but usb installations used to not be settable as default a sthey are not registered on Windows.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I have tried everything now. I have installed the 64 bit version as a regular installation – not in the list. I have uninstalled the 32 bit installation – now I don’t have ANY standard browser. Not one version of Opera is still in the list of programs anywhere. Very annoying! The available (offered) applications as standard browser are Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Vivaldi. It’s not possible to select another program just by path and *.exe. :-(

          • RafaellaG

            Sorry, I also don’t have a clue any more.

            PS.
            There is definitely something wrong with your Windows configuration (considering your other problems in the last time too)^^.

            Maybe you should clean/repair the registry (e.g. with ccleaner).

            And then restart your computer (hopefully it starts anew^^) and try installing Opera again.

            Btw. why do you need so many browsers?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Oh, my windows configuration works fine and all the other things were perfect before. I’m very careful with “cleaners” like CCleaner. Usually I use it only for clearing temp files and caches. The browsers: IE and Edge are part of the Windows system. Firefox and Chrome for testing and comparing (both 64 bit, same configuration and extensions, different browser enginges) and Vivaldi because it’s new and a direct competitor to Opera. Also installed as standalone version. Vivaldi has a button “Make me standard browser”. :-)

          • RafaellaG

            I searched in Opera Developer for the button “Make me standard browser” – and found it. But it shows only if another browser is the current default browser.

            It then shows under Settings – Browser – Default Browser. If Opera Developer is already the default browser it only shows the text: “The default browser is currently Opera developer.” and the button: Import bookmarks and settings…

            But even if you got the button, it directs you only to the Windows Standard-Apps settings where you have manually to enable Opera Developer as default^^

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Even the ones installed for “all users” aren’t listed?

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I think I did it now. But it was a pretty crappy job (translation by Google…). I had to uninstall all versions, make another browser (not Microsoft Edge) standard browser, install Opera 64 bit as “normal” installation for all users again and then switch to Opera as standard browser. Very uncomfortable! I don’t want to have this every time and I have NEVER had this with any other browser. In Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi I have one directory for all versions. It doesn’t matter if it is the actual Beta or the Final, I can update and update and update and there was never a reason for changing anything. Opera is like Ikea. You buy “Billy” and have your allen key and when you finished your bed you see, that it originally was a shelf.

        • Luis A. Rosario

          Maybe this works for You.
          opera://flags/#forced-default-browser-prompt

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Sounds good. I’ll try it out.

  • Юлия

    Crash when drag and drop address over tab:
    https://i.imgur.com/GOSLjVG.gif

    • RafaellaG

      Confirmed here for Win10 x64, Opera x64.

    • yigido

      Yes, same problem and I reported the bug report DNA-50676

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Confirmed here too.

  • Vlad

    Bug? o_O
    1) Go to this site: http://nightmarish-dream.ru/forum/
    2) Press F12: http://jpegshare.net/4e/12/4e1243b81b6daff4300ca3549c45e7a6.jpg.html
    3) Press F12 again to hide Developer Tools

    Result: http://jpegshare.net/3c/9f/3c9f51ab6232a541b07dc1288b1c016a.jpg.html

    In Chrome, when you close the Developer Tools, the focus does not go into the search bar.

    • RafaellaG

      Here nothing happens at all if I press F12 on that site. Win10x64.

      • Vlad

        I use Opera 35.0.2066.92 (Stable) on Windows 7 (x64).

        • RafaellaG

          You know this is a DEVELOPER blog, right?^^

          Edit:
          On stable 35.0.2066.92 for me nothing happens too.
          So maybe it’s a Windows 7 (x64) thing.

          But even on stable F12 is not set per default, if I see right.

          • Joshua Lackey

            I expected F12 to open dev tools, too (chrome habits die hard) but it didn’t. Ctrl+Shift+i did, though. It’s simple enough to add F12. Maybe the OP added it a long time ago and forgot it wasn’t default? Or maybe the default changed at some point and old installs carried the setting over?

            I do get the same behavior Vlad describes. Search box has tabindex=6 property. Not sure what the intended behavior is.

          • RafaellaG

            Ok. I configured F12 to open dev tools.
            If I then open the site and press F12, dev tools open.
            Then press F12 the second time, dev tools close AND
            cursor appears like in the picture posted from Vlad.
            Even here in latest Developer (Win10x64).

            So it’s possible a bug! (Or a feature^^)

          • Vlad

            >>So it’s possible a bug! (Or a feature^^)

            And how about this: “Here nothing happens at all if I press F12 on that site. Win10x64.”? 😛

          • RafaellaG

            Nothing happened in my first post because F12 is normally (per default) not configured to do anything.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Then please use the latest post about a stable channel release to report issues on Opera’s Stable version.

          • Vlad

            Then no one will see and will not read!

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Why not? Those who follow the stable releases will see it, people from Opera will see it.

            Posting in the wrong place only turns things in a waste of time: yours and ours.

            BTW, if you are really interested in reporting issues, it’s better to use the bus and post the bug I’d and description here so people can follow it.

      • Leonardo Gomes

        Same here, F12 has no effect.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      F12 has no effect here.
      I did open and then close developer tools and the focus goes to the search bar as you said. However i don’t know if it should be considered as bug or not.

  • tarkus

    I tried to add an exception to the native ad-block feature and – although it was added in the exceptions list – it didn’t work!

    • RafaellaG

      Can you please also tell us all what you’ve entered there, so we can try to reproduce it to try for ourself to verify. Thanks.

      • tarkus

        I’m posting my exact actions (with native ad-blocker & with an external ad-blocker) as well as the results
        http://postimg.org/gallery/2pgz2lney/87c807de/

        • RafaellaG

          You can try it with this spelling in exceptions: [*.]adf.ly

          But you should be aware about this:

          Even if you’re making an exception for this one page, it may be that this site calls more other sites inside its html/javascript code (which are not in the exceptions).

          Also with exceptions you don’t have disabled the ad blocker completely and sites can identify this (and show you the notice).

          If there is no way to make the site functioning an you are sure you can’t live with this, you have to (at least now, without further configuration possible) switch the ad blocker completely off (in settings). But be aware that then ALL ablocking features for ALL sites are off.

          • tarkus

            It didn’t work with it either! It’s not a site I can’t live without, it’s a ‘conduit’ that 80% of the sites use. As I posted, the external ad-block extensions permit the white listing of this particular site by inserting simply ‘adf.ly’ (I used AdFilter for the posting but it works with AdGuard too). The strange thing is that by allowing this site in the native AdBlocker, I get the right message: ‘Ads are displayed on this site’ and although the message is OK, the site does not allow going any further. Anyway, at least provide us with a simple ‘switch’ to turn native AdBlocker on/off (without going to settings). Thanks!

  • ariane89

    We need more ad black list , like “EasyList China”, A lot of ad in china is “Offensive”, After Opera add this function , i think i can uninstall ABP extension.

  • yigido

    HTTPS Everywhere icon problem on Opera Developer, the problem is extension or Opera, please see: https://s11.postimg.org/xdwfr8nkj/screenshot.png

  • oic

    could you compare this ad block to ublock or adguard because they’re much better than ABP

    • xirit64

      And Adblock is the original, Adblock Plus is just a fraud.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        And uBlock is a kind of Original Adblock Maximum. Faster and with more possibilities for finetuning.

        • xirit64

          Yes it’s what I also used for a long long time. Now it’s native adblocking time :)

  • yigido

    Which sources that Opera uses to block phishing and malware sites? I saw an article it says Netcraft, Phishtank and TRUSTe? What about Yandex Safe browsing? How can I submit malware site to Opera for blacklisting? Thanks

  • yigido

    I can access to chrome://components/ on Google Chrome, why we have no option in Opera opera://components/ ?
    and Opera 64bit is as heavy as Chrome 64bit. Can we expect the low source usega in next releases? Thanks

  • Dmitry Kirin

    Opera continues to surprise me. Native adblocking is a great solution, a proper one: if we’re to block ads, we’d better do it before http request. Not just hiding their display and not blocking the request, like I’m doing with my custom black list inside the firewall. (It’s some unsorted heap of ~500 urls, not a continuously supported collection like EasyList.)

    My results: on a typical news article page from a Russian mass media provider LifeNews,
    Page with ads: 6.85
    Page without ads: 2.82
    Page with ads and my firewall blacklist: 3.00

    As for the concerns about mass blocking of Opera by site owners, I agree with those saying it’s more likely to push us to a better internet. It’s not going to break the internet, it’s just going to change it. It’s funny how this discussion reminds me of a recent article in The Register, about a UK mobile operator’s initiative to block ads on the network level or move the charges for ad traffic from end users to ad providers. At the end of the article, with their usual sarcasm, The Register notes,
    “What is laughably called the “digital economy” has become overly reliant on advertising, and print producers failed to build their own digital platforms, ceding control to the technology middlemen. The economics of the internet haven’t worked out for anyone, except a handful of Silicon Valley plantation owners who can extract rent from their advertising monopolies. The advertising industry created a model of such complexity that fraud is endemic, and fixing the fraud extremely difficult. Perhaps it might be simpler to start all over again. A new internet needed, sooner rather than later.”

    • yigido

      Great post, agreed!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      What do you see, when you open http://www.bild.de? I mean without any exception.

      • Dmitry Kirin

        It says, “Sie sehen diese Seite, weil Sie einen Adblocker eingeschaltet haben.”, even if it’s native adblocking and not AdBlock (the extension). With both blockers turned off, the page loads normally.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Okay, then it’s good. Bild prevents users from reading their shit.

          • BK

            hahaha :)

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Hey Błażej, it’s Saturday! What are you doing here? Why are you not in the disco?

          • BK

            I’m having party here 😉

  • Vlad

    BUG!!! The middle mouse button does not close the tab: http://jpegshare.net/84/9e/849e86db1e3ef1d93a67deeb02f70d80.png.html

    In Chrome works!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Works here.

      • Vlad

        If you click on the icon of sound speaker with the middle mouse button?

        • Vux777

          win10, this dev
          middle click on speaker closes tab

          • Vlad

            Thx!

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Yep. Just checked again and it closes the tab.

    • Exit

      LOL Chrome user LOL.

  • Vlad

    Not working pressing and holding down the middle mouse button on the tab. Tab immediately closes! It should be closed only after I release the middle mouse button. Like in Chrome 😉

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Why should it behave like this? How it used to work in previous builds/versions?

    • RafaellaG

      In Opera 35 stable it closes immediately too.

      Btw. After some time you have to release the middle button anyway^^.
      So what the hell?

  • Michael The Geek 

    Mouse gestures do not work even if I check the box.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      None of them? Did a quick test and they seem to be working here.

      • Michael The Geek 

        On the Mac yes. I will test again and let you know.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I’m on Windows. Maybe a Mac issue?

    • Kornelia

      Yep, it’s a known issue unfortunately. We’re working on this. Meanwhile I can suggest workaround solution – in system Prefs change ‘Swipe left or right with two fingers’. That will fix the issue temporary.

  • http://www.iz0eyj.ovh Federico

    We need italian Easy list, please add the block list selection.

  • Berend

    Did I mis something that NPAPI is disabled by default.
    Also I can’t get PDF-Change to work with NPAPI enabled

    • BK

      NAPI is dying for quite some time already, with O37 we are saying good bye to this technology.

      • Berend

        Thanks

      • Nekomajin43

        Will you tell us more details? Will I be able to use the Foxit Reader PDF plugin or it won’t load at all?

      • xirit64

        :( That would kill my Satellite TV set-top box streaming to PC (amikostb.com, they use Opera) which depends on the VLC plugin! Can’t you at least keep NPAPI in the flags? Or whitelist VLC for example?

    • RafaellaG

      The support for Chromium based browsers is dying at least since 2013 as you can read her: http://blog.chromium.org/2013/09/saying-goodbye-to-our-old-friend-npapi.html and here (2014): http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html
      2 or 3 years should be enough to search for alternatives, IMHO.

      PS.
      If you’re dependent on it, you should use older browsers.

  • Pedro Ramos

    Oh God, I loved it.

  • Sekhar

    Will This feature come to stable version?

    • Exit

      Nope, the devs are just toying around. They also made this article just for fun.

  • qwerzaq

    add the native ad-blocking section block item on this page and whether you can add more filter lists on the similarity RuAdList + EasyList and uBlock filters, RUS: Adguard Russian Filter. EasyPrivacy, Malware domains
    in Opera x64 no plugin Widevine Content Decryption Module This will be corrected in the future

    добавьте в нативный ад блок раздел заблокировать элемент на этой странице и можно ли добавить другие списки фильтров на подобие RuAdList+EasyList и uBlock filters‎, RUS: Adguard Russian Filter‎. EasyPrivacy, Malware domains
    в Opera x64 нету плагина Widevine Content Decryption Module это будет исправлена в будущем

  • Berend

    The SpeedDial weather stations like https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/the-weather/?display=en
    Don’t display anything anymore, just an empty SpeedDial

  • Vlad Violenty

    when i close Opera, Opera window is black
    http://imgur.com/hFw6a8c
    when i start opera, window is black. FIX Please

    • Freddy

      For me the window only turns black when closing the browser (quick black flash). I’m on Windows 10 Pro (x64).

  • Michael The Geek 

    Adds on the speeddial.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You are talking about….?

      • Kamen Minkov

        I’d suppose it’s about News, which by not being very customizable or prone to adding custom sources, may be interpreted as advertising. News can be disabled – click the cog icon at the top right and uncheck ‘News’.

  • Vux777

    there’s no any info that this is 64bit version
    http://prntscr.com/aeuqdk

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s on the user agent.

      • Vux777

        yea, but….
        why deciphering UA for basic info?

        • BK

          Where would you like it to be?

          • ariane89

            Hi, BK

            Did you know Opera still have stop accept keyboard input issue?
            Any progress about it?

          • BK

            Hi, Do you have any steps to reproduce the issue? Here we don’t experience this issue any more.

          • Nekomajin43

            And still buggy on Facebook and Messenger.com. When you try type numbers into the input field, the first one activates the single key shortcut.

          • ariane89

            Maybe…With Developer Tools open

          • Vux777

            somewhere up… in version information

    • Юлия

      32 bit version would have had WoW64 after system info. See this mockup: https://i.imgur.com/iw8Asit.png

      • Vux777

        yea, but… :)
        that’s even weirder
        not many general users actually understands what WoW64 means
        at first, logic would lead to thinking that WoW64 is 64bit version of running app, and without it is 32bit
        (and in fact is other way around)

  • http://www.thesydneynoob.com The Sydney Noob

    Until websites ban Opera…

    • ariane89

      A lot of chromium based browser from China have built-in adblock function ,and enable by default.

      No website block those browser, except the Chrome core is too old.

      • Herr Pietrus

        You mean Chinese website or generally any website? :)

        • ariane89

          I have never see any website tell me disable adblock plugins, except some personal blog in China.

          If website don’t show a lot of Flash game ad with music, i will add it to whitelist.
          I know website need money to stay online, but i don’t think they need put ad at top, right, left, buttom, even anywhere behind content, right?
          Even fake virus detected message, fake download link , or any game ad with little dress, and autoplay music.

          Like this.
          http://postimg.org/image/oyxfc9d1f/

          Did you know which download button is real download link?
          They will rename unwanted software installer name to the software name that you want to download…

          So, I think it’s best to keep this function disable by default, and add whitelist for some great website with ‘great design’ ad.

    • Harry

      If any website bans Opera, then I will not use that website. I’ll go elsewhere.

      • http://www.thesydneynoob.com The Sydney Noob

        It’s a trade-off, you see ads to deliver revenue to the publishers. How can independent sources stay unbiased if you cut their revenue? How can you use “free” products if ads don’t pay for dev and hosting costs.

        • Exit

          With that logic the website would have to block all browsers. Since the feature is _disabled_ by default, whats the difference between going to enable it or download an extension?

          • http://www.thesydneynoob.com The Sydney Noob

            Somewhat true, websites can easily block the page from loading if an ad-blocker is detected.

        • ariane89

          We just want block some ‘Offensive’ ad, A lot of website in China have more than 5 block of ad.

          Some is fake virus detected, tell you download something.
          Or pop-up every time you click a button, like download, go download page, even right click.
          Or some are ‘Nude’ with music and will auto play…

          We just want to block those ad.

  • ariane89

    Opera 37.0.2163.0 still have keyboard issue on Windows 10, Browser will not accept any keyboard input after some action.

    Any idea? No Extension, No Plugins

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Which OS? What kind of keyboard input? I don’t have that problem here under W10x64.

      • ariane89

        Windows 10 x64 Build 10586, Just use keyboard to type something, e.g. reply you

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          That’s really strange and new for me. Maybe a special setting in opera:flags. You could try to close Opera, rename the profile folder and restart Opera with a fresh and virgin profile, to see, if the problem still appears.

          • anonym

            i do have these problems only with disqus and only with normal text (e.g.: not with ctrl+v) and only after logging in. also happens sometimes with facebook

          • ariane89

            More often with Developer Tools (Ctrl+Shift+I) opened

          • ariane89

            No, I have not modify anything in opera:flags, and trited reset it to default , even complete delete profile directory.

            But no help.

            It look like only occurred by some special action or code, but i don’t know who / what cause this problem

  • GTR

    I have a problem with the new ad block function – if you run it on youtube, videos don’t get marked as “Watched”.

    Version: 37.0.2163.0 – Opera is up to date

    Update stream: developer

    System: Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)

    • Freddy

      Confirmed here using Windows 10 Pro (x64) and Opera (x64).

    • Kornelia

      Thank you, it’s been reported internally as DNA-50755

  • ShintoPlasm

    Please please please tell me that this feature is also coming to Opera (Mini) for iOS…

  • yigido

    Adblocking broke this page! http://www.f5haber.com/tarihi-fotograflar-renklendi-fotogaleri-9066/
    I cannot see the other images after number 8 (there is 20 images), Opera cannot scroll down more.. without adblocking website is OK. One of your rules broke this site functioning. Please check!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I think it’s a problem with the page itself. I can see this mistake also with all my other browsers, other ad blockers and other lists.

      • yigido

        but site loads normally without adblocking. Adblocking broke the website.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Yes, but with ANY adblocker. It has nothing to do with Opera’s blocking list. Even without any adblocker but a modified hosts file the site is broken.

  • Вадік Дудар

    Please, do something like form, where users can add requests for adding block sites|rules or problems with adblocking

  • docwho

    is actually slower and it doesn’t remove the blocks… needs work…

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

      Easy solution, use chrome.

      • Vlad

        Nope 😛

        • xirit64

          You want to turn Opera to Chrome but you don’t want to use Chrome, what logic is this, lol

          • kohoutec

            About as much logic as trolling Chrome on an Opera site…?

          • Vlad

            Not to turn, and take only the BEST!!!

      • Bonnox

        chrome is just …oh i was going to use asterisks 😉

        so let’s say it’s opera minus the excellent detail-attention and refining developers constantly put in their work.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Starting to repeat yourself? Out of ideas already? 😀

      BTW, I prefer the first one.

      • Vlad

        >>BTW, I prefer the first one.

        Who would doubt xD

        • RafaellaG

          What bothers me on the first version is the bold red font ;P

    • ariane89

      Prefer the first one too.

    • José Alberto

      yandex and that`s all

    • Bonnox

      maybe aligned to the left like it is at the moment, just looks better to me, don’t know why

      • Vlad

        I agree!

        • Bonnox

          does chrome align it to the right? I don’t recall it, but if so, that would explain a lot my unconscious repelling 😉

  • beBoss

    Still crash and shows black screen/forms on twitter and facebook maybe cuz of videos/gifs/flash things!

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      I can confirm this for W10x64, but not regularly. Sometimes I can work 5 hours without any problems, then suddenly it starts and I must close and restart Opera. I don’t find out any system behind it. Most time Opera runs fine here.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    I just had the same experience as in the last version: I wanted to download a file (*.pdf) and Opera offered me to save it in a directory, that I accidentally had used yesterday to upload some pictures. My download directory is an absolute one. There is no “ask me every time”. So I want to download everything to this download directory each time without asking and without offering any other directory.

  • x a

    As it is for quite some releases, the “(i) Reduced security due to a local, non-public certificate. «HOSTNAME»” warning bar pops up each session, if you had to decide to install such a certificate for any reason. So define this as a good-thing™.

    But the «HOSTNAME» given is that of the host a connection is established to, for which the local certificate is (probably) somewhere down the certificate chain. Do you consider that helpful and optimal? I knew a-priori, which certificate I installed and why it would be the reason for a warning in course of connecting to a seemingly unrelated host. And I’d manage to investigate my way down the certificate chain otherwise. But I doubt, everybody would feel so comfortable with this.

    Shouldn’t the locally installed certificate, that causes all this, be — at least additionally, if not primarily — named in the warning?

  • Denis Yurashku

    This cool feature works very good.
    And some ads won’t blocked.
    How it is configured?

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      If you enable “Block Ads” in the settings => data protection & privacy, then you can open “Manage Exceptions”. Delete everything there. You can later add exceptions yourself, if necessary. That’s all you can do at this moment.

      • x a

        And to follow-up on this, right now Opera – as you can read in the blog posting – uses well known EasyList and EasyPrivacy as pre-configured filter list and applies its user-editable but pre-filled whitelist, as Ralf explained.

  • Tejo Dwi Prasetyo

    Feature Request : Dark Mode for Opera’s UI. Just like Ms Edge’s dark mode.

  • Vux777

    so, the adblockers and the adblockers- blockers are next big thing on the web ?because, there’s a lot of hype about it lately…

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Would be interesting to see how that will have affected their visiting stats. I don’t think they’re going to publish the figures, though.

      I tried to understand what kind of ads we’re talking in their case anyway. I opened a random Swedish publisher out of that anti-adblocking agreement. It was nyheter24.se. The page divided in two equal parts, current article in the left pane, with ads and BIG social connector buttons in between paragraphs; headlines of other news in the right pane, with pictures. They are certainly not the kings of obtrusiveness, as there are no animated gifs or windows popping up at a random click. But I guess some people would think of an adblocker in the first seconds of browsing their site. :)

  • Nekomajin43

    One suggestion in connection with the speed dial folders. It is really annoying that every folder opens at the center of the screen. It would be better to position it’s top to the top of the row it is opened from. (Or the bottom to the bottom, if it is in the downer half of the screen.) Less mouse movement.

  • Swarnendu Biswas

    I am facing a problem with Opera developer on Ubuntu Gnome. Opera is unable to play many flash videos, although I have Google Chrome and Pepper flash installed and enabled. Could someone help me debug this issue? Thanks.

    I have also posted it at https://askubuntu.com/questions/745307/cannot-play-flash-videos-with-opera-and-pepper.

    • http://mauriciomarinho.com/ Mauricio Marinho

      I’m having the same problem.

  • http://spillbits.no/ Einar Holten

    When the ad blocker is activated on YouTube, you cannot subscribe to channels.

    Win7/10 x64

  • ricksper

    This site:
    http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/
    continues to block access even after ad blocking is turned off.

    • Frank

      Yeah, Forbes is really problematic. I just use Disconnect’s basic tracking protection list, and Forbes refuses to let me through, saying I have an ad blocker.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Oh, that’s funny. I use uBlock with a lot of different filter lists and an anti adblock killer list amongst other, but no Easylist. This is the first page where this anti adblock killer seems to work. :-) I can see the content of the page.

  • shane

    The ability to click on button controls (pause, full screen etc) in flash videos has been broken for the past few builds. Is this a know issue? Is there a workaround?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Yep, it’s known.

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera developer 37.0.2171.0 😉

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      What now? Is this only 32 Bit? Have I to change everything again today?

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Ralf, “Windows x64 experimental version is temporarily unavailable. We are experiencing issues with this version and they need to be fixed”. You can install the 32-bit version, and use the same profile, that you used for the 64-bit version 😉

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          No I can’t, because I have installed it as USB standalone version. I don’t want one profile folder “Opera Developer” and one “Opera Beta” and so on. I want one program folder “Opera” and one profile folder for everything. Like in all other browsers.

          • x a

            You can use (which is *not* encouraged, though) hard links/junctions to have three editions’ profile folders effectively point to a single one. I do that for ages.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            I must correct myself. I don’t know how to do this hard links/junktions trick, but I simply installed the 32 bit version into the 64 bit folder. Works. My computer, my folders!

  • Simtopia23

    How can i activate the adblock preinstalled on Opera? It says in the article that it will appear when the block is needed but it never activates… My version is 36.0.2130.32

    • Leonardo Gomes

      The adblocker is not included in Opera 36.

  • Vadimusprimus

    Suggestions for improvement for the opera I appeal to a respected developers

    1. Create an option

    change the size of cells on the express panel.

    from the very small to huge

    2. Create an

    cells to express angles change panel

    from straight to the semi-circular

    3. Create option

    changing the indentation from the edges to avoid dead zone

    and the left and right on the display 7 cm pus

    4. Create an option

    plus sign to remove the display panel to express it spoils the appearance of

    • Itsme@ilike2comment

      I have a suggestion for an improvement. Scrap it and try again!

  • Itsme@ilike2comment

    What’s this? Another case of something that doesn’t work properly. When will they ever learn. WIP does not do IT for anyone…

    • Vux777

      it’s developer channel…far from stable

  • mikepie

    Where can I find the list of 66 content-rich websites that were used in your research?

  • https://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfangs/ ffzane

    uBlock Origin is the lightest, fastest and best adblocker (according to popular belief and testings). Too bad they didn’t compared their results with a Google Chrome that uses uBlock Origin. It would’ve made for a more interesting comparison.

    • Vux777

      you can install uBlock Origin from Opera addons store and compare it

      • https://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfangs/ ffzane

        Woah, thanks for that link. The last time I checked the Opera store, two months ago, there was no uBlock Origin, just uBlock. Apparently Opera couldn’t change the name, so I thought it was uBlock.
        Now just to observe news on how good/bad Opera’s native ad-blocker is..

        • erotavlas

          Hi,
          did you make any test of Opera vs Firefox + ublock origin vs Chromium + ublock origin + Chrome + ublock origin.
          Here interesting benchmark https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/
          Firefox appears to be the fastest and with less memory consumption.
          Thank you

    • Don Joe

      No it’s not. In my tests on the Linux version of Maxthon it performed visibly worse than ABP in terms of letting through certain banners and popups and I think it even failed to block YouTube ads, which is an epic failure for any ad blocker.

      • https://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfangs/ ffzane

        That’s because you have Linux. No one with any Windows device has ever had your problems. uBlock Origin does not fail to block YouTube ads, otherwise it wouldn’t have the popularity that it has. Gg mate

  • Siddik Hossain

    I am used opera mini .very good service.If you disable ad-blocking on a website, the website is added to an exception list, which you can manage from Opera’s settings.

  • Prachit

    You do realize that a lot of websites are going to specifically ban Opera because of this. Ad support is the only source of revenue for a vast majority of free content.

  • http://benyamin.xyz/ Benyamin Limanto

    Ah Old Internet Explorer with inBuilt Tracking protection is the fastest after all, it takes 2s to load. Check it Opera…

  • Ganesh Kumar

    Ad blocking is becoming more and more common. Here is an innovative solution from adzcoin, a new coin in market today – http://adzcoindesk.com/will-adzcoin-monetization-replace-the-ad-supported-web-soon/

  • Lalu Li

    I do not think a good idea as it will not be as complete as an extension. You will have white list of YouTube channels, for example?

  • http://jitendravyas.com/ Jitendra Vyas

    When it will be coming in Opera?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      You mean on stable channel? Probably when 37 reaches it.

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  • dncarac

    I’d be willing to bet that ads from the Chinese buyers of Opera will have their sites on an exceptions list you can’t change.

  • Scott Hather

    I’m on facebook right now, it’s showing an advert, there is no shield icon. Think I’ll just install adblock then.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Are you using Opera 37?

      • http://benyamin.xyz/ Benyamin Limanto

        Yes I’m on Opera 37, and still there’s a ads on some site, Adblock fast rule work well more than Opera based

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And the adblocker is enabled?

          Anyway, if you list on what sites the adblocker isn’t working then people of Opera may try to fix it.

          • http://benyamin.xyz/ Benyamin Limanto

            Yep, no, I clear all sites in list, hehehe, I hate when website have on or many ads,

  • Mike Hatch

    Is there a way to see what the blocked ada are ?.
    I’m testing a site (my own) in opera and it reports 2 ads, Its my site so I want to see what opera thinks is an ad. The speed test side by side display shows no difference.

    • mikemanger

      Yes, if you open the developer console (ctrl+shift+i) then you can see error messages for each blocked resource ‘Failed to load resource: net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADBLOCKER’

      • Mike Hatch

        Thanks,
        found it, much like Firebug in Firefox, does it have an F key like F12
        for firebug ?. Its blocking Google Analytics and a PayPal donate button,
        both as far as we are concerned legal for our site.

        Also noticed Opera has a minimum screen width in normal mode (about 485px) but
        not in the developer console, we sometimes use a narrowed browser to check how
        pages flow and justify for mobile usage, being as the great god Google penalises for
        mobile friendliness.

        • mikemanger

          You can set shortcuts from the settings page!

          You can emulate any device width/pixel density from the developer tools. Even things like print styles. Click on the little mobile icon at the top left. It is pretty much the same as the one included with Chrome so have a look at their docs: https://developer.chrome.com/devtools/docs/device-mode