Hi,

Today we’ve got some fresh builds from the developer stream. It is mainly a fixup release, with the following brief highlights:

Adblocking updates
  • Adblocker now consumes a lot less memory on start (up to 100MB less!)
  • Fix: articles not loaded on some sites with adblocker on (e.g. pcworld.com).
  • There are also several updates in the UI and exception lists.
Other updates
  • Fix: selecting language in the spellchecker.
  • Fix: crashes due to unregistered new permission in extensions.
  • Clipboard access in WebUI pages is now correctly applied.
  • Fix: unable to close browser while downloading a file.
  • Fix: opening of bookmark folder items from the context menu.
  • Fix: exceptions lists in Settings are now visible again.
  • Fix: download resumption not working after restart.
  • Personal news:This feature is under heavy development right now, so the #personal-news flag is still disabled by default. The team is working on improvements and adding more cool stuff there. You can enable the feature flag and share your feedback about our tuned news page.
Known issues

We are aware that embedded YouTube videos cannot be played in the fullscreen mode, and are working on the fix.
Also, the Linux users will again have issues with h264 videos. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Chromium was updated to version 51.0.2687.0.

Installation links:

Changelog: Full changelog link

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  • L33t4opera

    Hi Kornelia, thx for the update and fixes 😉

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#enable-webassembly
    Enable web pages to use experimental WebAssembly.
    – opera:flags#enable-webrtc-h264-with-openh264-ffmpeg
    When enabled, an H.264 software video encoder/decoder pair is included. (If a hardware decoder is also available it may be used instead of this decoder).

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Wow! Flash videos are playing now! Good! Let me explore if there is anything else. 🙂

    AND all my “Wiesbadener Kurier” pictures load at once now. Like!

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    So everything seems to be fine now and I have only one more wish:

    I have to point and shoot enough in my job, therefore I would like to have a donwload manager page that can be handled by keyboard only. It is very tiring if I have to move my arm from the keyboard to the mouse, move the pointer exactely over the little box in the upper right corner and then click there, just to delete the list of all downloaded files after each download.

    So please give us back the old style of the download page with TAB TAB ENTER without starring on the screen.

    • NoName

      I second this.
      I actually still use Opera 12 for downloading files, because of it.

      • RafaellaG

        ^^

    • Kornelia

      I”ll add this to BK’s and Zhenis’ “to-think-about” list 😉

  • Angry Penguin

    Quick info – my suggestion:

    When we use opera on linux for h264 we need have installed chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra. But in this we have problem. I know, new release of Opera dev have issues with h264 but this is not affiliated.
    So this libs chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra should be in the same version as latest stable chromium. So If we have installed new version of it, h264 in opera not working. Why? Because I think Opera hardcoded script with version chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra. So If script see default release of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra all in opera working fine. If see new version of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra – working bad, h264 not work.

    So my suggestion is: please allow to use also new version of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra – not only latest stable.

    So I have installed Chromium 51 DEV from PPA with hardware acceleration support and have for it new chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 51, so h264 in chromium work fine but on Opera fails. So please try allow also new version of it.

    • Łukasz Jagielski

      You can try with –ffmpeg-preload-mode=permissive cmdline, this partly disables version check.

      • Angry Penguin

        Working nice. Thanks. You should considering add this to default.

        • Łukasz Jagielski

          This was the default some versions ago, but ffmpeg abi was broken once on minor version change and there was no choice but compare minor version as well.

  • Nashuim

    The new responsive mode is still breaking mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts…

    • David Bogan

      What is “responsive mode” and can I turn it off because I want my mouse gestures working.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Not more people and feedback today? Strange.

    • RafaellaG

      They all downloaded the Opera x64 experimental build (Win).
      And because that not auto updating haven’t noticed the new version^^

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        It was announced.

        • RafaellaG

          And if you don’t read it yet?^^

    • Kornelia

      Silence before the storm 😉

      • L33t4opera

        “After every storm the sun will smile. For every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer”.
        William R. Alger.

  • Vlad Violenty

    In future versions it is possible to add “Adding of RSS feeds” to the section of news?
    and you can make news by list like Bookmarks?
    В раздел новости в будущих версиях можно добавить “Добавление RSS каналов”? и вы можете сделать новости списком как закладки?

    • BK

      We are working on News, we have bold changes in internal builds. More should be revealed soon. RSS is yet to come though.

  • led9ru

    The upper left corner – “Opera” button is replaced by the button “Menu”
    Flag “Simplified OMenu” – this flag rename “Menu”? if so, it does not work.
    win64 version

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Nope, this flag is unrelated to the icon label afaik.

      • led9ru

        not label, in browser Opera, the upper left corner of it – button for open menu. You especially do not understand?
        word “menu” gtfo by flag! in this version NOT gtfo!

        • RafaellaG

          The flag #alternative-main-menu-label is sadly gone 🙁
          I personally also prefer the “Opera” label and don’t like the “Menu” label.

          @BK, Łukasz, Aneta or Kornelia (did I forget someone?^^)
          I know that there’s a menu in the top left …almost in every software it’s in the top left…
          I don’t need a reminder of that! (Btw. Where else could a menu be?)

          Why did you delete this flag? “Menu” sounds so… blaaah^^
          Can you ask to reactivate this flag, please.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          The word “Menu” in Opera’s icon at the top left is a label.

          There’s no way to change it.

          And no, i am not a specialist.

  • Druszlak

    Any reason why there is no prompt on closing multiple tabs?

    • BK

      not really. Do you want it ?

      • Druszlak

        Would be great, accidental closing is frustrating. 🙂

        • BK

          OK !

          • Druszlak

            Please remember to make it optional, because of, you know, other users. ^^

          • BK

            the other users.. right.. 😉
            One clarification – do you mean
            * RMB on tabs – > close all tabs
            or
            * Close the browser, when you have many tabs opened and no session saving?

          • Druszlak

            The second one, but even with session saving turned on it might be problematic when you accidentally close window with media content (like vidoes on YT) and after restart media starts from the beginning (it also buffers once again) . 😉 Prompt on closing with multiple tabs opened could prevent such situations.

          • Nekomajin43

            Really? I’ve been asking this for two years…

  • yigido

    Adblocking feature needs improvement more than news side. Why are you wasting your time on news?? It is very well even now. “If it is not broken, do not fix it”
    Please improve the adblocking with more generic rules for local websites.
    I sent you some things but I do not remember the DNA-???

    • Kornelia

      Working on new features does not mean we abandon ongoing projects. There is still a lot of things happening about adblocking. Thanks for using our bug wizard. We’re trying to review all incoming tickets every day, so I’ll probably find your issue.

    • BK

      Updates to adblock are expected to come in current O38 cycle, please wait a bit more.

  • Chris

    Annoying Bug found.
    Any Videos – except youtube – not going Fullscreen if i click it. It does the F11 mode. Test it on every Site with a embedded Video. Example: Click play and try to go Fullscreen the Video. http://de.engadget.com/2016/04/13/laptop-fon-and-pistole-wasserstrahlschneider-halbiert-alles-vid/
    Sorry for my english. Hope you understand the Bug/Problem.

    • RafaellaG

      Confirmed. (Win 10 x64 with Opera x64). Tried the link above.

      But it’s getting stranger:
      The behaviour explained above happens when I’m in a maximized Opera window and click play on one of the videos.

      I left full screen afterwards and restored the window (not maximized any more) and tried the video again.

      This time when i tried to click on full screen in video IS going full screen like normal.
      Again I left full screen and maximize the window (like it was in the beginning) and tried the video a third time.
      Now full screen works also (maybe because something is cached?).

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It’s in the Known Issues part of the post.

    • Kornelia

      Thanks Chris, we’re aware of that and it was highlighted in ‘Known issues’. We’re working on it.

      • Chris

        Thanks

  • oic

    theme is missing from menu?

    • RafaellaG

      Seems so.
      But it’s also in Opera menu – settings – basic (or browser) AND
      in Speed dial – customize start page.

      Now the themes only have to be a little bigger in the settings. Especially on large monitors with high resolution. Currently they are very tiny.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Probably removed? Anyway, themes are noth under start page settings and browser settings.

    • BK

      this was a surprise, good spot 🙂 But not the surprise I’ve had on mind. Watch out for todays beta !
      And custom themes can be added in the way a RafaellaG writes.

  • Abdolahi

    is it possible whenever opera x64 goes stable , our x32 version replaced with x64 with auto update?
    so that we don’t have to install x64 separately and copy our speed dial !
    i mean for the users that are using 64bit windows
    sorry for my english

    • Leonardo Gomes

      I don’t think it’s possible.

      Anyway, they share the same profile so there is no need to copy anything.

  • ouzowtf

    There was a monochrome (not red) Opera icon before in the dev builds, right?
    Or am I THIS old actually?

    • BK

      it was gray, yes. And yes, our brand color is red, fixed now :p

      • ouzowtf

        Fixed in the way that the dev stream will now always have a red icon or in the way that I should automagically see the gray icon again some time?

        • BK

          All stream supposed to have red opera icon, hopefully soon.

          • IllusionMH

            But this makes it hard to distinguish browser stream for several desktops build.

  • ouzowtf

    Maybe a button to restore the standard ad block exceptions would be nice?!

  • kohoutec

    I’ve enabled #personal-news and #personalized-news-start-page (and restarted Opera) but not seeing anything different in news? Does it start looking at browsing history from the point of enabling it, or is something broken for me?

  • taneli

    Just gonna leave this here again:
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/operablogdesktop/private_first_opera_developer_38/#comment-2613623963

    Also, Youtube HTML5 player, when paused, starts drawing black blocks over the video, untill the whole video is black (annoying since sometimes you need to pause the video to read something).

    • Aneta Reluga

      Honestly, I was trying, but, at least for me, I have nothing like this both at work and at home (I use all three channels). Do you have anything that might help spot the issue, like specific firewall rules or an antivirus?

      • taneli

        Turned off firewall and antivirus, even tried using a few different DNS servers if they had some hiccups, but all the same, still doing it:
        https://i.imgur.com/dRkzixT.png

        Don’t really know what to try next.

        Edit: It started happening when O36 was first introduced to dev stream, haven’t changed anything on my computer as far as i can remember.

        • Kornelia

          I talked to one of our developers but he couldn’t came up with any solution for now. I’ll report your issue and go back to you as soon as I’ll have some news.

  • qwerzaq

    full of happiness , you must :
    block element on the page manually .
    and a filter list by region:
    examples:
    block element on the page manually:
    before:
    http://s14.radikal.ru/i187/1604/99/58ebe0676d7f.png
    http://i023.radikal.ru/1604/64/728e0ddf1ed2.png
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i420/1604/84/8b7231aadb21.png

    after : block element on the page manually
    http://s019.radikal.ru/i625/1604/72/43a28da06e17.png
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i404/1604/4b/6222904d0579.png

    note this advertisement is not removed even if the list of regions have
    RU AdList and EasyList:
    Here are some lists , but advertising did not go away until you manually lock uBlock Origin:
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i410/1604/8a/5f7b2b47d208.png
    http://s020.radikal.ru/i720/1604/a1/d6cc405142be.png
    I look forward to these two functions in AdBlock
    Thank you for your work

    sorry for my English
    —————————————————————————

    для полного счастья, Нужно:
    заблокировать элемент на странице вручную.
    и список фильтров по регионам:
    примеры:
    заблокировать элемент на странице вручную:
    до:
    http://s14.radikal.ru/i187/1604/99/58ebe0676d7f.png
    http://i023.radikal.ru/1604/64/728e0ddf1ed2.png
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i420/1604/84/8b7231aadb21.png

    после: заблокировать элемент на странице вручную
    http://s019.radikal.ru/i625/1604/72/43a28da06e17.png
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i404/1604/4b/6222904d0579.png

    примечание это рекламе не убирается даже если в списке регионов есть
    RU AdList и EasyList:
    вот какие списки стоят, но реклама не уходило, пока не заблокировал вручную uBlock Origin:
    http://s017.radikal.ru/i410/1604/8a/5f7b2b47d208.png
    http://s020.radikal.ru/i720/1604/a1/d6cc405142be.png
    жду с нетерпением этих двух функций в AdBlock
    спасибо за ваши труды

    извините за мой английский

  • wolkenspalter

    7 months ago the user KN wrote:
    “All site URL requests are being sent to Akamai and sitecheck.opera.com and I am sure being sold considering Opera’s is now more an advertising entity than software maker. Every other browser allows one to disable their “malware/fraud check” stuff except Opera.
    It is even IN Chromium so Opera must purposely spend effort to REMOVE it for Opera.”
    You answered its labeled as DNA-43657 and asked for some time. 7 months ago…

    • Aneta Reluga

      Indeed, I have to admit the issue is still there, unresolved as of yet, and there;’s no ETA. I bumped it up at the moment.

      • wolkenspalter

        Thanx so far. This subject came up when Opera 32 was released under the headline: Privacy is a universal right… Now you should deliver.

        • Aneta Reluga

          From my side, thanks for paying attention.

    • led9ru

      what? this is “issue”?
      I think a year or more, that the opera be happy doing it. I eliminated this shit through the hosts and ip direct blocking.
      now it – i-isu-e? 🙂

  • led9ru

    chrome://flags ->
    Opera Turbo, version 2=off

    When the turbo-1 mode, the page simply is not loaded! Opera Turbo-1 not work!
    turbo version 2 does not allow the download “banned” sites

    In previous versions of Opera, turbo-1 works right now!

    What is the worst update, first rotten “Menu” instead of the “Opera”, is now turbo-1 mode does not work!

    • BK

      can you point any example of sites you can’t access with turbo 2?

      • led9ru

        http://rutracker.org – from Russia, this site banned there.
        and other prohibited in our country sites.
        turbo version 2 does not help. turbo version 1 help lot.

        • BK

          thanks, we will dig around

  • westworld

    Bookmarks cut/paste not working! SO FKING DUMB!

    • Leonardo Gomes

      It seems to be working fine here on Windows 10.

      • RafaellaG

        I think what he means is this:
        If you use the right mouse button then you can click “copy” but if you point to another place you can’t right-click and “paste” because “paste” is greyed out.
        So no copy/paste with the internal feature.

        What you can do is:
        mark a bookmark and use “crtl-c” and on another place “ctrl-v”.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          I’ve checked with right click and it was working.

          • RafaellaG

            Do you also use Win10 x64 with Opera x64?
            Because here “paste” is always greyed out.
            And it IS copied because ctrl-v works.

            EDIT:
            Seems to be at least a problem with Win Dev x64 build.
            In Opera beta it does work.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Yep, Win10 and Opera developer x64 here.

            Are you selecting the bookmark before using copy/cut?

          • RafaellaG

            Tried both (with and without). Copy works both times.

            But paste (with right mouse button and “paste”) is always greyed out; whereas ctrl-v works.

            EDIT:
            Even tried it just now with a clean profile.
            Opened bookmarks. Created two folders A, B.
            Created a bookmark in folder A. Then “copied” the bookmark in A and tried to “paste” it in B. “Paste” is greyed out.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            Are you trying with bookmarks from a folder or with one under “unsorted”?

          • RafaellaG

            It doesn’t matter if I try to copy it from “unsorted” to another folder (even to the same doesn’t work) or from one folder (other than “unsorted”) to another.

            “Paste” is always greyed out.

            Hopefully when Opera 38 goes to beta it’s working again^^

    • RafaellaG

      Please no insults!
      Mark a bookmark and use “crtl-c” and on another place “ctrl-v” until Opera fixes the “copy”/”pase” menu functions

  • Mehdi Sattari

    Still cannot sort the extensions !

    Why does the Opera team is so lazy to implement it?

    • Leonardo Gomes

      They probably have more important things to work on.

      • Mehdi Sattari

        They were pro in customization of GUI in Opera 12; but now they are newbie !!

        • Leonardo Gomes

          Or maybe they just understood that the world has changed and some things are not that essential anymore.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    I don’t know if this is a problem of Opera or my computer:

    After each update (it doesn’t matter if developer, beta or stable) I have to go to the Windows 10×64 settings and have to set Opera as standard browser and close and restart it. Otherwise I would receive a message, that Opera stopped working and had to be closed, when I try to open any link in an external programm, like in an e-mail.

    And after this setting as standard app Opera is also set as standard for PDF files automatically, even I have disabled all PDF readers in opera:plugins. My standard PDF reader is usually Sumatra PDF Reader. It is a bit irritating to re-set 2 programms as standard after each update.

    W10x64
    Operax64 (mobile (USB) installation) – only one Opera at a time

    • Aneta Reluga

      To tell the truth, setting Opera standalone (USB) as default is hack-ish as it has never been intended to be used that way. It is supposed to be portable. (However yeah, I also understand why anyone would like to set such installation as default.) I just don’t think it would be changed, at least in the near future.

  • yigido

    I want to write this on Opera Dev section. It is a wish.
    While I am uploading something on any web service the Chrome shows me the progress under left side of the interface. on the Opera, it is not showing this. I want to see haw many percent of file sended etc. Please try to understand me. I wan this on Opera. Can you please add it? It is already in the Chromium codes.
    Thanks 🙂

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks for the sugestion. However, it often happens that web services have their own interface implementation of such things. Can you please drop some examples of the exact web service URLs you had on your mind?

      • Dmitry Kirin

        I think I should answer this as well, as I have the same or a similar wish. It’s not really important which web site we’re talking about. I’d just like to see any indication of the upload/download progress. I like Vivaldi’s page loading progress counter in the address bar very much. It gives me pretty good understanding of how much data is being retrieved.
        As for uploading, the first thing that pops into my mind is uploading files to a SharePoint portal. It does not show the progress and you’re just waiting for the postback without knowing how long it’s going to take.

      • yigido

        If you have Chrome please send the launcher.exe to http://camas.comodo.com/ you will see the indication of progress? then, come to Opera and upload the launcher.exe again. You cannot get any progress indication. If you want more, I will try to collect more example for this but It is purely enough to explain what I want. It is alredy in Chromium by the way.

  • taneli

    There are a ton of black blocks on facebook, and on youtube, and some other pages too, pretty much renders facebook and youtube unusable since you can’t read anything behind the blocks.
    Also saw some on gmail, but i guess this might be more of a chromium adoptation bug or such.
    While Youtube has been unusable with this browser anyways for some months, i finally got to creating some new themes for Vivaldi, yeyyy.

  • Chris

    And a old annoying bug still exist.
    For example go to Twitch and click some Streams with the middle Mouse Button. The Video don’t load until i click every TAB. And yes Background loading is activated.

    • Chris

      Found the “Problem”. I need to enable now “Load all Plugins”. Not the recommended one.

  • pureocean

    Can’t play (with Opera x64 in Win10 x64):

    https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/716844501789069312

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Same system. I can run the video.

      • pureocean

        Thanks for reply and test.

        I solved the issue. I’d disabled Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder with http://www.codecguide.com/download_other.htm#codectweaktool

        After I re-enabled MS’s the decoder, Opera plays the videos.

        Obviously, Opera uses MS’s MediaFoundation the audio-video decoder for h264 and aac format support.

        • Raylan Givens

          In order to play proper AVC (h264) with full HWA and video engine working ( on nvidia gpus ) you just need to disable a simple flag in about:flags.

          Forget the stupid VP9.

          • pureocean

            Even if it’s late, thanks for reply. and tips. I tried the flags. Opera again needs MediaFoundation codecs for decoding. My GPU is old (2008-model IGP): Radeon 3200

    • RafaellaG

      Same system. Can play video too

  • Jozef Pistej

    Bug: block ads: after running speed test (with and without ads) and switch to another tab (before test finish) and then come back to Speed test tab -> test looks like unfinished: Page without ads: is still counting + wrong title
    http://postimg.org/image/t200wue7r/
    Win 10 x64, Opera dev.: 32 and 64 bit

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks, reported as DNA-52625

  • Kamen Minkov

    Status “bar” not showing for me.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      What status bar?

      • Kamen Minkov

        That little label with the url that normally appears on the bottom of the window when you point a link with the cursor – don’t know what it’s called. That’s why I wrote “bar” in quotes.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          It’s working here.

          • Nick Monte

            And not working here too.

          • Aneta Reluga

            Ok, so it’s a draw because works for me in all streams. Interesting – probably some setting or flag has impact on this. Is it possible for you @kamenminkov:disqus and @Nick Monte:disqus to back up / move your profile and try again? (I have mostly clean profiles here at the moment.)

          • Nick Monte

            Confirmed. Deleted my profile, still with fresh settings there’s no status bar, or what it’s called.

          • Kamen Minkov

            Tried renaming the profile folder (so that Opera creates a new one). Did not work.

    • lomiuto

      This was also a bug in Chromium 51, appears to be fixed in Chromium 52. I’m a Win10 x64 user, for the record.

      • Kamen Minkov

        The strange thing is that I’m using the same Opera Developer version at work and the URLs show normally. However, I’m on OS X 10.11 at work (Windows 10 x64 at home).

  • taneli

    Many flash games not working at all 🙁
    I quite like http://www.kongregate.com/games/m0rkeulv/castlewars with friends.

  • Raylan Givens

    Found a bug… On this site ( http://www.small-industry.com/movie-mc74d7cad6e.html ) I cannot use fullscreen on movie trailer videos.

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera developer 38.0.2205.0 😉

  • Grégory Dubois

    Ok, great improvements… But sadly no progress for the NEWS section :
    It will be terrific when we can choose RSS feeds we want to follow (RSS of specific websites we’ve found and particularly like…) and delete the other poor ones we don’t want to follow. I think you will find a easy way to let us make our own RSS/website List to follow. I’m sure you can do it and hope it will be soon…
    Thanks a lot for your work.

  • Christian

    I use the opera delevolper browser for Mac. I used the built-in VPN once and it worked fine. However, upon trying to use it the second time, I was not able to connect to any website anymore. The bowser always showed the loading symbol but did not access any website anymore. I could not select another server location, too (the drop down menu did not open anymore). Can anyone tell me what the problem might be? THX

  • freeware savant

    Opera dev 38.0 Win32. Since this version, It seems to break a site developed with ExtJs. Unfortunately, I cannot give the link since the site is an intranet portal. It works Ok with the latest Chrome, so I guess the problem is Opera rather than rendering engine.

  • David Bogan

    Is there some way to get mouse gestures working?

    • Vux777

      mouse gestures work fine
      …unless you hit that bug (no mouse gestures, no keyboard input)
      but then you couldn’t write either
      did you maybe disable it?

      • David Bogan

        Not disabled. The first time I tried to use one on the sight I normally use them on, I got a “do you wan’t to know more” popup but the gestures don’t actually work. I”m not the first with this problem scroll down and someone says “the new responsive mode is still breaking mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts”

        • Vux777

          can you type in text fields (any text field)?
          ..and is this permanent, or works after you restart Opera?

          • David Bogan

            TY for your replies but I went back to V12.14 for privacy related reasons. FYI, the mouse gestures work fine on the page in question with V12

  • Christopher Brooks

    Version 38 opens save download window even when settings for change download directory is unchecked

    • Leonardo Gomes

      By design. The dialog will always appear when a executable file is being downloaded.

      • Dainis

        How to remove this VERY annoying dialog window or icon trom bar????

        • Leonardo Gomes

          For now you can disable opera://flags#prompt-on-risky-download but it can stop working or be removed at any time.

  • Kex

    Opera Turbo feature is broken in v38.
    Using v36 temporarily.