In the latest version of Opera 39 developer, we’re bringing you new functionality in the personal news feed, and a much wanted global preference for browser VPN.

Personal news

We’ve continued our work on personal news, one-stop news tailored just for you. There are various improvements and tweaks waiting for you to try out, including updated layout, the option to remove suggested sites and a better way to add and remove sources.

This update also introduces a new top 50 stories feature. This gives you top picks for a selected country and is a nice way to look for inspirations or interesting articles to read. This top 50 content is separated from your personal feed, but you can easily add sources you like from it to your personal feed.

Opera’s service, which powers the personal news feed, checks over 10,000 news sources to find trending and interesting articles from different categories and countries. Various aspects are taken into account before article or piece of news gets on the list, such as popularity among users, including hot topics (e.g., important sport events), freshness and website popularity. We also try hard to balance different articles and source, so single news or site will not dominate the whole list. You can expect mostly news, sports and entertainment along with interesting stories from other categories.

We’re still developing the feature so keep an eye on following updates. Also keep the comments coming they are very helpful for us.

Custom ad-blocking rules

Since we introduced native ad blocker, we have got a lot of requests to have a possibility to add custom lists. First we introduced an option to load them from a local file, today we add functionality to load it from any URL. Just make sure you have advanced settings turned on, then in the “Custom block lists…” dialog you can add any address, which contains ad-blocking rules in EasyList format.

Usually, such files contain modification date as well as the update frequency. These values determine how often the list will be automatically updated. If the list definition says that the list expires in 4 days, that means it will be updated every 4 days starting from the last modification date mentioned in the document.

Browser VPN back as browser preference

Thank you very much for the feedback about how you’ve been using VPN. We also promised that we are going to offer both functionalities: a full browser VPN and a separate one that works within a private window only. This release contains them both, and we would appreciate your feedback on this improvement, too!

Other info

In the previous release comments, you have reported general slowness when browsing with the adblocking feature on. This has been fixed – please check out the newest version and let us know if everything is OK for you.

Chromium has been updated to 52.0.2739.0.


Known issues

– VPN badge is always visible. It is a bug, and we are going to fix it, so you will be able to tune it in preferences.
– Source labels in personal news are sometimes misplaced.
– Top 50 has hiccups and doesn’t show anything in some countries.
– Top 50 shows news according to language selected in the catalog.
– A number of strings is not localized.


Installation links:

Changelog: Full changelog link

Zhenis

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

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  • nanana1

    Thanks, Zhenis, for this Opera Developer build 39.0.2245.0 which corrects the regression of bringing VPN back to normal browsing tabs !

    • @disqus_1XVlhRqEIm:disqus, Thanks! Yes, it is known issue.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Yes, VPN works again in every tab. I did not find a short cut for it and no possibility for creating one. Forgotten?
    And what’s the trick now for getting on the “Clear-Download-List-button” by keyboard?

    • So far, we have not implemented a shortcut for turning on VPN.

      • Ralf Brinkmann

        Then: Come on, do it. The recommendation was CTRL-ALT-V.

        • Reported as DNA-54861, so it is not lost in the fight 🙂

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Where can I see this list of DNAs?

          • In a changelog, once it is implemented.

          • Ralf Brinkmann

            Ha ha ha. I think you know what I meaned. 🙂

  • Adoxographist

    I heard that the shareholders approved sale of Opera. How is it going to affect development going forward?

    • We are going to do more things faster. I hope you already have seen it. However, it is the technical blog, so let’s discuss technical stuff here.

  • Personal news got a little power feature for those who know regular expressions. You can use them when searching inside catalog. For instance /^.{2}.[a-z]{2,3}$/ to check all the sites that are two letters long.

    • If you have a problem and decided to solve it using a regular expression, you have two problems 😛

    • Dmitry Kirin

      Nice. If it stays for long, you’d better make it easier to discover. Or write about it in a blog post. If you hadn’t said, I wouldn’t even think there was a regexp search. 🙂

      • That’s a little power feature for people that can appreciate regexps 🙂

  • redfox

    Why is the VPN button grey, without the possibility to change VPN server, turn it on/off, when VPN seems to be enabled after all? I don’t get it. When I click the VPN button, it offers VPN only in a private window.
    There is still a sentence “VPN works only in the private window.” in the preferences…

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Works here perfect. Go to opera://flags/?search=vpn#browser-vpn, switch it on and it will be available on each page. There you can click the grey symbol and then switch it on (blue) and select a server.
      W10x64
      Opera x64

      • redfox

        When I clicked the grey VPN icon, it offered only enabling it for private windows. But when I agreed, it enabled the VPN for the normal mode too. So its working, but the settings was quite confusing.
        P.S. The VPN was enabled, the “Proxy” option in the preferences should be disabled.

    • Юлия

      Works for me https://i.imgur.com/MgrRVDc.png
      I notice they added Netherlands as well to the countries list.

      • redfox

        Netherlands was added recently after the first “VPN release”.

        • Юлия

          Oh, I’m a bit out of date with the news I guess (:

  • taneli

    I got some new speed dials added after update, Aliexpress and Ebay, will you be randomly adding speed dials for users from now on?

    • Hi, @taneli:disqus, what country are you in? We have had a bug in SDs configuration, but it should be OK by now.

      • taneli

        Alright, from Finland, if that helps.

        • One more question, @taneli:disqus, what channel do you use? Dev, Beta or Stable?

          • taneli

            Developer.

    • Юлия

      +1
      https://i.imgur.com/z9KJOSL.png
      Update: Weird, I have two Operas and it only happened on one of them o.O

  • Abdolahi

    please add RSS to Opera !
    i really need it
    and i remember you have talked about it before !

    • mies

      Or at least support existing “Smart RSS” extension. It clones Opera 12 RSS functionality, but is not developed anymore though some small flaws need to be fixed.

      • Der Herr Nick

        Alternative: This one. It also clones the O12 RSS reader. Plus, it works as one single addon for feed detection and for displaying feeds.

  • Pavol

    Please allow users to customize the UI, position of individual bars and panes. Thank you. This is the reason why many people like me are not using Opera in corporate area where it is needed to adjust the workplace including browser efficient.

    • mies

      This feature is very man-hours consuming, but is requested by only a small percent of users. Of course it will have the lowest priority.

  • oic

    personal news feed is useless. Why not replace it with RSS

    • @oic:disqus, I would appreciate if your comments are more constructive. News feed and RSS are not replaceable but complementary concepts.

      • oic

        Merge RSS feed with Personal News Feed. This way we see both at the same place

      • Nekomajin43

        There were several constructive comments regarding the RSS reader in the past few years.

  • redfox

    I’d like to repost my question from the previous release: Does this browser VPN encrypt (tunnel) DNS requests too? Thx.

    • Aneta Reluga

      IIRC the previous question (which I indeed noticed but was unable to personally answer due to lack of the expertise) was whether VPN offers also encrypted DNS resolution which, as has just been pointed out to me, is a different question as the current one.
      Anyway. I’m forwarding the answer I got:
      >>I feel the real question here is “Is my traffic, including DNS requests, protected?” and the answer to that is “Yes”<<

      • redfox

        OK, thanks.

  • Luis A. Rosario

    [Graphic BUG] Tab menu overlap over minimize button.
    W7X64

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks – the overlaps are known and being fixed.

  • Nekomajin43

    I thought you are understaffed, but it seems to me that it’s not true, because you have so much time to spend on a useless feature instead of a proper RSS reader.

    EDIT
    The online adblock lists are fine, though.

    EDIT#2
    It would be usefull to add a button to the adblock lists window to manually update every list with a click.

    • qwerzaq

      still want to block ads on the page manually

      еще нужно заблокировать рекламу на странице вручную

  • Devocalypse

    Middle clicking bookmark thumbnails no longer opens a new tab in the background. Instead it does nothing. This was working fine in the previous version. Can anyone please confirm this?

    • Aneta Reluga

      Yes, it is confirmed, I just have to find out whether it is ours or chromium. Thanks. DNA-54874

  • redfox

    How to disable the Tab Menu? Cannot find it anywhere..

  • Sebastian

    VPN does don’t work for me! 🙁 http://postimg.org/image/aic2kek4l/

    • Wando Schneider

      You have a proxy?

      • Sebastian

        I use no proxy! With clean install, same problem!

        • Wando Schneider

          I have this issue too, when I use it at work, because we have a corporate firewall that block some requests…

    • disqus_eaBm3OPd9I

      how you use anti-virus?

      • Sebastian

        I use ESET Smart Security. But same problem with deactivated firewall, and the same problem with an Windows in a VM without firewall.

        • disqus_eaBm3OPd9I

          I use ESET nod32…VPN does don’t work for me!
          Turn off the antywirusie options: turn on the filtering of SSL / TLS. VPN connect.
          Fault lies with the opera. Reported.

          • Sebastian

            Okey, maybe it’s an ESET problem!

    • RafaellaG

      Do you use the 32 bit client of Windows 10? Right above this post is another user (iYuzver ) who uses Windows 10 x32 with the same problem.

      Here on Win 10 x64 (& Opera x64) it works fine though.

      So maybe it’s a x32/x64 problem?

      • Sebastian

        Nope! I use Windows 10 x64!

        • RafaellaG

          Can’t be a country specific problem also, if I’m right that you’re coming from Germany (like you screen shot suggests: “Uhr”)^^ …or you’re from Austria or Switzerland.

          EDIT (to clarify):
          I’m from Germany too; and here it works with the the same OS.

          • Sebastian

            That’s right, i’m from Germany!

  • iYuzver

    Custom ad-blocking rules load it from any URL don’t work!
    https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/ruadlist+easylist.txt

    VPN don’t work. Not connected on Windows 10.
    http://jpegshare.net/87/2f/872f0fbe7dc7291d329c18be84a7988a.jpg.html

    • Aneta Reluga

      1) how about other lists?
      2) as for no VPN connection – what are the exact symptoms please?

      • iYuzver

        1. I don’t use other lists. I from Russia and I use the list for Russia (RuAdList+EasyList).
        Through the file the list works, but somehow partially. Through the reference – No.
        2. Symptoms? Yes he is one. At inclusion just there is no connection. Shows the inscription “connection” and everything, anything else doesn’t occur. There is no list of the countries, it is empty.

        • Aneta Reluga

          Ok. As for the VPN connection – sometimes there is a problem with local antivirus or remote policies enforced by either the corporate environment or the internet provider. High probability it is one of these situations, but you would have to investigate on your side (I’m sorry, but without replicating your exact environment I’m unable to tell what is wrong, and no one is sending me on a business trip to Russia for this sole reason 🙂 )

          As for the remote list, we’ll investigate, thanks.

      • iYuzver
    • RafaellaG

      1) It downloads here quiet well. All filter lists I included in the “Custom block lists…” are found (updated) in the AppDataRoamingOpera SoftwareOpera Developeradblocker_data folder. Your list too, when included.

      2) Works fine here too.

      (Win 10 x64 & O39 x64; locations: [US: virtual] Germany: real)

      @Aneta: Thanks for fixing old easylist version filter lists

      • pokemiu

        I don’t have that folder. And it seems the lists I added are not taken into account although they are visible in the settings.
        What am I missing ?
        I am on Win10, 32b, O39.0.2245.0

        • RafaellaG

          First check if the added filter lists are “in EasyList format” as mentioned in the overview text under “Custom ad-blocking rules” in the top of this site.

          If they are:
          Have you added the filter list already in the previous Developer version? Then you can try to delete them, restart Opera Developer, and add them again. Restart again.

          Still not there?
          Still not working?

          Then maybe it’s a 32-bit problem?
          => …wait for bug fixing through Opera^^

          • pokemiu

            Thank you very much. 🙂
            I tried what you told me without success.
            I will wait for the next release.

  • L33t4opera

    Hi Zhenis, thanks for the article, and new build – it’s nice to see, that the VPN feature is available again across the browser, and not just in private tabs 😉

    New flags:
    – opera:flags#media-detachable-view-phase2
    Enables support for the phase 2 detachable media view features.

    – opera:flags#v8-cache-strategies-for-cache-storage
    Caching strategy of scripts in CacheStorage for the V8 JavaScript engine.

    – opera:flags#enable-origin-trials
    Enable origin trials for controlling access to feature/API experiments.

    – opera:flags#disable-desktop-capture-picker-old-ui
    This flag controls whether we show the old or new UI for desktop capture picker window.

    – opera:flags#passive-listener-default
    Forces touchstart, touchmove, mousewheel and wheel event listeners (which haven't requested otherwise) to be treated as passive. This will break touch/wheel behavior on some websites but is useful for demonstrating the potential performance benefits of adopting passive event listeners.

  • Vux777

    new behavior when downloading executables:
    there is no more warning popup (accept danger)
    Opera will now always open save dialog window

    regardless of user settings
    Ask where to save each file before downloading

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes, it asks me always where to store the file. I wanted to simply download it without any question.

      • Vux777

        me too
        but…

      • L33t4opera

        Hi Ralf, additionally to the above, disable also opera:flags#prompt-on-risky-download.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Of course, that’s the first thing I did.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          Oh, I found something:
          opera://flags/?search=downlo#show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Vux777, @ralfbrinkmann:disqus, disable opera:flags#show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download, and also make sure, that you have unticked the checkbox on the left of "Ask where to save each file before downloading" in Settings > Browser > Downloads.

  • ABDX

    Please restore the ability to use the backspace button for web pages navigation “Back”, or at least add an option for that.

    • Nekomajin43

      Make it optional, please!

    • Vux777

      issue on chromium bug tracker got “wont fix” status
      I doubt Opera will change core behavior

    • xirit64

      For the moment you can go to opera://settings/configureCommands and add it back. Dunno for how much long it will work though.

      • ABDX

        worked like a charm !
        thnx

  • inkoherence

    It will be great to have folders in the “My Sources” section of the Personal News

  • Oskar

    I have a problem watching flash videos. Youtube works, but other sites refues to play videos… Used to only be on opera stable but not I have the problem on the developer version too.

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      What about “Settings – Websites – Plug-ins”?
      What about opera://flags/?search=flash#enable-ppapi-win32k-lockdown?
      Which flash have you installed? opera://plugins/

      • Trevor Gough

        Thanks, Ralf … playing around with some of this stuff helped on some sites.

      • Oskar

        Version: 21.0.0.130
        Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0

        Not the newest apparently, but it also refuses to update when I try to…
        Tried all your suggestions, didn’t work. Thanks for your help though.
        Read somewhere that it could clash if you have Chrome installed as 64-bit and Opera 32-bit, maybe it would help to reinstall both of them in to same, but I don’t want to have to do that.

        • Ralf Brinkmann

          If flash refuses to update then you should uninstall the old version and then install the new one (PPAPI!).
          I don’t think that the 32-/64-bit mix has any influence, but I have both 64 bit. But you can easily try it out. Both versions use the same profile. If you have installed Opera as standalone version you can copy the profile folder to the second Opera folder.

          • Oskar

            Tried to reinstall flash, didn’t work=/
            Can’t find a link for 64-bit version of Opera. Do you have a direct link? Very strange that it installed the 32-bit one.

          • Ralf Brinkmann
          • Oskar

            Thanks a lot for all help! Only find 64-bit versions of Opera 12, Next and Developer there, not the standard Opera 38. A little strange.

          • Ralf Brinkmann
          • Oskar

            Thanks, should have seen that one! Still no 64-bit only version. Guess I have to make sure it installs 64-bit anyway. Btw, uninstalling Developer and making sure it installed the 64-bit version did solve my problem on that build!

    • Trevor Gough

      I have headaches with Opera playing multimedia audio or video consistently…not nearly as much of an issue with other browsers, sadly.

  • pauloaguia

    Regarding the general slowness on previous versions, this one is displaying GMail fast, once again…
    THANK YOU 🙂

  • Travis McEndree

    Does turning of the suggested sites mean that Opera won’t f**k up my speed dial anymore?

    • mies

      Opera 37 already allows to configure what to show on your speed dial.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      IINM suggested sites are unrelated to Speed Dial.

      • Tommy Wille

        Is there an acronym for everything nowadays? I’m getting old. I don’t know what half of these means and I’m tired of wasting time Googling it. You hear me, Leonardo?! 🙂

        • Tommy Wille

          GDMS! (Yeah, it’s not a nice one.)

        • Leonardo Gomes

          If I’m Not Mistaken. 🙂

          I thought that one was widely known.

          • Tommy Wille

            Probably. But I refuse to use such and therefore I am not learning. It’s a lost battle though. 🙂

      • Travis McEndree

        I’m aware lol

  • Eugene B.

    What about DNA-54194? It affected on diff computers, Win 10.

    • Aneta Reluga

      We tried to reproduce it here also on different machines with Win10, with no visible result. Maybe it is some very specific GPU card driver issue. Which graphics card do you have? Or, some non-standard cursor scheme?

      • Eugene B.

        I have Intel HD 3000. And default win 10 theme.

  • RafaellaG

    News feature request:

    Could you please sort the “My sources” under “Personal News” in categories (news/ gaming/ sport/ travel …) and not (only) display all sites at once?

    And please make it also possible with #personal-news enabled to display only the category I want to read and not only all mixed up.

    Thank you.

  • RafaellaG

    Known issues:
    – VPN badge is always visible. It is a bug, and we are going to fix it, so you will be able to tune it in preferences.

    I’d like to believe of it more as a feature than a bug. It’s easier to enable/disable as it is right now.
    Please keep it as it is 🙂

    • LcGuedes

      I fully agree. I have the same opinion

    • Ghirahim

      I agree completely.

  • Kamen Minkov

    Sponsored links again? COME ON…

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Well, they need to make money to keep the browser we get for free. 🙂

      • Nekomajin43

        I think we all can delete a few items in every few weeks, when an update happens, but the problem is not that. An average user may suspect a malicious software in the background.

        • iosvsios

          No an average user will keep the link there (and maybe complain), it’s the more advanced users who might suspect malware AND/OR complain lol

    • yigido

      Can you please show me? I want to see this too
      Thanks

    • Ghirahim

      Where?

      • Kamen Minkov

        I got an ebay link on my Speed Dial.

  • Kamen Minkov

    A bug from the previous build.

    Happens on Windows 10 x64 Pro 14342 and 14352.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Close all running Opera instances. Open a new Opera window.
    2. Switch to a different virtual desktop.
    3. Open Opera (by clicking a taskbar or start menu icon or from an external link).

    Actual result:
    Opera switches to the already existing window (on the other virtual desktop) and opens a new tab in it.

    Expected result:
    Opera should only switch to an existing window if it’s on the same virtual desktop. If the existing window is on another virtual desktop, it should open a new window on the current virtual desktop (this is how it was two Opera Dev builds ago).

    Allowed myself to copy it from the bug report since it’s not something related to security. Submitted as DNAWIZ-2886.

    • Aneta Reluga

      To tell the truth I’m not sure if this change would be intended or a glitch. Myself, I’m a Win7 user still and also will be away for a few days, but I hope a Win10 using dev would pick this up. Kornelia can you please get a response for @kamenminkov:disqus, sorry for not doing it myself but it’s late and I’m practically off already, and thanks in advance 🙂

      • Kamen Minkov

        I don’t know if it’s an intended change. I do know that I’m used to the old behaviour and when such changes happen, if they are indeed intended, I’d much rather have a flag in the config so that I can have it the way it was.

  • Licaon_Kter

    Oh FFS NOT AGAIN, NOT THE F* _AGAIN_, DON’T ADD A STUPID ALIEXPRESS TILE IN _MY_ SPEED DIAL, I KNOW YOU’RE BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS…

  • Андрей

    please, bring chrome://flags/?search=direct#disable-direct-write back. that’s the only flag I do use to unbloor the fonts.

  • Erick

    Where is the dropdown button in toolbar to show the others extensions?

    • Erick

      Can anyone confirm this?

  • _artem_

    flash is dead on that build

    • _artem_

      updated flash to latest beta (22.0.0.168) and it’s working again

  • _artem_

    minimize, maximize, close are crapped again.. between minimize and maximize buttons is tab menu…… we had such crap half a year ago.. but last time it happened when you had over 9000 tabs open.. now it’s even with 1 tab mispaced

  • Vlad

    Problem summary: Stops working Esc button to exit full screen mode after selecting the TEXT/IMAGE on the site

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Go to full screen (F11) – http://jpegshare.net/b6/10/b61082b8566caa1418c8395d3c5d9a8a.png.html

    2. Select TEXT or IMAGE on the site – http://jpegshare.net/8a/a7/8aa7c7346ed7621ddbe205d7e243d912.png.html

    Actual result: The Esc button stops working =(

    Expected result: The Esc button should work to exit full screen mode even after I select TEXT/IMAGE on the website

    DNAWIZ-2894

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Confirmed here. It seems to be an old issue as it happens on 37 and 38 too.

      • Vlad

        =(

    • RafaellaG

      Confirmed here too.
      But you can hit F11 again to leave fullscreen. Works with selected text.

      • Vlad

        I know.

    • Kornelia

      Thanks for reporting. I forwarded to one of our Devs.

  • GDanger

    I would like to be able to import my OPML file into the news feeds.

  • alligoodw

    I too am having problems with the VPN feature. Using Windows 10 64-bit version (Windows 10 Home Insider Preview; Build 14352) and BitDefender, I have no options for a VPN connection. I don’t know where to look to correct the problem.

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Do you see the VPN icon on address bar?

      • alligoodw

        Yes, but there are no virtual locations.

        • Leonardo Gomes

          And what happens when you click on it and enable the VPN?

          • alligoodw

            It doesn’t connect. There are no virtual locations listed in the text box below. It just reads “connecting” yet it never does.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            And it works with Bitdefender turned off?

          • alligoodw

            If I temporarily disable BitDefender’s antivirus, and reload Opera, VPN does not work. When I install the developers version of Opera on my wife’s laptop, VPN works as it should; she has the stable Windows 10 64-bit edition. The only difference between our laptops (other than the Windows 10 versions) is that she’s picking up wi-fi from a Comcast modem/router while I’m connected to a LinkSys router.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            And do you use any proxy to connect to the internet?

          • alligoodw

            Not to my knowledge. We have Comcast Internet service, my wife and I. Is there a way I could check to see if a proxy is acting as a server here?

            Edit: I checked with BitDefender and “proxy usage” is turned off.

            Edit NO. 2: When I go to Settings/Network & Internet/Proxy the option to “use a proxy server” is off.

          • Leonardo Gomes

            if you don’t know about proxy usage then you probably don’t use it.

          • alligoodw

            I resolved this problem.

            I opted to remove BitDefender and install AVG; this resolved my VPN problem. This doesn’t suggest that VPN doesn’t work with BitDefender or vice-versa, but rather, that I didn’t want to take the time to troubleshoot the issue. AVG works with VPN out of the box, or upon installation if you will.

          • Last Week this same issue found to my computer also. uninstall BitDefender then install Comodo Internet Security.Suite. CIS works with VPN

    • Gerard

      1. Go to Modules
      2. Web Protection (Click Gear next to it for settings)
      3. Uncheck Scan SSL
      4. Close Bitdefender
      5. Reopen Opera

      These steps worked for me

  • Leonardo Gomes

    Nice to see that x64 builds for Windows now do auto-update.

  • catup

    Is there any way to use the integrated VPN in China? You do not want it to be a useless feature here.

    • It doesn’t work there ?

      • catup

        No, it does not.

  • led9ru

    VPN = BLUE icon and “Unauthorized access.” all countres. after 20 min = ok

  • ThanhLiem

    The “tab menu” button overlaps the “minimize” button when maximizing browser.
    Win 7 32-bit OS.
    Opera Dev Ver: 39.0.2245.0

    • Vlad Violenty

      confirm
      http://i.imgur.com/pmGPIYB.png
      W8.1 64bit

    • redfox

      I’d like to hide the Tab menu button completely.

      • ThanhLiem

        For me, it’s very useful in re-opening recently closed pages.

    • Zrank Fappa

      Yeah it’s in way and I can’t use RBtray.

  • mattho1

    Hi, can You implement settings for tab opening/closing behavior? Inspiration from competition: http://i.imgur.com/vEgbllO.png . Existing extensions don’t work properly..

  • John Doe

    Good job, thank you.
    1. News feed. Well, we still have no control over what we see in the feed except for general choice of themes. I can neither delete a certain source from my feed nor I can choose my own source, this pretty much makes the feature useless, so I turned it off again after trying. Also, big picture with small 3 sentence article under it kinda ruins the idea of importance.
    2. Ad-blocking. Now we’re talking! Nice. The only thing is: if a rule blocks a source both in opera internal list and in custom one and there’s a lot of custom lists – does it affect performance? Also, maybe you should make the choice of custom block lists the way it’s made in adblock* extensions. With preferences.
    3. VPN. Ok. Thank you. Now using it stopped being a pain in hmm… private… tabs. Actually, if you won’t make a per tab VPN state toggle setting, the global on-off button is ok. And it should be visible. The thing is: I happen to visit countries, that have got an ISP-level ban on certain resources due to political or whatsoever reasons – regular sites (not porn or something exotic) you can freely visit in other parts of the world, so… having a tab that is VPN’d with other tabs in normal mode is more effective (and reduces the load on servers), because I rarely need all tabs VPN’d, just certain resources.

  • Is it possible to add a specific source (like most rss readers) to the news feed? Thanks!

  • Zrank Fappa

    Tab menu button is obscuring the minimize button. This gets in the way of my RBtray function to minimize to system tray.

    • Aneta Reluga

      Thanks, known and worked on.

      • The Beast of Prey

        Cheers.

  • Jozef Pistej

    #1 Specific Bug:
    When playing some music on page mixcloud.com, try: (https://www.mixcloud.com/discover/ambient/?expand=1) Clicking on heart icon (add to bookmark) after few seconds (1-6 s) is dissapearing and it’s impossible select bookmark folder and other asctions. Win 10 x64, O Stable and Developer
    #2 Feature
    Allow manually inport more than one Ad block – exceptions at time. I have a long White list in another Ad block extension and I do not want do it manually, one by one

    • RafaellaG

      #1 Confirmed

      • Aneta Reluga

        Thanks, it’s DNA-54902

  • Jozef Pistej

    #3 VPN is still connecting – orange icon
    #4 after open browser i get info about …non-public certificate (see image: http://imgur.com/GfGDEsQ) it’s ok? it persist whole time I started use O Developer (maybe sice O Dev 32) Win 10 x64, O Developer 32/64 bit

  • Aiden Phelps

    Honestly, I think the VPN always showing on the address bar as a feature. I don’t think it should be classified as a bug. It makes it more easily accessible.

    • Nekomajin43

      +1

      But maybe with a better icon.

    • RafaellaG

      I share that opinion too.
      (posted it 2 days ago^^)

  • Zin

    I saw you updated to an unstable version of chromium, PLEASE, dont commit the same mistake of vivaldi, you should update ONLY to stable builds because unstable will bring bugs that the users will think it’s from Opera when it’s not. :/

    This will happen less on stable builds. 😉

    • Aneta Reluga

      I’m afraid the answer is not fully satisfying but… well, this is the “charm” of developer builds. Quick developer snapshots of course *can* be built on a stable core, but with no promises.
      But yes, we focus on security too – just today we have updated our stable build with a number of security/stability fixes from chromium (it’s 50.0.2661.102 there now).

    • Wando Schneider

      Use the Stable Channel. O Developer is for people that like to live on the Edge (no pun intended).

      • redfox

        As for the VPN function for example, many people started using the Dev versions for a normal daily use, because Beta and Stable versions still don’t provide such functionality.

        • Wando Schneider

          Then you should get used to how things work here, and not try to change a process that is in place for years 🙂

          • redfox

            From my 2 months experience, the 38/39 dev builds are as stable as the “stable” ones, so I don’t complain 🙂

    • Leonardo Gomes

      Stable Chromium builds on developer channel? Sorry but it doesn’t make sense.
      Developer channel is for those who like to experiment new features early and don’t care that much about issues and/or instability.

      If you prefer stable Chromium builds then you should use stable Opera builds.

  • Druszlak

    Have to say that last months were awesome for Opera in term of new features, but honestly News Feed is far from good. It’s boring, slow and buggy. Even current beta implementation with masonry posts/news style is more appealing, eye catching and user friendly:
    https://i.snag.gy/2agimo.jpg

    Ofc it’s in dev stream, however you can do better. You’ve proven it a lot of times before guys. 😉

  • congobango

    There is a problem with URL custom ad lists with my archlinux install. I detect a very high CPU charge (30%) without tab opened. When I load a custom list from the disk, I don’t have any issue and the CPU loading drops to 1%.

    • Mikolaj Boc

      Thanks for the report, yes, we are aware of that and have it fixed already, the fix will be available in next update.

  • cristianer

    Thanks 😀

  • Ariane Lu

    Opera Dev 39 Can’t open OpenWRT(trunk) router setting page, it always tell me connect time out.

    No Proxy set
    Turbo is disabled
    VPN is disabled

    But i have already try EDGE & Firefox 49 & Chromium 53, both work ,except Opera 39.


    Reported, but no response, no change, still can’t open it in Build 2245

  • john smith

    vpn not compatible with cbs all access live streaming

    • redfox

      Please don’t use the VPN for streaming, it consumes a lot of network bandwidth.

  • Ralf Brinkmann

    Feature request:
    Would it be possible, to sort the list of cookie exceptions alphabetically? Sometimes I want to add a new entry and would like to look first, if I already have this or a similar entry.

  • L33t4opera

    New build – Opera developer 39.0.2248.0 😉

    • Ralf Brinkmann

      Yes, that’s how it must be!

  • Thank You for bringing VPN back!

  • This has been fixed – please check out the newest version and let us know if everything is OK for you.

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  • Momen kamal

    hello , i have a problem with opera developer vpn after i updated to the latest version (2248) , the problem is when i try to connect the vpn , it’s shown as “orange” only , and the vpn dose not connect .
    please help me .
    Win 8.1 pro , opera dev 2248

  • grace tessy

    hello

  • Deepro Bhattacharyya

    The VPN option is greyed out in my opera 39 in India.

  • Josiah Li

    For personal news, I was not able to add the following news sources:
    National Review
    The Federalist
    Blaze
    New York Post
    The Daily Beast
    Townhall

  • Okan

    Hi i’ve installed Opera VPN for android. But I can not make the connection. Key icon appearing then disappearing. My Device General Mobile 4G. Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat. Can you help me ?