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Opera 45.0.2552.225 beta update

Opera Desktop Team - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 07:32

Hi,

Today, we’ve prepared an update on the beta stream due to important fixes for the out of memory bug, which Maciek mentioned on Friday’s blog post.

Also, Windows users will find that the non-playable video issue is solved. This should not cause any more troubles for YouTube lovers.

Chromium has been updated to version 58.0.3029.41.

All the details are listed in the changelog, as usual.

Installation links:

Initial Opera developer 46 release

Opera Desktop Team - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:00

It’s unusual to have a new developer version on Friday, thus we also have an unusual non-default screenshot to start with – all in dark.

Important things first

This initial build of Opera 46 comes with important fixes for the out of memory bug when using VPN and one nasty crash that might appear during startup. It’s important for us to verify them – our lab tests suggest there should be no further problems, but to be completely sure we need your help. Weekend comes, so browse a lot.

Further UI changes

In addition there are multiple UI-related fixes. The most visible ones are addressing the misbehaving tooltips both in normal and private mode. Changes specific to Mac, such as removing little visual glitches and minor fixes for ad blocker, have been made.

Under the hood

This version comes with an updated Chromium (59.0.3047.4) and enabled expensive background tabs throttling (opera://flags/#background-tab-throttling-max-delay-30s). You can try it out yourself: background timer throttling demo. If you encounter any problems related to background tabs and their behavior let us know.

Detailed list of changes in the changelog.

Installation links:

Initial Opera developer 46 release

Opera Desktop Team - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:00

It’s unusual to have a new developer version on Friday, thus we also have an unusual non-default screenshot to start with – all in dark.

Important things first

This initial build of Opera 46 comes with important fixes for the out of memory bug when using VPN and one nasty crash that might appear during startup. It’s important for us to verify them – our lab tests suggest there should be no further problems, but to be completely sure we need your help. Weekend comes, so browse a lot.

Further UI changes

In addition there are multiple UI-related fixes. The most visible ones are addressing the misbehaving tooltips both in normal and private mode. Changes specific to Mac, such as removing little visual glitches and minor fixes for ad blocker, have been made.

Under the hood

This version comes with an updated Chromium (59.0.3047.4) and enabled expensive background tabs throttling (opera://flags/#background-tab-throttling-max-delay-30s). You can try it out yourself: background timer throttling demo. If you encounter any problems related to background tabs and their behavior let us know.

Detailed list of changes in the changelog.

Installation links:

Opera 45 with Reborn goes beta

Opera Desktop Team - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:55

Today, project “Reborn”, Opera’s redesign process reaches the beta stage. It’s full of user interface improvements, but it also brings you quite a few new features. Read on and enjoy one of the longest list of changes in the Opera’s beta channel history!

What is Reborn?

It’s more than just a UI refresh. Reborn is a codename for the project that is gradually redesigning the entirety of Opera’s user experience. Bringing along a fresh look, it has a set of new, handy features, new icons, colors, wallpapers, and a touch of animation. Reborn is inspired by Opera Neon and shares its vision of making Opera’s UI truly modern, simplified, refined, and playful.

Brand new look and feel

Opera’s entire layout has been updated with a new, high-quality graphical design that is more consistent across platforms. The tabs are simplified, lighter, and more elegant, making it easier to locate open tabs. The new sidebar is more subtle and refined with a touch of animation. The Speed Dial has also been renovated with smooth animations.

Browser sidebar

Opera’s sidebar has been moved from the Speed Dial to the main browser window, similar to how it is in Opera Neon. It provides one-click access to important tools such as bookmarks, history, personal news, and extensions. You can customize the tools that appear in the sidebar according to what you find useful.

The new sidebar will be visible by default for new users installing Opera beta for the first time. Current users of beta will find the option to turn it on by flipping the pin/unpin switch at the bottom left of the Speed Dial.

Chat with your friends while browsing

Chatting with your friends while browsing the web doesn’t always work seamlessly. Switching between tabs when responding to a message is cumbersome and inefficient. Reborn allows you to keep your favorite messenger as a side tab for an easy reach. Three popular communicators are now available directly in the sidebar: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

To use any of them, simply click their icon. After you log in to the site, there are two ways of using this feature: you can open it in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab. Pinning a communicator allows you to combine online chatting with a full browsing experience.

If you use more than one messenger, you can easily switch between them by using our shortcut key for quicker access (⌘ + ⇧ + m on macOS, CTRL + SHIFT + m on Windows and Linux).

The three-dotted menu button allows you to log out from your sidebar communicator without needing to visit the communicator’s website. From the menu, you can also mute your communicator’s notifications.

Give your browser a new coat of colors

Opera is now available in two color themes: light and dark. You can also select one of the cool backgrounds that perfectly complement Opera’s new look and feel. For this beta release, we have prepared some completely new ones. Let us know which one you like the most.

Both the background wallpaper and the browser’s color theme can be managed in the “customize start page” panel and in browser settings.

Fresh and refined icons

Opera’s “rebirth” also means a complete icon overhaul. New icons are even more refined and elegant, and some even change colors when active. We have carefully optimized the icons for various DPIs in order to make them look perfect.

Animations

Animations make the Reborn interface more alive and playful. The most visible one can be found when opening private mode.

Windows 7 look and feel

One of Reborn’s goals is to bring a more consistent look across all platforms. This doesn’t mean Reborn will disregard the browsing experience users have been familiar with on different platforms, such as Windows 7. Despite all the changes, Reborn has retained Windows 7’s well-known platform feeling with transparent borders and a system button to close, maximize, and minimize a window.

Narrow sidebar for macOS

The sidebar in the Mac version can be now as narrow as on Windows. To adjust it, go to Settings -> Browser -> Sidebar -> “Enable Narrow Sidebar,” or use the sidebar context menu.

New bookmark pop-up

Opera now brings you a new pop-up when adding bookmarks which includes the “Finished” button. This option gives a clearer way of adding bookmarks for users who missed the confirmation that a new website was already added to the bookmark folder.

Ad blocker improvements

Opera automatically reloads a page when toggling ad blocking on or off for that page. It’s especially useful if you want to quickly flip the switch and it gives you much more control and comfort while browsing with ad blocker.

Also, we have added some important changes to the block list management. Now, you have control over which block lists are loaded. Easylist and EasyPrivacy are turned on by default.

Other lists, including regional and custom lists, can now be managed through the “Manage Lists…” dialog. Let us know if there are any other lists that you would find beneficial.

Also, Opera now offers support for more advanced CSS selectors, which helps you block more ads.

Spring cleanup for languages

As part of a spring cleanup we have removed support for the least-used languages in the browser user interface. While we would like to support as many languages as possible, this decision frees up our time for other important tasks. The discontinued languages are Azerbaijani, Macedonian, New Norwegian, Uzbek, Afrikaans, Croatian, Kazakh, Zulu, Frisian, Punjabi, Gaelic, Irish, Myanmar, Sinhala, and Urdu. After this, Opera supports 48 different languages.

Performance and security changes

H.264 video works in Windows 8.x again and it now has the same hardware support as Windows 7 and Windows 10, both given in the last developer release.

Opera adds in-form warnings for sensitive fields when the top-level page is not HTTPS. Whenever you start filling in your password or credit card number on a page, which is not HTTPS, the warning will appear.

If you’ve made it this far, go on and check out the changelog with all the backports listed.

Known issues

Problem: Video not working on some sites on Windows.
Solution: Enable MFDemuxer on Windows (opera://flags/#media-windows-mf-demuxer)

Installation links:

All These Sleepless Nights

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Opera 44.0.2510.1159 Stable update

Opera Desktop Team - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 04:55

Hi,

Today, we’re updating the stable stream.

We fixed the problem with crashes on startup, which some users got with the previous build. Also, chromium was updated to version 57.0.2987.133

The changelog contains full list of changes.

Installation links:

The Case for Christ (2017)

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Going in Style (2017)

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Smurfs: The Lost Village

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Alive and Kicking (2017)

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Cézanne and I

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Colossal

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Gifted

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Mine (2017)

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The Ticket

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Truman

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The Void

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Your Name.

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