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The first Opera beta 49.0.2725.12, the change log, and the announcement: Opera 49 beta – Share the web like never before with snapshots and selfies. ;-)

New snapshot tool with selfie

With today’s beta release, we have included yet another important improvement, in order to make sharing content more fun and personal. In Opera 49 beta, you can simply snap any part of a web page and edit it. After capturing your screenshot, a rich editing menu will be presented, including social friendly features such as: selfie camera, stickers, and drawing tools. This means, you can personalize the way you share the web in a matter of seconds.

Share the web like never before with snapshots and selfies in the Opera browser

As a bonus, since Opera is the only major browser with integrated messengers, you can also easily use the images you make, to enrich conversations with others.

How to use

– Arrow, to draw attention to something.
– Blur, to cover anything private or sensitive.
– Pencil, to draw directly on the snapshot or underline text.
– Selfie camera, to add a selfie and make it more personal.
– Stickers, because emotions spice up your message.

After editing a snapshot, copy and paste it instantly to any messenger or page, or save the file locally. The snapshot tool can also be activated by hitting Ctrl + Shift + 5 (⌘ + Shift + 5 on macOS). In addition, we’ve added keyboard shortcuts to improve the flow of capturing snapshots:
– Ctrl + W (⌘ + W) will close the snap window.
– Ctrl + C (⌘ + C) will capture your screenshot, and copy it to clipboard. This is useful, if you know, that you don't want to use the editing tools, while bypassing the snap editing window. The tool will close after you hit Ctrl + C.
– The original “Copy” button has changed to “Copy and Close.” Once clicked, the edited image is copied to your clipboard, and the window is closed.

Easy Setup

Easy Setup takes over for the previously labeled “Customize Start Page” panel, found in the top-right corner of the Speed Dial. Along with its redesigned layout, it provides an all-in-one panel to help first-time users set up the browser, while providing seasoned users a shortcut to commonly configured features. If you wish to tinker even further, a link to the full settings page is found at the bottom of the Easy Setup panel.

O-menu and history improvements

Today’s build improves the way the list of recently closed tabs and windows works. Your browsing history across multiple windows is now recorded into a single place. With this “global” history, no matter from which window you access the history menu, it will contain the same list of closed tabs.

Refined private mode

In this build private mode closer resembles regular light theme mode, with an appropriately matched dark address bar. The private browsing icon has also changed. Now, a faceless man with glasses and a fedora will welcome you to your private browsing session.

New private mode is available on Windows and Linux.

Rearrange extensions

The latest build offers custom placement of your extensions in the toolbar. Now you can place and group your extensions to your liking and benefit.

VK messenger added to sidebar

VK Messenger is now available as a built-in sidebar communicator. Our Russian friends will see the VK icon right away in the sidebar, while others will need to right-click the sidebar, to open the context menu and select it from the list. You can open, and cycle through your messengers with Ctrl + Shift + M (⌘ + ⇧ + m for macOS).

Currency converter

Five additional currencies were added: Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH, ₴), Kazakhstani tenge (KZT, ₸), Georgian lari (GEL, ლ, ₾), Egyptian pound (EGP, E£), and Belarusian ruble (BYN).

Improving Opera on HiDPI screens

Here are the fixes worth mentioning:
– [HiDPI] Checkboxes were misplaced and badly scaled.
– [HiDPI] Auto-filing was totally misplaced after DPI change.
– [HiDPI] Dragging a tab makes screen flashing after DPI change.
– [HiDPI] O-menu’s context menu’s borders were missing.
– [HiDPI] Spinning loading icon is blurred.
– [HiDPI] Wrong area captured after scrolling.
– [HiDPI] Fix for attaching tab to window.
– [HiDPI] Extension icons should be sharper.
– [Win][HiDPI] Horizontal lines in menus should be sharper.
– [Win][HiDPI] Search engine icons are sharper.
– [Win7][HiDPI] Checkboxes are sharper.
– [Win7][HiDPI] Fix for screen flashing when drag tab.

Improvements for macOS and preparation for High Sierra

– [Mac] Icons in the right corner of address bar weren’t aligned.
– [Mac] Updated bookmarks folder icon in bookmarks bar.
– [Mac] Choosing internal / dedicated GPU support was broken.
– [Mac] Sound indicator and mute tab in tab menu were not accessible.
– [Mac] It was impossible to activate tabs of a certain width.
– [Mac] Popup windows are too wide when full URL is displayed.
– [Mac] Unable to close a tab with authentication dialog opened.
– [Mac] Suggested part of URL goes black when you hit Enter to load the page.
– [Mac] Sliding bar not displayed.
– [Mac] Cursor moves to beginning of address field while loading page.
– [Mac] Crash while closing window using shortcut when text is selected.
– [Mac] Icons in the right corner of the address bar weren’t aligned.
– [Mac High Sierra] Black window when reduced transparency turned on.
– [Mac High Sierra] Fixed wrong tab position after drag and drop.
– [Mac High Sierra] Search popup font was too dark.
– [Mac High Sierra] No animation on tab hover was shown.
– [Mac High Sierra] Broken drop target animation in extensions sidebar.
– [Mac High Sierra] Exit full screen – black line between tab bar and menu bar.

Further details can be found in the announcement.

VR360 will be enabled in an update to Opera 49 beta.

The Chromium has been updated to version 62.0.3202.29.

:coffee: \m/ :cheers:

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There's a problem that some pages like for example (which is a Czech webshop) don't load. The website loaded perfectly fine with previous Opera version. I tried loading the website on another laptop and different connections and the problem is the same.

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Hi @nejento, it's known bug in Chromium code. The fix was approved, and should be available in the next version. In the meantime, you can workaround it by launching the Opera with the switch as follows "\path\to\launcher.exe" --disable-http2. For more details, please have a look here.

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New update - Opera beta 49.0.2725.18 ;-)

The change log, and the announcement.

"Today, we’re updating the beta stream with some fixes:
- DNA-61392 [Win] Misplaced submenus in O-Menu and bookmark bar folders.
- DNA-63771 [Linux] Black border on sidebar communicator strikes back on Intel graphic GPU.

We also added some improvements for the Snapshot tool, specifically with more emojis."

The Chromium has been updated to version 62.0.3202.38.

:coffee: \m/ :cheers:

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    I can not see the menu bar. There is no way to find the appearance button either.

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    I can not see the menu bar.

    There is no menu bar.

    There is no way to find the appearance button either.

    There isn't such button either.

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    New update - Opera beta 49.0.2725.23 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    This build includes fixes for a high CPU usage issue on MacOS, and badly rendered check-boxes on Win10.
    The Chromium has been updated to version 62.0.3202.45.

    :coffee: \m/ :cheers: