@sh3bankok said in Opera sites can't be reached !!:
I tried a VPN programme and when I used it I was able to access to all these sites like addone.opera.com, opera download page, etc...
So if the VPN make it work.. what would be blocking this access without VPN ??
PS. my friend in same my country KSA has opera and working smoothly
The ability to access Opera's websites using an independent VPN program would normally indicate that something between you and the target websites is blocking you from direct access. This is particularly true if both a website's URL (the 'https' text address normally entered into the browser's address box) and its IP (the numerical site address associated with only that URL and always accessed automatically by a browser from a specified DNS-lookup website) are unable to connect directly when manually entered into a browser.
Contacting a website using a VPN means that only the VPN's URL or IP is visible to the members of the connecting network, not the target website's own URL or IP (the target's URL is encrypted and sent to the VPN, and the VPN typically looks up the IP for the target site using its own resources). If the VPN can get through successfully while you can't get through directly, it means something along the connection path is selectively blocking certain URLs and IPs.
Things that might block both a specific website's direct URL and IP include security software on your system, blocking by your local ISP (Internet Service Provider - the organization that supplies your Internet service), national censorship activities, or server problems at the target website itself.
Since other users are able to access the websites directly, site server problems are eliminated as a cause. That leaves your own security software or blocking by your ISP or national censorship as potential causes. Because your VPN works fine, it's unlikely that your security software is causing the blocking unless the Opera site addresses were somehow entered onto that software's blacklist for intentional blocking. So... that leaves your ISP or national censors as likely causes for the blocking. Given that your friend in the same country can access Opera's sites directly, that leaves only your local ISP as a cause for the blocking.
Sometimes such blocking is intentional against certain prohibited sites because of abuse (or national censorship) complaints; other times, entire arrays of addresses are blocked as a simplifying measure, and 'innocent' sites get blocked by accident just because they happen to fall within the blocked chunk of addresses. One would have to contact the local ISP support to find out for sure and perhaps get a remedy.
Let's talk about latest and greatest in Opera world: experimental builds, beta and developer versions
@leocg no, the new dark color of the Opera is OK. I just wanted to write on the example of GIMP that the white border around the menu may be unnecessary, and the separators that separate some options do not have to be white, for example, they may be gray.
Is there some feature you would love see added to Opera browser on computer? Let us know!
Is it please possible the add a preview handler for PDF ?
I'm using Opera as PDF Viewer (no Acrobat Reader installed anymore).
When I use Directory Opus (best File Commander), and use the "viewer pane" (I click on a file and the preview window shows a small preview of the file) - it doesn't work because it looks like the Opera PDF Viewer has no Preview Handler support.
Read: Directory Opus Forum
(Opera user since Opera 6!)
How can I disable Auto-Update?
In Opera's installation folder (Menu > Help > About Opera for the path), find the folder with the current build and rename the auto updater executable file inside it.
Type the following into a terminal:
defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
Posting about your problem
After have done the steps above and confirmed that the problem is most probably in Opera, it's time to post about it.
Start the topic with a title that briefly describe the problem so people will know about what this is about.
Don't try to explain all the problem in the title.
Use tags to make it easy for other users to find posts about similar issues. If posting about Opera Mail then add the 'Opera Mail' tag
In the post (body) you should include the following information:
Your OS (Linux, Mac, Windows)
Your version of Opera
If the problem is with a page, a link to it
A screen-shot of the problem if it's related to something not showing as should
A description of the problem, including as much as information as possible
Steps to (try to) reproduce the issue
Expected behavior and actual one
The is a solution I read in a Chrome forum, which works here too:
Place the mouse pointer over a suggested item, the cursor is position at the beginning of the item. Press Shift + Del and it will be deleted.
New update - Opera stable 58.0.3135.68 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
"We have a quick Opera 58 stable update, which will greatly benefit our users in Belarus and Kazakhstan. We have been able to extend the Yandex Zen news service to these countries.
You can further manage your news settings for your Speed Dial by going to Settings > Browser > Start page, and Settings > Features > Personal news."
Hmm ... I know that for many people google.com redirects to their local version - if that is true for you then we can't help you. But if searching in Google.com does stay in the U.S. site then you could edit your location to the U.S. as listed in the FAQ.
@dennism said in Opera VPN not working in UAE:
For the last 4 days the VPN service is not working, I just get an 'orange' VPN and it just says 'connecting' - but it never does? I have cleared the cache, checked my virus software, cleared that as well amd done a re-install of opera - still no VPN?
What is wrong? ...
I suggest directing your attention to an earlier post regarding VPN problems that I made in the https://forums.opera.com/topic/30470/vpn-not-working thread, copied below:
Opera currently operates its own VPN servers; it used to use SurfEasy's when the VPN capability was first included in the browser. That change resulted in Opera offering only regional connections instead of country connections. In using a VPN, multiple steps (and factors) are involved. When you employ Opera's VPN option, the browser obtains proper credentials and talks to the IP of a specified Opera proxy server, using an https connection (which inherently includes https encryption). When a user makes connection to a website URL, Opera's browser VPN mode sends packets to the IP of the VPN server using proxy-authorization request headers over the https connection. The VPN server performs a DNS lookup of the URL to obtain the website's IP and contacts that site. Site data is received by the VPN server, encrypted by https, and sent to the user, who then views the site as if he were able to visit it directly.
Things that might block the VPN from functioning would include:
Defective/corrupted https certificates for the VPN server as accessed by the browser, or unavailability on the user's system of the necessary encryption protocols specified by the cert and/or VPN server.
Blockage by the ISP or regional Internet backbone of the IP of Opera's VPN server.
Interference by the ISP or regional Internet backbone with proxy-authorization request headers in general.
Problems with the VPN server's DNS lookup of the user-sought URL.
VPN server problems in general.
Problems with a website responding to a particular VPN's IP (either intentional or accidental).
For regional VPN problems, special attention should be paid to items 2 and 3. Problems from those two causes are outside of Opera's ability to unilaterally remedy, and can only be resolved by the user directly consulting his ISP and/or regional Internet authorities (if that is deemed to be personally safe in that locale). An alternative might be to try to get through using another VPN service - not all of them may be blocked at any given time.
@sgunhouse LMAO the Overlay Scrollbar 'feature' in Opera is abysmal. It's unusable. It was like that since implementation.
Turn it on in Chrome and use it... Then turn it on Opera and try it...
It's an experimental feature that Chrome has got working flawlessly... Meanwhile, Opera... I've kept my eye on it since O50 and there's been no change.
It's been reported more than once.
No interaction? That's rather strong. Again, websites can open login forms in other (pop-up) windows as well as tabs. Lacking either of those - and presuming you aren't using some malicious add-on (extension) - there will be no communication between unrelated pages - whether those pages are in separate tabs or separate windows.
That does still leave history attacks (where a page has a bunch of links where you can't see them and checks to see if they are marked as sites you have visited or not) but either clearing history regularly or using a private window can prevent that.
New update - Opera stable 57.0.3098.116 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
This build includes fixes as listed below:
- DNA-71854 Linux crash with older versions of NSS.
- DNA-73213 Bookmark bar drop indicator is invisible.
- DNA-74571 Start page is opened after restart with specific pages set up.