OK, well my solution was just removing the guilty code, as it is not necessary for the page to run correctly.
But I posted the bug here:
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1016235&can=2&q=save as pdf
For the html5 help page.
As shown on the second video, the uses is prompted to run some command that downloads the relevant chromium ffmpeg codecs from ubuntu's ppa, extract libffmpeg from it and place it in ~/.local/lib/vivaldi. Neat solution, but it won't work on opera because opera is not coded to look in that folder.
It is also not system wide, which means that it has to be run for every dingle user on the system.
Moreover, for anyone who is not on ubuntu, this simply installs a foreign (= built with a different set of compilers and libraries) library on the system. And, for me, one more reason to not install vivaldi, ever,
Also, this will stop working soon, now that ubuntu provides chromium and its "family" of packages only as snaps.
That is the reason that vivaldi does not seem to depend on any ffmpeg lib and neither carry a libffmpeg on its own. As it seems, vivaldi is built the same way opera and ubuntu's chromium are built, without support for ffmpeg's libraries
For the widevine help page
The decribed procedure runs a vivaldi-specific script, this one
And all it does is to download libwidevinecdm from google, which seems to be in a single zip instead of being bundled with chrome like it used, and place it in the right folder, system-wide or per-user.
I think this can be applied to opera, provided that it gets the relevant changes so as to place the lib in the right place.
For the flash help page
Seriously now, the instructions on the ubuntu part of the page are simply perfect. That is the best way to install flash on an ubuntu-based distro, from the partner repo.
However this part
We look in the install location used by the Official Flash package provided in the Canonical partner repositories on Ubuntu Linux.
and this part
You can also use this script if your distro does not provide a Pepper Flash package.
are completely wrong, because both imply the usage of ubuntu's package on other distros. I am pretty sure every distro has ppapi flash as a package on its repo.
PSA. The above DO NOT APPLY to the snap version of opera.
Feel free to ask anything
Is there some feature you would love see added to Opera browser on computer? Let us know!
From Opera nothing.
Outside, DropBox, pCloud...
The steps below would help on that task.
"Off topic Tip"
Follow the Signature's BackUp | Reset link.
Take the opportunity to start a Backup plan and even create a Template Profile.
SyncBack | Synkron helps.
Windows 7 (x64)
Opera Test profile | Opera Back up | Reset
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
I to was having this same problem of the booksmark bar showing under my search page , what i tried was settings in advanced and set back to default then it seemed to disappear , when i set my own settings back in that i wanted , it showed up again . so i went back into settings and i turned off the free vpn that opera had ( i had turned it on to use it ( ) and it seemed to turn off the bar from showing up so far . so maybe that is the problem , will try to post on here if it doesn't keep working. i do know that if you use a opera extension vpn youtube videos don't show it gives a website can't be reached (youtubes way of keeping you from using it for privacy. ).
New update - Opera stable 64.0.3417.61 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
Some of important fixes:
- DNA-80423 [Mac] 3-finger swipe (back/forward) does not work.
- DNA-81211 [Advanced content blocking] Can not turn off ad blocking in private mode.
- DNA-81580 Speed dials’ colours change after Opera update.
@mryanmarkryan2 The feature for adding webm files as wallpapers is broken due to some upgrading of code. Hopefully, that will come back. And, hopefully mp4 supported will be added too.
For now though, the huge hassle way is:
Here's how you can convert an mp4 video to a webm file and zip it up so you can add it as an animated wallpaper:
Goto https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ and download ffmpeg to your desktop.
Extract the zip file to a folder and then rename the folder "ffmpeg".
Open a command prompt and run:
Move the mp4 you want to convert to the ffmpeg bin directory and rename the mp4 to "video.mp4"
Then, run this command:
ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -c:v libvpx -crf 30 -b:v 0 -an video.webm
Now you'll have the mp4 video as a webm video without audio as the file video.webm.
ffmpeg -i video.webm -vf "select=eq(n\,0)" -q:v 3 poster.jpg
Then, you'll have a pic of the first frame.
Then, create the following file in the bin folder (while filling in the info you want).
first frame image=poster.jpg
[Web UI Pages]
Then, zip up persona.ini, video.webm, and poster.jpg as background.zip. You can select the 3 files in Windows Explorer, right-click the selection, goto "Send to" and choose "Compressed (zipped) folder" to create the zip file if you want. Or, you can use a utility like 7-zip.
Then, in Opera, under Easy=setup, you just click "add wallpaper", switch to the directory background.zip is in, switch the filter drop-down to "Wallpaper archive" and open background.zip.
You can search Google for ffmpeg how-tos etc. if you need to do something more specific with the conversion.
Now, if you want to convert a webm file to an animated zip file an easier way than the above, you can have Opera 58 do it for you.
Download Opera 58, launch the installer, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera VBG" on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install.
In that Opera, add your webm file as a wallpaper and it'll be accepted as you'd expect. Then, close that Opera. Then, in the "Opera VBG\profile\data\themes" folder, you'll have a zip file for the video background that contains the proper stuff. You can then add that zip file as a background in newer versions of Opera and it'll work. It just won't have a poster in it. But, that's usually not a big deal. You could unzip it, add a poster and zip it back up though if you wanted to.
@alobpreis @dimadimadimatest @jpstotz
Yes, what you are describing is exactly the problem of this post. We are all waiting for a fix.
Here another workaround:
Press SHIFT+ESC (this opens the Opera Task Manager)
End process "Extension: Video Handler"
Repeat step 3 (because it is restarted once)
Only lasts until you restart Opera
"Opera Video pop-out" is not available (if you do not know what that is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEwdu2F_Rdw#t=1m20s