@blackbird71 I've kind of done that already using Ccleaner, after watching numerous videos and reading lots of articles on the matter it's obvious it's a common problem and has been for some time, I've thrown in the towel and gone back to Firefox which is a shame because I preferred the privacy and layout of Opera, but hey thanks for trying to help me much appreciated .
The issue remains.
I have since upgraded my macOS to 10.14.6. I am still running Opera 65.0.3467.62.
As I type this in one Opera tab, the adjacent one shows the SeekingAlpha favicon appearing for The New York Times.
The video is playing normally, but when I click on the pop-up icon, the pop-up window is just a blank white rectangle that can't even be moved around with a mouse. Meanwhile, the main video becomes black, with a text saying "Playing in picture-in-picture". The sound is still there, so the video is playing, but I can't see it. Another weird thing is that there's a separate "picture in picture" window in the taskbar. Before the update, pop-up videos didn't have their own taskbar entries.
I know that I should expect bugs when using the beta version, I'm just curious if it's a known bug, and if there's some kind of solution, other than waiting for an update that fixes it.
edit: I found the reason! I went to about:flags, and had to disable "Use surface layers in Video Pop-out". Now everything's like before. But I'll leave this thread open, since it seems like a bug, so maybe the devs should know about it.
Let's talk about latest and greatest in Opera world: experimental builds, beta and developer versions
New update - Opera beta 66.0.3515.7 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
Some changes, fixes and improvements:
- DNA-81884 [Advanced content blocking] Ads are blocked for whitelisted page in Incognito.
- DNA-82342 ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED, when trying to use Opera VPN while Pulse Secure is suspended.
- DNA-82473 https://www.nba.com/standings not working with AdBlocker enabled.
- DNA-82557 Address bar drop-down launches HTTP GETs for every autocomplete.
- DNA-82840 Disable favicon fetching for typed URLs.
- DNA-82515 [Mac] Right-aligned address field icons overlap with left-aligned icons while resizing window.
- DNA-82825 Crash at opera::stats::PageViewStatsReporterImpl::ReportPageViewEvent(content::WebContents*, opera::stats::NavigationEvent const&, opera::stats::WindowTabInfo const&).
Chromium has been updated to version 79.0.3945.56.
Is there some feature you would love see added to Opera browser on computer? Let us know!
I am coming from Firefox and I wanted to give Opera a try. Opera is innovative and it requires a little adaptation but there's a few things that bothers me enough to ask myself if I will keep using the browser in the future. It may seems like details to some, but it's those details that I am most used to with Firefox and they always make me come back in the end. I would like to propose a handful of costumization features that I think could please current users and bring new users.
Move the favorites bar to the same row of the search bar
I don't see the use of a search bar that takes the whole width of the window. This allows to save a little space vertically, I agree, but it can be very annoying for users that may have smaller screens or resolutions.
An alternative to that is to hide the favorites bar, but have the possibility to snap links to the side bar. It would provide a quicker access than going through the favorites shortcut icon — whereas some users may have hundreds of links saved into categorized folders. During a session, I almost never type urls so having a quick access to my most visited websites is a big advantage for me.
Hide/Remove the instant screenshot icon
I never used this feature in any browsers. I don't see why I cannot get rid of it in Opera.
Hide the extension icons (to the user's preference)
In firefox, it is possible to hide the extensions into a group icon. Instead of having 10 extensions taking space and shrinking the search bar uselessly, I can regroup all my extensions — or a few — into an icon. screenshot here.
Allow the user to choose the density of the icons in the navigation bar
Again, in firefox, it is possible to use compact, normal or touch icons. In the same way I wish to save space with the favorites bar merged with the search bar, I use compact icons.
Be clear and concise when describing the problem. Be specific and remember to include important details, such as the exact error message or address of the site you're having trouble with.
Read the announcements in each forum, and pay attention to announcement threads.
Instructions on posting about problems in Opera for computers
If "Menu -> settings -> websites -> Flash -> Allow sites to run Flash" is set, you don't have to do anything and the Flash object at https://www.lexulous.com/live/playboard/ will just load.
If you have Flash set to "Ask first before allowing sites to run Flash (recommended)", the Flash object will be replaced with a placeholder (the puzzle piece) where you click it and choose to allow Flash for the site. In this case, it'll add https://www.lexulous.com:443 to the Flash exception list and set it to "Allow". From then on, it'll just work.
That's of course if you went to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ in Opera and downloaded and installed Flash.
If that doesn't work for you, I'd close down Opera and rename the "Preferences" file in the profile folder. See opera://about for the location. If it works then, you know it's something messed up in that file and we can investigate further. If it still doesn't work, close down Opera and rename the whole profile folder just to see if it works then. If it does, you at least know it's an issue in your profile somewhere. After you're done testing, you can revert things back if you want.
If even a fresh profile doesn't help, I'd download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to your existing opera program files folder and choose to upgrade. That should fix any program file corruption.
If that doesn't do the trick and the PPAPI version of Flash is really installed, I would think it's something outside of Opera that's intefering or you're running Opera with Sandboxie.
@leocg said in Sorting Bookmarks:
@glebasik Click on the heart icon on the sidebar to open the bookmarks manager, then on the folders list at the left just right click while the mouse is over any of them.
Wow! At this point the fencing of sorting is preserved
And why then it was deleted directly on the bookmarks bar?
Why can not I do this without going into the bookmark manager?
@rudrick said in IS VPN with problem now?:
OPR VPN is fantastic - and has been - from get go.
But current functionality is not - and it's been like this for 1.5 months!!!
you do know you contradicted yourself, right? plus it's been A LOT longer than a month and a half that the builtin vpn has had issues.
NTL used to be one of the two main cable companies in the United Kingdom (the other being Telewest).
They merged and were rebranded as Virgin Media quite a few years ago, but there must be many people still using their legacy e-mail addresses.
My Windows 10 version is 1709 (Fall Creators Update), so it should have the capability.
Unfortunately the flags had no effect and still couldn't use the hardware capabilities. What I noticed is that when the video is in full screen, the GPU Processing usage is significantly reduced and the Video Processing increases to numbers close to Google Chrome.
What I can be sure is that hardware decoding capabilities exist and work on both Windows 10 and Xubuntu 17.10, they only aren't being used.
Regarding audio difference on Xubuntu, the best word I could find to define the sound is "muffled". I have noticed this difference on every file with audio encoded using opus. To encode I use, for example:
ffmpeg -i INPUT -acodec libopus -application audio -b:a 320k -vbr on -f ogg -flags +global_header OUTPUT
This is very noticeable with high frequency sound, some instruments become completely inaudible. Maybe a voice optimization which degrades sound fidelity?