New update - Opera stable 58.0.3135.65 ;-)
The change log, and the announcement.
- DNA-74689 Text highlight becomes gray after selection.
- DNA-74862 Search copy popup visible after opening new tab from external source.
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.
The main purpose of a (free, public) VPN is to allow the user to hide its IP address and Opera VPN does it. But let's keep it aside for now.
Your location is an information that is not usually send by the browser and, I would say, also not by the VPN server. So it's up to the site to try to figure out from where the IP you are using is coming from.
The site can do it by checking the IP range, or by asking a third party service, etc, and all of them is subject to give wrong results.
Yes, but with the extension installed - (IDM, Don't care about Cookies, Easy bookmarks, enhancer for YouTube)
I did for testing perposes deactivate the above apps. No change.
Opera Developer 59.0.3160.0
The same problems are with Opera 57