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Opera 36 beta released with a new tab switcher!

  • I agree with laingman.
    I immediately toggled back to the old style tabs view (using classic UI).

    With the current page in the background, the whole browser has more overview. You can more easily check "what the other tabs were", can remove needless tabs without losing your focus on the contents you are currently reading and you can quickly switch back to the webview-only display just by hitting somewhere of the current page contents. Thus, you don't need to pain your head with "where was I?" and search for the tab and butttons.
    This is very reasonable when you have a "main theme" and "research stuffs" to deal with the theme, e.g. Shopping - Amazon result page is on the main tab, the other tabs are articles about the products.

    To me, the old style is one of the "operanized" nice points and the reasons why I've choosing Opera on Android.
    The new style is rather a "degeneration" to the common millions browsers and is so much unreasonable as the others in tabs management.

  • Bypass user engagement checks flag feel useful too whitening some ads redirections.

  • quickly switch back to the webview-only display just by hitting somewhere of the current page contents. Thus, you don't need to pain your head with "where was I?" and search for the tab and butttons.

    I don't know about this beta but in the stable version you can go back to the tab you were before entering the tab switcher by using the device back button. It's not something "non-techies" usually figure out though (I see people constantly taking more steps to perform something because they're tied to the app UI controls).

  • There's issue with new tab switcher. Earlier one use to show page content, but this one show just white nothing. To show content of page in card of tab switcher you have to first view that page fullscreen and then when you open tab switcher it shows content. See:

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  • To me the advantage to the new tab switcher is that it is possible to scroll through tabs faster, and with the mini thumbnails one can get a big picture view of the tab order. I think it would have been better to keep you old ui and make it so that scrolling outside (below) the thumbnails is faster. The size of the old thumbnails was fine, the new ones are bigger but the page titles are shorter so no real advantage there. I wish they could keep the old ui and just add mini thumbs

    I do want to say big thank you for fixing the pull down to refresh feature.

  • There's issue with new tab switcher. Earlier one use to show page content, but this one show just white nothing. To show content of page in card of tab switcher you have to first view that page fullscreen and then when you open tab switcher it shows content.

    I'm not seeing that issue here. Does it happens only if opened tabs are from the same domain?

  • Opera never ask me to save login info for Chase bank. I was hoping this would work with the new version but no luck. A real pain it is 😞

    I suppose Chase is trying not to allow auto login on mobil phones. But then again it works in the lastpass browser, but I hate having to leave opera to accomplish this

  • There's issue with new tab switcher. Earlier one use to show page content, but this one show just white nothing. To show content of page in card of tab switcher you have to first view that page fullscreen and then when you open tab switcher it shows content.

    I'm not seeing that issue here. Does it happens only if opened tabs are from the same domain?

    Happens for all my open pages at background

  • I have seen the blank pages once

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  • Has anyone else had any problems updating and now reinstalling the latest opera beta?

    [IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2hppr4n.jpg[/IMG]

    The standard Opera installation on the same device (Galaxy S4) is fine, both the standard and beta installations on my tablet (Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4) are fine as is the desktop installation of standard Opera that I'm using right now.

    I went through the whole google play troubleshooting checklist already.

    Any ideas?

  • OK, this seems to be a google play issue and not an Opera issue.
    I finally got it installed, so disregard.

  • @operamilleson

    There's an issue with download manager. Description:

    1. download some file from internet (e.g. some picture from google)
    2. download manager notifies you about successful downloading (default folder "Download")
    3. minimize Opera beta app, use some file manager to find this file (picture) and erase it
    4. open Opera beta from background and save the same file (picture) again
    5. download manager notifies you that this file already exists and ask you to rewrite it
    6. click on OK and manager notifies you about successful downloading, but here it comes
    7. open download folder using file manager - there is not downloaded any file (picture) despite download manager said something else

    To solve this problem, you have to manually delet this file (or just log about its downloading) from download managet to be possible download it second time again for real. And why is it problem? Because:

    1. manytimes you have to download same file(s) again even erased ones
    2. there're lots of files over internet and many times I stumbled on files with same names but with different content
  • @operamilleson

    Reporting again. There's issue with video downloading. On some pages is impossible to download video. After long click on video it shows possibility to download it but after clicking on download "button" nothing happens.

  • I think the beta versions should have the beta logo instead of the full red one so those of us who have both installed won't get confused as the which version we are using

  • I think the beta versions should have the beta logo instead of the full red one so those of us who have both installed won't get confused as the which version we are using

    I've posted this earlier few time still nothing happened.

  • I think the beta versions should have the beta logo instead of the full red one so those of us who have both installed won't get confused as the which version we are using

    But their icons are different. The beta has the beta icon (half gray, half red) and stable has the full red icon.

  • I think the beta versions should have the beta logo instead of the full red one so those of us who have both installed won't get confused as the which version we are using

    But their icons are different. The beta has the beta icon (half gray, half red) and stable has the full red icon.

    What we are talking about is when the app is open. The "O" menu icon at the bottom right in the classic layout is the same in both versions

  • Could be nice to see tab switcher in old visual design with mirror under pages and effect of depth while scrolling tabs but in full screen like in this version. Interesting to compare both implementations. In new version animation of selected tab is too fast for me.

  • There's issue with new tab switcher. Earlier one use to show page content, but this one show just white nothing. To show content of page in card of tab switcher you have to first view that page fullscreen and then when you open tab switcher it shows content. See:

    I noticed the same issue, when you load up some webpages the tabs are white, however when you open all your tabs then they will show a preview picture.
    Another issue im having is that there's a delay when opening the tab switcher, sometimes up to a second long. This is on a brand new galaxy s7, closing the tab switcher is instant, but opening it there's a delay.

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