New Opera developer 38

  • The first Opera developer 38.0.2190.0 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "It’s gradually becoming a developer stream tradition that we share with you what’s up in our backyard, not only by giving you options to test our new features, but also by introducing you to mock-ups and drafts of our ongoing projects. As usual – please remember that this is developer build, so the changes introduced here may not make it to beta, or even at all.

    You can also expect unexpected. Some surprises might be in store for O38, and potentially also in O37.

    New personal news

    Are you tired of browsing multiple portals and sites?

    Imagine news that’s personalized and fit your needs – you decide what is shown. You can pick your favorite sites from the over 8,000 sources weoffer. Your fresh news is instantly updated and always handy. New articles appear are bigger to show you what’s important. You can browse from categories for content sources based in different countries. This can be really helpful for those of you who like traveling. If you’re interested in cricket, you won’t have to comb through all the sports articles. We’ll deliver only the stuff related to your favorite sport, based on the sources you’ve selected. You can choose the sources you trust. How does that sound?

    This is more or less how we see it:

    Custom ad-blocking list support

    We want to pimp your ride with our built-in ad blocker. We’re considering giving you power users the possibility to load your own files in the block-list form. There’ll be an extra button in Preferences, where you can add/remove any extra block-list files you’d like to load.

    Other changes

    Besides these big changes, we’ also prepared a number of minor fixes and updates, including:

    - Prompt on risky downloads: we’ve had a few objections regarding the current implementation of the solution, but we decided to turn it on as it enhances user security, and this advantage prevails over minor nuisances.

    - The Windows x64 experimental installer is now fixed and should work correctly.

    - The middle-click action on the bookmarks bar folders is also fixed.

    - We’ve fixed a minor nuisance related to Google Hangouts not working without the proper plug-in.

    - The Bluejeans plug-in should now work seamlessly.

    - Last but not least: a few crashes should disappear since we’ve fixed the root causes.

    All in all, we hope that you will enjoy this release. Please let us know what you think of these changes. Happy browsing!"

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • About future custom block lists (no button currently) - can these be URLs and will such lists be updated automatically? I need 🙂 to use at least local (EE) list, u/adblock can use it easily.

  • Separate search box in address bar not showing up even when "Enabled" in opera://flags/.

  • Installer Opera_Developer_38.0.2190.0_Setup.exe wont install... throws me out with this message"

    Opera installer 38.0.2190.0.0

    Fatal error upon loading installer executable:263:0, 299:0, 263:0, 304:0, When reporting this error, click on this text and press Ctrl+C to copy it.

    OK

    Windows 8.1 x64 here and this is the first time this has happened to me! Checksum and signature is all ok.
    anybody else with this problem or do I need the x64 installer from now on ?

  • Hi @albert71292, after you have enabled it in the flags, you need to tick the checkbox on the left of the "Enable search box in the address bar" option in Settings > User interface (to be able to see this option, please make sure, that you have enabled "Show advanced settings" option under the "Advanced settings" section).

  • '38' working great for me, except I had to grab a different You-Tube Downloader....That worked fine, too!

    Thanx again, OPERA.........

  • Hi @albert71292, after you have enabled it in the flags, you need to tick the checkbox on the left of the "Enable search box in the address bar" option in Settings > User interface (to be able to see this option, please make sure, that you have enabled "Show advanced settings" option under the "Advanced settings" section).

    "Enable search box in the address bar" isn't showing up there in Developer 38, even though I have "Show Advanced Settings" AND "Always show power user settings" checked. The option DOES appear, however, in the newest Stable and Beta builds.

  • Separate search box in address bar not showing up even when "Enabled" in opera://flags/.

    Have you enabled it on settings?

  • Fatal error upon loading installer executable:263:0, 299:0, 263:0, 304:0

    Hi @ratbag31, "Are you on win xp or vista? Since we have moved XP and Vista to maintenance mode, only security updates based on O36 version will be delivered to these systems." - the source link.

  • Separate search box in address bar not showing up even when "Enabled" in opera://flags/.

    Have you enabled it on settings?

    Finally got the option to appear after uninstalling, then reinstalling the browser.

  • New build - Opera developer 38.0.2198.0 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today we’ve got some fresh builds from the developer stream. It is mainly a fixup release, with the following brief highlights:

    Adblocking updates

    - Adblocker now consumes a lot less memory on start (up to 100MB less!)

    - Fix: articles not loaded on some sites with adblocker on (e.g. pcworld.com).

    - There are also several updates in the UI and exception lists.

    Other updates

    - Fix: selecting language in the spellchecker.

    - Fix: crashes due to unregistered new permission in extensions.

    - Clipboard access in WebUI pages is now correctly applied.

    - Fix: unable to close browser while downloading a file.

    - Fix: opening of bookmark folder items from the context menu.

    - Fix: exceptions lists in Settings are now visible again.

    - Fix: download resumption not working after restart.

    - Personal news:This feature is under heavy development right now, so the #personal-news flag is still disabled by default. The team is working on improvements and adding more cool stuff there. You can enable the feature flag and share your feedback about our tuned news page.

    Known issues:

    We are aware that embedded YouTube videos cannot be played in the full screen mode, and are working on the fix.

    Also, the Linux users will again have issues with h264 videos. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Chromium was updated to version 51.0.2687.0."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • New build - Opera developer 38.0.2205.0 😉

    The change log, and the announcement: "Free VPN integrated in Opera for better online privacy".

    "Today, we want to share with you another big thing that you will first see in the developer channel for Opera for computers.

    We are the first major browser maker to integrate an unlimited and free VPN, or virtual private network.
    Now, you don’t have to download VPN extensions, or pay for VPN subscriptions to access blocked websites, and to shield your browsing when on public Wi-Fi.

    Why we are adding free VPN in Opera

    Bringing this important privacy improvement marks another step in building a browser that matches up to people’s expectations in 2016. When you think about it, many popular options offered by desktop browsers today were invented (quite frequently by Opera) many years ago. The innovation energy in the industry has been recently so focused on mobile, even if the desktop is still thriving.

    In January, we were reviewing our product plans, and we realized that people need new features in order to browse the web efficiently in 2016. It also became apparent to us that what people need are not the same features that were relevant for their browsers ten years ago. This is why we today have more engineers than ever before working on new features for our desktop browser.

    So far we have the native ad blocker. And, we’re introducing another major feature in just a matter of a few weeks; a native, unlimited and free VPN client, right inside your browser!

    Enhanced privacy online with Opera’s free VPN

    According to Global Web Index, more than half a billion people (24% of the world’s internet population) have tried or are currently using VPN services. According to the research, the primary reasons for people to use a VPN are:

    - To access better entertainment content (38%)

    - To keep anonymity while browsing (30%)

    - To access restricted networks and sites in my country (28%)

    - To access restricted sites at work (27%)

    - To communicate with friends/family abroad (24%)

    - To access restricted news websites in my country (22%)

    According to the research, young people are leading the way when it comes to VPN usage, with almost one third of people between 16-34 having used a VPN.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OgOsu2PipmE" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/OgOsu2PipmE/0.jpg"
    alt="Free, built-in VPN in Opera for computers" width="620" height="349" border="10" /></a>

    Better than traditional VPNs

    Until now, most VPN services and proxy servers have been limited and based on a paid subscription. With a free, unlimited, native VPN that just works out-of-the-box and doesn’t require any subscription, Opera wants to make VPNs available to everyone.

    That’s why Opera’s built-in free VPN feature is easy to use. To activate it, Mac users just need to click the Opera menu, select “Preferences” and toggle the feature VPN on, while Windows and Linux users need to go to the “Privacy and Security” section in “Settings” and enable VPN there. A button will appear in the browser address field, from which the user can see and change location (more locations will appear later), check whether their IP is exposed and review statistics for their data used. It’s free and unlimited to use, yet it offers several must-have options available in paid VPNs, such as:

    - Hide your IP address – Opera will replace your IP address with a virtual IP address, so it’s harder for sites to track your location and identify your computer. This means you can browse the web more privately.

    - Unblocking of firewalls and websites – Many countries, schools and workplaces block video-streaming sites, social networks and other services. By using a VPN you can access your favorite content, no matter where you are.

    - Public Wi-Fi security – When you’re surfing the web on public Wi-Fi, intruders can easily sniff data. By using a VPN, you can improve the security of your personal information.

    Let us know what you think

    Download Opera 38 developer, and give the free, unlimited VPN a try. BTW: beyond our native ad blocker and VPN, you can expect more exciting features to come very soon.

    Other changes

    Video pop-up

    This feature has been extensively described here. It is now present in developer, too. Enjoy!

    Add your own photo as theme

    Some time ago, we introduced the “Create your theme” option in the theme manager. It turned out, though, that the option was not visible enough for users. Now just go to Customize startpage and click ‘+’ button and use your own photos to create a theme.

    Extension button visible on the Speed Dial side panel

    All extension users will have the extension manager always handy. The extension icon is visible on side panel on the left side of the Speed Dial page.

    Support for adding a personal ad blocker list

    Our ad blocker now contains support for adding your own block lists. To add your own custom list file, head to Settings and click the ‘Custom Block Lists’ button in the ad-blocking section (note that ‘Show advanced settings’ from the ‘Browser’ panel must be enabled to see the button).

    The lists have to be in EasyList-style format, and you can use existing lists such as the EasyList affiliate lists to ensure you get to block all that you want. As a reminder, Opera itself provides a block list based on the publicly available EasyList and EasyPrivacy.

    Speed Dial improvements

    Did you ever remove your speed dial accidentally? Now you won’t. You’ll notice three little dots on hover in place where close button used to be. It has the same content as context menu, so you can open, edit or remove speed dial."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Please See This Typic :

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/14784/new-opera-must-have

  • New build - Opera developer 38.0.2213.0, the change log, and the announcement 😉

    "Hi, today we’ve got some update on the developer stream for you. It contains a lot of fixes on features we’ve recently implemented and still developing. Please see the following highlights:

    Video pop out updates

    1. The detach button is now available even when video is covered by an overlay content. This means you can detach videos embedded on the site (DNA-52223) and within, for example, the iframe tag.

    2. On sites other than YouTube, there should be a sliding toolbar visible asking if you really want to detach the video window.

    VPN updates

    1. A nasty crash on startup when VPN is enabled is now fixed.

    2. A lot of US fixes, such as: moving exposed IP number to the right (OS X), showing IP address in popup (OS X), Address bar not malformed, when enabling VPN for first time (OS X).

    Other updates

    1. Windows x64 users – we have an Opera 64-bit build for you this time!

    2. A number of Personal News fixes and improvements, for example tiles visibility and arrangement has been improved.

    3. Also, several fixes for the ad-blocking feature, such as:

    - The issue where some pages were unusable after turning ad-blocking on, is now gone.

    - Now, all added custom files are visible after restart – DNA-52878 fix.

    - Watched videos are not prevented from being marked as such.

    1. H264 videos are now working on Linux again."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Dear Sir/Madame,

    Today I lost 20 open tabs when I inadvertently closed Opera browser, they were all tabs on subjects I was researching.

    I know I can go through the laborious process of restoring one by one from History.

    Is there a way to "undo last action" or can you create "restore" button which Chrome browser has,
    which I stopped using because it used to crash so much.

    I feel that today's and future users of Opera would much appreciate that

    Thanking you in anticipation

    Boris

  • Is there a way to "undo last action" or can you create "restore" button which Chrome browser has,
    which I stopped using because it used to crash so much.

    Settings > Startup > Continue from where I left of? (Or something like that)

  • Latest update causes the VPN to never connect. Will try from additional networks tonight.

    Its nice not having it crash now though lol 😃

  • Works well after a shutdown, startup and new network. Thanks!!!!

  • Windows 7 Ultimate on 64-bit PC

    I rarely use the "mail" dedicated key on my keyboard, as I start my preferred email client (Thunderbird)from the taskbar.

    However, I tried using it today, and was surprised that it launched Opera Developer 38.0.2213.0 rather than Thunderbird. A quick look at file associations shows that "mailto" protocol had been reassigned to Opera Developer.

    After changing "mailto" back to the Thunderbird default, I started up Opera Dev. again, which immediately grabbed back the "mailto" assignment.

    I want to choose which email client I use, and therefore I'd like to know how to stop Opera Dev. from doing this.

  • I'd like to know how to stop Opera Dev. from doing this.

    Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Default Programs > Select Opera > Set the defaults for this program > Mark all but Mailto

    Then select Thunderbird and make sure Mailto is selected.

    I guess it may help.

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