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  • Is there a way to make speed dial tiles show only website thumbnail images OR the colored-(name of website)-tiles? I got some speed dial tiles showing website thumbnail images and others showing colored-(name of website)-tiles. I'd like consistency, I guess.

  • When you bookmark a site, you can choose an image to go with the bookmark. If the bookmark is also a speed dial, that image is used as the speed dial. So go to the page, click on the heart icon in the address bar, and change the image. (Yes, I agree - if you have several folders of several bookmarks each that will be cumbersome.)

  • in the old Opera speed-dial had the option for reload of the page.
    This was a very nice feature, as to get an update on pages and get a hint whenever one opend a new tab.
    E.g. pages for wheather, alarms, news, stock quotes, etc.
    I don't need to be alarmed and interupted for every event, but recognise a change and can follow up.

    is there any intent to reintroduce this usefull functionality?

  • is there any intent to reintroduce this usefull functionality?

    I don't remember have seen any comments regarding this.

  • I'm on beta 38.0.2220.12 and now the taskbar doesn't go away while opera in full screen mode. Nothing critical, but distracts when watching youtube in full screen )

    What OS? I can't reproduce it on Windows 10.

    Sorry, there was no notification that I got a reply.
    win 7 64. Found a workaround though – open youtube video in full screen mode, click on the taskbar, then on the video. Works till the next launch of opera. Weird.

  • New update - Opera beta 38.0.2220.25, the change log, and the announcement 😉

    Today’s update, is our candidate for stable release, so you should expect, that it delivers a stable quality, as well as some fixes. Please check it out, and let us know if you encounter any issues!

    The most important improvements, are as follows:

    Downloading of executable files, will now be more secure – "Save As" dialog, will be displayed by default.

    DNA-54097 Power saver mode gets disabled, when a new browser window is opened: this is now enabled all the time, even when opening a new window or private window.

    DNA-54378 Unable to remove some exception entries: this is now fixed, and you shouldn’t have any problems with removing with removing ad blocker exceptions.

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • The Opera 38.0.2220.29 has been promoted to the stable channel 😉

    The change log, and the announcement: "Opera 38 goes final with new battery saver".

    "The web browser is by far the most-used application on the computer. Your hours of listening to music, watching videos, or simply having many tabs open simultaneously results in rapid battery drain that reduces a laptop’s performance.

    After testing in developer and beta versions, our new battery saver is today ready in the stable version of Opera for computers.

    When first released in the developer version, this feature generated a lot of positive feedback from you and brought us many new users. We really appreciate that, as the developer channel really helps us test some completely new features and improve our browser.

    Hats off, @opera, this makes a lot of sense! https://t.co/pA0MMsYHRY

    — Juraj Kováč (@JurajKovac) May 12, 2016

    Chromium/Blink with built in VPN, Ad Blocking and Battery Saver. Somehow @opera became the best desktop web browser without anyone noticing.

    — Jonathan Haslett (@jonathanhaslett) June 3, 2016

    Please help us spread the word about Opera’s new battery saver!

    How good is the power saver?

    Last month, we made several tests to find out how the battery saver performs. In some tests, the feature increased the battery life by as much as 50% comparing to other browsers, such as Google Chrome.

    After the initial release in the developer stream, some of you have been asking for more detailed test results. Together with the beta release, we presented a breakdown for the the initial tests as used for the developer release.

    However we know that video works much better than the thousands of words. That’s why we shot a video showing the full test. Enjoy watching this time-lapse:

    Beat the heat during summer

    There is one more thing we realized recently. If something consumes more energy, it usually gets warmer – basic physics. That’s why your laptop gets overheated during your heavy browsing sessions. This heats up your lap, sets off a loud and annoying fan, and can cause problems such as random blue screens or even data loss.

    We’ve made tests comparing the temperature of bottoms of two laptops. One was running Opera with battery saver enabled and the other one Opera with the mode disabled. Test results with the new battery saver enabled showed that Opera can keep laptops over 3 degrees °C cooler. It’s actually pretty nice difference, especially when you think about bringing your laptop along for summer fun and letting it bake your lap (which is not good for your health BTW).

    Improvements under the hood

    Wonder how we achieved this cool down and power savings? With several under-the-hood optimizations:

    - Reducing activity in background tabs

    - Waking CPU less often due to optimal scheduling of JavaScript timers

    - Automatically pausing unused plug-ins

    - Reducing frame rate to 30 frames per second

    - Tuning video-playback parameters and forcing usage of hardware accelerated video codecs

    - Pausing animations of browser themes

    - Including ad blocker – when enabled, it enables even more battery savings

    How to enable battery savings

    Using the new power saver mode is easy. Once the laptop’s power cable is unplugged, the battery icon will appear next to the search and address field in the Opera browser.
    Click the battery icon to activate the power saver mode and flip on the switch. The browser will also detect when the laptop’s battery is running low and will suggest enabling power saver mode.

    Other new things in Opera 38

    Ad blocker – add your own lists

    You can add 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).

    Speed Dial improvements

    Now, you don’t need to worry that you removed a website from your Speed Dial accidentally. You’ll now notice three little dots on hover in place of where the delete button used to be. The new button provides quick access to the features previously only available in the context menu, like opening in private tab, or removing a website from your Speed Dial.

    Add your own photo as theme

    A while back, we introduced the “Create your theme” option in the theme manager. Now, this option is more visible for you. Just go to the Customize start page and click the ‘+’ button; then, use your own photos to create a theme.

    Extension button visible in the Speed Dial side panel

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

    Change in version support for OS X

    Starting from this version, we’re updating our requirements on Mac. Now, we’re supporting OS X 10.9 and higher.

    We are really happy to bring power saver, as the first major browser, to the stable version. Together with ad blocker and the video pop out, it makes Opera the browser that really responds on today user expectations.

    Download the latest Opera for computers, and let us know what you think about it in the comments."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • New update - Opera stable 38.0.2220.31, the change log, and the announcement 😉

    "Today’s update info is a short one – we have updated Chromium to 51.0.2704.84, which should improve stability, and fixed a download issue."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • New update - Opera stable 38.0.2220.41, the change log, and the announcement 😉

    "Today’s Opera stable update contains an important fix. All those, who were unable to enter the YouTube full screen mode, when Windows DPI was set to more than 100%, should be happy to know, that the feature works correctly now. Please try out for yourselves.

    This update also has a number of stability fixes – for details, please take a look at the change log.

    Chromium has been updated to 51.0.2704.106."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Opera 39 has been released - please read the appropriate thread for info on that version.

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