New Opera beta 40
The Opera 40.0.2308.3 has been promoted to the beta channel
"Today, Opera 40 lands in the beta channel, with an improved battery saver and an improved news reader, which now allows you to add RSS feeds.
RSS in personal news
Many of you have been requesting RSS reader, and here it is: Opera 40 beta comes with the RSS support, making the built in newsreader even more customizable.
To use it, go to the personalized newsreader, click a “+” button, and paste URL into search field.
Once, recognized as valid source, you can add it.
Custom RSS can be read in both: timeline, and stacked view, the same way other news are displayed in personalized newsreader. The only difference is, that the estimated reading time is not available for those sources.
A revamped battery saver feature
After the battery saver was released in May, we made several researches to learn what you’d like to improve in this feature. The result is the revamped, polished, and smarter battery saver, that finally reaches the beta stage.
The battery saver interface has been redesigned to make it more user-friendly. All of you will automatically enjoy the power saving mode, whenever your laptop is unplugged. Experienced users will find additional power saving settings, so they can set the exact level of their battery life, in which battery savings will automatically start to work.
Also, the hints show now more info regarding the function, for instance, a counter which estimates how much battery time, has been added.
This beta version also brings the Chromecast support. To use it, first install the "Download Chrome extension" from the Opera’s catalogue, then you will be able to install the "Google Cast" extension from the Chrome web store. Once it’s installed, you have the special device attached to your display, and operating in the same Wi-Fi network. The device should be detected, and sending links should work.
Video pop out improvements
Further improvements have been added to the video pop out feature:
– Video pop out button is less intrusive.
– Once video is popped out into it’s own window, there is no button to reverse the action over the original video.
– Video pop out button is not shown for short videos (shorter than 16 seconds).
– There is just one button ‘X’ to close the window.
– Closing windows doesn’t stop playback.
– Even more sites and players are supported.
– Clicking on video pauses / resumes the playback instantly.
Speed Dial suggestions
Adding most popular websites to your speed dials is now easier. At the moment, we experiment with the most popular websites and also investigate possibility how to make those suggestions more relevant.
– New error page style has been added.
– Suggestion engine delivers now previous searches in the address field, and speed dial search."
Please Redesign "Add to bookmarks" Button. i Hate My folders or speed dial and Trash in it. I love "Add Bookmark" Extention for opera.
please support "Manage Extentions" Extention for new opera.it is very useful for moderate Extentions Easily.
and Built-in Google translate is very useful for browsing internet.
Please the free VPN feature.
"We do not slow down despite the very high vacation season.
Speed Dial suggestions
Today we release an update for the speed dial suggestions, which contains tons of bug fixes. There are too many of them to mention, so you can read through the change log to see most of them.
Our goal is not only to provide meaningful, and useful suggestions, but also make them look good on your speed dial. This effort is continuous work, and we are not going to stop it even after the release. First we start with the most popular services, then we are going to add nice looking tiles for more, and more services."
the vpn feature is not working in the latest update. i am on mac and using developer..any help appreciated!
"Hi, here is our weekly update on beta stream.
– Synchronization: Some of you had problems with login using previous version. Now it should be fixed. Please check if everything works correct now and let us know if anything goes wrong.
– Suggestions: There are some UI fixes included.
– Crash on adding own theme in private window is now fixed.
– For more details, please check our change log."
The Chromium has been updated to version 53.0.2785.57.
"After a somewhat longer break, we are releasing Opera beta update today. We are delivering full VPN translations now – please let us know in the comments if everything is OK.
Besides that, this is a regular stability update, with a few fixes to personal news, and suggestions. For details, please take a look at the change log.
Known issue: we are not releasing the Linux RPM packages today. Apologies for that.
Chromium has been updated to 53.0.2785.70."
"We’re getting close to the release candidate, so this beta is getting pretty awesome… we hope
We have finished all translations for the new UI elements. They should be available in this build, so please report if there are any of them missing in your language.
We are rolling out some security enhancements, and we are going to share more details in the future. For now, please be advised that if you use a passphrase, you will be able to sync only between the latest desktop clients (Opera Desktop 40 and 41).
Known issue: there is a hardware acceleration issue on Windows 10 systems with Intel HD5500 integrated GPUs (Windows 7 machines seem to be not affected). The issue causes repaint problems in the form of black areas. We are investigating it. It occurs particularly during the activation of the window from the background. Please let us know about your graphic card version, if you spot black areas on the canvas of the Opera window."
The Chromium has been updated to version 53.0.2785.89.
New update - Opera beta 40.0.2308.52 - for the first time together with 64-bit version for Windows
"Did you know that our Wrocław office was featured in Lifehacker? You can check it out here.
In the meantime we are working hard to get to Opera 40 final.
Today we share with you the Release Candidate with a few minor updates:
– Updated Chromium to 53.0.2785.101.
– Bug fixes for translations.
– Disabled background sync, and push messages (they will be further evaluated for O41).
– Changed requirement for Sync password, and passphrase to minimum 12 characters for new users.
– Added support for memory-hard, Argon-2 based password hashing for authentication.
– Fixed Intel HD graphics-related crash, where you might have been experiencing black areas on top of the Opera window.
– Fixed a crash on Linux for the ones of you who don’t see Opera Menu.
Since this is the RC, we are especially eager to find out from you about any issues, that could be blocking the final release, planned next week."
The Opera 40.0.2308.54 has been promoted to the stable channel
The change log, and the announcement: Choose where you want to appear on the web with a free VPN in Opera 40.
"Today, we launch Opera 40 with our new free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN service. With this launch, Opera becomes the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service. When turned on, the browser VPN creates a secure connection to one of Opera’s five server locations around the world. The VPN lets you choose where to appear on the internet, giving you online privacy, and security a boost, while making content easier to access.
We strongly believe, that if more people knew how the internet truly works, they would use a VPN – and we hope, that by making our browser VPN free, and easy to use, it will become an essential tool for everyone.
Until now, VPNs have largely been used by people, who have a good understanding of how the internet works. Only every second person we asked in a global survey knew what a VPN is. Still, more than 80% of the people questioned in the USA, and Germany were concerned about their online privacy. More than 70% of people, who knew what a VPN is, but still didn’t use one, when asked why, said it was because they found VPN services difficult to use, and were not willing to pay for the subscription.
Using the free VPN in Opera
After downloading the browser, enabling VPN is easy. Go to Settings (or Preferences on Mac), choose “Privacy & Security”, then toggle the free VPN. An icon labeled “VPN” will appear in the browser, from which you can toggle VPN on and off, and choose a location.
Users can also let the Opera browser intelligently select the optimal server location, based on factors such as network speed, latency, location and server capacity. When in automatic location mode, browsing via the VPN is always at maximum available speed.
Under the hood
Our free browser VPN secures all traffic through Opera (but not other browsers or apps you have installed).
Since the initial developer release, Opera has added some new features to the browser VPN. In this version, you can choose, whether to turn VPN on for everything the browser shows, or only use it when browsing using private windows. Also, new virtual locations – Singapore, and the Netherlands – have been added to bring you even more privacy options.
More features in Opera 40
Automatic battery saving
You’ll be able to enjoy the power saving mode automatically, whenever your laptop is unplugged. We’ve also added new power saving settings, so you can configure the threshold for when automatic mode should kick in. We’ve added the estimated remaining battery capacity to the user interface, so you can keep track of your power.
We love using Chromecast, so we found a way to make it work with Opera. To use Chromecast with Opera: first download, and install the Chrome extension from the Opera catalogue, then you will be able to install the Google Cast extension from the Chrome web store. Once it’s installed, and you have the special device attached to your display, and are operating on the same Wi-Fi network, the device should be detected and you can begin streaming. Chromecast works for YouTube videos only for now.
Video pop-out improvements
Further improvements have been added to the video pop-out feature. Even more video sites, and players are now supported. We have also tweaked it, so the video pop-out button is less intrusive, and is disabled for short videos. Closing the video is now much simpler – just a single click.
Newsreader with RSS support
The personal newsreader now has support for RSS. This means, that you can add any RSS-based feed as well as our selection of sources. Custom RSS can be read in both: timeline, and stacked view, the same way other news is displayed in the personalized newsreader. The only difference is, that the estimated reading time will not be available for those sources.
To use the personalized newsreader, click the News icon on the left-hand side of the Speed Dial, and then click the “+” button. You can then paste a URL into the search field. Once the URL is recognized as valid source, you can add it.
Updated browser engine
As you probably know, the underlying engine that renders web content in Opera Desktop is called Blink. Opera works very closely with Google, and other contributors, committing heavily to improve web standards support in the engine to make it more efficient.
Opera 40 runs on Chromium 53.0.2785.101. Some under-the-hood improvements include:
– Improved, to allow unicode.
– Shadow DOM v1, to allow developers to make their own custom HTML elements and ensure styles are encapsulated. (This is part of a wider suite of specifications collectively known as “Web Components”).
– Promise-based getUserMedia. The navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia() API, which returns a promise, is now supported.
– Unprefixed CSS filter. The CSS filter property is now supported in its unprefixed form. A demo featuring SpongeBob SquarePants is available. For now, -webkit-filter is still supported as an alias for filter to aid backwards compatibility. The prefixed version may be removed in future.
– HTTP/0.9, the predecessor to HTTP/1.x is now deprecated, and will be removed in a future release. Its replacement, HTTP/1.0 was standardized 20 years ago, and HTTP 2 is just around the corner, which will mean a faster web.
– Support for DHE-based TLS ciphers has been removed after being deprecated in Chromium 51 & Opera 38. Servers should upgrade to ECDHE ciphers instead.
An even more comprehensive list is available at dev.opera.com.
Download Opera 40, and let us know what you think about the built-in VPN, and the rest of the new features."
"Right after the release, we have identified a crash which affects Mac users only. We are delivering the updated build now. As usual, we are waiting for your feedback. Thanks a lot for your support."
The repository 'http://deb.opera.com/opera-beta stable Release' does no longer have a Release file.
Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
Where's the new link to opera beta?
Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (x86_64)
Distribution Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid
my version of Ob: 40.0.2308.52
"Apple released macOS Sierra on 20 September, the same day as our Opera stable release, and many of you have taken the opportunity to update both your operating system and your browser.
If you’re one of the early updaters, you’ve probably also noticed an annoying issue: Opera’s renderer crashes on many pages with videos, when the video stops playing.
Today we’re releasing an update to Opera stable for macOS, that solves the frequent renderer crash on macOS Sierra.
You’ll also get the Chromium update to version 53.0.2785.116. Windows, and Linux users will get this update next week.
This past week I started to receive "out of memory" messages when using beta version 41.0.2349.0. Using Windows 7 Pro with 16G of memory, 1T hard drive. Sometimes only 1 website tab is open, no other programs running and I still receive the "out of memory message" even though I do a load page retry. What might be causing this and how can it be fixed? Thank you.