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Opera Mini 19 beta for Android

  • Hi!

    Have you liked the split address and search bar we introduced in Opera Mini 18?

    Today we released the first beta Opera Mini version 19. In this version, we focused on fixing bugs.
    For those of you who noticed the new address and search bar suggestions, we have improved suggested items, so more relevant items are shown based on your Opera Mini usage.

    As always, thank you for being a part of our beta testing. Let us know what you think of the new build.

    You can get the Opera Mini for Android beta here: http://opr.as/e1x

    /Miyuki

    Opera Mini for Android team

  • Is there any way to turn off the search bar suggestions? I don't like it though.
    And add forward & backwards swiping (rewind) system to the in built video player & the built in download manager needs some improvements.

  • I'd like to give you some feedback:

    -cannot select link text directly.

    -search terms retainment is not as dependable as the old Mini.

    -High Saving perform poorly.

    a) If it gives error page, then for that period all the pages would do the same. I guess it is a server issue?

    b) often times, with heavy/poorly coded sites the page will freeze, but only the page. Menu, tabs etc. works normally.

    c) some sites with interactive layout have some issues. usually the image placement in screenshot, etc. a little off. (See one of Jakartanotebook.com product entry)

    And on early ad-block availability, while in High Saving for one time my number shoot up from about 30 to more than 4 thousand in a page. The page seems to have rendering issue, but it can't be having 4 thousand ads on that single page, right?

    What I'm asking is can we reset the counter?
    Also make better "undetectability" for ad-block sensitive sites.

  • @jackob11, no it's not possible to disable the suggestions. However, this feature is still making some progresses, so I hope it'll be more useful for you in the next versions.

    @d-wa, I totally agree with the link text selection problem. We'll try to fix it.
    The search term issue is a known issue and will be looked into.
    a) We have a known issue that in very rare cases, the network does not work until you restart the browser. This is by far the client issue.
    b) It sounds like it's a generic WebView issue.
    c) Yes, I can see image misalignments in product photos by going to next photo. However, it's the same in other browsers, so probably their site issue.

    Regarding the ad blocker count reset. It makes sense to me, so we'll look into the possibilities. 4 thousand blocked ads on a page must be the record high for the ad blocker, but yes it's the site problem I assume.

  • @d-wa

    ... can we reset the counter?

    open the opera menu
    open 'data savings'
    right top trashcan will reset savings and adblock counters

  • Hi,

    tested, all previous issues with drop-down menus and single-column view are resolved, all works good.

    Thank-you!!

    br,
    Mike

  • Why I cannot play video on youtube when I enable extreme mode?

  • v19 beta - Still difficult to edit speed dial squares located at screen bottom..

  • v19 beta - split address and search bar..looks like band-aids solution..on phone screen..

  • hi team,

    thanks for adress/search bar. could now please cut the cord between adress bar inputs and google's search suggestions, please?

    comments and pics on sites like phoronix.com are now accessible w/ extreme savings off, great.

    note to users:
    for video playback install tubemate as player app.
    works perfectly for me, YMMV.
    and get another browser (...cough, uc mini, cough, cough...) for megadownloads

    just my 2 centavos,
    and many thanks again to the opera team.

  • Since it seems that you have abandoned Opera for Android because Mini is more popular and thus your flagship, please add the following to mini:

    -the option to completely disable images while on WiFi savings as well, the way it works with extreme savings and not the way it works on Opera for Android which still downloads them but not shows them, wasting precious bandwidth when using WiFi hotspots on a limited MB/GB contract/plan.

    -Text wrap and force enable zoom as in O for Android.

    These are very important in my opinion, I won't add minor various other things for the moment. Thank you.

  • @miyukiwork :
    a) so I assume it won't occur in the next update then?
    b) but in a page with gifs I can see the image runs. It's like giving impression that only the interactions are disabled for that page. Like 'I can see but can't touch' thing.
    c) I guess you right. but in uc browser it is not misplaced. Though the rest of the page rendered horribly. So yeah I guess it just the site.

    more High Saving rendering issue:
    a) in (High Saving-only) m.olx.co.id ads entry there's a row of five green icons as a means of contacting but when clicking it, nothing happens. On previous versions it working correctly. If I recall correctly it even works in Extreme. It seems to be JavaScript issue.
    b) sometimes Facebook, YouTube rendered incorrectly, like trying to load mobile version in Extreme Mode with single column.

    And a crucial thing I found is it didn't share the cookies between the two Savings mode. So, why is that?
    Another feature favoured is customizable auto High Saving list. I know it already predetermined but we need to decide on our own.
    Thank you.

  • @cubot : thanks for the heads up, but I think the team should put a little more empathy on ad-block.
    for google suggestions : I feel ya, man! Just as soon as I click the history/bookmark results it turns to suggestions, urrgh! Maybe if they move the suggestions below....

    @cinamullah :
    For YouTube in Extreme Saving Opera Mini can't play it because in general the mode doesn't support flash, or gif, or active JavaScript. but YouTube providing a link to play their videos to applications which could handle the protocol, namely the official YouTube or other third party apps such as the aforementioned tubemate. that's how it is.

    @lantohsay :
    I found no difficulties whatsoever over speed dial. Have you tried to scroll?

    @xirit32 :

    • for Opera for Android I don't see why it won't adopt the features from the mini if the team see fit. they are from one company, right?
    • for turn off images in High Saving, it maybe possible with ad-block-esque approach. Who knows?
  • There's a new update release for Opera Mini beta. In my opinion it's a bad update, totally horrible.
    Only the main menu bar is changed. What about bug fixes, adding new features, improve current features ??

  • Moreover there has no "Search in Page" & "Page Sharing" option in the new menu bar but previous version has. Please bring it back

  • So the page specific function moved into the three dots?
    I don't know man, I always feel tapping the three dots to be a daunting task.
    And here I hope that O menu to be like quick settings panel. Even better if customizable.

  • Moreover there has no "Search in Page" & "Page Sharing" option in the new menu bar but previous version has. Please bring it back

    Both are still there when you click on the red Opera icon. No new menu bar here.

  • Opera has done brilliant bug fixing issues in the newest beta in the high saving video player issues

    But I have a few recommendation on the video player of hotstar and twitter in high saving mode

    The video player in hotstar in portrait mode only show half leaving another half with black screen

    [](https://postimg.org/image/djx1hkz7v/' target='_blank)

    image ru

    So I have to make it landscape each time with my screen rotation on to show the video fully...but it is not the fullscreen mode,actually it is a bit better than potrait

    <a href='https://postimg.org/image/4q650hc97/' target='_blank'>
    photo share

    these problems persist in hotstar and twitter videos

    Generally by default I turn off screen rotation,but to watch hotstar I have to make it landscape again

    Please fix the portrait issue and also make a fullscreen button in hotstar like video players in youtube and facebook.

    Thank you :happy:

  • Hi, we have released a new beta yesterday. This version has new main menu layout. We've added Night mode in the main menu and moved Find in page and Share function to "+" option in the address bar.

    Let us know what do you thing. Your feedback is valuable to us.

  • -High Saving perform poorly.
    a) If it gives error page, then for that period all the pages would do the same. I guess it is a server issue?
    b) often times, with heavy/poorly coded sites the page will freeze, but only the page. Menu, tabs etc. works normally.
    c) some sites with interactive layout have some issues. usually the image placement in screenshot, etc. a little off. (See one of Jakartanotebook.com product entry)

    These problems exist in O18 for a long time, I hope by the time it reaches stable they will be fixed, cause from what i've read and seen so far it seems that O19beta has just aesthetic changes.

    @xirit32 :

    • for Opera for Android I don't see why it won't adopt the features from the mini if the team see fit. they are from one company, right?
    • for turn off images in High Saving, it maybe possible with ad-block-esque approach. Who knows?

    Opera has built its mobile base around Mini so Opera for Android comes at a second or... last place. Mini is updated with every WebView update immediately, while O for A sits at a chromium version of 50 while chrome beta is on 53. That shows a lot doesn't it?

    About turning off images I'm not sure this works as it's currently "fake" in O for A, when you use extreme mode in Mini the browser switches to the presto engine which cuts from the client side a lot of stuff, it's not a matter of heavier compression, you can check in html5test.com for example how much is being disabled. We need a similar approach, from the client side.

    Cookies are not the same for the same reason they use different engines and probably different servers. But what needs to be fixed is that Mini does not keep you logged in if you close and restart the browser in any mode a thing that works fine in O for A.

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