New Opera beta 44

  • The Opera 44.0.2510.73 has been promoted to the beta channel πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today, Opera 44 lands in the beta channel, with Touch Bar UI for Mac users, as well as credentials, and security improvements.

    Touch Bar UI for Mac users

    Since the Touch Bar recently appeared on MacBooks Pro, it generated a lot of interest, and not only among Mac users. We believe it’s an interesting improvement for the user experience that can bring advanced users many more browsing options, especially while working in full screen.

    Opera 44 is the first browser besides Safari to introduce support for the Touch Bar. We use it for some common actions, such as going back, focusing the address field, and navigating through Speed Dials and tabs. Unlike Safari, Opera displays icons and colors of tabs, instead of their screenshots in the Touch Bar, which gives users a better overview of their tabs.

    Credential Management API

    Opera now supports the Credential Management API, giving users a simpler sign-in process across devices, and provides websites with more control over the usage of credentials. The website can use password-based sign-ins via this API. Once logged in, users will be automatically signed back into a site, even if their session has expired. Watch how it works here.

    Follow the developer stream for Reborn updates

    Thank you very much for your feedback following last week’s Reborn release in Opera 44 developer. You will find more updates to our UI redesign project in the developer stream. Stay tuned!

    Download Opera 44 beta, and let us know what you think about the recent improvements.

    Known issues:

    – Browser freeze on toggling switch in VPN dialog.

    – Blurred buttons on address bar, and Speed Dial favicon.

    – Elements in bookmarks bar have unnecessary background.

    – [Mac] Broken animation on bookmarks bar.

    – [Mac] Darker tab bar.

    – [Mac] No search switcher in private mode drop down.

    – [Win10] The keyboard shortcut for the task bar is removed, after update via NI.

    – The file picker doesn't show up for some downloads.

    – [Linux] Black tab bar.

    These issues will be fixed with the next update."

    The Chromium has been updated to version 57.0.2987.19.

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

  • New update - Opera beta 44.0.2510.401 πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today, we have a beta update. This is a maintenance update, with the following highlights:

    – We lowered Flash requirements to version 23, so Linux users don’t have to install the latest version.

    – We fixed the Mac issue with opening Developer Tools.

    – Detached Facebook videos don’t have artifacts anymore.

    – Searching with β€˜Y’ keyword at the beginning directs to Yahoo search again."

    The Chromium has been updated to version 57.0.2987.54.

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

  • New update - Opera beta 44.0.2510.433 πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Highlights:

    – New Chromium version 57.0.2987.74.

    – Title bar is displayed properly again in the maximized private window.

    – New translations have been added.

    – Time remaining on battery saver dialog has been fixed on macOS.

    Known issue: at the moment, Linux users can’t play GIFs on Facebook. We apologize for the inconvenience."

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

  • New update - Opera beta 44.0.2510.949 πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Hi, we’re getting close to finalizing Opera 44 stable. Today, we want to share with you the release candidate.

    Highlights:

    – There are few fixes backported, and new translations included in this build.

    – Chromium was updated to version 57.0.2987.88.

    Let us know if there is anything worrisome happening, that would not make this stable build worthy. And stay close, because Opera 44 is coming".

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

  • The Opera 44.0.2510.857 has been promoted to the stable channel πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today, Opera becomes the first major browser after Apple’s Safari to introduce support for the Touch Bar in the final version.

    How you can browse with Touch Bar

    Opera’s implementation of Touch Bar enables contextual actions such as going back, focusing the address field, and navigating through Speed Dials. The most interesting feature - for majority of you - will probably be navigating through multiple tabs, as you slide your finger across the website icons. Icons have different colors and backgrounds, giving you a nice-looking and distinguishable overview of your tabs.

    When we saw the Touch Bar for the first time, we immediately recognized how it could be useful for the browser, allowing people to switch tabs without lifting their eyes from the keyboard to the tab bar on top of the screen. We were surprised to find Safari’s implementation to show tiny thumbnails of web pages in the relatively small touch bar area.

    Under the hood

    Opera 44 features our own tuned-up version of Chromium 57. This adds support for CSS Grid Layout, and WebAssembly, which we believe has the potential to bring browser games to the next level. Try one out here.

    Also from Chromium, the new background tab throttling has been added, providing additional energy consumption reductions to the battery saver feature, introduced to Opera in May 2016.

    Opera 44 also adds support for the Credential Management API. This gives users a simpler sign-in process across devices, and provides websites with more control over the usage of credentials. The website can use password-based sign-ins via this API. Once logged in, users will be automatically signed back into a site, even if their session has expired.

    Thank you for all the feedback and support! We hope you will enjoy browsing with this new version of Opera!"

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

  • Still no auto-update. I refuse to download the update and install it manually. About Opera tells me there is a new version - why not install it?

  • Maybe your Opera profile it's dirty?

  • Still no auto-update

    As they always say when a new version is launched in the stable channel, it may take a couple of days, maybe a little more, for auto-update to reach all users.

    I refuse to download the update

    Usually you can just run the online installer. πŸ™‚

  • There is a black screen problem at Opera 44.0 . The black screen can come in when the connection is automatically opened to the new tab.

  • Test with a Clean Profile, steps for Mac.

    (There are info in many post, just read the whole discussion before proceed)

  • New update - Opera stable 44.0.2510.1159 πŸ˜‰

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Hi, today, we’re updating the stable stream. We fixed the problem with crashes on startup, which some users got with the previous build. Also, Chromium was updated to version 57.0.2987.133".

    β˜• \m/ :cheers:

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