New Opera beta 45

  • The Opera 45.0.2552.89 has been promoted to the beta channel 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today, project “Reborn”, Opera’s redesign process reaches the beta stage. It’s full of user interface improvements, but it also brings you quite a few new features. Read on, and enjoy one of the longest list of changes in the Opera’s beta channel history!

    What is Reborn?

    It’s more than just a UI refresh. Reborn is a code-name for the project, that is gradually redesigning the entirety of Opera’s user experience. Bringing along a fresh look, it has a set of new, handy features, new icons, colors, wallpapers, and a touch of animation. Reborn is inspired by Opera Neon, and shares its vision of making Opera’s UI truly modern, simplified, refined, and playful.

    Brand new look and feel

    Opera’s entire layout has been updated with a new, high-quality graphical design, that is more consistent across platforms. The tabs are simplified, lighter, and more elegant, making it easier to locate open tabs. The new sidebar is more subtle, and refined with a touch of animation. The Speed Dial has also been renovated with smooth animations.

    Browser sidebar

    Opera’s sidebar has been moved from the Speed Dial to the main browser window, similar to how it is in Opera Neon. It provides one-click access to important tools such as bookmarks, history, personal news, and extensions. You can customize the tools, that appear in the sidebar according to what you find useful.

    The new sidebar will be visible by default for new users, installing Opera beta for the first time. Current users of beta will find the option to turn it on by flipping the pin/unpin switch, at the bottom left of the Speed Dial.

    Chat with your friends while browsing

    Chatting with your friends, while browsing the web doesn’t always work seamlessly. Switching between tabs, when responding to a message is cumbersome, and inefficient. Reborn allows you to keep your favorite messenger as a side tab, for an easy reach. Three popular communicators are now available directly in the sidebar: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

    To use any of them, simply click their icon. After you log in to the site, there are two ways of using this feature: you can open it in overlay, or pin it side-by-side with your current tab. Pinning a communicator allows you to combine online chatting, with a full browsing experience.

    If you use more than one messenger, you can easily switch between them by using our shortcut key for quicker access (⌘ + ⇧ + m on macOS, CTRL + SHIFT + m on Windows and Linux).

    The three-dotted menu button allows you to log out from your sidebar communicator, without needing to visit the communicator’s website. From the menu, you can also mute your communicator’s notifications.

    Give your browser a new coat of colors

    Opera is now available in two color themes: light and dark. You can also select one of the cool backgrounds, that perfectly complement Opera’s new look and feel. For this beta release, we have prepared some completely new ones. Let us know which one you like the most.

    Both: the background wallpaper, and the browser’s color theme can be managed in the “customize start page” panel, and in browser settings.

    Fresh and refined icons

    Opera’s “rebirth” also means a complete icon overhaul. New icons are even more refined and elegant, and some even change colors, when active. We have carefully optimized the icons for various DPIs, in order to make them look perfect.

    Animations

    Animations make the Reborn interface more alive and playful. The most visible one can be found, when opening private mode.

    Windows 7 look and feel

    One of Reborn’s goals is to bring a more consistent look across all platforms. This doesn’t mean Reborn will disregard the browsing experience, that users have been familiar with on different platforms, such as Windows 7. Despite all of the changes, Reborn has retained Windows 7’s well-known platform feeling with transparent borders, and system buttons to close, maximize, and minimize a window.

    Narrow sidebar for macOS

    The sidebar in the Mac version can be now as narrow as on Windows. To adjust it, go to Settings -> Browser -> Sidebar -> “Enable Narrow Sidebar,” or use the sidebar context menu.

    New bookmark pop-up

    Opera now brings you a new pop-up, when adding bookmarks which includes the “Finished” button. This option gives a clearer way of adding bookmarks for users, who missed the confirmation that a new website was already added to the bookmark folder.

    Ad blocker improvements

    Opera automatically reloads a page, when toggling ad blocking on, or off for that page. It’s especially useful if you want to quickly flip the switch, and it gives you much more control and comfort, while browsing with ad blocker.

    Also, we have added some important changes to the block list management. Now, you have control over, which block lists are loaded. Easylist, and EasyPrivacy are turned on by default.

    Other lists, including regional and custom lists, can now be managed through the “Manage Lists…” dialog. Let us know, if there are any other lists that you would find beneficial.

    Also, Opera now offers support for more advanced CSS selectors, which helps you block more ads.

    Spring cleanup for languages

    As part of a spring cleanup, we have removed support for the least-used languages in the browser user interface. While we would like to support as many languages as possible, this decision frees up our time for other important tasks. The discontinued languages are as follows: Azerbaijani, Macedonian, New Norwegian, Uzbek, Afrikaans, Croatian, Kazakh, Zulu, Frisian, Punjabi, Gaelic, Irish, Myanmar, Sinhala, and Urdu. After this, Opera supports 48 different languages.

    Performance and security changes

    H.264 video works in Windows 8.x again, and now it has the same hardware support, as Windows 7 and Windows 10 - both given in the last developer release.

    Opera adds in-form warnings for sensitive fields, when the top-level page is not HTTPS. Whenever you start filling in your password, or credit card number on a page which is not HTTPS, the warning will appear".

    The Chromium has been updated to version 58.0.3029.19

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Please improve History page in opera. i need support CTRL Or SHIFT keys for select multi pages in History page for Delete them.
    when i click to select multi URLs in History page, they will open in NEW Tabs. i hate this!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • New update - Opera beta 45.0.2552.225 😉

    The change log,
    and the announcement.

    "Hi, today, we’ve prepared an update on the beta stream, due to important fixes for the out of memory bug, which Maciek mentioned on Friday’s blog post.

    Also, Windows users will find, that the non-playable video issue is solved. This should not cause any more troubles for YouTube lovers.

    The Chromium has been updated to version 58.0.3029.41."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • So #media-windows-mf-demuxer is enabled by default now?

  • So #media-windows-mf-demuxer is enabled by default now?

    Yep.

  • New update - Opera beta 45.0.2552.453 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today’s beta update brings valuable fixes for recent, annoying issues, as well as further improvements and security patches. It’ll be worth updating your browser for these fixes.

    The most notable repairs:

    – Smaller installer package.

    – Fix for memory leak, when watching videos.

    – Fixed problem for some pages not rendering, when opening in a new tab.

    This beta was enriched with a <font color='red'>security patch</font> to prevent possible phishing with unicode domains (this patch is already included in the latest Opera Developer). Sites with possible malicious intentions are much easier to spot."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Today's update kills Opera Beta on my Mac. OS X 10.9.5. I was using Opera, got the notice to restart after it downloaded an update. It went down, the icon bounces in the tray a couple times but fails to start. Redownloaded from the website, web installer failed. Downloaded the offline installer, still fails to start. Pulled down Opera Developer, it doesn't even bounce, just an instant failure to start of any kind. Stable is still working so I'll drop back to that for now.

  • New update - Opera beta 45.0.2552.626 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today’s beta update comes with a bunch of fixes and improvements. The most significant are listed below:

    – Fix for adding bookmarks to ‘unsorted bookmarks’ folder.

    – Bookmark's popup window shows the ‘View in bookmarks’ button, instead of ‘Finished’, when the page is already saved.

    – Fixed crash, when opening file dialogs with Touch Bar (macOS).

    – Removed space from the tab bar, when window is not maximized (Linux).

    – Synchronized content is now displayed properly in the sidebar.

    – New translations were integrated.

    – "Customize start page" panel icon was changed, and panel's animation is more dynamic.

    – Redirect requests for opera://plugins to opera://settings?section=plugins.

    – Sidebar's look on Windows 7 was updated."

    Chromium has been updated to version 58.0.3029.81.

    Known issue: the badge's dialogs in address bar display incorrect content. Please note, that due to this bug, the removal of permissions to access the camera, microphone or location, must now be done manually in the Settings. You can do this by searching for the desired section in Settings, and then press the “Manage exceptions…“ button. A list will appear, from which you can select and remove permissions for the selected pages.

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Youtube seems to be always buffering compared to Chrome. 200mbps/20mbps connection. Looks like I'll be using Chrome for a bit. 😞

  • Youtube seems to be always buffering compared to Chrome

    I don't see such behavior here that often. And when I see, usually there is a connection issue.

    I'm on Windows 10.

  • New update - Opera beta 45.0.2552.632 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "We’re getting closer to Opera 45 stable, but there is still some time for fixing, and making sure the quality of this version fits our stable requirements. Please, let us know if there’s anything bothering you."

    Highlights:

    – Fixed problem with synchronization of elements in the sidebar (blinking icons).

    – Fixed crash on startup, caused by problems in the sidebar.

    – Resolved the issue of the UI not loading on start, and only displaying glass background.

    No PGO 64-bit builds for Windows this time.

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Hi,

    I'm using Opera Beta 45.0.2552.632 on Win7-64bit. Looks nice, especially with Dark Theme. In general I'm a big fun of any dark themes. But have some suggestions regarding the aesthetic part on Opera's Dark theme. Is it possible to make Speed Dial and Search box gray or even transparent? Also, the text in Bookmarks bar, a bit more gray would be great. 🙂

    thanks

  • New update - Opera beta 45.0.2552.634 😉

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "This is the last Opera beta update, before we announce Opera 45 stable. Here are some short highlights:

    – Less irritating auto-update notification on macOS (system notification will be limited to once a week).

    – Fixed Ctrl+Click crash, while opening a new tab (macOS).

    – Internal icons are now updated in the address bar dropdown list."

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

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