New Opera stable 46
l33t4opera last edited by
The Opera 46.0.2597.26 has been promoted to the stable channel
"Today’s stable release is stage two of the Reborn project. Opera 46 improves the quality of Opera Reborn by introducing more user interface changes, reducing crashes, fixing issues for built-in VPN feature, and adding support for animated PNG files (APNG).
First release after Reborn
Reborn has generated huge interest, marking a big step forward in the development of our browser. We do not stop there, but keep adding new flavors to the Opera UI. The latest version comes with visual improvements, usability enhancements, and new functionality. Here are some of the things you can expect:
– Speed Dial is now dark, when wallpapers are disabled, and dark theme is enabled.
– When importing bookmarks, items from the bookmarks bar will appear in Opera’s bookmarks bar automatically.
– Macbook touch bar users can enjoy an emoji-enabled input field.
If you’re looking for the full Reborn experience, you can try the exclusive backgrounds. We have partnered with top industry artists Umberto Daina, and Feridun Akgüngör, to create a custom set of fresh and cool backgrounds. There are many others to choose from, including animated ones.
Focus on stability
In the last months we dedicated even more time to achieve greater stability of Opera. We fixed various crashes, memory leaks and glitches, that impair user experience. So far the focus on quality has given a generous 35% reduction in crashes per user, making the latest Opera browsers the very good in terms of stability.
Support for animated PNG
Opera now supports APNGs (or animated PNG files). These are similar to your regular GIFs, but smaller. APNG supports also 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency, which help them maintain quality. This format has become quite popular recently, particularly since Apple adopted the APNG file format for iOS 10 iMessage apps. It’s worth noting, that APNG was also supported in Presto.
Latest engine, better performance
Opera 46 runs on tuned Chromium version 59, which introduces expensive background tabs throttling. This technology reduces the processing power, required for background tabs, and improves battery life and overall browsing performance. Try it out yourself, with this background timer throttling demo.
To learn more about the changes in the engine itself, visit https://dev.opera.com/blog/opera-46.
Enjoy browsing with Opera 46, and stay tuned for more improvements in Reborn this summer."
The Chromium has been updated to version 59.0.3071.86.
l33t4opera last edited by
New update - Opera stable 46.0.2597.32
This is a quick stable update, which contains a few important fixes listed below:
– DNA-60727 [Linux] Crash, when you click ‘Show certificate’ button.
– DNA-61822 [Win] Opera hangs, when you move folders/items on the bookmarks bar.
– DNA-62048 The task bar icon is unpinned, when updating for a single user.
athlonite last edited by
Native GpuMemoryBuffers: Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled
when will we see this turned on for windows OS's