New Opera beta 50
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So no problem downgrading to a previous beta, but how do I prevent the auto upgrade to the broken version (.9).
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New update - Opera beta 50.0.2762.14
"Today’s beta update comes with a bunch of fixes, especially for the Speed Dial. We have also repaired two other bugs:
- DNA-63819 [HiDPI] Tooltips are misplaced after DPI change.
- DNA-65298 Suggestions are not removed, when user deletes history."
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New update - Opera beta 50.0.2762.18
"Today we have prepared beta update for you, with some fixes for the Speed Dial and bookmarks bar. We also repaired possible crash on Linux start up with a clean profile.
David Ma, Виталик, Pro_info, and Nashuim – we fixed the bug corrupting extensions after restart."
The Chromium has been updated to version 63.0.3239.52.
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New update - Opera beta 50.0.2762.28
"Yet another Christmas is coming, and we are getting closer to the farewell of 2017, a year which Opera was Reborn, and many unique features reached our users. As the year ends, it’s also time for a very special release for us at Opera, the 50th edition of our browser.
Renewed, faster, and better browser VPN
In September 2016, we introduced the free, built-in, no-log browser VPN service. Opera remains the only major browser providing such a unique service. Now, we are introducing our first major upgrade to the browser VPN service.
Moving to Opera data centers
Previously, the VPN service was hosted, and operated by SurfEasy LLC, the company recently acquired by Symantec. We have investigated the best options for hosting the service, and concluded, that the browser VPN service will be moved to our own data centers. Opera’s current server infrastructure, one of the highest capacity super-computer clusters in the world, is already hosting services such as the compressing engine for Opera Mini.
The colocation of the browser VPN service to our data centers is expected to give increased performance, scalability and balancing capabilities, while keeping it a free and no-log service.
From countries to regions
As we move the service to the Opera data centers, we are also changing from listing locations based on countries to regions. For the updated browser VPN, we will provide these options: Optimal location (default), the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Locations will be rolled out gradually, starting with Europe today, and the Americas, and Asia coming soon.
Better search quality
As the usage of the free browser VPN service keeps growing, we have also noticed people complaining about the quality of the search results, when having the VPN service enabled. When massive traffic goes through certain IP ranges, search engines tend to classify it to a certain area. As a result, you might get all your search results for example in Ukrainian or Dutch, and languages can again change unexpectedly.
Until now, this has been a problem for most VPN services. Since search quality is such an integral part of the browsing experience, we have decided to resolve it through the “local search” feature.
By default, Opera will now bypass the browser VPN, when you use your native search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yandex. These connections will still be secure over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), but your local IP will be made visible to the search engines. When you click on links, to navigate away from the search engines, the service will automatically be re-enabled. We believe it’s a smart balance between absolute privacy, and user comfort.
People can also browse with the “local search” feature turned off, by simply using a private browsing window, and then, the browser VPN connection will be enforced for any website, including your search engines."
You can also disable it in Settings > Privacy & Security > VPN > Bypass VPN for default search engines.
The Chromium has been updated to version 63.0.3239.59.
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New update - Opera beta 50.0.2762.35
VR Player Enhancements
We are delighted to present to you a bunch of changes, that allow you to enjoy VR content on the web even more.
Oculus SDK is on board!
We started working on VR Player for Opera, to make sure that the immersive, 360-degree virtual world would be available to our users with just one click. We started with OpenVR support, but now, after collaboration with our friends at Oculus, we can announce, that Oculus SDK support will be shipped with Opera 50. Oculus Rift has been an incredible milestone in the virtual reality world, and it’s our pleasure to announce that Oculus users can now enjoy Opera VR Player directly.
In our initial VR Player release, we listed some tips and tricks users might need to deal with in some VR-related scenarios, such as using VR Player, when their GPU does not support YouTube’s VP8, or VP9 formats.
We have implemented software decoding path support in our code, so that you don’t need to install any extensions to do it for you. It’s a very significant change, that will allow more users to enjoy VR online.
Automatic format detection
VR is very young, and still very undefined territory. A consequence of this, is that there is no support in video containers to carry VR video metadata, such as format, or stereoscopy mode. There are currently quite a few combinations of metadata available.
It will not always be right, as pages also tend to change, but it will make watching VR videos easier to start with. Of course, you can later adjust this manually via our player controls.
We share the passion for VR, and know it’s sometimes hard to stop. Still, we have realized, that dedicated "Exit VR" button is needed, since users are removed from the browser interface, and it might be unclear how to properly stop VR playback.
By clicking the “Turn off” button in the Opera VR Player, your device will return to its native home screen.
The Chromium has been updated to version 63.0.3239.70.
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The announcement: Opera 50 beta RC with Cryptocurrency
"Opera’s big number 50 release is edging closer to its stable release. Today, we are delivering the release candidate, which includes an innovative anti-Bitcoin mining feature, extended VR360 support for Oculus, and Chromecast.
So please check Opera 50 beta RC out, and let us know how it works!
NoCoin – Cryptocurrency
Bitcoins are really hot right now, but did you know that they might actually be making your computer hotter? Your CPU suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason, and your battery quickly depleting might all be signs, that someone is using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency.
This cryptocurrency mining can sometimes continue, after you have first visited the site. But we, as the only major browser with an integrated ad blocker, have a built-in solution to keep miners from trespassing onto your machine.
After we recently updated the rules for our built-in ad blocker mechanism, we eliminated cryptocurrency mining scripts, that overuse your device’s computing ability. Simply enable Opera’s ad blocker to prevent cryptocurrency mining sites from doing their dirty work on your computer.
You can find, and change "NoCoin" in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads, and under the Recommended lists of ad filters.
With "NoCoin" turned on, webpages, that have embedded cryptocurrency mining scripts, will be blocked in a similar way in which our mechanism blocks ads.
Have fun testing, and Happy Holidays!"
The Chromium is updated to version 63.0.3239.84.