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New Opera developer 53

  • @leocg I cannot find any setting that will allow me to disable the news feed on my speed dial page. Please provide steps to do that. Thank you.

  • @l33t4opera as long as this remains optional and can be disabled and the access to personal news in sidebar stays, i think nothing speaks against this. i personally prefer not to have this on my speed dial. i prefer the personal news in the sidebar.

  • @onthehunt Do you have advanced settings enabled?

  • @leocg Yes, advanced settings is checked and these are the start page options:

    Start page
    Hide search box
    Hide Speed Dial
    Hide "Add a site" button
    Show Speed Dial suggestions
    Adjust Speed Dial animations for slower hardware
    Maximum number of columns:

    Please provide instructions how to disable the news posts.

  • @onthehunt You need to open the easy setup dialog to do that.

  • @leocg I did find the setting in easy setup and disabled it. That worked. Thank you.

  • New update - Opera developer 53.0.2885.0 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Welcome to our weekly developer update. Today, we have a bunch of fixes included, together with the performance improvements.

    Please take a look below, to find out what are the most important highlights:
    - We fixed the font size on user interface labels (it was much smaller than regular font size).
    - “Open New Tab” is not slow anymore for macOS users with Touch Bar.
    - We’ve fixed badly scaled spinner, and mute icons for DPI > 225%.
    - Opera icon is visible now in O Menu on Linux.
    - Wikipedia search engine icon is now visible for dark theme."

    The Chromium has been updated to version 66.0.3343.3.

    ☕   🖖   🍺

  • O53 must be one of the most boring releases.... C'mon...: News? Ok....
    So how does these look:

    • 1 sidebar?
    • web panels?
    • split screen views?
  • @rudrick Although they seem very interesting, I don't see them coming in a near future.

  • Messenger apps already use web panels...

  • New update - Opera developer 53.0.2893.0 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Here are some things worth mentioning:
    - "Easy Setup" layout has been polished.
    - The crash, when switching between tabs is fixed.
    - Spinner, and mute icons have been properly scaled for DPI > 225%."

    ☕   🖖   🍺

  • Since Opera 53.0.2885.0 developer (also Opera 53.0.2893.0) i get a system message when opening a URL if it comes from an external program (IRC link, help link from LibreOffice, etc.).


    Der vorgegebene Internetnavigator konnte nicht gestartet werden.


    Failed to execute default Web Browser.
    Input/output error

    Site opens, but with the stupid system dialog.

    No dialog with Opera developer 53.0.2880.0, Opera stable, Firefox, Vivaldi
    The dialog only opens if Opera Dev ⋝ 53.0.2885.0 is the default browser.
    command line:
    exo-open URL with dialog (exo-open starts the default browser)
    opera-developer URL without dialog

    OS: Siduction 64bit
    DE: Xfce 4.12

    Can anybody confirm that, or what is the mistake?

  • update-alternatives --display gnome-www-browser
    gnome-www-browser - manual mode
      link best version is /usr/bin/opera-developer
      link currently points to /usr/bin/opera-developer
      link gnome-www-browser is /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser
    update-alternatives --display x-www-browser
    x-www-browser - manual mode
      link best version is /usr/bin/opera-developer
      link currently points to /usr/bin/opera-developer
      link x-www-browser is /usr/bin/x-www-browser

    Workaround for me, i edit the $HOME/.local/share/applications/exo-web-browser.desktop

    [Desktop Entry]
    Exec=x-www-browser %u
    Name=Web Browser
    Comment=Browse the web


    Exec=exo-open --launch WebBrowser %u
  • @leocg said in New Opera developer 53:

    @rudrick Although they seem very interesting, I don't see them coming in a near future.

    Sad news.

  • @mxxl What news? It was just an opinion.

  • New update - Opera developer 53.0.2900.0 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Since spring is just around the corner, we’re doing some spring cleaning in Opera developer 53. You’ll find improvements to tabs’ display, especially with several of them opened, and some new colors for the address bar in this build.

    Optimized display of tabs

    Recently, for Mac users, it’s been difficult to find and manage a particular tab when many of them are open. We figured out a way to optimize this and make your plentiful tabs’ favicons more visible. Let’s see how it changed:

    To make it even more visible, clicking on a tab will expand it to make it easier to manage.

    There is also a fresh, sharpened coloring done to the address bar.

    Other highlights:
    - Windows 10 bug with an empty pop-up, when text is selected by a touch screen is fixed.
    - Opera will install on Ubuntu 18.04, Bionic.
    - Touch bar is fixed (macOS).
    - Missing translations added."

    Known issues:

    - Tabs previews can be broken.
    - Capturing full page by Snapshot doesn’t work.
    - Issues with saving as PDF..

    The Chromium has been updated to version 66.0.3355.4.

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  • @l33t4opera You need to sign this version (53) so that password manager extension like 1Password will correctly identify the browser as Opera and work again. The 1Password extension works fine in the beta version and did work in all previous dev versions.

  • @markbyrn We don't release unsigned builds. Problem with 1Password is that they base their verification on old certificate which will soon expire. Since 53.0.2893.0 we use new certificate so it's up to 1Password to update their verification.
    I've send them information about this, but we have no direct contact so no idea how long it's going to take.

  • @deluxive thanks for analysis of 1Password. I've sent them request to update their signatures database with our new certificate. As for the crash build 53.0.2900.0 release this week includes fix for crash when opening new tabs on Mac. Hopefully it should also be fine for you.

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