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New Opera stable 52

  • The Opera 52.0.2871.30 has been promoted to the stable channel ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    Opera 52 arrives with an improved ad blocker, which provides faster page loading than on Opera 51, or Google Chrome. The latest stable version of our browser includes also a new method of selecting, and copying multiple page addresses. Finally, although we hope you won’t see them often, we have some new, cool error page animations.

     
    Faster ad blocker

    Opera’s built-in ad blocker has been implemented over two years ago, and earlier this year it added security against cryptojacking, with NoCoin Cryptocurrency Mining Protection feature. From the outset of introducing the ad blocker, Opera has stayed committed to providing the fastest, safest, and most interruption-free browsing experience. In today’s update Opera is focusing on the speed of the ad blocker.

    Opera 52’s ad blocker is now faster than its predecessor, and outperformed the recently unveiled ad blocking contender from Google Chrome. Thanks to improved string matching algorithms, Opera’s ad blocker mechanism got increased performance gains to assist in faster page loading.

    To prove this, we pitted Opera 52 to a page loading speed test, against Opera 51, and Chrome 64 with its ad blocker. The browsers were tasked with loading 15 popular news websites, ten times each. The results of this benchmark test showed, that Opera 52 performs 16 percent faster than Opera 51, and 44 percent than Chrome 64.

    You can read more about how Chrome, and Opera ad blockers compared in our benchmark tests here.

     
    Select multiple tabs and copy page addresses

    Browsing with several tabs opened at one time is not uncommon for many users. Opera 52 enhances the way users can manage their tabs, including selecting and executing actions on multiple tabs, copying multiple page addresses at once, and adds a new keyboard shortcut for closing tabs.

    Users can select multiple tabs by holding down Ctrl, while clicking on each desired tab (⌘ + click for macOS users). Additionally, holding down Shift, and clicking on a tab, will select all other tabs to the right. We think this improvement to tab manipulation will prove to be very useful.

    These new solutions permit users to reload, close, pin, mute, or save to Speed Dial their selected tabs, instead of performing the actions individually, or on all tabs. When multiple tabs are selected, the context menu can be pulled up by right-clicking (or Ctrl-clicking on Mac). Moreover, rather than saving an entire browsing session as a Speed Dial folder, web surfers can pluck out the tabs needed for later, and save them to a new folder.

    There's also a new functionality in the tabs’ context menu - Copy page address(es). After selecting one or multiple tabs, users can click this action to copy the URLs of the sites to clipboard for easy pasting later on. This is a great way to send family, friends, or yourself a batch of important web pages.

    Finally, tabs can be closed by holding Alt, while clicking it. This was previously done by holding Shift, while clicking on the tab.

     
    New animations

    Error pages tend to raise our blood pressure. Who wouldn’t be upset by a DNS error, right? We decided to make this experience a tad more pleasant by introducing some cool animations for the following cases: Network access denied, Internet disconnected, Site can’t be reached, DNS errors, Fraud warning, and Malware warning.

    The Chromium has been updated to version 65.0.3325.162.

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  • New update - Opera stable 52.0.2871.37 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Here is an update of Opera 52 Stable, containing fix for MP4 videos, and some other small improvements.

    Note: MacOS build will be updated soon, at earliest opportunity."

    The Chromium has been updated to version 65.0.3325.181.

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  • New update - Opera stable 52.0.2871.40 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    This is a small update, which fixes the crash related to private window browsing, and improving animations of tiles on Speed Dial.

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  • New update - Opera stable 52.0.2871.64 ;-)

    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today, we have prepared for you the first Opera 52 stable update for this month. We’ve fixed the crash on macOS related to VPN.

    In this build you can also find improved address bar drop-down. We’ve changed colors on Windows and macOS, to make addresses more visible."

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