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  • The first, initial build of Opera developer 58.0.3105.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today we’re presenting a new Opera 58. In this cycle we wanted to focus on further bug fixes, and small improvements."

    Selected fixes and changes:
    - DNA-72877 [Linux] VPN takes long time to connect.
    - DNA-72935 Too much spacing between favicons on the bookmark bar.
    - The Chromium has been updated to version 71.0.3559.6.

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  • New update - Opera developer 58.0.3111.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    "We’ve got a fresh Opera 58 developer update for you this Monday, with a new novelty in the browser.
    New tab opening by middle-click

    As many of you have requested, we’ve implemented opening a new tab by middle-clicking on a tab area. Now you’re able to open, or close a tab using the middle-click. The difference is just where you middle-click in the tabs bar:
    - On a tab to close it,
    - Next to a tab (in the empty space) to open a new one.

    We’ve also added a nice, new wallpaper. Check it out, along with all the other great ones.
    Most important fixes:
    - Suggestions on the search bar are visible now in the dark mode.
    - Pop-ups opened in full screen mode open in new tabs.
    - Keyboard shortcuts are again displayed for options in menus.
    - Changing the wallpaper from SD’s context menu is not working.
    Known issue: DNA-73106 [Win] Access denied security badge is shown, even after permission request was allowed."
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  • New update - Opera developer 58.0.3120.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
    Warning on closing a browser window with multiple tabs open

    To help prevent losing your data, when filling out forms, or writing comments by accidentally closing all tabs, we added confirmation dialog to warn you about closing a browser window with multiple tabs. If you don’t want this window to appear, just mark checkbox “Do not show this warning again”.

    This dialog will not be shown for private windows.
    Known issues:
    - Browser is not re-launched automatically after Recover > Reset…
    - You can’t copy using Cmd+C (macOS), if Search & Copy Popup is displayed."
    Selected fixes and changes:
    - DNA-73106 [Win] Access denied security badge is shown even after permission request was allowed.
    - DNA-73119 [Mac] Implement new tab opening by middle click.
    - The Chromium has been updated to version 71.0.3573.0.
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  • New update - Opera developer 58.0.3125.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    Some of the fixes and improvements:
    - Quick Access pane improvements.
    - Search pop-up has the right size.
    - Cmd/Ctrl+C works again when search pop-up is displayed.
    - DNA-73190 H.264 decoding issue on macOS 10.14.

    Known issues:
    - [Windows] buttons in search/copy pop-up do not work.
    - Search popup stays visible, when scrolling the page.
    - opera:news page is displayed empty by default.

    The Chromium has been updated to version 71.0.3578.20.

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  • New update - Opera developer 58.0.3134.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
    "With this build we have a cool update to the news delivery mechanism for our Russian users: we have now integrated Yandex Zen into our start page, replacing our previous mechanism. Yandex Zen is a smart, personal news recommendation service. What this means for our Russian users is that they will get better news, chosen based on their preferences and browsing history. Yandex Zen uses machine-learning technology and automatically adjusts to your news preferences. You can find more information about it here. Yandex Zen has been switched on only in Russia"
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  • @l33t4opera

    Hi !

    I must be living on my own planet here, but yandex ... really.

    Princeton study

    Want to get it

    After facebook problems with analytica ... really ?

  • Hmm. There's some word on the street that Opera has shifted focus to mobile browsers - the desktop application only getting bare minimum. Is desktop still strongest commitment? And what are long time plans/goals for Opera desktop application?

  • I believe both desktop and mobile have the same commitment as always.

  • Hi @loup001, it looks like the Opera wanted to improve the news feature, to deliver more accurate, depended on activities of the users news sources. Since Zen uses machine learning technology, which "analyzes what you read on the internet and adjusts the content of your recommendations feed to suit your interests", so it could prove to be helpful on that matter.

  • @l33t4opera

    Thank's for reply.

    I understoud the benefit of this technology.
    I was/am concern about the "spying/profiling" of users from a provider that did not address the discovery from princeton.
    Inclusion of this service in opera can be seen as an andorsement of such behavior.

    Reputation is so hard to build.

  • New update - Opera developer 58.0.3135.3 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    "Today’s update contains few fixes:
    - Disappearing page content, after using Snapshot tool.
    - Invisible bookmark bar drop indicator."

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  • Hi @loup001, you're welcome. In case, that someone would really like to spy on users using web browsers, there are many other ways to do so. I would rather not bother myself too much with that.

  • @loup001 Yeah... I wondered the same thing.

  • @l33t4opera said in New Opera developer 58:

    Hi @loup001, you're welcome. In case, that someone would really like to spy on users using web browsers, there are many other ways to do so. I would rather not bother myself too much with that.

    If there are "many other ways to spy on users", should we be concerned? It's bad enough that a Chinese consortium now owns the browser and I think that many of us are using it with both hesitation and some concern. Your comment did not reassure me.

  • Do you use Facebook? Every time you see a Like button, they are spying on you. Google spies on everyone, etc. I'm sure you know this.

  • Hi @coffeelover, my reply to loup001 is intended to make him aware of the facts, not to make anyone concerned about it, or reassured.

    I don't want to conduct too much off-topic conversation in this thread, so I will only provide you few examples of articles focusing on it:
    1. How to monitor your employees' PCs without going too far,
    2. Which browser is better for privacy?,
    3. Google Chrome caught discreetly scanning all files on your PC,
    4. GPU side channel attacks can enable spying on web activity, password stealing.
    After you read it, and will still have a feeling, that you want to discus it more deeply, please start a new thread for that purpose, and when I see, that I can give you any helpful reply, I will.

  • @l33t4opera

    Thank's again for your time and concern. 👍

    lol when i tried to your link: Google Chrome caught discreetly scanning all files on your PC from sputniknews ...
    This is the alarm i get from my firewall/router

    11/14/2018 14:56:20 TCP FIN Scan, 443->>, 39132 (from WAN Inbound)
    11/14/2018 14:56:20 TCP FIN Scan, 443->>, 39128 (from WAN Inbound)
    11/14/2018 14:56:20 Vecna Scan, 443->>, 39072 (from WAN Inbound)

  • Seems a regular connection between Opera's VPN and your computer/router.

  • @sgunhouse Hello, Steve. I don't use Facebook on a regular basis (i.e. only for contact to companies should issues arise with their products). I don't bother with likes and so forth. Fact is, I don't trust Zuckerberg. I don't use Google (DuckDuckGo instead). I know what you are driving at (i.e. spying is built into the internet,,, period). I try to minimize it as much as possible (and convenient). Some things make me a little more nervous than others which I've already mentioned. Thanks for your input.

  • @l33t4opera Thank you for the links. I noted that the link to which browser is better for privacy is nearly five years old so I have to wonder about its relevance.

    I found this quote in the article to be interesting: "Well, your browser is probably sending some information back to the company that created it, but that information is explicitly used to support the features you have turned on. As long as you trust the developer behind your favorite browser, this isn't an issue." So... as long as I trust the developer behind my browser, this isn't an issue. And therein lies the problem for me and I know for many others.