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New Opera install for Ubuntu 16.04 question

  • Hi:
    I just installed Opera through command line (wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -, echo "deb stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list, sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install -y opera-stable), installation went smoothly, but after open it, I noticed the menu and Opera icon on the left top of the screen are missing, therefore I can't see which version is mine, and also the menu is missing too. Am I the only one? Others are having similar problem? My Windows 8.1 uses Opera 55 and is fine, how can I install older version in Ubuntu 16.04? Thanks for your reply.

  • One thing at a time...

    • For the installation part, you could just download opera's deb file, install it like usual by double clicking it and let dpkg do all that work for you 😉 Keep that in mind for next time you will need to install it fresh.
    • The missing o-menu button is a known bug that only affects unity users as it seems. Does it open when you press alt though?
    • If you really want to install an older version of opera, find its deb from here (go to "version number"/linux/ subfolder) and install it by hand.
      Then put opera on hold so that apt won't upgrade it to a newer version like so
      sudo apt-mark hold opera-stable