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  • The first Opera developer 68.0.3581.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    "We are happy to announce, that we have finally resolved the ongoing problem with snap builds on Linux. You may need to reinstall your snap package. if you’ve experienced the problem (please back up your profile located in ~/snap/opera/current/.config/opera, before reinstalling Opera).

    sudo snap remove opera --purge
    sudo snap install opera

    Sorry for any inconveniences."
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-82434 [Snapshot] Zoom in and zoom out, when trying to type 6 and 9 with advanced shortcuts enabled.
    - DNA-83663 Local files are not opening, when Opera VPN is not working.
    - DNA-83856 User agent does not contain Chrome's version.
    - DNA-83930 Block ads and block trackers options are not visible in Settings.
    - DNA-83970 Enable MediaSession API.
    - DNA-83971 Fix "OutOfMemoryError" on Components page.
    - DNA-83830 Use the views implementation of tabs on Mac.
    - Several crash fixes - detail in the change log.
     
    New Opera's flag #tab-strip-views for Mac (disabled by default - work in progress)
    Enables Views implementation of tab strip Mac.

    Opera's flags enabled by default in this build (ready to test):
    #opera-doh
    Use secure DNS (DNS over HTTPS; DoH) instead of local DNS. This replaces your default DNS with Cloudflare's public 1.1.1.1 server for public server name lookups.

    #suggestion-scoring-improved
    Enable better scoring for history Speed Dials entries in Address Bar.
     
    Removed Opera's flags: #advanced-content-blocking and chromium-ua-compatibility.
     
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  • New update - Opera developer 68.0.3590.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    This includes the following video pop-out enhancements: video timer on the popup, back to tab button and next track button.
     
    Known issue: some buttons are missing.
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-81644 Port video pop-out timer.
    - DNA-83968 Add “previous track” and “next track” controls to the video pop-out.
    - DNA-82722 Google Translator blocks PDF viewer.
    - DNA-83271 YouTube page doesn’t work.
    - DNA-83531 Dragging Speed Dial root folders in bookmarks sidebar makes duplicates.
    - DNA-83668 Encrypt thumbnail cache image, and stop caching thumbnails in private window.
    - DNA-83794 First added sidebar extension is not visible in setup.
    - DNA-83867 Allow to change order of Workspaces.
    - DNA-83993 Make drag & drop outside the tab strip work.
    - DNA-84015 Custom DNS server address disappeared after reloading settings page, or browser restart.
    - DNA-84075 DNS server doesn’t work after browser restart.
    - DNA-84024 ‘Save all Tabs in Speed Dial Folder’ doesn’t work on main context menu.
    - DNA-84061 Expanded bookmark menu overlaps the whole toolbar.
    - DNA-84093 Unable to select multiple tabs.
    - DNA-84174 Unable to open tab menu with the shortcut.
    - DNA-84007 ‘Skip to main content’ visible on Mac without pressing Tab.
    - DNA-84070 [Mac] Last tab doesn’t close window.
    - DNA-84115 [Mac] Clicking on a tab in the Tab menu takes you to the wrong tab sometimes.
    - DNA-84126 [Linux] Upgrade chromium-ffmpeg for snap package.
     
    New Opera's flag #enhanced-address-bar (it looks to be the old #better-address-bar, disabled by default - work in progress)
    Enable additional dropdown in the address bar.

    Opera's flag enabled by default in this build #new-component-update-mechanism
    Enables a more modern implementation of Component Update.
     
    The Chromium has been updated to version 81.0.4021.2.
     
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  • @l33t4opera Any plans to fix widevine on linux?.. it used to work after replacing libffmpeg.so with h264 support and some changes to the widevine_config.json that points to the correct chrome widevine path... but since 2 updates ago it stop working.. I don't see the point of having opera on linux with no posibility to watch netflix or listen to spotify,

    Please Help!!

    Regards
    Ezequiel Partida (ZekeMX)

  • @zekemx As far as I am aware of, this is continuously being worked on, since different issues occur from time to time on that matter.
    However, for various reasons (licensing of codecs, technical issues on different platforms, etc.), this is not so easy to solve it in every case.

    To work around this, there are different solutions for various platforms. On Windows and Mac, the OS's decoding libraries are being used for playing non-DRM H264 video, and Widevine under a license from Google to download the component and automatically keep it up-to-date.

    On the other hand on Linux, it's a little more complicated. They try to use Chrome's video decoding library and Widevine component, but the latter has not so nice way of keeping it up-to-date as on the other platforms. Because of that, there's other solution being worked on, however it may take time to make it work.

  • @zekemx Hi again, I have good news, the problem seems to be fixed - please have a look here for more details.

  • New update - Opera developer 68.0.3602.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    "The build contains crash fixes, as well as several fixes connected with the sidebar setup panel, and extensions. Some translation mistakes have been corrected. We’ve also fixed an issue with the bookmarks bar in the full-screen on Mac."
     
    Some of the changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-81645 Port video pop-out mute/unmute button.
    - DNA-84224 Timer label position broken in video pop-out.
    - DNA-83996 Remove Instant Search.
    - DNA-84226 Traffic lights drawn in tab area with side bar disabled.
    - DNA-84237 Web-UI buttons are missing.
    - DNA-84416 ComponentUpdateScheduler doesn’t handle registering new components during update checks.
    - DNA-84439 Opera extensions update requests are sent to chrome, instead of Opera's server.
    - DNA-84335 [Linux] Widevine is not working due to changed path of libwidevinecdm.so.
    - DNA-74516 [Mac] Impossible to set focus on an input of an extension's popup.
    - DNA-76484 [Mac] Chromecast icon is not displayed in toolbar.
    - DNA-83998 [Mac] Replace "Tab Menu" functionality with "Search in Open Tabs".
    - DNA-84261 [Mac] No bookmarks bar in full-screen.
    - DNA-84297 [Mac] Add Show/Hide Search in Tabs command to View menu.
     
    One new Opera's flag #search-in-open-tabs
    Improvements in the Search in Open Tabs feature.
     
    The Chromium has been updated to version 81.0.4040.5.
     
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  • New update - Opera developer 68.0.3609.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    This version includes another improvement for the video pop-out - volume control, and plenty UI fixes in the Opera for MacOS.
     
    Some of important changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-80611 Cannot remove extension containing an error.
    - DNA-81819 Port the video pop-out's volume control.
    - DNA-82630 Extensions page search shows wrong version number and developer.
    - DNA-83846 Create API allowing to reorder extensions in the sidebar.
    - DNA-83847 Allow to change order of sidebar extensions.
    - DNA-84597 Sign in button on settings page does not open sync dialog.
    - DNA-84410 [Win/Lin] Replace Tab Menu functionality with Search in Open Tabs.
    - DNA-84497 [Mac] The drop-down is not shown, when user clicks on address bar.
    - DNA-84598 [Mac] Private mode is broken.
     
    Opera's flag enabled by default in this build #search-in-open-tabs (ready to test).

    Removed Opera's flags: #captive-portal-interstitial and reborn-3-dropdown.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 81.0.4044.17.
     
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  • New update - Opera developer 68.0.3616.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    Some of the changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-84340 Implement a FlowService client for both MyFlow and Sync.
    - DNA-84412 Dragging tab to different place activates another tab.
    - DNA-84441 Create weather component.
    - DNA-84483 Allow modals to have multi-line title.
    - DNA-84638 Wrong initial muted state and volume in the video pop-out.
    - DNA-84686 YouTube player UI doesn’t follow volume changes made in the video pop-out.
    - DNA-84701 The "onAuthRequired" does not work for XHR requests.
    - DNA-84709 Highlight duplicate tabs is not compatible with the Tab cycler.
    - DNA-84711 Wrong autocomplete address for "https" sites.
    - DNA-84713 Switching through tabs broken, when using Workspaces.
    - DNA-84495 Fix layout on Mac.
    - DNA-84658 Enable #tab-strip-views on all streams.
    - Several crash fixes - more info in the change log.
     
    One new Opera's flag #weather-on-startpage (disabled by def. - work in progress)
    Display weather widget on startpage's top left corner.
     
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