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Opera developer 69 - news

  • The first Opera developer 69.0.3623.0 - 69 is known as Lucky number ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    This build includes fixes for the "Search in Tabs" feature, as well as several crash fixes and other improvements.
     
    Some of the changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-82503 Save as PDF - dynamic links not clickable in generated PDF.
    - DNA-84547 Performance problem on hover in the "Search in tabs" drop-down.
    - DNA-84776 Bookmarks not fully displayed in Bookmarks panel.
    - DNA-84836 Broken video playback in some cases.
    - DNA-84837 Audio decoder broken, although available on Windows 7.
    - DNA-84910 Fix output type selection of SW H.264 decoder.
    - DNA-84969 Address bar drop-down launches "HTTP GETs" for every autocomplete.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 82.0.4062.3.
     
    There are also more interesting things related to number 69, for example:
    1. A Blum integer - two factors of 69 are both Gaussian primes,
    2. Messier 69 (known as NGC 6637) - globular cluster in the southern constellation of Sagittarius,
    3. The sex position,
    4. The Taijitu - a symbol in Chinese philosophy representing Taiji ("great pole", or "supreme ultimate"), that represents both: its monist (wuji) and dualist (yin and yang) aspects.

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  • New builds for Mac and Windows - Opera developer 69.0.3630.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    "Stay safe and healthy out there."
     
    Some of the changes, fixes and improvements:
    - CHR-6460 Expose a way to add files as downloads.
    - DNA-84189 Convert "My Flow" client to use the FlowService.
    - DNA-84787 Refactor the cryptography_util.
    - DNA-84932 Search in tabs doesn’t show duplicate pages.
    - DNA-84951 New PiP is completely black for some 2 GPU setups.
    - DNA-84993 Extend search engine private API with "getDefaultSearchEngine" method.
    - DNA-85028 Broken extension popup window.
    - DNA-85048 No notification after installing an extension.
    - DNA-85107 Disable the limit of 25 tabs in "Search in tabs".
    - DNA-85009 Avoid overwriting "MediaSession" actions in the VideoHandler.
    - DNA-85095 The video pop-out is broken on Mac.
    - DNA-84865 [Mac][FullScreen] Creating new window by tab dragging - no sidebar.
    - DNA-85071 [Mac] All Extensions onboarding not shown.
    - Several crash fixes - more info in the change log.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 82.0.4068.4.
     
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  • New build - Opera developer 69.0.3638.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    "Our team members are working hard from their homes to stay safe, so you can expect continuous updates from us."
     
    Some of the changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-72311 Notification overlay on taskbar/dock icon.
    - DNA-81409 Switch to Chromium’s favicon fetcher.
    - DNA-84135 Implement seeking in video pop-out via MediaSession “seekto” action.
    - DNA-84979 Enable “Skip ad” button in the video pop-out.
    - DNA-85114 Fix “blank PiP window” regression without breaking ChromeOS.
    - DNA-85149 Problem with closing the video pop-out using close button.
    - DNA-84258 Live stream detection doesn’t work on twitch.com.
    - DNA-84768 Speed Dials gone, when sync enabled.
    - DNA-84943 Incorrect strings in sync advanced section.
    - DNA-85159 Sidebar-setup not refreshed correctly after signing out from sync.
    - DNA-84958 [Engine] Wrong message for interrupted downloads.
    - DNA-85122 Enable #search-in-open-tabs on all streams.
    - DNA-85124 Enable #no-secure-indicators-for-https on all streams.
    - DNA-85145 Add ‘Close duplicate tabs’ item to tab context menu.
    - DNA-85219 Pinned extension button should get disabled for "chrome.browserAction" API action.
    - DNA-84983 [Mac] Enable/Disable button on opera://extension does not work (Opera Ad Blocker).
    - DNA-85139 [Mac] No notification after installing an extension.
    - DNA-74423 [Mac] Search/Copy popup stuck on top left of screen.
    - Several crash fixes - more info in the change log.
     
    The flag #turn-on-features-downloaded-by-installer-on-updates is disabled by default in this build.

    Removed Opera's flags: #highlight-duplicate-tabs-on-hover and #notification-overlay-on-taskbar.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 82.0.4083.0.

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  • Hi everyone - something weird happening with MacOS.
    Not sure how, but I've enabled something that makes the browser have a reverse high contrast like look.
    I've deleted the cache folder and the Application Support folder, but it doesn't fix the issue.
    Can anyone tell me where else to look?
    Screen Shot 2020-03-25 at 10.33.32 pm.jpg

  • @sydopera You seem to be using a private window, whose colors are those in the image.

  • @leocg said in Opera developer 69 - news:

    @sydopera You seem to be using a private window, whose colors are those in the image.

    Afraid not - here it is in Non-Private window
    Screen Shot 2020-03-26 at 10.49.56 am.jpg

  • @leocg said in Opera developer 69 - news:

    @sydopera You seem to be using a private window, whose colors are those in the image.

    It's like a broken CSS where the background colour of elements has been set to black. And some other weirdness.

    I've deleted the app, the 2 folders that's used on a Mac, but the problem remains.
    It started when I updated to 10.15.4, so it might be an interaction with macOS, but I have another Mac that's also been updated to 10.15.4 and it doesn't have this issue.

  • @leocg I've found the problem.
    It's caused by Hardware Acceleration setting.
    If that is disabled, the rendering goes away.

    I guess it's a bug. Where do I file a bug report for this?

  • @sydopera Help > Report a problem or something like that.
    It would be interesting to see if others confirm the problem first.

  • New build - Opera developer 69.0.3645.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-85189 The video pop-out has no access to "MediaSession" actions, if player initially muted.
    - DNA-85259 Fonts are too small in “Add search engine” popup on Settings page.
    - DNA-85260 No visible lines for typing in “Add search engine” popup in light mode.
    - DNA-85284 Chrome “Open link in same tab, pop-up as tab [Free]” extension is no longer working in Opera.
    - DNA-85321 Auto adding instead of auto filling in the address bar.
    - DNA-85343 [Ad-blocker] Video blocked on vod.pl.
    - DNA-85352 History panel is blank.
    - DNA-85354 O-menu is misplaced, when opened with Opera maximized.
    - DNA-85360 Make volume control in the video pop-out easier to use.
    - DNA-82184 [Linux] Login dialog steals "Enter" key pressed event, when an extension popup is visible.
    - DNA-85238 [Win7] Sidebar-setup is not closing on icon-click.
    - DNA-85436 [Windows] Download callout is not clickable, and cant be dismissed.
    - DNA-85380 [Mac] Pinned extension button should get disabled for "chrome.browserAction" API action.
     
    Removed Opera's flag #horizontal-tab-cycler.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 82.0.4085.12.

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  • @l33t4opera it is true that you guys are chopping instant search feature? it's one of the best features in opera, and I'm constantly using it... I would expect it to become more enriched, not being dropped 😢

  • Hi @SilentHugOfDoom, it's already removed since Opera developer 68.0.3602.0 - "DNA-83996 Remove Instant Search".
    Also, to make things clear, I'm one of the users, not one of the Opera's peeps.

  • Hello @l33t4opera thank you for answering. I'm a macOS user. We are on version 67.0.3575.115 on macOS stable, and I still have Instant Search. I believe macOS version is coming from behind? I double checked the updates and it says Opera is up to date. What is the reason for removing this feature? It's not only this feature, they are chopping every other features slowly, and calling this browser innovative?! Opera is rapidly becoming a shallow browser now which has a lot of make ups to cover how empty it is when it comes to functionality, and innovation. This is very sad, and disappointing, and I don't understand why they are doing this.

  • @SilentHugOfDoom It looks like, when the above mentioned version reaches stable channel, this feature will be not available then.
    You know some features are simply removed because they are not so well popular among the users (regarding to Opera's stats for example), some of them e.g. because there are not enough resources to maintain and continue of developing it.
    In some cases. there are also other reasons for removing a feature.
    If you are really curious, you can ask one of the Opera's employees, and perhaps you will receive more detailed answer for your question.

  • New build - Opera developer 69.0.3651.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.
     
    Known issue: crash, when hiding the sidebar item from the context menu with sidebar panel docked.
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-85306 Opera does not fully close after closing popup with shortcut.
    - DNA-85458 Recent and remote tabs not synced with MyFlow.
    - DNA-85545 Google Photos doesn’t show thumbnails.
    - DNA-85516 [Win] O-menu is misplaced.
    - DNA-84818 [Mac] Issues with Profile error popup.
    - Few crash fixes - more info in the change log.

     
    One new Opera's flag #search-text-in-tabs - disabled by default (work in progress)
    Enable text content search in Search in Tabs feature.

    Removed Opera's flag #tab-strip-views.
     
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  • @l33t4opera said in Opera developer 69 - news:

    You know some features are simply removed because they are not so well popular among the users

    yeah, I know and it seems like Opera is aiming a new kind of user profile; gamers. because, they believe they can expand their user base by catching their attention and make more profit from it. accordingly browser is becoming a shallow version of it's prime. this is sad, I can't make the calls, but I hope they keep some features optional or I have no choice but stop using Opera in near future. I'm using opera more than 10 years close to 15. I think you understand why I'm super angry...

    edit typo

  • @SilentHugOfDoom For gamers, there is Opera GX. Regular Opera still aims in regular users.

  • New build - Opera developer 69.0.3653.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    "In this special developer build, we would like to introduce a nice feature, that will help you stay in touch with your friends.

    During quarantine, we want to be close to sources of reliable information. We also want to keep in touch with our loved ones, and be able to check how they’re doing. To meet these needs, starting today Instagram appears in the Sidebar. We hope, that it will be a great help for you in this difficult time."
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-84136 Implement time updates in the video pop-out via "MediaSession.setPositionState()".
    - DNA-85446 Make tabs look as they looked before (individual tabs without shadow).
    - DNA-85537 Let addons.opera.com interact with Sidebar messengers.
    - DNA-85587 Enable Chromium’s InfoBarService.
    - DNA-85608 Clear browsing data dialog not shown.
    - DNA-85589 [Mac] Manage Extension does not close "All Extensions" menu.
    - Several crash fixes - more info in the change log.
     
    New Opera's flag #instagram-panel - disabled by default (work in progress)
    Enables Instagram to be accessible from browser's sidebar.

    Removed Opera's flag #video-pop-out-surface-layers.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 83.0.4096.0.

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  • New build - Opera developer 69.0.3660.0 ;-)
    The change log, and the announcement.

    "You can now check the weather for your location, which is displayed in the start page widget. To play around with this feature, make sure the flag #weather-on-startpage is enabled.

    Known issue: internal pages don’t load in private mode."
     
    Some changes, fixes and improvements:
    - DNA-85347 chrome.tabs.detectLanguage() doesn’t work.
    - DNA-85649 Components internal page is broken.
    - DNA-85654 Sidebar panel with Facebook Messenger is not opened after going to facebook.com and messenger.com pages.
    - DNA-85716 Enable Instagram on all streams.
    - DNA-85729 Search tab text content doesn’t search on internal pages.
    - Several crash fixes - more info in the change log.
     
    Chromium is updated to version 83.0.4100.3.
     
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