NodeBB 1.9.0 had an error that caused the forums to crash (and subsequently respawn) frequently. You have probably caught the time where all forums instances died simultaneously and new ones did not spin up yet.
We've upgraded to 1.9.1 today, which promises to fix some of these bugs, so fingers crossed.
Previously the only way to change the search bar in the speed dial was through using the so called power settings.
It still works the same way. And it even being discussed here.
You know: pressing up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, b, a in your settings screen. After that sequence a dialog appeared and then several more options would become available. This no longer works.
It haven't been necessary since a long time, at least to hide the search bar.
And you can still use the Konami code to turn 'power user settings'.
I've just checked here and renaming the current profile folder makes Opera to create a new one as said in the F.A.Q.
Correct! It didn't wipe out the old one as I first thought. I was looking in the wrong place after the restart.
@norwaybrowser Sorry, mate. I did not include a link since I had done already with my reply before it.
Do you also have problems with the HTML5 player on BBC? I do not understand where exactly Flash Player comes in; I do not get any prompt to install Flash Player on BBC. They appear to use an HTML5 player. Could you share a link for us to test?
Solution seen elsewhere on this site, thanks. Adblocking is the source of the problem, for some reason. So, for BBC site simply put www.bbc.co.uk on Opera's Ad Block exception list in Settings/Basic.
Normal service has been resumed. (For now...)