Opera --> New Stable Version Released!

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  1. blacknight

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    Mainly the look, but also now I got used to Opera's bookmarks system, and in Opera to open closed pages it's more easy... little things actually.
     
  2. plat1098

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    Opera has a browser snapshot feature now, very useful. I also prefer the UI layout--it's clean and well-organized, and simple enough to commit to memory so you get used to it very quickly. The bookmarks are simple and effortless to use.

    I liked Vivaldi very much, but its configuration settings were a little overpowering for me. Opera's settings are better suited for me. MS Edge is secondary on here--the homepage is so cluttered, even if you futz around with the quick launch button. Hopefully, when it gets its sidebar feature like Opera's, it'll be easier on the eye.
     
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    Try Bookmark Sidebar add-on?
     
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    off-topic reply in response to paulderdash's suggestion:
    Hi, paulderdash, I actually had this feature in mind, pinning favorites to the side (to declutter the Edge homepage). It's in the middle of the chart--Planned

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/top-feedback-summary-for-september-23/m-p/1704669

    I really appreciate your suggestion about the sidebar add-on. I'm hesitating, though, due to the messages on the page you linked in your post. So, I'll have to think it over. No add-on should have any caveats in my mind.

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    Opera still has it made as far as the sidebar goes. The homepage interface is almost all my chosen wallpaper. No clutter.
     
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    Opera 72 update

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    OK I see, I actually like the bookmarking system in Vivaldi better. I agree that Vivaldi has way too many options at the moment, it should be toned down a bit. However it's still easier to find most important features, I don't like the "standard" look of the Opera settings page. And can you tell me a bit more about the browser snapshot feature?
     
  8. plat1098

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    Right here. :) I've already used it a few times-- the image can be edited like it was from Snipping Tool and it doesn't get lost in your image collection because OPERA is in the description. Very convenient.

    https://www.opera.com/features/snapshot

    Vivaldi is a nice browser also. :thumb:
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    OK thanks, didn't know it was related to screenshots. I thought it was some kind of feature related to saving a browsing session. BTW, Vivaldi doesn't seem to have a crash recovery feature, so if it crashes it doesn't restore the tabs, like Firefox used to do, very weird. I don't know if this is offered by any of the other Chromium based browsers. Luckily Vivaldi almost never crashes.
     
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    Oh right, "snapshot" can mean one of two things. Yeah, here it was a snip-like feature not a snapshot like a restore. Yes, I used Vivaldi for quite a while myself, it never crashed while Opera's done so twice now--why I don't know. Vivaldi was admittedly more stable but has just too many settings for me. I'm not patient with these things.

    Off-topic (a little, not too much)--
    It seems Vivaldi can revert to a prior session from five minutes back if it does crash. I only post this b/c I found it hard to believe Vivaldi doesn't have anything related to a recovery in case of a crash.

    Source
     
  11. blacknight

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    The Opera snapshot works fine. But I have used with Faststone Capture since many years, and I love it !
     
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    Well, Vivaldi 3.4 combined with Sandboxie isn't a good match, because it has crashed on me twice this week, so I will probably downgrade to Vivaldi 3.2. And the link that you posted about "session restore" seems to be a workaround, it should be a standard feature though. Another workaround is to configure Vivaldi to always startup with the last session, can't believe I didn't think of this sooner.

    But anyway, I've done a test, I killed Firefox, Opera and Edge via Process Explorer and to my surprise only Edge offered to restore all tabs! I believe on old Firefox versions it only worked when you installed the Tab Mix Plus extension. But seems like Opera also doesn't restore sessions after crash, is this correct?
     
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    OK, decent question. I had to look that up out of curiosity. It seems from various forum posts that Opera SHOULD automatically restore the entire session when it restarts after a crash--if you have the "retain tabs from previous session" toggled to ON under the "On Startup" section. Sort of like Vivaldi. :) I really wish Edge would get its Sidebar already; that feature is miraculous.

    Aside from the Settings, It seems there is at least one extension you can get from the Opera add-ons store that works from the sidebar to restore any sessions. No thanks, though, I'm kind of leery about extensions in general ever since the Nano Adblocker disclosure. Keeping it minimal.
     
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    Opera v72.0.3815.186 Released (October 29, 2020)
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    • CHR-8155 Update chromium on desktop-stable-86-3815 to 86.0.4240.111
    • DNA-87182 [MODERN BABE] Add `rate me` in top menu
    • DNA-87942 [BABE] No tooltips are displayed for mini menu buttons on Mac
    • DNA-88237 The discrepancy between event_window.action Close-Open in sessions logs
    • DNA-88267 Extra semicolon in Russian BABE translation
    • DNA-88448 The BABE is light when browser window is minimized
    • DNA-88827 [Stats] Prep for recording all babe stats from JS
    • DNA-88977 Show generic icon and title for windows in Recently closed
    • DNA-88986 Fix icons in columns
    • DNA-88989 Skip broken images in link discovery
    • DNA-89040 Favicons are cut
    • DNA-89133 Improve icons background in the tiles
    • DNA-89234 Duplicated events in session stats for actions in BABE
    • DNA-89238 “Impression” event is not recorded in session stats for BABE
    • DNA-89354 Crash at views::Textfield::GetText()
    • DNA-89405 BABE dropdown is not dismissed after clicking links form feedback popup
    • DNA-89410 Add missing Babe stats
    • DNA-89445 Fix lost caret on blur
    • DNA-89475 Disable trending pages suggestion provider when “Receive promoted Speed Dials and Bookmarks” is off
    • DNA-89488 Change three dots menu to X menu
    • DNA-89493 [BABE] Address bar closes after double click to select typed text
    • DNA-89494 Filter out doubled links in Recently Closed
    • DNA-89525 [UA translations] Extra semicolons and dots on Private mode start page
    • DNA-89527 Some tiles don’t have an icon and have strange background image instead
    • DNA-89542 Middle mouse button on bookmark menu item closes the menu
    • DNA-89546 Update link in babe feedback.
    • DNA-89547 Make empty column skeleton unfocusable.
    • DNA-89596 Update the Facebook Messenger icon
    • DNA-89608 Add extra permissions for rich hints
    • DNA-89649 inspector/ folder included in resources/ on Windows packages
    • DNA-89657 [UA] Extra semicolon in Babe’s string
     
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    Opera v72.0.3815.200 Released (November 4, 2020)
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    Opera 72.0.3815.207 (November 5, 2020)
     
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    v72.0.3815.207 released shortly after
     
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    Is there a way to stop opera from adding advertised speed dials. I hate that it is behaving almsot like an adware.
     
  18. Rasheed187

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    OK I see, but just like in Vivaldi, that's not really a "crash recovery" feature. A browser should be smart enough to notice that it's being closed in an abnormal way, and only then it should offer to restore open tabs, this is exactly what Edge does. Very weird that Vivaldi and Opera haven't added this feature.
     
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    72.0.3815.320 – 2020-11-10 blog post
    • CHR-8177 Update chromium on desktop-stable-86-3815 to 86.0.4240.183
    • DNA-89748 ‘Manage Extensions’ dialog is displayed with preloaded extensions
    • DNA-89766 Address bar does not respond to actions
     
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    Opera v72.0.3815.378 Released (November 18, 2020)
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    72.0.3815.378 – 2020-11-18 blog post
    • CHR-8192 Update chromium on desktop-stable-86-3815 to 86.0.4240.198
    • DNA-86550 XHRUint8Array test time out
    • DNA-88631 Unintended volume drop
    • DNA-88708 [Snap] Inproper area snapped
    • DNA-88726 [Mac] Overlay ‘pause’ icon when Opera auto-pauses the Player
    • DNA-88903 Detach video button should not be visible
    • DNA-88938 Make home page reflect service configuration
    • DNA-88943 Learn more link on home page doesnt work
    • DNA-88944 Apple Music service slow to open
    • DNA-88948 Fetch audio focus request id from MediaSession
    • DNA-88949 Detach video button missing
    • DNA-88966 No accessiblity titles for services icons in home page
    • DNA-88967 Investigate creating a single BrowserSidebarModel instance
    • DNA-88995 Overlay “pause” is displayed when it shouldn’t
    • DNA-89017 Error when signing out of YouTube Music
    • DNA-89054 Audio is not resumed when muting audio in tab
    • DNA-89094 DCHECK when pressing Reload button
    • DNA-89095 Manage service data through PlayerService
    • DNA-89100 [Player] Crash – many scenarios
    • DNA-89187 Reload button doesn’t work properly
    • DNA-89189 Update icons and buttons
    • DNA-89217 Enable #player-service on developer stream
    • DNA-89220 SidebarCarouselTests.* failing
    • DNA-89230 Crash at v8::Context::Enter()
    • DNA-89244 Define default widths per service
    • DNA-89245 Improve Spotify logo layout in home page buttons
    • DNA-89248 Crash at opera::WebPageBrowserSidebarItemContentViewViews::UpdatePlayerService()
    • DNA-89278 [Sidebar] No notification for downloads and workspaces
    • DNA-89285 [Engine] Unable to launch skype with Opera
    • DNA-89292 Do not block page loads waiting for sitecheck data
    • DNA-89316 Should be able to navigate directly to playerServices section in settings
    • DNA-89339 Make popup appear with tooltip-like behavior
    • DNA-89340 Implement control panel looks in light and dark mode
    • DNA-89341 Make the control panel buttons work
    • DNA-89342 Add support for the DNA to the rollout system
    • DNA-89344 Show Music Service icon in the control panel
    • DNA-89360 Make ‘Settings’ menu entry go to settings
    • DNA-89366 Make opera://feedback/babe attachable by the webdriver
    • DNA-89419 Crash at base::Value::GetAsDictionary(base::DictionaryValue const**) const
    • DNA-89469 Autopause does not work
    • DNA-89477 Do not wait with starting the player if the interrupting session is short
    • DNA-89480 Crash when hovering player panel
    • DNA-89484 Crash at base::internal::CheckedObserverAdapter::IsMarkedForRemoval()
    • DNA-89489 Put control panel behind feature flag
    • DNA-89514 Implement feedback button for Player
    • DNA-89516 Do not auto-pause the Player when there is no sound
    • DNA-89553 Make the control panel show current song
    • DNA-89557 No accessibility title for rating and close buttons inside feedback dialog
    • DNA-89561 Make the control panel show artwork that represents current track
    • DNA-89575 Handle longer track and artist names
    • DNA-89577 Make progress bar work correctly
    • DNA-89630 Controler pop-up is too high (and service logo too)
    • DNA-89634 Panel width is reset when it shouldn’t
    • DNA-89654 Request higher resolution images for HiDPI
    • DNA-89655 Enable #player-service-control-panel on Developer stream
    • DNA-89671 No accessiblity titles for control panel elements
    • DNA-89672 String change “A world of music…”
    • DNA-89679 Player — don’t show control panel when Player in sidebar is opened
    • DNA-89722 Album cover arts are not visible
    • DNA-89766 Address bar does not respond to actions
    • DNA-89776 Control panel does not disappear after hovering elsewhere
    • DNA-89778 Implement multi-window behavior when no Player is pinned
    • DNA-89795 Player is enable after Opera restart (when in Settings was turned off)
    • DNA-89803 Artwork is cropped to the right
    • DNA-89812 Sidebar panel should hide when toggle between windows
    • DNA-89820 Incorrect music services for Philippines
    • DNA-89846 Do not show the control panel if there is nothing to show
    • DNA-89878 Clarify notification dot for messengers
    • DNA-89901 [Mac][Player] Zombie crash at exit
    • DNA-89952 Crash at opera::BrowserSidebarPlayerItemContentViewViews::LoadPlayerServiceURL()
    • DNA-89964 Player stays in the autopause after reloading panel
    • DNA-89971 Multi window behaviour is not respected anymore
    • DNA-89976 Disallow docking for Player
    • DNA-89986 Enable #player-service and #player-service-control-panel on all streams
    • DNA-90006 Change services order in RU/UA/BY
     
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    Opera v72.0.3815.400 Released (November 25, 2020)
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    72.0.3815.400 – 2020-11-25 blog post
    • CHR-8184 Update chromium on master to 88.0.4302.0
    • DNA-88996 [Mac] Vertical spacing of sidebar items incorrect
    • DNA-89698 [Mac] text on bookmark bar not visible when application is not focused
    • DNA-89746 Add product-name switch to Opera launcher and installer
    • DNA-89779 Implement multi-window behavior for pinned Player
    • DNA-89924 Music continue to play after the disabling Player from Sidebar
    • DNA-89994 Fix progress bar shape and color
    • DNA-89995 Fix font sizes, weights and colors of text in control panel
    • DNA-90010 Payment Methods in Settings mention Google account
    • DNA-90022 [Mac][BigSur] Crash at -[BrowserWindowController window:willPositionSheet:usingRect:]
    • DNA-90025 Player stays in the autopause after reloading panel – part 2
    • DNA-90096 Sidebar click stat not collected for Player
    • DNA-90143 Adding a stat for Player sidebar clicks to the Avro schema
     
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    Enjoy an integrated media experience in Opera for Android 61
    December 7, 2020
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    Agreed. And it's certainly not because it can't be done as pointed out about Edge.
     
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