Opera 49.0.2725.34

The Opera browser has been updated to Version 47.0.2631.71.

Opera 47.0.2631.71 Stable update
Grzegorz Miazga
Aug 25, 2017 (8)

Hi all,

With holiday season almost over, we are slowly getting back on track with our releases. This time, we have a stable update to address a few nasty bugs some users are experiencing:

  • Font rendering issues on Windows 10 with AMD cards
  • Browser freeze on the disabling switch in VPN dialog during page loading
  • Issues while playing videos on Netflix and Vimeo.com
Along with above fixes, we have update chromium to version 60.0.3112.90.

Full changelog contains all the details.
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 48.0.2685.32.
Convert measurements, currencies and time zones in Opera 48
Krystian Kolondra
Sep 27, 2017 (90)

Opera 48 has arrived with new and improved features. Leading the list is the search pop up tool with currency converter, now enriched with unit and time zone converters, making it simple and easy to translate unfamiliar measurements on the spot. Moreover, with the new snapshot tool, Opera lets you capture favorite parts of the web.

Plus, we’ve added the option to remove unwanted autocomplete suggestions in the search and address bar, cleaned up menus, allowed importing bookmarks from Edge and Yandex and sharpened the interface for HiDPI screens


Easier search
Opera’s search pop up tool is a super convenient feature that allows you to search or copy (or share if you’re on a Mac) the text you highlight on a web page. With just one click, your highlighted text opens a new tab and is queried in your default search engine. (To change your default search engine, both in the search pop up and your address bar, go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Browser > Search and select your engine).


Convert measurements, time zones and currencies
Planning to make a seasoned craft beer for the winter, but don’t know how much 4 oz of yeast is in grams? Or, unsure if your 20 cm x 30 cm poster from Paris fits a 10” x 16” frame from California? How much is that flight in Swiss francs if it’s $899 AUD? Travelling and don’t know how far 258 mi is? Need to check what time locally your hometown football club is playing at a 20:00 GMT kickoff?

A simple highlight of these strange values in Opera will convert them into a familiar and practical form.

We enhanced the search pop up tool when we introduced the currency converter and now, starting today we are adding units of measurement and time zone converters.Today’s Opera 48 release adds 16 units of measurements and 14 time zones along with the 32 already available currencies ready to be converted. Just like the search pop up tool, all you need to do is highlight the value and its converted number will be seen in the pop up. This number can be copied to your clipboard for easy pasting later on.


Below are all the convertible units, time zones and currencies in Opera 48. If you wish to learn more or test out the converters, visit our beta release blog.


  1. lb ⇄ kg
  2. °F ⇄ °C
  3. oz ⇄ g
  4. mph ⇄ km/h
  5. mpg ⇄ l/100km
  6. gal ⇄ l
  7. qt ⇄ l
  8. fl ⇄ ml
  9. mi ⇄ km
  10. yd ⇄ m
  11. ft ⇄ m
  12. in ⇄ cm
  13. kW ⇄ hp
  14. lb ft ⇄ Nm
Times zones are converted to your system’s time settings.

  1. PST / PDT: Pacific Standard / Daylight Time
  2. MST / MDT: Mountain Standard / Daylight Time
  3. CST / CDT: Central Standard / Daylight Time
  4. EST / EDT: Eastern Standard / Daylight Time
  5. AST / ADT: Atlantic Standard Time / Daylight Time
  6. NST / NDT: Newfoundland Standard Time / Daylight Time
  7. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  8. BST: British Summer Time
  9. MET: Middle Europe Time
  10. CET / CEST: Central Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  11. EET / EEST: Eastern Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  12. WET / WEST: Western Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  13. JST: Japan Standard Time
  14. KST: Korean Standard Time
  15. IST: Indian Standard Time
  16. MSK: Moscow Standard Time
Currencies: To select your preferred currency – which all foreign currencies will be converted into – go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Browser > User Interface and select one of the below currencies under the “On text selection convert currency to” drop down menu.

  1. AUD – Australian Dollar
  2. BGN – Bulgarian Lev
  3. BRL – Brazilian Reals
  4. CAD – Canadian Dollar
  5. CHF – Switzerland Francs
  6. CNY – Chinese Yuan
  7. CZK – Czech Koruna
  8. DKK – Danish Krone
  9. EUR – Euros
  10. GBP – British Pounds
  11. HKD – Hong Kong Dollar
  12. HRK – Croatian Kuna
  13. HUF – Hungarian Forint
  14. IDR – Indonesian Rupiah
  15. ILS – Israeli New Shekel
  16. INR – Indian Rupee
  17. JPY – Japanese Yen
  18. KRW – South Korean Won
  19. MXN – Mexican Peso
  20. MYR – Malaysian Ringgit
  21. NOK – Norwegian Krone
  22. NZD – New Zealand Dollar
  23. PHP – Philippine Peso
  24. PLN – Polish Zloty
  25. RON – Romanian Leu
  26. RUB – Russian Ruble
  27. SEK – Swedish Krona
  28. SGD – Singapore Dollar
  29. THB – Thai Baht
  30. TRY – Turkish Lira
  31. USD – United States Dollar
  32. ZAR – South African Rand
Snapshot – capture your favorite parts of the web
The snapshot tool makes its way into Opera 48 after being incubated in our JavaScript modules, which helps to unify the way modular JavaScript can be written. Pages can now also request to clear cookies, caches and other data associated with it by sending a new HTTP header. In addition to functional changes, it delivers improved stability and security.

The full changelog.

Installation links

Currency conversion is based on the reference rates reported by the European Central Bank (“ECB”) using EURO as its base currency. According to the ECB, its reference rates are updated on working days, excluding TARGET closing days (generally Saturday, Sunday and certain holidays). The ECB’s reference rates are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe. Rates are not verified by Opera and you should confirm current rates with your financial institution before engaging in any transaction. You can learn more about the ECB’s policy and exchange rates here.
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 48.0.2685.35.

Opera 48.0.2685.35 Stable update
Ewa Mieżejewska
Oct 3, 2017 (27)

Hi all,

In today’s Opera stable update, we have included some fixes for resuming downloads and HiDPI. We also fixed the ‘Part of tab not clickable for activation’ bug on macOS.

Chromium updated to version 61.0.3163.100.

As usual, you can find all the details in the changelog.
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 48.0.2685.50.

Opera 48.0.2685.50 Stable update
Ewa Mieżejewska
Oct 19, 2017 (46)


Today’s update brings a fix for misplaced submenus in the O-Menu and bookmark bar folders. This has been applied to all streams of the Opera browser.

Besides that, you’ll find fixes for the black border around the sidebar communicator on Linux and a high CPU usage issue on MacOS.

As usual, the full changelog is available here.
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 49.0.2725.34.
Opera 49 adds snapshot tool with editing tools
Krystian Kolondra
Nov 8, 2017 (91)


Opera 49 has arrived with a collection of improvements and upgrades to several of our browser features.


The snapshot feature now comes with editing tools and selfie mode to help personalize your sharing of the web. VK Messenger signs on to the list of integrated sidebar messengers and we’ve added five new currencies for the currency converter.

Today’s release also offers new customization options, including extensions rearrangement and an Easy Setup mode for quick browser adjustments. Private mode, the O-Menu and your History panel all received improvements.

To top it off, Opera 49 welcomes a direct VR Player and the browser has been sharpened to look its best on HiDPI screens.

Create, edit and send the perfect screenshot
We love to find new things on the Internet, but for the past 20 years, when wanting to share content with our friends, we could only send links and print screen dumps. Earlier in the year, we embarked to change this when we released our concept browser.

Continuing our mission of reimagining what a web browser should be capable of, Opera 49 offers a snapshot tool with editing features, including a selfie camera, to help you add raw emotion to your screenshot. Capture any part of the web and add your own flare to let your friends know exactly how you feel about that new film, or how excited you are for your holiday in Rome.

How to use Opera’s snapshot tool
You can launch snapshot either directly from the sidebar via the camera icon or by hitting Ctrl + Shift + 5 (⌘ + ⇧ + 5 on macOS). An adjustable frame will appear on your screen where you can frame exactly what you want before hitting “Capture” to snap your screenshot. If you wish to quickly snap a full web view screenshot, simply click “Capture Full Screen”.

Once snapped, editing tools – including pencil, arrow, blur, zoom, emojis and a selfie camera – will appear at the top. When finished, click “Copy and Close” to send your screenshot to your clipboard (you can also hit Ctrl + C from your keyboard). You may also save the screenshot to your system as a .png file.

VR player
Opera became the first browser to provide support for 360-degree videos to be played directly into virtual reality headsets. Owners of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other OpenVR-compatible devices can now easily view the quickly-growing library of awesome 360-degree content.

In order to contribute to the 360-degree content in the web, we partnered with 360 Labs, a world-class production company specializing in immersive, panoramic photography and video. Check out how great their video looks in our VR 360 Player!
Opera’s VR 360 Player will automatically detect an installed VR headset. When a user browses to a video, the “Watch in VR” button will appear on the top (next to the video pop out button). One simple click will engulf the viewer into the 360-degree world offered by the video. Plus, you will not need a mouse or keyboard to look around in the video. Simply turn your head in the direction you want to look.

Opera’s VR playback system will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any of your favorite 2D movies or standard 180-degree videos through your headset, creating an awesome, personal movie theater experience.
VK Messenger joins built-in sidebar communicators
When you’ve finished creating the perfect screenshot, send it to a friend in one of four integrated sidebar messengers. VK Messenger joins the party started by Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram.


Since being unveiled in Opera 45, Opera’s integrated sidebar messengers have made chatting and browsing simultaneously a breeze. No longer will you have to keep your messengers in a separate tab, having to return to that particular tab when wanting to keep a conversation flowing.

For each messenger, simply log in to begin chatting. You will be notified by a new message with a notification badge over the messenger icon. Using the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + M (⌘ + ⇧ + M on macOS) will cycle through all opened messengers while surfing the web.

You can pin the sidebar to your browser so that it is accessible in every tab as you browse. From the Speed Dial, click the slider found at the bottom of the sidebar to pin it to your browser. Your new Easy Setup panel, explained below, offers the choice to pin or unpin the sidebar. You can also go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > Sidebar to turn off notification badges for your messengers.

Easy Setup
Easy Setup takes over for the previously labeled “Customize Start Page” panel found in the top-right corner of the Speed Dial. Along with its redesigned layout, Easy Setup is an all-in-one panel to help first-time users set up their Opera browser while providing seasoned veterans a shortcut to commonly-configured features.

Inside Easy Setup are switches to help customize how your Opera browser will look with themes, wallpapers, bookmark and sidebar options and more. You’ll be able to tailor our top features including ad blocker, configure download locations, manage browsing data and import bookmarks. If you are switching from another browser, Easy Setup makes it simple to import bookmarks and data from your old browser while making Opera your new default browser.


A link to the full settings page is at the bottom of the panel.

Five new currencies for currency converter
The search pop-up tool has been a staple of Opera’s features since the 39th edition of the browser. The utility tool allows you to highlight text from any web page to begin a new search with your default search engine or to copy the text to your clipboard.


We have enhanced this tool with a number of convenient features. The search pop-up tool can convert currencies, units of measurement and time zones to a form that is familiar to you when you highlight them.

The search pop-up tool can currently convert 32 units of measurements, 14 time zones and now 37 currencies. The five new currencies added to the original 32 are:

  1. Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH, ₴)
  2. Kazakhstani tenge (KZT, ₸)
  3. Georgian lari (GEL, ლ, ₾)
  4. Egyptian pound (EGP, E£)
  5. Belarusian ruble (BYN)
The currencies are converted to the currency of your choosing. Go to Settings (Preferences in macOS) > Browser > User interface and select from one of 37 available currencies in the dropdown menu next to the “On text selection convert currency to” dialogue.

Any value that is converted can be copied to your clipboard by hovering your mouse over the converted value and clicking the revealed “Copy” button.

Rearrange your extensions
Your extension icons, placed to the right of the combined search and address bar, can be rearranged. Done similarly as rearranging your tabs, you can click and drag your extensions in any order you please.

By default, your extensions are ordered from left to right based on their installation date. You can shop for extensions in our add-ons market. To manage your extension settings, click the box icon found in the sidebar.


Refined private mode
We have altered the appearance of the private mode browsing window for the Windows and Linux platforms. The private window now closer resembles the regular light theme mode of Opera with an appropriately matched dark address bar. We feel this alteration should cause less eyestrain, as was reported by our users.


O-Menu and History panel improvements
In Opera 48, we reorganized the O-Menu to make it cleaner and more contextual and added the list of recently closed tabs and windows to the History menu item.

For Windows and Linux users, your browsing history across multiple windows is recorded into a single place. With this “global” history, you can close a tab in one window and reopen it in another. No matter from which window you will access the history menu, it will contain the same list of closed tabs.

Additionally, closing an entire window, along with its tabs, is easier to locate. When closing a window, all of its tabs will be listed as a single item in the recently closed tabs page. For example, if you terminate 99 tabs from a window, you can later reopen them all under “99 Tabs – Window.”


Looking good on high-resolution monitors
We spent a significant amount of time to ensure that Opera runs smooth on the latest HiDPI monitors and the latest Apple macOS system. Icons, tabs, buttons and pop-ups have all been sharpened and buffered to look their best on the best-available monitors.

New Speed Dial wallpapers
One way to get a glimpse of the sharpened visuals is to try out one of our new wallpapers for your Speed Dial. The new wallpapers come from the works of Tom Anders Watkins and Miguel Noa and have been modified to fit your Speed Dial. You can find these new wallpapers and others in our add-ons page.


Opera 49 is powered by the fine-tuned version of Chromium 62. To learn more about the changes in engine itself, visit dev.opera.com.

The full changelog is here
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 50.0.2762.45.
Krystian Kolondra

Jan 4, 2018 (126)
Hi all,

We’re entering the new year with a new browser and hope you are as excited about it as we already are. Opera 50, our milestone round edition, comes with an innovative anti-Bitcoin mining tool, extended VR360 support for Oculus, Chromecast and a bunch of other cool features.

The only major browser that stops Bitcoin mining on your computer
Everyone is talking about Bitcoins these days. Their sudden rise in value resulted in the fact that more and more people set out to mine them by running shady scripts on the PCs of unsuspecting users. This situation might sound familiar: your CPU is suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason and your battery is quickly depleting. These are signs someone might be using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency and can continue to do so even after you have left the site. It’s a problem which affects approximately 500 million people worldwide but not for those who choose Opera 50.

We, as the only major browser with an integrated ad blocker, have a built-in solution to keep miners from trespassing onto your machine.


After we recently updated the rules of our built-in ad blocker mechanism, we eliminated cryptocurrency mining scripts that overuse your device’s computing ability.

Here’s how it works:

To prevent cryptocurrency mining sites from doing their dirty work on your computer, simply enable Opera’s ad blocker. You can also find and change NoCoin in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads, under the Recommended lists of ad filters. If you like ads but still want to be protected from Bitcoin-mining, you can simply uncheck EasyList and leave the NoCoin box checked. Voilà – you’re protected.


Chromecast support – stream your favorite content from the browser onto the big screen
Chromecast is the device that helps you effortlessly stream content from your browser to your TV screen or home audio system without having to connect annoying cables each time. Google recently revealed that it has sold 55 million units since releasing the device in July 2013. For your convenience, Opera 50 now supports Chromecast playback.


To start casting, first go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and tick “Enable Chromecast support.” Opera 50 can support casting for videos, tabs or your full desktop display. To start casting a YouTube video, for example, click the cast icon found in the video’s player controls

Opening the page’s context menu or opening the O-Menu (View on macOS) are alternative ways to begin casting.

VR Player Enhancements

Opera 50 comes with a bunch of changes that allow you to enjoy VR content on the web even more.

Oculus Rift Support Now Available
We started working on the VR Player for Opera to offer the immersive, 360-degree virtual world to our users just with one click. We started with OpenVR support, but now through work with Oculus, we are proud to announce that Oculus Rift support will be enabled with Opera 50. Oculus Rift has been an incredible milestone in the virtual reality world and it’s our pleasure to announce that Rift headset owners can now enjoy the Opera VR Player directly.

Software decoding
In our initial VR 360 Player release, we listed some tips and tricks a user might need to deal with some VR-related scenarios, such as using the VR Player when their GPU does not support YouTube’s VP8 or VP9 formats.

But now, we have implemented software decoding path support in our code, so that you don’t need to install any extensions to handle it for you. It’s a very significant change that allows more users to enjoy VR online.

Automatic format detection
Virtual reality is very young and still very undefined territory. A consequence of this is that there is no support in video containers to carry VR video metadata, such as format or stereoscopy mode. There are currently quite a few combinations of metadata available.

That’s why we are adding JavaScript-based detection for a selection of popular web sites – such as YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo – to help out with automatic format detection for the proper playback mode.


Exit button
We share a passion for VR and know it’s sometimes hard to stop. Still, we realized a dedicated Exit VR button was needed since users, while enjoying VR, are removed from the browser interface and it might be unclear how to properly stop VR playback.

By clicking the “Turn off” button in the Opera VR 360 Player, your device will return to its native home screen.

Save pages as PDFs
Storing a page to read offline later, sending it to other devices or saving it for future reference can now be done with the Save Page as PDF function.

To save a page as a PDF file, go to the O-Menu (or File on macOS) and select “Save Page as PDF.” When triggered, it will save the entire web page as a single PDF. A shortcut can be created for this function under Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > Shortcuts > Configure Shortcuts.

The created file will take advantage of PDF capabilities, which means it will be smaller than a plain screenshot stored in PNG format and you’ll be able to select and copy the text.


Opera has already been offering a traditional way to create a PDF. You first have to print the current page. In your printing dialog box, choose “Save as PDF” as your printer. There are multiple options that control how the PDF will be generated including layout, headers,
margins and so on. This is the best option if you intend to print it later.


What are the differences between these two methods?

Our new Save Page as PDF option will store exactly what you see on your screen. It’s great for reading offline, sharing pages or keeping them on your drive for future reference. The printing method will ask for the page to layout itself in a printer-friendly way. As a result, you may get something different from what you see on the screen.

Tab’s context menu is more functional
We have cleaned up and regrouped the items in the tab’s context menu into related sections while giving them new actions. Reopening closed tabs and windows is now easier with the “Reopen Last Closed Tab” button moved to the bottom. The option can change to “Reopen Last Closed Window” (for Windows and Linux platforms) if a full window was the last thing to be closed.

“Reload” and “Reload All Tabs” are two new functions to quickly refresh your current browsing session. The latter will ask for you to confirm the action if you have more than 10 tabs open.


Currency converter extended with cryptocurrencies
We are fans of cryptocurrencies, we just don’t want them mined from your computer without your consent. We have been offering a built-in currency converter for quite a while now and have now expanded the list of currencies recognized by our currency converter with four popular cryptocurrencies:

  1. Bitcoin (BTC), 1.00 BTC
  2. Ethereum (ETH), 1.00 ETH
  3. Bitcoin Cash (BTH), 1.00 BCH
  4. Litecoin (LTC), 1.00 LTC
To choose your default currency which highlighted currencies will be converted to, go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and select the currency from the “On text selection convert currency to” dropdown menu.

Better unit converter
Today, our unit converter, which lets you convert units from, for example, kilograms to pounds or meters to feet while you are on any given page, becomes even better as we’ve added support for millimeters [mm] to be converted into inches [in]. In addition, there’s also support for dimensions. This means you’ll be able to convert the dimensions of a 10 x 10in picture frame or a 10 x 50 x 25 mm collectible toy car while you browse.


Protect your session against crashes
Upon a crash loop detection, Opera 50 will not remove your current browsing session. Instead, all pages will be marked for manual reload after re-activation, except for the current tab which will detail the encountered problem. This will fix the annoying issue of losing all opened tabs due to an unrelated problem such as with syncing, for instance.

Renewed VPN

Better browser VPN
In September 2016, we introduced the free, built-in, no-log browser VPN service. Opera remains the only major browser providing such a unique service. Now, we are introducing our first major upgrade to the browser VPN service.

Moving to Opera data centers
Previously, the VPN service was hosted and operated by SurfEasy LLC. We have, however, investigated the best options for hosting the service and concluded the browser VPN service will be moved to our own data centers. Opera’s current server infrastructure, one of the highest capacity super-computer clusters in the world, is already hosting services such as the compressing engine for Opera Mini.

The colocation of the browser VPN service to our data centers gives increased performance, scalability and balancing capabilities, while keeping it a free and no-log service.

From countries to regions
As we moved the service to the Opera data centers, we also changed it from listing locations based on countries to regions. For the updated browser VPN, we provide these options: Optimal location (default), the Americas, Europe and Asia. Locations will be rolled out gradually.


Better search quality with VPN switched on
As the usage of the free browser VPN service keeps growing, we have also noticed people complaining about the quality of search results when having the VPN service enabled. When massive traffic goes through certain IP ranges, search engines tend to classify it to a certain area. As a result, you might get all your search results in Ukrainian or Dutch, for example, and languages can again change unexpectedly.

Until now, this has been a problem for most VPN services. Since search quality is such an integral part of the browsing experience, we have decided to resolve it through the “local search” feature.


By default, the Opera browser will now bypass the browser VPN when you use your native search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yandex. These connections will still be secure over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), but your local IP will be made visible to the search engines. When you click on links to navigate away from the search engines, the browser VPN service will automatically be re-enabled. We believe it’s a smart balance between absolute privacy and user comfort.

People can also browse with the “local search” feature turned off by simply using a private browsing window. Then, the browser VPN connection will be enforced for any website, including your search engine.

Smoother videos on macOS
Opera 50 provides an overall better video experience on macOS with smoother playback, snappier seeking and faster loading for high resolution videos.

The new solution has a positive impact on both CPU and RAM usage, as well as on power usage. The improvements are more visible when playing high resolution videos.


Under the hood
Opera 50 is powered by a fine-tuned version of Chromium 63. To learn more about the changes in the engine itself, visit dev.opera.com.

The changelog.

Chromium version 63.0.3239.108
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 50.0.2762.67.
Kornelia Mielczarczyk

Jan 22, 2018 (12)

today we are updating the Stable channel with some important security fixes. We also repaired bugs in Windows installer.

In recent weeks a lot has been written about the security flaws in modern processors codenamed “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. Fully addressing these flaws is something that will take a long time, potentially requiring redesigned hardware, but as a browser vendor we have a duty to protect our users despite the circumstances so we are not waiting.

The information leak happens because certain machinecode takes different amounts of time to execute depending on the value of otherwise secret memory. That way you can deduce what the value of that secret memory is.

In today’s Opera 50 update we have a fix that blunts the main tool for the attack: The very high precision timer you get with performance.now().

After the change, performance.now() has a precision of 100μs and additionally it has received a small amount of randomness in it. That will make the attacks both much harder and less efficient.

It is likely that the timer change is enough to make attacks inefficient enough to not at all be practical but we are going to implement further mitigations in Opera 51.

The changelog.
Do you use Opera, kemical?
Just interested in someone else's view.

I have tried most browsers, over the years. I think the interface and presentation of Opera is great, but have always found it, for me, a little too "busy" (cant think of another word -lol)
I don't actually David. I've always been a Chrome user even from the early buggy days lol. Opera, like the other browsers, is just as good, it's just that i prefer chrome.

Like you I find Opera a bit busy, I'm sure you can configure it to be otherwise but hey...
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 51.0.2830.55.
Kornelia Mielczarczyk
Mar 8, 2018 (2)
This is a new stable update with chromium version 64.0.3282.186. We also have some fixes to extensions and the TouchBar for macOS users.
  • Fix for disabled extension malware protection mechanism causing disabling of all extensions on each restart for some users
  • Fix for macOS users with TouchBar (opening new tabs won’t be slow anymore when a text field is focused)
Here is the full changelog.
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 52.0.2871.30.
Krystian Kolondra
Mar 22, 2018 (37)

Opera 52 arrives with an improved ad blocker which provides faster page loading than on Opera 51 or Google Chrome. The latest stable version of our browser also includes a new method of selecting and copying multiple page addresses. Finally, although we hope you won’t see them often, we have some new, cool error page animations.

Faster ad blocker
Opera’s built-in ad blocker was implemented over two years ago, and earlier this year it added security against cryptojacking with the NoCoin Cryptocurrency Mining Protection feature. From the outset of introducing the ad blocker, Opera has stayed committed to providing the fastest, safest and most interruption-free browsing experience. In today’s update, Opera is focusing on the speed of the ad blocker.
Opera 52’s ad blocker is now faster than its predecessor and outperformed the recently unveiled ad blocking contender from Google Chrome. Thanks to improved string matching algorithms, Opera’s ad blocker mechanism got increased performance gains to assist in faster page loading.
To prove this, we pitted Opera 52 to a page loading speed test against Opera 51 and Chrome 64 with its ad blocker. The browsers were tasked with loading 15 popular news websites ten times each. The results of this benchmark test showed that Opera 52 performs 16 percent faster than Opera 51 and 44 percent than Chrome 64.

Read more about how the Chrome and Opera ad blockers compared in our benchmark tests here.
Select multiple tabs and copy page addresses
Browsing with several tabs opened at one time is not uncommon for many users. Opera 52 enhances the way users can manage their tabs, including selecting and executing actions on multiple tabs, copying multiple page addresses at once and a new keyboard shortcut for closing tabs.
Users can select multiple tabs by holding down Ctrl while clicking on each desired tab (⌘ + click for macOS users). Additionally, holding down Shift and clicking on a tab will select all other tabs to its right. We think this improvement to tab manipulation will prove to be very useful.
These new solutions permit users to reload, close, pin, mute or save to Speed Dial their selected tabs instead of performing the actions individually or on all tabs. When multiple tabs are selected, the context menu can be pulled up by right-clicking (or Ctrl-clicking on Mac). Moreover, rather than saving an entire browsing session as a Speed Dial folder, for example, web surfers can pluck out the tabs needed for later and save them to a new folder.
A new functionality in the tabs’ context menu to note is Copy page address(es). After selecting one or multiple tabs, users can click this action to copy the web URLs of the sites to their clipboard for easy pasting later on. This is a great way to send family, friends or yourself a batch of important web pages.
Finally, tabs can be closed by holding Alt while clicking it. This was previously done by holding Shift while clicking on the tab.

New animations
Error pages tend to raise our blood pressure. Who wouldn’t be upset by a DNS error, right? We decided to make this experience a tad more pleasant by introducing some cool animations. Check them out:

Network access denied

Internet disconnected

Site can’t be reached

DNS errors

Fraud warning

Malware warning

Do let us know what you think about Opera 52! Enjoy!
Here is the full changelog for the development of Opera 52
Installation links: