What's new in this version:
Instant Search lets you search the web and find tabs quickly:
- Searching the web is something we all do numerous times every day. But when we started thinking about how we could make it better, we realized that to make a new search you needed to stop whatever you were doing and return to the address bar or open a new tab. This often led to distractions or fear of losing your current content. We wanted to develop a solution that would be quicker and distraction-free – it’s a new way of searching we’re certain you’ll love.
- Instant Search opens a search box on top of the web site you are currently on and lets you look something else up. The current web site is dimmed while you are searching for something new. When you’re finished, just close Instant Search and you’ll resume with the web site you were on. Distraction avoided!
- You can open Instant Search by pressing ALT + Space or by clicking the new magnifying glass icon in your Opera sidebar.
Instant Search also lets you find a tab lost among many:
- But that’s not everything Instant Search does for you. A quarter of the respondents we asked in our US survey said they usually have several tabs open in their browser and can’t seem to locate the exact one they would like to be working with. Based on this research and our own experiences, we decided to solve this common problem once and for all.
- In order to find the tab that is tucked away out of sight, all you have to do is launch Instant Search (Alt + Space, remember?) and press the Tab key on your keyboard to transform your Instant Search into a tab search and then type in some keywords related to your missing tab. You can also enter Tab Search directly by pressing the Ctrl + Space shortcut. Looking up new stuff online and finding older tabs have never been easier.
- Flow: mobile and desktop web become one
- You might notice another new icon in Opera’s sidebar. This arrow-like button is Flow, our other new feature. Flow is actually pretty cool: it’s a thread for links, YouTube videos and other files that you want to save for later reference or to share with your mobile device, but not with other people.
Opera Touch: a new mobile browser from Opera:
- Remember, we have already mentioned we’re also launching a new mobile browser for Android (and soon also for iOS): Opera Touch. Opera Touch is designed to work together with your Opera desktop browser, regardless of your device manufacturer. Opening up to this experience actually requires a few steps from you, but bare with us and give it a try – you just might be blown away.
Opera Touch, new browser from Opera:
- To begin, go to your Google Play store and download Opera Touch on your smartphone. Come back to your Opera browser for desktop and open Flow (the arrow icon). You then scan the QR code displayed on your computer screen with the new mobile app. That’s it, you’re all set.
- We have mentioned Opera Touch here, but this is a desktop blog, so we will keep it brief. Opera Touch is a smartphone browser designed to be used on the move and with just one hand – even on large smartphones. You can read more about Opera Touch in our separate blog post.
- Remove preventDefault on vertical scroll in settings (wallpaper gallery)
- Implement Styleguide for new internal pages design
- Pages not loading initially
- [Mac] UI glitch below web view on floating sidebar messengers
- [Linux] Messengers windows is maximized and it’s not possible to resize or close it.
- Opera by default has an illegal keyboard shortcut defined
- Translations for Instant Search feature
- Update strings
- Single SD push leads in restoring more SD
- Enable SideBar for all users on O52
- Update two strings in RU