The team behind the Opera browser released new versions of their product. You can download Opera 55.0.2994.13 beta and Opera 56.0.3013.0 developer update. Both features a number of interesting changes.
Opera 55 beta
New Settings page
The new page reminds of the Chrome's Settings page. It includes two categories: Basic and Advanced. Here is how it looks.
The official announcement describes it as follows:
Basic settings will appear first when opening the full settings page. Here, you will find settings for ad blocking, wallpapers, browser appearance, the sidebar, synchronization, search engines, making Opera the default browser and startup options.
Clicking the “Advanced” label at the bottom will expand the page with additional settings. This includes privacy and security, passwords and forms, VPN, battery saver, My Flow, search pop-up, video pop out, personal news, Opera Turbo, start page, user interface, languages, downloads, system, shortcuts and reset settings.
As of this writing, the new page can be disabled using the following flag:
Type the line above in the Opera's address bar and hit the Enter key. Disable the "New md settings" flag.
The new Settings page includes the Search settings bar on top of the page, which allows finding options quickly.
New badge pop-up
Security badges provide important information about the current website or web page you are viewing. They tell you if a page has a secured connection, what the kind of certificate it has and which content settings are used.
Opera 55 beta expands this pop-up window to provide all information about the page at a single glance, as well as offering shortcuts for adjusting the page’s content settings.
Install Chrome extensions
Chrome’s extensions Web Store is now available in today’s Opera beta release. Now when you visit the Chrome extensions site, you’ll see a sliding toolbar on top of the page allowing you to install Chrome extensions on Opera.
Also, the Chromium engine was updated to a new version, 68.0.3440.42.
- Opera beta for Windows (Using Opera beta for Windows installer means Opera for Computers EULA is accepted)
- Opera beta for Windows (Portable version)
- Opera beta for macOS
- Opera beta for Linux – deb packages
- Opera beta for Linux – RPM packages
Opera 56 Developer
The initial developer version of Opera 56 comes with a new About page:
This build also contains fixes for Permission dialogs on macOS and other stability fixes. Chromium was updated to version 69.0.3472.3.
- Opera developer for macOS
- Opera developer for Linux – deb packages
- Opera developer for Linux – RPM packages
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