Opera 55 Beta and Opera 56 Developer

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.

Opera New Settings

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

Opera55 Site Settings Original

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.

Opera55 ChromeExtensions

Also, the Chromium engine was updated to a new version, 68.0.3440.42.

Download links

Opera 56 Developer

The initial developer version of Opera 56 comes with a new About page:

Opera56 New About

This build also contains fixes for Permission dialogs on macOS and other stability fixes. Chromium was updated to version 69.0.3472.3.

Download links

Source: Opera.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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