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Hi,

We are starting the summer season in a good mood today. While we are still working on the 12.16 version, which you should expect really soon, we have released the stable version of all-new Opera 15 for Windows and Mac. I'll get back to 12.x later in this post, but for now let me focus on the great new release we have today.

In Opera 15, we've refreshed Speed Dial to allow you to group your entries in folders and to filter them easily. We have introduced the Discover feature, which brings you new content with just one click. Now, you can also add pages you want to keep to your Stash and create a visual list of any web content you want to compare or come back to later. Also, our combined address and search bar makes searching easy and straightforward. Last, but not least, is a great UI, completely new, built from the ground up and deeply integrated with the platform.

Opera 15 is released, but it doesn’t mean we're relaxing now. With our new rapid-release cycle, we are already hard at work on the next versions. Right now, we are focusing on synchronization (aka Opera Link), enhanced tab management (visual tabs and so on) and support for themes – and these are just a few of the features you can expect to find soon in our next releases! So, stay tuned for some of the most loved features to return soon, better than ever.

Together with the new Opera, we've introduced release streams:
  • Opera (Stable) – Released every couple of weeks, this is the most solid version, ready for mission-critical daily use.
  • Opera Next – Updated more frequently than Stable, this is the feature-complete candidate for the Stable version. While it should be ready for daily use, you can expect some bugs there.
  • Opera Developer – A bleeding edge version, you can expect a lot of fancy stuff there; however, some nasty bugs might also appear from time to time.
When you install Opera from a particular stream, your installation will stick to it, so Opera Stable will be always updated to Opera Stable, Opera Next to Opera Next and so on. You can choose for yourself which stream is the best for you. You can even follow a couple of them at the same time!

We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are important to you are still to come. So, while you are very welcome to test and use Opera 15, Opera 12.x will still be alive for some time. You can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure. In the future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to upgrade.

So ... have a great summer and enjoy the product we are proud to release today! Download it now!

Migrate your data from Opera 12 to Opera 15The vision behind Opera 15 and beyond

Comments

Muneer mha2999 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:56:06 AM

First!!

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:57:15 AM

Thank you, testing cheers

nanana1 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:59:40 AM

Thank you for this Opera 15 final release !

We look forward to your future Opera browser developments.coffee

PS. Very nice video.flirt

Christophchristoph142 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:59:42 AM

Ahahaha seriously?
Congrats. You brought banana software to a new level banana

PS: those color input fields are ridiculous!

0paulh177 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:03:34 AM

"We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are important to you are still to come. "

Is there a list of 12.x features that will go into 15 in the future?

From my brief test of 15 in Next, the loss of notes, of a "traditional" bookmarking scheme and - most importantly - the almost complete lack of control over the UI (particularly no facility to create a custome toolbar with buttons) - apart from "themes" - are the things I found most disturbing.

If 15 remains the way it looks now, then it'll be rather like what happened to Flickr in May - ugly and unpleasant to use, and carrying the implicit message that what users like and need doesn't matter.

achim3 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:05:15 AM

"Opera 12.x will still be alive for some time. You can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure."
Thank you very much for this approach.

O15 is stable and fast but still misses some important features:

-missing CUSTOMIZABLE INTERFACE (one of Operas most exciting features in the past was the ability to freely adjust the interface, (e.g: i like to have a small toolbox visible next to the adress bar to show and change current zoom level), however default interface after installation looks reasonable for most users i think

- do something with download page... there are no options (maybe because it is only a preview) but... I wanna be able to start opening/playing files before they will be downloaded. (at least as old opera made it... avi or mkv wasn't problem in vlc player... now it is a huge problem)

- give an option (back) to download something without adding the ntfs stream (ADS) that makes ms windows display the warning that this file is downloaded executable content

-give option to make "Downloads"-view remember that it was previously in 'detailed' view, another option to make it open as soon as a download is started (O12 style)

-Give an option, which tab to focus when closing the active tab (in old opera the default setting was to display the tab that was last active and not that one that is most right in the tab bar)

-Bring back the Recycler Button for previously closed tabs (function is present but inconvenient to reach via Opera menu) -> again this is in fact a request to bring back customizable interface



Another problem, "no download folder view refresh":
System:WinXP Pro SP3
1. change download path via opera:config to your desktop
2. download a file
3. minimize opera next to view the desktop
4. YOU CAN'T SEE THE DOWNLOADED FILE UNTIL YOU CLICK F5 (for refresh)
expected result: download should be visible without having to refresh

Note: This problem does not occur using Opera 12.15

itsStephen Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:06:39 AM

"In the future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to upgrade."

You've made it abundantly obvious that you have no intentions of restoring features people actually use/want so I expect that it is at this point I will have to move on from Opera. All I can say is thanks for the last 5 years and I'll enjoy Opera while I still can.

AxelAxxL Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:06:47 AM

Originally posted by Sebastian Baberowski:

We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are important to you are still to come. So, while you are very welcome to test and use Opera 15, Opera 12.x will still be alive for some time. You can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure. In the future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to upgrade.



Yes, I will use Opera 15 in the Next channel and Opera 12 until *I* am comfortable with Opera 15. wink

Right now I don't feel good to upgrade O12 and it's better to have Opera Next for testing. I, personally, will follow that release for the next months.

s/ashslash4real Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:08:04 AM

Is this final? RTM? For all end-users?

Waiting for 12.16..

coffee

chomee Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:09:11 AM

One suggestion - if you are releasing a stable version, make it appear in Next tree as well.

I have .100 currently, and would like to try .130, however it won't upgrade my Opera since it's not Next.

But this feels wrong, having to miss a whole release due to administrative labelling.

Please make sure new Stable releases show up in both Next and Developer trees, and also Next releases to show up in Developer.

Thanks.

thefreeman55 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:09:40 AM

seperate search field needed like opera 12

s/ashslash4real Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:10:22 AM

Also, will you update 12.16 for all architectures? I want 12.16 x64 (Win64). bigsmile Thanks!

PS: Will test Opera Dev as soon as you release it.

serious Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:13:54 AM

As long as there are
- no bookmarks (with shortcuts!)
- no nice tab handling
- no convenience
I will not upgrade.

inDigazzZAnuarSh Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:14:41 AM

Where is Opera Developer build?

Владsat31 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:17:36 AM

Thanks developer!

K4m1K4tz3 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:17:42 AM

No word about bookmarks? Again I'm disappointed.

ClashCityRockerclashcityrocker Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:18:08 AM

Nice. However I guess this still won't be enough for the usual crybabies.

They now have:

15 Stable
Next
Developer
Opera 12

PtDragon Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:18:14 AM

Still no normal proxy support sad
Please add normal proxy settings (for blowser only,not for whole system)...

c0ppo Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:18:44 AM

Just one simple question to Opera developers:

Tell me just one reason to use Opera 15 insted of Chrome or any other chromium browser?
Thx in advance.

P.S.
And goodbye to you all. I already made a switch. To other browser, since Opera is dead sad

Patrick O'Reillypaddy2k Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:19:26 AM

Still no support for Linux?!

ClashCityRockerclashcityrocker Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:19:28 AM

Originally posted by K4m1K4tz3:

No word about bookmarks? Again I'm disappointed.



"We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are important to you are still to come."

In short, use Opera 12.

Mirko RolfesBrollyLSSJ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:22:12 AM

Would be nice to see a feature to downgrade Opera 15 profile to Opera 12. On Windows I am using Opera 15, but it is not available for linux.

Kilokiloza Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:27:04 AM



Ok... How to see and use more than 6 installed extensions on the toolbar ?

If extensions are the new way to go, why limit them to a display of 6 ?

Can this be changed somewhere ?

Or will I need another extension for this ?

K4m1K4tz3 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:28:11 AM

Originally posted by clashcityrocker:

In short, use Opera 12.



Of course I will. But how long? What are those "important features"? Some kind of roadmap would be nice so I can decide if I have to search for the smaller evil.

el_esponjoso Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:29:34 AM

Huỳnh Lâm Quốc ViệtEnsalade Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:29:52 AM

Thank you for this final bigsmile
Please add the ability to clear browsing data on exit smile

arnaud lautierGrouick Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:31:33 AM

Where can I select my Opera channel?

DaringineerQuadunit404 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:32:17 AM

Originally posted by K4m1K4tz3:

Of course I will. But how long?



Originally posted by Desktop Team:

You can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure. In the future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to upgrade.



They'll still be maintaining Opera 12.x until they feel the feature set of OperaKit is good enough to serve as a proper replacement for O12.x

ersi Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:33:31 AM

"We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15"

Serious question: You promise people's browsers won't autoupdate (which is the default option forced on people on every update)? Somehow it didn't work this way with Opera Mobile in May. It autoupdated to the new lousy version...

knakl Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:39:04 AM

Need hotkeys of the old opera. I love the F2 and Quick Start ctrl +1 ... from speeddial

ssah1988 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:41:09 AM

i will update when convinced that yes it is good

nixdagibts Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:41:56 AM

I want the integrated mail client back so badly sad

Rijk Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:44:18 AM

Originally posted by knakl:

Need hotkeys of the old opera. I love the F2 and Quick Start ctrl +1 ... from speeddial


It would be useful if the 'advanced shortcuts' were documented somewhere... I've only found 'z' and 'x' working. The link to 'more info' in the Settings page doesn't work.

The Help only lists some of the keyboard shortcuts, not even completely it seems. An undocumented one I've read about here is Ctrl+F1 to switch between last used tabs (what Ctrl+tab used to do by default)

Martin Bradamartinblader Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:44:43 AM

Originally posted by chomee:

One suggestion - if you are releasing a stable version, make it appear in Next tree as well.

I have .100 currently, and would like to try .130, however it won't upgrade my Opera since it's not Next.

I would appreciate that as well. Please. smile

Douglas RyanSanguinemoon Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:49:05 AM

Originally posted by Quadunit404:

They'll still be maintaining Opera 12.x until they feel the feature set of OperaKit is good enough to serve as a proper replacement for O12.x


Silly me. I expect new versions of software to be able to replace the old versions. Don't take the cake out of the oven before its properly baked.

Oh well. I hear a fiery fox calling me.

Mark A.NightMayor Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:49:28 AM

Two things:

- When you close the browser with tabs open, the same tabs open again when you reopen it. How do you change the setting where it defaults to ONLY opening the Speed Dial?
- Although I put it to only keep user data (cookies) until I close the browser, YouTube's cookie still kept my data when I went to YouTube after a browser exit when it should've deleted my login. I consider this a security issue.

Mark A.NightMayor Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:51:56 AM

Also, go to this link and there will be a square in the top-right hand corner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPtSEHOhU98&feature=c4-overview&list=UU-vSh8UCm0tFaLYAIXqqKLA

JTDi Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:54:05 AM

How can I import the bookmarks stored in Opera 15 Next into Opera 15?

K4m1K4tz3 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:54:24 AM

Originally posted by Quadunit404:

They'll still be maintaining Opera 12.x until they feel the feature set of OperaKit is good enough to serve as a proper replacement for O12.x



You didn't get the point. I'm wondering what these features are. If I have luck bookmarks and co. are included, but what is if not? It seems to me that the opera team doesn't know what they want and this is always a bad evidence.

EmanueleEngelium Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:55:02 AM

Last, but not least, is a great UI, completely new, built from the ground up and deeply integrated with the platform


Seriously? monkey

In the old UI I could extremely customize it how I wanted it. I could add buttons with customized actions and bookmarklets, move every toolbar (and we had A LOT of toolbars not just one) everywhere or hide them, use a totally customized menu (also particularly useful to let me implement a lot of stuff without using extensions), and, finally, a REAL SKINNING system, not that idiot theme system you added in 12 and want to reintroduce now. furious

And this is only about the GUI... then there are bookmarks, the new download page/system for dummies, the lack of options, the lack of features, panels, notes, M2, etc...

I'd like to say that I'll hope to see all of these in future versions but it's quite obviously we'll not see nothing of that

I'll use the 12.x branch since it will be usable to surf the web and then... well, maybe will be a goodbye Opera

rip

Mark A.NightMayor Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:55:57 AM

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Enter does not work as usual.

Abhijit sahadeadman4168 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:56:06 AM

Still no option to reopen closed tabs sad disappointed

shaneh Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:56:20 AM

Why is visiting a website via the address/search bar a two step process in Opera but a single step in Chrome?

e.g type "xbox" in Chrome - it gives you the option to go directly to www.xbox.com. a single step.

In Opera, you are required to first search Google for "xbox", then click on the search results to go to the desired website. two steps.

Any chance of fixing this?
also, bookmarks.

prelude2 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:58:48 AM

Will you add Turkish language support to "discover" ?

nanana1 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:59:15 AM

Originally posted by deadman4168:

Still no option to reopen closed tabs sad disappointed



It's there under Opera --> Recently closed wizard

Rijk Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:00:17 AM

Originally posted by deadman4168:

Still no option to reopen closed tabs sad disappointed

Ctrl+Shift+T still works fine. The shortcut Ctrl+Z is indeed limited to text fields now.

Yeni Setiawansandalian Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:01:44 AM

I see that the video promo is not as elegant as previous videos. Is there any big change in promotional creatives?

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:02:04 AM

Originally posted by K4m1K4tz3:

No word about bookmarks? Again I'm disappointed.


That what we have for now, and what one can try to use for the Opera 15, that is this below mentioned extension:
Bookmarks Manager
This is in really early stage of development (basic bookmarks), therefore noone should expect, that this replace all the features for the old bookmarks implementation.

Kilokiloza Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:05:46 AM

Ok...

I have given this a spin.

One huge MEH.

Uninstalling.

Do.Not.Want.

alport Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:07:02 AM

Хуета nervous Opera is only 12.xx

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