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Continuing our tradition, first I would like to attach a weather report: Oslo 21°C Partly Cloudy, Warsaw/Wrocław 22°C Mostly Sunny wink To the point, you can download fresh stable release of Opera 16. Probably you're already using Next and/or Developer, so except rock solid stability, nothing really new for you. If you are on the Stable stream, you get the update automatically.

Top changes (vs Opera 15):
  • W3C geolocation API,
  • form auto-filler,
  • support for jump-lists on Windows,
  • support for presentation mode on Mac,
  • better performance,
  • tons of bug-fixes,
  • opera:flags,
  • using Chromium 29 engine.
Full changelog
Download Opera 16

Opera Developer update

Comments

jaho Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:02:43 AM

wow, actually i wanted to download the next, but I will test this right away. Thanks for keep on working Opera. smile

Oh, there is one thing that I find very annoying. In the tab the tab name is fading out. I personally dont like it because when I look at it my eyes are feeling quite unconfortable. In Opera 12 you just added a "..." when the name was too long.

Johan Tellmintcore Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:05:08 AM

Is there a way to force opera to update?

ersi Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:08:17 AM

Where's the full changelog compared to previous stable? Thanks!

olli Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:08:30 AM

Originally posted by mintcore:

Is there a way to force opera to update?



We added a manual check when opening opera:about in Opera 17.
For now restart and it should just happen automatically

logytech Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:09:48 AM

wooo sorry to intterupt bro... the installer is corrupted...

edit:
ops.. it is fine now... sorry my bad...

jaho Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:12:00 AM

@logytech: works here on w7 64bit

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:13:38 AM

Originally posted by ersi:

Where's the full changelog compared to previous stable? Thanks!


We will publish it soon.

olli Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:14:07 AM

Originally posted by logytech:

wooo sorry to intterupt bro... the installer is corrupted...


What error do you get? And what platform are you on?

SteveKong Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:14:59 AM

Just had a look at the German version of the download page (http://www.opera.com/de/computer/mac) and noticed a funny translation glitch:

Opera Mail ist kraftvoll und intuitiv und macht das Schreiben und Sortieren von E-Mails zu einem Kinderspiel.


Powerful should be translated as "mächtig" instead of "kraftvoll". The latter commonly refers to strong muscles and engines or voices.

jaho Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:15:02 AM

Oh, there is one thing that I find very annoying. In the tab the tab name is fading out. I personally dont like it because when I look at it my eyes are feeling quite unconfortable. In Opera 12 you just added a "..." when the name was too long.

pseudo555 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:16:12 AM

When do you plan to update Next and Dev channel to reflect this change ?
V17 must switch from dev to next channel and V18 must appear in dev channel (i understand if this one won't be publish soon)

Kai OckendorfOckendorf Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:18:20 AM

Thank you for the new version party Does it mean Opera Next turns to O17 & Developer to O18?? Soon?

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:19:05 AM

Thanks for new buld and now let's wait first build of 18 dev? smile

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:21:53 AM

Originally posted by pseudo555:

When do you plan to update Next and Dev channel to reflect this change ?
V17 must switch from dev to next channel and V18 must appear in dev channel (i understand if this one won't be publish soon)

We should release Next 17 within 1-2 weeks.

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:22:20 AM

Originally posted by Ockendorf:

Thank you for the new version party Does it mean Opera Next turns to O17 & Developer to O18?? Soon?


Yes!

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:28:19 AM

@Sebastian, and other Opera's Developers: thanks for the hard work, and this new release yes

BTW: the "Clean Speeddial extension", developed by Saskatchewan, works also in this release flirt .
To make it works, just follow the steps in the link, mentioned below:
http://my.opera.com/Saskatchewan/blog/show.dml/72336472#comment111552242
cheers

pegaspe73 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:31:58 AM

Does it mean that Opera 16 (stable) is now the same with Opera Next 16 until the Next is turned to 17?

cyrilcyrille Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:33:29 AM

try to download it but it says: Hostname lookup for "get.geo.opera.com" failed

Samed Ayanagresiff Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:36:02 AM

up

Tomáš Svobodaguutex Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:36:40 AM

Hello. I know it may be a little off topic, but I am not quite sure where else to contact you. Thank you very much for answering if you have a bit of spare time. smile

1) I would like to ask if you ever plan to change the behaviour of double-clicking the browser window (on Windows). In O12, wherever double-clicked new tab was opened, but now that works only for the + button and clicking elsewhere changes the size of the windows.

2) About tabs. will there be some option for wrapping opened tabs to multiple lines?

3) Will there be an option for starting countdown when the X (close) buttton pressed. For canceling, force quitting or hiding to status bar.

4) About Opera Mail. Will the Opera Mail be ever synced over the Opera Link? And will be desktop Opera synced with mobile ones? And maybe are you ever planning on building mobile email client?

Thank you for reading and answering. Have a nice day.

Łukasz Janiklukjan Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:36:49 AM

wait auto update to opera 16 smile

hrh-fourtyseven Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:43:11 AM

I have a question.
why and how the software download sites release new versions of opera earlier(hours or even days!) before the official website of opera?

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:45:36 AM

Originally posted by guutex:

1) I would like to ask if you ever plan to change the behaviour of double-clicking the browser window (on Windows). In O12, wherever double-clicked new tab was opened, but now that works only for the + button and clicking elsewhere changes the size of the windows.


We are not working on this and currently this change is not planned. But definitely I would not use the word "ever".

Originally posted by guutex:


2) About tabs. will there be some option for wrapping opened tabs to multiple lines?


We are currently working on more cool options for handling tabs.

Originally posted by guutex:


3) Will there be an option for starting countdown when the X (close) buttton pressed. For canceling, force quitting or hiding to status bar.


You can restore last closed tab via menu or by pressing ctrl-shift-T

Originally posted by guutex:


4) About Opera Mail. Will the Opera Mail be ever synced over the Opera Link? And will be desktop Opera synced with mobile ones? And maybe are you ever planning on building mobile email client?


Currently we don't have plans to include Opera Mail in Link.

Tomáš Svobodaguutex Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:54:04 AM

Originally posted by sebo:

...Currently we don't have plans to include Opera Mail in Link.



Thank you very much for the quick reply. The countdown I meant was for closing the whole window of Opera, not just closing one tab.

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:58:36 AM

Originally posted by l33t4opera:

BTW: the "Clean Speeddial extension", developed by Saskatchewan, works also in this release .

To make it works, just follow the steps in the link, mentioned below:

http://my.opera.com/Saskatchewan/blog/show.dml/72336472#comment111552242


Ar you sure it works in this build? shouldn't be becouse of "opera:// URLs" option is removed.

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:59:30 AM

If you nees RSS, you should try SmartRSS as well.

http://my.opera.com/BS-Harou/blog/2013/08/12/smart-rss-pre-alpha

Christophchristoph142 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:13:36 AM

Originally posted by sebo:

Originally posted by guutex:

1) I would like to ask if you ever plan to change the behaviour of double-clicking the browser window (on Windows). In O12, wherever double-clicked new tab was opened, but now that works only for the + button and clicking elsewhere changes the size of the windows.


We are not working on this and currently this change is not planned. But definitely I would not use the word "ever".

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anikulanikul49 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:20:57 AM

Originally posted by sebo:


We should release Next 17 within 1-2 weeks.




I've feature request before you release O17 Next:

A Home button and an option to autoclear all history on Opera exit.

Do you plan to add an option to enable/disable SD thumbnail autoupdating??? It would be appreciated...

Trickstar Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:22:17 AM

WARNING: there are _NO_ bookmarks in Opera 16. You are forced to use speed dial, or try your luck on finding the right characters in autocomplete.

If you hate Speed Dial as much as I do, DON'T UPGRADE!

It is blazingly fast though, but without customization and personalization features, it is easy to be fast.

Mascotmascot Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:30:37 AM

Can anyone confirm this bug (OPR Stable 16.0.1196.62):
1. have a normal window open (e.g. speed dial)
2. open a new private window, and close the tab in it with its X button (not the priv.window's)
Result: closes private window and the normal window as well (exits the whole program)

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:31:03 AM

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

Ar you sure it works in this build? shouldn't be becouse of "opera:// URLs" option is removed.

Yep, I am pretty sure, I checked this by myself on my Windows.
Maybe you not enabled required option:
"Extensions on opera:// URLs Enables running extensions on opera:// URLs, where extensions explicitly request this permission.",
within the "opera:flags", or you just didn't follow all the steps I mentioned in my previous post above?
http://my.opera.com/Saskatchewan/blog/show.dml/72336472#comment111552242

kapsi Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:37:22 AM

Originally posted by mascot:

Can anyone confirm this bug (OPR Stable 16.0.1196.62):
1. have a normal window open (e.g. speed dial)
2. open a new private window, and close the tab in it with its X button (not the priv.window's)
Result: closes private window and the normal window as well (exits the whole program)


Can't confirm, for me it closes just the private window. Does the first window have to be empty?

Mascotmascot Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:44:25 AM

Originally posted by kapsi:

Originally posted by mascot:
Can anyone confirm this bug (OPR Stable 16.0.1196.62):
1. have a normal window open (e.g. speed dial)
2. open a new private window, and close the tab in it with its X button (not the priv.window's)
Result: closes private window and the normal window as well (exits the whole program)


Can't confirm, for me it closes just the private window. Does the first window have to be empty?



It does it even if some tabs are open in the normal window. Portable install by the way (only save as .mht and opus codec enabled besides the defaults with flags).

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:46:30 AM

Originally posted by anikul49:

I've feature request before you release O17 Next



O17 is already feature-frozen wink

Originally posted by anikul49:

Do you plan to add an option to enable/disable SD thumbnail autoupdating??? It would be appreciated...



We have plans to add more customization options for SD.

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:50:11 AM

Originally posted by mascot:

Originally posted by kapsi:

Originally posted by mascot:
Can anyone confirm this bug (OPR Stable 16.0.1196.62):
1. have a normal window open (e.g. speed dial)
2. open a new private window, and close the tab in it with its X button (not the priv.window's)
Result: closes private window and the normal window as well (exits the whole program)


Can't confirm, for me it closes just the private window. Does the first window have to be empty?



It does it even if some tabs are open in the normal window. Portable install by the way (only save as .mht and opus codec enabled besides the defaults with flags).

Can't confirm, for me it closes only the private window.

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:50:12 AM

Originally posted by l33t4opera:

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

Ar you sure it works in this build? shouldn't be becouse of "opera:// URLs" option is removed.


Yep, I am pretty sure, I checked this by myself on my Windows.

I think you are missing somthing, pls be sure if you use 16 stable version...This option is removed.

kapsi Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:58:24 AM

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

Originally posted by l33t4opera:

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

Ar you sure it works in this build? shouldn't be becouse of "opera:// URLs" option is removed.


Yep, I am pretty sure, I checked this by myself on my Windows.


I think you are missing somthing, pls be sure if you use 16 stable version...This option is removed.

Nope, I just installed the extension myself. As for speed dial, I'd like Opera web mail to have a nice overview of last mails in SD thumbnail, like in O12.

Ja`Nusz WuPLUser Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:01:52 AM

I discover O15/16 don't correctly service REFERER.
After sending form when server asking about $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] (php) Chropera give empty string. ALL over browsers work correctly.
I hope that you fix it as soon as possible.

Odkryłem, że O15/16 nieprawidłowo obsługuje REFERER'a.
Po wysłaniu formularza serwer pyta się przeglądarki w php o $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] i dostaje pusty string. We wszystkich innych przeglądarkach dostaję prawidłowy string.
Nam nadzieję, że naprawicie to jak najszybciej.

Carachcarachcze Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:02:01 AM

This is just awesome. I was checking ODT everyday day several times a row only to see this smile thanks for Opera 16. It's significantly quicker and have much better performance that it's predecessor, Opera 15. Thank you very much for your work. I appreciate it and ill be anxiously waiting for new stuff smile

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:03:45 AM

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

I think you are missing somthing, pls be sure if you use 16 stable version...This option is removed.

Yes, I am pretty sure, that I have Opera 16.0.1196.62 stable:
http://s21.postimg.org/tvv0w9sjb/Opera_16.png
yes

logytech Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:06:13 AM

When can we expected the private tab? bro dev!

and when the Opera 18 will be alive?

is it true when Opera 17 goes to streams Next, no more features added?

phys44 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:08:49 AM

Opera Next 16 will be update to this version or not ?

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:11:51 AM

Originally posted by l33t4opera:

Originally posted by ZAHEK:

I think you are missing somthing, pls be sure if you use 16 stable version...This option is removed.


Yes, I am pretty sure, that I have Opera 16.0.1196.62 stable:

http://s21.postimg.org/tvv0w9sjb/Opera_16.png

yes

Pls someone is confirm more to have this option with 16 stable smile

Mascotmascot Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:12:58 AM

Originally posted by mascot:

Can anyone confirm this bug (OPR Stable 16.0.1196.62):
1. have a normal window open (e.g. speed dial)
2. open a new private window, and close the tab in it with its X button (not the priv.window's)
Result: closes private window and the normal window as well (exits the whole program)

Found it, '--single-process' cli switch caused it.

anikulanikul49 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:15:44 AM

Originally posted by sebo:



O17 is already feature-frozen wink



Gr8. mad Now these are the first features to be added in O18 Dev...
I still don't understand the difficulty adding these basic features in Opera Blink. irked

Sebo (Sebastian Baberowski)sebo Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:18:17 AM

Originally posted by logytech:

is it true when Opera 17 goes to streams Next, no more features added?


Yes, it is true. Next stream means feature completed. The difference between Next and Stable is just bugfixes.

NiColaoSNikDaMark Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:33:11 AM

Version 17 stable could make me change default browser from Firefox to Opera, but eventually, I don't see it happening, unfortunately. My first major alternative browser -other than IE- was Opera back then, the version with the banner that you needed to look in dark places for the key to crack it... Afterwards, I went with Fx 3.6 when you were adding bloat-related, "hypsteristic" stuff and you forgot your own moto: "The Fastest Browser on Earth". Now was almost a good opportunity to return to Opera.

You started very well with the Windows Native UI, but now besides the most important feature -the core which is Google's, now you took even the bookmarks bar as-is from Google... Don't you want to work at all? Would be great a little effort in order to build bookmarks bar and even speed-dial as native as it gets... On Win8 the small UI part that is native looks great. Now bastardised UI starts looking like Circus.

Pfff, anyway.

Ali Sohrabixoex Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:37:22 AM

what is jump-lists?

geza079 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:43:20 AM

Unable to highlight (select) text in links.

Christophchristoph142 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:45:03 AM

Originally posted by xoex:

what is jump-lists?

right-clicking Opera's taskbar icon

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