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Opera 17 goes Stable

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So here we go, Opera Desktop 17 has been promoted to Final, which means that summer-backed features are now polished and available to you officially. Some highlights include:

  • Pinned tabs - got tabs you want always open? Right click on a tab to pin it so you can't accidentally close it.
  • Startup options - by default, Opera always starts where you finished the last session. Go to O>Settings and, in "On startup" choose between "Continue where I left off", "Open the Start Page", "Open a specific page or set of pages".
  • Custom search engines - besides pre-installed search providers that Opera ships, now you can add your own searches. For example, to configure "d" to search DuckDuckGo, choose O>Manage Search Engines, and under "Other Search Engines" add "DDG" in the first input field, "d" in the second to define the shortcut and "https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s" in the third. This tells Opera which URL to send your search query to, and "%s" is where it adds your search query. We're working on a search field context menu option to make it even easier to do this.

For developers

Opera Desktop 17 is based on Chromium/Blink 30. New extensions APIs are supported:

  • chrome.bookmarks.*
  • chrome.commands.*
  • chrome.webNavigation.*

Read more about developing extensions for Opera.

What's new and what's next

See the detailed changelog.

Work continues on bookmarks support, synchronization, tabs enhancements. Opera 18 Next should be available very soon.



Download Opera 17 for Mac and Windows.

Even more stability for Opera Next

Comments

Martin KadlecBS-Harou Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:05:24 AM

Congrats on the release party

Could you add something like %t that would search for given text without encoding it? Would be handy for sites where the search term is in hash.

Licaon Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:06:21 AM

But is there a way to make a custom search engine "Default"?

Danieledarklink88 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:06:53 AM

cheers yes

vux777 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:07:07 AM

big changelog smurf

Kai OckendorfOckendorf Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:14:38 AM

Thank you for the release yes

Pfeleleppfelelep Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:15:43 AM

yeeees, thank you. smile

Cleanclean Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:21:31 AM

I'd try this out ... if there was a version for Linux.

nanana1 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:23:37 AM

Thanks for Opera 17 final release, using it now. love

SmyQ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:37:55 AM

I have enabled rocker gestures in opera:flags and its not working. ;/

Bhikkhu PesalaPesala Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:39:47 AM

Originally posted by SmyQ:

I have enabled rocker gestures in opera:flags and its not working. ;/

You have to enable it in Settings.

sergiol Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:43:52 AM

Seems to me that Opera is finally in the way to becoming what it really is.

And I will be proud of you, developers, and of using your browser. And also of saying that I use the master piece of software that it will become.

MANY THANKS!

My priorites wishlist:
- Real bookmarks
- A way to import bookmarks and history from other browsers for the time I was been forced to use other browsers.

Not so urgent:
- IRC
- Left Panel
- Customization
- Private tabs
- A less Chrome-like interface with real menus

Never implemented on old Opera, but I would like:
- Scrollable tabs

thefreeman55 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:47:53 AM

how about notes will it be back

SmyQ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:54:22 AM

Ok, now rocker gestures are fine, but i have to:
- enable it in opera:flags
- enable it in settings.
I think it should be enabled by default, like on Opera 12.

r13raphweng Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:05:31 AM

Thanks for another great update. It did reset my Speed Dial background to default though, OSX 10.8.5.

Fhury Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:07:12 AM

Thanks.

I thought you could right click to hide extension icons in this build? I must be mistaken.

Blazej Kazmierczakbkazmierczak Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:09:00 AM

Originally posted by SmyQ:

Ok, now rocker gestures are fine, but i have to:
- enable it in opera:flags
- enable it in settings.
I think it should be enabled by default, like on Opera 12.


As soon they are stabilized, they will be available smile

Originally posted by vux777:

big changelog


Expect even bigger for O18 smile

Blazej Kazmierczakbkazmierczak Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:10:23 AM

Originally posted by Fhury:

I thought you could right click to hide extension icons in this build? I must be mistaken.


That's O18+ feature. Incoming in next soon.


Originally posted by thefreeman55:

how about notes will it be back


Nope, please use extension for that or external app.

ayespy Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:20:38 AM

OK, nice, Buuuuuuuut, installed virgin on my wife's Win7 x64 system with conventional 12.16 install, it cannot find and import bookmarks. It offers you the option, but when you go to the page that is supposed to list the bookmarks from 12.16, the list is empty.

I had to resort to xmarks extension to import her bookmarks.

liv-public Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:26:24 AM

Do you work on Linux builds?

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:29:45 AM

Thank you.

Bruce Lawsonbrucelawson Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:30:08 AM

Originally posted by clean:

I'd try this out ... if there was a version for Linux.


Originally posted by liv-public:

Do you work on Linux builds?


There will be a version of Opera for Linux, but not yet.

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:33:56 AM

Thanks Blazej yes for official info about the release, and detailed change log.
Many thanks to the whole development team cheers , for their hard work flirt
Congrats party for the first stable version, which includes the "Startup Options", and the "Quick Access Bar" for bookmarks.

Blazej Kazmierczakbkazmierczak Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:40:19 AM

Originally posted by l33t4opera:

Congrats for the first stable version, which includes the "Startup Options", and the "Quick Access Bar" for bookmarks.



You're welcome. The QAB is not officially supported yet though, so don't blame me for glitches;)

saito Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:41:02 AM

Originally posted by ayespy:

OK, nice, Buuuuuuuut, installed virgin on my wife's Win7 x64 system with conventional 12.16 install, it cannot find and import bookmarks. It offers you the option, but when you go to the page that is supposed to list the bookmarks from 12.16, the list is empty.

Which version of Opera 12 did you use, 32 bit, or 64, which was not recommended?

IllusionMH109th Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:44:38 AM

Blazej, Bruce, any chanses to get page dimmed after alert?
Works in Opera 12.50-, for popups in settings, but not for alerts on pages.
Example: https://api.monosnap.com/image/download?id=siD2gaspbzsIFiyz2qSmE0mCo

dEricT MalEDerict Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:10:44 AM

I want linux build T.T
And I miss dragonfly, I'm stucked with 12.xx for dragonfly,,
Actually I let opmail go, but still miss it too and no linux for opmail T.T

O yeah, I found something weirds opera with extension like ABP/Disconnect if I closed opera wihout close all tab and start with that tab actually those extension doesn't work and need to refresh the page to make it run,,

Sorry my english bad bigsmile

vux777 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:11:32 AM

If you can't use bookmarks (imported by Opera) there is a nice extension for bookmarks (html import)

http://my.opera.com/Sumpfkrautjunkie/blog/2013/07/16/export-tooltips-thumnails-thumbnail-mode

developer quited working on it when Opera devs announced that they working on bookmark manager, but it's very useful in this stage. Looks nice, works nice... nicer then QAB knockout

L33t4operal33t4opera Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:30:59 AM

Originally posted by bkazmierczak:

so don't blame me for glitches;)


Although I had hope, to see the same QAB as it's already implemented in O18, but this one is also fine (as for the first implementation in stable version), and has the "Drag and Drop", so it's just fine, at least for the time being. I knew already, that this is not yet completly implemented, and also, as you maybe already noticed, I'm patient and very understanding person spock

KurtChrisDavey Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:34:55 AM

Thanks team!!
Things are shaping up nicely.
Looking forward to forthcoming developments.

yes

PeterCREEPER Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:01:13 AM

Opera stable crashed twice for me down

jmc777 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:06:28 AM

Google Maps doesn't load when I'm signed into my Google account. Anyone else experiencing this?

Rammstein1972 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:07:20 AM

AdBlock doesn't work.

Win8 x64

Marlene Solsonamsols Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:10:09 AM

Thanks for this new stable release

pseudo555 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Custom search engine still need some polish:

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1767182

Ser2k2 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:25:54 AM

Thanks..for you hard work.bigsmile

g2spot Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:28:43 AM

My stand-alone installation does not update automatically.

Version: 16.0.1196.80
Update stream: Stable
System: Windows 7 64-bit (WoW64)

/g..

maartenv Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:38:47 AM

Very happy with the return of the custom search engines!

senseysensor Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:42:34 AM

Thanks!

Dreamemilyefims Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:44:40 AM

Opera updates are the best updates to have as you really expect something special to arrive at the right time smile

I have a question in regards to Pinned Tabs. Is it possible to retain pinned tabs after Opera restart in the similar way as it could easily be done in Opera 12?

I guess Session Manager is no longer available, but is it possible to save a pinned tab in Opera Startup > Open a specific page or set of pages?

I think many Opera users are missing this feature as much as I do smile

marjancek Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:52:01 AM

I've been an Opera user for over 5 years, but if I don't get an update for Linux soon I will be forced to move on...

Bhikkhu PesalaPesala Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:53:08 AM

Originally posted by emilyefims:

I have a question in regards to Pinned Tabs. Is it possible to retain pinned tabs after Opera restart in the similar way as it could easily be done in Opera 12? /quote]Yes. In Settings, Continue from where I left off.

Originally posted by marjancek:

I've been an Opera user for over 5 years, but if I don't get an update for Linux soon I will be forced to move on...

You're not missing anything. Opera Next is not nearly as good as Opera 11.64 yet. Just use an older version — whichever one you prefer — until at least the end of this year.

zawadaki Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:54:12 AM

very very bad, no REAL bookmarks only useless substitute

besides, new release still slaughters my SSD drive, when you do something with that

BOOKMARKS BOOKMARKS BOOKMARKS and save SSD !

remains with 12

Rafael Luikrafaelluik Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:54:12 AM

Thanks!

I just noticed one thing... Opera 17 presents a little lag when closing tabs that Opera 16 didn't have.

Nik Ambroschnambrosch Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:55:07 AM

still can't set a non-standard search engine as default sad

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:04:31 PM

I have still problem using Turbo. Does anyone confirm this problem with Turbo is enabled?

www.twiter.com is working.
my.opera.com or operaturkiye.net is not working.

Dreamemilyefims Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:07:28 PM

Originally posted by Pesala:

Yes. In Settings, Continue from where I left off



I see, that helped; but still prefer Session Manager because no matter where you left of, Opera will always open a specific number of pinned and unpinned tabs every single time.

Big advantage to what we have now sad

Mağruf ÇolakoğluZAHEK Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:07:31 PM

If I am not wrong, changelog incluedes 596 change or more smile
"Oh My God" smile

Wesleytechwg Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:20:12 PM

Once you get all the features I need I will come back to Opera. I hate chrome but right now it is the only thing I can tolerate. When you get bookmarks that can be sorted like I have been able to do for years and I have more settings and per-site proxy settings etc I will come back. Until then all this is pointless.

pasegros Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:34:05 PM

My computer crashed completely 3 times when I was watching this vídeo and many others fom this site(the leading TV network in Brazil):
http://globotv.globo.com/rede-globo/bom-dia-rio/t/edicoes/v/conduta-de-policiais-em-abordagens-sera-revista-apos-morte-de-pm-na-cidade-de-deus/2873814/
The screen froze and I had to close and restart the Windows Explorer through the Task Manager. A message of low level memory appearead and I needed to close Opera 17. Please, check out this issue. I have some extensions but I'm not sure if it is related. Maybe it's an issue/problem just on my PC.
One suggestion idea: develop (as in Firefox=Menu/Help/Start with extensions deactivated headbang ) a way to start Opera with all extensions disabled. It's very annoying bombbombbomb(for test purpose) disable all extensions one by one every time that Opera crash or whatever. If someone has 15 or more extensions, for example...furious
Win 7 (x64) - Opera 17 "STABLE"/fresh instalation...whistle

ClashCityRockerclashcityrocker Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:42:04 PM

Hoping OperaLink is switched on when Opera 18 moves to the Next channel.

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