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Opera 41 beta – Harder, better, faster, stronger

Release Notes:

- Twice as fast startup!
- Longer battery time when video conferencing
- Hardware accelerated video pop-out
- Personal news
- Windows x64 builds

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Opera browser still supports Windows Vista and XP
Opera browser will continue to bring bug fixes and security updates to XP and Windows Vista users to ensure people stay safe when browsing online.
How to import bookmarks and other settings
Migrating to Opera from another browser is really easy. When you run it for the first time, you’ll be prompted to automatically import your bookmarks and other settings from Google Chrome.


How to use PPAPI Flash Player in Opera
PPAPI is more secure because it works in sandboxed processes.

You can get Flash Player from the links below (offline installers) The links always will give you the 'latest' version of Flash.

for Windows:
for Mac:

After downloading the installers, close your Opera browser and install Flash Player.
Then restart Opera browser and check your plugins

If you see the Flash Player plugin in this page, you did it right! Have fun!


Chromecast support in Opera browser
How to set it up


Would you like to stream your favorite online videos on a big screen? Now you can do it from Opera on your computer with the Chromecast support we’ve just added. Read on to find out how.

How to wire up your Opera browser with Chromecast
  1. Download the Chrome extension from Opera add-ons catalog. This allows you to use Chrome extensions with the Opera browser. This pro tip might come in handy for other use cases, too.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store and get the Google Cast extension – it’s the official Google extension for sending content to Chromecast.
  3. Is your Chromecast device already plugged into the HDMI port on your display? Make sure both Chromecast and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. The device will be detected and you can begin casting from Google-cast enabled sites. Please note, that at this point, you can not cast a tab from Opera.
If you need a more detailed instruction on setting up Chromecast, please check this help article.

What kind of videos can I stream from Opera?
As I mentioned above, Opera supports streaming from Google Cast-enabled sites. At this point, it’s YouTube and Netflix.

Why Chromecast?
Chromecast was first released in 2013 and quickly garnered good reviews and won over many users across the globe. According to a market report by Strategy Analytics, Chromecast was the most popular streaming device sold in 2015. It’s praised for being compact, affordable and convenient to manage with the device you’re streaming from.

On a side note, it’s expected that Google will release a new version of Chromecast supporting 4K video as soon as the beginning of October. I’m looking forward to checking that one out.

Are you using Chromecast? Have you already tried streaming video from Opera with Chromecast support?


Secure Your Opera Browser [Guide]

This settings will show you "How to surf more secure and private in Opera browser"
These changes won't effect your usability but improve your privacy & security. :)

  1. First of all check your Opera version, go to opera://about/ Opera automaticaly updates itself. You can download the latest version of browser from the homepage of Opera, as well.
  2. Lets go to Settings of Opera, press Alt+P
  • In this page, scroll down to bottom and check "Block third-party cookies and site data"

Move on to "Browser" tab

  • Scroll down to this page and check "Show advanced settings" option. Then find the settings shown in the screenshot and make them like in the screenshot. Check "Show full URL in combined search and address bar" and un-check "Show popular searches"
  • If you want to use your battery on your laptop with Opera, enable "Save Battery" option.

Move on to "Websites" tab
  • Do not allow any website to know your location

Move on to "Privacy & Security" tab
  • Enable "Block Ads" option if you are not using any adlocker on your Opera browser, and remove all exceptions from 'Manage exceptions'! If you block ads, webpages will load faster and look cleaner. By blocking ads, you also block the source of many tracking cookies.
    You can see how many ads blocked on pages end of the URL bar :)


Opera's built-in adblocker uses Easylist and EasyPrivacy by default. Don't worry you can add filters you need which uses Easylist rule syntax.

1 - You can get filters from FilterLists website.

2 - Click view button of desired filter, copy the URL of the filter.
3 - Go to Opera adblocker settings
4 - Open "Custom block lists"

5- Then paste the URL of the new filter and press 'Enter'

Congrats you are using the new filter with Opera's built-in adblocker :cool:

  • Privacy Section Settings
- Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar,
- Predict network actions to improve page load performance,
- Help improve Opera by sending feature usage information and
- Automatically send crash reports to Opera.

These options send anonymous data about your behavior and browsing habits to Opera. Opera trying to collect telemetry data to know new trends of their users to give better services. Typical users can safely leave all options ticked here, but if you are concerned about your privacy disable these options.

Check these options,
- Protect me from malicious site
- Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic

  • Enable VPN feature.
Normally, your browser connects directly to websites, allowing websites to identify your IP address and its approximate location. With VPN, you connect to websites via a VPN server. As a result, your apparent location changes to the location of the server.

Opera has built-in WebRTC Leak prevent (Disable non-proxied UDP), make sure that this option is 'enabled' while you are using VPN feature in Opera or any desktop VPN application.

Opera's built-in VPN is free service, and the amount of data you are allowed to transfer is unlimited.

after all these you can close the Settings tab :)

Go to opera://flags/
  • Search for "PPAPI Win32k lockdown" and set "All plug-ins"

  • Search for "AppContainer lockdown" and set it "Enabled"

If you want to improve your browsing, you can add security/privacy extensions to your Opera browser.

HTTPS Everywhere >
Privacy Badger >

I do not recommend recording your passwords into browsers. You can use LastPass extension to store your passwords.
LastPass >
If you want 'offline' options you can also use Password Safe.
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Protecting Against Yourself

Remember the SuperFish scandal? A third party application installed a Certificate Authority on PCs, and then hijacked all secure connections by serving browsers certificates from this local certificate authority. The SuperFish issue was widely publicized, partly because it combined several bad practices, but it is far from the only program out there that attempts to do this.

There are many different programs that will attempt to intercept secure connections, examples are debugging (I often use Fiddler myself), corporate intranets, parental control, anti-virus, ad injectors and spyware. Any one of these programs would have to be installed locally on your computer to do this. This typically means that they have been installed by “you”, and they “own” your computer – that you have given them permission to do this (even if unwittingly). Any protection applied in Opera could in theory be counteracted by another program on your computer. In general we do not protect users against setups they have configured on their own computer.

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Please Opera users,
1 - Go to opera://flags/#warn-for-unknown-root
2 -
Set it "Enabled" and restart Opera.

After this change, if Opera detects a unknown root which hijackes your secure will see an alert like below.

Stay secure with Opera :)


Prevent Opera VPN from leaking your IP address

Opera announced a VPN feature built-in Opera browser. The VPN feature will improve security and privacy of the user on public hotspots and while surfing internet. The VPN lets you choose where to appear on the internet, giving you online privacy and security a boost while making content easier to access.

Enabling VPN is so easy.
1 - Go to “Settings” (or “Preferences” on Mac),
2 - Choose “Privacy & Security” and then toggle the free VPN. An icon labeled “VPN” will appear in the browser address bar, from which you can toggle VPN on and off, and choose a location.

As is the case with any other VPN or proxy solution, it is necessary to make sure that the underlying program does not leak information to remote servers. The settings below will even work for your desktop VPN app and Opera's built-in VPN.

Let's begin!

1 - Go to opera://settings/
2 - Check "Show Advanced Settings"
3 - Then disable VPN feature (shown in the screenshot below)
4 - Check "Disable non-proxied UDP"

You are done. You can check your VPN (while enabled) for IPleak here: IP/DNS Detect

Stay safe!


What’s new in Chromium 54 and Opera 41

  • Web Components: Custom Elements v1
  • DOM convenience methods on ParentNode & ChildNode
  • CanvasRenderingContext2D.prototype.imageSmoothingQuality
  • BroadcastChannel API
  • Cache Storage API: CacheQueryOptions
  • CSS text-size-adjust
  • Unprefixed CSS user-select
  • Navigations in unload handlers now blocked
  • Node.prototype.getRootNode
  • Experimenting with post-quantum crypto for TLS
  • Deprecated and removed features




For Opera 42 and upper releases have different "Menu" icon than the current Opera 41 "Menu" icon

Opera Beta 42 Menu icon (from my view)
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