Opera 36 Beta (Build 36.0.2130.21) Has Been Released

As you may know, Opera is a popular, open-source, cross-platform internet browser.

Opera 36 Beta (Build 36.0.2130.21) has been released, bringing the below changes:

  • Scrolled position is reset after clicking/focusing the news page
  • [Tools] Context menu in History/Tabs section doesn’t have proper content
  • [News on SD] News images are not loaded when they get in view as a result of vertical resizing
  • Fullscreen domain toolbar doesn’t appear on Windows
  • Holding Shift and try to drag fixed tab crashes Opera
  • Error pages show [Object object] in error summary
  • Missing support for no theme in WebUIs
  • [SP] Transitioning to history component is jerky
  • Fix no-theme design for other WebUIs
  • [News on SD] No additional News images or impressions on resize, when scrollTop is 0
  • Theme being previewed from addons lacks no-overlay style
  • Issue with enabling/disabling advanced settings and config panel in the start page
  • Fix the height of the theme picker, so that the layout doesn’t shift once themes are loaded
  • [news on SD] read articles are not marked as such in background tab
  • Click-to-play setting isn’t respected without Turbo engaged
  • Checkbox doesn’t reflect changing selected theme in theme selector component
  • Extension icons should be excluded from content verification irrespective in whatever case they are used(not only in the same case as manifest.json)
  • Bookmark Manager doesn’t reflow on resize
  • chrome://startpage/private not loaded when opening new private window
  • Country dependent theme not working
  • Don’t double count articleImpression
  • chrome://startpage/private shown only with –disable-preload-startpage when opening new private window
  • [Linux][Tools] Opera:settings does not load
  • Hints showing policy is too irritating
  • Navigation expander doesn’t work when news-on-startpage is disabled

Installation instructions:

To install and test Opera Beta on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems, like: Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3, you need to download the deb package and install it via command-line.

For now, Opera Beta is available as 64 bit packages only, but 32 packages should be created starting with the future Opera releases.

How to install Opera Beta on 32 bit Ubuntu systems and derivatives:

$ sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra gdebi
$ wget http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-beta/opera-beta_36.0.2130.21_i386.deb -O opera-beta_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi opera-beta_i386.deb

How to install Opera Beta on 64 bit Ubuntu systems and derivatives:

$ sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra gdebi
$ wget http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-beta/opera-beta_36.0.2130.21_amd64.deb -O opera-beta_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi opera-beta_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove opera-beta, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove opera-beta

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