Opera 30 Beta Brings Improvements To The Sidebar And The Tab Menus

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Opera’s Tomasz Prock√≥w has announced the release of Opera 30 Beta (based on Chromium 43.0.2357.18), which brings improvements to both the sidebar and the tab menu.

Support for extensions has been added to the Sidebar, the extensions behaving as a standalone application and with the tab cycler feature, the users can switch tabs in the open order. Also, the tab menu has received two sections: Other Device and Recently Closed.

Opera 30 Beta Brings Improvements To The Sidebar And The Tab Menus

In this article I will show you how to install and test Opera 30 beta on 64 bit versions of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.

To install Opera 30 Beta on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or a derivative system, we have to download the Opera deb package from the Opera pool and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-beta/opera-beta_30.0.1835.18_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi opera-beta_30.0.1835.18_amd64.deb

Because the Opera 30 deb package gets updated frequently, most likely version 30 will be replaced by a new one soon, so when this link becomes obsolete, download the deb for amd64 Ubuntu systems from HERE and install it via gdebi.

Optional, to remove opera, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove opera

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