Opera 47 Stable Released with Great Improvements

August 9, 2017 — Leave a comment

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Opera web browser has reached the new stable 47 release earlier today. It mainly features a handful of useful improvements.

What’s new in Opera 47:

  • Ability to export everything from your Speed Dial, bookmarks bar and other folders
  • Smoother background loading of news
  • Opera now retains up to 32 recently closed tabs
  • Video playback fixes in Windows 7 and Mac OS.
  • User interface gained refined visuals for better readability.
  • .scf files added to “risky file protection” for Windows.
  • updated to Chromium 60.

Download / Install Opera 47:

The opera website offers official .deb binaries for Ubuntu Linux, available for download at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

If you have a previous release installed, and enabled the official Opera Linux repository, upgrade it via Software Updater:

To manually add the Opera for Linux repository, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher, when it opens, run commands:

1. Add the opera repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

2. Get the key:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Finally either install Opera via Synaptic Package Manager or upgrade the browser via Software Updater.

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