Opera Browser 48 Released with Search Improvements (Howto Install)

September 27, 2017

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Opera web browser reached the new stable 48 release earlier today with new and improved features.

Opera 48 release highlights:

  • Add measurement, time zone, currencies converters in Search pop up tool.
  • Capture your favorite parts of the web with the Snapshot tool
  • Add option to remove unwanted autocomplete suggestions in the search and address bar.
  • O-Menu cleaned up
  • All importing bookmarks from Edge and Yandex
  • UI improvements for HiDPI displays.
  • Update to Chromium version 61.
  • And see the release note for more.

How to Install Opera 48 in Ubuntu:

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 your system package manager or upgrade the browser via Software Updater.

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