Opera 55 Released with New Settings Layout, Better Page Control

August 17, 2018

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Opera web browser reached the new stable 55 release a day ago with a new settings page, better page control, and easier Chrome extension installation.

Opera 55 release highlights:

  • New layout of settings page options for the start page, the user interface, dark theme support, languages, downloads, system, shortcuts and for reset settings.
  • Better control of the pages you visit with an expanded badge pop-up menu
  • Add install button when visiting Chrome extensions web store.
  • Bookmarks bar now is enabled by default. Click the heart icon on the right side to add new bookmarks.

How to Install Opera 55 in Ubuntu:

The Opera team offers snap package (containerised software package), which is always up-to-date (auto-updates itself). And you can simply install it in Ubuntu Software:

Also traditional Opera binary package for Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

You can make Software Updater receive future updates for the traditional Opera package by adding its official apt repository:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to 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 following command or upgrade the browser via Software Updater:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install opera-stable


For the Opera snap package, simply remove it from Ubuntu Software.

For the Opera apt repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove traditional opera package, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove opera

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