Opera 58 Released with Confirm Dialog Before Closing Window

January 24, 2019

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Opera web browser released new stable 58 a day ago. The new release features warning dialog before closing window with multiple tabs, and Yandex Zen integration for Russian users.

Changes in Opera 58 include:

  • Display a comfirm dialog when closing window with multiple tabs.
  • Integrate news recommendation service Yandex Zen for Russian users.
  • Add an option in settings for “Always open SD”
  • Enable Chromium toast notifier in Opera
  • Provide feedback popup for users clicking like and dislike icons
  • Review Compatibility Mode
  • Numerous bug-fixes and improvements.

How to Install Opera 57 in Ubuntu:

The Opera team offers snap package (containerised software package), which is always up-to-date (auto-updates itself). 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

To receive future updates through Software Updater, add the official Opera apt repository via following steps:

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

Uninstall:

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-stable

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