Opera 63 Released with Improved Private Mode

August 21, 2019

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Opera web browser 63 was released a day ago with improved private browsing mode.

Opera 63 release highlights:

  • Improved private browsing mode (also known as incognito mode)
  • Use Bookmarks Bar as default location for saving bookmarks
  • Add “Speed Dial Filtering” feature for Windows.
  • Add improvements to the Snapshot tool: ‘Save page as pdf’ and ‘Copy and close’ options
  • The Bookmarks Bar is now hidden once the last bookmark is removed
  • Remove the double “New window” button when right-clicking on the Launcher bar
  • Updated Chromium version, and various other changes.

How to Install Opera 63 in Ubuntu:

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

Also native .deb package for Ubuntu is available for downloading 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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