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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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Opera 45, codenamed Reborn, was released earlier today. The new release features built-in social messengers: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram.

Simply click a social icon on left sidebar, you can open the social messenger in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab.

If you use more than one messenger, you can easily switch between them via ⌘ + ⇧ + m on macOS, CTRL + SHIFT + m on Windows and Linux.

opera social messengers

Other features in Opera 45:

  • light and dark theme
  • Refined user interface, new icons, and animations.
  • More control over ad blocking
  • graphics improvements on Windows and security warning for non https.
  • For more, see the announcement.

Download / Install Opera 45:

For Linux, download Opera from the official link below:

Opera Download Page

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

In addition, to manually add the Opera for Linux repository, open “terminal” via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands:

1. Setup 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. Setup the key:

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

Vivaldi browser

The Vivaldi web browser has reached the 1.6 release today, features ability to display notifications in tabs, rename tab stacks, and tab selection by domain.

Vivaldi 1.6 brings tab notifications features, which displays overlay icons on both pinned and regular tabs that notify you of new emails or messages coming through social media websites.

Vivaldi tab notifications

After enabling “Allow Tab Stack Renaming” in settings, Vivaldi 1.6 also allows you to rename tab stack by right clicking on a tab and choose “Rename Tab Stack” option.

named-stack

Another feature: Tab selection by domain. You can select multiple tabs at once by simply holding Ctrl (or ⌘ on macOS) and double-clicking on one of the tabs. All open tabs from the same domain will now be selected.

tab-selection

Download Vivaldi browser:

Download the .deb package from the link below, then click install it via Ubuntu Software:

Vivaldi Browser Download Page

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Opera 42, a new stable release of this Chromium based web browser, was released today. The new release features built-in currency converter and improved newsreader.

Opera 42 Features:

  • Built-in currency converter. Simply select the price you want to convert on the page and Opera will automatically show it in your local currency.
  • Even smarter and faster startup
  • Easier way to discover feeds. Opera’s personal newsreader offers a newspaper icon on address bar. (Disabled by default)

Opera 42 personal news

Download & Install Opera 42:

For those who have a previous release installed and added the Opera for Linux repository, just launch Software Updater to upgrade the browser:

upgrade opera via updater

Or you can download the .deb package and click to install via Ubuntu Software from the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

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The Pepper Flash Player installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, does not work any more for Chromium based browsers since Google Chrome 54 removed the latest PPAPI bundle.

pepperflashplugin-nonfree

failed to install PPAPI

There’s now a new Pepper flash installer available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, that installs PPAPI directly from adobe website.

For those who want to install the latest PPAPI Flash Player (so far it’s 23.0.0.185), you can download the source tarball from Adobe website and install it manually.

1. Go to link below:

Download Adobe Flash (PPAPI)

Check your OS type from System Settings -> Details, then select in download page:

  • Linux (64-bit) or Linux (32-bit)
  • FP 23.0 PPAPI

Download PPAPI

2. Extract the downloaded .tar.gz package, and navigate to the result folder.

extract-ppapi

3. pepperflashplugin-nonfree is still required to work as a wrapper. Install it if you don’t have it via command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

4. Now move the libpepflashplayer.so file from downloaded folder to /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree directory.

You can do this via command:

sudo mv ~/Downloads/flash_player_ppapi_*/* /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/

Or open the “/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree” directory via root by running command:

gksudo nautilus /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Then drag and drop ALL THE FILES from Downloads folder to the directory:

install ppapi

Finally restart Chromium, Opera, or other based browsers and flash should work.