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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.

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:

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 stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

2. Setup the key:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

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.

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.

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.

Download Vivaldi browser:

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

Opera 42 Released with Built-in Currency Converter

Last updated: December 13, 2016

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)

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:

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

Download Opera for Linux

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.

failed to install PPAPI

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

1. Go to link below:

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

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

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

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 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:

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

Opera browser 38 was released earlier today with new power-saving mode, which offers up to 50 longer battery life and avoids overheating.

By reducing background tabs activity and frame rate, using hardware accelerated video codecs in video-playback, pausing themes’ animations, auto-pausing unused plugins, including ad blocker, the new power-saving mode increases as much as 50% battery life comparing to other browser, and keeps your laptop over 3 degrees °C cooler.

This feature can be easily enabled from the top-right corner in Opera browser window.

There’s also some other features added in Opera 38:

  • add your own lists in add blocker
  • add your own photo as theme
  • extension button visible in the Speed Dial side panel
  • Speed Dial improvements.

To get the latest Opera for Linux, go to:

Opera web browser for computers has reached version 35, the first stable release for 2016, which features mute tabs, refreshed downloads page, new basic section in setting page, and 32-bit DEB/RPM for Linux users.

Opera 35 lets you mute the sound from a website easily via an option from the tab’s context menu. There’s also an option to mute all other tabs.

The download page has been redesigned. There are quick links in left pane for most used file formats: documents, PDFs, images, music, videos, archives and others.

The settings page brings a new basic section with simple settings for start-up behavior, downloads, bookmarks bar, themes, and cookies.

And finally Opera Team made 32-bit DEB and RPM binaries for Linux users, available for download at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

The 31 release of Opera web browser has been announced today with big improvement on its start up time.

According to the release note, Opera for desktops now starts up to 70% faster in comparison to previous versions, which is especially important and helpful for devices with slower, traditional hard drives.

Opera 31 also has redesigned pages so everything looks nice and modern.

How to install/upgrade to Opera 31:

If you have a previous version installed on your system and agreed to add Opera for Linux repository when you were installing the browser, just run Software Updater to upgrade Opera to the latest.

old opera upgrade picture

Or you can directly download the .deb installer from its Linux download page:

Download Opera for Linux

The latest stable Opera browser for Linux has reached the 28 release. The new release features bookmark synchronization on all devices.

Opera team recently announced the bookmark syncing feature by releasing the Opera Stable 28, which is available on Opera for computers, Opera Mini for iOS and Opera for Android. To use this feature, you need an Opera Account and login from either Setting page or the little figure icon.

In addition, Opera 28 also brings:

  • a better integration with Mac OS, as “vibrancy” of the address field and improved Mac fullscreen mode have been added
  • a bundled themes selection has been updated
  • For more, see the changelog.

Install / Upgrade Opera in Ubuntu:

If you have an previous Opera release installed, the Opera Stable Repository should be added on your system. (Go to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, and check it out)

Then you can upgrade Opera through Software Updater after checking for updates.

Or you can download Opera browser directly from its Linux download page.

Opera 27 for Linux has been announced today as its first stable release in 2015. The new release brings back the Tab preview feature and improves the navigation between Speed Dial, bookmarks and the Discover feature.

Now when you click to expand the tab menu (or press Ctrl+M on keyboard) and move the cursor over the tab names, you will also see the tab previews.

In addition, the navigation between Speed Dial, bookmarks and the Discover feature in Opera 27 has been moved to the bottom of the browser window so that you have more space at the top, and you can use the background of your choice without the previous fade-out effect.

For more details, see the changelog.

How to Install or Upgrade Opera in Ubuntu:

If you have a previous release installed on your system, you should be able to upgrade to Opera 27 by installing the updates through “Software Updater” utility.

Or you can download the Opera for Linux at the link below:

The downloaded package should be ‘open-stable_xx.xx_i386/amd64.deb’. Just click to open the package with Ubuntu Software Center and click install it in your system.

Install Opera 26 Stable in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: December 3, 2014

Opera web browser for Linux finally goes stable by releasing the Opera 26 which is based on Chromium 39.

Opera for Linux is 64-bit only. It comes with all the same features as Opera for Windows and Mac, including Speed Dial, the Discover feature, Opera Turbo, bookmarks and bookmark sharing, themes, extensions and more.

An official repository for Debian/Ubuntu based system is available for receiving automatic Opera updates.

For more, see the frequently asked questions about Opera for Linux.

Install Opera 26 in Ubuntu 14.04 and Other Releases:

Just download the .deb package from the link below and click to open with Ubuntu Software Center and finally install the browser:

While the installing process, you’ll be prompts to add the Opera Stable repository. To enable flash, just search for and install the package pepperflashplugin-nonfree from Ubuntu Software Center.