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Opera Software publishes Opera 70 for the desktop

Opera Software released Opera 70 for all supported desktop operating systems -- Windows, Linux and Mac OS -- this week. The new version of the web browser comes with tab searching improvements, optimized panel displays, and more workspace customizations among other new features.

The new stable version of the Opera browser is already available as an in-browser update and as a direct download from the Opera Software website.

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Opera 70 introduces some new features in the browser, the most prominent one is probably the improved tab search functionality. The Opera browser supported tab searching before but the feature ran searches across page titles and URLs only when you invoked the feature. Now, with Opera 70, page content is also included in the search provided that the site is loaded in the tab.

Activate the search icon in the browser's tab bar to open the search interface. Opera displays the open tabs in a list on the page that opens and filters these based on your input.

The screenshot below highlights the new functionality. The search term "windo" is not found in the title or URL of the two sites it returns in the results; it is found in the content of the page though.

opera tab search

Opera's tab search finds tabs across all open browser windows, not just tabs in the active browser window.

Opera Software highlights two additional improvements on its official blog: that it has increased the width of the bookmark and history panel to better display items listed in these panels, and that users may pick new workspace icons.

The company launched the Workspace feature in Opera 67 earlier this year. The feature improves the management of tabs in the browser by allowing users to group tabs into workspaces to get only the tabs of the active workspace displayed in the browser's tab bar.

The full changelog lists plenty of fixes and other changes, including:

  • Update to Chromium 84.0.4147.89
  • DNS resolution error page now includes hint about DOH settings.

The majority of changes are fixes though.

Now You: Have you tried the Opera browser on the desktop recently?

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  1. piomiq said on July 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm
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    Didn’t test yet, and I wonder if then increased number of workspace or still is only few available.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 30, 2020 at 12:37 pm
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      Still limited I think.

      1. blackmojo said on July 30, 2020 at 1:59 pm
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        5 max

  2. Iron Heart said on July 30, 2020 at 12:18 pm
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    > Now You: Have you tried the Opera browser on the desktop recently?

    Martin, your jokes are hilarious at times, and they never get old.

  3. computer said no said on July 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm
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    I have never even tried opera once and perhaps never will.
    Vivaldi would seem to be the better option.

    1. JB Moon said on August 4, 2020 at 11:42 am
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      I am loving Vivaldi…

  4. Skynet said on July 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm
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    If I had to then I would even use chrome or edge over opera.

    What is it with a couple of minor changes counting as a major version release these days? ff79 was the same.

  5. Andrew said on July 30, 2020 at 1:22 pm
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    Off topic. This site is blocked when using cloudflare DNS for families (1.1.1.2).

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 30, 2020 at 4:22 pm
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      Andrew, I tried it just a moment ago and the site loaded fine. Can you re-verify?

      1. Andrew said on July 30, 2020 at 6:54 pm
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        Site is accessible now.

    2. Yuliya said on July 30, 2020 at 4:52 pm
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      I can access “ghacks.net” when 1.1.1.2 is set as the sole DNS resolver for IPv4 and IPv6 disabled; have not tested otherwise, but it should work.

  6. jaco said on July 30, 2020 at 2:59 pm
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    Strange enough, why Opera 70 changed my settings???

  7. Anonymous said on July 30, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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    The old Opera was brilliant, this Opera I daren’t touch, simply because too much about it is shady. But from the screenshots I do think I like its UI most of all current browsers and there’s much to say for the amount of handy not-in-the-way features they include.

    As for Vivaldi, to me it feels to me like the company has nothing more than the appearance of having customizability close to heart, but in fact it’s nothing like Opera Presto (<= v12) had going for it.

    Plus, Vivaldi and privacy is completely unclear to me.

    1. Declan said on July 30, 2020 at 8:45 pm
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      Agreed Anonymous. I keep a copy of v.12 in case an auto-updater messes with my setup. Then I go back. It’s by far the best Opera.

  8. Jim said on July 30, 2020 at 3:57 pm
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    Next to the minimize icon on the top right, there is a search icon.
    How do I remove that search icon and replace it with the ‘closed tab’ list icon that was there a few versions ago?
    Thank you.

  9. Buzz said on July 30, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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    Both the update article and the comments are interesting What I would really like is a comparative review of browsers regarding security and privacy, including Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave. I am not a fan of MS or Google, so not that interested in Chrome, or Edge, or Explorer, but for comprehensiveness they would be worth including. Firefix, my longtime favorite, seems less and less attractive, at least on the privacy side, maybe not the security side. Any chance ghacks could review these issues for the major browsers?

    1. Iron Heart said on July 30, 2020 at 8:20 pm
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      @Buzz

      Perhaps this will provide you with some guidance / information:

      https://www.scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/browser_privacy.pdf

  10. NeonRobot said on July 30, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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    opera & vivaldi tracks you with assigned id. No use.

    1. Scott said on July 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm
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    2. computer said no said on July 30, 2020 at 7:58 pm
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      @Neonrobot
      I am not certain vivaldi tracks you with the UUID but merely counts users.

  11. Yuliya said on July 30, 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    I used to keep Chropera portable, but once they started adding social nonsense in the sidebar, I’ve lost my interest in this browser. Also ever since the introduced this ugly UI, in terms of animations and overall responsiveness the whole thing felt into a perpetual beta stage. Sad.

  12. Anonymous said on July 30, 2020 at 9:46 pm
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    I had to change my custom DNS server to CloudFlare to get the new version to work.

  13. jordano santos cerqueira [brazil] said on July 31, 2020 at 8:18 am
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    my default navigator!!!!

  14. Jeff said on July 31, 2020 at 8:28 am
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    Still has an awful grey theme with hardcoded title bar color which is why I refuse to use it.

  15. Nikeo said on July 31, 2020 at 9:35 am
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    Opera of course, I guess I won’t use brawe – it’s for weird trolls!

    1. Iron Heart said on July 31, 2020 at 9:59 am
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  16. Bading said on July 31, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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    Until Opera is out of Chinese hands it should never be mentioned again as a safe and legitimate browser.

    1. Niko said on August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am
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      You must be joking, right?

  17. JB said on August 1, 2020 at 7:32 am
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    Only a fool would trust his privacy to a Chinese company, and Opera is owned by a Chinese company.

    The concept of “privacy” does not even exist in China, companies there do not get fined for infringing on privacy, they get fined if they don´t.

    1. SpywareFan said on August 1, 2020 at 8:03 am
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      Instead Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Ebay, Amazon, Apple, Cloudflare, Gooz://a, Symantec …Infinite list… Should be trusted because they spy on everybody, but they are American!
      Why not simply distrust a software only considering the evil code it’s made of?
      Opera until v12 has been my primary browser, now, thank’s to google engine, it’s only an adware with hijacking capabilities.

    2. Niko said on August 1, 2020 at 10:07 am
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      I can only laugh at what nonsense you wrote, hahahahahaha…..

      1. SpywareFan said on August 1, 2020 at 12:12 pm
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        Do you have any arguments to sustain your claim or you’re using your fingers only to write useless comments? There’s nothing to laught about, but maybe you’re too young to understand the risks of this private data giveaway.
        Best regards.

  18. Niko said on August 1, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    @SpywareFan

    Sorry about that, i was commenting JB post…

    1. SpywareFan said on August 2, 2020 at 7:46 am
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      In that case please accept my apologizes…
      But what JB said is the truth, I was only pointing the fact that even some corporations from democratic nations are “evil”.

  19. Testertime said on August 4, 2020 at 7:23 pm
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    Despite the controversies, Opera is still a very easy way to get around horrid peering policies from certain Internet providers. Some providers intentionally let certain routes run hot, which can make watching streams or even Youtube extremely slow.

  20. Anna said on October 12, 2020 at 11:44 am
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    Yah, until Opera is out of Chinese hands it should never be mentioned again as a safe and legitimate browser. I would really like is a comparative review of browsers regarding security and privacy, including Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave. Opera is still a very easy way to get around horrid peering policies from certain Internet providers.

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