The Opera browser has been updated to version 76.0.4017.177. This version has solved the problem where the default Opera ad blocker wouldn’t block YouTube ads.

While it may have seemed this was some kind of partnership between Opera and Google, that isn’t the case; it was only a problem that needed a fix in the next release and it should now be resolved for everyone.

Opera 76.0.4017.177

Opera also acknowledged that the browser wasn’t blocking all ads when the ad blocker was “working,” which is why some users would find the ad blocker working for some ads but then showing some others.

There are still quite a few users who suggest Opera still has some problems that need addressing in future builds. One user says Opera will randomly display different tabs between workspaces. Another user says there is a problem with the Hieroglyphs on the Bookmarks page which should have been addressed by now but wasn’t. You can probably expect a fix for these problems in the next release.

What’s new in Opera 76.0.4017.177:

  • DNA-92597 Sound controller doesn’t work after pressing ‘Next’ button
  • DNA-93405 Import vmp_signer instead of starting new python process
  • DNA-93406 [Mac] Import plist_util instead of calling script in _generateAppEntitlements
  • DNA-93442 Make GX Control panel attachable by webdriver
  • DNA-93554 [AdBlock] Find a fix for blocking ‘new’ YouTube ads
  • DNA-93587 Pre-refactor solution

To update Opera, open the browser and click on the Opera icon in the top left corner and then click on the Update and Recovery link. The Opera browser will then automatically check for updates. Note that Opera will also update itself in the background when you have the browser closed, so you may find it already updated by the next time you open the browser.

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