The Opera browser has been updated to build 78.0.4093.147. This build 78.0.4093.147 for the Stable channel was released on August 11, 2021.

The main reason for this update is to update Chromium 92-4093 to 92.0.4515.131. However, they have included more features as well. Some people were reporting Opera not starting after the browser window had been previously closed. There has been a new “Detach tab” entry in the tab menu. Mac users should now find Sidebar setup closing properly. And several crashes have been fixed.

Here is the changelog for build 78.0.4093.147 which has been provided by Opera:

  • CHR-8521 Update chromium on desktop-stable-92-4093 to 92.0.4515.131
  • DNA-93036 Opera not starting after closing window. Processes still working.
  • DNA-94516 Add ‘Detach tab’ entry to tab menu
  • DNA-94584 [Mac] Sidebar setup not closed after press ‘Add extensions’ button
  • DNA-94761 Crash when trying to record “Chrome developer” trace
  • DNA-94790 Crash at opera::VideoConferenceTabDetachController::OnBrowserAboutToStartClosing(Browser*)

Once again, the enthusiastic Opera community isn’t short on any suggestions for future releases. One user would like to see changed the thick scrollbars that are visible when using task manager on KDE Plasma desktop environment in Linux. Another user would like to see pop-up videos have their sizes remembered for the next time the windows are opened. There are no major problems reported by the community after this update.

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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