Software update: Opera 10.0 build 1679

A new development version of the web browser Opera was released on Friday. Opera is free to use and includes features like tabbed browsing, a popup blocker, and an email program with spam filter. New in this release is that the thumbnail tabs can now also be placed on the side and several improvements have been made to Opera Unite, which means that it can no longer work with older builds. Below is the full changelog for version 10.0 build 1679:

User Interface

  • New tools icon for the main menu
  • Further tab improvements, including trying out better attention state design
  • Changed original size of Google field to be 25% of toolbar size
  • Changes to the way the dragbar and addressbar work in Standard and Mac skin. Also resolves shifting caused by removing search box
  • Contacts should be below mail in the panel selector
  • Removed old history icon
  • Updated standard skin side tab appearance, to match other changes
  • Dialog fix to ensure that “Help” buttons are not double-click protected. “Help” is now always enabled
  • Dialog fix to ensure that “Ok” buttons are enabled in simple dialogs that don’t override the OK-action behavior
  • Fixed an issue with the drag bar display on the top or bottom when tabs are on the sides
  • Fixed an issue with the page cycler not switching style and skin when wrapping
  • Fixed visibility of the drag handle knob
  • Improved compatibility with 9.2x skins: Let the drag scrollbar skin fall back to toolbar skin instead of scrollbar skin
  • Re-added a fall back for toolbar buttons in the tab cycler, for compatibility with older skins
  • Tab cycle thumbnails on as default
  • Let the drag scrollbar skin fall back to toolbar skin instead of scrollbar skin
  • Give the cycler buttons a hover state in the skin
  • Fixed Bug DSK-164481 (Focus moved from the toolbar to the new tab button when changing tab bar placement)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-166020 (Smiley button has no tooltip or label)
  • Partial Fix of Bug DSK-171609 (accesskey dialog not navigable)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-252995 (Opera continuously opening tabs if you choose “Opera Internet Browser” and “Remember choice” in the BitTorrent Client Selection dialog)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257148 (Crash when closing tabs, with transition between visual and regular tabs)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257417 (“New tab” button text is too dark)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257797 (Background color in Appearance > Buttons)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258533 (Pagebar Floating Button 1 pixel too high)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258686 (Real Classic 2-2 skin problems)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258808 (Speed ​​Dial border fix)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258934 (Collapsed address bar doesn’t show domain name until page finishes loading)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259162 (Unique language search.ini files from locale folder not picked up by Opera)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259359 (Don’t show Opera Link progress immediately): Busy status only shown when calling “sync now” or after 3 seconds busy
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259460 (Tab switcher isn’t clickable)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259513 (Wrong icons in the System Tray)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259557 (Disabling tab thumbnails causes dragbar area to be a different color)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259671 (Hovering panel tabs shows one extra line of pixels at the bottom)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259687 (Hover state for back/forward buttons inconsistent with the other buttons)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259699 (Remember password checkbox switches off when username is entered)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259720 (Tabs wrapping not set back to no wrapping when setting tab placement back to top from left or right)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259960 (Remember last email used in crashlog upload dialog)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259985 (Not possible to view or edit overrides)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259989 (Part of the drag bar visible after hiding)


  • Fixed Bug CORE-18743 (Tabs at the beginning of lines cause cursor to not move to the beginning of the line)
  • Fixed Bug CORE-23061 (Fix for windowless Flash focus issue)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-238202 (Slashes for local files in history tree dropdown are encoded)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-221407 (Crash when trying to open a PDF)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-239267 (Nodes don’t have the baseURI property)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-239684 ([num].length returns length of select box. (should be ‘undefined”))
  • Fixed Bug DSK-254895 (BitTorrent related crash)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-256303 (Cache related crash)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258785 (BR with no preceeding text disables Ctrl-A/Select All or crashes)


  • Added styling to the “no message selected” message in the mail/feed tab
  • Changed the default for mail import from Opera 5/6 to Opera 7/8/9/10
  • Fixed Bug DSK-209183 (New account wizard doesn’t save edited username when automatically filling in account details based on email provider)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-223210 (Unselecting an item (or Ctrl+A/select all with no message selected) after selecting multiples items shows wrong button states (Undelete instead of Delete))
  • Fixed Bug DSK-232501 (Crash when activating message from mail notification while cert approve dialog is open)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-252197 (In plain text mode, navigating in RTL text skips lines)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257686 (Mail body cut off on import when the file has the strange LF CRLF header-body separation)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257896 (From header disappears when clicking on feed item)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258728 (Overflow text in mail account error message, for some languages): Resized the mail error dialog to have space for romanian strings
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259272 (Can’t fetch IMAP messages when QRESYNC is enabled)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-260274 (List view sorting leaves sort indicator on all headers)


  • Fixed Unite status dialog: No longer losing status text selection on status update
  • Advanced settings are now disabled when choosing to upgrade service
  • Fixed Bug CORE-22444 (Open desktop http://admin. when launching services)
  • Fixed Bug CORE-23028 (Doesn’t connect to proxy after stopping and starting Unite)
  • Further Fix to Fixed Bug DSK-245191 (Add Open Folder button to file browse control)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-254303 (Installing Unite services from file (on disk), breaks service when deleting file): copying instead of moving local zip files
  • Fixed Bug DSK-256026 (Show service description in tooltip in panel)
  • Further Fix to Bug DSK-257027 (Windows Firewall exception not created for Opera webserver)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257050 (Install service dialog blocks on no share folder selected)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257239 (Work offline crashes Opera when unite is disabled)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257588 (Crash when clicking OK in Unite property dialogs)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-257931 (Add visibility of Unite users on the local network): Making discovery work without having to start Unite
  • Partial Fix of Bug DSK-259384 (Unite asks for device takeover on start-up): Adding device name to error message
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259444 (Opera crashes when dragging config.xml (Unite) to the interface)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259759 (“Install as a new service” becomes bold only on hover)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259992 (Unite service name doesn’t have a fallback)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-260046 (Local service discovery attention state doesn’t go away when clicking the status icon)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-260101 (Change home service representation in Unite panel)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-260195 (Crash when starting a Unite service and Unite is not running already)

Spelling Checker

  • Abbreivate the size to Mb in download dialog when it makes sense to do so
  • Made sure even the size is sorted right in the grid
  • Made sure Opera does not download the same dictionary twice in the same session if someone goes back in the wizard
  • Made sure the download progress bar is aligned, and the error page is visible and at the right place
  • Made sure the forward button is enabled if someone goes back in the dialog and we already have installed a dictionary
  • Move the spelling checker menu item into the Pref->Advanced->Browsing dialog
  • A Minor fix to prevent crashes
  • Fixed Bug DSK-256050 (The file size does not updated corectly in the dictionary install dialog)


  • Fixed Opera not starting on W9x anymore
  • Fixed Bug DSK-234328 (Tab bar does not redraw when closing all tabs)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-256039 (Alt+down, left or right arrow in address bar or find box produces strange characters)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-256843 (Buttons in plugin when viewing in fullscreen don’t work (onPress/mouseDown))
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258612 (Opening tab while Opera is closing ruins saved session)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259022 (Pages using webfonts causes Opera to crash in Windows 98)
  • Further Fix to Bug DSK-259162 (Unique language search.ini files from locale folder not picked up by Opera)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259458 (Dragbar knob missing in Windows Native skin)


  • Fixing Panel buttons for Mac Skin
  • UPnP fixed
  • Revised Mac tabs – now includes attention states, hover states, add-tab, and tab bar no longer moves when changing tab
  • Corrected the left padding on Mac Thumbnails
  • Fixing add-tab top appearance in Mac Skin
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258045 (Left Padding on Tabs Wonky With No Close Button on Mac Skin)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258745 (Web panels fail to render when hovered)
  • Partial Fix of Bug DSK-259069 (VoiceOver Link Chooser seems erratic)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259360 (Webfonts show double outline on Mac)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259721 (Fonts on Mac blurry)


  • Fixed Bug DSK-239267 (Won’t start up Totem to play an OGG audio file)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258771 (The wrapper script on amd64 FreeBSD packages references x86_64 instead of amd64 when looking for Java)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258772 (The wrapper script on amd64 FreeBSD packages does not look for openjdk6 or diablo-jdk1.6.0)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-258773 (Crash in pluginWrapper)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-259789 (Add more search paths for Flash)
  • Fixed Bug DSK-260188 (UPnP memory leaks on Linux)

The following downloads are available:
Opera 10.0 build 1679 for Windows (msi)
Opera 10.0 build 1679 for Windows (Classic)
Opera 10.0 build 6595 for Mac OS X (Intel)
Opera 10.0 build 6595 for Mac OS X (Universal)
Opera 10.0 build 4520 for UNIX/Linux

Version number 10.0 build 1679
Release status unstable
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Opera
License type Freeware