Installing Opera on distributions other than Debian, Ubuntu or derivatives

The following was originally on GitHub but as it is effectively a blog post I decided to move it here. Introduction If there is no official Opera provided package for your Linux distribution of choice, there are various alternative options that will allow you to install Opera. First and foremost,…

Setting up a "small" Slackware install

The following was originally on GitHub but as it is effectively a blog post I decided to move it here. Intro Before you do this reconsider if it is really needed. More often than not, it isn't. This is why. A common reason for attempting a minimal install is an…

Adding H.264 video support to Opera for Linux

The following was originally on GitHub but as it is effectively a blog post I decided to move it here. Opera for Linux, version 25 and higher, supports a variety of HTML5 audio and video codecs out of the box. However, it does not have built-in support for H.264…

Workaround: Opera developer 28 find in page crash

Today, I announced the first Opera 28 developer build. Unfortunately it has a fairly annoying Known issue: Opera crashes on activating find in page on Windows and Linux If you are like me, you may find you enter the shortcut to trigger this without thinking, thus crashing your browser. The…

Customising keyboard shortcuts

It isn't well known but many of Opera's keyboard shortcuts are customisable. How is this done? Let's first look at the defaults. Linux defaults Keybindings": { "Settings": { "AdvancedEnabled": false }, "Basic": { "AccessKeyToggle": ["Esc+Shift"], "AddBlankTab": ["Ctrl+T"], "AddToBookmarks": ["Ctrl+D"], "AddToFavorites": ["Ctrl+B"], "Back": ["Alt+Left","Ctrl+Left"], "BookmarkManager": ["Ctrl+Shift+B"…

Opera packages for Fedora with updates

There are a number of Fedora community projects specializing in making Fedora run more smoothly in various world regions. These projects provide additional software packages and installation media. Opera has long had a strong presence in Russia and the Fedora Russian Community have kindly added recent versions of Opera to…