Opera 44 Released with Apple’s New Touch Bar Support


The Opera web browser 44 finally goes stable. It features support for Apple’s new Touch Bar.

Opera’s implementation of Touch Bar enables contextual actions such as going back, focusing the address field, and navigating through Speed Dials. The most interesting feature for most of you will probably be navigating through multiple tabs as you slide your finger across the website icons. Icons have different colors and backgrounds, giving you a nice-looking and distinguishable overview of your tabs.

Other features include:

  • Chromium 57 base with support for CSS Grid Layout and WebAssembly
  • Added the new background tab throttling
  • Support for the Credential Management API

Download / Install Opera 44 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux binary package are available for download at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

Then click install the file via Ubuntu Software App, or use sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb command to install it in terminal.

If you have a previous released installed, and added the Opera Linux repository, just launch Software Updater to upgrade the browser after checking for updates:

upgrade Opera browser

If for some reason you don’t have the repository added, do following steps to get it:

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “terminal” from Unity Dash / Start menu. When it opens, run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list'

opera stable repository

2. Then setup the key:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

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