Opera 89 update has been released on the stable channel. It brings a redesigned account popup panel.
Here’s what the Opera sync panel looked like before this update.
The new version looks cleaner and has a few options you might find useful. The first option acts as a login button. Once you are logged into your account, the icon changes to reflect your profile picture and username. Click on it to access and manage your Opera account. The pop-up window also has a logout button. The account pop-up panel displays the current sync status, i.e. whether your data has been synced to the cloud. Clicking on the icon takes you to the browser synchronization settings page. Similarly, the Pinboards button acts as a shortcut to quickly open your pinboard collections page.
Opera managed to run an advertisement for its VPN Pro service in the Sync panel. It appears even if you have not enabled the VPN option in the browser. Clicking on it will take you to the official website with more information about the premium service subscription plans. Not everyone will be a fan of this, and luckily there is a way to remove the Opera VPN Pro shortcut. Refer to the bottom section of this article on how to do this.
Users can access the Opera Shopping Corner from the Opera 89 pop-up panel. The service, which debuted in the previous version, Opera 88, is currently available to users located in 4 countries: Germany, in Poland, the United States and the United States. UK.
The Opera 89 update is based on Chromium 103, which includes fixes for a 0-day security issue mentioned in CVE-2022-2294. The latest version of the browser comes with some bug fixes. The app should no longer crash when scrolling through bookmarks in the bookmarks folder. The drop-down list that appears when typing in the address bar has been improved, but it’s unclear what has changed. Opera account popup is now functional on Linux. Search suggestions should work when the VPN is enabled. Switching tabs in fullscreen mode no longer displays an empty page.
Don’t like the new panel? You can remove the button from the interface, which also disables the panel.
How to Disable Opera Account Button
1. Open the opera://flags page in your browser.
2. Use the search bar on the page to find the flag for Opera Account Popup.
3. Click on the drop-down menu next to it and change the setting value to Disabled.
A prompt will appear at the bottom of the window. Click the Relaunch button to restart Opera and apply the changes.
If you just want to remove the Opera VPN Pro section from the popup, you will need to disable the following flag in the app: “VPN Pro”. Disabling it removes the VPN button, but somehow leaves a blank space in the modal.
Download Opera 89 stable for Windows, macOS and Linux from the official site.
What do you think of the new account pop-up panel?