Address box greyed out in Opera 30.0.1835.88

  • System: Windows 8 x64
    No information is displayed in the Address box. However, the information is still there (but it is just not displayed), i.e. one can select the information in the Address box and copy and paste it into a text editor in order to see it.

  • When you select it, how much space in the address field is highlighted? Can you read it while it is highlighted?

    Two possibilities - as your title suggests one is that the color of the text can't be made out on your monitor. The other is that it is some sort of a blank font - that the characters all look like spaces or have no width. If it is a coloring issue, then you should be able to read it when it is highlighted. A font issue would still be unreadable even when highlighted.

    Note that by default Opera only shows the first part of the URL until you click in the address field - there is a setting to enable showing the full URL all the time. Even when enabled though, everything except the domain name is light gray. So on this page, only the "opera.com" part is dark while the rest is light. But if you can't even see that then changing that setting won't help ...

  • When I select it, nothing in the address field is highlighted, everything in the address field remains greyed out.

  • What happens if you change your Windows theme?

  • Thanks for your advice. Changing the Windows theme to one of the Windows Default theme brings back the Address box.

    Opera 30.0.1835.88 is incompatible (Address box greyed out) with all of the Windows High Contrast themes and also the Custom variation of the Windows High Contrast theme that I use.

    Previous versions of Opera did not have problems with the Custom variation of the Windows High Contrast theme that I use (I have been using Opera for years).

    I hope the Opera team will correct this problem.

  • Note: None of the following browsers have this problem with the Address Box: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 39.0, Chrome 43.0.2357.132

  • Have the same problem. (windows 7-64 Opera 30 or 31)). Change the theme do not affect. When i select all in Omnibox and paste into worpad, all caracters are present. In admin log, I havn't the bug. With Vista in an other computer, this issue not exist.

  • Have the same problem. (windows 7-64 Opera 30 or 31)). Change the theme do not affect. When i select all in Omnibox and paste into worpad, all caracters are present. In admin log, I havn't the bug. With Vista in an other computer, this issue not exist. :dragonfly:

    Yes the same situation with me too.

  • I am running Windows 10 and was having this same issue and the problem was and still is present on Windows 7. I have yet to test out the solution on Windows 7 but changing the theme to Windows 10 theme worked to bring back the info in the address bar. After that, I just tweaked the colors and adjustments to my liking and I now have a address that I can see.

    I am glad I found this thread 🙂

  • IMy O.S is vista and I was using a high contrast theme and I had the exact problem. It wasn't really grey but blank. I switched to windows classic default theme and changed the fonts in opera settings to any one starting with MS which are microsoft. I changed fonts before I changed themes so that might not have had anything to do with it but I had to include every step I took to fix it in case it was part of the problem.

  • This problem is still present in Opera 32.0.1948.69.

  • This problem is still present in Opera 32.0.1948.69.

    Please check on Opera 33 which is the lastest stable version.

  • Thanks leocg for the information, the problem has been solved in Opera 33.0.1990.58.

    I was not aware of this update since in Opera 32.0.1948.69, the "About Opera" kept indicating that "Opera is up to date".

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