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selected theme not sticking

  • I just switched to the Opera browser from Chrome and love it.

    I pick a theme and set it as default, close the browser and come back in, my chosen theme is gone replaced by the same old pink and orange triangle one every time.

    Why is my theme of choice not sticking as a default theme, the one that is stuck is garish behind my speed dial tiles, if I can't get it fixed, it's a deal breaker for me.

    Any help would be appreciated, I am running the latest version of Opera which is 31.0.1889.161, I have gone into the folder where the profile files reside and tried deleting and/or renaming the preferences file but the problem still exists.

  • Try renaming Opera's profile folder and check if it helps.

  • Exactly what do I need to rename, I went to "about opera" and found this info:

    profile is at path, C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    I go to the above location and there are tons of folders and files, not one says profile.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    TC 🙂

  • You have to rename the profile folder name, from opera stable to something else.

  • I renamed the folder and not only did it not fix the problem but it did away with all my profile settings (as expected), renamed it back to Opera Stable and now at least have it back to the way it was, still can't get a theme to stick.

    It's unbelievable that I am going to have to trash a perfectly good browser because themes won't stick.

    Still looking for an answer.

    Is anyone else having this problem with the lastest opera browser in windows 10 or is it just me?


  • I have have the same problem, tried the fix it. I still have same Problem. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

    Dose anyone have an answer.

  • I'm having the same problem, changed the name of "Opera Stable" folder, which then Opera made a new one, but the theme still won't stick upon reopening the application.

    I'm on Windows 10 Pro 64bit.

  • I have now installed win10 on two other computers in my home and the theme sticks on those machines perfect, still don't understand why a theme won't stick on my computer.

    Still looking for the answer.

    TC 🙂

  • I don't have an answer yet, but I'm glad I found the only thread on the Internet that mentions this issue. Strangely enough, Opera on my laptop works just fine. The theme problem only occurs on my desktop.

    It's hopefully something that could be fixed in an update. Until then, I'm searching through the installation files to find a solution.

  • TCman53 said:

    "Exactly what do I need to rename, I went to "about opera" and found this info:

    profile is at path, C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    I go to the above location and there are tons of folders and files, not one says profile.

    Any help would be appreciated."

    That path takes you into Opera Stable, remove the words Opera Stable and try again.

  • Same issue here. Windows 8.1. It keeps reverting back to the leaf theme.

    It works fine on my Windows 10 machine, though.

  • renaming Opera didn't work for me
    so I uninstall opera then I delete opera folder in my system
    and re-install opera again

    problem solved..!!

  • I installed the Opera app two days ago.
    I tried to change the theme and the problem you have didn't happen to me. :lol:

  • Same issue on one of my laptops after an update to the latest version of Opera (both are Windows 10, but only one is having this problem).

  • I just fixed the issue on Windows 8.1.

    I uninstalled Opera, deleted the installation folder from my Program Files, and reinstalled. Opera recognized my account and synced all my extensions, bookmarks, and settings. Most important, the themes are finally sticking.


  • Actually, nevermind. It's going back to the same theme again.

    At least this time it's stuck with a better looking one. 😛

  • Have the same problem with Opera 32 using Windows XP Pro SP3.
    If I close and re-open Opera, whatever theme I saved will go away and the default Raindrops theme will appear.
    If I save one of 'My Themes', close Opera and shutdown the computer, the theme saved will return upon re-starting the computer and opening Opera. Of course, if I close Opera during the session and re-open...Raindrops again.

  • Problem continues with Opera 33.

  • They're never going to fix these issues. I don't know why I bother using Opera anymore.

  • Yeah... after all... themes are so vitally important to our everyday lives, right? LOL You're going to stop using Opera because the theme doesn't "stick", is that right? Seriously? I love Opera. I have no issues with themes on my Lenovo running Windows 10. Maybe it's time your checked your OS and installed programs before blaming Opera. Just sayin'.

  • The theme problem, always reverting to 'Raindrops, continues in 33. To test further, I installed the Developer and Beta versions of Opera. The problem does not exist with these two. A reasonable assumption is something in my settings, or something from continuously installing over the top, with Opera stable has been corrupted.
    However, I'll give stable(34) one more chance when available. If the problem does not clear I will start fresh with a complete and thorough uninstall. I'll post an update on the results.

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