Opera for Linux - why it looks so bad?
I've been using Opera for a long time already, but recently - I've been <literally> forced to abandon this ship. It's all because I've swtiched OS from Windows to Linux Mint and the gap between both versions of Opera is a way to big.
There is no point to say that UI is worse - it looks like an old version of Opera. I mean the tabs style and Opera button. However, I can live with it.
The real problem is - title bar. There is no way to hide the title bar when maximized - but as far as I know it is possible. Firefox has an plugin for that and so it is with Chrome and Vivaldi - both browsers allows users to turn the title bar off. Both are on the same engine what Opera is.
It is annyoing to that point that I uninstalled Opera and switched to Chrome - which one I hate more with every single day.
As I've been following this topic for a while already I know that Opera lost quite big part of Linux users due to that.
Is there any hope for this feature being implemented soon?
For linux, the Desktop Environment manages the window decorations for the most part. I have my own problems with the Opera UI, namely the tabs and what not. The menu is hideous. Those are the things I would want to see changed first. For your problem, I know in KDE you can manage all this stuff. And in gnome it seems to act this way by default (I wish it didn't honestly).
You're both right, but that is not a valid point. KDE is only one of possible system gfx environments - what about dozen of people using other desktops?
There is a reason that chrome or vivaldi introduced such feature in their browsers - they (tend to) care about all of their users not only about the bigger group. The problem is right there, whether you like it or not. Even if I will change desktop, there is sitll big group of people who will reject opera for lack of this feature.
Atm I am using Cinnamon desktop for various reasons and my reluctance to Chrome / Vivaldi isn't big enough to swtich whole desktop just for a browser.