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Cannot read text in bookmarks bar while running Peppermix Dark Theme (Widget) in Peppermint Linux OS

  • Description; I, and others, cannot read the text in Opera-stable's, or Opera-beta's, bookmarks bar when using the dark themes of Peppermint Linux OS. This problem does NOT affect Google Chrome, Chromium, or Yandex browsers --only Opera browser seems affected by this issue. This has been an ongoing issue with Opera browser since May of 2016.

    Steps to reproduce: Install Peppermint Linux OS > Go to Customize Look and Feel > Select any Peppermix Dark Theme under Widgets > Enable Show bookmarks bar > Add any bookmark > Now, see if you can read it.

    Actual result: You won't be able to read any bookmark's text.

    Expected result: You should be able to read the text as you can with Chrome, Chromium and Yandex browsers.

    OS: I am using Peppermint Linux OS, Version Peppermint 7, 64-bit.

    URL: N/A

    Version of Opera: I am currently running Opera beta 42.0.

    Thank you!

  • Here's the link to downloading Peppermint 7 --a highly regarded and very popular Linux distribution.

  • Hello I also use Peppermint 7 and as stated above I am also having problems as the same as perknh

  • Is there any fix for this? I am experiencing the same problem on Debian 8 (Cinnamon) and Opera Beta...
    I think it may be a Cinnamon issue.

  • Anyone care to furnish a screenshot? Some older versions of Opera had problems with dark themes because the text was always black - if it is similar then you'd have to change to a light theme until they can find a fix.

  • @sgunhouse

    Thanks for that idea.


    Nope. It's not just a Cinnamon issue. As you'll see above, Peppermint has an Xfce interface, and Chromium renders just fine --Chrome and Yandex too. This is an Opera issue. But, thank you with helping through a process of elimination.

    Note also that Opera-beta's screen in rendering too large. I cannot X out the screen as I can with Chromium.

    I hope this info helps.

  • Ah, pardon me.. I just assumed Peppermint was related to Linux Mint which was born with Cinnamon... I ended up just installing KDE-Desktop and have since had no problems with conflicting font colours, although I am considering returning to Windows, for as much as I despise Microsoft, unfortunately their operating systems are just "better" for the end user.. I hope you find your answer 🙂

  • Hi punksnotdead83,

    It's related in the sense that it and Mint are both Ubuntu derivatives. Please feel free to investigate Peppermint Linux OS and join our forum there. Peppermint's community is very lively and knowledgeable --with a strong emphasis on the end-user. Please, before you give up on Linux, try Peppermint 7. Join our forum for support. You'll have plenty of support there I suspect you'll enjoy Peppermint very, very much.

    By the way, you've got a great name for the forum. It's a winner!



    Many of us admire, and a couple of us use, Opera browser with Peppermint. We've got a couple of ongoing Opera browser threads within Peppermint forum.

  • Thank you 🙂 I am just settling in to a new install of ubuntu.. If something goes wrong or when I get bored of it, I will try Peppermint.. It is one I haven't really heard much about, I take it it's relatively new?

  • Hi punksnotdead83,

    Peppermint's initial release was 6 years ago. Actually Peppermint is quite well known in the Linux community. It's geared towards home computer users, laptops, and netbooks. My wife, mrs.perknh, and I dumped Windows years ago for Peppermint. Since then, we haven't looked back.

    If you're curious, check out any of English Bob's videos about Peppermint 7 on YouTube. English Bob knows Linux well. His videos can give you a good introduction to Peppermint 7.

    Yeah, sometimes I play around with Ubuntu too. It can be fun. But, for us, when it comes to day in and day out computing, Peppermint is our go-to distribution. Another thing, punksnotdead83, you'll never find support within a Linux forum like you will within Peppermint's support forum. The geeks and gurus over at Peppermint REALLY know their stuff.

    In the meantime, punksnotdead83, have fun with Ubuntu and Opera!


  • I'm sold... Installing Peppermint now, Ubuntu has already annoyed me too much.....

  • Great! Be sure to keep your username --it's the best!!