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  • A couple of days ago I updated to Opera 45.0.2552.635, and as soon as I opened Opera I discovered that the Menu/tab bar was hot pink in color. I really DO NOT like pink! Since then, every time I open Opera, the bar is a different color. Right now it's a subdued mauve-pink. Once or twice it's been a pleasant green color. But mostly it stays in the pink range, from hot, almost neon, pink, to fuchsia, to mauve and some ranges in between. Why is it doing this and how can I change it? I can't remember what it looked like before the upgrade, but it was unubtrusive, and I'd prefer it be that way. This pink at the top of my browser is disconcerting!

    I am on Lubuntu 16.10 (x86; LXDE)

  • Any screenshots please?

  • I took a series of screenshots one right after another, closing and re-opening my browser between each. (I thought that they were taken a minute or two apart, but I discovered that they were just several seconds apart.)

    First color

    Second color

    Third color

    Most recent color

  • No idea, sorry 😞
    Do you use any theme(s) (settings > basic > wallpapers)?

  • I had used one of the basic wallpapers that (I think) came with Opera. I can't seem to find a way to have no wallpaper, now. There is a white wallpaper in the choices, but when I use it there's no effect on this hot pink menu/tab bar. In fact, none of the wallpapers I have make any changes to the issue.

    Thanks for looking!

  • Wallpapers wouldn't change the tab bar background. If you enable the dark theme in settings, does it work?

  • I don't have the hot pink but folders in my bookmark toolbar are always light blue since the upgarde to vers 45. The only way for me to comfortably see them is to use the dark theme - which I don't like much. If you find a way to stop the colour thing please post back. I'll do the same.

  • I had never used the dark theme. So I enabled it and tried this again. The Menu/tab bar still changes color upon each reload of Opera. It started off with the beige color (same as my last screenshot), went to green, stayed green the second time, then went to the mauve-pink. I stopped before it could go to hot pink, which is the most annoying. Then I unchecked the "Enable dark theme" box, because I do prefer the lighter theme.

  • I had the same problem on Xubuntu 16.04 32 bit.
    After installing the 64 bit version the problem was gone.

  • I think your browser is trying to tell you something about yourself.

  • I have the same problem. Every time i restart Opera, top bar have diffrent color. Both in normal and dark theme.

    Opera version: 45.0.2552.888
    System: Manjaro Linux 17.0.1 (x86; XFCE)
    Same thing was on Linux Mint and Debian.

  • Quite nice! xD

  • I too have noticed this -- the constantly changing tab bar/menu color is a major nuisance. Enough to make me stop using Opera! The depth of the colors makes it almost impossible to read the text on the tabs. I can find no way to opt out of this. Has anyone else had any success?

  • Hi, exactly the same issue here, after updating to version 45.0.2552.898 few days ago.
    Quite funny for the moment 😉 but hope next update will solve this issue.
    Nothing to add, right description above from marchair.

  • Same here, running opera 45.0.2552.898 Stable, on Linux Mint 18.1 (x86; MATE).


  • Interesting ... no issue with KDE on Mageia 6.

  • Fyi, the latest stable version of opera is 46.x since late June.

  • I'm on Lubuntu -- Ubuntu 16.10 LXDE desktop. I have refused to upgrade to the latest version (Ubuntu 17.x) because I haven't quite figured this one out, yet. Perhaps that is why I can only download Opera 45.x? (I just checked again, today.)

  • Hi, we've got this in our database waiting to be fixed.

  • Mine is currently green, although it is often brown, and sometimes more orangey. It literally changes colours! 🍌

    Glad it's on the fix list - been driving me nuts looking for a preference and trying themes.

    Xubuntu 17.04 - Opera 45.0.2552.898