[Solved]Giant UI

  • Right after updating the video drivers (AMD crimson 17.4.4) Opera now has a giant user interface with giant icons and a truncated sidebar. Also, the search and copy buttons that show-up when you select a portion of text don't work anymore.

    I use Opera in portable mode and it's the default browser. My windows text size is set to 150%, but I've checked "Disable Display Scaling on High DPI Settings" on the Opera .exe, but for some reason this option don't seem to work anymore.

    Is there any option to scale the UI? (other than the non-working windows one)

    System: Windows 10
    Opera version: 45.0.2552.898 (PGO)

  • Anyone?

  • try to update

  • Try with Opera 46, released today.

  • try to update

    Try with Opera 46, released today.

    I don't have the option to update. However, I think I know why this happens: to make Opera Portable the default browser you have to trick windows: you have to rename the folder where Opera is, execute a non-portable installation of Opera in the path where Opera portable was, delete the "regular" installed Opera, and rename the Opera Portable folder back to its original name, this is what causes the issues.

    In the past however, I was able to solve the problem but don't remember exactly how (well, almost solve: giant UI still happened when Opera was launched by a program, like the e-mail client, but if I directly launched Opera from its launcher before, everything worked all right, it was good enough of a solution for me).

    Could a Windows registry setting solve this situation?

  • Have you tried the "--alt-high-dpi-setting=96" switch on the shortcut to launcher.exe (not opera.exe)?
    🙂

  • Hold CTRL and adjust it with your mouse wheel.

  • Have you tried the "--alt-high-dpi-setting=96" switch on the shortcut to launcher.exe (not opera.exe)?

    It worked! Thank you very much :wizard:

  • It worked! Thank you very much

    There's only a little problem left: the "search" and "copy" buttons that show-up when you select some text still don't work, what could be the cause?

  • There's only a little problem left: the "search" and "copy" buttons that show-up when you select some text still don't work, what could be the cause?

    It's a bug already fixed in Opera 46.

  • It's a bug already fixed in Opera 46.

    OK, I'll update as soon as it will become available, I don't know why Opera hasn't updated yet, maybe it's region based?

  • OK, I'll update as soon as it will become available, I don't know why Opera hasn't updated yet, maybe it's region based?

    Auto-update may take a couple of days to reach all users. Anyway you can always run the installer.

  • It worked! Thank you very much

    Good news!
    🆙
    The only snag with using the switch is that it will only work when Opera is run from that shortcut.
    If you click on a link in an e-mail say, Opera will still run without the switch unless you edit the command in the registry. This may then be reversed when Opera updates, so you will have to keep doing it.
    🙂

  • Good news!

    The only snag with using the switch is that it will only work when Opera is run from that shortcut.
    If you click on a link in an e-mail say, Opera will still run without the switch unless you edit the command in the registry. This may then be reversed when Opera updates, so you will have to keep doing it.

    No problem, I was already used to that. All it takes is just to manually open Opera before clicking on e-mail links, once you do it all works as intended (and besides, Opera will be always open anyway 🙂 ).

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