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Opera 50.0 - new private tab bar very hard to read

  • I'm using Opera 50.0.2762.67 on Mac OS X 10.11.6 64-bit. This release changed the design style of the private browser. Currently it looks like this:


    When it's not the active window, the tab bar is an even lighter gray, and the font color on inactive tabs is still white:

    So my primary complaint is that in Opera 50.0 the inactive tabs use a white font that is nearly impossible to read against a light gray background.

    But I also think the top bar of the window, including the tabs (at least the inactive ones), should be a dark color, instead of nearly the same light gray as the regular browser. It would make it a lot easier to distinguish the normal browser window from a private browser window.

    Also the private url bar is now a very stark black background with white font. Too much contrast. A medium dark would be easier on the eyes.

    I think the visual design of private/incognito browsers is much better in Firefox and Chrome, where the entire top bar of the window is dark. The active private tab is a lighter color. There is appropriate contrast between the private tab and its font, whether active or inactive tab, so you can read it.

    FF57 Private:

    Chrome 63 Incognito:

    Thanks for reading.

  • Dear User,
    Thank you for your suggestion. Fonts have been already changed on developer stream so will be available with the next Stable update.
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  • @kmielczarczyk Thanks, looking forward to it!