Opera 50.0 - new private tab bar very hard to read
pavarotti last edited by
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.
Chrome 63 Incognito:
Thanks for reading.