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Title bar removed from latest Opera on Ubu 16.04?

  • I am running the latest stable opera in openbox (under debian testing x64).

    I was a gnome user once, until gnome 2.28 was released, like ~9 years ago, but I stopped using it when it became too dumbed down for me. As the english say, I have not touched gnome 3.x with a ten-foot pole.
    I was also an ubuntu user ~11 years ago.

  • Being able to shade/rollup windows (mouse wheel on title bar) is a must have !
    Without window title bar : we are back to the 1990's... I'm leaving Opera for Firefox waiting the bug to be fixed.

  • The title bar seems to showing in the Windows style even though it's on Ubuntu. This only started happening recently. Is it a bug or do I need to change some setting?
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  • No, it is a well known and reported issue of v55 which has not been fixed yet, despite the 2 or 3 minor updates to v55 since then.
    The ugly window decorations also exist in opera beta and developer versions as well, v56 and v57 respectively.

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  • Several updates later and still no change.

  • +1 for native window decorations!

  • Why all those software companies put effort into what has no need fixing/changing? Constant UI changes, unnecessary and distracting animations, background videos, oversized icons, massive open space - all things which does not help productivity at all.

  • Because "they know better than you".
    Plus, when the changes from one major version to another are almost zero for the average user (e.g. opera 58, compared to 57, ONLY introduced the option to "warn before closing multiple tabs" and nothing more), you realize that something that classifies as "less important stuff" for you is a "major improvement" for the dev.
    Altering the csd buttons just for linux will probably mean they will have a different code for them (= the buttons) to maintain for all future releases.

    I think I will make a thread on "what still bugs me with opera" so I can share my thoughts with everyone else in here...

  • Eight months after my original post and still no change. No menus. No O menu. Clearly a major bug. Worst published mistake from Opera since I started using it in, what?, 1998? Quite appalling.

  • Yesterday, I remembered that this thing exists
    https://github.com/PCMan/gtk3-nocsd

    It is supposed to disable csd on apps that support it. And it does work, mainly with gnome apps, but it does not work on opera. Launcing opera like so

    gtk3-nocsd opera

    just launches another instace of opera, with the csd.
    This makes me assume opera's csd is as hardcoded as the gtk theme it uses, so there will be no change anytime soon.

  • Just to say that they RUINED the browser on Linux with the CSD choice.
    I am asking myself how has been possible possible to make such a radical, counterproductive and absolutely wrong choice. It costs about nothing to allow who wants it to show the titlebar.
    Why remove it to get an app looking so bad that one wants only to remove it just to not even have the possibility to look at it.

  • I am a long-time Opera user, and I have been very much satisfied with this piece of software, that I've been using on Windows. But now as I am moving to Linux on my home machine, I just realized, that the CSD of the Opera window while fits in well with the Windows 10 UI design, it ruins the consistency of the look on the Linux desktop.
    I wish the option came back to use the title bar. I love Opera, but just looks so out of place on my Linux desktop 😞

  • back to native window decorations! PLEASE!!!

  • @gleycon If you are tired of Opera's lay-out nowadays it is possible to get the Otter Browser. Controlled by the user, not vice versa. It's a rather new browser and goes back to the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. It's not as big as Opera today, but however it can be a good answer to less development on your favourite browser..

    Less is beautiful!! 😄

  • A year. Pathetic. What happened?

  • Obviously, the devs have no interest in fixing it.

  • @jimunderscorep No doubt. But when did they give up on us?

  • @jamesisin

    I am no expert on this subject but I do use Opera on three Ubuntu boxes on different multi-boot combinations of a few different Ubuntu and Opera releases and desktops. The title bar/menu options seem to differ, some have the Opera Button at top left on, some do not and so on.

    What I can say is that so far double-clicking the sidebar (even totally empty) toggles between full screen and back and the tile/menu bar then appears on all of mine. A bit of a nuisance but if it works for you and you love Opera it gets by.

    However, I do hang with LTS Ubuntu releases, and it does seem that the Opera Button itself MIGHT agree with Gnome more than Unity- but of that I am not sure.

    Since the double-click works for me in all cases SO FAR , I just use that on my Unity installs.

    Good luck.

  • @oldrivers I have no menus. I can move back and forth from full screen in many ways. I need menus to get to other functions which live in menus.

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