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Why is there a white strip at the top of youtube video in full screen?

  • Noticed the same thing. Seems to have appeared with the 67.0.3575.53 update a few days ago. Def an Opera bug.

  • @vanillapop I had this issue on Opera 66, and may be even on 65. I noticed it a long time ago, but didn't pay any attention to it. I thought that it was something wrong with my system. I'm on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon.

  • @pindos Actually, it's not even just on videos. It happens in full screen mode in general. Try going full screen (F11) on any page with a dark background. Highly irritating.

  • @rejuvenator Yes. really. It happens in a full screen mode too.

  • Hi, I have the same issue with Opera 67.0.3575.115 on Linux.

  • I'm on Manjaro 20.1 and Opera 70 and bug is still present. Dear devs, maybe its much faster to make that strip black in fullscreen?

  • Making it black doesn't fix the problem I'm mainly worried about - when I'm playing games, the site doesn't even register the mouse when it's at the top of the screen, which is Insanely annoying. The line I have is a single pixel thick, and I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.05

  • On opera 72 issue still present, this issue is not present in chrome or firefox.

  • @michaeldn What about 73, the current stable version?

  • @leocg Yep v73 still has issue; setting youtube to dark mode does nothing but setting opera to dark mode changes the bar from white to black (or very dark grey) so it's not noticeable. I just don't like dark mode.

  • @michaeldn i dont like dark mode neither. By the way, white strip shows up on all online video in full screen, not only on YouTube.

  • This bug was introduced on version 66 and it's still present on 74. As other users said, it's not limited to full screen videos, but full screen in general.

    How come a bug like this is making one year anniversary?

  • @fulalas thats a really good question ))

  • I have been having a little crysis since a few minutes. I have just seen that stripe exists at the top left of my screen, on fullscreen videos, and it is getting smaller and smaller, and there is no stripe at the left bottom.

    I just got my screen replaced. I was starting to believe they installed the screen skewed, instead of straight/plane.

    Anyway. Shame on you opera gx!

    Latest version GX , macOS with latest updates.

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  • @berque I recommend Vivaldi.

  • I've switched to Edge for Linux, it is flawless so far and there was no problem even with transferring saved passwords (just copy the database file over). I am using "yet another speed dial" extension to get Opera-like speed dial (the one feature I really like in Opera). The downloads page in Edge also correctly sorts cancelled downloads by date and search works. PDF reader is also better and there is even a builtin translator and qr code generator.

  • @mrvoltz But Edge is still in development on Linux, right? I'd wait until it's stable. Vivaldi works for me and can't be beaten in terms of custimization. But I'll give Edge a try out of curiosity when it's stable.

  • @rejuvenator It is in development, but for me it is pretty stable. It crashes just sometimes when dragging tabs to different windows, but Opera and Chrome do too, so I think this is a bug somewhere in the shared core. Otherwise no issues whatsoever.

  • Hm... never knew it was an Opera only problem, always thought it was some kind of "glitch" from the upper panel on my XFCE desktop 😉

    But I just tested it with Firefox and there is no white strip in full screen mode...

    My current Opera version:
    75.0.3969.171

    And it's not a youtube only problem, also happens with videos from other sites.

    Update:

    The white strip is also visible on full screen mode via F11, when the webpage has a dark background, e.g.:

    doihaveinternet.com

    So, it doesn't seem to be a video problem...

  • @joklok you are correct! white stripe appears even on full screen mode of web page.

    i suppose to think, thats an opera for linux window manager using problem...
    i dont use my linux for often needs, but its really stays annoying for me that white stripe! i think that if my laptop had a white design plastic, it souldnt be so annoying, but... it doesnt.
    i dont like to think that i have to change my favourite browser for anything else, but my migration to linux stopped because of that white stripe.
    its been a long time since i've posted my first message to this post... too much. its a pitty that we still dont have any comments on that glitch from developers...