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

  • @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:

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


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

    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...

  • @tetraguy hm... yeah, it's somehow sad.

    But for full-screen-applications I use since a while just mpv-player, it has an inbuild youtube-dl which allows you to watch also video streams, without the strip in full-screen mode 😉

    Recently Opera got more resource hungry while playing videos, so sometimes the videos with higher resolution start lagging, that's also why I use the mpv-player, runs smooth for that. My laptop is rather old, but those videos doesn't seem to lag in e.g. Firefox, so I hope they will fix that sometime.

    Maybe we as a community could test this a bit further, regarding the window-manager:

    I use XFCE with X11 and get the white strip.

  • Hello!
    I have the same problems for very long time on several machines on Xubuntu 18.04.
    Current Opera release I use is 76.0.4017.154, but problem appeared somewhere on 65-67 I think. Neither Firefox nor Chromuim is affected.

    Here is screenshot in two variations: original and with black outline to make problem more clear:
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    Please help, this line is so annoying 🙂

  • @d216 In case they don't fix it (which doesn't seem like they will), I recommend Vivaldi 🙂

  • Hello,
    Not sure if it's Linux specific but when I watch Youtube videos at full screen, there is a very narrow with line on the top of the video (above the video name, across the whole screen).

    See example:

    I tested in Chrome and Firefox, and had no such issue.

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  • @maximb yeap. We still have no any idea what is going on and why opera software don't care about this issue on linux.

  • I've submitted bug report to Opera's bug tracking system. BS-12308
    Let's see what they'll say

    @rejuvenator Thanks for advice, maybe I'll try it in the near future 🙂

  • @d216 great job! thx!