Why is there a white strip at the top of youtube video in full screen?
fulalas last edited by
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?
berque last edited by
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.
mrvoltz last edited by mrvoltz
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.
joklok last edited by
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...
tetraguy last edited by
@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...
joklok last edited by
@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.
d216 last edited by
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:
Please help, this line is so annoying
MaximB last edited by leocg
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).
I tested in Chrome and Firefox, and had no such issue.
MaximB last edited by
I see this issue is old and still wasn't resolved
minho last edited by
Same bug with Opera 77.0.4054.277 and Opera 78.0.4093.103 beta on Arch Linux running Wayland session of Gnome 40.2.0.
Chromium, Vivaldi and Firefox installed on the same system
do not have this bug.