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Latest Update Broke the Opera UI

  • I have tested with a vanilla browser install to confirm this is not a plugin or theme error. The computer has been restarted into a new session.

    The update today to version 71.0.3770.148 has left the browser in a sorry state. I can browse the web but I'm not able to click 'Menu' (nothing happens) or use the mouse' right-click button to open the context menu. Shortcuts work and I can access settings through the browser address bar i.e. by entering the local URL of various Opera settings pages.

    I can drag pages to the bookmarks bar but dragging a page over a folder in the bookmarks bar does not trigger the folder to open to allow the page to be stored in bookmark bar folders.

    The Opera Forums login button does not operate when clicked. I had to select the password field and press Return/Enter to trigger the sign in form to post.

    This all suggests a Javascript or jQuery conflict caused by the browser UI.

    My OS is Kubuntu 19.10 with Plasma 5.18.3.

    Opera worked fine until today's update. Google Chrome (also up to date) does not have this problem.

  • I'm experiencing the exact same issues with the 71.0.3770.148 version. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. The actual problem is that the right click works, but the menus are not displayed. Not a single menu.

    Should you click on a folder of the bookmark bar, you will notice that the bookmarks are not shown, but if you left-click randomly on any place a bookmark should be, the bookmark will actually work.

    In any case, the UI is unusable this way.

    Please fix this. Is an awful bug!

  • I just updated to 20.10 to see whether the issue is caused by outdated system libraries. But no, the problem still exists.

    The issue is not present in Opera Beta.

  • This is the same issue as described in Portuguese by @edsonmartim here at https://forums.opera.com/topic/43538/open-algumas-funções-do-navegador-opera-versão-71-stable-não-funcionam before a Mod rudely told him to 'Use English here' then closed the thread. A little xenophobic, if you ask me.

    At the bottom of the post @edsonmartim wrote "[Obviously, this post] is in PT_BR, because the mouse is not working in Opera, as well as the copy and paste function of the keyboard and I was not able to translate the text."

    Someone needs to hang their head in shame.

  • I'm using Opera on Ubuntu 18.04.
    Similarly, after updating Opera today, there is a problem that the menu does not open and right click is not possible. I am using it for online work, so I want a quick fix!

  • Same here. Opera menu button is not operational, fonts are blown out of proportion, can't right click, etc...

    The update basically renders the browser unusable.

    These issues arose immediately with the update to 71.0.3770.148. I would recommend staying far away from any Opera update for a while until this catastrophe can be investigated or fixed.

    I've never seen an approved update pushed out by a company that literally destroys their own product. This seems very suspicious.

  • I use it with MX (Debian) . Isues are the same : Not working menu, (O) , not working context menu (right button). I wait for next stable :((

  • I just fixed this issue by enabling the Use hardware acceleration when available option and relaunching Opera. Give it a try, guys!

  • @t0kir0 @ctrlaltdel @dabuntu @vr51 Enable hardware acceleration.

  • @KetoKelo I confirm that this does fix the problem. But, the hardware acceleration setting tends to cause browser instability, which is the reason I leave it disabled. I will keep it enabled for now.

    For those who are struggling to find the option,

    1. Go to opera://settings/system
    2. The top item listed there should be the 'Enable hardware acceleration when available' toggle.

    Thank you, KetKelo.

  • @vr51 I know. I always disable it, but unfortunately this is the only remedy. 😕

  • In trying to correct the printer problem, Opera doesn't recognise my network printer, I upgraded to the latest ver. What a mistake. Now nothing works with "right click". Tried to revert to a historical version, nope, the latest ver downloads. It is a darn good thing I hadn't removed Chromium yet, I need something that works and is reliable.

  • @KetoKelo
    Thank you for your good job. After that i will wait for the next update.

  • @KetoKelo said in Latest Update Broke the Opera UI:

    @t0kir0 @ctrlaltdel @dabuntu @vr51 Enable hardware acceleration.

    Thank you, KetoKelo, for bringing that workaround to our attention. But, it still isn't satisfactory and I will not upgrade again until a permanent solution is made.

    Forcing users to enable hardware acceleration or you can't use our browser is no way to operate. If Opera has decided to permanently make this a feature of their browser, I will no longer use it.

    I have a much better processor, an i7, than I do a graphics card which is a low end Nvidia. On games as simple as Miniclip pool, the playback becomes jerky and unreliable after just a few moments with enable hardware acceleration activated.

    If Opera has decided that they will no longer allow their users to choose between activating hardware acceleration and deactivating it, I believe it will be time for a lot of users to move on out of necessity, not choice.

  • @KetoKelo Thank you for advice, unfortunatelly this not work on my case. I enable this option, but no effect on menu and right click still not work. maybe my pc is old enough and no hardware acceleration here? How to downgrade to 70...?

  • @KetoKelo So guis, after restarting I have brand new opera. without any setings from before. menus and right click still not work, I qiut till new update :((

  • @t0kir0 said in Latest Update Broke the Opera UI:

    @KetoKelo So guis, after restarting I have brand new opera. without any setings from before. menus and right click still not work, I qiut till new update :((

    I don't blame you, tOkirO. This is a clown show release by Opera. It has nothing to do with Chrome because we have been told that Opera is not Chrome.

    So this catastrophe is all on Opera. They may have released a version of their browser that doesn't work just for a good laugh at their user's expense.

    I can't logically come up with any other reason for them to knowingly allow Opera 71 to be pushed out having full knowledge that it would not work properly.

  • @t0kir0 said in Latest Update Broke the Opera UI:

    @KetoKelo Thank you for advice, unfortunatelly this not work on my case. I enable this option, but no effect on menu and right click still not work. maybe my pc is old enough and no hardware acceleration here? How to downgrade to 70...?

    If you are using Ubuntu or Linux Mint, I saved the latest .deb file that I downloaded from Opera. It is version 70.0.3728.119. I uploaded it for you here:

    Opera .deb file

    It will tell you that you have a newer version installed on your computer, because you have already installed 71, and ask you if you really want to use an older version. Accept it and proceed to install.

    Other versions for different Linux distributions can be found here: Opera Install

  • @ctrlaltdel ThankYou, I try to download latest 70 version from ftp@opera. when install it all work like before. Only some passw and settings are missed. Now will wait for next 71.

  • @t0kir0

    Great, tOkirO. I'm glad you were able to go back. I had no idea ftp@opera existed. Thanks for the link.

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