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Latest Update Broke the Opera UI

  • @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.

  • I'm currently using Opera 71.0.3770.148 on ubuntu 20.04. After the most recent update, I am unable to right click on anything in Opera. Neither in the web page or in the menus. I can't left or right click on the Opera 'O' to access menus (I can physically click the mouse, but nothing happens). Anybody else have this problem or have any clue what the issue could be? Right click/mouse work fine in general everywhere else in the OS.

  • Yes, I had the same issue and it has been discussed at https://forums.opera.com/topic/43542/latest-update-broke-the-opera-ui

    The solution is enable hardware acceleration when available.

    1. Go to opera://settings/system
    2. The top item listed there should be the 'Enable hardware acceleration when available' toggle.
  • @liewcheonfong Thanks so much! Didn't see that thread! That fixed it for me.

  • Unfortunately solution with 'Enable hardware acceleration when available' not working if you running OS in VirtualBox. 😞

    OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS x86_64
    DE: MATE
    WM: Metacity (Marco)

  • Opera just launched a new update, the 71.0.3770.171. Not only they didn't fix this issue, but without hardware acceleration, menus don't even exist (in my first post I explained that on 71.0.3770.148, menus did exist, but they weren't shown without hardware acceleration).

  • Ok, so, I am also without O menu and context menus. I recorded a very short clip showing that on Vivaldi and Opera the first option of the context menu of a link is in both "Open link in a new tab" but it is not visible only in Opera (but got lazy and didn't upload it elsewhere to link it here).

    Hardware acceleration makes no difference since I don't have a proper video card, it's much better to load work on a core on either of the Xeon processors in my setup.

    Some stuff about my system:
    Screenshot from 2020-09-23 11-18-53.png

    I post mostly to be informed when this is fixed and someone reports it here 😉 Thanks in advance!

  • @KetoKelo To be totally frank, it is my belief that Opera runs this forum for fun and takes no notice of support requests or user concerns posted in here.

    Google Chrome released an update yesterday so this latest Opera release probably only contains patches that are included within Chrome.

    Opera Beta works fine.

    The only reasons I use Opera are the built in VPN, the built in ad blockers and the laziness that prevents me moving to Vivaldi for my new main browser. The VPN is a useful tool for my day job. I use Chrome for entertainment and Opera Beta when Chrome lets me down.

    I really do hope Opera begins to pay attention to its userbase. Would be a shame to see the browser go the way of Netscape. If Opera wants to be the big browser on the block, its devs need to grow a pair of ears.

  • hardware acceleration works for me but think it should be patched by some other way...