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[Solved]Address/Search bar doesn't work, won't let me enter, grays out text, etc

  • I checked it in latest 72.0.3815.207 Portable (because I'm still on 69 version and disabled updates to avoid 'surprises' from Opera) and I don't have the described issue. I'm on Win 8.1, maybe Win 10 issue only.

  • I have the same problem on 72.0.3815.207

    As a temporary fix, I have rolled back my Opera version to 71.0.3770.284 (20-Oct-2020).
    You can download a previous version from the Opera FTP. Don't forget to turn off auto-update (rename Opera_AutoUpdate.exe in your installation folder).

    Let's hope there is an official fix soon, but for now this is a good workaround.

    Hope this helps!

  • Same problem here with the 72.0.3815.207 version on w10.

  • I also noticed that pressing TAB 4 times when on the omnibox, makes it work again. You can clearly see that the cursor stays on the omnibox for the first 2 presses, then goes somewhere on the left of the omnibox, and then comes back on the omnibox and it works... So the bug might be related to some focus handler going havoc or something...

  • Hi

    Problem:
    I have same problem on win10. Just updated from 72.0.3815.186 to 72.0.3815.207 which didn't help.
    Searchbox is not working when opening new speed dial, but it does on existing tab.
    When opening new tab and entering some search term, nothing happens.

    Workaround:
    Workaround is after opening new tab, pressing tab (on keyboard), then shift tab so that focus goes off the search box and goes back. that ''fixes it''. You have to do it on empty searchbox, if you do it when something is already typed in, it will try to open page like http://opera%20searchbox%20not%20working/

    Sidenotes:
    Another thing that i noticed, when opening new speed dial tab, while opera is loading that new speed tab (there is x sign left of searcbox - stop loading tab icon), searchbox works, but as soon speed dial tab is loaded it stops working (x icon changes to round arrow - refresh icon).
    Also, searchbox works fine when I'm not connected to internet.
    At last, not sure if its connected, but I noticed that if I close Opera, it doesn closes completely. Opera window gets closed, but it's still open in task manager. So, if I want to reopen Opera, I have to close processes which is extremely annoying as much as searcbox problem.

    This is some wierd bug
    If it doesnt get solved by the end of the next week, im switching browsers.

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    When typing into the search bar on a new tab the text is grayed out and no results appear underneath.

    This can currently be fixed by clicking off when the text box is empty and clicking back on again but this is a bit of an annoying bug.

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  • You can click off and on again on the search bar as a temporary fix. Hoping the devs see this soon as it's quite annoying!

  • @namero999 heck it seems sufficient to just unfocus the field (by clicking outside) and focusing it again. Also note how the font looks different before and after (before is really thin)? What a weird bug.

  • I am having the same problem with two differents computers. Windows 10 x32 and x64 with last Opera version. F5 key works to reuse the browser. I can't use the tip given by @namero999 pressing <TAB> key.

  • I open the empty tab, I input the URL, I press enter - nothing happens.
    In case I use some bookmark to load any website, and then enter the URL, it works just fine. It all started 2 days ago.
    Opera 72.0.3815.207 Windows 10 x64

    The issue is pretty similar to https://forums.opera.com/topic/20166/opera-does-not-open-links-in-new-tab but killing GPU process doesn't help.

  • Yep seems like the same issue.

  • Came here to report the same issue. I'm using Opera 72.0.3815.207 and Windows 10.

  • Same issue - 73.0.3856.31 from beta. F5 and Alt-Tab works.

  • Same issue. Opera 72.0.3815.207 and Opera Dev 74.0.3862.0, started happening yesterday.
    Workaround 1: just type anything fast enough and hit enter to get your SE to load up so you can finally safely type for any amount of time both in address bar and search box.
    Workaround 2: duplicate any already open tab that works, proceed with your search.

  • @andrew84 Good point. I finally broke down kicking and screaming and bought a new computer with Win 10 last week, went from Win 7. Win 10 is constantly updating it seems. I'll have to break out my laptop with the Win 7 and see if there's issues on that.

  • Ctrl+Enter solves the problem with manually entered URL addresses (instead of Enter)

    Unfortunately the search does not work with Ctrl+Enter. Let's hope that Opera finds a solution quickly.

    Corrupted version: 72.0.3815.207

  • @Stinkerbell it's not related to OS, it's opera update that ruined it

  • I still have the same problem.
    Version is: 72.0.3815.207

  • Hi,
    I have such a werid problem. I cannot search with Google in the new tab while Google search is opened in the previous card, I mean in the basic top bar. What should I do to search in every tab freely?