Opera shows only on taskbar
jiafoongwee last edited by jiafoongwee
Hey, Just updating my post. I'm not sure if this is a windows issue or an Opera issue, but my earliest encounter with the problem is after the latest update to Opera version 75.0.3969.149. I am currently on version 77.0.4054.90. The issue usually will occasionally reappear when I unplug or plug my laptop from my monitors. I am also on Windows 10.
However this fixed it for me:
Make sure your "invisible" Opera window tab is selected, you can just click on the icon from the window taskbar.
Hold down the Windows Key, then press “D“. Repeat these steps to see if it makes the window you are looking for reappear. (you might have to hit Windows + D a few times, sometimes it takes me 3-5 repetitions)
Alternately, you can right-click a blank area of the taskbar, then choose “Show the desktop“, then repeat.
this page might help:
https://superuser.com/questions/647751/shortcut-to-show-desktop-on-windows-7 (might help if you are on windows 7)
Hope it helps
nielsdielen last edited by
@jiafoongwee Yea this worked for me thanks!
nolimitshannon last edited by
Gooday, This exact something happen to me all I did to fix this was to open opera then click on the thingy at the bottom right of the taskbar that makes tabs disappear and reappear. I clicked it twice and my opera showed up.
pauld13 last edited by
@jiafoongwee thank you so much for this answer. I don't know how you found it but it has been driving me mad for days.
DannyK last edited by
@jiafoongwee I never reply to such but it was so frustrating and this worked right away. Thank you !!
Szkielet last edited by
@jiafoongwee Worked for me. Thank you!
BC019 last edited by
@voyageur1 I am having the same issue. Installed the Opera update on both laptop and desktop. laptop no issue, Desktop all kinds of issues. Web pages are opening Millimetres out from where they should be, which means i need to drag then in to place. I uninstalled and did a clean install - to no avail. If i hover my mouse on the page it will pick up a site that is there ans open it, but i cant see the site. I either have a black screen or a white screen. It can only be closed from the taskbar.
No issues until the update went through this week.
Have tried the fixes documented to no avail.
Estus last edited by
@jiafoongwee thanks very much this work for me.
ihot last edited by
@jiafoongwee Thanks. this worked for me 9/2021
maheesh last edited by
OMG just by trying this shortcut Windows+D my browser is showing on the desktop again for anyone having the same problem just try Windows+D without worrying much it really works
Lulub last edited by
your window is somewhere in the virtual space
alt + spacebar + x (it worked for me)
open another program
right click on taskbar and chose cascade windows
alt tab to opera
shift + right click opera icon
and chose move then use arrows or mouse
this post explains everything
cmcg19 last edited by
Opera is running but can't enlarge the window
Preface that this has happened before... Suddenly I cannot enlarge my window. It remains only visible when I hover over it on my task bar with my mouse....
Running Windows 10 enterprise.
StarryNight last edited by
@jiafoongwee Thank you!
Jackbot last edited by
Not sure if this helps anyone, I have noticed that this problem occurs when the extended monitor switches side, as Opera opens up where it was last closed, so like me at work my monitor is on the left of my laptop, when I go home my monitor is on the right of my laptop, so opera still opens as if there is a screen on the left, I usually just use display settings re-arrange the screen so 2 is on the opposite side, drag opera onto my laptop screen and then go from there
silversurfer60 last edited by
@jiafoongwee Thank you for the tip! I've been trying for hours then when I tried your suggestion, I realised after Windows had updated earlier, Opera was coming up as a tiny pop-up window. I didn't think that it would stay like that so when I re-launched it, it was still minimised.
marymarie last edited by
Hello! I'm running Windows 10 on my computer and I've been using Opera to browse the web for many months. Yesterday however I ran into trouble: my Opera browser remains in the taskbar and my attempts to revive it and use it to browse the web as before seem futile.
Yesterday at noon I left the Opera browser open pinned to the taskbar, with a Youtube page running, and when I got back to it and tried to unpin it from the taskbar to browse Youtube, it no longer lifted up!
Could you please help me relaunch my Opera browser? I have important settings and bookmarks on Opera, that I don't want to lose!
I am sharing here screenshots with Opera pinned to the taskbar, properties of Opera, and also some taskbar settings to show you that Opera doesn't seem to have any processes that need ending! At first I thought Opera was surreptitiously running in the background, but the processes on it had been ended, and Opera has no processes running in either Background processes or Windows processes! So there's no "end task" button I can use to terminate any processes Opera might be running!
And of course I restarted my computer numerous times, and yet I still can't relaunch Opera!
Please help me! Thank you!!!!!
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@marymarie See above.
teuropa last edited by
today I wanted to start Opera but it only appears in the bottom line as an icon and doesn't let maximize. I can shut down Opera with right click menu but not maximize.
It seems to run but not in a window, so I have to write this post on MS Edge
I believe, yesterday there was an information that opera was updated to a new version.
What can I do without losing links and settings? I cannot save anything because there is no browser window as I described...