Opera shows only on taskbar
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...
tgsplano last edited by
I tried solutions I saw in this post and none resolved the issue. The issue began when I was extending my display to an external monitor. When I disconnected the display, the icon in task bar wouldn't launch Opera. After reboot, Opera behaved properly upon reboot but when I removed display, problem recurs.
What seems to have fixed my issue is connecting to an external monitor again - where Opera would launch successfully still. On the removed the Opera Sidebar, What's App was enabled - I right-clicked and managed messengers. Since removing What's App, I have not seen the issue.
I believe that what's app is trying to pop up when I change the monitor configuration. I don't understand what is preventing it from doing so, but that specific messenger integration seems to be the source of my issue.
FixitOpera last edited by
@jiafoongwee Did not work for me. Like others have mentioned, I too use a Dock and multi screens when docked but then when I am away from the Dock all the other apps organize onto one screen and continue to work. In My case I was not docked when I opened opera and all was fine. I then started working on XL for a bit. the Screen saver did not kick in nor did I close the lid. When I went back to opera I can see it open (the Screen sort of does an animation of some sort) and I see it opening off to the left of the screen. Pressed Win + D to display the desktop. Right clicked on a blank space and hit display settings. I run my screen at 1920 X 1080 and 100 %.. Changed it to 125% and opera pops back into view. Went back and set it to 100 % and so far it works. Hoping if some one from the opera team is reading this maybe it might help them get this fixed. Just glad google opened this page when I did a search and save me some time. Created this account so I can contribute to this issue and help the community as I do Like the opera browser.
drymlad last edited by
Opening Opera browser not showing, its opening in my second monitor, i think, but i already disconnected my second monitor,
Chriswm last edited by
@zeej Thank you for the solution. It is now 6 months later (Nov '21) and it just happened with me with the latest latest release - clearly the problem is not resolved, but thank you for your workaround!
In my case, if you hover over the taskbar icon, it shows is a small preview window with all the screen detail of the actual Opera session window (it is not blank), but it will simply not display on either my screen or HDMI Monitor. The screen is therefore generated, but not displayed.
edjpereira last edited by
@jiafoongwee Win+D worked perfectly. Thanks!
NAV13 last edited by NAV13
Opera starts, but the program window does not open!
How to get Opera to work?
What to do?
Win 10 x64
Mikui last edited by
Hey, I have the same issue. The window wouldn’t show, but I could see that opera was opened. I could also see the tabs when my mouse hovered over it. I’ve tried the possible solutions above, but none seem to work.
kayabay last edited by
@jiafoongwee This also worked for me. Opera is back again on the main screen. Thanks.
linux3ys last edited by
This solved my problem.
Has numbers of tabs in incognito mode for two weeks suddenly they stopped working. Used windows+d multiple times and then clicked on opera minimum window and it got maximized
ismailazmeeadnan last edited by
@jiafoongwee This fixed it for me 2021 december