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Homescreen shortcut to webpage opens with no controls

  • Opera Mobile 62.3.3146.....
    Samsung Note8
    Android ver 9

    I've created an Opera shortcut to on my homescreen. When I open the shortcut, the web browser opens as "The Atlantic" and all the basic browser and Opera controls are gone (ie, no menus).

    It's great for reading lots of text, but it creates problems when I want to share a page. (no share option, no web address, etc)

    What's going on here? Is there a way to get the menus back if I use the homescreen shortcut?

  • @brenteldridge If you add a page to your homescreen, it acts like an app for that site. If they don't have their own Share feature, it won't have one.