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  • Another question: as I said earlier, the "--alt-high-dpi-setting=96" command line solution works fine for me when I run directly the Opera "exe" file or shortcut, but unfortunately doesn't work at all when I click on any external link (for instance, a web address in an e-mail message) that opens automatically the browser.
    So my question is: does anyone know if there is a way to tweak with the Windows Registry in order that command line instruction could be always enabled in all cases, including opening the browser through external links?

    Anyway, as donq wisely says, I keep saying too that "such DPI setting for browser should be configurable inside it (in settings or at least in flags), not by external command line".

  • You could append the switch to all the Opera command lines in the registry, but it is very likely that this would have to be re-done every time Opera updated itself.
    It was asked many times to make this a user configurable setting option, but this was never done, and I suspect now that it never will be.
    😞

  • Then what about launching a massive campaign asking Opera devs "Please, be kind and implement this feature once and for all"? 😕

  • What OS are you running?
    AFAIK this is only really a problem in Windows XP, and I'm afraid that XP support has been officially dropped with Opera 37 anyway, making it even less likely that the problem will ever be addressed.
    😞

  • XP, but if you read this post you'll see users running other Windows versions & experiencing same issue.

  • Hey - just downloaded Opera - what a great browser! Takes the old XP in its stride no probs - UNLIKE Chrome that seizes it up and warns you like a broken record that there's no more updates and that you're totally out of time. I do have another computer with the newer MS but it won't take Word 6, Photoshop 5.5 and video editor programs that are so much faster and better - ask any professional. Still, the newer programs help to reduce unemployment because it keeps people occupied longer following the nerds' conundrums.

    Opera is fast, good and big. Too big? Am I missing something here or did you guys simply not adjust the Menu-zoom?

  • As I said earlier, XP support is dropped as from version 37, although unlike Google, Opera have said that they will continue to maintain version 36 with security updates for XP (and Vista) users.
    The problem described in this thread is actually the Opera UI elements (maximise/minimise buttons etc.) being rendered too large, and that cannot be fixed with any controls AFAIK.
    Vivaldi us the only browser I've seen where the browser UI elements' size can be changed independently of the size of the window contents.
    🙂

  • "Vivaldi is the only browser I've seen where the browser UI elements' size can be changed independently of the size of the window contents."

    Firefox too, via "about:config" tweaking + an addon named "Theme Font & Size Changer", which results in a perfect UI & content custom size. It's that kind of solution I miss in Opera.

  • What OS are you running?
    AFAIK this is only really a problem in Windows XP, and I'm afraid that XP support has been officially dropped with Opera 37 anyway, making it even less likely that the problem will ever be addressed.

    Incorrect, this problem affects all windows versions. I'm on W7 and W10 currently - same story.
    Time to check Vivaldi again - they released 1.0 lately 🙂

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