Opera One's UI is too large
weilan last edited by leocg
Opera One's UI size is horribly enlarged and for no apparent reason, here you can see a screenshot for comparison between the same website displayed in Brave and Opera One:
As you can see, Opera's UI is significantly larger and for no reason. There new so-called "tab islands" are oversized and they aren't better than the old tabs inspired by the old real life paper folder's tabs.
Here the "tab islands" have a shadow underneath that is already taking up valuable pixel space that could be used to display more of the website. For this I suggest to either remove the shadows or shorten them significantly so they don't take up useless space. Alternatively, bring back the old appearance of tabs where they are attached to the main chrome of the browser.
Another issue is the new "frame" around the vertical sides of the browser, encompassing the webpage. This is something the new versions of Edge are doing and it's not good at all. (Just like the tab islands which originated in Firefox are a horrible idea)
This frame that encompasses the webpage is also taking away valuable space from the horizontal parts of the webpage, displaying less of it when there is no reason for this.
What's worse is this frame is pushing the scrollbar further inside so it's no longer possible to move the mouse to the rightmost edge of the screen and grab the scrollbar. Now a person has to stop the mouse a few pixels away from the right edge to do that.
This is unacceptable and horrible! No other browser does that, no other program does that either... Even Opera 99 didn't do this!
These UI changes in Opera One are absolutely horrible and bad. They are making the Opera experience worse in every way. They aren't bringing any new features whatsoever. It's the type of UI change that Firefox likes to do every few years when it feels more and more irrelevant - they refresh the UI to trick people that their dead browser is evolving.
The irony is that beyond the topmost layer of the UI, Opera still uses the same old UI for its settings page. Now the new UI has a purple accent color, but the funny thing is the accent color for the settings is still blue.
This is unprofessional and inconsistent. Please, Opera Team, reconsider reverting some of the changes for the UI, they are horrible and making the browser from a pleasant into a horrible experience.
Before I would suggest the browser to everyone and use it as my only browser, now I'm using Brave and not recommending Opera to anyone after version 100.
andrew84 last edited by andrew84
@weilan Totally agree.
Regarding the purple accents, I'd say that the old blue one looks a way better. The purple menu's and dropdown's selected items both in light and dark theme looks just ugly.
tkrojam last edited by leocg
Please make Opera like Windows 7 style not Windows 10/11
Everything Unreasonable Big Big Big!!!
We are mostly using PC not tablet!!!
frankosio last edited by
I agree 100% with everything you wrote above.
Opera has fallen into some kind of 'gigantomania' and, for no apparent reason, magnifies everything.
Tabbed bar large/tall, tabs too big, and the entire address and tool bar tall. And to make matters worse, the macabre background around the frames that drastically make it difficult to scroll through the pages.
tkrojam last edited by tkrojam
@frankosio gigantomania not originally raised by Opera, it's raised by FXXXING microsoft since Windows 8!!! their silly programmers/developers supposed tablet will replace PC that's why they redesigned the whole UI based on tablet usage!!! How silly they are once smart Bill Gates left the company!!!
GeeBooBoo last edited by
I have a 1366x768 monitor pls don't make me suffer like this
Emanuelinsky last edited by
I also agree with this Opinion! It's a terrible idea to change the Design, wich makes the usage of the browser way worse than it was before. The Opera 99 Design was perfect!
A switch in the settings to switch between the old and new design would be very nice.
If there won't be a good solution in the next months, i will probably change to an other Browser, even though Opera was my favourite browser for many many years!
A Former User last edited by
I'm not sure what you mean. The difference in UI-size is minimal. But compared to Brave Opera comes out with dozen features out of the box.
If you prefer Brave because of its UI eg. then go for Brave. Nobody hinders you. I myself feel that it's one of the ugliest Chromium browsers, being a Chrome copy cat with some weird crypto stuff baked in and privacy settings enabled by default. Making it look very old fashioned.
Nevertheless it's a solid choice. Comes up to the preferences you have.
flaviu2 last edited by
This is not a good attitude for Opera browser ...
Joe3368 last edited by
The frames around a site's content is the worst sh3t you can add to a browser to spoil it. The frames are felt by me as an uncomfortable margins which reduces my viewport dimensions unnecessarely. And as it was told you can't drag the scrollbar anymore by just moving a cursor to the right-most position.
This is the reason why I'm looking to quit using the Opera browser.
Kobor last edited by
I don't like this rounded and space eating UI, have an option to use the old UI.