Opera 19 issue: GUI shrunk (not using windows font settings possibly)

  • Hey all,

    I use windows 7 and use "Extra Large" fonts as a Windows display setting. I've been using Opera 18/17/16/etc without issue. Since upgrading to Opera 19, my taskbar/tabs/opera button/etc have shrunk down to the size that they would be if I used "normal" fonts in Windows, which is basically unreadable for me.

    I'm guessing it's an issue with Opera 19 ignoring the Windows font size, but I guess it could be something else.

    I've tried everything I can think of to fix it, including checking the "disable scaling for high DPI" compatibility setting which often fixes similar issues in other software. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  • I'm having the very same problem. It's quite awkward with the smaller size because this pc is a media player connected to a hdtv a couple of metres away from me. I'm running windows 8

  • I have a similar problem. I have an ultrabook with windows 8.1 and ultra-high screen resolution (3200x1800). Everything has been working superbly up until install of Opera 19. Then fonts and widgets have become reaaaally small and only a fragment of the screen width is used for page rendering.

  • Type opera:flags HiDPI and change the setting to see if that helps.

    It doesn't seem to make any difference for me on 1280x1024

  • Unfortunately changing the HiDPI flag from default to enabled or disabled and then restart does not fix the problem.

  • having the same issue here had to resort back to 18, and disable auto update, i am using W7 Pro 64b w SP1.

    hope this gets fixed.....uhhg i like Opera however I may be forced to switch if not now certainly down the line. 🙂

  • Having the same issue. Machine is a Lenovo Yoga 2 13" convertible ultrabook with 3200x1800 resolution running Windows 8.1. Firefox and Chrome do not have this problem.

  • Same problem. Windows 8.1, MacBook Pro.

  • Same problem - small fonts throughout and changing font size screws up most webpages. Using HP Z1 at default 2560x1440 resolution. Similar issues on my HP 4330 laptop as well.
    Strangely, the fonts in the drop-down menu from the top left and the tool tips are OK (ie. larger, like before the update), but fonts on address bar, tab names, webpages etc have shrunk.

  • So, the above workaround worked okay with Opera 19 (thanks!) but completely backfires in Opera 20. Now, enabling the "HiDPI" flag makes Opera unusable. Disabling it makes the gui unreadably small. Unlike a lot of the complaints on here I like Opera a lot and would like to keep using it but this makes it really hard to stick with.

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