Zoom View/Selection on Toolbar Disappeared – Opera 12.16

  • Still using Opera 12.16 on Windows XP.

    On the extreme right of a Toolbar (I think it was the Address Toolbar but I’m not sure now) there was a field for viewing and altering the zooming factor of the current tab. This has suddenly disappeared.

    I tried to reset the Toolbars, even reinstalled Opera but the facility still won’t come back.

    How can I get it beck where it was?

    Note: I know I can still zoom thru the View menu, but having it on the Toolbar was more convenient.

  • By default, Opera 12 and previous placed the zoom in the lower right hand corner of the bottom status bar. Try "right click" on the
    little arrow in that area, bottom right corner, and try "customize", then "reset to default" to see if that is what you are looking for.

  • Thanks for your interest and advice Wizard57M.

    In fact, the facility I wanted was in the View Bar, which had disappeared entirely, I don't know what I did. Furthermore, it did not appear as an option to activate under the View > Toolbars menu like the other Toolbars. However, I did finally find it “hidden” under View > Toolbars > Customize… and reactivated it.

    I don't know why it doesn't appear directly along with the other Toolbars, an inconsistency that can cause confusion.

    EDIT: Strangely, and very annoyingly, I had to reactivate the View Bar separately for each individual tab. I don't know if and how it can be enabled for all tabs simultaneously.

    This thread can now be closed.

  • The View bar is separate from the Zoom widget in the bottom right corner. If you'd rather find that one, we can walk you through it ...

  • Thanks for the offer sgunhouse. I remember you from years back and I'm glad you're still around.

    In my Opera, both the zoom as well as the “Find in page” facilities appear on the View Bar and I want them both. And I want them to appear on all tabs without needing to be individually enabled, and stay there.

    But I don’t need the remaining controls: “Author Mode”, “Show Images” and “Fit to Width”. They can only cause confusion if they somehow change setting, which they did on a couple of occasions in the past.

  • Well, I'm sure you know how to remove a button from the toolbar ...

    Toolbars that appear inside the tab are associated with that tab; if several tabs are already open those tabs will remember which toolbars were visible inside them. If you disable the address bar, you're only disabling it for the current tab (and for new tabs) ... same for the View bar, the Start bar, the navigation bar, or even the Favorites bar. However, the tab bar, the status bar, the menu bar, the old "Main bar" and the old "bookmarks bar" are outside the tab and will be visible or hidden for all tabs.

  • Originally posted by sgunhouse:

    If you disable the address bar, you're only disabling it for the current tab (and for new tabs) ... same for the View bar, the Start bar, the navigation bar, or even the Favorites bar

    That intelligent behaviour was changed ages ago — I don't know whether this is just on Windows. Enable/disabling toolbars now affects all tabs on Opera for Windows.

    DSK-341399

    This is the information you submitted to us:
    Version: 11.50 Build: 1074 Operating system: Windows XP Platform: PC

    Summary: Show/Hide Toolbars Affects All Windows

    Steps to reproduce
    ===================
    1. Open more than one Opera Window
    2. Show/hide the Address bar (or any toolbar) in one Window

    Expected result
    ===============
    Only the current window to be affected

    Actual result
    =============
    The address bar (or other toolbar) is shown/hidden in all Windows.

    This is a regression from previous versions.

  • Originally posted by rossini:

    ... In my Opera, both the zoom as well as the “Find in page” facilities appear on the View Bar and I want them both. And I want them to appear on all tabs without needing to be individually enabled, and stay there.

    But I don’t need the remaining controls: “Author Mode”, “Show Images” and “Fit to Width”. They can only cause confusion if they somehow change setting, which they did on a couple of occasions in the past.

    In my Opera 12.14 (which, in this regard, is the same as 12.16), using the View > Toolbars menu command does not show a "View" bar entry either. However, it can be accessed by choosing "Customize..." in that menu pop-up: Menu > View > Customize... > check the "View Bar" box > OK. That 'should' bring up the View Bar into every tab/window.

    If so, then you can remove whatever buttons you want via: right-click the button > Customize > "Remove from the toolbar". If a button you need is missing from the View Bar, you ought to be able to restore it from Opera's built-in button repository: SHIFT+F12 > Buttons > Browser view > left-click-drag the + or the +100% button to the bar location you want > release the left-click to drop it.

    When you delete an Opera-original button from a toolbar, it automatically remains in Opera's button repository for future re-use. If you use custom buttons, you should always put a copy of those into the "My buttons" category to prevent them from being lost upon deletion... Opera doesn't auto-save them upon deletion.

    Moreover, once you get things set up the way you want, it might be a good idea to lock in the entire configuration by creating a newly-named Toolbar Setup via: CTRL+F12 > Advanced > Toolbars > Duplicate > highlight the new duplicate's name > Rename > create a name of your choice (such as TBarTemplate) > then re-select the original toolbar name from before duplication > OK. This way, a template copy of your toolbar setup will be available should the current one get messed up. Just remember that whatever Toolbar Setup you're currently using is the one that gets modified with any button/bar changes... so if you do have to revert to the template Setup, be sure to duplicate it immediately once again so as to always keep a "pure" copy in reserve.

  • Thanks for the full account blackbird. I had managed to reactivate the View Bar, but didn't know the rest of the stuff you describe. You know Opera well.

  • You're welcome. Actually, I only know parts of Old Opera - those parts I've had to wrestle with for whatever reason over the years. As far as New Opera goes, I'm mostly watching from a distance, for now.

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    I'm mostly watching from a distance, for now.

    I have my binoculars with me too. 😄

  • Yes, considering the time it took me to learn even the basic ticks of old Opera, I dread the effort and headaches of learning the new one.

    Something analogous with my old Windows XP that's coming out of support.

    But then they do say, by the time you've learned a system, it's obsolete. (Murphy's Law)

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