I, on the other hand, with my 74-year-old eyes, have no trouble with the layout, and actually like it.
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When I went on full screen, it didn't fully go full screen. Can someone help me on this?
It would be useful to know which version of MacOS you are using, which version of Opera, and how are you are invoking Full Screen … also, what you mean exactly by "Full Screen".
I'm on MacOS 10.14.6, Opera Stable version 63.0.3368.75, and have no trouble going Full Screen with tabs and sidebar using the green "traffic light" or Ctrl-Cmd-F, and Full Screen without tabs or sidebar using Shift-Cmd-F. To have the old-fashioned Full-Screen with menu-bar, Opt-Green-Traffic-Light works as expected.
Alternately, Shift-Cmd-F in full screen toggles between having the tool-bar and tabs visible or not. I enter full-screen with Ctrl-Cmd-F and they always work for me.
I believe they are system (MacOS 10.14.5) shortcuts.
I go into Full Screen using Ctrl-Cmd-F, the standard Apple shortcut for entering Full Screen, the sidebar is certainly there as are the traffic-light buttons for close, minimise and maximise (to Full Screen).
But there is another shortcut, Shift-Cmd-F, which hides the tabs and the sidebar.
The "maximise" green button switched to Apple's full-screen with no menu-bar several versions of the operating system ago ... somewhere around 10.11; prior to that version, the maximise button expanded the window, to the whole screen but with the menu-bar in place. To replicate that with any of the recent iterations of the OS, you have to hold down the Alt key as you click the button.
I have no idea why Apple made that change.
Personally, I don't. I was merely pointing out to the OP that he could do what s/he wanted with a single click. Also, another Alt-click on the old-style "full screen" green button returns the window to it's original small size.
@operaoperandi You're right. But just as I keep my dock—and my desktop—as minimal as I can, I never use Icon View for Finder windows, always Column View.
However, having changed to Icon View to check, then back to Column View and back to Icon View once more, Opera now shows the Show Package Contents on right click! I'll see if it survives a shut down and re-boot, but my guess is not; not going to do it now, though.
I'm with @operaoperandi here. For many years now my dock has been empty except for Finder, Trash and any apps that are actually running, and I always open apps using spotlight. And Opera no longer re-opens with a window.
@operaoperandi, unless I'm not following what you say correctly, In my applications folder, if I right click on Opera.app and choose "Get Info", it tells me it is an app, not a folder. It also behaves like other apps when right-clicked, offering "Show Package Contents", which doesn't happen with a folder. Do you have extensions switched off by any chance?
Until Opera 60.0.3255.27 the behavior was as expected: You "minimize" Opera with the red button and it will be (active) in the dock. Click the Opera-Icon in the dock again and it will open instantly a new window. That's what I want. With the latest Opera ..... .65 a click on the (active) Opera-Icon in the dock causes... nothing. The Opera app appears in the menu bar without a new window, you have to click inconvenient "Open a new window" or "Open a new tab" in the (context)- menu.
It works properly for me. Just a thought, though: do you have multiple desktops? If so, could opera be opening the window on a different desktop from the current one?
I notice, for instance that if I have an app in full-screen—which is my normal way of working with Opera—MacOS creates a new temporary desktop for that. If I then go to the desktop on which I launched Opera, the opera menu-bar is still there, but there is no Opera window on it. Could something like that be happening to you? By the way, I have Opera set to launch on Desktop 2 out of three.
EDIT: As you were. I've just discovered I wasn't fully updated. Now I'm on 60.0.3255.56, I'm seeing the same as you. I have to say, it doesn't impact me on the way I work, but yes, let's hope the devs do something about it!
No, but I would suspect a corrupt Preferences file, which wouldn't be removed when you remove the app and re-install, unless you use something like AppDelete.
(1) Running it in "Safe" mode … restart and hold down Shift when you hear the chime till it's in the process of booting.
(2) Running it logged-in as another user (either as 'Guest' or create one for testing purposes).
(3) On your user account, with Opera closed, find the Opera preferences in ~/Library/Preferences (hold down Alt and click the "Go" menu to access the library) and move the Opera preferences to the desktop. Open Opera, which will create a new preferences file.
If that cures the problem, you know what's wrong; if it doesn't, come back and let us know.
PS And have you tried updating to MacOs 10.14.4, the currrent version?
I'm with you there. Perhaps a preference could be added to use the old colour for those of us who don't use dark mode.
Opera is my main browser too, and I have no complaints apart from that … it makes full-screen look anaemic, but I shouldn't have to go totally the other way into the dark!