2 Fun Secret Tips to Customize UI of Opera Web Browser

Today in this topic, we are going to share 2 secret tips for Opera web browser users which are not going to add any extra functionality or improve productivity but are fun to use. Some people may find them useful.

If you want to have some fun with Opera, check out following secret tricks:

TIP 1: Change Main Menu Button Label

In newer Opera versions, the menu button label has been changed to "Menu". In older versions the label was "Opera". If you want to restore old "Opera" label on the menu button, following steps will help you:

Change_Opera_Main_Menu_Label.png

1. Launch Opera web browser and open its hidden secret advanced configuration page using opera://flags command in addressbar as mentioned in following tutorial:

How to Access "Advanced Configuration" Pages in Web Browsers?

2. Now click inside "Search experiments" text box and type label. It'll show following option in the result.

  • Alternative main menu label

Opera_Alternate_Main_Menu_Label_Option.png

3. The option would be set to "Default (enabled)". Change value of this option to Disabled using the drop-down box.

4. Opera will show you a message "Your changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Opera" along with a button to relaunch Opera. Click on the "Relaunch Now" button to restart Opera web browser. Now you'll get classic "Opera" text label back on main menu button.

TIP 2: Contrast Colors on Menus and Toolbar Buttons

By default, Opera shows menu button text, new tab button and other buttons in dark Black color. Using this tweak, you can make these UI items contrast with the window frame color. Once you apply this trick, the text and toolbar buttons will become light in color if you are using dark accent color on window frame and borders and vice versa:

Opera_Light_Color_UI.png

1. Launch Opera web browser and open its hidden secret advanced configuration page using opera://flags command in addressbar as mentioned in following tutorial:

How to Access "Advanced Configuration" Pages in Web Browsers?

2. Now click inside "Search experiments" text box and type color. It'll show following option in the result.

  • Frame color awareness

Enable_Opera_Frame_Color_Awareness_Option.png

3. The option would be set to "Default (disabled)". Change value of this option to Enabled using the drop-down box.

4. Opera will show you a message "Your changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Opera" along with a button to relaunch Opera. Click on the "Relaunch Now" button to restart Opera web browser. Now you'll see light colored menu text and toolbar buttons on darker window frames and vice versa.

Also Check:

Secret Tips to Disable Statistics Collection and Surveys in Opera Web Browser





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Comments

  • Tip 2 has been removed in Opera 36 as it comes with new UI.

  • VG

    ^^ The screenshots were taken from the same version. The trick works.

  • Thank you very much. I was annoyed to see "Opera" name being replaced with "Menu". I'm glad that I visited your site. One more request is there anyway to change the dark window frame colour to light colour that Opera applies only to "Private Mode"?

  • There is no Frame color awareness in opera 36 but there is Windows 10 skin option which makes opera look like a metro/modern app of Windows 10, disabling it changes opera's tab bar color from modern Grey to color of theme applied to Windows 10.
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

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