Fixing top of window doesn’t select tab in Opera

This blog post discusses how you can fix the problem with Opera where selecting the top of the window will not select the tab.

The full problem

Normally when selecting tabs in my browser I will move my mouse to the top of the screen and click on the tab. This will typically be clicking on the top row of pixels on my screen. In other browsers such as Google Chrome this correctly selects the tab.

However in Opera if you select the top row of pixels this will not be selected.

Fixing this issue

You can quickly fix this issue by going into settings.

Opening settings can be achieved by pressing the Opera logo, then settings. Or by using the shortcut Alt-P.

Once in the settings menu you will need to:

  1. Select the “browser” set of options
  2. Toggle “Show advanced settings”
  3. Scroll down in the right panel until you find the option “Disable tab bar’s top spacing when browser window is maximised”

The above image shows the options you need to select.

Once this is toggled all pages will show the full URL at all times.

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