Mobile navigation UI elements at the bottom


Long story short, on mobile your fingers are always reaching out the bottom half of the phones much easier than the top half.

The layout Opera mobile has is a lot easier to navigate, particularly moving around tabs and main features. The Chrome-like navigation is a lot worse.

Also when navigating tabs the horizontal distribution where you navigate left/right to move around tabs is a lot clearer (since most page backgrounds are white, the borders of the tab borders are white and the background of the UI is light, it’s almost indistinguishable what’s tab content and what’s browser UI.

Just use Opera mobile and Brave or Chrome and you’ll understand the major difference!

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Thanks for the request @mnovaes,

We’ve an issue logged to bring back the option to put bar on bottom screen. AFAIK the team is also working on new “design” for Android that put those bar on bottom.



That’s excellent news @eljuno. Thank you!



Please make this new bottom bar optional. While I know many people have asked for it, many others do not like it (including myself). The best solution here is to make it a toggle so that those want it can have it and those who don’t aren’t forced to have it.



We already have issues logged asking for this option to be available as well as to implement alternative solutions:


closed #6