Opera GX No Sound [9 Solutions]

Opera GX no sound

Can’t hear the sound from Opera GX? Well, dozens of users have the same issue as reported on the official forum. Those affected say Opera GX has no sound when playing videos from YouTube, Facebook, or any other website. If you are also going through the same pain, look no further. There are quick ways to fix the Opera GX no sound problem, which I’ll be sharing with you in this guide.

If Opera GX is not playing sound, probably your PC has incorrect sound settings. If not, the sound could be muted or your PC may be playing sound on a different device. Just apply the steps from this troubleshooting guide and get the sound back on your Opera GX.

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How to Fix if Opera Gx Has No Sound

If Opera GX is not playing any audio, just go through the solutions below and get the issue fixed. You may not have to try all the solutions. Simply try them one by one until the problem is fixed.

Fix 1: Restart Your PC

Often a minor system glitch results in no sound on your PC. Fixing this issue is as simple as restarting the device.

To restart your PC, press the Windows icon at the bottom, tap on the power icon, and select Restart.

Restart Windows

Launch the Opera GX browser and play a video to check if you can hear the sound. If the problem persists, you would want to check if there’s anything wrong with the sound settings. Check the next solution for more details.

Fix 2: Check Your PC Sound Settings

Unmute the sound: First of all, check if the sound is muted. Tap on the volume icon in the bottom-right corner. If the volume is muted, you’ll see a cross sign next to the volume icon. Tap on it to unmute the sound.

Umute sound on Windows 11

Raise the volume: If the volume is set to too low, you may not hear the sound. Raise the volume to above 50% and then play a YouTube video to check if the problem is fixed.

Fix 3: Unmute Tab Sound

Opera GX lets you mute a tab. If the tab is muted, you won’t hear a sound until you open a new tab to play the sound.

Go to the website which isn’t playing sound, right-click on the tab, and select Unmute tab. If the tab is unmute already, leave it and move on to the next solution.

Unmute tab on Opera GX

Fix 4: Set the Correct Sound Output Device

Opera GX may be playing audio on a different device. You can check which device is currently being used to play sound from the sound settings.

1. Press Windows + X buttons together and select Settings.

Opening Settings in Windows

2. Tap on Sound.

Sound option in Settings on Windows

3. Select the correct speaker.

Selecting the correct sound output device

Fix 5: Turn on Browser Sounds

If you can’t hear Opera GX browser sounds such as typing sound, tab open sound, tap close sound, etc, most likely the Browser sounds option is turned off.

Here’s how to turn it on:

1. Launch the Opera GX browser.

2. Tap on the Settings icon from the left sidebar.

Settings option in Opera GX

3. Scroll down to Browser sounds and tap on it.

Browser sounds option in Opera GX

4. Make sure the Browser sounds option is enabled.

Enable or Disable Browser Sounds in Opera GX

After turning on Browser sounds, you can enable or disable sounds for various actions.

Fix 6: Use Windows Troubleshooter

Windows has a built-in troubleshooter which does a good at fixing basic issues. It can fix the sound issue on your PC.

1. Press Windows + X and select Settings.

Opening Settings in Windows

2. Scroll down to Troubleshoot and tap on it.

Troubleshoot option in Windows

3. Select Other troubleshooters.

Other troubleshooters option in Windows

4. Tap the Run button next to Playing audio.

Playing audio troubleshooting

Windows will now check for sound issues on your PC. You may need to follow some on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.

Fix 7: Update the Sound Drivers

If Opera GX still not playing sound, outdated/corrupted sound drivers could be the causing the problem. Old sound drivers may still work on your PC, but they may not be compatible with the latest software. You should therefore update the sound drivers on your Windows PC.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager.

Device Manager option

2. Expand Audio inputs and outputs.

3. Right-click on your sound driver and click Update driver.

Update audio driver

4. Tap on Search automatically for drivers.

Your PC will look for new drivers. If an update is available, Windows will download and install it.

If the problem persists, remove the sound driver. Don’t worry! The device will be installed automatically after you restart your PC.

1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager.

2. Expand Audio inputs and outputs.

3. Right-click on your sound driver and click Uninstall device.

Uninstall audio driver

4. Click Uninstall to confirm.

Uninstalling the driver

5. Restart your PC.

Fix 8: Update Opera GX

If Opera GX still has no sound, try updating the browser to check if the latest version includes a fix for this issue. The browser is regularly updated to bring new features, improvements, and bug fixing. So, you should always keep the browser up-to-date.

Here’s how to update Opera GX:

1. Launch Opera GX and tap on the Opera icon in the upper-left corner.

2. Select the Update & Recovery option.

Update and recovery option in Opera GX

3. Tap on Check for updates.

Check for updates in Opera GX

If an update is available, download and install it.

Fix 9: Reinstall Opera GX

Some of the Opera GX files on your PC may be missing or corrupted causing the no sound issue. You should reinstall the browser to fix the issue.

1. Close the Opera browser.

2. Type Control Panel in the search box at the bottom and hit Enter.

Opening control panel in Windows

3. Set View by to Small icons.

All control panel options

4. Select Programs and Features.

programs and features in Windows

5. Right-click on Opera and select Uninstall.

Uninstall opera browser

6. Select the Reinstall option.

Reinstall Opera browser

Final Words

Watching videos without sound does not make any sense. Rather than joy, it will give you frustration. However, with the right approach and correct solutions, you should be able to fix the Opera GX no sound issue easily.

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