OK I use (depend) on my browser for my line of work. I require it for extensive research, and other time consuming tasks.
As a result my browser might be open for weeks. After a great deal of testing. I chose Opera to be my daily driver. The only time Opera ever dies, is when it auto updates. This really sucks. Because, as a result, I can easily loose weeks of work, and research. This also means a loss of income -- sometimes exceeding a thousand dollars! The worst of it all, is that this can be completely avoidable. If only Opera would permit the ability to manually update. At a time less imposing.
Where is that setting?! Or do I need to choose a different browser?
Thank you for all your time, and consideration.
You can find answers to your question in this thread
Since this is a Mac forum and that thread was for Windows, maybe better advice would be what I got when I asked that question.
Use the Mac Terminal and input this code:
defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
I am not really too fond of auto update either, though I do prefer the current version of Opera. However, if the current version does not fit your needs, I believe that there is a version history list somewhere where you can install a previous version. Just Google Opera followed by a number, but make sure you download from the Opera site.
It will auto-update unless you stop it.