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It is, but first let me make a small analysis to what this really is.
What pops up is gnome-keyring's prompt for your password, because opera asks gnome-keyring to show it the passwords it has stored. From that point, you can either a) make gnome-keyring not ask for a password or b) make opera use its own built in password storage instead of gnome-keyring.
For a, you just make gnome's keyring password blank. Install seahorse and launch it. On the left side, look for "default keyring". It comes with a regular folder icon. Right click on it, click change password and do as it says (enter old password etc) to set the new password to blank. Done.
Please be aware that this practice will leave ALL the passwords stored in gnome keyring visible to ANYONE.
For b, edit opera's desktop file so that instead of
opera --password-store=default %U
For more instructions on how to do this, please read this thread here
It should only need to ask once per session. That is to say, I use both Opera and Vivaldi, between them I only get asked once (by whichever runs first) until I log out of my desktop. If I close Opera and do something else for a while then go back to Opera it doesn't ask me then either (unless I logged out of the desktop)..
Now, if it asks but you somehow lose the dialog (behind another window, or close it by accident or some such) then Opera won't know any passwords ... but it also won't lose them. If you close Opera then try again all the old passwords will still be there, as it couldn't save them because you weren't logged in to the password manager.
I presume there must be a way to reset the password manager, but I'm also sure you'd know if you had..
Is that the snap version of opera that you have? If so, it is because snap apps in general have restrictions to what they can access on your system, for security reasons.
So you either allow snap opera to access removable media, or install the deb version of it.
Imho, the second option is better, many of reasons (spped, space, etc). And yes, I am anti-snap/appimage/flatpak/whatever is bringing windows-like installation procedures to linux.
@cybrsaylr You should have the right to choose to have or not have Google on your PC, and yes, it does matter.
If you cannot have your own choice of search engine to start up each tab, what is the point of having it there? It's better just to get rid of Google completely and have nothing. After all, you can easily search DuckDuckGo by making it your default search engine, and typing "your search" directly into your browser address bar, instead of the search bar below.
To get rid of the search box completely and free up more space for links to pages, instead, go to: Opera Settings > Advanced > Browser. At the very top of the page there is the option to "Hide Search Box".
@tesget said in No VPN option in Opera browser in Linux:
a day ago
I have the latest version of Linux Mint installed and it is there just fine. You have to go to Settings > Advanced > Features and you will see VPN right at the top.
To be honest I have found the VPN feature to be a bit buggy, in that, I will often loose my internet connection. After I manually turn off VPN, the internet comes back again, and I then manually turn the VPN on again. It will work for a given period but at some point it will go again and I have to do the same thing.
I live in hope that the developers will see this post and take it seriously, with a view to either correct the option by allowing the user to remove the two url's manually or the option to remove the whole extension and thus the two url's. It is totally unacceptable to do otherwise and ignore this issue.
The developers need to realize that people who choose a browser on privacy grounds, are probably going to be astute enough to go through the privacy settings with a fine tooth comb. At the end of the day, there is no explanation as to why those two urls are there and no option to remove them. Not good!
I had the same problem. It seems you are missing some codecs. The easiest way to get them is to download the Chromium (not Google Chrome) Browser. You don't have to use it, just download and install it. Simple. It worked for me.
That's what I was about to say. Snap apps, in general, have restrictions on what they can and can not access from the main os. As it seems, by default, the snap opera can not access the association for the magnet:// links.
Edit the default opera shortcut (/usr/share/applications/opera.desktop) so that instead of this
it lauches this
Exec=opera --start-maximized %U
and repeat for the 2 more lines starting with "Exec" under "[Desktop Action NewWindow]" and "[Desktop Action NewPrivateWindow]" if needed.