@gpc1965 Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install. Test in that Opera. Do not enable Opera Sync in it and do not install any extensions in it.
Does it work there at least?
Each global problem has to be address as a Pinned Topic.
This is the right management - despite any opinion or "experience" -.
Users has to be educated if they are not, ten first users will learn the right way if they are "corrected", then, some of those 10 users will educate the new ones, those "second" new users will do the same, etc...
At the end of a month +/-, good practices will be learned by all.
If not, you have the chaos that currently is the Opera's Forum.
The current behaviour is a waste time, unnecessary clicks, search, typings, space...
Also, it gives a very bad image.
As far as it's possible, similar topics may be being merged. Lots of them about VPN issues were already merged into a single topics/plataforms.
The Official explanation is not Pinned as a global topic explanation, and the same question/problem is asked/reported every day and every time in many different topics.
As I've said, it quite easy to undestand.