Opera portable (USB) cannot be pinned to taskbar properly

  • Hello.

    I love Opera for being officially a portable browser for all who wants it that way. But there is a problem with pinning Opera to taskbar in Windows 7+. This is because launcher.exe application quits as soon as it launches opera.exe from a subfolder. So if I pin launcher.exe, I will end up with 2 Opera icons on taskbar when Opera is running (one being launcher.exe and one being real running Opera). If I pin opera.exe to taskbar, I will always launch specific Opera version and autoupdate feature will eventually break the shortcut by removing old version.

    Is it possible to rename launcher.exe to opera.exe and let it remain running after launching real opera.exe? Google Chrome and most chromium based browsers are working this was and have no problems with pinning to taskbar.

  • you need a tool to manage please download it http://www.portableapps.com thank you

  • Don't pin the laucher.exe

    Open Opera and then pin it right-clicking the icon in the task bar. It'll pin it correctly that way.

    Originally posted by iyazak:

    you need a tool to manage please download it http://www.portableapps.com thank you

    There's no need to download anything from this third-party, the official Opera installer supports standalone installations / USB natively.

  • Originally posted by iyazak:

    you need a tool to manage please download it http://www.portableapps.com thank you

    They still have old 12.16 version. And I already have it anyway. This topic is not about PortableApps, it's about Opera in portable install mode.

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    Don't pin the laucher.exe
    Open Opera and then pin it right-clicking the icon in the task bar. It'll pin it correctly that way.

    This will pin fixed Opera version to taskbar. And when Opera is updated, this shortcut will still call old binary. This is not what I want. But looks like Opera handles this and when old binary called, it launches new binary. And Windows then updates shortcut. So I guess this is sorted, even though it's not a good way.

  • Note that happens also with a regular install if you didn't select to have the installer pin it for you.

  • Originally posted by shadowlmd:

    But looks like Opera handles this and when old binary called, it launches new binary. And Windows then updates shortcut. So I guess this is sorted, even though it's not a good way.

    Actually, no, it's not sorted. After two updates my taskbar shortcut became invalid because it was pointing to a deleted binary. So, I really think it should be addressed properly. The best way is to inherit Chrome's behaviour: rename launcher.exe to opera.exe and make it not exit after launching real opera.exe.

  • I guess no one cares, as usual.

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