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Problem Using Opera Full Screen

  • Greetings. I use Opera on OS X 10.11.1. When I get an email with a link and click it, the desktop appears. The link HAS opened in Opera but I have to navigate to Opera to see it. For some reason I have been unable to figure out, clicking on the link causes the desktop to appear. Yesterday I created a new user and started using Opera. The links began opening in Opera as they should. Today the desktop started reappearing again. I quit Opera. I switched to Safari. The links opened in Safari. I quit Safari and reopened Opera. The links again started opening in Opera. Does anyone have an idea what the cause of this could be? Something in the preferences or the .plist?

    Thanks. GL

  • I've done a bit more work on this and have a working theory now. I use Safari from time to time for reasons that are irrelevant here. At those times I generally make Safari the "default browser" in settings. When I'm done with what I'm doing I close Safari and make Opera the default browser again. But when I click on a link in mail there still seems to be a connection to Safari -- but Safari is no longer the default browser and so the desktop opens. When I close Opera and restart it this seems to "reset" and the link begins to open again in Opera. I wonder if others have observed this?


  • Back again. My second post above turned out to be false. It has nothing to do with Safari. There is something else going on. When I reinstall Opera it works properly for a few days, ie when I click on a link it opens in Opera full-screen. After a few days when I click on a link in an email, the desktop appears. The link HAS opened in Opera but I have to navigate to Opera. This may sound like a detail but when it happens each time you click on a link, hundreds of times a day, it gets old. Can anyone help here? Are there others who have experienced this? GL