Opera keeps asking if I want to set it up as default browser

  • I am running Opera 34.0 under Ubuntu 15.10. I did a minor routine update today that included Opera and now every time I open Opera, it asks me if I want to set it up as my default browser (even though it in fact is my default browser). Asking it to stop asking produces no results, and neither does clicking the appropriate button in Preferences. Is anybody else seeing this, and is there anything I can do to stop it? It's annoying...

  • This is a bug in xdg-settings in Ubuntu, a fix has been released: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/+bug/1511154

  • Many thanks for your reply. Is this a fix that I have to institute manually, or will it be included (not too long from now) in a future Ubuntu software upgrade?

  • I have had this problem for months, still do on Feb. 29th, 2016. Seriously, Opera, how often do you want to know that I am friends with you. Yes, I still want you as my default browser. Yes, today as well. Yes, this evening, too. Yes, I like you. Ok, stop asking, Opera, you're making me upset...

    Anyway, I'm wondering if Chrome on Ubuntu (which I use for Netflix) sneakily makes itself default?

    I'm using:

    Version: 35.0.2066.82 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Ubuntu 15.10 (x86_64; Unity)

  • This annoying problem is happening on Arch running KDE Plasma 5.7.4.
    Why? Any solution please?

  • Updated to 40 and this problem is still present...

  • It is annoying for me, too. What is main problem which causes this?

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