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Save preferences ignored following update

  • Since the last update, whenever I go to download something, Opera brings up a 'Save as' dialog.

    My preferences were set (and indeed still are if I check) to download directly to my Downloads without a dialog box.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Version: 38.0.2220.31
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)

  • Hi @147adelaide, go to the address bar, and paste opera:flags#show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download, press Enter, select "Disabled" from the drop-down, and press the "Relaunch Now". Additionally, you can also disable the opera:flags#prompt-on-risky-download flag.

    Please be aware, that disabling these flags will weaken the browser security, and also increase the probability of exposure to malicious code, that could be potentially included in some executable files.

  • I'm having this trouble with *.pdf files, which are not executable... or are they? Every kind of file opens a 'Save As' dialog.

  • This topic is too old, please open a new if needed.