HTTP links now has Windows User Account Control pop-up

  • When I click on HTTP links in Outlook, Windows is now asking for User Account Control access before launching the link in Opera. This has only started happening as this is something I would do multiple times per day previously and does not happen if I have Chrome as the default browser.

    Why the change and is there anything I can do to avoid the UAC pop-up (other than disabling UAC)? I'm running Opera 39.0.2256.48

  • If you set another browser as you default browser does it continue to happen?

  • For me, this only happens if my default browser is Opera. It doesn't happen if my default browser is set to Firefox.

    This problem only arose for me yesterday - 10/10/2016.

    I'm running v 40.0.2308.81.

  • Same here--really aggravating. It also started for me very recently, not sure of the exact date, but it may well also have been 10/10/16. Opera is my default browser and every time I launch it or every time I click a link in my emails the UAC popup occurs. I've tried launching Opera in administrator mode but the UAC popup still appears. No other browser I've tried causes the issue (Chrome, Explorer, Edge).

  • It's not happening here with Opera 40 nor with Opera 42 developer.

    How Opera were installed in your computer? And where? Do you have an admin account?

  • My Opera version is 40.0.2308.90. Installed via download from Opera, recently updated from Opera. Have set up Opera to always run as administrator.

  • Installed via download from Opera

    And how did you install it in your computer?

  • Could you elaborate on your question? I downloaded the file from Opera and ran the setup file and let it do its thing. It was an update to the previous version.

  • So you do a regular installation, without changing anything?

    Is Opera installed under Program Files?

  • Yes, regular installation with no changes--just a routine update from one version to the next. Yes, Opera is listed in the programs, and it is installed in C:\ProgramFiles(x86). The thing I find interesting is that I also use Opera on another Windows 10 computer and I am not experiencing this issue on it. The major difference is that the computer with the issue is running Windows 10 Pro, while the computer that does not exhibit the problem is running Windows 10 Home. This leads me to believe that it is some obscure problem related to that. I have compared all the settings I know to compare between the two computers and have found no differences.

  • I'm using Win10 Pro and never saw this issue.

    What happens if you do a standalone/portable installation?

  • Using the portable installation, the UAC popup does not appear when I launch Opera. I don't know how to make the portable version the default so that I can test links from emails. Since the regularly-installed version does cause the UAC popup to appear on launch at least this is progress. Perhaps I should do a complete uninstall and reinstallation of Opera?

  • Using the portable installation, the UAC popup does not appear when I launch Opera.

    So please do another test :

    Rename Opera profile folder (see menu/about Opera for the path) so a new one will be created and then check if the problem happens.

  • Ok, renamed the folder as you suggested and a new one was created. Launching the non-portable version of Opera still raises the UAC popup. And it also pops up when I click on a link in an email using Opera as the default browser. I appreciate all of your suggestions. Any other ideas on what to try? (I still have not tried a reinstallation).
    I also tried taking the profile folder from the portable installation and using it in the desktop program by copying and renaming the portable profile into the desktop. Again, the UAC popup immediately came up when I launched the program.
    Frustrating!!

  • Launching the non-portable version of Opera still raises the UAC popup.

    OK, so it seems to nit be an issue with Opera profile.

    Aa a laat test, could you do a regular installation but changing the installation folder to anything other than Program Files? It could be Opera Test or something like this.

    Then run Opera from there and check if the problem still happens.

  • Aa a laat test...

    Please use English in this section of the Forums. :lol:

  • Launching the non-portable version of Opera still raises the UAC popup.

    OK, so it seems to be an issue with Opera profile.
    Aa a laat test, could you do a regular installation but changing the installation folder to anything other than Program Files? It could be Opera Test or something like this.
    Then run Opera from there and check if the problem still happens.

    Before I do this last suggested test, could you tell me why you think the problem is with the Opera profile since using the portable profile produced the same results when I used it in the regular desktop program? The portable program works fine when I launch it from its USB location. But when I copy that profile into the regular desktop installation, the desktop installation still triggers the UAC popup. I certainly don't mind doing the test, just trying to be sure I understand what I'm doing. Also, when I do this last test, should I uninstall my existing installation of Opera?

  • Before I do this last suggested test, could you tell me why you think the problem is with the Opera profile

    In fact it was a typo, I wanted to say that it doesn't seem to be a problem with the profile.

  • Have set up Opera to always run as administrator.

    What happens, if you remove that option? Running as admin may trigger UAC prompt easily.

  • The problem first started when it was not run as administrator. Switching to run as administrator was one thing that a web search suggested in order to try to stop the UAC popup. Thanks.

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