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HTTP links now has Windows User Account Control pop-up

  • 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.

  • . . . 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.

    OK, I tried your suggestion and installed the program in a separate unique folder. On my first test, the program is working the way it should--no UAC popup is appearing. Before I did that, however, I uninstalled and reinstalled in the regular default program folder. In that case, the UAC popup did appear.
    Now for a question: do you have any idea why installing in a different folder fixed the UAC popup issue?
    Thanks for all your assistance.

  • Now for a question: do you have any idea why installing in a different folder fixed the UAC popup issue?

    Did you do it while using a non-administrator account?

  • Now for a question: do you have any idea why installing in a different folder fixed the UAC popup issue?

    Did you do it while using a non-administrator account?

    I was using a non-administrator account when the original trouble first started. On this reinstallation in the different folder I was also using a non-administrator account. The odd thing is that when I first reinstalled it into the default folder I was also using a non-administrator account but the UAC popups were still happening. As I described, however, when I installed it again (into the unique folder) the popups disappeared. Any idea why it happened that way?

  • Any idea why it happened that way?

    I don't know for sure but I guess that Windows limits what non-administrators can install/use out of their user account directories.

    Did you install Opera using the option 'for all users' or the 'for current user' one?

  • Any idea why it happened that way?

    I don't know for sure but I guess that Windows limits what non-administrators can install/use out of their user account directories.
    Did you install Opera using the option 'for all users' or the 'for current user' one?

    Each time I've installed it, it has been for all users, and was installed using Administrator privileges. Another thing to remember is that I have used Opera for quite some time. It was working perfectly normally until something started causing the UAC popups maybe around October 15. Prior to that I had never had any problems like that.

  • Each time I've installed it, it has been for all users, and was installed using Administrator privileges

    Didn't you say that you've installed Opera using a non-admin account?

  • Each time I've installed it, it has been for all users, and was installed using Administrator privileges

    Didn't you say that you've installed Opera using a non-admin account?

    I think I have confused the terminology--sorry. I have always installed it for all users using administrator privileges to run the installer program. But Opera itself has always been run as a standard user account, except for when I was running it in administrator mode trying to eliminate the UAC popups. The popups occurred regardless of whether it was being run as administrator or as a standard user. In this final test it is being run as a standard user, but was installed in the unique (non-default) folder. Prior to about October 15 it was being run as a standard user, installed in the default folder and was not causing the UAC popups.
    I hope this clarifies the situation.

  • Late to the party, but as I also experienced the problem, in my case it was an issue with the permissions of the directory Opera was installed in. To further elaborate:

    1. I typically install programs in a non default location (which is a different partition from the boot partition). Never had any problems with any program using this approach.
    2. However, after the upgrade to Opera 42.0.2393.85, I encountered the exact same problem mentioned in this thread. For good measure I switched the default app used for web browsing to a different browser. Neither Firefox nor Microsoft Edge exhibited the same behavior, so it was clearly Opera specific.
    3. I compared the applicable permissions between the Firefox folder and the Opera one. The Firefox folder had me as an owner, whereas the Opera folder had Administrator as an owner. After changing the permission to me, the problem went away.
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