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[Abandoned] Opera updates suck and I want to completely stop them

  • In my opinion Opera simply suck after version 40, I cannot select a picture of the website as my thumbnails and the news feed is not shown anymore on the front page.

    I already managed to stop Opera from auto updating by deleting the auto update file on the installation directory but the browser still checks for new versions and the Menu button turns red with a dialogue baloon after a while.

    Can someone tell me how to prevent this from happening? I simply love Opera 40 version and I dont want to change to another browser that easily.

  • I cannot select a picture of the website

    It's a known problem. It is already fixed in the next release.

  • In my opinion Opera simply suck after version 40, I cannot select a picture of the website as my thumbnails
    and the news feed is not shown anymore on the front page.

    Sorry to hear you feel this way, but the cause for this seems to be local. I'm also using Opera 42 and I have no issues with these. What do you use as the front/starting page anyway? Speed Dial by any chance? Because that can be heavily customized, see the cog icon ("Customize start page") in the upper right corner. Could that be of any help?

    My start page shows the speed dial, but I have a link to 'my personal news' on the left side of the screen (you can customize this using the 'Navigation' tab in the custom settings which I mentioned above.

    Can someone tell me how to prevent this from happening? I simply love Opera 40 version and I dont want
    to change to another browser that easily.

    To my knowledge you cannot disable the automatic updates without a 'hack' (as you mentioned). Which could be dangerous; if you forcefully change the way Opera behaves then what guarantees do you have that it won't break other features as well?

  • I see, well thanks anyway guys, sad to hear that I can't disable the auto check tho, I wish I could simply use the older browser since I believe it is better, but meh.

  • sad to hear that I can't disable the auto check tho

    Did you try to rename the auto-updater executable file?

  • i find it hard to believe i just wasted 10 minutes trying to find setting for 'auto-updates off' and users are having to resort to renaming executables. users don't know why the internet app we are using is stuttering.. then find that in the background opera has been using up resources. other than this opera is a great browser

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