Email Links to Open in Opera

  • Is there a way to make the links I click on in my Outlook mail to open in Opera? They open in IE 11 right now even though I have Opera set as my default browser. I tried to change it by using "Regedit" and typing in "OperaHTML" instead of "htmlfile". This worked for Firefox, my other browser but I got the message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I had installed another browser (Ice Dragon) to try out and it messed every thing up.

  • Is Opera your default browser? It is set to handle http?

  • Opera is my default browser. How do you set it to handle http?

  • Control Panel > Default Programs

    Check the protocols and file types handled by Opera.

    And what version are you using?

  • Version 12.2, I tried 20 but don't care for it.

  • Download Opera 12, run the installer, click "options", set the "install path" to your existing Opera so the button at the bottom says "upgrade", check "use Opera as my default browser" and install. That should fix any registry keys for Opera 12.

    Then, if you have to, go into default programs and set Opera as the default again. Also, goto "Alt + p -> advanced -> programs" and check the box to make Opera the default. Also, goto "details" and if it doesn't load default program and gives you a list of stuff to check, check them.

    If you have to, check that the command in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\http\shell\open\command" is correct. Check the ones in HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT too. Also, check the ones for https.

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