Binding updates

  • I was browsing with Opera portable on a certain site. Appears the warning that Opera has just been updated and I must restart to do update effective. Note that it is impossibile to reject update. So I restart and after tried to go again on the same site. And now it is impossibile to enter in the site. And appears the worning that flash player is expired and I must to update it too.
    Substantially I am obliged to update browser and flash palyer.

    I use also Firefox (that has the same version of flash player, 25) and nothing happened. I can reject updates, if I want, and I can authorize previous verison of flash player: in this moment I have 25 PPAPI and 25 NPAPI and i can browse only with Firefox.
    I like very much Opera but I cannot accept that it decide what to do and I must only suffer updates even if I don’t want. I thikh every software must propose updates and not oblige to receive them.

  • What version of Opera? Current versions don't seem to show such warning.

  • Versione: 45.0.2552.812 (PGO) - Opera è aggiornato

  • What version of Opera? Current versions don't seem to show such warning.

    Current versions of Opera don't show any update warning, they just turn the menu into red and show a 'click here to upgrade to version ...' entry on it.

  • Yes it became red. But it says "you must resart to obtain upgrade". Obviously ath the end of my work I close Opera and the day after I open again it. At that point upgrade automatically happens.

  • But it says "you must resart to obtain upgrade"

    Where? If it's in the menu then it's OK.

    Obviously ath the end of my work I close Opera and the day after I open again it. At that point upgrade automatically happens.

    Yep, this is how things work.

  • ???????? Peraphs I am not clear for my bad english. When the menù become red, upgrade is already happened.
    It is not a question "do you want to do update?". That is a comunication of something halready happened. Can I decline it?

  • The way you wrote the first post did it look like as if a warning was showing up in the middle of the screen.

    The discussion was about that.

  • Peraphs. My english is not perfect. I described all what happened to allow you to understand.
    But now I ask: "can I avoid automatic upgrade?" I receive no answer. No problem. I will use Firefox.

  • ???????? Peraphs I am not clear for my bad english. When the menù become red, upgrade is already happened.

    Not exactly.
    Your current running is still the one you had, it will upgrade upon next restart. As far as I get it.

    No idea if a geek could tinker something to prevent from the impending thing.
    But generally, there are workarounds to prevent updates for a current installation: renaming the updater and such. It has to be done in advance, of course.
    Or, if you're happier with a certain version, you could try finding and downloading it (I guess an offline package has to be obtained) at any point - then, before running it, to rename the updater file or something.
    The renaming and such should be viable till you decide to update yourself and do it. Then you'll have to do the prevention thing again for that installation.

    Alternatively (or additionally), one could use additional (independent installs) streams to see what's coming: Opera Beta or Developer. Risking some glitching on those, of course...
    I do not know if standalone solutions could easier maintain non-upgradeableness or something, others might contribute if they know...

  • In the Opera portable installation folder (which is just a Standalone (USB) installation), you can rename "opera_autoupdate.exe" to "opera_autoupdate.off". It's in a folder with the Opera version for its name. For example, "45.0.2552.812". There may be multiple version folders. You want the one with the highest version. Or, just rename "opera_autoupdate.exe" in all of them if you're unsure.

    Then, whenver you do want to update, change it back from "opera_autoupdate.off" to "opera_autoupdate.exe", start Opera and goto "Menu -> About Opera". After the upgrade, you can rename the "opera_autoupdate.exe" in the new version folder.

    Would be nice to be able to control this with an advanced setting in Opera though.

    And appears the worning that flash player is expired and I must to update it too.

    If Opera itself warns you about flash, I'm not sure how to disable that. For the Adobe Update service on each windows computer you use Opera Portable on, see https://www.technipages.com/disable-prevent-flash-player-update-prompts, which might work if you have admin access.

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