WHY the hell Opera DID synced to my Chrome on a PC?!

  • Have just installed Opera @ my PC (after MacBook & iMac experience). Thell my - WHY THE HELL DID OPERA SYNC WITH CHROME ON PC after login?! Why all the garbage from Chrome is in my relatively clean OPERA all over my computers?!?!??!?! WHYYYY!!!! Never experienced this sh_it on Mac!!!!

  • Opera will import bookmarks (and anything else it can) from whatever is identified as your default browser when first installed, so apparently Chrome was your default at the time.

  • I second this. I just installed Opera today to try it out. I'm expecting Opera to be a clean slate. The good part of starting with a new browser is I can organize my stuff from scratch. I was expecting my browser history to be empty but lo and behold it imported my history from who now's where. It gave me a bad impression. Now, I don't know what is imported. So from what I gather, even my passwords are imported? I hate not having the option to import what I want.

  • This happened to me too - annoying isn't it?

    However, if you select "Options" on the initial installation screen, there is a checkbox that you deselect to prevent it happening.

    I suggest an uninstall and start again.

  • I suggest an uninstall and start again.

    Remember that uninstalling programs by the standard method, often leaves 'leftovers' that remain.

    There are many good uninstallers out there, some better than others, but I found "IObit uninstaller" to be extremely effective in clearing files that would otherwise have remained on my system.

    IMPORTANT: Anything you delete using such uninstallers will ALWAYS be at your own risk, but hope this helps.

  • This happened to me too - annoying isn't it?
    However, if you select "Options" on the initial installation screen, there is a checkbox that you deselect to prevent it happening.
    I suggest an uninstall and start again.

    I used the online installer and I didn't see any options. I'm usually very careful when I'm installing and I always select 'custom install' when presented to me.

  • I suggest an uninstall and start again.
    Remember that uninstalling programs by the standard method, often leaves 'leftovers' that remain.
    There are many good uninstallers out there, some better than others, but I found "IObit uninstaller" to be extremely effective in clearing files that would otherwise have remained on my system.
    IMPORTANT: Anything you delete using such uninstallers will ALWAYS be at your own risk, but hope this helps.

    Thanks for the tip. I've never used an uninstaller before and I'm lazy to learn it. I just uninstalled Opera and went back to my previous browser for now.

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