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General Opera for Windows Question and Answer Thread

  • Hi DaveHawley - Yes, this is the kind of solution I would like, but I looked top-right and can not find my avatar?

  • @PrincessIncognito--

    Disappearing shortcuts is a Windows problem, not an Opera problem. When you installed Opera, it should have put a shortcut into your Start Menu too.Is it there? You might have to use that to get around the problem. And you can have a shortcut on your desktop too, for convenience.

    A program can't uninstall itself, unless you have someone else sharing the computer.

    Program is either in
    Program Files (meaning 64-bit)
    or Program Files(x86) meaning Win 32

    Until everything goes 64-bit, there will be 2 Program Files folders

  • @makesownweather--

    don't need an extension. I use "Youtube Downloader HD" a standalone program, and there are several others.

  • I've downloaded several wallpapers, the last a colorful yellow, a bright blue before that. This was some weeks ago.
    https://addons.opera.com/en/wallpapers/details/home-in-yellow/

    Where is it supposed to be? My UI is still gray and white. "Enable wallpaper" is checked in settings.

  • Wallpaper is displayed as a background in speed dial and some other internal pages.

  • Some how I got something that keeps popping up tabs for dating, sex and brides constantly. What can I do to stop this?

    Get married? ;)

    :D

  • Hi DaveHawley - Yes, this is the kind of solution I would like, but I looked top-right and can not find my avatar?

    It should be immediately to the right of the "bell" notifications icon.
    If you haven't set an avatar, it's presumably a generic icon.
    :)

  • sgunhouse--

    Wallpaper is displayed as a background in speed dial and some other internal pages.

    I don't do Speed Dial. What I'd like is for the caption boxes at the top right NOT be gray on gray.

  • @joshl, I don't know who you're quoting, but here's my advice to the OP:

    It's malware. Run MalwareBytes AntiMalware, and adwcleaner, v.7.0.2.1, and then use them regularly.

  • OP is Leo! :lol:

  • What I'd like is for the caption boxes at the top right NOT be gray on gray.

    You can't change its color.

  • I had changed the wallpaper to that of a picture on my pc. I went to change the picture today and can no longer find the step to do so. I went to the Help page and found a section on Themes which seem to be the answer - except, there is no Themes option on the main menu as stated. Has this feature been discontinued?

  • Easiest way - go to the start page (Open a new tab if necessary) and click the settings icon (at one time it looked like a sprocket/gear, currently it looks like a series of sliding controls). Should be obvious from there.

  • Wallpaper is displayed as a background in speed dial and some other internal pages.

    For posterity:
    I just discovered the Dark Theme makes the caption buttons more readable.

  • Since downloading Opera on Windows 10 I've noticed a persistently weird behaviour - when it crashes the MOZILLA FIREFOX crash reporter opens up, instead, though both Opera and the Opera crash reporter show up in the Task Manager as still open (just not on screen).

    Firefox was not running at the time, not even as a program listed in the Task Manager but not on-screen, either.

    Any idea what's causing this?

    It's not affecting my use of either browser. It's just really strange.

  • It is presumably a generic icon.

  • When I close Opera all my extensions are removed.

  • I have developed a problem over the past 2 or 3 weeks regarding Opera Mail (sorry, I cannot find a forum specific to mail). When I attempt to open Opera Mail, I get the following error and the program then asks about sending an error log to technical people (I have), then the program asks if I want to restart or close. I pick restart, and the error repeats itself. I cannot access the program at all anymore. Any ideas?:

    OPERA-CRASHLOG V1 desktop 1.0 1044 windows
    OperaMail.exe 1044 caused exception C0000094 at address 59D59225 (Base: 230000)

    Registers:
    EAX=00000000 EBX=FFFFFFFA ECX=FFFFFFFC EDX=00000000 ESI=05008400
    EDI=04A96DCC EBP=00AFDA08 ESP=00AFD9E0 EIP=59D59225 FLAGS=00210206
    CS=0023 DS=002B SS=002B ES=002B FS=0053 GS=002B
    FPU stack:
    0000000000000000401D 401D8000000000000000 8000000000000000C01D
    C01D8000000000000000 88888888888888000000 00000000000000000000
    F0F0F0F0F0F0F0003FFE 3FFED7D7D7D7D7D7D800 SW=0022 CW=027F

    Stack dump: ......snip...........

  • Running Opera 47 with Windows 7. While browsing, I have tabs popping up for dating, sex and brides and other offers. I immediately ran a full virus scan with ZoneAlarm (with the latest updates) and it keeps happening. I don't know if this is an Opera or Windows thing. Anyone have advice on what I can do to stop this short of reinstalling windows and Opera?

  • It is not something built-in to Opera, as I haven't seen it. Whether there might be some bad extensions available I couldn't say. I only have two extensions installed - Bookmarks by the side (no longer very useful though) and Gismeteo weather for speed dial.

    Opera's pop-up blocker should mean they are not coming from web pages - if you haven't disabled the pop-up blocker. Which leaves adware on your system as the most likely cause. An antivirus program may not identify adware, you should download some anti-adware program like Ad-Aware and see what it finds.

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