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Disabling auto updates, saving certificates, displaying full url and grouping tabs?

  • I found a way to disable the auto-update feature in the MacOS version of Opera.

    Go to the Applications folder and click on the Opera.app while simultaneously pressing the "Control" key you will get a pop up menu. From that menu, select "Show Package Contents" which should be your second option.

    Then a window opens with a folder that says "Contents." Open that and then you will see a bunch of files and folders. Open the folder that is labeled "MacOS."

    Inside you should find a set of "exec" files. There is one called "opera_autoupdate"

    I renamed that to "opera_autoopdate," (just one letter wrong so I can change it back if doing so did something bad) and then closed everything and launched Opera as usual.

    When I opened the opera://about page the app said it was checking for updates for about 5 minutes then displayed "An error occurred while checking for updates."

    The app behaves normally in every other way.

    So apparently I accidentally found the way to disable updates on the MacOS version of Opera. I was just fooling around and didn't think it would work, but it does.

    Hopefully this will help others.

  • I found a way to disable the auto-update feature in the MacOS version of Opera.

    This is an three month old thread in the Windows forum. You must want to post in the Mac forum

  • This is an three month old thread in the Windows forum. You must want to post in the Mac forum

    I searched the site for help on disabling auto-updates, this is the thread I was sent to. I wasn't even aware there was any specification regarding OS, just a general discussion. I would have specified Mac OS in my search if I was provided the option to do so.

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