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Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems

  • opera this flash player problem seem to be on the latest opera version 49. because version 48 works fine. why on earth would the opera staff take away some option from flash player probably the main reason flash player don't work. have you guys ever hear the saying don't fix something that is not broken. fix this problem i really don't want have to move to another browser if i do i wont came back to opera, i hate changes when something is working just fine.

    yes im mad because i lost lots of time on the web because flash player will not work with opera version 49

    ty

  • @maxonnxc said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    why on earth would the opera staff take away some option from flash player

    Opera didn't do it. Google took the option (and the code that supports it) out of Chromium and since Opera uses Chromium, it automatically inherits the change.

  • @zalex108 said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    This easy way worked for me.

    I assume the widevine of those steps has nothing to do with the Flash issue though.

    If downgrading and then upgrading again fixes whatever's wrong in @slythergirls's profile, that'd be great. If it does work, I wonder if it has anything to do with the profile or just corrupted program files. For example, maybe just downloading the 49 offline installer and installing over the top of the current 49 will fix things.

  • @slytheringirl said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    @burnout426 Thanks for all your input, however, renaming the Local State or Preferences files did nothing.

    😞 Was worth a try. Maybe trying what I mentioned in this post might work.

    Another option would be to just delete the "cache" and "media cache" folders in the "AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable" folder.

    @slytheringirl said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    As I said earlier, I will be sticking to Vivaldi should I have to deal with a flash dependent site. I am not that tech savvy and messing with jargon heavy things makes me nervous.

    Understood. No problem. If you change your mind on testing more and you find something that works, please share though for others that have the specific issue you have so they can try it. It is possible though that some Vivaldi users might run into the same issue some times as it's based on Chromium just like Opera.

  • @burnout426 said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    I assume the widevine of those steps has nothing to do with the Flash issue though.

    It made the difference for Spotify to work.
    It was asking for Flash until pasted the WiDevine content folder.

    At least was the fix in my case for 2 profiles.

  • @burnout426 if you are going to give out editing help give more detail where theses files are located.. not everyone knows where to look...

  • @burnout426 so google did this to us messed up flash player. then im going to google forums do so bitching there.. i apologize to opera for my previous reply.
    also opera version 48 does work with flash player, but how do i disable operas auto update? im quiting opera everytime i install opera version 48 it auto updates to version 49 and this does not help me out one bit im trying to get away from version 49. im just tired of waiting for a fix for version 49 so im leaving opera going back to firefox.

  • I had the same problem and could not solve it on the old profile.
    The problem for me was the Preferences file, which like the rest of the profile was old.
    I mean that the profile was made in czasch when Opera does not yet have the bookmarks bar.
    If you want me to describe how I did it, write back to me.
    I warn you that for this you need to have an account for synchronization.

    One more thing. I do not know English. I'm writing by translator.

  • @maxonnxc said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    but how do i disable operas auto update?

    In the program files folder ("C:\Program Files\Opera" is the default on 64-bit systems) there are 1 or 2 version folders. In the one with the highest version, rename opera_autoupdate.exe.

  • @maxonnxc said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    @burnout426 if you are going to give out editing help give more detail where theses files are located.. not everyone knows where to look...

    Here are the profile and cache folder locations for Opera Stable:

    Profile:
    "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable"

    Cache:
    "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable"

    Those and the install folder are listed under "Paths" in "Menu -> About Opera" (which is opera://about). To see the AppData folder and its files and folders, you might have to click "View" and check "hidden" in Windows Explorer.

    "Preferences", "Local State" and other such files are in the Profile folder (as in, the roaming "Opera Stable" folder).

    To disable auto update, rename "%installfolder%\%latestversion%\opera_autoupdate.exe".

    The profile folder location is listed in the FAQ pinned thread also.

  • @maxonnxc To disable the auto update, first delete or rename the opera_autoupdate.exe file then use Task Scheduler to disable it. Hit Windows Key+R then type taskschd.msc (You may need Admin permission for this. If you do then search for Task Scheduler using Windows search and right click on it then select "Run as Admin"). Once you have Task Scheduler running, scroll down under the Task Scheduler Library folder for "Opera Scheduled AutoUpdate" then delete it.

  • @slytheringirl said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    @maxonnxc To disable the auto update, first delete or rename the opera_autoupdate.exe file then use Task Scheduler to disable it. Hit Windows Key+R then type taskschd.msc (You may need Admin permission for this. If you do then search for Task Scheduler using Windows search and right click on it then select "Run as Admin"). Once you have Task Scheduler running, scroll down under the Task Scheduler Library folder for "Opera Scheduled AutoUpdate" then delete it.

    Renaming opera_autoupdate.exe is enough.

    Scheduler would be easily managed using cCleaner or SystemExplorer.

    At the other hand,
    Opera gives a new name to the Schedule task in each update - I wonder why -, so it has to be done each time if you always block the autoupdate.

  • I have tried unsuccessfully yo fix the issue I have with just ONE site, the page keeps asking me to install flash and I do then, it just keeps doing the same thing????
    I guess I will have to use another browser until Opera fixes this issue. 😞

  • @pendaws What site? Have you tried going to opera://site-engagement and then changing the base number for the site to 100? I find that usually works for me for my current session. Sometimes you may have to refresh the site after doing this or maybe even close the tab then return the site but the site-engagement method does work.

  • @burnout426 there is only 1 version in that folder

  • @burnout426 said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    Profile:
    "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable"
    Cache:
    "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable"

    i dont see either one of these 2 folder "profile or cache folder"
    here are 2 SS of the folders.0_1514628427948_operajpg.jpg

  • @maxonnxc said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    @burnout426 there is only 1 version in that folder

    Cool. Then that's the folder you mess with.

  • @maxonnxc said in Opera updated to 49 and now having flash player problems:

    i dont see either one of these 2 folder "profile or cache folder"

    The Opera Stable folder you're in IS the profile folder. The cache folder is at the same path in the local appdata folder.

  • I just uninstalled Opera 49, but did not delete opera data. Then installed Opera 48, but did it while I was offline (airplane mode). Then deleted the auto-update file in the program folder, then used WIN logo+R and ran taskschd.msc, then deleted opera autoupdate task. All of this while offline (airplane mode).

  • For Opera 49, you can try this extension to see if it fixes Flash.

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