Browser settings are blocked

  • Hello,

    The browser settings in my Opera-browser v9.7, core 2.2.1 on a Samsung GT-I8320 smartphone cannot be modified anymore.
    When I leave the browser menu and then go back to the menu, the settings have the same value they had, before I modified them.

    In addition to that sometimes the design of the websites is corrupt (missing pictures, text only design (means: no HTML-adjustment of design elements)).

    To solve this problem, I already have switched the device on/off, emptied the browser cache, deleted the cookies and resetted the browser without any success.

    Does anybody know, how I can solve this issue?

  • Is this a Linux-based phone? I think you need to be in one of the Opera for Devices forums - maybe Android?

  • Hello sgunhouse,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, it is a Linux-based phone; which one is the right forum for this issue?

  • I do recall some Linux-based phones several years ago (which would explain why you have to use such an old version of Opera) ... if it is actually Linux, then I suppose this is the right place.

    If it is an actual Linux phone then I suppose it must have the standard Linux tools - some type of file manager and so on. See if the files in your profile ~/.opera/ may have the wrong permissions listed.

  • Hello sgunhouse,

    Thanks for your reply.

    What do you mean by "permissions"?

    In the phone's filemanager there is no ".opera"-directory, neither is one when I browse the content of the phone's memory by my pc's file manager.

    Maybe this is due to the fact that the browser is not a third-party application but was preinstalled and is thus assumingly part of the firmware.

    Do you have an idea, how I can solve my problem?

  • You're not familiar with Linux. Every file in Linux has an "owner" (which user it belongs to) and an access mode. Mode will usually be listed as a series of digits, like 0744 - it's actually a series of bitfields. As far as I know the leading 0 doesn't mean anything. The 7 means the owner has full permissions (read, write, execute) while the following 4s mean that other users are only allowed to read the file.

    In Linux, folders that start with "." are hidden, so it may actually be there but invisible. If there's a "Show hidden files and folders" option make sure it is enabled, otherwise you'll have to enter the name manually to open it. (same as hidden files and folders in Windows in that regard - even if you can't see them you can access them by typing the name)

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