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Right click logo in Taskbar problem

  • Opera updated to 53.0.2907.110 on Windows 8.1 if I right click the logo in the taskbar to open a new window this comes up, can anybody help?

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  • I assume you get that error message when choosing one of the first three entries (New tab, New window, New private window).

    These three commands are not available on my Windows 7 computer, I installed Opera in portable mode though, which might be the reason for this.

    Usually the error message you get occurs if the content of corresponding registry keys has been deleted but not the keys themselves, or if the content is no longer valid (you can search the registry for checking them).

    • If these context menu entries are provided by an add-on you could try to re-install it.
    • If these context menu entries are provided by a standard Opera installation you may need to repeat the installation process (there is a newer Opera version available in the meantime BTW).

    I would be grateful if another member could confirm my assessment.

  • @magma500 Please ignore my previous post:

    I didn't saw that context menu because it is blocked by a software I use for sandboxing certain activities on my computer, as I realize right now.

    Also I cannot find e. g. "New private window" when searching the registry (regedt32.exe), as I did expect.

    So my post was not helpful. I beg your pardon.

  • @magma500 Did you try a reinstall?

  • @leocg no I didn't want to go through the hassle of setting everything up again if it was just a bug or could be easily fixed. Maybe I'll just live with it now and see what comes in future updates.

  • @leocg I just noticed in the top of this error window

    alt text

    when right clicking the opera icon in the taskbar and clicking new tab it says

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\53.0.2907.68\opera.exe

    When I click about Opera it says I'm running 54.0.2952.51

    If I go to this path C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera I don't see any 53.0.2907.68

  • Uninstall Opera. In the uninstall wizard, make sure it's not set to delete your data.

    If the Opera icon isn't gone on the task bar, right-click it and unpin it.

    Delete the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera" folder if it's still there.

    Download the Opera installer (latest x64 bit offline, Opera Stable on the right side of https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/), launch it, click "install path" and set it to "C:\Program Files\Opera" (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera"). Set "install for" to "all users". Check "Make Opera my default browser", Look at the other options and uncheck them if you want.

    Then things should be fixed and you won't lose any of your data.

    If for some reason Opera's icon isn't on the taskbar, goto "C:\Program Files\Opera", right-click and "launcher.exe" (not opera.exe in one of the version foldres) and choose to pin it to the taskbar (and start menu if you want). Then you should be good to go.

  • If you want quick fix, goto "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera", right-click on "launcher.exe" and choose to pin it to the taskbar. Unpin the old Opera icon.

  • @burnout426 it's weird, if I pin

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe

    It gives me the same error.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\53.0.2907.68\opera.exe
    This file does not have a program associated with it ...

    If I pin

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\54.0.2952.51\opera.exe

    When I then click on the taskbar Icon another Opera Icon appears (the pinned logo then no longer looks like it's running) and if I right click the second Icon then click on new tab the same error occurs

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\53.0.2907.68\opera.exe
    This file does not have a program associated with it ...

  • @magma500 If you just reinstall, you don't need need to setup everything again.

  • @magma500 said in Right click logo in Taskbar problem:

    It gives me the same error.

    You may have some registry keys that are messed up and have wrong paths in them. A reinstall of Opera should fix that part at least.

  • There are some binary files stored in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations (on Win10 at least) that have something to do with Tasks and Recent files that are listed in the jump list when you right-click on a pinned taskbar button. Looking at some of them in the CustomDestinations folder with a text editor, I can see that some have paths to opera.exe in them. If nothing else works (like reinstalling Opera), you can, at your own risk (with backup before-hand) delete any ones that have to do with Opera (if the Custom folder and if the automatic if you want). Then, try reinstalling Opera again and pinning launcher.exe.

    I think some programs (maybe even Ccleaner) have an option to clear jump list data. That might be easier, but I don't know if they just clear the recent file entries or clear everything. So, that method may or may not work.

  • @burnout426 said in Right click logo in Taskbar problem:

    Uninstall Opera. In the uninstall wizard, make sure it's not set to delete your data.

    If the Opera icon isn't gone on the task bar, right-click it and unpin it.

    Delete the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera" folder if it's still there.

    Download the Opera installer (latest x64 bit offline, Opera Stable on the right side of https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/), launch it, click "install path" and set it to "C:\Program Files\Opera" (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera"). Set "install for" to "all users". Check "Make Opera my default browser", Look at the other options and uncheck them if you want.

    Then things should be fixed and you won't lose any of your data.

    If for some reason Opera's icon isn't on the taskbar, goto "C:\Program Files\Opera", right-click and "launcher.exe" (not opera.exe in one of the version foldres) and choose to pin it to the taskbar (and start menu if you want). Then you should be good to go.

    So I did what you said burnout426

    When I right click the Opera taskbar Icon now

    Tasks
    New tab
    New window
    New private window

    do not show at all

    Is that right? those 3 options not showing when right clicking the opera Icon in windows 8.1 opera 54.0.2952.51

  • @magma500 I don't think that's right. Windows 8.1 should still show them I think. Open and close Opera a few times to see if that fixes it. Try pinning Opera to the start menu too. Try pinning launcher.exe to the taskbar yourself to see if that one shows the tasks. Right-click on the taskbar and goto your taskbar settings. Try turning off the jump list settings and turning them back on.

  • Try logging out of Windows and logging back in and or restart.

    Running these 2 commands in a command prompt should clear all your jump list data for all programs. It might fix the Tasks issue if nothing else does.

    del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\*
    
    del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations\*
    

    You can back up those two folder first if you want.

    You might want to reinstall Opera over the top of itself just for good measure.

    Can guarantee that it'll help.

  • @burnout426 I tried logging out and back in
    restarting
    deleting those two commands
    reinstalled
    cleared %temp%
    cleared temp
    cleared prefetch
    tried pinning launcher.exe
    tried turning off jump list and back on

    All I get when I right click Opera Icon is
    0_1530954790977_opera task.jpg

    as opposed to chrome
    0_1530954817809_chrome task.jpg

    Maybe they have removed it it would be handy if somebody could confirm in 54.0.2952.51

    Looks like I'm stuck with it, thanks for your help though.

  • @magma500 said in Right click logo in Taskbar problem:

    Maybe they have removed it

    If I get a chance to check on a Windows 8.1 machine, I'll give it a shot. The tasks show fine for me on Windows 10 with that version of Opera though.

  • @magma500

    Have you tested on a Shortcut made by yourself from Opera Launcher at Program Files?

  • @burnout426 said in Right click logo in Taskbar problem:

    If I get a chance to check on a Windows 8.1 machine

    Tested on a Windows 8.1 machine. The tasks and recent documents are present in the jump list for the Opera icon and all the tasks work fine. As in, it works just like it does on Windows 10.