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[Solved]Latest Opera does not work with Sandboxie

  • @johnbull44 said in Latest Opera does not work with Sandboxie:

    Users should not have to fiddle about trying to make Opera work. Why should they when the other browsers give no problem. It is an Opera software matter.

    Not disagreeing with you. Just seeing if there's a workaround.

  • @burnout426

    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox
    Never worked

  • @johnbull44 said in Latest Opera does not work with Sandboxie:

    Never worked

    That error dialog says that it can't find launcher.exe. Open up Opera directly, goto the URL chrome://about and look at the Install path under the "Paths" section. That'll tell you what directory launcher.exe is in so you can fix the path for the command. For example, it might be:

    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox

    that you have to do.

    Also in the dialog, it shows that you didn't type --no-sandbox correctly.

  • @burnout426

    I sincerely thank you for all your help and effort in trying to get me going with Sandboxie. Very grateful indeed.

    Promise -
    I will definitely try your latest fix and let you know. It looks very promising.

  • @burnout426

    I am deeply disappoinjted, but your last fix -
    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox
    never worked - still a white screen.
    Gone back to normal Opera opening.

  • @johnbull44 said in Latest Opera does not work with Sandboxie:


    I am deeply disappoinjted, but your last fix -
    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox
    never worked - still a white screen.
    Gone back to normal Opera opening.

    I assume you replaced "YourUserNameHere" with your Windows account username since you said you got a white screen Opera?

    In addition to --no-sandbox, try doing this fix.

    If that doesn't work, in addition to those, try doing the same command but also add --disable-gpu.

    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox --disable-gpu

    If that doesn't work, click on the start button, type cmd, right-click on the command prompt shortcut and choose "run as administrator". Then try the command again.

    Please report back your findings. Thanks.

  • A few other things to try in addition to the previously-mentioned stuff.

    Try disabling McAfee temporarily to see if it's interfering.

    Try disabling all extensions in Opera. You can try the --disable-extensions command-line switch to/instead if you want.

    Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera Test" on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation" and install. Once that Opera loads, close it.

    Then, open up a command prompt and run the command:

    "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\Desktop\Opera Test\launcher.exe" --no-sandbox

    just to see how things behave with a fresh profile.

  • The Windows user account you're testing on, is it an administrator account or a standard user account?

  • What GPU and driver version do you have? Thanks.

  • @burnout426
    I have only had my new PC 3-4 days and am not yet conversant with it, Win 10 is a huge change after 14 years on Win XP. I am not able to manipulate Win 10 yet, so will have to leave these system adjustments until I have become more familiar and confident with Win 10.
    I will use Chrome until Opera sorts out their software.
    A zillion thanks for all the help you have given me.

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  • @burnout426 said in Latest Opera does not work with Sandboxie:

    From another Sandboxie thread, I see that in addition to --no-sandbox being used, you might have to add OpenIpcPath=*\Sessions\*\BaseNamedObjects\CrSharedMem_* to sandboxie.ini.

    To be clear on how to add to sandboxie.ini...

    In the Sandboxie control program, select the sandbox in question. Then, click "configure" on the menu bar and choose "Edit Configuration". Then, it'll open Notepad as an administrator and open sandboxie.ini. Add the OpenIpcPath line at the end of the DefaultBox section and save your changes. Then, you can close out of notepad, choose "Configure" again and choose "Reload configuration".

    You only need to do all of that though if you can get Opera to work in Sandboxie with the --no-sandbox switch where then Opera crashes sometimes after that. In other words, I wouldn't add that line unless you have do. It makes no noticeable difference for me. Then again, --no-sandbox works for me.

  • I have decided to use Chrome as my browser. No problem there with Sandboxie.
    Just right click the Chrome desktop icon, Sandboxie asks in drop down "run sandboxed", click it and Chrome opens fully Sandboxie sandboxed. No problems.

    Doing exactly the same with Opera ? Failure as usual - white screen.
    Goodbye Opera until you sort out your software like Chrome and Firefox have.

  • Life is good again. Sandboxie opens Chrome like a bullet. No problems.
    A very sad RIP to a beloved old friend after many years of close companionship - bye, bye Opera.
    Perhaps in the distant future I will check Opera again, but Chrome is a magnificent browser, very much like Opera in many ways.

    I have used Chrome in the past as my default browser and only changed to Opera because Chrome dumped support for XP. No support problems now with Windows 10.

  • I wish all Opera fans a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

    From a long time Opera fan, now exiled to Google Chrome because Opera does not work with
    Win 10 Sandboxie.


  • This post is deleted!
    The latest on this matter - February 2019 - Opera is now compatible with Sandboxie
    and the initial incompatibility with Opera is now solved.
    Opera can now be Sandboxied.

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