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[Solved]Extension enables itself.

  • I agree but it must be happening to more people than we know. How many people do you think come to a forum like this to talk about issues....5% maybe 10% of Opera users? I find forums great to get information so I keep at it.

  • @dagnorkle said in Extension enables itself.:

    @dagnorkle As someone who likes to troubleshoot issues, I was wondering if anybody has ever come up with a ...why... in why would the Opera Adblocker enable/disable itself at will? I watch this happen almost daily depending on the page.

    Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "0pera Test" on your desktop (create the folder), set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install. Test in that Opera (go into the "Opera Test" folder and double-click on launcher.exe whenever you need to load it) and see how things go. Do not enable Opera Sync in it, do not enable the VPN, do not enable the Adblocker, and do not install any extensions.

    You can test with that Opera without interfering with your normal Oper at all, so there are no worries.

    Does Opera's adblocker still come on by itself in that test Opera? If not, then it's definitely something in your normal Opera profile that's causing the issue. If so, we know it's not something with an extension or preference file.

    If that Opera doesn't have the issue, try installing your Adquard extension in it to see if Opera's adblocker starts coming on by itself.

  • How about importing bookmarks and settings?

  • @dagnorkle It would break the purpose of the test.

  • @dagnorkle said in Extension enables itself.:

    How about importing bookmarks and settings?

    Not at first. You want to see if things work fine first. Then, if they do, see what you can do to trigger the issue.

  • @burnout426 I've done what you suggested and the Opera adblocker doesn't enable itself. This means there is something wrong with my other copy of Opera. I disabled all the extensions and things I thought might be the cause but it still wants to enable itself. Therefore I'll stay with the copy I have the way you outlined. If I should have to delete this copy how would I go about getting it back? Will Opera give me a copy of the "new" version I have or resort to the older copy which was giving me trouble?

  • @dagnorkle It's depend only on you and on which profile you will backup and use in the future.

  • When you download any browser these days it usually saves the settings, bookmarks, etc. from the last time you used it. I was just wondering if when I delete the good version I have will it give me back that one or the other which is corrupt in some way. The reason I ask because the version I got from your way is not the normal way one would download Opera.

  • @dagnorkle Opera imports the data from the default browser.

  • Thanks for the help.

  • @dagnorkle said in Extension enables itself.:

    @burnout426 I've done what you suggested and the Opera adblocker doesn't enable itself. This means there is something wrong with my other copy of Opera. I disabled all the extensions and things I thought might be the cause but it still wants to enable itself. Therefore I'll stay with the copy I have the way you outlined. If I should have to delete this copy how would I go about getting it back? Will Opera give me a copy of the "new" version I have or resort to the older copy which was giving me trouble?

    The standalone installation I had you create is just that. It doesn't interfere with your default Opera and it doesn't set itself as the default browser. If you delete its installation folder, it will not affext your normal Opera. That Opera will still be there.

    Now, since you said the standalone installation works fine and you want to use that now, there's a better option. In your normal Opera, goto the URL opera://about and take note of the "profile" path. Then, close Opera and delete the profile folder. Then, your normal Opera will start fresh just like you did with the standalone installation. Then, you should not have any issues in your normal Opera. Then, you should be able to get rid of the standalone installation if you want and just use your normal Opera. But, it's all up to you.

  • @dagnorkle From my experience so far with Opera, this is probably my first time hearing that opera extension enables itself automatically. Please kindly check if you have Sync enabled, if yes disable Sync > close your browser and then restart it again.

    I hope that helps, Regards.

  • @toomakesense Yes, it's an oddity for everyone but it was happening. Someone else on here had the same issue. As far as I can see is that something got corrupted and saved by Opera as every time I reloaded Opera it reloaded what was already corrupted....bookmark, file, extension...who knows, but when I loaded a fresh version and started over it was fine. I was trying to avoid putting all my "stuff" back into the browser one at a time but it was the only way.

  • Well, I think I finally figured out why my Opera adblocker was enabling itself at random. I have a program called Advanced System Care which I run regularly when it tells me to which was causing the trouble. If I run this program and then open Opera the adblocker is enabled. If I don't run this program and open Opera the adblocker isn't enabled so there is a conflict for some reason. It was a random thing because I ran the program at different times when I wasn't using Opera.

  • @dagnorkle Sorry to hear that Advanced System Care was having conflicts with Opera Browser which triggers the Ad blocker to be automatically enabled, I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved.

    Kings

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