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1st install clobbered default browser w/ Windows error

  • Hello!

    Opera set the default browser to itself without asking when I installed it. Questionable of course, but it also caused this unusual error that has 0 results on your favorite search engine. There is some level of unintended behavior going on.

    Text of the error notification from Windows: "An app caused a problem with your default browser setting, so it was reset to Opera Internet Browser."

    Screenshot of all 3 notifications:
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    Perhaps unusual about my setup: I had manually added a command-line switch to pass to Firefox in these app handlers. (It also makes this a pain to go back to my previous settings!)

    What did Opera do to cause this? And what can I do to narrow it down?

  • Why Opera changed default browsers - that is its own default, and you didn't change it. The messages? Not sure - but there is one for default browser, one for *.htm files, and one for *.html files (basically, one full set) so as far as I'm concerned it's only one event.