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Delete the password request when the browser starts

  • Hi everyone, it's possible? I use Linux Mint 19.1

  • It is, but first let me make a small analysis to what this really is.
    What pops up is gnome-keyring's prompt for your password, because opera asks gnome-keyring to show it the passwords it has stored. From that point, you can either a) make gnome-keyring not ask for a password or b) make opera use its own built in password storage instead of gnome-keyring.

    For a, you just make gnome's keyring password blank. Install seahorse and launch it. On the left side, look for "default keyring". It comes with a regular folder icon. Right click on it, click change password and do as it says (enter old password etc) to set the new password to blank. Done.
    Please be aware that this practice will leave ALL the passwords stored in gnome keyring visible to ANYONE.

    For b, edit opera's desktop file so that instead of
    opera %U
    it launches
    opera --password-store=default %U
    For more instructions on how to do this, please read this thread here
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/31367/start-opera-maximized

  • I came accross this flag earlier (in opera://flags) which seams to just migrate the credentials from gnome-keyring/kwallet to opera's built in password manager

    opera://flags/#passwords-migrate-linux-to-login-db

    Setting it to enable will probably make that migration, as explained below

    Performs a one-off irreversible migration of passwords from the gnome-keyring or kwallet into the profile directory. – Linux

    I do not store credentials on my browsers' password managers so as to check. Feel free to test it yourselves 🙂

  • Feel free to blame me, because I just discovered that the above command line switch is actrually wrong!
    After reading some of chromium's documentation, I found out that the right one is

    opera --password-store=basic %U

    (it says "basic" instead of "default" there)
    And as usual, because I neither use gnome, nor store passwords in the browser, I can not test it 😛

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