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Desktop Icons Dissapeared

  • Hello,
    On my desktop pc with Windows 10 after I updated Opera to the most current version the desktop icons one for regular and one to open Opera in private window turned into the icon that looks like a piece of paper with a top corner folded.

    Why did this happen?

    I have an Opera icon in my taskbar but would like to be able to put an Opera icon on my desktop as well please tell me how to do so. When I look in file explorer I see an icon for opera.exe not an icon for the browser. When I click on the Windows start button to view installed programs there is not a listing for Opera. When I click on the Opera icon in the taskbar I am able to open the Opera browser.

    Thanks for your help.

  • To where (meaning to what executable file) were those shortcuts pointing?

    To add a Opera shortcut to your desktop, go top Opera's installation folder, right click on launcher.exe and select send to...

  • In downloads I have OperaSetup.exe Each time I click on that I am taken to the option to install Opera not to open a browser window.

    The way I am currently opening a browser window for opera is to use the O icon I have in my taskbar. The O icon I have in my taskbar is the only way I currently have to open an Opera browser window.

    Opera does appear in the programs list if I open control panel. Opera does not appear if I click on the Windows icon.

    Please tell me how to post screen shots in this forum.

  • What is expected because thatbis the installer and not the Opera executable file.

    Using the icon in the taskbar is a correct way to open Opera.

  • You can add a shortcut to Opera in your desktop, like I said.

  • To post a screenshot, just upload it using the icon of a cloud with an up arrow. Or host it somewhere else and post the link here.

  • Need to use a link to the file
    \ Program Files \ Opera \ launcher.exe

  • I tried to create a desktop icon
    2019-04-28 16_18_06-Window.png

    Maybe that is not opening a browser window because of the target? If that is why I am not able to open a browser window using a desktop icon please tell me what I need to do to create a desktop icon.

    Why does this show when I try to log into the Opera forum?

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  • I already said how to create a shortcut in desktop for Opera: In Opera's installation directory, right click on launcher.exe and then choose send to desktop.

  • I was able to create desktop icons for Opera.
    I am still curious as to why the Opera icons disappeared when Opera was last updated. Is that going to happen each time Opera is now updated?

  • It shouldn't but may depend on how they were added and to where they are pointing out.

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