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Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts

  • @108ka108 Yes, this method works in Opera 63.0.3368.94 for the old profile. But there is also a disadvantage - аfter "Restore settings to their original defaults" the installed extensions are removed.

  • This is something that started some days ago (I'm not sure when), but I recently realized it's Opera to blame.

    I frequently use Ctrl-Shift-Home and Ctrl-Shift-End to "select everything to the beginning/end", but when Opera is running, this shortcut just does nothing. Despite I'm in another browser, or in Notepad, Word, etc., the shortcut just doesn't work. Using only Ctrl or Shift with Home/End works, but not the three keys at the same time. As soon as I close Opera, everything works as expected.

    I checked Opera's shortcuts but none has these key combination. Still if it was there, it should not affect other applications.

    Does this happen to anyone else?

    I'm using version 63.0.3368.94 (the latest as of today) on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (fully updated).

  • This post is deleted!
    1. Run Opera
    2. Run any other browser
    3. Try to use ctrl-shift-del to call the clear history window - try both in Opera and in the other opened browser

    Result: clear history window is not showed in all the browsers currently running. Works fine after the Opera is closed.

  • Hi,

    I just noticed that Oper is blocking two (may be more) key combinations I use frequently:

    Ctrl + Shift + End (select text in a text control down the end of the text)
    Ctrl + Shift + Pos1 (select text in a text control up the beginning of the text)

    Whenever Opera is running those two key combinations can't be used anymore in any Windows application (tested on multiple Windows installations)!

    This only happens on my active profile, a new profile doe snot show this effect. Now I am trying to find out which setting in Opera causes this effect. I already tried to reset the key combinations in the opera settings but seems that this something else. The extended key combinations are also disabled.

    As there is no export function to migrate the relevant settings to a fresh profile and I don't want to lose these key combinations with my current profile I am stuck.

    Does anybody has an idea what Opera setting could cause this effect?

    What I already tried (without effect):

    • Uninstalling all extensions
    • Resetting the key combinations in Opera settings
    • Resetting the flags in opera://flags
  • Hello, please fix this problem asap. It's unacceptable that Opera settings affects other Windows apps.

  • @alobpreis @dimadimadimatest @jpstotz
    Yes, what you are describing is exactly the problem of this post. We are all waiting for a fix.

    Here another workaround:

    1. Open Opera
    2. Press SHIFT+ESC (this opens the Opera Task Manager)
    3. End process "Extension: Video Handler"
    4. Repeat step 3 (because it is restarted once)

    Downsides:

  • Very good finding, @notdifficult!! It worked like a charm, thanks!!

  • Hi

    I really like Opera and want to continue to use it, but it eliminates the ability to use commands such as control + shift + end and control + shift + home in other programs.

    If you shut down the video handler extension these commands work again.

    https://www.askvg.com/opera-bug-fix-ctrlshifthome-and-ctrlshiftend-hotkeys-stopped-working-in-text-editors/

    Could you please fix, I use these commands dozens of times a day and this is a really annoying bug.

    I'll give it another week but then I'm just going to uninstall, it's too annoying to deal with.

  • Is this ever going to get fixed? Breaking critical functions outside of the Opera browser is problematic at best

  • Yea, I'm tired of killing that "Extension: Video handler" thing that messes up my vital shortcuts. This is better to be fixed ASAP.

  • @rfj1862 said in Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts:

    Is this ever going to get fixed? Breaking critical functions outside of the Opera browser is problematic at best

    Opera fixed this a while ago. It no longer puts the troublesome entries in the Preferences file. But, if the entries are already there in the preferences file from a version of Opera that had the problem, you'll have to remove them yourself or the issue will never be fixed for you.

  • Thank you, burnout426! I edited the Preferences file and removed the whole commands section, and that solved the issue. Although I see that someone else also recommends just changing all these shortcuts to global: false.

  • @alobpreis said in Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts:

    Although I see that someone else also recommends just changing all these shortcuts to global: false

    Yeah, you can do that instead if you want so that you can still use the shortcuts in Opera. However, the commands are not there at all in a fresh install/profile in current versions of Opera, so removing them would be best so that you're matching the current state of things and not relying on something that may keep working.

  • So if I uninstall Opera and reinstall it, it will be fixed? I don't really have the time to figure out editing the preferences file or whatever.

  • @rfj1862 said in Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts:

    So if I uninstall Opera and reinstall it, it will be fixed?

    Only if you choose to not keep all your data when you uninstall. Instead, goto the URL opera://about, take note of the profile path, close down Opera and rename/delete the profile folder. It'll delete all your bookmarks, extensions, passwords and settings etc. so you're starting over completely. That's why editing the Preferences file is easier and better. But, you can wipe out the profile instead. No need to reinstall Opera itself.

    If you don't mind losing your extensions where you have to reinstall them, you should be able to goto the URL opera://settings/reset and reset Opera.

  • Thanks for your help, I really do appreciate it.

    I don't have time to figure that out so I guess it is goodbye Opera until this actually gets fixed in a reasonable manner.

    It's unfortunate that Opera has broken this functionality for everyone, or at least every Windows user. It's not really acceptable, especially since it is affecting programs globally.

  • @rfj1862 You can contact me via PM to get my email address. You can send me your Preferences file and I can fix it for you and send the fixed version back. You can then replace yours with the fixed version if you want.

    Or, if needed maybe I'll try and write a program to do it for you automatically.

  • @burnout426 said in Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts:

    Only if you choose to not keep all your data when you uninstall. Instead, goto the URL opera://about, take note of the profile path, close down Opera and rename/delete the profile folder.

    Why not maybe just delete that Preferences file instead?

  • @alobpreis said in Latest Opera Update breaks essential (Ctrl+Shift+Home/End) Windows shortcuts:

    Why not maybe just delete that Preferences file instead?

    Deleting the Preference file instead of the whole profile folder will work just fine. Both ways will require you to reinstall your extensions. It's just a matter of choice on whether you want to start completely fresh or retain other things like bookmarks and passwords etc.

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