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Opera asking for the keyring

  • Hello

    I am using Linux Mint 19.2 with Cinnamon.
    I configured it to start Opera.dev at logon
    When Opera tries to start, it triggers the prompt to read the Default Keyring with Gnome Keyring.

    Does someone know why ?

    thanks

  • It is because opera has to open gnome-keyring in order to get the passwords it has stored in it.
    You have 3 ways to solve it

    a) Make opera NOT use gnome-keyring, by launching it like so
    opera-developer --password-store=basic

    b) Make gnome-keyring's password blank (kinda dangerous if you store other stuff on it too, e.g. it stores the credentials for my samba server here), like so
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GNOME/Keyring#Manage_using_GUI

    c) Don't store credentials on the browser at all. Go to
    opera://settings/privacy
    and set every sub menu under autofill (passwords, payment methods and addresses and more) to not save anything

    Solutions a and c will erase all your stored passwors obviously.

  • Thanks for the reply

    I thought Opera used its own store because of the synchronization.

    Thanks for the explanation

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