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Auto update hasn't worked for months, even after multiple updates and clean reinstalls

  • I always have to manually check for and install updates, and sometimes have gone a few weeks past updates being released. Just wanted to keep the browser security up to date 🙂

    Opera 65.0.3467.72
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1909) 18363.535

  • @skennedy789 What happens when you try to auo-update?

  • @leocg I'm sorry, I should clarify that I meant background updates. They never download or install. I can update manually by going to the update menu, but I never get them unless I do that.

  • @skennedy789 said in Auto update hasn't worked for months, even after multiple updates and clean reinstalls:

    @leocg I'm sorry, I should clarify that I meant background updates. They never download or install. I can update manually by going to the update menu, but I never get them unless I do that.

    Same thing for me, but it's always been that way. However, I'm subscribed to the https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/ RSS feed in Thunderbird and I check for updates manually a lot. I probably never give the updater time. I see in the Windows Task Scheduler that the updater is set to run at startup and at 1:45PM every day.

    Now, Opera GX does indeed update by itself without me starting it. Its task is set up the same as Opera Stable only a different time. But, I don't run Opera GX much, so it probably actually has a chance to do its job.

    For Opera Stable, Opera Beta, and Opera Developer though, I don't think they have ever updated themselves automatically (except on first run when making standalone installations). I don't think they've ever notified me there's an update and asked me to download it either. Chrome on the other hand updates itself regularly without me knowing it and I use Chrome all the time.

    With that said, I was just under the impression that Opera's updating doesn't work as well as Google's and never really gave it much more thought.

  • @burnout426 Ah, the feature never being there in the first place would certainly explain this issue! I appreciate your help. Guess I'll head over to the Suggestions Desk, haha.

  • @skennedy789 I think it works for some users. At least, I think I remember some users saying the menu icon at the top left changes when there's an update if Opera gets a chance to check itself.

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