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[Solved]Opera GX - Prevent Download of Install File

  • Hello, I received a notice in the Opera Desktop browser (which I love) telling me about Opera GX and asking if I wanted to download it. I thought why not, I would check out later before installing. When I clicked "Download Opera GX", a "save as" window opened and instead of clicking "save", I decided to cancel until I figured out if I wanted it. Now, every time I open the Opera Desktop browser, a Save As window automatically opens with "OperaGXsetup.exe" asking me to click to "save" the file. Even thought I cancel (and once I even downloaded the .exe) it keeps happening. Does anyone know how to stop it from trying to download. In Opera I cleared cookies, cache and hosted app data with no luck. Thanks Much!

  • @qqm Did you try cleaning up the downloads list?

  • yet to do that

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  • @leocg Thanks for the suggestion I hadn't tried clearing downloads and just did. grrr - no difference. Opera GX seems to have planted a little seed somewhere that triggers Opera Desktop to keep downloading. I really don't want to resort to installing GX to see if that will stop the downloads because then I have to deal with the uninstall - program, registry settings and any modifications GX may make to the Desktop version that is configured perfectly. Hope there's another idea. Another big reason I don't want to reset Opera or risk messing with my Opera Desktop setup is I have a password manager that is very finicky to set up with Opera to recognize the master encrypted password file, and it's finally also working perfectly. Any other ideas will be very welcome. Is there a way to reach out to the Opera GX development team about this? Thanks.

  • @qqm Are you closing all tabs before closing Opera?

  • @leocg Closing all tabs worked! (Opera is set to open with last session) Saved open tabs in speed dial folder, closed them and restarted Opera. No more GX download. I'll remember this tip for the future. Thanks much.

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