Extension upgrade requires additional permissions...
mdlegato last edited by
I'm no developer so I'm not entirely sure what this "Rich Hints Agent" extension is exactly, but I did find the extension's files here:
C:\Users<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Extensions<randomcode>
It looks like it has 5 main files:
plus a manifest file:
The code looks like a big jumble of functions and isn't really sorted (and not commented at all). it seems to be referring back to other things in possibly the core Opera code.
I moved these files out of the install folder, and when I opened up Opera again, I got a message saying that the extension is corrupted, and to go to the Extensions to repair it. The "Rich Hints Agent" is now shown as disabled with an "update" button to I guess install the new version, but other than the nag message, the regular tabs seem to load/work as expected.
The Aliexpress extension's permissions say that it only gets permissions to read data on the shoppingcart.aliexpress.com website, so that seems okay to me.
Who knows about the others...
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Jackhandy last edited by
@AltairAssassins Go to the shortcut properties, in the target field go to the end of the file name. At the end of the .exe add a space and then the rest of the command as seen above. (.exe --show) then close and restart Opera, go to extensions and find it there. You will also see a ton of others that you didn't know where there.
fdauti last edited by
Hidden extensions, that collect data from the websites you visit and that you can't disable, and you did not give permissions to install in the first place ???
Seriously, is this how it ends for Opera?
This is what I have after running opera with that option --....
Rich Hints Agent
Chromium PDF Viewer
News feed handler
Opera Crypto Wallet
135mech last edited by
@duncanm Hi, as several other people have mentioned, the "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe -show-component-extension-options" doesn't allow us to work it. It keeps saying "The name... specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct"
and then when you load the entire thing into the "run" box it only opens Opera and nothing happens.
so, is this different for others?
135mech last edited by
I followed your advice, I deleted the file that had those Items, then rebotted Opera, received that same message, hit the "update" botton and now the pop-up is gone completely. Thanks, the others' advice never worked. Also, my laptop never has shown the Rich Hints Agent at all, so I guess I am lucky, or it just refuses to show anything hidden.
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
Talking about hidden extensions: https://forums.opera.com/topic/31086/when-is-an-extension-not-an-extension