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Opera closes down automatically after exactly one minute

  • Dear Opera fans,

    Opera closes down automatically after exactly one minute. First I thought it was caused by my installed firewall/anti virus Comodo that had put Opera in the container, but I have now a clean installation of W10 20H2 and with only Defender.
    Opera version 72.0.3815.400. It looks like some teasing virus, but I have a clean installation and only updated W10 with the internet connection. And installed Opera. That’s it. With Edge no problems. Before the problem occurred I had worked with Opera in the same installation for many months and for many years before. I have looked at the settings in W10, but can’t find anything that could explain this very strange behaviour. Any wiskids in da house?

  • @paalke

    Online or offline, actively working with Opera or not, it will just close down. I don’t even have to open a website, the startscreen is enough. Strangely, being away with the laptop en returning home I start the laptop again and it is still busy with installing a new update for Defender. I open Opera and it doesn’t close down now and stays open! I am happy pappy. But because there is a icon on the taskbar that says that the computer had to be restarted to install the updates I do that. And, guess what, Opera now closes down again automatically after one minute. WTF?

    I also have a problem with my webcam and I found something on the www that Opera needs to have access or needs a camera? Is there a relation between the two problems? Anyone?

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  • @lolosimo
    No, nothing at all, just a clean installation, changed some settings in Windows in Privacy and Update, ran Windows update and downloaded and installed Opera. That’s it. Isn’t it weird! Oh, after that I downloaded some camera drivers from the Microsoft store to trie to get it back working. But the problem was already there before that.

    The item about the camera I found in this forum with title: how to get opera to stop trying to access my camera. According to a friend it might be that Opera tries to access my camera after one minute and if it can’t find it closes Opera down. Too farfetched?

  • @paalke said in Opera closes down automatically after exactly one minute:

    The item about the camera I found in this forum with title: how to get opera to stop trying to access my camera. According to a friend it might be that Opera tries to access my camera after one minute and if it can’t find it closes Opera down. Too farfetched?

    I doubt it. I have disabled my camera on my laptop with Windows 10 and I don't have any problems with Opera.

  • @diezi
    Diezi,

    OK, Tkx. Then there is probably no relation. Leaves the problem of Opera closing down automatically. Anyone else?

  • Searching on the internet with searchterm Opera browser closes down after exactely one minute results in lots of hits. After reading some of them I can conclude:

    • I’m certainly not the only one with this problem. 
    • The problem exists already more than half a year.
    • It exists in muliple Opera versions and operating systems.
    • Suggested solutions may sometimes work. It looks like trail and error solutions.
    • Opera hasn’t fixed the problem themselves.
    

    Now I know it’s definitely nothing that I did wrong I now have installed Vivaldi developed by two former top managers of Opera. If this works well I stick to it. If not I keep using Edge or look for another browser again. I don;t want to spend too much tome on this since it’s a known problem.

  • @paalke
    I’ve reported the problem as a bug to Opera. Hopefully they will take action and solve this problem. In the meantime I use Vivaldi or Edge.