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  • Hello. There has been a problem for a long time. Opera is not installed as the default program. It is not in the list of default programs. Clicking the button in the browser doesn't help. But if you install the old version of Opera and update it, everything is fine. How to make Opera the default browser without difficult manipulation? The problem is on fresh systems. On Windows 7 and 10. Many times. On different computers.

  • @ushanov90 Is Opera installed for all users?

  • @leocg Yes. And I have installed the system about 50 times this year. Always one account. Administrator. And Opera never wants to be installed by default. Therefore, I install version 57, it is installed by default, and then I update it to the current version.

  • Anyone? Can't anyone repeat the problem? Install Opera on a fresh system...

  • Download Opera. Uninstall Opera (don't choose to delete your data if you don't want it deleted), delete "C:\Program Files\Opera" if it's still there, launch the installer, click "options", set "install path" to "C:\Program Files\Opera", set "install for" to "all users", uncheck "import bookmarks and data from default browser", check "Make Opera the default browser" and install.

    That's how you should install Opera. And, that makes Opera available in Default Apps/Programs.

    In the registry, there will be an "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable" key. In it, under the Capabilities key, will be the FileAssociations and UrlAssociation keys that specify the file types and protocols that Opera supports as being the default for. And, in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications", there will be an "Opera Stable" string that points to that Capabilities key. And, in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes", "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes" and "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT", there will be an "OperaStable" key specifying the command to Opera's launcher.exe. All that must be right for Windows to show Opera in Default Programs.

    You should run regedit and make sure those keys are there after installing Opera. And, make sure the path to Opera's launcher.exe is correct in each shell/open/command key for those.