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  • Hello,

    Just installed Opera browser. I see that there is already an Amazon Promotion Extension installed. However, I'm unable to uninstall or disable it. It doesn't appear in the Manage Extensions list either.

    So how do I remove it? Or do I just remove Opera browser all together?

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  • @muphrie You don't. They are pre-installed, hidden extensions and can't be removed as far as I know.

  • I must say, this is disheartening as I've used Opera as my "go-to" browser for many years.

    At least they had the decency to disclose it. Although, my guess is that their arrangement with Amazon wouldn't allow otherwise.

    The good news is that, upon further investigation, this can be "removed" relatively easily. You can do it one of two ways:

    1. Visit amazon.com from the address bar, and in the box that automatically opens in the top, right, select "Don't show this again"
    2. If "Amazon promotion" happens to show in your "Manage plug-ins" box, then just click the Pin next to "Amazon promotion". Then, click the light green "a" icon that shows in the toolbar. Then select "Don't show this again".

    Even doing a full settings reset I was only able to get it to reappear one time. Other times, it seems to remember that I don't want it. Hope this helps someone.
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  • @leocg I'm hoping you'll have a similar answer for the following extensions. I never noticed them in my list prior to yesterday, and it looks like none of them can be removed:

    Aliexpress observer
    Amazon promotion
    Background worker
    Bookmarks
    Chromium PDF Viewer
    CryptoTokenExtension
    Google Hangouts
    News feed handler
    Onboarding popup
    Opera Crypto Wallet
    Rich Hints Agent
    Stormcrow
    Video handler

    On the other hand, if there's an extension that should not be on that list, I'll take that as a sign to uninstall and reinstall.

  • @deandog All of them seem to be pre-installed extensions.

  • @leocg Thanks so much for the quick reply 🙂

  • If you are finding trouble removing the extension, then the best thing to do is to uninstall the Opera browser and reinstall it again.

    Hope this helps!

  • Go to the installation folder (ex: *C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera beta\75.0.3969.14\resources ) and delete the "Amazon Promotion" folder...
    Not good Opera to install this kind of stuff without possibility to remove that as others extensions (At least it's not necessary to the good functioning of your browser!)

  • @josh143 This Opera settings method for disabling the pesky and intrusive ('never asked for or opted-in to') extension-app for Amazon still works (for now). With Opera version 75.0.3969.243, the Amazon extension-app is not placed in the main Manage Extensions settings menu but within the Manage Sidebar setting menu, under Sidebar Extensions. In here is is where I used the 2nd Method mentioned in post by josh143

    An important note: a user should always read the fine print regarding Usage Policy, Permissions, Privacy and Rights.
    The Permissions enabled for this Amazon Sidebar Extension are the following:
    Permissions:
    This extension can access your data on all websites.
    This extension can access your data on some websites.
    This extension will manage your extensions.
    This extension can create rich notifications and display them to you in the system tray.
    This extension can access your tabs and browsing activity.

    [source] https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/amazon-for-opera/

  • Swyware! thanks opera!

  • I do not want or need the Amazon sidebar extension. It causes extensions that I use regularly and want to see to be pushed down off screen. I can hide it, but it keeps coming back. Not cool. I would like to be able to do more than hide it--I want to remove it completely. I've been very happy with Opera for a few years now, but I will switch browsers if this kind of crap continues.

  • @mrsomewhere If you're only worried about the Amazon extension pushing others down, just right-click on the green icon and select Hide Amazon.

  • @deandog I appreciate the suggestion, but I've done that and it keeps coming back.

  • @mrsomewhere How odd. Mine stays hidden permanently.