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Is there any way to make Opera stop checking to see if it is the default browser.

  • Windows 10 Pro (fully up-to-date)
    Opera Version:75.0.3969.171 (fully up-to-date)

    Situation: Opera is NOT the default browser, and I don't want it to be the default, but I do use Opera daily (as well as three other browsers)

    Problem: Latest version of Opera insists on checking to see if it is the default browser, and begging me to make it the default browser every time it starts.

    As noted above, I know Opera is not the default browser, and I don't want Opera to be the default browser. I wish that Opera would still let me turn off this nonsense (like every other browser in the world), but I cannot find any setting to tell Opera not to check to see if it is the default browser.

    This unacceptable behavior is recent, so I assume the hard coded check for being the default browser was introduced recently.

  • @xaunloc In Settings there is an option to check if Opera is the default browser, just turn that off.

  • @sgunhouse said in Is there any way to make Opera stop checking to see if it is the default browser.:

    @xaunloc In Settings there is an option to check if Opera is the default browser, just turn that off.

    This might seem like a silly question, but exactly where is the magical option?

    I ask, because that was my first thought. I looked for any such option, I didn't find it and perhaps more disturbingly Opera itself could not find it when I used Opera's own Settings Search to look for any setting including the word default

    So, whatever Opera calls this magical setting, apparently its name does not mention the word "default"

    There is a setting option to MAKE Opera the default browser, but neither I not Opera itself have been able to find any setting that controls whether or not Opera checks to see if it is the default browser.
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