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  • Opera has been malfunctioning on my iMac for two days. It keeps telling me that it was broken but that's the wrong word. It is broken. Fix it. (Sun Oct 3. 2021; 3:53 AM)

  • I can't find my two complaint posts, but I have now fixed the problem I was having. I fixed it by deleting and reinstalling Opera. I might add that I've never had so much trouble in deleting an app.

    Now I'm wondering when I'll have to do it again. I like Opera because it's beautiful and fast, but I have had my share of problems with it. It lost my Bookmarks. It lost my Starting page. I've had to reinstall it twice....

  • @damnyou
    I'm now on my 3rd reinstallation, and Opera is still not functioning properly; however, it is much better than it has been, and I'm going to stick with it for a while longer in the hope that will eventually straighten out. When it's working, Opera is a gem.
    Mon Oct 4, 2021; 7:42 AM)

  • @damnyou
    I'll only add that I have four other browsers installed (Safari, Vivaldi, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge), and none of them cause me any problems. I just installed Microsoft Edge and it may become my favorite. Oh, for whatever difference it might make, I have an iMac using the last version of Catalina.
    (Mon Oct 4, 2021; 7:52 AM)

  • @damnyou First thing would be to test with extensions disabled and with a clean profile. directory You did that when you reinstalled Opera?

  • @leocg
    Your instructions were much too complicated. I don't even know if I would be able to do them, and I'm not going to try. It seems to me that a fresh installation should be enough; if not, I'll just have to make Microsoft Edge my "go to." Thanks, anyway,
    (Mon Oct 4, 2021; 1:47 PM)

  • @damnyou
    I'm not going to bother deleting Opera again' I'm just going to stop using it. Too bad, It's still beautiful, and it is fast. From now on. I'll be using Microsoft Edge with Vivldi as a backup. Chrome and Safari will remain in the background. (What's wrong with Safari? It should be the best, but it's slipping further and further behind. I don't like it at all, anymore,)

  • @damnyou
    Even though I have now made Microsoft Edge my default browser, Opera is still a nuisance. I am therefore deleting it from my computer. I might come back to check on at at a later date…or I might not.
    (Wed Oct 6, 2021; 8:32 AM)

  • @damnyou
    Well, I reinstalled it, Again (It's so pretty), and it works this time. How long this will last, I don't dare to predict, but it's running smoothly now. I might even make it my default browser again. We'll see.
    Thu Oct 14, 2021; 10:27 AM)