Opera GX still keeps crashing when trying to open settings in Mac
Shellinquent2 last edited by
I posted about this issue around last year and I still got no reply, so I'm asking again because it's pretty annoying not being able to go to settings.
So basically I have a Macbook Air 2018, some day I wanted to go to settings but it keeps crashing every time I click on it. The sidebar icon doesn't work, neither the Easy setup bar. I updated Opera GX but the problem is still there, disabling all extensions didn't help either. I even tried changing accounts, but that didn't work. I kinda don't want to lose my bookmarks and setup, so what can I do then?
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
You really need to start with a whole new profile. Goto the URL
opera://about, take note of the "profile" path, fully exit Opera via menu -> exit, and rename the profile folder so that Opera creates a new one. The profile folder is hidden by default so you'll have to unhide it (show hidden items in Finder or whatever file manager you use).
Before you close Opera, goto the URL
opera://settings/passwords, click the 3 dots to the right of "saved passwords", and export your passwords to a csv file. Open the csv file in a text editor to confirm they're there.
To save open tabs, right-click a tab, goto "save", and choose "all tabs to a speed dial folder". Repeat for each extra workspace if you use workspaces.
To export bookmarks, goto the URL
opera://bookmarksand use the drop-down at the bottom left.
Once you rename Opera's profile folder and start Opera, you can goto the URL
opera://settings/importData, choose "Bookmarks HTML file" in the drop-down, and import your bookmarks HTML file that you export earlier. Then, you can goto the URL
opera://bookmarksand move the imported bookmarks to where they're supposed to be.
Then, right-click on the speed dial folder that represents your opened tabs and choose "open all in tabs". If you use workspaces, create/edit your workspaces again and then right-click on the speed dial folder that represents the open tabs for each extra workspace and choose to open all the tabs in the corresponding workspace.
To import passwords, goto the URL
opera://flags/#password-import, make sure the import flag is enabled, restart Opera if you have to enable it, goto the URL
opera://settings/passwords, click the 3 dots to the right of "saved passwords" and choose to import your passwords csv file. Just keep this issue and workaround in mind.
If you use Opera Sync, you'll want to wipe out your data at https://www.sync.opera.com/ by choosing "reset passphrase" before signing into your Opera account in the new profile and turning on Sync again. Also, it might be a good idea to avoid syncing settings.
Once you get everything working right, you can reinstall your extensions, readjust your extension settings, and readjust Opera's settings.
I do not suggest trying to transfer over history and cookies to the new profile.