Set Opera as Default Browser

  • I have Opera 26 installed on Windows Vista. I cannot set it as the default browser. I have tried through Opera settings but, each time a restart, it asks to be set as default. I have also tried through Vista Default Programs, Opera is not listed here. I did have Firefox installed (getting to be too slow!!) but have completely uninstalled this.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

  • Try reinstalling Opera.

  • How did you install it? Not sure about Vista but more recent versions of Windows may not allow you to set a program as default if it's not "regularly" installed.

    So if you have installed Opera using the usb/standalone mode, it can't be set as a default program.

  • leocg, I installed Opera on a Vista pc. I selected the option to not make it available to all users. I have re-installed, but with the same problem. If I select Default Programs, from the start button, Opera is not listed.

  • You are the administrator?

    What happens if you go to settings and try to make Opera the default browser?

    If you use the option to associate a file or protocol, it works ?

  • leocg, I have set Opera as default browser through the settings. The problem is a little different than I first thought. Opera is acting as the Default Browser, I have checked the registry and it is ok. But, whenever I start Opera I get the following message under the toolbar:

    Would you like to set Opera as the default browser? Yes/No, don't ask again

    If I select Yes, the message still comes up the next time I start Opera

  • How many versions of Opera do you have installed on your machine (Opera (Presto) 12.xx, Opera 27 (Dev), Opera 26 (Beta) etc) ?.

  • Just the following:

    Version: 26.0.1656.32 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows Vista 32-bit

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