Can't delete plugin path

  • I have Opera 12.14 x86 and Win7 x64. In opera:plugins there is a path to a Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin (C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins). I don't know if this plugin can be used by Opera but I already have VLC plugin that can handle wmv files so I want to remove the firefox path from Opera. The problem is everytime I delete the path from opera:config and/or operaprefs.ini it always come back. I can't seem to get rid of it.

    FYI I have my Opera profile in a different location on another hard drive.

    Anyone know why I can't remove this path and how I can do it?

  • Not sure but i think Opera finds it automatically. You can disable the plugin if you don't want Opera to use it.

  • Yea I already have it disabled. I'd like to remove it since I don't need to use it. Why would Opera use another browser's plugins anyways?

  • Opera Presto uses Npapi (or something like this) plugins.

  • Opera would use another browser's plugins so that you don't need to have several copies on your system, of course.

  • So what happens if you delete those plugins on the other browser or delete the browser all together? It doesn't seem like a good idea to rely on another program's files.

  • The Opera browser would fail to find or run the now-deleted plug-in, and you'd have to go obtain another one for Opera. Just as you'd do anyway if each browser needed its own copy of plug-ins.

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