Need configuration files for (Chr)Opera

  • I need a way to pre-configure opera-profiles for users in a corporate network. In Opera 12.x, this was easy by placing a operaprefs_fixed.ini into the system32 folder. I didn't find any solution for the "new" Blink-based Opera versions. I need something like an ini-file, or an GPO to preconfigure user-profiles.

    Anyone knows how to do?

  • The preferences are in "%APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Preferences"
    or
    You can use laucher.exe with the commandline parameter --user-data-dir= to have diffrent profiles.

  • Thanks for your hint. But I allready knew, where the user profile is stored 馃槈

    I know, that in theory I could edit this file, but its extremely complex to do it with a script, and I cant protect from users setting the options back.

    In old Opera, I could put all preconfigurations into the file operaprefs_fixed.ini. The settings there were aplied to ALL userprofiles on this PC, and users couldnt change it. I give you an example:

    Image you want all users in your network to NOT use the Flash-Plugin (because of the current security issues). In Opera 12 you put the path to the flash-plugin into the right section of operaprefs_fixed.ini and you are done.
    In Opera 27, I'd have to read the preference file with a powershell script, parse it so it finds the right plugin, and set it to false. Since the settings are not on ONE line in the preferece file in Opera 27, this would be challenging, and even when you have done it, the user can simply activate the plugin in the UI again.

    As I said before, I need a configuration file or a GPO, that I can preconfigure user profile (like disabling plugins) without the user beeing able to override the setting.

  • Here's how it works for Chrome:
    http://jackstromberg.com/2013/08/configuring-google-chrome-via-group-policy/

    I'd need something simmilar for Opera....

  • Without this Chomium feature (manage by GPO), Opera can not be used in many enterprise.

  • Well, glad that Vivaldi will soon get out of Beta. I think its more likely that Vivaldi will support Business Customers than Opera. Poor Opera, once the greatest Browser, now a pale shadow of the past...

  • User default modified maybe an option depending on your kind of deployment but using PowerShell must be a high level deployment

  • @zalex108: Changing the default options still allows the user to override it with custom settings. I'd need a way to distribute default settings to the user and make it impossible for them to override them. As said, with original Opera this was easily possible.

  • Just put Preference file as a Read Only, just checked and it works.
    Don't know how to manage with shell, maybe an script pointing to that file adding "Read Only"

  • If you disallow write access to the file "Preferences" in the profile, the user can't change any settings at all (at least all settings that are controlled by that file). This is not what I want to do. I want to override SOME usersettings, not all of them.

  • If you disallow write access to the file "Preferences" in the profile, the user can't change any settings at all (at least all settings that are controlled by that file). This is not what I want to do. I want to override SOME usersettings, not all of them.

    Did u find any solution?
    Maybe pointing those settings to another Read only file it's something possible to do?

  • No, I didn't find something so far, but I didn't look for it the last time. I guess I'll migrate the users to Vivaldi anyway soon. Even though I'm not aware if its any beter in this regard with Vivaldi in the moment.

  • No, I didn't find something so far, but I didn't look for it the last time. I guess I'll migrate the users to Vivaldi anyway soon. Even though I'm not aware if its any beter in this regard with Vivaldi in the moment.

    If i'll find something I'll share it

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