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Opera Beta: Booking.com speed dial entry coming back after deletion

  • I'm using Opera beta 29.0.1795.30. I deleted the booking.com speed dial entry that comes with the default installation months ago, but recently, (last 1-2 weeks) something has been recreating it. It doesn't seem to occur at startup. Perhaps it is being recreated after every update. Is this intentional? If so, please stop. I don't like having to delete it multiple times.

  • Probably, it showed up to me too.

  • The latest update recreated it, yes. For now just delete it again - but it may come back again with the next update.

  • It came back again! Stop!

  • It came back again! Stop!

    Have you installed Opera again or have updated it?

  • It came back again! Stop!

    Have you installed Opera again or have updated it?

    I haven't manually updated, no. It seems like programmed behavior as lestalia said they were affected as well.

  • I haven't manually updated, no.

    And what about automatic updates?

  • For me it showed up after I allowed automatic update and went to the about page to check up. It was 29.0.1795.30 update.

    I know there is a new update but I won't update until stable or developer brings their updates as well.

    :D

  • I haven't manually updated, no.

    And what about automatic updates?

    Yes. I confirmed the update is bringing the booking.com speed dial entry back. I was able to reproduce it on my work machine too. Are you not affected?

    This might be a bit hyperbolic but it looks like Opera is trying to turn their browser into adware if this wasn't some kind of mistake they made.

  • Yes. I confirmed the update is bringing the booking.com speed dial entry back. I was able to reproduce it on my work machine too. Are you not affected?

    Yes, i am and that's the reason for have asked about it.

    Every time i update or reinstall Opera, some SD entries come back.

  • Yes. I confirmed the update is bringing the booking.com speed dial entry back. I was able to reproduce it on my work machine too. Are you not affected?

    Yes, i am and that's the reason for have asked about it.
    Every time i update or reinstall Opera, some SD entries come back.

    Just curious are the entries that come back for you Opera partners like booking.com that Opera pre-loads into SD by default?

  • The only one that I've seen continue to put itself in my SD is Booking.com, which I assumed was a paid ad placement. What other partners are there? If they're going to have paid ads, are they going to have a paid browser version to get rid of the ads?

  • Just curious are the entries that come back for you Opera partners like booking.com that Opera pre-loads into SD by default?

    Yep.

  • What other partners are there?

    All "pre loaded" Speed Dials are paid afaik. Usually every "pre loaded" page included in a browser is paid or, at least, is a source of resources for the browser.

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