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Arrogant Opera

  • Hi.
    Now I'm getting realy p.. of.
    To avoid the idiotic ugly grey bar at the buttom of the browser, I installed Opera 27.
    When I just opened Opera, it suddenly had installed Opera 29. Why???
    I'm have until know used Opera as my main browser, but they have become arrogant and force installation of a version I would not use.

    How can this be preventet.

  • How can this be preventet.

    You mean the autoupdate?

    Rename opera_autoupdate.exe and delete Opera's autoupdate scheduled task, it should work.

  • Hi.
    Thank you for the tip. Could not find opera_autoupdate.exe. Ended up making a new icon with the following path:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe" --disable-update

    It seems to work very well.
    Come across this page: http://superuser.com/questions/828009/disable-auto-update-in-opera-25-browser.

    Thank's again.

  • Could not find opera_autoupdate.exe

    It's in the sub-folder with the build in Opera's install folder.

  • I'm curious why the Opera team just didn't put this option in the browser settings instead of making us all jump through hoops to prevent updates

  • At least they didn't go the Google route and put a background task that runs 24/7 on the machine.

  • I'm curious why the Opera team just didn't put this option in the browser settings instead of making us all jump through hoops to prevent updates

    Because they don't want users disabling autoupdate. Like any software house, they want to see people using the latest version.

  • User likes to decide what they want to use

    if they want the automatic update to be well accepted they must put on Opera a button with which is possible to

    renounce to the last version installed and go back to the previous version, after the user has seen the new version and

    decided if all is fine or not, don't forget that sometime happens also that a new version of a program crashes or didn't

    work perfectly on all the PC, and this independently by the agreement that the user can have or not have for the new

    features

    K

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