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  • I have always enjoyed Opera with very few problems. I guess when the update was happening for 29, I ran into many issues and just decided to delete Opera. Lately I decided to download it again to see if it was fixed. Recently though I have encountered problem after problem. IE works to its ability but it has never really worked in the first place, Firefox has its issues, Chrome rocks but is getting out of the Java game. So I am trying Opera again.

    My main issue with Opera is the "Couldn't Load Plug-in" issue. I have latest Adobe Flash and Java, My computer is all updated and running at peak performance, I have not touched anything in settings yet. Once I downloaded Opera the problems began. I perused through the Internet in search of an answer but all I found were uneducated guesses that sent people in all directions. Last night I deleted Opera, Adobe Flash, and Macromedia folder. I reinstalled everything and to my surprise it worked...till today. I logged back on computer today and the problem was back.

    Another problem, and I think it is funny, is I can't get into Gmail. It tells me that my settings are wrong...

    The last problem is some videos will load but others won't. Youtube videos give me the same "Couldn't Load Plug-in".

    I don't know what you guys changed but it is making internet travel difficult. I am not in the mood to uninstall and reinstall every night. If anyone has any answers I would appreciate it.

  • Are you using Opera Turbo? Try disabling it. Same deal if you have any extensions installed. Also, make sure you've downloaded the version of Flash for Opera. The ones included with Firefox and IE sometimes have issues. You can get it from the Adobe Flash site.

    It tells me that my settings are wrong...

    We're going to need to know the exact error message it gives you before we can help on that.

  • This is the exact message I get when get on

    This URL shows up and I get this message.

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  • I have no extensions and I am not using Turbo and I have the version of flash player for Opera

  • The cookie google sets may have become corrupted. Have you tried tried deleting your cookies? You didn't mention if you have in your posts.

  • If you go to opera://plugins and click Show details, what does it say about Flash? Opera prefers the PPAPI version of Flash.

    Youtube will sometimes use an HTML5 version of the video player, you can go to and disable HTML5 to make sure it uses Flash.

  • Sorry yes I deleted Cache and cookies and still the same problem.

    My flash version:

    Location: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_169.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash .swf
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player .spl

  • Whoa that was weird!!! My HTML5 was disabled so I enambled it and videos play on youtube now. I turned it off to verify my finding and plug in wouldn't load so i turned HTML5 back on

  • I remember experiencing the plug-in problem when I came aboard. Turned out to be something stupid, although I can't remember what. Haven't had an issue since. Hope you have the same luck, now that it seems to be worked out.

  • I went into HTTPS/SSL and took a look around. I found something interesting. I clicked on the [Untrusted Publishers] and scrolled down and I find this: UTN-USERFirst-Hardw… 3/14/2014 Fraudulent and also UTN-USERFirst-Hardw… 3/14/2014 Fraudulent

  • Apparently I was emptying history for the last hour...yes I feel erased whole history from the beginning of time and was able to load and verify gmail and it is working fine now. Now just have to figure out why "couldn't load plug-in" still. I turned turbo on and the plug in image went from a circle with a cross in the middle to a play button, however, when I cicked the play button it reverted back to the circle with cross in it

  • Just for kicks. try disabling PPAPI and go with NPAPI. See if it makes any difference. It used to be a problem with me.

  • I found this and tried it and it worked. However i have yet to turn computer off and back on to see if it really worked. i will do this after this post and relay my finidngs

    November 2014 1 0
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    I am new Opera user, I just migrate from Chrome..

    I facing the same problem, which adobe is not install correctly, and the plugin is not available.. I have google for solution , I even try manual installation, it does not work too.

    finally, I managed to solve it by installing standalone flash player. My Opera 25.0.1614.71 Windows 7 32bit

    Goto page Current version : Flash Player (Win and Mac) choose : Plugin-based browsers

    Steps: 1. Close Opera 2. install the Standalone flash player,
    3. Open opera, now the Adobe flash is available.

    Update: I restarted computer and when I got back on a plug in site: Ex.

    It told me I needed to update flash. So I went into flash downloader in Opera browser and downloaded (without chrome install) and it works fine now. note: When I got back on and found I needed to update flash I took a peak at control panel and it said all that was installed was npapi. So now that ppapi is installed I am off to restart again...crosses fingers

  • So after all that, when I log back in it takes at least a minute to load Opera. Of course I do the frantic double click because I am human so it loads 2 tabs. Anyway, I log on to and there is "Couldn't Load Plug-in" again 😕 So frustrating at this point

    Btw before going through that last set of re downloads I had first deleted, all adobe flash and opera.

    I am really not understanding why a company such as Opera would come out with a special log-in for flash. It is hard enough to peruse the Internet as is. Having to keep computers updated constantly, different browsers, pop-ups, plug-ins, extensions. It goes on and on and on. All we all want is a compatible browser with the rest of our compatible software. Why must this be so difficult? Shouldn't these issues be fixed before deciding to come out with a new version?

  • Opera does not have a special log in for flash. Opera uses the same version of Flash as Google Chrome does and does not require a log in.

  • Whatever. Maybe one day I will be back to Opera, but right now that looks dismal as Firefox and Chrome and working great for me now. Thank you for help