at business we sometimes (often! arghh) encounter short network outages.
This seems to trigger all my opera instances to automatically deactivate the proxy settings - regardless whether configured via manual or automatic (pac file) proxy configuration.
Now I exagerated a bit. It seems to depend on each opera's activity whether an instance recognises the network outage or not. So, one short network outage does not always let all opera instances deactivate their proxies. Just to prevent some counter-argumentations...
To reactivate the proxy in such cases, I have to enter the settings dialog (which needs a bunch of clicks), do no changes at all, but close the network proxy dialog with OK button. After this procedure, the proxy settings are respected again - IF there are no outstanding page loading requests! Otherwise this fails and I have to start again, or restart opera - but since I am using Opera link everywhere this even takes much more time.
Is there a way to disable this intelligent automatism that deactivates the proxy?
Request 2 (if request no. 1 fails):
Is there a shortcut to directly open the network proxy settings dialog?
Request 3 (if requests no. 1 and no. 2 fails):
Is there a way to close opera, while omitting final link synchronization to be able to restart it directly after close?
Thanks for any help!
(Please don't propose an opera upgrade to versions that don't have opera link implemented as this is a mandatory requirement for me, thanks)