Couldn't answer you because I was banned for a few days for the use of capitals....
But thanks for clearing that up, indeed, it is an Opera-issue... Never realised that before.
As this really is an annoying shortcoming for me I decided to go back using Maxthon again.
But meh..... no.
Then tried Firefox, nope again.
Tried Chrome, nope....
So i'm back here
Because for all the rest of it I like Opera the best. And as I have three monitors (yippie!!) I now keep Maxthon open on one of the other screens and when I need to download a file, or want to read a pdf, I copy the address into Maxthon, click 'download' and voilá. Works fine.
Even handier of course would be if Opera also added the 'run' or 'open' feature to the download box!