@jarodsafehouse71 and @bawghcbewgff
This not happening with me on win10 or Win7.
Since updating to Stable 60...70, I haven't as yet come across any usage issues.
It may or may not be a case where only some users are affected (eg: some users including me had issues with the .59 update).
You could try uninstall [leave the data box unchecked so it preserves your data] then click "Re-install".
You should backup any important data.
Another way is to go to the opera location and delete the "profile" folder.
Restart the browser and it automatically re-creates a profile folder.
Go to settings to set your preferences.
(I've done this on a few occasions).
Recently, I've noticed this behavior, too. In my case it's Opera's VPN. Again. And again... I don't even remember how many times this damn VPN was a source of different problems with Opera. In recent stable 64-bit builds, if I turn the VPN on, I can't download complete files from many file-sharing services (e.g. uploaded.to, rapidgator and lots of others), Opera just downloads some megabytes and drops the connection. If I turn the VPN off, it instantly fixes the problem.
So, if you use the built-in VPN, try to turn it off and redownload your file.
For a non-Chrome web browser like Firefox to display an "urgent pop-up warning" about a Chrome browser update, the mechanism creating that message has to exist in: the system, its scheduler, or a specific malicious website (or an ad it's hosting). If the message is being triggered by your system or its scheduler, it indicates at least a system-account-level penetration by malware. If the message is triggered by a visiting a particular website, then you're dealing with a corrupt website or a malicious ad which the site is hosting.
You haven't linked the pop-up to a particular website URL in your posts, leading to a suspicion there is malware on your system. Is the pop-up occurring at multiple sites or at just one URL (in which case, which one? -- and please obfuscate any URL spelling of that site as noted earlier)?
Originally posted by jarodsafehouse71:
My mouse is the problem. LOL
Forget about the mouse thing, of course it has nothing to do with keyboard keys. That's "advanced keyboard shortcuts" that you may need to enable.
no, opera wasn't causing any problems, i just decided on that system to remove the `growingly' obsolete software: it was my windows 7 system and i was playing with various replacement browsers, and had finally decided to use an opera-ized firefox (via extensions) as my default- though i'm still playing around and could switch to seamonkey???? (still playing with opera's mail program and haven't decided on whether to keep it or not). opera 19 is still on my system, but is looking increasingly irrelevant compared to firefox. i still use opera 12.16 on my linux, i find it faster than chomium and firefox, and security isn't as concerning on that system. so long story short ... opera 12 removed from my windows 7 for acceptance of inevitable.
on that system, antivirus is mse and webroot. additionally have winpatrol and spyshelter to harden system. problem may have come from spyshelter, though logs don't indicate this. but spyshelter can run browsers with limited user rights. this post interested me because there was some similarity in the problems. so i suggested my fix.
inversely jarodsafehouse71, if your problems only occur when opera is started, try my above suggestion. if your problems occur immediately with startup of system, you likely have other problems. you could try starting in safemode and tackle your problems from there. uninstall opera 12 to see if it was the root of your problems - if not you can always reinstall. scan your system for malware. make sure there are no updates for your drivers (or for windows in general). think about if you recently installed something new that might be causing conflicts and uninstall it to check (perhaps your antivirus just had a big, bad update?). if all else fails, it might be time for a system restore point (its so much easier than trying to figure it out, sometimes).
and for bookmarks etc. try: favbackup: http://download.cnet.com/FavBackup/3000-2242_4-10946542.html?tag=mncol;1
i used it with success in the past.