This feature doesn't need to run on PCs that don't have a touch monitor & a great many of us still use a mouse & keyboard. I currently end the process in the Opera Task Manager each time I start Opera.
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Add an option in the settings to disable the extension "opera Touch Background"Suggestions and feature requests
RE: How can I stop the automatic downloading?Opera for Windows
You can't stop it from downloading if the music is on the website as a file & not embeded in a media player within the webpage. As for images, they should open within the webpage, I'd say for the images issue your settings have gotten messed up..
Myself, I would download the latest version of Opera, export any bookmarks then uninstall Opera completely & delete all the Opera folders on your device, they often contain data files that will mess things up when you intall over a previous version.
There are 3 folders on a Windows PC that need deleting once you uninstall Opera, But first you have to go into "folder options" in control panel, select the "view" tab & check the box that says "show hidden files, folders & drives".
Once done you can delete the Opera folders found in these 3 locations on your PC
Reboot then install the latest version & import any saved bookmarks.