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#1 kelly2

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:01 AM

I've just uninstalled Opera version 45.0.2552.812.   reason being it took over certain functions of my laptop that I wasn't expecting and didn't appreciate, like opening my desktop bookmarks which I prefer IE to open, since I didn't notice any options about this when I originally downloaded Opera I would like to avoid this from happening again before I download Opera once again, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance !



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:42 AM

What are you referring to when saying "desktop bookmarks?" Are they HTML files stored on your desktop? I'm sure there's an option to change those back to IE



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:56 AM

Always be opened in the default browser if not provided otherwise in the link settings.
examples:
Open with default browser:
URL/Target:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647248/opera-question/

Open wit Chrome
URL/Target

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647248/opera-question/

Edited by zainmax, 21 May 2017 - 06:57 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Yep, this sounds like Opera was set as the default browser during installation, which every browser I know of tries to do and asks about during installation.  It's sometimes easy to miss this if it's in a collection of checkboxes or if you get into the "answer in the affirmative" groove without carefully watching what you're saying yes to.

 

If you accidentally change your default browser you can change it back to whichever one you'd like that's installed on your system.  The exact way of doing this varies by what version of Windows you're running (or other OS you're running).


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#5 kelly2

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

What are you referring to when saying "desktop bookmarks?" Are they HTML files stored on your desktop? I'm sure there's an option to change those back to IE

Yes I make desktop shortcuts for my frequently used websites. I'm hoping to find a way of changing it back whenever needed.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:50 PM

 

Always be opened in the default browser if not provided otherwise in the link settings.
examples:
Open with default browser:
URL/Target:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647248/opera-question/

Open wit Chrome
URL/Target

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647248/opera-question/

Thank you Zain.. :)



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

Yep, this sounds like Opera was set as the default browser during installation, which every browser I know of tries to do and asks about during installation.  It's sometimes easy to miss this if it's in a collection of checkboxes or if you get into the "answer in the affirmative" groove without carefully watching what you're saying yes to.

 

If you accidentally change your default browser you can change it back to whichever one you'd like that's installed on your system.  The exact way of doing this varies by what version of Windows you're running (or other OS you're running).

They usually do make it obvious but this time it seemed a little sneaky :rolleyes: I have windows 8.1 and my laptop is 64 bit.






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