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  • 17 September, 2013

    How To Disable Auto-Updates for Opera 12

    The new Opera update has so far has been a bit of a disaster.  Part Chrome, part something else.
    It's more machine now than man.  Don't get me wrong, I love Opera, it's the browser I use for most of my work online.  The decision to remove certain features has a lot of us baffled and searching for a logical explanation.

    Let's have a quick look at the new features:

    1.  Looks pretty

    And now for the missing features in Opera 15:

    1.  No "key" icon for passwords.  The most useful feature in Opera is now gone.  Happy times.

    2.  Bookmark import is nightmarish.

    So what is the solution?  Go back to Opera 12.15!  You can find the download on sites such as filehippo and oldapps.com

    The only problem is the "Updates are available, do you want to download" nag screen.

    After the 15th nag, it gets a bit ridiculous.

    So here's what to do.

    In Opera 12.15:

    Go to Settings - Preferences - Advanced - Security - "Do not check for updates"

    If this does not solve your problem, then go to your "temp" folder (in XP - look in local settings for user), and find any "Opera updates" files.

    Delete them.

    Your nag screen should be gone.