Opera Opens Default Apps (Settings) Window at Every Start (Fix)

opera opens default apps settings

Opera does the default browser check at startup, and shows a dialog box where you can turn off the option. Some users reported that Opera doesn’t save the preference, causing the Default Apps (Settings window) opening every time Opera was launched. Here is a simple fix for this issue.

Close all instances of Opera, and open the following folder:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

Rename the file Preferences to Preferences.Old

Start Opera. When the following dialog shows up…

opera opens default apps settings

… enable the Don’t ask again checkbox, and click No.

If that doesn’t help, edit the Preferences file using Notepad, and find the following string:


Replace it as follows:


Save the file.

That’s it!

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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