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Solved Trying to amend Opera startup

November 25, 2012 at 08:31:49
Specs: Windows 7, Zoostorm 8gb ram

Hi
My Pc is set to start Opera on startup, I've set the prefernces to start with Google home page but it always starts with the Opera email which I don't use, does anyone know how to make Opera bypass this, I've looked through the help pages but can't find an answer - Many Thanks.

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November 28, 2012 at 07:46:31

Goodness knows what Tune-up was doing then.

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#1
November 25, 2012 at 09:04:50

"My Pc is set to start Opera on startup"
Just trying to make sure I've understood this.

Are you saying you want Google home page to open up immediately after you have started your PC, or do you mean when you open Opera?

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#2
November 25, 2012 at 09:52:08

Just uninstall Opera in programs and features. Then set google as your homepage on the browser of your choice

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#3
November 26, 2012 at 00:29:57

Derek - I have set Opera to start on bootup, that works OK, its just that instead of going to google it goes to the email feature which I don't use, if I close Opera and restart it it works, it goes to google, its just that for some reason on reboot it defaults to email - thanks .

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#4
November 26, 2012 at 07:43:18

Where is it, in "Startup"?

If the address line is right it ought to work, although my concern would be more about startup priorities. Just the same #2 might still fix it.

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#5
November 26, 2012 at 07:56:27

Is Opera set as your default browser? If so try this. Go to your startup folder. Right click and go to New, Shortcut. Type the URL of the Google site you want to go to. Also remove the Opera shortcut from the startup folder.

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#6
November 26, 2012 at 10:15:58

Opera starts at bootup via Tune Up Utilities which allows you to control what programs start, as I said it start OK but goes into email even thought the Opera prefrences are set for it to start in a browser window with Google, if I close Opera and re-open it it starts in browser but for some reason on bootup it won't., I've checked the panels in Opera and 'mail' is not checked , its not a big deal just annoying that I can't find out how to fix it - thanks

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#7
November 26, 2012 at 13:25:58

Did this arrangement ever work or is it something new being tried?

Rather than use Tune-up it might be better to put an Opera shortcut straight into your normal provided Win7 startup folder.


Also, I found these:
http://www.opera.com/docs/switches/
Some doubt about whether the -nomail switch is available in Windows, and if so whether you will be able to then get from there to mail when you do want it. The format seems to require one space before the hyphen, eg. Opera URL -nomail


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#8
November 26, 2012 at 15:02:10

A bit more - separate to avoid confusion...

See this too:
http://my.opera.com/community/forum...

There seemed to be some difficulty with the batch file idea on there - might depend how good you are at sorting these out.


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#9
November 27, 2012 at 03:10:50

Thanks Derek - It used to work fine earlier this year on older versions of Opera, its just seems funny that when Opera starts on bootup it goes to email yet when you start it manually it goes to the browser..

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#10
November 27, 2012 at 07:05:22

Yes, rather odd. That's why I wondered what Tune-up was doing and whether putting it in startup would either work or give us a better clue why it doesn't.

I haven't got Opera to hand but something like this in startup is what I would try:
"C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" http://www.opera.com

You would have to use the exact paths rather than my guesses. In the above I have assumed the path to the Opera.exe is C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe and that your home page is http://www.opera.com

Quotes are needed around the path because it contains a long file name (program files), and there is one space between ...exe" and http

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#11
November 28, 2012 at 00:41:44

Derek - I took Opera out of Tune Up and put it in the Win 7 startup folder and it worked ...Opera now starts in the browser on boot up, thanks so much for your interest and help.

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November 28, 2012 at 07:46:31
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Goodness knows what Tune-up was doing then.

Glad to hear it's sorted now and thx for letting us know.

If you care to choose a Best Answer then this thread will get marked as Solved.

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