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Opera – Startup URL Blocked

I usually have a bunch of HTML files on my system for one reason or another. When I double-click on one it would open in my default browser, Opera.

After the last update, that stopped. Instead, I was getting a blank screen and in the URL or web address bar, I was getting the message Startup URL blocked. I clicked on it to see what it was about.

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Then I got this message Shortcut trying to open a link. I checked Remember my choice and then Open. I thought that was the end of it but it still happens every time, even when I open the exact same file.

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Here’s how to disable this latest nuisance from Opera. Go to settings, (Alt + P), or (Ctrl + F12), or type this in the address bar: opera://settings

In the search bar type on startup. It should take you directly to the setting.

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Toggle the switch by clicking it on by the Ask me when Opera is started by a shortcut specifying an URL.

I don’t know if this is a new setting or an old one that Opera decided to enable by default. And I wasn’t clicking on shortcuts but actual HTML files. Anyway, until the next update breaks something… 🙂

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